Alex Houston

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  1. As a resident and employee of this fair city, I don't know if I really grasp the point of the new branding. I mean, sure, the flag is iconic and expected to be used on many City institutions, cause we just can't resist those stars, but is this just for advertising? Either way, it would be nice to update those outdated street signs downtown. Think those are from 2001.
  2. Yknow when I first saw this quote, I was annoyed and was thinking, "yea, I'm gonna give this jerk a piece of my mind." And then I got to the post and saw who it was and just had to roll my eyes and smile. I get some disdain for players like Thornton (good ol' Admiral comes to mind) but Marleau and Thornton did put in many years of solid performance in San Jose to make them a competitive team during the late '00s and 2010s. It's a shame the choker label will likely follow them because if you told any sports fan that your franchise would make the final four in the sport four times in a decade span, they would take that every day and thrice on Sunday. Fortunately, Wilson seems to be leaning more into youth at this point and with Goodrow and Dillon gone, hopefully the Sharks can start to rebuild developmental a bit so they can come back into the fold around 2022 or 2023.
  3. True, it looked like they half committed to doing a comic book theme or motif. If it was smaller like the size of the ticker during play, I think it could be better, but that would be just the font, minus the illustration.
  4. This will be one of those Super Bowls where I don't mind whoever wins. I think this is Kansas City's year, which honestly should've been last year, but this time it seems like they can rebound from any deficit they find themselves in. Either way, should be an entertaining matchup.
  5. I was going to type something snarkier and long-winded, but quoting Brass will do just fine. Also, the hell with Baltimore and the Ray Lewis apologists. Lose everytime you can and then once more after that.
  6. The proposal for a longer season does make me wonder why the NFL doesn't do Friday night, instead of Thursday night games. If anyone can make Friday night a prime TV watching time, you'd think the NFL wouldn't have as much as an issue with it and high-school football can't be that much of a draw to siphon off fans. Perhaps I'm wrong, but I'm surprised that hasn't changed up to this point.
  7. This is some delicious hot garbage. I think I have a more heated opinion about this primarily because going to Sox and Fire games were the two sports teams I was reliably able to see in the late 90s, early 2000s. I can still rattle off a surprising amount of the '98 team without cheating and reflecting back on that nostalgia makes me miss those Saturday summer nights watching the first generation of Fire players battle under humid skies with the skyline twinkling behind a pre-spaceship Soldier Field. It's one of the earlier memories I have with bonding with my dad and despite this abomination, I'll always have that to reflect on. I've only been out to see them once at Toyota Park since those days and while I have several grievances with MLS and why I've lost interest over the years, the colors chosen is the most egregious offense for me. Chicago has one of the Top 5 rated flags in the world and you go against baby blue and white, making the Red Stars be the better branded soccer team in the city? God, I sincerely hope some people in that initial meeting broke up the groupthink and had the courage to say Chicago didn't need a "FC" rebranding. Sure, change the font and freshen up the fire emblem, but goddamn folks, how do you mess up this badly?
  8. Pshhh, this implies the Sharks have some kind of glory day and past Championship moments. I think Canucks of baseball would be more apt.
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  13. There's too many variations being brought to the table here. As a fellow Bucs fans, I too am like Bucfan and have unnecessarily heated opinions about where my teams visual aesthetic has gone. When I last when down to Tampa and drove by The New Sombrero, I just had to look at that big flag with its modern elements and just sigh. Like many have said, it's too clean, too contemporary and too gosh darn big on the helmet. The 97-13 helmets were perfect fine. That flag would look just as good now as it would 50 or 100 years from now. It has a timeless quality to it. I consider it akin to the Chicago Bulls. It's 50 years old and looks just as good, having fluidity in a multitude of uses. These new helmets and jerseys remind me of the current Seahawks aesthetic, which to throw out a hot take, looks like hot garbage and I don't think it'll age well after a few decades. To counter my pirate brother though, the most recent mockup by the Tampa podcaster is pretty good. The orange sleeve touch is minor which works and the number font is more personalized and actually fits a team with a pirate team name and logo. Of course I'd change the flag and put pewter pants on their home jerseys, but that's a set that I think would be a huge step forward.
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