Sunday, May 09, 2010

This week in Oakland Sports: Braden perfect game

Wow, Dallas Braden had grabbed headlines this week for his one-sided feud with NY Yankee Alex Rodriguez, which was getting kind of sad and pathetic. Now, he's been lifted into baseball immortality by pitching the 19th perfect game in MLB history. Wow, good for him. I take back all my comments about Braden not backing up his talk with his play. For now, he gets a free pass. Congrats to him and his love for his grandma who looked after him after his mom died of cancer when he was in high school. This is a local kid from Stockton (the 209, as he calls it) that has made good, by his mom and otherwise.

Also, the Raiders finally exorcised the demon of JaMarcus-JaBustus-JaWalrus-JaMuffins Russell and his super-bust-sized contract. Thank goodness Al Davis came to his senses and followed the consensus of the Raidernation. I truly feel positive vibes around the Raiders now after the team's off-season moves and solid draft.

Lastly, I hear the Golden State Warriors may finally change their terrible logo and uniforms back to the old school royal blue and yellow of the 1980s and 1990s. I am all for it! As of now, they easily have the WORST uniforms in the NBA.

Sources who have seen the artist rendering of the possible new logo describe it as an updated version of the team logo from the Run TMC era, the new logo will be a circular logo with a silhouette of the new Bay Bridge Tower and the words “Golden State” on the top to the circle and “Warriors” on the bottom of the circle.

With the team up for sale this summer, I really hope that ORACLE CEO Larry Ellison quickly wins the bid, keeps the team in Oakland, finds a big-name head coach and yes, changes the uniforms back to the classic Warriors. While he's at it, why not finally drop the "Golden State" and rename the team the Oakland Warriors? Is all this too much to ask? I don't think so. Long-suffering Warriors fans deserve it all.

So, to summarize: LET'S GO OAKLAND! ... and the Sharks, I guess.