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    Unpopular Sports Opinions

    I agree. He had to be kept away for a long time but he should have been welcomed back as soon the Cubs won the World Series. Forgive everyone!
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    Pic: San Jose Sharks New Third Jersey Leaked

    1) The Skating Penguin would look silly without skates and a stick, or worse yet, be replaced by the logo for a mid-sized industrial refrigeration firm 2) It's the shark's opponent's stick, and while we know there's two minutes for slashing, there's nothing in the rulebook about two minutes for chomping.
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    NHL 2018-19

    You joke, buuuuut isn't there a persuasive argument that the NHL Canucks are a continuation of the PCHL Canucks? I remember Wikipedia (yeah I know) had the Canucks' establishment year down as 1948 for a long time. EDIT: 1945 and they still do
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    Milwaukee Milkmen join baseball’s American Association

    Needs a little splash of red or blue.
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    Unpopular Sports Opinions

    Corked bats are a lesser transgression than both steroids (illegal drugs) and betting on baseball (inviting the possibility that the outcomes are predetermined and illegitimate).
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    Unpopular Sports Opinions

    Pete Rose's role as player-manager makes it hard to partition his career like that, doesn't it?
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    NHL 2018-19

    It's not a matter of confusion. If they hung their banners in the concourses instead, the same people would be mad the same way. Some fans and bloggers think they have an obligation to cut down teams like the Jets and the Senators and their fans and make sure they don't get any big ideas about themselves. Why this is necessary, no one's ever adequately explained to me; all those teams do is get kicked in the dick over and over. TSN can't cut to Teemu Selanne in a press box without some Twitter know-it-all asswipe popping off with "dont they know theyre supposed to be showing ilya kovalchuk because theyre actually the thrashers? big if true."
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    Unpopular Sports Opinions

    Here I am, the baseball historian who doesn't understand why the participants can't gamble on their own games
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    Bye Bye, Baby Cakes - The Great American AAA Shell Game

    Why not Fresno for the A's? That makes sense as a fallback for Reno. Milwaukee and Nashville should go back together.
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    NHL 2018-19

    The 1992 logo shouldn't be on those banners but it'd be daft not to honor that many Stanley Cups. Of course, it's also crazy that a team could have that much success and still go out of business; maybe the desire to treat the current Senators as a reactivation of the original isn't so bad.
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    Winnipeg Jets Unveil New Alternate Uniform

    No, it's not at all. Everyone who wanted the NHL back in Winnipeg (except the 3% or so who wanted the Manitoba Falcons or something dumb) wanted the name back but not necessarily the old designs, which is what we wound up getting. Compare with the Quebec contingent, who overwhelmingly want the Quebec Nordiques to wake up from a bad dream and pick up right where they left off. This third shows that midnight blue is a lousy base color for the Jets and the medium blue is much more interesting. It'd be better with silver and red highlights and a script that had Winnipeg in it somewhere.
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    NHL 2018-19

    Having a zero as their logo this season would be too on-the-nose.
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    MLB: The Defunct Saga - Kansas City Monarchs Added (9/14)

    I dig the Monarchs in purple and gold in a way I never could with Royals concepts. Probably the fresh-start aspect of it; the Royals can only be royal-powder-gold (but never all three at once) to me. A statue for Buck O'Neil, most definitely, but the Royals have been stingy with retired numbers (one of the greatest hitters of all time, the championship-winning manager who died shortly thereafter, and comparatively speaking, the other guy) and they probably should keep it that way. I think having the Buck seat is a unique honor in that it's more community-minded than franchise-minded, as a retired number usually is.
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    Winnipeg Jets Unveil New Alternate Uniform

    Yeah, I don't like Jets appearing without Winnipeg. I know no one's going to see this sweater and think New York, I just think the team should be brimming with small-town pride at all times.
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    NHL 2018-19

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    Seattle Supersonics Uniform Question

    NBA uniform history seems to be the least researched of the big four, always cool when people do the legwork on stuff like this.
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    2018-19 NHL Season

    You gotta hope upon hope that Bell doesn't have an opt-out clause in the TV contract that pays the Senators $35MM/year.
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    Winnipeg Jets Unveil New Alternate Uniform

    Yeah, this really isn't very good. Just more ammunition for people who hate the Jets.
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    NHL Anti-Thread: Bad Business Decision Aggregator

    He's compiling money as well as he compiles empty stats.
  20. 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.
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    2018-19 NHL Season

    The Sharks got Karlsson for next to nothing. How very pathetic.
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    infrared41's Best and Worst - NFL 2018 Week One

    All I can disagree with is Seattle-Denver. I don't mind the Broncos' uniforms when they get the right combinations (the above and all-white); it's the all-blue I can't stand on them.
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    The 2018 NHL Silly Season: Dilly Dilly

    The Canadiens have had elite francophone front offices in the past. Am I to believe that French Canada has no institutions able to produce modern general-manager talent? Is it only possible for students to major in smoking?
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    2018 MLB Season

    Baffling that the Nats game tomorrow wasn't moved to a neutral site. The Brewers and Blue Jays don't have home games tomorrow, go there.
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    The 2018 NHL Silly Season: Dilly Dilly

    He's obviously going back to Detroit to clean up Kenny Holland's mess.