raysox

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  1. Unpopular Opinions

    Everyone has one. A logo everyone else in the whole community goes nuts for, while you're sitting in your chair just like meh. What are some sports design related things that would be deemed unpopular with most of this place. Here is an example. With all the Brewers retro look, and everyone drooling at the BiG logo, ive looked at it a lot, and I think it's pretty cool with double meaning. I just think it's a logo that most people like just for the sake of being retro. I like the last two sets more than the original, but thats just me. Same with most of the old logos in the NHL(like Quebec, Winnipeg, and Minnesota). Speaking of which, I enjoy most of the Edge jerseys. How about you guys?
  2. I don't really follow too many sports fan fiction threads, but this already has put itself as one of the best designed ones I've seen. Followed!
  3. 2017 Open Wheel Racing Chat

    There's been tons of silly season IndyCar news they touched on at MidOhio and it starts and ends with Takuma Sato leaving IF Andretti switches from Honda to Chevy. Should be interesting, especially with Kannan and Helio looking like they're on the way out in the near future. http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/motor/2017/08/15/indycar-2017-andretti-autosport-choosing-between-honda-chevrolet/569930001/ Also
  4. North American Pro Soccer 2017

    Boy, I really hope the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway doesn't get torn down. That, and imagine a soccer stadium near Broadway in Nashville, fairgrounds seems a bit far to walk
  5. 2017 NASCAR Season Thread

    it would come down to a waiver, which I doubt he gets. Same thing if Bubba would find a ride and somehow get back in. Waivers are given for health reasons, but guys like Preece and Hornish are out of luck since they didn't run all the races they could. saw this get retweeted by Jayski http://kickinthetires.net/index.php/2017/08/13/exclusive-two-manufacturers-now-looking-at-nascar/
  6. MLB Changes 2017

    Looked back and you're right. http://m.mlb.com/news/article/247233346/mlb-to-celebrate-players-weekend/
  7. MLB Changes 2017

    1) they're selling shirseys with nicknames on the back 2) it's more than just uniforms, this is from the MLB article "MLB and the MLB Players Association announced jointly on Wednesday that Players Weekend will be a player-focused field festival of sorts, different than anything seen before at the top rung of the sport. In addition to nicknames on the backs of jerseys made by Majestic, players can wear and use uniquely colored and designed spikes, batting gloves, wristbands, compression sleeves, catcher's masks and bats." so that means Never said that the uniforms were necessarily good looking, which they aren't. This is just about expression and they're giving the most visible people the freedom to do whatever they want. Baseball has the amount of games to do something like this, and wearing colorful uniforms shouldn't take away your viewing experience in any way.
  8. MLB Changes 2017

    Even so, it's not entirely a bad idea to market to a new generation of fans that baseball can be fun. It's for 1 game in 162 in late August. Lighten the :censored: up
  9. MLB Changes 2017

    Good thing this one's for kids and about having fun
  10. 2017 NASCAR Season Thread

    Barney Vasser of Furniture Row Racing said this Reportedly, Hendrick is working with Kahne about riding in Hendrick equipment for another team. The name I've heard several times is GMS Racing. Who? Owned by the guy who owns Allegiant Air. Maury Gallagher's son Spencer runs full time Xfinity, and they have a 2nd car Ben Kennedy runs part time. They also own Sauter's championship winning truck. Rumored last month that they may move to Cup with Hendrick backing. Lots of connecting the dots but it does make a lot of sense, whether it's 1 or 2 cars.
  11. Definitely got the needle moving for these sports. We put it on at work and suddenly 6 people were taking sides on a street fighter game. Fun little thing I could see happening on 8/8 before college sports come back on ESPNU.
  12. I've said Macon Bacon would be my minor league team name for years, think that's grounds to sue?
  13. 2017 NASCAR Season Thread

    So it was reported, SHR tweeted that they haven't made a decision, then said they weren't picking up Kurt's option https://www.sbnation.com/nascar/2017/8/5/16102526/kurt-busch-uncertain-returning-stewart-haas-racing-2018-free-agent Byron is rumored to the 5, apparently EDIT Just as I post this post https://www.sbnation.com/nascar/2017/8/8/15990972/william-byron-replace-kasey-kahne-hendrick-motorsports-2018-season
  14. 2017 NASCAR Season Thread

    So lets see whats open right now SHR #41, Hendrick #5, RCR #27 is reportedly back Potentially open is the #77, #10, maybe the #13 if Dillon goes and races with Grandpa. Kasey could slot in with SHR pretty nicely with his partner in crime Bowyer and Stewart having his back. Hendrick could do a year with Kenseth or Busch if they bring the cash before switching to Byron. Hell, maybe GMS jumps to Cup like they reportedly want to and pick up a veteran? it all comes down to sponsorship, of course and that's why these guys are free agents. RPM supposedly wants Bubba full time, which could take care of itself.
  15. Hey guys. Giving this new subforum a try! So OOTP is a great game. For those of you who don't know, it's a big baseball sim with a crazy amount of mod potential. After winning back to back World Series with the Rockies, I wanted a new challenge. That was to take the Australian Baseball League and try to make them as good as other Pacific leagues. It was an uphill battle that I got bored with. Now, I had a second idea. You might be asking who are the teams above? Well they are the 6 members of the new Great Britain Baseball Association, or GBBA. I figured I could start from scratch and make this league as good as the Italian and Dutch leagues, which are in game. So here is who we have. A few of these names were generated by the game my first attempt, and they were so good they stuck. With a fresh start league, I have expansion turned on and we can go from there. The inaugural draft stacks teams, which I can't fix. Then after that, the draft levels match the country's reputation. So these guys play 100 games starting in April, and the two best teams play in the Queen's Cup. Eventually it'll expand to a North and South divisions. In year one this is what happened. Newcastle and Southampton were the class of the league. Running away with it, and finishing a game apart. These teams are incredibly evenly matched. Newcastle became the first champion after beating the Southies in a win or go home game 5. I messed up and didn't see the final game of the season. I regret it because it was a walk off 2 run home run. Doesn't get any more dramatic than that, folks! So that's where we are. I'm going to skip a few years. I added the Israel Baseball League to the mix, which is the same teams as the league of the same name that played only one season. Ideally players will be traded on an open market between leagues, and Netherlands and Italy will catch up with the two newbies. Expansion is off in Israel, but when the GBBA expands, I'll take suggestions on names. One major thing I just did was reset the salaries and stuff to a more reasonable limit to the teams. England was overpaying players based on what I think would really be good for spreading the wealth. "Superstars" make around 100k a year, then it scales down from there. Until then, enjoy!
  16. 2017 NASCAR Season Thread

    Eh, you need to focus more on short tracks. Road course races are great and there should be more, but more teams will show up with short track races in the south. All the series need to be cheaper across the board and one step would to not have to develop a road course car vs a short track car. But that won't happen since the France family owns half the tracks, and SMI owns the other half(not Dover or Indy, but cmon). They're cornering the market so you'll continue to only see their properties host races. The new rule is fine, I wouldn't go much lower tho. Guys like Blaney and Ty Dillon and all the guys who would benefit from seat time in Xfinity or truck while they're still not quite at their peak. William Byron fought Hamlin at Michigan and it was probably much better he lost than won because he gained the knowledge of what not to do on the last lap. Once you get to the playoffs, all bets are off and you want to see the Xfinity guys be the one advancing with a win. Harvick was saying you lose sponsorship money lowering the max Cup guys can run, and that's also true. However, there has to be some value in a guy without sponsorship running in the top 10 constantly vs low teens as he would in a normal race with Cup guys. There's pros and cons and we will see how it plays out.
  17. European Baseball Championship Sim

    Yeah they're all separate leagues then I sim a series with the winners in the exhibition simulator module Yeah I like to preserve the real identity as much as I can, feels more real haha Sorry for the break, I was looking into buying OOTP18 cause they have a tournament mode but I don't think it's quite what i need.
  18. Players in the "wrong" uniforms

    Oh yeah cause Griffey being on the Reds doesn't count
  19. 2017 NASCAR Season Thread

    What? He suspended the guy who started it by sarcastically clapping at Adam Stevens, and the one who got in Stevens face. Unless you watched some other video
  20. Players in the "wrong" uniforms

    Saw this on Getty from 2004
  21. 2017 NASCAR Season Thread

    Paul Menard brings Menards to Wood Brothers, who has ties to Penske, who has IndyCar ties to Menards. So that opens up the 27, which RCR said they'd fill at a later date. Could mean Ty's run in the 13 could be over, could mean they bring in a free agent like Kenseth. Interested to see where this goes.
  22. North American Pro Soccer 2017

    I think this is the funniest part about people mad about MLS not accepting this deal. They legally couldn't consider it and yet they're the bad guys.
  23. 2017 Open Wheel Racing Chat

    One thing I don't get is they're saying its safer but they don't have the rear tire protectors. I feel like those are pretty important on ovals as we've seen with Dan Wheldon.