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  1. Fire Goodell,if the NFL had prior knowledge and performed a sting operation instead of confronting the New England. Allowing a cheating team to advance to the Super Bowl and win it hurts the NFL product.
  2. I liked the tusk down by the facemask on the Tuskers' helmet. I recall a lot of helmets getting knocked off during UFL games, could have inspired a drinking game.
  3. I'm curious, are you really offended by these elements or do you just not like them? If you're offended, why? I don't understand why you would find a team's choice of uniforms offensive (unless you are a Native American talking about the Redskins, for example). Not picking on you; I've seen lots of people on these boards use this or similar language that takes their dislike of a particular logo or uniform and frames it not just as an issue of personal taste but as something they take personally, or something that is hurtful or somehow psychologically distressing to them. I've always wondered if this is just imprecise word choice or if people actually feel this way, and if it's the latter, why that is. The one (non-racial) scenario I can imagine is if a team dramatically changes a brand that has become synonymous with the franchise--like, if the Packers or Yankees or Celtics made dramatic changes to look like the Seahawks, Marlins or late-90s Rockets, I can understand longtime fans being offended. I'm a loyal Dodger fan and I would feel that way if we were rebranded. But it wouldn't be because of the way the new brand looks, it would be the act of rebranding itself that would offend me, as the Dodgers brand and franchise have become synonymous, and to rebrand would be like chucking the franchise to which I have been a loyal fan for 30 years. They wouldn't feel like the Dodgers anymore in green and gold. But other than that, I just can't imagine why someone would be offended by uniform elements they didn't like. I'm curious to hear what you (or anyone else) thinks. Offends their design sensibilities I would think.
  4. So is it still brit slang in the plural? Kinda silly that the NFL went there imo.
  5. I'm hearing that this league has an agreement with CBS Sportsnet to broadcast 3 games a week so they may have something here. Nice league logo.
  6. The article teases 5 and mentions Hartford as one of them. I don't know how solid his info is.
  7. Face it. The USFL has been dead and buried all these years so just look at this attempt as the "Pet Sematary" version. What comes up out of the ground is not quite what it used to be.
  8. Here is a screen capture from a KWSB story on the USFL from July 3rd. Pictured is the President & CEO of the USFL Jamie Cuadra.
  9. Are the authorities officially calling this a suicide? There seems to be a lot of loose ends to this story. No suicide note, gunshot wound to the chest, someone texted his ex-wife and 3 kids "I Love You" from his phone. idk, there could be more to this.
  10. The Astros are celebrating 50 years (their last one as an NL team ). I wish they would just forgo the Colt 45 uniforms if they can't represent them faithfully. Unfortunately, the Astros now have a weasel as an owner, who was willing to sell out their NL heritage for a lower price to buy them (a $70 million dollar discount), so I'm sure there was no resistance to Bud Selig when they were told to remove the gun.
  11. According to the link provided, they are shooting for spring 2013. I'd be amazed as well if this gets off the ground.
  12. Yeah Lee, the Cleveland Steamers are for real... Stars Football League Schedule
  13. Considering those looks have been around for decades, yes. Yes it is. If the change is subtle, it might not be a bad thing. If Seattle ends up looking like Oregon, hold on to your butts. The Rams have a free pass since they invented the helmet logo in the NFL in 1948.
  14. Got a source for that second part? Because the first part isn't true at all. The Oilers kept their name after the move because Bud Adams didn't want to change it, not because the league forced him to. He was personally fond of the name, and former players asked him not to change it. But after taking a lot of heat from the fans in Tennessee, he finally agreed to adopt a new name. Bud Adams also made sure that the NFL retired the Oilers name from use in 1999 so there could not be another Houston Oilers team.
  15. The train has more to do with the location of the ballpark (Old Union Station) than it does the team. The proposed move to the AL has already PO'd a majority of the fan base, jacking with their identity would be another nail in the coffin for this franchise.
  16. ... and what a glorious history it was. A name change A surface named in their honour Rainbow uniforms One World Series appearance A ballpark that initially was named after one of the most infamous corporate disasters in American history,which has a hill and flagpole at centre field. 16th inning, Game 6, 1986 NLCS.
  17. I concur, Red Zone is very cool. I'm guessing week 6 for the defense to catch up with the offense. A lot of BIG yardage games early in the season, the lockout and the rule changes protecting receivers are having an impact.
  18. Shizznick


    Wow, number 21 is kind of short but he has some guns. I think the helmets of the Destroyers are battleship grey and their jersey numbers are similar to the font that is used on navy vessels. Yeah I like the color too.
  19. You understand, of course, that this team is named the Redskins...