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  1. From the "You Had One Job" Department: espn.com this morning has their "On This Date" item on the sidebar about the 1952 NFL Dallas Texans' one and only win over the Bears, and accompanying it is a picture of the Dallas Texans of the AFL playing against the Buffalo Bills on September 30, 1962.
  2. Thanks, CWx. Good info. Heck, I'll make the argument that even the '96 redesign still didn't add so much Yellow/Gold as to allow that color to bypass White in their color hierarchy (if any such thing exists anywhere other than my head). Poor White, always getting listed last.
  3. I have to disagree. To me, the Vikes have never been Purple and Yellow/Gold; they've always been Purple and White, with Yellow/Gold trim. Their much more limited use of that color sets them apart from other Yellow/Gold wearing teams like the Packers or Steelers. For an even better contrast, consider how their use of Purple and Yellow/Gold differs from LSU, who use the two colors in almost equal proportions. In fact, there's a case to be made that at least at one time the Vikings didn't think of themselves as a Purple and Yellow team. I had an old NFL publication when I was a kid, a 1976 NFL Almanac paperback. Along with league records and stats for the 1975 season, it had listings for each team, stadium, office address, etc., and those listings included official team colors. I will always remember that the Vikings were specifically listed as "purple and white, with gold trim." Obviously, we can all choose whether to hang our hats on that old designation , but I've always thought that little blurb captured their color prioritization pretty nicely, especially considering that in over fifty years, they've never really gone nuts with their use of Yellow/Gold -- it's always been a third color at best.
  4. The wordmark under the collar is different from the picture the Vikings site had. But this uniform is definitely different than anything they've ever worn before. Maybe a practice uniform? Also that last picture, worst hoverhand EVER... Sorry, but that last statement bugs me. De'Aundre Reed appears at a benefit for pediatric cancer patients, actually shaves kids' heads, and you think he's skittish about touching them? Not only is that not the worst hoverhand ever, it's not a hoverhand at all. There's clearly an object just inside Reed's wrist. Looks to me like the young man is sitting down and Reed's arm is resting on the back of the chair, and he's actually making an effort to touch the youngster. If you want further evidence he's not a hoverer, take a look at how he holding the girl's hand in the picture to the left.
  5. I don't see that as worrisome. While both are old. she is 13 years younger than him, so that was done solely for estate purposes as women live longer than men on average. You don't? Looks like an asset shield to me. She would have gained the house upon is death anyway (either by will or intestate succession.) Bernie Madoff did the same kind of thing as well. Furthermore, there are ways for couples to hold title ("joint tenancy," "life tenancy", "transfer on death deeds", etc.) which ensure that title passes to the surviving spouse upon one's death, regardless of whether there's a will in place or not. I agree this looks like an asset dump, since that would seem to be the greatest advantage of this particular transfer. Anyone else read the Charles Pierce item at Grantland? Pretty good stuff: http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/7233704/the-brutal-truth-penn-state
  6. For a good series of topical pics, consider the Vikings' sad history of recycled star quarterbacks in the last 25 years or so: Archie Manning: Jim McMahon: Warren Moon: Randall Cunningham: Jeff George: And then there was that last guy, He Who Shall Not Be Posted.
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