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  1. Teams with similar colors as the Houston Oilers?

    There exists no universe in which the current set is superior to the 50s, and arguably, the late 40s.
  2. Teams with similar colors as the Houston Oilers?

    Unpopular opinion - the '89-'91 gray/maroon Phillies roads > the blue Phillies roads.
  3. Should Clemente's #21 be retired by MLB

    Had they retired Babe Ruth's #3 league wide shortly after he retired, it would be hard to argue with that decision because at that time he was basically Gretzky. In 2018 though, it's a whole different story and we shouldn't even be having this discussion. Don't know anything about Don Hutson. Hard to believe he's among the goats if I can't even tell you what team he played for, and for a good portion of my 30&ten years I was a hardcore SPORTS!!! fan.
  4. NHL 2017-18

    also, once one team adopts "performance enhancing fabrics", others are pretty much obligated to keep up, because even if the advantage is negligible or non-existent, it's a perception that at least that one team is trying something to get an edge, and if your team isn't, then they could be criticized for losing a close series or for being behind the times. If you're Lemieux, wearing a thick poly jersey (like the pre-airknit kind), and your opponents are wearing these sleek new fangled things, why on earth wouldn't he switch to that just to keep a level playing field, even if that field is only 0.01% higher? Criticism over the actual benefits is legit, because it's impossible to measure (obviously the differences in material weight and absorbance can be measured, but not really player performance), and criticism that all of this is just to get attention to the brand is legit (whether it's true or not, perception matters), but the teams themselves shouldn't be criticized for adopting the new templates / materials even if it mangles their established aesthetic. I think if there was any way to actually measure the benefit to the players then this whole discussion becomes moot, but there's not, and I don't think there ever will be.
  5. Should Clemente's #21 be retired by MLB

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  6. Should Clemente's #21 be retired by MLB

    Home runs are not the same as goals. You can’t even make a comparison line that between sports. Did Ruth have more rbi or runs scored than any entire team? Do course not, but those are the closest to “goals” as baseball has, and even that’s flawed.
  7. Pittsburgh Steeler Jersey Numbers

    I love the juxtaposition of the modern rounded italicized numbers against the traditional sleeve stripes. The single color makes them strong, while the curves make them sexy. It’s a good look.
  8. Should Clemente's #21 be retired by MLB

    You cant say that Gretzky was the Jordan of hockey when there’s a lot of people who consider Wilt Chamberlain the goat, not to mention what Lebron is doing now. The gap between Jordan (if he even is #1) and next is not very wide.
  9. Should Clemente's #21 be retired by MLB

    I dunno. Who’s to say that there weren’t black athletes in MLB before Robinson that just didn’t open up? It’s kinda the same thing.
  10. NBA 2017-18: A Tale of Two Conferences

    “June 30 midnight” - that’s the key part. I’m sure it’s just Simmons and embiid having fun (embiid tweeted recruitment bids to him last time around too) but from what I’m reading, James genuinely really likes both of them and does want to someday play with Simmons. I would think it stunts both of their careers if he joins, but what do I know? #trusttheprocess
  11. NBA 2017-18: A Tale of Two Conferences

    I guess Lebron said in some interview that the Sixers were one of the best teams in the East, or at least one that would be contending for the title soon, then Ben Simmons posted the photo below with the caption of "June 30th Midnight" (apparently James posted something also about Simmons and Embiid though I can't find it) then James posted a photo of himself getting a triple double in a video game as the Sixers.
  12. NBA 2017-18: A Tale of Two Conferences

    I just saw the video. His explanation of changing the wording mid sentence and getting tongue tied seems to make sense, and he posted a longer explanation which IMO closes the book on it. I don't know anything about him, but from what I've heard he sounds like an intelligent fellow and certainly smart enough to know not to use that word, even if it was part of his vocabulary. This seems like a non-issue and just an unfortunate verbal gaffe, which happens to everyone, it's just that this time it sounded exactly like a slur. The real issue is why it wasn't caught and re-shot instantly.
  13. 2018 NFL Offseason

    I’m going to miss the little “pick Is in” chime.
  14. Jacksonville Jaguars rumored for new uniforms in 2018

    Then why are there fonts that require payment and licenses to use commercially if they can’t be protected? Wouldn’t they be considered proprietary to the team / league and covered by the same rules?
  15. Winter of Discontent: The 2017-18 NHL Season

    There's no reason in 2018 to let alignment get in the way of money-making opportunities. There's myriad ways to deal with alignment issues. For some reason, the owners must feel that a team in Glendale makes them all more money than a team in Quebec, and considering the league prefers expansion to relocation for obvious reasons ($650M? seriously???), the sun has set on QC.