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Everything posted by RyanMcD29

  1. Travel recommendations thread

    On the Adirondack part, my family always liked to go up to Lake George/Glens Falls, but I know Lake George/Saratoga isn't everyone's cup of tea given the crowds that can pile up there and the tourist-y nature of it. If it's in the fall rather than the end of summer it might be a bit less crowded. That being said, there's some nice bed and breakfast towns just outside of the touristy areas. Finger Lakes have a lot of nice natural scenery and some good drives if you're into making some rides out of it, like making your base in Ithaca or Geneva and going around Seneca and Cayuga Lakes. Lots of wineries too if you're into that. The gorges/waterfalls are mainly on the southern tips, so Buttermilk Falls and the Cornell campus in Ithaca and Watkins Glen State Park would be on your best bets for hikes and stuff. Otherwise for closer things, the Catskills and Hudson Valley are good for hiking and some small towns, and the Cooperstown area is in the 4-5 hour range too. There's kind of only Cooperstown and Oneonta in that vicinity but the Baseball Hall of Fame's a good visit and there's some good farms and breweries to visit, too. Also the food in the area's real good too, including Brooks Brothers BBQ in Oneonta and the Fly Creek farm and market.
  2. We're in May and Memorial Day weekend's around the corner, so it's time to start up our annual discussion of what's going to be the hot summer jam of this summer. I'd say the pre-summer clubhouse leader is that crappy "Shape of You" song that I couldn't believe was Ed Sheeran until I looked up the song on Google.
  3. Travel recommendations thread

    Are the Adirondacks too far/too obvious for your liking? If not, I'd say that would be a nice trip. If it is there's quite a bit in the Hudson River Valley for a shorter trip. Also the Finger Lakes region's a nice getaway, as long as you're not planning it when there's a racing weekend at Watkins Glen that would take a trip to the waterfalls there out of the equation
  4. NFL 2017 changes?

    Some decent ones in that bunch that would be cool to run in a game of Madden or to have pocket versions of. Maybe 3 or 4 there that can work for an alt if the NFL changes the rules on helmets, too. That being said, I was getting excited to see what they had come up with for the Jets in green to see if they had found a way to make it work.. just for them to have them in silver.
  5. NHL 2017-18

    That could work out then
  6. 2017 NHL Offseason

    eh, I don't get too worked up over the amount of Islanders games on NBCSN as usually they get flexed into quite a few games by January, so it usually ends up being 3-4 more games than originally planned. It is fun to see the U-Turn from "WHY AREN'T WE ON NBCSN TALK ABOUT #DISRESPECT" to "WHY ARE WE ON NBCSN I HATE THIS SMH WE SHOULD BE ON MSG+ TONIGHT INSTEAD" from Isles Twitter every winter, though
  7. NHL 2017-18

    I generally think it's cool but the Chrysler Building being to the south of the Empire State Building given the World Trade Center's to the right as if it's being seen from the Jersey side is gonna bother me every time I see them
  8. 2017 NASCAR Season Thread

    Surprised we haven't discussed it but how cool have NBC's track logos for their ads been?
  9. Indiana Pacers New Uniforms, Alternate Logos

    I like the Marquette-style sides for the Pacers, but not digging the double wordmark. Stick to Indiana on the navys and Pacers on the whites and adjust from there and they would've hit it out of the park
  10. Show Your Mini Helmets

    Slight update to mine with the new Lions and Rams helmets
  11. Tank in the news

    I know we don't like to speak ill of the banned but... GUESS WHO HAPPENED TO SHOW UP ON A NEWS 4 REPORT THAT'S GOING VIRAL TODAY http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Train-Derail-New-York-Penn-Station-How-to-Get-Home-Mets-Game-Commute-Alternatives-Guide-Amtrak-NJ-Transit-Long-Island-Rail-Road-MTA-Service-Change-417976133.html?_osource=SocialFlowFB_NYBrand (EDIT looks like they changed the video, but it's on their other platforms)
  12. College Football Uniforms - 2017 Season

    At first glace in phone I thought this was ridiculous with the Rebel shooting out a laser Seeing it in full size on the computer, however, looks like a really awesome interpretation of the Rebel and the Vegas sign
  13. NHL 2017-18

    I think that's been their rationale since they updated the roads the last time
  14. Minor League Baseball News

    Here's my alignment with all 30 teams in Upstate New Yo/gets sacked from the blindside
  15. NHL 2017-18

    Tampa Bay's look for some reason has grown on me through the years, I guess with their arena finally getting new lighting the past few seasons making that blue really pop. I still think it can use some black on them but otherwise they're a lot better than I thought they were when they first came out. When they're not playing the Leafs, of course
  16. NHL 2017-18

    I'll post some other thoughts later on in the day, but for now going Islanders centric I like the collar treatment a lot more on the roads than the homes. The half-orange-half-blue treatment's not working on the homes and the blue collar going into the orange shield for the roads works a lot better to me. That being said, all in all not too shabby out of Adidas with some real good new looks, some decent new looks and/or lateral moves, a couple downgrades and confusing lateral moves, and hi New Jersey what are you doing
  17. Why no handball?

    First I see the lacrosse discussion. Now I see THE DARTS get in. God this is my thread, isn't it?
  18. Los Angeles Rams Brand Discussion

    It's almost the time of year to do my pocket helmet update. Did they kinda screw up the end of the horn or is that the new style for these helmets? Just wanted to double check that it's not a fanmade one some site's selling
  19. This Olympic team is just screaming Dion Waiters
  20. Local TV station logos

    Given NYC has been covered extensively, let's roll with my college city in Syracuse's Apparently Fox 68 changed their logo really really recently as I remember it as this Also prior to getting rebranded to YNN and then to Time Warner Cable News and Spectrum News in Time Warner's standardization of the local TWCS news stations, there was News 10 Now in CNY. News 10 served Syracuse, Binghamton, Ithaca, Watertown, the Southern Tier, and Utica, Albany and Adirondacks area had Capital News 9, and Buffalo and Rochester had another one as well.
  21. THE Video Game Thread

    NBA 2K had the perfect career mode and then they went the linear storyline path and it's never been the same or as good again. At this rate I prefer the RTTS in The Show/Be-A-Pro in NHL approach even without the storyline as you at least get to, you know, choose your path a bit
  22. NHL 2017-18

    San Antonio Rampage had the 90's Sabres template well into the 2000's
  23. NHL 2017-18

    First off I'll go by saying I liked the Isles having an orange alt and quite frankly if they left the side striping thing out those probably would've stood the test of time more. But again, the side striping thing throws it down a bit. A color swap alt would be kind of cool. But on the other hand, although I'd rather see the Oilers stick to what they've got with royal primary and bring back the orange as an alt in 2018-19, the orange primary and navy secondary's looked good for the Syracuse women's team so I can see it working for the Oilers' jerseys more than the Isles' old alts.
  24. International Football 16-17

    Friend hooked me up with tickets for Spurs-Roma at Red Bull Arena, so looking forward to that
  25. Tank in the news

    The YouTube guy who goes on the inane Eagles rants that BBTV introduced to us