Welcome To The Club! | Atlanta Hawks

Ever since I was a young Dominique Wilkins fan, I have supported the Atlanta Hawks and when they brought back an updated Pac-Man logo last year, I was on board from the start.  They have now enhanced this logo with the “Basketball Club” ring of honor which is supposed to pay tribute to the entire Hawks family, fans, former players, etc.  They also introduced a new secondary logo which symbolizes the city of Atlanta rising from the ashes.  The wings look a bit cartoonish but as long as it is secondary, we’re still cool.

Atlanta Hawks new secondary logo 2015-16

The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club moniker expands on the idea that we are more than just a team of 15 players. Our Basketball Club recognizes the contributions of the entire staff to our success. It respects and honors past players and coaches and their significance. Ultimately, the new Basketball Club designation reflects our commitment to building an emotional connection with our fans and maintaining an inclusive environment that welcomes all people. In the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club, “everyone matters” and all are welcome.The Hawks also unveiled a completely new secondary logo that pays tribute to the history of the city of Atlanta.

Source: Welcome To The Club! | Atlanta Hawks

Best Players by Number : Mitchell & Ness

Check out the full article on Mitchell & Ness below but being a sports fan and uniform geek, this is a great read.  They have selected a top player who wore a particular jersey number in the NBA, 1-100.  For example, 23 Michael Jordan, 33 Larry Bird, 76 Shawn Bradley… you get the idea.

There are 14 numbers that have never been worn in the NBA so if you want to make a list like this in the future, this might help you find the number for you.

NBA Best Players by Numbers

Source: Best Players by Number : Mitchell & Ness

CSUN Matadors_floor design 2014

Uni-Forum: College Basketball Uniforms 2014-15

Paul Lukas on Uni-watch assembled a plethora of college basketball uniform changes and court designs over on ESPN here.  Here are some of the standouts… good and bad.

College Basketball Uniforms 2014-15.

Georgetown Hoyas_black uniforms

I have always loved the Hoya uniforms going back to Allen Iverson, Patrick Ewing, Alonzo Mourning, etc.  This black set by Jordan looks great and the Georgetown “pattern” covering the entire uniform works for me.

Kansas Jayhawks basketball uniforms_2014

I think this set from Kansas looks classic.  Although, I wish they would have kept the diagonal direction of the Jayhawk script on the white set.

Louisville Cardinals_basketball uniforms 2014

The horizontal stripe around the waist area of the shorts sounds good in theory but rarely is executed well.  Louisville needs to scrap this as it looks like a weight belt or cumberbun.

Tulsa_basketball uniforms

The cursive script has been a big part of Tulsa’s brand identity but it is being replaced on their new uniform set in 2014-15.  I don’t hate the new typeface but is it worth ditching the traditional cursive?

UCONN Huskies_basketball uniforms 2014 white

Yes, yes, yes!!  I love the look to days of past.  UCONN basketball uniforms are a top 10 set year in and year out in my book so I’m excited to see them bring back this classic look.  Very nice!

University of Utah_basketball uniforms 2014

The shorts of this Utah Ute set is what caught my eye.  The Utes started to use the “mountain” graphic on their football unis and has been a good look for them so why not bring it to hoops.

BYU Cougars_basketball uniforms 2014

Not a huge change here for BYU but they decided to curve “Brigham” instead of keep it parallel with “Young”.  I prefer the set from last year for these Cougars but the new version isn’t terrible.

Dayton Flyers_basketball uniforms 2014

This change is a positive one for the Dayton Flyers.  I’m a fan of the minimalist look and getting rid of the blue drop shadow and the streak across the top of “Dayton”.  The shorts are a plus as well with the new Flyer logo on the side panel.

Kentucky Wildcats_basketball uniforms 2014 back graphic

The Kentucky Wildcats is bringing the checkerboard graphic back on the shorts this year along with the state outline and “Kentucky” graphics on the back panel.  Although, these graphics appear to go down a long way so I’m not sure how this will look tucked in.

Louisville Cardinals_basketball uniforms 2014 camo

This set for the Louisville Cardinal is an alternate created for the Armed Forces Classic on November 14th.  I do like the blue hits on this set and they look even better with the D-Rose low kicks.  The camo isn’t overstated which is a good move but I’ll tune in to see how these actually look on the court.

 

College Basketball Floor/Court Designs:

 

CSUN Matadors_floor design 2014

I love the “grey” theme of the Cal State Northridge basketball court.  I don’t think they will keep the white velvet rope but I’m a sucker for black, red, white, and grey combos and they pulled this off.  I’m anxious to see how this looks on TV.

FloridaState_basketball floor 2014

A clean and well executed look from the Florida State Seminoles.

ncstate wolfpack court

Don’t worry guys… I’m still a Tar Heel fan but again… red, black identies get my attention and I like the wolf logo being utilized front and center at mid-court.  I don’t care for the interlocking NC State logos in the arc… maybe just one would have looked better.  I mean the fans need something nice to look at when the team is losing right?

Northern Illinois Huskies_basketball court 2014

The Northern Illinois Huskies are pulling off the black court with a light 3 pt area.  The red trim around the court looks nice as well.

Xavier_basketball floor court A trend for court designs seems to be to show your city’s skyline.  The jury is out for me on this idea.  I’m sure it means something for the locals but if it isn’t a highly recognizable skyline, should it be used?  I’m also not sure how I feel about the imbalance of the court design since it isn’t on both sides of the floor.

Washington Huskies_basketball court floor

Another “skyline” floor design for the Washington Huskies.  At least this one contains the recognizable space needle.
Long Beach State_basketball floor court

This follows a similar thread as the skyline but what should that look like for Long Beach?  How about palm trees?  At least they extend across the entire floor to bring balance to the design.  But you almost don’t see the word “Beach” front and center at mid-court… awesome.

 

NFL_week 9_Cardinals 28 Cowboys 17 fansided

Tales from the NFL Week 9

The NFL Sunday Ticket is one of my favorite products of all time.  I mainly buy it to watch every Raider game but being able to watch any other game I want… or if I’m being lazy, watch the Red Zone channel… is football heaven.  Thank you DirecTV!  With all of this power comes great responsibility to share all of the wisdom, insights, and happenings from around the NFL.

Without further ado… I give you a recap of the games from the NFL Week 9:

NFL_week 9_Saints 28 Panthers 10 espn

SAINTS vs. PANTHERS: I know the universe was centered on the return of the King to Cleveland Thursday evening but there was actually a professional football game being played.  Drew Brees does the Superman to break the plane of the end zone and the Saints hold off the Panthers to get a big divisional win 28 – 10.

NFL_week 9_Rams 13 49ers 10 Kaepernick fumble

49ers vs RAMS: Kaepernick fumbled just before the goal line on the QB sneak with seconds left and the Rams get the victory 13 – 10 over the 49ers.  With each game, it is getting easier to see how Coach Harbaugh may not be back.  The question is will it be back to college for Michigan or cross the bay and go to Oakland?

NFL_week 9__Chargers 0 Dolphins 37

CHARGERS vs. DOLPHINS: The Twilight Zone game of the week was the thrashing of the Chargers by the Dolphins 37 – 0.  Miami has been up and down all year but I sat there watching this one shaking my head… it just didn’t make sense.  Don’t get me wrong… I’m not mad about it… it was great to see but totally unexpected.
Had to include this shot of sad-face Rivers…

NFL_week 9_Chargers Dolphins Rivers idahostatesman

NFL_week 9_Jaguars 23 Bengals 33 Jeremy Hill riverfrontball

BENGALS vs. JAGUARS: Jeremy Hill literally carried the Bengals over the Jaguars and filled in nicely for the injured Giovani as he ran for 150+ yds and 2 TDs.  AJ Green also returned to action and had 3/44 and 1 TD.  The Jaguars put up a fight but the Bengals came out on top 33 – 23.

NFL_week 9_Ravens 23 Steelers 43 ben roethlisberger td record cbs

RAVENS vs. STEELERS: Another great rivalry game between the Steelers and Ravens but this one was fairly one sided.  Big Ben is still “in the zone” as he broke the record of TDs thrown in consecutive games (12) as he threw 6 TDs against the Ravens and crushed them 43 – 23.  (The record was previously held by Oakland’s Tom Flores in 1963).

NFL_week 9_Broncos 21 Patriots 43 edelman gazettenet

PATRIOTS vs. BRONCOS: The Manning vs. Brady showdown turned out to be the Julian Edelman show.  Edelman ran a punt back for 80+ yards for a TD (with the help of a no-call block in the back) and caught another TD from Tom Brady to roll the Donkeys 43 – 21.  This was also the first sign of snow we have seen in the NFL.

NFL_week 9_Vikings 29 Redskins 26 beaumontenterprise

REDSKINS vs. VIKINGS: Teddy “2 Gloves” & Matt Asiata’s 3 TDs spoiled the return of RGIII… the Vikings beat the Redskins 26 – 29.

NFL_week 9_Jets 10 Chiefs 24 Fasano TD cbs

CHIEFS vs. JETS: When your TE, Fasano, is sitting on his butt and the ball lands in his lap and then he rolls over into the endzone… you know you are having a good day.  The Chiefs use the “butt TD” to handle the Jets 24 – 10.

NFL_week 9_Cardinals 28 Cowboys 17 fansided

COWBOYS vs. CARDINALS: Dr. Jerry Jones didn’t clear Tony Romo this week and so the reigns were given to Brandon Weeden… and the wheels came off.  Or… are the Cardinals really this good… they do have a league leading record of 7-1.  My guess is that the Boys will get back on track when Romo returns but this will be interesting to watch as they are headed to London next week to face the Jags.

NFL_week 9_Buccaneers 17 Browns 22 Mike Evans bleacher report

BUCCANEERS vs. BROWNS: I’m not sure if Mike Evans is giving a shout out to his former team mate, Johnny Football, with the Money Manziel TD celebration… or rubbing his nose in it… but it didn’t matter.  The Hoyer led Browns beat the Bucs 22 – 17.

Philadelphia Eagles v Houston Texans

EAGLES vs. TEXANS: The return of the Sanchize!  Foles breaks his collar bone… enter Mark Sanchez… and the Eagles don’t skip a beat.  Sanchez threw 2 INT but he also had 2 TDs as the Eagles edge the Texans 31 – 21.

 NFL_week 9_Raiders 24 Seahawks 30_mychal rivera TD
RAIDERS vs. SEAHAWKS: Watching these two old AFC West rivals was fun but it a tale of two halves, the Raiders come up short after scoring 21 in the second half to lose 30 – 24.  Click here for a full report on this game: State of the Raider Nation – Week 9
NFL_week 9__Colts 40 Giants 24
GIANTS vs. COLTS: Andrew Luck did his best Big Ben impression and stomped the Giants 40 – 24… and it wasn’t even that close.  There are just too many changes happening with the Giants from the system to personnel… recipe for disaster without solid receivers and Jennings to establish ground game.
NFL_week 8_Texans 30 Titans 16 espn JJ Watt selfie

Tales from the NFL Week 8

The NFL Sunday Ticket is one of my favorite products of all time.  I mainly buy it to watch every Raider game but being able to watch any other game I want… or if I’m being lazy, watch the Red Zone channel… is football heaven.  Thank you DirecTV!  With all of this power comes great responsibility to share all of the wisdom, insights, and happenings from around the NFL.

Without further ado… I give you a recap of the games from the NFL Week 8:

NFL_week 8_Texans 30 Titans 16 espn JJ Watt selfie

JJ Watt wasn’t happy that Zach Mettenberger was taking a selfie before the game so he decided to welcome him to the league in his own special way. Texans 30 Titans 16

NFL_week 8_Colts 34 Steelers 51

Big Ben and the rest of the killer bees playing out of their minds and outgunned Mr. Luck 51 – 34.

NFL_week 8_Eagles 20 Cardinals 24

Larry Fitzgerald got his groove back and the Cardinals pick up a great last minute win against the Eagles 24 – 20. Cardinals are 6-1

NFL_week 8_Rams 7 Chiefs 34 Kniles Davis 99yd return nydailynews

Chiefs used a 99yd return by Kniles Davis for a TD to stomp the Rams 34 – 7.

NFL_week 8_Seahawks 13 Panthers 9

Now there are rumors that Marshawn Lynch was on the trading block because the Seahawks have grown “tired of his ways”. Well, send him to Oakland… we get his “ways”. Hawks do get a TD late in the 4th Q to get the win over the Panthers despite the internal drama… 13 – 9.

NFL_week 8_Bills 43 Jets 23 espn

The Jets are making the Bills look like contenders. Fantasy tip: start any defense facing these two INT machines. Bills 43 Jets 23

NFL_week 8_Packers 23 Saints 44

Mark Ingram looking healthy again… could be a regular starter going forward. Nod to Jimmy Graham back in the lineup and getting a TD… might be just what Brees needed. Big win for the Saints over the Packers 44 – 23.

NFL_week 8_Dolphins 27 Jaguars 13 miamidolphinscom

Dolphins get 2 defensive TDs and win a game they are supposed to win against the Jaguars 27 – 13.

NFL_week 8_Vikings 19 Buccaneers 13 bleacherreport

Vikings win on a defensive TD in OT against the Buccaneers… just like Teddy drew it up. 19 – 13

NFL_week 8_Bears 23 Patriots 51 espn

In another smash game in week 8, Tommy touchdown and the Gronk went off. I know the Patriots were being careful with him but maybe they have released the Kraken. Patriots 51 Bears 23.

NFL_week 8_Ravens 24 Bengals 27

Ravens were robbed on a ticky-tack offensive PI call. Steve Smith apparently scored the game winning TD until it was waved off. Bengals get the win over the Ravens 27 – 24.

NFL_week 8_Lions 22 Falcons 21

Another outcome being influenced by the refs. The Lions were given a redo on the game ending FG. Prater missed the first attempt but delay of game was called and given another shot… this time it was true as the Lions edged the Falcons 22 – 21.

NFL_week 8_Chargers 21 Broncos 35

The Donkeys are on a roll and beat the Chargers 35-21 but Peyton is never satisfied and chewed out the scoreboard operator after the game.

Washington Redskins v Dallas Cowboys

Colt McCoy… pow pow… goes into big D and comes away with the win over the mighty Cowboys. Great back and forth game and even more drama when Romo injures his back in the third quarter and Brandon Weeden comes in and keeps the Boys in the game. Ultimately the Redskins kicked the FG in OT and come away with the win 20 – 17.

 

STATE OF RAIDER NATION

The Oakland Raiders miss out on their best chance to get a win over the next month or two as they lose to the Cleveland Browns 23 – 13.  London would have appreciated this game as the first half was all kickers 9-6 and it appeared the Raiders were within striking distance.  However, an untimely fumble by McFadden (who was running his heart out as he has been as of late) led to the Browns first TD of the game and apparently the nail in the coffin.

The Raiders put together a drive in the final minutes and Antonio Holmes showed some toughness carrying a DB into the end-zone with :12 seconds left to cap it off but it was too little too late.

Oh and I also need to mention Matt Schaub’s contribution to the game.  Se-Bass was lined up to kick a FG but someone called the fake and Schaub ends up throwing a pick.

Next week @ Seattle Seahawks at 4:25 eastern.  I’m not holding my breath but the Hawks have been far from dominating as of late and with more drama bubbling to the surface, staying on the west coast, who knows what could happen…

 

NFL_week 8_Raiders 13 Browns 23 Carr

 

NFL_week 8_Raiders 13 Browns 23 Sebastian Janikowski

NFL_week 8_Raiders 13 Browns 23 Holmes Woodson

NFL_week 8_Raiders 13 Browns 23 Cameron Jordan

NFL_week 8_Raiders 13 Browns 23 Holmes Carr sack

Oakland Raiders v Cleveland Browns

NFL_week 8_Raiders 13 Browns 23 Holmes TD

 

The only game where you can have Saints Bush tackle Lions Bush. Saints 23 Lions 24

Tales from the NFL Week 7

The NFL Sunday Ticket is one of my favorite products of all time.  I mainly buy it to watch every Raider game but being able to watch any other game I want… or if I’m being lazy, watch the Red Zone channel… is football heaven.  Thank you DirecTV!  With all of this power comes great responsibility to share all of the wisdom, insights, and happenings from around the NFL.

Without further ado… I give you a recap of the games from the NFL Week 7:

"Who's your daddy?"  Peyton breaks Favre's TD record of 508.  Broncos 42 49ers 17

“Who’s your daddy?” Peyton breaks Favre’s TD record of 508. Broncos 42 49ers 17

Spiller breaks his collar bone.   F Jax also out with injury.  This is now the official Sammy Watkins show... 122 yds 2 TD.  Bills 17 Vikings 16

Spiller breaks his collar bone. F Jax also out with injury. This is now the official Sammy Watkins show… 122 yds 2 TD. Bills 17 Vikings 16

I guess we don't have a QB controversy anymore.  Kirk Cousins was pulled and Colt McCoy leads the Redskins to victory.  RGIII might practice this week.  Redskins 19 Titans 17

I guess we don’t have a QB controversy anymore. Kirk Cousins was pulled and Colt McCoy leads the Redskins to victory. RGIII might practice this week.  NFL also needs to get rid of their “only 1 helmet” rule… these retros aren’t working. Redskins 19 Titans 17

Rams deserve credit for the way they played... crazy trick punt return that fooled EVERYONE... fake punt deep in their own territory... but the  Rams caught a break as this fumble in the pic was ruled to be recovered by the Rams.  Rams 28 Seahawks 26

Rams deserve credit for the way they played… crazy trick punt return that fooled EVERYONE… fake punt deep in their own territory… but the Rams caught a break as this fumble in the pic was ruled to be recovered by the Rams. Rams 28 Seahawks 26

The only game where you can have Saints Bush tackle Lions Bush. Saints 23 Lions 24

The only game where you can have Saints Bush tackle Lions Bush. Saints 23 Lions 24

Cam still doesn't know what hit him.  Rodgers is rolling.  Carolina 17 Packers 38

Cam still doesn’t know what hit him. Rodgers is rolling. Carolina 17 Packers 38

I guess Vereen is filling in nicely for Ridley... 2 receiving TD.  Patriots 27 Jets 25

I guess Vereen is filling in nicely for Ridley… 2 receiving TD. Patriots 27 Jets 25

DeMarco Murray breaks Jim Brown's 56 yr old record with 7th straight 100yd rushing game to start a season... correlation - Cowboys are 6-1. Cowboys 31 Giants 21

DeMarco Murray breaks Jim Brown’s 56 yr old record with 7th straight 100yd rushing game to start a season… correlation – Cowboys are 6-1. Cowboys 31 Giants 21

What is wrong with the Falcons?  Atlanta 7 Baltimore 29

What is wrong with the Falcons? Atlanta 7 Baltimore 29

Bears are winless at home this year.  I never know what to expect from either of these two teams.  Dolphins 27 Bears 14

Bears are winless at home this year. I never know what to expect from either of these two teams. Dolphins 27 Bears 14

I don't care about this game but Jamaal Charles was blown up crossing the goal line in this pic.  Chiefs 23 Chargers 20

I don’t care about this game but Jamaal Charles was blown up crossing the goal line in this pic. Chiefs 23 Chargers 20

Congrats on your first win Jacksonville.  Now the Raiders are in sole possession of the 1st pick in the draft. Jaguars 24 Browns 6

Congrats on your first win Jacksonville. Now the Raiders are in sole possession of the 1st pick in the draft. Jaguars 24 Browns 6

 

Time to talk about the Colts D... kidding... Luck is dealing again... 344 yds.  Colts 27 Bengals 0

Time to talk about the Colts D… kidding… Luck is dealing again… 344 yds. Colts 27 Bengals 0

I just happened to turn this game on for that 3 minute stretch where the Steelers put up 24 points.  Crazy swing in the game and my favorite part was the tipped INT by Brett Keisel. Steelers 30 Texans 23

I just happened to turn this game on for that 3 minute stretch where the Steelers put up 24 points. Crazy swing in the game and my favorite part was the tipped INT by Brett Keisel. Steelers 30 Texans 23

 

STATE OF RAIDER NATION

Raiders still without a win on the year.  Raiders came out flatter than last week… fell behind early 14-0.  They showed some life in the second quarter and nearly tied it in the third 14-13 on a Sea Bass FG.  However, the Cardinals put together an 80 yd drive late in the third and then put the Raiders away on a FG with :29 seconds left to win the game 24-13.

The officiating wasn’t good today.  Raiders got away with some stuff as well but when the refs are inconsistent… that is when it becomes a problem for me.  Illegal contact, holding, illegal block in back on Carrie’s 54yd return… frustrating.

Next week @ Cleveland Browns at 4:25 eastern.

Azel Wendell Grasty Sr., more commonly known as Oaktown Pirate, passed away on Monday at the age of 57.

Azel Wendell Grasty Sr., more commonly known as Oaktown Pirate, passed away on Monday at the age of 57.

Woodson hit instead of wrapped up and Taylor was able to leap across the goal line for the first score.

Woodson hit instead of wrapped up and Taylor was able to leap across the goal line for the first score.

Deep TD pass to Floyd... just out of reach.

Deep TD pass to Floyd… just out of reach.

Darren McFadden ran hard at times today.  Good to see him get in the end zone on a play where Derek Carr was unsure of the play call.

Darren McFadden ran hard at times today. Good to see him get in the end zone on a play where Derek Carr was unsure of the play call.

C Wood with another INT on the year.

C Wood with another INT on the year.

Young rookie Carrie is playing well.  Had a nice return called back but I believe he will break one this year.

Young rookie Carrie is playing well. Had a nice return called back but I believe he will break one this year.

On a bogus roughing the passer call this happened... lace locked.

On a bogus roughing the passer call this happened… lace locked.

Classy move by Palmer.

Classy move by Palmer.

Not a classy move by Dockett...

Not a classy move by Dockett…

Raiders showed some fight against the Chargers and had a chance to win but Derek Carr's 4 TDs wasn't enough.  I hope this wasn't a one time thing and they keep this energy for the rest of the year.

Tales from the NFL Week 6

The NFL Sunday Ticket is one of my favorite products of all time.  I mainly buy it to watch every Raider game but being able to watch any other game I want… or if I’m being lazy, watch the Red Zone channel… is football heaven.  Thank you DirecTV!  With all of this power comes great responsibility to share all of the wisdom, insights, and happenings from around the NFL.

Without further ado… I give you a recap of the games from the NFL Week 6:

Cutler throws for 381 and Forte finally gets his first 2 rushing TDs of the year.  Bears over Falcons 27 - 13.

Cutler throws for 381 and Forte finally gets his first 2 rushing TDs of the year. Bears over Falcons 27 – 13.

"Is there anything you can do to get me back?  I miss you bro... sniff." Donkeys 31 - Jets 17.

“Is there anything you can do to get me back? I miss you bro… sniff.” Donkeys 31 – Jets 17.

The NFL is better when the Browns are competitive.  Nice win for them to finally beat the Steelers 31 - 10.

The NFL is better when the Browns are competitive. Nice win for them to finally beat the Steelers 31 – 10.

Texans make it interesting but Andrew Luck keeps dealing and helps the Colts edge the Texans 33-28.

Texans make it interesting but Andrew Luck keeps dealing and helps the Colts edge the Texans 33-28.

Okay Dallas... I see you... winning in Seattle... you have my attention.  Dallas 30 - Seattle 23.

Okay Dallas… I see you… winning in Seattle… you have my attention. Dallas 30 – Seattle 23.

Insult to injury... Giants not only lose the game 27 - 0 against the Eagles but they lose Victor Cruz for the year.  Good to see McCoy go off finally 149 yds.  Eagles also going with all black uniforms.

Insult to injury… Giants not only lose the game 27 – 0 against the Eagles but they lose Victor Cruz for the year. Good to see McCoy go off finally 149 yds. Eagles also going with all black uniforms.

Jaguars almost get their first win but Whitehurst and his ponytail... along with a blocked FG get it done over Jaguars 16 -14 .

Jaguars almost get their first win but Whitehurst and his ponytail… along with a blocked FG get it done over Jaguars 16 -14 .

No Calvin Johnson or Reggie Bush but the defense dominated Teddy.  Ziggy Ansah had 2.5 sacks.  Lions 17 Vikings 3

No Calvin Johnson or Reggie Bush but the defense dominated Teddy. Ziggy Ansah had 2.5 sacks. Lions 17 Vikings 3

R-E-L-A-X... fake spike then quick strike.  Aaron Rodgers is the man.  27-24 Packers over Dolphins.

R-E-L-A-X… fake spike then quick strike. Aaron Rodgers is the man. 27-24 Packers over Dolphins.

A tie?  So lame.    Mike Nugent blows the OT win by missing a 37 yd FG.  Interesting that Bengals put up 37 without AJ Green.  Cam also had 100 rushing and 284 passing.

A tie? So lame. Mike Nugent blows the OT win by missing a 37 yd FG. Interesting that Bengals put up 37 without AJ Green. Cam also had 100 rushing and 284 passing.

Brady is back on track as Patriots smash the Bills 37 - 22 but lose Ridley and Mayo in the process.  Who will pick up the RB slack?

Brady is back on track as Patriots smash the Bills 37 – 22 but lose Ridley and Mayo in the process. Who will pick up the RB slack?

Raiders showed some fight against the Chargers and had a chance to win but Derek Carr's 4 TDs wasn't enough.  I hope this wasn't a one time thing and they keep this energy for the rest of the year.

Raiders showed some fight against the Chargers and had a chance to win but Derek Carr’s 4 TDs wasn’t enough. I hope this wasn’t a one time thing and they keep this energy for the rest of the year.

The Rams were up early but Kaepernick goes off for 343 and 3 TDs to put down the Rams and their throwbacks 31-17.

The Rams were up early but Kaepernick goes off for 343 and 3 TDs to put down the Rams and their throwbacks 31-17.

How many TDs did you throw in the first half Joe? "5!" Ravens 48 - Buccaneers 17

How many TDs did you throw in the first half Joe? “5!” Ravens 48 – Buccaneers 17

Carson Palmer is back and Larry Fitzgerald catches 6 for 98 and his first TD of the year.  Cardinals beat the Redskins 30-20

Carson Palmer is back and Larry Fitzgerald catches 6 for 98 and his first TD of the year. Cardinals beat the Redskins 30-20

 

Oklahoma Sooners - new football uniforms 2014

UNI-forum – Oklahoma Sooners New Football Uniforms

The Oklahoma Sooners have unveiled some new uniform combinations that will supplement and not replace the traditional home and road uniforms.  These new uniforms are being called “The Rough Rider” uniform to reflect Oklahoma’s rough-and-tumble settlement legacy and their championship culture.  Nike’s white helmet design pays tribute to Wilkinson’s squads that captured national championships in 1950, 1955 and 1956. Those Oklahoma teams wore white headgear with a signature crimson stripe from crown to base. The latest version of this helmet concept includes a similar crimson stripe (embedded with a wood-grained pattern), as well as the addition of an officially-sized OU logo on each side.

Oklahoma Sooners - new football helmet 2014

Oklahoma Sooners – new football helmet 2014

Oklahoma Sooners - new football uniforms 2014

Oklahoma Sooners – new football uniforms 2014

Kelly-Tripucka_Charlotte-Hornets

The Return of the Hornet

I have always cheered for the Charlotte NBA franchise… both during the Hornets and the Bobcats eras.  Now that the Hornets are on the way back, it is time to think of the good ol’ days… LJ – Grandmama, Zo, Rex Chapman, and Kelly Tripucka.  Speaking of Kelly Tripucka, thanks to YouTube, we can revisit the moment back in 1988 when Kelly unveiled the Hornets uniforms for the first time.  Trust me… 15 sec in will blow your mind.

 

570x375xNew-Orleans-Pelicans-New-Logo

New Orleans Hornets…err Pelicans?

Well if the rumor mill is to be believed…

570x375xNew-Orleans-Pelicans-New-Logo

 

That there is your new…New Orleans mascot and logo.  This confirms a long rumored identity change for the Hornets and matches the rumored color scheme of navy, gold and red.   To top it all off this is apparently going to be announced later this afternoon.  While not confirmation, the Hornets.com website is currently a big countdown to a major announcement this afternoon.