These days selfies are everywhere -- at the Oscars, at state funerals and now, apparently, on the jerseys of sports teams.

The Kalamazoo Growlers, a collegiate summer baseball team in Michigan, announced that for one game this season they'll wear a jersey composed entirely of fans' selfies.

The team posted a picture of a model of the mosaic-style jersey to Instagram:

Not the most visually appealing jersey, sure, but the Growlers deserve creativity points for this one. If nothing else it's gained a lot of publicity for the team and should at least get fans excited.

For details on how to submit a selfie, see here.

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Of the NFL's three top-selling jerseys for February, two belong to quarterbacks but the third isn't even a player.

ESPN's Darren Rovell reports that Seattle fans have been snatching up "12th Fan" jerseys in droves, making it the NFL's third most popular jersey from February and the 10th most popular this sales year. The only better selling jerseys in February were those belonging to Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson.

In the sales period beginning April 1, 2013, the "12th Fan" jersey has sold more than last year's top seller, Robert Griffin III jerseys. Normally Seattle's boisterous crowd goes by the "12th Man" moniker, but seeing as that phrase is trademarked by Texas A&M, the Seahawks have devised a creative way to get around that label when selling jerseys.

Rovell reports that the Seahawks have sold more merchandise than any other team in the league since April 1, 2013. In that timeframe, they've got three players in the top 10 of jersey sales: Wilson (No. 1), Marshawn Lynch (No. 5) and Richard Sherman (No. 6).

It has been a big year for Seattle fans. They set the Guinness World Record for loudest crowd noise -- twice.

On Sept. 15, Seahawks fans registered 136.6 decibels during a Sunday night game against the 49ers. The previous record for loudest crowd was 131.76 decibels by soccer fans in Istanbul.

The Seahawks' record only lasted a month as Kansas City Chiefs fans pushed the needle to 137.5 decibels at Arrowhead Stadium during a 24-7 win against the Raiders.

But Seattle recaptured the mark Dec. 2 during a 34-7 Monday night victory against the Saints with a reading of 137.6.

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Jim Harbaugh's wife, Sarah, won't be too happy when she sees what her husband wore during a business trip this week.

Earlier this year Sarah said she was sick of the pleated pants that her husband wears on gameday. He found them at Walmart, she said, for $8.

Either Harbaugh hasn't had time to go shopping, or he's just too happy with his pants, but recently he's been spotted wearing the khakis in different states on different days. On Tuesday Harbaugh was at Northwestern University's pro day where he scouted and played catch with Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.

What was he wearing then?

Later that night Harbaugh attended a high school basketball game in Missouri where his brother-in-law coaches. He was wearing khaki pants there, although to be fair this was the same day.

On Wednesday Harbaugh spoke to the men's basketball team at Kansas and, lo and behold, he was wearing what appears to be his exact gameday outfit -- a 49ers hat, a long sleeve shirt and khaki pants.

For the record, Harbaugh makes $5 million a year. A wardrobe update shouldn't be out of the question.

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Every so often, it seems, we get an update about Brett Favre.

Either he's coaching a high school team to the state championship or he's saying he sees a lot of himself in Johnny Manziel. Or perhaps he has just been secretly preparing himself to attend a lumberjack convention.

A Twitter user with the handle @CLEsportsFan10 posted this image from the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons' Annual Scientific Conference in Orlando. It's of him and Favre like you've never seen the quarterback before:

A lot has changed since last year, when Favre showed up to the Super Bowl looking like this:

And here he is now:

No wonder a few NFL teams were reportedly calling Favre in the fall about a comeback. He may be grey, but he's still jacked and looks like he could throw a football 80 yards.

The photos prompted much speculation as to what Favre may be filming that requires him to look like this:

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Bill Belichick is doing for hooded sweatshirts what the 61-year-old has done for football during his 14-year tenure as head coach of the New England Patriots.

Belichick has become so associated with grey hoodies that the Patriots' official store even sells a Belichick model hoodie.

And apparently the sideline isn't the only place where Belichick prefers the sweater. His girlfriend, Linda Holliday, recently posted a photo to Instagram of the two of them working out. And, what do you know, Belichick is wearing a grey hoodie.

Of course, like all of Belichick's hoodies, this one has the sleeves cut:

Belichick is an extremely private, buttoned-up figure, and it's great to get glimpses of him behind the scenes. This photo from the gym and this Twitter Q&A shed some light on Belichick's true personality.

And just in case you were wondering, Belichick does have other outfits in his closet. Here's what he and Holliday wore at the Kentucky Derby in 2012:

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It will be a lot easier for New Yorkers to recognize Mets ace Matt Harvey now that he's got a new, Brad Pitt-inspired hairdo.

The 24-year-old, who had a breakthrough 2013 season in which he was named a starter for the All-Star Game, is rehabbing from offseason Tommy John surgery that will likely keep him out for all of 2014.

Still, Harvey has remained active on social media and Monday he posted a picture of his new haircut with the following caption:

"New spring training cut!!! Inspired by Brad Pitts Oscar trim"

Here's what Pitt looked like Sunday:

2013 was a banner year for Pitt as well. He produced and acted in the film 12 Years a Slave, which was named Best Picture at the Academy Awards.

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Dane Thompson, a recent college graduate who works as the general manager of a restaurant and bar in Cedar Falls, Iowa, can add another line to his resume: Designer of Tiger Woods' shoes.

The 23-year-old Thompson entered a contest several months ago sponsored by Nike that allowed fans to submit a custom design for shoe that would be worn by Tiger Woods. Inspired by the Winter Olympics and the Ryder Cup, Thompson submitted a red, white and blue design.

"When I saw the contest and that it was for Tiger Woods, I knew I had to come up with something fitting," Thompson, a lifelong golfer, told in an email. "The patriotic theme kind of hit home when thinking about specific events affecting Tiger coming up in 2014. The shoe itself didn't take to long to design once I had the idea. It was just making sure the colors and features fit together."

Thompson's creation won, and golf's most famous star donned the kicks on the course at the Honda Classic this week.

Here's a closer look:

Woods, who shot a 1-over-par 71 in the first round of the tournament, will wear the shoes throughout the spring. He even sent Thompson, who manages The Other Place in Cedar Falls, a pair of signed kicks as a token of his appreciation:

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Those who follow LeBron James on Twitter or Instagram may have noticed that the NBA's best player has developed a strong interest in obtaining the WWE Championship belt.

After James noticed Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy donning the belt to represent his NFL rushing yards title, the four-time NBA MVP and longtime WWE fan asked aloud where he could acquire his own belt.

Before long James got one sent to him from none other than The Rock himself.

Apparently not satisfied with just one belt, James had an accessory ordered for each of his teammates. The Heat posed with their new belts on Wednesday:

James posted a photo to Instagram along with this caption:

"Always wanted to be the WWE Heavyweight World Champion so today I surprised my teammates with their own for their collection. And by the way it's a Great time to be a @WWE fan with the launch of #WWENetwork #LoveMyTeammates #WWEStandOutAsAKid #StriveForGreatnessFollowing"

Normally such a gesture might be viewed as cocky, but in the Heat's defense, they are two-time defending NBA champions. So if anyone in the league deserves belts, it's LeBron and his teammates.

LeBron has been a longtime wrestling fan, who has talked about his special appreciation for Ric Flair.

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After Jason Collins' first game with the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, in which the veteran center became the first openly gay man to participate in one of the major fourth North American sports, the NBA had to consider whether to sell Collins' jersey on its website.

It would be a rare move -- Collins is only signed to a 10-day deal with the Nets -- but the demand from fans was powerful.

Safe to say the move paid off for the league.

On Tuesday, Collins' jersey was the top selling uniform on the NBA's website.

The 35-year-old Collins, who played 11 minutes and grabbed two rebounds in his season debut, wore No. 46 against the Lakers, because the team only had a generic emergency jersey while on the road.

But he'll be switching to No. 98, which he also wore while he played with the Celtics and Wizards, for the rest of his time on the Nets. He'll wear the number to honor Matthew Shepard, a student at the University of Wyoming who was murdered in an antigay hate crime in 1998.

Brooklyn's road trip continues Wednesday in Portland and Thursday in Denver, where Shepard's father, Dennis, plans to attend the Nets-Nuggets game.

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This is probably not how Kyle Zimmer wanted to start his career with the Royals.

The 22-year-old pitching phenom, who was the fifth overall pick of the 2012 draft, is attending his first Spring Training with the big league club.

When asked about his experience in Arizona, Zimmer let slip a phrase that some Kansas City players were not too happy with.

"So I'm still relatively new to it, but it's great just being around some of these old guys and picking up tidbits here and there as I can," he told "Just being around in the atmosphere of getting going is fun."

Old guys, eh? Kansas City's veterans took offense to those words, and as payback they got jerseys with "Old Guy" and "Real Old Guy" printed on the back.

"You've got to be careful around here what you say in the newspaper," said Kansas City 'old guy' James Shields. "You never know who's reading."

Fortunately for the Royals, Zimmer seems to have taken the joke in stride.

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