Thursday, May 22, 2008

Sick Jersey Most astounding human accomplishment of all time?

In a word: Possibly! For almost as long as it takes to get an M.R.I. in Canada, Sick Jersey has been doing God's work (obviously white, Christian God) in exposing the soft, customized and often sluggy underbelly of the Sabres jersey world. Not long ago I was brutally exposed to some of the most customized Sabres jerseys known to science. The experience shook me to the core. The experience then took a long calculating stare, freed the last drag of cool white smoke from his now greasy Newport then violently grasped my core and shook it's the core. If you have ever seen the phenomena firsthand you will most likely agree. I'll say it as bluntly as I can when sober. People who put their own name on their jerseys stink. There. I said it. To combat this atrocity I have constructed the greatest single electronical contrivance since the advent of the telephone machine: There I record and discuss these jersified transgressions for the benefit of all human society. Trapped in a world of sick jerseys, I find myself leaping from jersey to jersey, putting things right that once went wrong, and hoping (not unlike Dr. Sam Beckett) each time that my next leap will be the leap home. In conjunction with Sabres Not Slugs we hope to turn the tide of all things astray with Sabres jerseys and the human condition in general. So take heed! Do what ever you can to stem the tide of all things unholy, starting specifically with customized Sabres slug jerseys and working you way to world hunger, war and shit like that. You know, when you get some time. Stand up and be part of the nerdy, presumably overweight and internet savvy solution! Thank you for your time. Good luck and God bless you and yours.

President and C.E.O. industries LLC.

Friday, May 16, 2008

The Gordon's Sabres.

A couple days ago, I received in my inbox, a really cool uniform from a guy's Senior league team. They are the Gordon's Sabres who represent Gordon's, a great looking watering hole on Delaware Ave in Buffalo. And let me tell you, they offer great drink specials, $3.50 Jager bombs where I come from is an unheard of value for my boozing dollar. I'll choose a value priced Jager Bomb over a gallon of gas anyday. More impressive is the great job they did designing their uniforms. What a cool look, and John who shot me the email, said simply, "We wanted to do what the Sabres should have done."

Between the logo and personnel failures, it's growing ever more apparent there was a ton of things the Sabres should have done the last two years. Own up to it, stop pissing on people's heads and calling it rain.

The Gordon's jersey is a lot of fun. The slightly malnurished, but more importantly, inebriated standing Buffalo with the "G" is Gordon's logo which stand over sharp pointy thingys that I heard from urban legend and ancient Western New York mythology were once called "Sabres". Terrific! These jerseys also give us a great insight at what a Navy and metallic gold update to a vintage style uniform would hav---should hav---could have brought to the table. Winner winner Angus steak and onion ring dinner...then wash it down with a $2.25 bottle of Yuengling, ALL DAY, EVERYDAY.

And a close-up of the logo offers a close-up of embroidered awesomeness.

And here is an entire photo album of the team on the ice. GREAT JOB GUYS!


Sunday, May 11, 2008

Icethetics and GhettoFarmBoy

First, Charles did an awesome job in renaming the NHL Tournament of Logos as "Icethetics". It's a great name and a righteous pun for what that blog is turning into.

Second, if anyone didn't know, there was just a poll over at Icethetics to see who frequent contributor GhettoFarmBoy would do one of his fantastic rebrandings for next. When the polls closed yesterday, it seems that our Sabres will be the next to receive the GFB treatment. For any of you unaware of his work, he specializes in doing redesign concepts and is really quite amazing.

Here are some samples:
The Lightning
The Devils
The Capitals

There are a number of more high-quality rebrandings on the Icethetics site for your viewing pleasure, and I can't wait to see what Matt (GFB's first name) does with our beloved Blue and Gold.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Life in a slugless bubble...

is now possible for all who seek a home or away version.

I'll leave it at that for awhile. I'm going to be taking a Sabbatical but if any big news on how good or bad the Sabres' tinkering of the Vintage jerseys that are coming back in 08-09,(hopefully for 15 or more home games) I'll do my best to write about it.