Wednesday, May 5, 2010

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Kobe Bryant LA Times Photo Shoot – LA Lakers Star Dressed in White For Photo Shoot
Kobe Bryant LA Times Photos: Basketball player Kobe Bryant recently posed for LA Times in an ‘All White Affair’ themed photo shoot.

The L.A. Lakers posed in all white for a Los Angeles Times photo shoot as part of an upcoming interview in the magazine.

These pictures have received mixed reactions, with some people applauding him for this brave effort to do something different, while others criticizing him for looking like a ‘little white robin hood’ in the LA Times photo shoot.

In one such photo for the LA Times, Kobe Bryant can be seen wearing a v-neck tee with a scarf wrapped around his head, while in another one, the star is dressed in a 2-piece suit (see pic above).

Gonzo: Eagles should make permanent change to kelly green

It's a good start and a nice gesture, but it's not enough. The Eagles should do more.

On Monday, at a news conference appropriately held at Franklin Field, site of the title game, the Eagles announced they'll honor the 1960 NFL championship team by wearing throwback kelly green uniforms - complete with the classic, white block numbers on the jerseys and helmets with gray wings and facemasks - for the first game of the 2010 season. On Sept. 15, the Birds will play the Green Bay Packers, the team the Eagles defeated 50 years ago, 17-13, to win the franchise's last title of any significance.

For the moment, the Birds are only scheduled to wear the old uniforms for one game. What a tease.

Bringing back the kelly greens full-time makes sense on so many fronts. To begin, it would send a subtle message that the franchise wants the same thing as its fans: to return to a time when the Eagles were the best team in football. It would also allow the team to decommission the midnight green uniforms.

While the current unis ushered in a new, winning era of Eagles football, they also represent a time period in franchise history that will be mostly remembered for getting close - but not winning - a championship.

Why not move forward by embracing the past? Everyone wins that way.

Besides, the Eagles are fully aware that everything old is new (and fashionable and easily marketed). On the team's Web site, there's a grainy video of the 1960s Eagles playing at Franklin Field. As a voice-over implores you to buy merchandise online, you can catch glimpses of Tommy McDonald and Chuck Bednarik (and, if you look closely, most of the Daily News' current sports staff).

From both a business and PR perspective, it makes sense for the Eagles. They can curry favor with the fans while putting money in the organization's already bloated bank account. Plus, and this is no small point, the kelly green uniforms are infinitely cooler than anything the Eagles have donned over the last few years - particularly the blue and yellow 75th anniversary outfits/abominations.

Just as the New England Patriots are meant to rock the logo with the colonial figure hiking the ball through his legs, just as the Jets are supposed to wear the white helmets with the simple green logo, the Birds got it right the first time with the kelly green uniforms. The front office should scrap all the other jerseys and pants and helmets and bring back a combination that works just as well today as it did 50 years ago.

It's the right move. The Eagles need to make it happen.

1 comment:

  1. Life long Laker fan and been watching Kobe since day one in the NBA
    but the photos in the times caught me off guard. They do not help with the tough guy image you need to have at all times to be at the top of your game in the NBA
    Keep that issue I don't think you will see anything like that again!