By John Ekdahl
This appears to have slipped by us earlier in the week, but Bowling Green State University has unveiled two new helmets for the 2018 season. The redesigned “lightning orange” helmet will be used as their standard. The white helmet with an American flag design inside the “BG” will be their annual Military Appreciation helmet.
For the third consecutive year, BGSU football will wear commemorative helmets when the team recognizes the military during Heroes Day Sept. 8 against Maryland. The helmet will recognize the students who attended BGSU and died while defending our country.
On each side of the while helmet, the BGSU logo is overlayed with the colors of the United States of America. Down the center of the helmet is an orange stripe that includes the names of 111 students from Bowling Green State University who have died in the line of service. On the back of the helmet, the number “111” is shown at the bottom of the stripe down the center. A year ago, the team introduced a brown Military Appreciation helmet and the Falcons wore an orange version in 2016.
Great story here on Jeremie White, a young graphic designer, who was able to help the Vancouver Canucks redesign their jerseys in the late 1980s.
Jeremie White was 20 when he decided he was the graphic designer who could offer the Canucks the updated jersey they didn’t even know they wanted.
The next step was convincing Brian Burke, who, in 1989, was the director of hockey operations for the Canucks. White contacted Burke’s secretary and for the next few weeks begged for a five-minute meeting.
Eventually Burke caved and White went on to help design the uniforms that were recently voted the most popular vintage Canucks jersey by fans.
His design was the team’s official jersey from 1989-1997.
Vancouver is celebrating their 50th anniversary this season, and the fans have voted for Jeremie’s jersey to be worn for a number of games.
— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) August 13, 2018
Southern University unveiled their new Under Armour football uniforms yesterday. More pictures are available here.
For the first time in its history, Southern will show off the spoils of a major apparel and equipment deal, debuting the school’s new Under Armour football uniforms at fan day, Sat. August 18, 2018 at the F.G. Clark Activity Center. It’s a five-year deal that outfits all 15 intercollegiate teams, from football to bowling, with everything from game equipment to practice shorts. The deal also covers The Human Jukebox, cheerleaders and allows fans to purchase authentic gear from the university bookstore — another first.
Jim Thome, and his beautiful high socks are being honored this weekend at Progressive Field. The Indians retired his #25 jersey yesterday, as well as recognizing him for his Hall of Fame induction last month.
As the festivities wound down, Thome removed his gray suit coat and exchanged it for his white “25” Indians jersey. Of course, he was wearing his trademark red socks. They did not go well with his suit pants, but no one seemed to mind.
Thome grabbed a bat and assumed his left-handed stance at home plate and mimicked hitting another home run with his colossal swing.
Thome and his son, Landon, went into a home run trot. Fireworks were shot off from behind the center field fence. Music from The Natural played over the Progressive Field sound system.
Everyone was joining in on the high socks fun.
Here’s a good closeup of the patch the Indians were wearing:
— Brad (@KeepThe_Chief) August 18, 2018
Tito being Tito:
Terry Francona (and players) will sport high socks for Jim Thome's ceremony this afternoon. Francona: "I’ll do it for the ceremony, but I’m not going to make a pitching change looking like a moron."
— Zack Meisel (@ZackMeisel) August 18, 2018
— Ƒunhouse (@BackAftaThis) August 18, 2018