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OnWis97 last won the day on December 5 2016

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  1. OnWis97

    2018/19 College Hockey

    BC has a history of giving the Badgers a lot of problems (admittedly, that's particularly true in the 1990s and early 2000s, so not really relevant). It was nice to see that sweep. I do think things are looking up but I would guess it's going to be a couple of years before their back in the NCAA tourney.
  2. Don't get some people started on that.... I agree with IceCap's statement that if Anaheim teams had always been called "Los Angeles" nobody would give it a lot of thought. Little quirks sort of get our minds focused in one direction. For example, I am absolutely convinced that if New York City and New York State did not have the same name (e.g., if the city was called "Gotham") then people would be far less bent out of shape about the Gotham Giants and Gotham Jets not being called "New Jersey." They're conflating the city and state. That explains why nobody demand the Washington Redskins be called the Maryland Redskins. Last September, I took a trip to LA, stayed in Rodando Beach and rented a car. I went to, among other things, a Dodger game and an Angel game. Driving to the Angels game, I never felt like I was leaving the LA market. The ballpark's setting seemed to be very "general suburbia." I know Anaheim is bigger/different than Orchard Park or Auburn Hills; if a team wants to market specifically to that part of the region, it makes some sense. But it's not wrong to call them "LA."
  3. Unless that arena is in Seattle, I'm not sure it's worth it.
  4. OnWis97

    Unpopular Opinions

    This is always an unpopular opinion.
  5. I tend to think this, too. Barry Alvarez went 1-10 in his first season at Wisconsin, followed by 5-6, and 5-6, before sharing the Big Ten title in his fourth season on the way to being a perennial bowl team and frequent Big Ten title contender. Nebraska needs to be patient, though. Two differences with Alvarez: 1) Sports fans/meida were a lot less impatient back then and 2) Wisconsin did not have the history that Nebraska does. So hopefully they don't bail on him too quickly because I have a feeling he could bring them back. And, frankly, the Big Ten West needs it.
  6. My God... I thought you were joking. I didn’t even realize George was at Pitt. http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/Pitt/2018/10/13/pitt-fake-punt-jeff-george-pittsburgh-pat-narduzzi-notre-dame-brian-kelly/stories/201810130089 This story misses the 8-ish 6. It also doesn’t acknowledge whether that was legal. Seems like putting a player in a different number would not be legal.
  7. OnWis97

    Unpopular Opinions

    I wouldn't be surprised if that was the popular opinion. Particularly given the popularity of not liking double-outlines. So perhaps I have the unpopular opinion. I like it now. I think the two longer "petals" (for lack of a better term) stick out too much in the original. I also happen to like multiple-outlines more than most, so I like that part to. However, I think it's the size and shape that most leads me to prefer the smaller logo.
  8. OnWis97

    College Hockey Uniforms 2018-19

    I like those Minnesota State uniforms, too. I like that scheme, sans white.
  9. OnWis97

    Forgotten Rivalries

    In the 1980s, North Stars / Black Hawks was a pretty intense rivalry. "Secord Sucks."
  10. OnWis97

    Penguins 3rd

    It's weird that the hockey stick is yellow while it's white on the primaries. This is the one jersey that should least have a yellow stick.
  11. OnWis97

    Los Angeles NFL Brands Discussion

    "Things I just noticed" I've seen the "cHargers" log with that large "H" before...but this is the first time it ever struck me as a depiction of old-school goalposts. And now that it hit me, I suspect that's what it is. I guess I never even decided to give the big, different-looking "H" any critical thought before...
  12. OnWis97

    Chief Wahoo’s Last Season

    Per rules, we have to ignore some of the content of this article. That said, it was interesting, particularly as another example of how organically some team names came about during that time. I never knew the Spiders were unofficially dubbed "Indians" at the time, nor that the Indians name was an unofficial part of the current franchise from day 1. Another thing I'll say that maybe is common knowledge but I'd never thought of is that Wahoo was facing forward year one and they won the World Series (I knew that). So did the head turn for the next 70 years because of that championship; i.e., because he was looking at the crown? Good riddance. Even if I was not put-off by the less-than-respectful depiction, it's a silly logo, anyway. (Of course I say this as someone who hates cartoon birds and dolphins wearing helmets). For the future...I don't think the name is going anywhere. And if they're going to be called the "Indians" then there's no "PC" reason to not use the "I." That said, I like a "C" better (I default to city over nickname letters). I like the early 1980s "C." The current hats have lacking contrast and the blue and red sort of mess with my eyes. I'd suspect, they'll go with the "C" for a while and have a fairly significant update in a few years...and I doubt they'll enter into any native imagery lightly.
  13. OnWis97

    Chief Wahoo’s Last Season

    I agree. I tend to like the absence of white. But it's not working here. Something funny about the contrast between the red and blue. The hat with the white outline was basic, but it worked.
  14. OnWis97

    College Football uniforms- 2018

    I can’t keep up with this thread so maybe this has been mentioned... Nebraska has player area codes on the front of their helmets. https://www.omaha.com/huskers/blogs/area-codes-on-helmets-allow-huskers-to-represent-something-bigger/article_957a0abe-9788-56c9-9298-36815c3ec7af.html
  15. OnWis97

    Mascot Redesigns

    Herky the Hawk at Iowa changed a few years ago from a plastic head to a more conventional head. Both are pictured in the below link (plus an older version from th 1950s). https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herky_the_Hawk