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  1. Here is a list of the years that the Yankees won the World Series, as well as who was President of the United States at the time: Of their 27 World Championships, only 7 of them occurred while a Republican resided in the White House, and the last time it happened was way back in 1958! The Yankees defeated the MILWAUKEE Braves....1958 was the first year that we had the Dodgers & Giants in California, just to put it into more proper perspective. The Yankees won one pennant in 1976 when Ford was in office, but they got swept by Cincinnati's Big Red Machine. They won another pennant with Reagan as President in 1981, but lost that World Series 4 games to 2 to the Los Angeles Dodgers, after going up 2 games to 0 on LA no less. From '82 - '93 the Yankees were dreck and did nothing. I just found it quite curious about this "drought" of sorts the Yankees have with regard to this. So for this reason alone, Yankee fans may be happy with the current President. Time and history will tell...
  2. NFL had AFL & NFL remained separate Accounting for the current location of all 32 NFL teams, and assuming that the 1970 merger kept the original 16 NFL teams separate from the 10 AFL teams, putting all the teams that joined the NFL after 1975 into the AFL: AFL EAST: Baltimore Ravens (expansion 1996) Buffalo Bills (Original AFL) New England Patriots (Original AFL) New York Jets (Original AFL) AFC CENTRAL: Carolina Panthers (expansion 1995) Cincinnati Bengals (Original AFL) Kansas City Chiefs (Original AFL) Tennessee Titans (Original AFL) AFL SOUTH: Houston Texans (expansion 2002) Jacksonville Jaguars (expansion 1995) Miami Dolphins (Original AFL) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (expansion 1976) AFL WEST: Denver Broncos (Original AFL) Las Vegas Raiders (Original AFL) Los Angeles Chargers (Original AFL) Seattle Seahawks (expansion 1976) NFL EAST: New York Giants Philadelphia Eagles Pittsburgh Steelers Washington No Names NFL CENTRAL: Chicago Bears Cleveland Browns Detroit Lions Green Bay Packers NFL SOUTH: Atlanta Falcons Dallas Cowboys Indianapolis Colts New Orleans Saints NFL WEST: Arizona Cardinals Los Angeles Rams Minnesota VIkings San Francisco 49ers
  3. Sorry I have no pictures at the moment, but to me, any one of the Steelers first 4 Super Bowl matchups had very nice looking uniform match ups with their opponents, especially Dallas, but they also looked amazing with the Minnesota Vikings and the L.A. Rams too. Super Bowl XXV, Giants vs. Bills looked so amazing together too. In pro basketball, the Lakers & Celtics combo looks sensational. MLB Yankees/Red Sox for sure.
  4. I know they were the Seattle Pilots in 1969 and that their team colors were blue & gold, but I could swear big time that the 70s & 80s Brewers used purple and not blue. Henry Aaron's cap looks purple to me. THe "M" on George Scott's helmet looks purple too. At the very least a blend of blue/purple is how I see it, but perhaps I am totally wrong. Maybe the gold color makes the blue look more purple to me. But even the ball in glove logo on those World Series tickets look to be more purple than blue to my eye anyway.
  5. I just realized in 1977 when the Mariners joined the American League, they had blue caps with a gold "M" but it was shaped like a trident. The 1977 Brewers had blue caps (although they always looked purple to me for some odd reason) and a gold "M". Would this possibly be why the Brewers switched in 1978 to the ball in glove MB logo for their caps?
  6. 32 team MLB: 16 teams in each league. 4 teams into 4 divisions. Only division winners advance to the post season. In each league, the Atlantic & Central division champions would play a best 3 out of 5 Division Series, the winner would become Eastern Conference Champions. And the Pacific & Midwest champs would square off also in a best 3 out of 5 to become Western Conference Champions. Then the East vs West champs would play in the LCS in a best of 7. This brings back the East/West that was used from 1969 - 1993. No interleague play. Divisional games would be 22 (66 total) Teams in the other division in your conference would be 12 (48 total) 6 games each against each of the other 8 teams in the other conference (48 total) 162 game season. The Houston Astros would return to the National League. The Milwaukee Brewers would return to the American League. The Arizona Diamondbacks would move from the NL West to the AL West. Two expansion teams both in the NL, the return of the Montreal Expos (a new version of the Expos)...all the old Expos records and history would remain with the Washington Nationals. The Portland Pioneers would be a brand new franchise in the National League West, the Pacific Division. Most teams would now have natural interleague rivals, although personally I am not a fan of interleague play at all. Texas is far too big to not have a National League representative. Many rivalries would stay in tact while new ones (Washington vs Montreal) would prove most interesting (similarly to the Browns & Ravens in the NFL). .
  7. I'm very gratified at so many terrific responses. I would add I miss Jim McKay and ABC having the Olympics. And I also miss that both Summer & Winter games would be held in a leap year. Now they stagger them. I miss when the Olympics were about (or supposedly about) amateur athletes. The whole Dream Team thing really shattered it for me, although from what I understand other countries had their professionals compete in the Olympics, so that really sullied the Olympic games for me altogether.
  8. 1983 first grand slam in All Star Game history by Fred Lynn of the California Angels. Also the American League finally won an All Star game that year after a long long drought. No expansion teams in MLB or the NFL during this decade which is a bit surprising to me. Super Bowl XIX between the Dolphins & 49ers was played on January 20, 1985, the day President Reagan began his 2nd term. Although it began in 1979, ESPN grew by leaps & bounds during the 1980s. The single greatest overall post-season in MLB took place in 1986, IMHO.
  9. If you are a Yankees fan, you'll probably want a Democrat as President. The last time the Yankees won a World Series with a Republican at the helm was way back in 1958 when Dwight Eisenhower was in office. Yankees World Series victories since then: 1961 & 1962 (JFK) 1977 & 1978 (Carter) 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000 (Clinton) 2009 (Obama) Yankees World Series losses since 1958: 1960 vs Pittsburgh Pirates (Eisenhower) Republican 1963 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (Kennedy) Democrat 1964 vs. St. Louis Cardinals (Johnson) Democrat 1976 vs. Cincinnati Reds (Ford) Republican 1981 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (Reagan) Republican 2001 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (Bush) Republican 2003 vs. Florida Marlins (Bush) Republican
  10. I thought the Boston Red Sox in 1912 also, the year Fenway Park opened, no?
  11. For me, (I am 53 now), the good old days were during the 1970s. I miss Phil Rizzuto, Bob Messer & Bill White announcing Yankee games on WPIX Channel 11, New York, including the "Here Come The Yankees" theme music. Ditto Bob Murphy, Ralph Kiner & Lindsey Nelson on WWOR Channel 9 including the "Meet the Mets" theme song. Although not a fan of Philly teams, I even miss Harry Kalas & Richie "Whitey" Ashburn announcing Phillies broadcasts. I also miss ABC's Wide World of Sports. I loved watching Meadowlark Lemon & Curley Neal with the Harlem Globetrotters on those broadcasts. I miss daytime MLB playoff baseball. I miss Super Bowls & other NFL games being played in the afternoon in full daylight. I miss Howard Cosell, Don Meredith & Frank Gifford on Monday Night Football on ABC. A great many of the colorful uniforms from back then I miss big time too. I've attempted to recreate some of them in paint. Very very amateurish especially compared to a lot of the amazing artwork shared on here by so many gifted members. Above all other things, I miss having my Dad, my best friend and my cousins to watch games with. Many sweet memories made. Oh and I miss the simple joy of collecting Topps Baseball cards back in the day too. How I wish I had taken much better care of them...hindsight is like this year, 2020.
  12. Right now ANY baseball would be marvelous...that being said.... ALCS : Cleveland Indians vs Seattle Mariners (rematch of 1995....and because the Mariners have never even been to the World Series, and the Indians last won it way back in 1948). NLCS: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers (Pitt hasn't won since 1979, Milwaukee's never won it, and never been there as an NL team).
  13. Certain vintage American TV shows put me in mind of certain MLB & NFL teams. While I myself was never a huge fan, I know Seinfeld is closely associated with the New York Yankees. All in The Family always reminded me of the Jets because Archie seemed to almost miss out on seeing the game on TV. Once he even missed out on going to a game in person. It also reminds me of the Mets because I know of a couple of episodes at least where he mentioned them too. The Mary Tyler Moore Show puts me in mind of both the Minnesota Vikings & the Twins. In an early episode they are at dinner and the weatherman Gordy talked about how he watched the Twins play last night, and Mary said "Aww Gordy, I didn't know you had twins!" Mork & Mindy always puts me in mind of the Denver Broncos. And for some odd reason, The Facts of Life reminds me of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I don't think the show was set anywhere near Pittsburgh though. WKRP of course puts one in mind of the Cincinnati Reds & Bengals. What other TV shows put you in mind of various teams?
  14. I've long had my suspicions about how legit the NFL is. That being said, I would be completely shocked if either team makes it to the Super Bowl. Kansas City has a penchant for losing home playoff games. Andy Reid as a head coach has a penchant for losing home playoff games. Andy Reid is the Chiefs head coach, ergo, I give the Chiefs zero chance. It seems the Ravens must be the odds-on favorite to win it all. I don't want them too. They are a team that has always disgusted me and they are boring as anything to me.
  15. Exactly one half a century ago this very day, the final game between an NFL team and an AFL team took place in New Orleans, Louisiana. It was Super Bowl IV, the Kansas City Chiefs, representing the old American Football League for the final time, took on the favored Minnesota Vikings, appearing in their first Super Bowl game. As you doubtless know, the Chiefs trampled the Vikings by a final score of 23 - 7, thus ending the AFL/NFL rivalry with a 2-2 tie in Super Bowl games. 50 years ago this very day, the late, great Hank Stram, who was the winningest head coach in AFL history, uttered those magical words... "Sixty-Five Toss Power Trap!" Bud Grant, long time Vikings head coach is still alive and kicking at age 92. He had been a CFL coach. I guess that very cold climate helps preserve many to live a much longer life!
  16. The triangle shape at the lower right is part of his neck and his head is turned to his left (our right)
  17. I am curious if any logos you recall from your youth or even adulthood caused you to have a misconception of some sort or another. The one I think of is the old Denver Broncos logo the white horse inside the orange "D" breathing dust out of his nostrils. As a youth, I thought that was the horse holding a lit flashlight. What logos if any caused you misconceptions?
  18. Looks awesome! Love the numeral font with the years especially! I still miss the USFL.
  19. For the Patriots, I'd love to see the "Flying Elvis" face have flesh tone color like Pat the Patriot has. These are really quite unique and interesting to look at! Denver's helmet the "D" seems a bit too skinny or narrow, a bit too "dinky" looking for a pro team, but the artwork and the concept is terrific!
  20. Glad to know I wasn't the only one who was Crabcake47! I was able to translate all the Roman Numerals no problem, but can't make heads or tails of what they mean.
  21. MLB: 1. Either expand to 32 teams or contract to 28, thus allowing both leagues to have an even number of teams in each league. 2. No more inter-league play. While the 2000 World Series between the Yankees and Mets was special, imagine how much more special it would have been had they not seen one another during the regular season. 3. I am fine with having the DH remain in the American League and no DH in the National League. 4. Return the Milwaukee Brewers to the American League and the Houston Astros to the National League. 5. I would eliminate having a second wild-card team and a one game "playoff" for the wildcard teams and amend the Division Series round and make it a best 4 out of 7. 5a. The wildcard team would play against the #1 seeded team, even if from the same division. The Wild Card team would play games 1, 2, 5*, 6* and 7* (if necessary) at the #1 seed. The wildcard team would have to win 5 out of 7 to advance to the LCS while the #1 seeded team would only have to win 3 out of 7 to advance. This would give all 3 division winners in each league added incentive to try to get the top seed. Also, the wildcard team would have to win, at minimum, 3 road games and they could never win the Division Series on their home field. 5b. The LCS would remain a best 4 out of 7 contest with the highest seeded remaining teams having home field advantage. 6. Have more post-season playoff games start earlier, especially the World Series. I'd resume having the World Series begin on a Saturday. Games 1, 2 and games 6 and 7 if necessary could all be played during the daytime. Games 3, 4 and 5 could still be night games but an earlier start, 7:05pm EST is reasonable in my humble opinion. 7. I concur with another poster, bring back league presidents. 8. Allow instant replay for blown calls such as the one against Armando Galarraga back in 2010 (wow was it THAT long ago already?!?!) which cost him a perfect game. 9. Minimize the number of times a pitcher can throw over to first base to hold a runner. At least require one pitch to the batter in between tosses over to first base. 10. Bring back more colorful uniforms. So hard quite often to tell one team from another. Padres - Brown and Yellow again! Astros - Orange Phillies - Burgundy/Maroon instead of red (far too many red teams) Nationals - Navy blue caps always, they look too much like the Phillies, Cards and Reds NFL: Eliminate bye weeks during the regular season and play the Super Bowl the last Sunday in January. (Won't ever happen, too much $$$ plus February is a TV ratings sweeps month)... If bye weeks have to be kept in, give one division off each week and then they would play one another the following week. (e.g. AFC East bye week during week 4, they would play one another in week 5 Dolphins vs Patriots, Jets vs. Bills) As the Pro Bowl is a total joke, just vote for players to be All-Pro and forego playing the actual game anymore. Also I always hated the term All-Pro....aren't they ALL Pros? They're getting paid after all... No more timeouts to "ice the kicker". Holding penalties should be 5 yards not 10! Crazy to think it used to be 15. The last 3 weeks of the regular season would be all divisional games only. Except for the Thursday night opener and Thanksgiving day games in Detroit and Dallas, no more Thursday night games. Amend overtime so that both teams get one possession. So if the first team scores a touchdown, allow the other team to try to do so as well. Unpopular change probably by most if not all fans, but I would get rid of that 2 point conversion after a touchdown. Just seems very Bush league to have it in the NFL. I would consider a compromise if the Belichick idea was implemented, make a TD worth 7 points automatically, but if a team wanted to go for an 8th point, they could, but if they failed, they would only get 6 points for a touchdown instead of 7. More than one helmet would be allowed, especially if both team helmets were the same color. Dolphins vs Cardinals for example, either allow the Dolphins to have an aqua helmet or the Cardinals to have a cardinal red helmet. In the case of the Bengals vs Browns, have the Browns wear white helmets with the brown and orange stripes down the center of the helmet. No more regular season games outside the United States. This is the NATIONAL Football League, NOT the INTERNATIONAL Football League dang it!
  22. 2002 Major League All-Star Game ending in a tie...
  23. Every other logo that features the city name and team name would have the city at the top and the team name at the bottom (Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers, Toronto Blue Jays, Texas Rangers, St. Louis Cardinals) but why oh why was the 1973-79 logo for the Cleveland Indians showing INDIANS at the top and CLEVELAND at the bottom? Was this an error? Were they trying to be different? Is it because Cleveland always finished at or near the bottom back then? This is the biggest mystery to me ever since the Steelers logo on just one side of their helmets (and I eventually did find out why about that at least). Thank you and Greetings of the Season!
  24. When it comes to the "big 4", which championship style do you prefer, American vs National (World Series/Super Bowl) or Eastern vs Western (NBA/NHL)? Although I no longer watch the NFL, I am nevertheless more partial to American vs National to determine a champion. It's exciting to me to see two teams from the same area or region compete for a title, like the Bears vs Colts, or the Cubs vs Indians for example.
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