Friday, November 20, 2009

Deep Thoughts

The Thrashers should cancel the defeat-causing, universally disliked third jerseys (okay, maybe not universally; I'm sure there's someone, somewhere, who likes them) and hold a contest for fans to design a kick-ass new one. Amiright?

Also, Maxim Afinogenov is a great man. Not only is he a quality player, but he seems like a super-nice guy. HOWEVER, recently the Chronicle photographic unit caught him during a particularly intense moment:


At times, the man can be downright intimidating.

15 comments:

GoPuckYourself said...

I've always wanted to ask Max why he tried to hijack that cruise ship in Speed 2: Cruise Control, only to be thwarted by the scripted "awesomeness" of Jason Patric and the most annoying actress not named Helen Hunt, Sandra Bullock. I'm sure Lindy Ruff had something to do with that, too. It all comes back to Buffalo...

(that is William Defoe in that picture, correct?)

krisabelle said...
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krisabelle said...

Amazing Finny pic! I hope to have that blown up into a mega slammin' poster to bedeckle our new mantle! You know who's admitted to the red jerseys being their "fave"? Tobias Enstromboli.

Anonymous said...

There's nothing wrong with the jerseys.

Mortimer Peacock said...

The oracle appears and hands down his/her wisdom.

Mortimer Peacock said...

Oh, and yes, GPY, that is the one and only Willem Dafoe. Should have won at least two Oscars by now, in my opinion, but alas...

Maybe he'll get lucky when he portrays Maxim Afinogenov in our little project.

Razor Catch Prey said...

The third jersey seriously needs to be totally scratched and reimagined. I like the idea of using the maroon as a main color, but those just don't work. Maroon and navy would look much better than maroon and yellow. The boys look like they should be delivering pizzas in those.

Mortimer Peacock said...

Yeah, there's nothing wrong with maroon. It's just that those jerseys are so badly designed: the logo is ugly, the big numbers on the front are ugly, the patterns on the sleeves are ugly, etc.

It's hard for me to see how anyone with even a rudimentary aesthetic sense could like them.

And at this point, they really are bad luck. Superstition is a time-honored and legitimate aspect of professional sports.

Razor Catch Prey said...

The yellow/white on red looks terrible. The bird head (third) logo on the shoulder is unproportionatly big, and the whole cut/design of the white and red is an eyesore.

I kind of liked them at first, but I think it was just the new-ness of them.

Still, if we didn't have those third jerseys we wouldn't have the Blue Crew's red uniforms. And that would be a huge loss to the world.

Thrashers Recaps said...

I agree that we should have a fan art submission contest for the third jerseys. That's how you usually get the best designs.

Mr. Speaker said...

Well shit! I had no idea Willem Dafoe was in Speed, Part Doo. Perhaps now I will reconsider the nature of my relationship with said movie...if you can call it that!

Speaking of harrowing movie tales and burgeoning mini-movie projects, I suggest you guys -- the esteemed and scholarly Chronicle staff that is -- mosey on over to K-belle's "blogtastico" for a blog-tasty treat of uproarious humor and another "Eureka" realization that Rick Peverley deserves not one starring role in a featurette, but TWO by golly!!

"By God it's tasty!!!"

Jay said...

I don't mind the third jersey, but I really like the old dark jerseys that had what I assume is an aerial view of a thrasher. Those were pretty kickass. I wish they would have come up with something based on that.

Jay said...

OK, more marketing ideas. I seriously think that the Thrashers should base their plan around 80s/90s TV shows. You already know about my Baywatch idea, but here are some more:

The A-Team starring John Anderson as Hannibal Smith, Marty Reasoner as "Face", Chris Thorburn as "Murdock", and Eric Boulton as "BA Barracus"(imagine all of the chains). They go from town to town beating mindless evil sportswriters who say hockey can't work in Atlanta.

Cheers starring Ron Hainsey as Sam Malone, Todd White as Norm, Slava Kozlov as Cliff Clavin, Pavel Kubina as Frasier Crane, and Colby Armstrong as Woody. Hainsey picks up a couple of Islanders Ice Girls at the bar and later that night the Thrashers beat the Islanders because the Isles defenders keep falling on a horrible ice surface while it shows the missing Ice Girls in bed smoking a cigarette after they have felt the Full Ronnie. Kozlov bores the starting goalie to sleep by telling him useless information.

And finally, a remake of that awesome Miami Vice scene where Crockett and Tubbs are driving in their car with Phil Collins' "In the Air Tonight" playing in the background starring Zach Bogosian and Evander Kane. They end the scene pulling into Philips Arena on gamenight. Sweet.

swegs said...

agreed scratch those cursed jerseys, what like half of our loses have come wearing them right?

Mortimer Peacock said...

Jay-

Your comment makes me weep tears of joy. For some reason I particularly like the Kane-Bogo Miami Vice idea.

Swegs-

Yeah, 5 of them. Time for them to go.