September 27, 2012
According to Chris Creamer over at www.sportslogos.net, the Atlanta Hawks will harken back to the 90’s with a “Hardwood Classic” jersey in 2012-2013. Remember those hawks. The Mookie Blaylock, Steve Smith, Dikembe Mutombu Hawks who wore the black and red color scheme with yellow trim. The jerseys were emblazoned with a hawk with spread wings in the center of the jersey clutching a basketball in its talons. While the Hawks will continue to wear their current jerseys, as this blast from the past cannot even be considered an alternative look. Most likely the retro look will come out once or twice during the season, but no more than that. This past offseason, the Hawks traded star Joe Johnson to the Brooklyn Nets, allowing them to clear large amounts of cap space, but instilling little faith in their fans as to their chances of winning in the next few seasons.
In other news, the NFL and the Referees union finally figured things out and have tentatively agreed to a deal that would allow the referees to officiate games beginning tonight with the Ravens and the Browns. I think I speak for everyone at PLA in saying, thank you NFL owners for finally paying the refs and getting them back doing what they do best.
Authentic Store Buzz: Remember folks, Pro League Authentics has all of your Eagles gear. With a good selection of hats and jerseys online and an even greater selection of great shirts by Junkfood Tees in store, PLA has what ever Eagles fan needs come Sunday.
In addition, with the Washington Nationals clinching a playoff spot for the first time in franchise history since the 1980's, and the San Francisco Giants claimed the top spot on the NL West for the 2nd time in the last three seasons. PLA continues to offer 25% off on all MLB jerseys, just use the code "MLB" when purchasing.
Authentically Speaking Trivia Time: In what year did the LA Angels stop wearing pinstriped uniforms? Answer Tomorrow.
Tuesday’s answer: The Packers used the same colors as Notre Dame while the Bears took the same colors as the University of Illinois, except the blue the Bears used was a darker shade.