crashcarson15

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  1. North American Pro Soccer 2017

    Alright, now you made me sad.
  2. Please ban hammer don't hurt 'em

    Dude, you know better than anyone here that we don’t make disciplinary decisions based on how much posters irk us.
  3. Please ban hammer don't hurt 'em

    Yeah, it definitely did come off very differently than intended. I'll try to phrase the sentiment a little better -- if you're being warned by the moderating team, the best response is to simply accept and note the warning and stop doing whatever it is you were warned for. When that's antagonistic behavior, for example, the moderating team may already be discussing whether or not a suspension is warranted, and if so, how long that suspension is. Reacting to your warning point with continued antagonistic behavior toward anyone will hurt your cause -- and about guarantee a longer suspension -- but reacting with antagonistic behavior toward the moderating team is a particularly bad response; you're exhibiting the same behavior that got you warned in the first place, and by directing it toward the mod team, it's not going to slip between the cracks. Hopefully that presents it in, well, a better way.
  4. 2017-18 NCAA Football Thread

    There is a decent chance Notre Dame would end the Pac-12’s playoff hopes with a win over Southern California on Saturday. I don’t think USC is that good, but I don’t see how a 12-1 Washington or Washington State gets in over other one-loss major-conference programs. That said, there’s a lot of chaos left to play out.
  5. 2017 High School Football

    Indiana has six classes, for (crucially) just over 320 football-playing schools. We would've ended up at six anyway -- because Indiana has a bunch of super large high schools -- but pushing past 320 and 64 per class helped drive it. It's 32 in the largest class, X in the second-largest, and 64 in the smallest four, with "X" being the number of schools that are left (right now, 37). Also crucially, every school makes the playoffs in Indiana. Championship games are played the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving at LOS in Indianapolis.
  6. 2017/18 Soccer Kits

    I would love if the women ended up keeping those for the World Cup in 2019, but you know Nike'll release another stupid kit instead.
  7. International Football 2017-2018

    Hard, hard disagree. The World Cup should be contested by the 32 best nations. You cannot argue that only five of the best 32 are in South America. And, on that thought, CONMEBOL had six spots in the previous World Cup. Five of those six got through to the knockout stage, including a team that wouldn't have made the tournament (Uruguay) if Brazil had to qualify.
  8. Names below the number

    I've always liked it when applied well, and think that women's basketball jerseys look better with names below the number, just because of the cut of the jersey -- and with where men's basketball jersey cuts are going, I wouldn't be surprised to see that at least become a little more of a trend. German soccer teams also often put the player's name below the number, but that's because they also display the team name on the back of the shirt.
  9. NHL 2017-18

    I think the optimal Jackets stripe pattern is just a bolder, two-color red/white stripe — it’d match the pattern on the jerseys, but also be more visible. I do like the way this set translated to the new template a lot better on-ice than I thought I would, though.
  10. Winter of Discontent: The 2017-18 NHL Season

    I think this has been brought up on this board before, but the biggest problem with “Pittsburgh” sports fans — and it propagates best through “Penguins” fans — are the people who don’t actually live there, and in a lot of cases, have no reason to be Pittsburgh sports fans except for the fact that their football and hockey teams have been good. @McCarthy could probably give better context, but there are a lot of Pittsburgh fans in central Ohio who are just extremely, extremely obnoxious when they go to watch the Penguins in Columbus. I was in Pittsburgh for Game 5 of the 2014 first round with the Jackets. It was a great experience, and we were surrounded with a lot of knowledgeable Penguins fans who were very welcoming and into having conversation. Originally being from the part of Ohio that near touches the state line, more than half my family’s Pittsburgh fans. Most of them are good people. But there are a lot of people who’ve jumped on the Penguins bandwagon specifically, and they feel the need to be the biggest idiots in the world at sporting events. It’s unfair to a lot of the people of Pittsburgh, a fantastic, beautiful city I love, but that’s the perception most of us have of Pittsburgh sports fans (and this is not a unique experience, mind you — a lot of people probably have the same feeling about Cavs “fans” in their cities, and absolutely did with “Heat fans”).
  11. Cleveland Cavaliers New Uniforms

    The Cavs set is annoying, because no one part of it is terrible, yet as a unit, there’s so many inconsistencies and non-cohesiveness that it’s just miserable all put together. You have grey and black jerseys, but the accent on the wine jersey is navy. None of those three colors are used on the white one. You have the full beveled wordmarks on the white and wine jerseys, but the numbers that aren’t. You have the drop shadow on the “C” on the black jersey, but not on the numbers. You have the logo on a black shield, with black border around the court, when ostensibly the Cavs are going to wear navy-trimmed jerseys at home at some point. Hell, you have the general mismatch of using black and navy in the same set, but rarely alongside each other. You have four jerseys, but none of them are gold, the color your franchise started in at home. The basis for a really, really nice set is actually here. Change the beveling on the white and wine jerseys’ wordmarks to match the numbers, ditch the navy entirely from the set — so go gold numerals on the wine jersey, outlined in white — make your “community” jersey gold, and you can stick with the same general design, sans drop shadow, and still keep your black jersey. That would be an actual cohesive set. Instead, we get this weird thing where there are a lot of little things that look not great and a team that can’t decide if its primary color is wine, navy or black.
  12. Winter of Discontent: The 2017-18 NHL Season

    A fan base that acts like it's the ultimate authority on how to be hockey fans despite the fact that, you know, it didn't give two :censored:s about the team in the period before they got a generational talent? Yeah, I think I'll pass on being that.
  13. Please ban hammer don't hurt 'em

    Like, general rule of thumb is that none of us actively want to keep people from accessing a message board we think is pretty cool. If you get warned, take it in stride, keep in mind whatever we’ve warned you about, and we’ll all get along just fine. But word of advice, it’s really unwise to go after the guys who control your access to this place.
  14. NCAA Basketball Scandal

    If Louisville basketball doesn’t get the death penalty here, uh, I really don’t know. I’m sure Brian Bowen ends up in Europe or Australia or somewhere, but I wonder how much NBA contract money that $100,000 is going to cost him after he falls in the draft.
  15. North American Pro Soccer 2017

    I think part of the thing MLS will always struggle with, to some extent (and I’ve talked about it before) is how few “must-watch” matches there are on TV in any given season, and specifically the complete lack of urgency of, well, most any game. In the Premier League, when Chelsea and City get together, it’s meaningful, if for no other reason than it’s a pivotal game that will help decide who the champion of the league is — and, as such, it becomes interesting even if you aren’t a Chelsea or City supporter. In MLS, I don’t think you get that same feeling with Toronto/NYCFC. You’re counting on people to tune in because the quality of play is high, not because that match is exceedingly important. And to be fair, this is something that every American sport — with the exception of football — has to deal with. No individual NBA or MLB or NHL game is exceedingly important, and I think that especially hurts the NHL like it does MLS; sports with few, if any, marketable stars. But there are very few MLS matches over the course of the season I feel an high level of need to tune into or express an elevated level of interest in. I think a lot of things go into that, but it’s unfortunately true. --------------------------------------------- Re: standing, I’m generally of the opinion that (outside of supporters’/student sections) one should sit for the majority of the game, but be expecting to stand when a big play is unfolding, when it’s a particularly tense moment in the game, or when the atmosphere is particularly great. I was at Game 3 of the Stanley Cup playoffs in Columbus last year, and there were entire sections that didn’t sit the entire game. We stood for probably about half of the game, as I recall, and it was great because it was tense, because it was a big game, because every moment was a big moment. For a run of the mill MLS regular-season match, that makes little sense (and it’s part of why I sat in the upper level when I went to a Sounders game).