By John Ekdahl
The Carolina Panthers released their 2019 jersey schedule yesterday. They’ll be wearing white at home in Week 1 against the Rams and will wear their blue alternates twice, in Week 2 against the Bucs and in Week 5 against the Jaguars.
The Panthers will open the regular season against the Rams in white before switching to blue in Week 2 against the Buccaneers for Thursday Night Football. The only other time Carolina will rock the blue alternate jersey is Week 5 against the Jaguars, which is the Hall of Honor game. The black jersey will make its 2019 debut in Week 8 at San Francisco.
Thanks to Jerry for passing along this along. Here’s the story of how the Philadelphia Flyers got their name, including a fake(ish) name-the-team contest.
One night in the spring of 1966, Ed Snider, his wife, his sister Phyllis and her husband Earl Foreman (who was one of the original part-owners of the team) spent an evening in Manhattan to have dinner and see a Broadway show. According to Full Spectrum, on the way back from the play, they decided to stop for some dessert at a Howard Johnson’s restaurant on the New Jersey Turnpike.
As they conversed over ice cream, Phyllis suggested a potential team: Flyers. The others, especially her brother, instantly took to the name. All at once, it conveyed the speed of the sport and symbolically represented a single-minded focus on soaring about the competition. Additionally, it was short enough to fit in newspaper headlines without being abbreviated.
Looks like we got a third jersey leak for the 2019-2020 Boston Bruins.
— Icethetics (@icethetics) August 3, 2019
Upon first glance, I thought this effect was supposed to look like a Rick Porcello inspired broken monitor, which would have been cool. Alas, it’s Dragon Ball Z (I think).
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) August 3, 2019
The Charleston RiverDogs took the field as the Boiled Peanuts last night. You can check out their logo here.
The @ChasRiverDogs aka the Boiled P-nuts down Delmarva 6-3.
Dogs donned Boiled PNut uniforms for one game for the second straight season, in honor of the late Tony The Peanut Man who used to be a staple selling boiled peanuts across the Lowcountry @UniWatch @PhilHecken #milb pic.twitter.com/4xDQKjMJZX
— Daren Stoltzfus (@DarenStoltzfus) August 4, 2019
Are the Jazz bringing back the “Purple Mountains” unis this year?
Here’s something truly majestic: The Utah Jazz appear to be bringing back their famed “Purple Mountains” look to both their court and jerseys.
Some good old-fashioned snooping from the Jazz Nation Facebook account revealed what many in Salt Lake City have longed for: a throwback look honoring the 1990s and the heydays of John Stockton and Karl Malone.
Ohio State will wear their black unis again this year, according to TheOzone.
A source within the university has indicated to The-Ozone that the Buckeyes will be sporting the black unis for the October 5 night game against Michigan State.
This will also be homecoming for Ohio State. Kickoff is set for 7:30 pm on either ABC or ESPN.
The black alternate uniforms are a favorite among recruits and players. The Buckeyes last wore black uniforms in last season’s 36-31 win over Nebraska.