In today’s Ticker, we’ve got another Boston team honoring the victims of the Lewiston shooting, a potential color-on-color game in the NFL, and more!
- This is pretty neat: the Rangers have “42” on their backstop because it’s 42 feet away from home plate. Is this the first time we’ve had a distance marker on a backstop? (From Kurt Rozek)
- The “Chiefs” name has often been used in reference to Native Americans, but the 1919 Providence Chiefs used the name with a firefighter as their mascot. Clever! (From Kary Klismet)
- As of Friday evening, the extremely reliable Gridiron Uniform Database has this weekend’s Falcons/Titans game as color-on-color, with the Falcons wearing black on the road and the Titans in their Oilers throwbacks. (From Austin Ledley)
- Here’s a look back on the 1981 Topps NFL set. (From Jeff Johnson)
- The Saints are going white-over-white on the road in Indianapolis tomorrow. (From J.A. Scott)
- The Eagles are going white-over-green in their game. (From Tim Kelly)
- The Calgary Stampeders changed up their alternate look for last night’s game. “Alternate uniform but not alternate helmet decals that go with it. Primary helmet decals are on. No silver horse and barbed wire helmet striping,” says Wade Heidt.
- Rarely do we see NOBs in junior football, but this team has gone the extra step and rendered their NOBs in cursive! This is from the Greater Chicago area. (From Ed Kozak)
- Really incredible Día de los Muertos unis on tap for the Coachella Valley Firebirds, AHL affiliates of the Kraken.
- The Celtics had their home opener last night, and naturally the team featured many memorials for the victims of the Lewiston shooting. The Celtics wore shooting shirts with “Maine” on them pre-game, and added a black band to their jerseys. Unknown at this time if the black band will be a permanent fixture of Celtics unis this year — it’s in the same style as the Tommy Heinsohn and KC Jones band from a few years back, which makes me think it may stick around.
- The Cavs bench chairs now feature heaters and massagers. Honestly, I’m surprised it’s taken this long for a team to try this. (From John Flory)
- Not exactly uni related, but the incomparable Will Leitch has a great article in New York about fan political gestures, and how teams try to control and prohibit them, especially in light of the conflict in Gaza. (From Scott Rogers)
- NASA hosted an event featuring the designer of the original “worm” logo yesterday. (From John Gagosian)
- The New York Times has an excellent piece on how Kanye West’s vehement antisemitism cost him his huge Adidas deal, but also how much abuse Adidas allowed West to wreak upon Adidas staff up to that point. Highly, highly recommended. (From Tom Turner)
- Fresno State University has unveiled a new on-campus statue of its mascot, Victor E. Bulldog. (From Kary Klismet)
- New crew uniforms for Air Serbia. (From Kary Klismet)
- New uniforms for the volunteer ambassadors at the Sydney, Australia, airport. (From Kary Klismet)
- The Illinois School for the Visually Impaired has dropped their Native American-head logo. (From Kevin Eckhoff)
- Dean Phillips, the little-known Minnesota Congressman challenging President Biden for the Democratic Party’s nomination for President, has taken many graphic design cues from his opponent.