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  1. 378px-Gordie_Howe_Giants-e1290446464509.jpg

    Gordie Howe- Vancouver Giants

    Things I've learnt from this thread- Gordie Howe has worn just about every possible hockey jersey going, at one time or another.

    Gordie also modeled the dark jersey of the (then-) new San Jose Sharks on February 12, 1991. I've been hunting everywhere for a picture of it but have had no luck so far. I remember seeing it on the news when it happened though!

    Here's a couple of cool links talking about the expansion San Jose Sharks' jersey unveiling: Part 1 and Part 2

    gordietheshark.jpg

    I bow before your superior searching skills, sir... I was all over the newspaper archives, looking for that pic too. Where'd you find it?

  2. 378px-Gordie_Howe_Giants-e1290446464509.jpg

    Gordie Howe- Vancouver Giants

    Things I've learnt from this thread- Gordie Howe has worn just about every possible hockey jersey going, at one time or another.

    Gordie also modeled the dark jersey of the (then-) new San Jose Sharks on February 12, 1991. I've been hunting everywhere for a picture of it but have had no luck so far. I remember seeing it on the news when it happened though!

    Here's a couple of cool links talking about the expansion San Jose Sharks' jersey unveiling: Part 1 and Part 2

  3. Why do they call themselves "World Champions"? I've never understood that when it comes to the NFL, NBA and MLB. For one, it's not an international championship. I know for the NBA, there are other countries in the world besides the US that have domestic leagues and I'm pretty sure they don't put "World Champions" when they win their respective domestic competitions. I might just be picky here but I think the title of "World Champions" should be reserved for international competitions such as the FIBA World Champs (currently going on in Turkey right now), FIFA World Cup and Club World Cup, IIHF World Champs, IRB Rugby World Cup, and World Baseball Classic. I know there are many others for various sports, just too many to list. My point is that the title "World Champions" should not be given to domestic competition winners. What's wrong with "Super Bowl Champions"?

    Please identify the club baseball and basketball teams that could take a 7 game series from the MLB and NBA champions, or the club American football team that could win a game against the Super Bowl champions.

    You can't, can you?

    /Just think of them as the World Club champions in their respective sports.

    What a dumb reply. The point is they aren't "World Champions" at all, just of their respective league.

    What a dumb reply. It's obvious that the NBA, NFL, and MLB are the top tiers of their respective sport, world wide. Yeah, there are some decent baseball teams in Japan and Korea, and some decent basketball teams in the European league, but realistically the champions of those leagues wouldn't stand a chance against the champions of the NBA and MLB in a true seven game championship series. The NFL? There aren't even American football teams in other countries that come close to NFL practice squads. The only league that might offer a challenge is the CFL, and technically that's a different game then what the NFL plays. So really, there's no issue with the NBA, MLB, and NFL champions calling themselves the World Champions. They really are the best in the world at their sport.

    The only major North American league that MIGHT have serious competition is the NHL, with the KHL being their biggest rivals (and even that's very VERY iffy). As far as I know no NHL championship team has refereed to itself as the "World Champion" in quite some time. They just use Stanley Cup Champions. Though to be perfectly honest even the KHL champs would have a hard time taking down the Stanley Cup champs so I wouldn't object if the Stanley Cup champions started to refer to themselves as the World Champions again.

    Obvious to you maybe, but that doesn't stop it from being inaccurate. Your own examples regarding the CFL and KHL just support my point. You can try to disqualify them with words like "might" and "iffy" but you're just trying to deflect the fact that calling oneself "World Champions" is just wrong. I could go into it deeper but your own examples do my job for me.

  4. Why do they call themselves "World Champions"? I've never understood that when it comes to the NFL, NBA and MLB. For one, it's not an international championship. I know for the NBA, there are other countries in the world besides the US that have domestic leagues and I'm pretty sure they don't put "World Champions" when they win their respective domestic competitions. I might just be picky here but I think the title of "World Champions" should be reserved for international competitions such as the FIBA World Champs (currently going on in Turkey right now), FIFA World Cup and Club World Cup, IIHF World Champs, IRB Rugby World Cup, and World Baseball Classic. I know there are many others for various sports, just too many to list. My point is that the title "World Champions" should not be given to domestic competition winners. What's wrong with "Super Bowl Champions"?

    Please identify the club baseball and basketball teams that could take a 7 game series from the MLB and NBA champions, or the club American football team that could win a game against the Super Bowl champions.

    You can't, can you?

    /Just think of them as the World Club champions in their respective sports.

    What a dumb reply. The point is they aren't "World Champions" at all, just of their respective league.

  5. You seem to want really hard to prove that you are indeed somehow inferior, so I'll concede the point and recognize your complete inferiority. Mentally, socially, financially and (granted I've never seen you, but I'll assume that you're really out of shape and ugly, so) physically.

    Back on topic (sort of...)

    By the time all is said and done, CC will look odd in both Brewers and Indians uniforms. CC on the Brewers is like Randy Johnson on the Astros and Wayne Gretzky on the Blues.

    Actually, I was trying to prove how much of a douche you are, but you seem to have done it for me.

    Hahaha... score!

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    Here's one you never thought you'd see: Gordie Howe (back row, third from left) in a late 30's era Bruins uniform! (The pic was taken between 1940 and 1945 though.) Granted, this was only a Saskatoon-area midget team, but it still looks kind of weird to see him dressed like that. I wish there were some better pics of him in it. :)

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