November 09, 2012
Tomorrow the University of Iowa Hawkeyes will take on Purdue in Big Ten Conference play. Neither team is having a great season; both have sub .500 records in Big Ten play as well as overall. As was reported on Authentically Speaking on Wednesday the 7th, Today is Military Appreciation Day. Combine that with Veterans Day on Sunday the 11th, and the Hawkeyes have changed their regular home uniforms to honor the men and women who have fought to defend the United States of America. The team will be wearing Nike made pro combat uniforms. Numerous Iowa players have relatives, friends, or peers who are or have been members of a branch of the U.S. military. In that spirit, each player will be given the option of wearing a patch on the back of their jerseys that has the name of a branch of the military instead of their own last names. The entire uniform has changed as well, with silver pants and helmets to go along with solid black jerseys with yellow lettering.
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The NFL season is officially at the half way point. The Atlanta Falcons remain the lone unbeaten team, while rookies RGIII and Andrew Luck are putting on great shows in line to compete for the Rookie of the Year Award. The Eagles are looking to bounce back from their trouncing at the hands of the Falcons against another NFC South team this Monday night. PLA has a great selection of authentic NIKE NFL jerseys including the newest one, a home blue Andrew Luck jersey. Check our selection out on our website, call up the store to inquire, or keep track of our Facebook Page and Twitter feed for daily updates.
Authentically Speaking Trivia Time: What team became the St. Louis Browns in 1901? Answer to come Monday.
Thursday’s answer: The Athletic Club was created around the railroad system, and Reading played a large part in the Pennsylvania railroad system. Similar clubs could be found in Philadelphia, and throughout the train lines of PA.