Wednesday, May 20, 2009

WNBA Logos; Comets Coming Back?

Yet Another Bad Idea ranks sports logos from seven sports leagues: NBA, MLB, NFL, WPS, NHL, and MLS. And of course, the WNBA.

He puts the skills of the WNBA logo creators right smack in the middle. According to the author, the NBA has the best logos and MLS has the worst.

His ranking of WNBA logos from best to worst:

1. Indiana Fever (#9)
2. Seattle Storm (#12)
3. New York Liberty (#42)
4. Detroit Shock (#56)
5. Phoenix Mercury (#59)
6. Connecticut Sun (#66)
7. Houston Comets (#69)
8. Los Angeles Sparks (#90)
9. Washington Mystics (#99)
10. Minnesota Lynx (#117)
11. San Antonio Silver Stars (#120)
12. Sacramento Monarchs (#140)
13. Chicago Sky (#150)
14. Atlanta Dream (#155)

The Atlanta Dream: last again. He puts the New York Islanders, Pittsburgh Pirates and Oklahoma City Thunder as the only teams with worse logos. I disagree with his placement of the Monarchs at #140 - it's one of the more creative logos - but beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

You might be asking "Why did he put the Houston Comets on the list? Doesn't he know that the franchise folded?" The answer is yes, he does know, but he writes:

"I did something controversial with the WNBA. Technically, the Houston Comets are not a current team: the team folded after the 2008 season. However, as the 2009 season hasn't started yet, I included them (plus, there's a push to bring the Comets back. It would be devastating to the WNBA to lose the most successful franchise in its short history). The first number you see for the WNBA above includes the Comets; the number in parentheses does not."

This is the first I've heard of such a push. I suspect this is just idle speculation, but it would be fantastic if it were true.


Anonymous said...

What local tv will broadcast Atlanta Dream games?

pt said...

There is no local "big five" station that shows Atlanta Dream games.

Games were generally shown on CSS, which is Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast in 2008. I do not know if there is a CSS deal for 2009; I don't see why there wouldn't be one.

Almost every game of the year will be shown on WNBA LiveAccess. Furthermore, one of the games will be broadcast on national TV on ESPN2 on June 30th, when the Minnesota Lynx visit.

I'll post more about the 2009 schedule the more I know.

pilight said...

Technically, The Comets didn't fold, they "suspended operations for the 2009 season". I would not be surprised at all to see the W back in Houston as The Comets.

Anonymous said...

Is it common ?
Any team without local tv broadcasting their games

pt said...

I don't think any of the local stations showed any Atlanta Hawks games on the own, or if they did they didn't pre-empt their nighttime parking for them. I consider CSS "local programming".

If WNBA LiveAccess turns out to be good, it will probably make the idea of local programming obsolete. You could watch WNBA games on Krypton.