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    All true, but the Patriots were, to quote my BASS colleague Ice_Cap, "the red-headed stepchild of Boston sports." Pats fans like Bill Simmons claiming that, in Boston, the team was as popular as the Red Sox, Celtics, and Bruins back then is some serious revisionist history. Pats fans weren't "tortured" before the dynasty, they were indifferent.
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    Much like the preseason roster, the designers need to earn their stripes.
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    You're a mind reader now? By "worst of Boston fans" I meant exactly that. The majority of the Boston fans here are perfectly reasonable fans. A small minority are insufferable ass-holes. It's up to you to figure out which group you want to belong to.
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    OKC's look okay but I think it's the worst of the now-three orange jerseys they've had in the past decade. Too many light colors at once, I think it needs the old navy to provide balance. (Agree on the Suns, though I've always liked their purple or black bases anyway.)
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    FC Cincinnatis West End Stadium is starting to go up.
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    “old school feel with modern twist” respect the past, build the future ...or whatever that Nike nonsense is
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    Brown and light blue would be perfect for the Memphis Grizzlies and they won't do it!
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    Or the Tampa Bay Mutiny
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    Unless they go back to Bucco Bruce, I don't think Tampa Bay needs to really reinvent the wheel. 2 simple changes I believe could make it a very nice look. Maybe simplify the shoulders a bit too but I don't think these are as far off as many would think.
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    From what I was told about the XFL overtime, it's basically like a shoot out in the NHL or soccer except football. I prefer the OT in college football than the NFL.
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    The roads desperately need that blue stripe, the homes have never looked better. Should bring back the footprint back too, maybe confine it to the roads. The state-flag-inspired patch looks great on the homes but doesn't contrast as well on the road whites.
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    Her philosophy of individual property rights isn't really offensive. It's more or less reality. People who escaped communism in Russia are big fans of Ayn Rand for some reason. I mean, if you believe in trademarks and copyright and other individual/personal property rights, then Ayn Rand is not wrong. Voting in elections for your own self-interests is a key part of democracy, and this self-interest and self-determination are key points of Rand's writings. Thinking people won't be selfish or protective of their own property is alternate-reality stuff. But I'm sure you know more because you watch John Oliver. Samantha Bee must be like a god to you. Thanks for "cleaning up" John Oliver for this political message board. Much needed.
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    I personally could go without the blue pants but I love it
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    I don't have any hope that they will. But it would be glorious.
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    It was supposed to be advertised as a stadium so why not
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    No, it isn't. A lesser team can win three games out of five or four games out of seven against a superior team. But a lesser team cannot finish above a superior team in the division standings over an 82-game schedule. Anyway, let us note that the last several NBA Finals have been contested between divisional champions; I think you have to go back to 2011 to find a Finals involving a non-divisional-champion (Jason Kidd's Mavericks). Those lower-seeded teams are just making up the numbers. Get 'em out of there! Playoffs are great, but not when they are so bloated that they involve more than half the league. Qualifying for the playoffs should be a privilege reserved only for the elite teams that have earned it over the long season. Nothing beats the baseball postseason through 1993, which was a competition solely amongst champions. Anyway, I have already said that I understand that this will never happen in the NBA because it would make the playoffs much shorter. But this sort of playoff format would be far more exciting.
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    Sporting KC should totally use that crest.
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    So I'm not a big fan of this supposed 25th season template from Adidas, given that no MLS team has ever worn the big shoulder stripes before. That said, I liked @MJWalker45's suggestion of just having '90s fauxbacks and @njdevs7's suggestion of only giving the big shoulder stripes to the inaugural MLS teams. Therefore, here are my attempts to make the wacky '90s MLS jerseys more palatable! I'm going out of town for a while, so I wanted to put this out there, but please feel free to leave suggestions and I might try them out when I get back. ------ Starting with the Colorado Rapids, based on the '96 jersey and the Colorado license plate:
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    I wouldn't argue that. The Patriots of the 70's won 66 games in the entire decade with just two playoff appearances, both losses. That's fewer than the Bengals (74), Colts (73, won the 1970 Super Bowl), and Broncos (75, plus a Super Bowl appearance). At best they were 7th.
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    You did a fine job. Fingers crossed they go in a direction similar to this.
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    The reseed idea is nice in theory but the travel absolutely wrecks it, so that's good news that it's being reconsidered. Take the current standings and you could very easily have a team do something like eight flights between Philly/Boston and Los Angeles over the span of a month. I think that's too much, and the neverending angst over conference imbalance is a little much, anyway.
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    The idea on the Main 3 Uniforms is a nice take on traditional Browns, but the Cream coloring just muddles it up. Also, the big wordmark on the front should be shrunken to a size similar to their 1999-2014 Uniform/Color Rush, or be removed completely. Along with those, why is the Legend "Throwback" Uniform not a Throwback Uniform? The purpose of a Throwback is to have an exact replica of a previous Uniform, not to change it up and call it a "Throwback." And finally, remove the piping. That was a 2003 trend that should have died in 2004.
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    I’m cautiously optimistic about the hiring of Mike McCarthy. I want to see how he fills out the rest of his coaching staff, but so far it looks promising. Definitely an upgrade over Garrett. EDIT: We’re keeping Kellen! As long as this offense stays aggressive, we’ll be very good next season.
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    This font is called Neutraface which is inspired by Richard Neutra who was a famous modernist architect who has quite a few of his buildings in SoCal. LAFC uses Neutraface as well.
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    I kinda struggled to fit a Columbus jersey into the Adidas format, but here's my best attempt, based on their stripy '97 jerseys:
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    Thanks! Gray was something I wanted to eliminate because it clouded up the classic red, white, and blue look. So would you suggest I eliminate the collar all together? Because that would be an easy fix. Also, yeah I can send the template. I'll just send you a message real quick. Thanks! I actually chose navy for a few reasons: 1) The helmet logo and stripes have been navy since 1981. 2) The most important factor was that I thought a dark blue and a light gray contrasted better than a light blue and a light gray.
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    @Friedrich Stuart Macbeth: This is a thread where @sparky chewbarky is posting his own Seattle concepts, though he's produced so many, it might not have been obvious. You should start your own thread for this concept.
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    Gee I wonder who would part own that awesome looking Cleveland club. (Not mine I just googled it) In all seriousness the fact we haven't seen any roaring 20s styles in sports is saddening so I'm happy to see it As for city suggestions I'd say Phoenix, Tampa, Calgary, Detroit and Las Vegas
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    Cleveland without a doubt. Their legacy of failure is far more noteworthy than The Clippers.
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    It's also what they currently wear, and regardless of what happened this weekend, the Bills are on the rise.
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    Sean Payton’s tears make me feel so good. In 2009, in the NFC championship game, this particular piece of human garbage… ...offered the players on the New Orleans defense cold hard cash to take multiple cheap shots at the Vikings’ quarterback’s ankles and knees. Which they gleefully did (and bragged about it after the game), while the refs stood by with their thumbs and whistles stuffed up their asses. Want to argue? You can argue with the NFL’s investigative findings and this video… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPZCVCZNc50&t=78s This dirty program was abetted and condoned by this d-bag… ...for which he and Greg “scumbag” Williams were each was suspended by the NFL. The fact that Williams was let back in at all is criminal. As far as I’m concerned, the Saints can never have enough painfully heartbreaking playoff losses. Each one is well deserved, and the fact that they’ve had three in a row jammed down their throats, and two of those three have been handed to them courtesy of the Vikings, just warms my heart. As long as Payton is still in charge of that team, I’ll keep hating them.
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    And now for Part 2 of my full-scale NCAA Division I realignment. A couple of notes before we dive right in (all conferences in alphabetical order): In Part 1, I got rid of the Big 12 and Conference USA. To take this further for the all-sport realignment, we are also getting rid of the Atlantic 10, Atlantic Sun, and Western Athletic Conferences. All three of these conferences have a pretty wide geographic spread (especially the WAC and A-Sun), and there are opportunities to create new rivalries and rekindle old ones in larger conferences. One more school not already scheduled for transition moves up from D-II in this scenario: the University of Missouri, St. Louis (joining the Horizon League) All told, 84 of the proposed 325 Division I schools change conferences (nearly a quarter of the total number of schools). Now, onto the changes! AMERICA EAST CONFERENCE Albany, Binghamton, Maine, New Hampshire, Northeastern, Rhode Island, Stony Brook, UMass-Lowell, Vermont Loses Hartford (Northeast) and UMBC (CAA), gains Northeastern (CAA) and Rhode Island (A-10). Five members (Albany, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Stony Brook) are also members of the Eastern Football Alliance, all in the Yankee Division (named after the old Yankee Conference). AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Eastern Division: Central Florida, Charlotte, East Carolina, George Mason*, Old Dominion, South Florida, Temple, Virginia Commonwealth* Western Division: Cincinnati, Houston, Memphis, Rice, SMU, Tulane, Tulsa, UAB, Wichita State* *Non-football member Adds four members from C-USA (Charlotte, Old Dominion, Rice and UAB) and two non-football members from the A-10 (George Mason and Virginia Commonwealth to existing eleven-member conference. ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE Atlantic Division: Boston College, Clemson, Florida State, Louisville, Maryland, North Carolina State, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Wake Forest Coastal Division: Duke, Georgia Tech, Miami, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia Retains all fifteen conference members, adds Maryland back into the conference from the Big Ten and West Virginia from the Big 12. Notre Dame competes as an FBS independent at the same level as the Power Four conferences, maintaining a partial schedule of ACC schools. BIG EAST CONFERENCE Gavitt Division: Connecticut, George Washington, Georgetown, Massachusetts, Providence, Saint Joseph’s, Seton Hall, St. John’s, Villanova Tranghese Division: Butler, Creighton, Dayton, DePaul, Detroit Mercy, Duquesne, Marquette, Saint Louis, Xavier The Big East is the landing spot for a large share of former A-10 members (Dayton, Duquesne, George Washington, Massachusetts, Saint Joseph’s, Saint Louis) and adds one from the Horizon League (Detroit Mercy) to its lineup of eleven members. Becomes a predominantly Catholic non-football superconference in the process. Four schools (Connecticut, Duquesne, Massachusetts and Villanova) are members of the Eastern Football Alliance, with UConn and UMass in the Yankee Division and Duquesne and Villanova in the Colonial Division. Two schools (Butler and Dayton) are members of the Continental Football Alliance, both are in the Pioneer Division. Georgetown competes in the Atlantic Football Alliance (Patriot Division) for football only. BIG SKY CONFERENCE Eastern Division: Colorado Mines, Dixie State, Idaho, Idaho State, Montana, Montana State, Northern Colorado, Utah Valley*, Weber State Western Division: Cal Poly**, Central Washington, Eastern Washington, Northern Arizona, Portland State, Sacramento State, Southern Utah, UC Davis** *Non-football member **Former football-only member, now all-sport member Keeps all eleven all-sport members, makes former football-only members Cal Poly and UC Davis all-sport members, and adds two schools from the WAC (Dixie State and Utah Valley) and promotes two schools from D-II (Central Washington and Colorado School of Mines). BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE Northern Division: Campbell, Gardner-Webb, High Point, Lipscomb, Longwood, Radford, UNC-Asheville, USC-Upstate, Winthrop Southern Division: Charleston Southern, College of Charleston, Florida Gulf Coast, Jacksonville, Kennesaw State, North Alabama, North Florida, Presbyterian, Stetson Loses Hampton to the MEAC, retains all ten other member schools, adds most of the old A-Sun (Florida Gulf Coast, Jacksonville, Kennesaw State, Lipscomb, North Alabama, North Florida and Stetson) and one former CAA member (College of Charleston). Five members (Campbell, Charleston Southern, Gardner-Webb, Kennesaw State and North Alabama) are part of the Mid-South Football Alliance, all but North Alabama compete in the Southern Division (UNA is part of the Ohio Valley Division). Two members (Presbyterian and Stetson) compete in the Continental Football Alliance, both schools are in the Pioneer Division. BIG TEN CONFERENCE Eastern Division: Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, Rutgers Western Division: Illinois, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin Loses Maryland to the ACC but adds Iowa State, Kansas and Kansas State to its lineup of thirteen schools as a result of the Big 12’s demise. BIG WEST CONFERENCE Cal State Bakersfield, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Northridge, California Baptist, Grand Canyon, Long Beach State, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara Loses Cal Poly and UC Davis to the Big Sky, replaces them with California Baptist and Grand Canyon (previously of the WAC), Hawaii joins Mountain West as an all-sport member, all eight other member schools remain. COLONIAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION Delaware, Drexel, Elon, Hofstra, James Madison, Richmond, Towson, UMBC, UNC-Wilmington, William & Mary Loses College of Charleston to the Big South and Northeastern to the America East, replaces them with Richmond (A-10) and UMBC (America East). Six members (Delaware, Elon, James Madison, Richmond, Towson and William & Mary) are also members of the Eastern Football Alliance, all in the Colonial Division. HORIZON LEAGUE Eastern Division: Bellarmine, Chicago State, Cleveland State, IUPUI, Northern Kentucky, Oakland, Purdue Fort Wayne, Wright State Western Division: Green Bay, Illinois-Chicago, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Missouri-St. Louis, Omaha, Oral Roberts, SIU-Edwardsville Loses Detroit Mercy to the Big East and Youngstown State to the MAC, retains other nine member schools, adds schools from the A-Sun (Bellarmine), Ohio Valley (SIU-Edwardsville), Summit League (Kansas City, Omaha, Oral Roberts), and WAC (Chicago State). In addition, they promote Missouri-St. Louis from D-II. IVY LEAGUE Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Pennsylvania, Princeton, Yale No changes, all eight schools are members of the Atlantic Football Alliance, comprising the Ivy Division. METRO ATLANTIC ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Eastern Division: Fairfield, Iona, Manhattan, Marist, Monmouth, Quinnipiac, Saint Peter’s Western Division: Canisius, La Salle, Niagara, Rider, Siena, St. Bonaventure Adds La Salle and St. Bonaventure (previously of the A-10) to its eleven-member lineup, effectively reuniting the Western New York Little Three (Canisius and Niagara were already conference members). Two schools (Marist and Monmouth) are members of the Continental Football Alliance, with Marist in the Pioneer Division and Monmouth in the Northeast Division. MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE Eastern Division: Akron, Buffalo, Kent State, Marshall, Miami (Ohio), Toledo, Youngstown State Western Division: Ball State, Bowling Green State, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Middle Tennessee State, Northern Illinois, Western Kentucky, Western Michigan Adds three members from the former C-USA (Marshall, Middle Tennessee State, and Western Kentucky) and Horizon League (Youngstown State) to its existing twelve-member conference. MID-EASTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Bethune-Cookman, Coppin State*, Delaware State, Florida A&M, Hampton, Howard, Maryland-Eastern Shore*, Morgan State, Norfolk State, North Carolina A&T, North Carolina Central, South Carolina State Adds Hampton (Big South) back into the mix for an even twelve schools. With the exception of Coppin State and Maryland-Eastern Shore, the other ten schools are part of the HBCU Football Alliance, comprising the Mid-Eastern Division. MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE Bradley, Drake, Eastern Illinois, Evansville, Illinois State, Indiana State, Loyola (Chicago), Missouri State, Southern Illinois, Valparaiso Loses Northern Iowa to the Summit League, replaces with Eastern Illinois (Ohio Valley), all nine other schools remain. Five schools (Eastern Illinois, Illinois State, Indiana State, Missouri State and Southern Illinois) are members of the Gateway Football Alliance, all in the Missouri Valley Division. Two schools (Drake and Valparaiso) are members of the Continental Football Alliance, both competing in the Pioneer Division. MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE Eastern Division: Air Force, Colorado State, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Utah State, UTEP, UTSA, Wyoming Western Division: Boise State, BYU, Fresno State, Hawaii*, Nevada, San Diego State, San Jose State, UNLV *Former football-only member, now all-sport member Adds UTEP and UTSA from the former C-USA, BYU back into the fold from the West Coast, and New Mexico State from the WAC, promotes Hawaii to full member. All eleven existing all-sport members remain. NORTHEAST CONFERENCE Northern Division: Bryant, Central Connecticut State, Hartford, Long Island, Merrimack, Sacred Heart, St. Francis Brooklyn Southern Division: Fairleigh Dickinson, Mount St. Mary’s, NJIT, Robert Morris, Saint Francis (PA), Wagner Adds Hartford (America East) and NJIT (A-Sun) to their existing eleven-school membership. Eight schools (Bryant, Central Connecticut State, Long Island, Merrimack, Robert Morris, Sacred Heart, Saint Francis (PA) and Wagner) are also members of the Continental Football Alliance, all in the Northeast Division. OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE Austin Peay, Belmont, Eastern Kentucky, Jacksonville State, Morehead State, Murray State, Southeast Missouri State, Tennessee-Martin, Tennessee State, Tennessee Tech Loses SIU-Edwardsville to the Horizon League and Eastern Illinois to the Missouri Valley, all other members remain. Six schools (Austin Peay, Eastern Kentucky, Jacksonville State, Tennessee-Martin, Tennessee State and Tennessee Tech) are members of the Mid-South Football Alliance, all in the Ohio Valley Division. Two schools (Murray State and Southeast Missouri State) play in the Gateway Football Alliance. Morehead State competes in the Continental Football Alliance (Pioneer Division) for football only. PAC-16 CONFERENCE Mountain Division: Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, Colorado, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech, Utah Pacific Division: California, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Washington, Washington State Adds four former Big 12 schools (Baylor, TCU, Texas and Texas Tech) to its existing twelve-member conference, renaming conference to PAC-16 in the process. PATRIOT LEAGUE American, Army, Boston University, Bucknell, Colgate, Davidson, Fordham, Holy Cross, Lafayette, Lehigh, Loyola (MD), Navy Adds two former A-10 schools (Davidson and Fordham) to its existing ten-member conference. Six schools (Bucknell, Colgate, Davidson, Holy Cross, Lafayette and Lehigh) are members of the Atlantic Football Alliance, all in the Patriot Division. Army and Navy are football-only members of the American Athletic Conference (Eastern Division). Fordham competes in the Eastern Football Alliance (Yankee Division) for football only. SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE Eastern Division: Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt Western Division: Arkansas, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Texas A&M Adds Oklahoma and Oklahoma State to its existing fourteen-school membership after demise of Big 12. SOUTHERN CONFERENCE Chattanooga, The Citadel, East Tennessee State, Furman, Mercer, Samford, UNC-Greensboro*, VMI, Western Carolina, Wofford *Non-football member No changes to membership, nine members (all but UNC-Greensboro) are part of the Mid-South Football Alliance. Three schools (Chattanooga, East Tennessee State and Samford) are part of the Ohio Valley Division, the other six (The Citadel, Furman, Mercer, VMI, Western Carolina and Wofford) are part of the Southern Division. SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE Eastern Division: Arkansas Tech, Central Arkansas, Lamar, McNeese State, New Orleans*, Nicholls State, Southeastern Louisiana, Stephen F. Austin Western Division: Abilene Christian, Central Oklahoma, Houston Baptist, Incarnate Word, Sam Houston State, Tarleton State, Texas A&M-Commerce, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi*, UT-Rio Grande Valley*, West Texas A&M *Non-football member Retains all twelve existing members, adds two WAC schools (Tarleton State and UTRGV), promotes four schools from the ranks of Division II (Arkansas Tech, Central Oklahoma, Texas A&M-Commerce, West Texas A&M). All but three schools (New Orleans, Texas A&M-CC and UTRGV) compete in football. SOUTHWESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Alabama A&M, Alabama State, Alcorn State, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Grambling State, Jackson State, Mississippi Valley State, Prairie View A&M, Southern, Texas Southern No changes to membership, all member schools are part of the HBCU Football Alliance, comprising the entire Southwestern Division. SUMMIT LEAGUE Augustana (SD), Denver*, Minnesota State, North Dakota, North Dakota State, Northern Iowa, South Dakota, South Dakota State, St. Thomas (MN), Western Illinois *Non-football member Loses three schools to the Horizon League (Kansas City, Omaha and Oral Roberts), adds Northern Iowa from the Missouri Valley, promotes two schools from D-II (Augustana and Minnesota State) and one from D-III (St. Thomas). Nine members (Augustana, Minnesota State, North Dakota, North Dakota State, Northern Iowa, South Dakota, South Dakota State, St. Thomas and Western Illinois) compete in the Gateway Football Conference, with all schools but Western Illinois competing in the Summit Division. Fun fact: seven of the nine football schools were part of the old North Central Conference at various points in their histories. SUN BELT CONFERENCE Eastern Division: Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Liberty, South Alabama, Troy Western Division: Arkansas State, Little Rock*, Louisiana, Louisiana-Monroe, Louisiana Tech, North Texas, Southern Mississippi, Texas State, UT-Arlington* *Non-football member Adds five schools from C-USA (Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Louisiana Tech, North Texas and Southern Mississippi) and one from the A-Sun (Liberty) to existing twelve-school conference. South Alabama competes in the Western Division for football only. WEST COAST CONFERENCE Gonzaga, Loyola Marymount, Pacific, Pepperdine, Portland, Saint Mary’s, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Seattle Loses BYU to the Mountain West, replaces with Seattle (formerly of the WAC), creating a predominantly Catholic conference on the west coast. San Diego competes in the Continental Football Alliance as a member of the Pioneer Division.
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    Navy would definitely be the most bland route to go, and the division already has a team in the Seahawks which has that look covered albeit they pull it off well.
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    I was skeptical about the fauxback logo replacing what they've used since 2011 but holy god... That set looks absolutely incredible. I'd buy that white jersey in a heartbeat if it was real.
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    Wasn't there an updated 2-D logo somewhere? I still don't know why they never went to that. EDIT: I found it. Can someone tell me why they never went to this guy as the primary? Its the perfect update of the original 2D, and keeps in maintaining the brand equity they've built up with the centurion over the decades. (But then, this is coming from an outsider's perspective, too.)
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    Very much like the Brewers, if the Rams go with navy and athletic gold, it will be a great improvement over the current look. However, just like the Brewers, and maybe even more so, going with navy over royal is the wrong choice. I'm not sure how the southern California sunshine will look in the new stadium but royal looks better in sunlight than navy.
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    When designing a product like this, though, there are other considerations. Most Dallas Stars fans don’t care about the Minnesota North Stars, what they accomplished, or the place they’re from. Creating something that connected with people from Texas and people who are Stars fans, first and foremost, was much more important. Using a classic North Stars jersey also presents a problem with trying to decide what goes on the front. Do you use the 90s/00s logo (that was worn by both teams) and slap it on a 70s/80s uniform? Do you put a Texans-inspired logo on a 70s/80s uniform? Do you create a D mark that looks like the North Stars’ logo? I think you could pull it off in the right hands, but the renewed focus on authenticity the past two years has been well-received following the faux, anachronistic, and merchandising-driven approach of the past decade. Another consideration is creating a game that makes sense on both sides. One team wearing a 40s/50s uniform and the other wearing a 70s/80s look makes the presentation very odd, and it makes branding the game as a cohesive, singular event difficult. Since Nashville has no classic NHL history to pull from, going back to the origin of pro hockey in the city made sense. Dallas, while different in that they were relocated from another city, had a very similar “origin of Texas hockey” idea in their cupboard, so it made for great cohesion between the two teams and cities, just as last year’s “first cup” concept set up a nice link between both clubs.
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    Alright moving onto the next team, the New York Giants NEW YORK GIANTS DESIGN Based off of the 80's-90's and Color Rush uniforms Thin three stripe design throughout the uniform, including the helmet HELMET Kind of a mix of eras for the helmet NY logo (like the current helmet) White facemask (like the old helmet) Three stripe design added to the helmet. The Giants have had more than one stripe on the helmets before (1975-1979) so I did not think this was that big of a change JERSEYS Three stripe design on the cuffs and collars Number outlines are back to add more color Red jersey is back PANTS Blue and white pants (no red pants because I wold have only used them with the red jersey and that would look very blood-clot like to me) Don't know how I like the all blue look at home but I included it anyways SOCKS AND CLEATS Blue socks and white cleats Red socks with red jersey COLOR RUSH Same Color Rush design they have now Same away jersey and white pants Thanks for looking guys, Philadelphia will be up next. And as always, C&C is greatly appreciated.
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    There was nothing wrong with the LA Bolt logo. If people didn't like it then fine, but it didn't deserve the trolling it got from other teams... some of which have terrible logos themselves.
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    Let's continue with another Metropolitan team... The primaries are simplified (dare I say modernized?) versions of their current classic sets, nothing too crazy here. The Pride uniform is inspired by the other professional sport teams in the "City of Champions", and the Honor uniform pays homage to the Penguins' inaugural season.
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    He only drove the 88 in a few races while he came out of retirement while Dale Jr was hurt
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    Okay...after that Grey Cup blow-out, there is absolutely no excuse for Ti-Cats to keep those ugly-as-hell all-black leotard uniforms. As a long time Ti-cat fan, I NEVER want to see those again.
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    The XFL can be as successful as NXT if Vince leaves it alone.
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    I've got to say... that's one helluva fan ring then. Best one I think I've ever seen.
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