adidas all in Adidas Helping High Schools To Shed Native American Images
Adidas has pledged to support any initiative that a high school wants to undertake to rid itself of nicknames or mascots considered offensive to Native Americans. The apparel company has pledged free design help, even financial assistance, to any school system that wants to pursue a new athletic identity. You’ll recall Northwest Catholic’s announcement that it had dropped Indians for Lions. Adidas obviously approves.
Did you see LeBron James annoyingly tugging at the skin tight, one piece uniform top the Cavaliers debuted Wednesday against the Knicks? Superman’s cape? Hardly. It looked liked the emperor was looking for new clothes after he started the night shooting 4 of 11. He actually tore away at the sleeves confining his massive biceps. The uniform was the fifth the Cavs have worn in their first five games. Put it on a hanger.
Matt Harvey, the Mystic Met, the Dark Knight, has a new moniker National League comeback player of the year. Harvey was 13 8 with a 2.71 ERA in his first year back from Tommy John surgery. On the day we learned New Britain’s new Atlantic League team will be called the Bees homage to the city seal one the city’s most popular minor league players, Torii Hunter, announced his retirement from the majors after 17 seasons. As Fly scribe Dom Amore points out,
Chompers and Chew Chew of the Hartford Yard Goats could have playmates named Stinger and Buzz Buzz. By the way, there also was a New Britain Bees semi pro football team in the ’60s. ESPN has hired Chiney Ogwumike of the Connecticut Sun as one of its game and studio analysts for the women’s college basketball season.
The sad sack Detroit Lions, 1 7, fired GM Martin Mayhew and team president Tom Lewand a week after a bunch of assistant coaches were canned. We guess losing in London, which the Lions did to Kansas City on Sunday, is a bad omen. The Dolphins fired their coach, Joe Philbin, a few days after The Fish were hooked by the Jets on the other side of the pond. . If you are looking to watch the Patriots Sunday against the Redskins at 1, be advised that Fox 61 has opted to televise the Giants Tampa Bay game at 4. So it’s a sports bar or snippets on NFL Red Zone for you Pats’ fans. Trinity’s homecoming football game against Wesleyan Nov. 14 will be televised live on CPTV Sports at noon.