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  1. Perhaps an opinion out of left field (and I think I've expressed it before), but major conferences should just get rid of divisions. Each team gets its 1 or 2 protected rivals, then rotates through the rest of the conference from year to year. Design the schedule such that it's impossible for three teams to go undefeated, then the conference championship can be the top two teams in a "single-table" standings (like the Big XII). This helps to mitigate situations where one division is perennially better than the other -- the ACC, Big Ten and SEC all have this problem -- while also giving any four-year player a chance to play in every stadium in the conference, which isn't something that currently happens. It obviously won't fix schedule imbalance, but it should at least make it random rather than systematic, which would be a step in the right direction, and it's something that's absolutely required in order for me to support a playoff with automatic qualifiers (remember the time 7-5 Wisconsin won the Big Ten?).
  2. Oh, now you decide playing football in a hurricane is a bad idea, N.C. State.
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    North American Pro Soccer 2018

    I think it's significantly more likely that the top European leagues will get rid of promotion/relegation down the road than it ever coming to MLS.
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    Inter Miami FC Reveals Logo, MLS Expansion Club for 2020

    Inter is a name that’s as much (pan-)American as European.
  5. If you like free money, just go and bet the under in Stanford @ Notre Dame and Notre Dame @ USC right now, as long as the total’s higher than, like, 31.
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    Indians Remove Chief Wahoo from Uniform in Toronto

    Now, pivoting to moderator hat, I'd like to remind the community of one of our rules: I think we've done well so far in this thread, but in the interest of forum policy, I think we should strive to avoid discussing two things: Whether or not removing Chief Wahoo as a team logo is appropriate Whether or not the Indians should take a new nickname Both those items are covered under the blanket ban the boards have, but I think this can be a good place for discussion around: What the Indians should do to their identity after Chief Wahoo is removed If the Indians were to change their name, what would a good alternate identity be?
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    Indians Remove Chief Wahoo from Uniform in Toronto

    I've floated this opinion before on the boards, but I'll do it again anyway -- the '48 Indians are both the club's most recent World Series winner and featured the best look and balance the team's ever had. Take the old Wahoo off the sleeves and this would instantly be one of the better sets in baseball, IMO: I still lament that the Tribe went away from the wishbone C hat logo in the '70s, because it's the best hat they've had, but now there's no way they'd ever be able to get it "back" from the Reds. I'd love to see them try a hybrid of the Reds' and Cubs' "C" logos to try something unique. But to me, this is the perfect color balance for an Indians jersey and shows how much stronger the road jersey would be with a red bill. But I don't really like the block "C" for this purpose, which is a little tricky.
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    2018 NFL Season

    All of Mass Ave is very fine and fun for 30-year-old dorks, really. It's the other corner of downtown from the stadium, but still walk-able. To give you an idea of the vibe, The Eagle (from OTR in Cincinnati) set up shop at the front of Mass Ave a few years back. Working down the street from southwest to northeast: The Tap has a wide beer selection; The Eagle is a thing you should know; Bazbeaux is pizza that a lot of people here like, but I think is only particularly good for non-traditional pies; Bru is a really solid burger joint; Fat Dan's is just off Mass Ave, which is a Chicago-style deli (so Italian beef and the like); Chatham Tap is a soccer bar with solid pub food. There's a lot of other spots along Mass Ave that I've never been to, and there are some neat shops, too, but that's what I've done in the neighborhood. As for closer to where you are, Loughmiller's is another place to get a burger downtown that's not around Mass Ave, but may be closed on Sunday? Sugarfire is a barbecue place from St. Louis that moved in a couple months ago that a lot of people like and has good brisket. St. Elmo's is the notorious expensive steak house in Indianapolis, but Harry & Izzy's is a little more laid back and accessible and gets you access to try their shrimp cocktail. There's also a handful of more "collegiate" bars along and off of Georgia Street (Brother's is a national college town thing, Kilroy's is an IU thing), which could be another place to drink closer to where you're at. I don't think any IUPUI or UIndy kids really drink downtown though; I think they mostly exist for college grads? Also, nobody goes to the Brickyard, so I wouldn't worry too much about crowds downtown.
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    Memphis 901 FC Announces Name, Unveils Logos Ahead of First Season

    Probably nothing. If there's a split, major cities aren't going to lose their code, and if it's an overlay, people will still associate the "old"/"primary" number with the city. Indianapolis recently got an overlay code, but that doesn't mean stuff in the city suddenly stopped being branded with 317. (Hell, I'd have to look up the overlay code.) It kinda seems unlikely at this point that any individual mid-sized U.S. city that doesn't have an overlay now is going to get to the point where the overlay constitutes a significant enough portion of the population that people stop calling it the 317 or 901 or whatever.
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    Austin FC

    Plain “FC” or “SC” names are good when they give the supporters a chance to organically coin the team’s nickname. The crest is well-designed all things considered, but really not unique, which everyone’s hit on. It really bothers me that “Austin” is in white and “FC” is in green.
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    2018 MLB Season

    Yes, I believe so. EDIT: They could technically place him on irrevocable waivers, but that would be dumb, because the Nats would still be on the hook for all but about $100,000 of his remaining salary.
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    Ask A Moderator

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    Inter Miami FC Reveals Logo, MLS Expansion Club for 2020

    Brought the discussion from soccer kits over to this thread.
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    College Football uniforms- 2018

    You know, if we're 6-4 by the time that game comes around, I won't even be mad because I can just not watch it and pretend it never happened.
  15. So, AL Central's definitely the Twins. I don't have strong feelings against the White Sox either, though. AFC North is the Bengals by a country mile. On the balance of life, it's probably the Bucks in the NBA Central, but with LeBron gone now, I'll probably be able to root for the Pacers again, which'll be nice? I'd have always said the Capitals for the Metropolitan, but now that they've won their Cup, it'll probably become the Islanders. I don't think this exercise expands to other leagues/sports very well, but I don't really have anything against Wake Forest in the ACC. I like Brentford's approach to the world in the Championship; I've had a soft spot for 1. FC Köln in 2. Bundesliga.