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    Worst owners in Sports

    Robert Nutting
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    Forgotten Rivalries

    Pitt and WVU will play a 4 year series starting in 2022 and it's been rumored that it'll lead to them playing more often.
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    College Football uniforms- 2018

    True, but I can see Nike mucking that up.
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    College Football uniforms- 2018

    All signs are pointing to Pitt changing to these colors for all sports sometime this summer, if they do all these uniforms need are a few tweaks to the stripes and they're good to go.
  5. With the exception of Maryland, UConn and UMass this conference almost happened in the early 80's, the biggest reason for it not happening was that Penn State, Syracuse and Boston College couldn't work out how to split the conference revenues. Penn State wanted to keep most of it's football money but split basketball evenly while Syracuse and BC wanted it the other way around, Pitt somehow gets blamed for killing it off by taking the Big East offer for basketball but that really didn't happen until the money split issue reached an impasse where neither side was going to budge. Rival wise this conference should breakdown like this. Army vs. Navy - no brainer with this one. Pitt vs. Penn State - was one of the fiercest rivalries in college football until Penn State left for the Big Ten, it's still pretty strong even though the current series isn't going to be renewed after next seasons game. WVU vs. Maryland - they've been playing each other off and on since 1919 and had an uninterrupted run from 1980 to 2015 and will play again in 2020 & 2021. Temple vs. Rutgers - Mainly due to the locations and neither really has a rival. Syracuse and Boston College - started playing each other in 1924 then played yearly from 1971 to 2004, took a break when BC went to the ACC but started up again as a non-conference game in 2010 then a yearly game when Cuse joined the ACC. UConn vs. UMass - like Temple vs. Rutgers due to their locations and lacking any rivals.
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    2018 NFL Season

    Henson dominated against schools where the best athletes played non-school affiliated hockey or soccer and didn't recruit players from Detroit. Put him in Ohio or Western PA and he's good but nowhere as good as he was in Brighton.
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    Panthers to Replace NFL Shield with Logo at Mid-Field

    The past few years they've had the Steelers logo at the 50 all season, for Pitt games they paint it white and add the script Pitt.
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    Alternate SPORTS! History Thread

    A Unitas-Bradshaw-Marino transition would have never happened in that scenario, if the Steelers have Unitas in 1969 they don't go 1-13 and get the #1 pick in the draft which they used to select Bradshaw. The trade that gave the Bears the third pick in the 1965 Draft was more of an economic move than a bonehead move, Art Rooney didn't have the cash to compete in the war with the AFL for draft picks, that's why they traded out of the first round in 1961, 1963, and 1965. If the Steelers keep the 1965 pick Butkus is most likely a Bronco.
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    Alternate SPORTS! History Thread

    I think the Steelers make it to and win Super Bowl XIX and then lose a close one to the Bears in Super Bowl XX. After that I think Marino has a similar career to the one he had in Miami and never makes it back to the big game, with Marino the Steelers don't go 6-10 in 1986 so no Rod Woodson and without him those 90's teams aren't as good on the other side of the ball. One thing that needs to be factored in is the pressure that would have been on Dan Marino if he played for the Steelers, the local press was really vicious towards him when he had a so so senior season at Pitt and I can't imagine how bad it would be if he had a similar season with the Steelers. On the Steelers beating the 49ers in SBXIX, remember the only loss the 49ers had that year was against the Steelers and Chuck Noll's defenses had always been able to shut down the Paul Brown/Bill Walsh "West Coast" offense.
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    Stars and Stripes Across MLB, Patriotic Uniforms for July 2-3-4

    This! As a Pirates fan a black cap with the P from the 4th caps would look slick, no need for the bright red. All of the jerseys are ugly and unnecessary, just wear standard uniforms and throw a US Flag patch on one sleeve, a 4th of July patch on the other and be done with it.
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    The XFL may be making a comeback

    Vince McMahon isn’t going to keep throwning money at the XFL if things look dire or even if it looks like it’ll take a long long time to turn a profit. McMahon is a egotistical nut job but he’s still a businessman, he cut his losses with the WBF, WWF New York, trying to promote boxing and backed off funding the WWF Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, he’ll do the same with XFL2.0 if he feels it reaches that point.
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    What is the interest for new sports?

    It was invented in 1935 by Leo Seltzer and famed sportswriter Damon Runyon helped Seltzer come up with the rules, that version of the sport quickly evolved into “Sports Entertainment” with pre-determined outcomes. The teams were coed and they alternated between men and women each quarter, usually men in the 1st and 4th and women in the 2nd and 3rd. Roller Derby was based in San Francisco and run by Leo’s son Gerry and Roller Games was based in Los Angeles and much more like pro wrestling. Flat Track Roller Derby is totally legit and only has a few similarities to the old version, there’s legit banked track in Texas and California too.
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    What is the interest for new sports?

    The biggest issue any "new" sport is going to have in breaking through with the general public is familiarity. Baseball, Football and Basketball are the most viewed sports in the US and have been played in organized, schoolyard and backyard varieties for 150ish years(baseball) and 100ish years(football and basketball). Soccer has grown in main stream popularity over the past 30 years due to more people playing it as kids/teenagers. Ice Hockey is still considered a "regional sport" by some but has grown due to people from cold weather regions moving to cities with a warmer climate and bringing their fandom with them, that's why you have youth and beer leagues in places like Arizona and Florida. Sports like Tennis, Golf and Bowling are done all over the US for fun and when it comes to attending a live event its usually just die hard fans going and when it comes to watching on TV most viewers have played the sport sometime in there life. With a new sport you don't have any of that and it's going to take a lot of time for it to grow, now it might not be 100 years but as I stated in my earlier post modern Roller Derby has gone from 20 to 30 people playing it in 2002 to it being played all over the world by both Women and Men in 2018.
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    Pittsburgh Steelers Unveil 1979 Throwback Uniform

    Makes sense to wear these for at least the next two seasons so they can celebrate the Super Bowl XIII and XIV teams, do the Batman jerseys for a few seasons then bring these back with the Bicentennial patch from Super Bowl X for 2025 & 2026.
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    What is the interest for new sports?

    I'm very involved in what can be considered a "New Sport" I coach Flat Track Roller Derby, been doing it since 2010! The sport started in Austin, TX in 2002 and has been organically growing ever since, the only relation it has with the Pro Wrestling style banked track "Roller Derby" that pretty much died off in the 1970's is the name and concept of a jammer scoring a point for each opponent they lap. There's no big money backers of the sport, it's a total "Do it Yourself" operation and in 16 years grew from around 20 people to over 450ish Women's Flat Track Roller Derby Association(WFTDA) member leagues and 45 National Teams. People all over the world are playing the sport(I coached in 2 World Cups) but there's barely any traditional tv exposure, mainly due to it being more of a participation sport, 90% female and very much associated with the LGBTQ community. ESPN showed a tape delayed broadcast of this past falls WFTDA Championships, they've been showing it on ESPN3 for a few years and BBC Sport showed live the final game of this years World Cup, all of those are a significant feather in the sports cap. Besides those instances everything broadcast wise is done in house by the WFTDA or event organizer, it's harder to attract new fans that way but the footage ends up on YouTube so we can direct people that way.