Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Beat the Blues

[NBA Playoffs] The Utah Jazz play Thursday night at home against Houston in game three of their playoff series.

Will point guard/god Deron Williams get past his poor, bruised butt and play at 100 percent? Pity those poor Rockets if he does--he played hurt the first two games, after all. Can Kyle Korver sink another of those buzzer-beater 3-pointers? Will Andre Kirilenko stay happy?

These are the important questions. But something else I've gotta ask: Can someone in the Larry Miller organization please, please do something about those awful powder-blue t-shirts Jazz fans found on their seats in the Energy Solutions Arena last year and wore during the series against Golden State? Blecch! Pale blue is just that: Pale. Awful on TV. It has no hope of standing out on camera, and face it--the pasty Nordic types that make up 80 percent of the Jazz fan base look even more washed out when wearing it.

Hey look. The Utah Jazz is already fighting for cred among NBA writers and broadcasters, who rarely mention even one of the players in any title-chasing context. They'd rather salivate over Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett and Chris Paul. Except for Charles Barkley. Now that man knows the Jazz has mettle.

To recap: If we could simply lose the powder blue, all would be right in the playoff world. Don't you think? (Holly Mullen)


  1. I'm cool with the powder blue. I personally like the new jersey color scheme. I also love the original purple, yellow, green look. I couldn't stand the in-between look with the mountain silhouette and the awful teal and brown. Yuck.

    REGARDLESS OF THEIR BRANDING, the Jazz rule! This new team is so damn hot. DWilly is the freakin boy.

    GO JIZZ!

    p.s. You're right, the Jazz get no respect nationally, but that'll change.

  2. Hahaha. You're right, this team rules. I'm growing more fond of Korver, too. Love the teamwork, love the unselfishness--all the stuff that the national NBA writers overlook or pass off as unimportant.

  3. Lest we forget, the depth. No other team can match our bench. We can surprise the opposition in more ways than a Sunni insurgency.


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