Casey

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  1. Agreed. And he seemed so loyal. Too bad Frank screwed this team so bad that we don't have money for Kuroda. Capuano and Harang...sigh.
  2. Hahahahahahaha. Wait, you really want to see shots of East Rutherford? Let me laugh harder. No I don't. But it is just another part of why it's ridiculous for both teams to claim New York. Aerial shots are supposed to be of the stadium and city. But for the Jets/Giants they show shots of Times Square or various parts of New York City, not where the teams play.
  3. If they were an Original Six team, they'd be okay (but still unspectacular). What drags the uniform down for people, including myself, is that a non-traditional franchise in Tampa Bay is playing Original Six Dress-up and borrowing heavily from the Maple Leafs and Red Wings to do so. Not to mention, in their rush to force in elements of a tradition they don't have, they eliminated the one defining aesthetic tradition they did have - the victory stripes. Personally, I like the rebrand because of the simplicity and the colors. The uniforms and the logo itself were made simple, which is usually better in my book. And any time we can get rid of more black, especially in hockey(thanks to the Pacific Division for making sick of black jerseys), that I will support it. It also helps that blue is my favorite color. I really don't view it as an Original Six knockoff. If that is our standard of what good hockey aesthetics is, why shouldn't teams strive to look like that. I'd give you that it's a similar look to Toronto, but does it really take more than half a second to figure out which team it is? No, not for me. Like, I've said, just because a team is new, doesn't mean like have to be ultra modern and look like crap. And to me, the victory stripes for just too miniscule, and somewhat obstructed, design feature to really mourn the loss. And for those that really love the black, there's always the alt.
  4. It's not for a lack of trying. Sure, but it's just been too long. Shouldn't have happened in the first place, but to let it continue...sucks. I think that won't be a problem for too much longer. What weirds me out are reading these proposals where the Rams move back to LA and the Jags go to St. Louis...what the hell? I agree with both. I'd be cool with getting the Rams, probably my second choice. At least we'd get Bradford. Why would a team leave a struggling market to go to an arguably worse market?
  5. Det: Done and done Chi: Thanks, I intended the striping to look that way Ott: The offwhite seems really out of place when I make the away white. I want to avoid making the Sens another Black, Red, & White team so I have to somehow make the color scheme work but I'm stumped. I also want to keep the striping as is to keep the Habs as the only full-chest stripe team, and perhaps another.... DET:Socks look great now. OTT: Maybe it's my monitor but the off white almost looks a little yellow. Perhaps a little brighter shade might help? And what about having those stripes on the sleeves instead of the chest? Or maybe on an undershirt and socks? I switched the off-white to the one used in Ottawa's official shield logo to see if it looked better and it does. No weird mayonnaise effect Not sure what much else I can/should do to it as I'm fine with how it is. I've also been toying around with the Kings lately but it's going to be a challenge... Ooo, yes go for the Kings. The current set, or a previous era?
  6. It's not for a lack of trying. Sure, but it's just been too long. Shouldn't have happened in the first place, but to let it continue...sucks.
  7. White jersey: Love the logo. It really is an excellent alternate logo. However, just like the the current white jersey, it looks weird to see arm stripes on a colored sleeve. I'd rather not have arm stripes in this design. Blue jersey: Love the color. Design is nice except for the random stripes on the front. I think a combination of the two would look great. Basically the white jersey, keep the logo, make the jersey that great shade of blue and eliminate the half arm stripes. That'd look real sharp.
  8. Det: Done and done Chi: Thanks, I intended the striping to look that way Ott: The offwhite seems really out of place when I make the away white. I want to avoid making the Sens another Black, Red, & White team so I have to somehow make the color scheme work but I'm stumped. I also want to keep the striping as is to keep the Habs as the only full-chest stripe team, and perhaps another.... DET:Socks look great now. OTT: Maybe it's my monitor but the off white almost looks a little yellow. Perhaps a little brighter shade might help? And what about having those stripes on the sleeves instead of the chest? Or maybe on an undershirt and socks?
  9. Bold is stuff I agree, strikethrough is stuff I disagree with. The strikethrough is what I'd expect from most. I am surprised to see how much you agree with though. And to clarify, not exclusively color-on-color, but just a lot more. This would obviously require some teams to have two non-white jerseys, which just won't work for all(Colts, Jets in NFL; Leafs, Lighting in NFL; Celtics in NBA). I just think plenty of teams lose their identity with white jerseys. Color-on-color is just way more visually appealing to me. However, the one notable exception to less that I can think of would be the Philadelphia Flyers. I'd take them in white before black any day. Haha, yeah, it's the unpopular opinion thread, post your unpopular opinions! Anyway, I just vastly prefer the white jerseys to the colored jerseys, but that's just my opinion. I do like color-on-color in moderation, though. Any particular reason why? Tradition? I may not think all that highly of soccer, but at least they've got a good system for jerseys. Tradition is part of it, yes, but the main reason is that I think that white uniforms just look better than their colored counterparts. It's a weird thing, but that's what I think. Well the big thing that bugs me is colors that don't match in uniforms. Partly why I hate the Cowboys set. If the Saints could match the throwback pants to the helmet that could just be one of the best uniforms. I hate white helmets because they never match up, in both hockey and football. From a certain distance you can't tell, but close up you can. I liked the colored helmets in hockey like the Rangers and Caps did in the WC. However, I recognize that the Dolphins and Cardinals might have too busy of decals for a colored helmet in NFL. While it might look cleaner, I'm sure they could all pull off a color. The Colts, Jets, and Bills could all invert easily. And I'm sure the Chargers and Titans could pull off a dark lid.
  10. MLB: DH. It's much more exciting for me to watch pitchers hit simply because they're not expected to hit well. And the kind of baseball games/chivalry of how pitchers pitch to opposing pitchers. Teams are going to have to adjust pretty soon. AL teams are going to have their pitchers batting a lot more. And NL will have to start figuring out the designated guy more often. The only one part about the DH rule, when it allows a guy to prolong his career when he otherwise doesn't or can't play the field a la Jim Thome or Edgar Martinez. Those guys can now think about signing with NL teams with interleague soon to be yearlong. It was great to see Chad Billingsley hit a home run a few years ago. Remember when the Reds used a pitcher to pinch hit regularly? (I think in 2009 or 10?) Not doing more about steroids. Make recognition these guys are not heroes and reinstate past heroes. Bonds is the king of nothing. Moving the Astros to the AL, not Milwaulkee. I like the new even divisions and I like interleague(even it it means DH). I thought baseball was about traditions. Why did the Brewers move in the first place? Why didn't one of the expansion teams come into a league and not require an already existing team to move. Alignment maybe? Frank McCourt. Nuff said I believe. I don't mind that the ASG determines home field advantage. Yeah, it's kind of weird, but how else are you going to do it? Alternate years? Lame. Plus it gives some incentive and meaning into a boring game. What I do mind is how many players. Granted the league has expanded teams, and thus players. However, this some to mean shorter innings for everyone. It's the ASG. Why can't we see the two best pitchers deck it out for seven or so innings? It's supposed to be the best of the best. This isn't little league. Not everyone has to play. Pajama pants. NFL: No team in LA. Simply inexcusable. A whole generation has grown up not having a hometown team. Sure USC is great, but it's not the same. How's Jacksonville doing anyway? New York teams. You're in New Jersey. Not NY. It's one thing for the Lakers to claim LA while in Inglewood. It's a whole other to play in a completely different state. And I hate in broadcasts of Giants/Jets games they some aerial footage of say Times Square. Lovely shot of East Rutherford. No Fun League. Let them celebrate a touchdown. Let them get away with saying more on Twitter. Current cut of jerseys and current sock trend. NBA:David Stern. Come on. Same market. Same building. And like the Lakers were giving up crap. Gasol and Odom, come on much better deal. Wouldn't it be easier to sell the Hornets with a team better quicker? How's Gordon doing anyway? NHL:Thrashers everything. Safety. Allowing ESPN to have an East Coast bias and not show enough hockey.
  11. Haha only two? Wow. Yeah I see how that will have to happen for teams with only one team color other than white like the Wings and Leafs. They would be the ones that should have a white jersey. But there's no reason a team should have to wear white if they have a light color in their scheme. Why couldn't the Predators make their yellow the road jersey and have a blue version has a home? That'd look pretty sharp to me. Think back to the Kings original purple and yellow jerseys. Why can't the Wild have just a red and green jersey? No color with clash with both. I'd fully support a European clash style system for jerseys. I'd think that could built some strong team identity if fans see more of teams colors...Perhaps a few teams could maybe have a white third. Maybe. But like I said earlier, I'd rather have the orange be primary for the Flyers, and white be clash. No black jerseys for them. Those were terrible. As far as the Coyotes go, I can't understand the hatred for the current set. And more importantly the love for the previous set. Is it some crazy 90s nostalgia, an extreme love for the unusual and rare in sports design? We all know that the Coyotes aren't an old, traditional team? But why can't they? Just because a team is new, doesn't mean they have to look like crap. There was too many colors in the previous scheme. And the crazy patterns were all over. The colors and scheme did scream Arizona, but also screamed out-of-date. However, the new red works better for Arizona and matches the Dbacks and Cardinals in similar color scheme. I don't know about other people, but I really like it when various franchises in cities use similar colors a la Pittsburg. And the striping, while traditional, looks great. And as much as a hate more and more black jerseys and loathe the spread in sports, I can stand to see the black alt. I know some don't, but I can like the running coyote. It's different. Sure the regular head would probably work fine, but why not get some variety done properly. And the more modern pattern doesn't bother me at all. It's nice. Overall the whole set works together nicely to represent Arizona. Kind of too bad it'll be gone soon. Oh wait no...Hello Seattle! But I still love the new Lightning uniforms. They're beautiful. I don't see what not to like. Eh, it could start a terrible trend. If one team does it, pretty much every team will jump on board to get in on the money craze. I really don't think the NFL needs more alternate-anything right now. Wasn't this the plan for the Seahawks at some point early on in the current rebrand? Silver at home, dark at away? But the NFL quickly nixed the idea, I believe.
  12. They can make the field but unlike the other stadiums the NHL has had a Winter Classic, you cannot sell booze in The Big House. At all?
  13. DET: Much, much better. Only thing I see that you could possibly try would be to invert to sock colors on the away? CHI: Looks like a great football uniform, yet still looks like the Hawks. The stripes on the sleeve look a little off to me, though maybe just because of squeezing in that great secondary logo? OTT: I think you should save the off white for a possible alt. That red will probably look better with white. I'd be curious to see you continue the stripe around the chest/numbers. It'd look more consistent and I believe the NY Giants had a similar pattern sometime in the 30s. Maybe like 1935 or so?
  14. Bold is stuff I agree, strikethrough is stuff I disagree with. The strikethrough is what I'd expect from most. I am surprised to see how much you agree with though. And to clarify, not exclusively color-on-color, but just a lot more. This would obviously require some teams to have two non-white jerseys, which just won't work for all(Colts, Jets in NFL; Leafs, Lighting in NFL; Celtics in NBA). I just think plenty of teams lose their identity with white jerseys. Color-on-color is just way more visually appealing to me. However, the one notable exception to less that I can think of would be the Philadelphia Flyers. I'd take them in white before black any day. Haha, yeah, it's the unpopular opinion thread, post your unpopular opinions! Anyway, I just vastly prefer the white jerseys to the colored jerseys, but that's just my opinion. I do like color-on-color in moderation, though. Any particular reason why? Tradition? I may not think all that highly of soccer, but at least they've got a good system for jerseys.
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    If possible, could I get: Dodgers: Kemp & Ethier & Kershaw & Billingsley & Mattingly Kings: Kopitar & Doughty & Brown & Quick & Johnson (Preferably in purple and yellow with the original crown) Thanks in advance!
  16. Beautiful. Looks like something they should use.
  17. You don't, but that doesn't mean a classic set can't be ugly or boring. Ex: The Montreal Canadiens logo is a classic logo, but it's boring. Thank you! And just because you might not like it, doesn't mean you can't recoginize that it is classic, and shouldn't change.
  18. Oh good. I'm not disrespectful, just wrong?
  19. How did I disrespect them? I didn't even call them ugly or anything of the sort. I just said they don't look good to me. It's how I view them. It's that simple. Isn't this an opinions thread? Nice of you to determine the value of my opinion. I didn't even say I want them to change. In fact, there's only two minor things I'd like to see them alter. I recognize they're classic. However, that's only the case because of long usage, players, and many championships. However, I find problems with them. The differing logos, the white outline on the road, and the the black piping on the road(especially considering with all their great players, they've periodically added a black memorial band, which I think looks terrible with the unnecessary piping on the road sleeves). And I know it's traditional, and bordering on sacrilegious to say, but modern baseball uniforms should have NOBs. Again, I'm not saying the Yankees should adopt this look, but today's jerseys should. Those knockoff or incorrect jerseys that have Jeter on the back don't look bad. The only things I'd actually like to see changed would be the removal of the white outline and black piping on the road. It wasn't that long ago that they added the white outline anyway. I also prefer pinstriped jerseys to have scripts/logos/numbers that have an outline so as to not be the same color as the stripes. And speaking of color, they're not navy blue, midnight blue, or whatever made up shade of blue you want to call them. They wear black. I don't care what style sheets, online guides, or even they call it, it's black. I guess this is the ultimate unpopular opinion.
  20. Detroit hosting Chicago seems like the most likely scenario. I'd like to see it in Comerica Park, as would Ilitch. I say this because of the skylines and I prefer baseball stadiums over football stadiums. However, I don't see them passing up The Big House. On top of having 60,000-70,000 more seats, it'll have much better viewing angles and much more history. After that, New York will get it eventually. As cool as Central Park would be, it doesn't seem all that feasible. It's got to be Yankee Stadium. It just makes sense over Citi Field. And it's New York, so why play in Jersey? Maybe somewhere way down the line the Devils will host in Metlife, but not the Rangers. They're going to have the Rangers host, but I seriously doubt they'll have the Isles/Devils be the opponent. Perhaps Buffalo, but I doubt it. Bettman probably wants them to play the Bruins so he can play up the Original Six/NY-BOS rivalry. Maybe by then we'll see a Canadian team, which'll mean TOR or MON, but again I doubt. I'm going to guess Carolina simply because they're the only team in their division under the proposed realignment that hasn't already been in a WC or isn't NYI/NJ. As unlikely as it seems, I'd love to see LA host a WC. While it is coastal and much warmer than most cities, it's not like we can't and don't already have outdoor ice rinks in LA. There's literally one right next to where the Kings play. If the NHL does decide to try California, it's got to be LA with its history and marketability. As for venue, I'll predict the Coliseum, especially considering the Rose Bowl is going to be busy. As much as I love Dodger Stadium, and all its beauty, the Coliseum just makes more sense. Like Detroit, more history, better viewing angles, and way more seats. It's also got a more winning and arguably more cherished tenant than Dodger Stadium. Plus its closer to Staples Center. As for opponent, I'd love to see the Ducks, and then the Sharks but I doubt they'd both be California teams. The Coyotes won't exist anymore and it won't be the Canucks, even though that would be preferable. I'd like to see the Blues, having joined the league together, but I don't see it happening. It's going to be a stretch for it to be in LA in the first place so I'd think the NHL would need an opponent from a much bigger market to carry some pull. Also, the Kings, and the league's greatest player played for both teams. While he also played for others, one just played and one is Canadian. As far as HC, I'd love a classic TOR/MON matchup. If not, I could see the NHL wanting WInnipeg involved, being new and all. Perhaps against Vancover, seeing as they'll probably be better than Ottawa and EDM/CAL/MON already played.
  21. I predict this will be the last year that you see an afternoon game for the Winter Classic. Why compete against 3 or 4 college football games and possibly the Rose Bowl. Start it at 8:30pm EST and compete against one college football game. So whatever the temp was the past couple days in LA doesn't matter. Besides, they've done one in Las Vegas in 80 degree weather and the ice was fine then and will be fine today because the technology has come so far. That's nice and all but part of the appeal of the Winter Classic is the outdoor olde time hockey feel. Putting it in LA just won't achieve that. Sorry. Old time hockey? The Kings are the seventh oldest team in the league.
  22. It's not like you can't have a rink outside in LA. There's one right outside of Staples center in fact.
  23. Terrible lids. What's the point of any sort of design if we can't even see it with all the glare. I've never fully embraced matte, but those Oregon helmets made me a believer. Also can't stand the font.
  24. Bold is stuff I agree, strikethrough is stuff I disagree with. The strikethrough is what I'd expect from most. I am surprised to see how much you agree with though. And to clarify, not exclusively color-on-color, but just a lot more. This would obviously require some teams to have two non-white jerseys, which just won't work for all(Colts, Jets in NFL; Leafs, Lighting in NFL; Celtics in NBA). I just think plenty of teams lose their identity with white jerseys. Color-on-color is just way more visually appealing to me. However, the one notable exception to less that I can think of would be the Philadelphia Flyers. I'd take them in white before black any day.
  25. While I like the overall idea, and I think certain logos would look great on a football helmet, namely Ottawa, I don't you should be trying to exactly transport a hockey uniform onto a football template. While some things may work okay, such as red sleeves on the white jersey, some just aren't going to look great. Detroit is a fine example. Those socks and many others are probably going to look off. Also you're bound to run into a lot of monochrome, which is not a great look in football, unlike hockey. I think if you tried using the basics of the hockey teams design but translate it into a more traditional football luck, it'll look a lot better. For Detroit specifically, I'd suggest white pants at home. Also try solid color socks with white on the bottom, like how it really works. Perhaps a thin white strip on red socks, and definitely probably going to need a red stripe on white socks. I'd also suggest making the tv numbers a little bigger and eliminating the stripe on the bottom of the jersey. Overall not bad and I see a lot of potential.