Ice_Cap

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  1. Ice_Cap

    2018 NFL Season

    I thought we talked about these sorts of posts.
  2. Ice_Cap

    NHL 2018-19

    Maybe it’s because I was still playing hockey when those pads were new? They don’t catch the eye to me. I see them and go “oh that stock Reebok design every other goalie had back in 2005.” It’s just visual white noise to me.
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    NHL 2018-19

    Not really, no. It was a stock design. You saw it all over the place, across all levels of hockey, back in the day. When I think of interesting goalie pads I think of 90s/early 2000s Brodeur or Potvin. Not stock designs from a catalogue.
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    NHL 2018-19

    Um...those pads are a stock Reebok design from the time.
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    Another spring attempt: Freedom Football League

    Three equally bad ideas are all doomed to fail. A long-term viable rival/feeder league to the NFL isn’t possible.
  6. Shift again, but I think this is worth talking about when it comes to the Bucs' uniforms. So I'm a Chargers fan because my dad is, and he has a tenuous connection to San Diego. I never had that, and me moving to Tampa coincided with what I like to euphemistically call "the Peak Spanos Years." My frustrations with the Chargers were at an all-time high. So I was in a prime position to be wooed by the Bucs. I even bought a Bucco Bruce throwback hat when I got here, because why not? Thing is? It just didn't take. The team's disappointing performance certainly didn't help, but look at the teams I root for. Crap play doesn't scare me. The reason it didn't take, I think, is because of the current look. It's so comically bad, so offensive to my sensibilities, that I couldn't cheer for them. My teams have worn bad uniforms before. It's different, though, when a team you already like adopts a bad look. You just have to grumble and go with it. Choosing a new team with an embarrassing uniform, however, just isn't happening. Had the Bucs been wearing any of their previous identities? I likely would have made the switch. At least on a "trial run." As it is? Nope.
  7. Haha no, just a hapless Chargers fan. Moved to Tampa back in 2016 for work.
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    Bengals concept with alt helmet

    How is it that even a new @Discrimihater concept makes me feel nostalgic?
  9. Ice_Cap

    American Patriot League

    must...resist...urge...to...merge...all...spring league threads...into...one...joke thread I was thinking Spring Football Slapfight.
  10. And if that's the case? Run with the colours you had the one time you won! I mean I like the Bucco Bruce set, but I'm realistic about it.
  11. He's a Bucs fan who has been active around here for years. @Bucfan56 and @Buc are pretty much our go-to Buccaneers fans around here. As to your assertions? Sorry, I don't buy it. My time in Tampa hasn't been that long as of yet, but I can say that there is a certain stigma attached to the Bruce look. It's not all together negative. They sell throwback gear that sells relatively well, I think, but people aren't head over heels for it like Chargers fans are with powder blue or Rams fans are with the royal blue and athletic gold. So I don't buy the idea that the Bucs fans loved the creamsicles before 1997. Enough people here have said that everyone was tired of the creamsicle look by 1997, and I'm inclined to believe them over you as the single dissenting voice to the contrary.
  12. This assumes the throwbacks replicate the old numbers exactly. It's possible they thickened the black outlines to make the silver number road look kosher.
  13. You’ll notice the Raiders had to drop those too.
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    2018-19 NBA Season

    lol Clippers.