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New Era, the official on-field headwear of the National Football League, is teaming up with the NFL to launch the Back to Football Photo Day contest.
This means is that 49ers fans will now have the chance to join the ranks of Colin Kaepernick and Patrick Willis to also become THE face of the 49ers.
The contest is live at www.speakwithyourcap.com and through New Era’s Facebook page. Quite simply, all you need to do is submit photos of yourself showcasing how you as a 49ers fan personally “speak with your cap.” Whether you wear your cap sideways, backwards or flexed at the brim, show how you are bringing your own style to the game.
So with this news, I am such a happy camper. The toilet seat is slowly disappearing and teams are realizing that it’s just ugly. Glad the Redskins are getting rid of it. It looked just so out of place.
It’s also another example of how many classic uniform designs have been compromised due to Nike’s “innovative” designs.
What the new jersey will look like.
Is this right?
A couple of my friends brought this comic to my attention this past week. I’ve seen it before but I didn’t think much of it. It was stupid and it misrepresented what the media has done in their coverage of Tim Tebow and Jason Collins. But my friends’ reactions to the comic is what concerned me because their reaction in a way believed that the comic told the truth. Or in a sense, that there was a convoluted difference between the two.
Here’s the thing. Jason Collins coming out is nothing ordinary. He is a pioneer, if you want to use that word. He was brave, a hero, if you want to use those words. Whatever you want to call it, he was the first to do something that we knew eventually would happen. It just took one person to get the ball rolling. He did. With all that prejudice that comes with being a gay athlete, it’s an intriguing storyline and it’s worth covering.
In a way, the media in what I have seen, has covered it the way it should have. They’ve gotten reactions from gay people. They’ve gotten reactions from former teammates. The discussion for the most part has been good and the media has done well in it. There have been some mistakes here and there, but the media did exactly right in my opinion on covering it. (And the for the most part, it used the right words and reactions to it also.)
They’ve made a movie about the Redtails.
Coming out of Washington, it looks like the Redskins could get a name change to the Redtails.
What’s a Redtail? I didn’t even know myself, so this was the explanation in the article.
In his resolution, Grosso urges the team to change its name to the Washington Redtails, noting that that was the nickname used by the Tuskegee Airmen, the pioneering aviation unit that broke the color barrier for U.S. military pilots in World War II. A plane used by the airmen recently was put in a place of honor in the Smithsonian.
This would be a complete 180-degree turn from their current name. One that isn’t racist, but is about equality. I wouldn’t mind it either way really. The Redskins name has been around so long that I probably have gotten used to it, so the name change issue isn’t big to me. But if it’s that important, a change sounds good and i can dig this.
One of the final photos I took for Exmainer.com. I still hope to see A.J. Jenkins make an impact with the team.
This time one year ago, I finished my final assignment for Examiner.com and moved on to the NFL Network. The NFL Draft has always been the toughest part of the year for me in terms of writing but it was also the most exciting.
With a year gone by, it holds on to a new meaning to me. It means that I’ve been living in Los Angeles for a year and I have also grown so much in my career since then. Also, it reminds me of where I’ve come from and how much I miss covering the 49ers.
But with the new change, I am better off for it. But I can’t forget the great beat writers I’ve befriended and all the players I’ve enjoyed interviewing. The 2011 season and the following NFL Draft will always be the last memory I have of the beat and it was such a great time.
I look forward to what’s to come in the next year.
I am so angry that Curvin got no love or even mention on TV last night. I had him all in my mock drafts. I mean, I am so sure that the average Joe knows what they are talking about when looking up prospects.
This video appeared before the draft and it still makes me laugh at how much we lie to not look stupid. This is similar to Jimmy Kimmel’s “Lie Witness News” and I love how everyone here is so convinced that they know something about someone that doesn’t exist.
What are you wearing?
After some time to think about it, I am still confused. Why did Ziggy Ansah wear movie 3D glasses at the NFL Draft?
I know in the NBA, Russell Westbrook dresses up as a clown. But at the NFL Draft, it’s norm to dress nice. But can someone explain to me why Ansah felt the need to wear these glasses? They have no lens and serve no purpose. As a fashion guy, this really doesn’t work.
Sure, it doesn’t make his facial features look worse. But as a person who wears glasses, I don’t like it when people mock a physical ailment I have. What’s next, healthy people walking in crutches as part of fashion? Of course not.