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  1. 8 hours ago, Dilbert said:

    Yeah I knew Jackson had the contract issue with the Generals. The contract basically states that affiliated AA or  higher baseball can play there but the Generals have basically said well we are still a team and have already announced that they would be hosting other games (high school, college and now the Goldeyes. The Generals are also hosting concerts this year at the Ballpark. The events are scheduled by the Generals not the city but the city is saying they are in breach of contract. The Generals are basically saying we are part of a AA Southern League but in reality the AA Southern League doesnt exist. The Generals are living in an alternate reality.

    From what I've seen, the only standing the Generals have right now is their claim that they've filed for some sort of arbitration with the City. However, the City/Mayor have yet to engage with said arbitration. A number of events, like tonight's wrestling thing and the first few Goldeye games, happen before the May 28th date set by the City for the Generals to vacate, so the Generals may as well get that gate while they legally/logistically can.


    But yeah, I don't understand what this reconstituted Southern League is supposed to be, but it will not fulfill the contractual obligation regardless of when it launches. I don't see how this can end well for the Generals (which makes me very sad as a former employee and life-long fan).

  2. Jackson is an absolute 💩 show right now...


    The Generals made the announcement saying the Goldeyes would be playing 53 games in Jackson, yet neither of the statements from the league or Winnipeg commit to a number of games, saying they will reassess once the border situation changes.


    Meanwhile, the mayor of Jackson put out a statement saying the Generals are in breach of contract for not providing an affiliated team and were told on April 28 that they must vacate the Ballpark by May 28. However, the end of his release says the city is looking at all possible uses for the stadium, leaving open the possibility of letting the Goldeye play there temporarily.


    To top it all off, the Generals' statement claims they will come back in April 2022 as a member of a "restructured" Southern League. "...the Generals and at least three other newly admitted franchises will resume play," which will be pretty hard to do without a stadium. No indication the new SL would be connected to MLB, and other than maybe Mobile, I have no clue what cities would even have usable ballparks for such an endeavor.

  3. 15 hours ago, MJWalker45 said:

    Philadelphia Union's aways had BIMBO as the sponsor last night. Not sure if that's a Concacaf rule for sponsors or they made the change last minute across the board. 

    They probably just opted to feature a brand actually present in Latin American countries while playing in the CCL.

  4. 9 hours ago, ChiCity95 said:



    Found on the hockey subreddit. Guess where the puck is?



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    You can't see it because it's behind the baseball ad.


    To be fair, this is a function of poor timing by the Ducks' crew rather than the new Bally "look." I saw this type of tombstone graphic used all the time by the Preds on FSTN, but it was always during a timeout and over a bench or fan shot.

  5. On 2/27/2021 at 3:17 PM, YELDARBfield said:

    Jackson posted a thank you on their Facebook page to various city entities for helping with a burst water main (I assume weather related). In response to some comments, the team said they have plans to play professional baseball this year but had no firm news to announce yet. Honestly not sure what league they could even join at this point, regardless of their issues with the mayor.


    Jackson announced they are "donating" the Ballpark to a local college for the remainder of their home schedule. The release ended with this:


    "The Generals are finalizing several additional special events for the Spring and Summer. An announcement regarding the Generals’ 2021 professional baseball schedule is still pending due to COVID-related uncertainties."


    Not a clue what this could entail, of course.

  6. Dark color hockey sweaters with white shoulder yokes look stupid. I want to like the Captials' new alternate, the Avs' navy "Rockies" set, or even the Lightning's original and RR sweaters, but I can't get over the color imbalance that my mind sees.


    IMO, the only good "dark" jersey with white shoulders is the Pens' 2008 WC sweater, and that's only because its base is such a light blue. The difference in value isn't as stark as the examples given above.

  7. 5 hours ago, TheLAKnight said:

    Nashville's wearing their RR uniform in Columbus tonight...


    I don't think Nashville was scheduled to wear theirs tonight either.

    Preds were supposed to wear their RR set on Monday in Dallas (who I think were supposed to wear their all-white RR sets).


    According to the schedule on Icethetics, Columbus will wear their RR set on Saturday vs. Nashville.


    2 hours ago, njdevs7 said:

    Also, why wouldn't the Preds wear yellow helmets tonight of all nights? Facing navy Columbus.

    Agreed 1000 percent. Probably the first time this Preds fan ever wanted to see the golden domes instead of navy.


    That said, I was glad to finally see the Preds in gold vs. another team's dark sweater. Personally, I would LOVE to see the NHL go the soccer route of designating primary/change uniforms instead of home/away (accounting for colorblindness clashes, of course).

  8. 1 hour ago, nlane33 said:

    Maybe it's just me, but it looks like the grey is a shade too dark. It may also be the adidas material messing with me. Lighting in this photo could be playing a role as well.


    Wouldn't mind seeing this become the next home uniform for NSH, and the navy helmets HAVE to stay no matter what.

    Pretty sure it's just the lighting in these shots. The grey/silver looked a bit brighter and shinier on TV/social. And as much as I love dazzle fabric (used sparingly) on hockey jerseys, it seemed to show off the adidas golf ball dimples more than any other set I've noticed. Especially true when the pattern doesn't continue down the sleeve. Other overly-critical thoughts:


    (+) At the risk of sounding like "it's a practice jersey lolol" guy, I've always thought the Preds' current homes were too plain, especially in the shoulders. The previous Reebok set was a victim of the piping epidemic, but at least it added some sort of color balance and visual interest to the upper body. The gold helmets don't help, either. So, these RR sweaters address that issue to me. That said...


    (–) It kind of feels like they half-a$$ed the "retro" part of this sweater, starting in shoulders. They said this jersey was based on 98, but the skull logo didn't find its way onto the primary sweaters until the post-lockout RBK takeover. Would've loved the return of the "N" tower patch instead of a dead version of the mascot. The skull patch should've used the thicker navy keyline instead of going silver. AND somehow I didn't notice until tonight that they only put the shoulder patch on one side? What's up with that? (Also, I don't know if this is really a (–) or not, but they changed the placement and font of the captaincy patches.)




    (–) I get that it doesn't make fiscal sense to buy plain navy pants/covers for a handful of games, but the gold stripe and modern "NP" on the pants stuck out like a sore thumb to me. Plus, they seemed to be a lighter shade than the navy of the jerseys on TV. Though, that could've been another fabric & lighting thing.


    (+) The navy buckets should stay full-time, especially with the comparatively plain normal home jersey.


    Overall, I do think these successfully completed the "Reverse Retro" mission, but they should not be adopted full-time. Now, if they wanted to modernize the original navy jersey and make it a heritage third like the Sharks did, I'd be down for that.

  9. 2 hours ago, RyanMcD29 said:

    This might be another hint towards what's to come on Sunday, too

    [video removed]

    There is way to much going on here, IMO:



    Paint streaks, realistic beveled "plastic" renderings, outline mode logos on flat team colors, rotating cubes, and team name the plainest sans font possible. Feels like an El Camino swerving across six lanes of traffic, stylistically speaking.

  10. 29 minutes ago, itsmb8 said:


    Everyone knows it's all about money.  But personally, i dont get the "tearing down brands" point from everyone here.  The Lakers still wear yellow, white, and purple (the black side sucks, but that's a completely other story).  The Celtics still wear white and green.  The Knicks, still white and blue with orange.  The Bulls still wear white red and black.  


    The City and Earned editions aren't teams tearing down brands, they're opportunities for teams to wear something different occasionally.  If teams were only wearing home, away, alternate, fans of any kind would buy one jersey and be done for a good 4-6 years at least.  The uniform matchups get old.


    This is the way teams STOP rebranding completely every couple years.  Their brands dont get old because they keep providing a new option every year.


    The city edition is basically the same concept as the NHL's Reverse Retro or MLB's holiday specialty uniforms.  The NHL is honoring throwbacks with a fresh look, the MLB honors national holidays with ballcaps or jerseys designed with those in mind, and the NBA is honoring ideas or monuments that are key to their city.




    I honestly just dont get it tbh.  This happens in every sport and nobody really has an issue, except right here in this thread.

    But the other leagues limit major departures from team brands to special dates and occasions. The NHL RR sets are based on established team looks, and the MLB specialty uniforms mainly tweak caps and jersey numbers. Even baseball's comparatively crazy "Players Weekend" was a 3-4 game set in the middle of a 162-game marathon.


    Meanwhile, the NBA decided its 2019 champion with a game between a red "NORTH" and a daaaaarrk grey team from "THE TOWN" on a blue and yellow "GOLDEN STATE" court:



    It makes zero branding sense for a league's crowning moment to look like this. The Finals should never be considered an occasional "opportunity for teams to wear something different." This pervasiveness is the problem.


    Now, if the NBA wants to dedicate specific days to the City program, I'm down. Let each team pick 1-2 home games per month to show some civic pride. But the Grizzlies shouldn't wear black in San Antonio, and the Finals should never look like the above again.

  11. 6 hours ago, ldconcepts said:


    Interesting that they're using their current number font on the navy helmets... either they're the stickers they already have on hand or they're thinking of doing the opposite of their gold Saturdays

    Betting this is just a PS recolor job. The navy helmet they revealed this week has the proper throwback numbers, while the full uni promo shots they released earlier showed Josi in the standard gold bucket.

  12. On 5/21/2020 at 9:17 PM, njdevs7 said:

    Good photo showing the difference in Yellows for 2 Nashville teams. Unfortunately all this does it confirm my despise for the highlighter shade Nashville SC chose.



    Preds Gold vs. NSC Radioactive Banana


    I stand by it.

  13. 15 hours ago, njdevs7 said:

    Charlotte FC is about as basic as you can go. Its not bad, but it's just very generic. Also, it really should be "SC". The league is Major League SOCCER. We call it soccer here. I understand why they do it though. Gotta appeal to all the Eurosnobs... 

    Not sure many North Carolinians would appreciate "SC" in their MLS team's name if it didn't have to be there.

  14. 2 hours ago, Buc said:

    Somebody down there needs a LASIK appointment or two...that ain't anywhere close to gold, athletic or otherwise--actually I'm still not sure just exactly what that shade is supposed to be, but it looks half-green under certain lighting....

    My wife called it "radioactive banana." Considering the green-ish tint, that description is kind of perfect as this thing ain't ripe.

  15. On 5/10/2019 at 9:43 AM, BrianLion said:

    Why is "Kraken" even a thing for Seattle? It's a mythical sea creature allegedly from the North Atlantic. It'd be like naming a team from Florida the "Sasquatch"  

    I don't think I've seen anyone mention this, but Jerry Bruckheimer is part of the NHL Seattle ownership. Considering he's the producer of the "Pirates" movies, "Kraken" makes sense in the same way "Golden Knights" does for Bill Foley.


    While I don't think "Kraken" is the worst name ever, I hope they go with Sockeye, work with the league to take back Metro(politan)s, or figure out something else. I really like the shade of red they're using on the new site and think it would work very well with "Sockeye" as the name.


    For reference:



    #FF0000 RED

  16. 28 minutes ago, Digby said:

    Huh, so the court design team and the jersey design team should probably communicate a little more.

    Colorful and dynamic event identity + plain black-and-white uniforms = the modern All-Star experience. The NHL and NBA have more in common than I thought!