According to the Houston Business Journal, the Texans have joined much of the NFL by adding a sponsored patch on the shoulder of their practice jersey. Comcast, which has been a partner of the Texans for awhile, has stepped up to foot the bill:â†µ
The patches will remain on the team's practice jerseys through the team's bye week of October 24. The team will not wear the jerseys during games.â†µ
"Comcast has been an important partner of ours for a number of years and we expanded our successful relationship this season through their title sponsorship of training camp," said Jamey Rootes, Houston Texans president.â†µ
As Paul Kuhrasky pointed out on his Twitter, the Texans are actually the last team in the AFC South to do this.â†µ
As much as we American sports fans make light of things like how tight-fisted owners are, how teams lie about their finances, and how the advertising creep continues to try and keep up with fans, we're pretty fortunate that team jerseys and the playing field have remained pretty clean. And if that means that we have to see it on the practice field, that's fine with me.