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OnWis97 last won the day on December 5 2016

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  1. OnWis97

    Football and CTE

    https://www.channel3000.com/news/concussion-concerns-prompt-more-badgers-players-to-leave-football/935434139 a few examples of players impacted
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    2018 NFL Season

    The PI. It's the last call. We only care about the last call.
  3. I don't think there's any doubt that the Bucs had the NFL's most-mocked look in the 1980s. I loved 'em...they are legitimately in my top-5 NFL uniforms of all time. I Just think the colors worked really well together, particularly on the white jersey and helmet. That said, even I don't think they should bring them back. I think even players hated them. They were more viewed as "soft"...like the opposite of aggressive/tough black uniforms. Wimpy. If I really believed their fanbase would love them back and the rest of us would not mock them, I'd be all for it. But I think they're pretty much good for retro merchandise sales, given what we thought of them when they were around.
  4. OnWis97

    2019 MLB Changes

    I can deal with that as the Phillies primary (if it is the primary). No roundel and that infield footprint on the current primary is not necessary.
  5. I haven't really had identities I hate for my teams. They've disappointed me with downgrades at times. The worst thing is the "Wild" name. I don't think it's a key reason in why I have yet to embrace them like I did the North Stars...but I really do hate that name. I don't like any T-Wolves looks between the inaugural look and the current look. And I don't really have much T-Wolves gear, but I did buy a t-shirt with the current look because I like it. Also have a throwback T. So like some of the others, when I don't like an element of my team's look, I probably don't buy merch. But it does not impact my following of the team. It does kind of impact my affinity for other teams. I used to kinda like the creamsicle Bucs, 1980s/90s Bengals, Christmas Devils, and others. When they downgrade (in my opinion) they sort of just become other teams, but they're not really "my team," anyway, so it's neither here nor there. This also comes with age, as I really stopped having second-favorite teams, etc.
  6. OnWis97

    Seattle NHL Brand Discussion

    https://www.si.com/nhl/2018/12/04/seattle-team-name-totems-metropolitans-evergreens-sockeyes-rainiers So there are 13 possible names. My two cents: Great: N/A Good 1 Emeralds. Unique; not gaudy. Green is inevitable. 2 Evergreens. 3 Seals. The only negative is that another team once used it. 4 Sea Lions. Unique...a little clunkier than Seals 5 Totems. 6 Whales. I don't love it but it works better than, say, Wild. I rank it as "good" because it's hard not to with a plural animal name. Not sure how to think about that when it comes to the former Whalers. 7 Sockeyes Acceptable 8 Raniers. Regionally appropriate...I suppose on par with Emeralds or Evergreens but I don't like it as much 9 Kraken. Don't like the singular-ness of it, but it otherwise has some potential. 10 Eagles. Very common name...that's OK by me. 11 Cougars. See Eagles. Awful 12 Firebirds. Just to generic for my taste 13 Renegades: The ultimate arena football, fantasy sports, or bar league name.
  7. I'm with you. As much as I loved the creamsicles, I know a lot of people did not and in hindsight, I should feel glad that they lasted as long as they did. But when they came out with their overhaul, I had to admit that they were pretty damn great. And, I agree that 1) there are very few modern classics and 2) this was one of them. The change they made is kind of akin to what the Oilers did way back with the original Reebok Edge change. They kept the same color scheme and identity but downgraded their uniforms to a head-scratching degree. Seems like change just to change. And the result is a cheap look that seems like it should have been one of the early rejects from the original overhaul.
  8. I LOVED them in my earliest memories dating back to the 1980s. But I tend to agree that they were usually mocked and we remember them better than we actually liked them at the time.
  9. OnWis97

    Seattle NHL Brand Discussion

    With Buffalo going to blue, I thought maybe the NHL's love affair with red and black might stay put at New Jersey, Calgary, Chicago, Ottawa, and Carolina. Wow. This is almost like an expansion MLB team going with Navy and Red.
  10. OnWis97

    Cleveland Indians Unveil New Uniform, Cap for 2019

    I've never once thought that the Braves and Indians scripts were similar.
  11. OnWis97

    Unique Team Names?

    How about the Bunnies: http://fisherk12.com/senior-high-athletics/the-story-of-the-bunnies-mascot
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    Instant Classic (Uniform Disaster)

    I think the most obvious are the Cavs and Cubs winning it all in their alts. I happen to love the Cavs primaries from that year, but either way, a black sleeved jersey with a giant logo in place of a wordmark is sad to see in that moment. And sure, the Cubs don't have all-time classic road uniforms, but seeing the blue pajama top celebrate a title seems off for any team and a historic team like the Cubs should be doing that in gray. The other one is Oregon in the national title game in "Look at Nike" uniforms that did not display school colors. This would be more tragic* had they won that game. I don't think a lot of the other examples (Patriots and other teams who have primaries that are not exactly their best look) really hold a candle to these. Sure, I wish the Eagles had won a Super Bowl in kelly and silver, but their primaries are what they are...the Cubs, Cavs, and Oregon chose to look less like themselves on a given (huge) day.
  13. OnWis97

    Unpopular Opinions

    I am guessing this is unpopular... I don't like the throwback Saints jersey worn yesterday. The "gold" is too close to copper. I prefer the current primary. (or is this the primary, now?)
  14. OnWis97

    Old school --lower case, non-caps in branding

    I never thought of the Phillies "P" as lower-case, but clearly in the wordmark, it is.
  15. OnWis97

    Cleveland Indians Unveil New Uniform, Cap for 2019

    I know this flirts with prohibited topics...but when you say "can't" (based on your later use of "problematic") am I correct that you mean this in a sense of "they would not get away with it" as opposed to something more binding?