Last week, I decided to take get off the bench and take my shot at the "Redesign the Astros" contest. After I got started, the process took a lot longer than I expected. At one point, I had a stewardess on a United flight say to me "You have been working on that all day long... is this your business?" -- I just smiled and said "yes" -- not willing to admit that I have been working obsessively for hours on what essentially is an ungraded third grade art project.
The finalist selections were posted on ESPN.com this morning. There were nearly 100 submissions. Uni-Watch selected 5 favorites. While I am disappointed I didn't make the cut... I am pleased to get a nice honorable mention and I had a lot of fun with it.
Here is what I went with:
If you are interested in the entire package and notes I submitted, you can grab the PDF file here.