By Phil Hecken, with Matthew Drake
Hey UW readers! Hope everyone had a good week, and you and yours are staying safe and sane.
Last weekend, I featured NFL Concepts from Matthew Drake (if you missed that, click here), who graced us with his designs (or redesigns) for the NFL’s American Conference, for the East and North Divisions. Today we’ll look at his concepts for three more Divisions: AFC South and West, and the NFC East. There’s a lot to look at, so let’s go.
Basically a combination of the team’s past two uniforms, I decided to fully embrace teal as much as possible. I rounded off the edges of the number font to look closer to the inaugural uniforms, and to feel more sleek like a jaguar.
Like the Jags, these uniforms are basically a combination of the past two designs for the Titans. The striping is still inspired by a sword but is more subtle about it, eliminating the need for silver.
Kansas City Chiefs
Las Vegas Raiders
Los Angeles Chargers
The Chargers new uniforms immediately became one of my favorites in the NFL, so no major changes. I tweaked the number font to match the “pointy-ness” of the old Agency font, and added the wordmark to the front of the jersey.
New York Giants
Washington Football Team
I decided not to bother with choosing a name yet for Washington, and just worked with the parts that they have currently. Uniform-wise, most things remain the same, I embraced the two-stripe pattern and went with a custom number font.
Thanks, Matt! I’ll be back soon with Matt as we look at the last of his NFL concepts. Readers? What do you think so far?
Guess The Game…
from the scoreboard
Today’s scoreboard comes from Mike Wissman.
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.
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:
Subject: Roger Maris, 1961
Medium: Oil on linen
Size: 38″ x 52″
This is the first – and so far, only – painting I’ve done of Roger Maris’ famous home run in 1961. It’s also one of my favorite images of the moment. Sure, the poetry of the powerful swing is appealing, but for me, this one is all about the light and color. And I mean that as it pertains to the original black and white photograph too, as it was really easy to imagine how this would look on canvas in full color.
I guess it’s just easy to imagine Yankee Stadium in October on a sunny day: the blue sky with very few clouds interspersed throughout; the shadow of the triple-decked ballpark creeping across the diamond; cigar smoke wafting through the stands, the courthouse looming in right-center – seemingly endless motifs.
In this case, with the home run taking place in the fourth inning, Roger has been engulfed by the shade. And because of the angle of the photographer who took the photo, we see the first few rows of the third-base side bathed in that afternoon sun, creating a nice contrast between his silhouette and the action in the stands. Keeping the latter relatively high-key, comparitively warmer, and softer on the scale of edges, the cool notes of that bluish shadowed figure really work in giving the viewer an illusion of space. The fact that Roger is the tightest part of the painting doesn’t hurt either.
Like so many baseball fans, the footage of him doing the deed is so ingrained in my psyche, and despite the fame and scrutiny that it brought Roger, it’s refreshing to see it in a different light.
Thanks, Graig! You can (and should!) follow Graig on Twitter.
By Anthony Emerson
Baseball News: Kansas City has decked out one of their street cars with a Buck O’Neil-inspired livery (from Brian Hansen). … The Auckland Tuatara of the Australian Baseball League have new unis (from @caliglowin).
NFL News: Ryan Greene was trawling through old CBS archival footage and was able to grab a screenshot of the FNOBs for Broncos o-line brothers Doug and Dave Widell. The video Ryan pulled the screenshot from is here. … Apparently, head coach Brian Flores and “a lot” of others in the Dolphins organization prefer the throwback uniforms (from Mike Chamernik). … The New York Post photoshopped Trevor Lawrence into a Jets uni, but left his facemask Clemson white. “I prefer the white facemask so much more than the black,” says Patrick Sesty. Agreed! … The Iggles will wear white jerseys and pants at the Meadowlands (from Sam McKinley).
College/High School Football News: Ole Miss has teased some flag desecration unis for use today, in addition to a flag desecration field (from Kary Klismet). … Miami is going white-white-orange against Virginia Tech (from Josh Lefkowicz). … UNC is going with Carolina blue throwbacks for today’s game (from Christopher Jacques). … Kentucky is going with the chrome lids for the first time this season, along with blue jerseys and pants. … Sam Boyd Stadium has been decked out in New Mexico paraphernalia as the Lobos prepare to take on Nevada as the home team in Vegas, due to New Mexico’s COVID restrictions (from @roblmo). … The following are all from Phil: West Virginia is going with flag desecration helmets. … Northwestern is going black-white-black. … Illinois is going orange-white-orange. … Arizona is going white-blue-white against USC. … Anderson High in Austin, Tx., uses a soccer substitution board to call plays from the sideline (from David Wiechmann).
Hockey News: University of Nebraska – Omaha announced their captains for the forthcoming season, and the announcement video showed the equipment staff actually sewing the “C” and “A”s onto their uniforms (from Oleg Kvasha). … More Reverse Retro teases from Adidas: Rangers, Capitals, Blue Jackets (each from multiple readers).
NBA News: A bunch of NBA City Edition unis were officially launched yesterday, confirming previous leaks: The Spurs new “fiesta” City Edition unis, the Hornets unveiled a matching court design to their City Edition unis, the Bulls’ art-deco inspired unis, (all from Mike Chamernik) as well as the new City Edition unis for the Pelicans (from Ron Norman).
Grab Bag: As election night became election week, many people — myself included — became fans of MSNBC’s numbers guru Steve Kornacki. And now his trademark Gap khakis are selling out (from Tom Turner). … Did you know Richard Nixon had the Secret Service dress in uniforms? Looks like Tricky Dick got them on clearance from a Latin American dictator (from multiple readers). … I’m still calling it Fairmount Park (from @beerbythepool). … A Canadian political scientist photoshopped four of the country’s most famous Prime Ministers into period-appropriate trading cards (from Andreas Papadopoulos).
And finally… thanks to Matt for the NFL redesigns. I’ll have the final set for you guys in the near future.
That’s it for today — everyone have a good Saturday and I’ll be back with the SMUW Crew tomorrow for your Sunday Morning Uni Watch.