garydavison

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  1. It's laughable how pro sports teams that make millions of annual profit can get taxpayers to pay for their stadiums/arenas. As a taxpayer you pay their facility and then when you want to watch a game in the stadium your tax dollars paid for... you pay crazy parking and ticket prices and ridiculous food and beverage prices. A loan is one thing but to just give hundreds of millions of dollars for a stadium is a :censored:ing joke.
  2. Wut? They just leave the baseball paths like that? Look's terrible.
  3. We just need to stop tewaking with the rules. The game is fine as is. Don;t like it.don't watch it.
  4. I had leagues, but didn't go as far as naming players. I saved the stadiums for baseball . . . because drawing assymetrical bandboxes was more fun than drawing football stadiums. 'red, your 76ers would have had to battle my Jackson Magnolias for the Mississippi market. The Polar Bears would have been fighting the mighty Anchorage Anchors, who were a dynasty back in the 70s. I read up alot on sports history as a kid and for some reason had a fascination for rebel leagues such as the WHA, WFL, USFL...etc. So I would create modern versions of these leagues. I did not draw uniforms or anything but I would keep yearly standing sheets and I would simulate games with dice. Then as a teen I ended up creating some of these teams in pc games such as madden. I remember as a teen when the ''new WHA'' was announced. I was very excited. Too bad they never played a game. So yeah I was a weird kid too I guess. Glad to hear I wasn't the only one doing this. The Polar Bears won the 1980, and 1981 league championships, but in the modern day have found it hard to attract players to Alaska and have been toying with moving for years. My league's dominant team was the San Jose Pirates. They won three titles in the 70's, added two more in the 80's, and two more in the 90's. Their colors were plain black and white with the simplest uniforms you could think of. A few years ago I made a custom mini helmet for the Pirates. It's been a solid decade since I visited my fake football league. Maybe I should update it. Really like your logo and helmet! Very simple but beautiful in my eyes. It reminds me fo the miami Sharks from Any Given Sunday...very simple yet perfect for football. Don't need to have complex uniforms for the mto be nice.
  5. I had leagues, but didn't go as far as naming players. I saved the stadiums for baseball . . . because drawing assymetrical bandboxes was more fun than drawing football stadiums. 'red, your 76ers would have had to battle my Jackson Magnolias for the Mississippi market. The Polar Bears would have been fighting the mighty Anchorage Anchors, who were a dynasty back in the 70s. I read up alot on sports history as a kid and for some reason had a fascination for rebel leagues such as the WHA, WFL, USFL...etc. So I would create modern versions of these leagues. I did not draw uniforms or anything but I would keep yearly standing sheets and I would simulate games with dice. Then as a teen I ended up creating some of these teams in pc games such as madden. I remember as a teen when the ''new WHA'' was announced. I was very excited. Too bad they never played a game. So yeah I was a weird kid too I guess.
  6. That's actually pretty cool. I like the name Polar Bears. Or you could call them the Alaska Kodiaks. Won't ever happen but would've been cool.
  7. In an extremely unrealistic dream it would be cool to see a team in Anchorage, Alaska. Real ''cold weahter football'' would be played there! Could become a ''Green Bay of the North'' market but who the hell would pay for a stadium up there?
  8. Caa a mod please modify my username? I wanted ''garydavidson'' but ommited the d by mistake. Thanks
  9. The CFL probably has the :censored:tiest owners/Commissioner in all of pro sports. -Canadian roster rule: BRB lots of low calibre Canadian players making teams just because of a stupid rule. This lowers the quality of play. They should get rid of this rule or reduce the number of Canadian players teams are obliged to have. Sure there are some very good Canadian players but those very good ones would make the team without such a rule -Refusing to look into expansion in U.S northern cities. Look we all know the first CFL USA expansion was not a good one except for Baltimore. But that's because they went to places like Birmingham and Memphis. There has been some interest and possible onwership groups in recent years for U.S border cities but the CFL wants to stay ''purely Canadian'' and therefore remain a tiny 9 team league with the same repetitive matchups year after year and where 6 out of 9 teams make the playoffs. 6 out of 9 teams and previously 6 out of 8 teams making the playofs makes for mostly useless regualr season games. We've seen the Grey Cup won by .500 teams and even losing record teams. -Refusing to change rules. At least get rid of the stupid ''rouge'' rule. A game and even a championchip cna be won by a punt or missed field goal. That point does not make any sense. -CFL marketing is very ''bush league''. Doesn't feel like a big league at all. I could go on and on but this league could beso much more than it is. lol There's actually one owner who owns 2 teams.
  10. A commissioner is voted/put in place by the owners. He does what the majority if not all of the owners want. He's a puppet to the owners. I agree the NHL has made some dumb moves but you should blame the owners for approving/suggesting and implanting these.
  11. I agree, but I think the better option for the Lightning (besides dropping the silly “Bolts" nickname) would be to bring back their old uniforms. I know, people think they're “outdated" by today's standards, but that was the charm of them. It was a unique set that set them apart from their competitors, and it gave them their own identity. Now they seem to try too hard look like an Original Six team (the Minnesota Wild's alternates are another example of this). I've said it before but I'll say it again, a 90s expansion team should look like a 90s expaninsion team, and a historical team should look classic. There is no vise-versa for this. The whole trend of less is more on hockey uniforms need to stop. I don't want the uniforms to be so crazy and awful that they look like something Nike or Addidas made, but I'd like for uniforms to get more creative, instead of just filling a template with a borring design. At least I'll get my creativity fix when the Coyotes bring back their inaugural uniforms for a few games, which believe me, is the only reason to get interested in a Phoenix Coyotes game. Alright, I'm done with my semi-rant. I agree. As hidious as they were I like those uniforms and when I think of the coyotes those uniforms come to mind. They should've stuck with them.
  12. Damn lot's of hate for every NFL broadcaster on these forums it seems. I actually like Gruden, Simms and Collinsworth.
  13. Well it's too bad I was only 6 and 7 years old in 91 and 92....I'm from Montreal and would have definitely purchased Montreal Machine season tickets! American football in the spring at the big O!
  14. I do care. This thread is to share buisness/fantassy models that we think could work and also to share opinions like yours. Nothing wrong with debate. But I can't say I agree with your post. Were the 40 000+fans per game who watched the USFL Generals, Bandits and Bulls just friends and family? Same thing for markets like Birmingham and Memephis and multiple others in the USFL in the 25/30 k range per game. And even the XFL had good numbers in New York and San Fran and over 20 000 friends and family per game in 6 out of 8 markets...