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Ranking NBA courts and a star spangled nightmare …While We’re Waiting

So…anything happening in the sports world the last couple days?

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As one of the two WFNY uni-nerds (giving Kirk equal status now) I clicked on Zach Lowe’s ‘Definitive NBA Court Design Power Rankings‘ piece with extreme enthusiasm. It isn’t just uniforms that I love, but the culture of sports uniforms, logos and merchandise. This is one of those outside the norm kinds of pieces I love, and couldn’t wait to see it.

Then I was pretty disappointed. I wasn’t disappointed because the Cavaliers were dead last. It was more because 1. the explanation for why didn’t gel with comments for the designs close to Cleveland’s and 2. because of the completely unimaginative-ness (I may have just invented a word) of courts in the NBA. Seriously cookie-cutter. Logo at mid-court. Alternate logo on the wings. Colored paint or not. Advertising. Website name on the baseline. Twitter handle? Twitter handle. Done. Blech.

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The numbers behind the Tribe rotation’s amazing month. Punctuated by this fact- “Of late, however, this same cadre of relative misfits has been excellent, producing a collective total of 4.6 WAR in 161.2 innings since last month at this time — or, a slightly higher rate of WAR per inning than Felix Hernandez has produced in 2014.”

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 This is a great video segment from ESPN on college walk-ons getting put on scholarship. Warning: my house always gets dusty towards the end of the video causing some wetness around the eyes. Hope yours doesn’t. http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=11474578

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Interesting story about the design of the season tickets for the Browns this year.

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Not liking this Star Spangled Banner themed uniform doesn’t make me un-American right?

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One more uniform for today. UC will wear these this weekend. I’m just not a huge fan of all these alternate uniforms for a season that only lasts 12 games as it is.

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That’s it from me this week, sorry no game review. Just a reminder to schedule a game night with your family.