In today’s Ticker: Field goal towel shenanigans, lots of BFBS on tap in the NCAA this weekend, and an abrupt team relocation leaves a goalie in mask limbo.
- A movement is underway in Japan to oppose a project that would remove a park in Tokyo. The project would also raze and rebuild Jingu Stadium, the ballpark the Babe Ruth visited during his historic trip to Japan in 1934. (From Chris Bisbee)
- On Sunday, Saints DT Bryan Bresee stole the towel from Packers LS Matt Orzech’s waistband and appeared to toss the towel in the way of a Green Bay field goal attempt on Sunday. (From Mike Chamernik)
- Paul has noted before how former Vikings QB Joe Kapp’s No. 11 came with extra-wide kerning between the numbers. But Kapp wasn’t the only ’70s QB with a wide-spaced No. 11 — check out Falcons QB Dick Shiner! (From our own Scott M.X. Turner)
- Great photo of a 1949 color-on-color game between the Steelers and Giants (in red!) at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh. (From @MattGajtka)
- Reader Kenny Kaplan writes: “I was at the Jets/Bills opener a few weeks ago and mentioned to one of the security guards stationed outside the locker room how I thought that the Jets throwbacks looked really good. He agreed but went on to tell me that [owner] Woody Johnson absolutely loves when the Jets are in all-black!”
- BYU will wear mono-royal for their first Big XII home game on Saturday. (From Phil).
- NC State will go BFBS on Friday. “Note that black isn’t an NC State school color, but it is a school color of their opponent, Louisville,” says Chris Newbury.
- Tennessee will also be going BFBS this weekend. (From @Wilds_Lee)
- Iowa State players Myles Purchase, Tyler Moore, Tommy Hamann, and Caleb Bacon lent their NOBs for a NIL ad for pork products. (From Randy Koehn)
- Arizona made some minor tweaks to their unis over the summer, which were never announced by the school. Most notably, the Wildcats switched to a more traditional two-color, three-stripe sleeve pattern, moving away from red-white-blue sleeve striping — even though they never changed their helmet striping. Per Rocky De La Rosa, Arizona also switched to the newest Nike template and changed their number font to a slimmer, more modern typeface.
- Championship banner system change for the Hurricanes, who have consolidated their rafter laundry by listing all their division championships on a single banner. (From @albhood).
- The Winnipeg Ice of the WHL abruptly relocated earlier this year and are now known as the Wenatchee Wild. The move was so abrupt that Wild G Daniel Hauser is still wearing his Winnipeg Ice mask early in the regular season. (From Wade Heidt)
- New uniforms and logo for Ontario’s Waterloo Ravens U22. (From Kary Klismet)
- Fun story about Klay Thompson bobbleheads. (From John Flory)
- USWNT star Megan Rapinoe played in her final international game on Sunday, and was gifted with a framed jersey with the number 203 for reaching 203 caps. The game took place in Chicago, so every Chicago pro sports team gifted Rapinoe their own jersey with her iconic No. 15. (From our own Jamie Rathjen)
- England: Museum of Jerseys has a roundup of Premier League numbers now that squads have been confirmed for the first part of the season. (From our own Jamie Rathjen)
- Several Hummel-outfitted teams across several countries are adding an “equality jersey” to encourage acceptance and participation. (From Jeremy Brahm)
- Here’s reader Tim Dunn’s latest men’s Rugby World Cup uni-tracking update, complete through the third weekend. He notes the following changes from the previous week: “1) I added the referee’s kit, as it now falls under World Rugby’s colorblindness rules. 2) South Africa couldn’t wear its primary green nor its jade ‘toothpaste’ alternate kit against Ireland because it was deemed too close from a color perspective to Ireland’s emerald green kit, so they were forced to wear their 2nd alternate kit.”