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  1. Well David Stern did say something that he would like to try Vancouver again and admitted what happened in Vancouver was wrong and that he didn't give Vancouver a fair chance.

    Sounds like post-move lipservice.

    He had full rights to block Heisley's franchise extortion, he chose not to. He saw the FedEx corporate $$$ flying in thanks to the Memphis move and made no effort to block it.

    That being said, I don't know if I was ever sold on BC as being a viable franchise location. Their horrid management helped none.

  2. So I guess I am the only complete dork, unhip to the ways of the "urban" market, who finds these designs offensive....well, not really offensive, and not exactly tacky, but disturbing. Probably. I feel about these logos the way I feel about mafia movies, that they glorify a part of society that ought to be vilified, giving power to those who should be shunned, blah blah blah. While I get the allure of thug life, or the intrigue of Godfather movies, I just can't get past the fact that the people and culture being celebrated are, at their most basic level, criminals and murderers.

    Call me a boy scout, I suppose, but I just don't appreciate the message behind the logo here.

    I don't think you're the only one.

    Frankly, the shirt is trash.

  3. Since Bob Johnson is selling the team now, I think the new owner should rename them the "Charlotte Flight" (which actually did win the name-the-team contest, but he ignored...)

    Keep the colors though...

    Agreed all across the board.

    The name Flight was the cream of that crop and the fans liked it as well..

    Too bad Bob Johnson had a huge ego...

    I don't think the franchise ever recovered from the naming fiasco. The fans had spoken, yet Bob Johnson in his almighty hubris decides to name the team AFTER himself.

    Carolina then knew that this was a penny-ante operation and henceforth afforded the franchise the respect and attention it deserved: none.

  4. They should just move to Anaheim and use the logos above, but just tweek them a little.

    I know nothing about California, but wouldn't San Diego be a better place to move. Anaheim is just a suburb of Los Angeles, while San Diego is a completely different city. "Moving" the team to Anaheim, would basically just be changing the team name slightly (like the Angels did). While moving to San Diego would actually bring a whole new fanbase into the equation and might actually encourage some change.

    People are still talking about moving the Clips? LOL.

    Sterling just built them a palatial practice hq that's the envy of even the Lakers. They ain't goin' nowhere.

    And leave the logo alone. Chances are we'd be stuck with something even worse.

  5. I thought the era of naming-rights stupidity was dead thanks to the economy-in-toilet.

    <shakes head>

    This right here gives me serious concern as to Stephen Ross's ability to successfully run an NFL franchise. On the basis of this alone, he's an idiot.

  6. This is why, as a Pheonix fan, that this is so hypocritical; they ask for Phoenix, Carolina, Atlanta, etc, but thou shall not harm the Kings, Sharks, Stars, Blues, etc.

    1. The Kings run the Staples Centre, they're fine. If they've been in no danger of relocation for 42 years, they're in no danger now.

    2. The Sharks have a huge fanbase and are in no danger.

    3. See #2

    4. The Blues are back, this year, anyway; also, 42 years, no danger, etc.

    Yet all those teams are technically in the Sunbelt.

    See what I mean? You have one standard for the Sharks, Stars, etc, and another for the Coyotes, Hurricanes, etc.

    The last thing I'll say on this matter is the hypcrasy shown on the southern teams are as bad as the world's treatment of Israel.

    (I won't post on this tread again.)

    I don't think anyone's ever said that the Carolina franchise made a blunder moving to NC. The fanbase has been rabid.

    Phoenix, fair or not, just gives the impression of not really giving a damn about the team. Having the arena out in the sticks, surrounded by a lovely maze of interstate, helps NOT.

  7. All jokes aside...how are they gonna' squeeze the falcon logo on the thing formely known as a sleeve? I don't know the falcons uni history that well but is there a specific year that they are gonna' pin down these uni's to?

    Weren't there a couple of years where the Falcon was actually placed inside the sleeve striping? They could go for that look. Regardless, this is my favorite uniform the Falcons ever wore. The black-heavy set of Glanville and Primetime was far too plain.

    Even if doesn't see the field, looks like Reebok plans on making this:


    Hopefully that's an error - those numbers better be gray when the finished product hits the racks.

    Gray or white numbers, that's still an absolute beauty of a jersey. Why they dumped that for Glanville's ridiculous "man in black" schtick is beyond me.

  8. Chase Daniel signs with Washington

    I'm still trying to figure out how the hell this guy wasn't drafted. He was constantly in Heisman Trophy talks and has a pretty decent arm.Sure his 40 time was a bit slow, but he still gets the job done. Had he not just signed in quarterback purgatory, I'd say he's got a shot to become one helluva QB.

    They think he's too small for the NFL. His backup at Missouri was getting more looks from NFL scouts than Daniel was.

    I just looked at this years list of undrafted free agents who have signed, these two along with Daniel really stand out to me.

    Browns signed Gram Harrell (Texas Tech)- Set the NCAA record for passing TDs and had multiple 5,000 yard seasons.

    Vikings signed Ian Johnson (Boise State) - Dude was ice cold in college, loved the proposal after the OU game.

    If Sonny Cumbie couldn't make it, neither would Graham Harrell. Gimmick offense, tailor-made for gaudy QB stats - no team's touching that with a draft pick. Andre Ware/David Klingler anyone?

  9. Besides the little bit of gold piping disappearing from the home uniforms, what's the difference?

    They changed to a normal number font from the rounded font they had last.

    Huzzah! Looks so much better !

    The rounded number font always bothered me, esp. when the primary helmet logo is a BLOCK "W".

  10. The oil crest needs no modernization or updating. No gears, worker man, hideously-stupid robodrip, or any other iconography is needed. Just the oil drop and the insanely cool oiled-letter font.

    Gah. Let's let franchises enjoy their old logos without the incessant need to "fierce" it up. 5 stanley cups and the greatest hockey player of all time : that's enough reason to never change that logo.