Bmac

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    Goodbye Baby Cakes: New Wichita team seeking name ideas

    Todd Radom is handling the branding so we can forget the ridiculous Brandiose themes.
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    2019 MLB Changes

    The new BP caps should be arriving at most retailers this month so we may get a few early looks.
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    Worst Game You Ever Saw

    I've been at some pretty bad minor league baseball games. You know - the games where it's a noon or earlier first pitch on a Wednesday with 92 degree temperature and the good players have already been called up to the major league team and the minor league team isn't in playoff contention and the visiting team puts up like 7 runs in the first two innings. Those kind of games.
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    Report: 2020 Winter Classic in Dallas

    Knowing the NHL, you're probably correct.
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    NHL Announces Hosts for 2020 All-Star and Outdoor Games

    Focusing on the branding specifically (there's a good discussion on the WC in the Sports in General section), here's the graphic Dallas is using. The lime green color appears to be part of their social media branding already.
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    Report: 2020 Winter Classic in Dallas

    After reading the press release and some of the other materials it is quite obvious someone at the NHL got caught up in the excitement of college football and wanted to steal that for hockey. Basically "hey this is cool, let's do this with hockey!" It's not too different from what we saw today at Notre Dame or even at Wrigley Field. But they're going all in on the old school Texas college football thing, which is less connected to hockey simply because of the market. It might work. Who do we think for the opponent - Minnesota, Detroit, someone else? Colorado is hosting the Stadium Series game so they're out. I'd be surprised if it's St Louis, who is hosting the ASG. Some are speculating Nashville, which is really going all in on the southern markets thing.
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    Report: 2020 Winter Classic in Dallas

    I'm in favor of some new teams (not Chicago) getting involved, but this is frustrating. Colorado, Columbus and Minnesota should have hosted by now. The Stadium Series certainly doesn't count. Dallas is a less than ideal market for this event due to weather and current status of the franchise, but I hope they really embrace this. The opponent will be a huge part of potential success so I hope the NHL knows what they're doing. But they don't...
  8. They've spent the last 7 years trying to rebrand the athletic department and become and established D1 school, the last thing they want is to be in a conference with opponents from pre-D1 days. Omaha is looking at the Horizon or the Valley, but it's more likely the Horizon makes an offer of the two conferences.
  9. Omaha wants nothing to do with their pre-D1 days. Rumor has it they've been looking to join a more metropolitan conference and this move could set off a chain reaction. Denver and Seattle are rumored to be headed to the WCC potentially.
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    Leaked! A first look at the Amarillo Sod Poodles jerseys

    Isn't that the obvious choice? Going full weird and crazy could lose all customers. Keeping the uniforms tame keeps people who are on the fence about the name/logo in the game.
  11. It's been rumored that if Augustana joins, Omaha and Denver are leaving the Summit. Omaha to Horizon, Denver to a western based conference.
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    Best Logo Refreshes

    The stitching on that crest is beautiful. I love the attention to detail.
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    Philadelphia Phillies Unveil New Primary Logo

    2017 used a different material. 2016 didn't feature the New Era logo. So it is indeed the 2018 version.
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    Philadelphia Phillies Unveil New Primary Logo

    The Phillies' alternate caps already use the darker royal blue.
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    Philadelphia Phillies Unveil New Primary Logo

    This is the official logo: The artist formerly known as Colorwerx confirmed this shade of blue is accurate.
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    NHL 2018-19

    While I hope the Adidas collar design in general is changed, I really want this to mean the Blackhawks are adding laces to the collars. Black collar with white laces is my favorite look for them.
  17. I love Minnesota's NHL team but try to avoid anything that just says "Wild." I have one shirt that reads "WILD HOCKEY" and it annoys me so much.
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    Arena Rafters & Banners

    During the Islanders' return to Nassau Coliseum the other day the broadcasters said the banners were replacements for the originals, which had been moved to Barclays and will be moved to Belmont eventually. So they have an entire second set of banners (it's like 30 banners at least) for their second arena.
  19. The caps don't need a white outline and you can all fight me.
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    If You Ruled The World of Sports

    I mean you're absolutely right, which is exactly why I'm advocating for it. The regular season should be as competitive as the postseason. Cut down on the total number of games if you have to. But everything you said is exactly why I want to see that in the regular season. Teams should have to be on top of their game all season long. Admittedly my primary basis for this concept comes from my love of college hockey, which has the exact opposite problem. The regular season is wonderfully competitive and every series is so important. Of course, it's all undone with the obligatory dumb NCAA playoff format. Much like the March Madness tournament, the hockey postseason relies on the excitement of a potential playoff run to the Frozen Four. I yearn for a competitive regular season capped off by a competitive, rewarding postseason. Again, I realize it's not the most practical at this point but for the sake of competition and relevance I think a series concept would be beneficial. And you're spot on with Boxing Day.
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    NHL 2018-19

    I'm with you.
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    If You Ruled The World of Sports

    I think that depends heavily on the market. Hockey takes center stage in places like Minnesota and Canada and therefore seems to do better on the weekend. In places like New York or Philadelphia hockey isn't likely the most popular event in town and might not be as popular on a weekend. But I believe all of that is a product of the way the league has been run for the past 50 years. Had the NHL originally adopted a series format in 1967 I think we'd see a more competitive, much more popular league today. You're absolutely right about scheduling. Ideally it'd be a combination of Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday games with a day off somewhere in there. Games on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday wouldn't exist. There would probably be less games in a season as well. I don't think there's any realistic way to implement such a change today. It's probably too late. But I still feel it provides the opportunity for the best hockey.