Wade Heidt

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  1. Feel like I stepped into a time machine seeing highlights from tonight's games. So 1990s.
  2. Looks like CFL Commish Randy Ambrosie wants to do what he can to get the Vanier Cup and Grey Cup together on the same weekend as part of Grey Cup week. https://3downnation.com/2019/11/21/vanier-cup-grey-cup-pairing-in-the-works-must-happen-for-future-growth/
  3. True about the prior baseball at BC Place. Here was BC Place set up for baseball back in the day: To put a baseball game in there now, they would need to bring down the huge hanging scoreboard. Not sure how possible that is. You could still fit a field in as lower seat can still move if needed: Another article mentioning Vancouver's potential as an MLB city: https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/mlb-team-vancouver-viability
  4. This is some really unfortunate news to wake up to this morning. That really sucks. Would rather see the Bombers in the blue jersey and the Ticats in the white jerseys. Would have looked better overall. The one problem with the Bombers uniform is the blue shoulders on the white jersey. And we are going to get mono-black ballerina look from the Ticats.
  5. ... and get the Athletics to wear kelly green full time.
  6. Hamilton will be road team in Grey Cup. Really hope they wear the yellow pants in the Grey Cup instead of the black. Solid black pants with sold black socks does not look as good.
  7. Vancouver Canadians fan here. I see 2 teams from the Northwest League on the list. The league has only 8 teams. Is there plans for the Northwest League to merge with another short-season Single A league? A 6 team league is not ideal.
  8. If I had my way, the Edmonton Oilers would still be wearing the royal blue uniforms. I am now fine that they have switched to the orange uniforms. However, I wish they would have stayed with the orange and royal blue shades of the third jersey when they switched to the orange as the primary: Rather than the shades we got:
  9. Tonight it is Back in Black for the Canucks.
  10. Since it is CFL playoff time, one for some of the vintage CFL fans out there. Vince Goldsmith is up there in the list of all-time CFL sack leaders. Started and ended his career with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Spent some quality season in between with the Calgary Stampeders. However, Goldsmith in a Toronto Argonauts uniform just does not look right. Spent only 1 season there in 1984.
  11. Looks like the guy modelling is wearing a Montreal Canadiens pant shell backwards.
  12. I am pretty thrilled the Stampeders are out. They have been in the Grey Cup 5 of the last 7 years. Good to see someone new in the West in the game. My mantra all year was ABC - Anybody But Calgary.
  13. I know it is a small thing, but I really wish the Capitals would get gloves with royal blue instead of navy when wearing their throwback alternates. So that they can match the colour scheme. Other NHL teams seem to be able to manage that with gloves and alternate uniforms these days.
  14. Yep, this Stampeders look of red with silver trim was nice. Some other CFL uniform observations. -Since we are speaking about silver pants, lets mention the abandonment of them by the league's clubs. Currently no CFL team wears silver or grey pants. Only 15 years ago (2004), as many as a 3rd of the teams regularly wore silver pants, at least at home (Lions, Roughriders, and Alouettes). -By 1985, only a few season after teams started to do this, each team wore their logo on the sleeve or shoulders of their jerseys. A 3rd of the teams these days do not.
  15. As a fan who has attended many Whitecaps games, BC Place is fine. I did also go to a Canada vs. Mexico World Cup qualifier there in 2016 and they opened the upper deck. Had just under 55,000 in attendance at that game. Seeing the crowd in Seattle today. Thinking if the Whitecaps could actually do something about getting a decent team on the pitch, maybe we could get close to 55,000 at a game in BC Place for an MLS Cup Final. One can dream.
  16. A bit unexpected. Calgary Stampeders out there in mono-red during Western Semi-Final warmups.
  17. We did get to see some Calgary Stampeders games in the red masks again when they wore those throwback alternates in 2010.
  18. Good eye on that. Another really small thing since the change to CCM Quicklite that has fallen under the radar. Just noticed this today. Sudbury Wolves no longer have trim colour around the edges of their shoulder yokes. Present: Old jerseys. A bit of white trim around the shoulder yokes:
  19. True it would be quite beautiful, but getting the land, upgrading traffic infrastructure would not just be a nightmare. It would be pretty much impossible. Small bit of land surrounded by water. A lot of the park would need to have forest cut down. It would wreck the park. The Whitecaps proposed stadium was going to be waterfront with glorious view of the North Shore and the mountains. Would have been ideal and the location located at a major transit hub.
  20. It was really too bad that the Whitecaps had not been able to proceed with their stadium plan. It was to be privately funded with the initial plan for it to be completed in 2009. All sorts of city planning red tape and resistance met it along the way. I thought it would have been great and was hoping for it. The location was great in my mind and it was not going to be a huge stadium. I guess the critics felt that it did not fit the Gastown district as it was not some shop in an ancient building selling cheap souvenirs for cruise ship passengers. It was easier to scrap the plan after the full renovation of BC Place was completed in 2011. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitecaps_Waterfront_Stadium
  21. Of course it was the Seahawks and USFL Jacksonville Bulls as the other pro teams that already had similar wraparound helmet logos as the Roughriders when they introduced theirs in 1985. I give a nod to the 1985-89 as a fave because of the sleeve stripes. The sleeve stripes were removed in 1990, which was becoming a trend at the time. Then in 1991, the Riders brought in green pants in favour of silver pants to acknowledge the 25th anniversary of their first Grey Cup win. Wearing mono-green (like the 1966 team) at home just for that 1991 season and being a definite downgrade compared to 1985-89. Silver pants were at least back for the home uniforms in 1992. And now we are stuck with the Riders wearing mono-green at home today. Really hoping the Riders go with green over white at home for their next uniform redesign.
  22. Good stuff Johnny! Thanks for sharing it. I remember first seeing the uniforms in 1985 watching CBC's TV show Switchback, the Regina edition. Have tried to find footage of that show on YouTube or other articles and not much out there.
  23. Was really, really not pleased with the uniform change for the UBC Thunderbirds this year. Much prefer the old uniforms: Compared to the new ones:
  24. I saw some old highlights on a CFL broadcast recently with that old helmet (showing S.J. Green's first catch which was against Saskatchewan). Realized I miss that helmet when seeing it. The logo design for Saskatchewan was based on the idea of having the wraparound logo on the helmet. When that helmet was revealed before the 1985 season with the new uniforms, I thought it was such a cool look. I remember seeing some early training camp footage in 2008 and thinking something did not look right, like part of the decal fell of the helmet. Then realized the Riders had made the change upon closer look and the wraparound logo had been retired. I get that the Riders are sticking with just the green and white uniforms and their current look. I think bringing in a 3rd uniform based on the 1985-89 look would be a way to go. At least let us see the wraparound logo with some silver and black trim again maybe a couple times a year.
  25. Talking about worse before a number change. Something about Wayne Gretzky wearing #20 just does not seem right. As seen in WHA photos prior to the 1978-79 season.