My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world. Jack Layton
I thought it was awesome for that very reason.But I can see why some wouldn't like it.Personally, I'd've been happy to see the old jerseys again -- they were neat-looking, too.
It fits for Winnipeg, though, what with the Blue Bombers.
I see it as pandering. Plus, I loved the old jerseys and I am more of a traditionalist than I appear.
It was literally a cooperative effort between DND and the jets, with a payoff to DND charities.It is not appropriate to have state symbols "licensed" to commerical ventures. It is, frankly, an advertisement for conservative miliarism. The military is a sharp knife and should always be handled with the utmost care. it should not be a privately owned sports mascot, it should not be a campaign tool for a political party. Look for historical examples of military symbols finding their way (with the express cooperation of the state) into commercial enterprises and then shudder.
It is getting to be a blurrier and blurrier line between the state and the private sector. See here. http://www.pogge.ca/archives/003336.shtml
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers were named in 1936 by a sports writer making a comparison to Joe Louis, who had the nickname of the Brown Bomber. Nothing to do with the military.
Apparently the airport is very popular with hockey wives, so a plane logo is appropriate. Why did they not go with the avro arrow?