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Everything posted by BringBackTheVet

  1. The Pointless Realignment Outpost

    All things being equal, the Flyers rivals are the Rangers and Devils. Sure, right now the fans get all amped up for the Penguins games, but that's only because they're really good. All things being equal, the Phi / Pit "rivalry" is more of a Pittsburgh thing than a Philadelphia thing - unless they went to Penn State, most Philadelphians probably don't even know where in the state Pittsburgh is. New York is our rival - mostly for the same reason Pittsburgh thinks PHiladelphia is theirs - "little brother" complex.
  2. 2018 MLB Hot Stove Season

    And? Sometimes it’s for the good of the game. If one owner decides to take a hard line on it, there will be others that don’t, and the owner who tries to do the right thing won’t get the great players
  3. 2018 MLB Hot Stove Season

    No-trade clauses are the absolute riskiest things you can put in a player's contract. It gives them so much leverage, and you end up in situations where you're not going to get a good package when you're looking to dump a huge contract. I get that 10-5 rights aren't going away any time soon, but maybe the owners should try to get the union to agree to ban no-trade clauses from future contracts. It's one reason that the players are bigger than the teams in some cases.
  4. Players on the "RIGHT" Team, but "WRONG" Uniform

    Rickey Henderson has the most ridiculous Baseball Reference page I've ever seen. Consider all the jerseys he wore, the number of years he played, the number of times he was traded and has split-year stats, it's just crazy to look at.
  5. Players on the "RIGHT" Team, but "WRONG" Uniform

    Alts don't count, because you could find dozens of players that only wore their team's alt a few times. Now for a few local ones (which I'm sure I've posted at some point before, but whatever) 1. Bobby Taylor in his rookie season wore the Eagles kelly green uniform. Bonus - that was the only year that jersey had twill numbers, and they were skinnier than any other version of that jersey: 2. The late Darren Daulton in the '86 set. Bonus Facts: 1) while he wore the swirl-P for 6+ seasons, he only wore this version (red pinstripes, non-swirl-p on chest) for the first of those.
  6. 2017 NFL Season

    So apparently even with Wentz out and Foles in, some "odds consultant" (whatever that means) has the Eagles (if at home) favored against every NFC playoff team except Minnesota (pickem), and in the SB, favored against every team but the Steelers and Patriots (the latter of whom they likely would have been the dogs against even with Wentz.) I'm not sure how this translates into Vegas odds, but very surprisingly, Eagles (*sigh*) "Nation" has been taking it pretty well. vs. Vikings (pk) vs. Falcons (+1) vs. Rams (+2) vs. Saints (+2) vs. Panthers (+2.5) vs. Seahawks (+3) vs. Jaguars (+1) vs. Chiefs (+1) vs. Steelers (-3) vs. Patriots (-6.5)
  7. NHL 2017-18

    Each of those teams have worn throwbacks on a regular basis, so that'll probably be how they do a 3rd. It'd be funny if the Devils' throwback is the same jersey as today just with the hem striping.
  8. NFL 2017 changes?

    I think that's a rule at all levels of football. Not certain why though. Nobody in history has ever suited up for a game, read the disclaimer on the back of the helmet, then said "sorry, no thanks." EDIT: when I was in jr high, the kids on the team with big heads had to go buy their own helmets. Helmets only came in white, but our team wore gold. We were told that if we painted our helmet that we had to cover the warning label so it could still be read after the spray painting, otherwise you couldn't play in games.
  9. 2017 NFL Season

    It just sucks because with Wentz, they had at least a shot of beating the Patriots in the SB. Now I think Foles will throw at least one key INT and Brady will end up with another ring.
  10. 2017 NFL Season

    I didn't see the game, but apparently Carson Wentz played 4 plays and threw a TD with a torn ACL. Oh well. Guess I can make vacation plans for the first week of February.
  11. Seattle NHL Brand Discussion

    Is there a way to make green, blue, and yellow work? It could be a bridge between their arena mates the Sonics and the other local teams. THe arena could be mostly green and yellow, while their merch could be mostly green and blue.
  12. Have they ever worn their black pants with red jersey, even if back when red was the alt?
  13. 2017 NFL Season Fox is hiring actors to play Rams fans so their live pregame show isn’t full of eagles supporters.
  14. MLB changes 2018? So this guy is changing his number to 34 to honor Roy Halladay. Halladay only wore 34 in his 3 seasons with the Phillies. Fun fact - Cliff Lee was 34 in his first Phillies stint because they were so sure they were getting Halladay at the trade deadline that they had already asked him what # he wanted, and he said 34. For whatever reason, they ended up with Lee instead, so they just gave him the jerseys they had made up for Halladay.
  15. NBA Changes 2017-18

    Seeing lakers for first time. The yellow is def lighter, though I probably wouldn’t have noticed if I didn’t read it here. Biggest giveaway is that the numbers are harder to read against the lighter yellow than they were against the oranger shade. I’m not sure which is more “Lakers” - I kinda think the lighter might actually be closer to the Magic days - but those had purple numbers so it didn’t matter. Either way I think they should wear white on the road against dark colored teams, not yellow.
  16. Spike TV New Look New Name

    When a station gets a "new look" and "new name", isn't it basically a whole new station? Meaning, is it really a "rebrand" as much as it is the parent company dumping one brand and starting a whole new one? I get it that with sports teams we care about things like lineage and will argue to the death that the Baltimore Ravens really are the Cleveland Browns, but with TV channels does anyone care that Paramount is the same station as the one that carried WWE wrestling 15 years ago?
  17. yeah it's tough to tell 6, 8, 9, and sometimes even 0 apart on the Eagles jerseys - especially when the jerseys are taped to the shoulderpads and the middle bar of the 6 8 or 9 isn't too visible.
  18. 2017 NFL Season

    Rams coach said they’re practicing with silent count in anticipation of the game sounding like an eagles home game.
  19. They're not worrying about what they're gonna wear. I am.
  20. 2017 NFL Season

    Just having some fun. Anyway I was at the Vet’s implosion, and the upper deck was very much attached to the structure and it had no problem coming down. Looks like the demo engineers just messed up. Not sure what they can do now though - why on earth would anyone want to get even a little bit close to that thing, knowing it could come down at any second?
  21. 2017 NFL Season

    Second-half hasn’t been that bad, but there were some ridiculous ones in the first half. The pass interference that really wasn’t, really did change the game. Wentz sucked in the first half, and Seattle clearly deserved to win, but it just should have been different. Everything was a flag against the eagles, and it changed how they played and handed Seattle a TD. Wents had had that fumble through the end zone which changed the game, there was a terrible 4th and 3 call, Ertz gets concussion, etc. Just wasn’t their night. Good to get that dumb stuff out of the way now.
  22. 2017 NFL Season

    I wish you were in a santa outfit right now. It's OK. Nobody really wants to go to Minneapolis anyway.
  23. 2017 NFL Season

    No you don't understand. We were going to the Super Bowl this year, and now it's ruined. Carson Wentz is proving that the Browns were right not to want his dumb overthrowing/ underthrowing ass. Everything could have been so perfect, but they ruined it. Now what do we have? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. If we wanted nothing, we could have just kept Andy Reid as the coach. Time to get rid of everyone and start a "process".
  24. 2017 NFL Season

    These referees can die. They can all literally die. There can't be penalties on every single play, and certainly not all only on one team. This game is difficult to watch. It's not a matter of playing well, it's a matter of when the flag will be thrown. They've changed the game, given Seattle a million opportunities, and I hope they die - at least the one who is looking to throw PI and defensive holding on every single play, whether a pass is catchable or not. I hope he's not looking and a receiver crashes right into him and knocks his head clear off his body, and then the other players jump on the decapitated head thinking that it's a fumbled football.