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    2018 NFL Season

    When it's Scorigami, America wins.
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    The Oakland/Las Vegas/Where The Hell Are We? Raiders

    Honestly if this lawsuit comes to fruition and the Raiders do leave early I think Sam Boyd's the only place that makes sense - anywhere else would be a disaster of a season, and if all of that lines up I honestly think the NFL will cave and just let them play there, despite all of its issues. Although as I say that, a lame-duck year in San Diego like Cosmic suggested would be a disaster that'd be worth it just for the image of the Chargers having to return over the bridge they detonated 2 years ago...
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    NHL Anti-Thread: Bad Business Decision Aggregator

    huh, I didn't realise Jeff Gordon had a career in hockey journalism before getting into stock car racing :V
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    NHL Anti-Thread: Bad Business Decision Aggregator

    Oh man, I remember that Greatest Uniforms poll the NHL did for their centennial last year, I think I'll go see the results again- ...oh
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    NHL Anti-Thread: Bad Business Decision Aggregator

    If I had my way Detroit and Toronto would still be in the West. I know, "muh timezones", but I think they both had better rivalries over there anyways: Detroit had San Jose & especially Colorado, Toronto had St. Louis & arguably Los Angeles and they both had Chicago and obviously each other; and I think splitting the "Original Six" 3 per conference was a better setup than dumping 5 in the same conference anyways, and leaving Chicago on their own to feud with St. Louis and... Nashville, I guess?
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    2018-19 NHL Season

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    Isles Officially Unveil New Third Jersey

    I guess I'm the only one here who finds the jersey boring and uninspired. Even the orange numbers aren't enough to save it for me. 3/10
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    The Whalers Return! Hurricanes Announce Epic Throwback Uniforms

    It's sorta like how the Avalanche honour the Hockey Rockies despite them not being the same franchise and the latter having nothing worth remembering, except a clever logo and generally-nice identity. (In fact, as I typed that I realised it's a lot like that!) Really the main differences between the two are that the Whalers actually have fans, whereas the Rockies (and to a certain, exaggerated but sad extent, the Hurricanes) really don't; also that despite the Rockies' general irrelevance Denver got a new team again anyways.
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    NHL 2018-19

    I've observed it before, that despite them being defunct for 20 years the Whalers have as big a fan base, if not a bigger (or at least a louder) one, than the team they turned into does.
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    Unpopular Sports Opinions

    Yeah, but the stakes would be a lot higher if they were fighting for one playoff spot instead of five or eight.
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    Unpopular Sports Opinions

    I took the liberty of arranging the current MLB playoff races like the NHL pre-2013, where it was 8 teams per conference and the division leaders got the highest seeds: American League: 1: Boston - 106-51 2: Houston - 100-57 3: Cleveland - 88-69 4: New York - 97-60 5: Oakland - 95-63 6: Tampa Bay - 87-70 7: Seattle - 86-71 8: Los Angeles - 77-81 ----------------------- 9: Minnesota - 72-84 10: Toronto - 71-87 (PS: since the idea of a sub-500 Angels team winning the World Series in this hypothetical playoffs was brought up: Boston's 6-0 against the Angels this season.) National League: 1: Chicago - 91-66 2: Atlanta - 89-68 3: Los Angeles - 88-70 4: Milwaukee - 91-67 5: Colorado - 87-70 6: St. Louis - 87-71 7: Pittsburgh - 80-76 8: Arizona - 80-78 -------------------- 9: Washington - 80-78 10: Philadelphia - 78-79 On the other hand, if we went to the opposite extreme of going back to straight pennant races with no playoffs but the World Series, we'd be seeing one hell of an NL race right now, with Milwaukee just a half-game back of Chicago and Atlanta & LA having decent outside chances as well.
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    Raptors New City Uniform Leaks on Media Day

    I know this isn't a concepts thread so I apologise ahead of time, but I did decide to whip up a blue & white Raptors identity in NBA 2K17 last year that I thought came out really good:
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    NHL 2018-19

    Flames alt: 9/10, great uniform, deserves to be more than an alternate - that it stays stuck as an on-and-off alt while management continues to stick with a 12-year old Edge uniform that nobody likes is baffling to me.
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    2018 NFL Season

    They actually did it.
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    2018 NFL Season

    Browns down 14-0 in a game they were somehow favoured to win. Sounds about right.
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    NHL 2018-19

    That image perfectly captures the Senators philosophy of "we have no idea what we're doing".
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    NHL 2018-19

    I expressed my opinions on the Rockies fauxback the last time they wore it, suffice to say I'm not a fan of it. The navy's unnecessary, the logo's a generic, bootleg version of the Hockey Rockies logo, and frankly I don't even think the Hockey Rockies are worth remembering in this way - they accomplished absolutely nothing of note for 6 years, left, and then their name was taken by a newer, better, more relevant baseball team.
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    Unpopular Sports Opinions

    I miss the cavernous, symmetrical, cookie-cutter, AstroTurf baseball stadiums of the 70s, 80s and 90s. Not even just due to the nostalgia of growing up when those parks were falling out of fashion and being replaced, either; I think they're genuinely underappreciated for how they shaped the way the game was played. Traditionalists who prefer small-ball to home runs always mocked and continue to mock those old parks, yet the very attributes that earned their derision - the massive outfields, the smooth turf - lent themselves very well to the style of baseball said traditionalists liked - just ask Whitey Herzog. I don't think it's a coincidence that the AstroTurf-era coincided with the revival of the stolen base, including most of the career of the best base-stealer baseball has ever seen. Of course, I don't think football should've ever been played on that stuff, that sport's far too dangerous for such a hard playing surface; and I do get that those stadiums weren't the most visually appealing (though again, that never bothered me - their cavernousness always reminded me of the Roman Coliseum). I think if there was to be an AstroTurf revival of sorts, I'd rather see it in the form of a fancy, modern baseball-only stadium like PNC Park, but with a symmetrical, deep-outfield AstroTurf playing surface. It's a long shot, but hey, dare to dream.
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    2018 NFL Season

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    Minor League Baseball News

    boy, it's almost as if the name was so bad it killed their local fan support~
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    2018 NASCAR Season Thread

    I guess 5 Hour Energy leaving was the fatal blow for FRR:
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    NHL 2018-19

    I agree - you're right, it's not unique but it's still more original than red & black, which it feels like a good third of the league wears now. (I'm exaggerating a bit, but it is still territory that's very well-chartered at this point.) They absolutely should bring the red & green back full-time.
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    Popular Defunct Teams

    I mean, of course Hartford's not getting an NHL team any time soon, the city's biggest arena is still the one that chased the Whalers out in the first place, except now on top of everything else it's 20 years older. But for me at least it's hard to fully "get over it" when the Whalers arguably still have as big a fanbase, if not a bigger one, than the Hurricanes do.
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    NHL 2018-19

    Yellow numbers on the dark jersey is a big part of the Blues' signature look, it baffles me that they changed them to white, especially when it was basically for no reason.
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    2018 NBA "Off"Season-Because It's Always On

    I'm actually impressed, you managed to top your first bad take with an even worse one.