Wade Heidt

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  1. Disappointed no Canadian owners/cities stepping up to try and be one of the MLS expansions teams. I think cities like Edmonton and Ottawa have the potential to be successful MLS markets.
  2. That is the famous green wooden floor at the Queen's Park Arena in New Westminster, BC. A mecca for box lacrosse in Canada. Part of the original green wood floor is displayed on a wall in the arena.
  3. We made it this far and nobody has mentioned the New Westminster Salmonbellies yet? http://salmonbellies.com/
  4. Is it even a mystery what I will answer? CFL will always be my number 1 interest. Yes, I may be that guy in the Roughriders gear at a BC vs. Montreal game in Vancouver. I will follow U Sports football as I will always support the Canadian game. Will always follow the NFL. Will keep my eye on US college and the AAF. Sadly, I tune into the AAF to see how small the crowds are. I wish good things for the league. I will keep an eye on the XFL with a curiosity. I am a football fan, but I really don't like arena football.
  5. This debate about how the Canucks got me thinking about why it is a great thing to be a Canucks fan. One has a wide variety of fashion choices if they want to wear team gear! You can wear different colours and logos on different days. Not all fans have this. You have fewer choices if you are a Canadiens fan, for example :).
  6. That looks good. They would benefit from one of their old colours coming back as a more prominent trim colour so they look less Maple Leaf. How about silver instead of black? OHL's Sudbury Wolves wear that colour scheme and it is not bad.
  7. Whatever happens to the Canucks uniform next year, I think it will likely be better than what we got now. Just removing the "Vancouver" script would be enough to make me happy. Could be pleasantly surprise if there is more. Just give us the the blue/green/white gloves back!
  8. Though also will never likely happen, I would be all for Calgary being in just red and white. Modern rendition of the early 1970s uniforms (though they did wear just grey pants with that uniform). Simple, classic. Their traditional look. No pro football teams wearing just red and white. Would be like the Detroit Red Wings of pro football.
  9. While we are discussing our wish list for CFL team changes. We probably will have to wait until 2020 to see redesigns from most teams. I have a lot of wishes but will keep it brief related to helmets. -We need Calgary to get rid of the black road helmets. -We need the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to do the right thing and embrace their tradition. Plain and simple. They need to go back to the yellow helmets.
  10. This whole development with the Lions is interesting. Have not heard any new uniform rumours other than this graphic. If you order a BC Lions New Era jersey today from the team store, it does indicate that orders will be fulfilled in the spring. So something slightly different at the least must be coming. Last time they changed their uniforms in 2016, the unveiling was in May. The recent look was a fascinating experiment with the Michigan Panther style helmet logo and the just orange/white on the road. BC Lions are orange and black of the road uniforms need to show that. During this period of 206-18, can't help but always think that their prior uniforms were better.
  11. Filtered through this thread. Montreal is a top candidate. Portland looks promising if there is a group of investors behind the cause. However, after seeing the list of other cities being brought up as potential spots, I am feeling Vancouver is not getting serious respect. Lets look at some basis to back that up: http://vanmag.com/city/vancouver-mlb-team/ The short season Single-A club outdraws many Triple-A clubs in attendance: https://theprovince.com/sports/baseball/the-canadians-are-packing-nat-bailey-with-record-numbers There is still a downtown waterfront spot for a stadium (with mountain view and near a public transit hub), as there was a proposal for that site to be a new soccer stadium before BC Place was renovated in 2011. Build it in the 40,000 seat range and throw on a retractable roof: http://www.6717000.com/blog/2006/06/heavyweights-join-team-promoting-gastown-soccer-stadium/ Vancouver is a growing, cosmopolitan city. There can be money found in the city if the right investors step up. If Seattle can get an NHL team and Vancouver has one, why can that not be the same in MLB? Vancouver got an NBA team when Seattle had the Sonics. Let's go with: Vancouver Kodiaks Vancouver Black Bears Vancouver Spirit Bears
  12. Can't believe we made it this far and not mentioned the WFL yet. 1974 Houston Texans became the Shreveport Steamer during the season: 1974 logo changes on the uniforms of the New York Stars / Charlotte Stars / Charlotte Hornets:
  13. Cannot forget the All Star Game uniforms for the years Johnny has put together so far. 1988 game: 1983 game: It is hard to find images/footage of 1978 game.
  14. Well, the real truth of the matter shown by history is that any pro football league in the United States that is not the NFL appears to be weak ass and die. I hope for the best for the AAF as I want to see a U.S. pro football league prove history wrong this time and make it. It is not easy starting as a new league in the U.S. and I still would not bet money on the league having a long run. The CFL is a different matter altogether and is far from weak ass. If one is aware of the colourful history of the business of pro football in Canada, the CFL is actually the exact opposite of weak ass considering the creative scratching and clawing basically each team has needed to do to survive at times. It is greatly strong based on its survival instincts. The CFL is apart from those other leagues and it is really tough to compare it apples to apples. It is Canadian football with significant nuances to the game compared to American football. The result is many U.S football fans have trouble accepting the differences compared to their own football. It is financially doing fine, a quality professional league and has significant attention where it matters for the league - in Canada.
  15. Yep - that would be an unpopular opinion. Best Alouettes uniforms: Also 1986 not bad - especially liked the road ones:
  16. Interesting coincidence how Modano went from the Prince Albert Raiders to the Minnesota North Stars and wore pretty much the same jersey design. I prefer the Raiders jersey from Modano's earlier Prince Albert years. Strictly green and yellow.
  17. Would have been nice, but BC Place renovation happened and looks like Whitecaps happy with that. That site is still open to accommodate a stadium. Would be just perfect for a baseball stadium for MLB if someone with the cash could step and and MLB is listening.
  18. Totally agree. I used to love the Moose Jaw Warriors look in the early 1990s. These uniforms with the team nickname diagonally on the front were great. In fact, many WHL uniforms in the late 1980s and early 1990s were better than they are now.
  19. Too bad about not being able to play in San Francisco at Oracle Park. Was getting ready to refer to them as the Golden State Raiders
  20. Another hockey one just came to mind. 1967-68 NHL Seals. Started the season as the California Seals. http://www.nhluniforms.com/DefunctTeams/Seals0.html Renamed themselves the Oakland Seals in December 1967. The logo changed from using a "C" to an "O". The numbers on the back of the green jerseys were changed due to fan complaints about visibility. http://www.nhluniforms.com/DefunctTeams/Seals1.html
  21. This one is along similar lines. The 2009 Saskatchewan Roughriders wore silver pants at home and black facemasks. Minor uniform change in 2010. Switched to white pants at home and white facemasks. During the 2010 preseason, they had the white masks on but were still wearing the silver pants: http://www.windsorstar.com/sports/hockey/Gallery+Lions+beat+Riders+season+action+June/3150123/story.html The new white home pants did not appear until the start of the regular season: http://www.edmontonjournal.com/sports/Gallery+Roughriders/3224740/story.html
  22. 1993 Toronto Blue Jays. http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/uniforms.asp?league=AL&city=Toronto&lowYear=1993&highYear=1993&sort=year&increment=9 The Jays started 1993 wearing the white front panel hats as their home hats. Here admiring their 1992 championship rings at home earlier in the season: You may remember during the season, the white front panel hat was retired. They started wearing the solid blue road hat regularly as the home hat as well. As seen in the 1993 World Series:
  23. Another hockey one I just remembered. The first-year 1974-75 Washington Capitals started the season wearing white pants with their red uniforms. That did not last and they ended up switching to blue pants during the season.
  24. Great thing about the logo. The Alouettes fans can paint it on their face Ultimate Warrior style!!
  25. If I had my way, Canucks should go with something similar to this concept that I think brilliantly works: http://forum.canucks.com/topic/382717-canucks-adidas-jersey-is-out/?page=5 However, replace the shoulder patch on the green jersey with Stick-in-Rink logo. Gives us a modern rendition of original uniform. Orca is gone. We can still use the Johnny Canuck head with V secondary logo. We get the green alternate. Full body Johnny Canuck gets to appear on the crest of the alternate.