Monday, March 20, 2017

Cleaning out the inbox

Time to clean the inbox and we start with the new logo and colors for the Frontier League (Independent) Lake Erie Crushers.
The Crushers have decided to honor the "Grape and Wine industry" in Ohio with the color and logo change.
It's very similar to the old Jamestown Jammers logo before the New York/Penn league team moved to Morgantown West Virginia with the grape being so prominent,although the Crushers logo is a much "friendlier" grape than the snarling Jammers version.
I kinda like it and even though I don't count independent stadiums on my "passport",I wouldn't be against a trip to Avon for the Crushers and of course,a hat....

I've written before about my fandom of the NBC late night legend-Late Night with David Letterman,but I stumbled upon a 2015 (around the time that Dave was wrapping up his CBS show) interview with Merrill Markoe from Dangerous Minds.
Markoe was involved in the original show as head writer,producer and other jobs involving the show during her run there and her involvement was a large part of the success of the show,
It's a really interesting look at the history and behind the scenes of a groundbreaking program with someone that had a vital role in what the program became.

An old (almost a week) Browns note saw the Browns use a waiver claim on James Wright,a wide receiver from the Bengals.
Wright spent three years in Cincinnati as mostly a special teams player,but Hue Jackson has to be familiar with him and might be the same special teams player in Cleveland.
The former LSU Tiger caught 13 passes for 106 yards last season in Cincinnati and made eleven tackles on special teams.

The Comeback writes of the return from almost oblivion of New Orleans basketball,who made the NCAA tourney as the Southland champions,but lost a close game in the play-in round to Mount St.Mary's.
The charter member of the Sun Belt conference was ready to drop to Division III (yes,the non-scholarship level) as a result of the financial damage done to the state of Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina and there was a drastic decrease in dollars for the school.
The Privateers managed to stay afloat and stay in division one (they don't play football at UNO) for basketball and joined the Southland conference.
It's a nice story,even with the loss to the Mount...

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