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Uni Watch News Ticker for Jan. 9, 2023

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Today in the Ticker: Non-NFL tributes to Damar Hamlin, some pro cycling teams release new jerseys, and more.



  • Here is Cheap Trick bassist Tom Petersson wearing a Pirates jersey onstage in 1979. (From Scott Chamberlain)


  • The Commanders retired No. 9 for Sonny Jurgensen yesterday.
  • CBS mistakenly used a picture of Giants WR Isaiah Hodges as part of a touchdown graphic for Bills WR John Brown. (From Russell Dueck-Price)



  • The AHL’s Springfield Thunderbirds wore throwbacks on Saturday from the team they replaced in the city, the Springfield Falcons. (From Wade Heidt)




  • England: Chelsea’s men’s team added No. 9 to their warm-up shirts yesterday in memory of former striker Gianluca Vialli, who passed away last week.
  • England: The second-tier women’s team London City Lionesses wore their pink and grey second kit at home yesterday. The reason? A new partnership with Foudys, an online store which says it’s the first specific to women’s soccer.
  • Japan: New shirts for Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo, Nagoya Grampus, and Vissel Kobe. (From Jeremy Brahm)
  • Scotland: The Women’s Scottish Cup has a new logo. As you can see, even though the Scottish Football Association has also started calling the men’s version the “Men’s Scottish Cup” in writing, they haven’t updated its logo to say that.
Auto Racing
  • I’m not sure of the context, but somebody made a birthday cake based on Red Bull Formula One driver Sergio Pérez’s helmet — probably not for Pérez because his birthday is in a few weeks. (From Jeremy Brahm)
  • “NHRA Top Fuel tires have a lifespan of just six 1000 foot races, here is part of the reason why,” says David Firestone.
  • I believe this has been on the site before, but if you’ve never seen it, at least one 1980s NASCAR Cup Series pole award was an advertiser tie-in consisting of a mounted dirty sock. (From David Firestone)
  • We’ve featured AMA Supercross rider Chase Sexton multiple times on the site for his uniform-themed firesuits. He’s back with what looks like a new version of a Bulls-based design that he’s worn before. (From Connor Ferguson)
Horse Racing
  • The Santa Anita Park racetrack in California put a Bills-colored saddle on its statue of Seabiscuit to support Damar Hamlin. (From our own Jerry Wolper)
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Comments (9)

    The Giants’ WR is Isaiah HODGINS, not Hodges.
    Not sure how I feel about the Penguins memorializing a player’s dad on their uniforms. It would be one thing if the guy played for the team, or played NHL hockey at all (he sold trucks). But this teamwide public show of grief seems performative and not right somehow, and invites a slippery slope where we are adding letters for the trainer’s godmother one day.

    Wonder if the tube sock pole award was one of the artifacts discovered when Darrell Waltrip’s old hauler was opened up a while back:

    It looks like the sock was on a left foot but the award is for putting your foot into it. Shouldn’t it be a right foot then?

    Thanks for the content on Sonny Jurgensen. Given the Commies were wearing a #9, white in a black circle, I thought he had passed away and I missed the news.


    Have I missed something? Or has Georgia debuted a new Nike jersey template tonight? I don’t recall seeing those seam-lines before.

    Covered before. Was in Sunday’s post (link). All Nike teams in the playoff got the new chassis for the playoffs. It’s the same one Oregon has been using for a couple years.

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