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Sep
17

Broncos written in Browns endzone… in Browns font. (1986-87)

first_imgAll Activity SportsLogos.Net Share on other sites Forums Home Location:Wisco 414 kajeet Followers 0 Share on other sites Favourite Logos:All NBA Playoffs and Finals logos, late 1980s-early 2000s. Raymie VandyDelphia Mike 2 Share this post Page 1 of 2   Members Location:Long Island, NY MJWalker45 423 7 60 Share this post illwauk Posted January 13, 2013 0 Share this post Location:Wisco Location:Orlando, Fl 60 Link to post Recommended Posts I’m dead, inside and out; I’m still dead 1 mediocreguy It’s mostly off topic, but does anyone know the name of the typeface for the Broncos’ old wordmark? I have a lookalike called Casil, but it has another, more famous name, and it’s slipping my mind.I like it, certainly more than the Browns’ Optima, which never fit right to me. 231 Posted January 17, 2013 Favourite Logos:Hartford Whalers, Colorado Rockies (NHL), Vancouver Millionaires dfwabel Location:Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania USA 0 omnivore Share on other sites Share this post Share this post 5,026 60 illwauk Grand Pooba of Walksylvania Sports Logo News Link to post I forgot all about this too! I remember being mad that the year that Denver hosted Cleveland, both end zones were the same DENVER in one BRONCOS in the other (I think… or both were (BRONCOS). I thought Denver refused to do it or something. hated them even more! By then, I’m sure that the NFL Changed it. Did the NFC ever do it? For the Seahawks at LA Raiders in the 1983 AFC Championship…the Seahawks had a blue end-zone at the LA Coliseum. Sign in to follow this   Share on other sites Funny thing is, I watched that game live and still never noticed it until years later. I remember the AFC playoffs between Kansas City and Miami had both teams helmets at midfield. I think this was the only time Cleveland did it but it has a precedent. Posted January 14, 2013 Link to post sᴘᴏʀᴛsʙᴀʟʟ ᴄᴏᴍᴍᴇɴᴛᴇʀ 0 dbadefense1990 Link to post Share this post the admiral Share on other sites Link to post 423 89 illwauk This was also done during the 1985 AFC title game at the Orange Bowl between the Dolphins and Patriots. Needless to say, the road team also won this one.Skip to 5:47http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5VszkxeTr8That painting of New England’s endzone is atrocious. Different size fonts (the T, and the S) and spacing? I am guessing they cheaped out and kept some of the letters from a prior game, to spell Patriots.Edit: The Dolphins hosted the Browns the week before in the Orange Bowl, and prior to that, it was probably the Orange Bowl Game, Penn State vs Oklahoma. So no idea where the big “T”‘s came from (dig up, stupid (Simpson’s reference) or the lonely “s” at the end.The Orange Bowl game did not have team names in the endzones until later in the 1989 game. Since the endzones just said, “Orange Bowl”, they were most likely using part of the “B” for a “P”, flipping the letter “E” for one and using the “I” twice. 89 Share on other sites the admiral Sports Logo News the admiral Link to post Location:New Jersey Has this happened for a non-Super Bowl since the Saints home game in Giants Stadium?Do the London games count? The Giants-Dolphins game had “Dolphins” in both end zones, but they now put both teams in an end zone. Here’s the field for Broncos-49ers; each team had an endzone but only 49ers logos were painted at the 25s. 11 0 26,194 Share this post Members Link to post Favourite Logos:70s/80s Phillies, Swingin’ Friar, Tulane angry wave, 76ers Ben Franklin dribbling, 80s Milwaukee Bucks, Detroit Tigers D, UNC Tarred Heel, Gritty the admiral Has this happened for a non-Super Bowl since the Saints home game in Giants Stadium? Share on other sites Share this post Link to post 0 Members 2,203 posts 28,545 posts “People of the court, these guys are total dildos!&quot Share this post Members 3,257 posts Share this post Posted January 13, 2013 Posted January 14, 2013 ltjets21 8 cmm 0 Sports Logos 1 All Activity Share on other sites 26,194 Posted January 14, 2013 mjrbaseball Posted January 14, 2013 231 1 illwauk Share this post Link to post Members Posted January 13, 2013 423 369 Share this post 0 Burning River 0 167 posts Share on other sites Favourite Logos:NFL:Original Ravens and Seahawks,New York Giants script logo,Houston Oilers MLB:Cartoon Oriole Raymie That would be cool if they did that now, but Emperor Goodell would NEVER let that happen. 1 7 Posted January 14, 2013 369 Perhaps that’s a condensed version of Clarendon? 34 Share on other sites 26,194 26,194 Banned Link to post 0 “People of the court, these guys are total dildos!&quot 4,155 987 posts 2012 NCFA-FCS National Champions 26,194 11 0 Posted January 14, 2013 386 57,915 posts 0 Share on other sites 0 34 Share this post 4,155 Members dfwabel Sports Logos Share this post Location:Havertown, PA 4,212 1,122 posts Link to post I forgot all about this too! I remember being mad that the year that Denver hosted Cleveland, both end zones were the same DENVER in one BRONCOS in the other (I think… or both were (BRONCOS). I thought Denver refused to do it or something. hated them even more! By then, I’m sure that the NFL Changed it. Did the NFC ever do it? For the Seahawks at LA Raiders in the 1983 AFC Championship…the Seahawks had a blue end-zone at the LA Coliseum.Maybe this was the drive of creating unique AFC/NFC Championship Game logos, starting in the late 1990s. Maybe the rationale was that the match was a championship game of some sort in the NFL, hence the need to have both participants’ names on the end zones. But the location of the title game gave the home team the option of stylizing the names.Consider though that the NFL made logos for everything starting in the second half of the 1990s — divisional playoffs, Wild Card, kickoff weekend, probably the draft… Plus NBC, CBS and Fox all used them in the opens for their respective games. Members 4,212 31,030 posts Location:Denver, Colo. 422 Prev Favourite Logos: • Interlocking NY• Maple Leafs• Birmingham Biscuits Posted January 16, 2013 Posted January 14, 2013 Perhaps that’s a condensed version of Clarendon?Yeah, could be in the Clarendon family. A few things look a little different (numbers, mostly) but I can see the similarities. 386 8 Share on other sites Link to post This was also done during the 1985 AFC title game at the Orange Bowl between the Dolphins and Patriots. Needless to say, the road team also won this one.Skip to 5:47http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5VszkxeTr8 231 874 posts Link to post 0 0 Members Interesting Members 7 Next 414 Link to post dbadefense1990 Broncos written in Browns endzone… in Browns font. (1986-87) 1,875 posts 0 2 In the Documentary namath you can see when the Jets hosted the 49ers they put a small 49ers script in one endzone, as well as the sourdough sam logo. Multiple decades of nerding out to sports logos! Share this post Link to post 369 423 Members 1,122 posts 12,353 posts Share on other sites Members 60 Share on other sites 108 posts 2,353 posts 11 Members Share on other sites 386 422 SportsLogos.Net Share this post mjmatias 60 Share on other sites 423 Link to post Burning River 26,194 I was watching the old 1986 AFC Championship game yesterday, and I don’t know how I missed it before, but the Broncos, when playing in Cleveland, were given an endzone complete with the word Broncos written in the Browns font. Not only that, but they made a makeshift Broncos helmet (with the D logo minus the horse). I’d love to see this kind of stuff nowadays, though I’m sure it’ll never happen outside of a Super Bowl.Anyway, here’s a blog post someone did with pictures. http://theaxisofego.com/2012/02/02/you-wont-see-this-again-anytime-soon/And here’s some visual evidence: I apologize for any decorum Share on other sites 5,026 mjmatias Sign in to follow this   Followers 0 omnivore Share this post mjrbaseball Location:San Antonio, Texas 57,915 posts Favourite Logos:North Stars Link to post Share on other sites 1 Posted January 14, 2013 Raymie 5,026 MJWalker45 Raymie Just found this… skip to 1:30 to see a set of solid red helmets for the Cardinals. I’m guessing the white outlines had something to do with why they didn’t make the helmets white instead. The Kansas City Chiefs used to place their helmet and the opposing teams helmet in midfield during the early ’70’s, before they moved to Arrowhead stadium. Favourite Logos:North Stars Members 60 12,353 posts Link to post This topic is now closed to further replies. 89 cmm Share on other sites 0 VandyDelphia Mike browna I forgot all about this too! I remember being mad that the year that Denver hosted Cleveland, both end zones were the same DENVER in one BRONCOS in the other (I think… or both were (BRONCOS). I thought Denver refused to do it or something. hated them even more! By then, I’m sure that the NFL Changed it. Did the NFC ever do it? For the Seahawks at LA Raiders in the 1983 AFC Championship…the Seahawks had a blue end-zone at the LA Coliseum.Maybe this was the drive of creating unique AFC/NFC Championship Game logos, starting in the late 1990s. Maybe the rationale was that the match was a championship game of some sort in the NFL, hence the need to have both participants’ names on the end zones. But the location of the title game gave the home team the option of stylizing the names. browna Cujo ltjets21 Posted January 13, 2013 Share this post Just me. This was also done during the 1985 AFC title game at the Orange Bowl between the Dolphins and Patriots. Needless to say, the road team also won this one.Skip to 5:47http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5VszkxeTr8That painting of New England’s endzone is atrocious. Different size fonts (the T, and the S) and spacing? I am guessing they cheaped out and kept some of the letters from a prior game, to spell Patriots.Edit: The Dolphins hosted the Browns the week before in the Orange Bowl, and prior to that, it was probably the Orange Bowl Game, Penn State vs Oklahoma. So no idea where the big “T”‘s came from (dig up, stupid (Simpson’s reference) or the lonely “s” at the end. Link to post 4,212 Next 34 Location:Greater Los Angeles Area 0 Members I apologize for any decorum 423 Link to post By mediocreguy, January 13, 2013 in Sports Logo News Cujo 8 7,674 posts 0 This actually used to be a lot more common and usually happened for big games. Back in 1983, the Packers had a pair of green and gold helmets in each endzone, but for the famous Monday Night game against Washington, the helmets in one endzone were re-painted burgundy and gold.I also remember seeing a Monday Night game between the Packers and Jets from County Stadium where each team had a SMALL (presumably because the Brewers didn’t want any more paint than necessary on their field) wordmark in one of the endzones. Share on other sites 22,252 posts BASED. Members 414 Posted January 13, 2013 Members 1,727 posts 422 Share this post Members Posted January 17, 2013 This was also done during the 1985 AFC title game at the Orange Bowl between the Dolphins and Patriots. Needless to say, the road team also won this one.That painting of New England’s endzone is atrocious. Different size fonts (the T, and the S) and spacing? I am guessing they cheaped out and kept some of the letters from a prior game, to spell Patriots.Edit: The Dolphins hosted the Browns the week before in the Orange Bowl, and prior to that, it was probably the Orange Bowl Game, Penn State vs Oklahoma. So no idea where the big “T”‘s came from (dig up, stupid (Simpson’s reference) or the lonely “s” at the end.To me, the letters in PATRIOTS appear to be hand-painted, without using a stencil or any guidelines. Page 1 of 2   Share this post 4,155 Posted January 13, 2013 Forums Home 0 Posted January 14, 2013 Broncos written in Browns endzone… in Browns font. (1986-87) kajeet Prev Posted January 14, 2013 Members Go To Topic Listing mediocreguy 58 posts Posted January 16, 2013 Members 0 Broncos written in Browns endzone… in Browns font. (1986-87)last_img read more

Sep
17

How to remove plastic backing from patches

first_img Link to post Share this post Link to post By spyboy1, January 31, 2009 in Sports Logo News Share on other sites njmeadowlanders Sign in to follow this   Members Posted February 17, 2017 Share on other sites Recommended Posts How to remove plastic backing from patches 2 Location:detroit Share on other sites 10,716 Members FiddySicks 0 Favourite Logos:New York Mets 0 B-Rich Share this post 60 spyboy1 hjwii Posted January 31, 2009 Old Time Hockey I follow almost exactly this procedure, except I use a hairdryer for the melting, and I’m not smart enough to have thought of using tools, instead of my bare hands, for the bits where you slowly peel the melty plastic off the back. I’ll try it your way next time. On the drying phase, though, I recommend getting a clean brick and wrapping it in paper towel, then setting that on top of whatever you want to dry. You know that bit in the Shamwow commercial where the loud dude uses trick photography to make it look like he’s just soaked liquid up through carpet with the towel he’s hawking? I’ve actually achieved that result with the paper-towel-wrapped-brick method. Sucks up liquid like Dracula at the blood bank. Link to post 636 posts Followers 0 60 4) Holding the patch down with a butter knife, I grabbed a split corner from the center over the warning sticker, and removed the four plastic pieces easily. 10,716 60 Share this post 60 Share on other sites On Friday, January 30, 2009 at 2:12 PM, hjwii said: Share on other sites Sign in to follow this   54 njmeadowlanders Members Posted January 31, 2009 Share on other sites spyboy1 Members Location:New Orleans Share this post Location:San Diego, CA / Parsippany, NJ Share on other sites Link to post I follow almost exactly this procedure, except I use a hairdryer for the melting, and I’m not smart enough to have thought of using tools, instead of my bare hands, for the bits where you slowly peel the melty plastic off the back. I’ll try it your way next time. On the drying phase, though, I recommend getting a clean brick and wrapping it in paper towel, then setting that on top of whatever you want to dry. You know that bit in the Shamwow commercial where the loud dude uses trick photography to make it look like he’s just soaked liquid up through carpet with the towel he’s hawking? I’ve actually achieved that result with the paper-towel-wrapped-brick method. Sucks up liquid like Dracula at the blood bank.Wait… the Shamwow doesn’t really work like that?S#!t.SHAMwow. spyboy1 spyboy1 162 Share on other sites 60 4,113 posts Share this post Share this post 0 Competent Goofball Dad PapsMac 12,787 posts SportsLogos.Net Link to post 0 Posted January 31, 2009 The artist formally known as Bucfan56 I removed the patch backing easily in 5 minutes: spyboy1 31,371 posts Link to post Favourite Logos:Sacramento Republic FC 0 Members 60 60 I scored the plastic backing with a razor blade Share on other sites 162 BallWonk Posted January 31, 2009 Members Old Time Hockey Share on other sites How to remove plastic backing from patches BallWonk 1 post spyboy1 Share this post 2) I folded the patch on the scores, and it cracked easily, and folded the backing up from the warning sticker. Beast Mode @GoldAsIce Location:Sacramento, California Well, now, this is an impressive presentation…complete with easy to follow directions and pictures. Thank you… Posted January 31, 2009 Share this post 4,113 posts Share this post 3) I brought water to a boil in a Corning casserole, and let the patch soak for 5 minutes. Share on other sites Here is my method for removing the hard plastic backing from patches. These are the patches that come from National Emblem and have the warning label on the back.Most patches have a thin layer of flexible backing to seal the threads so they won’t unravel and to keep the backing material from fraying around the edges. These can be sewn as is and do not need to have the backing removed.Step 1 – First, read the warning label on the back and laugh at the part where it says putting the patch on a jersey will ruin it’s value. Then, take a sharp knife and cut an “x” in the plastic, being careful to not cut all the way through the plastic and into the patch itself.Step 2 – Fold the patch along the cuts to get the plastic to start to start to loosen from the patch.Step 3 – Boil the patch. Ten minutes should get the job done.Step 4 – Take a needle nose pliers and grab the point of one of the pieces of plastic and twist the plastic back on itself toward the outer edge of the patch. If you have boiled it long enough, you may even get a second piece off during this step.Step 5 – Return the patch to the boiling water once it cools too much to get any more pieces off and, after another 5-10 minutes, repeat the removal steps by again grabbing the point of the plastic in the center of the patch and twisting if off towards the outer edge.Step 6 – Once all the plastic is off, scrape off as much of the warning sticker that remains and blot the patch dry with a paper towel. I make a habit of putting it under a stack of books or heavy cardboard box to flatten it while it dries. Once this is done, your newly flexible (but now devoid of “collectible value”) patch is ready to be sewn on any jersey, which will only increase the jersey’s collectible value. 4,113 posts 16,001 1 Posted February 17, 2017 For me, the hair dryer method is too loud and too tedious to stand there holding the hair dryer. With the boiling method, I can go check my email while the 10 minutes ticks by. Just don’t forget what you are doing and let the water boil away! The smell of burnt plastic will alert you to your scorched pan and ruined patch. Also, NO MICROWAVING! I did that once to a patch with metallic threads and it left burn marks on my patch within 10 seconds.The towel and brick method sounds like a winner though. I just happened to have a heavy box full of sports programs on it’s way to the basement the night I took the photos, so that’s what came to mind to recommend. 9,167 posts Members Your’e kidding right–you didn’t really try to fry a turkey on a STOVE, did you? Link to post 0 oldschoolvikings Members FiddySicks hjwii 0 I ripped one off my Met logo for the left sleeve with nothing but my own two hands…It’s damn hard and takes a while, but I never thought to boil, and I was afraid of ruining it with a blade of some sort…I was always afraid of damaging the edge of the patch trying to separate the backing starting at the outer edge.As for cutting the backing, you can just score it a number of times. The backing is thick enough and stiff enough that I may not actually cut all the way through it myself, but when you fold it along the score, the plastic is stiff enough that it will crack and split open easily.Also, while it causes no harm to your cookware, I recommend using your oldest, most beat up sauce pan and only doing this while your wife is not home. It’s just a good way to keep the peace around the house rather than getting interrogated or crabbed at the entire time you are “wrecking” “her” cookware. Beast Mode This topic is now closed to further replies. Share this post Link to post I follow almost exactly this procedure, except I use a hairdryer for the melting, and I’m not smart enough to have thought of using tools, instead of my bare hands, for the bits where you slowly peel the melty plastic off the back. I’ll try it your way next time. On the drying phase, though, I recommend getting a clean brick and wrapping it in paper towel, then setting that on top of whatever you want to dry. You know that bit in the Shamwow commercial where the loud dude uses trick photography to make it look like he’s just soaked liquid up through carpet with the towel he’s hawking? I’ve actually achieved that result with the paper-towel-wrapped-brick method. Sucks up liquid like Dracula at the blood bank.Wait… the Shamwow doesn’t really work like that?S#!t. 3,302 posts 0 6) placed additional paper towels on the patch and weighted it flat. 0 2 Members 0 Location:Wisconsin 16,001 Forums Home 60 But I’ll have to get my wife to do the boiling… I’m not allowed near the stove after the fried turkey incident…. Posted January 31, 2009 Location:Woodbridge, VA I ripped one off my Met logo for the left sleeve with nothing but my own two hands…It’s damn hard and takes a while, but I never thought to boil, and I was afraid of ruining it with a blade of some sort… All Activity PapsMac Sports Logo News 1,151 0 Posted February 1, 2009 Followers 0 Old Time Hockey All Activity 0 Members Link to post 162 0 Piece of cake. 5 minutes plus drying time. 670 posts oldschoolvikings Link to post 0 Sports Logos 1,151 10,716 60 2 Members Well, now, this is an impressive presentation…complete with easy to follow directions and pictures. Thank you…But I’ll have to get my wife to do the boiling… I’m not allowed near the stove after the fried turkey incident…. 2,565 posts Location:Old Metairie, LA 54 5) Removed the patch from the water, and placed it on a paper towel, and easily scrapped the soggy sticker off the patch 1,151 54 Share this post Sports Logo News B-Rich 0 0 Sports Logos Link to post 16,001 Go To Topic Listing Forums Home SportsLogos.Net Posted January 31, 2009 Posted January 31, 2009 For me, the hair dryer method is too loud and too tedious to stand there holding the hair dryer. With the boiling method, I can go check my email while the 10 minutes ticks by. Just don’t forget what you are doing and let the water boil away! The smell of burnt plastic will alert you to your scorched pan and ruined patch. Also, NO MICROWAVING! I did that once to a patch with metallic threads and it left burn marks on my patch within 10 seconds.The towel and brick method sounds like a winner though. I just happened to have a heavy box full of sports programs on it’s way to the basement the night I took the photos, so that’s what came to mind to recommend.I’ve found that an electric stove is much quicker and less messy than a hair dryer. How to remove plastic backing from patcheslast_img read more

Sep
17

Man City legend Vincent Kompany with new role – Won’t be…

first_imgIt’s fair to say that Vincent Kompany’s glorious return to Anderlecht has turned out to be anything but. The Belgian defender elected to bring an end to his 11-year spell at Manchester City to return his homeland as a player-coach this summer.It’s not worked out for him, though, with Anderlecht 13th in the Jupiler League with just one win from their first nine games.The last few weeks have seen Kompany’s role at the club steadily reduced, and that’s continued today, with him now no longer picking the first-team at the club.That’s because they’ve elected to hire Franky Vercauteren as their new manager, after removing Simon Davies from the role.“We needed someone who identified with our project, which eliminated several candidates who are too defensive or who propose a-typical football,” Michael Verschueren, Anderlecht’s sporting director, told DH.“We are 100% convinced of the project and the way we play, we want the possession of the ball, we want to play offensively, we continue our youth policy, we do not touch philosophy.“Vercauteren can put his accent on that. He is the one who will choose the team and who will coach during the match.”Embed from Getty ImagesKompany will naturally be wondering what his role in the club now is, but when asked, Verschueren says he will remain as a player-manager.“Yes, he’s the one who introduced the style of play, he’s the guy who, with Franky, will ensure that the style of play is preserved.“There will be some kind of coworking between the two. around the table after Charleroi to define things well, but I do not worry about that, but at the base, Vincent is a player, and Franky is a coach.“We all know the character of Vercauteren: he always gives his opinion, but do not be fooled: Kompany accepts being contradicted, especially from someone who knows what he’s talking about like Franky.”And what of Simon Davies, the coach who followed Kompany to Anderlecht and has been replaced as the club’s manager?Verschueren has defended him, saying things didn’t work out because he didn’t understand Belgium.“First of all, his training was very good,” he added.“We see he’s from Manchester City school, and he can continue to practice, but in match situations, he did not have the required expertise.“Especially in the Belgian league, Real Madrid were against Brugge: do not underestimate our championship. “by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must Have.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoLifestly.comWhere Ronaldo lives at 42 is heartbreakingLifestly.comUndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndocosmohealthymag.comMishaps That Happen to Celebrities on the Red Carpetcosmohealthymag.comUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoCosmoHealthyMag21 Celebs Who Are Gay – No.13 Will Shock MenCosmoHealthyMagUndolast_img read more

Aug
31

South Africa plan for resumption by isolating players in bio-bubble

first_imgCAPE TOWN, (Reuters) – Cricket South Africa (CSA) plan to isolate players and support staff in a “bio-bubble” to minimise their exposure to COVID-19 and hasten a return to play. CSA has studied the best practises used by the German Bundesliga, which resumed last weekend, and hope to implement them when India are scheduled to visit for three lucrative Twenty20 Internationals in late August.But the tour remains in doubt as government models suggest the virus could peak in South Africa during August or September.It poses the question of how to minimise exposure for players, coaches and support staff. Team doctor Shuaib Manjra said they have worked on a plan, having also liaised with the cricket boards in England and Australia.“The bio-bubble would be a sanitised cricket biosphere with strict entry standards and limited movement out of this cordon,” he told reporters via a teleconference.“This will require regular testing of all of those within the bubble. “We want to create a sanitised cricket eco-system that will ensure we account for the entire chain of operations that are sanitised and grant protection to all role-players.“We have drawn from our colleagues in England and Australia, and we have learned from (soccer’s) La Liga and the Bundesliga.”Manjra said they are facing unknown risk factors, including what effect COVID-19 has on the health of infected athletes once they have recovered. “What is the impact of intense physical activity on players infected with COVID-19 when they return to play? “What happens when one of our players contracts COVID-19, and I have no doubt that many will. When are they safe to return to play and what are the (health) risks to them when they do? We need to understand this.”All South African sports are preparing to petition government to allow them to renew activities, with the country still under a tight lockdown.last_img read more

Aug
28

Russell Crowe rakes in nearly $4 million from The Art of Divorce auction, including $7k for leather jock strap

first_imgMark Metcalfe/Getty Images for AFI(AUSTRALIA) — Sometimes it pays to get divorced.Following his split from wife Danielle Spencer, Russell Crowe held a Sotheby’s Australia auction Saturday called The Art of Divorce. He put around 200 items up for bid, including movie memorabilia, art, jewelry, watches and furniture.One of the most buzzed-about items sold was a leather jock strap Crowe wore in his 2005 film, Cinderella Man, which went for a whopping $7,000. A piece of armor he wore in Gladiator sold for $125,000 and an aluminum prop sword and spare blade combo from the film went for $70,000.But the item that sold for the most money was a 1960 Charles Blackman painting, The Suitor, which raked in $360,000.In total, the auction brought in nearly $4 million.Crowe tweeted, “In case anyone is interested … $3.7m at the [actual auction] and around $350k of conversations ongoing…and a bunch of stuff I didn’t really want to sell coming home…not a bad hourly rate for a 5 hour shift. Hope you are happy and busy.”The auction took place on a significant date for Crowe, April 7, which happens to be his birthday and also the date of his anniversary with Spencer.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Aug
28

André Holland shares his solution to lack of black NBA ownership in ‘High Flying Bird’

first_imgCopyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Netflix/Peter Andrews(NEW YORK) — André Holland had one burning question on his mind when he approached his new Netflix sports-drama, High Flying Bird.The actor, who also serves as an executive producer on the film, plays Ray, a sports agent who has a bold solution during an NBA lockout. Holland tells ABC Radio his intention was to explore the idea of black ownership and what it would mean if black athletes took back the sport they made so popular.“I think the big question that we asked ourselves is, ‘What would it be like if all the black players in the NBA got together and said, ‘You know what, we’re going to start our own league’?” says Holland. Holland also says the film is a response to the rhetoric aimed at NFL players who take a knee in protest of unarmed black shootings.“‘What would it be like if NFL players got together and said the same thing?’” he says. “‘Will we still be arguing about the national anthem protests, or would there be space for that to exist?’ You hear things coming out of a White House, or out of offices — ‘Get those S.O.B.s off the field’ and ‘Shut up and dribble.’ All these other things that to me feel wrong. That was the sort of question that we asked.”Holland says High Flying Bird has been a long time coming. “Every time a lockout happens, as I found out through talking to different sports agents, there are always a group of people who say that, ‘Well, what if we just started our own thing?’” he says. “Eventually people find their way back to the table before that idea really gets too far.”  High Flying Bird, also staring Zazie Beetz, is now available.last_img read more

Aug
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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle step out holding hands at Invictus Games competition

first_imgOctober cover star Meghan Markle may be just the perfect woman for Britain’s iconoclastic royal https://t.co/3XHI3zRLnS pic.twitter.com/lriNBSfHgS— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) September 5, 2017“I can tell you that at the end of the day, I think it’s really simple,” Markle told the magazine. “We’re two people who are really happy and in love.”ABC News’ royal contributor Victoria Murphy said the article “shows the strength” of Harry’s and Markle’s relationship.“She would have had permission from Kensington Palace to give the [Vanity Fair] interview,” Murphy said. “It definitely shows the strength of their relationship and her confidence in their love.”Last month the couple traveled to Africa together on a three-week trip to celebrate Markle’s 36th birthday.The couple has maintained a transatlantic relationship, traveling between London, where Harry lives at Kensington Palace, and Toronto.The couple was spotted attending the wedding of one of Harry’s closest childhood friends in Jamaica in March, and attended the wedding reception for Kate’s sister, Pippa Middleton, and her now-husband James Matthews, in May.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Related Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images for the Invictus Games Foundation(NEW YORK) — Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrived holding hands at the Invictus Games Monday afternoon and cheered on athletes in the wheelchair tennis competition.Harry, 33, and Markle, 36, arrived to a wheelchair tennis match between New Zealand and Australia flanked by members of their security team.The couple chatted with children and family members watching the match, while also laughing, smiling and whispering to each other.The Invictus Games, a competition for wounded service members that was founded by Harry in 2014, has been a public coming out of sorts for Harry and his girlfriend of one year. Harry and Markle, an American actress, were introduced by friends last summer in London.Markle, who lives in Toronto while filming “Suits,” attended the opening ceremony of the games on Saturday, her first official public royal engagement with Harry.She sat with Markus Anderson, the mutual friend who reportedly introduced the couple, while Harry was seated several rows away with various foreign dignitaries including U.S. first lady Melania Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.Markle’s appearances with Harry at the games have furthered speculation that an engagement is imminent.The Invictus Games are a deeply personal mission for Harry, who founded the Paralympic-style competition to raise awareness about the challenges wounded service members face and allow them to compete internationally against other soldiers with whom they served.“Invictus is about the dedication of the men and women who served their countries, confronted hardship, and refused to be defined by their injuries,” he said during the opening ceremony. “I hope you’re ready to see courage and determination that will inspire you to power through the challenges in your own life.”Harry, who was known as Capt. Wales during his 10 years in the British Army, previously hosted the games in London and Orlando.Markle first publicly declared her love for Harry when she appeared on the October issue of Vanity Fair.last_img read more

Aug
25

Professor describes the ‘comedy of errors’ of his children crashing BBC interview

first_img Related SeanPavonePhoto/iStock/Thinkstock(BUSAN, South Korea) — The professor in South Korea at the center of a viral video that shows his young children barging in on a live interview with the BBC described the incident as a “comedy of errors.”Pusan National University professor Robert Kelly was conducting the interview using Skype from his home office in South Korea when his 4-year-old daughter, Marion, interrupted, bopping happily into the room to see her father. Marion’s 8-month-old brother, James, followed close by in a walker.The childrens’ panicked mother, Kim Jung-A is then seen sliding into the room after them, taking Marion by the arm and James by the walker before shuffling them out of the room.The reason for the mishap? Kelly forgot to lock the door amid his pre-interview preparations, which included finishing up a soda and tightening his necktie, he and his wife told The Wall Street Journal.“He usually locks the door,” Kim said. “Most of the time they come back to me after they find the locked door. But they didn’t. And then I saw the door was open. It was chaos for me.”Kim and the couple’s children were in the living room as Kelly began his BBC appearance and Kim used her phone to record the interview, according to the WSJ.Marion, who was already in high spirits after celebrating her 4th birthday at school earlier that day, jumped up and down as she watched her father on screen, the WSJ reported. Since Kim was focused on recording, she didn’t notice as her daughter ventured to the end of the hallway to see her father.“As soon as she opened the door I saw her image on my screen,” Kelly told the WSJ, adding that he was entirely to blame.Kelly said he thought the BBC might try to cut to other footage or narrow the camera angle, but he said he knew it was “over” when Marion sat down and James walked in.The video went viral on Friday and has since been viewed hundreds of millions of times worldwide.Kelly said although he was “mortified” by the incident, he wants his children to continue to feel comfortable coming to him.“I made this minor mistake that turned my family into YouTube stars,” he told the WSJ. “It’s pretty ridiculous.”Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

Aug
25

Scoreboard roundup — 5/6/18

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) —  Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events:    INTERLEAGUE Final  Arizona   3  Houston   1    AMERICAN LEAGUE Final  N-Y Yankees   7  Cleveland       4 Final  Toronto       2  Tampa Bay       1 Final  Minnesota     5  Chi White Sox   3 Final  Kansas City   4  Detroit         2 Final  Boston        6  Texas           1 Final  Oakland       2  Baltimore       1 Final  L-A Angels    8  Seattle         2    NATIONAL LEAGUE Final  Colorado        3  N-Y Mets       2 Final  San Francisco   4  Atlanta        3 Final  Washington      5  Philadelphia   4 Final  Pittsburgh      9  Milwaukee      0 Final  Miami           8  Cincinnati     5 Final  San Diego       3  L-A Dodgers    0 Final  St. Louis       4  Chi Cubs       3, 14 Innings    NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS Final  Golden State  118  New Orleans   92 Final  Houston       100  Utah          87    NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS Final  Tampa Bay   3  Boston     1 Final  Vegas       3  San Jose   0Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

Aug
13

Kushy concerts? Colorado Symphony links up with pot industry

first_imgDENVER | The Colorado Symphony Orchestra said Tuesday it will play a series of “cannabis-friendly” fundraising concerts sponsored by the state’s burgeoning pot industry.The state’s only full-time professional orchestra hopes the unusual shows dubbed “Classically Cannabis: The High Note Series” will boost its audience as it struggles with dwindling attendance and shrinking budgets.“The cannabis industry obviously opens the door even further to a younger, more diverse audience,” symphony CEO Jerome Kern told The Associated Press.In return for sponsorship, marijuana-related companies get “the legitimacy of being associated with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.” he said.The event, however, is strictly BYOC — bring your own cannabis, according to an events listing on the symphony website that says pot will not be sold.Richard Yost of Ideal 420 Soil, a New Hampshire company that sells soil and other cultivation products to marijuana growers, sees sponsoring the concerts as a chance to link his company to one of the best orchestras in the nation and to make the point that pot consumers can be clean-cut and sophisticated.“You can be intelligent and savvy and enjoy cannabis as well,” said Yost, adding that he plays Mozart while he works on business plans.Another sponsor, Jan Cole, said her Boulder-based pot retailer The Farm has helped fund arts events in her hometown and a concert by Ziggy Marley in Denver. She said she hoped for a long-term association with the symphony, because its audience was “our crowd … people who like art and music and alternative products.”Judith Inman, a member of a volunteer guild that has organized balls and other more traditional classical music fundraisers in Denver, has reservations about the marijuana mash-up.“I know that the symphony needs new sponsors, and they are trying to go after a younger group,” she said. “I just don’t think this is the way to go about it.”Retail marijuana sales have been legal in Colorado since January but there have been concerns about the safety and packaging of edible marijuana products.Still, poll results released Monday showed 52 percent of Coloradans think marijuana legalization has been beneficial, and 67 percent disagree with the sentiment that it has eroded the moral fiber of people in the state.Kern said he has heard complaints from at least one musician and from symphony supporters about the upcoming concerts.The first three shows will feature small ensembles of symphony players at a downtown Denver gallery. The series culminates with a concert at Red Rocks, an amphitheater outside Denver where the symphony and pop and rock groups play.Jane West, whose Edible Events Co. is organizing the series, said concertgoers will be able to smoke pot in a separate area at the gallery. Guests must be at least 21 and purchase $75 tickets in advance.“We try to create upscale events where people can come and enjoy some cannabis just like they would a glass of wine,” West said.For the final show at Red Rocks, which is owned by the city and county of Denver, organizers intend to follow rules dictated by police, West said.Smoking pot at the famed venue is officially banned, though that was flouted long before recreational marijuana became legal.Another series of symphony events restricted to the 21-and-up crowd is “Beethoven and Brews,” which brings musicians to a trendy downtown hotel bar to play as local breweries offer tastings.___Associated Press writer Colleen Slevin in Denver contributed to this report.___Follow Donna Bryson at https://twitter.com/donnaindenverlast_img read more