B-Rich

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  1. Teams with similar colors as the Houston Oilers?

    One more. Louisiana Tech's official colors are red and (royal) blue. However, the Lady Techsters basketball team has traditionally worn red and powder blue: For awhile back when I was in college in the mid-1980s, the men's basketball team also wore powder blue with red, and featured this guy, who went on to bigger and better things:
  2. Teams with similar colors as the Houston Oilers?

    Archbishop Rummel High School, several blocks from my home in Metairie, LA, has that color scheme. Interestingly, the football team has pretty much always used red as the primary (jersey) color, but the basketball team usually uses powder blue:
  3. Teams with similar colors as the Houston Oilers?

    Not actually. Ole Miss' colors have always been red and blue. In the old days, it seemed helmet manufacturers could only get blue helmets in a lighter, near-powder blue (see old Denver Broncos helmets) or a dark navy (see old LA Rams and NY Giants helmets, which never matched their royal blue ). Ole Miss was in the former category. They had no other uniform aspects-- jerseys, pants, stripes, numbers-- with that powder/columbia/light blue.
  4. The one on the left, which everyone is picking for New Orleans, has an outline that is rather similar to the UNO Privateers' new logo:
  5. Video: My Epic Day at Lambeau

    Great video and best of all, a Saints win!
  6. 2017 NFL Season

    Not to mention the Saints, after starting 0-2 (with neither game being close) are now 4-2 and leading the NFC South...
  7. R.I.P Y.A. Tittle

    RIP, my fellow LSU Tiger....
  8. New Orleans Saints - A Uniform Odyssey

    I'm with you 100%. The black pants are a TRAVESTY, a joke, and to a large degree, bad luck-- we seem to lose more often in them. I'm pretty sure it's a BFBS thing, and I've heard so many younger folks saying things like, "Ooh we look so bad-ass in the all-black outfits"... Total BS. I'd prefer an LSU/Georgia Tech look focusing on the gold helmets/white jerseys/gold pants look most of the time, maybe going over to black jerseys for home games the second half of the year (say, from the weekend before Halloween on). And burn the black pants. Burn them all. Never let them see the light of day again.
  9. Yep. The actual case was "Mid-South Grizzlies v. NFL".
  10. One more -- not concurrent, and different place name designation (city vs. state): Colorado Avalanche, NHL, 1995-present Denver Avalanche, MISL, 1980-1982
  11. "Grizzlies" was used in a lot of printed materials and merchandise as a secondary nickname, as well: That's not the 1977 logo; that was one of several from the original incarnation. The 1977 logo and unis looked like this:
  12. The Coolest Helmet That Never Was

    Man, does that bring back memories... my best friend/dorm roommate had that same paperback in college; we both read it and loved it. Football, business, a kind of prime time soap opera thing going. I was going to get us and our friends purple "Pistols" jerseys with character names on the back for Christmas (Rusk for me, Hendrix for my buddy, D'Hanis for another guy, etc.), but of course I had no money to do so back then.... Interesting how this to some degree parallels the rise of the Dallas Cowboys, but a little differently-- they always refer to "the City" and "the University" without specifying either. But the fact that the franchise owner picks the purple color scheme of the same-city "University" and calls the team the Texas Pistols led my buddy and I to decide that this was an alt-universe version of Fort Worth and TCU (which has purple). Later I noted that the character Pete Dudley had a lot of similarities to Paul Tagliabue...
  13. "Diamondbacks" is a mouthful, but from what I remember when it was announced was a cutesy way of getting baseball terminology involved (baseball diamond)...
  14. A few rambling things: No one has mentioned the use of "Colorado" by three of Denver's sports teams yet, which also bugs me. But the use of "Colorado" leads to: The "tout ensemble" reason for a particular name, in which the place name and nickname combined specify a particular thing, e.g.: Colorado Rockies, Texas Ranger(s), New Jersey Devil(s), Florida Panther(s), Buffalo Bill(s). In THAT case, I think it's okay. You think that it's a mess when there is another team in the state with a city name when there is a state name; what about the fact that there is the "Carolina Panthers" and "Carolina Hurricanes" in two DIFFERENT metro areas-- that's a mess. One is in Charlotte; one is in the Raleigh-Durham area. Of the two, it probably works better for Raleigh-Durham than Charlotte because of that reason (actually represents more than one named city) and because the NBA CHARLOTTE Hornets preceded the CAROLINA Panthers by not quite a decade. While "Indiana Pacers" is 50 years old and thus a tradition, is the outlier, not just with Indianapolis Colts, but over the years Indianapolis Racers (WHA), Indianapolis Ice (IHL), and Indianapolis Indians (AAA baseball). Really should've been "Indianapolis Pacers". I have a strong feeling that a lot of this regional/state place-naming is not just to "build regional interest", but to dis-associate the name from the minority-led (and/or majority-minority population) "central city" in order to have greater appeal to white suburbanites. Back in the 90s, I read this specifically about that being the reason for naming the baseball team the "Florida Marlins". Even though they played in the same stadium as the Miami Dolphins, they were more worried about building their appeal to Broward and Palm Beach county residents, many of whom were white flight transplants from Miami-Dade county. Similarly, the Braves (who I became a supporter of while attending Georgia Tech and living in Atlanta) have become dead to me since moving to the Cobb County 'burbs; they may as well be called the "Georgia Braves" as far as I'm concerned.
  15. 2017 NFL Season

    The playing of the national anthem before games has been a part of sporting events for well over 100 years, and as Dustdevil and Brass notes is more "national" in nature, which doesn't and shouldn't mean "political"... I think the smartest thing to do is change the order of events to the way it used to be--- have NFL teams enter the playing field AFTER the national anthem is played. That's the way it is in LSU's Tiger Stadium. And that's why I think the Seahawks/Titans approach was the best. It eliiminates the very visual opportunity for displays in a divisive issue that will hurt the league's bottom line.