The Design Game
By David Merriell & Justin Hastings
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Hosts David Merriell and Justin Hastings share their views on design in sports – uniforms and logos, event broadcasts, and in-person viewing. How does design shape the way we digest sports?
||Clean045: That Ol’ Classic||David & Justin chat about the latest upgrades to baseball score bug graphics ahead of this year’s Fall Classic. They also talk about their thoughts on baseball as a whole and their predictions for the World Series. Who ya got?||10/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean044: Let’s Go for a Ryder||It’s been a long time since we talked… but what better way to get back into the swing than with a lil’ Ryder Cup talk! David & Justin break down Team USA’s chances, unis, and team selection. Plus, they chat about sporting event formats… and co||9/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean043: 3-on-3 Craziness, Eh?||It may be NHL Playoff time now, but back at the beginning of the season, David and Justin discussed the new (and fantastic!) 3-on-3 rules for overtime hockey. Despite its awesomeness, does it raise more questions about the role of overtime, wins,||4/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean042: Curry Worries and Dubble Trouble||Once upon a time, David loved Steph Curry while he was still an upstart guard at Davidson… and years later, he learned to love the Golden State Warriors as well. But, with fame and fortune comes changing feelings.||4/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean041: A Tradition Unlike Any Other||In preparation for The Masters, David & Justin have a blast ranking the holes of Augusta National. Which holes dominate our lists? Is your favorite near the top? And does anyone have free tickets for us? Topics discussed in this episode: Tiger Woods’s||4/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean040: Get Mad!||David & Justin recap opening weekend of the 2016 NCAA Tournament. Justin goes full hatorade on the new court designs and graphics packages. Finally, the fellas briefly discuss the state of glowing TV graphics.||3/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean039: Bonus All-Star Talk||David & Justin address the age-old question: should all-star game participants wear their own uniforms or custom uniforms worn only for that game? Topics discussed in this episode: NBA All-Star Game uni history Pro Bowl uni history Another mistake by D.||3/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean038: The 2016 All-Star Spectacular||David & Justin recap All-Star season across the NFL, NHL, and NBA. They cover the highlights, uniforms, and opportunities to make All-Star weekends even better. Topics discussed in this episode: 1:00: NFL Pro Bowl Ratings up a few years ago,||3/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean037: Cocks, Beavers, and Hogs — The “Taboo” Bar Hats||Remember those simple, straightforward hats made by The Game? David & Justin discuss their cultural significance, including the trend of wearing things like “Cocks” on your head. Topics discussed in this episode: Woot Sport A sampling of Bar Hats U||1/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean036: BASEketgolf||David & Justin discuss the fantastic Callaway/Petco Park event WHERE YOU COULD PLAY GOLF INSIDE THE STADIUM. What more do you need to know? Topics discussed in this episode: The Links at Petco Park Footgolf Augusta National in someone’s backyard Thro||12/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Design + Sports
Finally a podcast discussing desing and sports. Look forward to downloading future updates. A ton of material out there for these two to draw from. Definitely worth subscribing to!
Changed the way I look at sports
So I'm not a big sports fan anyway. But like watching a baseball game with a rabid fan, listening to The Design Game enriches the sports experience. Suddenly I'm watching stuff I don't care too much about, like March Madness (I know, sorry!), and I'm telling my wife to look at the jerseys, the shorts. What do you think of Adidas using its three stripes so prominently? How do you feel about the way the colors work in the V-neck? Look at the lettering on that jersey… who have I become? Thanks, David and Justin, for entertaining, informing, and making the sports experience more interesting and engaging for me. Now I have an excuse when I can't remember who won!
LOVE this Podcast
Equal parts insightful and entertaining, these guys deliver perceptive, thoughtful commentary wrought with (often times hilarious and very accurate) pop culture references that, as other reviews have described, make you think about elements of sports that I, for one, never explicitly paid attention to previously. I'm very much looking forward to future episodes.