October 01, 2012
The Brooklyn Nets are full of firsts this season. Recently we were privy to the inside of their brand new arena, the Barclays Center. The Nets become New York City’s second team, but more importantly Brooklyn’s first sports franchise since the Brooklyn Dodgers played at Ebbets Field.
Because one of the owners of the Nets is a hip-hop mogul, the team was able to unveil their new jerseys in a special manner. Jay-Z opened the Barclays Center by playing the first event at the new arena. This even before a basketball game has been played there. Jay-Z, a native of the NYC borough, wore a new Brooklyn Nets jersey at the concert.
The jerseys are simple, classic, and depict the image the team wants to portray to their fans. Both home and away jerseys are two colors, black and white. The word “Brooklyn” appears on the jersey, but not the word “Nets”. Supposedly, this is to highlight the new part of the franchise, its location. On the back of the jerseys, above the player’s name, appears the Brooklyn Nets official symbol, a basketball with the letter “B” in side.
The Nets roster, similar to their jerseys, is new look. The team has added former Hawks star Joe Johnson to the mix to go along with point guard Deron Williams and forward Brook Lopez. The Nets hope that this three headed monster, along with coach Avery Johnson, can steer this team to the playoffs.
Authentic Store Buzz: Eagles 19 Giants 17. Big win for the Philadelphia Eagles over the rival New York Giants. At 3-1, the Eagles are off to a great start, and it's only going to get better from here. 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, including women's gear, winter hats, and long-sleeved shirts.
In addition, with most of the National League playoff picture set, the American League is a mess. The Yankees and Orioles are fighting for 1st place in the AL East while the American League West is too close to call between the Rangers, A's, and Angels. The last three games should be exciting. To help you support your favorite team fighting to make the playoffs, PLA continues to offer 25% off on all MLB jerseys, just use the code "MLB" when purchasing.
Authentically Speaking Trivia Time: What was the Eagles record against the Giants at home in the 1990's? Answer to come tomorrow.
Saturday’s answer: 1930 was the first year Army played Navy.