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Uni Watch News Ticker for July 23, 2022

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In today’s ticker, we have another NFL/soccer crossover, some Packers news, and how Hall of Famers one-up each other.

Baseball

MLB

  • 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)

More

  • North Carolina A&T has received a grant from the National Park Service to renovate its historic World War Memorial Stadium. (From Kary Klismet)
Football

NFL

  • 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)

College

  • 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)

CFL

  • The Saskatchewan Roughriders trademarked a new logo earlier this week, leading to fan outcry. Yesterday, Roughriders CEO Craig Reynolds announced that the team had “no plans” to change its logo.
Hockey

NHL

Basketball

NBA

  • Looks like Hornets G James Bouknight will take over the No. 2 after G Lonzo Ball switched from No. 2 to No. 1 earlier this week.
  • Lakers G Austin Reaves wants fans to stop calling him “AR-15” and “Hillbilly Kobe”.

College

Soccer

USA

International

  • 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)
Grab Bag
  • 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)
Comments (10)

    I got that same ’75 NFL lunchbox at a flea market in the mid 80s. Still have it. As a kid you see something (like the league) as it exists at that time and in your mind it’s always been that way, so the lunchbox was interesting to me because it didn’t have the Bucs and Seahawks on it, and a few other teams has helmets that didn’t match what I knew.

    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)

    In 1979, the New Rochelle High School hockey team (The Huguenots) took to calling themselves the Rebels and sewed Confederate flags to their sweaters, because the players bonded over a shared love of southern rock. When the players graduated out of the program, the Rebels identity petered out as well. It was not without controversy, but didn’t cause any fights, just a rebuke from the principal.

    It was LaMelo Ball who switched his number from 2 to 1 earlier this week, not his brother Lonzo.

    I can’t say this for sure, but I think a good number of schools moved away from Confederate themes long before 1990. For example, my father attended North Mecklenburg HS in Charlotte during the 60’s when they were the Rebels. They changed that to the Vikings in the mid-70’s (I tried but couldn’t find the exact year).

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