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mcj882000 last won the day on December 19 2016

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  1. Unpopular Opinions

    This isn't so unpopular on this board (I don't think?) but apparently the Stampeders' 2-colour helmet they use with their black alternate jersey is really popular amongst CFL fans, and I just don't understand it at all: It's bad enough that it's just a recolour of the Jaguars' awful helmet, but the front's flat and the back's shiny - its not consistent at all, and that just really irritates me.
  2. NHL 2017-18

    That's too bad - I would've loved to see this one make a comeback:
  3. NHL Anti-Thread: Bad Business Decision Aggregator

    Here's my alt-history, hindsight is 20/20, "fantasy booking" take: if Karmanos was so intent on moving the Whalercanes to North Carolina in 1997 then he should've went to Charlotte instead of Raleigh. Not only would they not have needed to waste 2 dreadful years in Greensboro but they would've likely played at the old 21,000 seat Coliseum, in a city that had recently proved it actually did like pro sports. Now you might say, "what about the Hornets?" Indeed, I'm going to just assume this was something the team was worried about at the time, and I believe it's been brought up in this very thread as well. The funny thing is, while the Hornets indeed drew an impressive 23,405 fans per game in 1997-98, the 'Canes first season in Greensboro, that fell to 19,232 per game in 1998-99 due to the NBA lockout. And from there their attendance completely cratered as Hornets owner George Shinn basically alienated the entire city (in 2001-02, their last season in Charlotte, they drew just 11,286 per game) which led to their move to New Orleans in 2002 - just in time, I might add, for the Hurricanes' Cinderella playoff run that very spring. If that happens in a recently-scorned city looking for a new team to cheer for, instead of a city seemingly-apathetic to pro sports (not to mention the 2 seasons afterwards with no NBA team at all to compete with, or the decade they would've gone against the "who gives a " Bobcats after that) and maybe they could've made it work in Charlotte. Obviously it's too late now, the Spectrum as it is would be about as good for hockey as Barclays Center is - indeed, even the Checkers moved out a couple of years back - and obviously they would've had no idea any of the drama with the Hornets was gonna happen, but if at some point they decided "Hell, let's take a chance on Charlotte anyways" they might've lucked into some success. Hell, at the very least I'm willing to bet it would've still gone better than it has in Raleigh!
  4. 2017 NASCAR Season Thread

    Considering the whole reason the Chase was instituted was to prevent someone from winning a championship with just a single race win like Matt Kenseth did*, someone like Jamie Mac winning a Chase-era championship without winning a single race would be the greatest irony. * - an overblown "controversy" IMO anyways - does nobody in NASCAR remember Alan Kulwicki winning one of the greatest championship seasons with just 2 wins?
  5. NHL Anti-Thread: Bad Business Decision Aggregator

    Well, actually, LEDs do produce heat, just less than other light-sources. Still, get 29 million pixels worth of them, and that adds up...
  6. Ahh, okay then. If I had to guess the logo I posted (from Wikipedia's article on the team) is probably from 1940-1942 then, since that's the only other time they affiliated with the Cardinals.
  7. Toronto Maple Leafs: MiLB 1902-1967, NHL 1927-present I was surprised to learn that not only did they co-exist for 40 years, but the baseball team had the name 25 years before the hockey team did! Memphis Grizzlies: WFL 1974-1975 (informally), NBA 2001-present The WFL team was officially named the Southmen, but locals disliked that name so much that everyone just called them the Grizzlies, from the team's bear logo, instead. New Orleans Pelicans: MiLB 1901-1959 + 1977, NBA 2013-present The '77 team had a pretty cute logo, too:
  8. Unpopular Opinions

    One thing that occurred to me about this set: swap out the front crest and replace the arm-sash(?) with standard stripes and this is basically what they're wearing now.
  9. 2017 NFL Season

    I think I found the game you're looking for - this one, I'm going to assume - and I feel I have to point out a few things: -This game was against the Cardinals on November 29, 2015 - almost 2 years ago, even before the anthem protests started I might add; -He actually completed 9 passes, not 3, out of 19 attempts; -He wasn't benched in that game; -He actually still scored the 49ers only touchdown in that blowout, a 12-yard run; -That game was the only time he ever threw 4 picks in a game in his career; -He played in 7 other games that year, splitting the season fairly evenly with Blaine Gabbert, and only threw one other pick all season, against the Packers. Looking at his stats in other games I feel confident in calling the game you cited the worst start of his career - an outlier, hardly something to judge a dude's entire career off of, in my opinion at least. Unless there's something I'm missing, I think it's safe to say that the game you described as you described it, unless it was a preseason game, actually didn't happen. --- Anyways, looking at his stats last season, I see Kaepernick as a mediocre quarterback who was stuck on a terrible team - despite a 2-14 team record (and a 1-10 personal record) he managed to complete 59% of his passes (196/331), with 16 touchdowns and only 4 interceptions; one against the Dolphins, Saints, Rams and Buccaneers each. In fact, he hasn't thrown multiple picks in a game since that 4-pick game against the Cardinals. His QB rating was 90.7, which put him 17 in the league - just underneath the middle-of-the-pack. (Right between Alex Smith (91.2) and Tyrod Taylor (89.7), for the curious.) If you ask me he probably opted out of his contract 'cause he figured, perhaps naively, that some other team without a QB would be willing to ignore the media baggage and take a chance on him. Clearly, for better or worse, he was wrong.
  10. New NBA All-Star Format: No East vs West

    Yeah, I'm not a fan. I'm someone who prefers All-Star Games stay conference/league vs. conference/league, so to me this just seems like a desperate gimmick. Honestly though, is someone who already didn't like the ASG when it's in a traditional format really more likely to watch it when they do a fantasy draft like this?
  11. 2017 NASCAR Season Thread

    Former owner Robert Yates has passed away.
  12. One Year Uniforms

    These were 3-season jerseys, the Ted Stepien era. On a sidenote, you should read up on the Stepien-era Cavs if you never have, 'cause those are some of the most insanely bad teams I've ever heard of, and there's some good stories to be found there. (My favourite: the halftime show that consisted of a fat guy eating beer cans.)
  13. NHL Anti-Thread: Bad Business Decision Aggregator

    The admittedly-silly point I was making was specifically if the Hurricanes moved to Houston, since they'd likely have to change their name anyways, then maybe they could revive the Whalers name and still pull it off. It's from the same franchise, it has a (loose, I admit) connection to the area (FWIW I didn't know whales lived in the Gulf until I looked it up for that), the hidden-H logo would still work for Houston; heck, since Houston was also a major WHA city the "WHAlers" connection would even work! Obviously they'd likely just take the Aeros name, since it has actual history there. It was just a dumb "what if?" bit of speculation from this wannabe Whalers fan.
  14. 2017 NFL Season

    Photobucket sucks~