Houston Rockets unveil new alternate jerseys

Houston Rockets fans have been patiently waiting for new jerseys for a long time and their wish finally came true.

The Rockets unveiled three new alternate jerseys on Tuesday, September 15 at a private season ticket holder event at the House of Blues in Downtown Houston. Lights shined bright on stage and cameras flashed at Dwight Howard, Donatas Motiejunas and Sam Dekker as they modeled the new alternates.

image: Pictured L-R: Sam Dekker, Dwight Howard and Donatas Motiejunas stand and model the Houston Rockets’ three new alternate jerseys. Photo courtesy of @00rocketgirl on Twitter.

Pictured L-R: Sam Dekker, Dwight Howard and Donatas Motiejunas stand and model the Houston Rockets’ three new alternate jerseys. Photo courtesy of @00rocketgirl on Twitter.

The sickest jersey of the three was rocked by Sam Dekker, which was an all black jersey with red trim around the shoulder, that says “HOUSTON” on the front. THAT is the road alternate jersey for the 2016-2017 season. Yes, unfortunately fans will have to wait one more year to see the incredibly cool black jerseys.

image: Sam Dekker stands and models the new 2016-2017 Houston Rockets road alternate jersey. Photo courtesy of @00rocketgirl on Twitter.

Sam Dekker stands and models the new 2016-2017 Houston Rockets road alternate jersey. Photo courtesy of @00rocketgirl on Twitter.

But, don’t worry because my personal favorite new alternate jersey was worn by Donatas Motiejunas: a “CLUTCH CITY” jersey! The shirts debuted last season versus the Oklahoma City Thunder; now we get actual ketchup and mustard jerseys that say “CLUTCH CITY” on the front. The only downside about those jerseys is they’re the sleeved jerseys, which in my opinion, look extremely ugly but just because they’re ketchup and mustard and say “CLUTCH CITY” on the front. I’m definitely buying one. Fans won’t have to wait long to see the Rockets wear the “CLUTCH CITY” jerseys as they will debut on Nov. 14 at home versus the Dallas Mavericks.

image: Donatas Motiejunas stands and models the Houston Rockets’ alternate pride “CLUTCH CITY” jersey. Photo courtesy of @00rocketgirl on Twitter.

Donatas Motiejunas stands and models the Houston Rockets’ alternate pride “CLUTCH CITY” jersey. Photo courtesy of @00rocketgirl on Twitter.

The last, and my least favorite jersey of the three is the new home alternate jersey, displayed by Dwight Howard, a sleeved all silver with black trim jersey. When you mix a sleeved jersey with the color silver, that spells disaster. That jersey is so ugly I wish they didn’t even unveil it. But, unfortunately we have to live with it because the jersey will make its debut on Nov. 25 at home versus the Memphis Grizzlies and will be worn six times during the season.

image: Dwight Howard flexes and models the Houston Rockets’ new home alternate jersey. Photo courtesy of @00rocketgirl on Twitter.

Dwight Howard flexes and models the Houston Rockets’ new home alternate jersey. Photo courtesy of @00rocketgirl on Twitter.

A downer in the jersey unveilings is that with the three new jerseys, one jersey has been eliminated from the jersey rotation, and that jersey was not only my favorite but a fan favorite as well: the ketchup and mustard alternate jersey that said “HOUSTON” on the front. So go ahead and wear those jerseys for the last time because the Rockets will not be wearing them anymore.

With the jerseys unveiled, which one is your favorite? Which one will you purchase and add to your jersey collection?

image: From L-R: Sam Dekker, Dwight Howard and Donatas Motiejunas pose for a picture as they model the new Rockets alternate jerseys. Photo courtesy of rockets.com

From L-R: Sam Dekker, Dwight Howard and Donatas Motiejunas pose for a picture as they model the new Rockets alternate jerseys. Photo courtesy of rockets.com

 

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Campus Recreation to host Pro Football Pick’em

Do you think you know the NFL? Are you one of those fans who can predict the outcome of a game before it kicks off?

Well here’s your chance to prove your knowledge! University of Houston Clear-Lake’s Campus Recreation is giving you a chance to predict the winner of each game per week for a chance to win a prize for that week.

The game is called UHCL’s Pro Pick’em, and just like any pro pick’em game you’ve played before, the rules are pretty simple:

  1. The object of UHCL’s Pro Pick’em is to accumulate as many points as possible by correctly picking the winning team in each of the games played each week during the 2015 NFL Season.
  2. Each time you correctly pick the winning team in a game played during the 2015 season, you will receive one point in the standings for this event. Please note that no points are awarded for games that end in ties. The points earned by each participant will be tallied, and the participant who finishes with the highest point total in the standings among all participants will win the “Weekly Prize” for that week.  These weekly totals also add towards your final total for the “Grand Prize”, which is the overall point’s leader at the end of the regular season.
  3. The deadline for submitting picks during each week of the 2015 season will be every Thursday by 5 p.m. All picks for a given week must be submitted before that deadline to be considered in connection with the congruent week.

So now you’re probably wondering okay how do I get started, how do I participate and where do I get the form to make my picks?

How to play:

  1. You MUST be a UHCL student or a faculty/staff to be able to participate
  2. Pick up your UHCL Pro Pick’em sheet from either the Fitness Room, located in SSCB #2.103, or the Student Life Office, located in SSCB 1.204. You can also print out the form from the weekly email that will be sent out.
  3. Follow the directions on the top of the form to correctly fill it out.
  4. Once your form is completed, you may turn it back in in either the Fitness Room, Student Life Office, or electronically to campusrecreation@uhcl.edu by 5 p.m. every Thursday.

Pretty simple right? For more information you can contact Campus Recreation by either emailing Campus Recreation at campusrecreation@uhcl.edu or by visiting Campus Recreation online.