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Everything posted by RichO

  1. North American Pro Soccer 2017

    That is a tremendous location for a stadium. Walkable from CTA and Metra, near the expressway. It would immediately be second to Sox Park for accessibility if they have any kind of tolerable parking situation, and vastly superior to the spot than the Fire are stuck in.
  2. MLB changes 2018?

    "Take the field" Really?
  3. Championship Preferences

    This is a favorite "if sports were different" thing with me for baseball and basketball. Going about 2/3-3/4 of the way through the "regular season" where everyone plays, then having a double round-robin round for the top end teams, then the top 2 in the finals or a shortened version of a playoff for that TV money. And everyone else just plays out the string without fanfare or not just like they do now.
  4. MLB changes 2018?

    It'll probably look fine on a real live patch, beveling just feels a little played out right now.
  5. NCAA Basketball 2017-18 New Uniforms

    Oh that's what that PK80 thing is. Gotta say, putting together a tournament of ostensibly unpaid basketball teams for a rich guy's birthday feels a little weird. I like that the Nike-speak explanation of the Texas uniform is basically "yep, it's orange" Also, " UConn's famed red bar is given a bold new interpretation." First of all, "famed?" Really? But this "new interpretation" of the "red bar" is pretty bold, in that there is no red.
  6. MLB changes 2018?

    I know, that beveled font in the GIants anniversary logo is a disappointment. I'm just going to pretend that other post isn't there
  7. 2018 MLB Hot Stove Season

    GMs. They're just like us:
  8. 2018 MLB Hot Stove Season

    It's not even debatable what team cap he'd have. And the family thought process was probably along the lines of "this is the best looking photo, we like how he's smiling"
  9. I always got the point of the Roman imagery, but it's bugged me a little that the logo's a soldier and not, y'know, a Senator.
  10. He had more of his peak in the Black Jays, but other than the #52, I'm not totally sold on the wrongness of those for Halladay. He had his breakthrough and first Cy Young in those uniforms before the change.
  11. strange NY Jets cap from 1974

    The number on the sleeve makes me wonder if they were picking up some second hand gear from the baseball teams. Not implausible for the time I guess. I think the best hope for official merch with the Metsified NYJ logo would be if they hopped on college football's "stuff a football field into a ballpark and call it special" trend for an exhibition game at Citi Field. But playing exhibition games at funky locations doesn't seem like a thing anymore.
  12. MLB changes 2018?

    He is historically important for the Jays though. He's top 2-3 players in franchise history.
  13. NBA Changes 2017-18

    If we aren't going to have a yellow vs green Lakers/Celtics games this whole new uniform arrangement is pointless.
  14. NBA Changes 2017-18

    On the sweat thing, I've seen Nike have some problems with runners in marathons where dudes' shirts will start normal and stretch at least a couple inches longer by the end. Some of their stuff has issues.
  15. The "Inverted Bowl" arena

    Kind of a amazing to me what shaving a few rows off and trading the upward angled roof for a flat roof did for the feel up there. Your ballpark design starting point on these principals would be a meeting of pre-60s ballparks and Dodger Stadium, swapping out conventional upper decks with club tiers and suites. The big thing would be pulling the upper tiers closer to the field, concentrating suites between the dugouts behind the plate and focusing on club type seating this company is hyping down the lines.
  16. Players in the "wrong" uniforms

    Haaave you met Ted?
  17. Tabletop sports game appreciation

    Was this the one? March Madness by Avalon Hill I had this. A good chunk of paper route money went to various Avalon Hill sports games. Statis Pro Baseball, Superstar Baseball, Statis Pro Basketball, and Bowl Bound.
  18. College Football Uniforms - 2017 Season

    NIU really committed to that WalMart Wisconsin road look.
  19. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    You'll notice that's when the Dodgers got to Verlander. Third time up.
  20. Using the x like that would be too forced. Like a giving a minor league team a food or two word animal name.
  21. College Football Uniforms - 2017 Season

    Nah, Florida retired the crown earlier this year. Bad will stay bad, but worst ever now is like a women's track record set by an East German. No one is coming close anytime soon.
  22. MLB changes 2018?

    Historians and anthropologists exist. Who was killed and driven from the region can be figured out. Honest efforts can be made to find successor(s). If they want to do it right, they can pursue it. You can't force anyone into a partnership, as Illinois knows, but making the effort at all is a choice. And like Illinois, if you can't do it right, don't do it at all. Whether it's not having some suburban kid basically do a minstrel show, or not having a racist af cartoon logo.
  23. 2018 MLB Hot Stove Season

    Seems to me if you have a young team what you want is a manager with a background in player development, who has the understanding of analytics it takes to manage a lineup. The rest is dealing with personalities. From his pre-Dodger front office writing he's willing to try out different ideas. Of non-retreads known to baseball fans, if you can't have Alex Cora, you want Kapler or Dave Martinez.
  24. I'm sure they'd really suffer from the dozen baseball fans who are so far gone into their college allegiance that they'll refuse to put money into a baseball team that happens to have the same locally relevant name as their unrelated chief rival.
  25. MLB changes 2018?

    The only workable way forward using imagery would be a Spokane Indians approach and partner with a tribe or tribes with roots in NE Ohio and have the tribes drive the boundaries for the use of imagery., But Wahoo people want their awful cartoon. There's really no compromise with that.