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  1. NFL in LA Uniform Speculation

    Yeah, that one totally is on ownership. They fired the coach who got them to 14-2 and haven't been back there since.
  2. Oh Baylor, Where Art Thou?

    And this is exactly what the death penalty is for, why it should have been used on Penn State, and why it should be used on Baylor. When the culture is so corrupt, the only thing to do is make the program take a time out measured in years if not decades.
  3. 16-17 Soccer Kits

    I like the new crest. Better than the old one, at any rate. I also like this new shirt - looks clean enough, even with the claret Union Jacks. I don't like Umbro putting their name on the sleeves.
  4. NFL Changes - 2016

    Yeah, I agree. But I've been advocating teams move their sleeve stripes to compression shirts for the better part of a decade now.
  5. Inaugural Baltimore Ravens Uniform Discourse

    I think it would look pretty good if it was metallic gold. But since we're dealing with Nike here, that's not an option, so let them wear white. Black-over-black is awful. Black-over-purple isn't much better, nor is purple-over-black. Too mono. Too Arena League. Purple-over-white, with the requisite black-over-white, is their only real alternative.
  6. Inaugural Baltimore Ravens Uniform Discourse

    Yes, but that's not saying much. The Ravens are one of those teams which shouldn't have dark pants. White pants, or metallic gold, would prevent their uniforms from slipping into terminal muddiness and drabness.
  7. NFL Changes - 2016

    Those hideous italic numbers ruin an otherwise great uniform.
  8. Inaugural Baltimore Ravens Uniform Discourse

    There's no reason that you can't start a team-specific thread when you have an observation worth sharing. Or you could do a simple search to see if anyone else has recently made a thread for it. Strange that you would decry cluttered, scattered conversations to defend a thread intended to serve as the dumping ground for everyone's random thoughts on everything. You think you can't follow those conversations, wait until this one hits a few more pages. It's simply unworkable.
  9. North American Pro Soccer 2016

    They'd be absolutely insane to drop their club in anywhere near NYC. The Cosmos are struggling as it is, and they have a ton of advantages that Celtic wouldn't have.
  10. Rangers New Ballpark

    I'll disagree with you here. It's not just about needing or wanting non-baseball amenities. I think Miller Park is a bad place to watch baseball because of its large, imposing roof that always looms over the action. It blocks out the sun and creates awful shadow patterns, which hamper my own ability to watch baseball.
  11. Dave Mirra Dead

    Neither of those is really true. There have been studies on the general population, and the incidence of CTE has repeatedly been near-zero. It has only been found in significant amounts among people whose professions included repeated head trauma (soldiers and football players were the two groups I remember), That's strong evidence, and I'm not aware of any evidence at all to the contrary. Similarly, we do know enough about the damage caused by tauopathies as to label them irreversible. There's no reason to believe that CTE is somehow an exception other than wishful thinking.
  12. Dave Mirra Dead

    Yep, that's exactly what the NFL is counting on you to say.
  13. NFL in LA Uniform Speculation

    Of course. Nobody's saying that they don't have the right to cling to navy as their only contribution to the Chargers' legacy. Just as we have the right to criticize them for it. All of it.
  14. 16-17 Soccer Kits

    Sorry. I should have been more precise. I see what you're trying to imply, but I don't believe it's a very good comparison. Not so long as the space above the chevron is the same color as the space below it. Come talk to me when this look starts sweeping the debutante balls:
  15. North American Pro Soccer 2016

    It's especially maddening because the NASL should and could be building itself into a fantastic second division circuit. There are great markets still available, but instead of convincing Sacramento and Cincinnati and St. Louis that they should be playing better competition in a better league the NASL is wasting time and money and effort trying to complete directly with MLS clubs. And not even in the top MLS markets. With that combination of arrogance and hubris, they might find it all collapsing around team should the USL mount a serious campaign for second-division status. I get why the Cosmos would stay, since they're as delusional as the league (and may in fact be driving the league's delusion). But why on earth would Indy stick around?