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  1. College Football Uniforms - 2017 Season

    NIU rolled out some new road uniform that looks like some kinda janky Wisconsin knock-off.
  2. College Football Uniforms - 2017 Season

    The last couple weeks the Illini have been dressed as their best selves. Always good to see teams do that.
  3. NBA Changes 2017-18

    Too thick. And maybe I remember them thinner than they were
  4. NBA Changes 2017-18

    Please no
  5. College Football Uniforms - 2017 Season

    It's just this side of putting his name on the helmet and uniforms.
  6. NFL 2017 changes?

    Is it a distress signal like an upside down flag? "HELP ME! I'M ON THE CHARGERS"
  7. Iowa License Plate Design Options Cause A Stir

    I think the top hits all the notes Iowa would want to present about itself. Bottom is basically the experience of driving across on I-80.
  8. MLB Changes 2017

    It is a minor travesty that the one truly great nickname in baseball: Evan Gattis' "Oso Blanco" is not on his jersey.
  9. MLB Changes 2017

    Think it's for his mom who passed a couple years ago. Bartolo Colon's mother dies Tim Anderson with the White Sox is wearing the name of a long time friend who was killed as well. I'm sure some other tributes are happening.
  10. My first political sign

    Yes, most important thing with campaign signs is to remember that they're being seen by people driving by. Not a lot of time. Less is more. Nothing worse than a cluttered sign. The 2 key things everyone needs to see when they drive by are "Kummers" and "Mayor" Kyle is secondary, and the slogan is kinda unimportant. The classic sign formula is Medium First Name Big Ass Last Name Medium Office maybe some other stuff at the bottom in a third, smaller size. I'd even say to ditch the "elect" and the town name, since that's kinda pointless for signs that will be all over the town itself. Unless "Mayor for St. Francis" is a point of emphasis. In that case keep the town, emphasize the FOR and ditch the slogan.
  11. NBA Changes 2017-18

    It never thought about it- but are socks considered uniform and not personal and controlled by the players the way shoes are?
  12. MLB Changes 2017

    Can I get a retro BIll Ripken O's?
  13. MLB Changes 2017

    I can't help but feel like a team named after fish shouldn't call it a throwback day.
  14. MLB Changes 2017

    As a package I don't know what they're really going for with this because the pieces don't really match up. I actually want the marketing speak press release to come out and explain it all to me because I'm not seeing whatever the idea is.
  15. Football and CTE

    Being raised by a dad who played two-way single wing football in the old old days in high school I always got the sense that techniques in blocking and tackling evolved a lot from them to the modern game. And football these days even uses the whole field in ways that it didn't even 25 years ago. Taking that study you linked, maybe if rules brought contact techniques back maybe you could see progress on brain safety in youth football. Trouble is overcoming the problem of faster and stronger athletes than in the past. Not just at the pointy end of ability either- guys on decent high school teams now look to be in better shape than guys getting scholarships 25 years ago.
  16. NBA Changes 2017-18

    Always wondered if it was on purpose or the W just happened.
  17. NBA Changes 2017-18

    If these waist patches are going to be a thing, one of the western teams need to go full-on belt buckle with the design. If they're going to do it, do it all the way.
  18. Changes to Titans uniforms in 2018 are 'not minor'

    Just keep having a shoulder yoke and then there's at least 1 thing they'll have done right, whatever else they do.
  19. NBA Changes 2017-18

    The notch in the shorts disrupts the flow of the stripes on the Bulls shorts, but this is probably the least bad outcome for them. It'll be interesting how it plays out on actual uniforms. The stars are as good a stand-in for over-bulling the shorts as there could be, but are causing a lot of derp about why and the design doesn't really work on a red backdrop on the red uniform.
  20. College Football Uniforms - 2017 Season

    Me when I step on a lego.
  21. College Football Uniforms - 2017 Season

    Key lesson of off season college football pictures- pics posted by recruits are all but certain to be old stuff.
  22. Football and CTE

    I'm similar. I never had a great relationship with the NFL. The self-importance of the whole thing rubs against my contrarian side. But diversification of interests combined with specific events (Seau and Duerson deaths, the naked stupidity of how domestic violence cases got handled) have lead me to bail. Skipped my first Super Bowl altogether this year. I connect to football through the college sport- but really only because I'm from a mid-major so the NCAA baggage is less and I tell myself some version of "at least this is where pretty much everyone's I cheer for has their football experience end, which limits the damage" Plus it's the only sport my college is good at, so it's the only real chance I get to have that root for the alma mater thing. I think the answer to what replaces the NFL/football generally in the US is fragmentation. I think of it like TV or most other entertainment really. In a seemingly short window we've gone from 3 networks and the notion of water-cooler TV to whatever we are now, where there are lanes for seemingly interest and the notion of channels themselves almost feels antiquated.
  23. Phillies embracing old logo and wordmark

    I'm a little surprised they haven't. Thinking about it- are the Rangers the only team that doesn't really have an 80s nostalgia aspect to them either on the field or in merch? At least among teams that look noticeably different from then they're the ones that seem to have bleached that period from memory. Not that there's anything worth being nostalgic about in pre-Nolan Rangers looks.
  24. NBA Changes 2017-18

    The template of the shorts so far makes me fear for the Bulls.