leopard88

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    Forgotten Rivalries

    To follow up on my early post about the Ravens-Titans rivalry -- A punch to the gut: Why Ravens-Titans feud was once NFL's best
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    College athletics identity changes 2018-19

    It's also a shame because the LIU Blackbirds identity has some real history* behind it. * -- Ignoring LIU's involvement in the point shaving scandal of the '50s which caused the whole athletic program to be shut down for about five years. That little unpleasantness hasn't wiped Kentucky off of the map. From Wiki -- Those NIT championships were from the era when the NIT was a bigger deal than the NCAA Tournament.
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    NFL 2018 changes

    The piping looked bad even when it fit the uniform as intended.
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    New York Jets are confirmed to be getting new uniforms in 2019

    That just looks like the current uniforms, with the truncated shoulder loops.
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    Forgotten Rivalries

    That definitely falls into the "what the hell were they thinking?" category, though it probably made some sense at the time.
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    The Oakland/Las Vegas/Where The Hell Are We? Raiders

    Somehow, your link lead directly back to this thread. Spooky . . . Let's see if this works. https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/10/11/report-khan-exploring-tax-implications-of-playing-in-london-basing-team-in-jacksonville/ There's also this . . . https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/10/10/former-employee-claims-shad-khan-plans-to-move-jaguars-to-london/ ___________________________________ I'll add my own piece. It will sound very crackpottish (if I may invent a word), but I'm going to toss it out there anyway. My son is good friends with John Harbaugh's daughter. She has occasionally tossed him info before it breaks and has always been pretty reliable/accurate. She told him last night that her "sources" say the Jags plan to move to London within the next 2-3 years.
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    Alliance of American Football - Team Names and Logos

    I'd kind of forgotten about those. They were also great helmets.
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    Eagles Helmet Logo -- Side or Front?

    How did I not pick that up since I've watched at least part of almost every one of their games this season (if not all of them)? And I agree that it looks better.
  9. I'm not sure how to word this thought/question, but I'll do my best. Until looking at the pictures below, I've always thought of the Eagles helmet logo as being placed on the side on the helmet, like most helmet logos. For some reason, the perspective in these pictures makes it look more to me like a front-oriented logo that carries on to the side of the logo like the logos below (which would be unique in NFL history, if memory serves me). Maybe it's because the pictures make it look like one decal tucked under the bumper (which probably isn't the case). Now I'm curious to learn the opinion of others on this . . . knowing that it is an even more esoteric topic than most of what we already discuss.
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    Eagles Helmet Logo -- Side or Front?

    I think of the Bengals helmets as being sort of in the category of Maryland's current helmets . . . which have the added feature of a wordmark across the back.
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    Eagles Helmet Logo -- Side or Front?

    That's my assumption. That said, my thought/question on this is whether anyone at least perceives it as front-oriented logo since the bumper makes it look like one decal.
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    Forgotten Rivalries

    No. The play was considered dead because Peter Boulware touched an offensive lineman before the snap. The whistle didn't stop the play for taking place, but officially it never happened. The penalty was half the distance to the goal (i.e., about a 1/2 yard, if that). The Titans then ran the next play from there, with McNair getting stuffed.
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    infrared41's Best and Worst - NFL 2018 Week Five

    I get that, but the fact that they work well together in other contexts helps explain why they also work in this context.
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    Forgotten Rivalries

    I was just talking about this with my son a few days ago. I mentioned that the Reds being in the NL West was one of the weird geographic anomalies of the '70s and '80s, like the Saints and Falcons being in the NFC West. I remember those days. The Titans were definitely bigger rivals to the Ravens than the Steelers at the time. The other game I remember from the rivalry (but couldn't find on video) was the game in Tennessee during the 2001 regular season. The Ravens won 16-10 following a goal line stand made after being saved by a penalty on the Ravens. The apparent winning touchdown was wiped out because Peter Boulware touched an offensive lineman while scrambling to get onside before the last play. The play was blown dead for encroachment, then the Ravens stopped Steve McNair on an QB sneak with :03 left. http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/bal-sp.ravens13nov130-story.html The rivalry I will add to the list is Maryland-Duke basketball. It may not have reached UNC-Duke levels, but it was extremely intense from around 1998-2005. It cooled off a little after that, then died when Maryland moved to the B1G.
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    Los Angeles NFL Brands Discussion

    Does this also apply to the first seven years of the Super Bowl era? The goalposts were still in play through 1973.
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    Los Angeles NFL Brands Discussion

    Here is a Bills-Chargers photo from 1960 (but taken in Buffalo) showing H-shaped goalposts -- This is what appears to be a 1964 photo of Balboa Stadium. It's hard to tell what type of goalposts were used here, but other photos suggest they were two-post cantilevered goalposts instead of the H-shaped ones . . . for what it's worth.
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    Los Angeles NFL Brands Discussion

    Unlike the ball-in-glove, I noticed this one right away . . . just like the Houston Oilers.
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    Alliance of American Football - Team Names and Logos

    . . . unless you're just talking about the copper helmet thing, in which case I agree with Mac.
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    Throwback Jerseys to Prior Franchise Cities

    That's not true. The old version was also off center, unlike the current version. If you look at the originals, a line drawn down the center of the jersey would go between the T and S and splits the second digit. On the throwbacks, it would go between the E and T and between the digits.
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    Throwback Jerseys to Prior Franchise Cities

    Which version? The originals or the throwbacks? The throwbacks are not accurate. The originals had the stripe more or less on the front of the jersey and shorts, with the wordmark and number off center to the viewer's left. The throwbacks had the stripe more to the side of the jersey and shorts, with the wordmark and number centered.
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    Alliance of American Football - Team Names and Logos

    This is pure speculation on my part, but maybe the Legends logo is intended to give off a vintage/retro vibe.
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    Train Themed Team Names

    Yes, I quoted myself . . . to post a logo and to correct my earlier post. The Black Diamonds played at least one season as an all-road team. They just never took the field in Easton, PA as planned.
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    1981 NASL logo/uniform sheet

    Some of those uniforms could still work today because they stick to the crest/number/room-for-a-sponsor formula (most notably the Cosmos, Timbers, Roughnecks and Aztecs). Most of the rest would have to be changed substantially to get rid of the large wordmarks and logos . . . even without accounting for the completely different, non-traditional-soccer-crest logo style used in the NASL then.
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    Train Themed Team Names

    Lehigh Engineers (complete with a train logo in the 80s). Lehigh Valley Black Diamonds (Atlantic League baseball) -- never actually took the field if memory serves me).