Mitchell & Ness Special Edition Detroit Pistons Hat

If you're a sneakerhead, blog reader or overall fashion icon, you probably already know about the Big Sean x adidas Originals Pro Model ll, pictured below (photos courtesy of Sole Collector). 

Big Sean x adidas Originals Pro Model II Detroit Players Q33025 (1)

Big Sean x adidas Originals Pro Model II Detroit Players Q33025 (9)

Big Sean is performing in his hometown of Detroit this Saturday, and to celebrate that, along with the release of his sophomore album, the Limited Edition shoe will go on sale.  Only 380 of these red leather and premium suede sneakers were made and will be sold exclusively at Puffer Red's, adidas Originals SOHO and adidas.com.

In conjunction with the footwear release, we are happy to announce the release of a "Special Edition" Detroit Pistons hat made exclusively by M&N for Big Sean. 

            Here are the details:

  • 100% wool
  • Suede under visor and top button
  • Gold metallic thread eyelets
  • Perforated lamb skin leather appliquéd team logo with a gold metallic embroidered marrowed edge
  • Only 88 hats were made, commemorating 1988, the year that Big Sean was born and the season (1988/89) that the Pistons won their first NBA title
  • The Mitchell & Ness retail store, mitchellandness.com and Puffer Red's in Detroit will each have a limited number of these hats available on Saturday 12/1/12
  • $40.00

We'll see you on Saturday.

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On This Date In History: Reggie Becomes # 44 in NY

On November 29, 1976, Reggie Jackson signed a 5 year 2.96 million dollar contract to play with the New York Yankees. 

You know the rest about Reggie's playing time in the Bronx but do you know how he landed on # 44?

Reggie's first choice was # 9  but since that was taken by Graig Nettles that was out.  His second choice was # 42, in honor of Jackie Robinson, but that was
claimed by pitching coach Art Howler. 
 Third choice was # 44
, in honor of recently retired Hank Aaron.  Obviously that one stuck.

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Notre Dame In Numbers and Pictures

11 National Championships


 

7 Heisman Trophy Winners


 

184 First Team All Americans

 

 

99% Graduation Rate

 


43 College Football Hall of Famers

 

 

6 Hall of Fame Coaches

 

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Everybody's Talking About Notre Dame...

so we wanted to get in on the action.  We're going to post a bunch of Notre Dame "did you know" posts today.  First up, let's talk about the legendary ND Alma Mater, "Notre Dame, Our Mother".  The music was composed by Notre Dame band director Joseph Cassanta with the lyrics coming from University President Reverend CharlesO'Donnell.  The song debuted at halftime of the Notre Dame Stadium Dedication Game in 1930.  The song is played at the conclusion of most major events at the school, most notably at the conclusion of football games.  If you've never witnessed the singing of the alma mater at the end of a game, check it out below. It is something to behold. It's absolutely one of the greatest traditions in sports.


Music composer Joseph Casasanta



Lyric composer Reverand Charles O'Donnell


Prince Shembo, Manti Te’o and Robby Toma sing "Notre Dame, Our Mother" on Senior Day 2012.

 

 

 

Alma Mater (Notre Dame Our Mother)

Notre Dame Our Mother, tender strong and true,

proudly in the heavens gleams thy gold and blue,

glory's mantle cloaks thee, golden is thy fame,

and our hearts forever praise thee, Notre Dame,

and our hearts forever love thee, Notre Dame.

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This Day in History: Wilt the Stilt Hits 18 in a Row

                          

On November 27, 1963 Wilt Chamberlain hit 18 field goals in a row to set what was at that time an NBA record. Wilt led the Warriors to defeat the New York Knicks in this game with a score of 118-89. We all know he didn't stop there. Chamberlain went on to set the NBA single-game records for most points (100) and most rebounds (55). He was the only NBA player to score 4,000 points in a season.

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