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What's Your Sign(ature) — Jacksonville Jaguars

By Phil Hecken

Greetings everyone! Hope you and yours are staying safe (and cool!). That heat wave I promised is about to really envelope the East Coast today through Tuesday, and I know the rest of the states have, for the most part, been extra toasty lately.

For those who have been reading Uni Watch for some time, you are aware I’ve run a series of “What’s Your Sign(ature)” articles — until now all detailing baseball teams — where I look at a club’s uniform history and attempt to establish what I call a “signature” look. Now, the signature look is not one the team has worn the longest, or the team’s “best” uniform set (although either could qualify). Nay, the team’s “signature” look is one that when you see it, you KNOW the team wearing it. It could be a very unique look (usually the case) or even a classic one. But it’s the uniform that most stands out as being the look for that team.

Today we’ll look at the Jacksonville Jaguars, who’ve sported a number of different looks over their history. These can actually be divided into ‘eras’ although some of these only lasted five or so years. To use one of Paul’s analogies, there are Coke teams and there are Pepsi teams — and the Jaguars are most definitely a Pepsi team.

So let’s take a look at the several different looks the team has had over the years, and I’ll try to determine what is the “signature” look for the franchise.

Before we even begin, you may recall the team actually introduced a logo and uniforms they never wore. The logo was deemed to be too close to the logo used by a certain automobile manufacturer and so never used. It was actually pretty cool looking — and the team used it (or would have worn it) as a very interesting shoulder stripe (a look no other team in the NFL has ever adopted). Here are the original, unused unis and logo:

Original (Unused) 1993-1994

Interesting! The original helmet was silver, and featured a black/gold/teal/gold/black stripe (repeated on the pants), which, on the home uniform were also silver. The dark jersey was a distinct teal color (very apropos for the time period). The road uni featured a white jersey with teal pants (!) with a white/black/gold/black/white striping pattern. Too bad this uni was never worn. It might have qualified as the signature look!

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1995-2001

The Jags original uniforms (that actually saw the field) were beautiful and simple. The team tweaked the unused teal for a more blueish hue and changed the helmet color.

The helmet went from silver to solid black and had a new jaguar head logo. The home uniform was a teal jersey with white numbers trimmed in black and gold. The away uniform had teal numbers also trimmed in black and gold. They were the first NFL team to have 2-tone borders on their numbers, and also the first NFL team to feature a complex logo on the sleeves with the crawling jaguar image. The numbers were standard block numbers, with the away jersey numbers being teal. Between 1995-2001 there were minor changes to the uniform, with the most visible change being a change to a unique number font.

There was so much to love about this uniform. It was an instant classic, and it certainly merits the “signature” designation. But being a Pepsi team, change was soon to come.

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2002-2008

During and after the 2002 season, the team would really start to take on a different identity, using black much more heavily in the rotation (it’s not really BFBS because their helmet was already black, and they used black striping), but the team added both a black jersey and a pair of black pants to the rotation. This allowed them 5 combos: white/white, white/black; teal/black; teal/white and black/black.

The black pants that were introduced in 2002 had teal stripes with thin gold/thicker black/thin gold striping. The white pants were only worn early in the year. In 2004 the away jerseys were changed to feature black numbers instead of teal. The black pants also were changed to remove the teal stripes, which were replaced with the Jaguars head logo. This gave them a distinctly leotard look. While these certainly weren’t the worst uniforms the team would ever wear, ditching the stripes on the black pants was a definitely bad move. The team would continue to wear the teal/black combo through 2006, while in 2007 they would stick to four combos, and by 2008 they ditched the black jersey entirely.

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2009-2012

By 2009, the whole uni scheme began to fall off the rails. The team would ditch their “semi” classic look for a modern look that failed with a capital “F” — with one exception. The helmet…

Everything about this uni set was awful. For the first two seasons, the team only wore teal over white or white over black. But it wasn’t the colors that made this set awful — it was the curious, amorphous thin piping worn on both the jerseys and pants. It was a unique look to be sure, but it wasn’t a good one at all. In 2011, the team would pair the white jersey with white pants. In 2012, they’d add a black jersey, which they wore with both the black pants as well as the white pants. But as bad as these uniforms were — they did have one very cool, very unique, very redeeming feature. The helmet. I’m not a helmet guy, nor a car guy, but I’m pretty sure the team used a trick to paint teal flakes into the black helmet base, which had the effect of becoming sort of color shifting depending on how the light hit it. No one before or since has done this to an NFL helmet. It’s too bad because it was the one redeeming feature of this bad set.

No worries, though, because the next one would top both for wretchedness…

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By 2013, with Nike having taken over as official outfitter for the NFL a year earlier, the team decided to jettison their wretched uniforms. There was only one problem: they actually got worse. It’s as if Nike’s design team had one of those “Hold My Beer” moments. Everything got worse — the unis were probably the worst in the league until they were replaced in 2019, and the helmet was the worst in the history of the NFL. I do not exaggerate…

2013-2017

About the best thing you could say about this uniform set is that it replaced a really bad set. I’ll give them credit for trying to be different. But different was not very good. It was overkill from the get go. From the subtle shoulder ghost stripes to the crazy giant number fonts to the tiny color contrasting sleeve caps to the weird pants “stripe” (more like a parallelogram). There was also the odd mini-striping around the collar. But, as bad as all that was, then there was the helmet. Now, teams have attempted to do two-tone helmets before, but the fade usually goes from top-to-bottom. This one went front-to-back, with a matte black finish in the front, abruptly separated by a shiny gold finish in the back. The effect was jarring.

Unfortunately, even though this team jettisoned these uniforms after the minimum five years, their memories will last much longer. Yes, Jacksonville — THIS is your signature uniform.

But wait…there’s more. The color rash!

Color Rash 2015-16

Yes, the team wore these “mustard” uniforms not once, but TWICE, in 2015 and 2016, interestingly enough both times versus the Titans, whose smurf suits didn’t actually look bad in comparison.

People with eyes fans had been clamoring for the team to ditch this uni set almost as soon as it was introduced, and after suffering through the full five years of mandated wearing, mercifully, the team got new duds for the 2018 season. All was not lost…

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2018-Present

From maximalist (and not in a good way) to almost minimalist. That’s how the Jags went with their second redesign under Nike. They returned to simple uniforms, with a solid black helmet, and three different options for jerseys: teal, white and black. The pants came in the same three colors, and the team manged to mix and match to wear 8 or the 9 possible combos. Only the mono-teal, which is an option, hasn’t been worn yet.

The new unis are very plain, with simple fonts and only hints of piping on the sleeve cuffs and around the collar. The pants are plain except for a tiny hint of color contrast on the very back of the pants hem. Solid, if unspectacular, uniforms! These may last more than the five year minimum. They certainly won’t be remembered for these, but they are such an improvement over the past two sets.

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And there you have it. Many teams will have a signature uniform that isn’t one of the worst in NFL history. The Jags have already cornered the market there. But seriously, even though the team only wore that set for five years, we’ll never forget it. And unfortunately for them, that makes it their signature uniform. Feel free to disagree in the comments below.


Uni Concepts & Tweaks

After being dormant for a while, the Uni Tweaks/Concepts have returned!

I hope you guys like this feature and will want to continue to submit your concepts and tweaks to me. If you do, Shoot me an E-mail (Phil (dot) Hecken (at) gmail (dot) com).

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Occasionally I’ll have some concepts tweeted at me. After I posted an article that the Cleveland Baseball Team may be jettisoning its current moniker, some concepts came my way. Up first is from Brad Wolf:

While I have a strong attachment to the @Indians name/brand, I understand the need to change. That said, here’s my take on some Cleveland Spiders logos and uniforms. What do y’all think?

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That prompted @bigbatsnut to also post his Spiders concepts:

I hope they go with black and red. Way too many blue and red teams in MLB. This is their chance to wear a distinct color scheme that they will own and stand out in.

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Thanks. OK readers, tweeters (and concepters). If you have some tweaks or concepts, shoot ’em my way with a brief description of your creation and I’ll run ’em here.

The “BEST OF” Kreindler’s Korner

Hey guys & gals. You’ve enjoyed Kreindler’s Korner for several years now, mostly on the weekends, on Uni Watch, but with the recent coronavirus outbreak, Graig’s time is just too precious and he needs to tend to other things besides coming up with a new writeup each weekend.

So, going forward, for as long as the COVID-19 situation is bad in New York, I’m going to run a few “Best of’s” until Graig returns.

Here’s today’s offering (click to enlarge):

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Title: “Birds Sweep Series”
Subject: Brooks Robinson, Dave McNally and Andy Etchebarren, 1966
Medium: Oil on linen
Size: 32″ x 40″

From the outset of the 1966 World Series, it was fair to say that not too many people gave the Baltimore Orioles much of a fighting chance. Though they carried the American League MVP and Triple Crown winner Frank Robinson, they had a very young pitching staff inexperienced in October baseball. Additionally, facing the premiere National League dynasty of the 1960s in the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Baltimore underdogs had quite the mountain range to surmount – stalwart hurlers Don Drysdale and Sandy Koufax being the most daunting of those peaks. Having swept the Yankees in an improbable performance in 1963 and winning a hard-fought battle against the Twins in 1965, The Dodgers proved that their two great pitchers and stellar staff could silence any line-up, as both opposing American League teams were held to an anemic total of 14 runs in eleven World Series games.

For the first two games at Chavez Ravine in Los Angeles, the Orioles took this ideal to heart, winning both contests with spirited performances from 23-year old Dave McNally in the former and 20-year old Jim Palmer in the latter. After a day off, coming home to Baltimore for the third game provided the blueprint from which they would hope to emerge victorious in the series, with the young Wally Bunker shutting out the Dodgers on a six hit performance.

Returning to the mound in Game 4 was opening game winner McNally. With only one run scored by a solo home run from World Series MVP Frank Robinson, the contest was a pitcher’s duel from start to finish. In the hopes of redeeming himself for a poor Game 1 start, Dodger pitcher Don Drysdale gave up only one run; though unfortunately for Los Angeles fans, it was the only one that mattered in the 1-0 Oriole victory. Pitching brilliant ball, McNally allowed a measly four hits and no runs against the boys in blue. The lefty’s performance was indicative of that of the entire Baltimore pitching staff during the postseason, as the Dodgers were held without a run for the last 33 innings of the World Series.

Pictured is the precise moment after the last out of the series – a catch by Oriole centerfielder Paul Blair – which spread jubilation across the field in Memorial Stadium, as well as all of Baltimore. With the ecstatic crowd beginning to rush their heroes to join in the celebration, Brooks Robinson is shown emphatically jumping into the arms of winning pitcher McNally, and the Bird’s rookie catcher, Andy Etchebarren.

Baltimore would see their team reach the top of the American League standings every year from 1969 to 1971, capturing the title again in 1970. The Orioles talented pitching staff and smooth defense would come to define their era, the likes of which had not been seen in the American League since the New York Yankees. Certainly, this dynasty was a far cry from the woeful performances of the hapless St. Louis Browns, the team which in 1954, was embraced by Maryland when they became the Baltimore Orioles.

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Thanks, Graig! You can (and should!) follow Graig on Twitter.

Guess The Game…

from the scoreboard

Today’s scoreboard comes from Sweet William-o.

The premise of the game (GTGFTS) is simple: I’ll post a scoreboard and you guys simply identify the game depicted. In the past, I don’t know if I’ve ever completely stumped you (some are easier than others).

Here’s the Scoreboard. In the comments below, try to identify the game (date & location, as well as final score). If anything noteworthy occurred during the game, please add that in (and if you were AT the game, well bonus points for you!):

Please continue sending these in! You’re welcome to send me any scoreboard photos (with answers please), and I’ll keep running them.

Click to enlarge

And now a few words from Paul

Hi there. In case you missed it on Thursday, Adelph Wear’s Nathan Haas and I have come up with a line of new Tour de France-inspired Uni Watch cycling jerseys: yellow (for the overall leader), green (Points Classification leader), and polka dot (King of the Mountains).

Each jersey can be customized with your choice of number (there’s a bib-style panel on the back for that) and/or NOB — or you can skip those elements and leave the back blank. Up to you!

We’re taking pre-orders from now through Friday, July 24, which should allow us to get the finished jerseys to you by Aug. 29 — the first day of the Tour de France.

Full details, including rear views, a sizing chart, and more, here.

While I have you here:

• We’ve now sold through more than two-thirds of the Uni Watch Pin Club’s bobble-pin design. I can’t stop smiling when I see how much people are enjoying them:

Isn’t that great? You can get yours here.

•  All fitted sizes of the Uni Watch Classic Cap (shown at left in the photo below) are once again available, and our cotton “gold circle” strapback cap (below right) is back for another round of orders as well. We will probably stop offering the gold circle cap after this weekend, so move fast if you want one.

• All colors of Uni Watch seam rippers are still in stock, but I’m almost out of green and blue. So if you want those (or any of our other colors), you know what to do.

My thanks, as always, for your support and consideration. Now on to the Ticker.

The Ticker
By Anthony Emerson

Baseball News: The Reds wore their St. Patrick’s Day jerseys last night (from @sircliffthegr8t and @DKBThinks). … Gaylord Perry had a super imbalanced NOB in the 1974 All-Star Game (from Tom Konecny). … Some Twins player wore mismatched unis during yesterday’s intrasquad game. … Speaking of the Twins, OF Max Kepler had some decal troubles (from Peter Fischer). … Cardinals hopeful, Austin Dean, wants a single digit number because he has a short last name. When pretty much every single-digit number is retired, you ask for 0 (from David Dahl).

NFL News: The white outline on the Chargers’ shoulder bolt is much bigger in actual photographs than renderings (good spot by Craig Hoekstra). … An Ontario family has created a giant Bills helmet in their backyard (from Timmy Donahue).

College/High School Football News: ESPN has a fun article about old Heisman candidates’ websites, still active years after their college careers ended (from Kary Klismet).
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Hockey News: Predators defenseman Dante Fabbro wore a mask that reads “He Shoots, He Scores, You Suck” during a press conference (from Mike Chamernik).
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NBA News: Journalist Rob Perez got a sneak peak at a new Hawks throwback jersey. Question: why don’t the Hawks adopt this look full time? (from multiple readers). … Nuggets G Will Barton has opted against wearing a message on his jersey (from Nicklaus Wallmeyer). … Also from Nicklaus, Pacers G Malcolm Brogdon is wearing a mask in practice following his recovery from COVID-19.

Soccer News: Yeovil Town FC have a new kit that will only be worn for this season’s promotion playoffs. Potentially, it could be worn only once — today — if Yeovil loses (thanks, Jamie, Craig King and Alex Evans). … Also from Jamie: Scottish side Livingston has unveiled their new away kit. … West Ham have officially unveiled their new away kit, inspired by the kits of the 1960s and 70s. … Mexican side Pachuca have unveiled their new kits. … Also from Josh Hinton, Inter Milan’s gorgeous new away kit has been leaked. … Scottish side Inverness Caledonian Thistle has unveiled their new change kits (from Ed Zelaski). … Also from Ed: Greek side AE Larissa will wear a slogan calling to keep the Hagia Sofia in Istanbul a museum. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan recently signed a decree turning the Hagia Sofia into a mosque. … Dundee United’s new kit incldues ads on socks (from @texastrvor).

Grab Bag: ESPN+ is still using the old logo for Australian SuperRugby team Western Force, and using random background colors on the logo (from Evan Stewart). … Lacrocity has ranked all current pro lacrosse uniforms (from Thomas Foote and Edward Hojnacki). … Alabama Gov. and Auburn alumna Kay Ivey wore an Auburn mask after signing an order requiring masks in public spaces. … A potential First Amendment issue is arising in Pasco County, Fl., after the school board decided to punish students who post comments on social media if their avatars depict Pasco uniforms, including athletic uniforms (from Timmy Donahue).

And Finally… Hope everyone enjoyed the return of the “Signature” series — let me know if you guys like these and I’ll keep doing them. They’re a LOT of work, but it’s enjoyable work and if you like them I’ll keep on keepin’.

RIP John Lewis.

Everyone have a good Saturday and stay safe! I’ll catch you again tomorrow.

Peace,

PH

47 comments to What’s Your Sign(ature) — Jacksonville Jaguars

  • John | July 18, 2020 at 7:55 am |

    GTGFTS. July 7, 1959. MLB All star game at Forbes Field. NL 5, AL 4. The first of 4 consecutive years where there were 2 All Star games in a season.

    • Michael Lee | July 18, 2020 at 6:48 pm |

      I thought that was Forbes Field (and obvs an All-Star game), so I googled “Forbes Field Left Field” and the 3rd picture was this exact photo from ballparksofbaseball made to look like a post card. Also Interesting that the final line in the Box Score Board does double duty as Hits and 10th Inning and there is no total score. There is a Right Field Scoreboard that posts Total Runs, Balls, Strikes, Outs, but it looks digital; I don’t know when it was installed (the right field stand went up in 1925).

  • Anthony In TX | July 18, 2020 at 8:33 am |

    If I remember correctly, when the Jaguars unveiled their two-tone helmet, they said it symbolized a jaguar leaping from the shadows toward its prey.
    Except the *front* of the helmet was black (shadow), which means the jaguar was leaping ass-first. Of course, that’s an appropriate metaphor for how the Jags have played football for the better part of the last 10 years, but still…

  • Nestor Chylak | July 18, 2020 at 8:38 am |

    Don’t say “very unique”.

  • John Dankosky | July 18, 2020 at 8:47 am |

    The most noteworthy thing I found about that 1959 ASG is the amazing logo! I’ve never seen this before, and I honestly didn’t realize the league even made game-specific graphics back in the 50s.

  • John Dankosky | July 18, 2020 at 8:47 am |
    • timmy b | July 18, 2020 at 2:33 pm |

      I think this is replication of the press pin that was handed out to media covering the game, but has since become the defacto logo for the game. The first true ASG logo that I can recall is the 1972 game in Atlanta. The logo was the feather that was placed on the sleeves of the Braves new uniforms that were worn that year.

  • Graf Zeppelin | July 18, 2020 at 8:48 am |

    From the “I can’t believe I didn’t think of that” file: For a week now I’ve been enthusiastically advocating for the Washington NFL franchise to be renamed the “Warthogs” after this kick-ass aircraft. While I still think it’s a good idea that works on several levels, I can’t believe I didn’t realize why they won’t do it: The NFL already has a team called the “Jets.”

    So I guess there’s only one rational solution: The Jets must incorporate the A-10 into their next redesign.

    • Jim Vilk | July 18, 2020 at 10:27 am |

      The Warthog is a type of jet.

      The jaguar is a type of cat. So is a panther. And a lion. And a bengal.

      No reason the league couldn’t have both the Warthogs and the Jets.

      I’m not a fan of alliteration, but in this case I say, make it happen, Washington.

      • Graf Zeppelin | July 18, 2020 at 11:07 am |

        Sure, no reason why it can’t, although none of those examples is of one name falling within a category epitomized by another. Then again, there are two pirate-themed team names/logos (Raiders and Buccaneers), a young bronco could rightly be called a colt, and a cowboy who lives in Dallas could rightly be called a Texan.

        So yes, I’m still all for it.

    • JessMan | July 20, 2020 at 2:34 pm |

      There was an indoor soccer team in the late 90’s called the Washington Warthogs. Wonder if that would cause some conflict

  • Gabe Cornwall | July 18, 2020 at 9:01 am |

    – Agreed on not using “very unique.”

    – On the Hawks jersey, two questions.
    Is it a throwback or fauxback? I’ve never seen the Hawks wear that before.
    The maker’s mark is Jordan Brand – is that a uni change with the NBA? All teams are(were?) Nike except the Hornets (because Jordan is the owner).

    • Jim Vilk | July 18, 2020 at 9:24 am |

      That looks like a fauxback to me.

    • Matthew Beahan | July 18, 2020 at 9:55 am |

      Rumour has it that the Hawks jersey is part of their redesigned set for next year. It’s based on the template their D-League team wears.

  • Anthony Nuccio | July 18, 2020 at 9:14 am |

    Bills Ticker is paywalled.

  • marchingkazoo | July 18, 2020 at 9:20 am |

    From Kreindler’s Korner, in re: “…the premiere National League dynasty of the 1960s in the Los Angeles Dodgers…”. I’ll just note that the St. Louis Cardinals won as many National League championships and as many Word Series championships in the 1960’s as did the Dodgers. Not that we St. Louis fans need any affirmation or anything.

    • StLMarty | July 18, 2020 at 11:19 am |

      True.
      To the larger market goes the spoils.

      I always said I’d trade in 10 of those rings for one Stanley Cup. Now we don’t have to.

  • Wade Heidt | July 18, 2020 at 9:24 am |

    Phil – I love the “What’s Your Sign(nature)” for football uniforms. Would be great to see more.

    The signature look for the Jaguars for me 1995-2001. There were tweaked but I like the very first one that you saw in 1995 the best.

    It was unique with the black/teal/white combo not really used by others. You knew what team was wearing it and it still had a classic look that was not an embarrassment to pro football. 1995 to 2001 is definitely the distinct and lasting “look” for this team.

    2013-17 looked like any costume that a college team might randomly pull out of the closet at any time.

  • Jim Vilk | July 18, 2020 at 9:43 am |

    Too bad this uni was never worn.

    Amen to that.

    The original helmet had a mild Jacksonville Bulls vibe to it. Which probably is why they didn’t wear it. Too bad.

    The teal was awesome. The assymetrical jaguar on the shoulders was the worst least awesome (but still awesome) feature. Some may say the jersey would’ve fit in better in the US-expansion-era CFL. I won’t argue that…as long as it’s agreed that it would be up there among the best of that era.

    In short, I’d wear that.

    • John in KC | July 18, 2020 at 10:07 am |

      The Jaguars never wore that uniform because Jaguar Automotive sent them a cease & desist letter stating that these logos violated their trademarks – specifically that the leaping jaguar was too close to the hood ornament. The football team sent several variations of full and partial bodied jaguars that the car company shot down, so we got the jaguar head logo instead.

      • Jim Vilk | July 18, 2020 at 10:22 am |

        That too…

        Nowadays Jaguar would probably say, “Hey, how about bringing that back and letting us slap an ad patch on your jersey?

    • mike 2 | July 18, 2020 at 1:09 pm |
  • Skott Schoonover | July 18, 2020 at 10:00 am |

    I really enjoy the “what’s Your Sign(ature) features. I think it’s more fun with Pepsi Teams because the history is much more varied (Broncos and Jags), but even Coke teams would be interesting debates (Cowboys and Dolphins).
    I hadn’t realized how many teams would be considered Coke, or Cherry Coke teams. After looking at a list of the teams, most have stuck to a pretty consistent look in terms of colors and uniforms. Most teams have just tweaked the logos or stripes a bit.
    I thought the Bills and Rams would have been considered Coke teams, but in terms of the entire league, they’ve actually had more variety in uniforms than most teams.
    Thanks for the great read this morning, Phil!

    • walter | July 18, 2020 at 12:40 pm |

      The most “Coke” football teams that spring to mind are the Giants, Chiefs, Bears, Packers, and Raiders. Which is not to say the Giants haven’t had their share of tweaks and freshenings, but they didn’t change the fundamental look of the team. The same criteria applies to the Steelers, too.

  • BvK | July 18, 2020 at 10:59 am |

    I’m thrilled to see the return of what’s your signature! It’s been a great series so far, and I love all the historical detail you put into each installment, Phil. Awesome job!

    You make a good case for your choice for Jacksonville’s signature look. But as a Broncos fan, I will always have the image of Natrone Means, Mike Brunell, et al. gouging Denver time and again in the ’96 playoffs for one of the most stunning upsets in NFL history burned into my brain. (Thanks for that great trip down memory lane! Man, that was a sneaky good team!) So that’s what I would choose as the Jags’ signature. Plus, it is by far the franchise’s best look. Teal has never looked so good on a pro uniform set!

  • StLMarty | July 18, 2020 at 11:06 am |

    Lest we forget that they added a side panel to their first jersey. I believe it was for only a year.

    Okay…. I’m confused again by “not a helmet guy.” I came to my understand that it had to do with the type of helmet, not the team’s helmet design. The design seems a might bit important.

    • Block "O Canada" | July 18, 2020 at 12:23 pm |

      I couldn’t find a picture, but I distinctly remember the Jaguars first set of on-field jerseys had numbers that were incredibly narrow. So much so that the NFL made them change to a larger/wider font because of illegibility. I don’t remember if those narrow-font jerseys were used for any preseason games before the change.

  • Kek | July 18, 2020 at 11:11 am |

    I knew the story behind Jaguar killing the original Jacksonville logo, but I don’t think I ever really got a look at the full uniform set that was first proposed. While it’s dated now, at the time that would have been groundbreaking. And the helmet definitely hints at a homage to the Bulls! While now it just looks like something would be used in an 80s sitcom like Coach, I think we uni fans were ripped off of some 90s joy!

  • Paul Bailey | July 18, 2020 at 11:21 am |

    I have always thought that a fauxback was based on a previous design like the Cavaliers have done countless times but there is nothing in the Atlanta Hawks uniform history that resembles that design at all. I don’t see how it could be called a throwback OR a fauxback.

    • walter | July 18, 2020 at 4:51 pm |

      Though they bear a passing resemblance to the 1980 uniforms, those suits didn’t have the drop-shadow numerals the photo shows.

    • Daniel | July 19, 2020 at 12:17 am |

      The fauxbacks are in Atlanta Hawks colors but resemble the old St. Louis Hawks unis.

  • Lou | July 18, 2020 at 11:25 am |

    While I certainly agree that those uniforms made an impression, in a bad way, when I think of the Jaguars I think of their second set and the Byron Leftwich years. To me, that is their signature look.

  • Will Shoken | July 18, 2020 at 11:42 am |

    Kreindler’s Korner, “Birds Sweep Series”
    Dave McNally was not the winning pitcher in Game 1 of the 1966 World Series. McNally was replaced by Moe Drabowsky in the third inning. Drabowsky struck out six consecutive batters in the next two innings and had a total of 11 strikeouts in 6 ​2⁄3 innings of relief, which is a record for a relief pitcher in a World Series game.

  • Jim | July 18, 2020 at 12:33 pm |

    These posts are a great read keep them up. Always so much interesting uni info that I was unaware of even after reading this site for years and years.

  • RICKAZ | July 18, 2020 at 12:43 pm |

    Would love to see all 32 teams with the signature look coverage. I know it’s crazy, but I’m going with the gawd-awful mono mustard look, even though they only wore it twice. When I see that, and it’s impossible not to see it, I know it’s the Jags.

  • Patrick in MI | July 18, 2020 at 1:38 pm |

    The original unused Jags unis were definitely a child of the 1990s. Teal jerseys and over-designed what with that leaping jaguar over the shoulder. Thankfully they got it right when they finally did take the field. I like how they tweaked the teal and it turned out to be an instant classic in my opinion. I also liked the “bass boat” helmet that followed. Unique without being too gimmicky. However, that two-tone helmet was an abomination. It looked like a gold helmet that was rescued from a house fire. I’m glad to see they’re coming back to their senses with the new unis.

  • Jr2t | July 18, 2020 at 2:11 pm |

    Regarding Gaylord Perry in the ticker… I thought that maybe they added the G. since there was another Perry on the All Star Team. However, that wasn’t the case. Instead he had a teammate on the Indians that year, another pitcher, Jim Perry. Funny they would do such a shoddy job. Thank you baseballreference.com.

  • timmy b | July 18, 2020 at 2:35 pm |

    I think this is replication of the press pin that was handed out to media covering the game, but has since become the defacto logo for the game. The first true ASG logo that I can recall is the 1972 game in Atlanta. The logo was the feather that was placed on the sleeves of the Braves new uniforms that were worn that year.

  • timmy_b | July 18, 2020 at 2:37 pm |

    I think this is replication of the press pin that was handed out to media covering the game, but has since become the defacto logo for the game. The first true ASG logo that I can recall is the 1972 game in Atlanta. The logo was the feather that was placed on the sleeves of the Braves new uniforms that were worn that year.

  • Nate | July 18, 2020 at 5:02 pm |

    And the other pitcher was his brother.

  • K-Dawg | July 18, 2020 at 6:57 pm |

    The signature series are great, Phil. Hope you can find the time to do more of them!

  • Daniel | July 18, 2020 at 7:06 pm |

    The original jerseys used by Jacksonville were the best for sure. Part of the reason they become one of my favorite teams….and Mark Brunell was a stud and wore what was then my go to uniform number. Like Crash davis says in bull Durham….don’t F with a winning streak. They should have kept em, esp after making the AFC title game so early.

    Also, the Spiders concepts are a good start. Not a fan of the C with the web. I have seen that dozens of times in the past week or so. Never really thought about the fact there are no teams whose primary colors are a traditional red and black. DBacks have “sedona” red. I also thought it was interesting that the 2nd concept used Corey Kluber, as he is now on the Rangers.

  • Benjamin Bonnet | July 18, 2020 at 7:47 pm |

    Do we know if the ford logo is going to be on the mound at New Shea in the regular season or if this is just an exhibition atrocity?

  • MJ | July 19, 2020 at 9:33 pm |

    The Jags 2-tone helmet was bad. But it must also be said that the 2 given examples of “doing 2-tone helmets right” were college teams (Syracuse, NC State). A 2-tone helmet is never a professional look for football. Like ghost numbers. Or gradients.