Tuesday, May 20, 2014

"Fans Show True Colors"

Paul Lukas has a new article on ESPN.com about fans getting team logo tattoos.

It includes this delightful tat on the shoulder of Packer fan Thomas Laning:

Courtesy Thomas Laning

Team-logo tats are not in and of themselves terribly interesting, but the addition of a cheesehead elevates this into something clever.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Ha Ha!

News out of Radio City Music Hall: with the twenty-first pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers selected Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, safety out of Alabama.

Clinton-Dix made a minor splash a couple weeks ago when he posted a photo of himself wearing a Packers t-shirt. Looks as though Ted Thompson liked the look on him.

The newest Packer is shown here holding a jersey bearing a proud number one. This is traditionally held up by the team's first draft pick every season. Even if NFL rules allowed a safety to wear it in a game, it would be unlikely; the number has only been worn by one Packer player: the immortal Curly Lambeau himself. Readers with sharp memories might remember that it has been issued in training camp, though.

Clinton-Dix will instead wear #21, and that jersey is already available from the Packers Pro Shop.

Note also the price point - looks like the Pro Shop has finally raised its prices to match Nike's new minimum price points.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Infographic: 2014 Draft Preview

Packers.com posted this amazing infographic previewing the 2014 Draft, which starts today in New York.