Sports

I’m going to a Braves game in Atlanta next month. It just occured to me this is the first Braves home game I’ll see in person in 28 years. ⚾️

The crazy thing about the Isles’ success against the Pens is Barzal has been quiet on the scoresheet the whole time. 🏒

Wanna know what it’s like to be a Mariners fan? We just became the first team to be no-hit twice in the same month. ⚾️

If you were to tell me the Mariners would enter a series with the Dodgers with the same record over a month into the season, I wouldn’t have believed it. But here we both are, at 18-17. ⚾️

Jeff Carter is currently outscoring the Sabres 4-3. Even Sidney Crosby has never scored four goals in a game. 🏒

I initially missed this part of ESPN’s NHL announcement:

The NHL’s out-of-market streaming package (NHL.TV) is also moving to ESPN+ as part of its subscription offerings.

I mean, that’s money saved and watching up to four games at once. 🏒

Between watching Baylor women’s coach Kim Mulkey struggle with keeping her mask straight and then saying they should get rid of Covid testing during the Final Four, I’m kind of glad that foul wasn’t called now. This also wasn’t her first time saying something stupid.

Mike Gastineau’s account of how Sonics fans won’t let this team die is spot on. It’s probably a little cult-like, and I can’t really explain it, but I get more excited talking about the Sonics than I do anything else basketball related. Sonics Forever is worth checking out.

If you want to see why I don’t mind paying for a service, just check the difference in articles between ESPN and The Athletic. The amount of click bait on ESPN is getting out of hand.

I’m looking forward to the Seattle Mariners commercials this year, as always. ⚾️

Ah, the point for an overtime loss. Where you actually get something for a moral victory.

A powerful statement from the University of South Carolina women’s basketball coach Dawn Staley. She’s right in every front. 🏀

I noticed this morning the Gators open SEC play this year against Alabama. So the Gators will be starting 2-1. 🏈

Seattle Storm Unveil New Logo & Identity

From StormBasketball.com:

The new logo retains the iconic image of the Space Needle, which sits within basketball ribs. Overlooking it all is the peak of Mount Rainier, representing Seattle’s home in the Pacific Northwest. At the center, a lightning bolt evokes the intensity, power, and purpose of the Storm identity both on and off the court.

The logo’s combined elements bring together both the sleek, innovative aesthetic of Seattle with the natural power in the surrounding Pacific Northwest. The new wordmark uses a more futuristic typeface to better represent the fast-paced and forward-moving city the Storm calls home.

The primary colors, Lightning Yellow, a deep Thunder Green, and a brighter Bolt Green, maintain the legacy of the original Storm brand.

This is the first time the Storm have updated their logo, aside from subtracting the 90s-era Sonics red from the original look in 2015. The Storm came into the WNBA as an expansion team in 2000 as a sister club to the NBA’s SuperSonics. They’ve remained the only professional basketball presence in the city since the Sonics were stolen from Seattle in 2008. Their persistence in using some form of the Sonics original green and gold always makes me smile.

The Buccaneers have a unique Super Bowl roster

Was looking at the Buccaneers roster and found something rather unique about them. They don’t have a single player on their current roster from these schools:

  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Florida State
  • Miami
  • FAU
  • FIU
  • UCF

How? In fact, the only player from a Florida school on the Bucs roster is Jason Pierre-Paul, who was a South Florida Bull. I’m going to have to dig a little to see when the last time a team won the Super Bowl without a single Alabama, Florida, Florida State, or Miami player. Kansas City has two from UF and one from FSU.