"Sunday Night Football" Exec Producer Fred Gaudelli, in a special for NBCSPORTS.com, wrote the NFL "should flush the color rush uniforms." Gaudelli: "My gut says this is an age thing and your preference reflects your age." Regardless, there is "tremendous equity in the uniform of an NFL team." When a fan turns on a game, they "know exactly who’s playing," at least that is "how it was for about 95 NFL seasons." The 49ers "never wore black, so why now?" (NBCSPORTS.com, 6/3)?
CHANGING TITLES: In N.Y., Ethan Sears noted some teams in the NBA "may be backing down from using the word 'owner' due to racial insensitivity." Warriors F Draymond Green "argued against using the term on LeBron James’ HBO show 'The Shop' late last year," and "at least two teams have already stopped using it." The 76ers have "since changed the title of their owners to managing partners," and the Clippers' Steve Ballmer is "listed as chairman on the team’s website" (N.Y. POST, 6/4).
TIME FOR A CHANGE: In Charleston, Gene Sapakoff wrote for the LPGA "needs a boost" from the PGA Tour, including a "few combined tournaments." Sapakoff: "What’s good for women’s professional golf is eventually good for all golf, now and later." A "great post-Tiger Woods struggle for fans and recreational players is coming for both tours in a post-modern society full of short attention spans and distractions" (POSTANDCOURIER.com, 6/2).