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Uni Watch News Ticker for Dec. 7, 2022

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Today in the Ticker: A bit of “What might have been” MLB news, the latest men’s World Cup news, and more.



  • A historical nugget that we may have covered before, but just in case: The A’s were close to moving to Denver in 1978, and the Giants were set to play half of their home games in Oakland. The Giants confirmed they would wear caps without the interlocking “SF” logo for those Oakland games. Of course, none of this happened — though we’re still talking about the A’s moving. (From @jaynow71)


  • QB Baker Mayfield will wear No. 17 with the Rams. (From Mike Chamernik)
  • Former Steelers DL Joe Greene is having a jersey he wore during the team’s 1975 championship season auctioned off.





  • New alternates for the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League.




  • France men’s F Kylian Mbappe has been shown hiding the Budweiser logo on the World Cup’s Man of the Match trophy because Mbappe doesn’t endorse alcohol, junk food, or sports betting companies.
  • All of Spain’s players except their goalkeeper had centered crests at their men’s World Cup match yesterday. (From Josh Kail)
  • At the end of the Spain/Morocco men’s World Cup round of 16 match, the TV feed showed the scorebug for the Croatia/Brazil match. Croatia and Brazil don’t play each other until Friday. (From @BurnerGSmith)
Auto Racing
  • Maserati’s new Formula E team revealed its first livery. (From our own Jamie Rathjen)
Grab Bag
  • The Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League will retire F Kevin Finneran’s No. 11 in January. The team will wear jerseys that night that take elements from the last two incarnations of the Wings. (From @MichaelMPH)
  • Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the Archdiocese of New York receives a red cap from teams every time he attends a sporting event. The red, of course, references the color all cardinals wear. (From Jorge Cruz)
  • Tennessee athletics is selling a bunch of team gear at an on-campus inventory sale next week.
  • Some streetlights in cities across the world are turning purple. Reader Josh Sandin surmises that “they’re just messing with Uni Watch.”
  • With Charles III replacing Queen Elizabeth as the UK’s monarch, the Queen’s Plate — North America’s longest continuously run horse stakes race — is changing its name to the King’s Plate. (From Andreas Papadopoulos)
Comments (11)

    I wonder if the Spain GK having his crest located in a different spot has to do with his actual shirt. To me, it looks like the collar on his is different, and comes down lower than the rest of the team. Maybe didn’t have enough room under it to have the number, crest and maker mark like the others.

    Robo-Penguin hit the ice in 1992-93. That was an amazing NHL season for a young uni watching hockey fan.

    Not just the Penguins with a big uniform redesign. Whalers, Devils, and Maple Leafs with big redesigns too.

    Two more brand new uniforms for new expansion teams. Senators and Lightning.

    Other minor tickering with the numbers for the Kings and shade changes for the trim colours for the Canucks.

    I would be for the Portland Winterhawks transitioning their new alternate to their primary someday. Better than the primary black uniforms. The Winterhawks belong in red as the primary uniform colour.

    Interesting, there are a bunch of purple street lights in a neighboring subdivision. It is really odd, hopefully they are in fact defective and are replaced soon.

    The NC State unis were closer to fauxbacks. Adidas got the “STATE” font on the jersey and the “PACK” on the shorts largely correct and the numerical font was close. But because of Three Stripes’ uni template, the border striping and such was way off.

    It’s not that I expect the same material, shorter shorts as they wore during the NCAA title run 40 years ago. But, IMO, this was barely a half-hearted effort. Do better, Adidas.

    Surprising to learn that the A’s were considering a move so soon after the height of their 3 consecutive championships from 1972-1974.

    Curious about the purple light but can’t finish the article. Really long winded. I’m guessing the author was paid by the word.

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