Not everything went wrong for the St. Louis Rams on Thursday night.

Sure, the offense looked out of sync and the defense couldn't stop the San Francisco 49ers. And sure, quarterback Sam Bradford quite confused by the 49ers' scheme.

But, on the bright side, a Rams fan sported one of the best haircuts we've seen in a while:


This man deserves some serious creativity points for this hairdo. He went all out for a Thursday night game, and why not? This is the best NFL-themed haircut we've seen this season, and is the front-runner for best 'do of the season. Well done, sir.

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ThePostGame recently caught up with the New York Giants star, who discussed his unique style, his partnership with Roc Nation and his new Pepsi #FanEnough NFL Station on iTunes Radio.

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ThePostGame: You've got a Pepsi #FanEnough NFL Station on iTunes Radio. For people who are unfamiliar, what is that campaign about?
VICTOR CRUZ: The campaign is all about putting fans closer to the game and keeping them as involved as possible through our new campaign. It’s just giving fans another outlet to getting close to the game through guys like myself.

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The songs I have on the channel are songs like J. Cole's "Illuminati." Songs like Jay-Z's "Tom Ford" and things of that nature. Just some of the stuff that I listen to on a daily basis that the fans can kind of get a look in and see that I listen to it and they can listen to it as well.

ThePostGame: Drake's new album, "Nothing Was The Same," dropped the week. How excited are you for that CD?
CRUZ: I’m pretty excited about the album. He's one of my favorite artists and his album definitely lived up to all the hype.

ThePostGame: This was a big summer for you from a fashion standpoint. You attended Paris Fashion Week and you were voted Most Stylish Athlete of the Year at the Style Awards. How much fun were you having?
CRUZ: A lot of fun, as you can probably see from some of the pictures with the big smile on my face. It's a dream come true to go to places like Paris. Not even just professionally, but in general a guy like myself from a small town in New Jersey to be in Paris was something I would never have dreamed of. To do that and to not only go but sit front row at shows and be awarded the most Stylish Athlete of the Year award ... I couldn't put into words how much that meant to me. I just want to continue being a positive light and a positive influence for all kids and all people that admire football and admire myself.

ThePostGame: What have you learned about the fashion industry after becoming so involved over the past few years?
CRUZ: Everything comes and goes. It’s truly seasonal. Certain trends come in and certain trends go out as quickly as they came in.

What I learned is that everyone is unique. There's no set standard for a lot of the way people dress. It’s all about how you feel and your unique personal style. As long as it matches you and your personality, and you feel comfortable in what you're wearing, that’s considered fashion.

ThePostGame: How has your personal style changed since you entered the NFL?
CRUZ: It’s changed a lot. I went from being a guy that would wear bigger clothes and things that I thought were cooler at the time to wearing stuff that’s more form-fitting, fits properly, fits the right way. Getting into suits more and things of that nature.

I’ve had to change pretty drastically, but it was good for me, good for my brand and it’s fun. Now I enjoy getting dressed up.

ThePostGame: Are there any athletes that you try to emulate with your style?
CRUZ: Honestly, no. There’s guys that give me inspiration like LeBron James, like Dwyane Wade at times, Larry Fitzgerald. There’s a bunch of different guys that give me inspiration, but no one that I necessarily want to emulate.

ThePostGame: You were one of the first athletes to sign with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation in the spring. What has the Roc Nation experience been like for you?
CRUZ: It’s been fun so far. It’s still a work in progress. Everyone over there has treated me like family, and moreso CAA who does my on-the-field contract and things like that. They have embraced me like family over there as well. It’s been fun. It's been a unique experience for me. Not a lot of athletes can say they have strong ties to Roc Nation and Jay-Z and things of that nature. It’s been an interesting ride so far and I’m excited to be a part of it.

ThePostGame: What makes the agency unique?
CRUZ: They don't have a lot of players and they’re doing a good job of having players that fit their brand and fit their model of how they have their recording artists as well as their athletes. I think they’re doing a good job of selecting the right people that fit the brand and are excited about what they’re doing from an agency standpoint. So I think that’s what makes them different.

Their attention to detail and to every artist and to every athlete has been unique as well.

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If anyone doubted that the NBA is the most stylistically innovative league, those doubts can be put to rest with a new story out of Miami.

Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press is reporting that the league is considering allowing players from two of its marquee franchises, the Miami Heat and the Brooklyn Nets, to wear nicknames on the back of their jerseys during one or perhaps two of their matchups this year. That means LeBron James could have "King James" on the back of his jersey, Kevin Garnett's jersey could say "KG" and Paul Pierce's uniform might read "The Truth."

"Fans will like it and so will a lot of the players," Miami's veteran guard Ray Allen told Reynolds. "Guys will get a good kick out of it."

Allen, who teamed with Garnett and Pierce to win an NBA title in Boston, would wear "Shuttlesworth" on his jersey, a tribute to his character from the movie He Got Game.

"It shows growth in our league and it shows we do adapt to what's going on around us," Allen told Reynolds. "And we're still kids, playing a kids' game. Even though we're now men playing a kids' game, we still remember where we come from. Everybody had a nickname and it's a way to let the fans in a little bit more."

Reynolds writes that the NBA would allow the "nickname jerseys" for at least one and possibly two of the teams' four total matchups this season.


This is a good move for the NBA, which introduced short-sleeve jerseys last year and has allowed teams to wear special Spanish jerseys on certain occasions. Not only could this provide a marketing and sales boon, but it shows that the league is receptive to its players and fans.

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A new recommendation by the NFL's Head, Neck, and Spine Committee and the Player Safety Advisory Panel will put some teams' plans to wear throwback uniforms in jeopardy.

ProFootballTalk.com obtained a league memo passed along to the clubs which discourages the teams from wearing different helmets as part of throwback uniforms.

"Our Head, Neck, and Spine Committee, chaired by Drs. Hunt Batjer and Richard Ellenbogen, and the Player Safety Advisory Panel, chaired by John Madden and Ronnie Lott, have recommended that players no longer wear different helmets as part of a 'Throwback' or 'Third' uniform,” the memo says. "Our office supports this change and has reviewed it with the chairman of our Health and Safety ownership committee, Dr. John York, who concurs with this recommendation."

So while teams can still wear throwback jerseys, they are strongly cautioned against new helmets. The first team affected by this change appears to be the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who will scrap plans to wear their Bucco Bruce uniforms on Sept. 29 against the Arizona Cardinals.

"While we regret that our players will not be able to don the ‘Bucco Bruce’ helmet and traditional orange, red and white uniforms, there simply was no acceptable way to meet the requirements of the new policy while staying true to the spirit of our throwback theme," Buccaneers Chief Operating Officer Brian Ford said in a release. "We will continue to explore options with the league office for bringing back this fan favorite in future seasons.”

Both the Chicago Bears and the Buffalo Bills have worn throwback uniforms this year, but those helmets only required adding or removing logos from the teams' standard helmets. The Buccaneers' uniforms would require entirely new helmets.

Other teams that switch helmets for throwback uniforms include the Dallas Cowboys, Carolina Panthers and New England Patriots. It is not yet known if those clubs will also scrap their uniforms.

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When the Nevada takes the field against Florida State this weekend, according to ESPN's David Hale, the one thing that Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will be looking for is the Wolf Pack player with the big giant mullet.

Seems strange? Not once you meet Nevada defensive end Brock Hekking.


Hekking, a biology major according to his Twitter profile, discussed his amazing 'do earlier this year with the Tahoe Daily Tribune:

"It’s an attitude,” he told the newspaper. He said he was inspired by Brian Bosworth, who played for the Oklahoma Sooners in the 1980s, after seeing him on an ESPN "30 For 30" documentary.

"I just really liked his attitude and intensity," he told the newspaper. "He was the type of guy who was going to come at you 100 miles an hour on every play. That’s the way I want to play.”

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Philadelphia fans will get their first live peek at their long-awaited, sleek, new-look team when the Eagles host the San Diego Chargers on Sunday.

We're talking about the Philadelphia cheerleaders' new uniforms, of course.

The Eagles cheerleaders will be debuting their Vera Wang-designed outfits Sunday, the second new design that the famous fashionista has provided for Philadelphia in the past decade. Here's a look at the uniforms:

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, when Wang drew up the cheerleaders' uniforms ten years ago, it was the first time that a high-fashion designer had stepped in to assist an NFL team.

Wang, who is close friends with Eagles co-owners Jeff and Christina Weiss Lurie, has created outfits before for figure skaters Michelle Kwan and Nancy Kerrigan.

"These outfits are highly athletic," Wang said. "It was a challenge to make sure the pieces were sexy and they wouldn't fall apart."

Here's a 2003 photo of Wang and a pair of cheerleaders sporting her first design:

Christina Weiss Lurie worked closely with Wang to design this year's uniforms, which include a custom made black sparkle sneaker.

"Vera beautifully achieved our vision for the signature pieces with a fashion forward and sporty look that represents our style," Lurie said. "We feel the uniforms are ideal for the cutting-edge image of the cheerleaders – chic while displaying athleticism."

Wang had to take climate into account when designing the outfits, and as the temperatures in Philadelphia drop, the outfits will become more modest. Shorts will be replaced by skirts and the cheerleaders will even don cut-off sweaters over their sports bras.

Show Me The Loyalty: Inspiration For 'Jerry Maguire' Has Special College Football Connection

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Instead of settling for the normal jersey or T-shirt that many football players' wives wear to support their husbands on game day, Robert Griffin III's wife, Rebecca Liddicoat, sported some team-spirited shoes with "Hail To The Redskins" inscribed on the side this week.


The duo tied the knot in July in a ceremony in Liddicoat's hometown of Denver. Sadly, the shoes couldn't help the Redskins from dropping their season opener to the Eagles.

Your move, Gisele.

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These days the NFL is regulating almost every aspect of its teams' uniforms, down to the length of players' socks.

But there's one area of the body that apparently remains out of the league's jurisdiction -- the mouth.

Some eagle-eyed football fans noticed that Indianapolis Colts cornerback Greg Toler, who notched an interception in the Colts' 21-17 victory over the Raiders, was wearing what appeared to be a gold grill during the game.

Here's a photo of Toler during Sunday's game:

And a close up of his mouth:

You can see a mouthguard on his upper teeth and a gold something on his lower jaw. It sure looks like a grill, but it may be some sort of specialized mouthguard. Either way, pretty cool that Toler was rocking gold in his mouth during the game.

Ryan Lochte, for one, would be proud.

(H/T to For The Win)

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What's in a number?

A lot, apparently.

Nnamdi Asomugha, the star cornerback who is in his first year with the San Francisco 49ers, offered running back Anthony Dixon a pretty penny for the number. To be exact, Asomugha was prepared to fork over $24,000 for the No. 24.

Dixon, a fourth-year running back who will make $630,000 this year, turned down the offer.

"I worked hard to get that number when I first got here," Dixon said. "I worked hard to get it off somebody else. I've been No. 24 since high school and college."

Because there are so many players on the preseason roster, Dixon and Asomugha were allowed to double up and both wear the no. 24. But now Asomugha will have to find a new jersey number ... or up the ante on his offer.

As we've seen before, NFL players will go to extreme means to purchase uniform numbers, and especially the No. 24.

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With Thursday night marking the first game of the NFL regular season, everyone's doing something to get into the spirit of the season. But one fan of Colin Kaepernick may have everyone beat with his new 'do:

The amazing design was done by Chris Eliares of San Francisco, who goes by Cream The Barber on Twitter. As pointed out by Bleacher Report, the hairdo says, "Farewell to the Stick," a reference to the 49ers' expected move from Candlestick Park to the new Levi's Stadium next season.

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