Gothamite

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  1. Well... technically. But they’re moving to a contiguous suburb of Green Bay, and an innermost neighborhood to boot. The new stadium is, what, four blocks from Lambeau Field?
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    MLB changes 2018?

    Nope, that’s even worse. Pointless clutter is pointless.
  3. Toronto FC are your 2017 MLS Cup champions, which puts a cap on the 2017 season and it’s time for a new thread. So... who ya got?
  4. Interesting results so far. Brown with gold seems to be the favorite, although the results are all over the board. http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sports/padres/sd-sp-padres-brown-uniform-change-blue-0714-story.html
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    2018/19 Soccer Kits

    That’s true - the ad went out before the new shirt was unveiled. But that’s okay, it has every bit the same impact on the new shirt. Maybe more, since it won’t be competing with the shoulder stripes for attention.
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    North American Pro Soccer 2018

    Conflating the two runs the risk of equating them. Which would be bad. While not of equal severity, they both need to be investigated. And they will, by the respective oversight bodies.
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    North American Pro Soccer 2018

    Except that apparently nobody realized it until after the match, because he’s not listed as an international on the MLS roster. It’s not on Portland to know his green card status ahead of time. But you know who should be expected to know who’s eligible? LAFC. No sympathy there. As much as I’d love to see them win silverware in their first season, and drive a stake through the heart of the Galaxy in LA, rules are rules. And fair is fair.
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    MLB changes 2018?

    The original post was: Rose might be the first person to wear a BP jersey in an All-Star Game, but it was a continuation of the alternate-jersey trend, not the beginning of it.
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    2018/19 Soccer Kits

    My friends in Wisconsin are tickled by that.
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    North American Pro Soccer 2018

    The question seems to come down to the status of a couple Canadian players, Mark-Anthony Kaye and Dejan Jakovic, who don't count as internationals in MLS play, but do in US Open Cup matches. If they have green cards, then they're counted as domestic players. There are conflicting reports on that, though.
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    Football and CTE

    Sorry, I can't let that one pass either. To which research are you referring? I hope it's not the linked article, because that's not at all what it says. Yes, starting kids before 12 is absolutely insane. But that doesn't mean that starting them after that age is a good thing at all.
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    What if YOU were the XFL Commissioner?

    I'd replace plastic helmets with a modified rugby scrum cap. And I'd change the "down" rules to require actual tackling. If a player is knocked to the ground, he's not down. Has to be wrapped up. My XFL would be both old-school football and the bleeding edge of the sport's future.
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    2018/19 Soccer Kits

    Even sillier, then
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    2018/19 Soccer Kits

    Wait, which one is it? Are the hem stripes supposed to refer to the railroad's specific livery, or is it railroad tracks? This is pretty weak brand-speak even by Adidas standards.
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    Loudoun United USL revealed

    That’s excellent work. The only minor quibble I have is that Pegasus could probably benefit from a white keyline - the black and red run together a bit at small size. But on the whole, it’s excellent. Clearly inspired by DC United while maintaining its own local identity. This should be the standard by which reserve sides are measures going forward.
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    2018/19 Soccer Kits

    Teams say lots of silly things about the inspiration behind new shirts. Doesn’t mean we need to take them seriously.
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    Football and CTE

    Riiight. Because football is the only thing that could do that. Surely there’s something we can offer these kids that doesn’t also involve giving them brain damage?
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    Football and CTE

    Nah, baguettes are only one small slice of French culture.
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    2018/19 Soccer Kits

    No, but it does has to have something in common with the original. Seriously, is that their claim or did you make it up? Because it’s just not there.
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    2018/19 Soccer Kits

    Do you have a picture of that livery? Because it sure isn’t a variation on the one posted above.
  21. Holy , that's a terrible list. There's a fine line between whimsical and stupid, and they've crossed it on every single one. Pikas would be good, except for that adjective.
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    San Diego Padres focus-grouping new uniforms for 2020

    Wow. I didn't know they were doing that.
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    North American Pro Soccer 2018

    If that was the case, then one of the other top-level pro leagues in this country would adopt that model. There's a reason that the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, and MLS all negotiate league-wide contracts, and it's not just that they can't be bothered.
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    Football and CTE

    The gentleman is very aptly named.
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    2018/19 Soccer Kits

    They're leaning on the "panther" theme heavily this year. Anybody know what that's about?