Entry #58 - Apr. 26, 2012 - Prime Sports

Before Fox Sports existed, there was a bunch of regional sports networks that did the local broadcasting on cable for local sports teams. There were networks like HSE, SportsChannel, PASS, and Prime Ticket.

Prime Ticket was the Los Angeles regional network, with it's marquee product the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Kings. Dr. Jerry Buss was a founding investor in Prime Ticket, and at the time of Prime Ticket's formation, Dr. Buss not only owned the Lakers, he was also majority owner of the Kings. In 1994 Dr. Buss and Dr. Bill Daniels (the other founding owner) sold Prime Ticket to Liberty Media, who lumped it into it's Prime Sports network. Two years later, Liberty sold its Prime Sports to News Corp, who were creating FSN-Fox Sports Network. Since then, Prime Ticket has been called Fox Sports West 2, FSN Prime Ticket, and today, back to Prime Ticket.

This jacket comes from a tiny slice of time-after News Corp acquired Prime Sports in 1996 (by the way, Star TV is also a News Corp company, and was based in Hong Kong, which is where this jacket was made) but hadn't yet changed the name to Fox Sports West 2, which happened in January of 1997.