In today’s ticker, we have another NFL/soccer crossover, some Packers news, and how Hall of Famers one-up each other.
- This great New York Times article details how Baseball Hall of Famers rib each other over who has a statue and who doesn’t.
- The scoreboard at Truist Park threw it back to 2004 by calling the Angels the “Anaheim Angels“. The park was built in 2017, meaning the Angels had been going by the LA moniker for over 12 years by the time this scoreboard saw use, which means this had to be intentional by someone. (From David Clemons)
- North Carolina A&T has received a grant from the National Park Service to renovate its historic World War Memorial Stadium. (From Kary Klismet)
- Pro Football Talk is asks “why doesn’t every NFL team have a second helmet?” As if the answer wasn’t obvious: not every second helmet looks good! (Thanks, Phil)
- The Packers will bring back last year’s throwback jersey for a game this season, while simultaneously eschewing any potential alternate helmet designs. (From @Wilds_Lee and Randy Koehn)
- Also posted in the soccer section: Kansas City WR Mecole Hardman and Bayern Munich FW Thomas Müller exchanged jerseys as Bayern were in KC as part of their preseason tour. Both jerseys were TNOB and had the No. 22, for the current year.
- Sticking in Kansas City, NFL players aren’t allowed to endorse beer, but Molson Coors found a way around that by getting KC QB Patrick Mahomes to hawk Coors-branded flashlights. (From John Cerone)
- A lunch box art display at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta includes a 1975 NFL lunchbox featuring the helmets every NFC team at the time, and a c. 1940s college pennant lunchbox. (From Brian Spiess)
- Here’s a not at-all-controversial ranking of the jerseys in the SEC, by an Alabama fan blog. Pure, unbiased opinions ahead. (Thanks, Phil)
- The Canadiens have announced new number assignments. (From Mike Engle)
- New court design for Paul Quinn College, an HBCU in Dallas. (From Kary Klismet)
- ESPN has a piece on some ill-fated MLS rebrands. (From Kary Klismet)
- Germany: Cross-posted from the football section: Kansas City WR Mecole Hardman and Bayern Munich FW Thomas Müller exchanged jerseys as Bayern were in KC as part of their preseason tour. Both jerseys were TNOB and had the No. 22, for the current year.
- England: Third tier side Bristol Rovers have unveiled their new home kit. As noted in the announcement video, the it features a sublimated map of North Bristol, but it’s nigh impossible to see unless you’re super close up. (From Ed Żelaski)
- Staying in England: Third tier side Port Vale have revealed their new away kits. (From Matt Albertson)
- Rounding out England: New home kits for Brighton & Hove Albion, new away kits for Aston Villa, Blackpool, Charlton Athletic, Luton Town, Millwall, Watford and West Bromwich Albion, and new third kits for Crystal Palace. (From Kary Klismet)
- Scotland: New away kits for Rangers. (From Kary Klismet)
- Spain: New kits for UD Almería, recently promoted to the top flight. (From Kary Klismet)
- Uruguay: About 20,000 Nacional fans wore masks of ST Luis Suárez during a Primera División game on Thursday in an effort to get him to come back to his first pro club. He’s a free agent after leaving Atlético Madrid. (Thanks, Jamie)
- Poland: New kits for Resovia Rzeszów. (From Ed Żelaski)
- This story describes how a Fort Worth high school dropped its Confederate-themed team name an imagery in 1990, decades before it became a salient political issue. (From Kary Klismet)
- The head of the costumed mascot for this year’s World Athletics Championships, in Eugene, Ore., has been stolen. (From Kary Klismet)
- A Twitter user posted a thread detailing the stories behind some of hip-hop’s most iconic logos. (From Nick Diunte)
- Fashion designer Luly Yang has created new uniforms for employees of the Space Needle (From Kary Klismet).
- Not uni related, but this New York Times slideshow about disappearing hand-painted Mexico City food stall signs is a must-read. (From Kyle Campbell)
- Here’s a history of modern automaker logo redesigns. (From Kary Klismet)