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  1. That hit at the pylon, though...
  2. Wellp, sounds like Mahomes may be out for the rest of the game with a concussion...
  3. So you can imagine how I felt during the two summers I spent way up there outside of Sparta....just us, the grass, and the skunks. (Total side note: if you've never experienced someone get sprayed by a skunk, make sure you absolutely never do...)
  4. I won't front: I'm rooting hard for the Browns, but I think I'll be okay with either result. On that front...if the Chiefs do win out, I suspect by the start of next season they'll go the way of the Seahawks and become everyone's new favorite team to hate (on). Championship fatigue is something else, ain't it? It may just be due to living up here in South Dakota now, but I promise I never saw as much red and yellow until after they won the SB and now everyone and their auntie seems to be donning the red and yellow around here (in territory that's decidedly purple and yellow along with green and yellow--along with a surprising small scatter of black and teal; I sure didn't expect that). I personally have no reason to hate (on) the Chiefs--unless these fans up here become just insufferable and then it could change, haha. (Also, I'm in and out of KC these days almost as much as I'm in and out of SD, so I've gotten to know some of the town and it's people rather well.) But that ain't got nothing to do with this weekend's games...go Bills, Browns, Packers and, I guess...Bucs??? (Wow...how long has it been since I said THAT??)
  5. Someone remind MiLB that one-word nicknames are not, in fact, illegal...
  6. What is with the recent proliferation of lowercase letters used as primary initials lately? It might just be me, but capital letters strike me as "bolder, stronger", while outside of a very few certain instances, lowercase letters just come across as, well, "weaker", I guess. And for a corporation called GENERAL Motors, that's just not working at all.
  7. I got curious and looked it up...as it turns out, in addition to the two named in this thread (Florida and Oklahoma), apparently there are seven additional Miamis scattered across the U.S.: West Virginia, Texas, New Mexico, Missouri (as many times as I've been through this state I never came close to knowing that), Iowa (which now I actually do remember that one), Indiana (missed that one too), and Arizona.
  8. I haven't been there in forever... are they still running busses out on the ramps to board passengers?
  9. And let me tell you...all you those times I've run US-35 from Dayton down to WV (which is, like, all the dang time since our busiest customer is out near Lynchburg VA), US-33 from Columbus down to WV, OH-23 from Cincinnati to, well, WV (sensing a theme here?), I can tell you that, in fact, ain't jack down through there. Jack. I don't know about that one...granted, somebody done crashed down in the lower deck of the I-71/75 bridge into Cincinnati a couple months back and dang near burnt the thing down in the process so you wouldn't be able to see it now from that angle, but I think it might be one of the more picturesque skylines in the U.S.
  10. Granted, the Dolphins were already well established, but Miami got the Heat in 1988 and then both the Marlins and Panthers in 1993.
  11. Until Ben Roethlisberger's name began circulating in Heisman talks back in '03, I ain't even know there was a Miami in Ohio. I imagine it's the same for the greater majority of the population outside the Buckeye state. (For the record, there is also a [town named] Miami in Oklahoma, too.) Also, FWIW, I've never heard the Ohio institution referred to as "Miami U"; I've always heard it as "Miami of Ohio" (except when in Ohio).
  12. Tell us how you really feel, homie. Short of some of the, um, more colorful language, I'm right there with you, though. Oh I got me a good laugh out of that game (& your post) while thinking about all the Steelerheads I know who no doubt were ungluing by the minute. Then one of them wrote on a post, "They have six rings...they'll be alright," to which I responded, "yeah, but Green Bay has THIRTEEN", to which said Steelerhead replied, "Green Bay has 4 Super Bowls", to which I replied, "Let me remind you all that the NFL existed well before Super Bowl I...", and then I proceeded to list the Packers' nine previous titles--tp which a different Steelerhead chimed in, "Yeah but how many teams were there back then, like six?", to which the previous Steelerhead added, "did they even have rings back then?"--after which a third Steelerhead appeared and added, "what happened back then isn't relevant; Super Bowls are relevant," at which point i started to reply, "whatever makes you feel better; keep telling yourself that"--but then just gracefully bowed out. Some folks you just can't say nothing to. I heard it a few times myself while living there, 12 or 13 years back. It's right there in my avatar, playa.
  13. I was about to say this...yes, did we all see how GOOD the game looked on the field? You couldn't have asked for better contrast. And if that game didn't make the case for why orange pants are the superior choice, I don't know what else to say. The only reason Tomlin still has a job is because Rooneys don't fire head coaches. (At least not yet.) IMO, dude should've been canned at least three seasons ago, and if this had been any other club he probably would have. He also has a serious issue maintaining discipline amongst his players, and has for a while now. Anyway, @infrared41 (and, if you should somehow be seeing this, @kris_bazen), this one's for you... Cheers, mate(s).
  14. Add me to that wagon, as well--actually I been on it for a minute now, just for the fact of having spent time in Buffalo and amongst the fine folk of WNY endearing itself me, and then of course their big-boy QB being a product of Wyoming. Who really was the last NFL player of note period, let alone QB, to hail from Wyo...Jim Kiick, maybe? So yeah--I'm riding with Buffalo, unless Tennessee somehow runs into them, then I'll have a decision to make....
  15. I give them credit for updating that tiger the way they did; that HAD to happen. But the new font they added (which looks like a hackjob of Demonized, itself a hackjob of Berthold City) just looks SO out of place. (If they chose to use that on its own, it probably could come across cleaner.) Having lived in Nashville for almost five years, and having spent enough time at that campus and amongst its students and alumni, some of whom I still know, I believe I understand the attachment to the legacy TSU mark (and for the record, no one in town calls it "Tennessee State", its "TSU"). That said, the "Athletics" font, or something based on Handel, would've fit far better. Either way, pick one or the other, I say.
  16. There's one team out there that has the draft capital to make this work: Jacksonville. But they won't do it because 1/ they're too far up the rear of the Trevor Lawrence train at this point (I just am not at all sold on that guy supposedly being the "next great hope" everyone in whatever exists of Jags Nation think he is), and because 2/ Houston would be hesitant, at the very least I would think, to trade Watson in the division. From a business standpoint (and like you, DG, I ain't astute on draft pick valuation either, but) it'd eat up a lot of salary cap room for Jville to pull off something like that, considering Watson's current contract is like 104 mil or so over the next 5 years (someone feel free to correct that). That plus giving up at the very least a 1st and possibly a 2nd plus some more could be too steep a price for Super Mario to want to pay. BUT, If Khan really had the heart to do it, pairing Watson with all that young offensive talent could turn the Jaguars into a SERIOUS problem on offense for the next several years AND at the same time give them a force of their own to go up against King Henry and the Titans in the division. (And, of course, by default, those same Texans.) But all that is a dream scenario and it won't happen, though, because again they done dunked Lawrence in all kinds of teal-colored Kool-Aid and they dranking by the pitcher down there. And then of course, less sarcastically, between the cap and draft capital, Jacksonville is in a rely great position to do some building--if they do it wisely. And to that point... +875,439,627. And the sooner teams figure this out, the better.
  17. +1 on the midnight green. At this point, they've established too much equity with it. Even if they feel like they have to keep black around, if they keep it to the slightest bit of trim even that would pass. At any rate, the charcoal gotta go. I've also long thought that to be an excellent idea...perfect way to switch things up if they ever do explore a full-on identity overhaul. Of course, in doing so, they would absolutely have to have silver (okay, gray, because Nike matte fabrics and all) pants to match. The could work to their favor, though...primary "silver" pants alongside midnight green pants as a change-up.
  18. Not that it matters much at this juncture, but I figure I'll point out that the Eagles' current font is descended/based on Dharma Slab: (The '97-'08 Jaguars font was also based on this, with its own set of edits.) How they settled upon a woodworking font to use for their respective identities beats me--and it certainly doesn't explain the extended extender of the "1" in the Eagles' set (or, for that matter, how comparatively small the foot is), but it may at least in part explain the serif in the 2, if you look at the capital letters C, G, and S.
  19. It's never a good look when three fonts play in the same logomark...
  20. That's been the case since inception: (For those scoring at home, that there be famed former Bills backup QB and current Colts coach Frank Reich...) ...Also, I had completely forgotten the Panthers started out wearing blue socks with the black tops back then. Not sure when they made the transition to black socks with the black tops, but in original guise, definitely helps the blue stand out more. It also highlights the fact that those helmet stripes probably should have been blue from jump. The Panthers are a weird case of being caught between two zones: keep silver and go blue-heavy and they look too much like the Lions (especially since their blues are close to similar). Lean too much the other way and they sorta are the Raiders...with blue. All that said, I do agree that, helmet stripes notwithstanding, they got it right out the gate...and what's become of their uniforms now is a casualty of the Swooshkateered NFL aesthetic. Granted, jersey sizes were shrinking even before they took over, but someone was right when they mentioned that ridiculously wide collar wreaked havoc on their aesthetic. If they intend to keep this look, they should really look at retooling to fit within the confines of this new template or whatever new one Nike rolls out. (Oh, and thicken up the outlines on both the shoulder and pants stripes more like what they were-i still don't see why they felt the need to thin those down.) Sort of off to the side, but stuff like this is symptomatic of the instability inside the franchise--they've been all over the place since about 2009, and really even before that. They first began tinkering in 2001 and haven't stopped since. To the last statement of the quoted, along with the below... ...the teal pants may be about the only thing saving this current look. As long as they keep it, I say the black tops should remain primary--with teal pants, along with white tops over teal away. Which also is why I disagree with discarding the teal pants...without them, there'd barely be a trace of (what's supposed to be) their signature color. I guess they can't figure out whether they want to embrace it or minimize it to scraps like how Tennessee did with its luv-ya blue. (That said, at least Jacksonville doesn't have 3000 other colors on their uniform to hide their signature one under. ) I still maintain that, in current guise, these are the Jaguars' best looks and should remain primary until the inevitable next rebrand: This keeps teal prominent in their look, especially for as long as they keep single-layer numbers. And this should be their alternate: (So long as they actually wear teal socks and not black.) To me, the black pants with teal tops helps to, well, "hide", I guess, the lack of contrast of thr numbers on the teal jersey, a problem that's compounded, I feel, when they go teal over white... ...and even worse when they choose the white socks with those white pants: Both of which, to me, look like Walmart knockoffs of the original "legacy" look, I guess once could call it.
  21. Eric Bienemy?? (I mean shoot--it ain't like Jacksonville has him on their radar, so...)
  22. Call me nutso, but the more I look at this, the more I think perhaps Ole Miss should explore a full- scale rebrand around this colorway...if nothing else it'd be unique to CFB, as I believe right now Delaware State is the only college program that pairs light blue with red on a primary basis. It shouldn't be too difficult...they'd probably need to skinny up their numbers justasmidgebit to accommodate the dropshadows, but I see no reason they couldn't keep those with the argyle pants and helmets...
  23. I was referring to Meyer's health problems; that was the reason he ultimately stepped away from coaching both times, IIRC. (I should've been more clear about that.) Work-related stress and pressure don't work too well with the type of issues he was having. And the fact that they had to win the division on a doink was about one of the Statitest results that could've happened. I don't know, maybe they'll pull a rabbit's foot and actually make a run of it...but that defense, though...hoo boy, suspect as all get-out.
  24. And that's the other issue Jacksonville has long had....they got it right the first time out of the gate, and haven't learned since (except briefly with post-Leftwich David Garrard). Nothing I've seen from them of late suggests they know how to actually build a franchise, let alone a sustainable winner on the field; they just keep chasing short-term band-aid solutions. I know it's been much lampooned thanks to certain events up in Philadelphia, but if that franchise ever hopes to attain to stability and sustainability, they really need to get a solid plan in place and then commit to the process*. That starts with the right executives in place at the top, to set the standards and culture of expectations of success (and that, more than anything, is what's needed down there--a full scale culture change; drafting Trevor Lawrence by itself ain't gonna do that), and then hiring the right coaches, not just some yes-men or "local legends" (like Urban Meyer, just to appease thr fantasy ny association). There's a reason why clubs like Green Bay and Pittsburgh, Baltimore and now Kansas City have sustained levels of stability and success: it's indicative of the culture. Then there's reasons why clubs like Detroit and Jacksonville keep, well...being Detroit and Jacksonville--again, it's the culture. The question is: what type of culture is in place? Figure that out, right that ship, and watch the rest fall into place. *This also all hinges on Super Mario Khan being willing to make the right investments and also staying out of the way of the football people and letting them do their jobs.