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  1. Please excuse my poor grammar. I'm fully aware of Atlantic City's many social and economic issues. The post was merely wishful thinking on my part.
  2. I'd like to see the Devils have a minor league team in Jersey again. Atlantic City might be a good spot. In the wake of casino closures and other financial difficulties, the city has made several efforts to become a "year-round" family destination. I imagine a minor league hockey team would bring at least some additional traffic into the city during the otherwise quiet winter months. Furthermore, with a minor league team in Atlantic City, the Devils could strengthen their influence in South Jersey and build on the "Jersey's Team" marketing theme. The Albany Devils and Phantoms have had a few meetings at AC's Boardwalk Hall. Maybe this was an attempt to test the market? I recognize that this scenario is very unlikely -- it is wishful thinking on my part.
  3. All better. The ones I listed were all Yankee player nicknames. Bambinos - Ruth, Iron Horses - Gehrig, Clippers - DiMaggio, Scooters - Rizzuto, Tugboats - Munson
  4. All those SI Yanks names are awful... here's to hoping there is a name on the back-burner they haven't told us about. Staten Island Bambinos, anyone? Clippers? Iron Horses? Scooters? Tugboats?
  5. My impression of my hometown at the Jersey Shore, where the NYC/PHL markets overlap 1. Yankees 2. Giants 3. Eagles 4. Phillies/Mets (depending on which team is better) 5. Mets/Phllies 6. Jets 7. Devils 8. Rangers 9. Flyers 10. Steelers 11. Knicks 12. Nets I don't know if I have ever met a Sixers or Islanders fan from my hometown. For South Bend, IN, it's somewhat difficult to gauge since so much of the sport scene revolves around Notre Dame. For the pro teams, I would say... 1. Cubs 2. Bears 3. Blackhawks 4. White Sox 5. Bulls 6. Colts 7. Pacers
  6. A couple of thoughts: 1. I miss the days when MLB would just put the US/Canadian flag on the side of caps. Sigh. 2. I do not like the Phillies' red alt. Looks too much like spring training to me.
  7. Damn, I thought their rebrand was pretty successful. I hope their next rebrand is even better. Based on what I know about the team, the SWB merch sold better. The area was/is very attached to the classic interlocking SWB logo from the Red Barons days. IMO that logo was one of the best in minor league. The top-seller in their store has been the SWB maroon hat. I also found this black cap with the gold SWB logo: It's nice, but a little big. If they can return to a logo like the Red Barons days, I think it would be a major upgrade.
  8. The Pepsi logo has grown on me since they switched from the dark blue background to the royal blue
  9. During the name-the-team contest I submitted "Pine Barons." Lakewood is near the New Jersey pine barrens and at the time (circa 2000/2001), the Phillies AAA affiliate was the SWB Red Barons. "Pine Barons" seemed to make sense but "Blueclaws" is fitting.
  10. We can only hope. No need to hope. It's pretty much a given. ESPN's Joe Schad reports it will not be the death penalty but will be equivalent to it or worse. Who knows what that means...
  11. I swear, as long as I was there, it was virtually CNN 24/7 there. They have a lounge with couches and they have those wall-mounted TV's throughout the building (i.e. food court, bookstore, etc). To be fair, I've not been there since I graduated in 2008, so in 4 years something may be different now. However, it'd really have to be something for them to change those channels... I was working, so I wasn't near any TVs - was it known that CNN would cover it live? I know that ESPN was, and I think Comcast was (but they probably wouldn't have Comcast out there), but could it be that someone didn't know that it'd be on CNN? Again, I wasn't near any TVs, so if CNN was constantly advertising "tune in at 9 for the live press conference!", then yeah - it doesn't make any sense to change it. I would expect most PA stations to cover it. I know the Philadelphia news stations had it live
  12. I think that's a bit glib. Not every leader eventually enables pedophiles. Enabling pedophiles i think is a scandal... Maybe him and Paterno talked about it and Joe was under the understanding that this was over and done with. Maybe they came to a mutual understanding. Maybe Joe forgave Sandusky? Maybe we do not know all of the specifics and we should not throw stones until all the facts are laid out for everyone to see? Are you kidding me? How could sexual abuse of helpless children be forgiven? They were supposedly sodomized for goodness sake. And the thing about the DA- the DA went missing and was declared dead. Until it has been done to you (not you specifically) you have no clue about what is going on. I know when that idiot went and killed that whole Amish family in PA, the rest of the Amish people from that village went to his funeral. They forgave and moved on. That is not what happened. The idiot broke into an Amish school and killed female students and then himself. The forgiveness on the Amish part stems from their strong relgious beliefs. Plus, the shooter killed himself, there would be no possible way for justice or the court of law to punish him according to Pennsylvania/society's standards. In this case, Sandusky was not punished and might have continued to perform the acts. Like the other poster said, it was not Paterno's prerogative to forgive Sandusky for raping and ruining the lives on innocent, helpless children.
  13. I think that's a bit glib. Not every leader eventually enables pedophiles. Enabling pedophiles i think is a scandal... Maybe him and Paterno talked about it and Joe was under the understanding that this was over and done with. Maybe they came to a mutual understanding. Maybe Joe forgave Sandusky? Maybe we do not know all of the specifics and we should not throw stones until all the facts are laid out for everyone to see? Are you kidding me? How could sexual abuse of helpless children be forgiven? They were supposedly sodomized for goodness sake. And the thing about the DA- the DA went missing and was declared dead.
  14. On WFAN today Mike Francesa interviewed reported Kim Jones, who is a Penn State alum. The details of the scandal are sickening. Paterno has to resign.
  15. Possibly the Phillies' territory, too. I'd love for an MLB team to move to Vancouver or Montreal. The likelihood of either happening seems slim, though.
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