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  1. It amazes me how Jerry Rice can STILL put on a uniform and not look awkwardly old.
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  2. All of the Chargers uniform combos are good. They have one of the best sets in the league.
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  3. Well, thanks for the feedback! Certainly you're right about it getting indistinct at small sizes; might have to think about it some more. Next up is Minnesota: So the Loons, IMO by far the prettiest brand in MLS, have a darn-near perfect logo, and I knew I wasn't gonna top it. However, the real thing does have a single problem—the floating application of the North Star—so I converted the crest to a Minnesota state shape to try to address it. I don't think I'd want it IRL, but hopefully I didn't 100% ruin the logo in the process! (I would rather keep the Loons' IRL font, Stratum, but this is the similar Rajdhani.) I love the wing jersey motif and I don't actually want to see it leave, but I challenged myself to try going without it, so I did a design based on the spotted back of a loon for the home jersey. The away jersey is an aurora borealis-themed jersey in green and black (like the '90s North Stars and Timberwolves.)
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  4. The Bengals were soooo close to getting this totally right. But there’s too many flaws to give this anything higher than a C grade.
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  5. As a lifelong Viking fan, let me say for the record that I don't give a rat's butt about whatever color helmets the Ravens wear.
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  6. In fairness, the first three championships were all about defense, special teams, and team-wide buy-in; Brady didn't truly come into his own as a singular force until 2007.
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  7. As explains one of the greatest tweets of all time:
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  8. @ing you furiously? Whatever you gotta tell yourself. You're not great when it comes to self-reflection are ya?
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  9. The new legislation has me asking the NCAA this...
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  10. I hope Kawhi leaves after the Clippers traded five first rounders for Paul f***ing George (who's always been overrated as hell and insufferably arrogant on top of it; only top-shelf needledicks unironically give themselves nicknames), just so they could appease Kawhi. The Clippers name would plummet toward the bottom of the standings, where it belongs, for the foreseeable future, but more importantly it would (I hope) bring all this pickup superteam crap that much closer to the point of real backlash.
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  12. Everything about this quote is great until you get to the gradient part. That tells me it’s more of a faux back with gradient elements than it is a true throwback to whatever uniform he’s talking about. Unless he’s just talking about the entire uniform set as whole.
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  13. I think it's more this. Having a Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, et al is more important than any "system".
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  14. pair those jerseys with the regular pants and helmet and they should just wear them full time. Love the drop shadows.
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  15. "Trashing" Kawhi? Go back to what I said that you quoted that started this. I said he "didn't even suit up" this year for an elimination game. I didn't call him out, I didn't say he failed. Dude's injured. I wouldn't expect him to play. You're taking a HUGE leap to go from what I said to assuming I "trashed" him. What I said is that he didn't play- 'cause he didn't. I'll get back to that point but first something else... I'm grateful for what Kawhi Leonard did for the Toronto Raptors. Always will be. Know what else is true though? I'm tired of being told by Clippers fans- and most everyone else- that I need to just accept that it was a gift from the gods, be forever humble, and never show even a bit of an annoyance that the best player in Raptors history walked away from a proven championship team. Does the 2019-2020 Raptors team win another with Kawhi? Well they played above their heads without him and pushed Boston to seven in the second round. Do they get passed Miami or the Death Star that was the James/AD Lakers? Probably not- but they weren't supposed to beat the Bucks and Warriors in 2019 either. So yeah, I'm grateful for what Kawhi Leonard did. I'm also miffed that he walked away from an actual championship team to play with Playoff P in LA's also-ran. Like...if he left Toronto to play with AD, James, and the Lakers I could get that. It's the Lakers. Basketball royalty. Leaving for the Clippers and Paul George though? Really? I'm both grateful and annoyed as a fan of the Raptors. It's possible to be both, as contradictory as it sounds. Anyway back to Leonard being injured this year. No, I don't blame him. "Playing through the pain" is bull self-entitled fans spout. He made the right choice to sit, to care for his body. Regardless though, as sensical as it is, it's still something that happened. Year one- Leonard and George go silent in game seven against Denver. Year two- Leonard misses most of the playoffs. As understandable as him sitting out is...it's still not a great return on the investment for the Clippers. And that investment is why people are dunking on the Clippers after all of this. Everyone involved in that team from the owners down to the fans acted like the team was owed a championship after Leonard and George signed. Everything from the "street lights not spotlights" campaign, the fake "Compton" branding they tried to graft onto their identity, the self-satisfaction from Clippers fans that they were going to waltz into a title...yeah. When the Raptors got Leonard we fans weren't even sure if he'd play. We didn't take anything for granted. You all acted like the NBA owed you a title, all the way from your owner screaming like an idiot. So yeah. Talk a big game, eat a lot of crow when it doesn't work out. Sorry, but them's the breaks
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  16. I've been in a real soccer mood since the Euro started and got bored between games one day and decided to take a stab at putting together a crest for Leeds United, who have potentially my least favorite crest in the premier league. Looking at their historical crests I decided to try something admittedly a bit experimental with the overall design. The club's nickname is the Peacocks, and briefly sported a peacock crest during the early 1980s. I combined that with the Yorkshire Rose shape that creates the overall crest shape, with the top 4 petals of the rose acting as the peacock's plumage. I decided to keep the crown as a representation of both the peacock's head feathers as well as a reference to the club's three English championships. The ball combines the circle on the early 80s logo with the dark panels on the ball in the current crest. Finally, the bottom features LUFC, used on the current crest, changing the cursive to a simple serif font for legibility reasons. Ultimately, I realize this one's a bit out there and I'm not 100% sure if it works, so I'd love to get your guys' opinions on it.
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  17. Ravens could make a black helmet with a purple sheen work. They shouldn’t try to go straight purple though.
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  18. Except for the fact the A's have had no contact to date with Portland. They've made two research trips to Vegas already and identified a bunch of potential sites. And MLB had been doing ground work in Vegas before the A's were even involved. So yeah no. If they move it'll be to Vegas.
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  19. They've also only had a black helmet since day one. And the Vikings have had a purple jersey and purple helmet since day one in 1960. Obviously a team can't own a color but it's ridiculous to think that if the Vikings made a black helmet or Ravens made a purple one that it wouldn't look like they're copying each other when they have such a similar color scheme. Vikings should have a purple helmet and shouldn't try out a black one, and the Ravens should have a black helmet and avoid a purple one.
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  20. The Ravens have had a purple jersey since day one in 1996. A different shade of purple helmet is a bridge too far? Whatever monopoly some think Minnesota has on purple is long gone.
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  21. Actually that is the one consistent thing about the A's... that they've been consistently owned by cheap ass owners. First was Mack/Shibe ownership, then Mack himself, then Arnold (who in addition to being cheap was also likely colluding with the Yankees), then Finley, later Schott/Hoffman, then Wolff/Fisher, and now Fisher alone. Other than the one bright spot of the all too brief Haas ownership in the 80's, the A's have never had an owner particularly interested in paying the kind of money needed consistently to make the team a winner both off and on field. Historically all they have is ownership that occasionally gets lucky on field, but has no clue how to translate that to success off field.
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  22. That reminds me of how the A's got kicked out of revenue sharing a few years ago (IIRC). They're a part of Fisher's real estate plans, which is why the "Howard Terminal or Bust" stuff is more about Fisher getting to develop the area. Revenue sharing took some of the "burden" off Fisher, until MLB kicked them off of it. Kaval simply replaced Wolff as the public face. Well, we must first put those nine titles (and six additional AL pennants) into context. The Athletics have been a boom-and-bust franchise going back over 100 years, with the 1910s titles followed by Connie Mack getting cheap and losing his core. The Great Depression broke up the 1929-31 teams with Mack's investments taking a hit. The Kansas City years are a black mark for everybody involved. The early-mid '70s A's dynasty met its demise through Charlie O. being incredibly cheap and opposing the arrival of free agency (also, those clubs derived a lot of unity from their mutual dislike of Charlie O. ). The A's of the late-'80s and early-'90s just gradually fell apart over the '90s and turned into the team you see today. A boom-and-bust franchise history, rather than just pure consistency with small bits of downtime (Yankees and Cardinals), is why the A's are where they are now. Honestly, maybe things would've turned out better if Charlie O. sold the team to Ewing Kauffman and Kauffman kept the team in KC.
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  23. Wait--hold up....first of all, the NBA only has two draft rounds; second, how in the actual royal-blue HECK do you trade FIVE freaking first rounders for anybody, let alone Paul George? Whoever swindled that deal needs to be investigated for some straight exotic designer kush or something. Anyway, that dumbness to the side: looking back, perhaps PG should've just stayed where he was at in Indiana, where he was actually mostly beloved and about the only thing relevant about that franchise during the Reign of the Heatles (if not a positive thing to talk about considering Roy Hibbert may have gotten himself mixed up with some bookies during that time as evidenced by his play--or lack thereof--during the playoffs). Or maybe, if he absolutely had to get out of the corn, he should've stayed in OKC with Stephen Adams. I get him wanting to go back to his hometown and play for a big-market team, but bruh...I'll give him this though: he did make a strong go of it that last playoff round.
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  24. Totally unrelated, but...I did some looking into their history yesterday just because I was curious. And I know the club has set up shop in three different cities, but...one would think a club that has nine Word Series titles, three coming during their little mini-dynasty at the beginning of the 70s that apparently barely gets mentioned in the story of Major League Baseball (not that I'm a knowledgeable historian because I certainly am not), would be better deserving than the mess they're currently enduring/they've gotten themselves into. Sidebar complete--now back to relevant discussion...
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  25. I'm no financial expert so my math/method could be wrong but if they invested the $1.2m they owe him in 2035 at 10%, which is the average return for the S&P 500 over the last 30 years, it would be worth ~$5m by the time the payment is due. Doing the same for the other 15-or-so years they'll pay him, the $18m they owe him would be close to $42m. Minus that $18m, they still come out $24m ahead. Again, the math could be wrong but the general idea is correct in that in general, if you owe somebody a set amount of money, you're better off waiting as long as you possibly can to pay it to them if you can otherwise invest it. Especially since, for the Mets, the cost is just some egg on the face of the previous ownership.
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  26. Yesterday I learned that Bobby Bonilla also collects 500 grand from the Orioles every year. He started getting paid in 2004 and it's a 25 year deal. I hope he gives that agent of his nice gifts and dinners.
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  27. Clamoring for the Dolphins to wear a superior uniform is a bad thing how?
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  28. Proud Millennial boomer checking in
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  29. You're right. But you also can't bar people from thinking it's dumb to do so in certain situations. The Ravens would look dumb with a purple helmet and some people would probably think they copied the Vikings. If they want to put a cluster:censored: on the field, more power to them
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  30. It would be like if the Patriots wore a navy helmet and looked like the Texans, or Bills wore a blue helmet and looked like the Giants. Just because you can because it's a main color, doesn't mean you should
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  31. If not for their 9 World Series wins it might actually be a mercy to erase the A's from MLB and start fresh with an organization no so permeated with penny pinching. And I say this who grew up a die hard A's fan, whose parents are still A's fans, and who has probably seen more games at the Coliseum than I'd care to admit. But even someone of my attachment to them couldn't endure the seemingly never ending decades of this nonsense. Thankfully I moved to San Diego and learned to fall in love with baseball all over again thanks to an organization that mostly has had no clue how to win, but at least knew how to treat its fans and city well while losing.
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  32. in non-Clippers news, Brook Lopez had 33 points for the Giannis-less Bucks last night
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  33. Because BART isn't running late trains right now because they're still on COVID footing. Yet the Giants magically had late trains during their fireworks night up to 40 mins after last fireworks. You can't tell me the Giants, or SF city government, or both, didn't make it worth their while to have trains running late since clearly trains don't just magically appear. And why are they so cheap? People have been asking that of A's ownership for almost 30 years now. The current ownership group in particular are one of the richest in MLB, yet they act like they have no money, and perpetually sabotage themselves off field. They'd rather play this up as a shaming game on social media trying to get BART to run trains than just making it happen like their competition across the Bay. But then being an embarrassment is nothing new to the A's or their ownership. Easily a bottom 3 ownership group in all of sports, and they unfortunately own two teams who they bungle management of with the Earthquakes in MLS too.
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  34. Still can't understand how the Rams had the near perfect uniform to go back to, partially did go back to, then bailed on it for the land of gradient numbers. I mean IMO both LA teams screwed up what should have been slam dunks, but the Chargers at least didn't totally :censored: it up. It's about the only win over their landlords that the Chargers have had since their ill advised move to LA.
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  35. Yikes. Not a fan of that all brown look. Not as bad as their turd cosplay, but boy does that set of pants desperately need a white stripe in the middle.
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  36. Now would be the perfect time to reinstate the records of Reggie Bush and others like him.
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  37. 4 with gold pants, or 6 with white pants would be my favorite alternate uniform in the league.
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  38. Seems like every team that has petitioned the NFL for uniform exception has gotten their wish. While I've been happy about most of them. Cleveland and LA were "bandaids" to fix awful uniform mistakes. I wonder what the NFL uses as it's criteria for exceptions? Must be based on when the requested team is changing uniforms and if it's a throwback during a milestone year. I'd hope that if a random team like the Cardinals or Bucs tried to wear their Color Rush for half the season, the NFL would shut them down pretty quick. Back to 2021 uniform combos. I saw this screenshot floating around: Can't say I'm a fan of this combo. Those brown pants look great with white jerseys, but seem disconnected with the brown jersey. The lack of white just makes them seem out of place. Wonder if it means they are ditching the plain brown Color Rush after one season. Hopefully that also means the throwbacks will be worn 3x and be the alternate moving forward with white helmets in 2022.
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  39. 2 and 3 are the only ones they should have. Everything else gets in the way.
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  40. Everything but 4 and 6 works just fine for me.
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  41. For those who didn't know: now you know. (And, just to eliminate any more questions: E-40 is one of the OGs of the Bay, hailing from Vallejo; chances are your favorite slang phrase probably came out his mouth first.) 1 and 5 all day, with 2 and 3 as alternate backups...with powder blue pants as alternate. Neither 4 nor 6 even need to exist. (Especially since #4 is in the colors of their in-stadium brethren...)
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  42. Raise your hand if you're a fan of a Kawhi Leonard team with a championship Seriously man. Trying to own someone else with the admission that their team won a championship and yours hasn't isn't your best work. I'm sure Chris Paul is lamenting his inability to drag the Clippers over the hump as he and the rest of the Suns prepare for the Finals.
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  43. Team four of the West Coast division is the San Jose Rhinos. The third (and final) RHI identity to move on to the new league in the division, this one's also got some feelings of the 90s, inspired by their old jerseys while going modern.
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  44. Well written, researched and presented, young man.
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  45. They can wear them up to 3 times, right? So that’s five more games of bone, and then the bone jersey can be burned for good.
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  46. A white helmet for the Ravens just seems counter productive given the theme of the team
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  47. Next up is the third of five West Coast teams and another RHI team coming back - the Los Angeles Blades. The Blades were one of the RHI's charter franchises, playing out of the Great Western Forum like the Lakers and Kings did at the time. Jeanie Buss owned the team. It was one of the first teams the league even had. Southern California is prime roller hockey country - some of the best players going are from the area originally. The name needed to come back, but the logo and design, which has dated horribly since the early 90s, needed a change. When you think of "blades", the first thing that comes to mind are jagged edges, cuts, sharp things - not exactly "roller blades", which is what kinda should come to mind, but still something that translates well visually. Using a jagged, angular design, my own take on that "LA" wordmark that every other sports franchise seems to love to use and taking advantage of the fact that "blades" contains an "LA"... it all makes too much sense.
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  48. You are focusing on the wrong people... it was Ty Lue that made the difference.
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