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  1. 23 hours ago, Sec19Row53 said:

    Except for their first year when they drew 2.5 million.


    Unfortunately they moved the stadium right after that season [/sarcasm]


    What kind of teleportation are we talking about here? Is it the Portal kind or the transporter kid?



  2. 40 minutes ago, the admiral said:


    I was watching a Braves-Expos game from like 1993 where they were talking about how Montreal's attendance had to get better. I think by the mid-1980s, the cracks were already starting to form. It wasn't like the Nordiques where the market did everything right but be American, they'd been shy of league-average attendance for years.


    The Expos were doomed the minute Bronfman sold the team.

  3. 3 hours ago, Digby said:

    I'd agree with the Trail Blazers if they had a Mavs/Wolves/Thunder level of modern meh-ness brand, but the Blazers' look has been almost unchanged since day one and is one of the great logos and iconic jerseys of the NBA -- that alone gives them a certain level of relevance.



    12 hours ago, DG_ThenNowForever said:


    I don't know about that. There's almost a straight line from the Drexler team to the Jail Blazers to LMA and Roy to the 2019 WCF Lillard team. Plus the 2000 team that almost knocked off the Lakers.


    You can fairly say it's unlikely the Blazers win a title in the modern NBA, but I think they're definitely a B- or A-tier franchise.

    The brand and history is nice, but they’re still boring. They never do too poorly, usually cough up an all-star or two, then die off quickly in the playoffs. That’s rarely exciting. That’s the basketball Atlanta Braves.

    The Timbers became the city’s favorite franchise while I was living in PDX.

  4. 1 hour ago, DG_ThenNowForever said:


    Agreed, but others would say it actually went 162+5 so deal.

    Agreed, with the correction that it was more like 90+5 games. I had full expectations that the team would bottom out in the second half and implode (like the Padres did).


    It felt so exciting knowing that every win was important and that the Giants and Dodgers were in pure chase mode. I’d like for seeds beneath five to experience that beyond the first few October days.


    I kind of wish it went seven, but my sanity is glad it went five. I don’t know if I could’ve taken more stranded runners or fruitless endeavors against the impressive Dodger bullpen.

  5. 7 minutes ago, FiddySicks said:

    Also, I never at any point really expected the Giants to do anything this year. They had a ton of problems with balance and we’re relying on a whole group of guys playing WAY above their heads. This whole thing felt really flukey and frankly, I’m just happy I got an extra week of ball to watch. 

    Same. It was a really fun season and it showed a lot of strengths to build upon next year or in later years. Farhan and Kapler have done outstanding jobs here. I had no expectations going into this year, so I’m very pleased with the results.


    It was an exciting and unexpected ride and I’m glad I got to see them play in-person this year with my significant other (for my SO’s first game). 

  6. Giants drop it to the Dodgers. I’m way less pissed than I thought I would be, because at least it was a close fight between two 100+ win teams. The Dodgers proved their worth 100%.

    Heck, the Giants simply couldn’t score without the long ball. That was gonna be messy against the Braves. The Dodgers have better talent against that kind of opponent. I doubt the Giants would’ve beaten them (Braves are now my least favorite team, for mod edit reasons).

    Ah well, it was a fun season and I’ve seen this team win three World Series in the last decade. I don’t have complaining privileges for at least a few years. Good game Dodgers.


  7. 1 minute ago, Kramerica Industries said:

    I don't remember what the Dodgers wore for the first two games of this series, but while I'm generally pretty ambivalent about whether they wear the "Los Angeles" road jerseys or the "Dodgers" road jerseys in most cases, it really feels to me that they should usually wear the "Los Angeles" ones when in San Francisco, and especially in a game with the magnitude of this one.

    I get the historical significance of both jerseys (i.e., the many years with “Dodgers” on the road uniforms in both Brooklyn and Los Angeles) and both are good looks, but I do slightly prefer the city name shirts.


    I kinda wish the team would bring back the vintage trim on an alternate.




    That’d be cool.

  8. 59 minutes ago, CS85 said:


    1.  I totally forgot about the Florida captain stuff.  I actually like that quite a bit. 


    2.  I think I'm one of the few who actually liked the Panthers rebrand.  I definitely don't think it's all that interesting, but as far as rebrands go, it was tasteful. 



    Am I alone in calling the current logo (which I like) “Steve French,” after the Trailer Park Boys character?



  9. 22 minutes ago, CS85 said:

    The lack of creative C/A patches is so stupid.  The Flyers had the keystone patch for the WC a few years ago and I thought it was brilliant.


    That's why I'm so annoyed that the Flames' primary sweaters didn't carry over the Atlanta Flames-styled "A" for the set. Maybe it was a trademark issue with the NHL Heritage Collection?

  10. 54 minutes ago, Cujo said:

    Hulk Hogan (racist) is in their hall of fame.

    Scott Hall (murderer) is in their hall of fame.

    Donald Trump (choose your own adventure) is in their hall of fame.

    Ric Flair (sexual predator) is in their hall of fame TWICE.


    At least child murder is off the table.




    That's gotta count for something, right? /s


    1 hour ago, Red Comet said:


    Should I tell the story about Hollywood Henderson and the girl in the wheelchair, or is that too gruesome?

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