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    Syracuse Chiefs rebrand as Syracuse Mets

    I knew Syracuse had been the Chiefs for a while, but I had no idea it went back that far. That makes the name change seem like a really bad idea.
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    2018 NFL Weekly Picks Contest

    Denver vs. Arizona Tennessee vs. LA Chargers -- London New England vs. Chicago Minnesota vs. NY Jets Cleveland vs. Tampa Bay Buffalo vs. Indianapolis Houston vs. Jacksonville Carolina vs. Philadelphia Detroit vs. Miami New Orleans vs. Baltimore Dallas vs. Washington LA Rams vs. San Francisco Cincinnati vs. Kansas City NY Giants vs. Atlanta
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    2018 NFL Weekly Picks Contest

    Denver vs. Arizona Tennessee vs. LA Chargers -- London New England vs. Chicago Minnesota vs. NY Jets Cleveland vs. Tampa Bay Buffalo vs. Indianapolis Houston vs. Jacksonville Carolina vs. Philadelphia Detroit vs. Miami New Orleans vs. Baltimore Dallas vs. Washington LA Rams vs. San Francisco Cincinnati vs. Kansas City NY Giants vs. Atlanta
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    Syracuse Chiefs rebrand as Syracuse Mets

    The "goofy" names were fun early on, but now it's basically how you describe it - pick two things, throw them together, and boom, we have a name. I am a little surprised that the Mets were so quick to cut loose a name with some history. Syracuse has been the Chiefs for as long as I can remember, but I'm OK with Minor League clubs taking on the name of the parent club. Especially if it means less names like "the Heaving Bread Loaves" or whatever bull- name Brandiose comes up with to add the Brandiose Extended Universe. There was a short time when Syracuse went with "Sky Chiefs". Supposedly, the name change was because the team was being pressured by the local indigenous peoples to lose the "indian" logo they were using at the time. If memory serves, the name change took place right about the time when the whole "goofy" Minor League identity thing was starting to take off. There was a name the team contest and Sky Chiefs was "chosen" as the winner. But I always thought that Sky Chiefs was essentially a compromise choice designed to appease the alleged pressure from the local Indigenous Nations and long time fans of the name Chiefs who were pitching a bitch over the "PC" thing, etc. Whatever the case, it was a pretty weak identity and I don't think it lasted all that long
  5. Week 6 was a pretty solid week for uniform match ups. There were three outstanding match ups, one pretty good match up, two awful match ups, and one match up that I've been looking at since Sunday and still can't decide if I like it or not. As always, the lists are just my opinion. Your opinion may differ from mine and that's perfectly fine. All I ask is that we keep the conversation civil and limited to the uniforms. And with that, let's play our game. BEST: 1. 49ers - Packers: Two of the best uniforms in the league facing off under the lights. It doesn't get much better than that. Every game should look this good. 2. Colts - Jets: A tribute to Super Bowl III. Kudos to the Jets for bringing back the gray face masks for this game. Unfortunately, this may be the last time we see this great uniform match up. The Jets are going to really f*** up their getting new uniforms next season. Great looking game. They all should look this good. 3. Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles - Giants: I think the Giants NY helmet is the better looking of the two, but it was still pretty cool to see the old GIANTS helmets come back for this one. Another great looking game. 4. Chiefs - Patriots: The Patriots have a decent looking uniform that is a few tweaks away from being a great looking uniform. Add in the classic Chiefs road set and we have a very solid match up. The "I'm not sure where I stand on this" game of the week. Jags - Cowboys: Part of me thinks the Jags black over teal look is kinda cool and part of me thinks it's not so great. There's something about it that I like, but I also feel like it's missing something that would make it really work. When I first saw it on Sunday, I thought it looked pretty bad, but as I watched the game, I found myself liking it...and then I'd go back to not liking it...and that back and forth is still taking place. So, here it is. Make of it what you will. I'm still not sure where I am on it. WORST: 1. Bucs - Falcons: A whole lotta ugly going on here. You know it's bad when the Atlanta Falcons are clearly the best looking team on the field. I still can't believe those Bucs uniforms somehow got past the drawing board and made it all the way to the field. 2. Ravens - Titans: See game #1 on this list and replace Bucs with Titans. That's it for this week. We'll do it all again next week. Thanks for dropping by.
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    Are the Cleveland Indians a red team or a blue team?

    FWIW, I've been an Indians fan since I was a kid. (To give you an idea of how long I've been a fan, I went to my first Tribe game in 1970.) In all that time, I've always thought of the Indians as a "blue team" with red as their secondary color.
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    infrared41's Best and Worst - NFL 2018 Week 6

    I don't like the Bears in the orange jerseys either, but to make the worst list, both teams have to look bad. The Dolphins have somehow managed to come up with a uniform that is not good enough for the best list and not bad enough for the worst list. Yeah, I should have pointed out that I was referring to the Pats home set. I don't think the road set is as bad as you do, but it's definitely the lesser of the two.
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    infrared41's Best and Worst - NFL 2018 Week 6

    No argument here.
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    Trivia Question

    Shea Stadium.
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    Forgotten Rivalries

    I just skimmed over the four pages of the thread so apologies in advance if these have been mentioned... Braves - Dodgers was a nice little rivalry for a couple years the early 80's. It was at the start of the TBS "SuperStation" thing when they were calling the Braves "America's Team." The Braves and Dodgers were both in the NL West. The Braves won the division by one game over the Dodgers in '82. The Dodgers won by three over the Braves in '83. The whole thing was over by 1985, but it was pretty intense while it lasted. Like some of the other older members around here, I remember Reds - Dodgers being a huge rivalry back when they were both in the NL West. Pirates - Reds was a thing for a minute in the 70's. As LMU pointed out, Red Wings - Avalanche was a really nasty rivalry for a while there. I remember going out of my way to watch when those two faced off. And...as Fernando pointed out, Yankees - Royals was a big rivalry in the late 70's and early 80's. Those two teams hated each other.
  11. Make it two weeks in a row in which there wasn't a whole lot to work with. We barely had enough good looking games to do a full best list. There were no truly awful looking games this week so no worst list this week. Rams - Seahawks tried, but couldn't quite get there. Dolphins - Bengals wasn't great, but the Dolphins looked just good enough to keep the game off the worst list. As always, the lists are my opinion. No more, no less. Your opinion may be different than mine and that's perfectly fine. All I ask is that we keep the conversation civil and limited to the uniforms. So let's get started. BEST: 1. Vikings - Super Bowl Champion Eagles: You wouldn't think green and purple would make for a great color combo, but to me, at least, it really works. The SBC Eagles home uniform has really grown on me over the years. I like it a little better every season. Do your best to ignore Wentz's shoes. 2. Packers - Lions: It's been a weird trip for me with the Lions uniforms. When they debuted, I really wanted to like them, but I didn't. These days, I really don't want to like them, but I kinda do. They aren't great, but when matched up with the right team, they look pretty solid. The Packers road uniform is one of my favorites. 3. Giants - Panthers: Good looking game between two good looking uniforms. Have the Panthers worn anything other than all white so far this season? 4. Cowboys - Texans: Solid looking game. Great helmets. 5. Raiders - Chargers: If I did the best list based on colors alone, this game might be higher than #5. But I don't base the best list on colors alone. There are a lot of things I don't like about the Chargers uniforms - stupid stripes, shoehorned colors, etc. - but I have to admit that this game didn't look half bad. For my money, the Raiders have the best road uniforms in the NFL and the sunshine really made the powder blue pop in this one. And that is it for this week. Here's hoping we have a little more to work with next week. Thanks for taking a look.
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    2018 NFL Weekly Picks Contest

    She went with the Chargers. (We used jerseys for that game. Whichever one she chose to lie down on was the pick.) I’m going to try to get her to do a full run through of the remaining games with cat treats tomorrow. Who knows? Maybe she’ll change her pick. ?
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    infrared41's Best and Worst - NFL 2018 Week Five

    Heres the way I see it. With the set prior to the current uniform, the Bengals took a gimmick and turned it into a football uniform. With the current set, they took a football uniform and turned it into a gimmick. And that’s the difference.
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    infrared41's Best and Worst - NFL 2018 Week Five

    The Bengals used to look like this. It's much better than their current get up.
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    2018 NFL Weekly Picks Contest

    Philadelphia vs. NY Giants Indianapolis vs. NY Jets Chicago vs. Miami Arizona vs. Minnesota Tampa Bay vs. Atlanta Buffalo vs. Houston LA Chargers vs. Cleveland Seattle vs. Oakland -- London Carolina vs. Washington Pittsburgh vs. Cincinnati LA Rams vs. Denver Jacksonville vs. Dallas Baltimore vs. Tennessee Kansas City vs. New England San Francisco vs. Green Bay
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    2018 NFL Weekly Picks Contest

    Zookie's Final* NFL Locks of the Week *As much fun as it's been seeing how her completely random picks would fare against the rest of us, this is going to be Zook's last week as an NFL prognosticator. It's just too much trouble to do every week. She was in a bit of a mood today and it took me almost 20 minutes to get her to pick the Thursday game. If I can get her to pick the rest of the games, I'll post them later. Philadelphia vs. NY Giants Indianapolis vs. NY Jets Chicago vs. Miami Arizona vs. Minnesota Tampa Bay vs. Atlanta Buffalo vs. Houston LA Chargers vs. Cleveland Seattle vs. Oakland -- London Carolina vs. Washington Pittsburgh vs. Cincinnati LA Rams vs. Denver Jacksonville vs. Dallas Baltimore vs. Tennessee Kansas City vs. New England San Francisco vs. Green Bay
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    infrared41's Best and Worst - NFL 2018 Week Five

    1. Over the years of doing these lists, I think I’ve made it pretty clear that the only monochrome look I like is all white. I think all brown or all blue or all red...and so on looks like high school. I’d much rather see some contrast between jerseys and pants. Ideally, pants should be a team’s secondary color like the Niners or Raiders, etc. If I can’t have that then give me white. All brown is easily the worst monochrome look in football. 2. Just my opinion, but the Lions number font is one of the things that keeps that uniform from being higher on the list. I like the colors, but there are some issues with that uniform that keep it from being a really good looking set. 3. Fix the pants stripes too and we have a deal. Until then, it’s just the orange version of a really bad uniform.
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    infrared41's Best and Worst - NFL 2018 Week Five

    Guess it’s a good thing we allow for differing opinions here at infrared’s uniform shoppe and gaming emporium. ? Speaking of which, I think the Raiders CR uniform is a little weak. The silver numbers almost disappear into all that white and as Vet pointed out, white pants don’t look so good with a silver helmet. But to each his own, right?
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    infrared41's Best and Worst - NFL 2018 Week Five

    I meant as a uniform match up.
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    infrared41's Best and Worst - NFL 2018 Week Five

    Not to mention, the ny helmet is the better looking helmet of the two.
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    infrared41's Best and Worst - NFL 2018 Week Five

    Black, but the blue isn’t bad either.
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    infrared41's Best and Worst - NFL 2018 Week Five

    Seroious question, do you even consider the overall look of a uniform or is it all about the colors? For example, I think the Bucs have a cool color scheme, but the uniforms are God awful. Same deal with the Cardinals - great logo and helmet, good colors, and a uniform that is pure garbage. I ask because it seems to me that you don’t really concern yourself with the overall look of a uniform, you just like the colors. Which is fine, it’s just a little unusual around here.
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    infrared41's Best and Worst - NFL 2018 Week Five

    Yeah, it could have been a lot worse. I like the Ravens all white combo. Had they worn the black pants, this one would have made the worst list. I love the Browns CR jersey, but they gotta get rid of the brown pants. They’re straight up awful. White pants with the orange stripes and that jersey would be a killer look. But the all brown is just ugly. I believe it was LMU who said the Browns CR uniforms look like a Skor candy bar.
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    infrared41's Best and Worst - NFL 2018 Week Five

    I'm not a fan of the Dolphins current look, but I gotta admit that this combo looks solid. The Bengals are a disaster. There's just too much going on with the side panels, the awful pants stripes, etc. That said, the Bengals are only a few tweaks away from looking good.
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    infrared41's Best and Worst - NFL 2018 Week Five

    I'm not entirely sure, but I think the SBCPE have made the #1 slot a couple times prior to this. In any case, I thought it was easily the best looking game of the week - cleats aside, of course.