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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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    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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    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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    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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    There. There are my magical paint skills, haha.
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    I think it may look something like this...
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    Just put this on the helmet and call it a day.
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    Who the hell is Dominique Hawkins?
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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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    It's great that the franchise was taken from Sterling but they have been a mess of any identity since then.
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    Designing a Washington *INDEPENDENT* baseball logo and suing the Capitals? :~)
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    So which are you? The white guy with the beer or the white guy with the beer?
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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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    For a guy named the Architect, Seth Rollins is pretty good at breaking things.
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    i'll see what i can do. its preseason for us too
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    You're getting a lot of well deserved sh## for this, but I'd like to address this one. Part of my job is managing social media accounts both for the company I work for and my freelance work. I literally have to be on social media during the work hours. I get paid for it. Avoiding news is hard, it's impossible if people like you go out of your way to spoil it. How about you take some personal responsibility and don't purposefully ruin things? On top of that there was some other news breaking that day and social media is the fastest way to get news. To expect people to avoid SM in this day and age isn't fair.
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    You're right. It is a jerk move. Grow up.
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    As someone who has regularly interacted with Tank on Facebook, I'll take that bet for whatever amount you'd like.
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    Horrible, Rockets should be in red, yellow and white.
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    Not sure if this was posted before. Dolphins-Eagles from 1996.
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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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    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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    http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/safety-ray-ellis-of-the-philadelphia-eagle-prepares-to-stop-running-picture-id78330094 This one is from 1984: First year with the Buffalo Bills sporting red helmets, and the last season for the Philadelphia Eagles 'winged' jerseys. The two teams would meet again the following year, with the Eagles toning down their jersey design. So, this was the only time these two designs coincided.
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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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    Next up, Tampa Bay and St. Louis. Tampa's logo is pretty self explanatory, going for the Blues' logo shape made of lightning bolts. I think it's still a tad rough around the edges, so I could use to go back and refine it a bit, and any suggestions for that are welcome. St. Louis's logo is a pretty simple one, just replacing the lightning bolt from Tampa's logo with a music note. I love the way it turned out in the end, Rana did a great job on it. I may take a break from posting this series tomorrow, as I don't want to run out of things to post too quickly. A bonus swap or a jersey may be posted, we'll have to decide what to do. For now, C & C on any of these is appreciated!
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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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    Anything Spectrum has such a strong connection to Philly that it sounds weird to be talking about Charlotte.
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    I miss those fins unis so much
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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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    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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    Can we agree that of all the teams that added black, the Royals were the worst?
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    Thunder Bay Border Cats (Northwoods League) played dressed as the Thunder Bay Whiskey Jacks (Northern League team - 1993-98 ) on July 24th.
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    Here's a pic I took while playing...
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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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    Anyone else have no desire whatsoever to see Goldberg?
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    Gotta say I've really warmed up to the LA Rams' all white look. Looks really clean. Would not be opposed if they kept the emphasis on white going forward.
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    Pretty sure one of our board members here designed that look this year for the Dolphins
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    There's fault on both sides. Fault on WWE for thinking that fans should give a rat's ass about a belt with NO history whatsoever that looks kind of stupid and received a negative reaction when it was debuted on Raw; fault on the fans for not being able to look past something as trivial as a new belt. The battle between WWE and its own fans could be solved if the WWE told better stories, but when the story is the belt and the belt is pointless, the story is pointless.
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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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    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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    Well, that saved McCall from having to cheat on her with another fake internet lady. Today, we are all Cardinals.
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    Married. Three kids. Pregnant again. Put on a lot of weight.
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    Back then, you weren't a true CCSLCer until you'd been threatened by ICS. The guy sent me a PM that was both creepy and hilarious. I'd never been so entertained while being threatened with my own demise.
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    OK here are the last two for the thread. I will say this is last call for any countries you want me to do, post any today and I'll get them done. Venezuela Home kit- a traditional look, maroon top white shorts and maroon socks,accents are white and the Adidas stripes are the yellow/blue/red of the Venezuelan flag. the top features flag inspired cuffs Away kit- a reverse of the home kit, the top features a maroon collar and a tri-color vertical sash Third kit- an all yellow kit with maroon accents, the top features the stars from the venezuelan flag above the crest