FiddySicks

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  1. I’m just pumped the Bucs have a legit alt for once. I’m interested to see how the pewter is going to look as well. I think it could end up being a solid, unique look for them. And even if it’s terrible, this uniform set as a whole is so much better than what it replaced. 
     

    It’s a bit odd they’re pulling out the pewter  jersey before the red jersey, too. I’m pretty excited to see how that looks with the updates. 


  2. On 9/16/2020 at 12:42 PM, ManillaToad said:

    I picked a good time to stop watching baseball


    This is basically how I feel. I lived and breathed baseball just a few years ago, but for some reason this season (in particular, but really the last several) I’ve had absolutely zero interest in it. None of these changes make me even the least bit excited.


  3. 2 hours ago, AustinFromBoston said:

    Metcalf is everything Belichick thought Harry would be.


    Yeah Harry was great in college and is pretty physically gifted, but it’s really nothing in comparison to Metcalf. That guy is an absolute monster of a human being. I never quite understood the comparisons between those two. 


  4. Yeah, Doc absolutely has to go, and if they want any hope of keeping Leonard, they need to figure out that roster, and quick. 


    Maybe when Balmer moves them into the new yard, they should consider a rebrand. Have we as a sports society gained a single good thing from the Clippers existence? I mean, if you look at the history, it’s basically ALL been bad. That’s one brand I wouldn’t miss even a little bit. 

     


  5. 17 minutes ago, The Six said:

     

    Only one common thread: Doc. Dude ruined Lob City's chances with his awful GM job, and keeps skating by based on his reputation. All these losses happen the same way, with blown big leads. Ballmer just doesn't want to get rid of the guy.


    Yeah I kind of have to agree. It almost looks like they get frustrated and clam up. Kawahi seemed like the only guy going at the end there. That reads as more of a culture problem than anything. They would definitely be doing themselves a favor in the long term by going in a different direction. 


  6. 5 minutes ago, Rockstar Matt said:

    Bucs have been highly overhyped coming into the season, BUT they are playing their first game together, with no OTA’s, mini-camp or preseason. To expect no sloppiness, or growing pains, from them to begin the season was unrealistic. 


    Yeah this team is already one of the dumbest in the league and there are so many new pieces that have been just slapped together (and with guys like Fournette, hastily) with zero off season really to speak of. Nobody can expect them to be as together as New Orleans is right now. 
     

    It’s just nice to have a team down going into the fourth quarter and having pieces that you know have experience with this and won’t throw you completely out of half of your games. I see some flashes there that have me excited, and that’s all I’m really looking for with them. It’s been so goddamn embarrassing to watch this team over the last ten seasons. Just having some hope is nice! 


  7. Browns look beautiful. Reminds me of the good ol days when they really sucked, rather than the bad ol days when they really sucked. 
     

    I actually kind of like those Falcons uniforms better than I thought I would, but the aluminum facemask sucks even worse than I expected it to. It looks SO stupid! Change that back to a black mask and it goes from having this weird Terminator vibe to just being all dark, which works for the minimalist style they’re trying for. 
     

    The mono faux color rush sort of works for New England because it represents a bit of a cleaner break from the Brady era, but it still doesn’t look good. And it sort of looks like a few guys are just wearing old color rush jerseys with the old font, and it’s all just a huge mess today. 
     

    I HATE the Chargers yellow pants, but if they insist on wearing them, they might as well pair them with the white jersey.

     


  8. 9 hours ago, Digby said:

     

    Feel like the Quakes were a nonfactor both before and after the Houston hiatus. Which I get how that makes those dual MLS Cups painful (hey, they were painful for me too as a Revs fan!). But they were stuck in that 12k attendance zone before and after the zombie/imposter era, no? Until the new stadium finally opened.

     

    Anyway, the Quakes and the Dynamo and a half-dozen other teams, at least, seem stuck on this idea that they just need to find a single magic bullet to unlock soccer success -- whether it's the platonic ideal of a Generic FC crest, or finding the one good-not-great Mexico player, or the one coach with a nice resume that will solve all the problems. All of that is useless without a sustainable culture.


    They actually had a pretty well put together front office on the soccer ops side. They had two titles in their history, and a big chunk of that roster won two titles in the two seasons after they left San Jose. The biggest issue they had (which persisted for awhile even with the new club) was that they couldn’t find a viable stadium option. From what I remember, San Jose State was never viable long term, and it really started to wear on the operation. They couldn’t find a viable spot to play in the Bay Area, so they took Houston’s deal. They weren’t moving necessarily due to fan support (and the thought was that the stadium issue led to a lot of the fan issues), and it was kind of ridiculous it cost the Bay Area the original team. Especially considering they had a new yard less than a decade later. Real estate in the Bay Area really isn’t that simple though, of course. 


  9. 1 hour ago, Digby said:

     

     

    Y'all, San Jose got the Quakes back 12 years ago, I think we can move on.


    Well, the point is pretty much moot to me by now, because I’m getting my team in 2023. But the Zombie Quakes are about as comparable to the expansion Browns as you could get. Sure, the uniforms are back. But everything else? Yikes. 
     

    That was a weird time to be a soccer fan in Northern California. I even switched to the (gulp) Galaxy there for awhile simply because there wasn’t another option (Beckham helped). I’m still a bit annoyed we lost the original Earthquakes, but it definitely helped contribute to my non-regional love of the sport as a whole. 


  10. On 9/4/2020 at 12:10 PM, SportsLogos.Net News said:

    Torch Creative Rebrands The Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    September 4, 2020 - 19:07 PM

    Earlier this year, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers unveiled new uniforms that harken back to their win in Super Bowl XXXVII, as well as a brand new pewter alternate. And though that resonated with a large portion of the fanbase – as well as NFL fans as a whole – it

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    Meh. Pass. 


  11. Gotta disagree with you there. The all navy cap is the way to go for the Cards. 

     

     

    I wouldn’t even mind if they reversed the logo colors, so it matched the home cap. Not sure how that would look, though. It would distinguish it a bit from the Red Sox, though. 


  12. 1 hour ago, Gothamite said:


    Have they changed the areas themselves, though, or have they jumped on the bandwagon of urban re-development and investment that was already there?  Would the development not possibly have happened without the stadium?


    The only area I know of that substantially improved due to a stadium being built is the China Basin in San Francisco. But even then, that area was likely to blow up regardless. I will give them the credit for being privately financed and the catalyst tenant, though. 


  13. 1 hour ago, DG_ThenNowForever said:

     

    Interesting to hear you say that because all I see on TV is a beautiful building with tons of seating levels, glass, and an enormous scoreboard. In contrast, CenturyLink is pretty basic -- two levels, some suits, wide concourses (that you really see in person and not TV) and a relatively intimate feel. Compared to US Bank in Minneapolis or now SoFi, CenturyLink feels pretty quaint.


    A lot of it has to do with the quality of the facility IMO. CenturyLink was built to withstand the weather and excess water it’ll see over the course of a year. It’s fairly simple, sure. But there’s also a beauty to that IMO. It’s built to last. Jerryworld in contrast just felt stark in the concourses, has elements that were strangely cheap (the seats are AWFUL), and the place is just WAY too big. It’s hard to concentrate on the field in the upper levels because everything is so far away and that huge gimmicky screen is a big distraction. I never felt that way at CenturyLink, and thought the upper level seats were great. The field didn’t seem as far away, and the view of the surrounding area is amazing.