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Category: Team Colors

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Video Game Shows New Unis for Jackie Robinson Day

Good morning! April 15 — just 11 days from now — is Jackie Robinson Day. It’s also the 75th anniversary of Jackie breaking the big league color barrier and the …

Some Thoughts About the NBA Finals

Good morning! Hope everyone had a good holiday weekend, as I did. My friends, I come to you today to discuss a matter most urgent. It is no secret that …

MUni Watch Part III: The Cleveland Municipals — On Mascots

By Phil Hecken, with James Lansdowne and William Weible Follow @PhilHecken Good morning Uni Watch nation. Hope everyone is doing well and that you had a good week. You fine …

MUni Watch, Part 2: The Cleveland Municipals — Why Municipals?

By Phil Hecken, with James Lansdowne and William Weible Follow @PhilHecken Good morning Uni Watch nation. Hope everyone is doing well and that you had a good week. Last weekend, …

MUni Watch, Part 1: The Cleveland Municipals

By Phil Hecken, with James Lansdowne and William Weible Follow @PhilHecken Good morning Uni Watchers — hope everyone is staying safe and well, and that those of you who are …

What It’s Like to Be a Colorblind Sports Fan

In the last week’s episode of Unified, Chris and I briefly mentioned the famous 2015 Jets/Bills game in which the teams went mono-green vs. mono-red, thus creating serious visual problems …

Boned Again: Hidden Detail Lurking in Rams’ Unis

For all photos click to enlarge The photo above shows Rams quarterback Jared Goff and linebacker Leonard Floyd wearing the team’s dishwater jerseys. But if you look closely, you can …

MLB History Bombshell: Reds Wore Red Shoes in 1971!

In Tuesday’s blog post about Joe Morgan’s uniform history, I mentioned that Morgan, along with some of his Reds teammates, occasionally dabbled with alternate shoe colors in All-Star Games. As …

Cowboys Confirm Two Different Patches, New Pants Color

For all photos, click to enlarge Good morning, and happy autumnal equinox! Autumn is my favorite season and “autumnal” is my favorite adjective (I like how the silent “n” suddenly …

Talking NFL Data Visualization With Anthony Reinhard

Click to enlarge — it’s worth it The remarkable chart shown above tracks each NFL team’s jersey color over every game for the past 21 seasons. For each team shown, …

When the Number and Name Colors Don’t Match

Notice anything uni-notable about this old photo of Michael Jordan about to break some hearts in Detroit? Here’s the part that interests me: For both teams, the color of the …

Which City’s Teams Are the Most Color-Consistent?

[Editor’s Note: Good morning! Today we have a guest entry from Mat Swatek, who’s created a project regarding team colors that I’m pretty sure everyone here will love. Enjoy! — …

To Play or Not to Play: That Is the Question

Click to enlarge With the NFL draft kicking off last night, I want to share this 1935 Philadelphia Eagles letter that reader/proofreader/pal Jerry Wolper came across the other day. At …

Chargers Flatten the Curve with New Logo, Color Scheme

Click to enlarge With leaks and rumors piling up, the Chargers shifted into “Ah, fuck it” mode yesterday and went ahead with the unveiling of their new logo — no …