A good morning to you, Kings fans. I’ll have some news up on Swedish defenseman Oscar Fantenberg shortly – it is expected to be announced that the puckmoving defenseman has signed an ELC with the club, and I spoke yesterday with Mark Yannetti about him – but first, here’s some reflection of this week’s Kings news. Jesse Cohen hosted Josh Cooper and I on the latest Kings Men Podcast, which contains a bastardized story about how Bowling Green State University – the alma mater of Rob Blake, Nelson Emerson, Dan Bylsma and Kevin Bieksa – chose its color scheme to be orange and brown.
In 1914, Dr. Homer Williams, the University’s first president, gathered a group of people, including Dr. Leon Winslow from the industrial arts department, as a selection committee for the school’s new colors. On a trolley ride to Toledo, Winslow sat behind a woman wearing a large hat adorned with brown and orange feathers. He was so interested in the color scheme that his committee recommended to the board of trustees that they approve the combination of burnt orange and seal brown.
Uggh, seal brown. I’m much more of a mahogany enthusiast. Meanwhile, we told that story probably 18 times during student broadcasts of Michigan Hockey games, so there are no excuses to get a detail incorrect, as I think I did on the podcast.
There’s a lot more important hockey talk to share. We spoke about Blake, John Stevens, Anze Kopitar and others, so if you have 26 minutes to spare, give’r a spin.