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Uni We Love: College Football's Texas Longhorns have some pretty iconic uniforms. In fact, around here at TSP we sometimes refer to the particular shade of orange they wear as "Texas Orange" or "Texas" for short. Last Saturday, in their 59-20 victory over Big 12 rival Kansas, they busted out an alternate football jersey we loved. The move was intended to honor former Longhorn safety Freddie Steinmark

Steinmark has quite the story. As Haisten Willis at Burnt Orange Nation tells us, "Steinmark was a star cornerback on the 1969 national championship team and appeared in the 'Game of the Century' against Arkansas with a hurt left leg. Tragically, cancer was discovered in that leg just days later and it was quickly amputated. In 1971 he succumbed to the disease, helping to inspire the National Cancer Act of 1971." In addition to the throwback uniforms, the Longhorns also named their scoreboard after Steinmark. A fitting tribute to a legendary player, some folks are already calling to instate the uniform year round, and we're inclined to agree. 

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Team of the Week: This week's Team of the Week is the 10 and 
under Weatherford Crossfire Softball team, seen here in our royal blue, graphite, and white Mystic Jerseys and matching royal blue pants. Both tops and bottoms are manufactured by Augusta, who take pride in their state of the art ability to match colors no matter the material or garment.These young sluggers play in Weatherford, Texas and we're proud to call them a TSP team. 


"WE" can do it.

Uni We Love: In a very promising season opener on Wednesday night, the Minnesota Timberwolves welcomed number 1 overall pick Karl Anthony Towns to town with a 112-111 victory over the Lakers in Los Angeles. Towns posted a double double in his first game as a pro, and 5th year guard Ricky Rubio played the game of his life, finishing with 28 points and 14 assists. Before the game, the T-Wolves wore shooters honoring recently passed long time Minnesota Coach Flip Saunders. 
 A touching tribute to the man responsible for much of what modest success the Wolves have had
in Minnesota, the shooters feature "WE" in staggered letters over the center of the chest, and "Flip" in smaller letters over the heart. As John Krawcynski reports for ABC News, "The 'We over Me' concept is something Wolves GM Milt Newton and Saunders discussed starting last year and planned to instill as the mantra heading into the season. It was all about driving home to a young and impressionable core the importance of valuing team achievement over individual statistics."

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Team of the Week: The Crusaders from Norfolk, Virginia, seen here in our navy Dynasty jerseys, are our Team of the Week. 
Coach Kelly Trower, who
sent us this sweet pic, said, "The players love the new uniforms and we've gotten a lot of compliments from the parents and from other teams as well.  The first tournament we wore them in we placed second, so we took that as a good sign." That's what we like to hear!