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  1. How many different shades of blue are the Chargers going to wear this year?
  2. Also re: Devils -- the adidas stuff about the Newark team from the 30's, the scouts and Rockies is crap. The organization by and large has disowned the KC and Colorado years. When ever the team talks about team records it always dates back to 1982 and when the team relocated to NJ.
  3. To understand the Devils fans reaction to the uniform change you have understand a lot of the off ice changes that have gone on the last few years. When Lou Lamoriello ran the team for more than a generation he ran it in a very traditional fashion much like the Canadiens or Boston Celtics. Part of that was to build traditions. Some of that was silly like no facial hair rules and no high numbers unless you were a star. On the otherside when it came to the uniforms they kept a traditional approach. One a few teams to never have a permanent third jersey. In fact when it came to the Reebok edge changes a decade ago they were basically the only non-original 6 team to keep their uniform design. The fans embraced this. In fact after moving to Newark the team built a really fun fan environment circa 2011 through 2013. After that season the team was sold. While everyone admits on the ice changes needed to be made, the new ownership group has implemented a lot of off ice changes that have alienated much the fan base. Much of the in-game arena presentiation was changed to try to prevent fans from doing similar chants that you heard in Nashville this year and make it more "family friendly." They threatened season ticket holders for putting extra tickets on stubhub. They have also forced out many long time people associated with the organization. And more... seemingly any and everything associated with the team prior to the ownership change has been done away with. Instead of leaning on the traditions to keep people connected to the team during an on ice downturn, they have seemingly done everything to drive people away. now to tonight and the uniforms. The ownership has taken the most traditional and guarded aspect of the team (their look from when they won 3 cups and 5 conference championships) and changed it to what looks like a cheap knockoff version. It not only is a backlash against the design, but also ownership.
  4. Two shows in and it seems like a mix of the Colbert repert and Conan (but with more political edge). One thing i am disappointed is it seems to be going to the three guest format from Letterman's usual two. That means less comedy segments. i don't know about anyone else, but i usually just turn these shows off when it gets to the guest segments.
  5. Some media notes if you are interested. Per SI, Bob McKenzie will be joining NBCSN for their Wednesday Night telecast. As well it looks like both Gord Miller and Chris Cuthbert are going to call some games for the network and Dreger is going to be a contributor also. Explains why TSN was able to keep their talent after losing the rights, they all are double dipping with NBC. Also NBC is going to produce their own draft coverage this year.
  6. from Maryland Board...it looks like the MD pride unis are becoming the base set from the Terps.
  7. The player's association now has something to work with in terms of future revenue for CBA talks this off-season. Looking at the details this looks like a very short sighted deal. For the second half of the season, when you eant to be increasing viewership, all MLS telecast will be going up against the 4 pm NFL double header game on Fox/Cbs and then Sunday night Football. Good luck gaining traction. It would be better off if the English double header and Spanish language games on Univision were switch, with fox and espn2 on Friday nights away from the NFL. I guess that was what FOX and ESPN were offering and you have to take that amount of money, but it looks like MLS hurt their future negotiating power in agreeing to those timeslots. It also looks like Fox and ESPN just paid for USMNT rights and are just burying the attached MLS games.
  8. why would NBC want a a replay of this disaster? SF-Sea would be my guess.
  9. Broncos now outscored 219-30 when wearing Orange in a Super Bowl.
  10. Disagree. They have been awful on third down vs the pass. First two drives they had a chances to get Seattle off the field no points. And dumb penalty cost them 4 points on the third drive. yes they are paid to be down there and act like that
  11. Perhaps Denver should burn the orange jerseys and never wear that color as a primary again. Cumulative score when Denver wears Orange in the Super Bowl...212-30 in favor of the opponent.
  12. Rumors of Xavi to Red Bulls after the World Cup.
  13. Per Elliot Friedman's 30 thoughts column Adidas wants to switch over the Reebok brand on the uniforms to Adidas. That change may occur as part of an extension on the current deal with Reebok/Adidas that runs through 2017. May we be seeing the last of the Reebok brand?
  14. Most likely not. Because the IOC doesn't allow the federation crest anymore (i.e. The USA Hockey logo and the Hockey Canada logo) the Olympic unis are now basically a one off uni rather than a uniform for all tournament like in 2006 and prior. The 2010 uniforms for both countries were basically not used outside the Olympics (although because of the late crack down on the rule, the unis were essentially based on the regular outfits with the crest taken off).
  15. Maryland's Pride Unis for saturday http://www.complex.com/art-design/2013/09/maryland-football-uniform-under-armour Helmet design is like a hockey goalie mask. EDIT: Photos in here
  16. I would argue Maryland is actually very consistent...and strategic to how they want to position themselves. They get the comparisons to Oregon because of their relationship with Under Armour, but unlike Oregon they aren't showing up wearing a wide variety of colors that is outside the school brand. Pretty much everything they have been put out have been Red, Black or Gold/yellow. The school colors. Also all of the designs for the most part (especially the wilder ones) have all been based around the same concept...using the state flag design. Over the last several years have pushed harder to position themselves more as THE school in the state to root for. Similar to who other states have one major state school that everyone roots for. Using the State flag (which itself is unique and has instant association in the state) in their uniform design helps push this across. The different combos (and the pride uniforms) help draw attention to this. In that way there is more of a brand consistency and purpose than what goes on with Oregon, which is basically look what Nike has brought out (which is the message they want to send to recruits).
  17. So that would put the World Cup up against either NFL Playoffs or the Winter Olympics. I'm sure FOX is thrilled by that... Not that moving it is going to pass.Oh and LOL Mexicohttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2420833/Qatar-feel-heat-2022-World-Cup.html?ito=feeds-newsxml Well guess I was right about that.
  18. How is the giant nameplate going to work for players with more than 3 letters in their name? One of many questions
  19. How do the Cosomos represent NYC (especially to those who say Red Bulls arent a NY team)? The adopted a brand of a team that played in NJ and they currently play out on Long Island. The Cosmos hype is overblown. Especially when you consider it was a dead brand for 20 years. Does the Cosmos mean anything to those under 40 and grew up with MLS. I grew up in NJ (granted I wasnt a soccer fan), and I had never heard of the Cosmos until the ESPN doc came out when I was in college. Now do I think they can be a succesful NASL team? Yes. Can they be a challenge to the MLS teams? No. And for the record I don't anticipate NYCFC as being anymore succesful as the Red Bulls currently are. They'll be able to draw in so of the western NY metro area crowd who find it difficult to get to Harrison, but it isn't going to be a success like some of the other MLS 2.0 teams. Too much sports wise going on in the area for them to break through.
  20. Well one team that has money is Seattle (of course being owned by Paul Allen helps). Reported terms for Dempsey. $9 million transfer. Dempsey gets a new 4 year, $32 million contract ($8 million per year) http://prosoccertalk.nbcsports.com/2013/08/02/clint-dempsey-seattle-sounders-transfer-latest-news-rumors-tottenham-spurs-usmnt-usa/
  21. MLS at 24 teams would likely be 4 divisions (or groups) of 6 teams. Play each team in your division 4 times and everyone else once. That is a 38 game season. Top 3 in each division/group make the playoffs with the division/group winners getting a bye. Playoffs should be league based and bracketed in a way where 1st and2nd in a group and 1st and 2nd overall in the league can't meet until the final.
  22. disagree. Long term it is good it is good for US Soccer. A strong MLS helps create better players for the USMNT. Keeping your top domestic players in the league goes along way to building a strong league. Short term it will have little impact. Playing less that a year in MLS prior to the World Cup isn't going to deteriorate his skill. I am sure he will be loaned out in the offseason to keep form ahead.