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Everything posted by MJWalker45

  1. Unfortunately for the rest of the world, brand recognition. In other parts of the world they think the Cosmos should be playing in MLS because they're still the biggest name in US soccer. Then i have to remind them they're playing in amateur leagues now because they refuse to play nice with anyone.
  2. https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/50254750 England will be introducing legacy numbers, similar to how the ECB assigns each player a number that is placed below the England badge on cricket gear. 1071 is Gareth Southgate's number, as he was the 1071st person to play for England's men's team. After this match the number will still be on the kit, but will be on the inside collar.
  3. Adidas has been doing Parley for the Oceans kits the last 4 years. They usually use Real Madrid, Bayern and Manchester United for those. These Juve kits aren't bad, save for the highlighter yellow logos.
  4. $$$$$ That's why. I'm sure that most of the bigger adidas teams will have a Parley uniform as well.
  5. It's basically him and Jaworski, but if they shut the league down before Christmas, why not jump to another league? Some players may be able to latch on to XFL teams in the interim, but by the time April rolls around you'll see those guys start rolling back in when the XFL season closes. I wonder if that might even be a viable option for XFL players at the bottom of the wage scale? The PLL model for the teams can work if they are set at the 6 teams, but are they going to simply roll through the same cities they are in or do they take the risk of moving across the country to say Omaha, San Antonio/Austin or even San Jose? They've been cautious enough to say it won't guarantee viability, but I think if they are using smaller arenas that would still need to accommodate the netting and field goal posts, they are still limited in what arenas will take them in.
  6. I would look at Leeds United's old monogram logo and try to come up with something that reflects that. This is a good start in identifying a direction, but that font will not be received well as a logo for an educational system.
  7. Since they've been broken up a bit by the game last year, it doesn't have the same feeling that we got from pretty much knowing it was going to be the Warriors and Cavs before the ball was tipped. It's been a bit of the same with college football until this year. Everyone expects Bama to be there but they aren't as sure about Clemson.
  8. I'm sure there's a competition for it somewhere.
  9. I wonder if we'll see any AFL owners bite the bullet and jump to the NAL. That league has snagged up Wheeling and New Jersey from the AAL and Orlando may have stabilized as well.
  10. Pull those stripes back to the sleeve cap only, shrink and lower the numbers and they don't need any other changes.
  11. Can you get paid for it? It's probably a sport.
  12. Every team has a team I believe. https://www.mlssoccer.com/esports/emls/2019
  13. Since MLS has an eSports league, having space for their team makes complete sense. I wonder if other teams are planning to include things like this in the new stadiums as well.
  14. Ohio finishes the regular season this week. Biggest surprise this year is that New Philadelphia is still 9-0 and 1st in their region. They play Dover on Friday with a perfect regular season at stake. My alma mater is looking at a perfect season as well. They are 0-9 and playing the top team in the league, Indian Valley. It's going to be ugly and it's on Halloween night for some reason instead of Saturday when it was normally held.
  15. I can think of one way these guys could get extra money, Insta-fame. It's what led one player for UCF to quit football when the NCAA told him to pick one of the other: https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/ucf-kicker-ruled-ineligible-after-refusing-to-agree-to-terms-over-youtube-channel/ The big issue is whether or not the NCAA will allow these accounts to make money or not. I think for the NCAA this may not be a direct revenue stream but if you have players with monetized accounts talking up the college experience and giving a rose colored glasses view of college sports it will help them in the long run while letting the athletes pocket money now. For the Olympic sports and non money-making teams this would be a boon.
  16. They actually have the assets since they've included 10 NCAA teams for their Superstar/Face of the Franchise for Madden20. Realistically, EA would need to make a deal with the overall licensing group and that would take time. I wonder if the workaround is to simply bump up the cost of attendance payments. I could also see schools start selling football and basketball jerseys with each kids name and number available with a set percentage for each jersey sold. Fanatics would be the biggest winner if this isn't allowed at separate school stores. It still won't help volleyball and lacrosse players as much as it will the big money sports so it will be interesting to see how this ultimately gets implemented.
  17. That's what that uniform was when they wore them back then. The only way to make them look closer to the originals is to screen the numbers on and use the Champion style numbers.
  18. A new lawsuit from the Cosmos? Strangely enough they are searching for a new league to play in since NASL will not be viable next year. https://www.frontrowsoccer.com/2019/09/29/no-room-at-the-inn-cosmos-trying-to-find-a-league-may-not-play-in-2020/
  19. How much of that could be actual ownership engagement, in addition to leaving Arrowhead? In the case of Columbus from 2016-2017, there was a deliberate attempt to weaken the team and chase fans away. Prior to that when the Hunts owned Kansas City, Dallas and Columbus they were spreading the love to three different fan bases, which can cause the fans to think they treated another team better than the rest of them. This is why I'm annoyed by the name Atlanta United but not DC United. DC United took that name to stand out from the Americanized names that the rest of the league had in 1996. Atlanta United took that name because it fit marketing plans better than a name like Atlanta Chiefs or Atlanta Silverbacks couldn't.
  20. Too bad the Browns don't have Peppers to get rid of instead. Are the Redskins trying to get as many Buckeyes on the team as possible to bring in Urban Meyer?
  21. I think Nike has silently enlarged most of their big team's numbers. I think Penn State, Ohio State and Michigan are wearing slightly enlarged numbers. It could also be that the Vapor template is tighter fitting that Mach Speed and Elite 51 were and it gives the impression they're larger. adidas and under Armour are weird about using numbers that appear to be smaller than previous years so Washington having smaller numbers doesn't surprise me.
  22. And Cleveland will still find a way to blow it next week with a guy who's never started a game in 3 years.
  23. I'd shrink the outline on the lettering. Right now there's too much of it.
  24. Imagine throwing for 460 yards and only scoring . . . 1 touchdown! That's how bad it is to be Matt Schaub right now.