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  1. Ceci n'est pas une politics thread.

    Yeah, I'll stick with "Trumpy", personally:
  2. 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs Uniforms

    I know the Bolts' uniforms aren't super-popular, but I tell you, I know some people who'd be quite... er, Happy... with a St. Louis vs. Tampa Bay SCF:
  3. Ceci n'est pas une politics thread.

    I think it's what's so frustrating about Bill Maher: he can be dead on about stuff like the YouTube video infrared posted, and then he'll follow it up with nonsense like the vaccine thing.
  4. 2016 MLB Season

    Dirty slide or not, punching a guy - especially a punch like that - is crossing a line. My guess is they both get a suspension, and Odor's will probably be longer.
  5. NBA Changes 2016-17 Season

    The Jazz posted this to their Facebook page; I guess the inspiration for the alternate wasn't a soccer jersey, but their old warmup suit:
  6. 2016 NHL Off-Season Thread

    I see an interesting contrast in styles there - Boudreau's known for coaching fast-paced, offensive teams that can't get it done in the playoffs, while the Wild are known more as a hard-nosed defensive team that can't get it done in the playoffs. At the very least, it should make for a few interesting seasons there.
  7. Unpopular Opinions

    I really love the St. Louis Blues' jerseys from '85 to '98, the so-called "red" era. Those jerseys, especially the numbers on the home, were damn amazing looking in my mind. The only problem I have with them is, I don't think they ever found a great balance for the red. Either they had too little of it... ...or way too much: Like, they could've either thickened the red stripes a bit on the former, or straightened & lowered the staff pattern on the latter, and I bet it would've looked a lot better. Still, I really miss that royal blue/yellow/red colour scheme. Makes me wish another team would run with it, especially since the Blues won't.
  8. Okay, I'll hold you to it then.
  9. Random musing: I find it weird that the Preds' jerseys still have the All-Star Game patch on them. Don't most teams usually just ditch that after the All-Star Game?
  10. You know, the Oilers right now remind me a bit of the Quebec Nordiques back in the early 90s. The Nords were terrible for 5-6 years, got a bunch of good draft picks (including 3 straight years with the #1 pick, like Edmonton), and picked a bunch of highly-acclaimed forwards in Sakic, Sundin, Nolan & Lindros. Then they traded everyone but Sakic for other pieces they needed; defence, goaltending, better offensive prospects (Forsberg), and away they went, almost overnight in fact; from 20 wins in 1991-92 to 47 in 1992-93. Admittedly, they got super lucky later when one of the best goalies in the league went on the market, and if they hadn't moved they wouldn't have had any chance at getting him*, but hey, it is what it is. Basically, like a lot of other people have been saying, yeah, we're at the time where the Oilers should probably hang on to McDavid and start looking to trade some of their other forwards for some defence and a goalie who's actually good. All I'm pointing out is that there's actual historical precedence for this. * - then again, if they didn't move the whole Roy thing would've gone differently anyways, 'cause then the schedule would've been different and 11-1 game probably wouldn't have happened.
  11. 2016 NHL Off-Season Thread

    Actually, Great Western was a bank. It's just that the name suited the place so well that nobody noticed.
  12. 2016 WWE Payback

    Eh, those are by no means terrible, but I'll stick with this: It helps that he was starting to get really over around that time... right before they buried him & then he quit.
  13. Really unusual color schemes (that work)

    The WHL's Calgary Hitmen have a black, grey & pink alternate jersey, a throwback that they wore full-time in the mid-90s. If there's one sports team that could pull off using pink, it's one named for Bret Hart: They had a different, non-throwback pink jersey a few years ago too, which I liked a bit better: