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Uni Watch News Ticker for Oct. 21, 2023

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In today’s ticker, we’ve got the journey of Jackie Robinson’s equipment bag, our weekly rundown of what college teams are wearing this weekend, and more!



  • Jackie Robinson once gave his old equipment bag to a young Dodgers prospect. The bag eventually ended up in that prospect’s tool shed, and is now heading to auction. (From Trevor Williams)


  • In honor of the Eagles debuting their new throwbacks this weekend, the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s website has a piece about Hall of Famers who wore the original versions of the team’s various kelly green uniforms. (From Kary Klismet)
  • The Eagles cheerleaders will also have new uniforms. (Thanks, Phil)
  • Here’s a magazine cover featuring Y.A. Tittle wearing No. 18, a number he never wore in the NFL. (From Tom Pachuta)




  • Casey Vitelli, the graphic designer behind @nbaunitracker and @wnbaunitracker (and today’s lede article), has compiled every known NBA uniform for this upcoming season into a single graphic. (From @ProLineMockups)



  • Morocco has indicated that it will build a new stadium and refurbish six others as co-host of the 2030 World Cup with Spain and Portugal. (From Kary Klismet)
  • Here’s a fun thread of soccer players modeling kits they never wore in a competitive match.
  • Brazil: New fourth kit for Botafogo and third kit for Santos.
  • Germany: Saarbrücken have unveiled their 120th anniversary kit.
Auto Racing
  • Zhou Guanyu of the Alfa Romeo Formula One team has unveiled a new helmet for this weekend’s United States Grand Prix in Austin. (From Kary Klismet)
  • The creators behind Fan Controlled Football are now introducing Fan Controlled Racing, an auto racing circuit where fans will choose the paint schemes for the teams’ cars as well as set race-day strategies. What could possibly go wrong? (From Kary Klismet)
Grab Bag
  • The student newspaper for Springfield College in Massachusetts has published an extensive history of the school’s journey from using culturally insensitive mascots to adopting the team name “the Pride” in 1995. (Kary Klismet)
Comments (6)

    Doesn’t Springfield College know that pride goeth before a fall? (Proverbs 16:18-19)

    That pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes? (John Ruskin)

    That pride changed angels into devils? (St. Augustine)

    That pride in our hearts makes us resentful? (Sister Angelica)

    That through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves? (Carl Jung)

    They should call themselves the Humble. :-)

    Pride is a cool name for a team as long as it refers to a group of lions. As a virtue, it strikes me as being too earnest.

    Fan Controlled “Football” (they didn’t have kicking or punting, so there was no foot…no wonder they failed) and Fan Controlled Racing?
    Don’t let inmates run the asylum.

    Interesting to see that article on Spartan Stadium neglected to mention the Cold War hockey game between MSU and Michigan.

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