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Everything posted by spartacat_12

  1. I could understand the thought process behind the design when the game was originally announced. Atlanta probably has the best known 3-letter abbreviation of any MLB market, so I guess that's what they were going for. The execution is terrible, but I could see what they were thinking. The last ASG in Denver had excellent uniforms:
  2. Every major city in North America has a Chinatown, so that wouldn't offer anything unique to San Francisco. My money is on something Golden Gate related, especially since orange is already part of their colour scheme.
  3. It's weird that the Cubs are the only team not using their cap logo on the jersey. It's an unpopular opinion I guess, but I've never liked players wearing their regular uniforms for the All Star Game, whether it's in the NBA or MLB. These jerseys aren't great, but at least the players will match each other. Overlapping the team logo over the abbreviated name is a bit of a strange choice, especially considering most team's logo is the same letter(s) that's in the abbreviation. The best looking ones either use a letter from their nickname as the logo or no letter at all (Toronto, Oakland, Minnesota, Baltimore).
  4. Did you look at your avatar before you decided to post this? No one accuses the current Habs of "cosplaying as Beliveau's team" or the Red Wings of "cosplaying as Howe's team" because it's a completely outrageous comment to make. Today's Edmonton Oilers are the exact same Edmonton Oilers franchise that Gretzky, Messier, Fuhr, etc. played for, so there's nothing wrong with using the same uniform. Not sure why you're talking down to people for having an attachment to a brand that's associated with some of the greatest teams in the history of the sport.
  5. I'm pretty sure Calgary kept the previous monstrosity around for one year to try and clear out as much inventory as possible. My guess is that it's gone next season, and they keep Blasty around as a permanent third.
  6. I'm aware that it's darker. My point is that the shade is different enough from grey that they can wear it at home once in a while without causing issues.
  7. Considering San Francisco got the baseball team over 60 years ago, there's a lot of casual sports fans who don't even realize they used to play in New York. Bringing up "New York Football Giants" enlightens a new generation on a fun piece of trivia. Football Team being the official name doesn't make it any less ridiculous to hear & see in comparison to the rest of the league. Take something like this as an example:
  8. I mean when you compare the shade of the D-backs jersey with the Giants home jersey it isn't that different. Just a little more saturated. Unless the Padres are playing in Phoenix, I don't see an issue with the D-backs wearing sand at home. They just need pants that match the jersey.
  9. But it's not like they are officially called the "Football Giants", and are forcing every media outlet to refer to them this way. It's just a fun nickname that ties into the history of sports in New York. It might be a nitpick or pet peeve of yours, but comparing it to the WFT is like apples & oranges. A broadcaster starting a game by announcing "tonight the Football Giants take on the Eagles", isn't as much of an issue as hearing them say "tonight the Football Team takes on the Cowboys".
  10. Me too, but I can't see it happening. The name change is going to be jarring enough for fans to get used to. I'm sure they'll try to salvage as much as they can from the current identity.
  11. "Let's do something different and not wear grey all the time" says the team wearing red, blue, & white.
  12. Most teams didn't actually make any money off the helmet ads this year, they essentially allowed them to keep sponsorship revenue that would've been owed back to companies due to the shortened season/lack of fans. Starting next year they'll actually get to use it as a new revenue stream. At this point I would bet on us getting jersey ads by the end of the decade. It's a tiny sliver of a silver lining, but at least the Bell logo fits the Jets colour scheme better than Canada Life's.
  13. The Blue Jays' powder blue set, which back in the day was a road uniform, has been worn at home against grey uniforms plenty of time.
  14. Here's the article that mentions the new uniform: https://3downnation.com/2021/06/06/what-really-happened-to-the-redblacks-plaid-helmets/ The uniform change isn't mentioned until the end, but still an interesting read about the unused signature plaid helmets. Basically the manufacturers couldn't figure out a way for the plaid design to line up properly, so they decided to avoid potentially looking sloppy. It sounds like they'll be incorporating some plaid into the new uniforms, which should be a hit.
  15. It was never a guarantee that Wade was going to stay in Miami. The Big 3 came close to signing with Chicago together. https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/lebron-james-dwyane-wade-chris-bosh-considered-bulls-in-2010-per-report-heres-how-it-couldve-been/
  16. It wasn't just televising The Decision that rubbed people the wrong way, it was the fact that Lebron, Wade, and Bosh essentially colluded to make sure their contracts would all expire the same summer. I remember people knew they'd all be playing together, it was just a matter of where (I remember Chicago being the favourite to land all 3 of them for a while). I don't think Dallas or Houston are in the same tier as LA, Boston, or Chicago, so Hakeem & Dirk are closer to Dame or Giannis than Jordan or Magic. Dirk had had several playoff disappointments before finally winning his title, so I don't think people would've blamed him if he had left to team up with Kobe or someone similar. He decided to stay, and was able to win without the Mavs having to go out and get another MVP-caliber player to help him. I consider KD's decision to be much worse than Lebron's. He was playing with another MVP, got his team within 1 win of the NBA Finals, then bailed to join the team who beat him.
  17. The idea of holding a press conference to announce who you're signing with didn't become a regular thing, but it still set the stage for this generation's star players trying to take the easiest possible paths to championships. Durant doesn't go to Golden State, Harden doesn't force Houston's hand to get dealt to Brooklyn, etc. I'm at least glad some guys like Giannis & Dame realize that finding a way to get your small market team to the mountaintop would be much more rewarding than being part of a mini-dynasty with a superteam. I'm sure even Lebron would admit that the one title with Cleveland carries more weight than the Miami & LA championships combined.
  18. I have noticed that there are some banner ads popping up at the bottom of my page that don't go away when I click the 'x'. It is the darker shaded ones that get bigger in the middle like a trapezoid. This is preventing me from clicking the 'quote post(s)' button when using the multi-quote feature.
  19. I didn't expect this to be such an unpopular opinion, but I really like these. I'm a sucker for cursive script on a baseball jersey, and I like how they showed restraint & kept things simple. They probably learned their lesson when they tried incorporating the gradient diamond/scale pattern into the previous uniform set. However, wearing a sand coloured hat & jersey with white or grey pants is going to look awful.
  20. Well it is the closest thing to a replication of the throwback set. Those yellow pants need to be worn for every game possible.
  21. Every team's version of the cap is grey. The striping behind the logos seems to match most team's striping patterns. https://www.neweracap.com/Sports/NFL/NFL-ON-FIELD/NFL-TRAINING-CAMP/c/SPONFLONFTRA?count=48&q=%3Arelevance#toListing The Rams' hat stripes match the striping from the yellow pants, which is the only connection I could really make.
  22. They seem to be continuing to put more emphasis on the ram head over to the L@. Here is their training camp hat that recently went on sale. Every other team in the league uses their primary logo (although the Bears have 2 versions, one with the primary logo, and one with the alternate 'B' logo).
  23. The two best All Star Game uniform sets both utilized the diagonal script.
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