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Genesis67

Premiership Player
Jun 6, 2006
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Good. Still can't believe you can trademark a effin building....
Truth be told, you can trademark pretty much anything.

The noise (the particular pitch, frequency and timbre) a Harley Davidson makes is trademarked in the US (not sure if it is here).
 

HulkSmash

Just a bit outside...
Jan 7, 2020
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Massive leg up for the Melbourne teams
Of course it is. Doesn't Larry still own portions of both?

Truth be told, you can trademark pretty much anything.

The noise (the particular pitch, frequency and timbre) a Harley Davidson makes is trademarked in the US (not sure if it is here).
That is weird. But Harley Davidson wasn't funded by public money though. The Opera House was (in a roundabout way).
 

From The Pocket

Premium Gold
Aug 13, 2014
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If it wasn’t you honestly think they would not hold games in the 2 stadiums that have the biggest attendances? So obviously they have seen evidence that it is, rather than be caught out.
Wollongong/Illawarra/Hawks have home games scheduled on January 16, 23, February 7 and 14. Sydney have home games on January 24, 30, February 6 and 13. The hub starts on February 20, so it's nothing to do with the current outbreak.

The only line of thinking that makes sense to me is that the NBL saw the 3 week gap caused by the Asia Cup Qualifiers and quarantine (Feb 17 - 23) that Australia and New Zealand have to play in the Philippines against the might of Guam and Hong Kong and tried to fill it with this NBL Cup, then realised no one would care about their glorified Blitz tournament so made the matches count to the actual league (I mean who cares that the Breakers lose half their team to the Tall Blacks). So we've ended up with a mess with most teams not getting home games for a month right before all the attention goes back to footy season.
 

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Verdun

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Oct 16, 2011
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Looking forward to the NBL starting, have no problem with the hub....safety first from Larry who is a very shrewd operator. Basketball is Australia is lucky to have him.

Realise this may be the wrong thread (not sure if I should start one) but as a Tasmanian involved in basketball really looking forward to watching how the franchise / team / coach develop with the Jackjumpers coming in to the league next year.

CEO of the Jackjumpers said they should announce the coach before Christmas which hasn't happened, hoping there are structures in place for the right person to be appointed to help develop a strong team and launch the franchise succesfully.
 

BobbyMorri

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May 4, 2009
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Looking forward to the NBL starting, have no problem with the hub....safety first from Larry who is a very shrewd operator. Basketball is Australia is lucky to have him.

Realise this may be the wrong thread (not sure if I should start one) but as a Tasmanian involved in basketball really looking forward to watching how the franchise / team / coach develop with the Jackjumpers coming in to the league next year.

CEO of the Jackjumpers said they should announce the coach before Christmas which hasn't happened, hoping there are structures in place for the right person to be appointed to help develop a strong team and launch the franchise succesfully.
yes well.....


not sure how that will work during the season, since we lack a stadium atm. Reckon it is just to get them out of Melbourne in case things heat up over there again.
 

Verdun

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Oct 16, 2011
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yes well.....


not sure how that will work during the season, since we lack a stadium atm. Reckon it is just to get them out of Melbourne in case things heat up over there again.
Yep heard that, you are right about us not having a stadium to play out of......unless they can play in front of 1000 down at Kingston ;)
 

eddiesmith

TheBrownDog
Jul 12, 2004
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Well they’ve gone ahead and moved games out of Victoria... Yet I don’t see how Melbourne will be allowed to play in Perth next week?

Seems stupid to cancel an all Victorian game!
 

Verdun

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Oct 16, 2011
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pre season game down here in Tas between NZ and SE Melbourne, will go along and have a look....like both of them.

Still no news on the coach of the Jackjumpers
 

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