Monthly Archives: December 2019

Eagles wearing black jerseys against Giants on Monday Night Football

Ideally won’t be dressing for their own funeral.

The Philadelphia Eagles are breaking out their all-black uniforms for this week’s game against the New York Giants on Monday Night Football.

Monday will mark the second (and likely final) time the Eagles wear black during the 2019 season. The team previously wore their alternate jerseys when they defeated the Chicago Bears at home back in Week 9 on Sunday, November 3. That’s the last time the Eagles actually, you know, won a football game.

The Eagles’ history of wearing black against the Giants has typically worked out pretty well for Philadelphia. The black Birds beat the Giants 27 to 0 — their first shutout win in 18 years — on Sunday Night Football in 2014. The Eagles then beat the Giants 27 to 7 on Monday Night Football in 2015. The Eagles most recently defeated the Giants while wearing black in Week 12 of the 2018 season.

We’ll see if the Eagles can keep up their dominance of the Giants on Monday night.

Texas Rangers Unveil New Uniforms For 2020 Season

The Texas Rangers will be heading into the 2020 season with a new ballpark and some new uniforms.

On Wednesday, the team unveiled several new uniforms at Texas Live! as their new home, Globe Life Field, heads into the final stages of construction.

Two of the uniforms feature the word “Rangers” across the front of the jersey, which the team said is the first time they’ve used that word on their home jerseys since 2008.

The team also showed off its new secondary logo with the letters “TX” on the patch.

The new powder blue jerseys appear to be the standout of the new ones unveiled as it has garnered mixed reaction from fans. The team said these jerseys will be worn for Sunday games.

The Rangers will look to debut their new uniforms in their new home starting in March 2020.

XFL uniforms revealed: Here are the jerseys for all eight teams in 2020

We have the cities, the rosters and the schedule , and now we’re finally getting the uniforms.

The XFL is making its latest reveal Tuesday, providing a look at every team’s uniforms for the 2020 season. The season will officially start on Feb. 8, but it’s nice to get an advance look at what the players will be wearing once we get to kickoff.

Uniforms are being for all eight franchises: the D.C. Defenders, Tampa Bay Vipers, Seattle Dragons, St. Louis BattleHawks, New York Guardians, L.A. Wildcats, Houston Roughnecks and Dallas Renegades.

In November, Front Office Sports reported in November the brand Starter would handle the XFL’s off-the-field apparel for all eight teams. However, Starter would not be involved with the on-field apparel. During the XFL’s first run in 2001, the league partnered with Champion for its on and off-field apparel.

Below are the uniforms for each of the eight teams in 2020, updated as they’re revealed.

D.C. Defenders

Dallas Renegades

New York Guardians

Houston Roughnecks

St. Louis BattleHawks

Tampa Bay Vipers

TBD

Seattle Dragons

TBD

L.A. Wildcats

TBD

Buffalo’s Worst Jersey

The clear-cut winner goes by one name – The Turd Burger.

Throughout the history of any sports franchise, both good and bad decisions have been made. From on-the-field signings to off-the-field changes, not every move can be the right one.

In the history of the Buffalo Sabres, we focus on their jersey decisions. Buffalo has had some white-hot items as well as downright duds.

This look back begins with one tweet.

With that, we begin our trip down memory lane.

The Buffalo Sabres social media team poorly planned a release of this jersey, sending photos of a jersey swatch out on multiple occasions.

By the time the jersey was released, fans appeared incredibly exhausted with the entire process.

When forward Steve Ott “stole” the jersey and released it himself through Twitter, the response was tepid.

It is not too difficult to roll down the responses to the jersey release to find a handful of incredible responses.

Despite holding the prestigious role of Team President, Ted Black would talk himself into a corner. When it came to speaking to Howard Simon of WGR about the jersey, it would be no different.

“If it’s a turd burger I’ll have to put it on a bun and eat it. It’s the way it is.”

With that, the turd burger was born.

The response to the jersey was so poor that when first reached for comment about the decision to create and release this jersey, then-Team President Ted Black handed back a very heavy-handed “no comment” to the Buffalo News.

The Buffalo Sabres kept these jerseys around from 2013-15, which coincidentally happened to pair up with the two of the three worst seasons in franchise history.

Sabres forward Cody Hodgson scored the first-ever goal while wearing the much-maligned third jerseys.

It does not get much more memorable than that.

Following the retirement of the “turdburgers” in 2015, Black finally admitted ultimate defeat when speaking to The Buffalo News, as told by Yahoo’s Puck Daddy.

“(Team President) Ted Black admitted the team did a poor job running the design past focus groups and also said, “we didn’t anticipate the amount of ‘third-jersey fatigue’ “ in the market in the wake of the team’s 40th anniversary throwbacks.”

The jerseys have remained close to the hearts of Sabres fans, for better or for worse. As time goes on, one has to think maybe we will see these jerseys but then again, they likely remain better off retired.