Winston Hairy Cow Hide Leather Football
Leather Head Winston, Hairy football.
This is a Shaggy Dog story:During the early days of Leather Head Sports, I had two young daughters.
For years, they begged and begged for a puppy.
To shut them up, I thought it would be funny to make them a hairy football instead.
Back then we called the ball “Bruno”.
Well, they didn’t love Bruno, and the begging continued.
In my weakened state, I relented and got them a sweet Havanese puppy.
We named him Winston.
Winston became my best friend and the Leather Head shop dog.
The Bruno ball was renamed Winston in his honor.
The Winston ball is one of our most unusual, and remains amazingly popular.
Recommended for display.
The hair makes this ball challenging to grip and throw
19 inches around the middle.
About the size of a "Youth" football
Brindle hair on cow hide leather shell
Butyl rubber bladder
Raw hide lace
Made in Glen Rock, NJ from hair on cowhide.