Well, that proves it. Provoked LeBron James is the baddest LeBron James of all.
Followed by Pavel Datsyuk doing anything, ever.
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Paul Lukas, the planet’s undisputed uniform nerd, just held his latest MLB rating, and both the A’s and Giants suffered with their annual remakes.
“8 (down from 3). The A's have the best color scheme in the game, but they've made some small missteps since the previous edition of the Power Rankings. The road-cap logo now looks too clunky. Ditto for the piping on the green jersey, which would be better off being gold instead of gold-white-gold.
“14 (down from 13). The Giants made one step forward since the previous Power Rankings: last season's new orange alternate jersey, which is an upgrade over the old one. But they took two steps back with this season's new black alternate. The black-on-black logo is a major mistake. Let's hope they don't wear it too often.”
On the up-side, though, at least it wasn’t Miami:
“30. Think about this: In the past two seasons, the Marlins haven't bothered to wear their gray road jerseys. Not even once. And they've worn their orange alternate cap only twice. Why bother having official uniform components if you're never going to wear them? The Marlins also have one of the game's most unattractive jersey-back designs, so it's appropriate that they're saddled with Jarrod Saltalamacchia, the player with the longest surname in MLB history.”
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Today’s blow against racist dopes: Roma beat Feyenoord to advance in the Europa League after some (and we hasten to add, not all) Feyenoord fans taunted Roma players in both legs, at Rome and back in the Netherlands, and one fan hurled an inflatable banana at Roma’s Gervinho, a black Brazilian player who scored in the game.
No clever remarks. Just a win for sensible.
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And now, pastries: Hibernian (Scottish) striker Jason Cummings leads his league in scoring but was benched last Saturday for allegedly insulting the staff at an Edinburgh McDonalds and hurled what was described as “a barrage of muffins” at them. The 19-year-old Cummings has issued the standard denials, but in the meantime, no Happy Meal for him.
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And now, pastries and coffee: Dunkin Donuts got crossways with Liverpool supporters by recasting the team’s logo as a DD logo, replete with the crest’s flames replaced by soda cups.
Dunkin Donuts, the club’s “tea, coffee and bakery provider,” asked fans to design their own Liverpool crest, attempted to have a little fun by asking fans to design their own personalized version of the Liverpool club crest.
Predictably, the whole thing backfired as legions of enraged Reds supporters voiced their displeasure loud enough to force DD to apologize and kill the ad. That wouldn’t happen here, where no logo trumps an ad campaign.
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And finally, which of these freshly released running backs is not like the others?
Steven Jackson, Reggie Bush, DeAngelo Williams, Chris Johnson, Peyton Hillis.
Yeah, that’s what I thought.