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  1. Great work. On a practical level, your Illustrator skills are on point, so great job there. So far your ideas have been of the common-sense variety and maybe not groundbreaking, but that's okay especially when the presentation is done so well. I'd like to see the electric blue Marlins as an over-used regular alternate, and the teal as a fauxback used sparingly. Not sure a navy alt works for the Angels, for me -- I like the navy hats but the jersey reads too much like the Red Sox alt. Ironically I hate that Red Sox alt, so maybe if they dumped it, someone else can claim the look.
  2. 2018 NBA Post Season

    The problem with everyone getting their day in the sun is that no one sticks around long enough to make a lasting impact.
  3. 2018/19 Soccer Kits

    I'm weirdly sad about the new Liverpool Europe font. They'd use the current ones for many years and I thought it looked good!
  4. 2018 NBA Post Season

    Nah you're right, Dinwiddie certainly took a step but it does seem arbitrary; that third spot may as well have gone to Andre Drummond or Jaylen Brown or hell, Dwight Powell. I don't really think the "finalist" thing is necessary for these awards. It's just a silly way to wring more drama and content out of it, but they've certainly gone into overdrive on those points for the NBA Awards in recent years, so I'm not surprised.
  5. 2018 NBA Post Season

    Statistically it's difficult to make the case that Jokic's year-over-year improvement met or surpassed the three actual nominees. Nothing against Jokic, but the award criteria is what it is. (Really, it's Capela and Oladipo's, even Dinwiddie is a tier behind on that.)
  6. MLB changes 2018?

    The Portland Sea Dogs did! When they were still a Marlins affiliate, of course. Here is a delightful photo of a young Adrian Gonzalez.
  7. 2018/19 Soccer Kits

    The away kit... is it blue on the back??
  8. 2018/19 Soccer Kits

    Red and light blue directly is such an underused color combo. Love this. I hope they wear it all the time instead of that home kit that gives me vertigo.
  9. Rockets Uniform Changes

    I think this is the best option and I've been dying for it since the black alts got introduced. Leaving aside the BFBS debate, they look sleek and modern. The difference between the wordmarks, alone, is the difference between now and the 2000s, and the rocket side panels are brand-appropriate and frankly look better than the chevron things. Now we just need that common number typeface to go. (Interestingly the two trim simplicifications that Nike introduced kinda closed the gap -- the black alts have more boring, amateurish collar trim now, while the giant arm rings on the regulars are mercifully gone. But it's not enough, IMO.)
  10. 2018 NBA Post Season

    Sometimes I feel like I hallucinated that season, so thank you.
  11. 2018 NBA Post Season

    I am sympathetic to the idea that the NBA is a bit too predictable but I don’t know that I saw any predictions of a 2-0 Celtics lead here.
  12. 2018 NBA Post Season

    There is always something else to shoot for even if the Warriors lay waste to all opponents. Can they pull off a proper threepeat (thanks Kyrie)? Can they do six in eight like the Bulls dynasty? Can they replicate the crazy things that the old Celtics and Minneapolis Lakers did, in a different era where we were told it couldn't happen? I think, as much as sports fans (at least in the North American model) love to put parity on a pedestal and shout down predictable outcomes, I'm not sure there's any evidence of dynasties being a bad thing on the whole.
  13. MLB changes 2018?

    As long as both teams are playing on the same field for a given game, it's fine. To your concern about stats, many of the ~advanced statistics~ take this sort of thing into account. And even if not, folks know to control for park effects just by knowing the league.
  14. MLB changes 2018?

    I’m just glad Paul De Jong found a second career after his time as cellist in the 2000s experimental music ensemble The Books.
  15. 2018 MLS Kits

    All that commemorative stuff for the 100th game looks great, but I am so sick of the never ending hype around the Portland/Seattle rivalry. And nothing says "deep enmity" like collaborating with your hated rival on graphic design to get printed on your shirt? Yes, your teams have played a lot, you are special, just stop trying so hard about it. Also I never want to hear anyone say "Flounders" or "Portscum" ever again. That's all, thanks.