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  1. McCarthy

    NHL Anti-Thread: Bad Business Decision Aggregator

    I have a Blue Jackets scarf that I love to sport, but I only wear it when it's cold because it's a scarf and who wants a hot wool thing on your neck when it's still in the 80's on opening night of the season?
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    Forgotten Rivalries

    I looked this up recently for other reasons, but thought I'd share because I feel like getting one over on Pittsburgh right now: the Pirates are the most common playoff opponent for the Reds. They played each other in the NLCS in 1970, 1972, 1975, 1979, and 1990. The Reds won 4 of those 5 series. The Pirates won the 2013 Wildcard game when the rivalry was briefly restored. The rivalry will never come back because the Reds will never be good at baseball ever again!
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    What is the rarest color in sports?

    Maroon/Burgundy/Dark Red whatever you want to call it is a strong, attractive, wearable color that isn't heavily used at the pro level, but should be. It might be my favorite color. In the highest leagues in north America it's only used by the following teams: NBA: Cavs MLS: Rapids NHL: Avalanche, maybe the Coyotes depending on who you ask, but I wouldn't count them. NFL: Redskins MLB: nobody, which is why the Phillies should go back to it. The Dbacks were close with their 2007 unis, but stopped a few shades light.
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    2018/19 College Hockey

    Weird seeing Ohio State #1 at any point in a college hockey ranking. Will enjoy it as long as it lasts. I hope it translates to some better attendance numbers in their massive arena and maybe gets some more mobilization on a hockey specific arena for the men's and women's teams.
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    North American Pro Soccer 2018

    But I think the thing I'll never get is Garber constructed this scheme to get investors to buy into the league for a hefty expansion free, plus application fees for expansion and then let a random guy circumvent all of that. Precourt bought the Crew for basically half of that price always with the intention to move the club to Austin. What's never made sense is throughout most of the past year Garber encouraged this guy's loopholing of his expansion racket. If Garber wanted Austin he could've gotten an expansion fee from someone with deeper pockets than Anthony Precourt, someone who's less of a dumb prick than Anthony Precourt, without incurring the terrible PR that came with trying to move the Crew, without laying the blueprint for the next rich dick to circumvent MLS' expansion process. It all worked out for Columbus in the end so all's well that ends well and Austin got stuck with the fat faced trust fund vulture, but good gravy it was handled terribly.
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    2018 NFL Season

    It's my hope that in 15 years when the Bengals hire a new head coach he annihilates the mental bugaboo complex this team has towards the Steelers. Also, maybe one day a game against the Steelers will be called fairly. Maybe.
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    North American Pro Soccer 2018

    I've said since the Crew relocation news dropped that if they can just find a way to extend the Crew to be in Columbus until 2019 then people will see the potential in this part of the map. The Hell Is Real Derby will something for all soccer fans to see. I also kind of feel like now that the Crew have gone through this scare that the market will be more solidified and interested in coming out to show support. Don't know what you got until it's (almost) gone and all that. This was the first time Columbus has ever had to fight for their MLS status so the locals might be more resolved to turn out to show support.
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    North American Pro Soccer 2018

    I think I speak for my friends in Columbus when I say that Satan himself would be a step up from one Jay Anthony Precourt Jr. Haslam is a criminal and a bad sports owner, but at least he's going to keep the team from moving. Let's deal with one rich :censored: at a time. The thing Austin has that might work over Houston and Dallas is the same reason Las Vegas worked in the NHL last season where this is the first game in town. Natives might flock to it just because it's something to do besides Longhorn football. They still have to combat the problems of It Is Hot AF in Texas When the MLS Season Plays, which is a problem for Houston and Dallas, as well as the Stadium Not Being In the Urban Core (which was Precourt's "issue" with Mapre) and the Anthony Precourt Royally Sucks problem, but I think they'll be better than the other two Texas MLS markets. What's super lame is Austin got a team without having to go through the expansion rigmarole, which is why Garber's actions in this whole debacle will never make sense to me.
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    Forgotten Rivalries

    This is an interesting one because hating the Dodgers is a generational thing. My dad still hates the Dodgers and I’ve never cared one way or the other. The last time it mattered was the 95 NLDS.
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    2018 NFL Weekly Picks Contest

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    NFL 2018 changes

    I designed dozens of signs for lobbies and offices and waiting rooms similar to this when I worked for a signage company so I have a weird bit of expertise here. It's not any easier or harder. These things are cut by a computer and a machine and the installers use a pattern when they put it on the wall. It's the same amount of work either way. If you're worried about the "floating star and empty face", which is what their logo is, then another way to handle that would've been to use multiple layers, with the base layer (the hat and face outline) being a darker color metal and then place the face, star, and flag trails on top of it using a lighter color finish, rather than incorrectly ghosting the logo. The other option is you take a piece of metal that's cutout in the shape of the whole logo, with the outline, and then you place another sheet of a darker color with the face, star, and flag trails removed and place that on top which allows the brighter color to show through. Basically the way they did it was the worst option. I've only ever seen the Patriots logo used that way, which leads me to believe that's how they wrote their guideline. Merchandise dating back to the debut of the logo pretty much exclusively uses the official logo with the outline where the face and star is a lighter color than the background except for fashion caps and the like where the rules were broken for a specific design choice, which wasn't the case with the locker room fixture.
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    NFL 2018 changes

    Consistency would be nice because in this case there literally is a right way and a wrong way. Now, I haven't seen the Patriots Brand Guidelines, but I'd be willing to wager that wall-mount violates their own usage rules. The watermark in the corner on the video is how it's supposed to be seen and that's because it shows the face as a face with its contours and shadows and not a photo negative of a face.
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    Mascot Redesigns The original Brutus Buckeye was a fiberglass turd.
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    2018-19 NHL Season

    Reminder not to overreact to the first ten games of the season. Unless you start the season 0-8 like the 2015 Blue Jackets. Then you're boned for the next six months and you should find another hobby.
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    The Sports Media Thread

    Here's another example: their obsession with "Rounders". As a movie "Rounders" is fine and it's okay to like that movie. I've seen it 3ish times, but wouldn't consider it some cultural touchstone or criminally underrated or anything. I was in high school during the poker boom and we never talked about Rounders. I would've been fine if it didn't get a 20 year reexamination and I definitely don't think it needs a sequel. Bill Simmons thinks it's this masterpiece classic movie and is constantly worried about its place in the greater consciousness. As a result The Ringer's been pumping Rounders material for like a week. I know that's driven by Simmons going "this is a great movie. I love this movie and House and Hench love this movie so that means everybody loves this movie and we're gonna talk about it."