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B-Rich last won the day on March 26 2013

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  1. Seattle NHL Brand Discussion

    One team did, out of ten, for the first nine seasons of the league (1996-2004). And at the time, it obviously was not about appropriating the European naming history/tradition for "United" (originally used as a combination of one or more clubs), but more like a nod to the European naming style while being a clever play on words, with DC being the capital of the United States.
  2. Seattle NHL Brand Discussion

    Point of clarification: all three teams (as well as the San Jose Earthquakes, the next team down the coast) share the name of their old NASL franchises from the 70s: - 1974 -- 1974 -- 1975 -- 1974
  3. 2018 NFL Offseason

    Naw, I asked because frankly I wouldn't be surprised. Not sure if you knew this, but when you say "family" that only means his daughter, grandson & granddaughter, who tried to have Benson declared incompetent a few years back when he essentially disowned them and took them out of ownership of his sports franchises. That happened because apparently his FAMILY didn't get along with his last WIFE (not family) Gayle Benson, who is now the owner of both the Saints and the Pelicans. Which was interesting as up until about 2014, he was grooming his granddaughter, (Rita Benson LeBlanc) to eventually take over the team. But she blew it. Rita Benson Leblanc, who grew up in Texas, graduated from Texas A&M was also rumored to be one of the ones pushing Tom Benson towards San Antonio immediately following Katrina. The "family" actually does live in Texas, with houses in Johnson City, Blanco, and ... San Antonio. And Tom Benson spent a bit of his young professional life in San Antonio, where he first made his fortune with car dealerships.
  4. 2018 NFL Offseason

    Link? Or is that supposed to be a joke?
  5. Lifespan of new-age arenas

    This is a point I was thinking of the other day. I can't remember the last time I sat in an upper bowl seat for any sporting event in an arena (mainly hockey or basketball). Today, to me, most of them are essentially worthless, and you're right-- no one wants to buy them, even when a team is doing great or in the playoffs. I've looked at ticket prices for them from the team/Ticketmaster -- often $10/$15 corners and behind basket, and on secondary markets like StubHub they often go as low as $5. That's like giving them away. Especially today, with HDTV and free broadcast of almost all home games, unless you are sitting in the lower bowl, it's not worth it at all. Part of it is suite-centered architecture. In the Smoothie King Center (New Orleans Arena), you've got the lower bowl, then a full concourse with entries at the top of that. Above that, you've got a circle of suites. So the difference between the last seat in the lower bowl and the first seat in the upper bowl is more than 2 stories in height, probably 25-30'. That's a big jump. Just as an aside, when the Hornets first moved to New Orleans, I and some acquaintances got a pair of season tickets to share. 1st row, mid-court/dead center, upper bowl. By the end of the 2nd season, we were not satisfied and talked to our ticket rep, who let us try out comparably-priced seats for the playoffs that year. And so for year three, for the same price, we moved to lower bowl seats around row 10, on a corner section in the 1st section off from the sidelines. Much better, no comparison.
  6. Why does no team use earth tone colors? 

    Amaretto Brown Sperrys all the freakin' time-- long pants on, wear'em with socks; shorts-- no socks. Except if I have to do a lot of walking, then it's the sneakers (not New Balance) Heck I just realized there already is a near-perfect "dad uniform" picture of me on the board: DETROIT
  7. Unused Logos and Uniforms

    More like, "How Charlotte Got Damn-Ass Lucky That Tom Benson Bought the Hornets Franchise And Wanted a New Name, Freeing Up Their Old Name For The Taking"
  8. NBA Changes 2017-18

    THIS. That light blue and orange looks so sweet, and the homage to the actual namesake with the triangle sails and nautical flags on the shorts, just... YES!
  9. MiLB teams with MLB-caliber identities

    Are you frickin' kidding me? A "perfect minor league identity"? No one in town wanted a name change to begin with, and polls afterwards showed around 80% of people in the area disapproved of the name. "A lot of local flavor?" The name "Baby Cakes" is not even a thing; it's a derivation made up by out-of towners of a king cake baby. It would be like me going to Philly and coming up with the name "Steak Cheeses". You are right; the new ownership/management does not take themselves too seriously, to the point of making the team name a laughingstock in their own city. About the only Cakes merch you see around town is worn by hipster transplants and what I (generously) would term as "idiots".
  10. Why does no team use earth tone colors? 

    Yep. That's MY style. But the shirt is usually tucked in to my belted, pleated shorts (I'm an older dad with college and high school age daughters). And my polos are just about any color of the rainbow, from lime green to bright red to purple.....
  11. Why does no team use earth tone colors? 

    Tulane University, take note. THAT is "Olive Green". Not this:
  12. Why does no team use earth tone colors? 

    The Hawaiians, WFL, 1974-75: 1978 Caribous of Colorado, NASL
  13. NBA 2017-18: A Tale of Two Conferences

    Evens sans Boogie Cousins, the Pelicans are on a seven-game win streak right now and moved up to currently hold the 5 seed in the West. Despite trailing the Spurs all night (at one point by 15), they came back and won the game at the end, finally taking a lead for the first time with a little over a minute left, then hanging on to win. AD for MVP!
  14. NBA 2017-18: A Tale of Two Conferences

    So, of all things, there was a rainout of the Pels-Pacers game last night in New Orleans: http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/sports/pelicans/article_741416d2-0c70-11e8-ac02-d35b256141fe.html
  15. 2017 NFL Season: Then there were Two

    Interesting observation... going back to the beginning of the Super Bowl era, how many schools have won a natty? AP poll, UPI/CNN Coaches poll, or BCS? (I'll look this number up, not do it in my head ): Clemson, Alabama, Ohio State, Florida State, Auburn, Florida, LSU, Texas, Miami, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Michigan, Nebraska, Washington, Colorado, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, Penn State, BYU, Southern Cal, Pittsburgh. 21 teams. If you throw in teams that made the BCS playoffs or the old BCS championship game, you add Oregon, Virginia Tech & Michigan State. 24 teams. And it doesn't go up by much if you go back further to say 1950 when the UPI started-- you add Syracuse, Minnesota, Maryland, & UCLA. 28 teams. Going back to 1936, when the AP final ranking started, and you only add TCU, Army and Texas A&M. 31 teams.