32 comments to The Brief History Of Logo-On-Back

  • Mangler | March 6, 2017 at 7:51 am |

    Oral Roberts uniforms with leg pit stains: Notice the Golden Eagles are playing at U.S. Bank Stadium, which has been reconfigured for late winter/early spring baseball like the Metrodome used to be.

  • MHuha | March 6, 2017 at 7:57 am |

    The obscenely large NoB for that Fam-a-lee jersey was as a result of the Japanese manufacturer of those particular sets of jerseys.

    • Jerry | March 6, 2017 at 6:11 pm |

      I remember the catcher name OTT. His name took up the whole panel.

  • Mike | March 6, 2017 at 8:03 am |

    I appreciate what the Atlanta Hawks are doing for military personnel, but they certainly aren’t the first team to do it. While stationed at Brooke Army Medical Center about 10 years ago, the Mavericks flew a large group of us down to Dallas, where we were cheered in the airport. The team took us to a restaurant(where I think I was the only soldier to recognize Roger Staubach as he shook our hands — Roger didn’t ask for the spotlight either) and then gave us court side seats. It’s easy enough to find the game because Josh Howard scored his career high. I even made it onto sportscenter for .1 seconds when I stood up and celebrated before Dirks shot even went in. TL;DR version, Mavs started recognizing soldiers a long time ago. Eagerly anticipating my first, “Cool story, bro.”

    • BurghFan | March 6, 2017 at 8:38 am |

      Cool story, bro.

      These are the kind of things that work better for me when you tell the story, rather than the team.

    • Tom V. | March 6, 2017 at 2:13 pm |

      I’m not sure anyone said it was the first time a sports team has done something for the military, nor were the Mavs the first to do it 10 years ago. One of the more reiterated topics on this site is sports honoring the military while most other gov’t entities are skipped over.

      • Mike | March 6, 2017 at 5:49 pm |

        This is from the linked article:

        “The Hawks and Crown Royal partnered to host a first-of-its-kind premium seat experience dubbed “Crowning Courage” on March 5…”

  • Keith Good | March 6, 2017 at 8:13 am |

    Possible the scorer at Temple Basketball game is wearing an “Owls” baseball shirt? Google images doesn’t show a red baseball top with block lettering though.

  • Scott Johnston | March 6, 2017 at 8:53 am |

    The “Pilgrim’s Hat” patch on the sleeve of the 1930 Braves jersey commemorated the 300th Anniversary of Boston. The Red Sox wore them, as well: http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/images/al_1930_boston.gif

    • PaulS | March 6, 2017 at 10:05 am |

      Beat me to it. Research is good…

  • Forde | March 6, 2017 at 8:54 am |

    Big fan on the Florida Gulf Coast uniforms worn yesterday. Clean with a vintage look to it.

  • JediJeff | March 6, 2017 at 9:16 am |

    Did I miss someone showing this off here before:


    Talk about commitment (or just needs to be committed).

    • Special K | March 6, 2017 at 1:41 pm |

      Yeah, that guy’s been mentioned on this site before.

  • Adam N. | March 6, 2017 at 10:04 am |

    Putting the Braves logo in the middle of the chest lettering is an interesting look – I don’t recall seeing it before.

    I vaguely remember Paul doing a piece once on the various ways teams handle spacing the chest lettering when there are an even number of letters, but does anyone know how common it is/was for teams to add something to the center to allow the letters to be spaced evenly?

  • Le Cracquere | March 6, 2017 at 10:14 am |

    For a moment I thought that the Cobb story was referring to an interesting lost element of sweater design … but then it dawned on me that “collard” probably ought to read “collared.”

    • Alex Hider | March 6, 2017 at 10:29 am |

      Fixed. Thanks!

  • Kevin Zdancewicz | March 6, 2017 at 11:10 am |

    Nice lede, Alex. Interesting that the Tigers had six different uniform sets in six years.

  • Chris | March 6, 2017 at 12:43 pm |

    We have Saints branded over here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast too. I might even have a bag of it in my freezer.

  • Eric | March 6, 2017 at 1:52 pm |

    I’ve read that Frazier’s hair is good to go with the Yankees as long as it doesn’t touch the top of his shirt.

  • walter | March 6, 2017 at 1:52 pm |

    I have entertained the use of letters descending from left to right, like the Tigers, only in script. Looks great, but I worry fans might think lettering going downhill might be a metaphor for the home team’s fortunes.

    • Jerry | March 6, 2017 at 6:16 pm |

      What do the NY Rangers fans think about this?

      • walter | March 7, 2017 at 9:21 am |

        +1 :)

  • Ferdinand Cesarano | March 6, 2017 at 2:03 pm |

    There never has been and never will be a colour-on-colour matchup in the NBA (or the NFL) that looks good.

    • Charles | March 6, 2017 at 2:30 pm |

      What’s not to like about Bulls-Lakers?

    • Dan T. | March 6, 2017 at 2:53 pm |

      Agreed. It’s mind-boggling that a website dedicated to aesthetics constantly pines for these eyesore match-ups.

      99% of the time, white is needed not only to easily distinguish between the two teams, but also to add some balance to the overall color palate.

    • Mike Chamernik | March 6, 2017 at 3:33 pm |

      You guys will probably have some thoughts on tomorrow’s post, then…

    • walter | March 6, 2017 at 5:28 pm |

      Heresy! I say, let ‘er rip!

  • Charles | March 6, 2017 at 2:27 pm |

    Those Jackson State uniforms take a nice approach, but the execution is really lacking. They used an extremely generic brush script font, and the white letters could really use a navy border since they don’t contrast with the gray enough.

    • Chuck | March 6, 2017 at 5:37 pm |

      Yeah, they look like something made at the mall

  • mike 2 | March 6, 2017 at 6:25 pm |

    “According to this story, the Senators are considering making their throwback “O” logo their primary mark ”

    There’s an interesting little tidbit at the end of this article. With the new equipment supplier next year, there won’t be any third jerseys in 2017-2018

    (I know that’s already been discussed here)

    But the article speculates that the effect of dropping the thirds might be that some teams might switch out their third to their primary. I think Edmonton is an example, now Ottawa perhaps.

    I wonder if any other teams will make the switch before next year? Washington or Vancouver maybe?

  • Wade Heidt | March 6, 2017 at 7:04 pm |

    -As a Canucks fan, I would do anything to get the Canucks to adopt the 3rd as their primary and get a white matching set. Those uniforms would be an improvement over the present ones.

    However, the owners (the Aquilinis) seem quite stubborn about keeping the orca and the most unnecessary, unfortunate “Vancouver” script above the crest. So I am not optimistic.

    -For sure the Senators have to be changing uniforms, since they are one of the Reebok Edge dinosaurs left. I love the Senators’ 3rd.

    I always thought a good renovation for them would be this logo as a primary crest on a black uniform.