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  1. Ceci n'est pas une politics thread.

    Whining about the Superdelegates overwhelmingly backing Hillary when she's smashing you in the popular vote is like blaming the refs when your team loses a blowout. In principle you have a point, but in this case just shut up, admit you lost, and don't make this (of all things) your hill to die on.
  2. Ceci n'est pas une politics thread.

    Turns out that, during his little temper tantrum, Justin dropped a "fuddle duddle" of his own. All he needs to do is give Sophie a black eye or two and he'll live up to daddy's legacy in no time!
  3. Ceci n'est pas une politics thread.

    The elbow was clearly unintentional, but marching down the aisle to grab some guy by his arm and pull him to his seat is downright childish.
  4. 2016-17 NHL Uniform and Logo Changes

    Which is why I continue to maintain that their 40th anniversary throwbacks were, template-wise, the best thing they've ever worn.
  5. Sports Mantras

    The Toronto Argonauts have used "Pull together" for, oh, about fourteen or so decades now. The Blue Jays (and, to a lesser extent, the Raptors) use "Canada's team" a lot (both explicitly and implicitly).
  6. 2016 CFL Uniforms

    Pardon the rambling... BC: They went from having one of the best sets in the league to arguably the worst. The road jersey has far too little black given how prominent it is on the home. The tramp stamp sucks. The orange helmet blows, but the black one is kinda cool. The giggling lion needs an update, though. DOWNGRADE Edmonton: No longer having 735 000 different striping patterns on the homes is a good change. The green collar looks out of place on the road. The black still looks out of place. Any idea if the green helmets are gone? UPGRADE Calgary: The single-outlined, non-italicized numbers in the new font are nice, as are the red numbers on the road. The side panels, black helmets, and slabs of colour on the sleeves all suck. SLIGHT UPGRADE Saskatchewan: Yay for less black, boo for the crappy template. Let's get some actual stripes in here! SLIGHT UPGRADE Winnipeg: Beautiful. I can take or leave the road yoke. UPGRADE Hamilton: Yoga pants suck. Missed a chance to add a helmet stripe. Chest wordmark is too big. SLIGHT DOWNGRADE Toronto: I've maintained that the Argos needed to do two things to perfect their look: add a helmet stripe and add a Cambridge Blue outline to the numbers. We got one of those. The new wordmark is a plus. SLIGHT UPGRADE OTTAWA: The white, non-italicized numbers are a huge improvement. The template sucks and the hashtag swallows #sorrynotsorry SLIGHT UPGRADE Montréal: Chest wordmark is still too big, silver remains unnecessary as ever, and that logo belongs in the ECHL. LATERAL MOVE ----------------------- Overall: Six upgrades, two downgrades, and a lateral move. Several teams (Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatchewan, Ottawa) took steps to getting their looks where they should be, but didn't go far enough. Still, the league is gonna look better this season than it did last season.
  7. What did you just notice for the first time?

    In what sense?
  8. 2016-17 NHL Uniform and Logo Changes

    ^Agreed. And as far as the claims that green never touches black on Dallas' jerseys?* That's not true. Green and black touch when the sleeves meet the gloves and where the pants meet the socks. The Stars look like a beer league team that was too cheap to purchase double-layered numbers and just said "Ehh, whatever. White is good enough." Not using your secondary colour as a number outline always looks incomplete. The Islanders separate blue and orange as much as the Stars separate green and black, but I haven't once heard anyone call for New York to go with single-layer numbers. *EDIT: Sorry Cole; I misread your post.
  9. 2016 CFL Uniforms

    Agreed, although while it sucks for fan jerseys it likely won't be obvious on the on-field jerseys because of how truncated the sleeves are.
  10. Ceci n'est pas une politics thread.

    @rams80 Fixed election dates are only semi-fixed. An election can still be called before the fixed date, which is what happened up here in 2008 and 2011.
  11. 2016 CFL Uniforms

    Excellent news that the Argos and Ti-Cats are remaining largely untouched. Toronto still doesn't have a helmet stripe, and Hamilton's chest word mark looks too big, but it looks like both teams will still be looking sharp this year.
  12. 2016-17 NHL Uniform and Logo Changes

    Yeah, good idea in theory, but terrible execution. The star pattern on the jersey doesn't align with the logo, which ends up looking very awkward; the number/striping overlap looks like a peewee team bought blank jerseys and slapped their own numbers on them; the colour scheme was far too dark and muddled; and they blatantly ripped off the ASG jerseys. If they made the striping less exaggerated, minimized the use of black, and switched to athletic gold + victory green, it would look fantastic.
  13. 2016-17 NHL Uniform and Logo Changes

    That's a valid point. But while the return to bright green is certainly welcome, I just can't rally behind a Stars identity that doesn't have gold in it. Sure, it had been darkened and marginalized throughout the team's entire history in Dallas, but so had the green — and I don't think anyone's opposing the switch to victory green on those grounds. I get that many Stars fans were really only concerned about the primary colour, but the secondary colour is nearly as important for me. It's sort of like when the Sabres half-assed the return to their classic colour scheme. Yes, a return to blue and gold was needed, but navy/gold/silver just doesn't cut it as much as the "full package" would have.
  14. 2016-17 NHL Uniform and Logo Changes

    I don't believe so. I remember that, when next year's set of outdoor games was announced, they made a note of the fact that the Leafs/Red Wings game would be called the "Centennial Classic" (Fox, 2016). Presumably, they knew they kinda had to give the Leafs an outdoor game but didn't wanna give them the "big one" (for the same reason they didn't give them the ASG -- people were concerned that, with the World Cup and the World Juniors, it wouldn't be fair to give Toronto another big ticket event in such a short span), so they came up with a cheap compromise. ------------------------- Works Cited Fox, L. (2016, March 09). Leafs celebrate 100 years with outdoor home game at BMO Field. Retrieved May 07, 2016, from http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/toronto-maple-leafs-detroit-red-wings-outdoor-game-january-1-2017-centennial/
  15. 2016-17 NHL Uniform and Logo Changes

    I actually quite clearly remember reading that. Now, do I remember the source? No -- I read literally hundreds of sports newspaper, magazine, and online articles every year, so forgive me for not keeping a written log of all of them and what I learned from each. As for finding the article? I'm not going to pore over the hundreds of magazines I have stored in my basement in hopes of finding an article just for the purpose of proving a point. I know what I read. Morgo knows what he read. If you want to believe that we're just making all of this up (despite having absolutely no incentive to do so), then that's fine by me. Not too sure why you felt the need to edit your post, but my point stands.