#UniformUpdate: MLB to honor vets with camo uniforms

By: Mike Wagenman (@mjwags23)

Happy Memorial Day sports fans! To help America honor its many veterans, Major League Baseball has designed camouflage jerseys and hats for the players to wear on the field. All proceeds from these uniforms will be donated directly to the USA’s veterans.

In the past, MLB teams have worn red or blue caps, caps and jerseys with the American flag inside the logo, and even white caps with red or blue brims. This year, camo is the design. Although they are not getting the best reviews, they are paying a tribute to this country’s heroes.

Here they are:

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#GTD

#RememberWhen: Vince Carter literally dunked OVER a 7-footer

By: Mike Wagenman (@mjwags23)

Site: Sydney, Australia

Year: 2000

Event: Olympic Gold Medal Game

Opponent: France

Ok, the scene is set. Team USA was 7-0 and well on its way to a perfect 8-0 Olympic Games record and a gold medal. Vince Carter took it to a new level. I’ll let the video do the rest of the explaining:

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#UniformUpdate: Dallas Stars leak new logo

By: Mike Wagenman (@mjwags23)

Since the Stars moved from Minnesota to Dallas, they have experimented with a number of different uniform and logo designs.

The 1993-94 season was the team’s first in Texas. Since, the Stars’ primary logo design has remained the same, but has just gotten progressively darker. Dallas has also experimented with a jersey style that literally looks like a giant star was cut out of it.

Starting in 2007, the team decided to put player numbers on the front of the jersey in addition to the back and the sleeves. The Stars abandoned the logo on the chest in 2011 and replaced it with an arched “DALLAS”.

Don’t forget this nightmare alternate logo:

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Safe to say the Stars’ logos and uniforms have not exactly worked out particularly well.

Now, they have decided to go in a new direction. A more clean and simple style. Personally, I think the designers could have done a bit better, give how simple the name “Dallas Stars” is. But, they did not do a bad job by any means. Here’s the primary logo:

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Mike’s NBA Mock Draft: Part 2

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By: Mike Wagenman (@mjwags23)

After yesterday’s first part of my NBA mock draft, I have gone all-out and finished the first round. I was thinking about doing a second round mock, but the second round of the NBA draft is pretty low-key. Catch the first part of my mock here, and the second half just below:

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Mike’s NBA Mock Draft: Part 1

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By: Mike Wagenman (@mjwags23)

The NBA lottery was last night, and the Cavaliers reeled in even more rewards for the departure of LeBron James. The Bobcats got the short end of the stick, yet again. And the Wizards leapt into the top three.

There are so many thoughts swirling in my head right now, because this draft can go so many different ways. Like the NFL Draft last month, there is no clear-cut franchise player in this draft. There is no sure thing. Every player has at least one glaring hole in his game.

I am usually pretty spot-on when I predict which players will pan out in the NBA and which will not, but my accuracy is not as deadly when I predict my mock drafts.

That all being said, here is part one (the lottery teams) of the 2013 NBA Mock Draft, no trades included:

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The NBA All-Unable-To-Legally-Drink Team

By: Mike Wagenman (@mjwags23)

The legal drinking age in the United States is 21 years of age, but there are plenty of NBA players who have yet to legally enter a bar. Normal 19 and 20-year-olds are working a part-time job, maybe going to college. The lucky ones, however, are multi-millionaires who get the privilege of playing basketball for a living.

On the day of the NBA Draft Lottery, the league readies to welcome a whole slew of new under-21-year-olds, but before that, here is a team comprised of the best NBA players under age 21.

Hopefully this team doesn’t win any titles in the next year or two, because there won’t be any champagne showers in the locker room post game.

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#UniformUpdate: First look at fan submissions for Mavericks new uniforms

By: Mike Wagenman (@mjwags23)

A few weeks ago, Mark Cuban opened to floor to Mavericks fans to design the team’s next uniforms. Another example of why Cuban is the best owner in professional sports. He is an involved owner who interacts with his fan base. However, it looks like Cuban should have put some guidelines on the submissions.

He didn’t provide a template, so fans can put basically anything on any style of jersey, sleeves or no sleeves. There are no color preferences, so there are some black and yellow and other obnoxious colors that do not resemble the Mavs mixed in the bunch.

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