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National Dashball League: A Fictional Sport, A Fictional Future - 2022 Regular Season

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10 minutes ago, BellaSpurs said:

I’m currently using safari on my IPhone and it works fine I see everything, weird!

Well then I have no idea what's going on. I really want to figure this out but I have a lot of other things to devote my time to right now. I'm still blaming Apple until proven otherwise 😂

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10 hours ago, BellaSpurs said:

I’m currently using safari on my IPhone and it works fine I see everything, weird!

I think that it worked when I used my iPad when he first started this thread, but RIPmyiPad. But ever since I started using my computer I haven't been able to see any photos he posts for some reason. Its probably just apple problems

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Great stuff so far. I really dig the leaf inside the Pinnacles logo, it's a nice touch. Also like the color scheme, the contrast with the yellow/white on the red/green and vice versa is dope. Looking forward to teams to come!

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On 6/11/2018 at 11:03 PM, ItDoesntMatter said:

Last but not least, we have the Colorado Pinnacles, a name suggested by @~Bear. I went with Pinnacles largely because I liked the way it sounded, but also because it has the dual meaning of reaching the top, which obviously they hope to do.

 

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The Pinnacles are the first team to really have four primary colors, and the logosheet reflects this. The primary logo is a mountain with the sun just behind it, and hopefully enough of a cannabis leaf to be obvious without being too obvious. The secondary goes much simpler and bolder, with a more explicitly defined pinnacle of the mountain. The tertiary logo is a gold pan modeled after the ubiquitous state flag, and the wordmark likewise follows the example of that C.

 

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I bet y'all thought that uniform from the teaser image was gonna be an alternate. Nope, that's their primary uniform, and they get a matching secondary in the other two colors to boot. There's kind of a lot going on, but I feel like it all works together. They also get a green alternate and a flag alternate, because we know how much Coloradans like their green and their flag. All the shorts have matching stripes, and they also go all the way around the shorts (kind of like the Celtics or Rangers).

 

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Given that the uniforms were pretty over-the-top, the court is relatively simple. The primary logo is stained inside the 5-point lines and the secondary gets center court. They also get a "Climb Higher" tagline, which also helps add a little more color.

 

The offseason post is up next, but first, what do you guys think? Let me know.

Lol I thought I saw the weed in there somewhere

 

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After the Redbacks’ dominance last year, the buzzword around the league this year was parity. Most eyes were once again on the ‘Backs, who won their first five games and nine out of their first ten, but would settle into mediocrity for a while, winning just 12 out of their next 19, including two losses to Nashville. While Texas wasn’t playing their best during that stretch, the Fugitives were having an excellent season, by far the best from any expansion team. The team was quick to embrace the “Trashville” taunts from opposing fans and nearly as quick to refute them, finishing at 21-29. B/ZB Alvin Milling and B/C Thomas Notz filled the star roles well, leading the team on defense and offense respectively, but Nashville also got contributions from unlikely sources like W/ZB Isaaq Davis and mid-season pickup B/K J.D. Gilley. The other two teams didn’t fare quite as well; the Pinnacles would beat Chicago in just their second game but failed to win another divisional game all year, while the only wins the Orbits managed at all were their two home games against Colorado.

 

Speaking of Chicago, one of the biggest worries this year was that the unbalanced placement of expansion teams would advantage certain teams like the Frost and disadvantage others. Playing in a division with two expansion teams probably helped Chicago on the whole, but on its face, it seemed to hurt them, as that loss to Colorado coupled with two home losses to Nashville left them two games behind California for the final playoff spot. What really did them in was injuries to F/C Michel Blanchard and B/K Ronnie Northern. B/ZB Ed Maxwell and W/K Nico Boyer both had excellent seasons and young players like B/ZB Frank St. Peter and F/ZB Diogo Marana stepped up as well, but they had trouble filling the forward and center positions when Blanchard wasn’t available to play.

 

On the other side of the coin, the West became the first division to send three teams to the playoffs. California limped into the postseason with a .500 record, extending their run as the only team to make the playoffs every year, but spent much of the season watching the Sabertooths and Sawyers battle it out for the top spot. LA benefited from another MVP season from W/ZB Dwight McCann, who led an offense that scored 144.6 points per game (second in the league behind Toronto), while Seattle had the top defense in the league thanks mostly to B/ZB James Terry. The Tooths actually got the better of Seattle, taking four out of six matchups, but slipped up in interdivisional play, taking losses to teams like Philadelphia, Nashville, and even Colorado, and would finish three games back of the Sawyers.

 

Meanwhile, in the East, New York and Philadelphia battled it out for second place in a division that was once again run by the Hogs. The two teams split the season series, but the Chargers had the edge, pulling away down the stretch and finishing four games ahead of the Row. New York made the playoffs for the first time in franchise history while Philly was left watching at home for the fourth straight year. The Hogs took the division lead early on and never gave it up, and so were focused on jockeying with the Redbacks and Sawyers for the top seed. Texas was on fire since that shaky midseason stretch, winning 19 out of their next 20, culminating in a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from B/K Semarias Garcia to beat LA and clinch the first seed. Toronto and Seattle would still be fighting for the second seed and a first-round bye on the final day of the regular season. The Hogs did their part, taking down Philadelphia with relative ease, but Seattle took care of business in Phoenix, and took second place in the three-way tiebreaker that resulted after Texas lost.
 

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Who the hell did Orlando beat? They didn't even appear in the recap.

Also, having Nashville and Colorado in the same division with Chicago really reminded me of the Mid-2000s Arena League's Central (although I doubt Grand Rapids is ever getting a dashball team)

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On 7/16/2018 at 6:47 PM, TargetToad said:

Who the hell did Orlando beat? They didn't even appear in the recap.

They did, but they only got about half a sentence:

On 7/16/2018 at 10:36 AM, ItDoesntMatter said:

the only wins the Orbits managed at all were their two home games against Colorado.

 

It was a pretty forgettable year for the Orbits. The only notable thing that happened this year was the fact that they lost four games by over a hundred points, which is a record, including one game that they lost to Texas by 117, which I thought would be a record, except Texas beat Phoenix 200-62 last year. Colorado was in the same boat, but at least they managed a couple of meaningful wins.

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