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Everything posted by RichO

  1. By what magical process does an athlete getting paid by someone else make that athlete an employee of the school?
  2. There's a wave coming and it's up to the NCAA to ride it instead of fighting it
  3. Ah but are they officially licensed NBA ninja headbands? Haven't they been sticklers about un-licensed headbands in the past?
  4. Yeah, the way they were dripping this out here and there during the year, you could see it coming. It's a clever way to add something a little retro without trying to do a throwback to the late 80s look that no one reallly would be into, while not messing with the core of the primary uniforms. And hopefully it's a way to migrate away from the early 80s stuff for at least a couple years.
  5. With Dombrowski specializing in throwing money and prospects around to win as much as possible in the present, the Red Sox in tough luxury tax territory, and the seams showing this year, it's a good time to move from him anyway.
  6. I'm pleasantly surprised that there are so many coaches who are reasonable on this. And that last quote is just *chef's kiss*
  7. I'm all for third base coaches being aggressive- they all should be. But what was he thinking there? That throw didn't even have to be perfect to get the out- it just needed to be close enough.
  8. This is why they're so protective of the "student athlete" cover- it was made to keep athletes from being considered employees and duck workers' compensation and health claims way way way back. So now you get "full cost of attendance" as the means to give players stipends because it's a figure rooted somewhere in financial aid. The minute players are finally recognized as employees, all hell breaks loose for the NCAA. If it even gets close to that you know the lobbying efforts on Congress will go into overdrive
  9. And there's always a good sized gray area the covers the ends of major league rosters and the top end of minor league rosters- or in the NFL's case those guys who are in the practice squad/last cut range and the guys who are rostered.
  10. This Stallions is really good- love the subtle/not subtle arch. The horse profile goes for majestic rather than aggro.
  11. This is a promising start. Really hits all the elements. The forward hat, the exaggerated chin sticking out, the brow. Really gets the feel of those old style mascot logos.
  12. But remember, lurking in the background of legal pot is Big Ag.
  13. I can definitely picture a couple alts with this script coming- maybe white w/ headspoon, and a white-script version of the Players' Weekend jersey (though I'd really prefer a Chicago-script black).
  14. I think it's more that they don't recognize that people who are deadenders about the old name are going to be that, no matter what. But they want to appease them and please as many other people as possible so they keep choosing something bland in hopes that it works. In UND's case a much more explicitly North Dakota option would have have done a better job.
  15. I don't know that Deadspin readers are all that loyal to any particular writers but I would expect they're loyal to the tone/voice/ethos/whatever you want to call it of Deadspin.
  16. I really enjoyed the degree to which the players seemed to genuinely hate these uniforms
  17. Going off those Cincy throw/faux backs, UA might be the new kings of UCLA stripe production. They've done a decent job on so many but got to Northwestern and Wisconsin and didn't even try.
  18. Been wondering that too- they've been using this re-worked version of the 80s/1942 script here and there all year on bits of signage and merch and I do really like it.
  19. Can't speak for Ternup, but I always describe UA as being the official brand of that dude at the gym who's just the worst. Really messes with my perception of the brand.
  20. This is why recruits get shown the full range of gear- here's the workout stuff you'll wear doing weights, the shoes, the gloves, etc. It's a marker of the investment in the program, the way for sports that split scholarships among athletes, what portion the athlete is offered is a marker of their investment in that athlete. When those player react videos to new uniforms were a thing- the aesthetic never mattered. What mattered was "new stuff"
  21. I think I would love it. I think it would actually improve the pace of baseball pretty significantly over time if the production around it was peeled out and the fans were left to watch/make noise according to their own impulses
  22. Can it be called a misconception if no one can tell what it is in the first place? (See also University of Denver)
  23. Hell, the scouts, literally paid to evaluate players sit in seats with netting, so the whole "view" angle is overplayed, too. Frankly, it would be nice to be able to pay attention to things other than the batter during a game- watch focus on a single player all the way through an inning, see how he's positioning himself, reacting. Increased netting is more chance to nerd out.
  24. Really liking the EF and Ineos gear. You're right that a lot of the looks are pretty vanilla, which is a little extra disappointing with AG2R who could do something pretty bold with their colors. It's also good to have a refresher on team name changes.
  25. The thing that always kills me about Rays attendance is that their local TV numbers are fine, so it's not like they're completely unsupported.