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A Uni Watch Look at the 2021 NFL Season Opener

For all photos, click to enlarge The most interesting thing about last night’s NFL season opener is that the Buccaneers chose not to wear a Super Bowl championship patch. That …

Urban Meyer Puts Stamp on Jags Uni with Silly Slogan

Click to enlarge Good morning! Are you ready for a big football day? Let’s start with this: The Jags yesterday announced that center Brandon Linder is the first player in …

Ewwww: MLB Umps to Start Wearing Ad Patches in July

For all images, click to enlarge Welcome back to Ump Watch, where we continue to cover the wide world of umpiring attire. Sadly, the latest news on that front is …

A Close Look at MLB’s First-Ever Lou Gehrig Day

For all photos, click to enlarge Yesterday was Lou Gehrig Day across Major League Baseball. We’d known for a while that all teams would be wearing a jersey patch to …

C’mon, Blue: Umps Perplex Again with New Patch Mystery

For all images, click to enlarge Good morning and welcome back to Ump Patch Watch, the website where we cover the exciting and wide-ranging world of Major League Baseball umpires’ …

EXCLUSIVE: MLB Umps Make Unprecedented Uni Adjustment

For all image, click to enlarge Sometimes I’ll spot something while watching a game — something small, something seemingly inconsequential — that sends me down a deep, deep rabbit hole …

49ers Release 75th-Anniversary Patch

NFL teams usually make uni-related announcements during the run-up to the draft. We saw the start of that with last week’s Bengals uniform unveiling, and we have a bit more …

A Uni Watch Look at 2021’s Jackie Robinson Day

Click to enlarge Mild hilarity yesterday in Chicago, as the White Sox and Cleveland emptied their benches and bullpens for some on-field pushing and shoving, resulting in the very entertaining …

Late-Breaking MLB Uni News, Just in Time for Opening Day

This season, we tip our caps #For44 and #ForKnucksie 💙❤️ pic.twitter.com/CIAqoqh3jH — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) March 31, 2021 Good morning! Today is April 1, so I want to begin by …

Play Ball! Spring Training Games Provide Lots of Uni Observations

Click to enlarge Good morning! Greetings from Uni Watch HQ, where all three inhabitants continue to be safe and well. MLB spring training games got under way yesterday, and we …

Yanks Do Really Simple Thing They’ve Never Done Before

2021 continues to be a banner year for MLB memorial patches, as a social media photo of pitcher Gerrit Cole revealed the team’s new “16” memorial for Whitey Ford. As …

Flurry of NHL Uni-Related Moves as Season Gets Under Way

For all photos, click to enlarge The NHL season finally began last night. In a move that got no advance fanfare, at least that I’m aware of, the defending Stanley …

Less Is More: A Look at the NBA’s Ad-Free Three

Click to enlarge The 2020-21 NBA season tips off one week from today (I know, it’s crazy — feels like we were just crowning the Lakers), and preseason games have …

Uni Quirks Bring Down Curtain on 2020 MLB Season

Click to enlarge It happened! Blake Snell started Game Six of the World Series last night for the Rays, and then the Dodgers brought in Julio Urías to pitch in …

A Close Look at World Series Patch Position Protocol

For all photos, click to enlarge In yesterday’s Uni Watch World Series Preview, I mentioned how joyless and brutalist this year’s World Series sleeve patch is. There’s nothing the Rays …