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  1. Absolutely hideous. NYC sports media would kill them mercilessly for this monstrosity. It looks like it was designed by an 8th grader on his new Macintosh in 1991. Did give me a good laugh, however. And after the season the Jets had, I needed it.
  2. These are screenshots from NBA Final from 1970-2017, in 5 year increments, at least thru 2000. Notice how sparse the graphics are in the early ABC years, and they only flashed the score periodically. 1970 1975. The CBS broadcasts likewise were generic and only flashed the score after baskets, though more frequently than ABC. 1980. Notice the CBS logo is absent..which would be heresy today. 1985: The graphics are much bolder, with strong drop shadow. Still crude by today's standards, especially the cheesy scoreboard clock inset l 1990. The bold graphics are a little less crude. 1995. When NBC took over they moved the graphics into the modern age. 2000. This incarnation was the best, IMO. They did a great job of flashing the graphics after baskets and periodically during game, and eliminated useless screen clutter by abandoning the bar. Numbers could have been a little larger, however. 2003. Beginning of the ABC years, part 2. This was the first year that the score graphic stayed on the screen during the whole game, not just after baskets....for better or worse. In fact, we get two ABC logos for the price of one. 2010. The bottom bar returned for the ABC/ESPN Finals coverage. I'm surprised Disney didn't stick their logo up in the corner 2013. These were the first NBA Finals games not to appear on one of the major broadcast networks (though ABC was still a partner w/ ESPN). Bottom graphics bar remains 2017. The ABC/ESPN formula continues with the score bar thinner, but expanded across the screen
  3. I'm part Irish and could choose to find drunken Irishmen jokes offensive. I laugh instead...because, hey, they're funny. Italians could choose to boycott Subway for the stereotypical Italian behavior in the new Subway Italian subs ads. But they don't, because they've got better use of their time. Some people just shouldn't bother getting out of bed in the morning...you know, to avoid being offended. The Braves and Indians name are going nowhere (though Wahoo will probably be retired). The Redskins name shouldn't go anywhere either, because 80% of their fans (outside the media) would be pissed. Unfortunately that will probably happen due to pressure from media and league weasels. Though the secondary and black market on Redskins apparel will go through the roof.
  4. 17 jerseys in one day?? Nice. I don't think I've seen 17 authentic jerseys in the last 10 years of Goodwill hunting in numerous cities on the US east coast. Even vintage tees are rare nowadays. My Goodwill experience usually involves sorting through family reunion shirts and crappy, dime a dozen Gildan tees.
  5. Continuing the '60's camp theme from my prior post, the Penguin from Batman & the leprechaun in the Celtics logo could have been body doubles. One always reminds me of the other. If only the Penguin had worn a green top hat (or switched jackets with the Riddler).
  6. While the Mel Gibson resemblance is strong, the old Bucs logo has always reminded of Sgt O'Rourke from F Troop.
  7. These funky mid-70's Memphis Sounds ABA uniforms were cool. Unfortunately the franchise (and the league itself), was not around much longer. As a dumb kid I loved the name Sounds...but didn't make the music connection. Upon a visit to Memphis, I asked my brother "is that the Memphis sound"? He said, "no idiot, that's the Mississippi River".
  8. Then again Wilt was already up to 1700 women by this time. He was tired.....
  9. The Mets' blue tops and white bottoms...I hated them back then, and I still hate them. And I hate when any other team does it as well. The best uniforms are single color. Mix and match is for football and beer leagues. Now get off my lawn, too.
  10. On their own perhaps they weren't a failure...but together, a major one.
  11. I didn't see this listed...one experiment the NHL and Cleveland would like to forget.
  12. If the logo was a food item, it would be a piece of stale cardboard...just the image a restaurant wants to convey. Coupled with the bland, generic font, it's a stomach-churning mess.
  13. The new AT&T Center logo looks like it was designed in 1986. No, make that 1976, the year the Spurs entered the NBA, so perhaps it's fitting in some warped way.
  14. Good news: I picked up a Devils 2012 Final Kovalchuk Chandail "authentic" jersey at a Jersey City Goodwill for under $10. Bad news: It's a knockoff. I figured as much, though in the store it didn't seem so obvious. Still it looks OK hanging in a dark corner of a sports room where the poor stitching isn't too evident. Though if I could go back I likely would have left it on the rack.
  15. You're lucky. The last jersey I ever saw at my local TJ Maxx was a Clippers' Blake Griffin "previous season" jersey...OVER A YEAR AGO. All they seem to carry now are low quality sweatshop tees and factory reject polos. You can find decent hats on occasion.
  16. The old cover looked like a Consumer Reports that consumers would read. The new one looks like consumer reports for industry wonks. Not something that will stand out on newsstands.
  17. At a NYC area Domsey warehouse I picked up a cool 80's Marist hockey t-shirt. I also picked up the A1D3N promo "Nike" hat because it was only $2 and I liked the style..I assumed it was a promo for a shoe release. I was unable to Google up anything on this hat or what happened on 11-13-14. It was made by Yapoong, not Nike, despite the Nike swoosh. Inner tag says "The Classic" by Yapoong. My questions are...what does this hat commemorate, and is it a bootleg? I doubt Nike allows their logo on non Nike tagged products. Any help is greatly appreciated.
  18. These screenshots from AliExpress' Astros throwback jerseys are hilariously awful. Different fonts for the same style of jersey, with the Correa font a sloppy mess. Priced at $21-$29 bucks...for a reason.
  19. Congrats to TBS. This is in contention for worst logo change ever AND the worst font ever. Quite an accomplishment.
  20. "Maybe they have a case?" They really look similar. To quote from an episode of Sanford & Son: "They have a case, Mac, and a good one". Then again, I'm not a trademark lawyer
  21. The new Ihop logo is the evil twin of the creepy Goodwill logo.
  22. If it's really "dope", a QB would wear uniform #420
  23. The Southern Bell demise was gradual. The beginning of the end began as "Southern Bell...a Bellsouth company" on their literature and products. Then the inevitable dropping of SB altogether and the complete switch to BellSouth for several years. Until they were eventually merged into AT&T.
  24. If you asked the majority of fans at a Ranger game which "home" uniform they would prefer....I'm pretty sure this one would win hands down........ This is not only classic, it is their true historical home uniform. The dark as home (a la the NFL), has run it's tired course. Bring back the home whites. In the Rangers case, the diagonal letters. Ranger fans are hardcore and traditional, and the Lady Liberty jersey will never be the primary. Though Rangers text does look better than the horrible NYR.
  25. I'd have a little more sympathy for Nike, M&N etc. regarding the knockoffs if their pricey jerseys were produced in the US. But when you employ cheap overseas labor, and you're still marking up your product 1000%, I have no problem with knockoffs. Move the manufacturing back over here, then I will have a problem with it. The consumer electronics industry long ago moved production overseas, but at least it has the benefit of keeping items priced relatively cheap (in the 80's, a 25" color TV was $500...probably $1200 in today's dollars). The day I buy a $250 jersey made in China is the day I get taken away in a straight jacket to a rubber room.
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