Today on the Ticker: A bunch of new shirts for English soccer clubs, a cute drawing from one of our readers’ daughters, and a less-than-cute drawing from an NFL rookie.
- Brooklyn Cyclones jerseys colored by local children will be auctioned off to support local YMCAs.
- Bears WR Velus Jones Jr. was asked to draw his team’s logo. Here’s how he did.
- New helmets for Nevada.
- Cross-listed from the baseball section: The wordmark on Florida International University football’s helmet rear bumper looks awfully similar to the Padres’ former wordmark. (From Colton Denning)
- Judge Joy Reynolds, one of Baylor’s live bear mascots, has died. (From Kary Klismet)
- Also from Kary: This columnist is begging schools to not sell their stadium names.
- The Panthers are adding their current helmet ad to their away helmets this season. Last season the ad only appeared on the home helmet, while the away helmet had the team’s secondary logo. (From Will Shoken)
- Avalanche D Jack Johnson celebrated his day with the Stanley Cup by serving ice cream in it to his kids. (From Kary Klismet)
- The company that owns Shaquille O’Neal’s trademark has started a legal battle against the trademark company representing Shaq’s son, Shaqir O’Neal, saying the two names are “confusingly similar.” (From Trevor Williams)
- New numbers for Iowa men’s. (From our own Jamie Rathjen)
- New gym floor for Austintown Fitch High School in Ohio. (From Kary Klismet)
- IndyCar driver Colton Herta has blamed his disappointing showing in last Sunday’s Grand Prix of Toronto on his long hair and a broken hair sock. (From Kary Klismet)
- Some interesting cycling/Tour de France tidbits: Traditionally, riders who draw No. 13 wear their bib number upside-down for superstitious reasons. But this year the bib number printers have anticipated this and printed the bib number with the ads right-side up and the number alone upside-down. Because of course the ad companies did. (From David Barndollar)
- Here’s what airline cabin crew members think about the new trend toward more casual uniforms.
- In a related item, some cabin crew members on flights have been taking off their uniforms when not in the air because they feel threatened by passengers while wearing them.
- The U.S. Coast Guard will allow looser tattoo rules on a case-by-case basis. (From Timmy Donahue)
- The U.S. military is developing uniforms with built-in bug spray to repel disease-carrying mosquitoes.
- The Kentucky State Police have a new costumed mascot, and they want the public’s help in giving it a name. (From Kary Klismet)
- Printing website Redbubble will have to pay more than $78,000 to the Hells Angels for selling items using their logo without their permission.
- White Castle will debut glow-in-the-dark packaging. (From John Cerone)
- Quidditch, the sport from the Harry Potter franchise, will now be called quadball in North America, and soon internationally. The move comes after efforts from the sport’s community to distance itself from Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling after her repeated anti-trans remarks. “Quidditch” is also trademarked. (From our own Jamie Rathjen)