Red Comet

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  1. Went through the various wildcard scenarios and heres what I have assuming there's a sort of reseeding afterwards. If DET beats PIT and CIN beats SD Quarterfinal Matchups NY at CLE BAL at DET SEA at MIN TEX at CIN If DET beats PIT and SD beats CIN NY at CLE BAL at DET SD at MIN SEA at TEX If PIT beats DET and CIN beats SD PIT at CLE NY at MIN BAL at CIN SEA at TEX If PIT beats DET and SD beats CIN PIT at CLE NY at MIN BAL at TEX SD at SEA So, if the last scenario happens, how much security would there be at the Emerald Dome? EDIT: Also, with the Royals making the playoffs, how have the negotiations gone for the new stadium?
  2. If the Guardians win this game, they would've doubled their number of playoff victories. Only team that has been worse with at least 5 playoff appearances has been the San Francisco/California Whales with an 0-5 playoff record.
  3. Bold statement by Bill Truman. Let's see if the team he built can back him up.
  4. I can definitely understand wanting to keep the Sharks' look relatively conservative for now. Also like keeping the same sort of uniform color scheme from Buffalo as a temporary way of tying New Jersey to it's old home. The new playoff bracket looks great! It states all relevant information in an easy-to-follow format. I actually have a pretty good idea what is going on here.
  5. I'll go for Orange/Blue but with a blue jersey and an orange helmet. EDIT: Nevermind that. Ideally, the Blue/Charcoal combo works best, but I don't see that color combo working until the mid-90's. I'd say keep the orange and red color scheme until then, but that's just my opinion.
  6. Looking forward to having a rooting interest now. The uniforms really do look like they're sort of trying to adhere to some tradition, but they also want to move forward as well. I do like that tornado, though. Reminds me of the 90's Penguins logo.
  7. Love the new Sharks helmet. Considering that they're loading up on defense, I'm thinking they pull a Colorado Avalanche (or Los Angeles Comets) and win the Victory Bowl in their first year there. Either way, next season sounds like it's going to be the most exciting yet. There are so many contenders like New Jersey, New York, San Diego, Texas, Arizona, Colorado and maybe Cleveland might be a dark horse candidate. As for the Crows, I'd say going at least 6-10 would be a promising sign.
  8. Those West Germany uniforms are making me flash back to the Dallas Metros. Same level of performance too.
  9. No kidding. Once we hit the 90's, there are going to potentially be a lot of teams that would be in a position to move. After all, the 90's is where we started seeing the "Give me a new stadium for free that I'll sell the naming rights to or we'll move" trope being put into play.
  10. And I just realized something: Twisters vs. Spirits is going to be an instant rivalry. And, the rivalry will be tornadoes versus airplanes. One part of Missouri versus the other with two things that are associated with each city. Pretty neat.
  11. My bets are on the Baltimore Royals doing this. I believe the lease is up after this season or the next on their stadium. Maybe they're coming home? Speaking of which, can we see what the stadium situations are like going into this season again?
  12. I'm imagining that the Twisters are going to install a tornado siren as their goal horn when those start showing up. Looking forward to cheering them on, though. But, I'm really looking forward to seeing how Miami's uniforms look. The pink would make me think Miami even without the city name in the text.
  13. That helmet might not work for 1982, but it might work for say....1997? EDIT: Who am I kidding, that white helmet fits perfectly for the Krewe. It's gaudy as all get out, but it wouldn't be the New Orleans Krewe if it wasn't gaudy.
  14. Milwaukee and Long Island? There go all of my predictions. Still, looks to be a great series.
  15. Calgary has a situation like the Green Bay Packers in that the team is community-owned. You'd have to have someone try to purchase 50% and one shares to move them and I don't quite see that happening. My guess is that we're going to see Quebec move and Nova Scotia will definitely move unless they get a new arena deal worked out. And even then it wouldn't be a guarantee since Atlantic Canada's economy collapsed in the early 90's with the fishing moratorium.
  16. I love that a guy with the last name "Truman" is going to be associated with the Kansas City PHL Franchise. Nice touch! Let's go Claymores! As far as series, I'm predicting this: West: (1) STL beats (8) MIN in 4 (2) SEA beats (7) CHI in 4 (6) VAN beats (3) MIL in 7 (4) EDM beats (5) WIN in 6 (4) EDM beats (1) STL in 7 (2) SEA beats (6) VAN in 6 (2) SEA beats (4) EDM in 5 East: (1) NVS beats (8) QUE in 6 (2) LI beats (7) DET in 4 (3) PIT beats (6) BOS in 7 (5) MON beats (4) PHI in 6 (1) NVS beats (5) MON in 7 (2) LI beats (3) PIT in 6 (1) NVS beats (2) LI in 7 Lewis Cup Finals Nova Scotia beats Seattle in 7
  17. I like the Miami Breakers. Breaks of the wave, going on a fast break down the ice. Plus, allows a lot more creativity with the logo.
  18. I think it'll go like this: Since Kansas City has been trying to get a team the whole decade, I think their look might be a lot more conservative than a lot of people would think. This is Kansas City, after all. I don't know how eager the locals would take to a radical uniform design at this time. Miami, though, is going to be very experimental. I can see them wearing a uniform that is mostly teal with hot pink and orange as the other colors. Make it scream like something you'd see in Miami.
  19. Just seeing all this discussion about the Krewe now is making me think what the uniforms will look like the next time they are redesigned. The 90's are going to be a fun, fun time.
  20. Jesus, that is disturbing. Reminds me of the Memphis Maniax alt logo.
  21. As for whether the points would be given out by one vote, one point or a scaling system (3 for 1st, 2 for 2nd, 1 for 3rd), I've compiled a list for how the votes have gone so far with the cutoff being the top 3 teams chosen: Expansion Vote (1st place emphasized) Kansas City 9 1st, 2 2nd Miami 5 1st, 3 2nd, 1 3rd Cleveland 1 1st, 6 2nd, 2 3rd Houston 1 1st, 2 2nd, 2 3rd Cincinnati 2 2nd, 2 3rd Portland 1 2nd, 4 3rd Atlanta 2 3rd Oakland 1 3rd If it were to be based on one vote, one point, here is how it would break down: Kansas City: 11 votes Cleveland/Miami: 9 votes Cutoff Portland/Houston: 5 votes Cincinnati: 4 votes Atlanta: 2 votes Oakland: 1 vote And if we had a point system (3 points for 1st, 2 points for 2nd, 1 point for 3rd) Kansas City: 31 points Miami: 22 points Cleveland: 17 points Cutoff Houston: 9 points Portland/Cincinnati: 6 points Atlanta: 2 points Oakland: 1 point I'll change this as the vote progresses. EDIT: Nickname suggestions Miami Vice Kansas City Inferno/Flames (like the inside of a barbecue pit) Cleveland Lakers
  22. Name: Charles Venable Age: 45 Current Residence: Salt Lake City, UT Position: Founder and CEO of Zion Motors Charles Venable always had one burning passion in his life: cars. Growing up as the son of a high-ranking elder in the Church of Latter Day Saints, he was expected to follow in his father's footsteps when he suddenly died in 1970. Left with a sizable inheritance at the age of 28, he finally felt he could follow his true passion and founded Zion Motors. Charles saw that with new environmental regulations, smaller cars with lower emissions would be favored over the gas-guzzling muscle cars that were currently popular. At first, interest was minimal as the American market had no use for small vehicles. The future looked bleak for Venable and his company. Then, the Oil Crisis of 1973 hit and suddenly Zion's small cars were seen as attractive to buyers wanting to save money at the pump. This surge initially was on the West Coast until Zion introduced the Comet and a nationwide advertising blitz to accompany it. Boasting acceleration three times as fast as other cars of it's class as well as the fuel economy Zion became known for, the Zion Comet became America's best-selling small car in the 1970's. Times have not been as good for Zion Motors since oil prices collapsed in the 1980's and tastes shifted to larger vehicles again, but Zion is preparing its comeback. Charles sees the international racing circuit as a way to market Zion Motors to Europe and Japan where the demand for smaller cars is larger than in America. Charles believes in aggressively finding market inefficiencies as that risk-taking has built his fortune when the other American auto manufacturers went conservative and faltered. As a result of that mindset, his interest in auto racing has opened his eyes to hockey as having the biggest growth potential in the United States and has taken interest in trying to help broaden the game by joining the Expansion Council. Charles has decided his top 3 bids for PHL expansion: 1. Kansas City: They have everything you could ever want in a bid. A committed market and owner, a very new building and an instant rivalry with the St. Louis Spirits. No brainer. 2. Houston: It's a big market with a rich owner and a very new building. Yes, there are definitely concerns about the owner's potential dedication and the market, but you have to take risks to make money and Houston as a successful market would definitely broaden the PHL brand nationwide. 3. Cleveland If this bid was 5 years later, it would be number 2. But, they don't have an arena yet and even though the land has been bought, the threat of local politics derailing construction is too large of a threat to ignore along with the current arena being unfit to play in. But, if they can get the arena built, Cleveland would be a shoo-in for expansion and I believe that there will be a team in Cleveland in the near future if they don't make it this round.
  23. Seeing Detroit's new look and it's certainly an update and then you say the Krewe update will be even more radical. Maybe the return of two-tone pants is possible?
  24. 1981

    My best guess is having a player's strike after Reggie Hart leaves Vancouver for Cincinnati. The players see an opportunity to leave for America if they're good enough and want a financial incentive to stay in Canada versus going to America. The owners don't want to pay the players more citing how financial difficulties brought down the CFA and thus the two interests wipe out the 1981 season leaving you to focus on 1982. Just my two cents.
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