American Airlines is held in pretty high esteem around here, and rightfully so. They have had their share of bankruptcy (and customer service) issues, but they’re still one of DFW’s undisputed corporate darlings. We even name our stadiums in their honor. So when they killed off a look that had been around for a looonnng time, the headlines practically wrote themselves.
…but that’s probably the general consensus by now.
Time has indeed flown, and we’re already approaching two years since construction crews began the five-year, $2.7 billion LBJ Express endeavor. The current LBJ now seems withered and beaten, and it usually feels more like an unusually active limestone quarry than a major metropolitan highway.
The NHL lockout is officially over, so we can move on to what’s really important: taking the PR bait and speculating what the Stars’ new logo and jersey will look like.
In November, owner Tom Gaglardi said that he was a “purist,” and that he would like to see a “timeless classic jersey with timeless classic colors.” That definitely rules out the current logo — as much Cup history as it has, it isn’t really “timeless.” The more time that passes, the more 90s it becomes. There were rumors of the Stars going for the abused red-white-and-blue color scheme, but it seems like that won’t be the case. *whew*
Here’s Mike Heika of DMN releasing the following jersey tidbits:
In a few weeks, you’ll be able to drive down the Cedars segment of I-30 and take in a dashing new Dallas landmark: a 10-foot-high, 20-foot-long, two-ton bowler hat. A derby, if you prefer (not a vernacular).
As 2012 nears its end, I thought I’d take some time to reflect upon the things I most appreciate about Dallas — a personal ‘best of’ list if you will. Bear in mind, my world is very small these days with a 2 year old, a wife, and a day job, so my list might seem pretty modest compared to yours.