In today’s Ticker we have a baseball jersey with snap buttons, a new logo for Sunday Night Football, a great interactive Eagles uni-builder tool, and a new anniversary logo for an NHL team.
- Of the nine players in the Yankees’ starting lineup for the first game of yesterday’s doubleheader, four of them had uni numbers in the 90s.
- Crazy coincidence: Looked at my phone last night to check in on the Mets game and noticed that the first three players in their batting order had the same batting average.
- Cubs utility man Christopher Morel — he of lightning bolt helmet sticker fame — has recently been wearing eye black that looks like whiskers. “I haven’t been able to find if there’s any significance behind it or if it’s just a style thing,” says Joanna Zwiep.
- The Frisco RoughRiders and Tulsa Drillers wore Negro Leagues throwbacks last night. Interestingly, they both wore road greys. (From Chris Mycoskie)
- Here’s a weird one: Nike’s latest jerseys for USA Baseball have snap buttons. Never seen that before! “One of the USA U15 players said it was explained to them as being created essentially to avoid jerseys being ripped during walk-off celebrations,” says Tyler Maun.
- This is pretty great: The Philadelphia Inquirer has put together an interactive visual timeline of Eagles uniforms, and the article also includes a team-builder section where you can design your own Eagles uni. (Thanks to all who shared)
- Speaking of the Iggles, their season ticket holders aren’t impressed by this year’s swag. (From Michael Hochman)
- Although the ad industry is in a slump, demand for Super Bowl ad slots remains high.
- Uni number switcheroos: Bucs WR Julio Jones is changing from 85 to 6, and Ravens CB Kyle Fuller is changing from 18 to 23. (Both from Andrew Cosentino)
- New logo for Sunday Night Football.
- The bowl game in Charlotte, N.C., named after a mayonnaise brand now has a costumed mascot resembling a mayo jar. (From Kary Klismet)
- Here’s this week’s uni combos for Boise State, Oregon, Tennessee, and Utah. (Thanks to all who shared)
- Here’s a breakdown of Minnesota’s record by uniform during the Coach “Row the Boat” era.
- Central Michigan sent out little stickers that let fans customize the “C,” “M,” and “U” on their computer keyboards. (From @DanBonAnno)
- Here’s a profile of the woman who designs Nike sneakers for some of the WNBA’s biggest stars.
- New Grand Prix livery for Ferrari. (From Jeremy Brahm)
- England’s rugby union teams have always gone NNOB, but that might change for the men’s team’s upcoming Autumn Tests. Key passage: “[T]hose in favour [of adding NOBs are] keen to market players better. … [But] some argue that — particularly at international level — no player should ‘own’ a shirt and that printing a name on the back would contradict rugby’s traditions that no individual should be placed above the team.” (From Sy Hart)
- New uniforms for Tokyo Great Bears. (From Jeremy Brahm)
- The University of Minnesota-Duluth’s costumed mascot was supposed to get a new costume this year, but students and fans weren’t happy with the new design, so the school is sticking with the old one for the current school year. (From Mike Menner and Kary Klismet)
- Cool little video clip of Iowa’s hawkeye logo being painted onto a street intersection. (Thanks, Phil)
- New logo for the University of Denver. (From Tyler Maun)
- Here are two more AFL Women’s Indigenous designs, for Brisbane and St. Kilda. (Thanks, Jamie)
- New costumed mascot for the 2022 National Games of India. (From Kary Klismet)
- Also from Kary: Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis has unveiled a name — “Hawks” — and logo for its esports team.
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