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About gosioux76

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  1. Seattle NHL Brand Discussion

    I'm envisioning one of two scenarios vis-a-vis color choice: Seattle follows the Pittsburgh route and has all its pro teams share the same color scheme with some variant of blue and green. It's easy to do this without confusing the color scheme with the Canucks. The easiest route is to follow the Seahawks color scheme of Navy and Rave Green. This becomes more complicated, though, should Seattle ever land another NBA team. Which leads me to the next possibility ... The club goes the green-and-yellow route, speculating that it will one day share a building with the Sonics, creating chromatic solidarity with a future co-tenant.
  2. I hate the combo of pinstripes and piping. It’s garish. But I love that jersey on the right, which pays homage to those classic Braves pullovers from the ‘70s. That said, theres just no way to see Stripers and not read it as “Strippers.”
  3. Portland's got great coffee, but I wouldn't say it's really what we're known for. Seattle kind of owns that designation, as far as I'm concerned. We've got a stronger tie to craft beer, which is why our local minor league club is called the Hops. I've no doubt told this story before, but few years ago, when the Portland Beavers were looking for a new home, one of the potential landing spots was the suburb of Milwaukie. My hope was they'd move there and become the Milwaukie MicroBrewers.
  4. NBA Changes 2017-18

    Old guy speaking here, but is the early '00s now considered "old school?" Asking so I can brace myself for the resulting mental trauma.
  5. Seattle NHL Brand Discussion

    They should name the next Pacific Northwest NHL franchise the Portland Buckaroos.
  6. I just assume they'd end up with something more abstract, like the Trail Blazers did with their logo. Same with the Expos. I mean, what's an expo in this context? Well, it's nothing particularly visual, but the logo they came up with in Montreal actually worked. Though there's imagery that can be tied into the name Cascades, I'd hope they'd consider something not too on the nose.
  7. Not to get all arboreal up in here, but if Portland were to be associated with a specific type of tree it would have to be the Douglas fir. Not that there aren't pines here, but the Doug fir is far more prevalent. And the Portland Doug Firs would be a pretty terrible name. I'm all in on Lumberjacks or Cascades.
  8. NBA Changes 2017-18

    I get that sentiment, but in this case at least it helps that Minneapolis Lakers hold a unique place in NBA history with five titles. I mean, I think the old Buffalo Braves uniforms were fantastic — both the baby blue and the orange/black iterations — but they didn't win a damn thing, which is why you don't see the Clippers trotting out those throwbacks every year.
  9. I've heard this idea name as a possibility quite a bit, actually. I like it. Normally I'm one to lean on historic references when it comes to team names, but I really dislike the Beavers as a MLB brand. I wish I could pinpoint why. Their most recent iteration in AAA was gorgeous, but I can't escape the feeling that it would be a total letdown if the MLB club took on that identity. Also, there's a bit of slagging going on about Portland's history with minor league clubs, and I get it. There's a trail of failed franchises here and it would be easy to jump the knee-jerk conclusion that this is a dead baseball city. But here's a thing I really like about this place: Portland's an odd town — odd as in atypical, not just the "Keep Portland Weird" thing. The AAA Beavers and the iterations before that didn't draw well; I went to a few games and it felt a bit drab and lifeless. Zero personality, a kind of corporate baseball. Yet back in the '70s, the old Portland Mavericks — the great independent minor league experiment immortalized in the "Battered Bastards of Baseball" — were a big draw. That club had personality from the top down, but its independence made it something locals could buy into. There's a formula there that worked. To me, that says you can't judge all markets by the same measurements. It's not a black-and-white situation. Portland can be a great success with the right venue and ownership that can find the right formula to appeal to this market. I don't think it's that tall of an order. I mean, Portland can be a pretty great sports town when it finds something to rally behind. This is the same city in which its women's soccer team outdrew 15 NBA clubs, 13 NHL clubs and one MLB club in per-game attendance this year. That's pretty remarkable.
  10. North American Pro Soccer 2017

    Crazy. What a bizarre situation.
  11. North American Pro Soccer 2017

    I think you're right. This seems to have all the hallmarks of an owner who never intended to stay in Columbus. My guess is he had Austin in mind from the outset, and I wouldn't be surprised in MLS was in on the strategy. I'm not much of a conspiracy theorist, but it's odd to me that already settled-upon choice for a franchise relocation isn't one of the top-tier, ready-to-roll expansion candidates. Has Austin even really been in the conversation? I haven't kept track of the expansion progress, other than knowing Sacramento, Cincy and Charlotte come off as impressive.
  12. Los Angeles Rams Brand Discussion

    After seeing what a royal helmet looks like, I can see maybe why the Rams stuck with a darker blue. It just looks better on a helmet. The royal looks terrible. Maybe the best solution is to find a blue that meets both shades somewhere in the middle.
  13. MLB Changes 2017

    I love the Diamondbacks' current teal uniforms way more than the red brick ones. Is that an unpopular opinion?
  14. NHL 2017-18

    That all makes sense. Thanks for the insight.
  15. NHL 2017-18

    This all make sense. But the same circumstances appear to exist with Nike and the NBA, but they're managing to produce at least three new uniforms (and, in some cases, four) for each team, as well as Christmas Day specials, All-Star unis and warmups. Is the production of NHL uniforms that much more demanding than it is for the NBA?