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Uni Watch News Ticker for Oct. 13, 2022

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In today’s Ticker: NHL NOB history was made last night, new NBA leaks, and a slick new hockey uniform inspired by…baseball?



  • Astros pitchers Framber Valdez and Luis Garcia are wearing hair extensions for the postseason. (From Mike Chamernik)
  • The best part of the MLB playoffs? Teams have been painting the postseason logo in grass beyond the baselines, replacing the on-field ads. (From Brian Wick)
  • The Oakland International Airport is using images from the A’s 2012 AL West championship season as part of a “coming soon” display outside of an under construction restaurant. (From David A Wishinsky)
  • Washington State’s ferry service is supporting the Mariners’ playoff run by renaming their ferries after M’s players and personnel. (From @thA_Pandabear)


  • The Altoona Curve, the Pirates’ Double A team, have a new 25th-season logo. (From Zane Heiple)
  • The Sugar Land Space Cowboys, the Astros’ Triple A affiliate, have unveiled new Marvel-designed caps that will go on sale next month. (From @ECGarcia979)


  • Who doesn’t love an old-timey baseball photo, especially when it involves neckties? That’s the West Duluth, Minn., baseball team from 1895. (From Nick Hannula)


  • Turning back the clock: The Falcons will debut their new red throwback helmets this Sunday, and the Packers will wear their 1950s green-over-green throwbacks. (Both from Phil)
  • Also from Phil: Mono-white, including white socks, for the Bills this week.
  • When the Jets took on the Bengals in 1969, several Jets players had to wear generic white jerseys after several players had their game jerseys stolen. Check out the jersey receive George Sauer (No. 83) is wearing around the 1-minute mark in this video. (From @Ol_TimeFootball)
  • We’ve mentioned in the past that MLB pitcher Randy Johnson has taken up photography. He was recently spotted wearing an NFL photographer’s vest while shooting the action at an Arizona Cardinals game. (From Ted Bloss)




  • Champions League: Tottenham Hotspur and Eintracht Frankfurt wore black armbands in memory of Tottenham fitness coach Gian Piero Ventrone, who died earlier this month. (From our own Jamie Rathjen)



  • The Missouri State women have unveiled a new white uniform set. (From @snorlaxatives69)
  • This time-lapse video of the FieldTurf replacement in Syracuse’s Carrier Dome is from 2015, but it offers a cool glimpse of the stadium’s original parquet basketball floor that was hidden underneath the football playing surface. (From Gabriel Luis Manga)




  • The Everett Silvertips of the WHL will wear pink-accented sweaters for cancer awareness on Saturday. (From Wade Heidt)
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  • This story explores the history of Eckerd College’s unique nickname, the Tritons. (From Kary Klismet)
  • More AFL Women’s pride designs this time for St. Kilda, Richmond, Essendon, and Port Adelaide. (From our own Jamie Rathjen)
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Comments (17)

    Wow, the Curve have been in Altoona for 25 years! Seems like just yesterday that ballpark was built.

    Nice looking logo, but while I understand the use of the two number fonts, it just doesn’t look right.

    For the Syracuse video, I’m pretty sure that’s a old tartan gym floor…not parquet. It was a rubber surface that destroyed gym shoes and skin whenever you fell on it.

    Played on that surface at Pepperdine’s Firestone Field House during a summer basketball camp. Weird how that material gained popular usage all those years ago. -C.

    That ASU video is fun and that hockey sweater is very good. I like the Curve 25 seasons logo with the state outlines in it, but the Curve wordmark needs an update. I love scripted team names but this one looks too 90s. As for the Mavs Air Florida font, that is a razorsharp observation. Maybe they should add a faux advertising patch, as the company is defunct. OK, maybe they should not.

    Uniwatch team… all need to do a story on KC Mack of Mack Provisions. He makes wallets out of vintage baseball gloves. And he’s doing that with old footballs too. All handmade and fantastic.

    “Canucks have a new helmet ad. ”

    They do not have a jersey advertiser though! Hope it stays that way.

    Not relevant to today’s content but I’m really getting rankled over the comments in various blogs and news sites about the San Jose Sharks throwing back to the California Seals teal colors. There’s always a couple of comments, “don’t bring back the white skates!”… the Seals didn’t wear white skates in 74-75 or 75-76, the two seasons they wore the teal colors because Charlie O. had already sold the team and they no longer had to wear them. In fact, they went back to conventional skates near the end of 73-74 when Finley unloaded the team and they were still wearing green and gold.

    According to this, the picture of Randy Johnson is from 2011

    An item of note in there is his photography logo references the poor birdie he beaned in spring training

    I hope the Canes don’t wear the anniversary decal when they wear the Whalers throwback. That would be an insult to Whaler fans everywhere!

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