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Category: Uniforms in Movies/Advertising/Etc.

Homer Simpson, ‘Goodfellas,’ and the Most Influential Sports Painting Ever

Click to enlarge At first glance, the cover of last week’s issue of The New Yorker, by longtime magazine illustrator Bruce McCall, seems like a fun but weird image of …

New Ad Has Awesome Leatherhead Unis — and One Big Error

A few nights ago, the Tugboat Captain and I were watching reruns of The Office when a commercial for Dewar’s Scotch came on. It featured some really good-looking leatherhead-era football …

An Early Christmas Gift: Late-’80s NFL diet Coke Ads

For all images, click to enlarge Ticker-submission maven Kary Klismet recently pointed me toward a tweet that featured the late-1980s two-page Diet Coke ad shown above. “It opened up a …

Uni Watch History Lesson: The Mormon Yankees

For all photos, click to enlarge Reader Benji King recently told me something I hadn’t been aware of: From 1937 through 1961, missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of …

Which Thanksgiving Side Dish Has the Best Uniform?

For all photos, click to enlarge Fun promotion yesterday by NBC, which dressed up five guys in football uniforms to take part in the Thanksgiving Side Dish Bowl. They appeared …

Charge! 1960s Car Commercial Is Loaded with Uni Goodness

Reader Chris Alvarez (@chrisinleaucadia) recently stumbled across an old TV commercial that totally delivers the uni-driven goods. It’s embedded above — go ahead and take 60 seconds to watch it. …

Exclusive: The Story Behind the New York Pigeons

Last month I wrote about the new New York Lottery commercial that managed to pack a ton of uni-related details about a fictitious baseball team called the New York Pigeons …

Vintage Jersey Leads to New Form of Uni-Watching

For most photos in this section, you can click to enlarge What have we here? It’s a 1970s print ad for Uniroyal Tires, featuring three spokescharacters named Uni (!), Roy, …

Lottery Ad Hits Jackpot with Uni-Related Details

The New York State Lottery has been running a TV commercial lately that’s set in a ballpark. Like most lottery commercials, it’s pretty stupid, but this one happens to be …

TV Show’s Jersey Choice Is Something to Ponder

Click to enlarge For better or worse, I have never watched the Investigation Discovery show Welcome To Murdertown. In fact, I had never heard of it until yesterday. Fortunately for …

And Your Movie Jersey Contest Winner Is…

By Phil Hecken …Justin Peterson Our most recent contest — the “Movie Jersey” contest — has now ended with voting closed last evening at approximately 10:00 pm. I took a …

Movie Jersey Contest – The Final 10

By Phil Hecken OK — we’ve had our voting and now we’re down to our final 10 Movie Jersey Contest contestants. In case you missed it, last weekend on Saturday …

‘Movie Jersey’ Contestants – Part II

Click to enlarge By Phil Hecken Back today with Part II of the “Movie Jersey” contest — if you missed Part I, you can look here. As mentioned yesterday, I …

‘Movie Jersey’ Contestants – Part I

Click to enlarge By Phil Hecken Last weekend I announced our latest contest, which was basically to “update” a jersey from a movie for 2017. While I did say “movie” …

Our Next Contest: Update A Jersey From A Movie

Click to enlarge By Phil Hecken It’s time to announce our next contest, kids, and I think this one will be a REALLY fun one. Also, we’ve got Steve Rosenbeck …