Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Go, Nagano Blizzards!
When in Japan, Rob and I and our friend Sue went to a Hiroshima Toyo Carp baseball game, but we were disappointed to find out that Carp merchandise mimics Cincinnati Reds swag, so isn't nearly as cool as we had hoped.
Apparently we should have gone to a Sino-Nippon football (soccer) game, because just how cool are these numerous team logos?
Just goes to show you the NFL doesn't need to keep relying on the same boring animal names. Swords, Stealth, Typhoons, Emperors, Forest Demons, Samurai, Sky Thunder...these are all names the US needs to look into. Sue says her favorite is the uber-cute polar bear kicking the soccer ball with his feet in the Nagano Blizzards logo, and I agree. Although I also have a soft spot for the Maebashi Volcanoes, since we had such a good time in Gunma Prefecture, that team's home turf.
Also cool: All 50 states in katakana.