CMUBrent

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  1. The TV station logos in Mid-Michigan (Bay City, Saginaw, Midland, Flint):

     

    WNEM TV 5, the CBS affiliate

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    WJRT 12, the ABC affiliate

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    WEYI 25, the NBC affiliate

     

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    WSMH 66, the FOX affiliate

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    WDCQ 19, the PBS channel out of Delta College in Saginaw

     

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  2. MLB: Texas Rangers at Detroit Tigers, 1990

    NFL: Never

    NBA: Never

    NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at Detroit Red Wings, 2009

    Midwest League: Great Lakes Loons, 2007 (can't remember who they played, but Clayton Kershaw was on the mound that night)

    NCAA Football: Wyoming at Central Michigan, 2000

    NCAA Basketball: Toledo at Central Michigan, 2000

    NCAA Baseball: Kent State at Central Michigan, 2001

    NCAA Hockey: Michigan State vs. Michigan at Joe Louis Arena, 1998

    IHL: Flint Spirits at Saginaw Hawks, 1988

    AHL: Hamilton Bulldogs at Grand Rapids Griffins, 2012

    ECHL: Gwinnett Gladiators at Kalamazoo Wings, 2011

    CHL: Colorado Eagles at Fort Wayne Komets, 2011

    Colonial/United/"I"HL: Brantford Smoke at Flint Bulldogs, 1991

    OHL: Guelph Storm at Detroit Jr. Red Wings, 1993 (might have gone to the OHL exhibition game in Saginaw a few years earlier, not sure....)

    NAHL: Saginaw Gears, 1993 (can't remember who they played)

    FHL: Danville Dashers at Port Huron Prowlers, 2015


  3. 3 hours ago, Brass said:

    Starting this fresh with a new set for the Florida Panthers.

     

    Home Jersey:

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    Road Jersey: 

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    Third Jersey:

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    Nice concept! The claw marks on the numbers remind me of the numbers on the old Port Huron Border Cats jerseys:

     

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  4. Jim Price: "Alright, gang, I spoke with The Great Al Kaline in Roseville yesterday about Verlander's Arsenal and The Art of Pitching. Wow, nice area." That sums up Jim Price's commentating. You could get hammered by the "Thiiiiiiiiirrrrrd" inning if you had a shot each time Price used one of his favorite lines. He was even worse as middle innings announcer.

    Jim Brandstatter: Okay commentator, horrible as announcer. He was lost last season. Awful move by Michigan.

    Dan Miller: Goes from mediocre homer announcer to shameless cheerleader ("STAND UP FORD FIELD!!!! STAND UP!!!!!"), depending on how the game is going. Big downgrade from Mark Champion.


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    Peoria Prancers (IHL)--With that logo, the team could have been called the Bucks, Stags or even Chargers. Logo kind of looks like something you would find on a lawnmower.

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    Port Huron Beacons (UHL)--Was expecting the team to be called the Flags. Never cared for this nickname or the logo for that matter.

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    Dayton Demonz (FHL)--Don't have very high expectations for the FHL, but spelling a plural word with a "z" at the end sounds like late 1990s ECW.

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    Danbury Trashers (UHL)

    Port Huron North Americans (Major League Roller Hockey)--They didn't last too long and ended up moving to Flint midway through their only season.

    I didn't care for the name "Port Huron Fighting Falcons" at first. It grew on me, but I would still just drop the "Fighting" part of their nickname.


  6. Well a OHL Team in Flint is most likely going to be called

    The Flint Tropics since the name is popular with the people who want to pick a name for a OHL Flint Team

    At first I thought it was inevitable, but now I doubt they go with Flint Tropics. IMS Hockey (team owners) wants a nickname that will be marketable for many years and something the community can rally behind. Flint Tropics would have an initial surge in apparel sales and media attention. But once that wears off, all you'll have left is a team with a joke nickname. Plus, while Tropics was popular in the name-the-team contest, a lot of the pro-Tropics votes were from outside of Flint. I'm not hearing too many hockey fans around the Flint area that like that name.

    My guess is they go with Flint Phoenix, though I would prefer Flint Arrows or Firebirds. :hockeysmiley:


  7. I've seen Tigers games in the last few years of Tiger Stadium that had about 12-16,000 in attendance.

    Also, I've been to a lot of Fighting Falcons games over the past few years that had about 400-500 at McMorran Arena (a 3400-seat arena for hockey).


  8. The Giants' baserunning and bullpen tonight:

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    Maybe we can salvage the season, maybe we can't. Whatever happens, I know we have to do at least a little rebuilding this offseason (not too much, but enough to not crash like the train seen above).

    That .gif reminds me of the Tigers' bullpen and offense this season. <_<


  9. 2007 Motor City Bowl, Central Michigan vs. Purdue. Purdue was up 34-13 at the half, looked like it was over. CMU scored 28 points in the third and eventually tied the game at 48 late in the fourth. Purdue won on a last-second field goal, but it was still a thriller.


  10. Detroit Lions: Continue to stumble along as an also-ran franchise. Make the playoffs now and then, but no Super Bowls.

    Detroit Tigers: Remain the top team in the AL Central for several more years, making it to 2 more World Series, winning once.

    Detroit Red Wings: Franchise continues descent to middle-of-pack team as rebuild/"We like this team, as is.." continues. No Stanley Cups, but the playoff streak continues.

    Detroit Pistons: Pistons get even worse the first few years as the rebuild continues, but they should be back on track by 2018.

    CMU Football: Dan Enos fired as coach as program continues to stumble.

    Port Huron: McMorran Arena is renovated, and Port Huron gets yet another hockey team, this time in the USHL. Arena football comes and goes.

    Saginaw Spirit: Win their first OHL championship.

    Pittsburgh Steelers: Two more Super Bowl appearances, winning once.

    Toronto Maple Leafs: Make it to the Stanley Cup Finals, but lose.


  11. NHL:

    Gordie Howe

    The Islanders Dynasty

    Maurice Richard

    MLB:

    Hank Greenberg

    Babe Ruth

    Stan Musial

    Al Kaline

    NFL:

    Bobby Layne

    The 1950s Lions (Back when you could say Detroit Lions and elite franchise in the same sentence...)

    The 1970s Steelers

    NBA:

    The Bad Boys

    Larry Bird

    Magic Johnson

    How old are you? I always assumed we were about the same age.

    32, but I really didn't follow sports when I was little.


  12. Anaheim Ducks: Teemu Selanne

    Boston Bruins: Bobby Orr

    Buffalo Sabres: Gilbert Perrault

    Calgary Flames: Jerome Iginla

    Carolina Hurricanes: Ron Francis

    Chicago Blackhawks: Bobby Hull

    Colorado Avalanche: Joe Sakic

    Columbus Blue Jackets: Rick Nash

    Dallas Stars: Mike Modano

    Detroit Red Wings: Gordie Howe

    Edmonton Oilers: Wayne Gretzky

    Florida Panthers: John Vanbiesbrouck

    Los Angeles Kings: Luc Robitaille

    Minnesota Wild: Marian Gaborik

    Montreal Canadiens: Maurice Richard

    Nashville Predators: Tomas Vokoun

    New Jersey Devils: Scott Stevens and Martin Brodeur

    New York Islanders: Denis Potvin

    New York Rangers: Brian Leetch

    Ottawa Senators: Daniel Alfredsson

    Philadelphia Flyers: Bobby Clarke

    Phoenix Coyotes: Keith Tkachuk

    Pittsburgh Penguins: Mario Lemieux

    St. Louis Blues: Brett Hull

    San Jose Sharks: Patrick Marleau

    Tampa Bay Lightning: Steven Stamkos

    Toronto Maple Leafs: Ted Kennedy

    Vancouver Canucks: Trevor Linden

    Washington Capitals: Rod Langway

    Winnipeg Jets: Dale Hawerchuk


  13. Detroit Red Wings:

    Gordie Howe

    Steve Yzerman

    Terry Sawchuk

    Nicklas Lidstrom

    Detroit Lions:

    Bobby Layne

    Joe Schmidt

    Barry Sanders

    Calvin Johnson

    Detroit Pistons:

    Isiah Thomas

    Dave Bing

    Bob Lanier

    Chuck Daly

    Detroit Tigers:

    Ty Cobb

    Hank Greenberg

    Al Kaline

    Alan Trammell

    Toronto Maple Leafs:

    Ted Kennedy

    Dave Keon

    Doug Gilmour

    Mats Sundin

    Pittsburgh Steelers:

    Art Rooney

    Joe Greene

    Chuck Noll

    Jerome Bettis

    (This was a hard one, so many stars from the 1970s and the 2000s...)

    Central Michigan Chippewas Football:

    Roy Kramer

    Herb Deromedi

    Dan LeFevour

    Antonio Brown


  14. Hmmm...I'll throw in a few minor league teams.

    Flint: 2008-09 Generals

    • 22-47-7, dead last in the "IHL".
    • Started the season with Peter South as coach...then brought in Bobby Reynolds as co-coach, who was given final say over the team. South got the message and left (can't blame him).
    • The Perani Group (ownership) practically gave up and stopped paying the players, stopped paying bills...stopped paying everything it seemed.
    • Players evicted from apartments midseason because, surprise, team owners didn't pay the rent.
    • Forward Mike Alexiou sues owners due to being owed thousands and a lack of workman's compensation for the players.
    • Attendance, which was already in decline, collapsed to 1661 per game, easily the worst average since the 1980s.

    The Perani Group dissolved after that season. The Generals returned for 2009-10, nearly folded midseason, but then made a surprise run to the Turner Cup Finals.

    Port Huron: 2010-11 Fighting Falcons

    • 6-46-6, easily worst in the NAHL
    • Team arrived late in the summer after the Icehawks folded
    • No expansion draft, ownership had to pay about $100,000 to play that season (league preferred them to start in 2011-12)
    • Roster made up of overmatched players, mostly from California
    • A dirty hockey team that could fight, but could also get blown out nightly.
    • Season started in September. First-ever win: November 7. Second-ever win: January 7.
    • Average attendance: 682 per game, a drop of about 1,000 per game from the Icehawks.

    The Falcons made a coaching change around January and a few roster changes. They played a little better in the second half of the season, but not much. There actually was some talent on that roster, but nowhere near enough to be competitive. OTOH, the 2011-12 Falcons won their division and went to the finals.

    Saginaw: 1998-99 Gears

    • Second name change and fourth ownership change since the team arrived in town in 1994.
    • All the hype of bringing back the Gears nickname and recapturing the magic of the old IHL team.
    • Still no ice-level seats, only the Loge and Mezzanine levels, leaving an empty ring around the rink.
    • A weak lineup with no offense that stumbled out of the gate.
    • 20-28-7 on February 20th, but still with a shot at the playoffs. Then...
    • Dr. Shukairy (who also owned the Flint Generals) conducted a fire sale and sold off any talent the team had and leaving the roster shorthanded.
    • February 20th was the last victory of the season, as the Gears went 0-18-1 the rest of the way.
    • Suprise! Another ownership change near the end of the season.

    That season, especially the nose-dive at the end, killed that franchise and the UHL completely in Saginaw. The Gears came back for 1999-2000, but lasted only 26 games before moving to Ohio in December.


  15. The Pistons were the first team I thought of when I saw this thread.

    Back in the 1980s up to 1995-96, they had this simple, yet classic look:

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    In 1996-97, the "Teal Era" began. New logo, new colors, new font, new jerseys. Downgrade, IMO. Good look for an expansion team at the time, but not for a franchise that had been around since 1941:

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    Then in 2001-02, the Pistons went back to the red-white-blue color scheme and an updated version of the Bad Boys look. Modern, but with a nod to the past. Upgrade, IMO:

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    Didn't really hate the "horsepower" logo--I bought a shirt with that logo on it when I was in high school. I just thought the Bad Boys uniforms (and now the current set) were much better.


  16. Welp, looks like a CHL expansion market just opened up!

    I'll take it. Port Huron would be on an island with Brampton in the CHL, but I'd rather have that than, say, a Federal Hockey League team. <_<

    Rumor has it that the city is talking to the USHL about an expansion franchise, but I'll believe that when I see it.


  17. http://www.juniorhockey.com/news/news_detail.php?news_id=82382

    The Port Huron Fighting Falcons (NAHL) are moving to Connellsville, PA, for the 2014-15 season. They will be renamed "Keystone Ice Miners".

    That's five hockey teams in Port Huron to either fold or relocate in 13 years. Attendance for the Falcons was almost non-existent (577 per game in a 3100-seat arena), so I'm not surprised they left. OTOH, I wouldn't be surprised if another team arrived in town before the summer's up.