What Do We Think of the Kings’ New Identity?

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'And So It Begins'

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By Phil Hecken

The big, and pretty much entirely expected news yesterday was the announcement by the NBA that the league will begin selling jersey sponsorships advertisements in 2017-18, becoming the first major North American sports league to put partners’ logos on players’ uniforms. And so, it begins. (Continue reading)

2019 Shaping Up as Potentially Epic Year for Patches

During one of our recent discussions of anniversary patches, ordinals, and the like, reader Kurt Crowley posted a comment that caught my eye:

Can’t wait until 2019, which will feature MLB’s 150th anniversary, the Padres’ and Royals’ 50th anniversary, college football’s 150th anniversary, the NFL’s 100th season, and the 60th season for the eight original AFL teams and the Cowboys.

Sounds like a potential jersey patch bonanza, right? But the bonanza might be even bigger than that, because it turns out Kurt barely scratched the surface of what will be happening in 2019. Here’s what else is on the calendar for that year: (Continue reading)

Some Uni Concepts...For Easter Sunday

Easter Uni Concepts

By Phil Hecken

It’s been a while since I ran uniform concepts (too long in fact — need to start running them again), and so today I have a few to share with you. Since it’s Easter (and a Happy Easter to all those of you who are celebrating today), I’ll lede with the four concepts (from three readers), and I expect to return to a semi-regular posting of the concepts as sub-ledes in the coming weekends. OK? OK — and if you have a concept or three — feel free to send them my way (E-mail me at Phil.Hecken@gmail.com). (Continue reading)