Thanks for asking. My firm has studied the Holland Tunnel extensively and has determined it to be most suitable for marketing a football team. It would be remiss of me if I didn't inform you that the Lincoln Tunnel actually rated higher in eight of the twelve criteria we employ. In my professional opinion (and this view is not necessarily shared by the firm), the Holland Tunnel would help the Nets bridge the gap in popularity between themselves and the Knicks, but not as much as the Lincoln Tunnel.
Bridgery professionals sometimes suffer from tunnel vision and don't see the value of other transportation structures in the sports world. Perhaps of interest, the Erie Canal has tested quite positively for the promotion of a professional or semi-professional hockey team.
We're beginning to stray away from NBA discussion and into troubled waters at this point, so this will have to be my last post on the topic.
Last edited by LoneGranger33; 04-26-2012 at 12:04 AM.
Interesting. While I still (perhaps arrogantly) believe that my bridge knowledge holds it's own against yours, I will gladly defer to you on the complex subject of tunnels as an abstract representation of communities, particularly for sports teams.
Would you consider shifting your support from the Lincoln Tunnel to the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel now that the Nets have moved? Since they aren't going to be in New Jersey anymore, it would perhaps be a good idea to think about tunnels that commuters in their new city are more apt to use.
Edit: I saw your edit and this will be my last post too.
I really like it compared to the crazy shield insignia they have now. The current one looks looks so kitsche and busy.
This black one is simple, and could be iconic if they treat properly.
You can't get champagne from a garden hose.
Personally I like this logo that was floating around for a while:
If you havin' depth problems, I feel bad for you son; I got 99 problems but a bench ain't one! - Hicks
It's too bad they didn't try to take advantage of their thriving hipster population.
It looks a lot like the Oakland Raiders logo
Bleh. It's not bad, but it sure isn't great.
You know how hippos are made out to be sweet and silly, like big cows, but are actually extremely dangerous and can kill you with stunning brutality? The Pacers are the NBA's hippos....Matt Moore CBS Sports....
They should just move Billy King out and make Sean Carter the GM. If Jay was making the calls, I think the Nets would be able to pick up free agents easier. "Yo, this is Mr. Carter of the BK Nets. Tell ya client, Mr. James, that he would benefit from taking his talents to Brooklyn. Hova out!"