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  1. Plot twist: the Twitter account is controlled by Warren Buffett, and he has already locked down an expansion franchise for his hometown kidding
  2. Calgary going back to red and white with at most a small amount of black or silver trim is probably the lowest hanging fruit there is when it comes to pro football-related design. No other design scheme irritates me the way Calgary's does with their horrendous BFBS that they for some reason just refuse to do away with.
  3. That is kind of funny given the North American online contingent who so fastidiously use "Czechia" at every turn. Good to know we can just keep calling it what we've been calling it for the last thirty years.
  4. There is a precedent for that. I can't remember the exact dates, but when Puma and Adidas jerseys first appeared in the CFL around 2000, for the first season or two I think most teams just pasted a Puma/Adidas logo over the Starter logo and kept using the same jerseys.
  5. Montreal is bilingual to the extreme, to the point where this kind of casual mixing of English and French makes perfect sense to someone from there. Again, this identity is all about Montreal, even someone from Toronto or Quebec City would probably find it a bit weird. BTW I'm a bit slow but I just noticed that the helmet subtly features the old team logos. That's a nice touch.
  6. ^ The goalpost collisions are rare, but on occasion the 13th man on the field will absolutely flatten someone.
  7. I bought a Longhorns Christmas ornament at Whole Foods in Austin a few years ago... the cashier literally thought it was a uterus ornament and remarked on it, before we set her straight
  8. I just found out less than a decade ago. For the first decade plus of the team's existence I thought they had the weirdest/lamest logo ever, just a wilderness scene. I was wondering what I was missing. Somewhere along the line it finally clicked that there was a bear in there.
  9. I'm still in my 30s and looking at the merch they have designed makes me feel legit old... I have never seen fan gear like this before.
  10. That professional approach taken by the Als is such a stark contrast with the Blue Bombers, who literally held a fan contest to design a new logo in 1995 (which led to the lightning bolt "W"). Although I like to think my beloved Bombers have grown out of their 90s ghetto ways.
  11. This is clearly a visual identity meant to appeal more to the Montreal mindset than to football traditionalists. Which makes sense given that you could probably fit all the football traditionalists in Montreal into a single metro car. So while it won't be a hit on this forum, it will probably be more warmly received by your average Montrealer. The logo definitely has a 70s fauxback thing happening, which makes sense given that Montreal is a nostalgic place. I like the vaguely Saul Bass-like design. The jerseys themselves are nothing spectacular... they're too much like the Texans for my liking but overall, it works. But to be honest, if Montreal really wanted the 70s throwbacks so badly, I don't know why they didn't just bring back a slight variation of their actual late 70s/early 80s jerseys... this would have been the best option IMO:
  12. Looks like a bit of a faux-back that calls to mind something that would have been designed in the mid-70s. I like it, it looks very nice. The only issue I have is the terrible contrast between the colours as shown on the snippets of the new uniform that have been released to date... I'm not sure it's going to work all that well.
  13. For some reason the Riders always love wearing the retros vs. Winnipeg. As a Bomber fan it feels like it's the only uniform we ever see when Winnipeg is at Mosaic.
  14. Repeat of 1984 with the same outcome is fine in my books... that game was played in Edmonton too, so maybe it's destiny Ticats had some help from the Nature Boy yesterday, how else to explain that crazy margin of victory.
  15. Did Ottawa wear the flaming R helmet in 1992 but not flaming R jerseys? I don't remember that at all... I thought it was flaming Rs for all of 1992 and 93. If there is a pic that suggests otherwise, are we sure it isn't from a preseason game? Awesome project, by the way.
  16. Semis: Hamilton beats BC Winnipeg beats Saskatchewan Finals: Ottawa beats Hamilton Calgary beats Winnipeg Grey Cup: Ottawa beats Calgary It'll be the third season in a row where a mid-tier team from the east takes it.
  17. Even though that logo was a slapdash imitation of the then-new NE Patriots logo, I still love it along with the color combo and overall look. You can probably tell that I'm a bit partial to it But yeah, the colours in the league are kind of set in stone now as clonewars points out. I guess if there is one team that could conceivably change it's Montreal whose red/white/blue only dates back to the 70s, but even that is pretty well entrenched now. If Halifax gets a team they have to be purple, teal or brown. They can't be blue despite being on the coast... Montreal, Toronto and Winnipeg already have blue, there's no room for any more.
  18. That would be weird if they came back to Winnipeg. The Moose had strong support by AHL standards, but a lot of that was attributable to the fact that it was the top game in town at the time. The 6,500-ish crowds that they used to get would probably end up half as large, at best, if the Moose came back to Winnipeg. Obviously a strike/lockout situation would be totally different, but that isn't in the offing at all. I guess it only makes sense in the context of Winnipeg being an interim parking lot for the team for one or two seasons tops while the new TB rink gets built.
  19. ^ That's a pretty impressive crowd for a swim meet! Probably more pyro than at a typical meet too.
  20. I wonder how much longer the NHL can keep pulling off this scam on hockey fans... top-shelf prices for lousy views in (LA excepted) unpleasant weather. I can see why the teams like it... anywhere from 2 to 5 (or more?) times the box office receipts of a regular game in the home venue. But what's in it for the fans?
  21. Strange seating configuration...the only part of the venue that isn't temp seating is the smallest grandstand in the place... they might as well have just used an entirely temporary venue. I wonder why they didn't orient the court toward the home plate area instead?
  22. How is it that Milwaukee never scooped the Packers away from GB? You'd think that back in the 60s a team like the Packers would have been ripe for the picking by a much larger neighbourhing city. (Note that I don't necessarily wish that it had turned out that way... I just find it pretty amazing that it didn't.)
  23. JFK was such an odd beast. A giant stadium that stood for decades without any major, long-term tenants before finally deteriorating to the point where it had to be demolished.
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