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don't stand on the logo?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Rusty Shackleford, Oct 5, 2006.

  1. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford Active Member

    OK, I was reading an old thread (sorry, I don't have the link at the moment) about what not to do in a clubhouse. One of the main points was that you're not supposed to stand on the team's logo on the carpet.

    First off, I want to know why? Of all the stupid things in the world of sports, that's got to be close to the top of the list.

    Second, what other rules like that exist that people like myself who are new to covering the pros might not know?
  2. audreyld

    audreyld Guest

    The logo thing isn't stupid. It's a sign of respect in the clubhouse. Deal with it.

    (OK, the concept is kind of dumb, but it's so old now as to have taken on its own gravitas.)
  3. Clerk Typist

    Clerk Typist Guest

    If the logo is so important, what's it doing on the floor? Shouldn't it be on the wall, spotlighted, and with vigil candles surrounding it?
  4. Cowboycane

    Cowboycane Member

    The only places I've been where they didn't want you on the logo, they actually roped it off with a "velvet rope" type deal. Seems kind of stupid to me.
  5. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    I think it's a hockey thing. I've been in hundreds of pro and college locker rooms in many sports and never heard of the logo thing anywhere else.
  6. huntsie

    huntsie Active Member

    And its vastly overrated. Guys make a production out of it, but they don't give a shit as long as the paycheque is there. Next year, there will be another logo in another dressing room.
  7. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    I've pissed AND taken a shit on logos on the floors of NFL locker rooms.

    Nobody's ever said a word to me.
  8. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    It's a reason for them to register a complaint about outsiders being in their domain. Deep down, they don't give a shit. They just want a reason to beef.
  9. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Agrees with you:

  10. Lester Bangs

    Lester Bangs Active Member

    They didn't find it odd that you were shitting in the middle of the floor? That is one relaxed locker room.
  11. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Don't stand on the Columbus Blue Jackets logo:

  12. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    No, you wouldn't want to step on that storied Blue Jackets logo. Sooo much tradition.
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