During their game on Saturday, just in time for Halloween, both the Louisville Cardinals and North Carolina State Wolfpack will wear adidas' Unearthed Freak X Kevlar cleats. They look like skeleton feet, and glow in the dark.
The one problem is kickoff is at noon Eastern time on Saturday, so the glow-in-the-dark effect of the cleats will be non-existent. Hopefully a plan to wear them for a night game is in the works.
The Minnesota Lynx lost a close game Thursday night, in Game 5 of the WNBA Finals. One late basket by the Los Angeles Sparks was ripe to be reviewed, as the shot clock appeared to expire, but was not. After the game, Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve did not mince words about the quality of officiating in the league.
In general, perhaps outside of Week 6 with the Denver Broncos and San Diego Chargers, the NFL's Thursday night "Color Rush" uniforms are a proverbial assault on the eyes. The NFL's most-played rivalry will be rekindled Thursday night, with the Green Bay Packers taking on the Chicago Bears. Here's a look at each team's uniform for the game.
Sometimes boring when it comes to uniforms is ok, and Thursday night's game will surely be that. But if the quality of play on the field is equally un-exciting, and it very well could be, then that's a problem.