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  1. NBA 2017-18: A Tale of Two Conferences

    trust the process.
  2. MLB changes 2018?

    They already have
  3. Welcome to the 90's

    Also, the mid '90s Kentucky "denim" uniform:
  4. Welcome to the 90's

    Even the Ivy League wasn't immune to the wild shorts phenomenon.
  5. MLB changes 2018?

    Why do you hate our troops? Are you anti-American? Do you want us to lose?
  6. Lifespan of new-age arenas

    It would be great if the forcefield had electicrical properties and the puck exploded on contact, so if it was flying toward your face you could just sit back and enjoy the fireworks. I’m not sure how to make the pucks explode without also having the players blow up too - someone will have to invent that too.
  7. Lifespan of new-age arenas This startled me - the Flyers decided they needed a new arena, despite the Wells Fargo Center "only" being 22-years old, and having already had 10s if not 100s of millions in upgrades over the years. Maybe 22 years is old, but I remember it opening as a modern state-of-the-art arena like it was yesterday. Fortunately, rather than build a new one (according to the article, around $750M) they're putting $250 into the existing one and knocking down all the walls that they can and sorta rebuilding it from the inside out. Again, this baffles me, because other than the obvious need of new premium seating revenue streams like the court-ice level clubs, it's a really nice arena that already has huge social gathering areas. What's the expected lifespan of these "new age" arenas now anyway? By "new age", I'm considering the following parameters: Baseball - built either during the neo-retro (post Camden Yards) era and designed to be a feature-laden long-lasting park (i.e. New Comisky wouldn't count as "new-age") OR the retractable dome era, a-la Safeco, Enron, etc. Hockey/Basketball - Basically anything built from the mid/late 90s on that was explicitly designed to be SoTA at the time, i.e. not a low-budget "we just need something" arena. Football: built after the new Browns stadium opened, which ushered in the replacement of all the cookie-cutters, and a return to the football-specific stadiums. Also must have been designed to have been SoTA at the time. Also the new-age retractable stadiums and new-age covered fields like Glendale, Minneapolis, Houston, etc.
  8. 2018 NFL Offseason

    You’re in the era you’re in until you’re not. It’s certainly possible to look into the future and predict how the game is changing - that’s what the all-time visionaries do - but unless you’re an all-timer (and let’s not pretend that the browns are run by visionaries) you can’t think that way. Unless a RB is a truly transcendent talent, I just don’t see why grab on higher than third round unless you’re already a great team. If you focus on building a great line and passing game then almost any RB or combo of RBs will do. I think Dallas was stupid for drafting that high, regardless of the success he had in season 1.
  9. 2018 NFL Offseason

    Because we’re discussing the merits of spending a top pick on a RB over other positions of need. If a team signs a high-drafted RB as a FA then that doesn’t count because they didn’t have to sacrifice a top pick for the guy. So it absolutely matters. The point is that in this era, it’s proven that a stud RB isn’t nearly as valuable as other positions, and unless it’s the final piece to your puzzle (and if you’re drafting high then it’s probably not) you’re better off with an OL or DL or QB or some other position that means more to the overall success of the team. Then just rotate decent RBs or sign one as a FA or trade once you’re ready.
  10. 2018 NFL Offseason

    When was the last super bowl winner that started a first-round running back that they drafted?
  11. Changes to Titans uniforms in 2018 are 'not minor'

    Relax, we'll find out in a matter of weeks.
  12. Championship matchups you wish we got?

    Ric Flair vs Hulk Hogan, Wrestlemania 8.
  13. Lifespan of new-age arenas

    Players unions would be the biggest reason it never happens. Even the MLB contraction process that was started a while back would never have actually resulted in teams going away once it got to the legal battles.
  14. USA-Mexico-Canada Joint Bid for 2026 World Cup

    Is the list of cities in the us bid final, or strill being whittled down? A few surprised me.
  15. Team Color Changes

    That graphic really doesn’t tell the whole story, and it’s misleading because it factors in colors that only appear in logos - for example, the Phillies independence hall logo has green bushes in it, but nobody would claim that green was one of their colors.
  16. Jacksonville Jaguars rumored for new uniforms in 2018

    ^ it’s safe to say that we’ve seen the uniforms with the only outstanding points being the exact number font and whether the teal is primary or the black.
  17. Changes to Titans uniforms in 2018 are 'not minor'

    I'm pretty sure this was the image that made me think of the dual-layered thing. There's red under the mesh on the top left, and then silver below that. It kinda looks like little diamonds right on the material for that part rather than some kind of underlayer. Actually the more I look at it, those are 3D, so that could be the thing we've "never seen before" on an NFL jersey.
  18. NBA Changes 2017-18

    Saw the Sixers and Nets city uniforms in person for the first time last night. 1) the Phila script is actually not nearly as hard to read as I expected it to be based on how thin it is. It looked great live, and wouldn't be a bad full-time uni if the regular ones weren't so good. 2) you'd only know the uniform was *sigh* "vintage white" if a player was standing next to something that was bright white, or if you looked at their shoes. It's a very light cream. Very light. 3) the script might not evoke images of the Declaration like it was intended, but when seen in context with all of the special ribbon graphics, it definitely fits in and looks great. 4) kinda need to look at these as just one part of a whole special package. Everything put together tells a story and looks great, even if the uniforms on their own are a little underwhelming. 5) the Nets graphite looks surprisingly great. It would be nice if it was a little lighter, but still stood out just fine. Was a different shade of gray from what I've ever seen live. 6) any other details on the uniform were completely lost, even from the lower level.
  19. New(?) Logos on NBA "Mash Up" hats

    Sixers one is pretty nice, with the "P" obviously standing for "Process". I'd rather it be darker if I was ever going to wear it, though I only wear hats when exercising so it doesn't really matter. If it was flex fit I'd probably get it.
  20. Changes to Titans uniforms in 2018 are 'not minor'

    I did say that it appeared like the material was dual colored, like one color underneath that was visible through the navy, which would match both the Reddit post and the Dan guy. The side points would be plausible too, except that I'm not sure if a template allows for it. They may be trying to mimic a sword, or the bottom of the T logo. The addition of silver is already known, so that rumor seems to be not as far fetched as many are making it out to be.
  21. Championship matchups you wish we got?

    Ditka vs God, mano a mano
  22. Outlandish yet restrained designs

    Thats a fantastic uniform. Those aren’t easy colors to make a classic set out of, but they did just that. I don’t love the back number or nob font, but I can live with that considering the awesomeness of the front. Remind me - was it cream or white? I hope cream.
  23. Outlandish yet restrained designs

    Ha I was actually thinking of that one and just didn’t mention it. It was terrible and theres a reason they abandoned it. Because it was terrible. That was the reason.
  24. 2018 MLB Season

    I feel like a hypocrite because I love college football overtime and wish the nfl did it, but am against this proposal for mlb.
  25. Championship matchups you wish we got?

    The falcons were a crap team that lucked out. Nobody at that time (outside of Atlanta) thought they stood a chance against Denver. 14-2 can happen for lots of reasons, and everything broke their way that year. Wasn’t that Chris Chandler and Jamal Anderson? Minnesota would have given Denver a run for their money and had a legit chance to win the whole thing. Cunnngham was incredible that year.