Samuel Lam’s 2012 Best and Worst Dressed in sports: NCAA basketball edition

Both teams wearing camo? Who thought this was a good idea?

Today is the final day of 2012 and we have gone through a lot of notable uniforms changes this year. In fact, there have been a lot of changes that have impressed me while there have been plenty that have made me rethink some poor decisions. But after seeing all that the uniform world has to offer, I feel that a best and worst dressed list is necessary for us to look back at history and remember what to avoid and what we can try again.

This list is a simple list. I am not going to make this a real awards show with numerous nominations. I just want to take what I like and don’t like and sprinkle in a few nominations for the sports I watch frequently. I’ll look into the MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL and college basketball and football.

To qualify for this list, the uniform element must be a new set that debuted and was used for in-game action in 2012. That’s pretty much it. Let’s go take a look at the list for college basketball.

THE REST OF THE BEST AND WORST OF 2012, CLICK HERE

** Remember, this is all in my opinion. There is no right and wrong to this. I can’t name everything and I hope I didn’t miss anything.

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Samuel Lam’s 2012 Best and Worst Dressed in sports: NCAA football edition

I am not a fan of Oregon’s uniform ways, but this one was so unique I can’t get enough of it.

Today is the final day of 2012 and we have gone through a lot of notable uniforms changes this year. In fact, there have been a lot of changes that have impressed me while there have been plenty that have made me rethink some poor decisions. But after seeing all that the uniform world has to offer, I feel that a best and worst dressed list is necessary for us to look back at history and remember what to avoid and what we can try again.

This list is a simple list. I am not going to make this a real awards show with numerous nominations. I just want to take what I like and don’t like and sprinkle in a few nominations for the sports I watch frequently. I’ll look into the MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL and college basketball and football.

To qualify for this list, the uniform element must be a new set that debuted and was used for in-game action in 2012. That’s pretty much it. Let’s go take a look at the list for college football.

THE REST OF THE BEST AND WORST OF 2012, CLICK HERE

** Remember, this is all in my opinion. There is no right and wrong to this. I can’t name everything and I hope I didn’t miss anything.

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Samuel Lam’s 2012 Best and Worst Dressed in sports: NFL edition

Weird ending, but great uniform matchup.

Today is the final day of 2012 and we have gone through a lot of notable uniforms changes this year. In fact, there have been a lot of changes that have impressed me while there have been plenty that have made me rethink some poor decisions. But after seeing all that the uniform world has to offer, I feel that a best and worst dressed list is necessary for us to look back at history and remember what to avoid and what we can try again.

This list is a simple list. I am not going to make this a real awards show with numerous nominations. I just want to take what I like and don’t like and sprinkle in a few nominations for the sports I watch frequently. I’ll look into the MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL and college basketball and football.

To qualify for this list, the uniform element must be a new set that debuted and was used for in-game action in 2012. That’s pretty much it. Let’s go take a look at the list for the National Football League.

THE REST OF THE BEST AND WORST OF 2012, CLICK HERE

** Remember, this is all in my opinion. There is no right and wrong to this. I can’t name everything and I hope I didn’t miss anything.

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Samuel Lam’s 2012 Best and Worst Dressed in sports: NHL edition

Good to see the Jets back in the NHL.

Today is the final day of 2012 and we have gone through a lot of notable uniforms changes this year. In fact, there have been a lot of changes that have impressed me while there have been plenty that have made me rethink some poor decisions. But after seeing all that the uniform world has to offer, I feel that a best and worst dressed list is necessary for us to look back at history and remember what to avoid and what we can try again.

This list is a simple list. I am not going to make this a real awards show with numerous nominations. I just want to take what I like and don’t like and sprinkle in a few nominations for the sports I watch frequently. I’ll look into the MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL and college basketball and football.

To qualify for this list, the uniform element must be a new set that debuted and was used for in-game action in 2012. That’s pretty much it. Let’s go take a look at the list for the National Hockey League from what they gave us in parts of the 2011-12 season.

THE REST OF THE BEST AND WORST OF 2012, CLICK HERE

** Remember, this is all in my opinion. There is no right and wrong to this. I can’t name everything and I hope I didn’t miss anything.

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Samuel Lam’s 2012 Best and Worst Dressed in sports: NBA edition

Yeah, we look stupid.

Today is the final day of 2012 and we have gone through a lot of notable uniforms changes this year. In fact, there have been a lot of changes that have impressed me while there have been plenty that have made me rethink some poor decisions. But after seeing all that the uniform world has to offer, I feel that a best and worst dressed list is necessary for us to look back at history and remember what to avoid and what we can try again.

This list is a simple list. I am not going to make this a real awards show with numerous nominations. I just want to take what I like and don’t like and sprinkle in a few nominations for the sports I watch frequently. I’ll look into the MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL and college basketball and football.

To qualify for this list, the uniform element must be a new set that debuted and was used for in-game action in 2012. That’s pretty much it. Let’s go take a look at the list for the National Basketball Association.

THE REST OF THE BEST AND WORST OF 2012, CLICK HERE

** Remember, this is all in my opinion. There is no right and wrong to this. I can’t name everything and I hope I didn’t miss anything.

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Samuel Lam’s 2012 Best and Worst Dressed in sports: MLB edition

This did not look good on TV.

Today is the final day of 2012 and we have gone through a lot of notable uniforms changes this year. In fact, there have been a lot of changes that have impressed me while there have been plenty that have made me rethink some poor decisions. But after seeing all that the uniform world has to offer, I feel that a best and worst dressed list is necessary for us to look back at history and remember what to avoid and what we can try again.

This list is a simple list. I am not going to make this a real awards show with numerous nominations. I just want to take what I like and don’t like and sprinkle in a few nominations for the sports I watch frequently. I’ll look into the MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL and college basketball and football.

To qualify for this list, the uniform element must be a new set that debuted and was used for in-game action in 2012. That’s pretty much it. Let’s go take a look at the list for Major League Baseball.

THE REST OF THE BEST AND WORST OF 2012, CLICK HERE

** Remember, this is all in my opinion. There is no right and wrong to this. I can’t name everything and I hope I didn’t miss anything.

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How much have the 49ers changed over the past year?

Free advertising for Jordan brand.

I remember how I felt about the 49ers last year after they wrapped up the regular season. It was a lot of optimism for a team that nobody saw coming this far. I had felt that the team was good but not this good. They won games with a lot of grit and passion. More importantly, head coach Jim Harbaugh turned a team into the right direction. This was something special for the community and it got the entire Bay Area buzzing about the 49ers again.

But everything that season was icing on the cake. Because the expectations were exceeded beyond belief, whatever happened in the playoffs just seemed like extra. The fact that the 49ers had a thriller of a game against the Saints only added to the magical season that was. But after the loss to the Giants, the 49ers fans got a chance to take a step back and look at the big picture.

What that big picture became was a foundation for things to come. The 49ers knew how good they can be. Now expectations were to follow them in 2012.

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Monta Ellis thinks he’s just like Dwyane Wade and tries to tell us why

When Monta Ellis was with the Warriors, I enjoyed watching him play but I knew that it wasn’t going to translate into real leadership. That was part of the reason why the Warriors traded him.

Last night, before his team’s game against Miami, Ellis claimed that his skill level is the same as Dwyane Wade. He noted the obvious disadvantage in wins, but other than that, Ellis is the same as Wade.

As much as I would like to laugh, I think Ellis is serious. And I’m pretty sure he’s looking at his stats and thinking that he can match whatever Wade puts up, but Ellis doesn’t have the drive to be like Wade.

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Warriors’ Jack throws Sixers’ Wright’s shoe into the crowd

Samuel:

Can’t believe I missed this. Dorell Wright needs to stop whining. Tie up your laces and play ball. Sure Jarrett Jack could have just tossed it to the first row, but what he did wasn’t illegal, so I am fine with it.

Originally posted on The Point Forward - SI.com:

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By Ben Golliver

Anything for a little extra advantage.

With a little more than five minutes remaining in the second quarter of a Friday night game between Philadelphia and Golden State at Oracle Arena, Sixers forward Dorell Wright lost his shoe on a breakaway attempt. Play continued and Warriors guard Jarrett Jack, spying the shoe sitting unattended in the paint, decided to pick it up and throw it deep into the baseline seats.

Sixers guard Jrue Holiday attacked the basket, scoring on a drive, which was all good, except for the fact that Wright was then forced to run back and play defense with one foot in a shoe and one foot in just a sock. Down on the other end, Jack knocked in a three-pointer before play finally stopped giving Wright the chance to recover his footwear. The Warriors held a 41-36 lead after the exchange.

Sneaky stuff…

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A different perspective on the Atlanta Braves BP cap: It’s not offensive at all

Is this racist?

It’s always been hard for me to really find a point of opinion when it comes to Native American names and image usage in sports. With the Washington Redskins, Cleveland Indians, Atlanta Braves and a ton more college teams using such names and logos, I want to feel that maybe we should put an end to it.

But then there are so many times when the Native Americans themselves say that it’s OK. For example, the Florida Seminoles have gained approval from the tribe themselves, so if they’re not offended, why should I be?

This comes on to this week’s latest buzz about the new batting practice cap for the Atlanta Braves, which revives a throwback logo and people are starting to talk again about it being racist. And to me, I think it does go along those lines. However, after reading this opinion piece, I’m starting to think a little different.

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