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It's (past) time to ban midcourt logos

Posted on: November 12, 2011 11:43 am
Edited on: November 12, 2011 12:32 pm
 
By Gary Parrish

CORONADO, Calif. -- The logos college basketball events put at midcourt are dangerous.

Don't believe me, ask Roy Williams.

"Let's stop putting those stupid logos on the floor where kids slip and slide around," Williams said. "Somebody is going to get hurt, and I've said that for years and years and years."

The North Carolina coach has indeed said that for years and years and years -- proof being that the above quote isn't from Friday night's Carrier Classic. That's actually a quote I found from 2008, a quote Williams delivered after two Tar Heels (Marcus Ginyard and Tyler Hansbrough) slipped on a midcourt logo during a game in Raleigh.

So coaches have literally been fighting this fight for years and years and years.

And yet nothing changes.

There was still a big logo at midcourt for the Carrier Classic ... and it nearly cost Michigan State's Branden Dawson. The 6-foot-6 freshman slipped on the logo while running and twisted his knee. Yes, he later returned. But it looked bad. And it could've been bad. And it's not something the NCAA should allow to continue.

"We've got to get rid of those logos in the middle of the court," Michigan State's Tom Izzo said late Friday. "We can put logos other places. I'll wear logos to support the people who sponsor us. They can paint me. But we have to get rid of the logos for the safety of the players."

Photo: AP
Comments

Since: Nov 14, 2009
Posted on: November 12, 2011 6:03 pm
 

It's (past) time to ban midcourt logos

I've read a LOT of stupid posts on this site over the years but this one tops them all.   Unbelievable.  Just when you think you've seen stupid, stupid goes even further.  



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: November 12, 2011 5:42 pm
 

It's (past) time to ban midcourt logos

Why not just project the logo from a roof projector.   Set it to turn off automatically whenever a play is in action so no one gets blinded by it.



Since: Jun 3, 2008
Posted on: November 12, 2011 5:31 pm
 

It's (past) time to ban midcourt logos

I couldn't agree more!...How many times during the NC/MSU game and many others throughout the year, do we see players slipping on both the logo's at mid-court and those advertisement logo's at either side of mid-court?...Find another way to get your "greedy" hands on the almighty advertising dollar before some poor kid blows out a knee!...Or re-invent a way to do it without the elevated logo you now use...This statement from Roy Williams and Tom Izzo should be the tip of the iceberg for (all) coaches to sound off, that haven't already!...As some of you have already typed, "Yes", this way over due...



Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: November 12, 2011 5:28 pm
 

It's (past) time to ban midcourt logos

I like how about half this thread thinks the regular home courts have logos just plastered to the floor rather than painted on the wood and then covered in lacquer...



Since: May 10, 2011
Posted on: November 12, 2011 5:24 pm
 

It's (past) time to ban midcourt logos

OIC Wayne.  Since you are posting on this website since 2006 that must mean that you eat at McDonalds alot? Just taking a shot in the dark here if you know what I mean.



Since: May 10, 2011
Posted on: November 12, 2011 5:20 pm
 

It's (past) time to ban midcourt logos

Ridiculousness is just what your post is.  It really has nothing to do with what the people with the talent are making because they are amateur athletes that aren't supposed to get paid.  Go post on a NBA column if you you want to be ridiculous. 



Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: November 12, 2011 5:18 pm
 

It's (past) time to ban midcourt logos

Very, very true.



Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: November 12, 2011 5:17 pm
 

It's (past) time to ban midcourt logos

People posting on here deserve to be the underpaid, bitter, spiteful losers they obviously are, slo
bbering up artery-clogging processed food and choking on meats made with cancer-inducing levels of polluted feed, given their level of moronic indulgence of corporate selfishness and quasi-racist denigration of those seeking to ameliorate the violence done to working people by wingnuts supported by logo-stamping ghouls from the "business" world.



Since: Dec 9, 2009
Posted on: November 12, 2011 5:09 pm
 

It's (past) time to ban midcourt logos

it's just another way to make money around a sport while the people playing the acual game put their talent on the line and get nothing extra for it. 



Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: November 12, 2011 4:52 pm
 

It's (past) time to ban midcourt logos

It is past time to get rid of the logo stickers. The problem is not the sticker itself, it's  the change in texture from the rest of the floor. They actually have TOO MUCH traction compared to the rest of the floor, and that's why kids trip on them. If the ENTIRE FLOOR was that sticker, it would not be as bad. Notice it is knee injuries and ACL rather than hamstring muscle injuries, that shows too much traction.


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