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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Image via ESPN
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.
This is some deep-level “get off my lawn” talk from me right now. Major League Baseball wants to commemorate all special events with new uniforms. With that money cash grab attempt (with some proceeds going to charity), we have these new uniforms for this season. Chris Creamer from SportsLogos.net has a great recap of everything.
I’ll give my thoughts on each design individually. I don’t dig the new looks.
Uni-Watch has information on the Los Angeles Dodgers’ new batting helmets. Like some teams in baseball, they have decided to go with a matte finish. But the other major change is that instead of a sticker for the logo, they are using a 3D-printed plastic sticker that will be used for the logo.
With all team logos on the caps being raised, it isn’t a crazy idea to see this on a batting helmet. But why now? Uni-Watch’s Paul Lukas raised the point that one of the challenges is whether or not these logos can withstand an entire full season of use. Players will throw their helmets around. The ball or bat may strike the helmet, knocking the logo off. What about players and their pine tar? These are the big hurdles for this new design.
These will be monitored throughout the season. I think that this design, which isn’t a bad idea, just doesn’t look great. Maybe I’m just used to the logo being more or less flat. Having it raised in this way might not be too noticeable. But if it starts peeling off throughout the season, then we know that it’s just something that we might not need to see ever again.
What do you think of this new helmet?
Throughout this entire journey watching the Warriors play ball this season, I still remain in awe of this team. I still am wrapping my head around the fact that the Warriors won the championship last year. All those years being a fan of a team that couldn’t do anything right is still lingering on. I keep thinking that my team was incapable of winning.
But they won last year. They won it all. Now this year, not only are they even playing better, but they are setting records. The big record is within their reach. But tying the 1995-96 Bulls with 72 wins is a season is still mind-blowing. That Bulls team was so good. They had Michael, Scottie, Dennis and coach Phil. That team was amazing and untouchable.
I look at this Warriors team and I can see that in 10 years time, we could be comparing some of the players to the legends of the game. Right now, Stephen Curry already has established himself as a once-in-a-lifetime talent. This team, winning 72 games puts them in the discussion of greatest teams of all time.
All they have to do is win on Wednesday at home against Memphis. Then, they have to win the NBA Finals once again.