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  1. Yep. And we should take notice that they’ve dropped that spin - an interview with an owner who doesn’t want the brown by a journalist who doesn’t want the brown would have been the perfect place to drag out “you know, people say they want brown but the blue merchandise sells soooo much better.” That they didn’t speaks volumes.
  2. If that was really true, they wouldn't be waving the white flag on brown uniforms now. And seriously, Union-Tribune headline writer, was that so hard?
  3. Gothamite

    NFL changes 2019

    Nope, not really. Especially considering those two alternatives.
  4. I agree with you. The best thing they could do is bring back this cap, if with a new monogram. The perfect balance - mostly brown with a touch of gold. It certainly doesn't need any white cluttering the design and making it harder to read; white and gold blend at any distance and a second, brown outline between them is such a bad idea I fear they'll absolutely do it.
  5. I would imagine that they're aware of all of that. They know what's being ordered by secondary vendors, and especially what's being sold at Petco Park and the MLB online shop. There's a reason they added a brown alt, after all. And now that the owners who really don't want a brown color scheme are publicly talking about their fans wanting a brown color scheme, we can infer a few things about those merchandising numbers.
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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    That was my thought as well. The best college players will go right to the NFL. The best players in the AAF will be those who couldn't get on an NFL squad. Now, there may well be some diamonds in the rough who just needed another chance to prove themselves. We've seen those come out of most minor leagues. But those are the exceptions, not the rule. I would expect the overall quality of play to be significantly below most college conferences. Certainly the Power Five, but likely well below many others as well.
  7. Gothamite

    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    Well, that will certainly have to be seen to be believed. You honestly think that the level of play in this league will be better than the big college conferences?
  8. Hang on, let’s not get confused. This wasn’t a twitter poll or online survey. This was a series of focus groups done by professional agencies, screened and weighted to provide an accurate summary of the wider fan base. They can actually extrapolate data from these groups. You don’t have to like the results (I am certainly in the minority when it comes to opinions on my own team’s look) but that doesn’t mean we can dismiss the work itself out of hand. Besides, the Padres also have access to the merchandising numbers. They know precisely what colors the "primary customers" prefer. And if they’re making these kind of public statements, then so do we.
  9. Thats a funny way of describing a plurality of Padres fans.
  10. Gothamite

    San Diego Padres 50th Anniversary Logo Leaks

    And here’s the brown and gold.
  11. Padres fans, apparently, did not. At least not as much as they love the brown and gold color scheme.
  12. Yes, long journeys can be frustrating. But when you get to the right destination, you’ll forget how hard it was to get there.
  13. Gothamite

    The XFL may be making a comeback

    He doesn’t have to rig the competition like a wrestling match. I’m just wondering when he will start to finesse the storylines. When he’ll ask players to feud and when he’ll ask them to make up in the face of a greater foe. When he’ll want to unveil personal problems or heighten the off-field drama for ratings. That is, after all, what he does. When a television producer claims his “reality show” is totally spontaneous, you look at the claim sideways. When a guy whose entire life has been built around a fake scripted sport tells you that he wants to run a totally legit league, that same skepticism is warranted.
  14. Gothamite

    The XFL may be making a comeback

    His global sponsorship revenues don't have anything to do with it. And this isn't about hype or gimmicks. He scripts his shows and sells it as faux-competition. It's a soap opera in spandex, every bit as pre-planned. They dress it up with a pretence of competition, but the outcome is established beforehand to suit the story. It is totally legitimate to wonder how and if he will influence the storylines in his "competition". Especially if ratings aren't where he wants them to be. Last time around, we could be sure that NBC would have no interest in such a thing. But now? With the league entirely under his control? That remains to be seen.
  15. Gothamite

    The XFL may be making a comeback

    When the league is run by a man whose only experience is in staged, scripted "competitions" that are packaged and sold like sporting events, then yes. It is totally fair to wonder a little bit about the legitimacy of his new venture.