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I’ve been known to give LeBron James a hard time for his play on the floor but off the court, at least with the things outside of basketball, he’s a very good guy. He tweeted this morning of this image of the entire Miami Heat team showing support for Trayvon Martin.
I do hope that there is some kind of resolution to this horrible incident. To read more about it, click this link.
People have asked me about the New Era caps that the teams will be wearing this year and if there was a link to all of the caps. My answer is yes.
I don’t like the snapback fashion and that’s what the 9FIFTY caps are but man, the color contrast on them is really beautiful. The Dolphins for example in my mind might be the best 9FIFTY cap out there. Just a great balance of color.
Also note that Carolina and Seattle are a tweak on their team logos, so their images aren’t available. Which ones are your favorite?
Chipper Jones announced today that he was going to retire after the 2012 season. This was no surprise to me as I anticipated Jones’ retirement a couple years ago. But Jones stuck it through hoping that the Braves could make one more splash int the playoffs and hopefully win a World Series.
I didn’t grow up a Braves fan but Jones was making waves when I first watched baseball. Throughout all the years, he has been consistent and fun to watch. Also, he stayed with one team his entire career. That’s rare in baseball and Jones is a gem.
I’m going to enjoy the last moments I get to see Jones on the field. Maybe I’ll go to a Giants game when the Braves are in town just to see Jones play.
Legendary broadcaster Bob Uecker is going to be honored this season with a statue outside Miller Park. It is a well-deserved honor for an amazing talent.
It got me thinking about the Bay Area and what broadcaster deserves such an award. The only one that I feel is worthy of it is Bill King. He was the voice of Bay Area sports, covering the Warriors, Raiders and A’s.
For me, he was the voice of the A’s and his description of plays on air was unmatched. Even before my time, if you look back at all the great Raiders clips from the 1970s, you can hear King’s great voice calling plays like the “Holly Roller” and “Sea of Hands”.
A statue of King should be placed right in between Oracle Arena and the Oakland Coliseum. I may be biased, but I think it would be perfect. HOLY TOLEDO!
I was talking with my friend the other day about the commissioners of the four major sports in America. I told him that all four commissioners aren’t liked by the fan bases they work for. But out of all of them, there was one in my opinion that has at least gained the respect by the fans: the NFL’s Roger Goodell.
In the NHL, Gary Bettman has not been a fan favorite. He has struggled to help maintain interest in the league and throughout the years, a few franchises’ futures have been in jeopardy under his watch.
In the NBA, David Stern is viewed as the bad guy despite his efforts to make basketball fun. But instead, he took away all the fun and this past offseason’s lockout might have been the last straw.
As I was doing some of my daily NFL uniform researching, I came across a forum I frequent that discussed this site called Project Phantom. The owner of the site is a tremendous graphic designer and decided to give every NFL team logo a face lift.
I gravitated immediately to the NFC West section to check out the 49ers one and I was simply amazed. The 49ers’ one compared to other logos wasn’t as flashy, but the detail and the concept was executed so well. I was impressed.
Of course in the NFL, very busy logos won’t translate well in terms of visual aesthetics on uniforms and on TV. But looking through all the logos that was created, it would be very cool if each team could adopt these as their alternate logos.
Check out all the logos right here. Which one is your favorite?
The New Jersey Nets have this new video up on their site celebrating all the different logs that franchise has used. It’s a real cool video celebrating the team’s history.
But at the very end, they did a silhouette of what appears to be their new logo. As you can see by the screenshot, it’s a shield-type logo. This apparently could be a sneak peek at what the new Brooklyn Nets will look like.
NFL Media has just been nominated for 14 Sports Emmy Awards and 8 of those nominations are for productions done by us at NFL Films! We premiered two new series' this past football season--"A Football Life" (on NFL Network) and "NFL Turning Point" (on NBC Sports Network). Both have been nominated for Outstanding Edited Sports Series!
To celebrate, here's the trailer for "Bill Belichick: A Football Life" which was nominated for Outstanding Promotion Announcement - Episodic.
** If you don’t know what I am talking about, watch the video first. To preface this, I am writing this entry as a longtime fan of the Golden State Warriors. Basketball was my first love and this team was all I ever cared about when I was a little kid. All the years of frustration the fans have gone through, I understand it because I lived it with them.
The night was supposed to be a night of celebration. The Golden State Warriors were going to honor Chris Mullin by retiring his #17 jersey. It was set up to be a great event and it ended up being a fantastic celebration.
Warriors legends of the past, including teammates and coaches of Mullin, were all in attendance. Mullin’s speech was more of a tribute to the organization, his teammates and the “greatest fans” for being with him throughout his career. It was a great night until after the speech when co-owner Joe Lacob decided to speak.