Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Brooklyn New Yorkers?

This can't be real.  It has to be a joke.

Kelly Dwyer writes on Ball Don't Lie at Yahoo! that the New Jersey Nets might become the Brooklyn New Yorkers.  They even have a potential logo, looking like graffiti, which just looks stupid.

Sorry, folks, there was a time when graffiti was, you know, sort-of, kind-of, perhaps cool.  An art form.

That was in 1983 or so, when New York City wasn't the most safe, pleasant place.  So by comparison to the hookers, porn shops, and needles around Times Square, graffiti was positively cultured!

Not now.  Haysooz Cristo (that's "Jesus Christ" for the uninitiated) but it's big-time unsightly.  It's all over the Manhattan Bridge (which is an incredibly cool structure, though nothing compared to the nearby Brookyln Bridge) and it bugs me every time I see it.

Anyway, I'm getting sidetracked.  Brooklyn is also so fierce about saying that they're "NOT" Noo Yawkas.  They're from Brooklyn and with that comes their own form of arrogance civic pride.

Jay-Z and company should come up with something else, because this doesn't cut it for me.

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