“I don’t want the wear sleeves!”
There have been multiple players that have complained about the NBA jerseys with sleeves. LeBron James has talked about it before but last night, after a 19-point performance and loss against the Spurs, spoke up against it again.
“I’m not making excuses, but I’m not a big fan of the jerseys. Every time I shoot it feels like it’s just pulling right up underneath my arm. I already don’t have much room for error on my jump shot. It’s definitely not a good thing.”
When will the NBA and Adidas listen? The gimmick is terrible and unnecessary. But they continue to roll them out, thinking that it’s accepted by fans.
Until they do so, players will continue to complain about it. They’ll find an excuse to blame it. Athletes are creatures of habit and disrupting their feel when wearing a jersey is a big no-no. Shame on you, NBA and Adidas.
The first thing I noticed when I saw this photo was the hosiery.
On of the great things about the NFL is that there is a lot of room for creativity. Even if you don’t like what the new NFL uniforms have given us, we can all agree that the designs are creative. But as we have seen over the years, there is one element of the design that appears to be fading away. And it’s a shame too because it is a distinct part of the NFL’s history.
Whatever happened to stripes on socks?
In today’s NFL, the design of socks, for the most part is pretty boring. Teams usually stick with one solid color and leave it at that. In fact, teams that used to have stripes on their socks have since opted to go with a solid color. Even teams that haven’t made any major changes to their team uniform design have opted to go with the solid sock.
So what’s the future look like for the NFL? As the Rams and Browns are expected to make uniform changes for next season, could they continue the trend? Let’s take a look at the current state of the NFL’s hosiery situation.
Because ESPN tells me spelling is a sport, which therefore means these kids are athletes, this is a movie review of a sports film.
But to be serious, no, spelling is not a word. However, the movie was really funny and Jason Bateman did a great job in his first directing gig. As the movie suggests, the film has a lot of profanity but it helped carry the storyline. Even though it took a long time to figure out why a 40-year-old man would enter into a children’s spelling bee, the journey and emotion was delivered very well.
I really appreciate that the movie balanced Bateman’s character with those of the children. Both had different goals in the competition but sometimes, do we push ourselves because we want to or because there’s an outside pressure telling us we have to? Much like sports, who’s pushing us to win? Do we win for ourselves or do we win to not let others down?
Aside from that aspect, the movie also taught us great ways to play mind games with the opposition. If only the people I play sports with had such feeble minds I could psyche them out.
But overall, the film was funny and it had a good message. For a comedy, it had a good foundation.
His name is Yao Ming. Yao is his surname. He has worn YAO on his jersey throughout his entire NBA career.
But somehow, someway, Adidas missed that. Either they did not do any research, have any common sense or have no idea how names work outside of America.
As noted over the weekend, Reebok has undergone a new logo and a new direction. They’re focusing their efforts on the cross-fit part of athletics and it’s a good move since that is where they can truly excel.
But their change wasn’t a surprise. In fact, we saw it coming from some time now.
Since taking over in 2012, Nike has overhauled the uniforms of five teams. Of those five, four of them have asymmetrical design elements.
The definition of symmetry, in terms of uniform design, is that if one side of the uniform is a certain designed a certain way, the opposite side should feature the same element. Asymmetry is one both sides don’t match.
Team wordmark on left shoulder, not on the right.
New uniform for the Buccaneers.
EDIT: Full gallery here. Great analysis here also.
Nothing too surprising. I am sad that they did not reveal the other pants choice or the two other socks choices. The font for the nameplate I will have to get used to. The red jersey is still slightly better but overall, not a huge fan. But I suppose in time and seeing it in action will change my thoughts.
The Buccaneers are scheduled to reveal their entire new uniform set on Wednesday, but today they decided to show one photo of their new design that took two years to create. Since this is just one photo, I will point out some elements that I notice and wait until Wednesday to have the full rundown.
Starting with the pewter shoulder yoke, I can dig it. The color itself is unique and I like how the trim is Bay Orange, contrasting with the bright red flag. In fact, the Bay Orange as a trim adds a nice touch. However sine it’s a Nike template, part of the trim was design with the flywire in mind. It’s fine, but that’s what I will always notice.
And one more thing that is hard to see is that you may not notice is that right shoulder features the flag logo while the left one says “BUCS” right under the Nike logo. Very subtle, but very unnecessary.
The font is terrible. It’s not good. It’s not good at all. A digital clock?