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  1. Can anyone tell me what font was used on the Miracle on Ice jerseys? Thanks.
  2. The Jets and Giants were named after the city. I am not arguing that. I am making the argument that, as the teams and their fans have moved further away from their original NYC locations, the monikers have come to represent the region moreso than just the city. As for East Rutherford, it is most definitely a suburb of NYC. My point, which is certainly nuanced, is that he should be careful not to argue that it IS NYC. Places like Northern NJ, Long Island, Westchester, etc. are as different from NYC as they are the same.
  3. Gothamite and I have disagreed about this in the past but I respect his arguments (if I am correct the gist is that the "New York" that the NFL teams continue to use the moniker as representatives of a region, similar to "Tampa Bay", not to represent the city). Your argument, however, is deeply flawed, East Rutherford is simply empty land that is part of NYC but the distant outpost of Newark is NJ's cross to bear? That makes no sense. There is a simple way to rectify this. Firstly, the Jets and Giants do not pay NYC nor NY State taxes. Their offices are in New Jersey. They play in New Jersey. The are New Jersey's teams, not New York's. Secondly, I hope NYC FC just goes away. This is Cosmos Country. Always was, always will be. Whether or not Newark is a suburb of New York City or its own city I guess is subject for a good debate. My feeling is playing in Newark is New Jersey. Playing in East Rutherford in New York City. I don't know if you've lived in New Jersey your entire life as I have but that's just the feeling I get from knowing the area as well as I do. I really don't care where those team's pay there taxes, they are New York teams. They represent the city of New York. There's a league of 32 teams. with teams representing cities from all over the country - those two teams represent the city of New York. My feeling is that when the new NY soccer team starts playing within the city limits, that most New York soccer fans (especially those in queens which might as well be on the other side of the planet from Newark) will be fans of the new team. And Soccer fans in New Jersey wil be fans of the Red Bulls... and to that respect, playing in Newark and having a NJ fan base, they woudn't represent New York City. I've lived in Hudson County, NJ my entire life so I think I have a pretty good grasp on the situation. The idea that East Rutherford is New York is just dopey. The real answer is that "New York" in the teams' names represents a region. If you look in the article below, you'll see that the Giants themselves have held that position for at least 13 years. In fact, as of 2001, 52% of Giants STHs were from NJ. I bet the percentage that actually comes from the five boroughs is no more than 10. I would think that the Jets numbers are smilarly skewed against the city itself. As a proud New Jerseyan who loves NYC, I've come to grips with and learned to embrace the fact that the teams represent the entire metropolitan area (which has its nexus in Manhattan, where neither team has played in over 50 years).[link]http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/2001/playoffs/news/2001/01/19/giants_newyorknewjersey_ap/[/link]
  4. For what it's worth, Icethetics missed an important nuance with the Stadium Series t-shirts. The 4 name/number shirts that he showed (Rangers, Islanders, Penguins, Hawks) all used the chrome logos. The Devils version, which is not shown there, uses the non-chromed throwback logo. There is a Devils shirt for sale with the chrome logo (similar to the Kings shirt on Icethetics in terms of "patch" placement), but it's not the shirsey.
  5. Gothamite and I have disagreed about this in the past but I respect his arguments (if I am correct the gist is that the "New York" that the NFL teams continue to use the moniker as representatives of a region, similar to "Tampa Bay", not to represent the city). Your argument, however, is deeply flawed, East Rutherford is simply empty land that is part of NYC but the distant outpost of Newark is NJ's cross to bear? That makes no sense.
  6. The Habs actually got it right. They celebrated 2 different things: 1) The Centennial of the club's founding (1909) was celebrated in calendar year 2009 with the ASG, Draft, and other events all leading up to the centennial game on 12/4/09 2) The team's 100th season in 2009-2010 If the Bruins were planning on wearing the patch just in calendar year 2014, I would give them a pass.
  7. The lockout actually simplified things for everyone. For any team that marks its inaugural season before the lockout (I think Winnipeg 2.0 uses 2011-12), the anniversary is the same as the season now. That's why it is so baffling that anyone gets it wrong.
  8. It blows me away that NHL teams continue to screw this up. 2013-2014 is neither the Bruins' 90th season (2014-2015, accounting for the 2004-05 lockout), nor their 90th anniversary (November-December 2014, which falls during the 2014-2015 season).
  9. Bingo. Especially when it came from a source that PL identified by saying "whose tweets have proven to be very reliable and accurate in recent months"
  10. You'd expect him to say something like "there's no way this is real" as opposed to...(reads UniWatch ticker listing)...oh, wait, that's a direct quote. I don't always agree with Lukas but don't rip the guy if you don't even bother to read what he wrote.
  11. They're headed for the WCHA with the Alaska schools, Bemidji, Michigan Tech, Mankato, Northern Michigan, Lake Superior, UAH, and Ferris State.
  12. Duluth, DU, and Miami have all been in the championship game more recently, with the first two having won it all since the last time NDak did. The artists formerly known as the Sioux have won it all twice in 25 years. They're one of nine schools that can make that claim. Let's not crown them yet. As for the logo, I agree that the N looks funky but overall I like it.
  13. Thanks, Color Werx! For a team that has branded itself as "Jersey's Team" , I like it.
  14. Color Werx, the NHL is using the Draft logo with the silhouette of NJ on its website. Any chance you could show us a better version here?
  15. This. 100%. The Brooklyn Net-Z's look astonishingly terrible. Jay-Z had the balls to crap all over decent music, now he's hemorrhaging into sports. Eh... if you ask me, sports branding is the only medium where Jay-Z has ever shown any actual talent. He DID make the Yankee hat more famous than a Yankee can...