Monday, July 28, 2008

Monday Morning Variety

I have a bunch of things to mention this morning so I figured I'd condense it all into one post this morning.

The Atlanta Thrashers never unveiled their new third jersey or anything of that nature at their event over the weekend. An email that went out to fans said they'd get to see "a new look" but I guess that could mean anything. There are new players, new coaches and the new Blue Crew. Take your pick.

Greg at Puck Daddy came across a fascinating uniform-related bit of information regarding a women's team that played in 1916.



They were called the Edmonton Swastikas. The post is definitely worth a read.

I've added some new features to the blog over the last few days. Our Rebranding The NHL series now has its own sidebar element. Currently you can vote on the secondary color Matt will use for his Blues logos.

There's a Shoutouts section where I thank the folks who've been kind enough to mention Icethetics elsewhere. There's a new Tag Cloud, with my thanks to Frivmo. And by now you've noticed the Design Opportunities section has yet to be filled in. I'm still working on that one.

That does it for now. Later in the day I've got polls coming plus lots of concept art based off of yesterday's third jersey rumors. 1:13 PM: Check that. I had to take my computer in for repairs today so we'll have to hold off on the jersey art until tomorrow. The polls will be up, no problem.)

8 comments:

Resist The Machine. said...

Will Monday Morning Variety be a constant series just like Wallpaper Wednesday and Freak Out Friday?

Damme said...

The Swastika was created long before the nazis. It's ancient, so those sweaters have nothing to do with nazis. Nazis just copied it.

wade little said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika,_Ontario

Michael said...

Thanks for sharing the Blue Crew with us! Kristie is definitely my favorite. There's a new poll for you, which Ice Girl is your favorite? I know the Flyers have an ice team, do a lot of the other teams have them as well?

Chris said...

Will Monday Morning Variety be a constant series just like Wallpaper Wednesday and Freak Out Friday?

I have no plans of making it a regular series but anything can happen.

The Swastika was created long before the nazis. It's ancient, so those sweaters have nothing to do with nazis. Nazis just copied it.

I didn't say those uniforms had anything to do with the Nazis, I just thought it was interesting. This whole blog is about symbols, after all. In fact, Greg does talk a little bit about the history of the swastika in his post.

Thanks for sharing the Blue Crew with us! Kristie is definitely my favorite. There's a new poll for you, which Ice Girl is your favorite? I know the Flyers have an ice team, do a lot of the other teams have them as well?

Anything I can do to help brighten up your Monday. I can't speak for other teams, but I do know my Bolts have the Lightning Girls.

Paul said...

yeah, i think a lot of the teams are starting to have girls on ice during games... My Preds have the Goal Girls...
http://predators.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=NHLPage&bcid=goalgirls

ben said...

Hey Chris my blog mentions icethetics and i'm trying to get an audience together. It's only new and there isn't much on it yet but do you think you could put up a link?
It's bentalkshockey.blogspot.com

thanks!

Curtle said...

It's too bad that the Swastika had to be turned into a screwed up symbol by Nazi Germany. I'm sure if all the Nazi S**t from WWII didn't happen it would still be accepted today.
Could you imagine the controversy if somebody walked around with a huge Swastika on their shirt? Or maybe if a Hockey team decided to use it again?

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