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It’s a big day for NBA uniforms, as the Grizzlies, 76ers, Knicks, and Nets have all made uni-related news. Let’s start in Memphis, the Grizzlies have unveiled of a new alternate uniform honoring history’s greatest American, Martin Luther King Jr. (click to enlarge):
The uniform includes many visual references to the Lorraine Motel . . . → Read More: Big Day for NBA Alternates and Throwbacks
Fun game last night in San Diego, as the Padres celebrated the 80th anniversary of the old Pacific Coast League Padres by wearing 1936 throwbacks. Last night’s visiting squad, the Red Sox, also wore ’36 throwbacks, creating a weird mix of major and minor league looks. You can get good looks at both uniforms in the video shown above. (Update: Commenter Ryan H. informs me that the PCL Padres were actually a Sox farm club in 1936, so there’s a throwback connection!)
Here’s a closer look at the Padres design (for all of today’s photos, you can click to enlarge): (Continue reading)
We all know the basics of the Atlanta Falcons’ logo history. The team wore its original falcon logo from 1966 through 2002 (as seen on the helmet shown at right), and then in 2003 they replaced it with the more stylized logo that they still wear today.
But here’s something you might not know (and that I didn’t know myself until reader Matthew Dunn recently brought it to my attention): There were at least four different versions of that original logo — and there have been extended periods when two of those versions routinely appeared on the Falcons’ uniforms at the same time.
Let’s start with the Falcons’ first two seasons — 1966 and ’67. For those two years, the team’s primary logo appeared on the uniform in two places: on the helmet and as a sleeve patch. But the two logos, while very similar, didn’t quite match. Take a look at these photos, all of which are from those first two seasons (for everything in today’s post, you can click to enlarge): (Continue reading)