And SIXERS4GUIDOS HAS THE SCOOP !!!!!!!!!!!
Here is the (breaking, really) news:
Lara Price, Sixers’ Vice President of Business Operations, told yesterday to a group of season ticket holders in a fan forum that the franchise will be switching back to the old logo and the old 1982-83 uniforms (white/home, red/away) starting from next season.
Guido sources A reader emailed me that, I’m trying to learn more details but as for now that is more than enough I think, if you remember how much this site and all of you who signed my “Bring the old Sixers’ uniforms back !” petition (around 130 fans/readers) care about this topic.
It means we will look full time like this:
1) About time. Enough of the crap we were wearing over the last years.
2) FANS’ opinion counts and is taken in high consideration by the franchise. Which should be logical, and not even worth underlining, but you never know…
3) Blogs, bloggers and online lobbying count. Another important evidence. We won !!
More details later, if I can, but… well, that made my day, really. And remember, you read it here first.
Thank you Kate Price, thank you Ed Stefanski (I know he’s a fan of the classical Sixers unis, and I reported it on S4G), thank you Sixers for this.
And please, never, ever, change our logo and uniforms again, we had enough of….:
SIXERS4GUIDOS: WHERE SUCCESSFUL LOBBYING HAPPENS.
UPDATE: I received more details, and thank to reader Josh G. here they are (excerpts from his mail):
Yea it was a little dinner/ Q&A for the season ticket holders put on by the Sixers…. There were probably about 250-300 people there and Ed Stefanski, Tony Di Leo, Peter Lukko, and Laura Price all made their rounds for Q&A’s. …
…Laura said the reasoning behind the decision was basically that it was what the fans wanted, everyone walks around in the retro gear ect…
…It was great stuff and the Q&A’s with Stefanski and Di Leo were particuarly interesting because they have solid view points on the roster that I think most fans would agree with….
…It was a really cool experience to be able to get a direct pulse of what they are thinking. Plus it wrapped up with a tour of the locker room.
and I told Lukko and Price that they should do a Reggie Evans beard night and they seemed to like that idea. Shit would be hilarious.
Brian/Depressed fan will have a footage up soon, check his blog also for complete coverage.
Thanks everyone !!!