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  1. Actually, I'm seeing a STRONG influence from the University of New Orleans Privateers logo-- but that's okay:
  2. New Orleans G-League has 6 respondents Hmmmm. Baton Rouge; Jackson; Mobile; Pensacola; St. Tammany Parish and Shreveport. No Lafayette or Lake Charles. And my pick-- Biloxi, home to a decent arena (Mississippi Coast Coliseum) and no college competition -- did not respond. Not sure where a team in St. Tammany Parish would even play-- a high school gym? There is no suitable facility there that I know of....
  3. One of the worst gear grinders possible for me: That's the Namor '74, not just beached, but inundated and half underwater on the north side of Petit Bois Island early Sunday morning. Many of you may know about my feeling for boats and my boat; I first talked about my boat here. The worst part was that just last week, after about a month and a half of work, I had finished re-doing floor, seats, and carpet, taking the interior from this demo stage: to this: Not to mention this was the first time that I was REALLY using the new motor I just purchased in January, as I talked about here. Started out great. We went out for an overnight camping trip like we usually do. The day we went out was fine-- the water was calm and jade-clear. Dolphins swam about 30 feet way from us in the shallows on the west end of the island. We later set up camp on the beach, grilled steak and shrimp, hung out by the campfire for quite awhile and went to bed in our tents about midnight, with the boat anchored just offshore. There was supposed to be a cool front with some rain coming through overnight, with winds the next morning less than 9 mph coming out of the north. No big; might be a little rough in the morning, but nothing we couldn't handle. Turned out to be a heavy thunderstorm with rain, and with following winds of 17 mph (gusts to 26 mph) the next morning. I checked the boat periodically; the automatic bilge pump worked and kept the rain pumped out, and the anchor and rope held, but sometime between about 4 AM and 6:30 AM the cleat holding the anchor rope broke, allowing the boat to drift free, and up on the beach, where it was overrun by waves. By the time I found out, it was a done deal. I'm a paying member of Sea Tow (kind of like AAA for the water) and they came and picked us up, but because of the wind and waves could only get us and a few of our personal things. Had to leave all my camping gear-- tents, ice chest, air mattresses, sleeping bags--- and other stuff on the island; will probably go out here when the wind changes on Wednesday with my dad in my uncle's boat to pick that stuff up. Sea Tow will also wait till the wind changes and the tide is high to pump out the boat, pull it off the beach and tow it in for salvage. It will be between them and the insurance company then (I have already filed a claim). R.I.P., Namor '74. You gave me 10 good years of fun and adventure.
  4. Just a quick mock-up of how something in those colors might look in "dark jersey" capacity, with some white trim. Lightened up the plum a bit from your swatch. Bottom one looks better. Definitely original, but a little hard on the eyes.
  5. Hmmm. 1. Am I right about this combination being unique (or close to unique) in sports? Yes. Previous posts make some good points toward that; probably the closest is a shade of maroon/claret/burgundy-- a little more to the red side of plum-- and a noticeably lighter shade of blue. That scheme is/was used by quite a few teams including the Turkish one above, the Colorado Avalanche, and the Michigan Panthers (who also used metallic champagne). Other examples include the current Colorado Rapids, the OLD 1970s Phillies (away, at least) and several European soccer teams (such as West Ham United, Aston Villa, and Crystal Palace). Another example in the past is the "Maroon and Blue" era of the NY Knicks from '79 to '84, but that had a darker navy and the maroon essentially looked RED in most shots I've seen: 2. Does anyone else think it would look good for the appropriate team? No, specifically because those two colors in proximity to one another are too dark -- there is not enough contrast. A similar example was when the AAA New Orleans Zephyrs switched from Kelly green and royal blue to pine/forest green and navy blue-- it didn't work; it was tough to differentiate between the two, especially at a distance or during a night game. I'll also say that's why quite a few people (including myself) think the Eagles' use of Midnight Green with Black (as with their alt unis, such as the one below) is particularly egregious:
  6. St. Louis Suing NFL Over Rams' Relocation Not sure where this will go, if anywhere. May likely be thrown out.
  7. Not true (anymore) -- see Paul Allen (Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trailblazers), Tom Benson ( New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans), and back in the day, Wayne Huizenga (Miami Dolphins and Florida Marlins). Specifically, NFL owners ARE allowed to own other teams in neutral (non-NFL) markets or in their home city market (which is the scenario in question) A short history of NFL cross-ownership rules is below; excerpted from an article on the New York Law School website "The Official Review" Reactive, not proactive, describes the NFL’s approach to its members’ interest in owning teams in other leagues. In the 1950s, as other professional football leagues tried to gain a foothold, the NFL Commissioner first announced a policy against a team owner maintaining a controlling interest in a team of a competing league. Various League resolutions more formally banning cross-ownership were adopted in the late 1960s and 1970s. This development came in part as a response to the emergence of the North American Soccer League, whose main cheerleader was Lamar Hunt, owner of the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs. Finally, in 1978, the NFL amended its Constitution and Bylaws to expressly prohibit a majority owner, or one of the owner’s close relatives, from having a controlling or substantial interest in another major team sport, defined to include baseball, basketball, hockey, and soccer. In the ugly antitrust battle that ensued between the NASL and the NFL, a federal appellate court struck down the NFL’s cross-ownership ban on the grounds that it adversely affected competition in the capital market for the purchase of sports franchises (see NASL v. NFL). In the aftermath of the 1980s antitrust litigation, the League operated as if the cross-ownership ban was still in effect, but authorized occasional exceptions (e.g., permitting Wayne Huizenga to own both the Miami Dolphins and Florida Marlins, and permitting Paul Allen to own both the Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trail Blazers). The League codified this approach in an amendment to its Constitution and Bylaws that allows cross-ownership in another major league sports team in two narrow circumstances: (1) if the two franchises are in the same city, or (2) if the other league’s franchise is in a neutral market, defined as one that doesn’t currently host an NFL team and is not deemed a potential NFL city. Enforcement of the rule has been flexible, giving new controlling owners of NFL teams time to divest conflicting interests, and to do so in creative ways — for instance St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke was allowed to satisfy the rule by transferring ownership interest in his Denver clubs (the NBA Nuggets and the NHL Avalanche) to his son Josh Kroenke. Push has never really come to shove, however, and it is unclear how the NFL would have applied its current cross-ownership ban if Kroenke had been the winning bidder for the L.A. Dodgers back in 2012 (the League considers the L.A. market to be a potential team location although there’s no NFL team there now).
  8. Thor: Ragnarok trailer up: SWEET!
  9. Without renovations? Over half of the US Stadiums you mention are currently artificial turf surfaces, which would have to be removed and replaced with grass in order to be eligible for a World Cup site: LA's new stadium, AT&T, Lucas Oil, MetLife, Mercedes-Benz, Gillette, Minneapolis. and Detroit.
  10. For me, it's home town (or my current town) team or nothing. I've always cheered for the Saints, and in the last 15 years the Hornets/Pelicans, but when I spent my freshman year in college in San Antonio in '82-83 I became a bit of a Spurs fan; when I lived in Atlanta for grad school and a while afterwards I cheered for the Hawks and Braves (but never the Falcons). I don't believe in following "the team" if they move-- went through that situation already with the Jazz; once they were in Utah I basically switched sides from being a fan to disliking them and rooting against them (especially since they kept the name). So if the Saints moved, I'd probably only watch the NFL during the Super Bowl. Same thing with the Pels--maybe watch some of The FInals, if at all. Thank god college teams can't move-- I'll always have LSU and Georgia Tech to cheer for (in all their sports).
  11. Christian Bale's two iconic roles: Bateman- and Batman-
  12. A couple more from the old ABA New Orleans Buccaneers; found these from an old program when the New Orleans Hornets played in New Orleans Bucs throwbacks back in 2008: As the blurb at the bottom says, that's 1967-68 ABA All-Star game MVP ( later head NBA Coach) Larry Brown. ABA Commissioner George Mikan on the left, Rick Barry on the right. Center fold out (sorry for the line and staples). Neat color-on color game vs. Houston Mavericks; would have been 1968-69 season as that's the only year Ron Franz ( no. 11 in the pic) played for the Bucs when the Houston Mavs existed.
  13. - Don't waste too much time on Bourbon Street. It's basically a tourist trap. Locals don't drink or eat there except for Galatoire's. - Wander the rest of the Quarter between Bourbon and the river. DO go to Pat O'Brien's and have a drink in their courtyard. The Hurricane glass is a nice souvenir, and they give you a box for it. I'd also suggest Napoleon House as a quaint, quieter place to check out in the Quarter. - Check out Uptown for architecture/greenery-landscaping. A great way to do this is via the St. Charles Streetcar to Tulane & Loyola Universities/Audubon Park. - Visit a cemetery or two with all the tombs instead of in-ground graves. St. Louis #1 is oldest/most historical, but Metairie has better & more interesting "architecture". - Pass on the riverboat cruises and just take the Canal Street ferry (free for pedestrians, last time I checked) to old Algiers (worth a quick explore on its own) for a water trip and different vista of the city. -- Lots of art galleries and some museums in Warehouse District, including the National WWII Museum. -- Of course, partake in some food, drink, and live music. Suggest the $20.17 lunch special (with signature 50 cent cocktails) at Antoine's-- it's a great deal to eat at one of the country's oldest (and New Orleans' most renowned) restaurants. -- I'll PM you my cell number/email in case you have any questions before leaving or while here. Feel free to call or text me anytime.
  14. OH! one true bucket list thing that I COMPLETELY forgot about. I WILL go to The Masters at Augusta sometime soon. My oldest & best friend and I have discussed doing this in the next few years, certainly by the time we turn 60 (in 8 years) . My dad-- a big golfer and golf fan-- was able to go a few years back, albeit on the Wednesday practice round and Par 3 contest. My buddy and I plan to go for a real round (either Thursday or Friday) when we make the pilgrimage.
  15. For some reason, the "Cougars" name was removed from the original for this Getty shot. I remembered that same shot being in the ABA history "Loose Balls", and also found it online-- original looked like this: I have it from a very good source (former legal counsel for the Superdome Commission and former Hornets team executive) that around the time of the team's return post-Katrina, just before the Hornets re-branded with the "creole blue" instead of teal, and when they introduced the "fleur-de-bee", that the former executive had in fact worked out a deal with Larry Miller to get the Jazz name back-- but the price (which he knew was reasonable) was considered to be far too high by cheapskate then-owner George Shinn, who wouldn't agree to it. Damn, if only THAT would have happened.