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Everything posted by DG_Now

  1. Yeah, probably. And while they'll sell a billion of those, they won't quite get to a gazillion because everyone knows he's leaving at the end of the year. It's almost like the Elway in the Nike Broncos, except I don't think James will have as happy an ending. He also looks like he's playing dress-up in that photo. The new Cavs set doesn't really have any personality.
  2. That makes sense. Atlanta/Miami is better than Orlando/Miami. Atlanta/Orlando/Miami seems like overkill.
  3. I think the US locks are MetLife, AT&T, the new LA stadium and Lego Stadium (if only for the suite wall). Remaining eight: - Miami (definitely the best-looking soccer/football stadium in the US) - Seattle - Boston - Orlando - Houston - Indianapolis - Chicago - Phoenix I'm obviously most interested in a Seattle location, and would expect it to be paired with Vancouver/Santa Clara for sake of travel expediency. Though I could totally see Atlanta leapfrogging Seattle, and that would be terrible. I don't think we could get away with passing over Dallas, though I wonder if the Mexican component of the bid means we don't need two Texas locations.
  4. Atlanta Hawks Nike Jerseys

    The volt looks surprisingly muted for a Nike jersey, but maybe it's just the lighting conditions of the photo. Does Nike still care about volt? Or is there a new color of the year for them?
  5. North American Pro Soccer 2017

    That looks really cool. Going to playoff soccer matches is a lot of fun, isn't it? Every single minute counts, and there are so many swings and emotions to the games. It feels inevitable that the lower-level clubs will get pushed out of Open Cup, but it's always cool to see a team like Cincinnati make it as far as they did. More cool that the city turned out the way that it did; it definitely made each game feel like an event on TV. And, you're right, Nippert looks the part. Too bad it doesn't have everything a team needs to be successful (I think dfwabel posted an article detailing why not Nippert a while back). For the next round of MLS expansion, I hope Cincinnati is include. The league needs more teams in the middle of the country and Cincinnati seems like a safe bet without cannibalizing Columbus (though Columbus might have some work to do in general, independent of expansion).
  6. NFL 2017 changes?

    Interesting. The building itself looks huge; it's the seating area that looks comparatively small. I guess we'll see at the next ATLUTD game ⚽
  7. NFL 2017 changes?

    What's the seating capacity of the Mercedes Butz Dome? It looks kind of small for what it is. The whole stadium looks like an execution of a gimmick rather than a place to watch sports.
  8. WWE SummerSlam, 20 August 2017

    The challenge is having a domed baseball stadium. Otherwise, you have arenas or football-sized stadiums, and not much in-between. And the only real in-between is in places with small domed football stadiums (Idaho comes to mind), but those places can't draw. Given how often Mania is a letdown in the recent past, I'm surprised they haven't done more to build up the Rumble as an event. We know that SummerSlam is the number 2 show of the year, but we also really know that the Rumble is probably the most anticipated one.
  9. WWE SummerSlam, 20 August 2017

    I bet Seattle with Safeco is one of them. Canadians love coming here for stuff like that. Toronto might work too.
  10. WWE SummerSlam, 20 August 2017

    I can't tell you a single thing that happened at last year's Rumble. Did Roman win it?
  11. WWE SummerSlam, 20 August 2017

    I'm surprised they don't put the Rumble in domed stadiums yet. Or at least 50,000 seat baseball fields like Safeco or Miller Park.
  12. 2017 NBA Offseason

    No more 4 in 5s. That sucks, because I was about planning to cash in big time this year.
  13. 2017 NFL Season

    $150? Boy they are trying really hard to kill Chargers football before it has a chance, huh. OMG.
  14. Phoenix Suns New Uniforms

    They ruined the back of every single jersey in the league. That's pretty special.
  15. 2017 NFL Season

    "LAC" in an NFL box score is so annoying. I know there isn't another option, but still. "LAR" is aesthetically crap too.
  16. 2017 NFL Season

    StubHub is adorable for football. It also looks like a pretty pro-Seattle crowd in Carson too.
  17. 2017/18 Soccer Kits

    Ronaldo had the right idea of turning into shirts vs skins. FWIW, it was harder to discern who was who on TV. I feel bad for anyone watching who was colorblind.
  18. 2017/18 Soccer Kits

  19. 2017/18 Soccer Kits

    Barcelona wears blue. Madrid wears white. They had to try to make this complicated.
  20. 2017/18 Soccer Kits

    Barcelona and Madrid are both wearing blue! This is stupid.
  21. NFL 2017 changes?

    Ha. They weren't all bad. The current Bills look nice, though it's not like they're all that innovative.
  22. NFL 2017 changes?

    Disagree -- this was my favorite Falcons look: Unpopular opinion alert: This was the best-looking new NFL uniform of the post-2000 era, including anything Nike has done.
  23. NBA Changes 2017-18

    Shoenerd alert: Lonzo's wearing BBB ZO2s. Every time I see the shorts or the rear arm piping, I get annoyed. Nike should be design templates around the team, not the other way around.
  24. I certainly hope so. I have money on an early KO.
  25. I mentioned in my Bill Simmons thread that we could benefit from a sport media thread. Well here it is! This is where you discuss sports media, link to Awful Announcing stories, post Gus Johnson clips, and more. I've been looking for a place to discuss Gawker vs. Hogan, and this is good as any. After too many days' silence, Gawker finally spoke up: http://gawker.com/the-hogan-verdict-1766460791 If Hulk Hogan's penis is the hill they wanted to die on, they deserve what they can get. This is the exceptionally bad opinion from Nick Denton's post: "If only you hadn't read what we posted, we wouldn't be in this mess!" No one wanted to see Hulk Hogan have sex, and Heather Cole definitely didn't want the world to see her have sex. That Hogan is a public figure or that he said embarrassing racist things is irrelevant; there's no public right to know about the sex lives of others.