In today’s Ticker: White breezers on the ice, a nugget from Saturday’s Jags/Chargers game, and Italy’s favorite baseball teams.
- All Chargers players wore black cleats in Saturday’s playoff loss to the Jaguars. Coach Brandon Staley said he was inspired by the 1990s Chicago Bulls. (From Mike Chamernik)
- When the Browns jumped from the AAFC to the NFL in 1950, their players kept their same jersey numbers, despite the AAFC’s odd number system. The NFL clarified numbering rules in 1952, which is why Browns greats like Otto Graham and Lou Groza wore two different numbers. (From James Gilbert)
- Readers likely remember the “150” patch teams wore in 2019 to commemorate college football’s 150th anniversary. It appears Holy Cross never removed those patches on one of their uniform sets. (From @OmarRashonBorja)
- Penn State men’s has unveiled a new alternate uniform that they’ll wear on Saturday. Of note, the unis include solid blue helmets, instead of their traditional white lids with a blue stripe. (From William Yurasko)
- The Vancouver Giants of the WHL broke out white breezers along with their alternate white sweaters on Sunday. (From Wade Heidt)
- Four female players — Ann-Sophie Bettez and Sydney Brodt from the PHF and Emily Brown and Sam Cogan from the PWHPA — competed in the ECHL All Star Game last night. All four players wore their league logo on their jerseys, while ECHL players didn’t wear such a patch. (From our own Jamie Rathjen)
- Yahoo used Merrimack College’s logo instead of Morehouse College’s logo in a graphic last night. (From @koTenSixtySix)
- The Long Island Nets wore black-and-gold uniforms to commemorate MLK Day yesterday. But the out-of-color-scheme unis proved confusing, as their opponents yesterday were the Grand Rapids Gold. (From @_RF30c)
- This blog tells the story about a 1915 photo of a high school basketball game in Indiana — perhaps the oldest photograph in existence of a high school basketball game in the state. (From Don Hammack and @BallparkHunter)
- Metamora High School in Illinois has a weird half-and-half court design. (From J.P. Young)
- Japan: J2 club Ventforet Koch has unveiled their new uniforms for the upcoming season. (From Jeremy Brahm)
- China: Shandong Taishan won the Chinese FA Cup yesterday, but the trophy broke shortly after post-match celebrations began. (Also from Jeremy Brahm)
- Italy: New kits for the men’s national team. (From Germán Cabrejo)
- Russian and Belarusian flags have been barred from the Australian Open after an incident during Tuesday’s session.
- Danil Medvedev has unveiled a new personal logo as part of his endorsement deal with Lacoste.
- Red Bull’s F1 team will wear Sparco racing suits in 2023, and some of the team’s junior drivers have been wearing the new Sparco suits at recent events. Is it the same design that Max Verstappen and Checo Perez will wear this season? Time will tell. (From our own Anthony Emerson)
- Also from Anthony: Here are the personal logos for a bunch of F1 drivers.
- Cycling teams EF Education-EasyPost and EF Education-Tibco-SVB have new kits that include mismatched socks: dark pink on the right, and light pink on the left. The design choice has even prompted a Twitter account dedicated to tracking which cyclists are wearing the socks incorrectly. (From Bernie Langer)
- This video explores the typography flaws in the Hollywood sign. (From Justin Hicks)