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As you’re no doubt aware, Peyton Manning will be announcing his retirement today. The graphic shown above, which was posted on the NFL’s Twitter feed, is one of several uni-related responses to the news. As you can see, they cut some corners on the graphic, most notably with the NOB font, which doesn’t match what the Colts or Broncos use. (Looks more like the Steelers’ NOB font.) I’d say that’s forgivable, since this is a stylized graphic that wasn’t meant to be photorealistic.
The same can’t be said, however, for this next graphic, which the NFL also posted yesterday: (Continue reading)
If you’re a regular Uni Watch reader, you’re probably familiar with (and, ideally, own a copy of) Bill Henderson’s seminal Game Worn Guide to MLB Jerseys, by far the most authoritative product of its type. It’s no exaggeration to say I refer to it on a near-daily basis — to confirm this, to . . . → Read More: I Love a Man in a Uniform: Bill Henderson Interview
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When Adidas and Louisville unveiled the team’s opening-day uniforms back in July, they left out a key visual detail: The NOB lettering is done in an old English font.
It’s not clear if this was the plan all along or if it was a late-breaking decision . . . → Read More: Let’s Hope This Doesn’t Give the Detroit Tigers Any Ideas
I was recently interviewed by a guy from the San Diego Chargers’ website, who was working on a story about the team’s uniforms. We talked about various aspects of Chargers uni history, and at one point he said, “Of course, we were the first football team to wear outlined uniform numbers. That’s why . . . → Read More: A Possible New Addition to the Uni Watch Glossary