Jersey City (not the store...or the city...but the column)
The Utah Jazz recently released a new colour scheme and "new" jerseys to go along with it. Do I like them? No. Nor do I like a lot of NBA jerseys lately (I think my last post gave that away).
Let's start with the Jazz... When the team was first introduced to the league, they began in New Orleans (Jazz music is popular there in case anyone missed that boat). Their colours were purple, green and gold and their name incorporated a "musical 8th note" as the "J," with a basketball at the base of the "J." Everyone loved these jerseys. For whatever reason, the team designed a new logo, leaving out the "Jazz note" and incorporating mountains, in reference to the mountain region of Salt Lake City. I personally liked that logo; it was the one I grew up with. The only thing I didn't like about it was how hard it was to duplicate. I couldn't just scribble the Jazz' mountain logo on my high school binder. The cool thing was that they kept purple as their main colour, and added turquoise as a secondary colour. Loved it! Then, out of the blue, they dropped the purple (which had been their colour since the beginning of time) and went with a light and dark blue scheme. It took me while to get used to, but I eventually came to love it. Apparently, for years, team management heard plenty of whining and complaints to bring back the "Jazz note." I was excited: EVERYONE loves the "Jazz note." No one told me they were going to make the colours sucky, though! Take the jersey shown above, change the purple for navy blue, then don't "fill in" the yellow in the word "Jazz" (as The Grey Nathan pointed out). I think they look disgusting, but maybe I'll come to love them as much as I've loved all of the others. The more I think about it, the more I think I actually would like them had they only FILLED IN.
As a lot of people know, I cannot stand the OKC Thunder jerseys. What are the first three colours that come to mind when you hear the word Thunder? I guarantee they are not blue, orange, and yellow. Does anyone in the world actually think this looks COOL? When you see this pool of blue fabric, with boring white writing, and ugly orange trim, do you say to yourself, "That looks AWESOME!"? No! Who got paid to design this piece of crap? Pay me a nickel, and I'll give you a better colour scheme and jersey design. In fact, I'll do it for free. For months, I have harboured a Thunder jersey in my mind, and today I am pleased to announce its unveiling. I present: The New & Improved Oklahoma City Thunder jersey.
If you honestly think that the original jersey looks better than my 10 minute creation using Microsoft Paint, then you're either colour blind, retarded, or have a strange liking for boringness. Enjoy!