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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.
  15. Completely agree. If I had my druthers, these would be the Gators' primary combinations with the three jerseys: Orange jersey - white pants Blue jersey - orange pants -- white pants when wearing a white helmet White jersey - orange pants -- same rules with white helmet A white helmet with the orange jersey is inconsequential. I dunno, maybe I just don't like the blue pants very much. Probably because, you know, all-blue isn't a good look and because the blue pants don't go with the orange helmet on the away set (this is the same reason I prefer orange pants to white pants with the blue set, but I realize tradition is going to be too much to overcome on that front). And while I like two colors with the blue set, I'm not really feeling an orange jersey/blue pants combo. I tend to like my home jerseys with the darker color on top and the lighter color on the bottom. So orange pants work underneath a blue jersey, but not the other way around. The orange set is the most "restricted" in that way, but it works just fine that I see no problem with it that way. -- And, might as well ask while I'm here and apologies if it's been asked and answered before, but why are NFL-style socks not used at the college level? One thing I've never liked watching college games is the bare lower legs that you never see in the NFL. Sock colors are an important part of uniform design and color balance with NFL uniforms and I don't like seeing that so conspicuously absent on college sets. You see a few players here or there - might even be a school that does wear such socks that I just can't think of right now - but it's definitely not an NCAA-wide thing.
  16. That is some kind of graphic. And it absolutely shattered a notion I had that Jim McElwain preferred the orange jerseys to the blue ones; they only wore them six times across 2 1/2 seasons vs. wearing the blue jerseys 16-17 times. They also wore all-blue far too much as well. Either wear white pants or orange pants with the blue jerseys; the all-blue isn't a good look. Maybe that was me telling myself that - the orange jerseys thing - because, unpopular opinion alert(?), I do like the orange jerseys the best.
  17. I may have asked this question once a long time ago, and apologies if I did, but is there any explanation that exists for why the Gators don't wear their orange pants with the blue jerseys more than once every generation or so? Because I would argue that's the best combination they can use with their blue jerseys.
  18. For whatever its worth, I kinda feel like head coaches, and probably just coaches in general, really should be polo shirt or bust. Non-polos are ok with jackets but I've seen head coaches dressed like this before and that just doesn't look the part whatsoever. Collars create dignity.
  19. I'm not sure I agree. The Red Sox have a blue alternate that they've never worn at home. Now, this is red-apples-to-green-apples because the Red Sox already have a colored jersey they exclusively wear at home, I understand, but I feel like you could apply that logic for them the same way you could apply it to the Yankees. I'm generally pro-colored jerseys myself - I've explained this in depth before so I'm not going do chore anyone with reading that again - and I wouldn't mind the Yankees having a suitable blue alternate road jersey myself. The pinstripes are untouchable. I really can't envision a scenario where, given the choice, they would wear something other than that at home. The worst they've done is wear a camo NY a few years back, which I loathed, but actually wearing a non-pinstriped jersey, I can't envision that.
  20. Thing that bothers me has nothing to do with wearing the uniforms or not - I tend to agree with BBTV that non/ex-players wearing full uniform looks silly - but some managers just have terrible fashion sense. This (below) isn't an uncommon thing for Aaron Boone to wear, and it just looks incredibly sloppy, and someone like Alex Cora does the non-uniform thing, like a lot of things come to think of it, much better. One of those guys looks put together and professional, while the other one, frankly, doesn't.
  21. They've got a better rotation than the Yankees do at the moment, that's for sure. You can look at the records all you want, but unless both Severino and a trade acquisition are made (an impactful one, not just getting some Tom/Dick/Harry #4-type), the Yankees aren't going anywhere in October. The Astros, Indians, and Red Sox all have multiple starting pitchers better than the Yankees' best one.
  22. The Yankees had a road trip into California back in late April against the Angels and Giants and went 6-1 in those games, and it's striking to see where those teams are now from where they were back then.
  23. About the only advantage I can think of that radio crews have over their TV counterparts is that they get to continue broadcasting as long as their team is playing, whereas TV crews either don't do playoffs at all (MLB) or only the first round (NBA/NHL). Other than that, I feel like you would have to really prefer the radio medium if you were to have the choice of radio or TV and chose radio. Speaking from personal experience, about the only times in the last several years where I've listened on the radio to any sporting event has been when I'm leaving work, will be home in less than 10 minutes, and the Lightning game would have only just started. Otherwise, there's only been one occasion I can think of in the last several years where I listened to a large portion of any sporting event on the radio; odds are, if I'm not gonna be able to see it, I'm either just gonna skip it entirely or watch it later.
  24. I literally always say the "Las" specifically because I find their geographic name to be stupid.