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  1. Look what I got! $7 in Brooklyn (sorry, my go-to place so I can't tell you where).....
  2. Bears-Broncos at Denver, wk 12, 1971 Oilers-49ers at SF, wk 12, 1975
  3. Red Sox vs. Dodgers at LA Coliseum 7 years ago.
  4. More from 1975 Oilers-Packers 1972 Rams 1972 Rams-Vikings 1972 Broncos-Falcons 1975 Packers-Giants 1975 Jets-Cardinals 1975 Raiders-Washington 1975
  5. I have the actual uniform in my collection. It was given to me by a person who worked at the NFL at the time. I also have the St. Louis Stallions.
  6. This was the '78 preseason and the Falcons were not wearing their new uniforms either. Both teams changed for the '78 season.
  7. Chiefs-Browns 1975 Dolphins-Falcons wk 8, 1974 Jets-Browns wk 1 1976 Chargers-Bucs wk 2 1976 (Bucs had orange numbers trimmed in red) Giants at Broncos 1976
  8. I'll go you one better Giants-Chargers wk 8, 1971 season at Yankee Stadium
  9. Miami Bays Miami Surf Miami Apollo Miami Rockets Miami Blaze Miami Vice Miami Atlantic Anything would be better than those stupid, generic names like FC and United that really represent nothing and no one and are a severely lame attempt to brand after European clubs.
  10. Yet another new football league. Yawn. http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/06/23/tommie-harris-to-co-own-fxfl-team/
  11. For me it is the Seahawks green jersey.
  12. I did see this. Interesting concept. http://theartofuno.tumblr.com/
  13. MOD EDIT: Commentary in this thread is meant to critique borner1996's rebrand idea for the Washington Redskins, as well as to offer-up and critique other rebranding ideas for the franchise. All contributions to this thread are to be made in a respectful manner. Thank you. Olbermann was right. Call the team the Washington Americans and keep the current logo. Change the name to the Warriors (trademarked by the team for an Arena franchise Snyder was granted) and use the spear logo. Call them the Red Tails. I didn't see the Titans suffering when they switched their name from the Oilers. It's over. Change the name of the team and move on.
  14. Again, just because NYC whatevers are in the MLS doesn't make them "higher level." Poor marketing+stupid nickname+team that has no roots here = Lower Level
  15. Very true, and besides the hardcore fans and hipsters, NYCFC will trump the Cosmos because of the MLS. Without the name, the Cosmos are just a second tier team without any chance of moving into the MLS. That fan base will slowly suffocate itself, which is rather unfortunate. Really? I doubt it. NYC FC or whatever the f you want to call them pretty much did what the NFL did in Europe tell everyone it was NFL football and charge prices as if it was the NFL. The Cosmos are more than nostalgia. They helped start the soccer craze in this country and they filled Giants Stadium on several occasions. NYC FC has 1. incredibly stupid/terrible branding 2. Will never and I mean never mean as much to this City as the Cosmos did. People in this forum are quick to support the teams that are Europosers - Real Salt Lake (just as stupid as NYC FC) and Dallas FC (or is it FC Dallas?) People on this forum say the NASL tried to "Americanize" soccer (which I see nothing wrong with.) But now the pendulum has swung too far the other way. And folks, by the way, rules changes and I'm not saying the NASL's rules changes made the game better are always good for the game. Be a traditionalist all you want. Remember 1974 when the NFL changed so many rules it changed the way the game was played? Overtime, no bump and run, moving the goalposts back, etc. The NFL survived, didn't it? Change isn't necessarily evil. On the other hand, trying to be a cheap imitation is. Do you realize the today's cosmos arent the same as the 1980s cosmos? There is no way the new cosmos will have more of a following than NYCFC because its is natural for Americans to support the higher level team. Everything else is just you repeating the same points that have been disproven alreadyI wouldn't call NYC whatever the f you call them a higher-class team.
  16. Very true, and besides the hardcore fans and hipsters, NYCFC will trump the Cosmos because of the MLS. Without the name, the Cosmos are just a second tier team without any chance of moving into the MLS. That fan base will slowly suffocate itself, which is rather unfortunate. Really? I doubt it. NYC FC or whatever the f you want to call them pretty much did what the NFL did in Europe – tell everyone it was NFL football and charge prices as if it was the NFL. The Cosmos are more than nostalgia. They helped start the soccer craze in this country and they filled Giants Stadium on several occasions. NYC FC has 1. incredibly stupid/terrible branding 2. Will never and I mean never mean as much to this City as the Cosmos did. People in this forum are quick to support the teams that are Europosers - Real Salt Lake (just as stupid as NYC FC) and Dallas FC (or is it FC Dallas?) People on this forum say the NASL tried to "Americanize" soccer (which I see nothing wrong with.) But now the pendulum has swung too far the other way. And folks, by the way, rules changes – and I'm not saying the NASL's rules changes made the game better – are always good for the game. Be a traditionalist all you want. Remember 1974 when the NFL changed so many rules it changed the way the game was played? Overtime, no bump and run, moving the goalposts back, etc. The NFL survived, didn't it? Change isn't necessarily evil. On the other hand, trying to be a cheap imitation is.
  17. Hello, folks: The uniform is ugly. The name is even uglier. The logo? Beyond stupid. Do you remember the people who posted on this thread saying that the NASL went too far in "Americanizing" soccer? Well, the MLS and it's teams have gone too far in "Euroizing" it's teams. Major turnoff. Poor marketing. Bad strategy.
  18. Utter crap just like the St. Louis logo. In case people haven't figured out, it's SOCCER in this country, not football.
  19. And you are basing that on what? Do you work for Mike Keller or something? All the branding in the world isn't going to help if you make promises and then you back away.
  20. Well, so much for the league. They cancelled the test games and folded the California teams due to workman comp issues. Doubt they will ever play a game.
  21. Better than the Orlando whateveryouwanttocallthems.
  22. Here we go again. How stupid is this venture? Very. I am hoping saner heads prevail and at least think about delaying the start of the franchise. Playing in Yankee Stadium is a terrible idea. No, not terrible, horrible. Shows the lack of thinking in the rush to put this mutt on the field. Where should they play? As mentioned above, Columbia would be a good idea. Share Red Bull Arena. Expand and update Downing Stadium on Randall's Island. As for sharing Red Bull Arena, let's see…Chivas (or the LA whatevers) and the Galaxy share a stadium…so do the Jets and Giants! So, I don't see a big deal in sharing RBA. If RBA isn't going to let them use the facility, then if I was Don Garber, I'd sit the owners down and explain that they will have a mighty fine rivalry that sells a lot of tickets, so the important thing is to have them start play sooner rather than later. Makes sense, right? As for building a stadium, the land next to Citifield is a certified disaster area. It's a dump and always has been. It has been mentioned as a site for a soccer-specific stadium. I'm on board with that. I can see them building over Sunnyside Yards. That has been on the drawing board since the Jets made noises about leaving the City and now that ESA (LIRR East Side Access) is being built and a station in Sunnyside is part of the deal, that would mean plentiful transit options for the City and the Island. I'd even be on board for a west-side development here in Manhattan, so long as it was privately financed (and now that the 7 train will end at the Javits Center, it will be easy to get to.) The bottom line to me is that FC NYC or NYC FC or whatever the f you want to call them is a joke. Bad team name + bad stadium choice + rush to get out the product = EPIC FAIL.
  23. I like Silverbacks for continuity and I agree that there should be no Eurotrash names. Blackbirds is interesting because it ties into the Falcons, with red and black especially. Red, black and gold were the original Falcon colors. Apollo is a non-starter. For one it is outdated. Secondly, the team never did draw many fans and wound up playing home games in the Omni. I'm not crazy about Phoenix, but that seems to be the favorite.
  24. No sir. We make it ours. Our own traditions. Being a Europoser only gets you so far. For those who really like tradition and are in favor of the Europoser, I mean Eurocentric names. we could go back to naming our football teams after baseball teams, like in the old days. NYCFC fits no tradition other than copying Europe. It's beyond stupid.