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  1. You've said your piece...over and over and over. Now you just want to argue. Time for you to move on to a new ridiculous take.
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  2. As much as I wish Super Bowl XL didn't happen, Roethlisberger does have two super bowl rings. Again, you have Patriots Brain. You don't seem to grasp how hard it is to get to and win Super Bowls and your standard is stupid high. If a player wins one in their career then mission very accomplished. If they don't win more than that it's not a failure.
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  3. You keep doing this obvious false equivalence thing. Gruden won the Super Bowl and then went 7-9, 5-11, 11-5 (lost WC), 4-12, 9-7 (lost WC), 9-7 missed playoffs. He had a lot of duds and Bucs teams that stopped being competitive. That has not been the case with the Steelers. They're never bad or easy to play, they've never gone 4-12, as much I'd like them to. Again making me say nice things about the Steelers - saying they're not a well run organization is, no fooling, one of the ten dumbest things I've read on this website. They're basically the model NFL franchise and their records back it up. They've been a factor in every season I can remember, they haven't been truly mediocre since the 80's and haven't been terrible since the 60's. There's no franchise, Patriots included, that I'd rather trade the last 50 years with.
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  4. Bill Cowher was 8-9 prior to that Super Bowl championship run in his penultimate season (year 14!) and final playoff appearance. He's also in the Hall of Fame and fanbases kept talking about luring him out of retirement for years following his departure.
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  5. another six pages of this and I think one of you will finally convince the other to change their opinion
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  6. Sean Payton is 143-81 in the regular season and 9-8 in the playoffs, with one Super Bowl. His worst season is 7-9 (done 4 times). Mike Tomlin is 145-78-1 in the regular season and 8-8 in the playoffs, with one Super Bowl. His worst season is 8-8 (done 3 times). Payton has had his job 1 year longer than Tomlin. If you're going to argue that having one more playoff win (with an extra season at the helm) is the difference maker between a bad coach and a good one be my guest, but they've had nearly identical careers and no one thinks Payton should be fired.
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  7. I hate to spoil the party, but this...ahem...debate has gone on long enough. This is the NFL offseason 2021 thread not the Yinzers arguing about Mike Tomlin thread. Let's pick another topic.
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  9. Yes, some rules should be changed and that’s the way. But just as “it’s always been that way” is not a reason to keep everything static, so too “rules can change” is not a reason everything must be constantly altered.
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  10. Pittsburgh's 3 Super Bowl appearances during the Brady era: XL: Denver dispatched the Patriots (in Denver!), Steelers beat the Broncos the next week. XLIII: Patriots were "Sir Not Appearing in this Picture" for the playoffs thanks to Bernard Pollard giving Brady a season-ending injury in Week One XLV: Patriots lose to the "Sanchize" at home, Steelers pick off the Jets the next Week. Baltimore's 1 XLVII: Beat the Patriots in New England!!, as was their wont during the Flacco Era. Baltimore's biggest problem is that they couldn't beat other teams. Rock Paper Scissors is weird, dude. Indy: Well-documented instances of consistently losing to the Patriots aside... XLI: Kept their together in the early round of the playoffs and made the hard-won home field advantage pay off in a comeback win against the Patriots, for once. (This loss also marked the end of the "Brady as game manager" era in New England.) XLIV: Patriots got Flacco'd Dennver: XLVIII: Broncos defense is good enough when they play New England in Denver 50: Ditto (barely) (As for why they couldn't do this more often, John Elway is a moron as an executive.) Giants: Don't have to face the Patriots before the Super Bowl, spent much of this era otherwise underachieving or flailing around, Rock Paper Scissors is REALLY weird. Gist is, there are two approaches to getting around Brady during this era. 1. Let somebody else take care of him. 2. Rely on rock paper scissors advantages and hope you don't run into somebody who has the same advantages on you. Please note that both strategies rely heavily on luck.
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  11. Not Marino's fault Miami couldn't get him a running back. The Tom Brady death gate kind of is a hard hurdle to vault. Such is life.
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  12. Ask Jazz fans about Malone and Stockton, or Sixers and Suns fans about Charles Barkley or Knicks fans about Ewing. :censored: sometimes happens when you have hall of famers but the other guy has generational all-time talent.
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  13. I think that's the deal. I just got so used to the rule and managers often wearing something overtop that I never for a moment thought about how thin some of the more modern hoodies being worn are, leaving little room underneath for their jersey. This is the height of managerial aesthetics.
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  14. Yeah, basically being the 90's Bills in your own conference totally means that you're overrated. Except Marv Levy is in the Hall of Fame. And so will Mike Tomlin.
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  15. 𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐢𝐭. (つ .•́ _ʖ •̀.)つ
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  16. Alright, kids. Twice now, I've asked nicely for you all to move on to another topic. And twice now you have failed to do so. Keep it up and I'll have no choice but to lock this thread. I'm sure you can find other things to talk about. Mike Tomlin and Mike Tomlin adjacent stuff isn't this interesting.
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  17. Amazing to read this and realize the NBA was actually considerate about this once upon a time. They certainly don’t give a rip about it now.
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  18. Yeah, for my money, the '10-'17 Cavs set would've been excellent with the paneled shorts like in the original jerseys they were modeled after: It's an overused statement sometimes here, but I really do think the Cavs got it right the first time. The feathered script, the color balance, lack of anything but wine and gold on the jerseys themselves. IMO, they've never looked better, and the prior set left out the one thing that made the inspiration work best.
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  19. New helmets for Maryland? From the Spring Game
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  20. let me just be clear on this. In my post I said if it does not hurt anyone. Segregation hurt everyone, especially the talented Black ballplayers who were denied the chance to play in the majors. Disagree all you want, hell make fun of me if you want. But dont you DARE suggest I support segregation.
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  21. Tomlin never ran a bounty operation either.
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  22. Thank you very much! I always appreciate the support --- As promised, here are some team revisions now that we're past the halfway mark of the CSL2! I always appreciate the suggestions that y'all throw my way, and I always try to incorporate your feedback in one way or another. There's several minor edits, but I'll start with one biggest elephant in the room: Delanteros SC @every.ones.a.lobo and @TrueYankee26 had brought to my attention that I designed the original Delanteros crest a little too close to the Dayton Flyers logo that I had never seen before this concept. Because of that, I decided to redo my Delanteros crest to an idea that I had thought of when I was first drafting the team: making a shield logo with a full eagle. I kept the curves of the original "D-wing" logo and adapted it to accommodate the new "D shield". The kits remain otherwise unchanged. The next few edits are in response to kit suggestions from @vtgco. Mission Carmel SC After a whole conversation about counter-colored bottom collars, I decided to rid the white bottom collars and replaced them with white buttons instead. The originals can be seen here. SC Grass Valley As suggested, I darkened the gold in the middle of the clash kit and added a shiny gold pattern inside the "cracks". The original clash kit can be seen here. Folsom Town SC To make a somewhat more natural "falling water" pattern on the clash, I changed it from alternating gray stripes to a more gradient-heavy pattern. The original clash kit can be seen here. Oakdale SC I got rid of the extra sets of diagonal stripes and the gradients on the home kit so that only one set remains. I decided to leave the crest as-is due to how the mustang interacts with the "O", and the lighter base for the clash remains the same to not be a Clovis lookalike. The original home kit can be seen here. --- As a sort of a life update, I recently started my first full-time graphic design job for the University of the Pacific in Stockton, so concepts might be a little slower than before. I already have ideas for a Half Moon Bay team to start off the second half of CSL2, so stay tuned for that this week!
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  23. Very cool! Apparently this jersey or something very similar was close to existing. A quote from the original designer of the sunburst look: “I have sketches of an orange version of the jersey but the NBA freaked out. They thought fans would need sunglasses indoors! The orange jersey and a streaking Suns ball had a black eclipse type back shadow behind it and we literally were going to call the jersey the Eclipse. The Suns already had white, purple and black alternates and the NBA wanted to limit the amount of options teams had to reduce operations nightmares and trainers’ confusion at the time since we were changing so many team identities. That’s why they didn’t do them.” Here is the rest of the interview and article about the history of the sunburst uniforms. https://sports360az.com/2016/07/espo-brief-suns-sunburst-jersey-oral-history/
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  24. You put that stripe on the red "Terps" helmet, and then you have something.
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  25. And they could literally have his head right there as the model while blasting it into the mountain.
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  26. Ok... so, let's talk about Sean Payton's record....
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  27. I decided to keep the primary logo for the San Antonio Spurs because it remains a timeless logo that is instantly recognizable. The Spurs have had years of greyed out camouflage in either city or earned editions, so I decided to implement this into into their branding. The association and icon uni act as the primary uni's, with the association showcasing black and white and the icon edition featuring two different shades of grey, one very light and one very dark almost close to black. The statement edition features a snow camouflage, while the showtime edition is derived from the 2020-2021 city edition. The community edition is a tribute to the River Walk in San Antonio. The pattern on the side panel is inspired by the patterns on the small cruises that go down the river. The Alamo is featured on the waistband of this edition. I decided that fiesta was something that should not be overplayed as the primary uni's, so it is reserved to the legacy edition. An alternate SA logo is featured on the shorts of the Legacy edition.
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  28. You know who else looks great? Miami. It's miles better than the dirty white/kinda pink home set.
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  29. Dungy got fired because for all of his consistency he couldn't win a Super Bowl. He couldn't get them over the top. Gruden did which, love him or hate him, justifies the Bucs' move in that regard. With Tomlin? He's already gotten them over the top. He's won them a Super Bowl. Which furthers what @Sport is saying- the Steelers have had three head coaches since the 1960s and all three have at least one ring to their name. That's a pretty good track record. And not something you wanna mess with on a whim. The difference is Mike Tomlin coaches for the Steelers, a team that understands that when you have a good coach you let him do his job and not overreact widely to one bad season or a bad playoff loss. Maybe the Titans, Bills, or Chiefs would have fired Vrabel, McDermott, or Reid after a loss akin to the Steelers losing to the Browns, but those teams are less well run than the Steelers. If you have a good coach- a proven Super Bowl winning coach at that- who consistently has you in contention you don't move on from him. You only start talking about replacing him if he starts turning in bad seasons. And even then you should probably give him a chance to rebound, like the Steelers did with Cowher, before axing him. Ben's on his last legs and the Steelers have a lot of young talent. The team is a crossroads. Maybe it's the end of Tomlin's tenure, maybe it isn't but if it is? He's certainly not failed or underachieved in his time as the Steelers' head coach.
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  30. Sorry man, the Ravens are already doing this in the same division.
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  31. Yes because no one deserves a ring. It takes a talented team and luck.
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  32. Honestly if you want to diagnose Tomlin's "underperformance" I think it boils down to this. Ben Roethlisberger, for most of Tomlin's tenure, has been too good a quarterback to get rid of (He's turned into a pumpkin the last year or two and the Steelers really SHOULD move on, but...), and at the same time, not as good a quarterback as Tom Brady. And them's the breaks.
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  33. There's no need for anyone in any position in the world to go full suit anymore, let alone an idiot sports guy. That 1/4-zip thing is pretty cool - especially if it was in wool. The whole uniform thing is just a holdover from when the manager was also a player and it's long outdated and dumb.
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  34. I’ve always been a bit torn when it comes to managers in uniform. One one hand, there’s something quintessentially “baseball” about a guy like, say, Casey Stengel in uniform; he absolutely looked goofy in it, and that was part of the charm. I don’t think he’d have looked the right part of “Stengel” as we know him if he were in a suit: On the other hand, I can also see the argument for more variety, more personality, and something that helps the manager stand out a bit. I see nothing wrong with a manager branching out a bit in that regard. I’ve always liked what Chris Woodward has worn on occasion and think that strikes a fine balance between team-wear and uniform: I don’t think managers should ever go full suit, though. I know Connie Mack did it, and he should have been the most professional looking manager of all-time, but to me he looked far more like a lost spectator who wandered out of the stands and onto the field than a manager. The suit just didn’t look right for baseball.
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  35. I want managers to keep wearing uniforms because I think it's funny to see all these old guys in full baseball uniforms.
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  36. Oh... now we're bringing Jeff Fisher into the argument?
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  37. Honestly, I've got nothing better for you thank it's the way it's always been done and as such is part of the accepted and norm for baseball aesthetics. That, and it's not actively or inactively harming anyone so it's good to stay. Again, they dont even need to wear it. Just leave it within the realm of possibility that you are.
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  38. Seriously, it was within a decade that the Chiefs had a season where they didn't have a lead for the first 10 games along with starting linebacker Jovan Belcher committing suicide in the Arrowhead Stadium parking lot after murdering the mother of his child the day before a game were the "highlights" of a 2-14 season. 8-8 (or what would now be 8-9 or 9-8) is just mediocrity incarnate. Also, gotta say, a Patriots fan calling any other fanbase spoiled is just peak Opposite Day.
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  39. Once again, Tomlin's worst record with the Steelers is 8-8; you appear to have a seriously messed up understanding of the concept of a "bad season".
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  40. Just a reminder, I was watching this game last night and the Padres look Damn good!!!!!!! Even, dirty.
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  41. Wait, you're telling me you have a life outside of being the NFL week by week uniform matchup combo guy?
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  42. Can't wait for the schedule release to try and predict the Ravens uniform schedule. Looking back at last year, I got 2 of my 3 guesses right with the black jerseys (1 if I'm more precise as they went black/white vs KC instead of black/purple). Again, I'll keep holding on to hope that they try to wear black/purple again, preferably for a primetime or late afternoon home game in November or December. Same goes for the Color Rush uniform as well, but I wouldn't be surprised if it's not in rotation for 2021.
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  43. Three alternate titles this article could have used. (Can you tell I'm a Bills fan who is still not over the past 20 years yet.)
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  44. The bigger story here is that they've only worn their home jerseys 10 times. They've played 59 games!
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  46. I hope the Vikings wear white/white for a few road games. This was a great look against a former NFC Central team.
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  47. Especially when you're a spoiled Pats fan lol
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  48. It's not that arbitrary. The original designations for players on the line were centers = 50, Guards = 60, tackles = 70, ends (split or tight) 80. So it looked like this: 80 70 66 58 67 77 87 82 It's arbitrary that they picked 50 as the "middle of the line", but once they did that, 80 wasn't arbitrary. There was just something cool about seeing someone in his "professional" number. It was just another way of separating the professional game from the version where kids fake that they go to college. With the other uniform-rule relaxings and stupid undershirts, there's practically no difference on the field anymore.
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