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With the NFL Draft taking place this week, Chris and Paul have an (almost) all-NFL episode, including discussions of why Tom Brady doesn’t like the league’s new uni-numbering rules, the 49ers’ 75th-anniversary patch, and the role of jerseys and caps during the draft.
Plus: The Colorado Rockies finally add an MLB All-Star Game patch, 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 Kevin Cearfoss’s Twitter feed, where you can see all the amazing 3D-logo wall art that he creates — including the ones he made for us!
- Here’s a summary of the new NFL uni-number rules.
- Tom Brady doesn’t like the new rule.
- Vikings running back Dalvin Cook was going to change his number — until he heard it would cost him $1.5 million to buy out the inventory of his retail jersey.
- Here’s Paul’s article on the 49ers’ new 75th-anniversary patch.
- One of the first draft picks ever to hold up a jersey while posing with the commissioner was Bucs No. 1 pick Lee Roy Selmon in 1976. (In the podcast, Paul mistakenly said the jersey had Selmon’s NFL uni number rather than No. 1. But as you can see in that photo, it was indeed No. 1!)
- Eli Manning famously posed with a Chargers jersey in 2004, but the Chargers quickly traded him to the Giants and he never played for them.
- In 2002, Mike Williams posed with a royal blue Bills jersey, but he never wore that design on the field because the team switch to its navy design shortly after the draft.
- Similarly, defensive lineman Marcell Dareus posed with a navy Bills jersey in 2011. But then the Bills changed back to royal later that summer!
- The Ravens’ first uniform set hadn’t yet been unveiled at the time of the 1996 draft. So top pick Jonathan Ogden had to pose with a Ravens jacket instead of a jersey.
- The Rockies, who are hosting the MLB All-Star Game now that it’s been pulled from Atlanta, have finally begun wearing All-Star Game patches on their jersey sleeves and caps. The unusual square patch design, which Paul and Chris both think looks a bit clunky, echoes their 25th-anniversary patches from 2018 (which looked particularly brutal on the team’s black vests).