Happy Memorial Day sports fans! To help America honor its many veterans, Major League Baseball has designed camouflage jerseys and hats for the players to wear on the field. All proceeds from these uniforms will be donated directly to the USA’s veterans.
In the past, MLB teams have worn red or blue caps, caps and jerseys with the American flag inside the logo, and even white caps with red or blue brims. This year, camo is the design. Although they are not getting the best reviews, they are paying a tribute to this country’s heroes.
Since the Stars moved from Minnesota to Dallas, they have experimented with a number of different uniform and logo designs.
The 1993-94 season was the team’s first in Texas. Since, the Stars’ primary logo design has remained the same, but has just gotten progressively darker. Dallas has also experimented with a jersey style that literally looks like a giant star was cut out of it.
Starting in 2007, the team decided to put player numbers on the front of the jersey in addition to the back and the sleeves. The Stars abandoned the logo on the chest in 2011 and replaced it with an arched “DALLAS”.
Don’t forget this nightmare alternate logo:
Safe to say the Stars’ logos and uniforms have not exactly worked out particularly well.
Now, they have decided to go in a new direction. A more clean and simple style. Personally, I think the designers could have done a bit better, give how simple the name “Dallas Stars” is. But, they did not do a bad job by any means. Here’s the primary logo:
A few weeks ago, Mark Cuban opened to floor to Mavericks fans to design the team’s next uniforms. Another example of why Cuban is the best owner in professional sports. He is an involved owner who interacts with his fan base. However, it looks like Cuban should have put some guidelines on the submissions.
He didn’t provide a template, so fans can put basically anything on any style of jersey, sleeves or no sleeves. There are no color preferences, so there are some black and yellow and other obnoxious colors that do not resemble the Mavs mixed in the bunch.
This update isn’t exactly about uniforms, but for lack of a better category on Going the Distance, here’s today’s #UniformUpdate.
The University of Wyoming redesigned its football field and, although I consider myself one of the biggest uniform (and I guess field) critics out there, I think this is awesome. A-plus quality work by Wyoming:
The University of Arizona has experimented with a bunch of different uniform combinations over the past few seasons, especially since Rich Rodriguez took over and debuted the strange copper helmet to honor the state’s mining history.