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  1. North American Pro Soccer 2018

    St. Louis is absolutely dead. Their billionaire walked away in a snit over losing $60M in public money - good riddance to him. The league is better off without deadbeats like that. If Sacramento can do better, and find an investor willing to spend the money, they’ll be back in the mix. Right up there with Phoenix, which I think is now the front-runner. I wouldn’t count San Diego out yet - the election is an uphill climb, but it also happens well before the next expansion clubs will be announced.
  2. Report: Nike to Take Over MLB Uniforms in 2020

    That was UA. The only thing that made me excited about the deal. Nike might do it too, and certainly could, but UA pioneered that.
  3. North American Pro Soccer 2018

    There’s optics, and there’s substance. Anyone who has been paying attention to this process knows how the league offered repeated chances to both FCC and the Republic to get their bids in order. FCC did, the Republic didn’t. I wish it had been the other way around, but I can’t see any substantive reason to blame the league for this result.
  4. North American Pro Soccer 2018

    I sympathize, and would much rather have the Republic in, but MLS kept extending the deadlines and extending the deadlines and told your owners exactly what they needed to do. That’s where your ire belongs, not with the league.
  5. Report: Nike to Take Over MLB Uniforms in 2020

    Seriously, you’re running some long-game Andy Kaufmann routine on us, right?
  6. 49ers Throw It Back to the 94ers, Unveil Alternate Uniform

    Wait until we see the linemen before you say that,
  7. Report: Nike to Take Over MLB Uniforms in 2020

    That's why I'm sure that we'll see it. If Under Armour was able to negotiate the better position for their logo, why do we think Nike won't be able to? Pretty sure I remember reading Nike wanted their logo on the front of the NFL jerseys when they negotiated the most recent deal, but the league held firm.
  8. North American Pro Soccer 2018

    Offsides basically means that when the ball is passed forward, there has to be a defender between the receiving player and the goal (other than the goalie). #10 on the red team is offside, #11 could pass to #8, though - he's onside. The rules is to keep strikers from "goal hanging", just sitting next to the goalkeeper and waiting for the ball. It keeps the game much more free-moving. And yes, defenders can step forward and catch attackers offside. It's called an offside trap, and it's part of the strategy. Mind you, it takes timing, since a striker can get behind teh defenders by the time the ball arrives - it's his position when the ball is passed that is important. As for the scoreboard, you should be able to tell from the line rep, who has a flag to indicate.
  9. Report: Nike to Take Over MLB Uniforms in 2020

    I think we can count on that.
  10. Sea Dogs commemorate Memorial Day with Iwo Jima jerseys

    I long for the good old days when a dogwhistle was enough.
  11. 49ers Throw It Back to the 94ers, Unveil Alternate Uniform

    Because the retail consumer is not their only consumer. They are also selling themselves and their services to college football programs, etc. That's why we have things like Flywire and other "innovations" which seem as much about creating distinctive company branding as any performance aspect.
  12. 49ers Throw It Back to the 94ers, Unveil Alternate Uniform

    I'm not sure there's a conflict here. We've heard the black alts won't be worn this year, but has it been confirmed they're out of the style guide entirely? Color Rush jerseys are in addition to the alternates, even though some teams like the 49ers and Packers use one of their standard jerseys for Color Rush. This year the Niners have designed an actual Color Rush jersey. That doesn't need to have anything to do with their alternates.
  13. 49ers Throw It Back to the 94ers, Unveil Alternate Uniform

    Not sure what you mean - the Packers’ blue alternates are throwbacks to Curly Lambeau’s classic 1938-49 unfiorm, which also had a gold helmet.
  14. 49ers Throw It Back to the 94ers, Unveil Alternate Uniform

    Makes sense - the black is still the official alternate of record for a couple more years.
  15. 49ers Throw It Back to the 94ers, Unveil Alternate Uniform

    I hate to disagree with you, but manufacturers absolutely introduce new fabrics and templates to spur sales. I don’t doubt that they’ll point to small differences in fit, stretch, durability, airflow, weight, feel, etc., but sometimes those differences are the result of wanting a new product to sell, not the reason for it.