Ferdinand Cesarano

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  1. Mr. Richard Aldo Cerone, that's who.
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  3. Seattle Bulldogs.
  4. Right! If they have to have an odd number of teams in each league (which they don't), they should just switch Milwaukee and Houston back to their correct leagues. Even better would be to make that switch and then throw Tampa Bay (the least significant of the crap latter-day expansion teams) to the National League so as to minimise or even eliminate interleague play.
  5. That script was retained in the next set, even if a tail was added (perhaps unnecessarily). Even if we take off points for the tail, the fact that it's a button-down like a big-boy shirt and that it's grey instead of powder blue makes this the team's ultimate road set for me. Here's Willie Randolph looking cool in that set in 1991, the year he nearly won the batting title. Though I will say that the blue-yellow-blue pants stripe on the previous version was better than this yellow-blue stripe.
  6. That Brewers logo is about the same as the one used by the Milwaukee Braves. This is analogous to the Mets' use of the New York Giants' logo, the Nationals' use of the Washington Senators' logo, and the Dodgers' use of a logo that is shaped the same as the one had been worn on the caps of the PCL's Los Angeles Angels.
  7. Two teams can have the same colours.
  8. I'm surprised you give a rip about this at all. Rip, rip Rip and destroy You know the hour's getting late Rip, rip Rip and destroy Break it down and seal your fate - robot Kiss
  9. Wow! I didn't realise that this version existed. According to Okkonen, that uniform was used only in 1971. The 1970 uniforms had no front number and had the Pilots' sleeve stripes; and the 1972 uniforms were pullovers. So evidently the team used its 1971 uniforms in spring training of 1972. I will say that I prefer the thicker sleeve stripes of the pullovers (maybe just because I am more accustomed to seeing them); but, overall, this uniform is great. Other nice shots of that set:
  10. Beautiful! That works better than I would have thought.
  11. While the ball-in-glove is a wonderful logo, this cap and uniform should not be forgotten. The next time they do a tribute to Hank Aaron, they should wear a version of these uniforms. (They could wear the original style; but a button-down and belted version would be most welcome.)
  12. In soccer, I believe the ref has the power to order the visiting team to change its kits if the two teams' uniforms are too similar. Baseball needs a rule like this.
  13. This is great work! Except it doesn't need the shadow. Anyway, the colouring shows that this could be a logo today.
  14. FA Cup matches illustrate the silliness of a league-wide number font. The number font should be part of a team's individual identity, as the Chicago Bears and Toronto Blue Jays so dramatically demonstrate.
  15. The USFL had established itself in the spring during its three seasons, and probably could have continued indefinitely with that schedule, if its owners had not inexplicably decided to follow the lead of a certain orange-hued monster and attempt a move to the fall. Even if the antitrust trial's jury had been properly instructed and had awarded the league an appropriate amount of damages after the court victory, the league's sailing would have been rocky in the fall, as the move itself cost the league its teams in Philadelphia, Houston, and New Orleans. The World League / NFL Europe lasted for about fifteen years. This league was run by the NFL itself; it produced one star player (Kurt Warner, who actually got his start in the Arena League) and several other players who had good NFL careers. More important, the league's original World League incarnation showed that the logistical hurdles of a league having teams in both North America and Europe are surmountable, a point which is often forgotten by those who discuss the possibility of an NFL team in London. Neither of these leagues had experimental rules during ordinary play, though the NFL tried out what would become its new overtime rules in the World League before adopting them itself. From a purely branding standpoint, the NFL probably should have kept NFL Europe going, as it brought American football with the NFL name in person to new audiences on a regular basis. I suppose the NFL figured that anyone in Europe who cares about the NFL can be served by international broadcasts of its regular games, and that London was sufficient for the European staging of matches. American fans have not had a stable spring outdoor league simply because no television network has been willing to buy broadcast rights of an independent league since ABC paid to show USFL games. By contrast, broadcasts of the UFL were time-buys which not only generated no revenue for the league but burned through the league's meagre coffers. We shouldn't overlook the Arena Football League, which has been on television and in American cities in the spring for thirty years. The league in its early days usually was able to get some scant money for its television rights, and then in the early 2000s entered into a high-profile revenue-sharing partnership with NBC. However, this did not succeed in establishing the league in the sports mainstream, and the league folded in 2008, a few years after the end of the NBC partnership. A new (and admittedly inferior) version of the Arena League began in 2010, and has paid for its television coverage since then.