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  1. Tampa Bay vs. Carolina Minnesota vs. Green Bay Seattle vs. Pittsburgh Indianapolis vs. Tennessee Arizona vs. Baltimore Buffalo vs. NY Giants LA Chargers vs. Detroit Dallas vs. Washington Jacksonville vs. Houston San Francisco vs. Cincinnati New England vs. Miami Kansas City vs. Oakland Chicago vs. Denver New Orleans vs. LA Rams Philadelphia vs. Atlanta Cleveland vs. NY Jets
  2. Week 1 is in the books. Week 1 winner: Familiar face here as @ninersdd found the elusive 13th win. Week 1 loser: This competition has begun right on time, apparently. Week 2: Tampa Bay vs. Carolina Minnesota vs. Green Bay Seattle vs. Pittsburgh Indianapolis vs. Tennessee Arizona vs. Baltimore Buffalo vs. NY Giants LA Chargers vs. Detroit Dallas vs. Washington Jacksonville vs. Houston San Francisco vs. Cincinnati New England vs. Miami Kansas City vs. Oakland Chicago vs. Denver New Orleans vs. LA Rams Philadelphia vs. Atlanta Cleveland vs. NY Jets
  3. Green Bay vs. Chicago Kansas City vs. Jacksonville Atlanta vs. Minnesota Tennessee vs. Cleveland Buffalo vs. NY Jets Baltimore vs. Miami Washington vs. Philadelphia LA Rams vs. Carolina Indianapolis vs. LA Chargers Cincinnati vs. Seattle NY Giants vs. Dallas San Francisco vs. Tampa Bay Detroit vs. Arizona Pittsburgh vs. New England Houston vs. New Orleans Denver vs. Oakland
  4. NFL season starts on Thursday night with the Packers playing the Bears. With that in mind, it's time to open up this season's Weekly Picks competition. I don't need to explain the rules*; this is my fifth season doing this (still can't believe that it seems like just yesterday when I took over the competition; time flies), so you guys know how I do it by now. Good luck to everyone here, and good luck to your teams, except for you guys in the NFC South who will all be fighting for playoff spots that the Bucs won't be fighting for. Week 1: Green Bay vs. Chicago Kansas City vs. Jacksonville Atlanta vs. Minnesota Tennessee vs. Cleveland Buffalo vs. NY Jets Baltimore vs. Miami Washington vs. Philadelphia LA Rams vs. Carolina Indianapolis vs. LA Chargers Cincinnati vs. Seattle NY Giants vs. Dallas San Francisco vs. Tampa Bay Detroit vs. Arizona Pittsburgh vs. New England Houston vs. New Orleans Denver vs. Oakland I try to have the standings updated by about noon on Tuesday at the latest. That's the standard I adopted in 2017 and have stuck with. It can be earlier than that as well, depending on various circumstances, but they should be submitted no later than that point. If I'm going to be out-of-town early in a week and that deadline might be untenable, I'll make a note of it ahead of time. Thankfully, it doesn't appear I'll be displaced by a hurricane during the first weekend of the season this time around. Wasn't much fun last year, though compared to most people I know I had it much better than they did. -- *I lied. One rules reminder: Picks for the specific games are to be in by the kickoff of those respective games. I do believe in the honor system with this game. People here have lives, things get forgotten about, sometimes a game might accidentally be forgotten to be selected out of the vast Sunday swath (though I'm hoping to amend that a bit if I post the week's schedule in advance). If a game is forgotten about, you can send a DM or send me a tweet (@KramerIndustry) and, more often than not, I will be generous enough to give credit. If Cleveland is facing New England and NE wins and you forget to make that pick, then I'll logically presume NE would've been the pick and give the nod (do they even play each other this year? Who cares) (EDIT: It took several years to happen but that's finally a bad example, but you get the idea all the same). All I will ask is not to abuse this, is all.
  5. Somehow, I don't think the Yankees or Dodgers players would mind playing each other in, you know, their traditional garb due to the rare regular season meeting between the two teams. MLB is just being tone deaf.
  6. Feel like enough common sense could've been scraped together so that the teams who wear navy blue who are playing in the colored uniforms this weekend could, you know, have worn navy blue instead. Seeing the Braves/Tigers/Angels (and some others that I just haven't seen yet) wearing black uniforms fails to make any sense.
  7. The black uniforms are much better than the white uniforms if for no other reason than because the black uniforms use white outlines while the white uniforms use gray outlines, just another inconsistency in a concept full of them. You can see the outlines of names and numbers, at least from a close enough distance, on the black uniforms; the white ones descend into illegible blob immediately. I'm pretty liberal in my views towards baseball uniforms, and I'm not opposed to having non-white/gray pants more often. I think that part can be workshopped a bit. The white uniforms need to be burned.
  8. @Bucfan56 is maybe the most cynical person I know on this website, but can you blame him for being that when stuff like this keeps happening? Cynicism isn't just something that suddenly happens; it gradually builds up over the course of time.
  9. This might be the first time I've seen Dak turn down a conservative option and choose to go for a high-risk option instead.
  10. I'll be curious to know what Sky Sports graphics looked like. I know that there was some change-ups between which networks - Sky and BT - have which windows of games this year, so I don't know which of those two had tonight's game, but I'm sure I'll find out soon enough if Sky is in-sync with NBCSN or if they're keeping their own score bug and related graphics.
  11. To be fair, he was getting absolutely screwed on some of his pitches in the 4th inning. I even wrote that he was going to get ejected before it happened because everything was building up to that.
  12. I think there have been entire seasons where the Dolphins wore their white jerseys at home, meaning the only time they wore aqua would've been a road game where their opponent was wearing white, presumably, to beat the heat (or the Cowboys/Redskins).
  13. Pinstripes is something that I grapple with in general because, in a vacuum, I think pinstriped jerseys look better than non-pinstriped jerseys. But, *obviously*, you can't have 30 teams all wearing pinstriped jerseys, either. The novelty would be completely worn off (and then some). But yes, a road pinstriped uniform is something I would definitely endorse. For all the teams that wear pinstripes, only the Yankees tend to be nicknamed after them, so I kinda feel like why not fully embrace them and go all the way with them.
  14. And the 1905 NY Giants wore black uniforms in the World Series. That's always my go-to argument when I hear people complain about colored jerseys on the basis of them being "non-traditional". Colored jerseys, full uniforms even, have roots going back to MLB's earliest days. The biggest reason why they weren't heavily used is because of concerns back then about, if Ty Cobb spikes you in the leg and the color in those uniforms leaks into your wound, you could get blood poisoning...or something like that. Same reason why sanitary socks and stirrups existed the way they did. Gray road uniforms? Used because road teams didn't always have great access to laundering facilities and gray is an effective color for hiding schmutz and dirt. There are so few teams in MLB that actually use gray in their color scheme, yet every team wears gray uniforms. Isolated from historical context, it seems weird. All of that is to say that, provided the uniform does look good of course, I give the fullest endorsement to the Yankees wearing a blue road alternate jersey. And I don't mean their BP/spring training road uniforms, either. Whether it be an inverted home uniform, or a blue jersey with a New York/Yankees script (kinda prefer the former) and appropriate trim, there would be nothing wrong about it. Probably don't wear them at Fenway or Dodger Stadium, for the sake of form, but just about anywhere else would be fair game. I don't see the problem. Love the sport but I do feel like it could use some more color sometimes, no doubt. Don't mind white home uniforms being the standard, but road uniforms? Wear whatever jersey color makes you happy.