In today’s Ticker: MLB logos appearing at a college bowl game, how the Colts tricked the NFL about a player’s preferred uni number, and more.
- Someone found a game-used Duke Snider Dodgers jersey at a Goodwill thrift store! (From @BeautyOfAGame)
- Last night’s college football Holiday Bowl took place at the Padres’ ballpark, and the team’s logo and the MLB Postseason logo were still visible on the outskirts of the field. (From Steve Sher)
- A small business in Richmond, Va., has found itself in a trademark tussle with the Guardians. (From Tom Turner)
- Marc Kickenweitz points out that the Astros’ World Series championship cap design is very similar to the New Jersey Devils’ 2000 Stanley Cup locker room cap.
- The book The Blood and Guts: How Tight Ends Save Football includes this note about former Colts TE Dallas Clark, who wore No. 44 in college: “After conceding that he probably couldn’t keep 44 [in the NFL] because it’s a fullback number, Clark said he’d double it up and take 88. … [Colts GM Bill] Polian said the Colts already had a No. 88, wide receiver Marvin Harrison. ‘Forget it,’ Polian told him. ‘You’ll be 44. We’ll figure it out.’ Indy got around the rules by listing Clark as a tight end/fullback on the roster, and even as John Madden roasted the rookie for wearing a number in the 40s during an exhibition broadcast, the number stuck.” (From L.J. Sparvero)
- This week’s NFL attire: Throwbacks for the Lions; the Cowboys will debut their new white alternate helmets tonight in Tennessee, while the Titans will go mono-blue; and conventional combos for the Bengals and Jags.
- If you read yesterday’s post about all the Mike Leach memorial decals prior to 8pm Eastern, you may have missed this update: Three additional schools that have worn Leach decals are Oregon State, South Alabama, and Western Kentucky. (From Colin Lowther and Patrick Lasseter)
- With Penn State DB Jonathan Sutherland poised to play his final game, here’s a look at who might be the next Nittany Lion to wear No. 0.
- Ohio and Wyoming will be going color vs. color in the Arizona Bowl. (Thanks to all who shared).
- Cross-listed from the Baseball section: Last night’s Holiday Bowl took place at the San Diego Padres’ home ballpark, and the team’s logo and the MLB Postseason logo were still visible on the outskirts of the field. (From Steve Sher)
- Here’s an article about how Ohio State’s grey-striped sleeves became a playoff tradition. (From Paul Wood)
- Speaking of the Holiday Bowl: UNC wore throwbacks for that game. (From James Gilbert)
- We may have had this before, but once more won’t hurt: Kansas added a memorial decal for former QB John Hadl for yesterday’s Liberty Bowl. (I’m very surprised that the NFL’s Chargers haven’t done likewise.)
- With Penn State facing Utah in the Rose Bowl, a ski facility near the Penn State campus has renamed its “Utah” slope. (From William Yurasko)
- Texas Tech and Ole Miss went color vs. color yesterday for the Texas Bowl. (From @PunkRockSW)
- The entire Heat team attended teammate Udonis Haslem’s high school number retirement the other day.
- Cavs F/C Kevin Love thinks the team should retire former teammate Kyrie Irving’s number.
- WHL teams wore colors at home for the first half of the season but will be switching to white at home for the second half. “I’m thinking this would be a good idea for the NHL to do,” says Wade Heidt.
- The FPHL’s Binghamton Black Bears have a new jersey commemorating 50 years of pro hockey in Binghamton. (From Jeff Williams)
- Germany: Yesterday’s Ticker had a visual timeline of Bayern Munich’s logo. Johnny Woods notes that one of the changes, in 1996, was changing the umlaut in “München” from two raised dots to a wedge.
- France: When Paris Saint-Germain signs a new player or extends an existing player’s contract, they like to present the player with a jersey showing the “good through” year of the deal. (Thanks, Anthony)