In today’s Ticker: A Jeopardy! blunder, new uniforms for Illinois football, and more hints about the Eagles’ throwbacks.
- Yesterday’s episode of Jeopardy! featured a “Uniform Numbers” category that included this clue asking players which MLB team has retired every single-digit number. The judges were looking for the Yankees, who have retired Nos. 1 through 9 — but the clue did not account for No. 0, which is currently being worn by P Domingo Germán. (Nice catch by Ariel Shoshan)
- Staying in the Bronx: I don’t think I was aware that the Yankees used a Dodge sedan to bring pitchers in from the bullpen in the early ’80s. (From Cork Gaines)
- Pete Rose in a Dodgers cap doesn’t look right at all. That screenshot was taken from a video of Rose’s appearance on a 1978 episode of CBS’ NFL Today. (From Seth Rorabaugh)
- Phillies SS Trea Turner was ejected from last night’s game for tossing his gear toward a batboy while arguing a called third strike.
- By now, we all know that the Jets unveiled 1978-1989 “New York Sack Exchange” throwbacks yesterday. But the NFL mistakenly hyped the unveiling by tweeting some Jets footage from the 1990s, when the team added black trim and black facemasks to their uniforms.
- The Eagles are dropping more hints that their Kelly green throwbacks could be unveiled this week. (From Phil)
- Illinois unveiled their 2023 home and away uniforms yesterday. (Thanks to all who shared)
- It appears that Michigan will be using Nike’s new tailoring template this year. (From @1201Main)
- ACC foes Louisville and Miami will begin playing annually for a new rivalry trophy, the Schnellenberger Trophy, named after Howard Schnellenberger, who coached at both schools. The trophy is made of Schnellenberger’s famous cowboy boots, which have been cast in bronze. (From Mike Chamernik)
- Ole Miss is set to formally open a new football complex this week, and renderings give a sneak peek as to how the new locker room and weight room will look.
- Here’s a great interview with Larry Hare, Kansas’s assistant athletics director for equipment services. In the piece, Hare discusses how he goes about planning what the Jayhawks will wear for each game, and even discusses some potential alternate designs the school has nixed.
- Spokane’s new USL 2 club, which will begin play next spring, has announced its team name: Spokane Velocity FC. The name refers to the Spokane river, and the logo evokes images of the four waterfalls in the city. “In my opinion, this name is simply terrible. Take the name and apply it anywhere else and it still works… Rivers are not even measured in velocity,” says Josh Lauderdale.
- New uniforms for BYU. (From Jeremy Brahm)