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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    Every time a new football league crops up, someone always make the argument that these are not NFL quality players. But still, fans are packing college football stadiums watching teams whose overall talent is far inferior to that of the new league teams. Heck, they pack stadiums just to watch SPRING FOOTBALL SCRIMMAGES! Anyway, I think there is an unfilled hunger for more football that is currently being filled by watching a bunch of guys in suits talking (NFL draft) or watching a high school kid pick a hat (signing day). Do these fans even care about watching actual football? Looking at this thread, there have only been a handful of posts about quality, which is a credit to everyone else here. I realize that college football has "tradition" or some intangible that a new football league doesn't have. What college football doesn't have is talent. Give the new pro team sufficient practice time to know each other and they'll beat the crap out of Alabama, Clemson or whoever wins the National Championship that year.
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    Is the re-colored Wizard used anymore?

    For all I know, owner Ted Leonsis doesn't really care what logo ESPN uses. The $500,000 change fee doesn't sound like a serious barrier. After all, the New Orleans just changed their nickname and Charlotte is about to do the same.
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    Is the re-colored Wizard used anymore?

    A half-million dollars is a lot of money to you and me, but to an NBA team, that's not an arm and a leg, that's a haircut. It's an impediment to changing the logo every year, but not every five years. From what I can see, there must be more than $500,000 standing in the way of the Wizards officially changing their primary logo. They've already changed their apparel, signage and probably their stationery as well.
  4. Both ESPN and this site use this logo as the primary Washington Wizards logo: I went to a game at Verizon Center this year and didn't see it in any signage at all. It's also not currently used on the web site. They prefer either the hand: Or the monument: Does anyone definitively know the current practice? I don't follow the Wizards that closely, but it's kind of jarring when I see the red, white and blue wizard on ESPN highlights.
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    Charlotte Hornets?

    No, it's not recent. At the time, the 1961-1971 Washington Senators were considered a continuation of the 1901-1960 Washington Senators. As far as Michael Jordan, he wasn't a good general manager with the Wizards either. One of these things is not like the others: Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg, Alexander Ovechkin, Kwame Brown.
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    Very Big Team Logos at Sports Venues

    Kids have it too soft these days. I had to walk to school past Confederate snipers, sabretoothed cats and dinosaurs, uphill in the snow. Get off my lawn!
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    Very Big Team Logos at Sports Venues

    Yeah Texas does it big. Here's a Houston area's district stadium, with a basketball arena in the back. My home state (Maryland) would never do anything like this for high school athletics. Hell, many of the newer schools opened in Maryland seemed to have went cheap on the athletic facilities. I can't help but wonder what the school library or chemistry lab looks like at this school.... Science? That's the Devil's work! Leads to ideas like evolution, global warming and sustainable energy. Better to spend your money on personal seat licenses for the high school stadium. http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/sports/preps/football/2005-09-14-hs-seat-licenses_x.htm?csp=34
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    Washington Nationals - Est. 1905?

    Would the Twins care to sue for custody of the 1924 and 1933 flags flying over Nationals Park?
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    ESPN/ABC NBA 3D logos

    Is the re-colored Wizards the actual primary logo? When you go to the web site or look at their floor, the preferred logo seems to be the dc logo with the hand. Can't remember the show but there was an ESPN-NBA program with logos that had animated twirling basketballs.
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    Maps with sports logos on them

    http://billsportsmaps.com/ This is an entire web site devoted to this topic.
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    2013 Houston Astros Uniforms

    I actually like the 1990s navy and gold set best of all. It was clean, yet modern. I really hate the current set since it's trying to so hard to escape its nickname. I think the Astros can go in many ways. They can go steampunk, Jules Verne with black and bronze. Move forward a few years and they could go art deco, Flash Gordon with silver and black. Go to 1960, and they can go with a Jetsons look like the Lancaster Jethawks. My guess is, though, the team will go with something safe, like a tweaking of the 1960s design.
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    Astros' and Padres' Unis

    I thought those 1990s navy and gold were the best Astros uniform - both clean and modern. The current uniform has nothing spacey about it except that broken star. Embrace the astronautic theme, but it doesn't have to be futuristic. There are retro-futures to go back to like the Jetsons, Buck Rogers or steampunk.
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    What should replace Fighting Sioux?

    Why not? His first name begins with "ND"!
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    New Marlins Uniforms?

    Really? The Biggest Uniform Disaster in MLB History? Worse than this?
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    Expos Rights question

    The use of the "Established 1905" patch in 2005 is a reference to a beginning of the use of the name "Nationals". It wasn't the first of use of Nationals, so I agree that it was a ridiculous place to start. There are flags for 1924, 1925 and 1933 flying above the Nationals Park scoreboard.