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Uni Watch News Ticker for Oct. 19, 2022

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In today’s Ticker: Uni notes from the NBA’s opening night, and more.



  • Yankees RF Aaron Judge kissed the Yankees logo on his jersey after hitting a home run in yesterday’s ALCS Game 5. Judge said he was inspired to do so after seeing Premier League soccer players kiss the badges on their shirts after scoring a goal. (From multiple readers)
  • Looks like Guardians P Aaron Civale is another MLBer whose jersey is sewn shut. (From Mikey Campbell)
  • Padres C Austin Nola and his brother Phillies P Aaron Nola are facing off in this year’s NLCS. The cover photo for this story shows the brothers doing a jersey swap. (From our own Phil Hecken)


  • Orange/black/white for the Bengals this week. (From our own Phil Hecken)
  • Also from Phil: Mono-black, including black helmets, for the Cardinals tomorrow.


  • Grambling State head coach Hue Jackson had the equipment staff restore the school’s logo on helmets after he ordered them removed last month. (From our own Phil Hecken)
  • Alternates for Louisiana Tech this week. (From Chris Mycoksie)
  • Michigan is getting new scoreboards, and they have renderings. (From Jason Hillyer)


  • Here are some updates on the possible Rangers sweater leak we reported on earlier. (From our own Phil Hecken)
  • Capitals G Darcy Kuemper was seen wearing the team’s leaked Reverse Retro colors on his pads, while his teammates wore other Reverse Retro-related gear. Paul reported in his NHL Preview that the Caps would likely be wearing these colors for their Reverse Retro uni. (Also from Phil)
  • Speaking of RR, expect to see lots of teases today, with the full RR set unveiled tomorrow.
  • The Lightning have swapped out their old Eastern Conference championship banners to match their banner from 2020-21, when there were no conferences due to the pandemic. (From Brian Hattab)


  • The Celtics illuminated Bill Russell’s retired No. 6 in the rafters last night in his honor. There were also other tributes to Russell during a pregame ceremony. (From multiple readers)
  • The Warriors received their championship rings at last night’s home opener. Here’s a more in-depth look at the details. Interestingly, the team went with the Copperplate font for their numbers on the rings — a font they haven’t used since 2019. (From Caleb Pardick)
  • In honor of the NBA’s opening week, logo whiz Conrad Burry compiled all of the teams’ official logos (including secondary, tertiary, and more) into one graphic.
  • Clippers SF Kawhi Leonard removed the Nike logo on his jersey for a photo that ended up on the cover of the most recent issue of Slam. Leonard, who was formerly with Nike, is now with New Balance. (From our own Phil Hecken)
  • Looks like Apple and the Jazz are using the same slogan, “Take Note,” which has resulted in the Jazz ending up on the losing end of a hashtag clash. (From Mike Nessen)



  • Canada: Nike didn’t release a new kit for Canada ahead of the men’s World Cup this year, so Adidas made some national team merch for them. (From Martyn Bailey)
  • England: The recent Hull City/Birmingham match was delayed when the goals turned out to be too big, so crews had to saw the goals down to size. (From Trevor Williams)
  • A penguin will be the official mascot for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. (Thanks, Jamie)


  • Virginia’s women’s team appears to be wearing pink shirts on Thursday. (From our own Jamie Rathjen)
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  • Actress Anna May Wong will be the first Asian American on a U.S. coin. (From Ray D. Barrington)
  • An Iranian climber, Elnaz Rekabi, who participated in the International Federation of Sport Climbing’s Asian Championships last weekend without wearing a hijab, claimed the hijab fell off during competition. (From our own Jamie Rathjen)
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Comments (8)

    Amusingly, the swoosh is still visible on the exposed jock tag of Kawhi’s jersey in that cover photo. I’m wondering if the SI cover layout designer was even aware of that; it would be amusing if they intentionally left that swoosh uncovered.

    On the #TakeNote hashtag item, it seems it’s swung back to the Jazz. It’s not noticeable if you’re viewing Twitter in Dark Mode, though, since the Jazz note emoji is solid black.

    The ЯR text looks ridiculous in this format.

    For a site that nitpicks and analyzes details, taking a graphic symmetrical logo and translating it into text is usually not feasible.

    Is it that hard just to write “Reverse Retro” or “RR” versus trying to emulate something you can’t?

    taking a graphic symmetrical logo and translating it into text is usually not feasible.

    Actually, it’s been perfectly feasible in every other setting in which I’ve done it (including the blog’s original design, Bulletin, Substack, InsideHook, and more). But yeah, for some reason it doesn’t work with the blog’s new font, so I’ve changed it to “RR.”

    I’ll never understand AZ’s approach to uniforms. Just splotches of red or white here and there. Almost as absurd as The Titans underarm panel thingy that they opted half into.

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