Friday, July 28, 2006

NEW JERSEYS FOR THE DUCKS

The NHL team will take the ice next season as the Anaheim Ducks, wearing new uniforms with different colours and a redesigned logo. The makeover cuts the team's final remaining ties to former owner The Walt Disney Co., which sold the Ducks last year to Orange County residents Henry and Susan Samueli.

The team kept Ducks in its nickname after a poll of season ticketholders.

"I really love the new look and thank the Samuelis for giving me a chance to have input on the design," winger Teemu Selanne said.


Sorry couldn't resist... check out the link for a look at the new Duck's logo

18 Comments:

At July 28, 2006 at 4:21 PM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

That..is just....hideous!! Makes me want to go hunting!

 
At July 28, 2006 at 4:33 PM , Blogger reality check said...

Until they lose that moniker completely, they will never be able to justify it with a logo. However, they are going in the right direction, Thank fuck they didn't follow the lead of their baseball counterparts and call themselves the California Ducks of Mighty Anaheim or some dumb jizz ass name of the sort!

 
At July 28, 2006 at 4:58 PM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

GEEZIZ Hodge, those are GEESE, not Ducks!!

 
At July 28, 2006 at 5:01 PM , Blogger Temujin said...

The Anaheim Canada Geese?

Say, that's got a nice ring to it.

Thank fuck they didn't follow the lead of their baseball counterparts and call themselves the California Ducks of Mighty Anaheim or some dumb jizz ass name of the sort!

No kidding!

 
At July 28, 2006 at 5:52 PM , Blogger John Bollwitt said...

HIlarious! It's almost like going to a flea market. They just need orange helmets now.

 
At July 28, 2006 at 6:16 PM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

There you go, Hodge! Put an orange helmut on Vish-Dog!

 
At July 28, 2006 at 8:06 PM , Blogger Earl Sleek said...

However, they are going in the right direction...

Really, you think unoffensive text is the way to go?

If it weren't for the hockey team, this would be the worst year I've been a Duck fan. It's like we re-expanded back to Anaheim, and threw away the decade of progress.

That Disney logo? The name? The Pond? I miss it already. These things don't have a damn thing to do with the movie any more; they represent an NHL team.

"Ducks" doesn't represent anything except watering down your image.

Yay for that.

 
At July 28, 2006 at 8:31 PM , Blogger reality check said...

Anything that gets away from a purple and green jersey with diagonal lines and a cartoon logo is an improvement. That sweater could make a 5 year old look like a pussy. I never said I liked the new one, just it was a step away. As far as the new one goes, it's kinda like pissing on shit to get rid of the smell.

The decade of progress will show itself where it matters most, in the awesome on ice product that will keep the bulding filled for some time.

 
At July 28, 2006 at 8:39 PM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

I didn't mind the old Duck logo either. It grew on me over time. A decent team history will do that to you! I'd imagine I'd hate it if the Ducks sucked year in and year out.
The new logo? C'est tres shitty!

 
At July 28, 2006 at 10:10 PM , Blogger Earl Sleek said...

Anything that gets away from a purple and green jersey with diagonal lines and a cartoon logo is an improvement.

That's all fine for a Habs fan (I take it), but why should your distaste matter much to me in Anaheim any way? Are you now a fan that this outrage has been lifted?

Because mostly I hear sighs of relief from elsewhere, but I'm not sure a lot of Anaheim is all swell on the notion.

Really, all team names are stupid, from the Maple Leafs to the Canucks. The difference is, these names have a tradition, one that is not going to be thrown away.

Only in Anaheim, I guess, because guys in Canada were upset.

The decade of progress will show itself where it matters most, in the awesome on ice product that will keep the bulding filled for some time.

Sure, but the team and the jersey are not really exclusive. We could ice the same team with the Disney logo.

 
At July 28, 2006 at 11:16 PM , Blogger reality check said...

Good points Earl, if that sweater has that much attachment for you, I can't tell you how to feel about it really. You're not concerned with how it looks to the rest of the hockey world, and you shouldn't have to. I think the guy that rooted the changed was Burke. If the team wins the Cup with the new ones would your attachment change?

 
At July 29, 2006 at 7:58 AM , Blogger Earl Sleek said...

Oh, my attachments are staying with the Ducks, but I'm not proud of our selling out. I don't feel more 'respected' because of the sweater; respect should be something you earn on the ice, not on the runway.

The thing the rest of the league should worry about is that this likely will make Ducks management a nice windfall of free revenue.

That means maybe your team might start thinking "why don't we re-invent ourselves and make some coin also?"

Us fans, we're a 'suckerable' bunch. Sigh.

 
At July 29, 2006 at 9:43 AM , Anonymous Hodge said...

The old logo was cool IMO, I liked it. A hell of a lot better than many of the 3rd jersey ideas that popped lately.

Earls right, deep down, we're all waiting for our respective teams "4th/retro/reversible home and away jersey".

Look how easy it is for teams to try third jerseys on us instead of risking a wholesale change that isn't liked.

 
At July 29, 2006 at 3:29 PM , Blogger Ingmar "W" Bergman said...

I love it! :)

We should have a contest where bloggers make fantabulous third jerseys for their respective teams.

A random draw were designs are pitted against each other and we get to vote who advances.

Repeat until a winner is crowned.

Totally unrelated: nfmeakmhlhkljim as a word verification? That's 15 letters. That has to be some kind of record.

 
At July 29, 2006 at 5:01 PM , Blogger Hodge said...

Cool a contest. I'm on it. lol

 
At July 29, 2006 at 5:29 PM , Blogger Ingmar "W" Bergman said...

Actually, if you are on it, send me an e-mail. I've got a few ideas also.

 
At July 29, 2006 at 6:26 PM , Blogger zanstorm said...

15 letter verification??? Holy sheepshit!

 
At July 29, 2006 at 8:22 PM , Blogger Hodge said...

Holy sheepshit is only 13 letters!!!!!

 

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