Red Comet

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  1. Looks like the Twisters are reloading and I look forward to seeing them defend their title. The Sound looks to be in desperation mode right now. If the Sound don’t make the playoffs after all these moves then they may move after the following season. If they do make the playoffs and bow out, then that timeframe gets moved up to after Katrina. If the Sound were to say, advance to the Eastern Conference Finals or even further, then all bets are off. Bendt better hope this gamble works.
  2. USFL Alternative History: 1985 to...

    Well, if you won't go with Kings, how about Musketeers?
  3. USFL Alternative History: 1985 to...

    Decided to change my vote: Louisville Kings (maybe have a sun in the logo a la "The Sun King" Louis XIV whom Louisville is named after) Minnesota Crusaders (assuming that the team would end up in St. Paul)
  4. USFL Alternative History: 1985 to...

    OKC and Omaha. Only concern I have with Omaha is that they would likely play in Rosenblatt Stadium which is in bad shape at this point. But, if the Omaha Nighthawks could play there without too many things showing up, then it should be fine for now.
  5. Halifax is like the Winnipeg of this universe. Left because of small market and old building and because the move has been a catastrophe on all levels, Halifax, like Winnipeg, looks like a far better market then it did in 1994. As for who ends up as the Neo-Claymores, I’m thinking the Desperadoes in the late 00’s-early 10’s if they can’t make Dallas work. If Portland goes crazy with the identity, I’m picturing them to be the Minnesota Wild of this league.
  6. Good to see a new winner in Chicago. I'm guessing the last name was Matsu$#!+a as I can't think of anything else that would trip the auto-censor.
  7. USFL Alternative History: 1985 to...

    Personally, I wish they'd let defensive backs make contact with receivers after 5 yards. Or not call pass interference if the receiver is confronted with a slight breeze in the end zone. Forget anything that could be controversial but the rules are way too much in the offense's favor. /rant It's probably something like that when people talk about a "more conservative NFL". Less 1960, more 1990. As for the other definition, going political in any direction would drastically reduce the potential market share. Democrats and Republicans both tend to like football (the sport).
  8. USFL Alternative History: 1985 to...

    Vipers and Stags.
  9. In all fairness, Houston is four times as big as New Orleans and is not impoverished. Otherwise, I’m in full agreement.
  10. Forget how the Sound are the buttfumble of the PHL, what genius thought New Orleans was ever going to be a viable hockey market? Oh wait! Darryl Byrd! Why You'd Have To Be Absolutely Bat$#!+ To Put Hockey in New Orleans: 1. The climate is far too warm and it almost never snows much less gets cold enough to skate on ponds. 2. New Orleans itself is a big enough city (~490,000 people in 1995 when the Sound moved) but there were only 1.3 million people living in the metropolitan area at that time. 3. The Sound would not have been the only ticket in town. The ONLY way this move could've possibly worked would be if the Sound were the first (or only) pro team in New Orleans. This was not the case apparently. 4. And finally, NHL tickets are usually the most expensive tickets on the market in sports. I don't think the PHL would be any different now or in 1995. And New Orleans has always had widespread poverty. The Sound were already dead before they left Halifax.
  11. I don't see any teams so far that have purple in their color scheme (aside from the Warriors and that almost doesn't count), so I like the lower left design with the pupils and teeth.
  12. Amazing end to Dave Mack's career and the season. It's great to finally finish on top after coming close so many times. The Twisters are champions and I'm looking forward to the Portland and Atlanta teams.
  13. Huh, Twisters are back in the Finals. Let’s get the victory this time. Kansas City vs. Washington Two cities known for choking in the real world in sports and in the PHL. Someone’s gotta win it. Also, regardless of how this goes, I’d like an updated Twisters sig whenever you have the time.
  14. The Swamp Monsters uniforms look like an updated version of the original Portland Dragons uniform. >Mascot is horror-themed >Fish-frog like head I’m going to guess this team was inspired by “A Shadow Over Innsmouth” or “The Creature From Black Lagoon”
  15. I can only imagine that the average attendance in New Orleans is under 9,000 and the owner is crushing wine glasses left and right.
  16. It's nice to see Buffalo get a football team again in this universe. I was almost expecting an orange, green and white color scheme judging by the name when I saw it but then the Utah Pioneers came along. Indiana Warriors? Either it's a Native American-themed name (Indiana meaning "Land of the (American) Indians") and the color scheme does everything it can to respectfully portray that or we're getting camo uniforms. Either way I'm really looking forward to it. EDIT: Either that, or we're getting a team based off of "The Warriors" film.
  17. The entire existence of the New Orleans Sounds is shaping up to be one massive buttfumble. Give it 5 years and they'll either go back to Halifax or wind up becoming the Houston Roughnecks or something.
  18. Copperheads also has a great second meaning. It was a term used during the Civil War to describe anti-war Union politcians: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copperhead_(politics)
  19. Pioneers would’ve been perfect for Portland. Shame Winnipeg already has it. We would still be in an era where uniforms and nicknames were both experimental. Portland has a vibe as a weird city so here’s a proposal that I’ve probably seen somewhere but I’ll repeat: The mascots of Oregon and Oregon State are the duck and beaver. Combine the two and you get the Portland Platypuses. Also, it’s a venomous animal so it’s not just a weird mascot, it’s one that can attack if need be. As for Atlanta, the only thing that is coming to mind in regards to Atlanta that might be original is that the state animal of Georgia is the white-tailed deer. Atlanta Stags? Something different than the tired military and fire-related names rolling around in my head.
  20. The Birminghammers look closer to what I'd expect a conservative uniform in this league to be. As far as looking too much like the Obama logo, the Pepsi logo from the 2000s looked far closer to the Obama logo than the Hammers logo does: so there you go.
  21. USFL Alternative History: 1985 to...

    Lel on the story about why a team called the "San Jose Carp" couldn't work in that market/easily renamed the "San Jose Crap". From that note, with the legend of a carp that swims its way up a waterfall will turn into a dragon, the team should be called the San Jose Dragons. I like the name of the Atlanta Spartans too with the University of Georgia being based in Athens, Georgia.
  22. USFL Alternative History: 1985 to...

    I’ll change my vote to the Beacons. I like the helmet quite a bit.
  23. Love the design, also, the picture loaded up on Safari with no issues.
  24. Looks like you got your wish.