It’s been an unmatched year for new logos and alternate uniforms of Wisconsin sports franchises. First, the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers made news (and thousands upon thousands of dollars in the process) when they temporarily rebranded themselves as the Wisconsin Udder Tuggers for a single game of the season. In subsequent months, the Brewers up and changed their uniforms to something somewhat familiar, the Milwaukee Admirals introduced a refrigerator mascot they’re going to wear on April 4, and the Bucks debuted its “Cream City” alternate jerseys.
With just a few weeks remaining in a year full of in-state uniform modifications, the Wisconsin Herd decided to get in on the fun and celebrate the holidays with one hilarious uniform. On Saturday, December 7, the NBA G-League affiliate of the Milwaukee Bucks hosted the Rio Grande Valley Vipers at Menominee Nation Arena. The game doubled as a “Holiday Sweater Party,” which found the Herd getting into the seasonal spirit by wearing some pretty remarkable uniforms.
Wisconsin players suited up in jerseys that were reminiscent of something you’d see at an ugly sweater party. Was there a hideous pattern? Check! Christmas trees? You know it! Argyle? Yep! Plus, there were Goodwill and BMO Harris logos and last names were visible below players’ numerals. In short, they’re amazing. Yesterday, the team auctioned off the game-worn unis and donated the proceeds to Goodwill. Oh, and if you’re wondering how the Herd played in these things, they beat Rio Grande 128-115 to improve to an NBA G-League best 11-1 record on the season. Anyway, check out the Herd’s holiday jerseys below.