It looks like they are playing for Team LISA.
Nike has unveiled the new uniforms for the men’s 2012 USA basketball team. For the most part, these uniforms are pretty clean except for the name script.
But before I get into that, let’s take a look at the description of these new uniforms from Nike themselves.
During the Winter Olympics in 2010, I was finally exposed to the rules of curling. I had known about the sport before from the movie “Help!” by The Beatles. (Here’s the clip).
Of course that clip taught me absolutely nothing about the sport. So when the Olympics came around, I was determined to learn about the rules of the game. After only watching a couple matches, I already got hooked.
The idea of the game is pretty simple. The team with the stones closest to the center of the target get points for the round. And at the end of the game, the team with the most points win.
Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of the airing of The Simpsons‘ episode of “Homer at the Bat”. In my opinion, it is the smoothest episode the show has ever produced. It may even be their best.
(Deadspin put together a really nice recap of the episode’s significance.)
I grew up a huge Simpsons fan but when this episode first aired, I was only a 5-year old boy. I didn’t even know what this show was until I got a little older. By the time I did finally watch the episode, I had no idea what kind of great impact this episode had.
But now that it’s 20 years later, I can appreciate it a lot more. Aside from the fact that baseball is my favorite sport, the best thing about this episode was its smooth storytelling.
Get your popcorn ready Oakland A’s fans because we’re in for a treat this year. With the A’s signing Manny Ramirez to a minor league deal, the ballclub is preparing themselves for a potential circus act in the 2012 season.
First, Ramirez has to pass the physical, make the roster and serve his 50-game suspension before even making any impact for the A’s this year.
But after all that’s said and done, the team’s $500,000 investment will attract fans to the stadium and whether or not the A’s are winning, it’s going to be must-see baseball.
Sweat absorbs to only certain fabrics on the jersey, thus giving the jersey an unbalanced look.
On April 1, Nike will officially take over as the outfitter for all NFL uniforms. Teams are expected to have received shipments of these new uniforms for the players on that day.
Some teams will get completely new uniforms (Seattle) while some teams are just going through a logo change (Carolina). But all the teams will have some minor tweaks to their uniforms (like team slogans).
None of this has really alarmed me except for one thing: the fabric. Before the season ended, I asked the 49ers equipment crew about the new Nike jerseys and I was informed that for the 49ers, the only change their uniforms will be getting is that their fabric will be same as the college jerseys.
That’s not too bad except when I looked at Nike jerseys in college, I was alarmed by a very common trend.
Apparently yesterday, something important happened in NASCAR with crashes and a big finish. It’s the top story of the sports webpage and I really don’t care. In fact, I just don’t find any interest in NASCAR.
To me, the entire concept of auto racing really has no interest to me. Going in laps for hours and hours really doesn’t seem to be exciting. It’s just boring and repetitive.
Every time I even hear the word NASCAR when I am watching TV, I immediately change the channel. I just don’t care. Especially when it’s on any sports show, I start to wonder if NASCAR should even be considered a sport.
Already dumb headline has racist touch to it.
On ESPN’s mobile page, they had this headline for the Knicks’ loss to the Hornets from Friday — ending New York’s seven-game winning streak.
And as you can see, with the hype around Jeremy Lin and his image in the photo, ESPN decides to go with “Chink in the Armor” as their headline.
No need for me to explain why that is viewed as racist. The use of the word “chink” in this situation is just a bad idea. I am not overly offended by this. Maybe it’s because I think it could have been an honest mistake.
The term “chink in the armor” has been used by ESPN numerous times in the past to describe a team’s struggles and it’s totally fine. But in all honesty, this was not a good headline to use for this situation at all.
Even if they used this headline to describe another game that had nothing to do with Jeremy Lin, it’s still a very stupid headline. It just doesn’t work with the story.
Baseball is my favorite sport and I enjoy playing sports games. But when it comes to baseball video games, I just can’t find myself being very impressed with it. With both MLB 2K and The Show, both are fun games but neither stand out.
Since I own an XBOX 360, the 2K series is the one I end up getting. Last year I got MLB 2K11 and I was not impressed at all. With glitches and a very unchallenging gameplay, I just didn’t really enjoy the entire game at all.
I don’t expect this new MLB 2K12 to be any much better. So the series apparently is using very popular model Kate Upton to help promote their new game. I don’t know how much her presence would help sell the game, but at least we can assume people know it exists.
With news of new surgeries surfacing, Peyton Manning’s football future doesn’t seem too bright. In fact, it’s time for him to walk away.
One of the toughest things that athletes contemplate towards the end of their careers is whether not they should step away or go for it for one more year.
Brett Favre stuck around too long. Steve Young walked away when he knew he had to stop.
A popular shirt to wear in Cleveland.
You can file this in the “Say What?” category. LeBron James has once again openly said that a return to the Cleveland Cavaliers is a possibility. James is under the impression that if he returns, that the “fans would accept me”.
Well, it’s hard to imagine James back in Cleveland would ever happen. After “The Decision” ripped out the city’s hearts. After the beef that he and Dan Gilbert have. It’s hard to see it as a real possibility.
But I actually think it can happen. It won’t happen anytime soon. But maybe if James goes on a last leg of his tour in his career and signs a one-year deal before he retires to play one season for the Cavs.
I was in Cleveland a month after “The Decision” was made and the city was hurt. People there were just so sad that they lost their homegrown product. And it will take time for them to get over it. And it will take time for James to mature as a player and person before both sides can get together again.
It’s not crazy to see James back in a Cleveland uniform. But it’s going to be when the city is healed and the team is back on its feet, ready to welcome back their supposed prodigal son.