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    Sure, I'll answer it. I don't watch sports on tape delay. If I can't watch a game live, I don't bother with it. With regard to movies, TV, etc., I'm not someone who feels a movie or TV show is ruined if I'm aware of key plot points before I see it. Hell, sometimes it's more fun when you know the "big twist" going in. Seeing how you're going to get there can be just as much fun as getting there. So to answer your question, I don't put much effort into avoiding spoilers. That being said, how I handle spoilers is not at all relevant to why you went out of your way to be an ass-hole. Since we're playing 20 questions, I have two for you. 1. Other than doing it "just to screw with people" was there a reason you felt the need to post the results of an event on social media? I can see posting something like "I'm really excited that (insert Olympic gymnast here) won a gold medal in gymnastics." That would make sense. You're a fan and you're fired up. Posting "the results of today's gymnastics events are as follows..." is a dick move. Period. By your own admission, you posted the results solely to "screw with people." You can rationalize it however you'd like, but it doesn't change the fact that you were being an ass-hole because you got off on being an ass-hole. Speaking of which, let's go to question #2. 2. You "made your bones" on these boards by carefully cultivating an image that paints you as a bit of an ass who doesn't care what people think. Why do you suddenly care if people think you're a jerk? Isn't that what you wanted in the first place? The Hedley I know wouldn't give a flying about what we think.
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    Post whatever you want, but it doesn't excuse that it's a dick move to deliberately spoil the result for people who happen to be using social media at that time. Congratulations on your lesson that I guess is don't use facebook? Is it fair to me that I'm expected to hold a door for someone who's close behind me and if I don't I'm rude? Hey if you don't want the door slammed in your face you shouldn't have tried to use a door, idiot. It's a courtesy we do as people so the world is a less shi##y place. In your case you went out of your way to do a shi##y thing. I didn't know a simple courtesy of saying something like GYMNASTICS SPOILER ALERT COMING UP was suuuuuch an imposition and you felt it incumbent upon you to be the one to ruin the event for people. Key difference: Stanley Cup finals weren't tape delayed, the public en masse learned the result live and you chose to avoid it. With the tape delayed events people are forced to wait. Not everyone has the luxury of being able to spend 2 weeks offline. That's an unreasonable request. Reasonable ask: spoiler alert your posts if it's something like this. Don't ruin things for people on purpose. Unreasonable ask: avoid all information in the information age. No. You were being the bigger ass and use whatever justification you want, it's not even close. It's not unreasonable to ask people to either provide a spoiler alert or have the decency to wait to talk about it until it's aired. I'm not entitled to crap just because I wasn't able to watch it live, sure whatever, but why do you want to be the dick who ruins it? You get some satisfaction out of that? Gross.
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    I know opinions can't be 100 percent right or wrong, but you're 100 percent wrong. This is the worst.
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    Never before has there been a more perfect fit in politics than a 12-year-old operating part of Trump's campaign.
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    I actually like that Chinese New Year design. It's sharp and designed well. Plus --- NO SLEEVES!
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    The white vest is OK -- though it should be cut as an actual vest and not a sleeveless jersey, and the front number should be way lower. While that monogram has plenty wrong with it (it's just Times New Roman; and "location + nickname" is no basis for a monogram), it nevertheless looks good on the front of the jersey. But a black vest with black undershirts? That is just ridiculous -- in addition, of course, to the point that any coloured jersey is bad (if you're not the Oakland A's wearing jerseys of yellow or Kelly green).
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    This logo was hard to redo, but worth it. This guy: Desperately needed a makeover I'm proud to present the Belfield Bantams!
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    Ew. Don't do that. ----- I sat at my work computer on Friday watching the speeches. I won't lie: I was getting a little misty. It's hard to believe how far pro soccer in Minnesota has come since I started going to games in 2005. There were some pretty low times (sitting on the berm in Tampa after the 2012 final wondering if we'd just seen the team's last game comes to mind), which puts all of this in some nice perspective. I'm glad they were able to keep the name. I'm not a huge fan of it to begin with, but yet another name change would have been ludicrous. Looks like I've got a home opener to fly back for next year. Oh, and at least one away game against the Galaxy just up the road.
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    I've actually been meaning to give a quick update on what's been going on the two or three weeks. I've accepted a teaching job, and class starts tomorrow, so I've been pretty busy trying to get ready for that while still holding my old job (though that's over now). More importantly, my son was born on Thursday, August 18 (7 lbs 7 oz). We got what we most wanted, which was a health baby and a healthy mommy, but the labor was rough and ultimately required a c-section, so in addition to all of the time demands involved with being a new parent, I also need to tend to a wife who is recovering from surgery. That being said, I haven't been ignoring the AFA completely. My next three posts (introducing Tampa Bay and Kansas City, as well as a logo and uniform update for Houston) are all ready to go. I'll make my first one as soon as voting opens for the NFA's expansion council, so that those things can happen at the same time. I've also been working on new systems for generating draft classes and advancing players each offseason, the two things that require the most time and effort. My hope was that this would make the offseason process faster and easier, but I ended up delving a bit more deeply into it than I had originally intended--the excel workbook that generates a single draft class takes up nearly the same amount of memory as the workbook that contains the simulation of every season since the AFA began and the function used for progressing a player over a single season uses 22 formulas and takes into account age, position, player potential, player longevity, injury, the possibility of a breakout season or a player regressing, and random chance. I'm still working out the exact details of how to run the offseason with the new system in place (I'm considering listing all starters for each team and conducting a full draft rather than just the first round), but I need time to play with it before I can know exactly what I'm going to do, and I'm not sure when I'm going to have time to do that. I'm probably not going to have any reasonable amount of free time for at least the next 3 weeks, by which point my wife will have recovered from the surgery, and I can hopefully begin to settle into a routine as a father and teacher. I do hope to move the story along some in that time, but I'll warn everyone not to expect rapid updates until at least that far out. Thanks to you all for your patience and your continued interest.
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    AJ Styles wearing Cena's "Never Give Up" armband. Awesome. Styles has been top notch the last month.
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    Speaking of banners, I have trying to make templates for each team's number banners and while doing Dallas I noticed something... If you look at the North Stars logo on the first three, it has the N and star green both outlined in yellow. That was never a logo used by the team (at least according to this site). The star has always been yellow with a green outline.
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    adidas creative dept looking for ideas http://gph.is/29gAX6B
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    Two more teams from the Metro with very few changes: the Devils and the Islanders! New Jersey Logo: ... Jersey Set: The home jersey remains the same save for the yoke outline and the white hem while the road jersey looks more like the green and red version with the thick colored stripes and red yoke. The striping of these two jerseys are actually identical though: white-black-white-red. Also, the stripes on the pants return. NY Islanders Logo: The current 4 stripe logo with navy blue. Jersey Set: The set is very similar to the what it is today, but there are a few noticeable alterations. The darker shade of blue first introduced with the Fisherman set and used until 2010 returns. The road jersey looks almost exactly as it did from 1998-2007. In all their years, the Isles have only had orange cuffs on the dark jersey in one set, their first EDGE cut. Combining this detail with original and Cup winning sets gives us the new design choice. I thought about adding teal to represent the aforementioned Fisherman, but I felt like the unique number font was the better detail to bring back.
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    I thought those Coastal uniforms were gold at first...
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    Oh man, haha for some reason I thought the original yellow version did have the middle stripes white, that's my bad. Here is an updated version:
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    Never thought I would say this, but I actually really like those Nebraska uniforms. Yea, they have the typical adidas-crap, but it's a nice clean look overall. I love the matte white helmet particularly.
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    I'd only say if there's a city/market where it's actually appropriate, it would be Toronto since it has one of the biggest Chinese communities in North America.
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    Looks like I was on the right track with the Raps new unis. Here's the official photos:
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    Up next: the CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS with the style of the COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS. I changed the Jackets' logo of an Ohio flag forming a C wrapped around a star to a recoloured Chicago flag forming a C wrapped around two tomahawks from the 'Hawks secondary. I know the logos are a little rough, but my software isn't the most advanced... C&C Appreciated!
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    Can we agree that of all the teams that added black, the Royals were the worst?
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    Just put this on the helmet and call it a day.
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    Speak of the devil, this week I actually saw Ben-hur. With all of two other people. Why, you may ask? Well why not? Let me start off by saying that one of my favorite quotes about film is a remark by the French director Jean Luc Godard who said that “the best way to criticize a film is to make another.” This is the kind of film that makes you truly comprehend everything that that statement means. Last week I said that the new Pete’s Dragon was everything that should be done in the remaking of a film. This week is the exact opposite. It tosses out almost everything that worked in either the 1880 Lew Wallace novel and the classic 1959 version starring Charlton Heston, and seems to focus on the wrong areas to the point that it almost misses the entire point of the story. Contrary to what some might say, the biggest problem of the film is not that it is a remake. The 1959 version, which in my opinion still stands as one of the greatest American films ever made, was in itself a remake of a 1925 silent movie starring the silent film-star Francis X Bushman. I would even go so far as to say that if this version of Ben-hur were to exist, say, in a vacuum, separated from any and all previous tellings of the Epic of Judah Ben-hur, than I think I would say it wasn’t bad, persay. As a film unto itself, it’s merely mediocre. The problem arises, however, in that while you’re watching it you cannot help but think back to previous tellings of this tale, namely the classic version from 1959, and how poorly this compares to them and how well they worked. The beauty of the 1959 version, and one of the key reasons as to why I think it still holds up as one of the greatest films ever made, is that the plot can be described as thus: Judah Ben-hur, a merchant from a wealthy family in Jerusalem, finds himself betrayed by an old close friend and framed for a crime. His family, wealth, and position in life are all taken from him, and over the coming years he plots his revenge, and in a climactic race he beats his foe, emerges victorious over the man who has robbed him of everything in his life, and has seemingly achieved his vengeance. Then the intermission happens. You see, the real crux, no pun intended, of the story of Judah Ben-hur is that, in the first half of the story, Judah spends a large chunk of his life believing that he will have his revenge on Messala and from then on he will live happily ever after, and then the second half of the story is him discovering the hard way that, no, that is not how life works. Those that decide to live that long in anger seeking vengeance will only be able to live in anger for the rest of their lives unless they learn to forgive and move on. In that version of the story it is not Messalla, not his mother and sister, and not Esther that need salvation. It is Judah, and the whole epic is him learning that his salvation depends upon him abandoning his search for vengeance. Here, the condensing of this grand epic into less than two hours and the decision to turn it into a pedestrian sword and sandal revenge flick simply muddles away any real significance or resonant themes. This adaptation of the story ends where the classic version ends, which of course deprives the film of the full impact of the intentional anti-climax that is the famous chariot race, but even then it seemingly should have no real consequence. In what may be the movie’s biggest problem, the filmmakers have made the decision to make Judah a good person right from the get go, which might seem like a good idea, but the problem is that this deprives him of anywhere to go or arc as a character. In the 1959 version (in the first half at least), Judah is a jerk. He is arrogant, proud, quick to anger, prone to seeking vengeance, has no real goal or purpose in life other than his own happiness and wealth. In fact, the movie makes clear that to a certain extent he and Messalla are practically interchangeable. Here, right from the very start Judah is so self-less, so seemingly nice, that at a certain point when the movie remembers what it’s supposed to be about and characters tell him not to give in to vengeance or hate it comes off as if the movie is just asking us to take its word about his supposed flaws without any real evidence to back it up. He even confesses his love to the slave girl Esther very early on, condensing what was a three hour arc down to a narration in what amounts to a prologue. There is seemingly no reason for him to do anything in this, and no real gravitas to the actions of any of the people involved. I could probably go on for hours as to the reasons why the 1959 version works as compared to this version, but the thing is that even in a vacuum I would still say its no better than mediocre. Throughout the whole experience of watching this movie I was awestruck by just how poorly made the whole thing is. For example, there is a scene transition in this film where, and I swear I am not making this up, it is supposed to be a transition from a partly cloudy day to a stormy night and all the filmmakers do is dim a static image of the sky. Even when it is at its best the entire movie carries about the atmosphere not of an epic, blockbuster movie but one of a bargain basement movie destined to be shown on basic cable on a Thursday afternoon. For example, Jesus has been placed into a completely different location than would be logical given the time frame, seemingly for no other reason than the budget of 100 Million dollars couldn’t pay for the construction of another set besides an alleyway in Jerusalem. Or how about the other scene in which Judah Ben-Hur is costumed, and again I swear I am not making this up, in what appears to be denim blue jeans. The only real filmaking aspect that I don’t have an issue with is the acting. It’s perfectly fine, I suppose, though there are a number of times where Morgan Freeman gives off an air like he has no idea where he is or what his motivations are supposed to be. To make a long story short, the new version of Ben-Hur is not bad enough to get into a simpering rage about. It is not a good film but is the kind that leaves you more confused as to anything else. As an adaptation or remake, however? It is completely misguided in every single regard.
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    When i was a kid all i saw was an elephant in that logo, anyone else?
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    Well, since they haven't worn striped socks as the Yankees, I'm probably just going to leave it as is. On to the A's! Logos -Primary logo stays the same. Green & Yellow is an amazing yet underrated color combo. -The cap logos go back to being the plain white "A's" logo and the yellow one, as I thought those were the two that looked best. -Home, away, and yellow alternate logos stay the same, but the green jersey reverts back to the yellow "Athletics" wordmark with a white outline. Uniforms -I love the Northwestern stripes on the 70's A's uniforms, but I also love the plainness of today's uniforms, so I did my best to combine both elements. The Northwestern stripes are present on the sleeves, but the triple piping is not around the neck or on the pants. -Home and away otherwise stay relatively the same, with the road returning to the plain green cap with the yellow "A's." -The yellow alternate still features the green A's logo on the front, but with the Northwestern stripes on the sleeves. -The green alternate looks like the one of the 2000's, with the stripes added on the sleeves. -The socks have the Northwestern pattern, to establish one sock as the main for the team. C + C is appreciated!
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    i'll see what i can do. its preseason for us too
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    I also posted this in the :"FL in LA" thread. I'm not sure which thread is the best place for it. In any event . . . _____________________________________ I know someone mentioned this before, but I was watching "Hard Knocks" yesterday and the horns on the helmet looked awfully yellow in all of the game footage. I'm sure the sunlight makes the gold like brighter, but it sure seems a bit coincidental (especially since the first picture below looks like it was taken after the sun went down).
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    Can you tell me how that logo is better than their current? Because it's just beyond me. Both are just wordmarks and a basketball, but this is barely recognizable as one so it's practically just the wordmark inside circles. And don't give me the Bad Boys era connection explanation, since it doesn't make the logo any good. At least the current one has dimension and is bolder.
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    There. There are my magical paint skills, haha.
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    Really like the shockers, look forward to the changes to San Antonio and South Carolina, they really look to similarto me. Love Memphis' colors but not the uniforms. Tropics were my favorites.
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    I miss those fins unis so much
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    I dislike the Blackhawks, but will admit this is a great concept, esp. The logo.
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    Not sure if this was posted before. Dolphins-Eagles from 1996.
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    Here's something we all can agree on - Based on this image, my High School Alma Mater doesn't give two flying sh!ts about design, even if it's their 50th anniversary. Just looking at this gives me a headache:
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    hope thats true. this is one of my favorite uniforms ever.
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    Nice updates! The new home hat and the updated primary logo are definitely improvements.
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    FC Koln (Cologne) Home kit- all white kit with red accents, the top features a red bar across the chest at the bottom of the bar there is a subtle line design depicting the famous Cologne Cathedral that is part of FC Koln's crest Away kit- all red kit with white accents, the sleeves are a darker red and the chest features a two horn design based off of the famous goat that is used in the crest Third kit- all black kit with white accents, the bottom of the jersey features a tonal design of the goat from the crest
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    Pretty sure one of our board members here designed that look this year for the Dolphins
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    The placement was horrible and the logo was difficult to see in both media and print. That is most likely why it was changed for the start of the 1965 season. The Jets did have the oval upwards slant from 64-71. 1972 was the first season the logo was straight on the helmet.
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    Both logos are extremely generic. The new one that they are apparently considering is just cleaner compared to the unnecessary drop shadows, so it's slightly better IMO. As messy as this logo is, at least it has some distinguishing features to give them a bit more of an identity, compared to just a circle and a wordmark.
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    Here are the guidelines the NFL gave Nike in terms of the Color Rush. Teams can use any color that has been in their color palette at any point in their history. They can use any Uniform design that they used in their entire history The can mix and match these however they like. From jersey to cleats uniform has to be primarily monochromatic They originally had thought about doing "Throwback Thursdays" but that would not work as not all teams have a Throwback option (Texans, Panthers). They could not have both the Texans and the Titans throwback to an Oilers look and the Panthers have only a slight tweak to their logo so the color rush idea was where they went. Some teams have the option to go with a fairly accurate throwback under the color rush guidelines if they decided to, but it also give teams the option to go with a throwback design with current colors, current design with throwback colors, etc and provided more options especially for teams that do not have the ability to throwback. Also the one helmet rules which the NFL has no plans on changing anytime soon prevents some teams from going throwback. Lastly, teams can veto and have final say on anything that Nike presents them. So there you have it.
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    Horrible, Rockets should be in red, yellow and white.
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