By Garrett McGrath
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Today we have a large amount of football news, an interesting historical nugget from MLB, and a quiz to prove how logo obsessed you are. Check it out below….
Baseball News: In 1965, the Cleveland Indians gathered together a “Pictorial Review” including over 250 photos tracing back their heritage to the Forest Citys in 1865. Bruce Menard sent in the cover and I tracked down some interior shots of the program.
NFL News: Modell’s Sporting Goods are going to be forced to donate $500,000 in Patriots AFC championship clothing that they already stocked in stores because of the Pats loss (from Brinke Guthrie). … The store from Miracle on 34th Street at Herald Square has a display with all the current NFL uniforms on display for the Super Bowl (from Jeff Fishman). … On Sunday, Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett took to Twitter to complain about the current state of the Bears’ uni. “This jersey is our best one,” Bennett commented on a pic of him in the throwback uni from this year. “Should wear this as our main uniform.” (from Jonathan Cain) … If you look at this story about former Rams QB James Harris, it sure looks like the Rams were wearing two-tone pants. Anyone know more? …
College Football News: The University of Kentucky unveiled a set of all-gray unis yesterday. … A little birdie who claims to have close ties to the Syracuse football team says, “I’m being told 100% that there will be a complete overhaul of the uniform, including new pants, jerseys (including an alternate), and helmet.” None of this is verified yet.
Hockey News: The Columbus Blue Jackets are promoting their 1000th regular season game by using this logo. Leo Strawn Jr. points out that is actually the club’s 1004th game, including playoffs. … The Stockton Thunder (the NY Islanders ECHL affiliate) will take the ice as the Rough & Ready Islanders at the ECHL’s Hockey Heritage Weekend.
Grab Bag: Trevor Williams has created a new site about sports merch — called, appropriately enough, Sporting Merch. He also sent in this video about how Wincraft is working in overdrive to get merchandise out the door before the Super Bowl. … This quiz has you put team logos in order from oldest to most recent. Full disclosure: I scored 17 out of 25 (from Chris Fyfe). … Kaepernick might be not be currently trending but he wore a vest designed by a 13 year-old in his post-Panthers interviews a little over a week ago (from Brinke Guthrie).