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  1. Well, the Sounders lift the MLS Cup, and its time to look to the next season. So what to expect? Will the NASL survive? Will the USL take over D2? Will Seattle fans be incredibly insufferable? Will the Cosmos ever pay all those players and staffers their back wages?
  2. I think the "dumb, dumb question" was about copyright and state outlines. And no, the general shapes can't be protected, although individual renderings might be able to.
  3. From my understanding, the teams are all using one of a common set of shades (maybe the LLWS logo?). So doesn't seem likely that the Marlins will just happen to luck in to their particular blue.
  4. Indeed. That's precisely the difference between gold and yellow. Anybody who wants to say the Packers or A's or Steelers use yellow, no. This is yellow.
  5. Yes, it was disappointing at the time. The Rams were averaging just under 70,000 in that very stadium for their regular season games. And in the last game of the 1966 season, the Rams and Packers played in that same stadium before 72,000 fans. Wasn't a terribly auspicious beginning for the new league's championship match.
  6. Yes, it's overdone. The Angels' uniform is so close to perfect, but the decision to clutter up the sleeves with duplicate and unnecessary logos is unfortunate. They don't need the roundel, they don't need the cap logo repeated on the sleeve.
  7. 61,000 people there. 40% of the seats empty.
  8. That's a red herring, though. We can be unhappy about the things that are really bad even if there are worse things elsewhere.
  9. There used to be one. There really did. Or so I thought. Turns out it was really just George Steinbrenner. For all I hate how they beatify him now, his influence is sorely missed.
  10. Ignorance of history is no excuse. Besides, I doubt one in five Americans can actually name a single accomplishment of Teddy Roosevelt beyond being in Night at the Museum. And pettiness? How? I have no ill will from the fallout over his departure. I'm one of those who thought they should have held the number retirement years ago, just months after he left the Vikings. I have no bitterness at all. But I'm the end, he won one championship. Hutson and Starr can run laps around that. If we only have four spots, I can't give three to the Packers. And Favre, great as he was, just isn't in the top two.
  11. Yeah, it's pretty. But they don't own the land or have the funding for it, so they're not yet a serious bid.
  12. What a clown show.
  13. Hmm. Hard to leave the Hammer off the list. I don't think we can put Rodgers there yet, and I'm tempted to leave Favre off. Because there's no way Don Hutson can be excluded - he is still the best receiver ever to play the position. If pro football hadn't been a niche sport in those days, he'd have been Babe Ruth.
  14. No can do - Color Rush requires one color shoulder to foot. Stripes would be okay, but no contrasting socks.
  15. DC. Pick a character, but they're all DC.
  16. How often does that come up in professional sports design, though?
  17. Yeah, I'm really not sure where that "rule" came from. Was somebody trying to apply the heraldic rule of tincture?
  18. Neither do I. In fact, my favorite uniform features it. I think gold outlines against white are certainly better than cluttering it up with an extra blue outline. I find that second Mariners jersey so hard to read because all the negative space in the letters is filled in with blue. At any distance, it's just a blob.
  19. Which is why the Hamilton County Commissioner's posturing is just that. And unfortunately, the Kentucky side is more than willing to give FCC corporate welfare.
  20. You could be right.
  21. Man, if he had to do that much work to turn your Nashville Blues to Knoxville Blue Coats, why couldn't he just create his own design from scratch?
  22. And FWIW, a while back Uni Watch catalogued every instance of white at home from the league's early days through 2010:
  23. Always loved that font. The 1 with all right angles just makes me happy. Still hoping the Packers would bring back their version.
  24. So that's the Vikings and the Bears. Hope the visiting teams wear throwbacks.
  25. Yes, but that doesn't stop teams from perpetuating the whole myth of uniforms, like wearing white at home to force other teams into darker colors or what not.