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  1. Washington can beat the Kings. Washington can still beat the Rangers. Relax, people.
  2. The font looks a lot like Michigan State's custom font, just without the weird cut-outs. Comparison image anyone?
  3. I love the panel hat, the new logo, the new orange jersey, everything. The team even seems to be playing better. This series against Oakland was a matchup of two of the best-dressed teams in the MLB.
  4. Late reaction to the logo/identity. I really am frustrated because I like this kind of branding - sparse yet recognizable, it should fit perfectly in with the new Brooklyn "image" and the whole Jay-Z thing. Unfortunately execution is severely lacking. Unlike many, I think the absence of any color is fine, though like many, I wouldn't protest had they included gold. I just think that they were trying to create the next Yankees monogram, and the main logo just falls far flat. The brand, the image, it's fine; not so with the logo. I also enjoy andrewharrington's "insider" perspective - very insightful and it's fun to see the reasoning for everything Uniforms will be interesting. I foresee the thinness/awkwardness of the wordmark ruining what could be a nice simple look.
  5. Agreed - although the final score wasn't close, I definitely feel not terrible about our chances going forward. Holtby needs to step it up; Johansson should've scored on the assist from Backstrom; the Caps outshot NYR... all in all, not a disaster even though it's 0-1.
  6. I want the Ravens to take Burfict. I think he's talented, although obviously not as much as had been thought before the combine, and perhaps we could make it work. Plus, there's no way he runs amok with Ray Lewis in the locker room - and RL52 is his favorite player. I want him, if not just for fun, because he could pan out and it'd be something to get excited about in the 7th round.
  7. Don't take him away from the Orioles!
  8. At least he isn't afraid to admit when "the coaches are screwing it up!" He bailed on Weber State, his alma mater (!), after just 4 months of accepting the job there.
  9. but... but Katrina! and... and outreach! And Drew Brees.....BELIEVE....and stuff. His son! cute! Interesting how this is ESPN's original reporting and not a league report. Seems like the Saints are going to deny, deny, deny. It'll be quite a showdown between the two organizations. One of them is going to be in hot water depending on the outcome of the story, i.e. whether or not it's true.
  10. Germany and AA are by far the best. The Pan Am one is text-heavy, moreso for the Air Canada one (on which you need to remove the gradient for the logo). When you make the text rather than the insignia the prominent element, the design suffers and seems cluttered. It loses the striking simplicity you got with the other two
  11. regarding Peace on Earth... Look, it was bad. It seems even worse in slow motion. But Artest wasn't moving in slow motion. When I watch the replay in real-time, the elbow looks almost inadvertent. I'm not saying it was, because there's no way anyone celebrates like that. But to me it really did not seem as if Ron had sought Harden out; some say it was premeditated, I disagree. Perhaps most telling is his reaction, as it looks like he was seriously confused or unsure how bad the blow was. It looks like more of a "heat of the moment" play in which Ron's adrenalin took over his common sense. I don't want to see him get a Torres-like suspension. 5 games should be plenty.
  12. Very cool. I live near Baltimore, and one of my favorite pastimes is listening to the Cleveland Browns AM postgame shows the night after the Ravens (inevitably) beat them. There's a lot of residual hatred there, what with our evil theft of their franchise, and it makes for a hilarious show. Anecdotes aside, it's great news that Alfredsson is playing tonight - justice and all, yes, but I also have selfish motives. As a Capitals fan, it would be great for the Rangers to get KOd - although Ottawa will draw the Panthers, so "pick your poison." All of this, of course, assumes my Caps can pull off a road win in G7.
  13. eeyikes, Saints. Their problem just got a lot worse. The long suspensions easily could (and I think should) become firings... Because this is a whole separate issue, it shows a more extensive, institutional problem within the organization.
  14. Hasn't really helped them thus far.
  15. Do the refs have a disciplinary history? Was there an apparent injury suffered on the play? You sound like Shanahan. Gimme a break. 1. Corvo was up, skating around, and seemed to have shaken off his injury. You can't blow a whistle every time someone is a little bit hurt. 2. Zanon flopped, clearly. No disputing that. He took a dive. 3. Backstrom was being pushed in by Campbell and he never touched the puck.
  16. And now he's not practicing.
  17. AHHHH. Caps really have responded in the 3rd period. Earlier the Bruins were on PPP (Perpetual Power Play) and still couldn't score. This is thrilling, but it isn't the best hockey.
  18. With Thomas out of foul trouble, OSU wins by 10+. Him being out completely changed the complexion of their offense - at times Ravenel was left alone under the basket, and KU could really gamble on D. Also, it seems Thad's "strategy" of never using your bench finally caught up to him - Craft and Buford were gassed at the end of the game. I really think OSU had a legit shot at taking down Kentucky - I thought Craft would hound him all night, and OSU's talent compares to Kentucky's at every position. The starting 5 of Craft, Buford, Smith, Thomas, and Sullinger was second only to UK. But... All of this being said, I think KU has no shot. It's unfortunate, because I don't like Cal or UK, and so I hope I'm wrong. But they didn't show me they could win against UK in last night's game.
  19. I don't like their chances in the sweet sixteen. Having seen Wisconsin play many times this year, I can tell you that the formula is the same as it's always been. Good point guard, white guys who shoot threes, tall in the frontcourt, play slow as molasses. However, it's easier to run on them this year because they are less athletic and Taylor isn't taking care of the ball as well as he should be. MSU went on a 37-7 run at one point against them, and if we can do it, you could too. With Vanderbilt, I like Cuse's chances even less, because they are more athletic and shoot more consistently. Both teams shoot the 3 well, and against the zone............ we'll see.
  20. +1. how is that POTD material -- honestly I cringed reading that attempt at humor. plus I like Tampa Bay's new uniforms, so. (never understood all the toronto copying backlash - blue and white is hardly a unique scheme. and I'm not trying to start another massive argument, like the one we had when the uniforms were unveiled, but come on man, blue and white?!) re: Islanders, would they really kill the uniforms after one year?
  21. No it doesn't knock them out because most of the teams playing in BracketBusters are either a) at-large locks (Murray St Wichita St Creighton etc) b ) not in the bubble picture (Drexel Cleve St Nevada ODU Buffalo etc) or c) almost locks to win their conference tournament (Iona Davidson Long Beach St South Dakota St Akron Weber State). What BB does do is give each time a prime chance to prove their worth; Murray State was a questionable profile until their win over SMC, same with Wichita State, the world knows who Nate Wolters is, etc. While some of the matchups are less than desirable for the bubble situations, I think most of the teams that lost games didn't have an at-large shot anyway, and instead gained an opportunity to prepare against a tournament-caliber opponent and get a distraction from conference play. Your last argument is kinda dumb because it's not like the selection committee are "not huge college basketball fans," and really, that's the main goal of BB.
  22. Wow, no, you might not like them, but this is just not true. I realize "uniform opinions are subjective!!!" but that statement is just outlandish.