MJWalker45

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  1. 3 minutes ago, pianoknight said:

     

    For now.

     

    There's a lot of smoke on this thing for there not to be a fire somewhere.  I'm not saying NU walks away today, but it wouldn't surprise me if things change down the road.  Kevin Warren is no Jim Delaney.  

    The only way I see them walk away is if they jump to the Big XII as part of the television fees. Will they make anything close to what they're getting now? I don't think they can as long as Longhorn Network exists. 


  2. 5 minutes ago, GDAWG said:

     

    That was because the tournament was in a controlled bubble.  What the MLS is doing with regular season play is what MLB is doing now: games in their own home stadiums.  

     

    USL has been playing with fans at some games. San Antonio FC is not having fans through August, and probably not through September either but teams are getting better at policing themselves to limit outbreaks. Austin had issues at the start but are playing games and not reporting anymore people getting quarantined. 


  3. 18 minutes ago, Digby said:

    Yet again, a generic name that's already used enough repeatedly in the league. This doesn't feel like the right path for MLS to take, to me. Made considerably worse by the specific fraughtness of STL's city/county dynamic.

     

    I do like how the logo is put together, though it feels like it will get dated quickly, and there's little to latch onto in terms of a brand. Interesting choice on the red, hopefully that plus a good jersey design will set them off from Chicago, Dallas and RSL.

    a magenta/blue quartered jersey could be a great look. 


  4. 9 hours ago, CaliforniaGlowin said:

    The team says Angel City FC might not be the official name, but they are selling gear with Angel City on it.  Could it be that Angel City is the "city" name and they could later have a team name?  Has a team sold gear at the team launch only to change the name before they play? 

    I think they're trying to make this a nickname while still coming up with an official name later on. As far as teams changing names, the only one I can think of is the Akron Aeros, which were initially the Blast. I'm sure there's a few Blast t-shirts still out there somewhere. 


  5. 20 hours ago, cajunaggie08 said:

    Here are the super :censored:ty fan replica uniforms for $74.99. They couldn't even get the enlarged team name right. The previous version had the "shoulder stripes" on the sleeves only and no actual stripes on the shoulder

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    My Browns Denz Ward jersey is completely sublimated, but at least it looks like it wasn't assembled 5 minutes before it shipped.


  6. 5 minutes ago, bosox said:

     

    If you're playing 8 games in the Spring and then you do another 8 in the Fall, it's absolutely possible. That's 16 games (vs a normal 12) over...8-11 months.

    You also are dealing with new players coming in the summer/fall that are replacing the players that have graduated or left for the NFL. In addition, EPL players finished playing July 26th and will start playing games again on September 12th. Yes, soccer isn't as physical as football. However, these schools have better facilities than most of the top European soccer clubs, including EPL teams. A gap of three to four months will allow players to recover a lot easier than 7 weeks will. Pushing games back up to a month can even be used to add more time for that. Ohio State at Michigan in mid-December isn't ideal, but I'd take that over no game at all like this year. I'm also wondering if the people yelling at Big Ten and PAC-12 commissioners about "stealing these players dreams" will be saying that in October if we have a breakout amongst the teams that do try playing in the fall. 


  7. 6 minutes ago, BVZ said:

    Was really hoping to see maroon collars and cuffs on the away uniforms. Adidas fan jerseys are vastly inferior to what Nike produces.
     

    Looking forward to seeing the rest of the new custom number font. I’m not a fan of the trend of random notches in numbers but these look very subtle. Overall, a massive upgrade with the return of glossy helmets and white face mask with an enlarged wordmark. As an Aggie, I really like the look.  I do think white socks would be much better than black.

    It's Prime Block with random notches. I'm not sure what non-adidas font is close to it but I know there's one out there. 


  8. 17 hours ago, JayMac said:

    Canceling the fall season is fine but the prospect of players playing two seasons in one calendar year is beyond dumb. 

     

    But hey, "wE cArE aBoUt OuR sTuDeNt aThLeTeS!"

     

    18 hours ago, CherryMX said:

     

    Lou, uh, ya know *adjusts collar*

    This and Dieon Sanders telling college kids that opted out that other people are ready to take their spot reminds me why the NFL now uses robot tackling dummies.

     

    I Mentioned this idea in the uni forum, but I'll drop it here too:

    Looking at AAF/XFL/WLAF for season planning as a guideline. Games started in mid-March and the season ended in June. So if you push the start up to mid-February, play 10 weeks with no byes, you'd have the regular season end on April 10th, conference championships the 17th, two weeks for bowl games spread across the tow weeks. The semi-finals would be played May 8th, and the championship on May 15th or 17th, depending on what they decide to do. That gives basketball March Madness, which would probably move from Thursday-Sunday to Monday-Thursday. Baseball would have June as it usually does. The actual winner in this could be the XFL which could sit out until 2022 and figure out how to make a better spring product by watching how college football does. Every level will be playing so there's a lot of data to crunch. For most schools, they'll end their season at the same time they normally would for spring football. The rest would be adding up to an extra month of football. The real question is if the NFL would consider moving the draft into that space between the semi-finals and the championship, similar to what the WNBA did with their drafts in previous years? Here's a quote from ESPN:

    What does this mean for the 2021 NFL draft and college all-star events?

    League sources say the NFL hasn't had formal discussions about the draft or the college all-star season, as it was waiting to see what the colleges would do. The only thing that has come up in recent owners meetings is whether to lift the prohibition of scouts on campuses in the fall, but there has been no decision. The possibility of a spring season puts several options on the table, but so far there doesn't seem to be much support for changing the date of the draft. The collective bargaining agreement signed in March, however, stipulates that the draft must be held between Feb. 14 and June 2. Another possibility: Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst suggested on Monday that the NFL could have a "mini combine" in December.

     

    So, the NFL could plan to hold the Combine immediately after the championship game, heck if it isn't in Indianapolis, move it there anyways and have the combine start the morning afterwards,,unless you decide to have the Senior, Hula and East-West games that weekend, then just have the combine start the second Tuesday after the Championship.  


  9. 7 hours ago, SmackNCheese said:

     

    Honestly it looks more "Trump-y".

     

    I guess my web history has I.D.'d me as being in the "young conservative" demographic, so i get a bunch of ads that are clearly targeted for Trump voters, and they all have the same sort of look. Wide, semi-bold to bold blue letters in a box shape.

    I get tagged too. Probably because I live in Texas and ordered a bunch of red soccer jerseys. Hahahahahaha!!!!!


  10. 13 minutes ago, Magic Dynasty said:

    I'm sad that they've gone away from the shoulder stripes, that was a unique and iconic look that they owned. The new uniforms aren't bad, and I understand that they have history behind them, but there was no reason to ditch the old set.

     

    19 minutes ago, cajunaggie08 said:

    Confirmed its the 1998 throwbacks but with the current aTm logo and plain white numbers rather than faux-screen printed numbers.

     

     

     

     

     

    Would be better as the alternate. Like Magic said, they should have kept using the shoulder stripes. 


  11. 1 minute ago, Tracy MidGrady said:

    The college football uniforms fanfare used to be so robust, even before covid it has really died down the past couple years.

    I think the lack of spring games hurt presentation timelines this year. You'd also have recruits slipping up and taking pictures of new gear. Schools have gotten better at delaying the chances of leaks. 


  12. 8 hours ago, Kevin W. said:

    They'll be some of the few uniforms to see the field this fall since the SEC's boosters will fight tooth and nail to make sure that the teams play.

     

    I won't specify why they'll fight for it, of course.

    Less than 50% of schools at FBS are still planning to play this fall. Sun Belt teams are taking their lead from the SEC. I almost want to see a fall and spring season happen. I'd love to see the CFP try figuring out what to do. 


  13. 59 minutes ago, JayMac said:

    Canceling the fall season is fine but the prospect of players playing two seasons in one calendar year is beyond dumb. 

     

    But hey, "wE cArE aBoUt OuR sTuDeNt aThLeTeS!"

    Watching Ohio State fans get unhinged is the strangest thing, as an Ohio State fan. They're acting like Gene Smith cancelled football instead of the schools as a whole. It's pretty flipping annoying. 


  14. 3 hours ago, guest23 said:

     

    I am having a hard time conceptualizing what a spring season would look like with regard to timing and amount of games. 

    I'd look at the old WLAF schedule. Games started in mid-March and the season ended in June. So if you push the start up to mid-February, play 10 weeks with no byes, you'd have the regular season end on April 10th, conference championships the 17th, two weeks for bowl games spread across the tow weeks. The semi-finals would be played May 8th, and the championship on May 15th or 17th, depending on what they decide to do. That gives basketball March Madness, which would probably move from Thursday-Sunday to Monday-

    Thursday. Baseball would have June as it usually does. The actual winner in this could be the XFL which could sit out until 2022 and figure out how to make a better spring product by watching how college football does. Every level will be playing so there's a lot of data to crunch. For most schools, they'll end their season at the same time they normally would for spring football. The rest would be adding up to an extra month of football. The real question is if the NFL would consider moving the draft into that space between the semi-fiinals and the championship, similar to what the WNBA did with their drafts in previous years. 


  15. 34 minutes ago, Gothamite said:

     

     

     

    MLF bought the equipment from Jerry Kurz, who initially bought it at the bankruptcy auction.

     

    But I don't see who bought the intellectual property, which does not appear to have been part of that sale.  It's not mentioned among the MLF's assets in their EDGAR filings, so they don't own it.

    So is it still with Ebersol or Polian? As much fun as it would be to see better looking identities come back, I think they should either keep the XFL teams they have or change them out for something else.


  16. On 8/4/2020 at 9:09 AM, Magic Dynasty said:

    Painfully generic. Take off the name on the front and that could be any red/white/blue team in college football.

    This is Fresno State though. They've always had a generic look, besides the side panels with Nike.

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    This last one isn't generic per se, but it was straight from the Nike catalog as opposed to having a bespoken set for themselves. And chrome doesn't really fit them either.


  17. On 8/6/2020 at 12:28 AM, -kj said:

    This happened back in June, but I didn't see it on the boards anywhere.  Looks like a new crest for Stade de Reims:

     

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    And the new home kit. 

     

    Wolves cup font is like a reverse version of the Michigan State Spartans numbers.

    Man United cup font. Interesting that the ladies are presented using them as I think they'll be wearing league branded numbers even for cup competitions. 


  18. 2 hours ago, Tracy MidGrady said:

    New Balance, Puma & Champion are the only brands I can think of but i have seen any of the active in football recently, unless it's a start up

    Starter or Phenom Elite are the only other ones I can recall making uniforms for upper level teams. Champion and Wilson as well as Riddell still make uniforms but that stops at high school. I think Phenom is making uniforms for Maine. 

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