In today’s Ticker, the Dodgers edge closer to a uni ad, more Pride night fallout, and more.
Uni Watch News Ticker for March 19, 2023
- It appears the Dodgers are getting closer to having an advertiser patch on their jerseys.
- Check out the absolutely gorgeous throwback uniforms worn by Florida State University yesterday. (From Victory Cheeseballs)
- New home pinstripes this season for Colorado State University’s softball team. (From Kary Klismet)
- The Kalamazoo Growlers have unveiled their rings for winning the 2022 summer collegiate Northwoods League championship. (From Kary Klismet)
- A new community ballpark – which will host college teams and collegiate wood bat Potomac League games – is opening up in Fairfax County, Virginia. (From Kary Klismet)
- First-time submitter Jason Jones (welcome aboard!) was watching the Tom Brady Special on Amazon Prime and saw the face mask they put on him in the promo.
- Joe Montana’s epic 92-yard drive during the final moments of the 1989 Super Bowl — aka “The Drive” — is the stuff of NFL legend. What fans may not realize is that during that famous championship game, Montana was wearing the same jersey he wore when he led the San Francisco 49ers to victory against the Miami Dolphins in the 1985 Super Bowl four years earlier.
- Penn State is creating a “Legacy Plaza” to honor its football history on the south exterior of Beaver Stadium. (From Kary Klismet)
- The football team at Higley High School in Gilbert, Ariz., has received its rings for winning the state championship last fall. (From Kary Klismet)
- The Winnipeg Jets honored local hometown pro wrestlers Kenny Omega & Chris Jericho with personalized indigenous themed Jets sweaters. (From Lee Wilds)
- More Pride jersey fallout: James Reimer did not participate in the San Jose Sharks’ pregame warmups last night, saying the Pride-themed jerseys team members wore to show support of the LGBTQIA+ community runs counter to his personal religious convictions.
- Here’s the list of the remaining active players in the NHL to not be required to wear a visor. One of these guys will be the Craig McTavish of their generation. The last player to go without a visor! (From Brandon Weir)
- The WHL’s Seattle Thunderbirds wore green unis on St. Paddy’s Day. The jerseys will be auctioned. (From Wade Heidt)
- The 1941 instructional film “Championship Basketball” featuring legendary coach Nat Holman used players wearing striped shirts to help explain various tactics and strategies. (From Graham Clayton)
- ICYMI: a Baylor player (Dale Bonner) almost checked into their game vs. UCSB wearing his jersey inside out.
- It’s hard to tell from these blurry screen grabs, but “It looks like CBS is blurring out the Furman wordmark on certain shots. Or it is a very bad Uni font,” notes Michael Emmer. I watched Furman upset Virginia on Thursday, and Furman quite possibly has the hardest wordmark to read at this year’s tourney.
- With the NCAA Tourney now in full swing, now is a good time to remind everyone that Jackie Robinson wasn’t just a stellar baseball player (and trailblazer), he was a multi-sport star, and played for the UCLA basketball team (great colorization from Bruce Menard).
- UCLA forward Logan Cremonesi is showing some serious school spirit with his hairstyle for the NCAA Tournament. (From Kary Klismet)
- On Friday, the San Diego Sockers of the Major Arena Soccer League wore a special St. Patrick’s Day kit for their game against the Monterrey Flash. The goalkeeper wore a purple version of the jersey. (From Jonathan Greene)
- A fan-designed 2023 road kit for USL League One side Forward Madison was unveiled yesterday. It pays homage to the vibrant summer sunsets during home games & the pink smoke pots that fans light for Forward goals. Submitter R. Scott Rogers adds, “Really does look like home game vibes in shirt form.”
- As part of the launch of their Bruce Lee Kit, the Seattle Sounders have placed a jersey on the Ken Griffey Jr. statue at the Mariners stadium. (From Germán Cabrejo)
- This season the Sacramento Republic FC will wear a patch on their uniforms with the suicide and crisis lifeline number (988) as “part of the team’s mission in prioritizing community health.”
- Japan: Apparently it’s now a requirement for teams not only to have mascots, but they must also appear in team photos. (From Jeremy Brahm)
- The 50th anniversary logo for the annual RAGBRAI cycling tour across Iowa has been revealed. (From Kary Klismet)
- Lacrosse: NLL’s Vancouver Warriors have finally selected their first mascot. Timbr has qualified for the job. (From Wade Heidt)
- Lacrosse: New uniforms for Jacksonville University’s men’s lacrosse team. (From Kary Klismet)
- A student at Monument High School in Fruita, Colo., has set up a GoFundMe page to help raise funds for his efforts to redesign the school’s costumed Wildcat mascot. (From Kary Klismet)
- Apparently pet food company Purina has changed its logo. (From Micah Burk)
Baylor Jersey wasn’t inside out as was pointed out yesterday. He was made to remove an illegal undershirt.
John Elway’s 98 yard drive in the closing minutes of regulation time in the 1986 AFC Championship Game is known as “The Drive”.
Correct. There is only one “The Drive,” and that, unfortunately, is it.
For days afterward, I laid on the couch in the fetal position sucking my thumb.
I’ve personally always called Elway’s “The Drive,” but there can always be other fans who refer to other drives that way. Just as 98% of the country thinks of Earnest Byner when one hears the phrase “The Fumble,” but to Giants fans of a certain vintage, “The Fumble” will always be this.
Of course, to Philly fans (and probably any non-Giants fans), that play is the “Miracle at the Meadowlands” but as someone who witnessed it live (on TV) that day, it was far from a miracle…
If you’re keeping track, the Eagles have had 3 different Miracles at the Meadowlands (Herm Edwards, Brian Westbrook, DeSean Jackson).
Correction: McTavish was the last NHLer to go without a helmet.
I think the statement was supposed to be parsed as “the last player to go without a visor” would be “… the Craig McTavish [sic] of their generation”,
And the [sic[ is because it’s MacTavish, not McTavish.
Thinking Warren Skorodenski was last NHL goalie to wear the face-hugging mask?
I’m not a Brady fan, but the choice of facemask on his poorly photoshopped visage hurts my brain.
This season the Sacramento Republic FC will wear a patch on their uniforms with the suicide and crisis lifeline number (988) as “part of the team’s mission in prioritizing community health.”
In the interest of good civics, advertisers should be made to buy PSA’s instead of ads. If the uniforms are going to be compromised, at least have it be for the public good.
The Cincinnati Cyclones wore St. Patrick’s Day sweaters on Friday.
That ballpark in Fairfax County is literally on the same piece land where my company had an office building (which I was located in) for many years.