In today’s Ticker: The story of the NFL’s first flak jacket, lots of new state flag designs, and more.
- Here’s how Oilers QB Dan Pastorini wore the NFL’s first flak jacket. (From L.J. Sparvero)
- Here are this week’s uni combos for the Jags and Bengals.
- The Pro Football Hall of Fame has requested components from Taysom Hill’s uniform after the Saints’ jack-of-all-trades became the first player since Giants Hall of Famer Frank Gifford to record 10 career passing, rushing, and receiving touchdowns. (From Kary Klismet)
- There’s a weird coincidence — or, if you prefer, a conspiracy theory — about how recent Super Bowl teams have had team colors that match the colors in that year’s Super Bowl logo.
- Oklahoma will wear their “Unity” uniforms this week, Louisville will wear their glow-in-the-dark set, and Maryland will debut a new white helmet. (All from Phil)
- Colorado is planning a huge new scoreboard. Matthew Gerk notes that one of the renderings includes, oddly, outdated Pepsi logos.
- Here’s this week’s combo for Oregon. (Phil again)
- This is fun: Here’s a 1980 TV interview with Penguins PR director Terry Schiffhauer, wearing what appears to have been the world’s widest jacket lapels, and discussing the team’s then-upcoming uniform redesign.
- Capitals D John Carlson, who suffered a skull fracture last season, has added protection on one side of his helmet.
- New ad patches for the AHL’s Ontario Reign. (Thanks, Phil)
- The NAHL’s New Mexico Ice Wolves will wear these “Salute to Service” uniforms tomorrow and Saturday. (Also from Phil)
- The ECHL’s Fort Wayne Komets will honor the military by becoming the Fort Wayne Blacksnakes on Nov. 18 and 19, wearing this uniform and then this uniform on those two dates. Additional info here. (Phil yet again)
- The SPHL’s Fayetteville Marksmen wore one-off jerseys earlier this week to honor professional wrestler Mick Foley. (From Kary Klismet)
- We’ve previously Ticker-listed artist Lucas Morneau’s excellent Queer Newfoundland Hockey League (QNHL) project, which is a fictional league made up of 14 teams, all of which use pejoratives used against the LGBT2QIA+ community as team names. An exhibit of QNHL jerseys will be featured at the Nova Scotia Centre for Craft from Nov. 16 through Jan. 7. (From Dave Kuruc)
- Here’s the Knicks’ City uniform schedule. (Thanks, Phil)
- Here’s the inaugural jersey for the Rip City Remix. (Thanks, Phil)
- England: Our own Jamie Rathjen says, “During Tuesday’s men’s UEFA Champions League game between Manchester City and BSC Young Boys, Young Boys midfielder Mohamed Ali Camara asked City striker Erling Haaland for his shirt at halftime, instead of at the end of the game. Haaland obliged, but apparently told Camara, ‘You cannot do this.’ A series of observers, including Young Boys’ manager, thought the request was weird because it was at halftime.”
- Oh man, look at this amazing 1965 Golden Gloves championship jacket. (From @CeeDeeFive)
- The rock band Wilco now has — and is selling — its own typeface. (From Jimbo Huening)
- Here are proposed designs that people are submitting for a new Minnesota state flag. (Thanks to all who shared)
- Weedsport (N.Y.) High School has changed its team name to “Wolverines” after dropping its old Native American-themed team identity. (From Kary Klismet)
- What are the scariest costumed mascots in college sports? Here’s how students at UMass-Lowell ranked them. (From Kary Klismet)
- This is pretty cool: Aerial photos of star-shaped forts around the world.
- Three school board members in Sandusky, Mich., lost recall elections this week after they voted to change the local high school’s team name from “Redskins” to “Wolves.” (From John Chapman)
- Someone on eBay is selling a signed copy of my 1997 book, Inconspicuous Consumption: An Obsessive Look at the Stuff We Take for Granted, for $75, which is pretty funny. You can get a used copy on Amazon for a lot less than that and just mail it to me for me to sign. (From Jeremy Bridges)
- New logo for SiriusXM.