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Uni Watch News Ticker for Oct. 26, 2022

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Today in the Ticker: Lots of soccer updates, some gamers come up with virtual NFL unis, and more!

Baseball

MLB

  • We reported on this yesterday a bit as well, but here’s another look at the World Series patches that will go on the Astros’ and Phillies’ jerseys and caps. (From our own Phil Hecken)
  • MLB sponsor revenue hit a record high this year. Good thing these cash-strapped teams will get a cash infusion from uni ad patches next season! (Also from Phil)
Football

NFL

  • Orange/white/black for the Bengals this week. (From our own Phil Hecken)
  • We originally reported yesterday that the Cowboys will wear white pants with their blue jerseys this week. Turns out they’ll be going silver/blue/silver. (Also from Phil)
  • The Titans have unveiled renderings for their new proposed stadium.
  • After EA Sports stopped making the Madden NFL video game for PC, a bunch of gamers got together and made their own alternates and throwbacks for NFL teams. (From Brad Belstock)

College

  • BFBS for NC State this week. (From Mark Pontius)
  • Navy/navy/white for Virginia this week. (From multiple readers)
  • BFBS for Tennessee this week, and the uniform brings a lot of “firsts” for the school too. (From multiple readers)
  • Virginia Tech K Will Ross will wear No. 25 this week. VT hands off the number each week to a different player to honor former head coach Frank Beamer. (From Andrew Cosentino)
  • Orange-clad teams are doing pretty well this season, according to FiveThirtyEight. (From Ron Ruelle)
  • At least one sportswriter thinks Nebraska is due for a uniform change. (From our own Phil Hecken)
  • Pitt’s cheer section has a new T-shirt that has a strong Golden State Warriors vibe. (From Chris Weber)
Hockey

NHL

  • The Coyotes posted a graphic on social media, morphing the Blue Jackets’ logo into a cannon shooting a cannonball with the letter “L” on it. (From Scott, who didn’t give his last name)

College

  • New unis for Brown men’s. (From Wade Heidt)
Basketball

NBA

  • Some big-name athletes have invested in the retro sports clothing brand Mitchell & Ness. (From our own Phil Hecken)

College

Soccer

USA

  • MLS’s newest club, St. Louis City, has named its new stadium, and it’s not an ad. (From Micah Burk)

International

  • England: Tottenham Hotspur’s men’s team will add the logo of a local food bank on the back of their shirts during tomorrow’s men’s Champions League match. (This, and the next three items, are from our own Jamie Rathjen)
  • In more Spurs news, the club mentioned the dates when poppy patches will be worn this year for Remembrance Day.
  • Here’s the design for this year’s Premier League winter ball. It should probably appear this weekend because it’s used between the European time changes.
  • Arsenal’s men’s team is wearing a black/white/black mashup using the first shorts and second shirt and socks in the Europa League tomorrow.
  • Germany: 1. FC Köln’s men’s team is playing a friendly in Texas next month. They can’t bring their live goat mascot, Hennes, so they’re trying to see if someone in Texas can spare a goat to stand in.
  • Wales: Wrexham released a statement saying F Paul Mullin couldn’t wear a pair of boots he was planning on using for an upcoming match. The boots, which Mullin posted on social media, have “F*** THE TORIES!” written on them. “Tories” is shorthand for the Conservative Party of the UK. (From Mark Coale)
  • Brazil: New kit manufacturer for Botafogo. (From Ed Zelaski)
  • England: Manchester City’s women’s team will stop wearing white shorts due to concerns from players wearing them during menstruation. (From Shawn Hairston)
  • Argentina: New 120th-anniversary shirt for Tigre. (From Ed Zelaski)
Grab Bag
  • The Greater Western Sydney Australian Football League women’s team held a themed practice yesterday where players dressed up for another sport they would play if they could choose. You can see NFL, NBA, soccer, rugby league, rugby sevens, netball, cricket, golf, swimming, cycling, tennis, and surfing represented. The player second from the right in the back row is wearing the kit of GWS’s netball team, Giants Netball. (From our own Jamie Rathjen)
  • Despite the controversy surrounding it, Virginia Commonwealth University is releasing its own beer in association with a local brewer. (From Tom Turner)
  • Following up on a related Ticker item from a few days ago: Rishi Sunak made his first official speech as prime minister of the United Kingdom yesterday. He did so standing behind one of the many lecterns that recent PMs have commissioned. Sunak’s lectern was one used by his predecessor, Liz Truss. More details here. (From David Haberman)
  • Some branding tweaks for the University of South Carolina. (From Joel Mathwig)
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Comments (23)

    Yep. I’m about 99.9% sure this is just their regular navy — the use of IG filters on everything (plus dark lighting, ominous backgrounds, etc.) has made it very difficult to ascertain colors in uniform reveals these past few years. If this were truly a *new* black helmet/jersey, UVa would have let that be known. Perhaps Jamie can confirm it is, indeed, just their regular navy hat/shirt…

    Yeah, if it was something new we would have heard about it way before/in other ways besides the weekly uniform reveal.

    It appears that MLB has gone back to embroidered WS patches in lieu of the recent use of a plastic patch. As a baseball game used uniform collector, I’m in favor of the change.

    Wait, LeBron & Rich Paul met because Rich Paul just happened to be rocking a Houston Oilers jersey at the airport? Is LeBron a uni-watcher??

    “Wrexham released a statement saying F Paul Mullin couldn’t wear a pair of boots he was planning on using for an upcoming match.”

    – Good to see Wrexham get a mention in the ticker, although I really thought you would have referred to him as Super Paul Mullin. ;)

    Officially, the school academic and athletic colors are red and white. Black didn’t make an appearance even as a trim color until the 1990s, when the BFBS trend started. So yeah, BFBS.

    Yes … and no. Yes: They’ve incorporated black as a trim color and it has been incorporated into a number of uniforms and gear in different sports. No: Official colors are still Red and White.

    South Carolina is in a bind as far as branding. “USC” is more likely associated with Southern Cal. “Carolina” is more linked with UNC. I always thought “UofSC” was at least distinctive, if a little clumsy.

    Far be it from me as a Kentucky fan to defend Tennessee, but they did have black uniforms back in the 1920s I believe, so it’s not exactly BFBS

    No. But when those future Final Four dollars are on the table …

    Anyway, just what the NFL needs … More stadium sterility.
    -C.

    Any money brought in by MLB ad patches should be earmarked solely to re-hire the people laid off as a result of COVID and the lockdown.

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