As you may recall, back in late July we had a bunch of people create graphics showing the best players by uni number for particular cities. Now reader Mike Snow has created one for Wisconsin.
Mike provided an explainer for his design, as follows:
The Packers are green, the baseball teams (Brewers and Braves) are grey or powder blue, and the Bucks are in white.
I tried to use era-appropriate fonts and colors (the Packers actually used four different shades of green!). Technically, the Brewers didn’t start using NOBs until the mid-1980s, and the Packers didn’t start until 1970, but I included them anyway, just so there’d be no confusion about which number represented which player.
I’m sure people could take issue with some of my picks. When faced with a tough choice for a particular number, I usually leaned towards the team or sport that was under-represented on the graphic.
Nice work! As we’ve seen on other graphics of this sort, the NFL team dominates the higher numbers, so I’d rather see some white Packers jerseys mixed in, just for visual interest and contrast, but at least the different shades of green helps a bit.
As for Mike’s player picks, let the quibbling begin!