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XFL Announces New Team Names and Logos

The latest iteration of the league is scheduled to begin play in February. Here are the teams that will be competing.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Your Washington Commanders

Click to enlarge Happy Groundhog Day! It’s official — the Washington Football Team is now the Washington Commanders. There’s additional info here, and I’ll add links to more photos as …

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 …

How the Financial Sector Got the WFT to Change Its Name

When the Washington Football Team decided last summer to retire its longstanding team name, there was a lot of talk about how shareholders and investment firms had pressured the team …

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 …

Sock It to Me: Burlington Now Home to Baseball’s Coolest Mascot

Every single day, there’s an upside-down baseball stirrup at the top of this website. But today there are two upside-down stirrups! That’s due to a really fun new team identity …

Washington Redskins: 1937–2020

Good morning! Greetings from Uni Watch HQ, where all three inhabitants continue to be safe and healthy. Hope the same is true for everyone at your home. Now then: Multiple …

3 Days That Rocked the World of Native American Sports Imagery

Good morning! Greetings from Uni Watch HQ, where all three inhabitants continue to be healthy and safe. Hope the same is true at your home and that you all did …

Oregon High School’s Teams Named After Political Party

Click to enlarge I got a note the other day from reader Taylor Workman, who had noticed this banner hanging in a park in Portland, Ore. He soon realized that …

More Minnesota Musings

During the reporting for my follow-up piece on the origins of the Vikings’ uniforms, I interviewed the two surviving sons of Bert Rose, the Vikes’ original general manager (that’s him …

A Modest Proposal

I came up with an idea the other day. It’s such a simple, obvious idea that I’m sure other people have previously thought of it. But if they have, I’ve …

You Can Take the Team Out of the City…

Click to enlarge Reader D.P. McIntire sent in this photo of a Raiders bumper sticker yesterday. Sure, it’s a funny riff on the whole “Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim” thing, …

The Brief History Of Logo-On-Back

    [Editor’s Note: Paul is on vacation and will return to the site on March 9. Today’s content is by assistant editor Alex Hider.] By Alex Hider Almost every …

An Unusual Team Name for Saint Louis

There are sooooo many Division I college hoops teams — 32 conferences, 351 schools — and I don’t even pretend to know much about all of them, or even most …