New Era unveils first look at possible new NFL Draft caps

These appear to be the new draft day caps.

According to New Era’s United Kingdom site, we have what appears to be the draft caps for this upcoming NFL Draft. These are labled “NFL Draft On Stage” caps.

All the caps feature the team logo in the front with the crown of the cap matching the team’s main color. The NFL Shield on the back of the crown is gray.

The one difference is the brim. Each cap’s brim feature designs that are team specific. They have both the team wordmark and the team logo on a gray brim.

For some teams like the Raiders and Lions, the brim works. But a team like the Ravens and 49ers, not so much.

What do you think of these new caps?

Majestic has logo on wrong sleeve on Coco Crisp’s jersey

The Majestic logo is supposed to be on the left sleeve, but it found its way on Coco Crisp’s right sleeve last night.

Majestic has a new logo but most (if not all) of the jerseys worn this regular season feature the old logo. It must mean that they are using up their old inventory of blank jerseys to make the new sets this year before implementing the new logo.

But how odd to see the logo on the wrong sleeve. I wonder how that happened.

Roberto Luongo steals a concept design and doesn’t compensate artist for it

In all honesty, they probably didn’t know it and didn’t think much of it. But now that we know who created it and that he never got compensation, what is the best approach? It’s up to the artist on what they want to see with it, but I do wonder how many more of these cases happen that we just don’t pick up.

Goalie masks are unique in a way because they aren’t required to put just the team logos on it. They can be creative and artists can put whatever they want to the mask. In fact, sometimes the mask has nothing to do with the team, but the design reflects the player.

So with this, it might open up a new way of artist and players in approach to the goalie mask designs. These cases are rare so we might not see it much. But when it does happen, I hope the artist is contacted and properly compensated. They deserve that at least.

Mark Schlereth is a hater for hating on RGIII’s logo

This was a response from Mark Schlereth to Robert Griffin III’s new Adidas logo.

I don’t know what his deal is, but I don’t understand why he’s hating. Adidas created the logo for Griffin. In fact, numerous companies create logos for their athletes. Tom Brady has one. Kobe Bryant has one. Allen Iverson has one. Tiger Woods has one.

How come he doesn’t go after them or the company that makes the logo?

Of course this comes with the territory that with a guy with that big of a name, anything he does generates attention? Was it his doing or Adidas? I don’t know. But this is how it is in this social world. It’s about self-promotion. People will just hate on it.

Was it the best? It’s hard to say. But to rub Super Bowl rings like that? Come on, Schlereth. Don’t be a hater.

The new Athletics road cap looks even worse in action

Scott Kazmir wears the new A’s road cap.

The Oakland Athletics played their first road game of the season on Monday and with that, they wore their new road caps. Unlike the road cap of years past, this one featured white lettering with a gold trim.

The cap alone isn’t bad. It incorporates the three colors of the Athletics.

However when paired with the road gray uniforms, it looks way out of place.

As you can see, the white on the cap doesn’t match any part of the uniform. Since the gray jerseys don’t feature white on any of their letterings or numbers, the cap sticks out like a sore thumb. It just doesn’t work. The design of the cap is best suited for their green alternate.

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Oakland Athletics mascot Stomper now has a rotating wardrobe

For as long as I can remember, the Oakland Athletics mascot Stomper only had one uniform. Aside from special events, the elephant would only wear the green jersey and white pants.

But this season, Stomper has been seen wearing different jerseys. He’s been seen in the new green jersey. On Monday when the A’s wore their gold tops, so did Stomper.

For Wednesday’s two games, Stomper wore the white jersey (as seen above) which matched what the team wore.

This is a new addition to Stomper’s wardrobe. It’s interesting since most mascots don’t have a rotating wardrobe to match the team. I like it.

Philadelphia Eagles graphics department uses wrong font on jerseys

The Philadelphia Eagles have no known plans to make alterations to their uniforms. So when they tweeted out this graphic yesterday, it was odd to see them use a new font.

One of the major differences is to the No. 4. Compare the 4 in Darren Sproles’ jersey to what the 4 really looks like.

Somebody in the Eagles graphics department messed up somewhere and used the wrong font. I’m surprised nobody saw it and corrected it.

Johnny Manziel’s pro day was one of the most perfectly-orchestrated product placement opportunities in sports history

Johnny Manziel was decked out in Nike for his pro day workout.

The eyes of the football world was on Johnny Manziel as he hit the field for this pro day late Thursday morning. NFL Network had live coverage. ESPN had live coverage. Everyone was on their Twitter trying to get all the updates. It was a major event for one of the most talked about draft prospects in recent years.

Manziel came out to a playlist of current rap and hip hop tracks which included Rick Ross and Drake. The music blared over the the practice facility as George Bush, Sr. and his wife Barbara watched on. Manziel had a very good showing and the overall individual pro day was a success.

Out of all that, Nike ended up as the winner for the entire event.

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Adam Silver to consider nixing sleeved jerseys with enough player opposition

Samuel:

LeBron James can be our savior and nix the sleeves forever!

Originally posted on The Point Forward - SI.com:

LeBron James has been among the more vocal critics of the NBA's sleeved jerseys. (FREDERIC J. BROWN AFP/Getty Images)

LeBron James has been among the more vocal critics of the NBA’s sleeved jerseys. (Frederic J. Brown/Getty Images)

The NBA’s sleeved jerseys have been deemed “ugly” by Golden State’s Stephen Curry, compared to high school wrestling uniforms by Mavs owner Mark Cuban, blamed for shooting struggles by Miami’s LeBron James and Memphis’ Beno Udrih, and said to make players look like “Beach Police” by Cleveland’s Jarrett Jack. If that kind of commotion continues, according to Howard Beck of Bleacher Report, those awkward, tight-fitting jerseys could soon be set aside from the league’s big-picture marketing plans.

Such a decision would ultimately come down to recently anointed NBA commissioner Adam Silver, who in conversation with Beck noted the possibility of a shift away from sleeves if player resistance continues:

Commissioner Adam Silver told Bleacher Report he intends to revisit the issue after the season. He plans to meet with…

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Never forget the 49ers helmet that almost was but never became

The 49ers reminded us on Twitter about the helmet they almost decided to adopt into their uniform. Fortunately, they decided to not go with it.

It is featured as one of my rotating banners atop this page.

It’s a part of history that I thought we could forget. But not the 49ers. They had to bring back up one last time.

May we never forget.

May we never forget.