Wednesday, August 7, 2013

New Mexico State to sport new helmets

The New Mexico State football team is currently a ward of the NCAA. They have no conference affiliation and no one will be picking them up in the foreseeable future. That doesn't mean the Aggies can't jazz up their uniforms a little bit.

The team showed off their new helmets complete with crossed guns on the stripe in the middle. While that might not win too many fans among those who oppose guns they've done a good job considering the bland look they had before.

 It probably won't help with their on field performance but at least they'll look better taking their Saturday afternoon beatings.


Dwayne Wade pays homage to Trayvon Martin on the cover of Ebony Magazine

Miami Heat guard Dwayne Wade has been outspoken throughout the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin ordeal. He's now using the platform that sports has given him to make another statement. 

On the cover of the Sept. 2013 issue of Ebony, Wade and his two sons, Zaire and Zion, are seen wearing gray hoodies. Underneath them is text that reads "We are Trayvon."

Wade and his sons were wearing the hoodies in support of the South Florida teenager who was shot and killed by George Zimmerman.

It's not as political as what Muhammad Ali, John Carlos or Tommie Smith did back in the day, but Wade is bringing an awareness to the fact that there are too many young black kids dying over to what amounts to nothing.  

Doug Gilmour trades his son to another OHL team

Doug Gilmour played 20 years in the NHL and earned his way into the Hockey Hall of fame.

After retirement he took his knowledge of the game and turned it into a front office job as general manager of the OHL's Kingston Frontenacs.

Young Jake Gilmour is a prospect for his father's team. At least he was until the old man traded him away to the Niagara Ice Dogs for a 12th round draft pick.    

I guess there goes the father/son quality time. It had to be tough for Doug to trade his son, but he might get questioned at the next family dinner as to why he traded his son.

Doug Gilmour played 20 seasons in the NHL, scoring 450 goals and adding 964 assists with St. Louis, Calgary, Toronto, New Jersey, Chicago, Buffalo and Montreal before joining the Frontenacs.