By John Ekdahl
The A’s and Angels wore throwbacks for last night’s game in Oakland.
The A’s sported throwback uniforms in Saturday’s 1969 Turn Back the Clock Day at O.co Coliseum.
The legendary green-and-gold look was a unique change of pace with a shot of nostalgia that embraced the franchise’s past, but it was quite a contrast to the Angels’ modest gray throwbacks from 1969.
Vests, a trend that began when the A’s were still in Kansas City, are involved in deep California gold and match the trousers, which if worn properly are hiked at the knee to display striped stirrup socks and white cleats. Beneath the vests are lime-green undershirts, and etched on the front is the A’s logo — 1969 was the first year the Athletics adopted an apostrophe S beside the traditional A — and on the back are numerals without names.
Dayn Perry over at CBS Sports thought the A’s throwbacks were “tremendous“.
A bit of some speculation about the Jaguars uniform schedule and their alternate teal jersey:
According to Long, the team plans to wear white through the first six games, including at home, to deal with the heat. The team then plans to wear their teal alternate uniform against the San Diego Chargers in Week 7, white against the San Francisco 49ers in London, and then finish out the season wearing black.
This may not be set in stone yet, as it might be tricky for the Jaguars to wear black on the road at the back end of their schedule. The team plays two teams who usually where white at home in the Browns and Titans, but also play the Colts and Texans. The Texans plan to wear “blue steel” and the Colts typically wear blue at home.
The Oklahoman had some things to say about Baylor’s new “show-stealing” helmet.
Some Big 12 teams retain the classic uniform look. The Sooners and Longhorns come immediately to mind.
Others — OSU, Texas Tech, West Virginia, Baylor — have embraced the Oregon style of myriad uniform combinations and trendy fashions.
And Baylor’s new neon gold helmet was a show-stealer at Media Days.
Business Insider has a good roundup of the new English Premier League uniforms here.
The University of Houston unveiled their new football uniforms for their first season in the American Athletic Conference earlier in the week, but the Houston Chronicle wrote about it yesterday.
Finally, this is absolutely awful: Quilt made of deceased soldier’s clothing, wedding mementos stolen from Davenport widow’s home