San Jose Sharks are bringing back teal for the playoffs

Since 2011, the San Jose Sharks have worn their black jerseys for all their playoff home games. A change was in the works to go back to teal last season but they missed the playoffs. Now that the Sharks are back in the playoffs, it was confirmed by the team that teal is back. All teams must designate one home set and one away set for the playoffs.

This is a big deal for the Sharks as they are the only team in the league with teal as the primary color. Adding to the fact that the other two California teams wear black as their primary, some separation from that would be great.

The teal is a great color for the Sharks and they need to embrace that identity. It may not mean anything in terms of on-ice success, but they will at least look good.


Yao Ming is going to the Hall of Fame and that’s awesome

Apparently his qualifications to the Hall of Fame isn’t as clear cut to some people. Despite his shortened NBA career, that’s not why he is getting into the Hall. Considering all the ball he played in China and the influence he’s had on the international growth to the game of basketball, this to me was an obvious choice. Yao deserves this.

With Yao expected to be inducted with Shaquille O’Neal and Allen Iverson, this might be the best class ever. Congratulations, Yao!

My WrestleMania 32 predictions

Can this WrestleMania live up to the hype?

Last year I attended WrestleMania and it was a glorious experience. The entire show was a great spectacle. But this year’s show has a lot of work to do. With so many injuries, the card isn’t as impressive. The company is trying to sell the fans on storylines, but it will be up to the performers to make it work. Here are my predictions for the show.

Kickoff Pre-show: ANDRE THE GIANT MEMORIAL BATTLE ROYAL — Expected to move to main card
– Braun Strowman, Erick Rowan, Bray Wyatt, Mark Henry, Kane, Jack Swagger, Big Show, Damien Sandow, Heath Slater, Curtis Axel, Adam Rose, Bo Dallas, Darren Young, Fandango, Goldust, Tyler Breeze, R-Truth and more TBA.

Looking at how this match continues to be an afterthought, I don’t even think that the winner would get a boost in his career. Cesaro got nothing after his win. Then Big Show has been floating around in nothing after his win. This should be a great chance to push one of the Wyatt Family members. Braun Strowman would be the obvious choice to win this, but I would love a huge surprise for an up-and-coming star like Tyler Breeze to win it. But as of now, it looks like it’s going to be someone from the Wyatts that will help them regain momentum.

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My 2016 MLB predictions and who wins the World Series

Carlos Correa and the Astros are World Series favorites.

I predicted last year the Orioles would beat the Nationals in the World Series. I was really wrong there. But a new season is upon us and it’s time for me to give you another set of predictions that could also turn out to be very wrong. Or maybe for the first time, I might get things right.

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Oakland A’s OF Khris Davis appears to be wearing Stance socks during a game

Watching this clip, I noticed that Khris Davis is wearing some interesting socks. They don’t match any of the socks the team has worn in the recent past.

It looks like socks are all green with a stripe design at the calf, with the team logo around the ankle. I tried to get a decent screen shot of it.

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My ‘Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice’ movie review

If you liked Man of Steel, then you are going to like this new movie. I just got back from the theater and I loved this movie a lot. But of course, this movie isn’t perfect and it has its flaws. But what I have come to understand that this is Zack Snyder’s universe he has created. I already threw out all I knew about all the characters in the movie and have accepted this new world of Batman and Superman.

One thing that you will notice that this movie is a little messy. There are a lot of complicated situations, misunderstandings, and a whole lot of fighting and building destruction (Hey! Isn’t that why we have this movie in the first place?). But to really capture the essence of the movie, you have to look at two really different characters who are bound together because of different viewpoints of things. But in reality, these two characters in Batman and Superman share similarities. That makes the situation even more complicated.

Lex Luthor’s character is the nucleus of the film. His attempt to pit the two together in a battle to the death is the genesis of his attempt to be an all-powerful warlord. That unfortunately doesn’t properly get developed in terms of character. There isn’t much to take from Wonder Woman either in terms of character development either. But it really is just to set up her own film that is to come. She did get the biggest pop in the theater.

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Adam LaRoche, White Sox are both right in this clubhouse situation

Adam LaRoche’s son Drake has been at the White Sox clubhouse every day during spring. He is homeschooled so that allows him to be with his father as much as he wants. Adam was given permission to have his son at camp every day. It’s not common to have a family member have unlimited access, but it seemed that Drake’s presence was not a disturbance to the team.

General manager Kenny Williams thought that maybe this unlimited access was too much and asked Adam about reducing it in half. Instead of the two trying to compromise, LaRoche retired.

I have given this some thought and I think both are right.

For starters, LaRoche is family first so if he felt that his son was disrespected, he felt that he did what was right. If he couldn’t see his son daily at work, then leaving work was the right choice for him.

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MLB’s Asian Heritage jerseys are great but not so great

So this popped up this morning. It isn’t confirmed but let’s assume it’s real for this discussion.

MLB has already promoted Spanish-language jerseys for years. I think at least half of the teams in the league have adopted some form of it in the past 10 years. It’s great. I like it. I wish other languages would get involved.

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How come this Under Armour jersey looks like an old Nike one?

Stephen Curry is a sponsor for Brita. I didn’t know that until I saw this tweet from a colleague of mine. That’s good for Curry as he’s getting his fame and exposure out there.

But from these screenshots, I noticed one thing that stood out to me. Look at the jersey he’s wearing. And now look at this old template design from Nike. It looks very similar.

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