Yesterday brought our first look at the Nets’ new floor design. As you see above, they’re going with a herringbone pattern, which I think looks pretty nice. You can see additional photos and info here.
Meanwhile, this Nets uni design was circulating yesterday. I know it looks official, but it’s just a fan mock-up. Trust me.
New ESPN column today here you go.
#NoUniAds update: The combination of the Uni Watch Power Rankings and the start of the football season has distracted me from the important business of the #NoUniAds campaign. As you may recall, the NBA is slated to take an e-mail vote on their uniform advertising program at some point this month. I have repeatedly asked for the date of that vote, but my requests have gone unanswered. Not “We don’t know yet” or even “No comment” — just no response. Hmmmm.
Remember, even if you don’t care about the NBA, this issue affects all of us, because uniform ads will likely spread to other leagues at some point. It’s time to revive and redouble our efforts — your uni-verse needs your help. Here’s the rundown on what you can do:
• Call the NBA’s publicly listed phone number (212-407-8000) and ask for deputy commissioner Adam Silver’s office or commissioner David Stern’s office. Whoever you get to speak to, even if it’s only the receptionist, make it clear that you’re opposed to ads appearing on NBA uniforms. Do it now.
• Send a note to the NBA offices via this link. Don’t put it off to do later — do it now.
• If you’re on Twitter, tweet to @NBA and use the hashtag #NoUniAds. Let’s get this thing trending! Please do it now.
Thanks for your help.
PermaRec update: A 1949 rejection letter from a greeting card company takes us down a really fun rabbit hole in the latest entry on the Permanent Record blog. I really like this one, and I think you will too — check it out.
Uni Watch News Ticker: Absolutely sensational look at how the Knicks’ primary logo was designed. This is the first of a two-parter, and I can wait to see the second installment. Highly recommended. … Robert Griffin III’s cover-up of the swoosh on his warm-up shirt is drawing a rebuke from the league. … In a very meta move, it looks like Pitt is awarding merit decals shaped like little helmets with the old Pitt script. That’s pretty awesome. … A New Jersey 12-year-old has quit his youth league football team after being told he couldn’t wear pink gloves in honor of his mother, a breast cancer survivor. … Alex Giobbi found an old AFL uni chart for $5 at a local church sale. … Tyler Johnson thinks the Steelers’ two-digit uni numbers are closer together under Nike than they were under Reebok. … Jeremy Burson notes that Kentucky QB Max Smith didn’t have an SEC patch last weekend. … Reprinted from yesterday’s comments: Andy Murray’s first thoughts after winning the U.S. Open were to put on his sponsored wristwatch. Douchebag. … Also from yesterday: Here’s a good video showing how Missouri’s equipment staff applies decals to the team’s helmets (from Mark Haarmann). … Bryce Harper broke his belt on Monday night (William Yurasko). … Check out this Dolphins sticker. “A friend of a friend posted it on Facebook and mentioned that it was bought for him in the ’60s,” says Steve Hicks). … FNOB alert! That’s Jerry Moore, obviously, of the 1972 Bears. “They also had a running back, Joe Moore, but I can’t find pics of him,” says Jeff Ash. … You’ll soon be able to design your own custom sneakers via an NBA video game, or something like that (from Colin Sherrod). … Whoa, look at this shot of BYU’s 1951 NIT championship team during a tour of Brazil (great find by Chase Troutner). … A new FC Barcelona jersey has apparently been leaked (from Leo Thornton). … New hockey uniforms for Penn State (from Brian Wagner). … “The Atlanta Silverbacks of the ‘new’ NASL are running a name-the-team contest for their franchise,” reports Brandon Ponchak. “The debate is between the Silverbacks, which is their current name, and the Chiefs, which was the original name in the original NASL with a Native American mascot/logo. You can vote here.” … There are rumors about Tennessee wearing black this weekend. … Joe Nathan lost a bet and had to dress up as Tony Romo (from Michael Greenwald). … This is pretty good: all 30 NHL center-ice designs — and all 30 red line designs, too (thanks, RyCo). … Eduardo Nunez of the Yankees wears No. 26. But when he pinch-ran during last night’s Yanks/Bosox game, he wore Francisco Cervelli’s helmet. … Some of the worst jerseys in NBA history will be part of this season’s throwback program (from Trent Knaphus). … Here’s how Virginia Tech’s G.I. Joe uniform looks on a mannequin (from Warren Junium). … Sept. 11 gestures: The Mets wore first responder caps during BP (sorry, no photo), all teams wore American flag cap patches, and the Nats wore their clown suits. … Today’s entry in the reverse-engineered Gowanus All-Stars set list is “I’m on My Way Home Again” by the Everly Brothers: