Today in the Ticker: Eagles coach Nick Sirianni’s odd T-shirts, Max Scherzer’s thoughts on PitchCom, and a lot more.
Uni Watch News Ticker for July 28, 2022
- Paul is quoted in this analysis piece about MLB adopting uniform advertisements. (From Phil)
- The Blue Jays reposted a fan’s TikTok that showed him building a Rubik’s Cube portrait of RF George Springer. (From Andreas Papadopoulos)
- Golden State Warriors G Steph Curry visited the A’s stadium the other day for a charitable event with the Eat Learn Play Foundation, and the team gave Curry a custom jersey that included a green-and-gold sleeve patch with the foundation’s logo. (From @OakStadiumWatch)
- Mets P Max Scherzer thinks the PitchCom system should be banned.
- Speaking of the Mets, owner Steve Cohen is lobbying to get a casino built across the street from the team’s ballpark.
- The Winnipeg Goldeyes of the independent American Association of Professional Baseball wore bacon-themed uniforms on Tuesday. (From @mrbh204)
- With many teams opening training camp, you’ll see more players than ever wearing guardian caps — those puffy pads that players wear on top of their helmet. That’s because earlier this year, the NFL passed a resolution requiring tight ends, linemen and linebackers to wear the device during training camp.
- Broncos QB Russell Wilson showed up at training camp wearing an Orange Crush throwback jersey. (From Kary Klismet)
- Eagles coach Nick Sirianni wears T-shirts featuring illustrations of his own players. (From @PhillyPartTwo)
- Staying in Philly, new Eagles WR A.J. Brown recently visited a local sporting goods store and bought his own jersey for everyone in the store. (From Phil)
- The Patriots have a new practice jersey advertiser. (From Joe Giza)
- Speaking of ads, the Bengals are selling advertising in the end zones of their practice fields. (From Michael Kinney)
- Browns players wore T-shirts during camp yesterday that featured their old-school Brownie the Elf logo on the sleeve. (From @joebailey64)
- Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is calling for a referendum that would prevent the Bears from selling the naming rights of Soldier Field to advertisers. (From Phil)
- New helmets for the University of Central Arkansas. (From Chase Becvar)
- Southern Miss has made a slight change to their helmet design. (From Ben Whitehead)
- This listicle runs down the top 10 oldest stadiums in college football. (From Kary Klismet)
- Also from Kary: LSU will host a movie crew that is shooting a film about the school’s costumed mascot, Mike the Tiger.
- New logos for the Canadian Junior Football League and one of the league’s conferences, the Prairie Football Conference. (From Wade Heidt)
- England: Here’s a rundown on all the new uniforms in the Premier League. (From Kary Klismet)
- Also from England: New third kits for second-tier club Preston North End. (From Kary Klismet)
- More England: New third kit for Charlton Athletic. (From Ed Zelaski)
- France: Several teams unveiled new kits designs yesterday, including Bastia, Brest, Le Havre, Montpellier, Toulouse and Dijon. (All from Kary Klismet)
- Italy: Two clubs unveiled new uniform designs — Napoli and Padova. (Both from Kary Klismet)
- South Africa: Kaizer Chiefs unveiled new home and away designs yesterday. (From Kary Klismet)
- Spain: FC Barcelona recently borrowed the New England Patriots’ team plane. (From our own Anthony Emerson)
- Turkey: New kits for İstanbul Başakşehir. (From Kary Klismet)
- New court design for Western Kentucky. (From Kary Klismet)
- New court design for New Mexico, too. (From Ty Ortega)
- Port Adelaide — an Australian Rules Football club that will begin play as an expansion team in AFL Women next season — has unveiled their primary guernseys for their inaugural campaign. (From our own Jamie Rathjen)
- RPS Online — a new online school in the Rochester School District in Minnesota —has selected “Chargers” as a team name as a way to build school culture among students. (From Kary Klismet)
- 7-Eleven is launching an apparel line featuring the logos of some of its favorite snacks. (From John Cerone)
- A former minor league baseball stadium in Grand Prairie, Texas, is being transformed into a cricket pitch. The stadium will soon host Major League Cricket and will serve as the home for the USA Cricket National Teams. (From Scott Rogers)
- The blog explores the de-colorization of everyday life and objects. (Also from Scott Rogers)
- During their 1979 tour, members of ABBA wore jerseys or team attire based on the city in which they were performing. (From Aaron Pinto)
- The Navy will conduct a fit-test survey among female sailors in Norfolk, Va., with the hopes of designing better-fitting uniforms for women. (From Timmy Donahue)
- Sprite is changing its plastic bottles from green to clear, a move that will make them more recyclable. (From Wes McKinzie)
Shocked (!) that teams haven’t added logos (and ads) to the guardian caps.
Don’t give them any ideas
i had to read this twice to make sure you weren’t referring to the Cleveland Baseball team
When “Abba” hits the road this Fall as holograms they can probably switch out their costumes to cater to every city they visit.
Wearing the Wayne Gretzky WHA Edmonton Oilers jersey. Nice!
Guadian caps make it sound like football is a dangerous game. Go figure!
[Insert “They used to be called Indian caps” joke here.]
Just go ahead and sell the team name while we are at it. The Boston Red Sox presented by Mass Mutual or some other nonsense.
The very sad part in this the loss for the fans. Thought about it a lot with the CBA negotiations that MLB just had and some of the non-monetary proposals that each side were arguing about were things that I wasn’t even interested in seeing in the sport.
It seems that MLB and the MLBPA don’t have any idea about what makes their sport great.
Question: If the guardian caps can reduce impacts up to 20% (as stated by the NFL), why the players don’t wear it all the time? How do they justify to remove this protection on game-day?
I see that that Ad Patch comes with a Philadelphia Eagle jersey….oof!
Ads in the end zones. Hadn’t thought of that. I bet you’re going to see that soon. And even, say teams referred to as “The New York Mets Presented by (name) as their “official” designation. You wait and see.