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  1. Nowadays when you see a receiver with a number in the 80s, it feels like when you see a baseball player with a number in the 60s - like he wasn't good enough to get one of the "real" numbers. Maybe it's just me, but when I see a receiver with an 80s number, he seems old and slow - and that stinks. As for LBs, I feel like the 40s is going to be the norm sooner than later. Most of the Eagles LBs are 40s, and I think I've seen a few on other teams too. I think modern LBs think of themselves as more athletic and "skill position"-like, and don't want the "slow" number of a lineman.
  2. At first glance I thought he had my name on his cleats.
  3. 4 is a decent number for a relatively-smaller guy that isn't necessarily a scrambler, but is very mobile. Like Favre. Receivers are really ruining the teens numbers. My arbitrary rule is that no receiver should wear 12, 14, or 16. I'd prefer they didn't wear any numbers in the teens, but 17, 18, 19 don't bother me too much. Probably because I don't love those numbers for QBs. I probably feel the most strongly about 12. That number should be reserved exclusively for QBs. Receivers look stupid in 12.
  4. Yeah. All the parts that mimic tigers are orange anyway (helmet, sleeves, stripes) so that's plenty. The Corey Dillon set was great. Especially when they added black pants to the rotation. I know that some don't like the whole tiger logo on the sleeve, but I don't think there was anything objectively wrong with that set. They could easily use it as the base for a new uniform. Maybe lose the sleeve logo (since we've lost sleeves) and relocate the tiger to either under the collar (replacing the B ) or get rid of it altogether and put a wordmark under the collar.
  5. There's no way the current Rams set is worse than the Bucs alarm-clocks. "worst of all time" is hyperbole. That being said, having a leg cut off is probably worse than having an arm cut off, but they both really hurt and would really impact your life, and I don't want either to happen to me. Rams = severed arm, Bucs = severed leg. Another analogy - Rams = being punched in the face, Bucs = being kicked in the balls (twice). Browns = being punched in the face and kicked in the balls and then run over by a car.
  6. I wouldn't take social media reaction seriously. People tend to be more vocal, whether literally or on the internet, when they complain. I'd also wager that the social media followers represent a fragment of the team's fanbase. People may hate the look, but Twitter isn't any measure to go by.
  7. The cheating thing doesn’t bother me much. If you’re not cheating, you’re not trying. As a fan, it doesn’t make the parade any less fun if the team cheated to get there. Couldn’t care less.
  8. We'll see if the "zero" in "zero tolerance" is really "zero" when one of the Mets players beats or assaults a woman or does something else reprehensible. Need to be careful when taking hard-line stances, because you open yourself up to criticism when you don't/can't.
  9. If he takes the job here, he’ll have no say in personnel, so that can’t happen again (it’ll be other people making ridiculous picks.). He won’t even get to set his own game day roster - seriously. The GM (who’s a CPA and not a “football” guy) informs the coach who will dress every week and who will be inactive. It’s insane.
  10. So it's looking more and more like Josh McDaniels is going to be the Eagles guy (or at least until he backs out.) Heard nothing but bad stuff about him and his personality, and how all of his "innovations" basically amount to "have the best QB ever". "so coach... why did the team only gain 50 yards this week?" "they didn't run the plays correctly." "what did they do wrong?" "these 30 plays require someone to play like the best QB ever, and they didn't do that."
  11. You're using the word "rebrand" very loosely. Slightly changing number fonts doesn't constitute a "rebrand".
  12. That would have had to be started two years ago, and you don't think there'd be any leaks by now? Typically new unis don't drop until closer to the draft, but we at least know what's coming by now.
  13. I'm curious why it hasn't been mentioned on the broadcast, considering how odd it looks. There's clearly something weird and non-standard about the balls the Bucs are using when on offense. Given Brady's history of manipulating balls, I'm really surprised this isn't something that's being talked about. Even if it's completely benign, there's still a striking visual difference between the balls being used tonight.
  14. They're using different balls. Brees' balls look normal, but Brady is playing with black balls. Let that be the first of the soon-to-be-started "out of context posts" thread.
  15. It does look black. Almost like it's been soaked in some kind of oil. There's brown in some parts, but the rest looks black.
  16. So barring some out-of-left-field surprise, like when Warren Sapp leaked that the Bucs were getting new unis despite nothing being mentioned prior, we aren't getting anything of note for 2021. Maybe a patch here and there, maybe some tweaks to the WFT helmet (though nothing even hinted at by the team), but no full overhauls. Pretty dull offseason.
  17. I'm not sure why it isn't treated like any other fumble that goes out of bounds, where it's returned to the offense at the point where the ball came out of the player's hands. It's too big of a swing to have it be a touchback. It's really one of the worst rules IMO. That ended up being a 10-point swing, and you simply can't come back from that against a team like the Chiefs. It was properly called, just a lousy rule.
  18. I can't root for the Saints because I hate their black pants too much, so I don't want to see them more than absolutely necessary. I can't root for Andy Reid because I think he's a scum bag. I'm good with everyone else - especially in the AFC. Given that the NFC is the home team for the SB, then my ideal uniform matchups would be: Cleveland (white over brown or orange) at Green Bay Buffalo (white over blue) at Green Bay Buffalo (white over white) at Tampa (red over pewter) Cleveland (white over orange or white) at Tampa (red over pewter)
  19. I liked Depeche Mode It's No Good after the last missed FG. Nice touch.
  20. I wonder if that played a part in the silly patches that are on the Rams jerseys. People buy stuff all the time just because it has some brand's patch on it (like those winter coats with the FJKLJRMJRM (no idea what the real name is) patch for example. I wonder if the Rams were thinking that that patch could go on a whole assortment of things, and "Los Angeles Rams" could become a fashion brand name - not just the literal name of the team. I guess if it's not on anything but the jerseys then the answer is no, but maybe?
  21. I don't think that's the issue at all, it's just that in all the databases, 'Football Team' is stored in the 'Team_Nickname' column, so the systems use it whenever the nickname is called for, which can lead to situations where you have "Eagles are visiting the Football Team", which looks ridiculous.
  22. The "best of both worlds" is never as good as the best of one world. Logos have no business breaking up stripes on sleeves. It's not as egregious on pants since the 95% of the stripe would lie below the logo, but still not good.