The Haka – A Meeting Point of Culture, Art, Business and Sports

By Phil Hecken

Today, I’m again bringing you a very special article from a gentleman with whom I have worked on several occasions, and who always brings a welcome international flair to Uni Watch, Caleb Borchers.

Caleb is back today to discuss the “Haka,” which most of us may be familiar with (we’ve […]

Continental Divides: How New Zealand’s Chiefs Handle Native Peoples’ Iconography & Naming

By Phil Hecken

Uni Watch (and ESPN, via Paul) have recently done some in-depth investigation of the relationships between American sports teams who use either Native American names (racist or not), iconography and logos, and attempted to engage in discussion of the way teams interact (if at all) with the native populations from whom […]

U.S. vs The World — Are Jersey Ads Simply a Function of Design?

[Ed. Note: Got an E-mail from reader Caleb Borchers earlier in the week about a topic which has been getting some *airtime* on Uni Watch lately — ads on jerseys. He has a theory on why they’re more commonplace in areas not named the United States, and how a simple design element makes ads […]

Rugby World Cup, Part 2

By Phil Hecken

I’m back again this weekend with Caleb Borchers, who last week gave us a preview of about half of the uniforms in the 2011 Rugby World Cup. If you missed that article, or want a refresher, be sure to check it out, as it sets up today’s grand finale. And now, […]