Sports & Leisure

The Paris 2024 Olympics Logo Went Viral (for All the Wrong Reasons)
October 29, 2019 at 1:31 pm

On the global stage, many people are already looking ahead to 2024, when Paris will host its third Summer Olympics. Last week, the event's organizers released the official logo for the games, and, well, let's just say many observers weren't ready to give the designers a gold medal for creativity...

The Curious Case of the Controversial T-Shirt Pulled from the WWE Site
October 28, 2019 at 1:53 pm

Professional wrestling enjoys immense popularity thanks to a number of performers, including those who hold the title of “heel.” Albert Christian Hardie Jr., who wrestles as Jordan Myles for the WWE brand NXT, believes its his employer who is playing the heel, thanks to a T-shirt that he thinks has racist undertones.

The San Antonio Spurs' Hispanic Heritage Merch Line Is a Perfect Celebration of Culture
October 17, 2019 at 11:20 am

The San Antonio Spurs are celebrating the Hispanic heritage that's so deeply ingrained in their city's culture with not only a theme night, but a huge merch line consisting of 22 different apparel items. The team dubbed the apparel line, which is called La Cultura, a "love letter to the culture that San Antonians call home"...

Why Wasn't There Any WNBA Championship Gear for Sale?
October 16, 2019 at 10:24 am

The Washington Mystics defeated the Connecticut Sun to win the 2019 WNBA Finals this year, marking the 21-year-old franchise's first title. Mystics fans could immediately commemorate the occasion by buying Mystics championship gear at the Entertainment and Sports Arena, but aside from that, championship hats, T-shirts and other merch was surprisingly hard to come by.…

Atlanta Braves Cancel Foam Tomahawk Giveaway (Likely Permanently) After Criticism
October 11, 2019 at 12:28 pm

The tomahawk chop has proven a huge part of the Atlanta Braves’ identity since the 1991 season, when the MLB club pulled off the worst-to-first feat and advanced to the World Series. The gesture has attracted many detractors in the ensuing 28 years, but it was a complaint from a visiting player that caused the…

Chinese Retailers Are Removing Houston Rockets Branded Merch as NBA/China Rift Widens
October 9, 2019 at 1:51 pm

Over the last 12 years, only the San Antonio Spurs have won more NBA games than the Houston Rockets, a period that has encompassed the career of Daryl Morey as the latter’s general manager. Their success has helped the club to become popular in China, thanks to the career of since-retired center Yao Ming, but…

Lakers Fan Responds to NBA China Controversy With Planned T-shirt Giveaway at Staples Center
October 9, 2019 at 11:24 am

One LA Lakers fan is fighting back against the NBA's bizarre China controversy by starting a GoFundMe campaign for T-shirts that say "Stand With Hong Kong," which he wants to hand out before the Lakers-Clippers game on Oct. 22. Sun Lared, the campaign's founder, set an initial goal of $20,000 for the shirts. He's already hit $40,000 in donations...

The Washington Redskins Are a Mess and We Have the T-shirts to Prove It
October 8, 2019 at 1:14 pm

The 0-5 record that the Redskins find themselves staring at reminds us that political turmoil is not the only topic on the minds of folks in the Washington, D.C. area. The gridiron gridlock that the three-time Super Bowl champions are experiencing has met with responses from the apparel world, with at least four T-shirts expressing…