crashcarson15

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  1. No NFL team has ever looked better than the Browns did tonight. (Please don’t @ me.)
  2. I’m sure they went black shorts and socks since they played at Villa, wearing white shorts and light blue socks.
  3. The polo collars with the lightning bolt side stripes look awful — I hate that template in general, but when you fuse something so traditional with something modern… I just can’t get behind those kits.
  4. I saw this on Twitter and agree 100% — if both managers think a player shouldn’t be swinging, there should be a run rule and the game should be over. Of course there shouldn’t be a run rule, but it’d be less laughable than this. I also think most of baseball culture around 3-0 counts is stupid, at least at the higher levels of the game. When we want our high school kids to take 3-0, it’s because (1) most high school pitchers who get down 3-0 aren’t going to turn it around and (2) to run up the starter’s pitch count, because whoever they’re going to bring in after him isn’t as good. Neither of those things are really true at the major league level! Most major league pitchers who get down 3-0 are just missing pitches, and they’re generally effective at making good pitches that can beat the hitter at 3-1 and 3-2. Why should you pass up a :censored:-shot fastball just because it’s 3-0? It’s dumb. If a pitcher wants to throw my best hitter a batting practice fastball, absolutely, I want him swinging.
  5. Hey everyone, In accordance with forum rules, I've moved the Sabres discussion to a team-specific thread. Please keep your comments in that thread, not this one. Thanks!
  6. Good evening to everyone not named Sergei Bobrovsky, Matt Duchene or Artemi Panarin. LOL, the Leafs would've been the No. 6 seed and played the Rangers had they not lost to their own Zamboni driver.
  7. Alright, that's more like the playoff Blue Jackets I'm used to.
  8. The Blue Jackets pitch a shutout in a playoff game, what a truly strange world we live in.
  9. (I misread this as being specific to the Marlins when I saw it a couple days ago.)
  10. Am I off-base in feeling… shocked/disappointed that MLB’s protocols were so bad here? When someone mentioned that teams were staying in hotels where there were huge wedding receptions going on, or how the Phillies were providing visiting clubhouse attendants to Miami my reaction was just like… wait, they let either of those things happen in the first place? I guess my assumption was that baseball was creating a series of mini-bubbles on the road — staying in fully rented-out hotels, catering meals, players not supposed to go anywhere other than their homes, their hotels, and the ballparks, etc., and they… apparently didn’t do that from the start? Of course this was never going to work if your strategy was this close to “pretend nothing is wrong”. I really don’t think baseball’s approach is that flawed with good protocols, it just either seems like MLB’s original protocols were really bad or they’ve just been entirely ignored. You shouldn’t have team-wide outbreaks in this sport if you’re being intentional about your approach.
  11. Villa’s home kit is out, and it’s fine? Raglan sleeves aren’t a shock, given Kappa’s template for this year — and it’s been nine seasons since Villa last wore raglan sleeves, so it’s a nice way to mix it up — but I don’t think they mix really well at all with the pinstripes. The saving grace is that the black pinstripes look like tonal ones from any sort of distance, rather than a true design feature.
  12. Meanwhile, in baseball that’s actually being played, uh, Shane Bieber has struck out 27 in two starts against one walk and zero runs.
  13. La Liga's Deportivo Alavés with uh, a massive crest upgrade.
  14. If the season doesn't conclude, every player who's been at the ML level gets a full year of service time, I believe, irrespective of how much service time they actually accrued (so if you don't see your favorite top prospect called up, uh, that's probably why).
  15. From doing some reading, I think San Jose is in yellow shorts because the backdrop they’re projecting ads onto for the broadcasts is a blue screen. Cincinnati hasn’t worn its blue jerseys in the tournament, and this seems to be the speculated reason — that the ads would get projected on the players too. What a beautifully stupid league.
  16. Cleveland is a VIP-type area, has been for as long as I can remember.
  17. It looks so damn good on Chris Paddack with the stirrups, holy :censored:.
  18. Name discussion aside, it was wonderful to see Cleveland in navy at home again; the navy jersey at home in the last set was genuinely one of my favorite jerseys in baseball, and it was the perfect color balance for me. The red jersey grew on me, but I still just love the red-billed hat over navy jersey look. (I’d prefer the old red belts, undershirts and socks, but know they aren’t a part of this current set.)
  19. when the name is the worst, but the visual identity is so :censored:ing good
  20. And even at that, there’s plenty of examples in the world where clubs are named similarly to the “North American” naming convention. One of the two most-supported teams in Scotland shares a name with both an NHL and MLB club. Wolverhampton Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers are both good, traditional English names that follow a convention that looks similar to ours. Germany has Stuttgarter Kickers and Würzburger Kickers. The two most-supported clubs in South Africa are Chiefs and Pirates. My broad preference for MLS is that it continues this mix of “traditional” soccer names with “traditional” NA names that it has. It’s a nice balance, IMO, and reflective of the game in our countr(ies).
  21. This thread will automatically unlock at noon ET / 9 PT, and will be the space for discussion of the unveiled Seattle NHL identity. The OP will be updated with details of the unveiling. EDIT:
  22. Hey all, Just a PSA — I've set this thread to automatically lock at noon ET / 9 PT, and I'll open a new thread that will open at the same time. This will let us have this thread fade away a little bit, and give members who haven't been paying attention to the thread a clear view of discussion once it turns from hype and speculation to actually having something to discuss. Cheers!
  23. To get the other two sets embedded in the thread: Honestly, I love the white and red jerseys. They're great looks, and as far as BFBS (long time no see?) goes, the black jersey ain't bad either.
  24. Was editing my last reply to Gothamite when this came in, but... This is a silly thing to go back and forth on. We've done it before, I'm sure we'll do it again, we're not going to change each other's opinions. My stance continues to be that Cleveland sports fans have the same right to want to see their team in its traditional color scheme as Boston or Minnesota or even Washington fans. The constant suggestion from fans of other teams that we're the ones that need to change, even independent of the name or logo, and the concept that we're just so wrong for pushing back is tiring. Being told why, actually, [new color scheme] is so great, not the one we've watched our club in for our whole lives. Nobody's out here telling Rutgers to change their colors because there's already enough red teams in the Big Ten, right? Should the rebranded Cleveland baseball club try to forge its own, unique identity? Sure! But there's no reason to shove something down the throats of a fan base that's only known navy and red on the basis of league-wide color diversity. It's clear you and Gothamite disagree, so I'm not really sure the point of carrying this on.
  25. I didn't think I'd have to point out to a Packers fan that green and yellow are much more traditional sports colors than purple or turquoise, but here we are?