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Wizards: Ready to Rule, in Gold

The bloggers figured this out long ago--c.f. Bullets Forever--but in the past offseason, a team spokesman confirms, the Wizards official official colors officially changed from blue black and bronze to blue black and gold. The change was hinted at last year, of course, with the shockingly gold alternate jerseys, but this year the last remnants of bronze--in the form of those thin vertical stripes--will be replaced by a new, wider gold stripe. Check out this Nick Young photo, for example. You can also expect to see more gold in some of the team's promotional materials.

In other news, the Wizards have unveiled their 2007-08 slogan: "Ready to Rule." "Ready to Rule," of course, replaces last year's "Go All In," and 2004-05's "One Team One Goal." If you wanted to take a bit of creative license, you could link this regal stuff with the gold stuff. What, precisely, the Wizards will be ruling remains to be determined.

By Dan Steinberg  |  August 1, 2007; 4:38 PM ET
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Ready to rule?

Are you kidding me? Even if they were favorites to win the championship this year, a slogan like that just sounds so childish.

That slogan's a lot more for the Celtics than it is for us. Let's return to "One team, one goal"

Posted by: Will | August 1, 2007 6:10 PM | Report abuse

Instead of taking a slogan obviously best suited for LeBron James, the Wizards should perhaps focus on a more appropriate motto:

2007 Washington Wizards - Why Pay to See Defense?

Posted by: | August 1, 2007 6:15 PM | Report abuse

you the man you the man,
that's the reason I'm a bullets fan

Posted by: onside kick | August 1, 2007 6:17 PM | Report abuse

I was hoping for more wholesale changes - a la the Caps. I keep hoping every year they'll finally get rid of the embarassment of a logo that we have.

Posted by: Mike in SD | August 1, 2007 6:38 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Tony | August 1, 2007 7:27 PM | Report abuse

I thought my new Nick Young jersey looked a little different.

I must find those shoes.

Posted by: Unsilent Majority | August 1, 2007 7:38 PM | Report abuse

jeez, i dunno. seems kinda nice. amybe they are "Ready to Rule."

Posted by: rrrrrrrrrandy | August 2, 2007 11:00 AM | Report abuse

that sounds like a kings slogan! i like bullets better than wizards anyway. its sort of harry potter like. try this one "beware of wizardry", "the road to victory", "get down or lay down" lol i dont know..... I'll leave it to u guys! and by the way some people were trippin, but i liked the black and gold jerseys!

Posted by: brian | August 2, 2007 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Hey unsilent majority
heres those dunks you wanted

Posted by: TDAV | August 2, 2007 2:08 PM | Report abuse

the slogan does sound a little should be "Ready to Rule the NBA"

Posted by: Tito | August 2, 2007 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Hmmm don't like it too much. We've been ready to rule but we're missing that D.

It should be "Ready to D up"

Posted by: Tech | August 3, 2007 12:40 AM | Report abuse

ok folks we gotta move on! we are the wizards now! did anyone see the banner on 6th street, id say they are ready to rule!

Posted by: peg | August 3, 2007 11:26 AM | Report abuse

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