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  1. 7 minutes ago, throwmesomepics said:

    How would you guys rank these combos for the Seahawks? 6 is white on grey (kind of hard to see in the sun) and 9 is blue on white (never worn before). Personally, I’ll go with 2, 5, 4, 1, 3, 7, 6, 9, 8 from best to worst.

    2, 6, 5, 4, 1, 3, 8, 7, 9 for me. If I had my way the Seahawks would only wear grey pants.

  2. I think a top 10 11 should about cover it. I'll echo @CS85's thoughts about watching a team you love fall apart just like you knew they would. This last weekend's Bears games was the epitome of that feeling, but in terms of specific days, here's my list.


    11. September 9, 2018: Packers vs Bears. This will be a theme throughout the list. Aaron Rodgers is my least favorite human being in the entire scope of history. I hate his precision, I hate his stupid smug face, I hate his State Farm commercials, but most of all I hate the inevitability that he will beat the Bears. No lead is safe, no team is good enough to beat this man, and I'm doomed to watch him slice through our defense for the rest of time. 

    10. April 28, 2012: Derrick Rose tears his ACL vs. the 76ers. I didn't realize the consequences of this at the time, but the aftermath and being robbed of one of the most entertaining players I've ever seen hurts quite a bit.

    9. November 10, 2014: Packers vs. Bears. Aaron Rodgers throws 6 touchdowns in the first half against the worst Bears defense I have ever seen. This loss came immediately after getting curbstomped by the Patriots the previous week. I don't think I've ever cheered for a worse team than that one.

    8. February 7, 2007: Super Bowl XLI. For whatever reason this loss doesn't bother me as much as the more recent Bears disasters, as I was just happy to be there. Still not a great feeling to lose the Super Bowl.

    7. April 4, 2005: Illinois loses to North Carolina in the National Championship. I was five years old when this happened, and this was the first team that I ever really got into. Dee Brown and Deron Williams were my heroes. I remember my parents finally letting me stay up long enough to watch the end, and being absolutely devestated when they lost. I think this was the most I cried over a single sporting event.

    6. May 10, 2015: Lebron buzzer beater in Game 4 vs. the Bulls. For as much as I hate Aaron Rodgers, Lebron is right up there in terms of always beating my team. After the Rose buzzer beater in the previous game I thought this time would be different, but as soon as Lebron pulled up for the shot I knew this series was over. 

    5. June 1, 2014: Blackhawks vs. Kings Game 7. I'll admit that this loss doesn't hurt that much in the context of winning three Stanley Cups, but losing in overtime in Game 7 is always heartbreaking.

    4. October 10, 2017: The USMNT loses to Trinidad & Tobago to miss the World Cup. Something that should never have happened, but something we totally deserved. We still haven't recovered from the aftermath, and I'm questioning whether we ever will.

    3. January 23, 2011: NFC Championship Game: The next-closest the Bears had come to winning it all. This one didn't hurt quite so much as I thought it would as I was still fairly young and the pain felt duller than the #2 and #1. This game wasn't taken from us at the last moment, instead I was forced to watch us slowly fall short as Caleb Hainie threw a pass to BJ Raji for no apparent reason. Seeing the Packers win it all two weeks later hurt even more.

    2. December 29, 2013: Aaron Rodgers 4th & 8 to Randall Cobb. Those same damn Packers. The day Aaron Rodgers finally retires will instantly hit the top ten of my best days of my life as a sports fan.

    1. January 6, 2019: Cody Parkey Double Doink. Especially in the context of this season to see the first good Bears team in years fall apart in the most predictable way possible was heartbreaking. That was our shot at the Super Bowl, as it's clear that whatever worked last year is now gone.

  3. The NBA alignment is boring, too many teams make the playoffs and divisions mean nothing. I'd like to see them try this:


    Boston Celtics

    New York Knicks

    Brooklyn Nets

    Philadelphia 76ers

    Washington Wizards

    Toronto Raptors


    Cleveland Cavaliers

    Detroit Pistons

    Indiana Pacers

    Milwaukee Bucks

    Chicago Bulls

    Minnesota Timberwolves


    Charlotte Hornets

    Memphis Grizzlies

    Atlanta Hawks

    Orlando Magic

    Miami Heat

    New Orleans Pelicans


    San Antonio Spurs

    Dallas Mavericks

    Houston Rockets

    OKC Thunder

    Denver Nuggets

    Utah Jazz


    Phoenix Suns

    Los Angeles Lakers

    LA Clippers

    Sacramento Kings

    Golden State Warriors

    Portland Trailblazers


    So obviously not too much change, outside of conferences being abandoned and being replaced by five 6 team divisions. Some teams get shuffled around, but into more geographically sensical arrangements.Here's how I'd do the playoffs, using the 2018-19 results as a guide. 11 teams are in, the five division winners and the next six best teams.

    Division Winners (First round bye)

    1. Milwaukee Bucks: 60-22

    2. Toronto Raptors: 58-24

    3. Golden State Warriors: 57-25

    4. Denver Nuggets: 54-28

    5. Orlando Magic: 42-40

    Wildcards (Best of 5 Play in Round)

    6. Portland Trail Blazers: 53-29

    7. Houston Rockets: 53-29

    8. Philadelphia 76ers: 51-31

    9. Utah Jazz: 50-32

    10. Boston Celtics: 49-33

    11. OKC Thunder: 49-33


    The very obvious problem here is that the Southeast division is hot garbage and so the Magic make the playoffs at 42-40, a worse record than the Spurs, Clippers, and Pacers who all missed the playoffs. I think this is a small price to pay for this new alignment, and will likely be an outlier as the league shifts. With this alignment, the divisions actually matter and so hopefully division rivalries will matter a lot more. Also with first round byes at stake hopefully there would be fewer "rest" days for big stars and the teams that perform better during the regular season and win the division will be rewarded with a week of rest.

  4. Thanks for the feedback, everyone. I tried a bunch of revisions of the wrought iron look, but I could never get the legibility to where my friend or I wanted. Disappointing, but that's the way it goes I guess. But the good news is I tried a second draft and he seemed to like it a whole lot more, so here is the official new logo for JGN Lawn Care




    As you can see, we dialed back the styling significantly to get a cleaner, more direct look. The two-toned green is supposed to evoke the pattern of a freshly cut lawn. I personally wasn't a huge fan of the grass on the bottom, but he seemed to like it so it stays. So not as artistically exciting as my original draft, but I think it gets the job done a little better.

  5. 1 minute ago, AustinFomBoston said:

    My point is other people have the same sentiment I do. 

    Yet so many of you are pretending it's some crazy, ridiculous viewpoint.  Despite it being shared by numerous others outside this bubble of a site. 

    Just because others agree doesn't make it not ridiculous

  6. 1 hour ago, slapshot said:

    I couldn't read the letters right away. First thing I saw was an F and an L. It's also not instinctive to associate wrought iron with lawn care.

    Yeah the association thing was one of the obstacles I had while designing. I probably should have mentioned my friend didn't want anything "basic" like a tree so I tried to get a little more creative. Would some ivy-style leaves help cement the landscaping/lawn care angle? Or maybe make it look more like a gate like so?



    Moving on to the legibility issue, I had two ideas, first adding some shadow to enhance the J and N



    And I also tried removing the excess parts of the diamond to make the letters stand alone



    Any of these work?

  7. A couple of my friends are starting a landscaping business and asked me to put together a logo for them. They didn't have too much in mind in terms of specifications, other than that the JGN should be the focal point. I decided to take the idea of a wrought iron fence as my inspiration as a common fixture that combines elegant craftsmanship and strong, dependable performance. Before I submit my logo I'd love to get some critiques as to what could be improved.



  8. 7 hours ago, BellaSpurs said:

    Ever since I was a dumb little kid, I’ve always pronounced the Sabres As Sabres 

    (Saw-brays, not Say-Burs) I know I pronounce it wrong, but 10 yr old me didn’t make the connection that a team with a buffalo mascot was named after a sword/sabre. I proudly pronounce it wrong even though the people around me groan when they hear it



  9. 2 minutes ago, CaliforniaGlowin said:

    Yea, but from what little I have been seeing, Portland's basically red and black, no white, Toronto is white and black, little red.  At least that pic has a good balance of the three.

    Fair enough, I thought you were talking more so from a color repetition standpoint

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