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  1. I've noticed that, too. All you can do is laugh. PoC is the preferred term now, and "colored" is gently, anachronistically racist.
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    2018 NFL Season

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    Seattle has an NHL team

    That's the optimistic narrative, yes.
  4. And he didn't even use the British cigarette word. It's obviously not okay to use "gay" as a pejorative, but this is like finding out someone called black people "colored" when you were expecting the find the n-bomb. In regards to whether he should have scrubbed his social media, this one isn't quite as bad since he doesn't have an agent yet. Somebody in the program or his family really should have told him, though. The ones that really drive me crazy are when all these first-rounders have problematic tweets are still live on draft day... that should be the first thing your agent does these days!
  5. Edit: Yeah, me too. Double edit: seems to be fixed as of this morning
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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    Any of the other major professional sports or the semi-pro college ones are much more of a threat to the NFL.
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    Seattle has an NHL team

    They were just THAT dumb last time. The Panthers left their leading goal-scorer exposed for no good reason, the Penguins traded to ensure that the Knights took Fleury when everyone knew they should anyway, and teams made all kinds of deals where they ended up losing multiple pieces instead of just sitting back and letting Vegas pick.
  8. I don't think there's a team in the NFL that this statement could be said about that would give me a good feeling.
  9. I would say the Titans’ old look, but it might be an unpopular opinion.
  10. The same way that Steven Spielberg was against aliens in Indy 4, but was convinced when George Lucas called them "interdimensional beings" instead.
  11. Honestly, did he even hit him in the head?
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    Dunkin' Donuts,err wait just Dunkin'

    I don't normally use it, either, precisely because I'm not even sure what it's supposed to mean. But if it's a sort of heartland, blue collar, meat and potatoes thing? WNY and Western PA fit there much more than in an Atlantic or New Englandy designation.
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    infrared41's Best and Worst - NFL 2018 Week 12

    I was busy during the Bills game, and didn’t actually get to watch until the fourth quarter. I was kicking myself, because I heard the chatter about Bills-Dolphins throwbacks on the boards and I thought I was missing it. It was a real boat floater when I saw the all-black Jags instead.
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    Dunkin' Donuts,err wait just Dunkin'

    It’s cultural as much as anything. If it were strictly geography, the Midwest wouldn’t start until Colorado or so. And Pittsburgh and Buffalo were the western frontier... in about 1800 or so.
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    Staples Canada changes logo

    It’s not that uncommon in English.
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    Barnum's Animals - New Packaging

    The polar bear lives on as a seasonal box:
  17. Will home/road jerseys be part of scaling up if/when expansion teams are added, will future teams have to work within the existing color framework, or is that still up in the air?
  18. I might have said before yesterday that there was no such thing as a good gradient helmet, but this is the exception that proves the rule. If the colors were flipped, it would turn into a total fail. This is just right.
  19. Nobody’s perfect, but they’re all pretty solid. The only team I don’t like is Birmingham; their logo looked like clip art, and now their uniforms are a blank template. I think the league did a pretty good job of getting some unique color schemes out there. My team is shaping up to be Arizona, because they give me a Barcelona Dragons* vibe. *Just based on fuzzy memories, not necessarily based on anything they actually wore.
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    Harlem Globetrotters Unveil New Uniform, First Change in 20 Years

    The old uniforms used the gold way better.
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    Update to No Politics rule

    Can I at least get a mod on record saying we can still discuss Glendale city council meetings?
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    Update to No Politics rule

    I'm just not sure the line can be clear. Even saying that teams should or shouldn't get public money for stadia is expressly political, but that has always been well within bounds.
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    2018-19 NHL Season

    Meanwhile, the Sabres are having their best winning streak in 12 years. I don’t remember how to feel these feelings.
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    Unique Team Names?

    The Bunnies were one of the most popular hockey teams in Japan for decades, but they folded after losing sponsorship in a recession.