Justin Blackmon has not been able to avoid trouble since joining the Jaguars. He was a high draft pick but has given the Jaguars a headache. The team could be moving on from him, and fans are thinking about doing the same thing.
One sad Jaguars fans decided to convert his Justin Blackmon jersey to a Will Blackmon jersey. Will has not gotten in trouble since joining the Jaguars, so the fan changed the jersey from #14 to #24.
I didn’t notice this before and maybe this is not new. But as I was looking through photos on my Facebook feed, this came up. Not only am I a fan of the ugly sweaters, but I noticed an ad patch on Swoop, the Eagles mascot.
Since when did they start putting ads on the mascots? I know that ads are placed on the team practice jerseys, but the mascot is also a walking billboard?
This is just another indication of the sign of the times. We already know ads are going to invade the players’ jerseys in the future. No reason to think even mascots will be safe from them.
Ever since I moved to SoCal after the 2012 NFL Draft, I had never had the chance to return to Santa Clara. I only saw minor construction of the soon to be Levi’s Stadium during my final season on the beat.
I had seen pictures and videos of the stadium’s construction from SoCal. I didn’t know when I would ever come to see the stadium up close.
Luckily today, on my way to work at Yahoo, I got a chance to stop by the stadium before I boarded light rail. It’s as beautiful as I imagined. I didn’t get a chance to go to the ribbon cutting ceremony. But I know I will be back for a game this year.
Check out the photos I took here on Facebook.
Remember when Scott O’Brien put together a Kickstarter to help fund his coloring book of depressing moments in Cleveland sports history? After the news of LeBron James returning to the Cavaliers, the artist announced his intentions to create another coloring book. Only this time, it’s about the good times in Cleveland sports.
I spoke with O’Brien about his decision to start up another coloring book project about Cleveland sports.
“I’ve kind have been bouncing around (the idea for this book) in my mind,” said O’Brien. “In researching the first book, I came across a lot of things in Cleveland sports history that I was aware of and some of them I wasn’t too familiar with. After doing the first one, I always thought about doing a ‘great moments’ book. I never knew what the right time would be. But when LeBron announced his return, there was a lot of optimism for Cleveland sports now. It seemed like a good time to do it.”
I went to the last NFL game at Candlestick Park.
I have tickets to the last concert at Candlestick Park.
But Joe Montana and a bunch of his NFL friends are going to play a flag football game there for one last hurrah. And as you can see, they have jerseys. But if you need to know, this event was brought to you by Hewlett Packard. That’s an official sponsor for the 49ers.
A great looking simple uniform ruined by that corporate logo. But of course, in this day and age, what isn’t sacred from sponsorship logos?
Here’s a look at the new Madden’s gameplay. And it’s also playing in the new Levi’s Stadium.
The NFL wanted to avoid this and they did.
The 50th Super Bowl will not use Roman numerals. Instead, for this Super Bowl only, the logo will feature Arabic numbers. It was determined that the stand alone “L” for 50 didn’t look good.
We still have the boring generic template of the Lombardi trophy in the logo. But with 50 in gold, it at least deviates from the boring all-silver look that has been used for the past several seasons.
What I really like about this, at least, is that ‘s still simple. And quite frankly, anything would have been a better option than what you see on the right. It would have looked just too plain.
The following year, the Roman numerals will return. I like Roman numerals as is so I am glad this is just a one-time change.
But what do we address this Super Bowl as? Is it #SuperBowlL or #SuperBowl50? I must know the proper hashtag!
Fittingly, the 49ers are hosting this Super Bowl so the gold works out nicely in their favor in terms of aesthetics. And who knows, maybe they might even be playing this game.
Check out the host committee logo, too. It features the San Francisco skyline in fog. Very nice.
Since their inception as the Baltimore Colts in 1953, the Colts have used the above logo. It wasn’t until 1978 when the team decided to move forward with the horseshoe logo.
Last season, coach Chuck Pagano has been seen wearing that throwback logo. Now their training camp gear features that logo instead of the horseshoe. Does this mean the team is going to use that more often or is this just a design for coach?
Regardless, the team hasn’t mentioned their Baltimore roots as often as I thought they would since moving to Indianapolis. Their current set (gray facemasks, black cleats) does pay homage to that time so maybe this is another step towards it.
Either way, I like this logo a lot and am glad to see more of it.