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  1. @vtgco made an excellent effort at it. His whole thread features some fantastic Canucks ideas.
  2. Now that you're banned and probably don't care, let me answer it. It wasn't a deflection, I did it to get a rise out of you. I wanted to see where your sense of perspective was in regards to "black marks on Canadian glory." I also like how you didn't even discuss me bringing up terrible owners in Canada or the lacrosse bit, something that you could have used to bolster your argument (again, not deflecting, I just wanted to see how you behaved as a troll). But back to hockey, It's the sports version of those whiny geek podcasts/YouTube shows (e.g., Geeks and Gamers, Collider, etc.), except without the outright misogyny. It's amazing how much the "jocks" share in common with the "nerds."
  3. See @Red Wolf's post for why ESPN really didn't owe the AAF anything. It was simply one in a long line of alternative football leagues, one that had the benefit of being around at the same time as prevalent social media and the early phases of a revival for a previously-defunct alternative football league. I know that you want to defend your former employer, but ESPN saw that alternative football wouldn't bring in the numbers compared to the NFL offseason or NBA/NHL/MLB news/highlights.
  4. Yeah, that’s not great. Milkmen probably did exist in Milwaukee at some point, but it’s much more suited for a regional name. I wouldn’t say it’s as insulting as Baby Cakes, Sod Poodles, or the litany of food rebrands. It’s not the Milwaukee Curd Fries or Beer Dogs. I’m sure Lakefront Brewery adopted this method back in the ‘90s.
  5. Roamers with a proper insignia would work. Might I suggest using either shadows or inlays to get that multi-colored effect on the lettering?
  6. The whole situation had a bit of the old "The Producers" vibe, with the New Orleans AAA team trying to step up business operations in Cuba during the "normalization" efforts. I'm sure @B-Rich would know better, seeing as how he's far closer to the situation than I am. Let me put it this way: the Baby Cakes brand would be comparable to an team near Milwaukee going with a Cheese Curds (but incorrectly-represented) identity full time. Or, if you want to get the proper sense of local revulsion, a team near Plainfield, WI doing an Ed Gein-themed brand. It's popular to outsiders, but in poor taste to locals.
  7. Agreed. I don't like the idea of honoring the 1997-2010 sets (despite We Believe) or the Run-TMC period. Relative to the recent run, those teams didn't have the same significance. Would you rather honor one the best years of the franchise: ...or when the team had a brief peak (i.e., winning a solitary playoff series)/their Basketball Sentai Warrioranger period? While I have nostalgia for the 1997-2010 set, they never really did much in them. We Believe was nice and all, but it doesn't compare to an NBA championship. I get that the roundel period has bad times associated with it (googles "NBA and cocaine"), but the good outweighs the bad here. People are more likely to talk about Andre Iguodala or Rick Barry than they are Chris Washburn.
  8. Have they done the market research on the Johnny Canuck logo? How popular would you say it is with the fanbase at large? Is it a #bringbackthebrown situation or something that's super-obscure? It's important to remember that the board's opinions doesn't always reflect what the teams and general public see in their designs.
  9. Well, he did know who the Pickton Brothers were. Then again, all that means is that he’s decently versed in serial killer knowledge. Anyway, I’m glad that pest has been banned.
  10. I’d say something similar, except with Anaheim being the best name. It represented where they played, set them apart from the Dodgers’ pre-established LA hegemony (an important trait of an expansion team, Mets/Islanders excluded). Winning the World Series in 2002 should have codified it as their proper name. I get that it might not have been monetarily advantageous to keep the Anaheim moniker, but I’ll defend the Anaheim name. If the Ducks can do it, then so can the Angels. It’ll be a good day when Arte sells the team.
  11. Can I get Latrell Sprewell to vouch for me? I hear he needs cash to get his yacht back. You’re just proving his point.
  12. Scientifically-proven! Even if Boise had the best royal blue and orange uniforms in FBS, the field would render them hideous.
  13. I got one. The Aquilinis don’t have a thing on Dolan.
  14. He’s getting his lotion ready for Season Three of Stranger Things.
  15. Are we allowed to discuss race, or did we get into too much trouble last time?
  16. Brooklyn, Oakland, and the New Jersey Devils beg to differ. Again, this also applies to the Brooklyn Dodgers and Oakland Athletics. You at least have extensive amounts of freeway separating Anaheim and Los Angeles, which isn’t as much the case between Brooklyn-Manhattan and SF-Oakland. It’s OK to reject the big-name city in favor of local ones. Retaining LA probably would have been ideal, while going for California should have been impossible after Charlie O. moved the A’s to Oakland. State names are terrible, but using a state name while playing alongside another team in your state is stupid. That shouldn’t matter. That shouldn’t matter at all. Maybe that was the case when Jack Benny was on the radio, but things change. Not every city has to be world-class. It’s OK to be niche in baseball, especially when said niche sets you opposition to the hegemon (the Los Angeles Dodgers). Again, do “New York Dodgers” and “San Francisco Athletics” sound good to anybody? That’s still terrible reasoning. The NHL isn’t a minor league. It’s more niche than baseball, but it’s not that much more niche. Anaheim is a valid name for a baseball team. @Still MIGHTY and @Brian in Boston are right about it and how people misunderstand it.
  17. They might lose one or both of them to free agency, all the while the extra miles on the other guys are piling up. Add in a few retirements, and moving across the Bay is going to be a pain. They made the most of their window, and that’s all I can ask. Every run has to end sooner or later. Maybe it’s better to have it go away in a flash that to watch it slowly unravel.
  18. That’s going to be a dark cloud over the offseason, isn’t it?
  19. So, if the Expos won the '94 World Series, would it have been OK to go to Édifice Price and ignore the Ontario buildings?
  20. A lot the whole Anaheim/Los Angeles debate focuses on people from outside the region misinterpreting the nature of these demographics and geographic separations. It's why I keep making the Brooklyn comparison, if only to get a rise out of a few of them. It's a good way to relate how ridiculous their generalizations sound. Hey, that's too cruel!
  21. Those twelve minutes hurt even more now, don't they?
  22. Eh, 2016 was worse. This team really wasn't going to win a title. Something about the season felt "off." Congrats, Raptors! Let's all mow the air!
  23. Congrats, Raptors! You guys did it! You've beaten the former top dog for the title. It's good to get some new blood winning the NBA title. As for the Warriors, [MOD EDIT] Ah well, the run had to come to an end sooner or later. I was content with one title (2015, even with the asterisks) and I'm glad that the team at least put up a decent effort in the end. Those miles add up, no matter how hard you try to fight it. Whatever happens in the offseason will happen and I'm sure the team won't be entirely stupid. This was a fun series and I wish the Raptors fans (e.g., @Ice_Cap and @KittSmith_95, to name a couple) the best!
  24. The city made the right call, then. If they want to be an LA team, don't play beyond the remnants of the Orange Curtain. Besides, I'd much rather that the team had taken the "Hollywood Stars" name. If you're going to use any local name within Greater Los Angeles, that one is probably the most marketable.