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Thursday, November 26, 2009

In Which the Florida Panthers Change Their Stripes to Appeal to Moms out in Weston; Lafleur et les Habs

In Which the Florida Panthers Change Their Stripes
-
to appeal to Moms out in Weston

Whose young kids bought this
jersey for her because
they got talked into it by the twenty-something guy
who works
at the sports store at the Sawgrass Mall,
http://www.miamiherald.com/business/economy/story/1352273.html
who wanted to move some
inventory before Christmas,
and saw that the kids were gullible.


So now, for a few months at least, she'll wear it
when she goes to the Mall or picks them up after
practice, just so her kids don't know that she
really doesn't like it.

After all, whoever heard of a cat without whiskers?

http://www.fotosearch.com/photos-images/florida-panther.html

Then it goes into the closet for a few years!


So, when did Hawaii get an NHL team? LOL!

Just when you thought there was no other way
left for the woe-begone, star-crossed
Florida Panthers to ruin a great sport...
http://panthers.nhl.com/index.html

They show three varieties of the Reebok
third jersey on their website, ranging from
$114-299.

http://shop.nhl.com/family/index.jsp?fbc=1&f=PAD%2FProduct+Type%2FJerseys&categoryId=3253864&fbn=Product+Type|Jerseys&view=all
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The Business of Sports blog
http://blogs.trb.com/sports/custom/business/blog/2009/11/florida_panthers_new_jersey_ji.html


Florida Panthers' new jersey; Jimmie Johnson's legend grows;
Ray Lewis' Hurricanes' Fatheads

by Sarah Talalay
November 25, 2009

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Uni Watch blog -
"The Obsessive Study of Athletics Aesthetics"
http://www.uniwatchblog.com/2009/11/23/in-which-the-panthers-change-their-stripes/
In Which the Panthers Change Their Stripes
by Paul Lukas
November 23, 2009
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See also: Chris Creamer's SportsLogos.net
at http://www.sportslogos.net/
A trip down memory lane in a virtual museum
dedicated to the history of sports logos and
sports uniforms.

The Panthers page there is at: http://www.sportslogos.net/team.php?id=13
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See also my 2007 post on hockey and growing-up
in North Miami Beach as a fan of the
Montréal Canadiens
at my other blog,
South Beach Hoosier
.
http://southbeachhoosier.blogspot.com/2007/07/john-edwards-model-behavior-on-cover-of.html

If you're not already familiar with it, a really
great hockey blog, with a Montréal Canadiens
orientation is called, not surprisingly,
HabsEyesOnThe Prize.com

It's written with a lot of insight and understanding
in the ways of the Canadiens and their fans,
who while not "long-suffering" like Cubs and
Red Sox fans, still have an obvious anxious gene
that is not found in quite so many of the devout
fans of other sports teams, and NHL teams in
particular.

It's sort of like how Dolphin fans like me felt in
'75 and '76, wondering what had happened to
the methodical planning and execution they'd
become used to, suddenly seeing -more often
than not
- other teams doing that, namely
the Steelers and Raiders, and seeing something
unrecognizable in the aqua, orange and white
Dolphins: road losses to the Oilers and late
collapses against so-so teams that you're used
to beating nine times out of ten.
That's when the anxious gene really
kicks in!

The blog also consistently has great photos and
illustrations, and really speaks to someone who
knows the history of the NHL and the Habs
in particular.

http://www.habseyesontheprize.com/

In fact, today's post concerns Number Ten,
25 Years Ago Today: The Surprise Retirement Of Guy Lafleur
http://www.habseyesontheprize.com/2009/11/26/1174682/25-years-ago-today-the-surprise

When I close my eyes, just like I can for the
Dolphins and Orioles of that era, I can still
name those players from the late '70's.
Their names, their numbers, their ingrained
habits and quirks and favorite moves on the
ice and the way they played with flair and grace.
Now THAT was a team for the ages.

Je me souviens.









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