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  1. BenFred's column excerpt summarized further: "St. Louis has 'football-crazed' fans, but this coaching hire might keep the team from generating 'significant interest.'" Bad takes aren't exclusive to Twitter.
  2. I believe the Chargers got special permission to wear the throwback powder blues against the Raiders in October 2000 and San Diego fans were asking for a switch in primaries ever since. But they kept it a novelty at best. So of course a desperate ownership waits until a few years into their struggling L.A. move to do it... almost 19 years later. The Denver Nuggets fit an entire powder blue and yellow primary era into the time Chargers ownership hesitated to own a color scheme that is their birthright. Then have the nerve to say, "You're welcome."
  3. The Padres have done study after study it seems and spin after spin to make navy the "true" Padres color, but if the owner is now resigned to accept brown as an inevitability, that speaks volumes. Navy was given every advantage and chance to win, and couldn't.
  4. Interesting choice. I've never noticed a team using the hat color instead of embroidery, but now I'm going to go back and look. What is it about the 5950 vs. 3930 that would lend itself to that?
  5. Official agency-speak aside, I thought when that sideways M logo was launched, we discussed here that it was supposed to evoke stripes... of zebras, tigers, etc. Of course, coloring it green kind of kills that imagery.
  6. ESPN thought the same thing about sports highlights and then "embraced debate." Reading about Chicago Tribune buyouts somehow led me to this story about SportsCenter's return to highlights: Found it interesting in this era of cable TV brand "rot," as someone put it above. Travel Channel showing all the ghost shows is kind of silly outside of October.
  7. Didn't go far enough back then. Should have known. My mistake.
  8. Maybe the change was too subtle or was announced earlier, but I didn't see it here. The Iowa Hawkeyes changed their number font to their custom typeface:
  9. And to put a bow on this thread... they changed their logo today.
  10. Yes. The Utah Blitz women's football team and an overseas semi-pro (?) football team. Their logo came up in the first page of results when you searched "storm logo." Glad they addressed it. The new one is still far from what they had with the Mallards (by @GFB)... but then again so is the league.
  11. Yeah, The Athletic hired the Land of 10 Iowa Hawkeyes beat writer, too. I like what they're doing -- and the fact that their paywall comes with no ads and no auto-play videos as opposed to newspapers that just tried to add one right after bringing back pop-up ads -- but not enough to pay... yet.
  12. ECHL claims that the Mallards identity and name are theirs. Sad to see GFB's look go. Also, a quick search of "Storm logo" on Google brings this up, too: Swindon Storm ... American football in England?
  13. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution just ended SEC Country, Land of 10 and the rest of their "Diehards" sports verticals. They killed off the NFL one -- All 22 -- right before the playoffs. I'm sure many hadn't heard of them, but they hired away legit beat writers of college teams and that makes me wonder if The Athletic is about to expand beyond pro markets (and national college sites). Still, if they really want to "replace the underappreciated newspaper sports section," I'm not sure how they get there without dipping into preps. Maybe those are the scraps that will be left to print.