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  1. North American Pro Soccer 2017

    No, they really didn’t. They were pretty much bottom half of the NASL, with official attendances in the mid-4K range. That’s including paper and tickets given away. Not exactly awful, but in no way “particularly large”. Atlanta United built their base essentially from scratch.
  2. 2017/18 Soccer Kits

    That’s some expert trolling from the “fan” who suggested it.
  3. I miss "Authentic jerseys"

    That would be new - before Nike the authentics were high-quality replicas. And all came with the manufacturer’s logo, which wasn’t worn on the court.
  4. North American Pro Soccer 2017

    I'm not at all sure that they are. All I've seen is a sort of vague "we won't stop him" language that seems more designed to give him leverage with Columbus.
  5. 2017/18 Soccer Kits

    Wow. You figure somebody over there would have fired up the Google machine:
  6. Los Angeles Rams Brand Discussion

    Take a look at the meat counter - the artist wasn’t just piling fun at his own club, he was poking fun at every team in the league not from Green Bay. But yeah, seems unlikely that a team would be able to have such a sense of humor today.
  7. Los Angeles Rams Brand Discussion

    That’s my favorite part - a sense of humor. The Rams came into that game with a record of 4-9. The Packers were 10-3 and on their way to blowing out the Giants in the championship game. The cover artist wasn’t wrong about the final result that day. Might as well have a laugh.
  8. Los Angeles Rams Brand Discussion

    Well, I don't know that's the case. Maybe Al and his family weren't good at leveraging their football business into other businesses, or simply didn't care to. Look at Legends Hospitality. Jerry Jones and the Steinbrenners were shrewd enough to start an ancillary company that could serve the Cowboys and Yankees before branching out into an international business of its own. Leveraging their sports franchises to launch new business ventures. I don't see the Davises having that kind of savvy.
  9. Los Angeles Rams Brand Discussion

    Bingo. You pick your battles. We've seen times when an owner feels he needs to buck the NFL, and we will again. But nobody's going to do it over something as inconsequential as uniforms.
  10. MLB Changes 2017

    And I seem to recall reading that MLB itself owns the marks for defunct clubs via the Cooperstown Collection. Either way, the Expos identity should be readily available.
  11. MLB Changes 2017

    Well, I’m not sure how much of a rivalry they really had, considering that when the Braves moved at the end of Spring Training they only had two dozen season ticket holders for the upcoming 1953 season. Still, if there are to be interleague rivalry games, this one is about the best either team could ask for.
  12. North American Pro Soccer 2017

    Nope. No stadium plan, no ownership group. Both of which he’ll have to come up with.
  13. MLB Changes 2017

    If it’s in the hands of MLB, as opposed to an unrelated party, then I’d say it’s available.
  14. Los Angeles Rams Brand Discussion

    I dunno. Kroenke already had Goodell mess up his relocation, forcing him to delay it a year. And then he was forced to take on a business partner he neither needed nor wanted. I can see why he thinks a uniform isn't worth another fight, especially when he'll be able to make a big splash with the new ones in a couple years.
  15. North American Pro Soccer 2017

    There are also reports that local Columbus businesspersons approached Precourt with an offer to buy the club but were rebuffed.