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Everything posted by IceCap

  1. Well the rules of tincture actually don't apply (or aren't as strictly applied) when you quarter arms. Which most of your examples show. Quartering is when you include more than one armament on a shield, and such cases often do result in metals touching metals or colours touching colours. For that reasoning quartered arms are broadly seen as exempt from the rule of tincture. The latter arms you use are all arms of the Catholic Church. Arms associated with the Church tend to disregard the rules of tincture because the Church was seen as representing G-d on Earth when these rules were solidified, and thus the church was exempt from the rules. In short...the rules of tincture tended to be followed far more often than not, and you happened to find examples that were specifically exempt from them for one reason or another.
  2. Well you can, but it just makes you seem kinda clueless. You never saw Gretzky and co. play? Ok, I guess the memories of Oilers fans and their team's legacy doesn't count!
  3. I get what you're saying. I just disagree. It's the same bad argument of "everyone would hate the Yankees' uniforms if they were unveiled today." You can't separate a logo or uniform from the context it exists in. That's part of it.
  4. So if things were different they'd be different. Great, gotcha.
  5. Designated home teams that have made it to the Super Bowl after a road trip in the playoffs have stuck with white before.
  6. Your hostility towards Kyler Murray is strange and off-putting. Usually people here tend to get excited when athletes give an opinion on this stuff, but you're just needlessly hostile to this guy
  7. This is the first time I get to watch a team I'm pulling for play in the Super Bowl. So everyone can just shove their "bad call" and "boo Tom Brady" hot takes
  8. At the same time, as a Bucs fan... I look at that game and go "yeah the Bucs came within a score of beating the defending champs with the best young QB on the planet." It makes a potential SB against KC seem winnable. I mean hell...New Orleans slapped the Bucs all season and the Bucs beat them by ten in the playoffs. Only losing 27-24 to KC doesn't seem like an impossible mountain to climb. Of course they need to get past Green Bay first. Which I am paradoxically worried about despite the Bucs handling them easily earlier in the year.
  9. I'm not a doctor, but my father's one. I won't get into details but... A pro team came to him once when I was in high school. A player on that team had a medical issue related to my dad's speciality. They asked him to look him over and determine whether or not he was healthy enough to play in an upcoming game. My dad said "no, he absolutely should not play." The team then went to another doctor who gave the player the green light. The player played. Point is that if a team wants the player to play then they will play. And they WILL find a doctor willing to sign off on it. Even if it's detrimental to the player's long-term health.
  10. Patriots fans shouldn't get to complain about being "sick" of another team until at least 2040.
  11. You're really trying to be a reductive know it all aren't ya? Is trying to prove that Dan Marino technically "almost won" a Super Bowl so you can say Warren Moon and the Oilers failed because of racism that important to you? You picked the wrong hill to die on. BTW the last Houston Oilers starting QB was Steve McNair. Another black guy. He made it to the Super Bowl with that team. Granted it was after they moved to Tennessee, but they had the same ownership structure in place. And McNair came a hell of a lot closer to winning in his Super Bowl appearance than Marino did in his.
  12. It doesn't really matter if you don't win it all, does it?
  13. He was just a body lined up for the Montana 9ers to knock down.
  14. Yeah, but he never got close to winning one.
  15. That happened to Dan Marino. He was white, and that was in Miami. Doesn't seem like a "black QB in Houston" problem.
  16. And no one but people like us know that.
  17. The black equipment shouldn't have worked for the Avs, but it did. Maybe I just got used to it after two Stanley Cup wins and however many years, but it sort of became a quirky, fun thing that still worked because the colour scheme was darker anyway. I'm sure they'll look fine when they unveil their blue helmets, gloves, and pants but they'll seem just a bit less special. Like when the Bruins lost their gold socks.
  18. G-ddamnit! THANK YOU! Sorry that I don't have much more to say but this just had to be repeated.
  19. "I don't like ads on hockey uniforms" = "internet socialist." Ok.
  20. soon I will be able to wear my Optimus Prime YOU'VE GOT THE TOUCH t-shirt as I teach grade 9s about the Enlightenment
  21. Thanks for being completely dismissive. That's helpful. I know you're the "PLAYERS UBER ALLES" guy but geeze. It's a professional dress code. To your point though... LeBron James can easily afford better suits than I can, and more of them too! NBA players wear suits when they arrive at the stadium. I should hope they're not "hot-sweaty" yet. It's not like they play the game in them. Come on now.
  22. I need to wear a suit to work on a teacher's salary. People being payed pro athlete and pro coach money can certainly be "bothered" to wear them to the arena.