Today in the Ticker: Some gross news regarding the Bengals’ stadium, MLB renderings in the style of Grand Theft Auto, the Miami Hurricanes retire their turnover chain, NHL and EPL rankings, and more.
- Seriously gross news out of Cincinnati, where the Bengals are reportedly close to changing Paul Brown Stadium’s name into a corporate advertisement. Note that the team’s current owner/president is Paul Brown’s son, Mike Brown, so he’s literally selling out the family name.
- Speaking of the Bengals, they will induct former players Willie Anderson and Isaac Curtis into their ring of honor during halftime of their Sept. 29 home game against the Dolphins.
- Following up on yesterday’s release of the Giants’ new throwbacks, team exec Pete Guelli revealed that they’ll wear their mono-white CR alts for the Monday-night Sept. 26 game against the Cowboys. (From @ThatRodneyGuy)
- Mary Wilson, the widow of Bills founder Ralph Wilson, wore a 1964 AFL championship ring on Tuesday for the groundbreaking of a new Buffalo park that will be named after her late husband. (From @ScottyBeats86)
- The Panthers, who had already released a photo gallery featuring their their new black helmet, have new released a new photo gallery about the making of the first photo gallery. (Thanks, Phil)
- Little-known fact: Former Steelers QB Terry Bradshaw occasionally punted. Here he is doing that in a 1977 preseason game while wearing a single-bar facemask! Never seen him wearing that before. (From Johnny Garfield)
- New Miami coach Mario Cristobal says the team will no longer use its “turnover chain,” which was a gold chain worn by players on the sideline after forcing a turnover. It had been in use since 2017.
- Everyone knows Pete Maravich famously wore droopy socks in college. But did you know he also did that in high school? (From James Gilbert)
- England: The Premier League is about to ban gambling ads on kits.
- Speaking of the Premier League, here’s a ranking of their 2022-23 kits. (Thanks, Phil)
- England: New third kits for Everton, Bristol Rovers, and Cardiff City (which is technically Welsh, but they play in England). (From Kary Klismet)
- From our own Jamie Rathjen: “Museum of Jerseys has a new piece on Manchester City fullback João Cancelo changing his uni number from 27 to No. 7. It’s basically saying that people are conditioned to think that’s a weird choice since 7 is a number traditionally associated with attacking players, but it’s really not unusual anymore.”
- Also from Jamie: “For yesterday’s Ticker I sent in an item on the FIFA 23 cover, which I said heavily implied the addition of women’s club teams to the game. I was right, but it’s only England’s Women’s Super League and France’s Division 1 Féminine, which is a little disappointing. (Still hopeful I can finally make a women’s version of my Ultimate Team.)”
- Poland: New home shirt for Polonia Warsaw. “Gorgeous,” says Ed Zelaski.
- Argentina: New home kits for Atlético Tucumán. (from Kary Klismet)
- France: New third kits for FC Lorient. (From Kary Klismet)
- Italy: New kits for Ascoli, and AS Roma signees Nemanja Matic and Paolo Dybala have both been assigned No. 21. (From Kary Klismet)
- Spain: New away and third kits for Villareal. (From Kary Klismet)
- Turkey: New kits for MKE Ankaragücü. (From Kary Klismet)
- A Georgia elementary school is facing criticism for adopting a new logo that resembles an old Nazi insignia.
- Astronaut Buzz Aldrin’s Apollo 11 flight jacket could sell for more than $1 million at auction. (From Tom Turner)
- Logo tweak for auto maker Aston Martin. (From @atgarms)
- A Wendy’s outlet in London has a new emo-style version of the chain’s familiar spokesgirl logo.
- New logo for movie studio Orion Pictures.
- Odessa-Montour Central School in upstate New York has changed its team name from “Seneca Indians” to “Storm” after receiving feedback from the Seneca Nation (from Kary Klismet)