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It's all about spats

Ever notice all those football players with their ankles taped over their cleats? Ever wonder what that's called?

Updated: October 18, 2005, 12:16 PM ET
By Paul Lukas | Special to Page 2

Every now and then, an e-mail arrives that's so brilliantly detail-fixated, so unswervingly minutiae-fetishistic, that it single-handedly reconfigures Uni Watch's weekend football-viewing habits. Reader Matt Rainone recently sent such a communiqué, which can only be fully appreciated by reading it in its entirety:

"The absolute best look in football, undoubtedly, is the spat -- the over-the-cleat ankle tape job that looks soooo cool. Who wants to wear clunky black cleats with high white ...

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