Posted tagged ‘jersey’

One on One with Fordham Basketball Standout Chris Bethel

March 4, 2014

The Sports Cycle’s Donnie Dwyer talks with Fordham standout Chris Bethel (2005-2009) about his memories at Fordham, his professional career, and what he is currently doing in his life, being a part of a rebuilding program, and the Fordham family. Great to catch up with one of the best in maroon and white.

Prince Fielder introduced by Texas Rangers, chooses #84 as his jersey number

December 2, 2013
(AP Photo/Richard Rodriguez)

(AP Photo/Richard Rodriguez)

This week, new Texas Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder was introduced to the media after a blockbuster trade that sent second baseman Ian Kinsler to the Detroit Tigers.

With his new team also comes a new jersey number. Fielder will wear No. 84 with the Rangers, not the No. 28 he had worn through his 1,322 career games with Milwaukee (2005-11) and Detroit (2012-13).

“It’s a new start I guess, and 84 is the year I was born. It’s just fresh,” Prince said. “I think it works.”

That also happens to be the last year the Tigers won the World Series.

(AP Photo/Richard Rodriguez)

(AP Photo/Richard Rodriguez)

Rangers General Manager Jon Daniels believes that Fielder is ready for a new beginning and can help the Rangers score runs more consistently.

“A guy of his magnitude, a perennial MVP candidate and one of the top power hitters in the game, isn’t available if he’s coming off a career year,” Daniels said. “Based on the work we’ve done and our reports on him, we’re confident there’s a lot more in the tank.”

Prince is confident, and he’s excited to get going.

“I just want to play,” Fielder said. “Right field is very nice for me, so I’m definitely going to look into that. I’m happy to be here. I just want to play hard and win some games.”

I am a jersey fanatic and I think that having the #84 in baseball is a ridiculous number. In baseball, only players from the minor leagues wear that high of a number during spring training games because the rosters are very large and the players are not guaranteed a major league roster spot. The last #84 I could think of is former Giants and Angels first baseman J.T. Snow. He wore #84 in 2006 for the Boston Red Sox in honor of his father Jack, a former NFL player.  As for the all star’s new start in Ranger blue, Prince will be at a place where he can find the power in his swing. That little league park in Arlington is going to help the slugger produce some big numbers and I expect the big fella to have success deep in the heart of Texas…

Tebowmania is so big, even brands are fighting over him!

March 28, 2012

Tebowmanina is not something that goes on for a week or a day like Linsanity was with the Knicks, but it’s a year long process. Last week, Tebow was dealt to the Jets for a few picks and some cash consideration but over 32 television stations and twice the number of reporters were there on hand for the back-up quarterbacks press conference. That’s right, I said it. BACK-UP quarterback. But if you think the Jets were crazy, here is what Nike and Reebok got into over the past few days.

Nike Inc. claimed in a lawsuit in U.S. District Court that Reebok International Ltd. has used Tebow’s name on Jets-related apparel without permission since it was announced last week that Tebow was traded from the Denver Broncos to New York. The Tebow trade occurred just before Nike replaces Reebok on Sunday as the supplier of NFL team uniforms.

The lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages, claims that Reebok misappropriated publicity rights, interfered with business relationships and unjustly enriched itself because it failed to get Tebow’s permission before launching the new products.

Reebok, based in Canton, Mass., did not immediately respond to a request seeking comment. The lawsuit said Reebok did not respond to demands to cease Tebow apparel sales after a Tebow representative sent a letter to the company on Friday.

Reebok is a subsidiary of Adidas AG.

According to the lawsuit, new Nike-supplied uniforms for all 32 NFL teams will be unveiled next week in New York City, kicking off a five-year deal for Nike to be the league’s exclusive provider of on-field apparel, including game uniforms and sideline apparel. Reebok had been the supplier for the last decade.

The lawsuit said demands for Tebow-related Jets apparel was intense last week during a normally subdued time for NFL merchandise sales.

It said Nike, based in Beaverton, Ore., believes Reebok was shipping large volumes of Tebow-related apparel products to retailers for sale to the public this week, damaging Nike’s ability to capitalize on a “unique and short-lived opportunity.”

The lawsuit added that it was unlikely that a consumer who buys an unauthorized Tebow jersey or T-shirt from Reebok this week will purchase an authorized Tebow item from Nike next week.

Honestly, this is just ridiculous. The deal between the companies is changing in weeks and everyone has to get locked up in this brand new controversy over nothing. To go to court over a simple thing as the wrong jersey is a bad issue but because it was Tebow, it was the biggest thing since sliced bread. I think Tebow is a great role model and a great person to look up to on and off the football field but to put this much controversy into something as little as a football jersey is insane. What goes on in the marketing and news world of sports is crazy enough and adding this Tebow story to the mix only makes people scratch their heads. All of this for a Wild Cat formation quarterback? I don’t understand…

A look into Fordham Basketball’s 2011-2012 jersey

October 13, 2011

Photo: Khalid Robinson

These jerseys are different from last year and I don’t know how to react to these. They are very plain and simple. The stripes on the side of the shorts are pretty cool but I don’t like how small and bland the front of the jersey is with Fordham and the number. As you can see from Chris Gaston’s back, the number is a little bigger on the back which is nice but you can’t see the name. Also, notice the new sneakers. They are totally old-school which I love but I don’t know how effective those will be than the ones they had last year or other styles. Does that make a difference? I don’t know but they are pretty kicking. Other than that, this picture is sweet and I really think that it doesn’t matter what their jerseys look like. As long as they win and make it to the Atlantic 10 tournament, they could wear the ugliest jerseys ever like Maryland football…

My Favorite Player Allan Houston will have number retired at Tennessee

February 1, 2011

Via ESPN:

Tennessee will retire Allan Houston’s No. 20 during a pre-game ceremony on March 6, when the Volunteers host Kentucky.

The 37-year-old Houston played for the Volunteers from 1989 through 1993 and is their all-time leading scorer with 2,801 points and trails only LSU’s Pete Maravich on the Southeastern Conference’s all-time scoring list. He was a two-time All-American and four-time All-SEC player.

Houston was selected by the Detroit Pistons with the 11th overall pick in the 1993 NBA Draft and played 12 seasons in the NBA, the last nine with the New York Knicks. He currently serves as the Knicks’ assistant general manager.

Houston says he’s honored to join Bernard King and Ernie Grunfeld as the only Vols players to have their numbers retired.

 

…Bernard King and Houston play in New York on the Knicks. Gosh, do I miss seeing him play. He is one of the greatest shooters I have ever seen play the game. The way he played with so much heart and dedication in New York makes him my favorite player of all time. I have tried to play like him ever since I was young. He was the reason why I got into basketball and why I love the three-point shot. I just write this article to let fans know he is my favorite player and he deserves to have his jersey retired because he has done so much on and off the court to the game. Especially this play…

Fordham Basketball new basketball jerseys

October 8, 2010

Braden Frazier and Brenton Butler in new apparel. Photo courtesy of: Branden Frazier

…These jerseys are awesome! I love the new design and they look light which means that they hopefully won’t be as fatigued as they were last year in those old jerseys that were like sweat mops. I like that they are sponsored by Nike! That is a huge upgrade compared to last years Anaconda Sports company jerseys. I like the new gear that has been brought in and it looks like things are getting better with new foam on the padding behind the hoop and also with the future Fordham Midnight Madness next week. This is what star forward Chris Gaston said via Facebook:

That Fordham midnight madness is next friday from 9 to 10 it’s gonna be poppin prizes and stuff like that it should be a good time !! Come threw and support !

…This is great news for Fordham as they are moving forward. Things are changing and they might change slower than most people want but the results ultimately are really paying of. Let’s see what McLaughlin, Pecora, and the gang have up their sleeves next…