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  1. Local TV station logos

    Really like that new logo.
  2. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    I'm not a pessimist, in general, but I think I'm the kind of fan that doesn't like to get his hopes up. (Might be a hard learned lesson from 2001, 2003, and 2004, in my case.) So I have to admit, it amazes me how many people think the Yankees have this series in the bag. If I were a betting man, I'd still say the Astros have slightly better odds than the Yankees at this point in time. The Astros have home field advantage if this series goes a full 7, and they have Keuchel and Verlander going in two of those games. That proved to be a deadly combination once already in this series, and while I don't think the Yankees offense will look quite as hapless against those two starters the second time around, they're still certainly daunting. So by no means do the Yankees have this in the bag. That said, it's probably a coin flip right now. These are two very well-matched teams, and either one can win this series. I am not letting myself get too excited about a possible World Series appearance for the Yankees, just because I know how much worse losing feels when you previously thought it was a sure thing (or close to it). But the fact that it can happen, that this team is two wins away from the World Series, is incredibly exciting. Whatever happens in the remainder of this postseason, the Yankees have already won this season in my book. This team has surpassed all expectations. They've seen multiple young players emerge as cornerstones for the franchise (Judge, Sanchez, Severino, and I'd include Gregorius and Chad Green as standout young players as well). They've been one of the most fun, exciting, enjoyable teams I've ever seen. Whatever happens from here - an ALCS loss, a pennant, or a world championship (pinch me!) - I'm ecstatic with how this season has gone.
  3. MLB Changes 2017

    If baseball returns to Montreal (which I don't think it will, and generally don't think is a great idea), it has to be the Expos. Much like the Norqidues, Sonics, Hornets, etc., the Expos identity is the center of the "bring baseball back to Montreal" movement. An updated version of their last uniforms would work best. The 1970s and 1980s looks are way, way too dated, and the 1990s-2000s look is what's freshest in people's minds (especially for those of us who grew up with those uniforms). They definitely need some fine-tuning - ditch the front numbers on the home (which made the front too cluttered, IMO), ditch the white outlines and thick sleeve/pant stripes on the road - but they can definitely work in the year 2017.
  4. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    I'm still confounded as to why MLB didn't just place both the Diamondbacks and the Rays in the NL (or the AL, whichever), just like every other expansion in baseball history. I can see if they didn't want to dilute the NL too much with four expansion teams in five years, but it was still an absurdly roundabout way of getting to 16 NL teams. And they could've just as easily put both teams in the AL and make that the 16 team league, unless AL owners objected to that more strongly than NL owners (which i find doubtful). I still do suspect that offering the AL-to-NL switch to the Twins first was just a rouse, and that Selig's Brewers were always earmarked for that move. That would be the most reasonable explanation to the league switch, rather than the much more straightforward NL- or AL-only expansion.
  5. infrared41's Best and Worst - NFL Week 5

    This was a really, really good week, IMO. That Niners-Colts matchup is a thing of a beauty.
  6. Unpopular Opinions

    Honestly, the best way to determine the "best team" is just to play out a balanced schedule in the regular season, in which each team plays every other team in the league x times, and the team with the best record wins the championship. Just as they do it in soccer, or used to do for league pennants in baseball pre-1969. But that obviously sacrifices the money and excitement that comes with playoffs. If you wanted a playoff format along those lines, I would say a round robin with the top two teams advancing to a final championship game/series. You'd probably lose a lot of the excitement of two teams facing off with one necessarily being eliminated in each round, though.
  7. Unpopular Opinions

    Hating a team's uniforms just because you hate the team is just being blinded by your lack of objectivity. I can't stand the Red Sox, but their uniforms are top 10 in baseball, IMO. I loathe the Devils, but their old uniforms (pre-2017) were probably the best non-Original Six uniforms in the entire NHL. And the Islanders and Flyers, neither of whom I can stand, aren't far behind. On a site like this, it's next to impossible to have a reasonable discussion about uniform design if you can't separate out the quality of the identity from your personal feelings about the team wearing it. As for first one, I do mostly agree about playoffs. They cheapen the regular season, which is far more indicative of who the best team is. I generally oppose large playoff fields, like the NBA and NHL, in part for that reason. It's also why I'd much prefer baseball to jettison the Wild Card Game and go back to an 8-team playoff. That said, playoffs make for incredible entertainment and drama, and that's ultimately why we watch sports - for entertainment. The MLB and NHL playoffs are usually wild rides with incredible exciting games - we'd be losing out if we lost those playoffs. The NFL playoffs take the normal "main event" feeling of a regular season NFL game and turn it up to 11. The Super Bowl is the single best sporting event in America, and one of the best in the world. March Madness is probably the most fun tournament in Earth, and pretty much the only time that most Americans (myself included) watch college basketball. Do they decide who is the most deserving champion? No. But once you accept that fact as a necessary trade-off for increased entertainment, playoffs really do make sense. I don't support large playoff fields, but a smaller playoff field of the best regular season teams seems like a reasonable compromise between having "deserving teams" and providing great entertainment. (Also eliminates often lopsided early rounds that are a slog to get through.)
  8. Weirdest Jerseys

    I really want to see a Texas Rangers' jersey with this guy's name on it, just for the sheer hilarity of it. No clue how'd they'd even fit his name in with that gigantic font of theirs.
  9. Going Full Yankee: An MLB Series

    Perfectly Yankee-fied!
  10. Going Full Yankee: An MLB Series

    I really like that top option as well. The Phillies' road uniform is about as close as you can get to the Yankees' road uniform as-is, so it makes sense that it would be virtually unchanged. They're the only two uniforms in the majors that use the (extremely dated) three-stripe armholes. One change you can make to differentiate the updated Phils' road uniform from their existing road? Switch the armholes to red/white/red, rather than white/red/white. That would be in line with the Yankees' road uniforms: versus
  11. Going Full Yankee: An MLB Series

    For already-pinstriped teams, I'd actually take it in a slightly different direction - keep the pinstripes on their home uniform (since that is the Yankee hallmark), but use a chest logo rather than a wordmark. So, for the Phillies, use the cap logo "P" on the left breast, rather than the Phillies wordmark across the chest. Under this logic, three teams already have uniforms that are almost fully "Yankee-fied" - the Yankees (of course), the Cubs, and the White Sox (minus the front numbers). Though with the Cubs, if you truly want to go "Full Yankee," just put the "C" cap logo on the chest, rather than the full Cubs logo. Of course, this would create the jarring image of a Mets home jersey with their interlocking NY on the chest, which for us Yankee fans is probably worth the price of admission alone.
  12. Unpopular Opinions

    I love the Redskins' gold pants. Both at home and on the road, though especially at home. I'm generally not a fan of dark pants in football, though the Redskins' burgundy pants are an exception. I wouldn't get rid of them, but instead just wear them a few times a year on the road. This is probably an unpopular opinion, though - I think the Redskins' best road look is this:
  13. Why root for the home team?

    MLS tends to be a thing that most adults picked up on within the past decade or so. For most, that's after they moved away from their hometowns. I know a ton of NYCFC fans who are New York transplants who root for their old hometown teams in other sports. Give it 30 years or so, when the current crop of kids who grew up with MLS are well into adulthood, and I'd bet MLS fandom similarly tracks fandom for the other big 4.
  14. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    Wild Card: Yankees over Twins Diamondbacks over Rockies LDS: Astros over Red Sox Indians over Yankees () Nationals over Cubs Diamondbacks over Dodgers LCS: Indians over Astros Nationals over Diamondbacks World Series: Indians over Nationals Pretty chalky outside of D-Backs/Dodgers. I don't like how the Dodgers have looked recently, and the D-Backs have performed surprisingly well against them this year (11-8 with a +28 run differential head-to-head).
  15. Football Fields with Baseball Diamonds

    Football wasn't a possibility at the old Yankee Stadium after they moved the fences in in 1988 (creating the 318-399-408-385-314 dimensions that lasted until the park closed). There wasn't enough space to fit a football field. Hence why the Yankees ceased hosting the Urban League Classic, which moved to Giants Stadium starting in 1988.