In today’s ticker, we’ve got new GFGS unis for Louisville football, an NFL head coach angry at the league’s sideline cap rules, and an odd place for a hockey support decal.
- Niners head coach Kyle Shanahan is angry at the NFL’s rules sideline hat rules, which don’t allow him to wear a previous season’s hat. Because the famous “Shanahat“, which Shanahan stopped wearing after a disappointing 2020 season, is from a prior season, he evidently can’t bring it back for 2022.
- Reader Alex Barfield was digging through some old football cards when he noticed that the Packers’ mid-1970s TV numbers were spaced so oddly that different numerals could be completely obscured in action shots.
- While watching a YouTube video of an old Oilers game, reader Brad Eenhuis noticed that Archie Manning’s number outline was quite a bit thicker than it was normally.
- The Patriots have revealed their rookie uni number assignments.
- Yesterday we ticker-linked to the Bills’ pin designs for the 2022 season, which seemed to reveal a throwback game in December against the Dolphins. Today, the Bills released T-shirt designs for each game, and revealed that they will also be wearing their throwbacks on Thanksgiving in Detroit. (From Jason Faulkenberg)
- Louisville has new GFGS alternates. That huge “The Ville” wordmark is even worse than the drab color. (From @Sleepwelljoshy)
- New alternate “ice white” helmets for Troy. It might be the lighting, but I think it looks closer to a cream color than anything. (From @TrojanWallF5 and Ben Whitehead)
- Ohio State players are wearing visors on their helmets. And not like a Ricky Williams visor, like a Bob Stoops visor. I’ve never seen that done before — is this common? (From Jason Hillyer)
- First time we have seen the new alternates for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on the field in action, which they wore last evening. (From Wade Heidt)
- Members of the Swedish World Juniors team are adding a No. 21 decal to their sticks in honor of Börje Salming, who was recently diagnosed with ALS. Salming played in the NHL from 1973 to 1990, and is considered a trailblazer for European players in North America. (From Mike Styczen)
- The San Jose Barracuda, AHL affiliates of the Sharks, have unveiled a new white alternate sweater.
- The NHRA has a video game coming out, but the developers apparently weren’t able to get the licenses to use the actual cars; they just have accurate liveries slapped on generic cars. (From David Firestone)