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  1. 2018 MLS Kits

    Eh, fair enough. If they don't want to count the Austin years, they wouldn't be the only ones.
  2. North American Pro Soccer 2018

    The owner of the Cosmos had already pledged to keep going. He just wants to burn the system down, and doesn't seem to care all that much about his club except as a means to that end.
  3. 2018 MLS Kits

    Easily fixed.
  4. Pittsburgh Steeler Jersey Numbers

    That is indisputable. Success can encase certain uniforms in amber. Not that I'm complaining, it has saved the Packers from making what would undoubtedly have been a bunch of bad uniform decisions.
  5. Should Clemente's #21 be retired by MLB

    True, but I think that's due to a combination of the sport's lower profile in the early 20th century and the NFL being an absolutely terrible steward of its own history. They have a terrible myopia where anything earlier than the first Super Bowl is concerned. If Don Hutson had played in Major League Baseball, he'd be as famous as Ty Cobb, Mickey Mantle, or the Bambino himself. And it's a particular shame that the NFL has forgotten him.
  6. Should Clemente's #21 be retired by MLB

    True. Which is why it’s foolish to compare across eras. Again, not minimizing his accomplishments in the slightest. He is certainly the greatest hockey player ever, even I know that. But I don’t think “greatest ever” is itself enough to justify retiring a number league-wide. Jackie Robinson’s number is retired because of what his career meant to the entire nation, not just to his sport or even to sports in general. That can’t be said about Ruth, Hutson, Jordan, or even Gretzky.
  7. NHL 2017-18

    Babe Ruth would like a word. And he would also like some more whisky. And hot dogs.
  8. Should Clemente's #21 be retired by MLB

    Sure they did. I can’t speak to basketball, but Ruth and Hutson put up better numbers (home runs, touchdowns) than entire teams of their era. I don’t know enough about hockey - did Wayne ever score more goals in a season than the entire Pittsburgh Penguins roster? it’s just that their era was a long time ago, so we don’t recognize them as such. And the games have been changed (largely through their influence) to maximize the numbers of those who came after them. If hockey evolves as baseball and football did, Gretzky’s numbers will also fall. But those two men were the reason their sports evolved in the first place, to try and make more like them. Dont want to diminish Gretzky at all. Not my intention. Only pointing out that game-changing athletes happen in all sports, just not always in our lifetimes.
  9. Should Clemente's #21 be retired by MLB

    Babe Ruth was the greatest baseball player who ever lived. And probably always will be. Don Hutson was the greatest football player who ever lived. And probably always will be. But I’m glad #s 3 and 14 haven't been taken out of their sports.
  10. Should Clemente's #21 be retired by MLB

    I honestly don’t think his number was retired for any one record that will fall, but for being the superstar that brought the NHL into the mainstream. The first international superstar, as it were. Can’t take that away from him. But still doesn’t mean his number should have been retired league-wide.
  11. 2018 MLS Kits

    Why not both? They've both gone through periods of recycled design and templates, and they've both done some inspired work in the past. Hope the cycle turns soon.
  12. Should Clemente's #21 be retired by MLB

    No. I don't think Gretzky's number should have been retired either. Jackie Robinson was singular.
  13. NHL 2017-18

    Okay, so it’s 90’s clip art. That still doesn’t make it any good.
  14. MLB changes 2018?

    Been that way for a while. Wasn't always, though.
  15. MLB changes 2018?

    Wow. There are several bad uniform choices, all in one picture. Even setting aside the white Converse shoes, obviously intended to be cropped out of the photo. The big cap logo, the wrong D on the jersey. Yikes.