The Rash spread to Sundays yesterday, as the Patriots wore their mono-navy Thursday-night uniforms for last night’s game against the Falcons. As I wrote a few weeks ago, I’m not a fan.
Perhaps the football gods agreed with me, because some fog rolled in during the third quarter that mercifully obscured the proceedings on the field (click to enlarge):
The Rash will continue to spread on Dec. 10, when the Bills wear their Thursday-night uniforms for a Sunday-afternoon game against the Colts. Sigh.
Meanwhile, in other news from around the league yesterday:
• The Browns, who had gone mono-white for all of their previous games this season, reversed course and went mono-turd. Not a good look (click to enlarge; additional photos here):
• The Seahawks went mono-grey, otherwise known as the dirty-laundry look (click to enlarge; additional photos here):
• On the plus side, it’s always a good-looking game when the Chargers wear their powder blue alternates, as they did yesterday against the Broncos (click to enlarge; additional photos here):
• Not sure if we’ve covered this before, but Saints running back Mark Ingram Jr. is now wearing RNOB.
• Here’s a list of players who protested during the national anthem.
(My thanks to Asher Hoffman for his contribution.)
XFL contest reminder: In case you missed it on Saturday, Phil announced our latest jersey design contest, this time to reimagine a team from the XFL if the league were still operational today.
The deadline is Oct. 31. Full details here.
By Jamie Rathjen
Baseball News: Very cool DIY project by reader Michael Enriquez, who made these Astros (tequila sunrise) and Nordiques cornhole boards, using a circular feature in each team’s logo for the holes.
Hockey News: The Kelowna Rockets (WHL) wore Pinktober jerseys, but with their original late-’90s primary logo, on Saturday (from Wade Heidt). … Cross-listed from the baseball section: Michael Enriquez made these Astros (tequila sunrise) and Nordiques cornhole boards, using a circular feature in each team’s logo for the holes. … Here’s a look at the NWHL’s Metropolitan Riveters (based in Newark, N.J.), who have a modernized Rosie the Riveter as their jersey crest (from Sean Behan). … New uniforms for the Auburn club team.
Soccer News: FC Barcelona’s membership will vote on potential naming rights for the team’s stadium, Camp Nou, in the first half of next year. … A few things from the final day of the MLS season: Houston Dynamo goalie Tyler Deric was wearing a baseball cap, something occasionally seen when goalies are facing the setting sun (from @g_malcs). … Here’s what the Mets’ stadium looks like when set up for soccer, as New York City FC played there instead of their usual Yankee Stadium due to the MLB playoffs (from Jim Vilk). … Plenty of change kit shenanigans in the UK this weekend: Hibernian and Celtic both changed to mono-black and mono-lime green, respectively, in their Scottish League Cup semi-final. Both teams’ colors are green and white and designated away team Celtic’s two change kits are, for whatever reason, also green, leaving them looking a bit like a Color Rash game. … Three Premier League teams rather bizarrely changed when they didn’t need to: Watford (from yellow to red), Leicester City (from blue to black), and Arsenal (from red to black). … Additionally, Leicester and their opponents, Swansea City, wore warm-up shirts for Show Racism the Red Card in English and Welsh.
Grab Bag: New Pinktober badges for the Los Angeles Police Department’s transit services (thanks, Paul).