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Everything posted by BringBackTheVet

  1. 2017 NFL Season

    Based on the terms of the lease, i'm sure Kroenke would let them out of it. I don't see how he profits much (if at all) from their presence. He makes literally nothing off of their game days, and the shared revenue sources don't really require a second team, unless naming rights become a ton more valuable because it's used every week rather than every other. All the non-NFL revenue is his anyway, since he owns it and books concerts there etc. I think it's the league that would intervene, considering all it took to get to this point. After how much money was spent on lawyers, meetings, studies, and the impact to the Raiders, I can't imagine the league allowing them to back out. Once the Raiders leave for Vegas, there's no chance of it happening. The only thing I can think of is the Raiders deal with LV falls apart, then they make Spanos pay a hefty penalty and then shift both teams south. Of course, part of Spanos' decision was based on not wanting the Raiders cutting into his market, so I'm not sure why he'd want to get out of it when even with no fan support he stands to make money.
  2. WWE SummerSlam, 20 August 2017

    yes, it meant that the holder was going to be champion, and the only intrigue was when. It meant that someone's first title reign would come in a 5-second match over an already battered opponent. I love the concept, but in reality it does more to devalue titles and devalue competitors. Also, what the hell is everyone's love of Corbin all about? Is he an interesting character and I've somehow missed him showing even a single bit of charisma? I guess he looks good - for a guy that can never take off his shirt. He's certainly talented, but in no other era would we be talking about him as championship material. Shows just how low the WWEC has fallen.
  3. WWE SummerSlam, 20 August 2017

    Canada (anywhere), Chicago, Phila, ny, stl(?), could probably fill 50k if they had that size venue. Phila does not.
  4. 2017 NFL Season

    Nothing they can do now since they've signed the deal. They're committed, mistake or not. They should just come up with a whole new identity - name, uniforms, everything. Try to sell it as the team created for LA, not a franchise synonymous with another city, or a team just trying to lose less money by playing in LA.
  5. WWE SummerSlam, 20 August 2017

    Didn't they have trouble selling out the Alamo dome last year? I thought I remember reading about them discounting or giving away tickets at the very end. I think there's only a handful of cities that could sell 40k tix for the rumble.
  6. WWE SummerSlam, 20 August 2017

    And iirc didn't sell out until day of, and they might have discounted them.
  7. WWE SummerSlam, 20 August 2017

    I hadn't even thought of ECW Arena. I don't think I'd want WWE to put on a show there, since it was basically built as a home for the anti-WWE crowd. Well, that and for blue-haired bingo players. Liacouras is around 10,000, but I don't know if WWE would even consider that. Do you think they sell out WFC for Takeover?
  8. WWE SummerSlam, 20 August 2017

    1. What happened to Ric Flair? 2. I had no idea RUmble tix already went on sale and (obv) sold out. Last time I thought there was more communication (unless there was this time and I've just been living under a rock.) Let me know if you hear of Takeover tix going on sale. If I can't get into Rumble, maybe Takeover would be a good consolation prize. EDIT: is it a guarantee that Takeover would be at the WFC?
  9. NHL 2017-18

    I realize that this is a totally subjective thing, and as such, every opinion is valid, but man is it baffling to me how anything that's been posted is better than the roads they unveiled. Being that they're committed to yellow, and committed to that stupid logo, I think they did the absolute best they could with a white sweater. It looks better than fine.
  10. 2017 NFL Season

    I've listened to most team broadcasts (obviously not nearly as much as my home team) but in my completely objective opinion, Merrill Reece has been unquestionably the best since I've been able to listen to others. I'd wager he's been the best for decades, but can't vouch for that. The Eagles broadcast overall is simply excellent. Mike Quick is certainly not the best color guy in the game, but works well with Merrill and stays out of his way. I particularly love when Merrill pokes fun at the Eagles or even bashes them when they're getting killed.
  11. Pink Uniforms

    A bold pink could absolutely work as a major league sports color. Pretty much any bold color can. A pastel or light or "faded" pink simply wouldn't - but that goes for (IMO) a lot of colors, not just pink. Pink can look very feminine, but it can also look just as bold and intimidating as any other color when used correctly. If a team treats it as a joke and puts their players out there in pink for a night, and they're all laughing about it, then it becomes a joke. If a team takes it seriously and makes it their color and their players embrace it, then even the most neanderthal of fans will buy in.
  12. 2017 NFL Season

    Don't get me wrong - he's not bad. Just not a #1 or a #2 on a good team. His stats indicate otherwise, but I found him to be disappointing considering his draft position and what the scouts and Chip Kelly said. He always seemed to have a drop in big situation or just come up small when needed most. He played the slot and couldn't really move outside even when the opportunity arose. Since the Eagles acquired WRs in the offseason and drafted a few with high upside, they definitely were not going to resign him, so they jumped at the opportunity to move him(though I'm disappointed they had to give up a #3 as well) to fill their biggest need. If he had stuck around I wouldn't have minded, but I don't care that he's gone. Like I said, he's not bad - probably slightly above average - but all in all, just a guy. That the bills got back those picks in those deals makes me think that they did really well, as did the eagles for filling their biggest hole by moving someone they would have let go anyway. They essentially only traded a #3 for this guy.
  13. 2017 NFL Season

    Not at all upset.
  14. NFL 2017 changes?

    Black is rarely better. It's only better if it's a team color, and even then not always. Given the league's sock style, with white on the bottom, white shoes just flow much better into the sock. White shoes also look "faster", though obviously that's just cosmetic. Team colored shoes are often really ugly, IMO.
  15. 2017 NFL Season

    Should an Eagles fan be happy that he's now on their team? Keep in mind the Eagles CBs blow more than the whore at the end of my street.
  16. Travel recommendations thread

    So here's my deal. Planning to take one of two possible trips next month. 1) Kyiv, Tbilisi, (maybe) Baku -I've heard varying accounts of how much English people know in Kyiv. It's usually not a concern of mine but I do want to enjoy the nightlife (and talk to the slavic girls this site keeps telling me I should marry) so just questioning. I can read Ukrainian and Russian cyrillic (not that I necessarily know what it means unless it sounds kinda englishy.) Not worried about Georgia or Azerbaijan. 2) Taipei, one (or more) of KL, Singapore, Cambodia, Japan (already been to Japan but have a GF there that it would be nice to see again), or some other place in that region (Bali?) -This trip is more about nightlife than previous ones I've taken, so while I'm looking for culture too, it's more weighted towards nightlife. I've been fortunate enough to see five of the 10-tallest buildings of the world, and while Petronas is just outside of that range, it would still be great to see. Just not sure what else I'd do.
  17. 2017 NBA Offseason EDIT: can't embed Twitters anymore?
  18. 2017 NFL Season

    Who's Ronald Darby?
  19. Phoenix Suns New Uniforms

    One of my least favorites of the ones that changed. The beveling, the just-too-custom number font, and the half side stripes just don't work well for me. I don't particularly love the wordmark font, but if they just went solid with it (purple letters orange numbers on the white, white letters orange numbers on the purple) it woud look a ton better. If they need an outline on the wordmark, then fine - orange outline on purple letters on the white, orange outline on the white letters on the purple. I really hate "they should go back to" but I'm there with the Suns. Just modify the shooting ball uniforms and roll with that..
  20. NBA Changes 2017-18

    That's really good. I like how the shorts mimic the tops, just upside down.
  21. Minnesota Timberwolves

    I really like these, except for the lack of green. Maybe the thinner horizontal stripe over the wordmarks could have been green.
  22. Could the Rays be moving to Las Vegas?

    I think he's referring to Monterrey - also in Mexico.
  23. WWE SummerSlam, 20 August 2017

    I don't know, but I've watched the first 5 or so mins of USA shows that come after Raw and SDL (too lazy to turn off TV right away) and holy balls there's swearing, simulated BJs, tit grabbing, etc. It's like attitude-era Raw. Funny that WWE's flagship shows are PG when they're on a network that's moving in a decidedly not PG direction.
  24. WWE SummerSlam, 20 August 2017

    I wonder why Vince made the call to make a new top title (UHC) and relegate the WWEC, rather than promote the WWEC on Raw and create the UHC for SDL. My only thought is that he figured that since the WWEC was (at the time) respected, it would give some legitimacy to SDL which up until the split had been a pre-taped supplementary (if even that) show. Now, the WWEC is essentially the Jack Swagger-era WHC. All but irrelevant. The belt that Bruno Sammartino, Backlund, Hogan, Savage, Warrior, Flair, Undertaker, Austin, Rock, HHH, Angle, Edge, Orton, Cena, etc. held is now a secondary title. I simply will never understand a booking meeting where they decide to have a champion lose cleanly - especially against someone who's not battling for a title shot. I even think that scenario is silly. I know you can't have a guy in title matches every week, but there shouldn't be many non-title matches either.