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Uni Watch News Ticker for Jan. 14, 2023

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In today’s ticker, we’ve got Hot Stove uni news, PETA wants Georgia to get rid of Ugga the mascot and more!

Baseball

MLB

  • Reader Matthew Drake notes that Twins will have a different colored Nike logo on their home and away jerseys. They join the Red Sox as the only other team in MLB to have two different colored Nike logos on their home and away jerseys.
  • The Guardians have unveiled a redevelopment plan for Progressive Field. (Thanks, Phil)
  • Are the Houston Astros hinting at wearing either (or both) of these throwbacks this season? (From Matthew McCormack)
Football

NFL

  • The Vikings are going mono-purple against the Giants. Note that this graphic features a 2019 jersey, due to the presence of the NFL100 logo. (From Dom Ingram)
  • Speaking of the Giants, reader Bryan Prouse noticed this notice taped to players’ lockers advising them not to trade jerseys after the game as they’re planning on wearing white throughout the playoffs and cannot get more white jerseys.

College

  • PETA is calling on Georgia to retire Uga, its live bulldog mascot. Considering this organization’s history with pets, heaven knows what they have in store for poor Uga. (From Kary Klismet)
Hockey

NHL

  • Most people know that the Canadiens wore a shoulder patch depicting the 1976 Summer Olympics logo for the 1975-76 season. But did you know the Maple Leafs wore a blue version on their breezers during that same season? I didn’t, and it certainly seems odd that Toronto would honor Montreal that way, but it was the first time Canada had ever hosted the Olympics, so maybe it was more of a Canadian pride thing for the Leafs. Another look here. (Great find by Christopher Hickey)

Minors/Juniors

  • The OHL’s Erie Otters will wear these unis on Jan. 16 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (From Bryan Martin Firvida)
  • The WHL’s Prince George Cougars will wear these unis for Indigenous Night on Jan. 28. (From Wade Hedit)
  • In the QMJHL, Sherbrooke Phoenix G Olivier Adam is still wearing the red and yellow gear he was wearing with the Baie-Comeau Drakkar earlier in the season. (From Wade Heidt)

More

  • During the mid ’80s-1990, Red River (ND) High School applied mascot logo decals on their helmets, like football helmets. (From Christopher Hickey)
Basketball

College

  • Both the men’s and women’s Big Ten tournaments have new logos. (Thanks, Jamie)
  • The Purdue men’s club team has new unis. (From Kary Klismet)
  • Awkward scene last night in the men’s game between Cornell and Yale, as the camera was set up opposite the court logos, making everything upside down. (From Kevin Hobster)
Rugby
  • The Irish women’s national team will drop their traditional white shorts in favor of navy blue, the latest in a long line of women’s sports teams to do so. (From Sy Hart)
Auto Racing
  • In addition to a new car, F1’s Red Bull Racing is also teasing a new kit. Just recently the club replaced longtime partner Puma with Castore.
Tennis
  • The ball boys/girls at the 2023 Australian Open tennis tournament will be bearing uniforms designed by Ralph Lauren. (From Graham Clayton)
Grab Bag
  • Here’s a list of 30 “bizarre” Indiana high school team names. (From Kary Klismet)
  • Here’s an article about how producers and costume designers chose what the killer doll in the new horror flick M3gan would wear.
  • New uniforms for the Portlaoise women’s field hockey club of Ireland’s Leinster Hockey Assocation. (From Kary Klismet)
  • Adidas has lost its lawsuit claiming fashion designer Thom Browne’s use of four stripes on its merchandise violated the German sportswear giant’s “three stripes” trademark. (From Kary Klismet)
  • Here’s a history of Nike’s logo. (From John Cerone)
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Comments (11)

    WHA Nordiques had a patch on their pants for the 1976 Olympics.
    WHA Jets (for whatever reason) had the shoulder patches for the 1976 Olympics.

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    Will, I appreciate you adding these links to the comments. I found these olympic patches on nhl jerseys very fascinating and intriguing. I appreciate this uni community

    I wish more hockey teams would try the football helmet treatment (bigger logo – maybe even center stripes for some) on their helmets.

    The Giants should trade all their jerseys so they have to switch to the throwback CR white (not that I expect them to have more than one game anyway).

    Awkward scene last night in the men’s game between Cornell and Yale, as the camera was set up opposite the court logos, making everything upside down.

    This happened for years at the Richfield Coliseum. The Cleveland Force logo would be upside down for the viewers, even for the 1985 MISL All Star Game.
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    I can’t confirm this, but maybe someone else can. I heard it was because the owners sat on the “other side” (that I *can* confirm) so they could easily be seen on camera, but they also wanted the logo facing in their direction.

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