Ferdinand Cesarano

jerseys/logos in television and movies

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I couldn't find a currently open thread on this matter; so I thought I would start one.

On the very funny HBO show Avenue 5, there have been several instances of current (or slightly older than current) logos and jerseys.  This is odd because the show is set in 2060.

 

It makes sense to me that someone in that year would wear the Cavs jersey of an all-time great like LeBron James.  This is the equivalent of someone wearing a Magic or Bird jersey today.  

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But are we expected to believe that Ezekiel Elliott will be equally fondly remembered in forty years' time?

 

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And evidently there will still be some merchandise available then that has the old NFL shield logo.

 

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Clearly this show put no effort into selecting these articles of clothing.  This is a bit surprising for a show that is otherwise very well designed.  By contrast, a show that was paying attention to this question might have had some fun whipping up some plausible future logos for these teams and leagues.

 

 

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51 minutes ago, Ferdinand Cesarano said:

I couldn't find a currently open thread on this matter; so I thought I would start one.

On the very funny HBO show Avenue 5, there have been several instances of current (or slightly older than current) logos and jerseys.  This is odd because the show is set in 2060.

 

It makes sense to me that someone in that year would wear the Cavs jersey of an all-time great like LeBron James.  This is the equivalent of someone wearing a Magic or Bird jersey today.  

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But are we expected to believe that Ezekiel Elliott will be equally fondly remembered in forty years' time?

 

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And evidently there will still be some merchandise available then that has the old NFL shield logo.

 

avenue-5-49ers.png

 

 

Clearly this show put no effort into selecting these articles of clothing.  This is a bit surprising for a show that is otherwise very well designed.  By contrast, a show that was paying attention to this question might have had some fun whipping up some plausible future logos for these teams and leagues.

 

 

Maybe the way to show your high class is vintage sports fan gear?

 

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Seinfeld
George Constanza worked for the Yankees
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can't find an image of Jerry wearing Mets gear on the actual show so here's Newman

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King of Queens
Kevin James' character occasionally wore either Mets or Jets gear on the show

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highway to heaven
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magnum p.i.  (original 80s version with Tom Selleck sporting a Tigers cap)

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986 movie)

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Sudden Death (1995 movie)
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Happy Gilmore (1996 movie)

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Does wrestling count?
John Cena during his "Doctor of Thuganomics" era often wore the jersey of the local city's arena
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infamous wrestling figure Vince Russo during the dying days of WCW often wore Yankees gear.  He also wore a football Giants jersey when he "won" the WCW championship, often considered one of the worst moments in WCW.
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finally, the Brooklyn Brawler

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the intro from Perfect Strangers from its 3rd season to its last featured Balki wearing a Cubs jersey

 

Cheers
Ted Danson in a Red Sox uniform

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Home Improvement 

Tim Allen sometimes wore Detroit Lions t-shirts.

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Entourage 

the character Turtle often wore Yankees caps

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According To Jim 

Jim Beluishi sporting Chicago sport-teams gear (Cubs, Bears, etc)

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Running Scared (1986) - Billy Crystal in a Cubs jersey

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City Slickers (1991) - Billy Crystal in a Mets cap

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Do the Right Thing (1989) - Spike Lee in a Brooklyn Dodgers jersey

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There was a brief shot of the Blue Jays logo being burned in the 1995 film "Canadian Bacon"  Can't find clips/images though

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Does animation count?
Homer Simpson wearing an XFL shirt

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Mark McGwire on the Simpsons with his Cardinals uniform

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The Broncos in South Park
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Family Guy's Peter Griffin as a New England Patriot (no logo though)

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There were a ton of baseball-themed movies, especially in the 90s.  There's plenty of jersey/logo shots.

The Slugger's Wife (1985) - Atlanta Braves
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Bull Durham (1988) - Durham Bulls (minor league)
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Naked Gun (1988) California Angels/Seattle Mariners (not a baseball-themed movie but baseball played a key role in the final act)
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Field of Dreams (1989) - 1919 Chicago White Sox
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Major League (1989) - Cleveland Indians
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Mr. Baseball (1992) - Dragons uniforms based on the Los Angeles Dodgers
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Rookie of the Year (1993) - Chicago Cubs
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Little Big League (1994) - Minnesota Twins
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Major League II (1994) - Cleveland Indians
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The Scout (1994) - New York Yankees
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Angels in the Outfield (1994) - California Angels
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The Fan (1996) - San Francisco Giants
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Major League III: Back to the Minors (1998) - Minnesota Twins
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For The Love Of the Game (1999) - Detroit Tigers
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The Rookie (2002) - Tampa Bay Rays
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Mr. 3000 (2004) - Milwaukee Brewers
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Fever Pitch (2005) - Boston Red Sox

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Historical-based baseball movies
Eight Men Out (1988)
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The Babe (1992)
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Cobb (1994)
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61* (2001)

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Moneyball (2011)
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42 (2013)

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basketball themed-movies
Space Jam (1996) - one scene features the Nerdluck aliens stealing the basketball powers of the Knicks and Suns.  Towards the end is archived footage of the Bulls vs the Magic when MJ returns.

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Forget Paris (1996) - Billy Crystal as an NBA referee with cameos from various NBA players like Charles Barkley
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Like Mike (2002) - although this film uses real NBA teams, the main team is fictional (based on the Clippers)

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Juwanna Man (2002) - the main character played for the Charlotte Hornets before disguising himself as a woman and join the WNBA.  can't find an image though.

 

Football-themed movies
Ace Ventura: Pet Dectective (1994) - Miami Dolphins
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The Garbage Picking, Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon (1998 tv movie starring Tony Danza) Philadelphia Eagles
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Historical-based NFL movies
Brian's Song (1970) - Chicago Bears
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Invincible
(2006) - Philadelphia Eagles

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Hockey-themed movies
Sudden Death (1995) - Pittsburgh Penguins (already posted a picture above)
The Love Guru (2008) - Toronto Maple Leafs

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THE OFFICE

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BAD BOYS II

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SEAQUEST DSV

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WAYNE'S WORLD

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MR. 3000

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THE FAN

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Van Damme in SUDDEN DEATH

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FOR LOVE OF THE GAME

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HEAVEN CAN WAIT

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42

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Wait, there's more!

Brewster's Millions (1985)

Richard Pryor in a Cubs jersey
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Little Giants (1994)

pee-wee football between the Giants and Cowboys

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Does Reality shows count?
Survivor's "Boston Rob" and his Red Sox cap
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Also, WWE's Paul Heyman occasionally wore a Yankees cap.

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Step By Step

Green Bay Packers garbage lid and Michael Jordan poster

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Packers couch/pillows & Bears pillow 

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One of the rooms in Full House had a San Francisco Giants pennant (can't find an image but here's Uncle Joey in a Red Wings jersey)

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Danny in a Giants jacket

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The intro to Dallas always featured a shot of the Cowboys endzone of Texas Stadium 

 

 

Semi-Pro (2008) - The Flint Tropics are fictional but the film featured real ABA teams, like the San Antonio Spurs

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NHL's Anaheim Ducks were named after the 1992 movie The Mighty Ducks  but the movies ultimately adopted the real life team's uniforms starting with D2: the Mighty Ducks

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Born in East LA (1987) - Cheech Marin in a Dodgers cap

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Eddie (1996) - Whoopi Goldberg coaches the NY Knicks in this film

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Not exactly scripted but a fan in an Edmonton Oilers jersey disrupts Eddie Guerrero/Rob Van Dam WWE match in 2002


 

 

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Found yet another one.

Bad News Bears in Breaking Training (1977).  One of the kids wears a orange jacket that featured all the MLB logos.  The film was also set in the Houston Astrodome, which at the time had team logos on their outfield wall.

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That Kid From Left Field (1979) with Gary Coleman of Different Strokes fame playing for the San Diego Padres.

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7 hours ago, disman00911 said:

the intro from Perfect Strangers from its 3rd season to its last featured Balki wearing a Cubs jersey

 

Upvoted solely for the mention of that delightful show! 

 

(Now we are so happy, we do the Dance of Joy!)

 

 

 

In the greatest sitcom of all-time, The Odd Couple, Oscar Madison, as portrayed by Jack Klugman, frequently wore a Met cap, and sometimes a Yankee cap.

 

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Walter Matthau as Oscar had originated the practice of wearing a Met cap in the movie.

 

 

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And Demond Wilson and Matthew Perry continued the tradition of wearing Met gear as Oscar in later television versions.

 

 

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(Wilson's Oscar took bipartisanship to a new level.)

 

The wearing of team hats and jerseys is commonplace today.  But it was far less so in the 1970s when the original Odd Couple series was made.  And rarer still is this example from 1964 (even before the Odd Couple movie), from an episode of the sitcom The Joey Bishop Show.  The character of the apartment building handyman Jillson, played by the great Joe Besser (who is best known as the bizarre man-child Stinky on The Abbott and Costello Show, and who also was a very good post-Shemp member of the The Three Stooges) wears a Brooklyn Dodger cap, and emphatically calls Joey's attention to it.  

 

 

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Black Sunday (1977) - Super Bowl between Steelers and Cowboys

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College football example:  Rudy (1993), though this is a biographical-based film.

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some of the kids in "The Sandlot" (1993) wore caps of various MLB teams (and in one case, a Negro League team, the Kansas City Monarchs.)

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can't believe i forgot about this one: the Super Fans skits on Saturday Night Live

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more Simpsons (circa 1999/2000)  Can't remember the actual episode (probably "Sunday, Cruddy Sunday")

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brief seen of nfl helmets on the Simpsons (rare clip of Simpsons/NFL on Fox promo in 1995).

 

 

More WWE clips:

From 2000, Edge and Christian in Oakland taunting the fans (and Raider players in attendance) with Edge taking off his Raiders jersey and revealing a Ravens t-shirt (In context, there was a playoff game between the two teams around this time and E&C were heels).

Kurt Angle in a Jaguars jersey and John Cena in a Lakers throwback jersey in a rap battle in 2003

 

In the 1990 film "Home Alone", there was a scene earlier in the film where Kevin uses a cutout of Michael Jordan (in his Bulls jersey) to fool the Wet Bandits into believing that there were people at home instead of just him being alone.  Can't find the exact clip though.

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That 70's Show (1998-2006): No episode with a scene in the Foreman basement was complete without that Packers helmet hanging out under the stairs.

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Not to mention, this from an older thread:

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...there's an episode where Eric (Topher Grace) wore a Bears jersey.

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The Good Place (2016-2020): Enter Jason Mendoza. Quite possibly the biggest Jags fan I've ever encountered, and even moreso for Blake Bortles.

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Can't find the right screenshot, but he does play an exhibition game of Titans/Jags on Madden 18.

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And no, this isn't a typo considering that Bortles is no longer a Jaguar. But yes, that is Lisa Kudrow as a guest star in a fake Jags jersey from an episode that aired this January.

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I feel like Dan Conner used to wear a Bears jersey frequently on Roseanne, but I couldn't find any evidence of it.

 

I do remember him wearing Bears gear pretty regularly; here's one example:

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Final Destination (2000) - Billy Hitchcock wears a Lady Liberty Rangers alt in the opening scene.

 

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Deep Space Nine Ben Sisko and Worf, but not Worf.

 

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Al Bundy.

 

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Robin from How I Met Your Mother.  

 

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