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This week, Chris and Paul talk about the Cincinnati Bengals’ new uniforms, MLB’s new Armed Forces Day caps, and the possibility of the NHL adding jersey ad patches.
Plus: The controversy that forced the WNBA’s Dallas Wings to scrap one of their newly unveiled uniforms, the Question of the Week, and more.
Here are photos and links regarding some of the things discussed in this episode, in the rough order that they come up:
- Here’s Chris’s son following in his dad’s footsteps by drawing the Hartford Whalers’ logo.
- Here’s the report about the NHL possibly adding jersey ads for the 2022-23 season. They currently have helmet ads but until now have kept their game jerseys pretty pure. Things like camouflage are restricted to pregame warm-ups, and even the maker’s mark is positioned on the back of the jersey instead of on the chest or sleeves.
- Here’s a peek at some of MLB’s caps for Armed Forces Day (which, in case you didn’t know — and let’s face it, you probably didn’t — is on May 15). Chris isn’t thrilled about the Blue Jays being included in this promotion.
- Here’s a good report on why the Dallas Wings pulled their just-revealed alternate uniform after it turned out that the group being honored by the uni had a policy of excluding Black women. And here’s a 2019 Sports Illustrated article that Paul wrote about how the NFL’s Chicago Bears handled the sensitive race-related issues regarding one of their throwback uniforms.
- Here are Paul’s and Chris’s articles about the unveiling of the Bengals’ new uniforms. Plenty of info and photos in both articles.
- You can see good comparisons of the Bengals’ new number font and the Bears’ longtime number font here and here.
- The Bengals’ new jerseys don’t have TV numbers. That makes them part of a trend that’s also been embraced recently by the Chargers, Rams, and Patriots.
- Paul and Chris both think that the Rams’ yellow Color Rush jersey could work well with white pants, similar to the throwback combo they wore in 1994.