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Everything posted by Sodboy13

  1. NHL Anti-Thread: Bad Business Decision Aggregator

    I was reminded today that Eugene Melnyk begged his team's fans for a liver transplant, got a donor, and is now talking openly about how unappreciative the fans are in the lead-up to the team's first outdoor novelty game. Even Bill Wirtz would be advising Eugene to ease off.
  2. MLB changes 2018?

    Yeah, I really dig this one. It's almost exactly what I wanted from a Nats' navy jersey for years.
  3. NBA Changes 2017-18

    I guess if that's the case, it does serve a purpose. Still doesn't sit right with me.
  4. NBA Changes 2017-18

    This is what happens when you force a stencil design into a font that wasn't intended to have one. Number 2 to the nth power. Also, is anyone else uncomfortable with the Grizzlies' repeated use of Civil Rights iconography to sell team merchandise? First it was a wordmark designed to mimic the sign of the hotel where Dr. King was assassinated, and now it's mimicking the "I AM A MAN" sign from the garbage workers' strike that brought Dr. King to Memphis. Is there some sort of charitable angle or partnership involved in this, at least?
  5. NHL 2017-18

    Regarding the "31 teams getting thirds" rumor, one Pro Image account says all 31 are getting thirds; another account from the same company in a different city says it's 23 teams. My money's on that number, rather than every team. As for the Blackhawks in black, they looked great from 1996-99, but became significantly worse when the team revised the crest and removed its tan outline. And even at its best, the black jersey was still the third-best of the Hawks' uniform options. I'd love to see a return of the 1936-inspired Winter Classic 3rd, but I'm aware that I'm in an extreme minority on that one.
  6. What throwbacks do you want to see?

    1967-69 Oakland Seals and 1976-77 Cleveland Barons. Both are basically nonexistent when it comes to NHL merchandise, and the state outline sleeve numbers on the Barons' jerseys have long been one of my favorite details.
  7. NHL Anti-Thread: Bad Business Decision Aggregator

    Hell, I'll do it to you for sixty!
  8. NHL 2017-18

    I'm really surprised they're using the version of the crest with text around it.
  9. I really like that leaping full-body fish. The script has a sort of '70s-'80s NPB feel to it. It's too busy in places and the keener eyes are already on the details (the stitching on the baseball looks like it was lifted from another design house entirely,) but it does make me want a hat. That's better than most Brandiose efforts. The pinstripe/headspoon combo on the jerseys is way too much, though. Pick one.
  10. NHL 2017-18

    Look, man, you hit your Bad Opinion threshold for the month about six posts ago. I'm gonna need you to sit out a few and schedule an ophthalmologist appointment.
  11. NHL Anti-Thread: Bad Business Decision Aggregator

    $650 million to buy an NHL franchise? Huh. In completely unrelated news, Tom Dundon bought just over half of the Hurricanes for $230 million today. Also completely unrelated: Maybe 4,000 people turned out tonight to watch Panthers-Jets in Sunrise.
  12. NHL Anti-Thread: Bad Business Decision Aggregator

    Heh-heh, "research triangle." Alleged new Hurricanes owner Thomas Dundon made the bulk of his fortune four weeks ago in a settlement as part of his severance for screwing up while overseeing a profoundly shady bank's U.S. subprime auto loan division. Seriously, read a little on what Santander's been doing in this country. Seems like a perfect fit for the Hurricanes.
  13. NHL Anti-Thread: Bad Business Decision Aggregator

    Carolina to Carolina and Expansion in Seattle. Gary's got Karmanos' back for eternity, even if he sells, and he's going to sucker Chris Hansen and whoever else out of $600 million.
  14. NHL Anti-Thread: Bad Business Decision Aggregator

    The internet still pleasantly surprises me sometimes. "No way that rundown of the Hurricanes' early years I read 18 years ago is still online," I thought. It's still online. Merry Christmas, @the admiral. Here's a suuuuuuuper-fun excerpt from June of 1998:
  15. NHL Anti-Thread: Bad Business Decision Aggregator

    A $10 million non-refundable deposit every three to five years oughta do the trick.
  16. National Arena League expansion

    I loved the old Cobras logo, and this looks like a nice revival of it.
  17. NHL 2017-18

    Drop the NYR from the Lady Liberty shield and replace it with "Rangers." Bump it up to the shoulders. The chest gets the diagonal "NEW YORK" of the early-mid '80's road jerseys. And I say keep the silver in the lettering and numbering, because 1) I like it, so nyah, and 2) having just hints of silver with your navy base and red pants turns you into Not Quite The Blue Jackets. Please note that I write this as someone who fully embraces the old Lady Liberty sweater, chrome Rangers shield and all, because the '90s broke something in me and I have made my peace with it.
  18. NHL Anti-Thread: Bad Business Decision Aggregator

    They're not going to move the storied franchise of Hall Of Fame Hockey Builder Peter F ing Karmanos out to Seattle and kick Chicago east. It'll be Seattle buying in for something north of half a billion in non-HRR, and Arizona being delicately placed in the Central, where it will outlive us all.
  19. NHL Anti-Thread: Bad Business Decision Aggregator

    The Seattle arena deal is a go, so there's team 32 and the 16th in the West. Enjoy your $500 million, 19,000-seat arena for the Remparts, Qu├ębec.
  20. NBA Changes 2017-18

    Pollin changed the name because his friend got assassinated half a world away. He gave negative craps about being the Bullets in a land of gun violence until then.
  21. NHL 2017-18

    Show your buxom lass how much you really care with a Kachina throwback.
  22. NHL 2017-18

    Restored the photos to my earlier post.
  23. NHL 2017-18

    Holy Jesus, Photobucket wants me to pay $400 a year to share photos now. Anybody know a place I can upload them that isn't insane?
  24. I've been following this dumb league long enough to remember when the original Milwaukee Mustangs trotted out the "we're just sitting out while our arena undergoes renovations" line.