In today’s ticker: the Lions and Seahawks will look like NFL teams today, that time NBA teams wore white at home, and much more!
- After wearing mono-blue, mono-gray, and mono-white this season, and generally looking like an Arena League team, the Detroit Lions will finally break out their outstanding throwback unis today against da Bears. That sound you hear is everyone saying, “make these permanent.”
- The Seattle Seahawks will again wear the (very rare) blue-over-gray combo at home today against the New York Jets.
- Pretty well done Packers/Vikings frankenjersey here. (From Jeremy Brahm)
- Pretty great Detroit Lions concepts are featured on this blog — by designer Jonah Ward, whose designs I have featured on Uni Watch several times (and will again).
- Check out this interesting graphic with a FSU Football helmet and Aggie Football jersey. (From Clint)
- ESPN was using the Frog graphic (aka “Hypnotoad”) from Futurama to represent TCU during yesterday’s semi-final against Michigan. (From Nick Cihigoyenetche). Here’s an article from yesterday’s New York Times with much more than you want to know. (From Jerry Wolper)
- Why did home teams in the NBA (originally) wear white uniforms? The answer is probably what you were already thinking.
- Jontay Porter for the Wisconsin Herd has his name and number a little off center. (From Mike Boscaljon)
- How did a junior hockey team in Ushuaia, Argentina end up with jerseys from Juneau, Alaska? Ushuaia got a rink recently, and there was no hockey store in town, so Val Martinez, who is originally from Ushuaia but now lives in Juneau, went to visit her family in Ushuaia and she brought down a whole bag of used hockey gear from Play It Again Sports in Juneau. (From Cressy)
- The OHL’s Sting played the London Knights Friday night and again on New Year’s Eve. Sarnia were wearing a memorial decal for London Knights player Abakar Kazbekov who passed away unexpectedly earlier this month. (From Wade Heidt)
- The OHL’s North Bay Battalion have a white version of their new alternate uniform. Here’s a first look. (From Wade Heidt)
- WHL’s Swift Current Broncos wore special New Year’s Eve unis last night. Wade Heidt says. “Strange. Wearing the colours of rival Brandon Wheat Kings instead of usual blue and green.”
- We bitch (and rightfully so) about many American sports teams going BFBS, but one of the worst offenders happens to play in the Great White North.
- Fun Fact about Roberto Clemente: Clemente’s original number with the Pirates was 13, but early in the season he switched to 21 … It is reported that Clemente chose the number because his full name, Roberto Clemente Walker, has 21 letters. (From Texas Trev)
- Apparently Gotham City has the same color scheme as Pittsburgh. (From Jimmy Parker)
- With twin brothers Taylor and Tyler Rogers both now members of the San Francisco Giants, how will their NOB situation be handled? (From Carlos Montalvan)
- As the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters move into their new stadium in 2023, Tsuyoshi Shinjoh takes a tour. One thing that stands out immediately is the foul poles are Fighters Blue as well as the home run line. (From Jeremy Brahm)
- And here’s the logo for the new stadium for the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters. (From Jeremy Brahm)
- Japan: 2023 home look for J1 Avispa Fukuoka. (From Jeremy Brahm)
- Japan: Here is the 2023 look for J2 Montevideo Yamagata (From Jeremy Brahm)
- Italy: The FIGC is teasing a new national team logo. The outline in the video appears to confirm the previous leaks. (From Trent Lowe)
- Japan: J1 Shonan Bellmare with their home 2023 look and diamond pattern paying homage to their 1994 look, the team’s first season in the J-League. (From Jeremy Brahm)
- But wouldn’t it have been just as easy to remove the sign itself? (From Michael MPH)