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    Division 1 College Conference Realignment

    Ah, yes, the Bull in a Blender...
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    2018 NFL Weekly Picks Contest

    Divisional Round Saturday Indianapolis at Kansas City Dallas at LA Rams Sunday LA Chargers at New England Philadelphia at New Orleans
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    2019 NHL All-Star Game Uniforms Unveiled

    While the design is better than the design Black/Neon Green, it still looks rather devoid of life. I believe Adidas did something like this with some MLS teams a few years ago, using colorless (read: Black/Dark Gray) uniforms made out of recycled plastic as well. Does Adidas not have the ability to dye said material?
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    2018 NFL Weekly Picks Contest

    Wild Card Weekend Saturday Indianapolis at Houston Seattle at Dallas Sunday LA Chargers at Baltimore Philadelphia at Chicago
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    2018 NFL Weekly Picks Contest

    Week 17 Detroit vs. Green Bay Dallas vs. NY Giants Atlanta vs. Tampa Bay Carolina vs. New Orleans NY Jets vs. New England Miami vs. Buffalo Jacksonville vs. Houston Philadelphia vs. Washington Chicago vs. Minnesota San Francisco vs. LA Rams Arizona vs. Seattle Cincinnati vs. Pittsburgh Cleveland vs. Baltimore Oakland vs. Kansas City LA Chargers vs. Denver Indianapolis vs. Tennessee
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    2018 NFL Weekly Picks Contest

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

    Washington at Tennessee Baltimore at LA Chargers
  8. It still remains a pipe dream, but I’d think it would be awesome to put a team in Sacramento, Las Vegas, or Salt Lake.
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    2018 NFL Weekly Picks Contest

    I missed Thursday’s game pick, but given that you could probably count the number of people who picked the Chargers on two fingers, no loss this week. Houston vs. NY Jets Cleveland vs. Denver Arizona vs. Atlanta Detroit vs. Buffalo Green Bay vs. Chicago Oakland vs. Cincinnati Dallas vs. Indianapolis Miami vs. Minnesota Tennessee vs. NY Giants Washington vs. Jacksonville Tampa Bay vs. Baltimore Seattle vs. San Francisco New England vs. Pittsburgh Philadelphia vs. LA Rams  New Orleans vs. Carolina
  10. About the only way creamsicle and pewter would work is if the pewter had its warm (bronze, yellow-y) component removed and was made into a more neutral gunmetal gray or slightly blue slate gray (though I’m not sure what the exact definition of the color pewter is and whether it has to be warm). But even then, I’d keep it as an alternate. Perhaps the Buccaneers could use the darker orange that they wore between 1997-2013 (as I recall that it was darker than the creamsicle orange, as was the red). Anyways, as far the original flag logo was best as it had that more menacing character to it, and a full-fledged return to the previous set would more than suffice, as it is a genuinely good uniform, that, like the Bengals’ 1981-2003 set, could’ve been worn into perpetuity. Admittedly, the only thing I felt was missing from the previous set was just a tad more orange, but keeping in mind that this was a rare case where the team likely sought to distance themselves from their original look and came up with something that actually worked out, the lack of orange is understandable and I’m not sure where you’d put said orange on the previous set. (Maybe you could add an orange sleeve stripe on top of the black sleeve stripe? Flip the black and orange on the number outlines? I dunno.) Another alternative for the helmet logo would be to use a standalone skull and swords logo (with accompanying Brashier-esque stripes), as seen in this prototype (hopefully the link works if the image doesn’t pop up), though I can see why someone might see it as a bit generic. https://goo.gl/images/DoXpCB
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    2018 NFL Season

    Yes, it was. Pun not intended, but Sacramento was royally screwed. Admittedly, I feel that it had more to do with getting the ratings from a Game 7 more than an outright fix to get the Lakers to the NBA Finals.
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    2018 NFL Season

    Or Game 6 of the 2002 Western Conference Finals.
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    2018 NFL Weekly Picks Contest

    NY Jets vs. Buffalo Carolina vs. Cleveland Atlanta vs. Green Bay Baltimore vs. Kansas City New England vs. Miami New Orleans vs. Tampa Bay NY Giants vs. Washington Indianapolis vs. Houston Cincinnati vs. LA Chargers Denver vs. San Francisco Philadelphia vs. Dallas Pittsburgh vs. Oakland Detroit vs. Arizona LA Rams vs. Chicago Minnesota vs. Seattle
  14. I also don’t mind the Jazz in Navy Blue, Dark Green, and Gold, though as I’ve said before, the blue and/or green could be brightened a bit. (Royal Blue and Dark Green or a medium blue and Kelly Green, though the richer shade of gold has grown on me and can stay). Or they could bring back purple permantly, either as-is on the throwbacks or keep it as dark as the navy blue. Probably why I don’t mind the Utah Jazz in either navy or purple is that (unpopular opinion) I feel they’d look best as a green-first team, with gold accents and a hint of either purple or blue. I don’t even care if they go back to Kelly green, stick with the current dark green, or use a more medium shade of green (like that of the Dallas Stars, for instance); any of those shades look awesome when paired with their shade of gold (as demonstrated by the “Earned” jersey that was leaked and their 1980s throwbacks). Wearing green uniforms has been something the Jazz have done while only in Utah IIRC. The other option is to lighten at least one of the shades of green or blue (or purple) and make whatever color that is not the primary team color the next-most used color, with plenty of gold and white for trim.
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    2018 NFL Weekly Picks Contest

    Jacksonville at Tennessee The rest will come later...
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    2018 NFL Weekly Picks Contest

    Sunday Baltimore at Atlanta Denver at Cincinnati LA Rams at Detroit Arizona at Green Bay Buffalo at Miami Chicago at NY Giants Carolina at Tampa Bay Indianapolis at Jacksonville Cleveland at Houston NY Jets at Tennessee Kansas City at Oakland Minnesota at New England San Francisco at Seattle LA Chargers at Pittsburgh Monday Washington at Philadelphia
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    2018-19 NCAA FBS Coaching Changes Thread

    I get it: Higher profile school, better-paying job, bending the truth for the sake of PR, yada, yada, yada. He pronounced his loyalty to Utah State and said that it would take something big to pull him away (implying a school bigger than Texas Tech nad that he would have to think long and hard about it, given his ties to Utah State). He then takes a couple coordinators with him and rumor has it that his brother is already trying to recruit would-be USU Aggies to Texas Tech. What really gets me is that Utah State hasn’t even been selected to a bowl game and he’s already flown the coop.
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    2018 NFL Weekly Picks Contest

    Thursday New Orleans at Dallas the rest to come later...
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    2018 NFL Weekly Picks Contest

    Jacksonville vs. Buffalo Cleveland vs. Cincinnati New England vs. NY Jets NY Giants vs. Philadelphia San Francisco vs. Tampa Bay Seattle vs. Carolina Oakland vs. Baltimore Arizona vs. LA Chargers Pittsburgh vs. Denver Miami vs. Indianapolis Green Bay vs. Minnesota Tennessee vs. Houston
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    2019 MLB Changes

    Totally agreed. At least with their previous set, the Marlins would've been well-served by playing a bit of mix-n-match with their colors. Think of a lightish-blue hat over an orange jersey over lightish-blue pants, vice-versa, or a black hat over an orange jersey over said lightish blue pants; the Marlins may have been about the only MLB team to pull off such a ridiculous concept and make it their own. As for the Cardinals with a full powder blue, button-up uniform? YES! I've long thought that they should go with a buttoned-up, "modernized" design of the 1970s-1980s pullovers and use powder blue pants with it as well. I also wished that (generally lighter) full-color road alternates would be used. I'm thinking the A's in all yellow, the Orioles in all-orange (again the Royals in all powder blue (again), and perhaps the Diamondbacks in all turquoise. I have no issues with the Diamondbacks' dark gray and wished a couple younger teams would give it a try. Perhaps we could see a couple games with the White Sox in all black or the Rockies in all purple.
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    MLB: The Defunct Saga - Tampa Bay Sweepstakes Concluded!

    This is a great take on not only the relocated Twins, but also a modernization of the minor-league Tarpons and a retreaux-ish take on the Devil Rays! I love the green/light blue color scheme as well! As extensive and oftentimes obscure as some of the teams in this thread have been (I never knew that the A’s were looking at Dallas or San Diego, for instance), there’s another, very-briefly-considered (I think temporary) move considered: Around 1998-99 or so, the Twins were looking to to effectively swap places with their top affiliate, then the Salt Lake Buzz (now the Bees), while they either renovated the Metrodome or built a new stadium. What this likely meant was that the MLB Twins franchise would move to Utah for about two seasons and take upon them the Buzz name while the AAA Salt Lake franchise moved to play at a smaller ballpark in the Twin Cities. I remember seeing this on a local Salt Lake-based sports show with “Minnesota” in the Twins logo crossed out with “Utah?” above it while the sportscaster who reported on it described the two-year swap situation. I even asked the same broadcaster via Twitter who I recall talking about it, but even he couldn’t remember anything. Another rumor was that then-owner of the Utah Jazz, Larry H. Miller, was considering buying the Twins and moving them to Salt Lake around that time (probably naming them the Bees as he didn’t own the franchise then). Maybe there was some truth to both rumors, and it is very obscure (I can’t find anything online about it, but I clearly remember the Utah? Minnesota Twins logo and the report on the proposed two-year swap even when I saw it almost 20 years ago)... I totally understand if there’s not enough meat to this potential relocation to warrant a concept about it, but I think it’d be awesome to see how the uniforms could’ve turned out had such an odd situation happened (after the Tampa sweepstakes and whatever you have planned for the rest of the series, of course).
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    Unique Team Names?

    These are all unique names, but my high school’s primary rival, the Beaver Beavers, always stood out to me, not because of the mascot name (Beavers is relatively common), but because the mascot name is simply the multiple of the high school’s—and town’s—name. Agreed. One of my white whales right now is finding a Casper Ghosts hat. They only lasted about 3 years before becoming the Grand Junction Rockies and any remaining merchandise is scarce. I’ve even petitioned Hat Club to find a way to get a hat out there about a month ago and haven’t heard back, but I’d be lying if I said that I’m expecting a response. Savannah Bananas is also a great, fun, rhyming minor-league/collegiate wood-bat team name that deserves all the love it gets.
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    2019 Minor/Indy/Summer Collegiate Baseball Changes

    Some of Brandiose’s (generally earlier) identities are good or at least decent. Lehigh Valley is one of them, as is the California League’s Inland Empire 66ers IMO (despite the mascot-swinging-an-object-shaped-like-a-baseball-bat that’s become one of their crutches). I’d also say that, all in all, the El Paso Chihuahuas is decent. I also believe they (or their predecessor Plan B Studios) created the incredible-yet-far-too-shortly-lived Pioneer League’s Casper Ghosts identity. However, it was around the El Paso unveiling that it became apparent that they started to use the same copy-and-paste elements, particularly the triangular smirk off to the side of the mascot’s face, the large, comic-book-or-anime-esque eyes, bulked-up arms, and so forth, combined with their focus on names for shock value, that they jumped the shark for me.
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    2018 NFL Weekly Picks Contest

    Week 12 Thursday Chicago at Detroit Washington at Dallas Atlanta at New Orleans The rest will come later...