Today’s Ticker features a new NBA leak, another major World Cup leak, and an update on the Toronto Red (?) Jays.
- For some reason last night, the Blue Jays wore the red uniforms they typically reserve for Canada Day. P Alex Manoah, who did not play last night but wore a blue pullover on the bench, was about the only person on the team not dressed in red (From @Minor_Leaguer)
- The Somerset Patriots, the Yankees’ Double-A affiliate, will wear Star Wars jerseys on Sept. 16. (From John Cerone)
- The Portland Sea Dogs, the Red Sox’s Double-A affiliate, have added a memorial patch to honor Charlie Eshbach, the team’s founding president and GM. (From our own Anthony Emerson)
- Pixar is developing a new series called Win or Lose, a show about a baseball team called the Pickles. The Portland Pickles, a collegiate wood bat team, took offense to the TV team’s very similar logo and responded by changing their name on Twitter to the Portland Pixars. (From Rob Neyer)
- The Commanders keep finding ways to embarrass themselves. Reports indicate that the team was selling mugs on Sunday featuring the outline of Washington state at an official retail location outside of the stadium. (Thanks to all who shared)
- Fans of bad teams often have to get creative to repurpose their old jerseys. At least one Jets fan says he’s done trying. (From John Gogarty)
- Seahawks LB Cody Barton tore a hole in the knee of his neon-green leggings during last night’s game against the Broncos. (From Marcus Hall and Brandon Curtis)
- Former NFL QB Peyton Manning described why he liked wearing a tight-fitting helmet during his playing days. (Thanks, Phil)
- The west side of Oregon State’s stadium is currently under construction, and even though no fans will be on that side of the field, the team chose not to flip their midfield logo to orient it to the east side of the stadium. (From Ted Taylor)
- Spotted at Saturday’s Pitt/Tennessee game: fans wearing Panthers/Steelers Kenny Pickett frankenjerseys. (From Chris Weber)
- Some Auburn players are calling on the program to buck tradition and wear orange jerseys this Saturday against Penn State.
- The teams at Bayview High School in Nova Scotia, Canada, go by the Sharks. But their mascot isn’t a costumed shark — it’s a Jaws-style robotic fin that glides across the field. Awesome! (From @cdgills).
- The Deseret News has published a piece in defense of the Jazz’s rather plain new uniform set. (From Aaron Shill)
- This blog post shares thoughts on the Rockets uniforms of the past and present.
- The Hawks’ City alternate has leaked.
- Rapper Drake celebrated winning back-to-back rec league titles by buying $100,000 championship rings for himself and his teammates. (From Kary Klismet)
- Jonesboro High School in Georgia has named its floor in honor of alumni Harry and Toney Douglas, former NFL and NBA players, respectively. (From Kary Klismet)
- World Cup: SportsLogos.net has the scoop on a leak of several Nike-produced kit designs for the upcoming tournament. (From Ryan Bush)
- Italy: New jersey set for Serie C side FC Crotone. (From Kary Klismet)
- Spain: A match between Barcelona and Cadiz was temporarily suspended Saturday after a fan suffered a medical emergency. The fan’s life may have been saved by Cardiz’s goalkeeper, Jeremias Ledesma, who alertly ran to the sideline to grab a defibrillator. (From our own Anthony Emerson)
- Spain: New third kits for Ibiza of the Segunda División. (From Kary Klismet)
- Australia: Not sure how long this has been the case, but it appears that Australia’s Women’s National Team has sold its naming rights to a bank. (From Joseph Pitirri).
- Germany: New Oktoberfest kit for TSV 1860 Munich. (From Ed Zelaski)
- If you think ad creep is bad now, consider this: The CEO of Hawk-Eye Technologies, the company behind the automated system that makes “in” and “out” calls for line judges, has considered selling advertising on the automated calls. (From @BurnerGSmith).
- The Las Vegas Desert Dogs are an expansion team in the National Lacrosse League. While they have not yet formally unveiled their uniforms, they had a jersey ready for their pick at the NLL Draft over the weekend. It’s not clear if this is the real design they’ll use or just a placeholder. (From Wade Heidt)
- The Premier Lacrosse League played its semifinals matchups over the weekend, with top seeded Whipsnakes in white/red/red and the Waterdogs in purple/lavender/lavender. The other game featured the Chaos in red/white/red defending their title against the Archers in white/orange/blue. All players wore bandana-patterned warmup uniforms honoring Welles Crowther, a former Boston College lacrosse player who was immortalized as the “Man in the Red Bandana.” (From Jared Buccola)
- The rock band Cheap Trick played a show in the Chicago area on Saturday, and guitarist Robin Zander was playing a guitar with a Northwestern-style stripe. “I have seen the group many times but had never seen Robin with this guitar,” says David Kissel.
- New athletics logos for Merced College in California. (From Kary Klismet)
- New crew uniforms for Canadian airliner Westjet. (From Kary Klismet)
- The Social Democrats of America, a center-left political group, has sent a cease-and-desist to the Democratic Socialists, a more left-leaning organization, over the use of the socialist rose symbol. (From our own Anthony Emerson)
- The University of Denver has updated all its social avatars with its new logo. (From @roxfan00)
- Washington state’s Human Rights Commission says Alaska Airlines’ uniform policy that asks employees to dress either “feminine” or “masculine” is likely discriminatory.
- The Athletic, which up until now has been ad-free, is now introducing a “new advertising experience.” (From Mike Chamernik)
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