Sacramento Kings officially unveil new logos and it could be better

We were informed in a post last week of what the Sacramento Kings’ new logo sets were going to look like. Today, we now know what the colors will be and how it will be used.

Let me say this first. The Kings have had an identity crisis for about 15 years. When they were the purple and black Kings who challenged the Lakers in the early 2000s, that was a neat identity. They tried to roll with it in the following years and had a lot of trouble establishing one whole identity. They were changing wordmarks and primary logos. They kept the same colors, but the whole identity as a mess.

Naturally since they have not established their look, making changes is easy. This is what we have now. The Kings deserve better and in an attempt to stay relevant, they have followed the trend of incorporating an old design to their identity. It’s not great but it’s what happens when a team is struggling to make an impact.

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Check out what appears to be the new Sacramento Kings logo set

Well here it is folks. This appears to be the new Kings logo set. It takes a piece of their history and gives it a modern take to the logo. The city name is there and the font is different. The basketball has an added seam. Overall, it’s a pretty good modern version of an old logo. (Keep in mind that the official colors are not known yet — black and white is just a placeholder.)

If you click the link, you can see the the other alternate logos. Overall, it’s a nice set but I will have to wait until I see it in its full color first. I do like the lion logos.  Continue reading

John Axford would like some compensation for MLB selling his jersey

It would make sense if a player would get some compensation for someone selling his game-worn jersey. John Axford revealed that MLB does not do that. Instead the league takes the jersey and auctions it off without the player getting a single dime.

You can say that the player makes a ton of money so this really isn’t a big loss of money. That is true. But the principal is still faulty. The player should deserve some portion of the money at least. Well, that’s how it should work in other professions. The jersey may be team-issued but what the player does with the jersey is what gives it that extra value.

Well, that’s how it is and I don’t think it will change.

Rest in peace sweet Prince: Thank you for changing my music life

I was working at a summer school program as a volunteer back after my freshman year in college. One of the perks of this volunteer position was that we got a chance to go to the local library every week. This was a great chance for the kids to read but for me to also check out their media section and borrow movies and CDs.

This one afternoon I saw a copy of “Purple Rain” and I grabbed it. I had heard of Prince but wasn’t very familiar with his music at all. I took that CD home, burned it onto my desktop and held on to it. When I listened to it, I was floored by the different sounds and how everything was seemingly magical. I wanted more. The guitar solo on “Computer Blue” remains to me as one of the most powerful things I had ever heard in music. “I Would Die 4 U” was a lyrical masterpiece to this very day still takes me to another state of mind. “Purple Rain” was the perfect album. It remains perfect. It is untouchable — just like Prince.

Rest in peace, Prince.

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Oakland Athletics’ Josh Reddick bobblehead features the wrong jersey number

We're climbing the walls until May 28. The @realjoshreddick Bobblehead is awesome.

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To commemorate a great catch Josh Reddick made in spring training a couple years ago, the Oakland A’s are giving away the bobblehead you see above.

As you have noticed, Reddick is wearing #22 for the bobblehead, which was not the number he wore when he made the catch. Reddick switched to #22 when Billy Butler arrived last season.

This is an odd occurrence since the bobblehead is supposed to commemorate a moment in the past but it is forced to adopt Reddick’s current jersey number. I have never seen a throwback bobblehead’s accureacy changed like this before.

But I give them props for the spinning factor.

NBA officially approves ads on jerseys for 2017

This is a sad day.

We all speculated why the NBA logo was moved from the left shoulder to the back of the jersey. We assumed it was for ads and we now know what’s where they will be.

I don’t like it and I don’t want to buy a jersey with them on it. I bet shirseys will have them too. What a shame.

What a time to be alive! Warriors set NBA record with 73rd win

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It is accomplished!

The Golden State Warriors have made history once again! They finish the regular season 73-9, beating the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls for best regular season record of all time.

What a joy it has been to see the Warriors pursue this goal. I remember early on this season when this was first brought up. I didn’t think it was possible. But by the All-Star break, I realized that at this pace if the team stayed relatively healthy, they could do it. The Warriors have played so well against the league’s best teams and when they needed the big play, they got it from different players.

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