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  1. It's a common debate in NY if he should be in the HOF, for reasons you stated. But Jersey retirement - there is no debate. He is Giant legend.
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  2. If my grandmother had wheels, she'd be a bike.
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  3. Absolutely amazing to see. As a gay man myself and someone who's grown up/lived in Vegas for pretty much my whole life, I couldn't be more excited for and supportive of him. I just hope that his team, the league, and the fans will be as supportive. So proud.
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  4. Rename the Wizards to the Generals. Otherwise, don't even bother.
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  5. Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Comb Solo Ast TFL QBHits Sfty AV 2016 23 CLE 94 14 3 0 0 0 0 4 2.5 20 15 5 2 7 2 2017 24 CLE lde 94 16 12 0 0 0 0 5 3.0 32 19 13 9 8 5 2018 25 TAM LDE 94 15 9 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 6.5 29 22 7 12 14 5 2019 26 TAM de/lolb 94 14 8 1 0 1 0 0 6.0 34 24 10 8 11 4 2020 27 LVR lde 94 14 5 1 23 0 23 5 2.5 28 17 11 5 9 3 Not sure how well that will cut and paste, but those are his Football Reference stats. While he's no Ken Anderson, he's clearly providing value as an NFL player.
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  6. If he didn't win those two Super Bowls he's not getting his jersey retired.
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  7. A new NBA team in Seattle will 100 percent be the Seattle SuperSonics; they city owns the name, trophies and banners.
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  8. Mostly subtle changes to the five uniforms, with an edited oil worker logo for the navy throwback. I think the Oilers had it almost perfect for the final two years of Reebok and would like to see them go back to those uniforms or something very close. Home & Away The original look, with a few changes: orange cuffs removed from the home sweater, single outlined numbers as worn for the team's WHA years and first two years in the NHL, and an updated pant stripe. Home Alternate & Away Alternate The home alternate is almost identical to what was worn in 2016-17. Shoulder numbers have been moved down to the arms and an updated pant stripe. The away alternate is just this season's Reverse Retro with the blue and orange on the logo being flipped, the inner collar changed from white to royal, single outlined numbers, and an updated pant stripe. Copper & Blue Throwback Based on the 1997-2007 darks. All red removed, changes to oil worker logo, and single outlined numbers and lettering. The worker is mostly the same as the original except for a few edits in his shading and the stick blade being resized. "Madness" is the name of the jersey template and can be found here: https://uniauthority.com/uniform-templates/
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  9. Yes, just drop black and it's a great set. The old block "Cincinnati" is fine, but I really like the current road font. I think it's a neat font that really ties into the team. Also, white outlines 4 lyfe!
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  10. Good for Carl Nassib. I liked him when he was on the Browns and wish we could have kept him around. He may not be a generational talent () but he was a productive player for the Brown, and his skillset would be nice to have on the current roster. He was a captain in Tampa and I think that is a strong indicator he is well-respected in the locker room. He has my full support.
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  11. I've been waiting for this for a long time and I'm happy it's a guy like Carl Nassib. He's not a super star player, but he's a known name who's been around the league, he's proven he can play in the NFL, and he has a pretty secure spot on an NFL roster. This isn't Michael Sam who did his best, but perhaps wasn't mature enough to carry that torch as a gay man and wasn't a gifted enough football player to be that guy either. I hope this sets the example so that more athletes can feel comfortable being themselves without worrying about it damaging their careers or their treatment on the fields. We know there's a lot more out there than just Carl Nassib.
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  12. Some bad designs linger. The Brewers somehow held on to their worst uniforms ever for twenty years.
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  13. Did you look at your avatar before you decided to post this? No one accuses the current Habs of "cosplaying as Beliveau's team" or the Red Wings of "cosplaying as Howe's team" because it's a completely outrageous comment to make. Today's Edmonton Oilers are the exact same Edmonton Oilers franchise that Gretzky, Messier, Fuhr, etc. played for, so there's nothing wrong with using the same uniform. Not sure why you're talking down to people for having an attachment to a brand that's associated with some of the greatest teams in the history of the sport.
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  14. What bugs me is they are literally so close to being really good. If they just got rid of the black, their current set would be really good
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  15. That's a tricky question because he's 28 years old and was cut once before. He's not a pro-bowler, but he'd be a reliable contributor for any defensive line unit in the NFL. The Browns cut him before 2019, but I think that was a crowded dline room situation, and then he had a decent season with the 2019 Bucs. Raiders gave him 16 million guaranteed because they're the Raiders, but I feel like he's in a good spot to stay with the team. He's 6'7" and thick and should stick around for a while just based on that alone.
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  16. It would probably need an outline around the numbers for greater contrast.
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  17. Kudos to Michael Sam for blazing that trail so many years ago, and to Nassib for coming out, and for the league and its media partners for being supportive. This is a moment we've been waiting for for years, and that the reaction is almost overwhelmingly supportive (at least on the corners of internet I frequent) is really wonderful. Even a decade ago this wouldn't have been the same. Two decades ago would have been ugly. And many, many closeted players in the NFL and other leagues were denied living their full lives. Progress!
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  18. Every single Reds fan that I know wants them to go back to their strictly red and white color scheme. I hoped the throwback bonanza they held in 2019 would serve as a test to gauge how new uniforms would be received, especially the late 60's look that received rave reviews on social media, but so far there's no indication that any changes are coming. I'm still waiting. A realization that broke my little brain the other day - the home and road uniforms have gone unchanged since they went to them at the start of the 2007 season, which means they're now in year 15 of these uniforms, which is one year longer than the 1993 pinstriped hats/vests (6 years) and 1999 BFBS vests (8 years) lasted COMBINED. That does not compute.
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  19. First time commenting in the NBA thread this season because I'm usually just on Reddit game threads during Hawks games. I just gotta say wow, I knew this team could make a splash and a name for themselves this postseason, but I surely wasn't expecting this. Nate McMillan is the freaking man btw. I was a big fan of hiring him as an assistant in the offseason, and the move to make him the head guy was fantastic. He just seems to understand his players way better than Coach Pierce did. Also, I was at game 3 in Atlanta for the Knicks series, and that place was rockin'. Probably the second most fun I've had at a sporting event ever besides Miami vs. FSU 2018. People have always said that Hawks fans are casuals, but there are so many people under 30, like myself, who moved here young and have grown up and made the team their own. It's way different now than even 10+ years ago. when I first started getting into the Hawks.
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  20. Generational talent came from basketball, where it makes more sense. One guy out of 5 has far more play-to-play impact than one non-QB out of 11. That said, it's become an overused cliche that we should all stop using.
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  21. Minnesota Vikings - Karl Hubenthal's prototypes come to life I had a hard time coming up with something unique and different for the Vikings. Their helmet is one of the more iconic, graphical logos in the NFL. That along with the Viking head and even the wordmark are unchanged from their actual set. When it came to the uniforms, I had remembered an older Uni-Watch story talking about the origins of the Vikings logo. In the original artwork by Karl Hubenthal, the variation with contrasting TV number panels seemed sort of interesting. I liked the golden "V" shape on the sleeves and tried to do some experimenting with notches to try and simulate an "M" above it with the negative space. I couldn't quite get it to work out without it looking too clunky. Golden accents around the torso numbers and Northwestern stripes on the socks echo the Vikes actual set. To me, this set, which could have potentially debuted in the team's first season, looks surprisingly modern. Next up - the Cincinnati Bengals get a new set of stripes on their jerseys. References / Inspiration
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  22. I'm no biographer of Al Davis and can't speak to his views on sexuality, but I feel like the "Just Win, Baby" mantra would apply if he were around for this. Good for Carl Nassib. Visibility matters.
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  23. I've wanted them to ditch black in general since forever
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  24. In the MLS kits thread where the new Chicago Fire crest was being discussed, someone mentioned that the original crest seemed pretty dated. And while I agreed with that, I couldn't put my finger on exactly why it seemed dated to me right away. Eventually, I figured some of it out and tried to address it in a concept. I realized I found the original Fire logo too dark, which may a sign of the times in which is was created, and one area in which I think the new crest for 2022 succeeds. The original 1998 logo doesn't have enough contrast between the navy, grey and red. I do like the 1998 logo's use of the Florian cross as the dominant shape, unlike how the 2021 confines it into a circle. But the 1998 Florian cross feels too "big" for me — that is, there are large swaths of unused space. It could be tightened up while keeping the shape, which I hope I've done here. I feel like it's a happy medium between 1998 and 2021. I also kept the red star from the city flag, and tried to evoke the two light blue stripes from the flag with the C. The inline in the C and the font are also meant to bring in some art deco influence, which other Chicago teams have done at times. The 98 denotes the first season the club played, as well as filling up some empty space. Anyway, let me know what you think!
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  25. With Doc Rivers looking worse by the year, thinking about how he was only ever successful in Boston AND his most prominent assistants at that time were… Lue and Thibs. Less coaching tree and more coaching critical structure, maybe.
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  26. I'm pretty sure Calgary kept the previous monstrosity around for one year to try and clear out as much inventory as possible. My guess is that it's gone next season, and they keep Blasty around as a permanent third.
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  27. I think it’s pretty obvious that Kapernaek was blackballed, but the fact he wasn’t a star does at least give some people an argument that he wasn’t good enough to get signed and his declining ability mattered more than his protesting. I’m just trying to figure out if this guy is good enough that if he’s cut, he’s definitely get signed again and there’s not that doubt “yeah he’s gay, but the real reason is he’s not good.”
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  28. Definitely needs a black outline, but I certainly do think it's better than the red. Thank you for throwing that together btw.
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  29. I was OK with this until "modernized look." That sounds like a recipe for disaster.
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  30. The dropshadow is so bad. Ruins a gorgeous cap.
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  31. Incredibly happy to hear this! As part of the LGBTQ+ community myself, it's amazing to see representation at all levels of sports. Hopefully Carl's bravery encourages others to come out as well - and not just in the NFL.
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  32. Good for him. I hope for the best for him. And I hope he manages to deal with the Tony Dungys of the world who are about to come out of the woodwork.
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  33. Las Vegas Raiders lineman Carl Nassib has come out as gay, the first active player in the NFL to do so. Michael Sam was only on the preseason and practice roster when he was drafted, and several have come out after their careers ended. https://www.outsports.com/2021/6/21/22544294/raiders-player-carl-nassib-gay-nfl-coming-out?utm_campaign=outsports&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
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  34. If salty Washington fans want to change it up...might I suggest "Washington Soccer Workforce"?
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  35. Winning helps make "okay" unis look "good" and makes "subpar" unis look "acceptable."
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  36. Ten or even 20 years ago, conventional wisdom was that the first openly gay North American men's team sport athlete was likely to be a star because nobody's cutting someone good enough to play in an all-star game. Instead, progress ended up being more gradual with retired and semi-retired players (Jason Collins) and now that so much has happened over the years in terms of acceptance (in general society, that is), it almost makes sense that it's a non-star...there's normalization that kind of opens the door to anyone. That said, this is still very rare in North American means team sports and it shows that no matter how much someone wants to suggest it's no big deal, it is. The "big 4" talk a good game about acceptance, but that probably cannot make up for 1) the locker room and 2) the (social) media. At this point, it certainly looks like he belongs on a roster given that he's appeared in at least 14 games a year for the past five years. I expect to see him on the field as a Raider; I kinda think we're at the point at which a team is not going to cut a guy for this...and I'm usually more cynical than that...
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  37. I know it’s a few weeks early to make speculations, but I’m pretty curious as to what SF produces. There are definitely a few ways they could go. The most obvious of the bunch would be inspired by either of the bridges (probably boring, but I’m a sucker for international orange), the fog (which could be an either awful or semi-decent gradient), or something having to do with trolleys (looking at the warriors for this one). I suppose I could see a Chinese heritage jersey similar to the warriors, but I’d actually love to see something similar to Michael Schwab’s Golden Gate National Parks series which in turn served as inspiration for the 2007 All Star Game.
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  38. On the one hand, I'm tired of teams bringing back older uniforms without fixing any of the weird inconsistencies of the era (see Flames and their stripe widths). On the other hand, I don't trust the Oilers whatsoever with uniform decisions. The only "modernization" of the royal blues I'd tolerate would be to keep their current number style.
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  39. Given this hubbub about the Chicago Sk--um, Fire's new crest, and I know this is just about the most random time ever to ask this, but...has there ever been like a fun little bracket tournament around here to determine the best crest in MLS? (Ha--"best", "crest", em-el-"ess"...bars.) Because if not, and even if so, I'm submitting my pick for the best--or at least most "striking"--right here: Man that thing's ...try to change my mind.
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  40. ^ Eli Manning jersey retirement logo
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  41. The Reds have done nothing significant with the color since 2006. Do they even wear black caps anymore? They should really consider just dropping black at this point. Leaving it as a drop shadow adds nothing. It only muddies the look.
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  42. Yeah, I’d be on board with an entire set made out of the Valley design, so long as the uniforms said “Suns” or “Phoenix” on the front and “The Valley” were scrapped. The pixel gradient is really stunning, and brilliant in how it forms Camelback Mountain. It just has so much more (on-brand) personality than the regular set does.
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  43. Considering San Francisco got the baseball team over 60 years ago, there's a lot of casual sports fans who don't even realize they used to play in New York. Bringing up "New York Football Giants" enlightens a new generation on a fun piece of trivia. Football Team being the official name doesn't make it any less ridiculous to hear & see in comparison to the rest of the league. Take something like this as an example:
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  44. yesterday the Reds wore all red hats on the road for the first time since, IDK, 1998 (other than throwback games)? I think they were special Father's Day hats because they had a red undervisor, but I've wanted them to lose the black-billed road hats since going to their current uniforms in 2007 so it was a welcome sight.
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  45. The Cavs actually had to ask the league if they could wear it, this was pre-Nike so the NBA was very pushy about non regular alternates being used in the playoffs and especially the Finals. Only two teams have done weird alts in the Finals before Nike came in, the Nets with the ABA look in 2003 and the Cavs sleeved in 2016.
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  46. Because I can be somewhat indecisive at times, the next team has two concepts that I couldn't choose between. The first is a true Reverse Retro, while the other may be pushing the definition a bit by making a few edits to the base design, ultimately creating something that I'd considered more of a complementary jersey to the original than a straight Reverse Retro design. Buffalo Sabres I've seen lots of other concepts do blue-and-yellow "goat-head" jerseys, so instead of just doing another one of those, I flipped that script and gave the Sabres' original (and now current again) jersey design the black, red, and silver color scheme of the goat-head era. The original blue and yellow uniforms got occasional updates throughout their life from 1970-1996, with the thickness of the stripes being adjusted and the socks getting complete redesigns from time to time, so to keep things simple, I just used the current away jersey that was introduced this 2021 season, since it's essentially the same design but already ready-to-go on the Adizero template. I went with '96 as the Reverse Retro year, since '95-'96 was the end of this jersey design and '96-'97 was the introduction of this color scheme, and I used the '95-'96 sock striping, and the width of the jersey striping is about the same as that final iteration as well. Because the black-red-and-silver has one more color than the blue-and-yellow, I added silver between the black and red stripes, which was originally left white. Other than that, blue becomes black, and yellow becomes red. I also changed the pant stripes that were originally white to be silver, just to give that color another place to be included. The recoloring of the logo doesn't follow the exact same scheme for color replacement; I just went with what I felt looked best, and making the sabre blades silver seemed like a natural fit, so I started with that and did the rest from there. The second Sabres concept is sort of a Reverse Retro of the 2010-'12 40th anniversary jersey, but might be more accurately described as a white version of that blue jersey. The biggest change is of course the addition of a blue shoulder yoke with a yellow border; aside from the Buffaslug jerseys, Buffalo has always had colored shoulders on their white jerseys (the only other exceptions being the white 50th anniversary jersey, and of course the real-life Reverse Retro), so it fits as far as team tradition, and I felt that the white jersey did indeed look a bit bare without it, especially with such thin stripes. The other small alteration in changing this jersey from a blue design to a white design is making the stripes blue-yellow-blue; if I'd done a straight color replacement of the original design, the middle stripe would have been left white like the jersey's base, but that didn't seem colorful enough, and it would have left yellow severely underrepresented and made the jersey pretty unbalanced in my opinion. I took a lot of those cues from the 2018 Winter Classic jersey, which was itself heavily inspired by the 40th anniversary jersey, so the striping decision is lifted directly from that Winter Classic jersey, but the shoulder yoke having a border is more in line with other Sabres jerseys, and of course the crest and the colored nameplate are from the anniversary jersey. I always thought that the 40th anniversary jersey was a really strong design, with the beautiful wordmark crest, and I wish it had stuck around as a more permanent third jersey, especially considering that it was an original design drawing inspiration from a few different sources, rather than a direct throwback to a specific jersey of the past.
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