Pandemic – Marble League 2020 Update – Articles and Photos O’ Day 133

https://howmanydaystill.com/its/presidential-election-2021
https://days.to/until/us-presidential-inauguration

1890 – March Cook, a white advocate for black voting rights, is murdered in Jasper County, Mississippi, by white men who oppose his work; no one is arrested or prosecuted.

July 25th

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Before we get to the most exciting “sport” right now – Marble League 2020 – let’s talk about the NFL.

The image above (and this one below) are not parodies from The Onion. Rather, it’s absolutely true and completely indicative of this crazy moment in history.

According to the article in the Washington Post:

Two people familiar with the team’s planning said the club had originally hoped to have a new name and logo in place by the start of the season — something Rivera said in early July that he wanted as well — but it realized a total makeover in such a short time was not possible…

Bateman said that by pausing now and playing this season with a temporary name, the franchise can start a process in which fans and sponsors can help pick a new name and look. Several times he used the word “inclusive.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/07/23/washington-redskins-new-team-name-washington-football-team/?utm_source=nextdraft&utm_medium=email

And get your merch while it’s still in the “pre-evolved” stage of logo design:

How is this indicative of our moment? First, b/c it took an unprecedented uprising in the U.S. to rid the NFL of an embarrassingly offensive mascot name. And second, because it’s hard to run focus tests for names of a new mascot name via Zoom.

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And now to the other coast. I learned today of the mascot of the new NHL team coming to Seattle:

https://www.nhl.com/kraken

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I thought I was up on my mythical beasts, but I did have to Google “kraken.” And here’s the coolest image I could find:

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The Seattle Kraken do have a pretty cool fundraiser going on with the proceeds of their new merch going to organizations helping homeless youth:

https://releasethekrakenstore.com/Main/Default

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Alright, on to the never-going-to-get-COVID marbles:

After the last event, here’s where the teams stand:

Recall that the teams I’m rooting for (all with cool and non-offensive mascots) are: Minty Maniacs, Oceanics, Raspberry Racers and Bumblebees

Do my Maniacs retain their spot in the top three after this clever and exciting “3 in one” event?

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Finally, if you’re as excited about Marble League 2020 as I am, check out their new home page “hub” for info and (of course) the chance to buy some merch.

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