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Uni Watch News Ticker for Jan. 12, 2023

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In today’s Ticker: Some trademark news from Damar Hamlin, lots of soccer news, and more.



  • OF Michael Conforto will wear No. 8 for the Giants. (From Carlos Montalvan)
  • Here’s this season’s promotion schedule for the Orioles. (From Andrew Cosentino)


  • When Bills S Damar Hamlin woke up last week after suffering cardiac arrest during Monday Night Football, he reportedly asked, “Did we win?” Hamlin has now turned the phrase into a T-shirt he’s selling, with proceeds going to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center Trauma Center, where he received care. He’s also filed to trademark the phrase, along with an additional phrase: “Three is back.” According to the filing, the trademarks will be used for clothing, motivational speaking services, and athletic training services. (From multiple readers)
  • If you like helmet buggies — and who doesn’t? — you’ll love this  1973 Chargers buggy photo. (From Kenn Tomasch)
  • ESPN has an interactive graphic illustrating this season’s coaching carousel. (From Kary Klismet)
  • Broncos President Damani Leech has provided additional clues that new uniforms are in the works for the team. (Also from Kary)




  • The Penguins will wear their Winter Classic uniforms next week and on March 11. (From Noah, who didn’t give his last name).




  • It’s official: The name of the Heat’s arena is no longer an ad for a disgraced crypto company.


  • Shepherd men’s has had GFGS uniforms. Dark numbers on grey are already hard to see, but reader Ryan Patton captured a photo of the Shepherd unis looking pretty much illegible.
  • Clemson men’s wore very nice throwbacks last night.


  • England’s women’s team currently wears mono-white but wants to switch to blue shorts for the Women’s World Cup. (From our own Jamie Rathjen)
  • Also from Jamie: In Scotland, Dundee midfielder Cammy Kerr reached 250 appearances for the club and received a signed No. 250 shirt.
  • England: New artwork for the exterior of Emirates Stadium, home of Arsenal. (From Derek Linn)
  • Estonia: New kit outfitter for Levadia. (From Ed Zelaski)
  • Italy: Sampdoria wore shirts last Sunday with the names of late F Gianluca Vialli and D Sinisa Mihajlovic printed on the inside collar. The club also wore warmups with their names on them. (From Ed Zelaski)
  • Barcelona legend MF Gerard Pique runs a league called the King’s League. This week, a current La Liga player who was prohibited from playing in the King’s League by La Liga and his agent played while wearing a Luchador-style mask under the name “Enigma” to hide his identity. (From Mike D)
  • Mexico: Pachuca will construct a permanent “throne” in honor of late soccer great Pele. (From Kary Klismet)
Auto Racing
  • Petty GMS Motorsports has changed its name to Legacy Motor Club. (From multiple readers)
Grab Bag
  • The bottom of this speed skating article has some great photos from the early 20th century of Chicago speed skaters. (From Steven Luft)
  • The captain of Germany’s men’s field hockey team, Mats Grambusch, plans to wear a rainbow captain’s armband at the upcoming men’s World Cup in India. “This follows the women’s team wearing one at the Olympics in 2021,” notes our own Jamie Rathjen. “And surprise, surprise, as soon as FIFA isn’t involved, it’s not controversial, although Germany did ask permission from the FIH this time and the IOC last time.”
  • Sacred Heart University will open its new arena this weekend. (This and all remaining items are from Kary Klismet)
  • New lacrosse stadium for Ohio State.
  • The U.S. Department of Defense has an explainer about military heraldry.
  • Lyme Central School in Lyme, N.Y., is voting on a new mascot.
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Comments (12)

    I can’t be the only one who thinks that – while the broncos “D horse” logo is fine – the current horse head logo looks fantastic on a helmet and should remain their primary logo for a while longer.

    I think the main issues that the broncos need to address are the curvy dart panel things on the jerseys and pants, and the number font not feeling bold enough or well thought out. To be a real design nitpicker: the numbers with long angled strokes (2, 6, 7, 9) feel way out of proportion because all of the angled strokes across the family are identical angles regardless of the rest of the characters features. It’s also so odd to me that the 2 and 4 contain blunted corners while the 7 and 3 are pointed. The 0 has the only curves that are elliptical (is that the right term?) rather than conforming to the path of a circle. The lower curve of the 5 terminates beyond the edges of the rest of the number. And the squared serifs just don’t feel like they belong.

    Thank you for articulating the font issues! It’s a very 90s font, and it’s kind of bugged me, but I never really sat down to analyze it like that… but you hit the nail on the head!

    If you’ve watched the TV show NCIS you’ll notice the credits are in the Bronco font. It hasn’t aged well.

    “ while the broncos “D horse” logo is fine – the current horse head logo looks fantastic “

    Agree, 100%.
    When I was watching the Packers and Lions Sunday night I got to look at the Lions’ helmet logo and thought they could probably get away with doing what the Broncos did with regards to the helmet logo and it would also look great!

    The Arsenal artwork is beautiful. Can’t wait to see it on the stadium.
    On the renderings of players, all sponsors and makers marks are removed from the kits (aside from the three striped sleeves of a few Adidas era kits)

    Good grief that entire Life issue is fascinating! Truly a snapshot of a different time. I’d encourage scrolling through the whole thing.

    Wow, lots of fascinating stuff in there, for sure! The sidebar piece entitled “Should you wear 6-foot spears?”. while not a bad idea at any time, could have been especially applicable in 2020-21.

    Agreed. The other 2020-21 applicable/mirror item was the closing of Chicago Schools in 1937 due to a Polio outbreak.

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