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Green Gone, Put the Jersey On!

Yes, we added green!
You did? I missed it! What? Where?
It’s hidden on shorts.

(That’s my haiku. Now to explain it!)

The Minnesota Timberwolves, I mean Minnesota Wolves, confound me. There’s a HUGE announcement that neon green is in the mix! The Wolves are re-adding green to their palate! It’s the north star and eye in the logo. Now, let’s see how it shows on the jerseys!

Why the exclamation point? Well, this is the same organization that had green in the logo, but that same green was hard to find on jerseys. In fact try to find it on the old jerseys. Can you find a spot of green?
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Yes, green was gone! You can’t even find it on the alternate logo. The trees stayed on the shorts and in the armpits, but the green was gone.

With two jerseys unveiled, the Wolves have started the NEW era with no green. The tease of THREADS being green makes it almost hilarious.

Here’s the NEW look:
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(Images courtesy Timberwolves.com)

It’s definitely a new look. What’s new is a the two-tones of blue. I like it! (Yes, I know it’s Memphis-like.) I would love some green trim or outline, but c’est la vie. #NikeNotWorriedAboutMe

I’m certain a green jersey is coming (two are left to unveil), but why no green appears yet is a mystery to me. Minnesota seems to have stolen the Mavericks’ color scheme (see the Dallas Mavericks NBA jersey store) and that’s not really “new.” The stripe is also not new. The stripe feels Washington Bullets inspired or soccer-like.

For now, the green is gone, but I’d bet it will shine brightly soon. Until then, I’ll remain hopeful a nice green addition is coming soon.

What’s your take?

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Jerry Jones – Hall of Fame the Hard Way

Buyer, Destroyer
He trades away the franchise
And wins; wins it all!

Jerry wrecked my world. He sacked the beloved Tom Landry. Then, he traded away a man who gained 2,000 yards with little support. Are you kidding me? I thought that he just handed Minnesota Herschel Walker and the Super Bowl.
(An as aside, I’ll add that Minnesota didn’t really use Herschel as I thought
they would. Oddly enough, it didn’t translate into a long playoff run.
To those who talk about how the trade equaled a Super Bowl for Dallas, look
at the guys drafted. That is NOT easy! Each draft pick is a gamble. I’m pretty sure no other team can equal that drafting excellence.)

The ‘Boys dropped 15 games (getting worse!) and the shining star of the year was a single win at Washington #WinTheRivalry. It looked like tanking before tanking  was a ‘thing’ and it was bad. The winning Cowboys were gone.

Looking back, it’s clear it was time for a change, but I was floored while it happened. Jerry drilled a new hole. Once he & Coach Jimmy got it going, it was going well.

Jerry took risks off the field, too. I heard he was causing league trouble with sponsorships. He did his thing even though there were league-wide sponsors. He believed he could and should sell his team. He did!

I didn’t mind that at all. He was selling a team he bought. He put everything into the Cowboys and wanted to pursue everything in return. I enjoyed that.

After winning it all (and all again the next year), it was too much. The core imploded and Coach Johnson was gone. That was hard to take.

Let’s fast forward to now. Jerry Jones has learned and grown. And lately, it’s working. Dallas hasn’t won, but they are on the edge. Winning it all is not easy and no small accomplishment. Being close is amazing. I am happy he has – let’s say – calibrated into how he does it today.

Looking over it all, I have to say congratulations. Jerry, you’ve earned that gold jacket. Enjoy it!

PS If you don’t believe my assessment of Herschel Walker, check out 34’s stats at https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/W/WalkHe00.htm