Grizzlies logo in honor of Game 7

15 May

 

 

The current Grizzlies logo is reminiscent of the Chicago Bears, which is why it’s so cool. Now the older logo from the Vancouver era isn’t altogether bad, but would be better suited to a minor league baseball club. Certainly in the battle of logos, Memphis sweeps OKC 4-0.

The captain is back!

9 May

Derek Jeter went 4 for 6 on Sunday with two homers, signifying a possible return to form for Mr. Minka Kelly (not that someone dating Minka could ever be considered “out of form”). The Captain improved his batting average to .276 as a result of this recent outing.  So, well, what’s the issue Yankee fans?

Friday logos…oh, and games

6 May

Baseball logos are often similar, it’s true. But they seem especially similar when, seemingly all at once, clubs with like logos go head to head on the same day. It’s like the big baseball in the sky suddenly aligns with the sun or something, and just like that and a few beers later, you can’t tell who has more runs, them or the home team.

Case in point, some of Friday’s fixtures:

Cincinnati Reds Cap Insignia.svg vsChicago Cubs Cap Insignia.svg

Colorado Rockies Cap Insignia.svgvsSan Francisco Giants Cap Insignia.svg

Seattle Mariners Insignia.svg

 

It’s not easy being green

5 May

Despite ridiculous debate about their wall climbing antics, Vancouver’s Green Men will be back in full force for Game 4 of the Canucks – Predators series. And their glass work will likely arouse more fanfare than usual seeing as they’ve become media sensations.

The Province reported yesterday that the pair had this week done CBC, ESPN, local Nashville print and radio, and even the Jim Rome Show and Pardon the Interruption. All that’s left for the boys is a spot on The View. Now that’d be a show!

Erin Andrews ZigTech deal zagged

4 May

Erin Andrews’ Reebok ZigTech deal has certainly raised a clamoring around the web. If you missed it, Andrews’ employer, ESPN, recently requested that the reporter conclude her Reebok endorsement at the end of 2011 due to conflict of interest.

As The New York Times reported, ESPN’s concern here is a loss of credibility when its talent is seen to be endorsing products associated with the sports they report on. It’s a valid concern, but is Erin Andrews wearing ZigTechs in her own time truly a conflict of interest when she roams the sidelines of a basketball court?

Certainly her deliberate comments about Nike cleats at the Rose Bowl didn’t help matters but if ESPN’s policy simply vetoed on-air comments about brands then there wouldn’t be a need to ban such endorsement deals. Right?

Detroit’s TV friendly ballpark

3 May

Comerica Park in Detroit comes up trumps on TV doesn’t it?

In yesterday’s fairly one-sided affair between the Tigers and the Yanks, 23,000 fans seemed to be really enjoying the ballpark – and what’s not to love? The grass looked a treat, the diamond pristine and the stadium concourse full of jungle surprises. It’s simply a great backdrop for a TV game.

NFL draft hats, kind of retro

28 Apr

The 2011 NFL draft hats are now available but we’re not sure the latest design lends itself to all team logos. The contrasting panel on the visor seems to be an attempt at a retro design, but doesn’t always gel with the overall team color. White can look wrong on a hat can’t it? For example, the Browns hat contrasts white with orange, and similarly the Steelers hat white with yellow. Meh.

We do like the Cowboys and Rams versions, however, where white is more striking against a darker color. You’d think they’d factor this notion into the equation, right?