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  1. EDIT: Didn't realize this was already being discussed in the general North American soccer thread David Tepper met with the Charlotte city council yesterday, and it's unclear whether he asked for a standalone SSS or for upgrades to BofA Stadium to allow it to host an MLS franchise.
  2. I love it so far, I'm really curious to see how it looks on TV and in person. The Barclays Center text looks a lot better here than in 2k20, and the weathered look is really nice: I just wish they were using this as the basis for their city or icon uniforms. I get that the Biggie look was a big seller last year and the design was well-executed, but something about honoring a local pop culture icon with a uniform still feels a little "minor league baseball promo night" to me.
  3. Subway-themed teaser seemingly confirms the new Nets court: Based on this campaign the MTA uses to promote "improvements" to the system:
  4. I saw this in my in-laws' magazine basket a few years ago and I think about it every time his name comes up:
  5. I wonder if it's meant to evoke the bullet icons for the subway lines? Maybe it's assigning it to the Icon/Association because the City hasn't been released yet? I feel like this is going to get officially announced in a Zach Lowe piece.
  6. Aesthetics aside, it bothers me that the C is emphasized and not the N. Unless it's the main, central campus (i.e. UNC, tOSU), schools that are part of a statewide university system usually (and, in my opinion, should) emphasize their city in their athletic identities, not the state name.
  7. I really hope this is a preview of a subway-inspired City edition.
  8. The New York Post is reporting that Alibaba co-founder Joseph Tsai will buy out Mikhail Prokhorov's remaining 51% of the Brooklyn Nets, making his total investment in the team a US record-breaking $2.35 billion. The Prokhorov era was pretty memorable. He pretty much saved the Brooklyn move by taking over from the flailing Bruce Ratner, but his desire to make an early splash in the city resulted in the infamous Celtics trade. To his credit, he learned from it and installed a highly competent management team that clawed back from rock bottom with smart acquisitions and good player development, leading up to this summer's big Durant and Irving signings. Hopefully Tsai will keep things running the way they have been over the last few years.
  9. Not real-life news, but 2k20 will have all-decade teams wearing uniforms inspired by All-Star teams from their respective decades: As best as I can tell, these are the uniforms corresponding to each one: 80s: '86-'92 90s: '96 unis, with the '93 star 00s: '06 10s: '12
  10. With Juventus, Boca Juniors, and River Plate signing exclusive deals with Pro Evolution Soccer, EA Sports has come up with fake teams to put their players on. Piemonte Calcio (aka Juventus): Boca Juniors (aka Buenos Aires) and River Plate (aka Nuñez):
  11. The Bklyn abbreviation is pretty widespread (not just in my avatar). Our public library even uses it in their logo:
  12. The NBA released more information about their soon-to-launch Basketball Africa League, including info on the uniforms: https://www.nba.com/article/2019/07/30/basketball-africa-league-host-cities-inaugural-season-official-release It's not really clear if they're going to pull in existing club teams or create new ones, and the way the release reads to me is that it's going to be more of a barnstorming format like the BIG3 rather than city-based teams playing home and road games.
  13. This probably doesn't bode well for MLB to Charlotte either: https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/07/31/panthers-owner-wants-retractable-roof-stadium-in-next-10-years/
  14. And now the kit sponsor has a video: It seems like the Panthers people are really just manufacturing the appearance of momentum (and as @DG_Now points out, inevitability) out of nowhere, and it might be working?