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  1. Could Milwaukee have changed uniforms last minute? I find it hard to believe they didn't try to change into their white jerseys and pants for Game 6
  2. This hat belongs to one Will Byers. Must have left it with the Demogorgon in a fanfic about the kids of Stranger Things as young adults in the 90s
  3. I see all the players wearing 44. Any significance to that?
  4. I loathe those segments with a passion. Literally, what's the point of a quick 30-second segment after a few commercials to analyze the Nets' 3-pt shooting or Chris Paul playing stifling D, only to immediately go right back to the same recycled ads that would have sent you straight to the next quarter or halftime? At least I know I'm not the only one with this sentiment ESPN hasn't had any consistency outside of their announcing crew and the constant emphasis on the "storylines" of the league over the actual performances on the court. And at this point, both are a blessing and curse. The social media audience, which they try to cater to as equally as their traditional TV and radio consumers, live off of and enjoy those things. But despite that, everyone who solely cares for the game being played on the court is being alienated to some degree. The worst part of all this? No other media giant is willing to or can compete with the exposure that ESPN gives the NBA. On top of that, obviously, is that money talks. Only way to punish the mothership is to beat them at their own game, which isn't impossible with less popular sporting events, but very much improbable unless ESPN gives up their rights.
  5. I've never seen the O's thrown off their weekend schedule this often in a season. All of them on the road, but it's now three times this year (at Texas, at Washington, at ChiSox) where they had to wear black or orange on a Sunday. Though this week's Friday game was rained out whereas the other games impacted at the Rangers and Nats were out of respect to the home team's jersey choice.
  6. Home openers since 2008: Purple in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017 White in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020 Only one of those games was in primetime: 2012 in Week 1 vs the Bengals. Other than that, it's been consistently WAH for the last 3 years. If history repeats itself, the Ravens will certainly and without a doubt use some combo of black or purple at home this year vs the Chiefs in Week 2, especially since they rarely have their first home game scheduled in primetime. So WAH is a thing for the Ravens, as long as the game is early enough in the day and in the season to beat the late summer/early fall warmth.
  7. Challenge accepted, my friend! Almost went after a Rockies-Cardinals game this year for my next try (too soon, I suppose?), but I couldn't settle on an outline color (grey or navy blue?) I wanted to use on the STL box. I ended up taking from an Orioles-Rockies game in 2019 instead, so voila! Interleague play! And as an added bonus, I took another crack at it with the Yanks'no-hitter from last week. Not only do I have TWO full-screen models, but I even took it a step further starting work on batter and pitcher stats on screen much like the NFL scoreboard holds QB/RB/receiver stats on screen at times. I used some yellow to make the batter's order in the lineup standout next to the name. Plus, I think it works better to indicate it in parentheses rather than like a numbered list so it's easier to look at next to the stats. I'll admit...I need a cleaner crop of the MLB on Fox logo and a way to get clean screenshots from MLB.tv because these two I pulled from 720p videos off of YouTube.
  8. For me, the downside that stands out to me is that I'm not a fan of how the logos have a 3D tilt inside the boxes. With some logos, it may be hard to notice without looking closely, but for others, it's a bit weird. It took me a week or two to notice it and personally it would have been better without it for the always-on scoreboard. It's fine with me when it's featured on the go-to/out-of-break scoreboard and the intro graphics, but that's it.
  9. Quick predictions for the Ravens 2021 uniform schedule: White/purple in Week 1 at Las Vegas because if you're gonna open up away from home on a Monday Night, better bring out your finest combo Week 2 vs the Chiefs will NOT feature the black jerseys. I think they will opt for purple/white instead to avoid a repeat of last year (black/white in 2020 vs KC). The three games that do feature the black jerseys? Two of them have to be home primetime matches, so I'm certain that means Week 5 vs Indy (predicting all-black), Week 12 vs the Browns (black/purple against white/orange similar to 2018...please??), and Week 17 vs the Rams (black/white) to throw in a 4pm game. White/black in Weeks 2 and 13 (at Denver, Pittsburgh) and all-white in Weeks 3, 11, and 16 (at Detroit, Chicago, and Cincinnati). The rest, well...you know what I expect by now If the Color Rush uniform is available to come back, I'll say they wear it in Week 9 vs the Vikings. Minnesota wears all-white in response, but if no CR, I'll say that matchup will be purple/black vs white/purple for a repeat of the snowy 2013 game. All-purple vs the Chargers in all-white in Week 6, purple/white in Weeks 7 and 15 (vs Bengals, Packers) , and purple/black in Week 18 (vs Steelers)
  10. Can't wait for the schedule release to try and predict the Ravens uniform schedule. Looking back at last year, I got 2 of my 3 guesses right with the black jerseys (1 if I'm more precise as they went black/white vs KC instead of black/purple). Again, I'll keep holding on to hope that they try to wear black/purple again, preferably for a primetime or late afternoon home game in November or December. Same goes for the Color Rush uniform as well, but I wouldn't be surprised if it's not in rotation for 2021.
  11. I appreciate all the feedback from the first post! Slight modifications here: no basepath tracker for when the bases are empty, a little less transparency in the away team score box (to ensure the Cubs blue is well reflected, and pitch speed...because you gotta throw a decent fastball, right? Let me know if there's other teams you want me to model in future posts! Otherwise, I'm picking the best interleague matchup I can think of without re-using colors and'or teams I've already done. Plus, my goal is to maybe add always-on batter and pitcher info similar to the NFL scoreboard tracking QB/RB/WR stats on offensive drives.
  12. Based off of the 2020 NFL on Fox graphics package, I gave my hand at trying to emulate it for MLB presentation. I used PowerPoint and paint.net to put together the scoreboard. Had a bit of a hard time figuring out how best to setup the baserunner tracker, but there's always feedback to come that'll help me revise that if needed. Also dived into the recreated Fox scoreboard thread to make sure I got the font down. Later on, I'll make an attempt at constants like current batter stats, pitch count, etc.
  13. Here are some preview screenshots from an article earlier today. We're getting a very Marquee-based package. Gotta see what they have for basketball and hockey once they convert though
  14. We're currently in the middle of a 3-year stretch without Kentucky, Duke, or UNC in a Final Four. You have to go back to 1959-1962 for the last time that happened. And in that time span, it only went as far as two years without at least one of the three.
  15. 2013 was my personal favorite. The font alone gives me faux-1980s vibes. I think it's the best of all the WS logos in this millenium without question.
  16. And the emphasis on the "eye" in the 3D elements of these new graphics are even more impressive. It'll be interesting to see what carries over and what changes once the regular season starts in September. Displaying team W-L record is critical in 2021, so expect that to come into play as well when they have to cram it into the scorebug after Week 1
  17. 1. Ravens in purple/white vs Vikings in white/purple 2. Jags in teal/black vs Eagles in white/green 3. Bills in blue/white vs 49ers in white/gold 4. Cowboys in navy/grey vs Titans in white/navy 5. Bears in white/navy vs Patriots in navy/grey 6. Browns in white/orange vs Packers in green/yellow 7. Bengals in all-black vs Lions in white/grey 8. Chargers in white/yellow vs Saints in all-black 9. Broncos in orange/white vs Panthers in white/Panthers blue? (help me describe their primary color) 10. Giants in blue/grey vs Steelers in white/yellow 11. Colts in blue/white vs Rams in all-bone 12. Texans in white/navy vs Football Team in burgundy/yellow 13. Falcons in black/white vs Chiefs in white/red 14. Cardinals in all-red vs Raiders in white/grey 15. Seahawks in white/navy vs Jets in green/ 16. Bucs in red/white vs Fins in white/aqua BONUS: mid-2000s Browns white/orange vs current 49ers in red/gold
  18. This tweet hints at a preview of what's to come next week with the next big update to the graphics at CBS Sports. If you watched the AFC title game last Sunday, might have seen some elements that I may think will carry over to the new package in some way, shape, or form. https://twitter.com/AndrewMarchand/status/1354883391754268675
  19. Either way, I tip my cap to Buffalo. Just feels like we're in this place between braggadocios Steelers and Pats fans and the humble base of...idk...Panthers? Texans, maybe? As for the organization...for all the praise our front office gets and how they historically have developed good defensive units almost every year, we can't seem to put together a sustainable offense. And the two most prolific offenses in recent memory (2014 & 2019) did not reach the AFC title game at best. Can't even develop wideouts either. Maybe I sound a little entitled since the team has won two Lombardis in 25 seasons of football, but that's just how I'm feeling now. I just don't want Jackson to suffer the same problems or worse than how Flacco had to throw to a lot of veteran receivers.Or struggle to find an offensive strategy with strong success year to year
  20. I'm not a very boasty Ravens fan, but my god, do other fanbases HATE us this much? On the note of the game....well...it was a hot mess. That's all
  21. Browns-Steelers looking like the most pleasing sight to see during this Super Wild Card weekend. Colts-Bills second and Bucs-WFT third
  22. Pretty sure I'm not the only one to share my thoughts, but ads on the baselines of NBA courts look hideous.

  23. I'll give it to the Vikes. Love how the purple off the uniform just pops. Can't say the same for the Ravens, but that doesn't mean it's bad. The Ravens purple is less saturated and I'm not saying that because of the lighting in the picture you used.
  24. Ravens plan to go with the standard purple jerseys again vs the Giants. Does that confirm that the CR uniform has been quietly phased out of rotation this year?
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