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  1. That actually happens?
  2. Leeds United New Crest

    Damn...the AOL bill doesn't get paid for a month and the first thing I see when I get back is this? Wow...just...wow. this actually makes me wanna go panhandling. If only to scrounge up enough dough to get my internet back and put together an actual crest.
  3. Los Angeles Rams Brand Discussion

    First in the AFL, I wouldn't doubt. First in football history, not so much. I recall the Cardinals did it in their last decade in Chicago, and other teams probably did it as well. Apparently the Packers did it for a minute too.
  4. The Worst Jersey Clash I've Ever Seen

    And with that, TIL Sri Lanka's a member of the "Non-Flag Colors" club, as far as sports go.
  5. The Worst Jersey Clash I've Ever Seen

    Down Under, one of the longstanding matchups of this ilk was the longstanding rivalry of Essendon and Richmond...largely because for most of the VFL/AFL's history, contrasting shorts were considered a sufficient clash, few of the Victorian clubs bothered to use more than one jumper until relatively recently. Given most of the Vic clubs were also founding members of the league, naturally they were the most resistant to an idea that by now is second nature to every other team sport on the planet: clash jumpers (the clubs from the other Australian states tended to be more likely to have one by the mid 2000s). Essendon is in black with a red sash; Richmond is in black with a gold sash. Both, to slightly differing extents, were dragged into the clash era kicking and screaming. A few years back, Richmond decided their clash would simply be an inversion of their usual look: gold with a black sash, so this one's no longer possible. No, this is no intrasquad scrimmage...this is another long runner: Collingwood v Geelong. The former is in black and white stripes (with a black back), the latter traditionally wears navy and white hoops (white back). The main saving grace is that the backs are different colors, which goes a long way given that since they play on cricket ovals, the fans are rather far away from the action.
  6. Tell me about it...I occasionally try to look for any evidence of the New York Cityhawks' alternate logo-a hawk, wings spread over NYC, which appeared on their jerseys' shoulders-with no luck.
  7. 2017-18 NCAA Football Thread

    One thing I know, the Army-San Diego State game was nuts. West Point couldn't stop that Penny dude...and the Aztecs had trouble stopping Army from bleeding the clock (unless they tried to pass). I'm not sure I would've gone for two, but it was either that or Penny gets one more shot at gashing the Army D in OT. Another thing I know, I'd only caught the end of the Tx Tech-USF game, but that end was equally crazy...you got three passes that had equal rights to being game enders...were defense not optional
  8. The Worst Jersey Clash I've Ever Seen

    As one might put it...good thing Idaho's almost never on national TV. I'd judge vegas gold on silver a poor clash. Speaking of silver and gold, I remember one time when I briefly tuned into a game of the Big XII women's hoops tournament back when they still had XII teams Texas A&M was in silver uniforms with maroon lettering, while Colorado was wearing gold unis with black lettering. Distinguishing Aggie from Lady Buff was about as tough as making out the players' names in the above Idaho photo. Speaking of the Blue Turf Bowl...technically doesn't fit, but just for the hell of it...couldn't find a better pic, but Idaho is in gold helmets/pants and black jerseys, while Southern Miss is in black helmets/pants...and gold jerseys.
  9. Outlandish yet restrained designs

    Taken to its logical conclusion, one could easily consider the Chargers' longstanding lightning bolt usage as outlandish yet restrained, I figure the only reason they haven't been mentioned is they've always been that way, so we're all used to it. Among this vein...West Point's camo specials. The only truly unusual thing about these unis was all the camouflage. IMO THE Arena football uniform
  10. I'm pretty sure those Charger-style blacks were the mid-90s homes, given one of my earliest memories of Arena ball was the Storm playing against the Drive wearing a white version of said uniform. Sure, everybody remembers the Zubaz unis, but I don't think they were worn for as long as a lot of people think they were.
  11. MLB changes 2018?

    Cue the lack of demand for ivy green Cubs uniforms
  12. The Worst Jersey Clash I've Ever Seen

    I see Wyo/CMU and raise you Notre Dame @ Georgia Tech, 2006. Gold helmets..check. One gold element and one white element each, check. Navy numbers, check. Deciphering who was who on TV...ugh. As well as Carmelo Anthony's Knicks debut...if there were any games where I wish the Bucks had worn red instead, this was one of two, the other being a later game in Orlando where the Magic decided to wear their black jerseys. Another brutal one: Skins at Cowboys, 2002. It wouldn't have been so bad if the Skins had been wearing the brighter burgundy they've worn since their one year of Lombardi. Or had the Cowpokes gone with the white doublestars instead of the blue version. Not as tough a watch as ND/GT, but still a bit brutal. Not to mention Wisconsin at Illinois in basketball in 2004...I can also recall seeing a photo of a Nevada game where they wore silver uniforms against white, though I forget who they were playing, as well as a photo of an Army-Navy basketball game that used to be on the Wikipedia basketball article, but I'm not sure if it's still there (Army was in silver, Navy in white).
  13. Quirkiest Jersey Elements

    Can't believe I forgot about the Caps...should've mentioned the Canucks' pants from the flying V era as well.
  14. Quirkiest Jersey Elements

    The only other things I can think of were both from the Stars: their last green set in Minnesota, they had black pants with three stars on each leg, and after moving to Dallas, they began wearing pants with a vertical DALLAS on each leg, though sadly they dropped this after switching to the star jerseys full time.
  15. USFL Alternative History: 1985 to...

    Who knows, maybe we'd get a gem like "This is not soccer." As it stands now you gotta hope Hochuli's reffing your team's game and wait for him to either get long winded or tongue tied. "Yes, there are penatlies at CCSLC. False start, @WideRight. Five yard penalty, still second down."
  16. Teams with similar colors as the Houston Oilers?

    Closest I can think of currently is Italian soccer club Catania, which wears light blue and red stripes. HBCU college Delaware State also wears light blue and red, but at least in football, they're usually predominantly red.
  17. Tabletop sports game appreciation

    About a year or so ago, I came across a site selling 12 sided dice...that are billed as a replacement for the classic 6 sided variety. Having rolled many dice in my life, I gotta say they have a point: cubes don't roll all that well, though the versions with the round corners are somewhat better in this regard. The d20 that is the only thing I still have from my days of buying MLB Showdown has always rolled pretty well, and I have a good amount of cardstock, and am myself, so I reasoned I could modify an existing d12 template to design some doublesixes of my own. I sort of succeeded (and also printed a Bears-themed normal d12), except I made the dice too large. I'll probably post some of my dice designs in the concepts section in the coming week, but this weekend has been the first time I rolled them in game action. First, Friday afternoon saw me bring out Heroes & Rallies Football to pre-play tomorrow's Packers game vs Tampa Bay. What followed was one of the sloppiest beginnings I've had the honor (or dishonor) of playing, and it never really got better for the Pack. Suffice to say Jameis, Evans and Jackson killed the Packer secondary while if the Packers weren't fumbling, Hundley was probably ready to get sacked or picked off. Buccaneers 7-10-7-3---27...Elite players: Jameis Winston (QB), Mike Evans (WR) Packers------7-0--3-2---12...Elite players: Jordy Nelson (WR), Mason Crosby (K), Mike Daniels (DT)* (working on the assumptions that Clay won't play, and has fallen off anyway) *for those wondering why anybody's elite...on certain color-coded results, elite players can make the difference between a loss/short gain and a huge pickup...or between giving up good yardage and huge stops. An example being a roll that would've been a pass for about 15 or so yards, but it's highlighted in orange and the Packers are on defense. On these results, if the defense has an elite DL, he sacks the QB for an 8 yard loss. Another example would be a dark green result that would ordinarily be a 4 yard gain, but it's now 4th and 6. An elite QB, however, turns this into a 20 yard gain. Then, while the early CCGs were on, I decided to put an idea I'd had recently onto the field: a certain star's debut lineup vs the lineup from his final game. The star in question was A-Rod...and let's just say this seemed like a better idea in my head than it ended up being, but I went through with it anyway. The 2016 Yankees head back into time to play the 94 Mariners, with CC Sabathia taking the hill for the Bombers. You'd expect Randy Johnson to be the opposite hurler, no? Nope...some guy named Dave Fleming. Matter of fact, while the Yankees had their starters in the game, that M's lineup was basically Junior surrounded by baby A-Rod and mostly backups. Given that on one side was an A-Rod who wasn't great yet, and on the other, an A-Rod who was no longer great...yeah, honestly both were given a deficiency: Kid-Rod had no power, Old-Rod had lost his bat. Mariner A-Rod went 0-4 with a K, while Yanks A-Rod was 2-5 with a double and an RBI. I'd rolled a result on Old-Rod's last AB that would've given him a shot at a homer...except, his poor hitter rating kicked in, and he instead struck out. The first inning was pretty eventful, as Didi Gregorius robbed Brian Turang of a hit to start the game...and then Aaron Hicks dropped a routine fly ball, enabling Felix Fermin to reach third. Not to be left out of the error party, Brett Gardner had his own botching of a routine fly off Junior's bat, and he reached second while Fermin scored. CC mostly settled down after that, though his outfielders' letdowns would contribute to his early exit via fatigue, as he left after 4 1/3, having allowed 6 runs, 4 of them unearned...and the two earned runs reaching on a home run the Yanks' first reliever, Adam Warren, gave up to Mike Blowers. Fleming, meanwhile, couldn't keep the Yanks off the scoreboard for long, giving up single runs in the third and fourth, the latter off a Texiera solo shot. Entering the 6th, the M's led 7-3....and then had an epic meltdown, as Fleming exited after giving up a pair of singles, giving way to aging Goose Gossage, who had the inning from hell: the first five batters he faced all reached via either singles or walks...and then after consecutive strikeouts made it look like he'd settled down, Brian McCann smacked a grand slam into the stands. A Didi gregorius triple later, and Goose was taking an early shower, relieved by Tim Davis. Davis would shut the door, but while Mariners would score one further run off of Warren, but would get no closer, and the Yankees won 11-8. WP: Warren; LP: Gossage; SV: Betances
  18. Montreal Alouettes

    I had a couple ideas...I brings them to you. Avant garde, in one of the few places where it would make perfect sense. The 70s-80s flying alouette figures pretty heavily into this uniform, as the helmet and pants stripe, and also separated to form the assymetrical elements of the jersey: the alouette is on the right sleeve, while the A becomes a sash over the left shoulder. The third also uses the old logo, this time blown up on the shoulders, with the alouette serving as a stylized shoulder stripe. The old Als script is placed beneath the front numbers. On all three jerseys, the early 70s bird head is placed on the back of the collar.
  19. Discrim's Australian Football Concepts

    Western Michigan...the bronco carries the state on its back doe (ignore the vintage label, it's about as vintage as Miller Park)
  20. Discrim's Australian Football Concepts

    The CCSLC can exist without footy...it is simply poorer for the omission. But then, that's partially what I'm here for, dammit! The parrot is probably best known as my avatar, but it began life as the crest of a hockey concept in a series I was ill-equipped at the time to truly bring the best out of, and in some ways still am (to put it bluntly: I'd put out an NHL Revivals set back in 04 [and please don't bump that thread...it's 8 years old dammit]. The bulk of those concepts did NOT age well.) And actually, the whole thing is based on a hockey set I worked on a few years ago but never got around to posting. The one-off...yeah. Reached into my inner Lewiston MAINEiac for that one. EDIT: Though I wish it didn't have to be this way, but I figure I'll be doing this a lot, so I gotta change the thread name...so 'They Came from the Land Down Under' has been retired in favor of 'Discrim's Australian Football Concepts.'
  21. So the Phoenix area's basically desert NYC in that respect...that, or an Australian city that happens to be in America
  22. What, they couldn't be the Hannibal Lecters?
  23. 2017 High School Football

    *in Negan voice* I have to give you boys credit, Hondo...yall got some boulder sized balls there, going up against the big boys!
  24. Championship Preferences

    No, that's not it. The "soccer model" most would think of is what the Premier League and most soccer leagues use: depending on the league size, each team plays everybody else twice (this is usually more for smaller leagues, like Scotland)...whoever has the best record is the champion, whoever has the worst 2-4 records drops down to a lower division. Cup competitions have no bearing whatsoever on league play, so for example if Manchester United suffers an upset in the FA Cup, but they're in second place in the Premier League, even if their cup opponent was a fellow PL club, it has no effect on their league position; likewise, if somebody like Stoke City are trying to fend off relegation in league play, but have made the FA Cup quarterfinals, their cup success has nothing to do with their league failures. There are leagues with more unusual setups, like the Apertura-Clausura split seasons favored in Mexico and many Central and South American leagues, or that Belgian system I linked to in my last post, but what I described is the most common way soccer leagues play out.
  25. 2017 High School Football

    This is possible? Really? In Texas?