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  1. I'm guessing they'll change their nickname to the "Redbirds" at some point (to match their logo).
  2. It's your time, St. Cloud! And as for trophies, I have a few suggestions The Water Wheel (Minneapolis Millers vs. Minneapolis Bruins) (Named after Minneapolis' etymology - the "Water City") The Peace Pipe (South St. Paul Mavericks vs. West St. Paul Waves) (The MAHL's two Dakota County teams...I know it'll be replaced in the 2000s, but that name was acceptable back then) The Rainy Waders (International Falls Ice vs. Fort Frances Trappers) (On either side of the Rainy River, the American Ice and Canadian Trappers enjoy quite a rivalry) US-169 Trophy (or some other name) (Chisholm Flames vs. Hibbing Greyhounds) Rebellion Trophy (or some other name) (Eveleth Reds vs. Virginia Royals) (Red is the color of rebellion, and royalty is rebellion's natural enemy)
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    Driveball Redux (1958 Offseason)

    Good point...as such, add the Ivy League to my proposal.
  4. ^Given her home state, that reaction DOES make sense...
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    Las Vegas Aviators officially announced as new name of MiLB team

    Can we just be glad that Brandiose didn't design this...otherwise, we'd've wound up with the "One-Armed Bandits" with an anthropomorphic slot machine swinging its own arm or something like that...
  6. ^My bad...must've been a "Mandela Effect" in my mind (or perhaps just the fact that I tended to count Duluth's '44 and '45 Cups as the Hornets', since they did do it with the Hornets' logo).
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    Driveball Redux (1958 Offseason)

    I'd go with a spring (so that their season wouldn't conflict with football season).
  8. Once again, the Hornets prove themselves to be the big dynasty of this era...but you gotta LOVE the fight the Ice put up! I predict they'll hoist the Cup before the decade's over.
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    Driveball Redux (1958 Offseason)

    For NCAA Driveball, I think 1960 sounds like a perfect opening year. Also, I have a plan to "phase it in," based on conference prestige at the time as well as 1960 AAWU (California, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Washington) Big 8 (Colorado, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State) Big Ten (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Ohio State, Purdue, Wisconsin) SEC (Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Tulane, Vanderbilt) Southwest (Arkansas, Baylor, Rice, SMU, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech) Eastern Driveball Conference (EDC-fictional, comprised of '60 independents with NDA or CDA teams in their cities) (Boston College, Boston University, Detroit, Houston, Marquette, Miami, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Villanova, Xavier) 1961 The 1960 conferences, plus ACC (Clemson, Duke, Maryland, North Carolina, NC State, South Carolina, Virginia, Wake Forest) Skyline (BYU, Colorado State, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Utah State, Wyoming) After that we can see how it goes from there.
  10. LOVE the new playoff graphic format...depicts how vast the field is, and how GLORIOUS the prize at the end is! PS: GO ICE!
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    Driveball Redux (1958 Offseason)

    Name: Patrick Porter Age (Must be 18 or older): 20 Favorite NDA or CDA team (optional): NDA: Milwaukee Voyagers, CDA: Pittsburgh Knights In three sentences or more, state a case for or against the above proposals. I think that the rules committee should look at changes aimed at reducing the number of shutouts in the league, and am open to whatever suggestions my fellow Committee members have to that regard I am STRONGLY in favor of British and Irish tours, given the massive success of the Miami experiment (I see you with your Frosty Mug, Flamingos) and the overall desire to grow the game. Likewise, I am STRONGLY in favor of forming a Driveball farm system...not only does it develop the game, but it also introduces it to markets who may not be on the game's map, but they grow into strong markets which could possibly get an NDA or a CDA team someday. I would begin with a AAA class, then two years later add a AA class, and so on...
  12. Stretching the definition of "uniform" here (and sorry if it was posted before). Some think of Hall of Famer Goose Gossage as a White Sox guy (a White Sock?)...some think of him as a Yankee...some think of him as a Padre, a Pirate, a Cub, a Giant, a Ranger, an Athletic, a Mariner... Few think of him as a man who would look good in a pair of Bermuda shorts (The Sox wore it on Game 1 of their August 8, 1976 doubleheader). He famously joked about how he wish he'd had more prep time so he could Nair his legs for the occasion...but he got the save in the Sox's 5-2 win over the Royals. (I think the Sox won because the Royals were trying so hard to keep from laughing that they couldn't focus on the game)
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    Seattle NHL Brand Discussion

    That's a Quebec Remparts jersey! We get it, Gary...you hate Canada and Quebec City's never gonna get a team again on your watch...no need to keep rubbing it in.
  14. At last, Wisconsin's got another team!!! That is a LOVELY brand for the True Brown Brew Crew...another reason I'm REALLY hoping for a Brewers-Lakers Kellogg Cup Final one day.
  15. That song won't be written for another 34 years
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    Driveball Redux (1958 Offseason)

    WOW! No matter what the future may hold for the Flamingos franchise, the NDA, or driveball in general...that season will FOREVER be regarded as one of the greatest (and most unthinkable) sports stories of all time! Also in the CDA, MY KNIGHTS DID IT!!!
  17. My vote's for B...I don't think we have any "purple and gold" teams yet...
  18. At LONG last, the Kellogg Cup is in the Badger State...the Lakers are the CHAMPIONS!!!!! Now if only there was a song to be sung on that occasion...something tells me it won't be written for another 28 years. But for now, I trust there's gonna be a one-of-a-kind celebration...perhaps Governor Oscar Rennebohm will make a proclamation too.
  19. Actually, no...not only has the Cup left Minnesota once, but it left the USA that same time. (The Thunder Bay Giants won it in 1938).
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    The XFL may be making a comeback

    I'd actually guess that a NY/NJ team may play at Rutgers' stadium...biggest non-NFL/MLB outdoor stadium in NY/NJ, and it's about time we saw some winning football played there!
  21. 1. REALLY bummed to see my favorite brand identity disappear. Hopefully someday a new team will resume the Mastodons' legacy. 2. Solar Flares gets my pick too (And yes, I'm a stickler with teams closest to a Solar System body being named for that particular body...still hoping for there to be a "Saturn" named team someday),
  22. This is our year Lakers...time to bring the Cup to Wisconsin!
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    USL 2 Team Taking Suggestions for New Name

    Michigan Bucks of Flint. [/discussion]
  24. I actually like that quirk...kinda like how the Habs have the wraparound stripe on the red jersey, but not the white one.