Wade Heidt

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  1. Filtered through this thread. Montreal is a top candidate. Portland looks promising if there is a group of investors behind the cause. However, after seeing the list of other cities being brought up as potential spots, I am feeling Vancouver is not getting serious respect. Lets look at some basis to back that up: http://vanmag.com/city/vancouver-mlb-team/ The short season Single-A club outdraws many Triple-A clubs in attendance: https://theprovince.com/sports/baseball/the-canadians-are-packing-nat-bailey-with-record-numbers There is still a downtown waterfront spot for a stadium (with mountain view and near a public transit hub), as there was a proposal for that site to be a new soccer stadium before BC Place was renovated in 2011. Build it in the 40,000 seat range and throw on a retractable roof: http://www.6717000.com/blog/2006/06/heavyweights-join-team-promoting-gastown-soccer-stadium/ Vancouver is a growing, cosmopolitan city. There can be money found in the city if the right investors step up. If Seattle can get an NHL team and Vancouver has one, why can that not be the same in MLB? Vancouver got an NBA team when Seattle had the Sonics. Let's go with: Vancouver Kodiaks Vancouver Black Bears Vancouver Spirit Bears
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    Mid-season Uniform/Logo Changes

    Can't believe we made it this far and not mentioned the WFL yet. 1974 Houston Texans became the Shreveport Steamer during the season: 1974 logo changes on the uniforms of the New York Stars / Charlotte Stars / Charlotte Hornets:
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    My CFL Uniform Database

    Cannot forget the All Star Game uniforms for the years Johnny has put together so far. 1988 game: 1983 game: It is hard to find images/footage of 1978 game.
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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    Well, the real truth of the matter shown by history is that any pro football league in the United States that is not the NFL appears to be weak ass and die. I hope for the best for the AAF as I want to see a U.S. pro football league prove history wrong this time and make it. It is not easy starting as a new league in the U.S. and I still would not bet money on the league having a long run. The CFL is a different matter altogether and is far from weak ass. If one is aware of the colourful history of the business of pro football in Canada, the CFL is actually the exact opposite of weak ass considering the creative scratching and clawing basically each team has needed to do to survive at times. It is greatly strong based on its survival instincts. The CFL is apart from those other leagues and it is really tough to compare it apples to apples. It is Canadian football with significant nuances to the game compared to American football. The result is many U.S football fans have trouble accepting the differences compared to their own football. It is financially doing fine, a quality professional league and has significant attention where it matters for the league - in Canada.
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    Unpopular Opinions

    Yep - that would be an unpopular opinion. Best Alouettes uniforms: Also 1986 not bad - especially liked the road ones:
  6. Interesting coincidence how Modano went from the Prince Albert Raiders to the Minnesota North Stars and wore pretty much the same jersey design. I prefer the Raiders jersey from Modano's earlier Prince Albert years. Strictly green and yellow.
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    Unrealized Stadiums

    Would have been nice, but BC Place renovation happened and looks like Whitecaps happy with that. That site is still open to accommodate a stadium. Would be just perfect for a baseball stadium for MLB if someone with the cash could step and and MLB is listening.
  8. Totally agree. I used to love the Moose Jaw Warriors look in the early 1990s. These uniforms with the team nickname diagonally on the front were great. In fact, many WHL uniforms in the late 1980s and early 1990s were better than they are now.
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    NFL Merry-Go-Round: Relocation Roundelay

    Too bad about not being able to play in San Francisco at Oracle Park. Was getting ready to refer to them as the Golden State Raiders
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    Mid-season Uniform/Logo Changes

    Another hockey one just came to mind. 1967-68 NHL Seals. Started the season as the California Seals. http://www.nhluniforms.com/DefunctTeams/Seals0.html Renamed themselves the Oakland Seals in December 1967. The logo changed from using a "C" to an "O". The numbers on the back of the green jerseys were changed due to fan complaints about visibility. http://www.nhluniforms.com/DefunctTeams/Seals1.html
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    Mid-season Uniform/Logo Changes

    This one is along similar lines. The 2009 Saskatchewan Roughriders wore silver pants at home and black facemasks. Minor uniform change in 2010. Switched to white pants at home and white facemasks. During the 2010 preseason, they had the white masks on but were still wearing the silver pants: http://www.windsorstar.com/sports/hockey/Gallery+Lions+beat+Riders+season+action+June/3150123/story.html The new white home pants did not appear until the start of the regular season: http://www.edmontonjournal.com/sports/Gallery+Roughriders/3224740/story.html
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    Mid-season Uniform/Logo Changes

    1993 Toronto Blue Jays. http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/uniforms.asp?league=AL&city=Toronto&lowYear=1993&highYear=1993&sort=year&increment=9 The Jays started 1993 wearing the white front panel hats as their home hats. Here admiring their 1992 championship rings at home earlier in the season: You may remember during the season, the white front panel hat was retired. They started wearing the solid blue road hat regularly as the home hat as well. As seen in the 1993 World Series:
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    Mid-season Uniform/Logo Changes

    Another hockey one I just remembered. The first-year 1974-75 Washington Capitals started the season wearing white pants with their red uniforms. That did not last and they ended up switching to blue pants during the season.
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    Alouettes Kick-Off New Era With Revamped Logo, Uniforms

    Great thing about the logo. The Alouettes fans can paint it on their face Ultimate Warrior style!!
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    NHL changes 2019-20

    If I had my way, Canucks should go with something similar to this concept that I think brilliantly works: http://forum.canucks.com/topic/382717-canucks-adidas-jersey-is-out/?page=5 However, replace the shoulder patch on the green jersey with Stick-in-Rink logo. Gives us a modern rendition of original uniform. Orca is gone. We can still use the Johnny Canuck head with V secondary logo. We get the green alternate. Full body Johnny Canuck gets to appear on the crest of the alternate.
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    Mid-season Uniform/Logo Changes

    This is a unique one happening this year in the Quebec-based lower level minor pro Ligue Nord-Americaine de Hockey (LNAH). Involves 3 uniform changes this season. The Berlin BlackJacks started their first season as the first ever US-based team in LNAH. Wearing black and yellow: It was a financial nightmare for the team that probably should not have started. The league took over the team 10 games into the season in early November. While the league figured out what to do, the team barnstormed into early December as Petrole & Propane Belanger. Basically named after a Quebec company that must have been providing financial backing. Company logo and colours. Wore black uniforms trimmed with red: In early December, the team found a new home in Saint-Jerome. Became the Petroliers Du Nord (Northern Oilers). With this came another new uniform, third this season. The Northern Oilers wear red with black trim:
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    Mid-season Uniform/Logo Changes

    The face mask example just refreshed my memory. The Saskatchewan Roughriders wore white helmets on the road from 2012 to 2015. During the 2013 season, they made the permanent switch from green masks to white masks on the white helmet. Will cite photos of Geroy Simon with the Riders, as 2013 was his only season wearing the green and white on the field.
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    NHL changes 2019-20

    If it is just some minor housekeeping to the current look, they should ditch the script first and foremost. Also: -Go back to blue, white and green gloves like the 1970s Canucks glove colour design. Get rid of the solid blue gloves. -Go with the striping that was on the recent 3rd uniform and have similar on the white jersey. Minor difference from current striping but better. -If the orca logo stays, has to have some green in it, like this design on this website: http://nhllogos.blogspot.com/2007/07/fan-designs-canucks-concept-logo.html
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    Alouettes Kick-Off New Era With Revamped Logo, Uniforms

    If your trying to find a look at the helmet. Complete all-around view here: https://www.behance.net/gallery/75204059/Alouettes-de-Montral-Design-Experience?fbclid=IwAR2EJio0ciyIBOD-_Xj3t7aQDIP27TZHp1QnXkP6XbcUOf-HvmjGF-HK9AA About a minute regarding the helmet at the 4:50 mark of this video from Alouettes website: https://www.montrealalouettes.com/2019/01/31/la-transformation/
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    Mid-season Uniform/Logo Changes

    Happened a couple of times in the WHA. Usually due to teams relocating mid-season because of finances. 1973-74 New York Golden Blades / Jersey Knights: 1974-75 Michigan Stags / Baltimore Blades:
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    Mid-season Uniform/Logo Changes

    1926-27 Toronto St. Patricks became the green-clad Toronto Maple Leafs in February 1927.
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    Mid-season Uniform/Logo Changes

    Can't forget another Pittsburgh team. The Penguins doing the change from double blue to black and yellow during 1979-80.
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    Mid-season Uniform/Logo Changes

    You guys might remember the Hamilton Tiger-Cats changing their uniforms in 1997 as of Labour Day Weekend. New permanent home and road jerseys and single helmet stripe. Before Labour Day: The new jerseys with the large logo on the shoulders starting Labour Day Weekend.
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    2019 CFL Uniforms

    Yep - I think they got the message about the numbers. They are going to be much more visible.
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    2019 CFL Uniforms

    New Montreal Alouettes uniforms better than the mess they were wearing. Happy to see that the New Era uniforms have traditional style football uniform striping. We could get some good looks for the rest of the teams in 2020.