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Tampa Bay Breaks Out the Devil Throwbacks

In a Saturday afternoon game against the (also) first place White Sox, Tampa Bay slipped into the old “Devil Rays” unis from, err, way way back in the late 90s. …

Rugby Referee Uniforms — A Lack of Uniformity

[Editor’s Note: Today we have a guest entry from reader Eric Bangeman, who will be broaching the topic of Rugby Referee uniforms. A couple of the links were wonky, but …

2019–20 Premiership Rugby Preview

For all photos, click to enlarge [Editor’s Note: With the new Premiership Rugby season about to start tomorrow, our own Anthony Emerson, who compiles the Tickers that run here on …

Your 2019 Rugby World Cup Preview

By Phil Hecken, with Anthony Emerson Follow @PhilHecken Got a special treat for you today — our own Anthony Emerson has been preparing for the Rugby World Cup for (literally) …

English Soccer Team Joins Cross-Sport Numbering System

[Deputy Editor’s Note: With Paul now on his August blog-cation a couple days early, today we have a lede from our own Jamie Rathjen, who takes a look at cross-sport …

A Uni Watch Look at the Rugby World Cup

[Editor’s Note: Paul is off on a short vacation, returning on Wednesday. Today we have a guest entry by Josh Gardner, editor of the site Rugby Shirt Watch, who’s going …

A Uni Watch Look at the Rugby Union Autumn Internationals

[Editor’s Note: Today we have a guest entry from Robert Naylor, who’s going to give us a uni-centric primer on the rugby union autumn internationals, which are now underway. ”” …

The Haka – A Meeting Point of Culture, Art, Business and Sports

By Phil Hecken Today, I’m again bringing you a very special article from a gentleman with whom I have worked on several occasions, and who always brings a welcome international …

Continental Divides: How New Zealand’s Chiefs Handle Native Peoples’ Iconography & Naming

By Phil Hecken Uni Watch (and ESPN, via Paul) have recently done some in-depth investigation of the relationships between American sports teams who use either Native American names (racist or …

Logo a No-Go

The guy carrying the ball in the photo shown above is David Pocock, captain of the Western Force, a Super Rugby team based in Perth, Australia. Notice anything unusual about …

Rugby World Cup, Part 2

By Phil Hecken I’m back again this weekend with Caleb Borchers, who last week gave us a preview of about half of the uniforms in the 2011 Rugby World Cup. …

“Kiwi Footy,” or The 2011 Rugby World Cup, Part I

By Phil Hecken I know as much about rugby as I do about the uniforms of the Korean Baseball League, which is to say — not a lot. But I …

Rooting for Laundry

By John Ekdahl We’ve all heard it before, and while it’s generally true that your allegiance to a team supersedes that of any one player, it doesn’t make it any …

What Is the Proper Response to a Disaster?

Life is always full of tragedy. But there are some tragedies that transcend the ordinary and become part of our larger collective consciousness. Sports uniforms, oddly enough, are a good …

Check Your Head

If you were to go back and check every rugby item ever to appear in the Ticker, you’d probably find that about 70% of them were contributed by reader Caleb …