The email tells me that the deal comes with free beach towel!
We already knew that all teams would be wearing this United States Marine Corps camouflage cap, but also they will pair it up with matching jerseys.
In fact, I got an email this morning from the online shop promoting the new products and how if I spent at least $99, I’d get a free beach towel with it!
I’m pretty sure that the intent of this sale wasn’t to promote their new product by using Memorial Day as their launching pad. After all, Memorial Day is to honor all those who’ve died in war fighting for this country. But somehow, someway once again, combining a day of memory for the fallen and great deals on camouflage gear has become MLB’s norm.
As mentioned by Uni Watch, it’s one of those things where maybe the best thing is to not use the weekend as a marketing opportunity. It shouldn’t. But here we are.
Jimmy Traina of Sports Illustrated pointed out this morning that YouTube is celebrating its 8th birthday today. On this day eight years ago, the site launched its first beta public site. It would later on in months when everyone would be able to use it, but May 20 was when it first breathed life to the Internet world.
With that in mind, I decided to check what the top 10 sports videos of all time were in YouTube’s history. Some featured some great diving videos from sides of cliffs. Some where bodybuilding videos. Some were put in the wrong category. And at #10 with over 44 million views, we have this nonsense.
Thanks YouTube for providing us great things even though we don’t upload the best things.
Earlier in the day, Kobe Bryant announced that he would have an announcement. Some speculated that he would announce his retirement, but it actually ended up that he was partnering with a non-profit organization.
But of course, if one fake account makes you believe it to be true, then people will believe it. That forced Bryant to come out and debunk those rumors.
Don’t be a fool. Not everything on the Internet is true.
Athletes fall victim to these things all too often.
This is in no way shape or form a justification for irresponsible drinking or anything following that, especially with driving. I’ve always felt that in order for me to understand an issue, I would have to actually immerse myself into it. With the offseason of the NFL among us, there will be a lot more stories about DUIs from the players. And it’s just not football too. Athletes all over the place are drinking too much, hanging out too late, and driving when they shouldn’t be. It’s too common.
It’s easy to put the blame on them and call them stupid. They should have called a car service, a cab, or something. And granted, it’s all warranted. These people are adults and they should know better. But sometimes the decision to say no is harder than it seems. Some people might not get it, but I get it.
I wouldn’t call myself a drinker. In fact, I rarely drink. An occasional beer if I’m out with some friends at a restaurant is normally the most I do. Every now and then maybe a couple drinks if I stop by a bar to chit-chat (if I can hear myself think). But mostly, I don’t find myself drinking.
New Texas A&M alternate uniforms?
According to Uni Watch this morning, they have what appears to be an alternate uniform set for Texas A&M football. It is not confirmed, but all signs point to this being a potential one-time set that will be used for a big game. That big game could be the one against Alabama.
It’s essentially the same as the team’s normal set except for the colors. The only difference really is that the helmet is a gradient. It starts with black up top and slowly fades into maroon in the bottom. It doesn’t appear to be that bad either. And unlike the Jaguars, it’s not abrupt.
Now one thing about Texas A&M’s uniform I really like is the two-stripe shoulder that runs down to the compression sleeves. I honestly think that this is one of the best designs in all of football. With the essential disappearance of sleeves, extending it through the sleeves. I like how they’re keeping it with the maroon stripes.
But of course, this is Adidas, so they would mess it up with a forced three stripe. The pink arm sleeve is bad. The Adidas three stripes are unnecessary. This is Adidas and this is why I dislike them. And it clearly doesn’t fit into this uniform. What is good is ruined by the three stripes again.