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Michael Jordan at Castles and Coasters, Phoenix (1984)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on December 23, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Michael Jordan enjoying Castles and Coasters in Phoenix.  This place is still around- my guess is MJ had no problem passing the “you must be this height to ride this” bar.   You can probably ride this same cart, since there’s no way in Hell they have bought new ones since then.   I’ll have to check it out.

the ABA’s Memphis Tams (1972)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on December 16, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

The Memphis Tams was the offbeat team name of the shortlived but colorful Memphis ABA affiliate.  Tam appears to be short for “Tam O’Shanter”- the national cap of Scotland.  But how did they get that most unlikely of all nicknames? Continue reading

Bradley Braves logo (1958)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on December 9, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Incredible Bradley Braves logo from 1958, grabbed from a New York Times Article about universities that have moved away from using Native American logos.  Interesting that Bradley retains the nickname “Braves” but has moved away from this logo.  Sure, it’s definitely dated and cutesy, but the name “Braves” seems much more offensive than this logo since it stereotypes Native Americans in a generic sense as warlike and hostile- the absolute last images that this logo conjures up.