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Everything posted by RyanMcD29

  1. With a name like that they better go the Leicester route and blast this every game when they walk out
  2. And so does Sportsnet (might appear with my initial reaction to NBC, then mine towards SN)
  3. Los Angeles vs. Green Bay Baltimore vs. Buffalo Cleveland vs. Kansas City Tampa Bay vs. New Orleans
  4. Eh, there's been a couple of games where the yellow horns looked white in the standard TV view. Hasn't been an issue on the uniforms but I was surprised it was that much of an issue on the helmet. Guess that's what I get for thinking that making the helmets royal blue was the only good part about this rebrand
  5. Indianapolis vs. Buffalo Los Angeles vs. Seattle Tampa Bay vs. Washington Baltimore vs. Tennessee Chicago vs. New Orleans Cleveland vs. Pittsburgh
  6. I know this is mainly due to the opt-outs out of Charlotte, Milwaukee, and Springfield, as well as the whole situation with COVID, but if this isn't the most hilarious divisional alignment I've ever seen
  7. Miami vs. Buffalo Baltimore vs. Cincinnati Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland Minnesota vs. Detroit Atlanta vs. Tampa Bay NY Jets vs. New England Dallas vs. NY Giants Las Vegas vs. Denver Arizona vs. LA Rams Seattle vs. San Francisco LA Chargers vs. Kansas City New Orleans vs. Carolina Jacksonville vs. Indianapolis Tennessee vs. Houston Green Bay vs. Chicago Washington vs. Philadelphia (may edit here and there before Sunday 1 pm, lots of 50/50 games this week)
  8. Makes it a kind of minor miracle some comedian hasn't made a movie about the Mets yet given how many New Yorker comedians root for them That's right, The Baseball Network (and yeah, the big thing that happened)
  9. March 30th, 2013 I'm a senior at Syracuse. It's the final real binge watch of March Madness before the real world. Syracuse beat Indiana because Tom Crean couldn't figure out how to play against a 2-3 zone if his life depended on it, so Syracuse made it to the Elite 8 for the second year in a row. The game was in the afternoon slot. Great, right? Well, one issue. One of my best friends played on the Princeton women's lacrosse team and when we graduated high school I promised I'd see her play, most likely when the Tigers went up to Cornell either my sophomore or senior year as unlike the men, there isn't a Princeton-Syracuse lacrosse rivalry in the women's game. Sophomore year her game at Cornell was the same day another one of my friends who plays lacrosse at Plattsburgh had a game at Oswego. Oswego is considerably easier to get to from Syracuse than Ithaca, especially when you didn't have a car. So needless to say I had this trip to Cornell planned out quite in advance. So of course the Princeton-Cornell women's lax game is scheduled after the men's game between Cornell and Dartmouth for 3 pm; Syracuse-Marquette for the trip to the Final Four at 4:30. Well, good news as my friend allowed me to borrow his car and I headed down to Ithaca for the lacrosse doubleheader. Cornell blew out Dartmouth in the men's game which provided me some time to walk a bit around campus. Then it was time for the women's game. I was a bit jaded at women's lacrosse after Northwestern stall balled their way to a national title against Syracuse the year before with me in attendance, but this game made me enjoy the women's game again. Very close, exciting, fast paced game. And best yet, it was a game where my friend really stepped up and the Tigers defense locked down the Big Red at the end of the game. Princeton won so I was quite happy, and of course it was very special for the two of us to see each other after the game and it felt like a promised fulfilled. The Syracuse-Marquette game started late in the 2nd half of the lacrosse game, so I threw it on my phone. Syracuse went on a big run to start the game and that was pretty much it for the scoring in that game. But then after the game at Cornell, I hurried into my (Syracuse) friend's car, had my list of AM stations in Ithaca, Cortland, and Syracuse carrying the game, and threw it on the radio. It was a frenzied drive back from Ithaca through NY 13 and the dreaded Dryden speed trap (no, the town is not named after Cornell hero Ken Dryden), then through downtown Cortland and onto I-81. Game hits halftime just as I get onto 81. Make it back to my friends' apartment at the under-16 timeout and catch the rest of the game. Just like I do not care that the Islanders used Lou and Barry's anti-hockey to get themselves 3 periods and an overtime away from a Stanley Cup Final this year, I do not care that Syracuse-Marquette had the worst arena Elite 8 game of the decade. Syracuse's D was a machine that tournament and it was humming at full throttle this game. The nervousness was starting to wear off and it was becoming clearer and clearer that this was finally happening. Freshman year the Orange were going to win it all if A.O. doesn't get hurt in the Big East Tournament. Junior year it was destined to be Syracuse-Kentucky for the title until Fab Melo ran into his issues. Senior year? I was giving up on their chances when I walked out of the Dome for the home finale. They looked shaky against DePaul and they were losing quite a lot of games the back end of Big East play. But they went on a roll their final Big East Tournament making it to the final against soon to be national champ Louisville, and then they carried it over to the Big Dance. And then the clock ticked down, and Syracuse was going to their first Final Four in 10 years, and it just so happened to be in my senior year there! I'll never forget the scenes with all of us celebrating the win and then the drive back to main campus from south with all of frat row on Comstock Avenue becoming one big jubilation over the game. It lucked out to be one of those March days in Central New York where the weather was beautiful and in the 60s and not that late winter lake effect snow. And it just felt like the best day ever. Yes, it's a bit of a personal story day with connections to lifelong friends and the college you attend, but it really was the best day of my sports fandom life.
  10. Minnesota vs. New Orleans Tampa Bay vs. Detroit San Francisco vs. Arizona Miami vs. Las Vegas Cleveland vs. NY Jets Indianapolis vs. Pittsburgh Atlanta vs. Kansas City NY Giants vs. Baltimore Cincinnati vs. Houston Chicago vs. Jacksonville Carolina vs. Washington Denver vs. LA Chargers LA Rams vs. Seattle Philadelphia vs. Dallas Tennessee vs. Green Bay Buffalo vs. New England
  11. TNT's seriously rolling out with the same graphics package for the NBA since 2014. I know NBC's needs to be updated too given the mishmash of new wipes and other graphics and an old scorebug, but the NBA on TNT one is even more dire because of how drab it is
  12. Well we might be one step there after finding out today the NHL has a cooking show now! All the COVID related losses gonna be cleared away in no time!
  13. Good news is the Jets going with a nice green/white combo Bad news is the Jets are the road team, and they're playing the Rams, which means the BONE is being worn
  14. Boy, picked the wrong time to have a "sluggish" week, even if it was still 9-7 LA Chargers vs. Las Vegas Buffalo vs. Denver Carolina vs. Green Bay Houston vs. Indianapolis Chicago vs. Minnesota San Francisco vs. Dallas New England vs. Miami Seattle vs. Washington Jacksonville vs. Baltimore Tampa Bay vs. Atlanta Detroit vs. Tennessee NY Jets vs. LA Rams Philadelphia vs. Arizona Kansas City vs. New Orleans Cleveland vs. NY Giants Pittsburgh vs. Cincinnati
  15. I think we hit a critical mass on monochrome including the socks looks this week. I know there's way too much in the NFL to begin with but today's games took it to another level
  16. New England vs. LA Rams Arizona vs. NY Giants Kansas City vs. Miami Minnesota vs. Tampa Bay Denver vs. Carolina Houston vs. Chicago Dallas vs. Cincinnati Tennessee vs. Jacksonville Indianapolis vs. Las Vegas NY Jets vs. Seattle Washington vs. San Francisco New Orleans vs. Philadelphia Atlanta vs. LA Chargers Green Bay vs. Detroit Pittsburgh vs. Buffalo Baltimore vs. Cleveland
  17. Not to derail the more recent graphic talk (and do send pics of the new TSN layout when you can, Canadian pals), but lately YouTube has been recommending 90s/00s NFL clips after watching some old Primetime episodes and a lot of them have been post-return NFL on CBS. Man, CBS really went out there putting a whole graphics package set to Arial and Impact as their fonts.
  18. Las Vegas vs. NY Jets Jacksonville vs. Minnesota Cincinnati vs. Miami Detroit vs. Chicago Indianapolis vs. Houston New Orleans vs. Atlanta Cleveland vs. Tennessee NY Giants vs. Seattle LA Rams vs. Arizona Philadelphia vs. Green Bay New England vs. LA Chargers Denver vs. Kansas City Washington vs. Pittsburgh Buffalo vs. San Francisco Dallas vs. Baltimore
  19. https://imgur.com/sl8mXrohttps://imgur.com/sl8 Couple of explanations -Dolphins would move up a tier with better logo -I've been a fan of the Jets' look ever since the rebrand happened and nobody has done the throwback style correct after Reebok botched them up and then Nike made it 5 times worse and gave them mismatching greens to boot. It would be a shame if the Jets switch to something new after the minimum 5 years because of the disaster that is the Gase regime. Sue me. -Patriots would be up a tier with a second pair of pants -Bills would move up a tier, even 2, if they brought back the red helmets because they look great below the neck -Saints would be Average if it weren't for current uniform trends, but their constant monochrome looks knock them down a tier -Titans issue is everything but the colors
  20. Houston vs. Detroit Washington vs. Dallas Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh Tennessee vs. Indianapolis NY Giants vs. Cincinnati LA Chargers vs. Buffalo Las Vegas vs. Atlanta Cleveland vs. Jacksonville Miami vs. NY Jets Arizona vs. New England Carolina vs. Minnesota San Francisco vs. LA Rams New Orleans vs. Denver Kansas City vs. Tampa Bay Chicago vs. Green Bay Seattle vs. Philadelphia
  21. The blue will work nicely on the home jerseys. I think it might be overload on the road white jerseys, though. Might've been better off having a maroon pair of shorts for the road uniform instead.
  22. ESPN may or may not have unveiled a new NBA graphics package tonight with the NBA Draft
  23. Arizona vs. Seattle Philadelphia vs. Cleveland Detroit vs. Carolina Tennessee vs. Baltimore New England vs. Houston Cincinnati vs. Washington Atlanta vs. New Orleans Pittsburgh vs. Jacksonville NY Jets vs. LA Chargers Miami vs. Denver Dallas vs. Minnesota Green Bay vs. Indianapolis Kansas City vs. Las Vegas LA Rams vs. Tampa Bay
  24. If the Dolphins go retro, I do want to see them tweak it to their current aqua and orange though. I've said this a few times but for as much as the logo's too bloated and soulless, the colors just plain pop fantastically.