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    I'm just going to leave this here.
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    Our old friend phantom dreamer keeps getting retweeted by Paul Lukas because he's doing his old blue/yellow trident bit on twitter. No, the Mariners look great as is and don't need changes and definitely don't need to go back in time to a color scheme that never worked for them. They're the only team in major North American professional sports who uses navy blue and teal. I like the trident as a fun batting practice hat, but the S hats are far superior and should be the only thing worn on a regular game hat. The only improvements I'd make would be to incorporate more teal into the regular look. Go back to teal bills on the home hats and use a teal number on the front of the jerseys.
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    Here's a rarity since Reeves never played for the MEMPHIS Grizzlies in the regular season. He played two preseason games in Memphis before being put on the IR and eventually retiring.
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    I don't think any stadium in baseball can match PNC Park:
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    The mismatched piping drives me nuts.
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    I'm Jewish. And trained as historian. I'm also the son of a man from a Jewish family and a mother who converted to Judaism. I think I have a healthy perspective and a solid handle on what Jewish ethnicity and faith "is." See, Judaism is both a religion and an ethnic group. "Race" isn't technically correct, for a number of reasons. Still? "Judaism" as a group represents a distinct ethnic group within the Semitic subsect of the "Caucasian race." Now race itself is a social construct, but if you want to use those terms? Well that's how it fits together. The thing with Judaism is that it's an old concept. It predates "universal" faiths such as Christianity and Islam. Judaism is better understood in terms of Hinduism, or old polytheistic faiths of the Egyptians, Greeks, and Nords. The faith (Judaism, in this case) and the ethnic groups (the Jewish people) are inherently intertwined. That's why you get terms like "the children/people of Israel," because part of the faith is embracing the heritage that traces back to, yes, the ancient Israelite nation and faith. There is conversion, but it's celebrated as welcoming a newcomer into the "tribe" as it were. So no, Judaism isn't just a religion. It's not a race either, but "ethnicity" certainly qualifies. Further, DNA and archeological studies have both pointed to contemporary Jewish populations having genetic and cultural ties to the ancient Israelite nation and region. So again. If an Italian-American player who has never even been to Italy can play for Team Italy than a Jewish American playing for Team Israel isn't this huge issue. If you want to argue that the qualifications for national team selection in the WBC across the board are too broad? Ok. I don't disagree. Baseball is siding with a liberal interpretation to promote the game globally though, and that's fine if the long-term goal is the global expansion of the sport.
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    Army is the only one that can pull off camo. It works for them because it's not just an excuse to wear camo by pulling the "Military Appreciation" card. They are the Army after all. Anyway, I much prefer this set compared to the camo head-to-toe:
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    It's about time this thread got updated.
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    Not really a uniform but a warmup, Drexler and Robinson wore the famous Magic 90's warmups for the 1992 All Star game.
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    Introducing your Minnesota Vegas Green n' Gold Wild Knights! (Of Anaheim)
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    Best Marlins uniforms
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    Devils looked good last night in those old time green uni's.
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    Alright, thanks again for the feedback. Here are the finalized event marks: And the uniforms C&C always welcome
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    Sorry to dredge this back up, but their full report was just released yesterday, and the conclusion is exactly the opposite - yes, he was driving. He was intoxicated with alcohol and cocaine in his system and was driving the boat at full speed and with impaired visibility when it crashed. Not sure that those Marlins tribute patches are really appropriate to commemorate the death of somebody whose recklessness cost not only his own life but two others with it.
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    So, this concludes the school presentation portion of the project. Below is a sort of recap similar to the preview on page one, showing the teams' letter logos and mascot logos side by side. ----------------------------------------------- Obviously, this took me a bit longer than I had hoped. However, now that all identities are complete, I will post uniforms from various sports. Each sport will follow a similar structure. On day 1, All teams in the Eastern Division will be posted. On day 2, Western Division teams will be posted. Hockey, which does not feature all 14 teams will be posted together in a single day. Generally, there will be a few days between sports, though there should not be extended breaks in between. First up, will be Football, which should be up tomorrow.
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    I love this thread! I gotta add some rare "one-time matchups" due to some alternate uniforms first introduced in the 90's.
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    Time to start back up the circle of discussion about the Anaheim Ducks, but... The Webbed-D logo is a great logo. It's simple. It's a great idea, and it looks good even in smaller applications. It's extremely underrated, and even hated on here, mostly because it's not the Mighty Ducks logo... Both have their flaws, and both have really good things about them, but the Webbed D is better. It has cleaner and more consistent lines than the Mighty ducks, and it has a better overall use of their colors. Silver is present, but that is about the only flaw I can find... The Mighty Ducks logo however uses yellow and black, pretty dominantly, and those colors don't appear anywhere on the main jerseys. And the outline around the sticks and part of the beak-mask, outside of the rounded triangle, is thicker than anywhere else... Why can't it be the same thickness? If that had appeared on the Webbed-D logo, Everyone would have pointed it out, and ridiculed it... If I wasn't a hockey fan, and I was seeing this logo for the first time, then I would have no idea that the uniforms had eggplant all over them. I also would be surprised to find out that yellow wasn't present on the regular home and roads... Now don't get me wrong... It's a fun identity, the eggplant jerseys were fantastic, (The whites had some color balance issues), and it even makes me nostalgic. This identity existed when I started watching and getting into hockey. BUT... It's not a good logo...
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    I think my opinion is unpopular... ...I prefer with absolutely not a shred of hesitation, "Anaheim Ducks" to "Mighty Ducks of Anaheim." First, regardless of "Ducks" vs. "Mighty Ducks" the "...of Anaheim" is terrible. In other words "Anaheim Mighty Ducks" would be better than what they were actually called. I think I actually thought they were called "Anaheim Mighty Ducks" for a while and once I learned the real name, I probably let out a groan. Second, the "Mighty" is a little too campy, or whatever...call me humorless, but it's just not a serious enough name. "Anaheim Ducks" is just fine and would have worked from Day 1 with the original look. All that said, I also did not like their original look as much as most of you do but it was at least unique, with the eggplant color. I think I prefer the current look, but it would be fine with me if they went back to the old look, so long as they keep the name "Anaheim Ducks."
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    The thing is.....we all seem to pine for the older days of SportsCenter, but I don't really know how we can make that version watchable today. Back when we all seemingly watched SC, there was no MLB Network, NFL Network, NBA TV, or NHL Network. There was no social media that showed the big highlights as soon as that play happened. ESPN was the monopoly. Now ESPN has all this competition, there's all these specialized channels dedicated for each sport, for college sports, specific conferences, etc., that ESPN has to now do more than just air highlights and live games.
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    Yes, waiting would have been a good idea. But they didn't, and now that we know what we know, they should reconsider. They can absolutely go back on the decision. Change plans quietly if they must, but change plans nonetheless.
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    I don't know how you can include the best road and the best script in all of baseball, in the worst uniforms...
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    I really liked the alternate third jersey black unis for the Chicago Blackhawks they had for about a decade Seriously, I wouldn't mind the Hawks bringing this back on occasion.
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    My objection to the navy-copper-red Oilers identity is simple. Look at what it replaced: Vibrant colors and a classic template, associated with the greatest player and one of the most powerful dynasties in the history of the sport, should not have been replaced by that dark garbage. That's also why I have a problem with the WHA sweaters becoming the primary home sweaters. However, the old shoulder patch does look pretty good in the classic colors (per @McCarthy):
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    Sometimes its imperfections are what make a logo perfect.
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    the difference is he sucks and is annoying while the Patriots are just annoying. Case in point, because I just noticed this: "Moreover, they’re only 12-13-6 in regulation over the last 31 games, which is also a little bit worrying." It's worrying because he's fudged the numbers so they look worse than they actually are. 1 He's including overtime losses in a stat about regulation wins. That's really fair. And 2. They have 6 OTL losses all season, not just in their last 31 so that's just flat out incorrect. What he means to say is they have 12 regulation wins in their last 31, which sounds bad, but their actual record in the last 31 games is 16-13-2, which is hardly the collapse he wants to present here. If you isolate a sample of games and remove overtime wins while leaving in their full season overtime losses every team will look worse than they are. I'm waiting for him to say "if you throw out their 44 wins they're only 0-18-6 on the season. That's a little bit worrying". That's his stupid logic taken to its hyperbolic end. And besides that they're 7-2-1 in their most recent 10 and appear to have fixed the issues that led to the post-streak dip. He's being purposely misleading because he sucks. I mean that in the sense that he's literally bad at what he does for a living.
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    - Needed a diaper change after being benched, even though it led to a Super Bowl ring. - Feared playing in Denver because he couldn't handle the shadow of John & Peyton. - Likely got his a** kicked by Bill O'Brien. Conclusion: Fxck this guy.
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    Remember when games in general were completed BEFORE they were released? Now we get rushed-to-market product riddled with bugs that are addressed in future DLC ($$$). It's like buying a car without a transmission. "Oh, you wanted to get into SECOND gear? There's an optional purchase for that."
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    I think it's a little shortsighted to ditch the memorial at this point. If anything, I say keep it (permanently) as a reminder of what can happen if you make such poor decisions. Instead of burying his legacy and history like the NCAA takes bowl wins away years later (which honestly does ZERO good in the long run), use it as a teaching tool and a cautionary tale. Dude was probably the best pitcher they've ever had, and bad decisions cost him EVERYTHING. Keep the number retired and the patch so years later when kids ask why the number is retired/in a black circle, the story can be told. Humans are are flawed creatures that make bad decisions. Some make worse decisions than others. Instead of dehumanizing them for those decisions, do the opposite and learn from those decisions.
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    You can't go back. Then you get into a thing where you're codifying how someone needs to die to get honored (or how they have to die to not get honored.) Waiting a bit would have been better, I think we can all agree there, but like FC said, it's even worse to go back on what they said and publically announce that they've decided his life is not worth honoring anymore. That makes them look worse, IMO. Now of course I am in the camp that doesn't want to see a big deal made for him, so I hope (and kinda suspect) that they are just saying this because it's the right thing to say, but then in reality they phase the memorial out. Also - the others are somewhat responsible. They saw he was wasted and didn't stop him. They allowed a crime to be committed and it resulted in their deaths. Sounds a little familiar, no?
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    I can see both sides of the question here. As a bicyclist, I hate drunk drivers; and so I perfectly understand the idea that honouring someone who died while piloting a vehicle in a drunken state, and who killed others in the process, is problematic. However, the decision has already been taken and publicly announced. To reverse it now would not really be appropriate. We may justifiably denounce Fernandez's behaviour on the grounds that he failed to show proper respect for human life. But we should be aware that the message "human life is precious, so you should stop honouring your beloved dead guy" is a little tone-deaf. If the Marlins had waited before announcing a tribute, then there almost certainly would be no patch, given what we now know. But having already committed to to the patch, they cannot very well go back on that decision. So the lesson here is to wait a while before announcing a tribute to a player who has died in such circumstances.
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    Doesn't matter. The driver is responsible for their deaths, legally and morally. He's not a murderer, but the conclusion is that he did commit manslaughter. That's the kind of legacy that should be embarrassing to the organization and downplayed, not celebrated.
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    Southpaw Regional Wrestling is pure quality.
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    I don't see anything wrong with the fish being there.
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    Theres no need to bring Donovan Mcnabb into this.
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    This thread is awesome.
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    Hello All As many of you are well aware, Adidas releases postseason jerseys for some of their teams to wear in tournaments. Nike does not do this, so I decided to try my hand at this idea. I have 12 teams that I will be doing jerseys for, and if those turn out well, I may take some requests for teams from the NCAA tournament. Without further ado, here are the first two sets, North Carolina and Butler. NORTH CAROLINA: For the Tar Heels, I've always thought that navy blue would be better than black. So here it is. A navy jersey with their Carolina blue as the accent color. Argyle pattern remains on the shorts, and the word mark is a baseball word mark that I thought worked well for these jerseys. BUTLER: For the Bulldogs, I focused on the aspect that they are Indianapolis' big team. The Indy skyline appears on the jersey, and the flag of the city is the shorts design. Hope you all like these, and of course C&C is appreciated! Thanks for looking.
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    Well, good thing their primary market isn't non-hockey fans in the South, I guess.
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    From the days when game devs weren't given new uniforms before the games came out, here's 3 examples of "Inaccurate Colours/Uniforms In Video Games That Didn't Know Better": -Probably the most well known one; Before the Atlanta Thrashers hit the ice in 1999-2000 they only revealed their home jersey, leaving EA Sports to have to make up a fake one for NHL 2000: -The one that inspired this post: I picked up NHL Faceoff '97 for PS1 at a flea market today and came across this. It seems Sony wasn't made aware of the then-newly relocated Phoenix Coyotes' new uniforms, leaving them to have to make up their own: They more-or-less used the same template the Coyotes would wind up using, just with the Phoenix Suns' colours...? Oh, except for the green numbers on the home jersey. -And probably the ultimate case, that time EA left out an entire team... sort of. The Colorado Avalanche came into existence before the 1995-96 NHL season, but for one reason or another - maybe because the team unveiled their identity late (the fact that the team had to unveil and then shelve the Rocky Mountain Extreme name could support that) or that the game's season mode was stuck using the full (unused!) 1994-95 schedule - EA Sports released NHL 96 still featuring the Quebec Nordiques instead of the Avalanche: Leading to "uniform matchups that never happened" such as this one.
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    This makes me think that those terrible Anderson and Gallows "Testicle Hunter" skits were bad because WWE probably overproduced them. I think if they just let these guys (Anderson and Gallows, yes, but I mean ALL their talents) run with stuff more, we'd all be better off for it.
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    To be fair to David Samson, as much as the mere thought of that makes me want to vomit all over myself, that sounds like the kind of thing you say before you quietly go about not making such a big deal out of the guy. I think you'd have seen the Marlins go forward in a manner much different from what they'll actually do now that we know he wasn't a victim. He won't be Chris Benoited out of history, but they'll hold back at times.
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    The Mighty Ducks are an interesting case in regards to this thread. They're so "love/hate" across the board that I dont know that either opinion is particularly unpopular. Seems for every person who adores it, there's another that hates it. Just sort of evens out all the time. As for me? I'm in the "freaking love it" camp. All the things that bother others about it are just frankly non-factors to me (like the "too Disney" argument; I mean yeah, it's Disney, but so what? I don't care. It still looks great to me). And the identity is one of the biggest sources of childhood nostalgia rush in all of sports for me. Truth be told? I was something of a Mighty Ducks fan as a kid, but legit stopped caring much for them when they rebranded. Dead serious, I hated the rebrand that much. It was awful then and is still awful now (only now it's also aged). The Mighty Ducks identity was precisely what roped me in in the first place; being a kid in the 90's meant you were their target market as far as the brand was concerned, and hey, it worked on me and tons of other kids in my neck of the woods. And just to to be clear, I'm perfectly fine with them being just the "Ducks". The name isn't the problem at all. Whether "Mighty" is in there or not really doesn't make a difference to me. I just want the colors and the duck mask to come back permanently, and for the webbed-D and regurgitated-candy color scheme to be shot back to the dark demonic hole from whence it came.
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    Lakers vs. Celtics in another of their many Finals battles--1963 at the L.A. Sports Arena, although I can't find the actual date of this picture. LASA hosted games 3, 4, and 6. The Pontiac Silverdome, just prior to a Lakers-Pistons matchup in the 1980s Another Pistons game at the Silverdome, this time in 1987 against Michael Jordan's Bulls. Tip-off of the final NBA playoff game ever at Boston Garden in 1995, game four of the Celtics' first-round series against the eventual Eastern champ Magic.
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    I like these uniforms
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    So do we get college credits for reading this?