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Everything posted by fnz

  1. I think a lot of people were in that same boat regarding Porter. There were rumors at the time that NYRB were after Koch, and I think the team didn't want to risk losing him, so they gave him a deal that maybe Koch wasn't ready for. I think the Reds did this same thing with Bryan Price a few years ago. Some guys excel at certain positions or at certain levels, but aren't ready for more responsibility/broader success at another level or position.
  2. This sounds like Outburst! If I see the abbreviation PK today, I just assume it's for Penalty Kicks.
  3. In high school my brother would have this argument with a friend, and the friend would always say: "You can't tell me that Sterling Marlin is an athlete." Touche.
  4. For a league whose fans love to go on and on about how *organic* their team and following is, the league also loves to just be a knockoff replica of what's happening in Europe, specifically England.
  5. I just noticed the Celebrity game uniforms are the same template that the University of Buffalo wears at home. Now it's lame.
  6. I know I'm in the minority on this one, but I love everything about the current Brewers look. Navy and gold is great combination, and I'm sad the Rams have gone away from it.
  7. I thought Indiana's "IU" logo was a menorah. I was seven, not Jewish, and had no idea how many candle belonged on a menorah.
  8. FC Cincinnati's colors don't blend well with stripes like that, The colors are both two dark to be overlapping each other as shown in that concept. I wasn't really a fan of the last USL kits, as there were sublimated diamonds within orange stripes. The diamonds were darker than the usual orange and made them look brown. I really don't know what I'd prefer for "my team" but I'd know it when i see it.
  9. Yep, that was you! Dry seats sound like a much better bet.
  10. In the creepiest post of the day, I think I was sitting one row behind you and about three seats to the right.
  11. They also had a blue alternate (which didn't really fit the scheme at the time, but incorporated the original colors)
  12. Maybe it's lame, but I'd buy the Florence (KY) Freedom of the Frontier League. I interned there for a summer, and then worked as the sound guy for two years, and was some of the most fun I've ever had (despite the internship being unpaid). I have no idea how much it'd cost. I feel like it's still fun enough to own a pro team, but it'd be more of a local/community thing, which I think would be more fun. Also, it being the Frontier League, I feel like you can get away with more things marketing/production/promotion wise vs. a larger league. I might pay to renovate Cincinnati's US Bank Arena, rather than a new tax, so we could have the NCAA Tournament.
  13. I don't get the hate for the Brewers current identity (the Times New Roman number look, not all the indecision about what logo to use). It's one of my favorite in the entire league.
  14. I feel less like I'm looking at a league logo page, and more like I'm just scrolling through someone's Behance page.
  15. Well it looks like every other logo. I think they chose the 'capital lowercase U because the tail/line on the right of the U matches up the one on the left of the lowercase B to form double lines that you;d see on a road. (Someone works in marketing!)
  16. Ohhhhh I just noticed the side panels are one-side only (home and away). I like these, a lot. As a Grizzlies fan, I'm happy.
  17. I was excited when I first saw Conrad's rendering, but these....they look cheap as hell. I'm glad the shorts have wide panels (I love wide panels on shorts, with no panels on the jerseys), but the striping makes these look like some generic shorts from KMart. The black side panel...woof.
  18. Ugh. Croatia was the only team of the last four I didn't want to see win. I don't know if I like anyone on the team.
  19. Group A 1) Egypt 2) Uruguay 3) Russia 4) Saudi Arabia Group B 1) Morocco 2) Spain 3) Portugal 4) Iran Group C 1) France 2) Australia 3) Denmark 4) Honduras Group D 1) Argentina 2) Nigeria 3) Iceland 4) Croatia Group E 1) Switzerland 2) Serbia 3) Costa Rica 4) Brazil Group F 1) Mexico 2) Germany 3) Sweden 4) S Korea Group G 1) Panama 2) Tunisia 3) USA 4) England Group H 1) Colombia 2) Senegal 3) Japan 4) Poland
  20. This makes sense (I kept having this false memory that Kyrie played like 8 games this season). I just think getting to Finals is a major step, and there anything can happen (Cleveland proved this in 2016), and that Brad Stevens is the type of guy who can make up for those "on paper" differences between teams.
  21. I only used regular season wins because everyone always says the Eastern conference is too easy, so I used the only comparable WC for both teams. But if we're ranking the NBA teams, it's not like the Cavs or Celtics are 25th/26th on the list, they were both top 6/7 at worst last season (but yes the jump between 1&2 to 3-7 is sizable). The Cavs could be close to championship caliber - any team that has Lebron certainly is - and we all know the reason Lebron would entertain free agency is that the Cavs have no assets to trade away, or wiggle room to make changes and improve. So many people say the Celtics are one star away from being a real Finals team. That is literally as close as you can get to being championship caliber in today's NBA. I really don't think the initial statement was that laughable. That one star could really be either of the guys coming back from injury.
  22. They were within one game of making the NBA Finals, no? They had 10 less wins than Houston, and 3 less than Golden State. They went 1-1 against both and had a higher winner percentage against the WC than Golden State. Would they have beaten either team in the Finals? We don't know that. Maybe they could have won a game or two. That's as close as you can get to being championship caliber (especially considering so much of your cap being eaten by two people not playing)
  23. This was actually brought up by a FIFA official to avoid these draw scenarios.
  24. Trae averaged 26 points, and 7.5 points per game after December. Yes, his turnovers jumped by two per game. Then again, he was playing against tougher competition in the second half. He was also 19 years old. Unless you're talking about Oklahoma's W/L record. In that case, as a reminder, basketball is a team game.