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  1. This is going to be so inconvenient for the Nats when they're in the middle of blowing a division race...
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    MLB: Ribbons Worn on Caps Across Baseball In Memory of 9-11

    Interesting that the Rockies cap is the normal Home and not the 25th anniversary (silver CR and squatchee) cap that they have worn at home all year. Will this be a sign of things to come with potential postseason caps as well?
  3. I am from Colorado and have always been a Nuggets, Rockies, and Rapids fan. I like the Avs and will root for them to a far lesser extent but hockey never captured my interest. My first sports fandom was the Kansas City Chiefs, as a three year old in CO watching the Chiefs-Broncos 1997 playoff game I allegedly told my mom I liked the red guys (my favorite color). As you can imagine, this got quite the rise out of friends and family and I've been loyal ever since. I honestly think if I hadn't gotten a reaction out of anyone my toddler self would've forgotten and been a Broncos fan. I went to CU Boulder and became a much bigger Buffs fan than I ever had been. I moved to IN in January 2017 for my MS at Purdue and thought I would give the local teams a few shots to woo me. I dislike the Colts far too much as a Chiefs fan to ever become a casual fan. I have grown to like the Pacers and would certainly call myself a casual fan but I'm not sure how much I'll carry that on with me to other places. The surprising thing is how much I have grown to love Purdue athletics. I honestly consider myself a bigger Purdue fan than CU fan now and would actually root for my new school over my alma mater and the university I grew up 20 minutes from. I plan to get a PhD and move to a new university. I am sure I will fully embrace my new school but am not sure how much of a fan I'll become relative to CU and Purdue. I think I will also become a much bigger fan of the local professional teams in that location because I will likely be there two times as long as I've been in IN. Perhaps surprisingly, I think moving away has made me far more attached to the Rockies, Nuggets and Rapids (if they could get it together) because it is a fun way to always recognize my roots.
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    Nuggets Evolved: Unveil New Logos, Colours, Uniforms

    Sigh... y'all this is why I'm a Chiefs fan. All Bronco fans in Denver are this way!
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    MLB changes 2018?

    The Rockies do very well in Denver, it's by far the most successful of any of the 90's expansion markets. This year the Rockies are drawing 36,832 per game and rank seventh in average attendance. They trail LAD, NYY, STL, SF, CHC and LAA, five of which are probably the premier teams in the league with World Series appearances in the last ten years and the sixth being the Angels who are still in the LA area. Comparing that to the Dbacks, Rays and Marlins they are averaging 10k more fans a game than Arizona and about 13k more per game than TB and MIA combined. The other 90's expansion teams haven't finished with a higher average attendance than the Rox since Arizona did it in 2005! The Rockies haven't finished outside of the top 15 in attendance any season since making the World Series in 07 and are typically in the top ten. All this has occurred in a time when the Rockies have played in 5 playoff games, winning one game, never winning their own division. Since 2007 (ten completed seasons). Each of these four teams have been similarly inept on the field over the last decade (with the exception of a few good Rays seasons) so you can't claim that it has to do with winning. The fact of the matter is that the Rockies in Denver are beloved and successful in a way that the Rays and Marlins never have been or never will be.
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    Blandest Uniforms in Modern History

    Our official school colors are Gold and Silver. The silver helmet and reflective silver number outlines totally fit with our scheme. The grey jersey and pants don't fit as well but I'm fine with them for a one or two game alternate look. The GGG look shouldn't happen though.
  7. Nope, most people have not said that any of those years. 02, 10, and 14 were all very good performances. A world cup in the US is a huge benefit that could really help propel the team through a few knock out games. No, not that crew. Pulisic will probably be the only player that figured in 2017 that will make the WC roster. We've already fired our manager, president, etc. I would be shocked if even 10% of US Soccer from 2017 has ANY presence in the 2026 organization. It's so en vogue to ridicule US Soccer right now. How trendy! Most of these comments won't matter because people like Cujo only pay attention long enough to mock their own country and watch a few WC matches. US Soccer will turn it around, we have never had more talent or resources to do it. If they aren't serious contenders by 2026 they certainly will be shortly after. We are the sleeping giant of the world's game. If we ever decide to get our heads out of our asses, make soccer accessible to kids, and provide a better pipeline we will consistently be a WC contender.
  8. Late on this, but that is a really stupid comment for a tournament that is 8 years away. There are likely fifth graders that will be on those teams by the time this takes place. Also, it took an absolute perfect storm disaster to keep the US out of this tournament. We should be challenging for the semifinals by 2026.
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    Nuggets Evolved: Unveil New Logos, Colours, Uniforms

    Nope, I responded to that comment saying I wanted a HOUSTON Oilers-esque color scheme just with yellow replacing white. I may not 'remember' the Oilers (I was two when they left for TN) but I will never forget that beautiful color scheme and those fun teams they had with Warren Moon. I would imagine similar sentiments among 90's kids on these boards are similar. On that note, why have the Nuggets deemphasized the yellow so much? It won't be the base color for the city edition jersey and it plays a very minor role on the other three jerseys. This is the exact opposite of what I expected after the emphasis of yellow on last year's apparel and warm up gear.
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    Nuggets Evolved: Unveil New Logos, Colours, Uniforms

    Nope, Houston. I would love to see the Nuggz in a sky blue, red, yellow combo with almost no white. Similar color balance as the Oilers but with yellow replacing white.
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    Nuggets Evolved: Unveil New Logos, Colours, Uniforms

    I don't think this has been posted but apologies if I missed it. The Nuggets reddit has been a good place for info on this reveal, they have done a good job compiling the Evolve videos from the team. The guys at Denver Stiffs seem to think the announcement will happen around 6 MT.
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    Nuggets Evolved: Unveil New Logos, Colours, Uniforms

    I agree with you, both of those stars would be a huge reach. But... I really think the team is going to claim something stupid about it.
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    2018 NBA Post Season

    Labeling anyone that disagrees with you everyone in this thread a fan boy doesn't help your cause. Discrediting greatness because it is greatness and leads to domination is a fallacy. Jordan won 6 titles in the 90's does that discredit the accomplishment because those other teams allowed such domination? Saying Lebron, Brady, Jordan etc are less great because they played competition which allowed for their domination is absurd. No, he didn't. The NBA was more well rounded in the 90s but Jordan essentially played on a super team with 2 of the top 10 players in the league and many other very good players. With that in mind, his path was likely easier due to the quality of his team. He also never played a team in the finals that is even close to as talented as the current Warriors and the Thunder and Spurs teams he played from 2012-14 stack up favorably as well. The way in which talent has accumulated doesn't make it any easier to win series, especially when Lebron has never had a supporting cast like MJ.
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    2018 NBA Post Season

    This is bar none the most idiotic string of posts I have ever seen on this site. Congrats Oz I'm genuinely impressed. Lebron has cemented himself as the most singularly dominant player to ever play in the NBA. There is no arguing that, 8 straight finals with maybe 2 teams that had any business being there speaks for itself. The relative strength or weakness of the East makes no difference, MJ for example didn't quite feast on a murderers row during his 6 titles either.
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    Nuggets Evolved: Unveil New Logos, Colours, Uniforms

    Yeah to echo what everyone else is saying, there is almost no way that star has anything to do with Palmer Lake. It is not associated with Denver at all and is not a significant landmark in CO. I totally agree with CS85, this rebrand should be making Yellow/Gold the primary with navy and a brighter red acting as supporting colors. As it is I'm really worried it's going to be a drab mess like the 90's uniforms.