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  1. I loved that Utah color palette. It "screamed Utah" more than that stupid double blue that everyone said screamed Utah.
  2. Double outlines can be good ways to reinforce novel color schemes. Teal/silver/black numbers would look top-notch for the Sharks, better than plain old teal and black do. They do look bad on the Habs' whites, but double outlines would work (and have!) on the cult-classic chest-stripe whites.
  3. "Twins" as short for "Twin Cities" is genius trolling and I applaud it.
  4. I'm pulling for the Islanders because of my Tavares man-crush, but I'm not averse to the Leafs getting in. I just don't want Tampa. Can't deal with the Yzerman blowjobs if he sold at the deadline and still got in.
  5. lol a team signed Josh McCown before a team signed Jay Cutler. One final indignity for the road, huh. EDIT: double-lol, you accidentally implied that Josh McCown raped someone. Or do you know something I don't?
  6. Why's the grass at Pac Bell park so short? It looks like the turf at the Trop.
  7. Would it be a good idea for the Rays to paint the walls sky blue, since it's a team color and all. or would it just be a chintzy attempt at approximating a blue sky?
  8. If you remember the Chicago Magazine profile of Rocky Wirtz, there was a line about how by 2007, the team was losing so much and earning so little that WirtzCorp couldn't justify funding the team off Judge & Dolph anymore and was ready to hand the team over to the league. Mind you, this could be the sort of lying that the Organ-Eye-Zation does when it's time to hike ticket prices year after year, but if you start doing the napkin math on the circa-2007 Blackhawks, with their horrid attendance, lack of television inventory let alone viewers, and the league's scant national revenue, you can arrive at the conclusion that the only thing truly keeping the team from bottoming out was their 50% of the United Center and 20% of Comcast SportsNet. As a general rule, one shouldn't take Wirtzes at their word, but I'll believe them when they say Bill was a hairsbreadth from finally putting the family out of business.
  9. Michael Vick went to prison for running a dog-killing ring and still managed to get a job. If Vick came back from that, Kaepernick should be able to come back from being a Black Lives Matter spokesman. Not necessarily with, just for the sake of argument, the Carolina Panthers, but with someone.
  10. This mild winter in the Midwest is messing with everyone's sense of time. Usually we have to wait for the second round of the playoffs for Bruce Boudreau to start crapping all over himself.
  11. I still find it hard to believe there are almost 100 quarterbacks objectively better than he is. Of course he'll be the dreaded DISTRACTION, but he has to be of enough value to get a job somewhere.
  12. I know, I thought the same thing about that guy in the NFL named "Lardarius Webb." THIS IS THE DAWNING OF THE AGE OF LARDARIUS, AGE OF LARDARIUS... Eddie Olczyk is the Winston Churchill's Democracy of local hockey color commentators.
  13. Who could forget the 2004 Penguins and their leading scorer Dick Tarnstrom? No one, because no one was there to remember it in the first place.
  14. Uh, well, the "Chicago hockey team" has problems of its own to deal with from Hockey Twitter...
  15. Interesting. That's a lot less retractable seating than I'm used to seeing in the more multi-use arenas. Look at how big the Bradley Center floor is:
  16. No, silly, this thread isn't about Doug Gilmour! It's about the Phoenix Coyotes. With the Manitobification of the old rolling thread and "Back in the Game" lost to history, we need a new one. Matt Hulsizer gave up on trying to buy the team, if he ever started in the first place, which I contend that he did not. The buried lede here is that apparently Jerry Reinsdorf is poking around again. If I had to guess, it's probably to buy the team for his son. Haven't heard much from Quebecor, which is just the way the league likes it.
  17. The Bears are a mess, the Bulls are a mess, the Sox are a mess, and the Pirates had a losing record for like 20 years. The Blackhawks almost went bankrupt and the Penguins almost moved.
  18. I think at this point it's more that he keeps saying they're bad and keeps antagonizing their fans, usually by reusing Chapo Trap House/Weird Twitter jokes about brain diseases and large adult sons, plus the intellectual dishonesty of deciding they're bad because their coach hurt his feelings and then working backward from his conclusion while claiming to be objective. I see why it's a real pain in the ass for Jackets fans.
  19. Jared Bednar would have been fired if everyone in Avalanche management didn't report to a drinking bird at a keyboard.
  20. The Bradley Center is a little plain on the outside, but I never bought that it was in desperate need of replacement.
  21. The arena doesn't appear to have retractable seating down in front like most arenas do. That's interesting because most arenas have a floor much wider than 85 feet.
  22. The real bummer in all of this is that it does appear to be a very, very nice arena.
  23. Steel designed to rust on the outside, also seen on the old Atlanta Omni and the Daley Center in Chicago: It's something I find absolutely hideous. It's even worse when a major government building symbolizes the inexorable decay of a once-powerful substance.
  24. How do you say that someone who commits suicide due to depression is unworthy of deeper understanding, but a murderer with head trauma is?