December 23, 2004

Sp_rtsfilter : the "o" in the header - can we get a hockey puck into the rotation?

posted by garfield to feature requests at 12:37 PM - 68 comments

That's a puckin' great idea.

posted by worldcup2002 at 01:26 PM on December 23

Not until the NHL strike is settled! If that isn't incentive enough for the two sides to come to an agreement, nothing is.

posted by billsaysthis at 01:27 PM on December 23

Can we get a picture of Ron Artest's head into the rotation?

posted by Mr Bismarck at 02:37 PM on December 23

It's a lockout, not a strike. Am I a jerk for pointing that out? I hope not.

posted by NoMich at 03:18 PM on December 23

If someone with graphics-editing chops can create a puck at an angle so that it forms an "o", I'd love to add it. I haven't done it because I can't make the edges look good.

posted by rcade at 04:21 PM on December 23

There is more to hockey than just the NHL.

posted by grum@work at 04:56 PM on December 23

Can we get a picture of Ron Artest's head into the rotation?

posted by dusted at 06:54 PM on December 23

dusted: <guiness_voice>brilliant!</>

posted by tieguy at 07:18 PM on December 23

Oddly enough, the Ron Artest head logo is hynoptic and soothing. I'm gonna go do some yoga or something.

posted by Samsonov14 at 02:42 PM on December 26

Hey, anything that keeps the SpoFi/Ron Artest meme cruising along is cool with me. Put it up! Put it up! Put it up! Attica!

posted by NoMich at 06:06 PM on December 26

posted by goddam at 08:57 PM on December 26

Nice work. Is that a Minnesota Wild puck? As long as it ain't the Canadiens, that's cool.

posted by Samsonov14 at 09:06 PM on December 26

it's a spofi puck.

posted by goddam at 09:53 PM on December 26

Perfect, goddam. Sorry for doubting you.

posted by Samsonov14 at 10:29 PM on December 26

goddam, you just made my xmas. Thanks so much!!!!

posted by garfield at 09:04 AM on December 27

dusted: ronnie is dope too.

posted by garfield at 09:09 AM on December 27

I think a tennis ball should go up before a hockey puck, since the next Grand Slam event will happen much sooner than the next NFL hockey game.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 09:06 AM on January 03

I see we have a couple of brilliant artists in our midst. That rotating Artest head needs to go up. And if someone can make the puck kind of shoot in from an angle into the open space, then ricochet all over the title before settling back into its spot (crowd roar audio would be a bonus), it would make my new year. Brilliant.

posted by worldcup2002 at 09:43 AM on January 03

will happen much sooner than the next NFL hockey game Methinks a lot of stuff is gonna be happening before the next NFL hockey game. har dee har har

posted by NoMich at 10:03 AM on January 03

NFL Hockey would rock, but who'd be in your starting first line? Having given it exactly seven seconds of thought, I'd, (literally), wedge Ted Washington in net, relying on girth over ability there. Zach thomas and Roy Williams, (DAL), in defence, Marvin Harrison and Dante Hall on the wings and Shaun Alexander up the centre.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:15 AM on January 03

Gimme John Lynch on D...guy hits harder than Chris Pronger being pushed by Rob Blake...

posted by MeatSaber at 01:09 PM on January 03

Peyton Manning (center and C wearer), Jamaal Lewis (winger and A wearer), Terrell Owens (winger), Ray Lewis (D), Julius Peppers (D and A wearer), and Flozell Adams in goal (using Mr Bismark's strategy of girth in the net).

posted by NoMich at 01:26 PM on January 03

Methinks a lot of stuff is gonna be happening before the next NFL hockey game. har dee har har Look, I got flu. I'm to be pitied, not despised. (NHL NHL NHL NHL NHL)

posted by lil_brown_bat at 02:05 PM on January 03

don't forget about vick and urlacher.

posted by goddam at 02:10 PM on January 03

No no no...you actually started a pretty neat game. Maybe somebody else will come up with a NFL inspired starting six.

posted by NoMich at 02:10 PM on January 03

I was thinking of Owens on the wing, actually, but I don't want him pouting if Alexander doesn't pass him the puck enough. Maybe if I was going for a big centre who's going to stand at the top of the crease and not be moved I'd stick Jamal Lewis in there, but I think Alexander brings me more moves in front of the net. Maybe a checking line of Urlacher, Peppers, J Lewis, Lynch and Derrick Brooks...

posted by Mr Bismarck at 02:34 PM on January 03

Goddam: Great stuff. Can you create a version of the logo like this, keeping all letters unchanged except for the puck?

posted by rcade at 07:56 PM on January 03

here ya go the designer in me was very tempted to fix the kerning as well but i controlled myself :-)

posted by goddam at 08:15 PM on January 03

Now that we've identified goddam and dusted as logo designers extraordinaire ... why stop at the puck? What other round sports objects do we need for the logo? We've got puck, soccer ball, baseball, basketball, Artest. Football? Do we have that? I think the baseball needs to be reworked. Too orange. Bowling ball! Cricket ball! And what about seasonal variations? Oh yes. Schwete ball!

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:04 PM on January 03

i'd be happy to offer my services (um, for the logo making). but only if i'm allowing to fix the kerning.

posted by goddam at 11:12 PM on January 03

Fix the kerning. And while you're at it, work up some ligatures, too (I'm thinking the "Fi" really needs it). Kids these days. They just don't respect the typography. And btw, "No one can resist my Schwetty balls." (.wav)

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:16 PM on January 03

We need an Aussie Rules Football too! I mean please.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:38 AM on January 04

I could go for a croquet ball. Orange, please. Tennis ball?

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:54 AM on January 04

Tennis ball! Tennis ball! Tennis ball! Cmon! The Australian Open is in two weeks!

posted by lil_brown_bat at 08:27 AM on January 04

wiffle & 8

posted by garfield at 08:28 AM on January 04

lbb, i was working on a tennis ball last night. was also thinking of a golf ball (on a tee) and a volleyball. i like the 8-ball idea too. And what about seasonal variations? you mean like the stuff that google does? could have a superbowl theme, world cup, etc.

posted by goddam at 08:54 AM on January 04

one more request....a poker chip.

posted by garfield at 09:36 AM on January 04

Take it to PokerFilter.

posted by 86 at 09:40 AM on January 04

Poker? I don't even knower!

posted by worldcup2002 at 10:14 AM on January 04

How about a dartboard? Or a Matador, his back arched in concentration? Or those spherical luge helmets? Or a potato (on a couch)? Or a fat naked guy at a College Football game covered in war paint? Or a tub of post-game ointment? Or the Sistine Chapel? Or a nice purple bruise left by a Ray Lewis hit? Or Secretariat's hoofprints? Or the bucket Glenn Hall threw up into before ever game he ever played?

posted by chicobangs at 10:21 AM on January 04

I put the Sistine chapel one in there to see if you were paying attention.

posted by chicobangs at 10:21 AM on January 04

We may want something for SpoFi's 3rd anniversary, which is coming up shortly.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:16 AM on January 04

goddam will love this: How about a target for archery? Yeah!

posted by worldcup2002 at 01:13 PM on January 04

doh! how could i forget that one?

posted by goddam at 01:55 PM on January 04

What about a curling stone?

posted by NoMich at 02:04 PM on January 04

Bocce ball!

posted by rocketman at 02:52 PM on January 04

tiddlywinks!

posted by goddam at 03:09 PM on January 04

A dreidel for us competitive Jews?

posted by billsaysthis at 04:06 PM on January 04

Why not just use a yarmulka?

posted by worldcup2002 at 07:30 PM on January 04

Ping pong ball? Discus? Stopwatch? (for track events)

posted by grum@work at 07:41 PM on January 04

WC, that was not a good joke.

posted by billsaysthis at 07:53 PM on January 04

it is rounder, bill

posted by garfield at 09:39 PM on January 04

tennis (not overly thrilled about the lighting on this though) golf

posted by goddam at 11:29 PM on January 04

sorry bill. I owe you another lunch. sorry. really.

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:44 AM on January 05

Goddam, goddam! That's some beautiful work! You know this is going to turn into a full-time obsession, don't you? Marvellous work. Yay.

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:45 AM on January 05

cool stuff goddam.......thanks

posted by smithers at 07:45 AM on January 05

I think the tennis ball looks just fine. Thanks, goddam. Hey, by the way, are you named after the Goddam in "Bored of the Rings"?

posted by lil_brown_bat at 08:25 AM on January 05

You know this is going to turn into a full-time obsession, don't you? yeah, i know. but it's more fun than some of the stuff i have to do at work. so i'll probably be popping these out until the freelance work starts coming in again. lbb, it's just a college nickname spelled backwards.

posted by goddam at 09:03 AM on January 05

didn't someone (dusted maybe?) do a football one for the nfl playoff pool thingy last year? (btw, should we doing one this year too?)

posted by goddam at 09:11 AM on January 05

(btw, should we doing one this year too?) Yes.

posted by NoMich at 09:43 AM on January 05

Oh, and I think that forkie and Hal ran it last year.

posted by NoMich at 09:44 AM on January 05

No problem, WC, you were just trying to be funny.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:02 AM on January 05

I thought it was round compared to the dreidel (and I thought the dreidel had a religious significance too but you'd used it in kind of a jokey way too). But, anyway, no offense was intended. I've actually worn a yarmulka. My first and only time was when I attended my friend's dad's funeral. I really should've just skipped the joke opportunity.

posted by worldcup2002 at 05:07 PM on January 05

Yah but a dreidel is more sports-related. I mean, if you're gonna have a poker chip or a billiard ball, why not a dreidel? Plus you could always bounce the dreidel off your opponent's head if they were winning.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 02:57 PM on January 06

dreidels have that nice pointy tip for easily causing injury to an opponent...

posted by billsaysthis at 04:36 PM on January 06

here ya go bill. i was inspired by spending part of last night trying to decipher handwritten hebrew in script form and then translating it into the appropriate block letters for typesetting. i gave up rather quickly.

posted by goddam at 10:31 PM on January 06

Beautiful job, goddam.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:16 PM on January 06

that looks pretty sharp but where's forks to filter some of these suggestions for the sport/not a sport angle?

posted by gspm at 07:02 AM on January 07

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