Sunday, March 23, 2008

Slippery Logo = Unsafe Court

I thoroughly enjoyed watching the first and second rounds of the Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament at the RBC Center in Raleigh, NC this past weekend.
But while it was great to see the teams competing, it was disturbing to see several players slipping and falling when they tried to change direction or accelerate on the midcourt area that was covered by the largest NCAA logo I have ever seen.
I can't argue with the need to publicize the NCAA and its tournament, but when the logos applied to the court surface start to pose a hazard to the players, then it's time to re-evaluate their use. Keep using them, and you run the risk of a serious injury to one or more athletes.
I hope that the NCAA seriously considers removing these types of logos from the floor for the remainder of the tournament. The players safety should come before the need to have yet another reminder that we're watching an NCAA tournament game.

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