Today in the Ticker: Jim Brown in a Raiders uniform, the new Premier League font appears on a shirt for the first time, and more.
- Not sure if other ad-clad teams are doing this, but Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol has the team’s uni ad on the sleeve of his hoodie. (From Kevin Eckhoff)
- Here’s another piece on the recently reopened Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson, N.J. “What makes this one worth a look compared to all the others is a nice pair of aerial photos I had not yet seen, showing the stadium before and near the completion of its renovation,” says Kary Klismet.
- The Orix Buffaloes and Tokyo Yakult Swallows will both wear green uniforms this summer. (From Jeremy Brahm and @MW0222, respectively)
- Reader L.J. Sparvero found a 1983 Sports Illustrated cover showing Jim Brown in a Raiders jersey. At the time he briefly considered coming out of retirement at age 47 as Franco Harris and Walter Payton approached his NFL rushing yards record. The cover shows Brown wearing his usual No. 32, which was worn at the time by Raiders RB Marcus Allen.
- Meanwhile, L.J. also thinks Steelers QB Neil O’Donnell’s nameplate was off-center in Super Bowl XXX.
- Reader Russell Goutierez recently discovered a small museum at the Saints’ practice facility. It includes an undated certificate of NFL membership signed by then-commissioner Pete Rozelle and a helmet with a very large facemask worn by LB Rickey Jackson after he was in a car accident in 1989.
- Penn State released its list of promotions for next season, including a white-out, throwbacks for homecoming, and a game where the crowd forms the school’s helmet stripe. (From Kary Klismet)
- “The University of Connecticut is making several upgrades to Gampel Pavilion, including a new court, but likely stopping short of a full $300 million overhaul that had been considered,” says Kary Klismet.
- Newton-Conover HS in North Carolina is renaming its court after a longtime wresting coach at the school. (From Kary Klismet)
- England: Manchester City’s men’s team, having clinched the Premier League title through Arsenal’s loss on Saturday, received the trophy after their last home game yesterday. Their shirts had a golden “Champions” NOB and No. 23, which is pretty usual, but they also used the new Premier League font that will debut next season. (From Josh Berger)
- Germany: New first shirt for Hoffenheim and new second shirt for RB Leipzig.
- Haiti: New shirts for the national teams were recently released. More here. (From Kary Klismet)
- Here’s a piece on two Australian Football League men’s Indigenous designs, for Adelaide and West Coast, that have connections to players on each club’s AFL Women’s teams. Adelaide’s jumper was designed by April Napangardi Campbell, the aunt of forward Danielle Ponter, who’d never met her niece before creating the design. West Coast’s was designed by midfielder Krstel Petrevski, who’s done multiple Indigenous designs; the others were in 2021 for her old AFLW club Melbourne and the National Rugby League’s Melbourne Storm.
- Meanwhile, Australia’s Super Netball kicked off its upcoming First Nations round, as it calls it, with this ball design.
- Super Netball’s New South Wales Swifts wore a new version of their now-annual throwbacks to their original color scheme of yellow and blue, instead of red and blue, yesterday.
- The New York Times ran a piece on Saturday asking why runners, especially pros, still wear pinned-on paper bibs. It’s framed around an incident from the 2021 US track and field Olympic trials where sprinter Trayvon Bromell couldn’t find some pins to attach his. (Thanks, Paul)
- Last week, Pennsylvania US Senator John Fetterman appeared wearing a hoodie and shorts at a press conference with other Democratic senators, drawing the ire of some Republicans. “I guess politicians have ‘uniforms’ too,” says Max Weintraub. That’s a pretty common look for Fetterman, who dislikes suits.
- Also from Max: The bluegrass band the Seldom Scene has a new logo.