Sports & Leisure

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…

Philadelphia Eagles Fan Designs and Sells T-shirts Commemorating His Own Viral Moment
September 30, 2019 at 2:06 pm

Following a Philadelphia Eagles loss to the Detroit Lions, diehard fan Hakim Laws—fresh off saving children from a house fire—called out Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor in a local news interview. His comments quickly went viral, with Laws creating T-shirts and sweatshirts commemorating the micro-moment...

Chicago White Sox Tap Young Cancer Survivor to Design Promo T-shirt
September 26, 2019 at 1:18 pm

The White Sox asked 9-year-old Bradley Godish, who has fought acute myeloid leukemia since 2014, to design the T-shirt for pitcher Michael Kopech's youth cancer fundraiser. Having had links to the franchise since 2015, the now cancer-free boy met Kopech at an event last year, immediately gravitating toward the pitcher...

Arkansas QB (Sort of) Blames Five-Interception Game on Justin Bieber T-shirt
September 25, 2019 at 9:25 am

Athletes are superstitious. Michael Jordan used to wear mesh UNC shorts under his Bulls shorts (and put a few bucks on the game), and Jason Giambi wore, uh, significantly less fabric under his pants. Wade Boggs ate chicken before every game (and possibly drank a ton of beer), and took batting practice and sprints at…

Chicago Cubs Find and Reward Young Fan Who Wore Homemade Shirt to Game
September 19, 2019 at 12:52 pm

Many people harp on the perception that children spend too much time with devices and not enough with arts and crafts. This month, though, has given us two ways to clap back against that stance. The Tennessee Volunteers provided the initial instance through their acknowledgment of a young fan’s homemade shirt, and the Chicago Cubs will soon follow thanks to another homemade T-shirt from a young supporter...