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  1. I'm glad to see that you're doing better! Hope things go well.
  2. I can't wait to see how you surprise us next!
  3. The Yank's name was chosen because the team was originally going to play in Yankee Stadium, in NYC. And the team moved to NYC after 5 seasons. (And that's not even getting into the fact that the team was a failure on the field.)
  4. No, Tigers doesn't fit at all. To give an idea of how bad a fit is, imagine that this gave a franchise to the Boston area and decided to call it "Yankees". Out of context, it's a name that would make sense for the Boston area, but given the context of generations of Bostonians booing The New York Yankees, it would be incredibly awkward.
  5. Tigers, as a name for a baseball team in Tokyo? Is the ownership out of it's mind? I would recommend Troopers as the name. It's a play on the nickname for the Yomiuri Giants (the most popular, and decorated, baseball team outside of North America) fanbase: the "Kyojin-Gun", or Giant's Troop.
  6. I would go for Japan. I mean Japan is the most baseball crazy nation outside the Western Hemisphere after all.
  7. This has been a rather interesting storyline so far, if an absurd one. (Not due to Space travel/colonies, but due to the implied medical tech level.)
  8. FDW

    USFL Alternative History: 1985 to...

    You should read Dawg Pound Dynasty. It will open your eyes.
  9. Anything other than Grizzlies is unacceptable for Portland IMO. This is about making up for lost time.
  10. Simon Vance, 52. A Radio shock from Salem, Oregon who has spent the last 30 years rueing the loss of Portland's previous franchise. Determined to make the universe right again. Portland Houston
  11. FDW

    USFL Alternative History: 1985 to...

    No Yellow Jersey? It would do a better job distinguishing the Vaders from the Dolts. Also, Sun? In Nor Cal Summer? You must be made familiar with how weather works in this part of the country.
  12. I'm glad to see Veras back too. I can't wait to see how the Dragons will steal the Teddies Pik-A-Nik basket this year. (And the rest of the rest of the west, the FakeFish, the Whores, and the other team)
  13. Are you going to stick entirely to OTL consoles? Or would you be interested in opening a rip in the butterfly net you have around the football world? The next decade of the video game industry is probably is probably the most interesting of all. Nintendo first sees their monopoly eroded by SEGA and NEC, and finally broken by Sony. SEGA has their rise, and then fall caused by Sony. Atari steadily declines throughout this period, before being put out of it's misery by Sony. And then there was also the interesting run by NEC and EA during this period, which was brought to a halt by Sony's entrance into the market. The only failure that wasn't a result of Sony was the Phillips CD-i, which was just a bad :censored:ing idea. The irony is that if the CD-i had actually been designed to be a decent console, SEGA would still be around today. But I'm probably getting off topic hereā€¦ There was also a "TV Sports Football" for the NEC Turbografx-16 (PC Engine).
  14. I'd rather the AFA not go with an exclusive contract. The Sports game monopolies have led to mediocre gaming and shameless cash grabbing. The first Madden was released in 1988. And honestly, the 16-bit era could've already gotten underway by this time. Nintendo's 3rd Generation monopoly status lengthened the 8-bit era beyond what was natural, or the NES could've been the 16-bit to begin with (It was originally planned to be). or the console wars could be completely different, since Nintendo and most of the Japanese names we know only got the foothold they did because most of the American names got the idea that Video Games were a fad that died out in 1983. But Veras hates butterflies. Nintendo of America has always been based in Redmond, just outside Seattle. They'd be purchasing the Grizzlies, and the Grizzlies don't lend themselves to pokemon makeover as much.
  15. The SEGA Genesis came out in 1988 (the Turbografx-16 the year before), and you already 16-bit computers hitting the mainstream. I think now would be the appropriate time to start considering it.