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Canada Soccer Celebrates 100 Years with Blue Unis

Team Canada Soccer Blue 1925 Uniforms

The Canadian Soccer Association celebrated it’s 100th anniversary this past weekend by wearing special throwback uniforms in their game against the United States.

Soccer has been played in Canada since the 1870s but it wasn’t until May of 1912 that the Canadian Soccer Association was created; Canada became a member of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (otherwise known as FIFA) on December 31, 1912.

Canada Soccer Blue Uniform 1925 2012

The uniforms Team Canada wore on Sunday, created by Umbro, were blue with a single red maple leaf in the upper left of the chest.  They did not have a jersey number on the front.

These uniforms were patterned after those worn by the team back in 1925.

The CSA is selling these uniforms as well as a cap and jacket in the same design over at the official website for the Canadian Soccer Association.  You can purchase the jersey here, the jacket here, and the cap here.

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WNBA Teams to Honour Title IX with Special Uniforms

WNBA Title IX Uniforms 2012

The Women’s National Basketball Association will pay tribute to the 40th anniversary of Title IX by wearing special uniforms on June 23rd.

The special uniforms will largely be the same as their regular uniforms, in place of the player number on the front of the jersey will be a “IX”.

These uniforms will be worn by four teams, Chicago, Minnesota, Los Angeles, and Phoenix.

From the WNBA’s press release:

The league will commemorate the day by unveiling special uniforms designed by adidas to be worn by four WNBA teams on two nationally televised games on ESPN on Saturday, June 23: the Chicago Sky at Minnesota Lynx at 12:30 p.m. ET and the Los Angeles Sparks at Phoenix Mercury at 9 p.m. ET.

All uniforms for these games will feature “IX” in the front of the jerseys while player names and uniform numbers will remain the same on the back of the jerseys. In addition, commemorative adidas WNBA Title IX shirts will be available for purchase at WNBAStore.com.

“As the most successful women’s sports league in the world, we truly believe the WNBA is a proof point of the impact of Title IX,” said WNBA President Laurel J. Richie. “The women of the WNBA – and all of the men who enjoy the game or have daughters and sisters who dream of becoming professional athletes – are beneficiaries of this legislation. We are proud to recognize this important anniversary.”

 

Title IX was enacted in 1972 and states, in part:

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance

The WNBA was established as the first professional women’s major sports league in 1997.

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Arkansas Uniforms Almost Certainly Real – New Photo

Two new closeup photos, one of the black/grey, another of the white, has us convinced this is the new Arkansas jersey. The evidence that Arkansas is getting new uniforms is mounting.  First there was a small, grainy photo (apparently taken by a ham sandwich) of new uniforms laid out on what was confirmed to be head coach John L. Smith’s office couch. Then, last Wednesday, on the Sports Talk radio show hosted by Bo Long, AD Jeff Long said of uniforms; ” I think you can expect to see something a little different this year.” Additionally, football preview magazine shoots with Arkansas players had the players arrive in sweats when asked to wear jerseys. Those inquisitive were told the jerseys “were out to be cleaned.” Also, the newly normal hubub of recruits claiming to have seen new jerseys.

Finally, and most convincingly, the twitter account @Reenstein11 owned by Chris Reinlein, who according to his Facebook Page, is a student at Arkansas but was not listed on the Arkansas Athletic Department roster, tweeted on June 4th, “I think the black jersey talk is finally over,” with an attached picture of a “black” Arkansas jersey that looks mighty convincing.

arkansas razorback new uniforms 2012

The third jersey, at closer detail

 

According to sources, the background is obviously the Arkansas locker room. The collar “goo” is certainly Nike work, and the patches look authentic. We can see much more clearly here that the numbers certainly have a gradient, and interestingly, the jersey itself doesn’t actually seem to be black but rather a charcoal. This coincides with some rumors tossed around, that have had recruits calling them “dark grey” or “faded black.”

This seems to be the final piece we need here at SportsLogos.Net to call this all-but-official.

Nice little notch in the top of the 4 and serif at the bottom. Not sure why that wouldn’t have made it to the 3, nor the TV numbers, but an interesting detail nonetheless.

SportsLogos.Net thanks Josh Bramlett for some of the leads towards this story, including the original picture tweet.

So, are you joining us in calling this myth confirmed? Or do you think it could still be busted? Perhaps more importantly, do you LIKE the new jerseys?

EDIT: Thanks again to the mighty  Josh Bramlett we now have a closeup pic that has shown up on Facebook of the white jersey.

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Closer inspection of the white jersey

 

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Colour Change coming for Charlotte Bobcats

Charlotte Bobcats New Team Colours 2012 2013

Thanks to a cap posted on the official online NBA shop we have learned the Charlotte Bobcats will be changing up their colour scheme for the upcoming 2012-13 season.

The cap shows the addition of a light blue colour as well as a de-emphasis of orange.

Charlotte Bobcats New Colours Change 2012 2013

Comparing the colour changes, the cap appears to show a straight swap of silver and orange

The back of the cap shows the Bobcats current alternate logo but re-coloured.  It’s hard to tell from the resolution of the image we have, but it appears the orange and silver have swapped places.  The bobcat face is now silver, the basketball now in orange.

NBA.com quickly removed the cap from the website.

Charlotte Bobcats 2012 NBA Draft Cap

The Bobcats 2012 NBA Draft cap, shows new light blue, less orange, and a re-coloured alternate logo on the back

Charlotte Bobcats team spokesman B.J. Evans told the Charlotte News-Observer that the colour change has nothing to do with the rumoured name swap that the NBA has said they would be willing to explore.

Basically the idea is that the Hornets name would return to Charlotte (where the New Orleans Hornets originally played from 1989-2002), and New Orleans would adopt a new nickname.  The soon-to-be new owner of the Hornets, Tom Benson, has stated they will explore changing the name of the club.  The NBA already owns the trademark for “Charlotte Hornets” and basically if the Bobcats want the name they can have it.

 

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Photos: Giants and Cubs Go Back 100 Years

Chicago Cubs San Francisco Giants 1912 Uniforms 2012

UPDATE: These jerseys are now available for purchase on the MLB Official Shop, Chicago Cubs 1912 jersey here; San Francisco/New York Giants 1912 jersey here.

The San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs have turned the clock back a hundred years tonight for their game at AT&T Park in San Francisco.

Both clubs are wearing fairly accurate representations of their 1912 versions of themselves, San Francisco of course wearing the uniforms of the New York Giants.

Chicago Cubs 1912 Uniforms

Original 1912 Chicago Cubs Uniforms (dressed to the nines)

Unfortunately neither club went that extra mile to match up their batting helmets with the uniforms, both wearing their 2012 helmets.

The caps do have the MLB logo on the backs, and both jerseys have the Majestic logos on the sleeves plus both teams are wearing uniform numbers, which neither team wore back in 1912.

One nice nod to the past was the half button-up jersey that the Chicago Cubs wore in 1912, the Giants were also wearing the half-button up jersey however (according to Dressed to the Nines) they wore full-button jerseys originally.

New York Giants 1912 Uniforms

New York Giants 1912 Uniforms (dressed to the nines)

In the stadium the AT&T Park scoreboard showed player photos in black and white, while on television FOX showed the 1912 team logos (from SportsLogos.Net no less!) when identifying players for on-screen graphics.

Below are some pics from the game tonight, click any for a larger version:

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Pics of Brewers – Pirates Spanish Uniform Game

 

Milwaukee Cerveceros Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Piratas Spanish Uniforms 2012

The Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates are taking part in their second Spanish-language jersey game against each other in the last three seasons tonight at Milwaukee’s Miller Park.

The Brewers are wearing attractive gold jerseys with Cerveceros across the front in the same font as their usual “Brewers” jersey script.

Pittsburgh is wearing their standard road uniforms with “PIRATAS” across the front. These are the same Spanish-language jerseys the Pirates wore against the Brewers in 2010.

The Brewers grounds crew also got into the spirit by painting a blue script “C” on the pitchers mound.

Photos of these uniforms in action below, click any for a larger version:

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Milwaukee Brewers in Spanish Unis Tonight

Milwaukee Brewers Spanish Jerseys Cerveceros 2012

The Milwaukee Brewers will be wearing Spanish-language versions of their uniforms for tonight’s game in Milwaukee against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

It is not yet known if the Pirates will join in the theme by wearing Spanish uniforms themselves but it wouldn’t be a surprise if they did.

The Brewers and Pirates have met up twice before in alternate-language jersey games, in 2010 they both went Spanish, last year in 2011 they wore German uniforms.

Pittsburgh Pirates Spanish Piratas Jersey 2010

The Pittsburgh "Piratas" Spanish jerseys worn in 2010

The Brewers uniforms will read “Cerveceros”, if the Pirates join in their uniforms will say “Piratas”.

Milwaukee is expected to wear Italian language jerseys on July 1st.

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