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Uni Watch News Ticker for August 29, 2022

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Today in the Ticker: New research on the National League’s 1882 experimental (by modern standards) uniforms, China’s women’s volleyball team wears masks for part of a match, Coventry Cathedral makes it onto a soccer shirt, and more.



  • The site Threads of Our Game has a new piece on the 1882 National League uniforms, where for a few months the cap and shirt were colored based on a player’s position and only the socks identified which team someone played for. (Thanks, Paul)
  • The Tigers’ broadcast mentioned on Friday that the Rangers’ field dimensions are based on former players’ uniform numbers. Most of them are, but not all: the team tweeted what the dimensions meant before opening the stadium, some are also based on years, and a reference to Jackie Robinson is thrown in. (From David Raglin)


  • The American Association’s Milwaukee Milkmen wore Willy Wonka-themed jerseys yesterday, becoming the “Milwaukee Sweet Teats.” (From Jeff Ash)


  • The Giants/Jets preseason game yesterday featured retiring Newsday columnist Bob Glauber receiving a commemorative half-and-half jersey from both teams, but it used the Jets’ font for both halves. (From multiple readers)
  • Rams OL Max Pircher is Italian and is part of the International Player Pathway Program, so he has an Italian flag decal on the back of his helmet. (From L.J. Sparvero)
  • All NFL teams have two uniform inspectors, former players who watch for potential uniform violations, with every team providing one for themselves and one for visiting teams. The role got in the news over the weekend because former Vikings OL Mike Harris switched from being the team’s away to the home inspector. (Thanks, Phil)


  • Two of the four FBS teams with women leading their equipment staffs, Nevada and New Mexico State, played each other on Saturday, so both managers were featured on the ESPN broadcast.
  • Here are the first-week uni combos for Ohio and Division II Nebraska-Kearney. (From Phil and Ford Clark)
  • If you’re unaware, Nebraska’s helmet logo briefly changed from “N” to “NU” in the late ’60s, and there are examples of both being visible on the field at once. (From Hector Cendejas)
  • Canada’s U Sports football season started this weekend and Carleton have a new white helmet. Additionally, Queen’s wear a mono-yellow uniform for both home and away games, which saw some changes this season. “Queen’s have gone retro with their new uniforms this season. Shoulder stripes back. New pant striping. The “Q” logo has been removed from the helmet and featuring helmet numbers again,” says Wade Heidt.


  • The Calgary Stampeders are one of the teams that annually hosts a game on Labour Day, which is the same date in Canada as in the US. They posted some pictures of this year’s uniform for the game, which sounds like it’ll be revealed today. (From Moe Khan)


  • The Junior A British Columbia Hockey League’s Penticton Vees revealed a new logo. (From Wade Heidt)


  • The US Soccer Federation and the national teams’ players’ associations are planning to sign new collective bargaining agreements on the pitch after the USWNT’s second friendly against Nigeria next week, which is the first I’ve heard of something like that happening.
  • Virginia’s women’s team wore orange shirts and socks with their current uniform set for the first time.


  • Ecuador: The men’s national team’s 2022 World Cup shirts were released.
  • England: New third shirts for Aston Villa, Leeds United, and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
  • England: Coventry City’s new third shirt is based on stained glass from the city’s cathedral, which was rebuilt after World War II. (From Jeremy Brahm)
  • England: Here is a short video of Nunhead, a men’s non-league club active in the first half of the 20th century, playing a Canadian Army team in 1918. (Thanks, Phil)
  • Scotland: Aberdeen have a new sleeve (men’s team)/back (women’s team) ad.
Auto Racing
  • NASCAR revealed a 75th-anniversary logo for next season. (From multiple readers)
  • The Mercedes Formula One team used a retro design for their cars’ numbers, but nothing else, this weekend. They didn’t explain much further, but it appears the reason why is that it’s the 55th anniversary of their high performance division, AMG, which first entered motorsport at the 1971 24 Hours of Spa at this weekend’s F1 destination of Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. (Thanks, Anthony)
  • China’s women’s team wore N95 masks during part of a match at the Asian Women’s Volleyball Cup in the Philippines last week because of confusion about whether they were supposed to wear them or not, which led to a decent amount of online criticism and an apology from the volleyball association.
Grab Bag
  • Several AFL Women’s teams have started wearing Indigenous designs as full-time clash designs instead of only for the designated one or two weeks each season. Fremantle opened this season yesterday by not quite doing that but by adding a small pattern down the side of their white guernsey.
Comments (9)

    In the minor league baseball section “Milwaukee Sweat Teats” should be Milwaukee Sweet Teats”.

    Either way that’s pretty awful

    The Giants/Jets preseason game yesterday featured retiring Newsday columnist Bob Glauber receiving a commemorative half-and-half jersey from both teams

    The game also featured a Giants end zone and a Jets end zone.
    As. It. Always. Should. Be.

    Queen’s Golden Gaels uniforms are gold, not yellow. Its right there in the name :)

    Seriously, I don’t think they’ve ever worn anything but mono-gold. The last few changes (numbers on the helmets, stripes on the shoulders) finally gets the team back where it belongs after an unfortunate “modern” stretch.

    Athletic gold for the Gaels.

    Love the Gaels wear the one uniform. All their road games colour vs colour as this acts as a light uniform as well.

    Gaels have worn navy jerseys in games at times I believe. Was maybe a decade or 2 ago? Don’t know exactly when.


    NASCAR’s Diamond Anniversary logo:
    Truly surprised it’s not ‘sponsored’.
    Why didn’t they use their “proprietary” font for the years as well to make the logo more…uniform?

    So in that color coding of 1882, if a left fielder was moved to right field mid-game, did he have to go to the clubhouse and change everything but his socks?

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