Kickin' It in the Big Easy

By Phil Hecken

Well — it’s that time of year again. The time of year I turn the reins over to Uni Watch’s favorite Sneakerhead, Matt Powers, who is here to bring us his annual preview of the sneakers that will be worn during the NBA All-Star Game, which this year is taking place . . . → Read More: Kickin’ It in the Big Easy

Something Old, Something New

. The top photo shows a guy named Mark Occhipinti, who spent the 1978 NFL season dressed up as SuperPatriot, a live mascot for the Patriots; the lower photo shows this season’s NBA All-Star jerseys (you can click on each image to see larger versions).

I’ll have ESPN columns on both of these . . . → Read More: Something Old, Something New

The Birth of the Browns Facemask

By Phil Hecken

I’ve never been a “helmet” guy, I’ll be the first to confess that. Honestly, I can’t tell the difference between a Riddell and a Schutt, much less the various models and straps and masks. But I do love the history of the NFL, and anytime I can learn something new (which . . . → Read More: The Birth of the Browns Facemask