If you're reading this and aren't brand new to this forum then you should know that we are under the SB Nation umbrella. Then that umbrella is under the Vox Media cloud. At least I think that's how the hierarchy works. Sometimes it's hard to see way up there from the bottom - especially with that umbrella obstructing my view. Anyway, a partnership has been established with Gameday Depot to handle the apparel between the concatenated sites within the SB Nation network. That means in addition to our inimitable site you can purchase attire specific to any other site.

Now... please don't traduce me for being a shill for the man (even though shamelessly I am).  Obviously, whenever an entity sells something to a consumer someone is turning a profit... rest assured that someone is not me.

But... I really like my t-shirt (I've got the white one in the cover art) to the point that I've just about worn it out over the last year or so.  They gave us staff writers (sorry for being late to the party Sreekar) a freebie for doing (about) a dozen hours of training related to the SB Nation United launch. Yes, we do all kinds of things behind the scenes to make this bad boy hum.  That's almost two dollars an hour considering these financial considerations... (but it's a labor of love)

Standard price is $16.99.  2XL ($1.50) and 3XL ($2.00) are slightly more expensive.

I live in Arizona and my price for a medium is $16.99 for a medium with a $4.95 flat fee for shipping, which is the cheapest option, and no tax.  That brings the total to $21.94.  $22 for a t-shirt isn't that bad.  Of course shipping considerations will vary based on planetary location.

Now the nebulous and somewhat disconcerting area of size discrepancy.  Nothing like ordering a shirt online to find that it doesn't fit.  All shirts sizes are not created equal...

I'm 5'8" and 140 lbs (slender muscular build) and a medium fits me very well. Jacob 6'0" and 165 lbs & Dave 6'0" and slightly heavier (remember when I wrote that I used to guess people's weight at a carnival in a former life?  I lied.) both wear a large that both have told me fit.  Jacob says his is slightly loose, but that's the way he likes it... I would call Dave a medium build.  Kris (also 6'0") is slightly stockier than Dave and comfortably wears an XL.

On a completely useless sidenote, Sean (7'0" and 290 lbs) wears a 4XL that fits ok, but is a little short.  If you're about 6'8" then disregard that completely useless part and ask for a 4XL.


If you want to check it out just go to the more tab on the header and select store as I have illustrated in the above screenshot.

We don't have to stick with the status quo on these, either.  Want one of the older BSotS logos?  We can do that. Want different colors?  We can do that.  Want brand new designs inspired by our creative, technologically savvy members? We can do that.

If you're handy with Illustrator or Photoshop, the best way to get designs up in your store is to send the original art files to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Vectors (Illustrator and the like) are always best, but if you need to use bitmap art (Photoshop and others), it's best if it's at 300 DPI and at least the same size as it will be on the shirt. Most of our designs are between 9" and 10" wide.

If you're not handy with Illustrator or Photoshop, you can use our online design tool, which can be found here: http://custom.gamedaydepot.com/sbnation/DesignStudio/Home. The short version of what to do when you get there is this: Make your design on the color of tee you want, put it in your cart (so we can retrieve it), and then email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to let us know it's there. There are more details on how to use the designer in this short video tutorial: http://www.screencast.com/t/b2kwpekf.


I know they have this on file on an orange shirt.  I'm sure we can send them other retired logos if we want to go old school.

Thanks for reading my pitch. Now go buy a shirt.

Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic suffered a nasty-looking ankle sprain Thursday night in a game against the Sacramento Kings and will sit out the next few days to rest an injury described as...

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Summing It Up

The Phoenix Suns dropped their second straight preseason game, losing at Sacramento 107-97. The Suns dominated on the glass (50-39) and shot better from the field (48-43 edge in shooting percentage with four more made field goals), but they doubled up the Kings in turnovers (28-14) and the free-throw disparity was laughable (the Suns were 7-20 while the Kings were 26-36).

Not only did the Suns lose the game, but they also lost point guard Goran Dragic to an ankle injury early in the second half.

Telling the Story

The Suns jumped out to a quick 10-3 lead, but Sacramento answered with a 12-2 run of their own to take a 15-12 lead. Phoenix tied the game at 17-17 on an Eric Bledsoe technical free throw before taking a 19-17 lead on a jumper by Markieff Morris. However, the Kings scored the last eight points to lead 25-19 after one quarter of play.

The Suns scored the first two buckets of the 2nd quarter to trim the lead to two, but the Kings pushed it back to six at 31-25. Phoenix tied it back up at 31-apiece, but then things began to go wrong. Sacramento built a double-digit lead, outscoring the Suns 22-11 to go up 53-42. The Suns scored on each of their last four offensive possessions (a post-up by P.J. Tucker, a 20-foot pull-up by Eric Bledsoe, another post-up by Tucker and a drive and scoop shot by Bledsoe) and got a couple stops to keep themselves in the game heading into the break.

DeMarcus Cousins was a monster in the first half, destroying everyone he matched up with and getting to the free-throw line at will. He finished with 23 points and seven rebounds at the break. His final stat line reads 29 points, nine rebounds and 13-18 from the stripe in 27 minutes as he didn't need to play much in the second half.

The Second half got off to a rough start. The Suns badly missed their first three shots (all long jumpers) and turned the ball over once while the Kings scored twice, stretching the lead back to double digits at 61-50. Then things went from bad to worse, as Goran Dragic rolled his ankle on a drive while being fouled by Jimmer Fredette. Dragic was carried off the court and was shortly after taken back to the locker room. The official word was a sprained ankle and he was done for the night.

With Dragic out of the line-up and Bledsoe running the show at the point, the two teams traded buckets over the next three minutes. Then Bledsoe orchestrated a 6-0 run with a bucket and two assists to bring the Suns within four at 67-63.

Following a Kings timeout, the game devolved into Jimmer Time. The Suns left the former college superstar open again and again, and Fredette made them pay like he was still at BYU. Fredette hit three long 3-pointers and scored 11 points in the third, then hit two more and scored 10 in the fourth to give him 21 total points, all coming after halftime.

The Suns were only down seven at the start of the fourth quarter, but things quickly got out of hand and the Kings cruised to an easy 17-point victory.

Standout Performers

  • Kings' Dynamic Duo: I already mentioned the dominant games by Cousins and Fredette.Those two had nearly half the Kings' points (50 of 107) between them.
  • Markieff Morris: Markieff Morris was the only Sun to truly have a good game. He went off early, scoring 11 quick points in a variety of ways. He knocked down jumpers, showed off a post move or two and crashed the offensive glass. Toss in a couple nice passes and a few hustle plays and you have Keef's best performance of the preseason. Final line: 15 points, seven rebounds, two assists, 7-8 shooting and 1-1 from deep in 23 minutes. He single-handedly outscored the two Kings power forwards (Patrick Patterson and Jason Thompson) 15-13.
  • Um... Shannon Brown: Shannon actually had a pretty decent game. He finished with 11 points on 5-8 shooting. He made a nice mid-range catch-and-shoot jumper and had a couple nice finishes at the basket. He only showed a glimpse or two of the bad Shannon (I can only remember one really bad play), although the 1-4 shooting from the charity stripe hurts a little bit.

Final Thoughts

  • While Dragic and Bledsoe scored fairly efficiently (20 points on 9-14 shooting combined) they really struggled to run the team and get the offense flowing tonight. Dragic had six turnovers and only three assists, while Bledsoe finished with four turnovers and five assists. They never found a rhythm when they played together tonight, and when one sat down the other one over-dribbled and struggled to create anything. I am a believer in this backcourt, but tonight definitely wasn't their best outing.
  • The officiating tonight was atrocious. The disparity in free throws (36-20) and fouls called (18-30) should speak for itself. At one point, Kings center Hamadi Ndiaye all but hip-checked Marcus Morris out of bounds as he slid over late trying to cut off the baseline. They called a charge. The Suns lost this game all by themselves through poor offensive play, but they definitely weren't playing on an even playing field.
  • Alex Len and Archie Goodwin still have a long way to go. Len was eaten alive by the Kings' bigs. He looked slow and weak out there trying to defend Cousins and Thompson. Both he and Goodwin have yet to adjust to the speed of the NBA game. Suns fans are going to have to have patience with them.

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The Suns played their worst game of the preseason. They committed 24 turnovers and 30 personal fouls in a 107-90 defeat, but their biggest loss was an injury to starting guard Goran Dragic. Dragic...

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Things to keep an eye on:

Hornacek plans to use more of a real game look tonight at SAC. #Suns starters: Dragic, Bledsoe, Tucker, Markieff, Gortat. That might stick.

— Paul Coro (@paulcoro) October 18, 2013

    Now, who's ready for some Phoenix Suns basketball?

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