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Uni Watch News Ticker for Jan. 20, 2023

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In today’s Ticker, we’ve got the an NHL number retirement, an English soccer player who’s completed a rare uni feat, and more!

Baseball

MLB

  • Guardians 2B Andrés Giménez is hosting a cleat design contest at the club’s winter festival. (Thanks, Phil)
  • The Phillies are actively looking for a jersey advertiser in time to start the season. (From Christian Berumen)

Minors

  • If you order a Rocket City Trash Pandas cap, it will come in a trash can box.
Football

College

  • Whataburger is an extremely popular fast food chain in Texas, whose iconic color scheme is burnt orange and white stripes. In regions of the state where Texas A&M reigns supreme, however, some franchises paint the brand’s orange stripes with maroon. (From Mike Chamernik)

More

  • The Arizona Rattlers, now of the Indoor Football League, have unveiled a 30th-anniversary logo. (From @ThatRodneyGuy)
Hockey

NHL

Soccer

USA

  • No pictures as of yet, but it sounds like the new Sounders home kit will have some nods to Bruce Lee, who attended the University of Washington and is buried in Seattle. (From @ThatTallGuyB)
  • Check out the contrasting nameplates on this c. 1977 pic of the LA Aztecs. That’s something we rarely see in any sport, let alone soccer. (From Jay Arr)

International

  • England: Tottenham Hotspur wore black armbands for their match against Manchester City, in honor of DF Anton Walkes, who passed away after a boating accident yesterday. At the time of his death, Walkes was playing in MLS for Charlotte FC. (Thanks, Jamie)
  • England: With ST Danny Ings moving from Aston Villa to West Ham, he has now played for all three claret-and-blue teams in the top two men’s divisions of English soccer, playing for Burnley from 2011-2015 and for Villa since 2021. I’m certain there are other players who’ve played for all three clubs, although I can’t think of any off the top of my head.
  • Japan: Tokyo Verdy of the Japanese men’s second division have unveiled their change kit. (From Jeremy Brahm)
Grab Bag
  • Every National Lacrosse League player will wear an “Every Child Matters” helmet decal to raise awareness of the forcible placement of Indigenous children in residential and boarding schools by the US and Canadian governments. (From Jeffrey Link)
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Comments (12)

    That sound you hear is me saying “doh” and smacking myself in the forehead. Should have figured that out. Now that I look more closely, that does look like a racoon. Thanks. I need to be older.

    Whataburger’s stripes are white and orange, not burnt orange. I guess even regular orange is enough to ruffle Aggie feathers.

    The Ryan Miller Ceremony and game had many uni-notable elements. Lots of former players came back to be on the ice for the ceremony all wearing the current white jersey with their their names, numbers, and captaincy and alternate patches on them. While you could argue it’s wrong to make them wear something they never wore on the ice, it lent the white jersey a lot of gravitas. It really feels like that is THE Sabres sweater, representative of the team in official and ceremonial capacity, and not just a road uniform. Additionally, there was a large Miller sign with a base featuring every primary Sabres logo Miller wore from left to right – goat head, slug, and proper.

    During the ceremony, the current Sabres wore both blue and gold as well as red and black Miller T-shirts. Fitting. During the game, they wore their home blues (bring back home white) but with a nice “30” banner patch.

    All in all, a fantastic ceremony.

    Paul,

    Any word if the amazing team at Oxford Pennant did the Miller banner? I loved the profile you did with them on the Rick Jeanneret banner they did for the Sabres last season.

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