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  1. I'm no biographer of Al Davis and can't speak to his views on sexuality, but I feel like the "Just Win, Baby" mantra would apply if he were around for this. Good for Carl Nassib. Visibility matters.
  2. I'm thinking it'll be similar to how certain university departments can offer larger stipends for their graduate students, due to those departments bringing in more funding money. I've seen (discipline withheld) departments offering as low as $7k/$14k a year for MA and PhD students, respectively. Other departments at the same university (mostly in STEM fields that rake in funding $$$) offer as "high" as $18k/$40k for MA/PhD.
  3. 1996-97 San Francisco 49ers have a few of these. The most notable is the white pants, which were only worn in 1996-97 and the 1998 preseason. 1996, began the season with the "fat" number font, which I believe is the same font used by the 1995-96 Jacksonville Jaguars, but with a drop shadow. This font was phased out in favor of the "skinny" font, which was used until these uniforms were replaced for the 2009 season. The change was made a few games into the season (sometime in October), but there was significant overlap with both fonts worn in the same game. Some players had the "fat" number font until the end of the season. Compare the 9s on #92 and #94 here to see the difference between the "fat" and "skinny" fonts: The 1996 uniforms also featured a double-outlined name font, on both the home and road jerseys. This changed in 1997, where the name font only had a black outline and all jerseys had the "skinny" number font. I've tried to look for an example of the "fat" number font or double-outlined name font being used in 1997, but I believe they'd all been phased out by then.
  4. I think the real chance for Eldora would've been during crowdless events, since the infrastructure really isn't there. Or hell, sit people in the grass if we're really going for the dirt track experience. Go all in. And yeah, Martinsville on dirt would be terrible. The trucks race on dirt in Knoxville in a few months, maybe that'll be an option if it goes well.
  5. I like this a lot. As a once-a-year gimmick? Sure, why not? I'd prefer they rotate it around to a few different tracks (they literally announced the 2022 Bristol spring race would be on dirt as I'm replying), but it's fine as a novelty.
  6. This is certainly biased because I'm a Hamlin fan, but Denny's car at Phoenix today looks great. The pic below doesn't really capture how the orange and teal look brighter in the sunlight. The scheme itself is rather simple (not a bad thing), but the orange and teal/turquoise really pop on the track. It's weird to see Hamlin in something that's not FedEx (I had to look up what "Offerpad" even was), but I like this a lot. I'm sure this is a coincidence, but I think of orange/teal/turquoise as "desert Southwest" colors and it's appropriate they're running it at Phoenix.
  7. I've attended a few football games this spring at 25% capacity. It's actually been quite nice. Of course, not everyone has been social distancing throughout the game - but if you're cautious, I feel like it's rather low-risk. I arrived early, found one of the more empty sections, and had no one on my row or within 2 rows above or below. Wait a few minutes after the game to miss the exit rush, and it's rather easy to minimize your contact with people. I've enjoyed it quite a bit - the short concession and bathroom lines are a bonus as well.
  8. Hanging a 13th Big South Championship banner at the Winthrop Coliseum in Rock Hill!
  9. I find regional grocery stores to be fascinating. Sure, a bunch of them are just different fa├žades slapped onto essentially the same store under a few big corporate umbrellas - but it's great to see at least some consumer retail change when you go to different parts of the country. It'd be great in 2050 if everything wasn't a Walmart/Target/Amazon Grocery.
  10. Better than both of those, I think, would be NFL punter. Receive snap, kick ball far. Of course it's much more complicated than that, but missing a coffin corner punt doesn't get the same shame as missing a field goal. And you're not necessarily expected to make a tackle on a return - if you make the tackle, it's a bonus. If you miss the tackle... well, you're a punter and you're not going to get cut for it. Lower pressure than backup QB, but obviously less $$$ as well. Still, for anywhere between $500k-$3M per year, it's good money for not having to give yourself CTE. And as long as you're good, you can punt till you're 40.
  11. I really enjoy the roval-type road courses - it feels like there are more variables involved. Aerodynamics still matter, but they're downplayed. Brakes and tires are critically important. Never know when someone's going to completely screw up a turn or LEEEEROY JENKINSSS a deep dive into a corner. Seeing them go 4-5 wide into the first corner is just plain fun. The unnecessary rain caution sucked for sure, but it didn't ruin it for me. I hope they keep these - variety is nice.
  12. I love the Spartanburgers! The Beacon is a well-known "drive-in"/burger/fried everything restaurant that I'd wager at least half of all native South Carolinians (at least those upstate of the fall line) have patronized at least once. My only gripe is that the burger doesn't have chili and cheese on it. The chili cheese a-plenty is what I picture when I think of the Beacon - even though it's apparently not their "signature burger" according to their site. The fries/bats logo is fantastic. Overall, I think the identity is perfect for a collegiate league.
  13. Michael McDowell is the all-time NASCAR Cup "leader" in last place finishes. Absolutely incredible to see him get his first win in the 500. Started his career on an underfunded team, had possibly the worst-looking qualifying accident of all-time, then spent 5 years on a start & park team. He's always been a good racer on plate tracks, but to see him win the 500 is fantastic. Love to see it.
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