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  1. 20,000 is a good amount for the Fleet although they had a special buy 2 tickets, get 2 tickets for free for the game.I believe the Fleet play 3 straight on the road now so we'll see how good they are. Moving the Hotshots to Tuscon would be a good thing; I'd like to see the Stallions survive where they're at but if there's a 2nd year for them it's probably in another city.I don't know what effect Johnnie Manziel will have on a 1-5 team who might play spoiler unless it's to bring fannies to the seats as well. I hope the AAF survives.
  2. Louisville, Raleigh, Albuquerque, and Fresno could all be relocation cities as well as San Jose and expansion choices if the AAF survives its first year and needs to relocate 1-2 teams. Expansion, on the other hand, might need to wait till a 3rd year although the addition of 1-2 teams in year 2 might work.
  3. So halfway thru the inaugural season of AAF football, it's time for a mid-season grade. Three of the cities seem to of embraced the product. In no particular order, San Antonio, Orlando, and San Diego seem to be good choices for AAF franchises. Out of the remaining 5 cities while Birmingham and Memphis look good on paper it seems that these cities have had their share of minor league football teams and both support college football more than they'll ever support a pro team. Atlanta would be a good candidate for relocation in Raleigh NC. As for Arizona, the state has trouble supporting 4 different teams and with the cactus league having started that has worked against them. Salt Lake City has not had good weather and also a slow start which has also hurt them. They would be a good candidate to move to Oakland if things don't work out in Salt Lake City. As for attendance, it looks like the realistic goals are between 10,000 and 30,000. The 3 franchises I mentioned as good choices are capable of 20,000 to 30,000 per game; The other 5 will struggle to reach 20k per game. The bright spot of the league seems to be the TV ratings. Whether that can save the AAF remains to be seen. People only have so much discretionary income to spend and high ticket; high concession prices do not help in an economy which is sputtering and in a sports market where there is so much competition. I'm wondering what ownership thought was attainable attendance and now halfway thru the season what realistic attendance goals were/are. As for a midseason grade: My heart says B- but my gut says C-plus. I hope the AAF survives and does not fold after 1 year. But ownership might need more investors to survive.
  4. This look would look good as a road look.And as @msubulldog said wear those blue jerseys at home more.Maybe do it against AFC opponents.The green pants for whatever reason have grown on me at least for home games.Note to Jerry Jones.If you want to increase jersey sales wear blue and silver more often.
  5. Unless it's like the 1979 NFC championship game where LA wore white and made Dallas wear the blue jerseys.
  6. If the Rams can wear their throwbacks boy would that look good under the lights against the Cowboys.But....wearing the all white uni and making Dallas wear the Blue jerseys might be just as good a matchup.Don't think the Saints will change from all black but black and gold pants would be nice.
  7. The league was very generous in waiving previous rules regarding uniforms as with the Rams,Ravens,and Dolphins all getting waivers on uniform choices.
  8. Yeah the letters on the pants and jersey have to go.Bring back the Brian Sipe era uni's next time around;come out with a cream colored throwback jersey with Brownie the Elf as a patch on the front with brown pants and put numbers on one side of the helmet and your going to have a good looking uniform to go with the improved product on the field.
  9. Actually thought the Browns white over brown looked alright against the Ravens black over purple.Maybe the Saints will have the sense to wear black over gold in 2 weeks now that they got smacked wearing the all black.One can hope.
  10. Raiders should play their 3 division games in Reno,Nevada.4 games in Santa Clara and 1 in Mexico City or London.
  11. Thanks for this weekly thread infared41.Nice place to see what some folks like or dislike.For what might be the last time in Oakland I liked the Raiders/Broncos matchup.Same for Bears/49ers.Also like the Giants road jerseys.They seem to like them as well as they've won 2 Super Bowls in them.
  12. Agreed.The Saints look so much better with black over gold but since they lost in that combo in week one we'll probably not see it anymore.You can bet if Philly wins Sunday at Washington wearing all white and gets in the playoffs they're wearing that combo in the playoffs until they lose.Teams are like that.
  13. Why can't the Chargers wear white pants with the Navy tops at home.Do they think it's a San Diego look? The all white look at least on the road looks much better at night than during the day for them.And yes Buffalo needs to burn the red jerseys and red pants.Now.
  14. Have to say the you might see the Browns wearing brown at home at lot more now that they've won a game.When they get a chance to re-design the uniform go back to basics;the uniform worn during the Brian Sipe era,Incorporate the Elf logo and have a Cream colored jersey as a third jersey.
  15. Good for them.Stand up to the politically incorrect crowd.Like it.
  16. My choice would be 9/27 against Minnesota and 10/28 against Green Bay;both home games.They would also look good in the throwbacks Opening Monday night 9/10 @ Oakland if they could convince the Raiders to wear white.
  17. The 51's have a name the team contest available to residents of Nevada. They probably will decide the new MLB affiliation sometime in the offseason as the Mets are moving their AAA to Syracuse in 2019.
  18. This is the last year of the affiliation with the Mets.I would go with Las Vegas Jovian's keeping with the alien meme.Too bad if they lose the alien logo.Love that hat.
  19. Was it because Vinny Testaverde played for the Jets and he was color blind? Or was that him for another team that they changed for.
  20. The image on the top was the Alternative one as the one on the bottom was a Thanksgiving jersey so I would say the top one.Of course if the Bears are trying to increase jersey sales then.....I actually like the Monsters of the Midway jersey although I know it's not that popular on this board.A new look for the Bears would be to try the Orange jersey with Navy Pants. The all Navy look for the Bears does not work at all.
  21. It's been a while,about maybe about 35 years but the Bears used to wear all white on the road and looked pretty damn good in those uni's.
  22. No.However the choice should be left up to each individual team.
  23. A very interesting thread to read to say the least.There will always be some who will always be offended by a teams name or logo.And there will also be some who will fight to the death to protect the teams name or logo.Let's see now how well Chief Wahoo merchandise sells in 2018 now that the Indians are dropping it.Much earlier in the thread a poster mentioned renaming the Indians to the Tribe.But again Tribe could be also thought of as discriminatory.Example:Tribe can be used to describe the Jews who run the finance industry.Tribe can also be known as a native tribe,a gang so to speak.My point is that this people are trying way too hard to be politically correct and pander and try to please everyone.And it's simply never going to happen.Some people will bitch just to bitch.Is the name Redskins offensive?It can be to some.Hell,some people consider it now racist of you refer to Native American Indians as Native American Indians instead of the politically correct wording of Indigenous Peoples .WTF?Do they change names of sports teams and logos in other countries because someone finds it offensive?Like I mentioned earlier,watch the sales of Chief Wahoo gear.I'm thinking sales will be up just because people like to support things when it's no longer politically correct to do so.
  24. Patriots are 5-4 in Super Bowls 2-1 as road team 3-3 as home team Road loss in Super Bowl XXXI in jersey before current set. Home loss in Super Bowl XX in Red Jersey 2 losses to Giants in current home set. If anything they would want to wear their home jersey to go 4-3 in home jerseys if they win and 6-4 overall.
  25. NFC hands down has the better grub.Juicy Lucy's are azmazing.Make it with grilled onions,bbq sauce/mayo or mustard/mayo and grilled onions and you'll have a sandwich that stacks up rather well against a Philly cheese steak.