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  1. Didn't know where to put this and didn't want to start a new thread (maybe we can repurpose this 2015-16 AHL changes?), but Winnipeg is picking up its AHL stakes in St. John's and moving them to MTS Centre (return of the Moose, perhaps?!?!) a la what the Sharks are doing temporarily. This triggers Montreal moving its AHL team from Hamilton to St. John's leaving Hamilton without a team at the level (they've been rumored to be getting an OHL team for some time now. So more changes on the horizon for the AHL in addition to the California teams.

    Link: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/sports/hockey/ahl/Manitoba-Moose-20-in-the-works-295455711.html?device=mobile

    Disregard. I had this in another thread because I didn't see this one here. A mod must've moved it.
  2. Didn't know where to put this and didn't want to start a new thread (maybe we can repurpose this 2015-16 AHL changes?), but Winnipeg is picking up its AHL stakes in St. John's and moving them to MTS Centre (return of the Moose, perhaps?!?!) a la what the Sharks are doing temporarily. This triggers Montreal moving its AHL team from Hamilton to St. John's leaving Hamilton without a team at the level (they've been rumored to be getting an OHL team for some time now. So more changes on the horizon for the AHL in addition to the California teams.

    Link: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/sports/hockey/ahl/Manitoba-Moose-20-in-the-works-295455711.html?device=mobile

  3. LIONS-BILLS.jpgFirst year of those Bills uniforms, last year of those Lions uniforms

    They played each other twice that year, too. Because they always face each other in the peseason, likely the last week, and likely at Ford Field (one of the first few games there it would've been, as well).

  4. I still don't understand why both benches have to be on the same sideline at AT&T. It seems like there's plenty of room on the sideline closest to third base for a team

    I still don't understand why both benches have to be on the same sideline at AT&T. It seems like there's plenty of room on the sideline closest to third base for a team area.

    I think it's simply for the benefit of the fans sitting in the seats on the third-base side. They would likely not be able to sell some of the first few rows.

  5. With regards to the soccer pictures: were the dimensions (width, chiefly) of the playing surface reduced at all to better fit better at any venue? An eyeball test is tough due to lack of markings but some get pretty close to the retaining walls and I'm sure shaving off a few feet on the sides would be negligible.

  6. What about the Rams' (virtually) current drab uniforms vs. the Bills' 2000s monstrosities, circa 2001-02?

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    Looks like only that one game.

    These pictures are from 2008. Teams also met in 2004 at the Ralph.

    This actually would come up for the Bills in those uniforms vs. any NFC team. They only met each NFC twice (1 home, 1 away) in those under the NFL's scheduling structure. Maybe a handful thrice, if you count preseason.

  7. I'm weirded out by pitchers in numbers 10-19 too, for some reason. To me it's weird like skaters in hockey wearing goalie numbers, typically 30, 31 and 35.

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    Yep, like that. There haven't been too many. Two dozen or so, if that. Still waiting to see a non-goalie wearing 1.

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    Pitchers almost are never seen in single digits.

    Here's a listing going back 50 years:

    http://reconditebaseball.blogspot.com/2008/10/if-his-arm-works-who-cares-what-he.html

    Here are the pitchers (excluding position players throwing mop-up innings) since 1961 to wear numbers lower than ten:

    • #1 Jack Jenkins - 1962 Senators
    • #8 Bob Baird - 1963 Senators
    • #4 George Brunet - 1970 Pirates
    • #6 Chuck Taylor - 1972 Brewers
    • #7 Horacio Pina - 1973 Athletics
    • #7 Atlee Hammaker - 1985 Giants
    • #1 Matt Young - 1990 Mariners
    • #00 Omar Olivares - 1993 Cardinals and 1995 Phillies
    • #7 Jeff Juden - 1997 Indians
    • #00 Curtis Leskanic - 2000-2002 Brewers
    • #2 Wayne Gomes - 2001 Giants
    • #6 Rob Bell - 2001-2002 Rangers
    • #00 Rick White - 2004 Indians, 2005 Pirates, 2006 Reds, and 2006 Phillies
    • #3 David Wells - 2005 Red Sox
    • #7 Josh Towers - 2003-2007 Blue Jays

    I'm weirded out by pitchers in numbers 10-19 too, for some reason. To me it's weird like skaters in hockey wearing goalie numbers, typically 30, 31 and 35.

    Also no one mentioned Sidney Crosby. Born August 7, 1987, or 8/7/87 Americanized, and he wears 87. He was only the second player to wear it too, as Donald Brashear played his whole career with it. One other player wore it, in Crosby's rookie and sophomore seasons, Pierre Turgeon, because his usual 77 was retired by his team, Colorado (Ray Bourque).

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    OK, so the Falcons banners' are for:

    1980 NFC West Champs

    1998 NFC West Champs

    1998 NFC Champs

    2004 NFC South Champs

    and then the Ring of Honor, for:

    #60 Tommy Nobis

    #57 Jeff Van Note

    #10 Steve Bartkowski

    #31 William Andrews

    #58 Jessie Tuggle

    OT: The Georgia Dome looks much, much better with the new seats!

  10. I'm not a fan of the Canucks changing all their past banners to meet the current identity...

    I totally agree here...was there a lot of outrage in vancouver over this?

    This past season, the sabres actually replaced their 1997-98 northeast division champion banner and their 1998-99 eastern conference banner, but they redid them in the black and red colors from that era.

    it really made a lot of sense to fix this - - the other 2 banners did not match the style of the old one, they were both white, and it looked flat out dumb.

    I'll try to find some pics..

    The one was worded awfully too. EDIT: I see you mentioned that in another post.

    Now the need to take the time to fix the Bandits banners.

    My problems with the current Bandits banners are as follows:

    1) Their size. I have bed sheets that are bigger then those! They're are the most prestigious banners hanging there too, aside from retired Sabres.

    2) The logos. The incorrect logo is on the first two.

    3) The wording. Year + World Champions I don't like. Year + MILL Champions for the three that are up.

    4) There are a couple missing... 1993 & 1994 National Division Champions, 2006 East Division Champions, and 43 Darris Kilgour 1992-1999 (I know, I know, it's on the turf... the number anyway).

    They don't have to be in the same style as the Sabres, but upgrades, and the inclusion of all of them will be fine. Of course, winning the Championship in a couple of weeks would be a nice event to prompt my changes.

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