Hey kids, as you may remember Paul’s in Minnesohhta today. And like every business everywhere, we’ll party when the boss is gone. For example, I’m wearing shorts while monitoring comments right now. Only on casual Friday, friends.
But on to the issue at hand. I’ll have a full entry for you hopefully on Monday or Tuesday, but the rest of the time we’ll keep it pretty low key. This is so I stay sane, but also because I don’t have as much time on my hands as Paul.
Today’s topic: Derrick Rose’s undershirt is NBA licensed and approved. Good for him and his shirt. We’ve noticed a trend with undergarment logofication lately. MLB has started putting its logo just below the collar on the front of its undershirts, to better peek out between that perpetually open top button. The NFL puts its logo on everything. The NHL … I have no idea. Hockey guys, hook us up. Are there officially approved and logoed undergarments out there?
More importantly, do players need approved and branded apparel? Is it just another way to get that logo out there? Go on, let ‘er rip.
And now a quick word from Paul: Greetings from Minneapolis, where I had a great summit meeting last night with Ricko (that’s the man himself at right, admiring one of his own illustrations from around 1970). Details to follow in a week or so.
Meanwhile: In case you missed it yesterday, I’m now offering a $10 Distant Replays gift card with all new membership orders (for details, scroll down to the middle of yesterday’s entry). There was some confusion during the afternoon regarding some fine-print aspects to the card, and that has now been resolved, as follows:
• Contrary to what I wrote at one point yesterday, there is NO minimum purchase for the use of the gift card.
• The gift card cannot be applied toward clearance merchandise, however.
• Only one gift card per enrollee.
OK, back to Bryan for today’s Ticker. See you late next week.
Uni Watch ticker: This popped up in the comments yesterday — the Pacers went retro against the Hornets. … Martin Brodeur is tempting fate. Thanks to John Shabe for the tip. … Great Georgia gallery here from Brent Hardman. … Interesting debate here about ugly unis. Some funny, some not, according to Ed DiPrimio. … Nightmare fuel, for Paul at least, from James Huening. … This is the BBC Sport version of the ugly uni list, with thanks to Mark Campbell. … Vapo Rub will be banned because of this. Or not. Jeremy Whiting on the tip. … An article on the history of German soccer sponsorship is here. Interesting read courtesy of Tim Lewis. … Take that, JoePa! … Also in the comments last night, cameraphone pictures of the new Riddell Revo Speed helmet from Jordan Pope. Here you go, helmet guys. … Note to self: If you end up with a pair of Randy Moss’ shoes, don’t just toss them in your car. … Ever wondered how to put together a Florida State helmet? Go here.