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And So It Begins...

The NFL season kicked off over the weekend, with Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III (“RG3”) emerging as the top story from week one. The photo above was snapped moments after Griffin completed an 88-yard pass to Pierre Garcon, resulting in his first NFL touchdown. The ’Skins went on to upset New Orleans 40-32. In other news, Peyton Manning is still good at football.

Remember, nobody cares about your fantasy football team nearly as much as you do.

Sarah Stephens Is in Her Own Fantasy League

  • Kempt Staff

via GQ UK

Best for Bast: Hypebeast catches up with Gant’s Michael Bastian to talk the future collection, all-over prints and the blue-footed boobie. [Hypebeast]

Rondooo: A knitted cap roundup from GQ’s newest intern, Rajon Rondo. Best of all, his sign-off is #9. [GQ]

Sweet as Honey: This is why we live in a democracy: the petition for the White House to reveal its homebrew recipes has succeeded. [The White House]

Roger That: Some breaking football news that might shake up your sweatpant’d Sunday: the NFL has just overturned the Saints’ Bountygate player suspensions. [ESPN]

The September Issues

  • Najib Benouar

September is a big month in the print world of menswear. It sets the tone for the following season (and, effectively, the remainder of the year).

It also means the page counts are at their bulkiest—so many woolen things, so little time. And in our continued dedication to sussing it all out, we’ve thumbed through the 1,000-plus pages (we’ve thrown in the bonus round of Vanity Fair since they’ve weighed in on the year’s best-dressed men) just for you.

Let’s dig into the September issues, shall we...»

Joe Montana is Joe Cozy

  • Najib Benouar

The former 49ers quarterback and NFL Hall of Famer has just emerged as one of the new faces of Uniqlo, headlining a motley crew of skaters, bloggers and singers who have mostly San Franciscan ties (the Japanese superstore is finally making the westward push in early October).

In addition to the obligatory tech-y plugs (sounds like he’s done his homework), he mentions his penchant for “an interesting collar, or a pocket that’s different,” which could mean there's hope yet for Joe Cool’s style—we’ve been wary ever since he made the baffling decision to endorse Shape-ups (a long line of questionable judgment we assume began when he agreed to those two fateful years in Kansas City). But we’ve got to think this is a step in the right direction.

Dasha Z Wants You to Look at Her Differently

  • Kempt Staff

The Breasted NFL Uniform: Miraculously, the National Football League has found a new revenue source, according to the Times. [NY Times]

Handsome Weaponry: In anticipation of BBC America’s new series Copper (think NYPD Blue circa 1862), BuzzFeed presents “The Most Badass Weapons of the Nineteenth Century.” What is a Harmonica pistol, you ask? [BuzzFeed]

Royal Style: Prince Harry made Vanity Fair’s 2012 International Best-Dressed List. (Has he been trying too hard to do so, though? More on this later...) [Vanity Fair]

King Costas: The London 2012 Olympics were the most watched event in history. How’s that feel, #NBCFail? [Deadline]

The 10 Greatest Thespian-Athlete Performances of All Time (Part 1)

The legendary Russian theater director Constantin Stanislavski knew a bullshit actor when he saw one. Before entering his studio for the first time, performers were required to answer the following question: “Did you come here to serve art, and to make sacrifices for its sake, or to exploit your own personal ends?”

This seems like as good a barometer as any for measuring the acting prowess of professional athletes.

If Stanislavski were to sift through all the car dealership commercials, deodorant ads and soft-core porn films featuring ballplayers (as we have done for the past 48 hours), we’re confident that these 10 performances would rise to the top. That’s assuming, of course, he pressed on despite stumbling upon this Wilt Chamberlain commercial for laxatives.

So without further ado, we count down the 10 Greatest Thespian-Athlete Performances of All Time...»