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About spartacat_12

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  1. The DC Comics Movie & Television Thread

    While my excitement for the movie hasn't changed, I think that this was the worst of the trailers that we've seen so far. I feel like after the first look at Civil War WB felt the need to release another BvS trailer as soon as possible (and even premiered it on the same late night show). It's poorly edited, reuses a lot of things we've seen already, and just feels rushed. With that being said, there is still a lot to like. The exchange at the beginning between Clark and Bruce is by far my favourite part. You get the feeling that they both have an idea of who the other is, which will go a long way in slowly building the conflict between the two characters (plus the Joker nod is great). I also like the way Lex is presented. His phony party persona, the condescending attitude towards Lois, it all confirms that Jesse Eisenberg has really crafted a great character.
  2. 2015-16 NHL Uniform and Logo Changes

    Actually, the location of the next two Olympics has me thinking that the players will definitely be going. The NHL views Asia as an untapped market, so the hope would be that by sending the world's best you can generate interest in the game (much like the NBA and Beijing). In fact, I remember hearing that when Beijing was bidding for the Winter Games, one of their conditions was that if they were successful the NHL would have to send it's players. I know the league has a business to run, but the Olympics should always be a best-on-best tournament. There's no way the country would rally around a half Spengler Cup/half World Junior team the way that we do around Crosby, Toews, Price, et. al. Besides, having your league's best players front and centre on an international stage can only help the game in the long run.
  3. 2015 CFL Uniforms

    No, it's new. It's also the first time they've gone black helmets with the white jersey.
  4. 2015-16 NHL Uniform and Logo Changes

    That's not what the blog says. He's predicting that the orange becomes the full-fledged alternate, rather than the specialty throwback it is now. This will allow them to wear it more often.
  5. 2015 CFL Uniforms

    Strangely enough, the REDBLACKS wore their alternate pants with the home jersey for Sunday's East Final: The pants don't mesh with the jerseys as well as the usual homes do, but anything that gets more plaid into the set is a good thing. I wouldn't be surprised to see plaid striping incorporated into all three uniforms with the switchover to Adidas. It's become a huge part of the team's brand, and helps distinguish them from the Stamps.
  6. Things that are the way they are... just "because"

    Arched wordmarks with numbers beneath them is frequently used, and commonly accepted in NCAA hockey, but NHL teams who have tried it have been criticized (Dallas, Atlanta).
  7. 2015-16 CHL uniform/logo thread

    According to this article:, "the redesign comes after almost a year of planning". Really?! It took them a year and they just ended up ripping off the Rangers. It isn't a bad look, but I would've rather seen something a little more original.
  8. 2015-16 NHL Uniform and Logo Changes

    These would look much better with gold numbers.I do really like the new crew neck collar though. I imagine that Montreal will be using the same ones.
  9. 2015-16 NHL Uniform and Logo Changes

    Love the Ducks jersey. The only thing I would change would be the colour of the sticks in the logo. Yellow is not part of the colour scheme and doesn't belong. That was the biggest problem with the logo on the teal/eggplant set. The organization just seems to love shoehorning random colours into their sets.
  10. 2015-16 NHL Uniform and Logo Changes

    The Islanders alternate doesn't look terrible in a vacuum, but it's a major case of the team trying to have their cake and eat it too. If they wanted to do embrace the move to Brooklyn by doing a complete rebrand to black and white I'd have understood. When they decided to maintain the traditional name/colours/uniforms that should've been the end of it. This new uniform completely muddles the brand. With the organization's track record when it comes to uniforms that deviate too much from the originals (fisherman, black ISLANDERS, pylon jerseys), you think they'd have learned their lesson by now. Also, San Jose needs to go back to the original look full time. Teal, black, & orange isn't a bad colour combo, but teal, grey, & black works so well for a team named the Sharks. The logo could use a couple of tweaks (fix the stick or possibly eliminate it all together, tone down the outlines and make the teal one go around the whole triangle), but overall it's the best look they've ever had.
  11. The DC Comics Movie & Television Thread

    With it being fairly quiet on the DC newsfront, and rumors out there that WB wants to make Batman the centerpiece of their cinematic universe going forward, I thought I'd share some of my casting ideas. I don't think every one of these characters will be appearing, but if they do here's who should play them: Commissioner Gordon - Jeff Daniels Lucius Fox - Dennis Haysbert Dick Grayson/Nightwing - Penn Badgely (2nd choice after Joseph Gordon Levitt, but that's obviously not going to happen) Jason Todd/Red Hood - Aaron Paul Tim Drake/Robin - Logan Lerman Harvey Dent/Two-Face - Matthew McConaughey Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin - Paul Giamatti Edward Nigma/The Riddler - Jake Gyllenhaal Selina Kyle/Catwoman - Rooney Mara Ra's al Ghul - Viggo Mortensen Victor Fries/Mr. Freeze - Giovanni Ribisi Pamela Isley/Poison Ivy - Rosamund Pike Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow - Zachary Quinto Roman Sionis/Black Mask - Jon Hamm Jervis Tetch/Mad Hatter - Elijah Wood
  12. 2015-16 NHL Uniform and Logo Changes

    I think the Ducks' jersey is great. I don't mind the sleeve and hem stripes not matching. It's been done, and looked good, many times (Montreal, Winnipeg, Ottawa pre-edge, Colorado's burgundy alternate). The only problem for me is the sticks in the logo being yellow. It's so unnecessary to throw in an unused colour, especially since orange and gold are close to yellow. They should be orange like on the primary shoulder patch, or possibly silver if the orange didn't work with the background. It definitely seems like the Avs are shifting towards making the flag look the primary. I'm going to have to hold off on judgement until I see the full uniform. Burgundy pants/helmets would go a long way in completing the look. Knowing the Avs though, they'll probably stick with the black gear.
  13. 2015-16 NHL Uniform and Logo Changes

    His choices are probably pretty accurate. But instead of the Arenas & St. Pats ones he suggested, I would rather see this one: ...and the white version of this set:
  14. Adidas Lands NHL Uniform Contract for 2017-18 and Beyond

    I think this is a classic case of the board jumping to conclusions and overreacting. There isn't a single NBA team that adopted Adidas's three-stripe pattern into their uniforms, not to mention NCAA hockey, so why does everyone think the NHL will. I imagine it will find its way onto the practice, All-Star, and maybe World Cup uniforms, none of which matter to me as much as the uniforms that I see every day. As far as ads go, that's definitely a possibility (and some say an inevitability), but it would be a possibility no matter who got the contract. In fact, Adidas is apparently paying double what Reebok has been paying, so maybe that influx of cash will cause the league to delay throwing ads on the jerseys (wishful thinking I know). What sucks is that standing out like a sore thumb is the best case scenario for companies looking to advertise on the jerseys. If their logo blends in people will barely notice it, and it'll be less eyes on their brand. Its the same reason the home of the Blue Jays is Rogers Centre, and not Rogers Skydome. Less people would be using the name Rogers when referring to the stadium.