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Uni Watch News Ticker for Sept. 16, 2023

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In today’s Ticker, we’ve got one of college football’s most famous identities perhaps changing, but not in the way you may think, and more!



  • Can’t quite figure out who it is, but someone in the Cubs bullpen was wearing everyone’s cap at once. Guess he got bored. (From J. Colbert)
  • A pair of Red Sox players wore NFL jerseys during post-game interviews on Thursday night. 3B Rafael Devers wore an Ezekiel Elliott Patriots jersey and OF Alex Verdugo wore a Todd Gurley Rams jersey.
  • Last night, Kike Hernandez’ Clemente patch became stuck on his helmet after big swing vs. Mariners. (From Rick Wessley)


  • Here’s one writer’s list of the all-time best and worst looks for each NFL team. (From Kary Klismet)
  • The Cowboys have revealed their uniform schedule for this season. (Thanks, Phil)
  • The Rams are going white at home this weekend, meaning the Niners will wear their home red in a matchup that’s already known for Niners fans overwhelming Rams fans at the stadium. (From Carlos Montalvan)




  • Alabama guard Jahvon Quinerly has revealed what the team’s 2023 SEC championship rings look like. (From Kary Klismet)


  • DC United and San Antonio FC each unveiled their Hispanic Heritage Month warmup jersey yesterday. (From our own Jamie Rathjen)


Auto Racing
  • Both McLaren and Williams will have alternate liveries for this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix. (From Kary Klismet)
Grab Bag
  • A special task force at the University of California – Berkeley has recommended “Cal Berkeley” (as opposed to simply “Cal”) as the school’s athletics brand name. (From Kary Klismet)
  • You ever wonder what the deal was with Stanford’s unofficial tree mascot? Here’s an explainer. (From Kary Klismet)
  • American Airlines have unveiled a pair of fauxback liveries on Airbus A321s. The liveries are inspired by the liveries used by Piedmont Airlines, a regional airline that merged into USAir in 1989. US Airways went on to merge into American in 2013. (From Chris Bisbee)
  • Here’s a really great piece on fictional brands in movies and TV. Highly recommended. (From John Flory)
Comments (11)

    A lot of TV and movie props use stock brand labels and names from prop production houses, so I’m always intrigued when producers go to the effort to make custom-branded props. My favorite example is Old Düsseldorf, Thomas Magnum’s favorite beer (in longnecks).

    Agreed. The scene in “No More Mr. Nice Guy” where he rushes into the guesthouse covered in mud and carrying two sixers of longneck OD to drink while watching The Army-Navy Game is a classic.

    Missed a bit of uni-news. The Boston Bruins will unveil new “Centennial,” uniforms tonight. Three new sweaters total, as well as a new Centennial Authentic Collection. Celebrating 100 years of Bruins hockey, the United States’ first NHL team.

    For some odd reason, the Bruins are being very coy about the time of the unveiling. For weeks now it’s only been September 16th, but they just released a hype video that somewhat specified “tonight.” So it’ll be known at some point this evening I guess. I would assume between happy hour and dinner time.

    Have a feeling they will be great! I hope. Need the yellow socks back with the black jerseys. Still hoping for a brown alternate trimmed in yellow. Same colours as their first uniform. They have been using brown in the graphics promoting the anniversary so there is the possibility.

    For the American Airlines link in Grab Bag, The orange and red stripes with the smile livery was inspired by Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) which operated in California and then the West Coast from 1949 until it was purchased by USAir in 1988. It was the first large discount airline in the United States. PSA called itself “The World’s Friendliest Airline” and painted a smile on the nose of its airplanes.

    Speaking of the Niners, it seems this bit did get overlooked this week – they did update their uni schedule on xTwitter on Wednesday: link

    It’s been corrected to show red at Cleveland in Week 6. It also shows 8 standard red games and 6 white, where the original post ( link ) had 6 red and 8 white, as they originally expected to wear white at LA this week as well.

    I was a lot of years old before I realized that Cal of athletics was the same school as Berkeley of academics. This seems like a good move.

    That article about fictional branding was a tough read. The writer referred to ketchup as a brand and apparently Budman was from the 1970s. I couldn’t take any more after that.

    Cubs bullpen has always been hilarious. I miss the home run dances they started doing when they moved the bullpens under the bleachers. Unfortunately, due to sign stealing crap, the delay in the game footage stopped all that.

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