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About mr.negative15

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    Running, soccer, video games, slot cars and, movies.

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  1. Winter of Discontent: The 2017-18 NHL Season

    That's the about the why? lol. Seriously, why would it not be a knight?!
  2. North American Pro Soccer 2017

    I was thinking a little more about this on my drive into work today. Besides for the fact that, with all the expansion teams coming in, there should be plenty of money for him to upgrade the stadium or build a new one what about these factors; I'm not sure how long the stadium sponsorship with Mapfre goes for but there must be a fee to break that, right? I do know that the Crew agreed to rent the land from the city until 2020 (or maybe it was 2022? I forget the year) Regardless, breaking that lease will cost money too. While I won't pretend to know what the costs would be how on earth does moving the team make any sense economically? Plus, isn't Austin (and I don't pretend to know anything about Austin) a very similar city in the fact that it's a university town that has a huge football following? Aren't they similar in population size too? Last I checked the minor league soccer teams didn't have much success in Austin either. This all sounds like I'm dumping on Austin and I don't mean to, I'm sure it's a nice city but I just am failing to see any advantage. /end rant
  3. North American Pro Soccer 2017

    @MJWalker45 @tutorhunky I don't recall it being in the middle of no where but I also can't claim to know that much about Columbus. I've only been once (for that game) and I know nothing about the transit. If it is too far away and that is keeping fans away then I guess that needs to be addressed. I guess I could ask questions all day but it doesn't really matter the current owner seems hell bent on moving the team so that is probably what will happen.
  4. I love that you built that in from the get go by the way. Just one of those little things that makes this project so cool
  5. North American Pro Soccer 2017

    Theoretically, it could be changed again to add more suits? I mean, if the stage thing isn't bringing in revenue wouldn't that be a solution? I've been there once. Probably 8 years ago now. Yes, it was pretty bare bones but it also looked like it wouldn't be that hard to make changes. If you take out the stage and the seats on either side of the stage on that end maybe you could have 3 or 4 suits across? Maybe make a couple levels. Maybe it's just that I've seen BMO go through like 5 changes or maybe I'm over-simplifying it (heck, I'm no engineer)...It just seems like there has to be a better solution.
  6. North American Pro Soccer 2017

    If I recall, there was a list of cities that were considered and season seat deposits were offered. Columbus sold them out the fastest or had the most sold....I don't recall exactly but it was this unexpected positive response to the point that it was kind of a no-brainer. (I stand to be corrected on the specifics) I agree with most here, seems very sketchy. Columbus isn't even the club with attendance issues in this league. My understanding is that FC Dallas and Colorado are the clubs with the lowest attendance. I know they've had issues in Chicago too but I think that changed this year. This was just a big shock to hear. What I keep wondering is what would it take to upgrade Mapre? It can't be more than building a new building of the same approximate size in another city.
  7. NLL Expansion 2018

    Yeah, I remember voting on that one I think you are correct, I can't picture anything other than Wings winning.
  8. NLL Expansion 2018

    Well, Philly has announced the top 3 names for their team and are asking for people to vote on them: -Fire -Founders -Wings There's no way that Wings doesn't win, right?
  9. Basically a Sports Show

    Yeah, very glad to hear you're in good shape and that you were well taken care of! I have to admit though, I'm very curious about this awesome cup you got now.
  10. NLL Expansion 2018

    I found the column to be poorly written but in a nutshell; San Diego has their team name and they are holding a contest to have people guess the name. We won't have to wait long, the name and logo will be released Oct 24.
  11. Likewise. I think we might have a good idea, geographically, where these bids are going to be though after seeing this re-alignment.
  12. Basically a Sports Show

    Listened to so much BASS was a good day. Hahah. Re: The MLG conversation they converted the whole building. Part is a grocery store but the white roof you may remember seeing on the fly-bys: was turned into a small arena seating about 3,000 for the Ryerson Univeraity Rams hockey teams. Greg, you’ll be glad to know that these rams wear royal blue (primarily) and yellow/gold. The university actually owns the building now and they have other athletic facilities in the building but I went to see WWE NXT recently in the arena and man, did It ever have a no frills, old school arena vibe. Very cool. As for the Stanley Cup finals; it’s the year Washington finally does it right? Lol. No. I think it’s Edmonton/Pittsburgh with the Penguins taking another cup home.
  13. Between @Veras's AFA and your PHL, I've had a good few weeks of reading on these boards. Really like what you've got going on here @hawkfan89. Love the 90s jerseys especially. Was sad that Nova Scotia moved but I'm sure the PHL will see another Canadian team one day. I particularly like Washington's current look. Kind of reminds me of the Battalion but a much better uniform for sure!
  14. Why root for the home team?

    Which is the reason I like the Twins. My dad worked in St. Paul when I was younger (so he lived there during the week and came home on the weekends) but sometimes my family would go out there on the weekend and going to games at the Metrodome was always a fond memory for me. I can't explain why but I always thought it was a cool place for baseball. This is true. Speaking to baseball as an example, this is why I'm a Jays fan (I'd consider the Twins my "2nd team"). That said, sometimes this also backfires. It the exact reason I don't like the Leafs. I don't care about joe blow who might play on the 4th line or end up in the AHL in the middle of August.
  15. After noticing this thread for some time, and having a couple failed starts in reading it..I finally took the plunge last week. I'm now caught up and just wanted to throw my 2 cents out there @Veras: This really is captivating. The story stays really fresh but realistic. I legitimately felt a little sad when Buffalo moved. I really hope the city gets a team again. The design portion has been great too. I know you've said that you started this to improve your skills and in that regard, you have succeeded (I know that's not an original thought but it's worth repeating). I'm officially hooked.