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  1. The pencil isn't obvious until after being pointed(always intend your puns) out. The 3 signaure scallops where the wood of the pencil meets the coating are absent so that's delaying the uptake. I'd leave those in place and remove the "collar" from the lighthouse. Add one or two beams of light emanating from the lead. For colors, you'd be good to go with some yellow to drive it home.

  2. Not sure why AA feels the need to mess with an iconic logo, especially when gradients enter the picture.

    Actually, there's a reason behind it: the planes themselves. Some of the planes they've ordered have composite fuselage parts, making their standard silver plane skin impossible to duplicate. So they went ahead and replaced everything in a full-fledged rebranding.

    They could have just started painting their planes silver and not screw the whole look up.

  3. Because of the Nike and ever shrinking jersey templates, its time to change the Steelers sleeve stripes.


    They should even consider moving the stripes up like Iowa... and maybe putting a black swoosh in the middle. I assume the Steelers can't move their stripes up like Iowa because of where the swoosh must be placed on NFL uniforms


    As much as i hate Iowa, they've kept that look going a lot better than the steelers have.

  4. Hit was clean, but where it was placed wasn't. Obvious boarding call. The suspension is ludicrous, though.

    I have to disagree about it being boarding. Fanelli saw the hit was coming and turned his back, plus Liampas never left his feet. Clean hit all around, just a very crappy situation for everyone.

    I agree about the suspension though. It's ridiculous.

    Boarding, as defined by Hockey Canada:

    Rule 6.2 Boarding and Body Checking

    A Minor penalty, or, at the discretion of the Referee, a Major Penalty and a Game Misconduct penalty, base upon degree of violence of the impact with the boards, shall be assessed any player who body checks, cross-checks, elbows, charges, or trips an opponent in such a manner that causes the opponent to be thrown violently into the boards.

    Just sayin'.

    I don't think the second part applies though. There was nothing particularly violent about the hit (outside of what's considered "normal" in a hockey game that is). Had Fanelli gotten up no one would have given the hit a second thought.

    Fair enough. To each his own. I thought the way he got thrown into the boards was violent, and I think the voice of the crowd gives you their point of view. It's really a borderline call and I think we can all agree there is no way Liambis should have gotten a year ban.

    No I don't think we can all agree on that. It was boarding, this goon has a history with dirty hits, it was boarding, and it was boarding.

  5. In Minnesota it seems to go something like this I believe:


    2. Wild

    3. Gophers

    4. Vikings

    5. Timberwolves

    Close: but I submit

    1. Twins

    2. Wild

    3. Gophers Hockey

    4. Vikings

    5. Gophers Football

    6. Timberwolves

    If we are going to split up the gophs, then add hoops. I know that Gopher hockey is a tough ticket (as I said, in some part due to the small arena). But I really think Gopher hockey is not even close to the vikes.

    1. Vikes

    2. Twins

    3. Gopher football (three years ago, would have been dead last)

    4. Wild

    5. Gopher hoops

    6. Gopher hockey

    7. Wolves.

    I know my last four mix the sports up (puck, hoop, puck, hoop). That's due to the fact that the "newness" has still not worn off the wild and that the Wolves are so bad. And yes, I put Gopher hoops over hockey. Remember, the arena is at least 4,000 seats bigger and they still pretty much always sell out the non-obstructed. And I know there is going to be more to cheer about with hockey, as the gophers are always a Nat'l title threat. But the ferver was outstanding during the Clem years (before they were proven to be so tainted). The sweet 16s and Final Four drew a lot of excitement (OK I was in Madison for the final 4, but that's the sense I had). If this was the Monson era, I'd move them to the bottom, but Tubby has generated some optimism and excitement (and better play).

    Obviously, it's all an art and we have our own perceptions (and as Jigga points out, some bias) and our interpreations. One of mine is how much the town would be buzzin if a team won it all. We certainly were buzzin in 87 and 91. I think a Super Bowl title would be the big one here and I firmly believe a NCAA hoops title would generate more than an NCAA hockey title (of course, an NBA title would be big, so that could arguably move the wolves up, but as a snapshop now, the current lack of interest is too huge).

    I have considered your well thought-out and articulately stated position and I reply with the following assessment.



  6. It doesn't make any sense for the script to be red outlined with white, but the numbers to be red outlined with navy and then a navy-only NOB.

    The script on the front should be outlined in navy, or, the numbers should be outlined in white (which wouldn't seem to go along with their scheme.) Without the pinstripes, the back of that jersey looks a lot like the Braves.

    All of this. There is no consistency there.

  7. In my opinion, Kiffin's just grasping at straws. If anything, blame the kicker who kicked the ball so low that Cody didn't have to jump to block the kick. If I remember correctly, Kiffin allowed 30+ seconds to roll off the clock before attempting that last FG. A guy removing his helmet on the field didn't give Alabama any sort of advantage.

    Suck it up, Lane.

    That was a 45 yard attempt, the kicker has to line drive that or it won't make it.

  8. I need Iowa to win the next two at home and then go into the Shoe and beat OSU so they get cocky and strat saying things like "National Championship." I believe the Gophers are still quite bitter about the Hawkeyes running up the score on Minnesota in the Dome last year and would love nothing more than spoiling UI's perfect season.

    Please let Minnesota be like the 1993 Boston College team...

  9. Every MLB stadium has been calibrated for the system that is shared by, tbs, fox, etc. In fact the argument has been made that umpires may not be needed for ball/strike or fair/foul much longer COUGH PHIL CUZZI COUGH.

  10. We can see from the marks that are carved in stone at the new stadium that the TC itself isn't changing. There won't be any outlines or both letters rendered in the same colors. I think we're going to see a home uniform that blends a lot of the throwback from this season with some other updated elements and that makes me happy. I would be happy if the road pinstripes just went away and they vertically arched the NOB to match the vertical arch of the Minnesota on the front. If they go to a Minnesota script, then so be it. The stadium is rendered in a 60's minimialst design, they are bringing back the shaking hands logo in a big way and I think we'll see a nice tidy and subtle rebranding that cleans up their look a lot.