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    It should always be Christmas in New Jersey
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  1. College Football uniforms- 2018

    I agree. I get that he wants to be enthusiastic, but as you say, it's at the very least, corny to stick it all over the uniform. And it seems like he's making it too much about himself. By the way, the last over-the-top rah! rah! coach that program had was Tim Brewster...
  2. College Football uniforms- 2018

    Paul Lukas rips this pretty hard. https://uni-watch.com/2018/02/21/up- :censored:-creek-gophers-unveil-new-uni-set/ This ought to move a couple of you to Minnesota's corner.
  3. College Football uniforms- 2018

    You could argue all of our reactions are knee-jerk. We reacted swiftly that the Blue Jays last change was great...we still think that. But we also reacted negatively to the Marlins last change and I think people are coming around. Sometimes a uniform is introduced, we all decry it as among the worst uniforms ever and through time, we upgrade them to "bad" or even "meh." So maybe we'll calm down on this. But I don't envision that the board, overall, will ever like them. Yeah. Aside from the chrome helmet, most individual elements of the uniform are not too flashy. But just about every detail is awful. If I could change one it would be the white collar on the maroon jersey. I just sticks out so badly. But the oar, the "row" on the bumper, the mariner star, the minimal use of yellow on the maroon uniform, the swing and miss on matching the pants (i.e., the yellow pants would look nice with the maroon), the lack of maroon on the gray/yellow combo. Aside from going all on on Fleck's rah-rah, they have combined a basic look with silly trends (color separation, nearly leaving the primary color off of an entire uniform, big collars, chrome helmet, three helmets, mix-and-match facemasks, unitard). On the website (https://hyprrelite.com/) there are 15 possible uniform combos (without accounting for the mix-and-match facemasks or other pants combos not shown). Even if they make the B1G Championship Game, they can't wear them all in a year. Easily, the best combo is the maroon/white/maroon. And since they'll probably be wearing the white jersey at least five times, that combo is likely to be used at least once, unless they go all-in on the stormtrooper look most of the year. Oh, and on the white pants, nice work with the yellow "M."
  4. College Football uniforms- 2018

    I think Minnesota's mostly bad. The basic road look (white jersey/maroon pants) looks pretty solid from the neck down. The side view of the maroon helmet looks nice, but then the helmet stripe is a freakin' oar? They've gone too "all in" on the "row the boat" stuff. The chrome helmet is grotesque. The gray jersey is worse. The maroon jersey could be OK, but it needs to not have that white collar sticking out like a sore thumb. And it should be paired with the yellow pants.
  5. 2018 NFL Offseason

    You've got that right. I remain stunned that as much time passed from 2008 to 2018 as 1980 to 1990. The later seems sooooooo much longer.
  6. 2018 MLS Kits

    It needs to find a way to work the blue a bit more front-and-center. It is at best boring and at worst terrible (all the grays). The best part of this is the goalkeeper uniform.
  7. My Hockey Jersey is too Small!

    Find someone with a jersey too big and trade.
  8. NBA 2017-18: A Tale of Two Conferences

    Cleveland had to do something. That team was drowning. Of course, the best-case scenario is probably a loss in the finals.
  9. NBA 2017-18: A Tale of Two Conferences

    Weren't all indications out of Boston that Isaiah Thomas was a great guy? Then he gets to Cleveland and becomes a cancer? I'm probably missing something from his Boston days.
  10. The XFL may be making a comeback

    Sometimes it feels like the "just give me football of any kind and I'll watch fan" is not as prevalent as in years past. Arena football peaked a long time ago. People are burned out on Thursday Night Football. Football's still very popular, but the NFL's big eyes (overseas, Thursdays, 18-game discussion, etc.) were not me with the same "FOOTBALL!!!" enthusiasm I'd have expected 15 years ago. Part of me wonders whether fans just want this time of year to have a break from football.
  11. 2018 NFL Offseason

    The only team smart enough not to hire a guy like that currently employs him.
  12. 2017 NFL Season: Then there were Two

    If the Patriots are not a dynasty, we've definitely seen our last NFL dynasty. They have missed the playoffs twice since Brady took over (and once without him and with an 11-5 record). They've been to eight Super Bowls in 17 years. The personnel has changed a lot (which makes it all the more impressive from a coaching/GM perspective) But for 17 years, the Pats have entered the year as one of the teams that has a shot. And they've really never disappointed. Green Bay has kinda been that way for even longer, but 2-1 in the Super Bowl over about 25 years vs. 5-3 over 17 years... I don't think it matters a great deal who is playing safety, middle linebacker, or left tackle. Or even QB (though there has only been one). That fanchise is always there at the end. It's a dynasty, 2001 to ????.
  13. 2017 NFL Season: Then there were Two

    The problem is that once you go down the "review" rabbit hole, it's pretty hard to draw lines. If the point of review is to get it right. I have a hard time imagining that fans and media would let it go if non-overturned reviews were actually the wrong call. When enforcing rules, common sense often gets pushed aside. The Clement catch is a good example. While it's kind of hard to be truly upset by the outcome simply because the ball moved a couple inches after the left(?) foot was down, it's kind of a hard line to draw. I kinda think they should have overturned it When it comes to things like this, you could argue that replay does make things worse. All these silly "surviving the ground" calls would have stood as catches and we'd be better for it. Clement's catch would have stood and I don't think anyone, even Pats fans, would be too worried about that "missed" call. But it's almost like you either have to have it or not. I don't think "call stands because while it was missed on the field, it was not egregious" or "call stands because, come on" works. I think you had a similar take on the off-sides review taking away a goal that some opponent (Tampa?) scored on Pittsburgh in the playoffs. As cheesy as that was, I think it's hard to say "yeah but he was only off-sides by an inch." I'd be curious to hear your take on the Wild vs. Blue Jackets no-goal at the buzzer. I think there's no choice but to take that goal off the board, myself. As for offsides, I think it may be OK to just not review for that. Any missed offsides call should be a close enough call that there's no competitive advantage in the spirit of the rule (cherry-picking) is kind of intact. So don't review. But if they're going to, I think there's no choice but to not draw a line. Same with football.
  14. 2017 NFL Season: Then there were Two

    Given the history of NFL catches with guys falling down, I did not think it was a certainty. Sometimes it seems like the purpose of the rule is to put the catch under intense scrutiny and find any excuse not to award it. Because he never stood straight up, I don't think it was wrong to be unsure of how that call would end up. We know the breaking the plane is meaningless. The difference appears to be the extra step to "become a runner." But again, I don't think it would have made sense for them to just say "yeah; catch." Next year, both that play and the Pittsburgh play will probably be easy TDs.
  15. 2017 NFL Season: Then there were Two

    I’d argue that 4-4 is better than 4-0.