Hat on a Hat: Wisconsin Brats

The Udder Tuggers hat release shocked me so much and caught my eye, I figured we’d finish out the Timber Rattler offerings this week. Wisconsin is known for a few things, beer, dairy and brats. Brewers already handle most of the beer swag, so it’s up to the Timber Rattlers (already a dope name) to pay homage to the rest of the state’s offerings.

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Logo Quality: 6/10

It’s well made, just not much to it. The mustard is a nice touch, the sauerkraut(?) looks like cheese or hashed browns. Looks delicious and worth a chuckle but not overly attractive.

Colors: 5/10

Green and brown mustard? Okay. I think I prefer the all-green 2018 version more than the two panel 2019 version but not by much. Dirty Packer colors.

Creativity: 6/10

As I have said before, I am a sucker for food and drink related logos and identities. ThisGreenBratmanHat_500 one is fun, I like brats. But that’s all this is. A brat on a bun. They do have another Brats logo available on FlexFit hats, but I only deal with fitted on here (7 3/4 if anybody is offering) so it doesn’t count but may be a better logo.

 

Wearability: 2/5

I like the effort but just could not see myself wearing it unless at a game, in Wisconsin or at a German festival. That’s only like 30 incidences a year for me, not enough action.

Overall: 19/35

The score looks worse because it is so much lower than the others so far BUT of course as we start this venture, we are going to start with greats. This fun idea will fall more in line with others as we go.

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Team Store

 All-Time “Hat on a Hat” Rankings

1. Wisconsin Udder Tuggers – 33

2. Beer City Bung Hammers – 31

3. Derby City Mint Juleps – 28

T4. Lansing Locos – 27

T4. Louisville Murcielagos – 27

T6. Traverse City Pit Spitters – 26

T6. Louisville Mashers – 26

7. Great Lakes Loons (Road) – 25

8. Wisconsin Brats – 19

Hat on a Hat: Wisconsin Udder Tuggers

Our first emergency Hat on a Hat. This one is worth it. It took my breath away as I saw the release for the first time. We have a new leader.

The Midwest League is quickly becoming a gem for creative logos and its becoming a competition, one I can get behind. The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers are already a sick name with great logos ( more on them later this week) but this is the masterpiece. To the ratings….

 

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Logo Quality: 9/10

Look at that beaut. Brandiose is the team behind a lot of these crazy new logos and brands and this is one of their best. It’s ridiculous yet clean. Complex and easy to understand. It is menacing and will raise questions. That’s what we want.

Colors: 10/10

I’m a sucker for the dark blue. Dark blue and white are as clean as a style combo looks, as bad as I hate Penn State, that scheme is perfect. The 10 rating comes with the bill. The cow print is obnoxious but fitting. Not only for the cow motif but also, you are wearing a logo for a team called the Udder Tuggers, we are going for obnoxious.

Creativity: 10/10

A lot of great names and identities have come from the recent phase in minor league baseball but the Bung Hammers set a mark last year to clear and this one jumps right over like cow jumping over the moon. Going as the Wisconsin Cows would be easy. Use the same logo and you’d win but the “Udder Tiggers” makes this a completely different ball game. Team should be called up to AA just for the idea.

Wearability: 4/5

It is pretty and perfect. The only knock is how outrageous it is. Not for everyone. But for those in the hat collecting game and looking to get the hottest thing out there, this is it.

Overall: 33/35

We have a new King of the Mountain and it looks like a heifer in need of a milkin’. The Udder Tuggers took over the social media world today and will continue to sell these beauties for the forseeable future. Exactly what you want from a novelty identity. Bravo.

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Team Store

(Udder Tuggers hats currently sold out)

 All-Time “Hat on a Hat” Rankings

1. Wisconsin Udder Tuggers – 33

2. Beer City Bung Hammers – 31

3. Derby City Mint Juleps – 28

T4. Lansing Locos – 27

T4. Louisville Murcielagos – 27

T6. Traverse City Pit Spitters – 26

T6. Louisville Mashers – 26

7. Great Lakes Loons (Road) – 25

Trubisky Tries, Fails to Beat Stafford in Beer Chug

Okay, yes, it is great to see Aaron Rodgers fail at something compared to his biggest rivals. It’s fun to see him fail at something so American as a beer chug. Mitch Trubisky KILLED him.

But let’s not forget, Matthew Stafford still beat Trubisky WHILE DRINKING MORE BEER. That fact seems to be forgotten tonight.

Stafford is once getting overlooked. Just like when he threw for 5,000 yards and 41 TDs in 2011 and didn’t make the Pro Bowl. Look at this disrespect all over Twitter.

But, that’s why it is Detroit vs. Everybody, today and always.