Seahawks Uniform History - 1976 to Present

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By Phil Hecken

Now that the Super Bowl is upon us, it’s time to take a look at the uniform history for the designated road team, the Seattle Seahawks. I’ve called upon uniform historian Tim Brulia to give us a rundown of the entire uniform histories of both teams, as he has done in past years. As you’re no doubt aware, Tim and Rob Holecko (along with Bill Schaefer) run the Gridiron Uniform Database. For inline images, you can click to enlarge. For the links within the years, I have made every effort to ensure that the image corresponds to the year being described.

And now, I’ll turn the rest of this over to Tim:

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Seattle Seahawks Uniform History
By Tim Brulia

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1976-seattle-seahawks_pg_6001976: The Seahawks enter the NFL as an expansion team. The helmet is silver with logo being the head of a seahawk with an homage to the native American totem style. The forward facing logo features a neck with blue on top and green on the bottom (separated by a thin strip of white) that wraps around the back of the helmet, with a break at the center ridge portion of the helmet. The masks are generic gray. The white jersey features quite large blue numbers on the front and back, and normal sized blue sleeve — or TV — numbers. The sleeve stripes are three separated stripes, with the outer stripes in green and the center stripe in blue. The blue jersey has large white numbers front and back and normal sized white numbers on the sleeves. Sleeve stripes have a thin white/medium green/medium white/medium green/thin white combo. Names on the backs (NOBs) match the number colors on each jersey. The Pants are silver with a five stripe combo of green/thin white/blue/thin white/green on the sides. The socks are blue and match the stripes on the sleeves of the blue jersey. The cleat colors buck the white trend and are black, perhaps Head Coach Jack Patera paying tribute to his previous employer, the black footed Minnesota Vikings.

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1980: The Seahawks join the crowd and ditch the fogey black cleats for the sleek white footwear.

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1982: The Seahawks add a blue lined V neck collar to the white jersey.

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Seahawks 19831983: There are some tweaks made to the helmet, jerseys and socks. The facemask on the helmet goes from gray to blue. The jerseys now feature thin green, blue and white trim on the collars. Also, the sleeve stripes are replaced by the helmet logo, which wraps itself around the arm, forming a bit of a striping pattern in itself. On the blue jersey, the logo/stripes are outlined in white. And the TV numbers are bumped up from the sleeves to the shoulders. The socks lose their stripes and are now plain blue.

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1985: A special patch celebrating the Seahawks 10th season is placed on the left hip of the pants.

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1991: The pant stripes sees a slightly thicker green striping and the white separating the inner blue from the outer greens getting even thinner.

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Seahawks 19941994: The Seahawks wear a NFL 75th Season patch on the left collarbone of both jerseys. The Seahawks also wear a semi-throwback jersey as do most other teams. They go with a blue jersey with the 1976-82 sleeve stripes, but the jersey features the 1983-94 collar trim! The socks are also of 1976-82 vintage.

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2000: A patch for the Seahawks 25th season is displayed on the left collarbone area of both sets of jerseys.

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Seahawks 20022002: For the first time in team history, the Seahawks undergo a major uniform change. Helmets: The color changes from silver to a rather unique shade of blue that I prefer to call “gunmetal blue”. The logo does change ever so slightly, with the face of the hawk looking a little meaner. The top half of the hawk’s neck is the same shade of blue as the helmet and the lower stripe of his neck is more of a navy shade and now the logo is outlined in white. Jerseys: The white jersey has a navy and lime green collar, and the same stripe pattern on the sleeve edge (navy/lime/navy). The numbers (front, back, shoulders) are block gunmetal blue with navy outline. The front wordmark is new and in gunmetal, as is the NOB. The sleeve portion (or what’s left of it) is in gunmetal with the very small team logo that’s practically the same size as the Reebok mark. Meanwhile, the dark jersey changes from a straight blue to the gunmetal tint. The collar and sleeve edge stripes feature the same stripe combo as found on the white jersey. The numbers (front, back, shoulders) are block white with navy outline. The new wordmark and NOB is white. The sleeve portion is navy with the tiny team logo inside outlined in white and sharing space with the Reebok badge. Pants: There are two sets of pants, one is white with sides stripes of navy/lime/navy, and a gunmetal pair that feature the same striping. The socks are a solid navy. The jerseys and pants are supposed to be interchangeable, with a possible four combinations, but three combos see the light of the gridiron; white/white, white/gunmetal and gunmetal/gunmetal. Oh, yes. Black cleats make a comeback and replace the white shoes.

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2004: The Seahawks go with just two uni combos, all white and all gunmetal.

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2005: For Week 1 in Jacksonville, the Seahawks go with a gunmetal/white combo, but the rest of the season go with mono white and mono gunmetal. The Seahawks were all set to wear the Super Bowl XL logo patch on their white jerseys as the “away” team as designated by the NFL, but then Steelers coach Bill Cowher stuns all by announcing that the “home” Steelers would wear white instead of their customary black. So, the Seahawks slap the SB XL patch on the gunmetal jerseys instead.

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2006: Back to mono whites and mono gunmetals for two seasons.

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2008: The league wide Gene Upshaw memorial patch is worn on the white jersey for Week 1.

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Seahawks 20092009: In Week 3 (9/27), the Seahawks pull off a stunner by wearing a lime green alternate jersey at home against Chicago. The jersey follows the template of the usual white and gunmetals, same neck and sleeve edge trim, white numbers with navy outlines, white wordmark and NOB, and navy sleeves. Overlooked in the neon green hubbub are the equally new navy pants, with gunmetal/lime/gunmetal stripes, certainly the first time such a color combo was used in an NFL game. The Seahawks, in addition to the aforementioned lime/navy, also wore the usual monos (white and gunmetal), but also white over gunmetal and – for good measure – gunmetal over navy!

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2010: The Seahawks return to a sense of normalcy with only the monos (white and gunmetal) worn during the regular season and post season (making the playoffs with a 7-9 record).

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2011: For Week 1, played on 9/11, the Seahawks (as do other teams playing on 9/11) wear a ribbon patch observing the 10th anniversary of the 9/11/01 terrorist attacks.

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Nike-Vapor-Jet-2.0-Seahawks-Gloves2012: Ten years after the last uni overhaul, comes another one. Out goes gunmetal and lime. Navy stays, joined by gray, and a more neon style of green. Helmet: navy is now the color, with the logo now having a thick upper navy stripe and a thick lower gray stripe still separated by a thin layer of white, with the entire logo outlined in white. And, at last, the wraparound neck is now connected in the back, coming to a point instead of a break at the center as had been the case since the original logo was formed in 1976. The helmet also features a subliminal pattern on the center portion that also comes to a point at the point of the logo on the back of the helmet. Jerseys: Navy has gray patterned numbers outlined in neon green in the usual places (front, back, shoulders) with a striping pattern that really can’t described, basically gray slants from the collar, with the wordmark placed on the left front stripe. A neon green section on the “sleeves” is the perfect location for the Nike swoosh and lastly, gray NOBs. White is dominated by navy patterned numbers outlined in neon green, navy stripes, navy spaces for Nike and navy NOBs. And an alternate gray jersey is a part of the mix, which is an exact duplicate of the white jersey. Also, a tiny bit of feathered trim can be spotted on a three jerseys. Pants: Navy has a neon green stripe on the sides with 12 navy “feathers” to honor the “12th man.” White has navy side stripes with 12 white feathers. Gray pants also have the navy stripe adorned with 12 gray feathers. Socks: a snoozer, plain navy worn with all combinations. Cleats: Neon green and navy. The uniforms are meant to mix and match, and six combinations are used; navy/navy, navy/gray, white/white, white/gray, white/navy and gray/gray. In weeks 14 and 15, the Hall of Fame 50th anniversary patch is worn (as with all NFL teams), and the Seahawks see this patch on the navy jersey (Week 14) and the solo season appearance on the gray jersey (Week 15).

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2013: Five uni combinations are used for the regular and post season. They are: navy/navy, navy/gray (once), white/white, white/navy (which will be the Super Bowl XLVIII combination), and gray/gray.

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Thanks, Tim! Wonderful, wonderful stuff!

If you’d like to read more on the Seattle uni & logo history:

• Read how the Seahawks were almost named the ‘Sockeyes’

• Here is a great article describing what inspired the Seattle Seahawks logo.

• Uni Watch friend Mike Princip has also done an in-depth study of the logo design.

• Uni Watch reader and contributor Mickel Yantz has his own Seahawks uni history blog that is quite in-depth.

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U.W.F.F.L. Week 22

By Rob Holecko

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UWFFL Week 22

Well, the UWFFL is mostly taking this week off, what with the world’s attention turned towards the biggest event of the year. Here at the UWFFL we thought we’d too get in on the action by presenting a UWFFL-esque Super Bowl uniform matchup to vote on.

Now we know that the game won’t be decided here by the uniforms the teams are wearing, but instead on your television set tomorrow in-between all those $4 million worth of 30 second long displays of conspicuous consumerism. But if the game was decided like all of our UWFFL matchups by the uniforms they were wearing, which team would you vote for? Again, don’t vote so much for who you think will actually win tomorrow, but rather which uniform you like better:

XLVIII matchup
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(images courtesy The Gridiron Uniform Database)

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Super Bowl XLVIII UWFFL Style
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We’ll be back next week with our minor league Conference Championships and our final round of bowl games, although for you real die-hard UWFFL fans there are four international games you can vote on today at uwfantasyfootballleague.com.

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and one last note from The Gridiron Uniform Database

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Did you know that this year Seahawks’ Super Bowl uniform combo of white over navy, which was worn only twice during the regular season, Week 10 at Atlanta and Week 15 in this very stadium against the Giants, isn’t the fewest amount of times that a Super Bowl combo was worn by a team during their regular season? The 1982 mostly ‘White At Home’ Dolphins only wore their aqua combo once during the strike shortened season, for a home Monday Night game against Buffalo. (Although since they only played nine games, that record probably deserves an asterisk)

The 1970 Cowboys wore blue in Super Bowl V, and had only worn blue twice during the regular season, and the next fewest after the Seahawks and Cowboys were the 1985 Patriots, who went exclusively white at home during the regular season, they wore red as home team in Super Bowl XX, yet had only worn red in three road games during the regular season.

The 1974 Dolphins only wore aqua four times, and last year’s Ravens only wore white over black five times during the season.

Of course the majority of teams have worn standard home or road unis in the Super Bowl, however the 1994 49ers did wear throwbacks, but of course they had been wearing a variation of them during the majority of the season, having donned the red-over-white throwbacks eight times, as well as on through the playoffs.

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Baseball News: The San Francisco Giants will have a “new” old school orange jersey they’ll wear on home Fridays (h/t Hamburglar Jr @Raph4Real). Their “old” orange jersey had block “GIANTS” across the chest. The new one is more of a throwback to the awesome one worn from 1978 through 1982 … The Washington Nationals have put a red, textured coating on their concourses to help keep them cleaner looking (thanks to TommyTheCPA). … Did you know Jerry Lewis (the comedian) actually played in (and got a hit) a preseason game with the Astros in 1973? Now you do. … “I’m not the type to see sexual innuendo in everything, like the Beavis and Butthead type, but I found this cover to be mind-bogglingly poor judgment,” writes Mike (who asked his last name not be used). … The Tampa Bay Rays have packed up for spring training. As Aaron Wigg points out, “And as if Joe Maddon could get any cooler; the second picture is a beer kegerator/tap for his office.” … The SDSU Aztecs have a new home uni — check out that waistband! (h/t Andrew Domingo). … Did you know that Dodger Stadium once hosted ski jumping? Now you do (h/t @AthleticBiz). … South Carolina has some shiny new helmets for the 2014 season (h/t Sully @pal3327). … Ooooohhhh — check out the sweet sweet stirrups of the Fort Scott Greyhounds (Sully again).

NFL News: OK, this one’s a goof (though many of us wish it were real) about the Washington football team officially changing its name. That comes from Jesse Alkire, who writes, “Just released this video today, thought you’d get a kick out of the idea as well as the branding and design work I did for it. If you like it, I’d love if you could spread it around — Twitter, Uni Watch, anywhere your powerful social media arm is willing to reach!” … Here’s a good piece on the decreasing size of NFL shoulder pads (thanks, Paul). … Funny one from New Yorker Alan Kreit: “(Thurs)day, there was a guy selling counterfeit shirts, hats, etc right here on 40th and Broadway. Best question from a tourist: ‘Is it free?’ He made a mint until he was likely sent away by the suits. The cops didn’t care at all.” … Some pretty awesome vintage football cards are on display at the Met (thanks to Tommy Turner). Also from Tommy, it appears as though America is enjoying the “Stoner Bowl,”, which is what some are calling the Super Bowl, due to the fact that both teams come from states where the recreational use of marijuana is legal. … Brinke sends in a pair of articles on Golden Tate’s awesome skyline socks. If you want a pair, look here (thanks to Dan McClung) … Reprinted from yesterday’s comments (h/t Mickel Yantz): A nice look at football in Seattle before the Seahawks. … This photo shows some Bills and Broncos helmets and logos (save for the real Bills going to white helmets recently), sent in by Joseph Bailey. Joe asks, “Do schools have to pay the NFL for stuff like this?” (We’ve discussed this before, but it’s still a fair question). … Here’s a good chart showing the kickoff time for all 48 Super Bowls (thanks, Paul). … Good Esquire article detailing ‘One Man vs. Denver Broncos Fans, and Seattle Seahawks Fans, and Richard Sherman’s Mom‘ (Tommy Turner). … Hmmm. Shawn Crull was watching a special on Comcast SportsNet Chicago about Gale Sayers six touchdown game against the 49ers in 1965, and there was footage from training camp and such and this helmet caught me off guard. Shawn says, “I can’t ever remember any of the uniform combinations in Bears history having a stripe.” Anyone know anything more? … Do you want to own a Peyton Manning or Sammy Baugh jersey? Just be careful what you bid on (h/t Jeremy @JMM1313 for the “wrong” jersey pic).

College Football News: The Tennessee Volunteers will be switching from adidas to Nike in 2015. … No football helmet will probably ever be 100% effective in eliminating concussions, but a study suggests some helmets may be more protective than others (from Tommy Turner).

NBA & College Hoops News: Wow. Check out Long Island University’s former home court, the Brooklyn Paramount Theater (h/t Sully @pal3327) … FNOB Alert: Syracuse women’s team. The Day sisters both have full name OB (great spot by John Fitzgerald), who unfortunately “Couldn’t snag Bri’s pic.” … According to Danny Ainge, the Celts are likely to retier KG’s jersey, but are not so sure about Jesus Shuttlesworth. … The Oregon Ducks will be honoring Phil Knight tonight, and giving away a Phil Knight bobblehead too.

Hockey News: With the Olympics starting next week, John Muir sent in this article on USA goalie masks through history. Some great photos! … The Penn State Nittany Lions women’s hockey team will be doing a pink out today, with pink jerseys (natch) to be auctioned for charity. … USA Hockey has announced Olympic captains. Submitter John Muir asks, “Was the ‘C’ just gently laid upon the jersey during the unveiling photo shoot? That’s…wow, that’s lazy.” … The Toledo Walleye were to wear a helmet decal honoring fallen firefighters last night. … Also last night ASU had a blackout. Wait, ASU has a hockey team? (h/t Brad Denny). … Last night the Rangers wore their Stadium Series jerseys at home (white at home, as God intended) against the Isles. They continue to be undefeated in them, winning 4-1. More photos here.

Soccer News: Mizzou women’s soccer is asking fans on twitter “which #Mizzou jersey is your favorite. Is it white, black, gold or anthracite?“. Left unsaid is why they need four sets of unis, two of which are almost identical.

Grab Bag: Fewer children are playing team sports (at least according to the Wall Street Journal) — apologies if that’s behind a paywall (sent in by Tommy Turner). … Not only is the Puppy Bowl a thing, there are in fact *official* helmets for the event. … Here’s a neat old Seahawks vs. Broncos game program (h/t Sully @pal3327). … And here’s a neat old pennant from 1983 (nice find by Jeff Flynn). … Brinke wonders if it’s OK to show stripe off the field. … Eagles center Jason Kelce entered the Wing Bowl Friday morning in an Eagles helmet car (you can see a short glimpse of it in the video). That comes from Bob Woolard. … Check out this “Porcineograph”. Says Caldwell Bailey, ” It was apparently given out as a party favor by by a sewing machine magnate of the late 19th century, so things come a little full circle in terms of relationship to unis, textiles, etc.” It was on Slate originally. … There’s been a bit of chatter in the comments recently about new NFL franchises. Justin Cliburn recently penned a blog post about Oklahoma City’s prospects for a future NFL franchise. “I settled on ‘Roughnecks’ for the name. I’m writing to ask if you would link to the story on Uni Watch and ask for uniform/logo design submissions to be sent to OklahomaIraqis@gmail.com. You guys love uni/logo contests — give it a shot! … Wow. Just…wow. … Denver Gregg “had to go to the supermarket. They don’t get it.” Wonder who he’s rooting for.

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And that will do it on this first Saturday in February. The long wait for the Super Bowl is almost over.

Big (huge) thanks to Timmy Brulia (and Rob Holecko) for the great Seahawks uniform history. I’ll be back with Timmy tomorrow for the Broncos uni history.

You guys have a great Saturday, and I’ll catch you here tomorrow, Super Bowl Sunday. Also, I want to wish a “Happy Birthday” to Leo Strawn, Jr. (who has been working on a future post with me — ONE of these weekends I’ll get to it Leo, I promise!).

Follow me on Twitter @PhilHecken.

Peace.

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“‘Third World’ Championship… has a totally different sound to it today. I picture a game played by two teams wearing discarded Championship merchandise from the losing team.”
–Kyle Kendall

 

57 comments to Seahawks Uniform History – 1976 to Present

  • The Jeff | February 1, 2014 at 7:14 am |

    Uh… the link for the “throwback” jersey in 1994 goes to a picture of 3 football cards which show the normal jersey, not the throwback.

    • Phil Hecken | February 1, 2014 at 7:32 am |

      Thanks. Subbed in a new picture showing the “throwback”.

  • Rob H. | February 1, 2014 at 7:20 am |

    Pollcode.com is down… (guess they didn’t pay their web hosting bill) To everybody reading these comments, if voting mechanism still isn’t working for the above Seahawks-Broncos uniform matchup, go to our website to vote.

    http://www.uwfantasy...

    For those of you who aren’t reading these comments, it’s not working for you either.

    • Phil Hecken | February 1, 2014 at 7:33 am |

      Subbed in the new pollcode in the main article. Try it now.

  • The Jeff | February 1, 2014 at 7:26 am |

    Also, if anyone posts any stupid bullshit about “why didn’t they mention the Seahawks blank helmets in 1976?”, can we have them banned?

    • Stan Bunting | February 1, 2014 at 7:41 am |

      I had always heard they were blank – at least for the preseason and early games in 1976.

      People on here have said they were not blank though so I think there is a pretty good chance they have always had the logo.

      • Phil Hecken | February 1, 2014 at 7:47 am |

        If you read that Mickel Yantz site, he does a good job of debunking the blank helmet theorists.

        Specifically, he says:

        Mythbuster
        It has been a long thought myth that the Seahawks played the 1976 season without logos on their helmet. Not true. There were some scrimmages that were held without the logos (thanks M. Princip) but all preseason and regular games had logos on their helmets. One reason for this myth are the football cards. Topps did not have the rights to use any NFL logos on their cards, so they were all airbrushed off. For the Seahawks, that meant the cards from 1976-1982 all showed blank helmets. Topps Vault has auctioned off some of the original negatives used for their cards and it shows what they airbrushed out. Great article about it at Fleer Sticker Project check out it.

        • timmy b | February 1, 2014 at 8:21 am |

          I think the 1976 Seahawks blank silver helmet was a running gag here on the UW. I had no problem with it and – speaking for myself – I found it rather amusing. But yes, once and for all the Seahawks had a helmet log from the get go.

          Oh well. I think with all the serious social issues that we discuss on UW, the occasional bits of humor can’t hurt…can it?

    • Rob H. | February 1, 2014 at 11:47 am |

      The only thing I don’t understand (and I’ll admit I haven’t looked as in-depth at this as others) why so specifically the Seahawks? I get that they (or the Bucs) weren’t around in 1975, so every pre-82 Seahawks Topps card had no logos on the helmets, but didn’t the other 27 teams also not have logos for 76-82 Topps cards and that would make it apparent that it was airbrushed photos and a Topps rights issue and not the helmets themselves? Why no other teams, only the Seahawks?

      • Phil Hecken | February 1, 2014 at 1:03 pm |

        Like Timmy says, it’s probably more of a running gag (like the “what’s the Green Dot on the QB helmet for?”) than anything else, although it certainly extends beyond UW.

        Most readers of UW know the myth has been busted; however, some still fall prey to the gag.

        As to why other teams don’t get mentioned? Well, other than the Bucs, everyone had been in the league for some time, and everyone KNEW they had logos. I think it was just some type of running gag that spilled over into UW at some point. Not unlike the VERY old days when someone would ask “Do you have Prince Albert in a can?” and the reply would be, “Why yes we do.” The joke would then be “Well, LET HIM OUT!”

        Also, see: “Is your refrigerator running?”

        Probably started as a prank and became the equivalent of a meme.

        • Rob H. | February 1, 2014 at 3:58 pm |

          Ah, I see.

          http://www.gridiron-...

          I’m sure someone can come up with a better caption for this, though.

        • Rob H. | February 1, 2014 at 4:11 pm |
        • Rob H. | February 1, 2014 at 4:16 pm |

          ..and I didn’t realize that around here people were asking the ‘green dot’ question in jest, I guess because outside of Uni Watch most people really don’t know what it means.

          But then my browser’s frequently fail to properly display the ‘sarcasm’ tags.

  • The Jeff | February 1, 2014 at 7:35 am |

    Sorry Phil, that one’s wrong too. Here: http://mickelyantz.c...

    • Phil Hecken | February 1, 2014 at 7:40 am |

      Aight. That one should be in there now.

  • JessF | February 1, 2014 at 7:43 am |

    The Giants orange pullover was their road jersey in 78-79. It was also a home alternate in 78, as was a black alternate also introduced that year. They ditched the orange jersey for 80-81, wearing black on the road. They brought it back the orange as a home & road alternate in the second half of the 82 season. I remember it was a good luck jersey as they made a serious run at the NL West crown, even sweeping the Dodgers in LA in late September wearing the orange .

    • Greg Brown | February 1, 2014 at 7:21 pm |

      Hopefully, the Giants will have the good sense to ditch the Sunday only restriction on their orange-billed caps. The new orange alt should be worn with with an orange bill cap.

      When Joe Altobelli was the manager in 78-79, we used to joke about Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Giants.

  • JessF | February 1, 2014 at 7:45 am |

    Giants wearing black & orange at the Stick in 78, the last artificial turf year there. http://m.flickr.com/...

  • JessF | February 1, 2014 at 7:49 am |

    The Giants in orange, at LA late 82. https://www.youtube....

  • Bruce Menard | February 1, 2014 at 8:26 am |

    “Did you know Jerry Lewis (the comedian) actually played in (and got a hit) a preseason game with the Astros in 1973?”

    Well I did, because I sent that into Uni Watch back in August 2012. See here: http://www.uni-watch...

    Looks like they cropped my original photo for that new blog entry. The original photo: http://farm9.static....

    • umplou | February 1, 2014 at 6:47 pm |

      I wonder if they taught him a couple of verses of It Makes a Fellow Proud to Be an Astro?

  • arrScott | February 1, 2014 at 8:36 am |

    Great Seahawks uni history! What a good looking team they used to be. They’re still OK in my book, but they used to be among my favorites in the league. The seahawk-around-the-sleeve thing was always one of my favorite details in the NFL back in the day. Moot, though, I guess, since nobody wears sleeves long enough to have that today.

    Kind of a shame they didn’t go with Sockeyes. Talk about a football name!

  • BurghFan | February 1, 2014 at 8:36 am |

    No mention of the April 1, 2009 Uni Watch?

  • arrScott | February 1, 2014 at 8:53 am |

    Fantastic Super Bowl weekend ad from the National Congress of American Indians, on the many things Native Americans call themselves and the one thing they don’t:

    http://thinkprogress...

    Whatever you think of the issue, it’s a beautiful and powerful bit of filmmaking.

    Also, it’s interesting to see how Dan Snyder is reaching out mainly to partisan political consultants, rather than ordinary corporate or sports communications and marketing folks, to craft his strategy for defending the name. Among Snyder’s aides on the Redskins nickname defense is George “Maccacca” Allen, noted American expert in using nicknames to honor people of color.

    http://thinkprogress...

  • Mild Bill | February 1, 2014 at 8:55 am |

    Viewed the old Seahawks vs. Broncos program; “Dry up the Broncos”? What am I missing?

  • Kyle O. | February 1, 2014 at 8:59 am |

    Regarding college soccer and multiple jerseys. To me this makes sense. I played D1 college soccer a few years ago. There are several tournement weekend where you play a game on Sat and Sunday. You may be designated the home team or away team for both games. because of the quick turnaround, adn the fact that many college soccer teams dont have any equiptment staff, it is easier to wear a fresh set than try and figure our where to wach them. So when we traveled, after a game we would literally dump all our stuff back into the equipment back, throw it on the bus, and it wouldnt get washed until we got back home. We would wear a fresh set the next day. After that game the same thing, then we would get on the bus and head home.

    • Scott Bennett | February 1, 2014 at 9:50 am |

      Ok, but that doesn’t explain why Mizzou are going with two that are virtually the same kit. Anthricite vs Black? Still a clash. Why not just provide more than one set of the same colour?

      SB

    • ThePonchat | February 1, 2014 at 11:06 am |

      Coaches talk about it during these tournament weekends. Every coach knows what will be worn for which game. So, they set Saturday as “white” and Sunday as “yellow.”

      Not that hard to get it done with 2 kits. Heck…three would be more than enough. But, why not use public monies to continue funding athletics, right? It’s all about the education.

      I recently talked with a DI soccer program…$80,000 budget for equipment. With a roster of 25 players, why not spend $3,200 per player? You are given enough for 4 kits, so do it! (I know, I know…this pales in comparison to numerous other sports, but still…)

    • Stan Bunting | February 1, 2014 at 9:14 pm |

      Plus the NCAA rules require one predominantly white uniform so you really should never need more than two.

      This is why you see all of the teams who use the horizontal stripe template use two colors since one color and white is virtually unwearable.

      Of course, as in all athletics, more uniforms means better recruiting – which is the answer.

  • Paul Lukas | February 1, 2014 at 9:27 am |

    I attended several LIU basketball games at the Paramount maybe 10-15 yrs ago. The set-up was just like it’s shown in that Ticker photo — basketball court on the floor, movie palace in the rafters. It was on the corner of Flatbush and DeKalb, right across the street from Junior’s.

    Also, they had the original movie pit organ, which was played by Yankee Stadium organist Eddie Layton. He said LIU was the only non-Yankees gig he’d take, because he was particularly fond of the Paramount’s organ.

  • willard | February 1, 2014 at 9:36 am |

    1 i learned what a FLAVICON is and a PORCINEOGRAPH in the last 48 hrs thanks to UniWatch. who’d a thunk it?

    2 thanks for keeping the site in the “one post a day” format instead of leaving it in the “split up mode” experimented with a couple weeks ago.

    Just like CLASSIC COKE, CLASSIC UNI-WATCH works just fine!

  • Scott Bennett | February 1, 2014 at 9:36 am |

    Those things on the Seahawks’ units are “feathers”? I can’t see it. I wasn’t sure what they were, thought they might be little crowns or something for King County or something.

    SB

  • Danya | February 1, 2014 at 9:48 am |

    I’ve been staring at the fantasy baseball cover for a while now trying to figure out what about it could be possibly construed as “mind-bogglingly poor judgement.” Is it “special pullout section”? Because that’s a pretty common term and I daresay seeing sexual innuendo in that is exactly the kind of Beavis & Buttheadian stretch the submitter insisted they’re not prone to. Or am I missing something?

    • Scott Bennett | February 1, 2014 at 9:52 am |

      The bat.

  • MJ | February 1, 2014 at 9:52 am |

    The Seahawks uni history neglects to mention that they used a unique lettering font for NOB until they went to the gunmetal gray uniforms. And they also used a number font unique to the NFL but used commonly in MLB, which is still seen on their practice jerseys even after the Nike changes.

  • Graf Zeppelin | February 1, 2014 at 10:16 am |

    I always liked the Seahawks’ gunmetal-blue jerseys. The rarely-worn gunmetal-over-white combo was a fantastic look.

    • Ben D | February 1, 2014 at 2:13 pm |

      I think Seattle’s uniforms (previous incarnation and the new ones) would be exponentially better if the didn’t do the blue over blue. Not the greatest, but tolerable.
      The shade of blue referred to here as “gunmetal” always made me think something was wrong with the color on my tv. It reminded me of the color of those Blue Raspberry ICEE drinks you buy at gas stations and movie theaters.

  • Hunter | February 1, 2014 at 10:17 am |

    Just came across this moving video from changethemascot.org. A little long but worth the watch. http://colorlines.co...

  • Derek | February 1, 2014 at 10:24 am |

    since the seahawks didnt wear white jersey grey pants this season, felt they shouldve gone with that for the super bowl

  • ThePonchat | February 1, 2014 at 11:08 am |

    Bad move for the prospective OKC NFL team to use “Roughnecks” in my opinion.

    The in-state rivalry between OKC and Tulsa would continue though. Tulsa Roughnecks have some history to them…and could potentially have a revival when Tulsa starts playing soccer in USL Pro in 2015 (I believe).

    Should go back to the drawing board.

    • DenverGregg | February 1, 2014 at 11:50 am |

      With Miami Seahawks, New York Titans and Dallas Texans names having fallen into disuse then being restored years later with other franchises in other locations, why not Oklahoma Oilers?

      • Odessasteps | February 1, 2014 at 9:54 pm |

        Confusion with OKC [oil] Barons AHL team?

  • quiet seattle | February 1, 2014 at 11:16 am |

    As a 16 year old in 1976, I was befuddled when the Seahawks entered the league wearing black shoes. So uncool at the time. They looked so slow compared to everyone else.

  • JessF | February 1, 2014 at 12:51 pm |

    Casey Kasem sporting an Angels uni in 67. Kinda resembles Mark Belanger if had he played for the Angels. http://www.youtube.c...

  • 1vox | February 1, 2014 at 2:07 pm |

    thanks for that, phil…cheers!

  • Gregory Koch | February 1, 2014 at 2:08 pm |

    UConn and Cincinnati women going color on color right now. Someone can get a screenshot on ESPN3, but I can’t since it’s blacked out there due to being on TV.

  • TedC53 | February 1, 2014 at 2:48 pm |

    That white-stripe Bears helmet clip is also in Brian’s Song. Always wondered…

  • Pete | February 1, 2014 at 3:43 pm |

    Oregon Alumnus here. I think the Phil Knight bobblehead day is fucking pathetic.

  • Chris Heintzelman | February 1, 2014 at 5:02 pm |

    The most unique aspect of the Seahawk’s uniform for me was the the oversized numbers on the front of the jersey, bigger than the number on the back. Always seemed an oddity and kinda wrong, but i always associated it with the Seahawks. And i missed it when they went to normal size front numbers.

  • Douglas King | February 1, 2014 at 6:08 pm |

    I voted for the Broncos because I feel their home uniform is far superior to the Seahawks away look, however if the Seahawks were the home team I would have chosen them.

    I love the Seahawks home jersey (and weirdly enough their Grey), its just the way the grey, neon green and navy work together (I think I like the grey one simply because the neon green stands out more on it than it does the white jersey). It’s not my favorite uniform but its definitely the best modern look (then again there are only handful of modern teams), and in my top 10. I just wish they wore the grey pants with the home jersey more often.

  • hmich176 | February 1, 2014 at 8:53 pm |

    Interesting bit there about OKC “Roughnecks”. Funny that popped up after I wrote my comment very early this morning about expansion.

    I’m telling you guys, if the NFL lets San Diego and St. Louis move to LA, Jacksonville goes to London, that gets you three cities prime for (re-)expansion. (They’re all going to want a team once the current teams move.) Put a team in Memphis and Oklahoma City, and all you need are three more cities for a football team to get to 4 divisions of 5 teams or 5 divisions of 4 teams.

    Cities are out there…Portland, San Antonio, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Norfolk, Omaha (bigger city than Pittsburgh)…I’m not saying they’re the most ideal situations, given college football influences and Vegas being a gambling city, but I think any one of those cities could work.

    • Phil Hecken | February 1, 2014 at 9:33 pm |

      Pretty sure if the NFL were to put a team in Omaha, there would be some kind of rule enacted to ensure Peyton is the Head Coach.

      • Mike Engle | February 1, 2014 at 9:44 pm |

        And the team name would be the Omaha-Omaha!

      • hmich176 | February 2, 2014 at 4:20 am |

        Exactly, Phil! With everybody going nuts over Omaha, it’s time to give them some consideration!

    • Chris | February 3, 2014 at 3:15 am |

      We’re not getting an NFL team in OKC, especially as long as Jerry Jones is alive. He’s not selling the Cowboys, either. And for the list suggesting all these expansions, to places like Norfolk, Portland, San Antonio, Las Vegas, Omaha… there’s expansion, and then there’s over-expansion. They’re at least smarter than that.

  • Eric Romain | February 2, 2014 at 3:01 am |

    I would assume ASU’s hockey team is club hockey. Colorado College & Denver University (and the Alaskans) are historically the only ‘Western” schools with D-1 NCAA programs. With the rise of youth hockey in places like California and Texas, i hope this changes soon.

    • ColinSTL | February 2, 2014 at 3:14 am |

      Exactly right Eric: ASU’s hockey team is on the club level. Plays DI in the American Collegiate Hockey Association, the club hockey version of the NCAA. I’m a former scorekeeper/statistician for Saint Louis University’s club team, and it’s very good quality hockey In fact, Penn State was a power in the ACHA before moving up to the NCAA this season.