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  1. Here's a look on the web for those having trouble with the PDF of all the kit tops.
  2. of course it could get funnier .. . their star player's profile 22/03: Terrance Hunter - 6'8" 235 PF - Atlanta Krunk CBA Category: Basketball Posted by: This is the typical athlete I am speaking about. The type that we are proud to represent. In spite of the CBA and the Atlanta Krunk dropping the ball and NOT PAYING it's players for the entire year ( SHAME ON you CBA and ATLANTA KRUNK!) Terrance ended up top 5 in rebounding and scoring. In the face of extreme adversity, Terrance kept his head up and not only persevered, but he was a standout. Despite very little recognition, Terrance showed up everyday and played to the absolute best of his ability day in and day out. That is the type of athlete representative of Ai Sports. Currently he has job offer on the table from Australia. We are looking forward to him getting more looks in the coming days and finding a great team for him to help reach the championships this upcoming season. and look at the roster... Zeck (don't call me "Zack" not star)bury and the Professor from that and 1 show on ESPN and the owner... is Freedom from C&C Music Factory.... that all said.. KEnny Anderson is pretty darn cool imho. The franchise boasts owners that are entertainers by trade, in former lead rap vocalist FREEDOM WILLIAMS, from C&C Music Factory, and pioneering rap producer/artist DUANE HUGHES aka Spyder D. The owners take their basketball very seriously though., as evidenced by the hiring of former NBA All Star and local collegiate hero KENNY ANDERSON as their Head Coach. Anderson immediately tabbed his longtime mentor VINCENT SMITH, brother of two time NBA Champ and TNT NBA analyst Kenny "The Jet" Smith, as his top assistant, as well as former AAU coach LAMONT MORENO.
  3. a pleasant afternoon surf for a logo lover.
  4. Here is the NASL version from 1979
  5. interesting how the major and minor league franchises are spread out compared to other US sports.
  6. Great to hear from a fellow CCSLC board member! I was a lead designer back on Madden '96. Gordon
  7. yeah I think that although the games are broadcast in color, some of the monitors that technical people working on the show in the broadcast truck use are still in black and white, so they need to clearly be able to tell the teams apart...
  8. Long time listener, first time caller... I was at the game. They literally all took their shirts off at half time and laid them in the center circle, ran off the field shirtless and then returned for the second half in the snazzy new blue kits. I imagine they are saving the white kits for the Chelsea game.
  10. ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER NEW YORK -- World Cup fans are accustomed to the yellow of Brazil, the blues of France and Italy and the stripes of Argentina and Paraguay. They should get ready for the elephants of Ivory Coast, the eagles of Tunisia and the black stars of Ghana. The uniforms of this year's World Cup teams are as varied as the 32 countries they represent, almost all carrying a distinct look. It's a change from recent years, when major manufacturers devised patterns and merely changed the colors to adapt to the country. Bigger federation badges, pinstripes and gold piping are some of the changes. Adidas, Nike and Puma are trying to meld tradition, national honor and their own brand identity into shirts, shorts and socks for the fields of Germany. "It's our Milan runway, it really is," said Peter Hudson, Nike's creative director of global soccer. With soccer's premier international events generally on a two-year calendar, many national teams update their uniform every 24-48 months. But with 48 pages of rules from FIFA regulating what can and can't be worn, manufacturers have limited discretion, which is sometimes further restricted by federations, their teams and players who actually have to don the garb. Some federations allow almost no deviation from their traditional uniforms, such as Brazil's yellow or Argentina's blue-and-white vertical stripes. The biggest change for Brazil this year is a green standup collar. African teams, however, have been the testing grounds for some of the more innovative designs. Four years ago, Puma outfitted Cameroon in a sleeveless shirt worn during the African Cup - until quashed by FIFA, which demanded sleeves. Puma had to quickly add a black mesh to meet the requirement. Two years ago, Puma again introduced a one-piece uniform, which soccer officials also nixed. "We push our interests," Puma international team sport business unit manager Filip Trulsson said. "It's not a matter of Puma going up against FIFA on an annual basis, but we want to stretch the boundaries." Puma will outfit 12 of the 32 teams in Germany, including all five African teams. Eight more will be wearing Nike uniforms and six others have Adidas. Lotto and Umbro will outfit two teams apiece, while smaller manufacturers Marathon (Ecuador) and Joma (Costa Rica) have one each. Puma this year will have tonal prints sewn into the fabric of nine teams, a darker or lighter shade of the primary color in patterns specific to the countries: an elephant (Ivory Coast), a hawk (Togo), stars (Ghana), an eagle (Tunisia), a lion (Czech Republic), the Swiss flag (Switzerland) or a palm tree with crossed swords (Saudi Arabia). It's not entirely new. During the 1990s, some teams used a similar shadow striping. Mexico had a very noticeable Aztec design in light and dark greens, while Brazil had its confederation shield more discreetly blended into its 1994 shirts when it won a fourth title. With Germany, Argentina, Spain and France among its clients, Adidas probably had the least discretion to alter the uniforms. Spain's standard red home has vertical yellow pinstripes this year, not unprecedented in its history. The Japan kit, with accentuated stripes on both the home and away jerseys, is the most offbeat. "Most of our countries are very traditional," said Michelle Bender, Adidas' category manager for soccer apparel. "Countries that we have that didn't qualify, like Nigeria, those have a little more flair and they're not as staunch in their heritage. The Japan jersey, that has different marks. That's the only one where we stepped out of the traditional." Recently, most major manufacturers developed a stock pattern for jerseys, blending in the colors of the countries to highlight their brand. Adidas had broad stripes over the shoulder with the countries' colors. Nike had a circle on the chest where the numbers were displayed. This year, Lotto has a pattern with radiating stripes for Serbia-Montenegro and Ukraine, while Umbro has a stripe over the shoulder and midway down the side for England and Sweden. Adidas has a less-obtrusive form this year, incorporating its hourglass-like category logo - the primary element on its "Teamgeist" ball, the official ball of the World Cup - into all its apparel. It's most noticeable on the side panels of the jerseys. Nike and Puma, however, have gone a different route, developing a specific look for each team. So individual is the U.S. uniform, with a red-blue stripe down the left side of the white shirt, that the concept was continued down the left side, including the left sock. There's no danger of the players putting the sock on the wrong foot, either. Nike's socks this year are sewn for the right and left, and labeled as such. None of the manufacturers will say how much their presence at the World Cup is worth. "The global market for soccer gear comes to billions of dollars a year. So by virtue of size alone - the number of eyeballs, and the number of those eyeballs who are looking to spend - the Cup is clearly extremely important," said Evan Osborne, who teaches sports economics at Wright State in Dayton, Ohio. "If one of a company's sponsored teams wins the Cup, so much the better, but even being there is vital."