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  1. Wow, I never would have guessed Nikespeak is a 23 year old.
  2. I know it was entirely out of their control, but do you think Miami's and Nashville's teams would have loved to have a full inaugural season instead of three games in March, a four month delay, then a fanless tournament where one gets booted out of, with the uncertainty of a (fanless) season that may or may not be played next? Who knows what happens next with the pandemic, how America handles it, and how long and severe the effects on sports are for the next few years (looks like most major sports will already probably have to radically adjust their schedules next year, who knows after that). Giving the teams more time may settle some of the business end, but also make for a smoother launch if/when things calm down. It may seem wildly cautious for any number of reasons (finances, business, etc) but everybody thought it was crazy when the first basketball games were cancelled in March too.
  3. Cheez-its was sitting right there for you...
  4. This looks like one of those 'performance' paintings where some bearded guy in a tie dye t-shirt dips his brushes and hands into impossibly viscous paint, making sloppy, seemingly random marks all over a black canvas to a medley of Jimi Hendrix songs, then flips it over at the end to reveal it's a portrait of Ghandi.
  5. And the late entry for a name worse than Real Salt Lake has been added to the record.
  6. You mean there's a regular season coming up after this tournament thing? Is it going to be played in Florida or at home stadiums? I honestly didn't know about this. Now a message from my cynical side: these ads are also horrendous, good luck getting them off the jerseys in the future. Luckily, Adidas will probably be able to crank out a league wide template that fits every team. Look out WNBA uniforms, here comes MLS! I've never understood the near constant changing of jersey designs for every team in the league, especially when they've been adding teams for what seems to be an endless number of years already. I know, money, I know, but if the league needs to sell that many jerseys to make a difference (honestly, how many jerseys are each team selling in a year? A real number? 2,000? 5,000? 10,000? 20,000? It can't top out much past that in their wildest dreams), doesn't that show there's some serious fundamental flaws in the funding/income of the league? Doesn't the constant churning reduce each team's 'brand'? Sporting KC had nice argyle ones a few years ago that were super popular and it seemed like they owned it, but they switched and switched and switched. I think Dallas is red and white stripes? I remember Philadelphia having nice initial jerseys that got watered down fast. I'm not anti-soccer or anti-MLS, at all. I was a season ticket holder in the now dark ages (98-02) with a bunch of friends, going to games was super fun, affordable, and the soccer was mostly entertaining to watch. I guess I'm a casual fan at best now. Again, I don't hate soccer or denigrate it or its fans, but I've just never understood the constant changing of jerseys. For a sport so bound to traditions and fan bases, supporters groups, etc, it seems counter intuitive to just keep substituting schlock for schlock every couple of years.
  7. No to mention that when most of them were built, cities weren't like today's 'urban playgrounds' filled with old warehouses converted into expensive lofts, ax throwing businesses, artisan pickle shops, and businesses and residents lined up and clamoring to move in and experience 'city life'. The renaissance of the urban core in America is a relatively new phenomenon over the past 10-20 years. During the late 60's and early 70s was when lots of cities experienced white flight when white residents left for the suburbs, destroying cities' tax bases. Building two stadiums in the 60s or 70s would've been a huge expense for any city surrounded by crumbing infrastructure and evaporating tax base.
  8. Sounds like a Nike/green problem.
  9. The Diamondbacks and Devil Rays always felt odd and almost as an afterthought as expansion teams. When the Marlins and Rockies entered the league in '93 there were cities bidding against each other for the two slots (I remember reading the Sporting News and hearing about Buffalo's bid). It seemed like a true open ended process that ended with baseball selecting the two best cities (even writing that makes my younger self feel very pollyanna). When '98 expansion came around, it just seemed like baseball said, 'here's two more teams, and they both have convoluted names and identities'. Then Arizona ended up with 54 uni combos and Tampa got a gradient logo. Edit: Here's a look at the 1993 expansion process, which was drawn out and started in 1985: The 98 expansion actually had 27!!!! applicants, but only lasted a year:
  10. How do people in North and South Carolina get along? Obviously, SC is not getting a pro team anytime soon, so do NC folks resent getting tagged with the 'Carolina' moniker? Is there a real chance for SC folks to root for Georgia or Florida teams if they aren't included in the name? Is the Carolina naming thing more of a 'suggestion' from a sports league's marketing team?
  11. That Royals cap looks like a 'Free Cap Night' promotion. I'd like to see another angle just to make sure there's not some insurance company sponsorship patch on the back.
  12. If only the KC Mavericks had such taste! They have the same owner but just got horrible sweaters.
  13. The revenue from the ads is not going to go to pay the players, the revenue from the ads is not going to lower ticket prices, the revenue from the ads is not going to make a hot dog at the ballpark any cheaper.
  14. When I saw they dropped the light blue, I kinda figured we were in store for something more along the lines of the Flyers' use of orange, black and white, but whoa, they really leaned into that grey didn't they? And all that piping... yikes.