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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."

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Comments

Since: Jul 30, 2011
Posted on: November 12, 2011 4:52 pm
 

It's (past) time to ban midcourt logos

Classic Photo of Obama standing on a Home Loan advertiser at a BBALL game, when the  country is in the worst housing crisis ever. Hey Barry, get any of the PEOPLES work done there? I thought not. You can also tell it is full bore campaign mode time when MooChelle is wearing the flag of the country she so dislikes. Sure it was Veterans Day, and the President should have made an apperence. Could have been by video though. How much did our kids borrow from China for he and his details round trip? Im sure that the Repulicans forced him. Rumor has it he went on to Oakland and sang kumbaya before heading to Silicon Valley with a suitcase to pick up donations. 



Since: Apr 4, 2007
Posted on: November 12, 2011 4:50 pm
 

It's (past) time to ban midcourt logos

You moron. let's attack another industry and kill the jobs and tax revenues it provides. And while we're at it, let's provide more services we cant afford to people with the reduced tax base. We could be Italy, Spain, Greece, Ireland, Portugal, eitc.,  and more in no time if we really try hard. And the beauftiul part of that is if the US goes the way of Europe, we'll be too big too save.



Since: Mar 7, 2009
Posted on: November 12, 2011 4:41 pm
 

It's (past) time to ban midcourt logos

Tore my ACL on a wet court. Wasn't on the painted area though. Years later I understand that stuff happens.



Since: Mar 26, 2008
Posted on: November 12, 2011 4:26 pm
 

It's (past) time to ban midcourt logos

its not the painted logos thats the problem its the stickers



Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: November 12, 2011 4:19 pm
 

It's (past) time to ban midcourt logos

We have Chick-fil-As all over the Raleigh-Durham area. They are quite delicious. Also excellent cheesecake and cole slaw. I suggest you visit one of the locations near you. There you go Chick-fil-A free advertisement. Oh: Eat mor Chiken!!



Since: Jun 26, 2007
Posted on: November 12, 2011 4:07 pm
 

It's (past) time to ban midcourt logos

Come to think of it, maybe they should have put a Chick-Fil-A logo on Michelles posterior.  That would have been good exposure.




Since: Dec 31, 2009
Posted on: November 12, 2011 4:05 pm
 

It's (past) time to ban midcourt logos

I commend you on a a very relevant comment toward your cause.  I am not anti-big government but I respect the OWS cause and you have pointed out an example that represents your cause.  Kudos!



Since: Mar 10, 2009
Posted on: November 12, 2011 4:05 pm
 

It's (past) time to ban midcourt logos

LoL, c is classic, even after all these years, still his fault...he must be stopped Tongue out



Since: Jun 26, 2007
Posted on: November 12, 2011 4:02 pm
 

It's (past) time to ban midcourt logos

Do logos really work anyway?  I watched the whole game and saw the logo a billion times but I never thought of the sponsor.  Don't the players already wear logos - Swooshes, Reebok, etc.  I watch a ton of college football yet have never been to a Chick-Fil-A and I live near 2 of them.   



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: November 12, 2011 3:59 pm
 

It's (past) time to ban midcourt logos

Wow!  I am now officially dumber than I was this morning, having read this thread.  The amount of rif-raf that people spew in the name of factual argument is amazing!

What I have learned today:
a)  Corporate advertisement causes prices to go up, not down!
b)  Logos are only slippery because players sweat!
c)  Its all George Bush's fault!

:) 


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