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!
- If you order a Rocket City Trash Pandas cap, it will come in a trash can box.
- 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)
- The Arizona Rattlers, now of the Indoor Football League, have unveiled a 30th-anniversary logo. (From @ThatRodneyGuy)
- The Sabres retired Ryan Miller’s No. 30 last night.
- 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)
- 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)
- 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)