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About MadmanLA

  • Birthday 03/15/1980

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    San Diego Clippers (1978-83), Chicago Blackhawks, Kansas City Royals, San Francisco Giants (since 2001)

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  1. NBA 2017-18: A Tale of Two Conferences

    I hope Doc Rivers' (and his son for that matter) days as Clipper head coach comes to an end and soon...team basically quit playing against the Knicks midway in the 3rd quarter en route to a ninth-straight loss. Austin Rivers' stat line: 2 points, 5 assists, one rebound in 32 minutes played.
  2. 2017 NFL Season

    I kinda forgot the Rams were playing at home this week...even funnier, CBS Los Angeles (Channel 2 and sister KCAL 9) was provided another doubleheader (Chargers-Jags on 2, Texans-Rams on 9), even though this is Fox's doubleheader week (Cowboys-Falcons is airing opposite on Fox 11).
  3. The "Inverted Bowl" arena

    Richfield Coliseum was another arena where the luxury suites sat above the upper level... It was probably ahead of its time, but it's too bad that arena sat in the middle of nowhere.
  4. NBA Changes 2017-18

    Last night's Pistons-Clippers game was a perfect example of that...it kinda threw me off a couple of times who's in what color (Pistons in white, Clips in blue). If not for the court, I would have forget that it was Staples Center instead of Little Caesars Arena.
  5. Arena Rafters & Banners

    In the old arena configuration, the Warriors had individual retired number banners in the final years prior to the renovation... One end had the banners of Rick Barry and Nate Thurmond, and the other end was Tom Meschery and Al Attles; Credit to Bob Busser's Ballparks site Edit: I'm almost 100-percent certain that the the three smaller banners in-between the team banner and Attles' retired jersey are the '47, '56, and '75 championship banners. I saw another picture on the site, looks like from the mid-to-late '80s, and the Warriors' retired numbers were on a single banner on one of the arena.
  6. The Sports Media Thread

    The only Ringer podcast I listen to with any consistency is the Masked Man show. I've had to skip around some of the Simmons episodes; I generally like Cousin Sal and Joe House, and as McCarthy mentioned, when he has the likes of Buck, Michaels, Collinsworth (just days after Simmons ripped him on a podcast back in the summer), and other sportscasters, those are generally the better episodes. I haven't gotten into their NFL podcast yet; I've always liked Mike Lombardi's insight on the NFL, being in broadcasting and spending years in NFL front offices. Unless Simmons and/or House appear, i could take or leave the NBA podcasts.
  7. Local TV station logos

    St. Louis' NBC affiliate, KSDK, just updated their logo... Old vs. New: They're celebrating their 70th anniversary this year; they're also the oldest NBC-affiliated station in the country, pre-dating all but of four of the five original NBC O&Os (NYC, DC, Cleveland, Chicago, LA).
  8. Local TV station logos

    Fox has been starting to do away with the "My (channel number)" branding for their MyNetworkTV stations. KICU, Fox's independent in the Bay Area was the first to go with this type of branding: Old: New/current: Among the Fox-owned MyTV stations, WDCA in Washington, D.C. was the first to do away with their "My 20" branding: They've since followed suit in Phoenix, the Twin Cities, and Dallas: Fox also own MyNetworkTV stations in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago (as mentioned earlier, is now the CW affiliate there also), Houston, Charlotte, and Orlando. I believe eventually the smaller-market stations will re-brand with the "Fox xx Xtra/Plus/More" in due time, although the Charlotte station (WMYT) actually already brands with their cable channel (12) as opposed to their over-the-air channel (55). WWOR and KCOP are legacy stations, and are very much strongly identified with their channel numbers in their respective cities; you'll see go them with something more generic ("New York/New Jersey 9", "L.A. 13", or just "Channel 9/13") before you would ever see them brand as "Fox 5 (or 11, in L.A.'s case) Whatever".
  9. The Sports Media Thread

    Same quirk for Week 5, this time it's CBS...they have Chargers-Giants in the early slot, while the Rams host Seattle in the late slot; however, that's also Fox's doubleheader week (Packers-Cowboys is the national 4:25 ET game). The early game will be on KCBS, while KCAL 9 has the (dis)pleasure of airing Seahawks-Rams against Packers-Cowboys on Fox 11. So counting Panthers-Lions on Fox 11 in the early slot, and the SNF game (Chiefs-Texans), we're getting five games next weekend.
  10. NBA Changes 2017-18

    Just imagine if and when Seattle and Vancouver ever get the NBA back....
  11. Lights Out's NBA 2017: What-If? Dallas Express (p. 4)

    I really dig this concept...it's a real refreshing look. Your interpretation of the "LAC" logo is much better than the real one. Your San Antonio and Phoenix concepts are really well done...especially the redux of the 90s Suns black alternate.
  12. 2017 NFL Season

    At least ABC7 LA didn't cheapen out with the ESPN-style production, unlike the CBS in San Diego that produced the Charger preseason games, using outdated CBS NFL graphics.
  13. Los Angeles Clippers New Uniforms

    This maybe a bit of a stretch, but one thing I've noticed about the stripes on the white shorts, it's almost a homage to American Airlines, ironically enough one of the Clips' corporate sponsors... Obviously, the colors are on opposite side if you turned the AA logo counter-clockwise on its side, with the pointy area facing upwards. I don't think it was the designers' intent, but the inspiration came from somewhere. Hell, the AA logo (sans the wordmark) would actually make a good patch logo on the jerseys.
  14. Los Angeles Clippers New Uniforms

    A big improvement for sure...NASCAR Gillian kinda redeemed herself on this one. Still not a fan of the wordmark, but overall it's a nice and clean look. Now, just get rid of this "LA Clippers" branding nonsense...
  15. Alternate SPORTS! History Thread

    I remember first hearing about Sam Gilbert from a local sports talk show back in the late 90s...I had no idea who he was until I discovered that his wife was an English teacher at my old high school (Palisades Charter HS). She was there when it first opened in 1961, and retired in 2012...sadly, she passed away a few months after her retirement. As far as "Papa G"...I still find it hard to believe that neither Wooden or Morgan knew right then and there that their players where getting these extra freebies. Gilbert also apparently had mob ties as well, but he was also in construction, and was the first agent to several UCLA basketball alums, namely Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.