Luv Ya Blue

The featured photo is from the State Sen. John Whitmire campaign early voting gathering at West Gray this past Saturday. There was a lot of energy there. Early voting in person continues through this Friday and Election Day is in eight days.


This is stupid. See this from the Chron today:

The NFL’s merchandising and licensing division has sent a strongly worded cease-and-desist letter to the University of Houston to stop any further unauthorized use of the Oilers’ trademarked “Luv Ya Blue” uniform. 

In a letter obtained by the Houston Chronicle through an open records requestan attorney for the NFL threatened legal action if the university did not immediately stop what the league described as UH’s “blatant copying” of the Oilers-inspired throwback jerseys. It also demanded that the university discontinue all sales of merchandise and remove any promotional campaign or social media posts that feature the popular light blue, or Columbia blue, with red stripes color scheme and design. 

The NFL said UH’s decision to wear the throwback jerseys for the Sept. 2 season opener against UTSA came nearly seven months after it explicitly informed Patrick Mulligan, UH’s executive director for brand management, licensing and trademarks, and Lisa Holdeman, UH’s vice chancellor/vice president for marketing and communications, that “we did not consent to the Houston Cougars’ use of the uniform at issue or any similar designs.” 

“The Houston Cougars’ attempt to free ride on the popularity of the NFL and the club violates the intellectual property rights of the NFL and the (Tennessee) Titans,” attorney Bonnie L. Jarrett wrote in the Oct. 13 letter. 

The NFL said the “Luv Ya Blue” design is “among the most famous and valuable NFL marks.”

Here is the entire read: NFL tells UH to stop unauthorized use of Luv Ya Blue uniforms (

Yeah, it is so valuable, the NFL let it leave H-Town for Tennessee back in 1996.  Commentary still has an Oilers lid and sweatshirt. I wear the lid like once every three years or so. I wear my sweatshirt a few times a year in the winter. For the record, Commentary is not a big fan of the local college teams wearing the Columbia blue.  Wear the orange and blue instead. They have won two titles in the last few years. The Oilers never made it to a Super Bowl. Oh, well.


Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in H-Town last Friday and attended a rally for Cong. Sheila Jackson Lee for Mayor campaign. Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo also attended the rally and here is this from the Chron:

The county judge also took aim at Jackson Lee’s main opponent, state Sen. John Whitmire, during her speech. She said he is not a real Democrat, pointing out that he shares some of the same conservative donors as Alexandra del Moral Mealer, the Republican candidate who unsuccessfully challenged Hidalgo in last year’s election.

Here is the entire read: Clinton, Hidalgo back Sheila Jackson Lee for Houston mayor at rally (

That is kind of silly from Judge Hidalgo. I wonder if she will ask her colleagues on Commissioners Court – Commissioners Lesley Briones, Rodney Ellis, and Adrian Garcia, if Sen. Whitmire is a real Democrat.


A nice one from the Chron E-Board on their Thumbs Up this past Saturday:

Thumbs up: In case the championship series loss wasn’t bitter enough, Astros fans also have to bid farewell to manager Dusty Baker. The 74-year-old announced Thursday that he’ll be hanging up his toothpick for good, one year after finally winning a World Series title. What can we say about Dusty that hasn’t already been said? The man is the epitome of class, composure and integrity. He restored an entire city’s faith in its baseball team after an ugly cheating scandal marred its first-ever championship. He seamlessly guided an eclectic clubhouse with both grizzled veterans and young upstarts. And man, what a career! An All-Star, Gold Glove and Silver Slugger winner as a player, and a three-time manager of the year with 2,183 wins on his ledger. Did we mention he was a lance corporal in the Marines, smoked a joint with Jimi Hendrix and quite possibly invented the high five? The man is a damn legend. Dusty, we’d give you a gold watch to celebrate your retirement, but we agree with Paul Wall: A custom grill is far more fitting for Houston’s swaggiest skipper. 


Halloween is tomorrow. I always look forward to watching Today and see the crew get into their costumes. Natalie Morales and Savannah Guthrie as Laverne and Shirley, Natalie as Eddie Munster, Katie Couric as Peter Pan, Shenelle Jones as Tina Turner and Janet Jackson, Al Roker as Willie Nelson and Sammy Davis, Jr., and Dylan Dreyer as Marty McFly are among the cool costumes. I wonder if the new Weekend Today anchor Laura Jarrett will get into a costume.


It is nice to have seasonal weather today.

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