BringBackTheVet

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    2018 NBA "Off"Season-Because It's Always On

    Why would the Spurs care? They get their players from Toronto either way. From what I've heard about this guy, they don't owe him anything, and they'd be double stupid to trade him to one of their conference rivals. Toronto seems like a fine place to play (except for being there in the winter) but I can't blame a guy for wanting to control his own destiny.
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    San Diego Padres focus-grouping new uniforms for 2020

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    2018 MLB Season

    Keep hearing here that Machado to Phillies will be announced Wednesday , that it’s done, but Orioles want him to be on ASG in their uni. No link tho, but there’s a Baltimore beat writer on radio right now saying it too.
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    NFL 2018 changes

    That really wasn’t written - or at least edited well. I’m not sure what critiques would give you Any indication that the author was a professional; it read very much like stuff posted here, but with even less substance. Too many “just go back to...”
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    HOF-caliber players whose "right" uniforms are awful

    I'm on record countless times pointing out the things I don't like about the Phillies uniform, and how overall I don't like them, but they hardly "suck". Other than the numbers, there's nothing objectively wrong about them, though I think that there's room for improvement in literally every aspect of them, including even the jersey cut and the method of applying the pinstripes.
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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    Once there actually are players, they need to form a union pronto. There's no way this is far at all. You're "stuck" if you went to an SEC school and just get "assigned" somewhere, while someone who is equal in every single way except went to a northern college could potentially get free agency and play anywhere he wants? Once things start being arbitrary, that's when guys start getting screwed. It also sets up potential competitive imbalances, and could create conflicts for fans when an area has two arch-rival schools in it that both feed to the same AAF team. It shouldn't matter, but since they seem to be marketing each team as a regional "college part 2" team, it could.
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    College Football uniforms- 2018

    They actually did show off a mono gray look - along with mono black, black/red, and every other combo you can think of. Temple is a great example of why teams only need one helmet. Their combos would all look great if they were limited to just the cherry helmet rather than three different ones, because (at least in theory) it would force them into tasteful combinations.
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    2018 NBA "Off"Season-Because It's Always On

    It's not immature to enjoy (or not) sports in whatever way works for you. If you want to suffer and wear it as a badge-of-honor? Cool. As soon as you start criticizing "fans" [sic] and claim superiority because you have more knowledge and can name the uniform numbers of every schmuck that signed a 10-day contract as far back as 1992, and claim that the way other people enjoy sports "bothers" you, that's immature. People have different priorities in life. When I was younger and had fewer responsibilities, SPORTS!!! were high on the list. Now, I ain't got time to invest in anything that is 1) inconsequential, 2) ultimately lines the pockets of low-lifes with more money than actual contributors to society will ever see, and 3) has a great likelihood of causing disappointment. For me, it's about the social experience, and that's always better when a team is winning and people are celebrating, climbing poles, punching horses, and eating their poop. Especially if that team happens to win the Super Bowl, like the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles did in this year's Super Bowl.
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    College Football uniforms- 2018

    Other than the helmet stripe, they look pretty good. Some of the combos - like black over cherry - do not look good, but most do. There's also a gray, that I like a lot (with the cherry pants), despite it not being a team color.:
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    2018 NFL Offseason

    Apparently McCoy has a history of getting physical with (at least) one beat-writer going back as far as his 2nd season. http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/lesean-mccoy-buffalo-bills-allegations-philadelphia-eagles-marcus-hayes-20180711.html
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    2018 NBA "Off"Season-Because It's Always On

    Then you're immature. Sports is about fun. For some people, spending valuable time watching a crap team in a half-empty arena isn't fun, and neither is making that emotional investment when you know they're going to lose. If it makes anyone feel great that they're a "real" fan, then great - that's awesome. I was like that for an awful long time, and always thought that the championships gave me more enjoyment than others because I "suffered" longer. That's crap. The only difference between me and a bandwagon fan was those days of suffering that I endured, while they were out having fun. I'm now a total bandwagon fan (except maybe the Eagles, but even then I only watched half the games in '15 and only in '16 to see Wentz) and not ashamed of it.
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    Los Angeles Lakers 2018-19 Uniform Discussion

    Now I’m seeing the lack of white thing, and agree. Strokes should be thicker all around. Also, in the photoshop, the purple is more Vikings/old Jazz purple rather than Forum Blue. I hope that’s fixed.
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    Los Angeles Lakers 2018-19 Uniform Discussion

    Yeah you’re right. I’d still prefer the wishbone collar, even if just as an homage to the last set.
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    Los Angeles Lakers 2018-19 Uniform Discussion

    I Like the gold numbers on the purple. I thought the Kobe/Shaq set was a great update to the showtime set. It moved forward without taking any unnecessary chances and trying to be gimmicky. The addition of the white worked very well, especially since it was a “special” Jersey only worn on Sundays. These are nice, and my only critique is that they don’t move “forward”, but more “back”. I’d love to see these with the wishbone collar, or maybe some kind of side stripe, or some detail that tastefully modernizes them and separates more from the era they’re trying to emulate.
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    Los Angeles Lakers 2018-19 Uniform Discussion

    Not sure I’ve seen a straight down shadow. Not sure why they do that rather than a traditionally-angled shadow. Between this and the Browns, it’s almost like Nike hates shadows.
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    2018 NFL Offseason

    Oh, I forgot about possibly the worst one - literally beating off duty cops (on camera) while drunk at the club. The cops shouldn't have been there and were probably up to something shady (no pun intended) so the case wasn't pursued, but it happened and was on tape. Here's a run down of some of his transgressions: Fight with cops: https://www.crossingbroad.com/2016/02/heres-video-of-the-recess-fight-allegedly-involving-lesean-mccoy.html Twitter attack on baby momma and son: (there's more to it than what's in this story, I remember it unfolding at the time) https://www.crossingbroad.com/2013/01/lesean-mccoy-had-some-epic-baby-mama-drama-on-saturday-night.html Accused of assault on a party bus for spraying a woman with water, having his body guard grab her, pour another beverage on her, then throw her out on the side of the Jersey turnpike: https://www.crossingbroad.com/2013/05/lesean-mccoy-is-being-sued-for-an-assault-on-a-party-bus.html Super shady female-only party: https://www.crossingbroad.com/2017/02/lesean-mccoy-still-a-dick.html Giving Marcus Vick's GF the herp (albeit are you going to believe him?... though he wouldn't let it go) https://www.crossingbroad.com/2016/07/marcus-vick-appears-to-be-accusing-lesean-mccoy-of-giving-his-girl-herpes.html https://www.crossingbroad.com/2016/07/marcus-vick-doubles-down-on-his-lesean-mccoy-herpes-allegations.html Baseless accusations toward Lou Williams (now of the Lakers) of being a woman beater: https://www.crossingbroad.com/2016/04/lesean-mccoy-accused-lou-williams-of-beating-women-in-dumb-twitter-fight-last-night.html And there's much, much more. Here's the GF he allegedly beat (and I mean "allegedly" sincerely - this is too serious to consider him automatically guilty, despite his past scumbaggary. To my knowledge there's nothing this heinous in his past)
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    2018 NFL Offseason

    Its been well documented what a scum bag McCoy is. Between the twitter feud with his baby momma where he showed just how disrespectful he was not only to women, not only to his son’s mother, but also to his son when he claimed he wasn’t even going to pay any support, to the infamous no-tip thing where (to be fair, the crap-ass restaurant’s manager was totally in the wrong too) he showed how entitled, out of touch, and scummy he was, to the party where the invites said “females only, check your cell phones at the door”, to his alleged STDs, etc etc etc. He’s a total dirtbag, and whether this is true or not won’t change that.
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    Biggest Downgrades in History

    Could you explain this? I fail to see how residents of any particular area take on the personality of a professional sports team.
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    2018 NBA "Off"Season-Because It's Always On

    I wonder if the Cavs jersey ad is now worthless with LeBron gone? I’m sure Goodyear inked a multi-year deal, but the price was surely based on LeBron wearing it. When it come up for negotiation, there’s no way they’ll get much for it.
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    Los Angeles Lakers 2018-19 Uniform Discussion

    I just hope they go with gradients and sublimation.
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    2018 MLB Season

    He’ll be on the Phillies when his contract is up, if not sooner. He’s in town all the time for Super Bowl Champion Eagles games and has apparently told lots of people that he’s going to find a way here. Of course, if LA throws a 500M contract at him he’d be a fool not to take it, but if not...
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    Czech It Out! Whole New Look for Czech National Team

    I was going to post the same thing. I'd expect it to be Czechia everywhere but official government / UN stuff. Not many people knew of the decree to use the short name - pretty much only my fellow geography-nerd friends and I are the only ones I know that use it.
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    NFL Increases Use of Alternate Uniforms in 2018

    Color swaps aren't that bad, but only if there's one. Panthers are a great example of a color swap that IMHO enhances their brand rather than dilutes it. It also could be argued that it serves a functional purpose, in that it could be their "hot weather dark jersey" if they needed to explain it for some reason. That being said, with more alts than just one color swap, including throwbacks that in some cases (Jets for example) look nothing like the primary look and color rushes that also look nothing like the primary look, many teams can't help themselves and need to be told what's best for them. Nike's influence needs to be limited, and the teams / league should be smart enough to decide what's in the best interest of the league, not the best interest for Nike's bottom line. Just like there's many teams that manage their brands very well, there's just as many that don't, and it's looking like the rules are changing in favor of the latter group more than the former.
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    Los Angeles Lakers 2018-19 Uniform Discussion

    Not sure tha'ts true. In Japanese, his name is Suzuki Ichiro, so Ichiro is his given name.