This isn't a post about baseball, but I had to show the logo for the new Jacksonville Armada FC soccer team.
The team logo was unveiled at a ceremony today in downtown Jacksonville.
I've lived in Jacksonville for 33 years, and remember the old Jacksonville Tea Men games played down at the old Gator Bowl.
I found a old Jax Tea Men logo and noticed automatically that it alao had a sailor themed logo.
I love this logo because it defines myself, my city, and the United States Navy, a huge part of the City of Jacksonville, and my life.
For 4 1/2 years I served in the Navy, most of them at the Mayport Naval Station, on the USS Edward McDonnell(FF-1043).
Besides my Naval service, I'm also, as Jimmy Buffet sings, "...a Son, of a Son, of a sailor."
My father, Tommie, and his father, were also in the Navy, with my Grandfather, my namesake, John Sharp, having served in World War II.
I admit I'm not the biggest soccer fan, but I'll be at that first Armada match...remember that baseball fans...their soccer matches, not games, cheering on our #AwesomeArmada.
The Jacksonville Armada will begin play in April if 2015.