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Everything posted by Pharos04

  1. This is one of the reasons I used the term "Metros" rather than "Metropolitans". It's a sleeker and more modern version of a classic name, and can tie easily into the history of the sport in the city
  2. I just keep thinking that they could avoid this whole thing by going with Metros as a modern interpretation of the Cup Winners. Be like the Senators (but don’t pretend to be the same franchise)
  3. Have to say the single elimination format has been exciting. You know teams have to play for their lives every single game now! Adds to the excitement where every play, every kick, every goal matters. Also very excited for @Bucfan56 and the entire Sacramento Republic group and their fans. I hope they'll be able to keep the name for today's announcement. It's truly unique for MLS and would be a shame to see it lost. Let's hope they have a Sounders/Timbers/Whitecaps deal in place where the legacy of Republic will transcend to the highest tier of Soccer here. I'll definitely be rooting for them to succeed in MLS!
  4. The scorebug for tonight’s game is going to drive me nuts. Pats in colorrush Blue Giants in away whites with a lot of red On the scorebug, Giants have blue background; Patriots have red
  5. I think I’ve figured out the overall issue between examples and the issues overall. One of the major reasons the Orca is disliked is, when introduced, it was a not-so-subtle nod to the then-ownership group. Of course with the poor management early on, there could be easy animosity developed over time. So now, despite the proper colors returning and a more toned down erosion of the logo remaining, the core purpose of choosing what they chose and their corporate-speak to justify their choice still remains. And for some fans, it’s more a “whatever” thing but for others, that lasting initial impression is still there. As far as examples to help explain why The excuses given now are not as good as they seem, we more have to go into a hypothetical world than the real one because the examples being used so far have more historical legacies for their abstract design and lingering that may not have anything to do with the team nickname: The closest example of a team nickname to “Canucks” would likely be “Yankees”. But let’s imagine for a brief moment that the Yankees were founded when the Canucks were and have had the same identity crisis as the Canucks. And at some point they introduce a logo for the Yankees that consisted of a pigeon, with its wings up stretched into a Y shape. And we are told that the Pigeon choice was because there are larger amounts of pigeons found in New York than in most other places. It’d be insane. Again, this is an EXTREME example of how it looks as an outsider watching the Orca War debate go back and forth. It both makes perfect sense as far as specific design choices with the art style but at the same time the original intent for their choice is part of the logo’s historical fact and it’s disgraceful at the same time. With the Orca there is no easy solution to help satisfy all sides
  6. Wow that is a huge downgrade. Yeah the original was meant to emulate a ticket as NESN was originally marketed as “your ticket to New England sports”. The wavy N is probably meant to invoke a strip of tickets or something but it just looks like a conjoined mess. Sad to see an iconic logo go
  7. I really like New York's logo. It won't take the XFL top spot in my heart over the Las Vegas Outlaws but it's pretty solid. I also really like Dallas as well. Yes it's a masked cowboy look but it works here. Seattle definitely looks like UAB which bothers me. Should definitely not try to even emulate an already-established brand. But overall? Pretty damn solid. Hopefully the uniforms won't be a hot mess.
  8. from that CBS article, I found this little snippet So there's still hope for Bucfan and Republic to still get in!
  9. I would’ve thought the Rays have the most unbreakable lease. Regardless, good for the Fire to be able to explore other options and possibly get closer to their city
  10. I think they mean on the mothership
  11. (Can’t believe this hasn’t been said yet) The Tampa Bay Rays of Montreal as long as MLB continues to potentially allow stupid namings this joke will never die
  12. new helmet rules for the league next year
  13. It also isn’t a direct reference as the “waves” start of light and then become waves at the bottom. If meant to emulate the flag or arms as posted, one would think it would’ve started at the top of the numbers rather than halfway down. if the intent was to reference the flag or arms, actually reference the flag and not start halfway down. there is a massive disconnect between your corporate-speak as to the meaning and the Canucks’ corporate speak which comes off as the official meaning behind the design and that’s what people will be referring to
  14. Congrats to the Blues. Just watching them play tonight it feels like they just wanted it more. The B’s passes have been sloppy, they’ve missed the puck and basic moves to get things set. Meanwhile the Blues just go go go go go and it’s paying off. Disappointing for the Bruins. But congrats again to the Blues! Hell of a series.
  15. i really hate how at a quick glance, it looks like there were 4 black vs white games. MLS feels so devoid of color and uniqueness as far as kits go. it's sad especially when we see that graphic of the MLS colors and graphics how many unique color matchups there could be.
  16. The green jersey here definitely looks not as olive drab-y as the old set so that's a positive. Death to BFBS
  17. People will always try and go full-conspiracy when it comes to an unveiling that doesn't quite fit what they were expecting. Fake reveals and testing the waters never come true. I don't think the set looks bad. The helmet logo being an arched "JETS" with the new football isn't too terrible. Get an odd LSU-esque vibe from it with how it's set up. even the pointed arrows seem conservative compared to some other....recent....unveilings. Be interesting to see if it's true. I really don't mind it for the Jets
  18. Whew. if this doesn't result in a special MLS Eggo waffle in the shape of a soccer ball this is a massive marketing fail
  19. To be honest I'm perfectly fine with the torch being passed. Mahomes and the Chiefs Goff and the Rams Baker Mayfield and.....the Browns? Sure why not. It'd be great to have a new generation of QBs and different teams mixing it up now. Imagine the Chiefs and the Browns in the AFC Championship and the Rams and the uh....Who else is up and coming in the NFC again? Maybe Jimmy G and the Niners? In any case, I feel this could be a fitting end to this dynasty now. It's come full circle (started with the Rams, ends with the Rams) on the exact same day. Be a great way to close out the story. Of course watch them somehow make it back YET AGAIN for a 4th Super Bowl, tying the Bills (may as well get another record) and the whole cycle starts anew. See you all in Miami?
  20. Man if you're a fan of defensive football and seeing offenses actually wake up only in the late 4th Quarter than Super Bowl LIII was certainly for you. It was sorta boring especially with your team in it, but knowing that at any point in the game either offense could actually figure out what the hell they were doing and get into the redzone made it intense to watch still. Congrats to the Patriots for their sixth League Championship! One thing I can say from watching this run of the 6XSBCNEP (Can we use this as well BBTV?) is that unprecedented doesn't begin to describe it. Right now they're tired with the Steelers for most Super Bowl Championships. The difference between the two? The Steelers won their first 4 in the 70s with the latest 2 after the turn of the century. These 6 have happened within the past 20 years, WITH THE SAME QUARTERBACK! It's unreal. On the other end, to the fans of the other 31 teams and the Patriots fatigue and literal burnout: I get it. Most of us truly do get it. You might not believe us but we do. I remember as a kid hearing about the Niners winning again or the Cowboys winning again (Reminder that the Cowboys in the 90s also won 3 out of their last 5). But this run is definitely different in that regard. When the Niners won their 5th, it was a different QB. it felt different. When the Cowboys won in 1995, it was a different Head Coach. It was different. But we get it. There's a jealousy and hatred for teams that seem to continue to win it all...again...and again...and again. As someone mentioned earlier, it's like watching baseball in the 40s and 50s: You knew it would be the Yankees (or another New York team) winning the World Series. It gets stale after a while. And two decades of this certainly can wear down even the heartiest of football fans. Personally? I'm still relishing in every championship right now. Because we know the horizon is looming now. it has to be at this point. Questions about Gronk and the now annual questions about Belichik and Brady and whether they can even keep this run going any more are starting. We can see the end draws nearer and nearer and eventually this insane story of Boston sports dominance will be closed. but 12 championships in 4 different sports in 17 years is pretty damn good!