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  1. The images above where it's in the new shape but unbroken look better to me than the wrap-around style that's in your avatar, but I personally don't feel that strongly about it. A million years ago I got an old Hutch helmet at a yard sale that was originally a Cowboys helmet that someone had painted over to turn into a Rams one. The horns on it actually look like the new ones (minus the break, obviously) and even as a little kid, I (slightly) preferred it to the wrap-around.
  2. That's a good point. I remember back when you'd never see an option in the NFL and people said it was because 1) the players on defense are too fast, and 2) the hash marks are different. I don't watch college football now, but I assume there's not many teams playing like the old Nebraska teams did where it was "option left" or "option right" all day long. It probably is a lot closer of a game now, and while defensive closing speed is absolutely better in the NFL, I think that some of the D1 teams basically are NFL teams at this point, so QBs from schools in the major conferences are probably used to at least some of what they're now seeing at the pro level. Coaching in the NFL has changed a lot too. There's no longer a 5-year plan. You need to win now or get fired, so they're more willing to tailor their playbooks to their new QB's strengths rather than give him 3 years to learn it. Andy Reid used to say that it took receivers 3 years to learn his playbook. Seriously - he said that. That's why up until they got TO, McNabb had nobody to throw the ball to. Funny how TO figured it out in one offseason. News flash - good players are good, and bad players are bad. F your playbook and plays that take 35 seconds to communicate. I wish he was here in front of me so I could laugh in his gross face. Andy Reid and the Chiefs are just two of the many reasons why my flag only has 49 stars and why I'll be deep in the cold cold ground before I recognize Missourah.
  3. He's talking about the part that curled up around the ear hole, not whether it's one piece or not. Losing the piece that curled around was an upgrade.
  4. You guys are really making football out to be more complicated than it is. If a team has a garbage OL and doesn't want to put their rookie QB out there behind it, then where do they draw the line? If it still sucks the next year, do they sit him again? Then the year after? Is the starter - usually a veteran journeyman - really sitting the rookie down and "teaching" him? If he was good enough to be a good teacher, maybe they wouldn't have had to draft a replacement. It's freaking football- and it's not like they've never played it before! I understand the game is faster at the pro level and all that, but you learn from experience. If a guy is a "project" and they really want to work on his mechanics or beef him up or something then I get sitting him. But other than that, just throw him out there - at least half of his first season. I do understand that QB is different than OG or LB, and it might take a little bit of time to learn how to read NFL defenses, but again - it's not rocket science, and guys have done it just fine right out of school. If a QB's psyche(sp?) is so fragile that an initial failure kills his confidence, then he's not the leader you want for your team anyway. Again - it's football - not surgery. Killers, rapists, child abusers, and jewelry thieves can all figure it out (and that's just Andy Reid's players!). Just play.
  5. I'll never understand the "he needs to sit, watch, and learn" for a season or two before playing. When he drafted McNabb, Andy Reid said that he might not play for two seasons (he ended up taking over for starting QB and now coach Doug Pederson before the end of season 1.) When they drafted Carson Wentz, the GM said that he should sit and watch for at least a year, and spend that time "getting to know the city, getting to know and understand our fans, and (something like) just learn what it means to be an NFL player". LOLOLOLOLOLOL. The defensive end you drafted doesn't need to "learn what it means to be an NFL player"? The first-round left tackle doesn't need to "learn about our city and our fans" for a whole goddam year? It's a perfect example of how NFL GMs and coaches think that they're scientists and not oafs that simply teach people how to hit other people in the head. If a player ends up being great, it's not because he sat. It's because... he's great!
  6. The split makes it not look like a horn. The crescent moon comparisons are pretty accurate. If you didn't know it was the Rams helmet, it'd be tough to say what it was.
  7. I heard "generational" used for Carson Wentz based on his play in 2017 up until his injury. Welp. You can have more than one "generational" player active at a time, but it's extremely rare. I'd say NBA did with Kobe, LeBron, and I'll even go as far as to say Shaq - but even that's borderline. Mike Trout is probably generational - but I'm not sure that anyone else in MLB is in that discussion. There's a few active guys that will no doubt be in the HOF, but that's always the case. HOF players are, by definition, rare - but they're always there. There's guys we heard our fathers talk about that were so unbelievable that we couldn't even imagine someone being that good (Babe Ruth for example), because we never saw it in our generation. Until we did. And then those guys are the ones we'll be talking about that the next generation won't understand until one comes along in their lifetime. I think there's a little recent bias now because we see highlights of everyone ever night and always remember the great plays and who made them, but there's really only one guy active in the NBA right now that truly transcends the game and is a bona fide living legend, and that's Joel "The Process" Embiid. Lebron is in the discussion as well, but let's give it a little more time to see how his career plays out.
  8. Maybe a window or door? Doorknob? Something that serves a distinct purpose but technically the house will remain standing without them.
  9. It's not possible to report the ads that swallow the screen for 10 seconds and then eventually let you in, and reporting them on mobile isn't really practical. I'm not going to go to the actual advertisers URL (then they win!) We understand that nobody with any ability to help actually cares about the user experience anymore, and that it's not anything within the moderators jurisdiction - but that link is basically "not our problem - if you want to report it, here's a PiTA form to fill out." If there's not a lot of ads reported via that form, it's not because they don't exist, it's more that it's a PiTA and takes less time to deal with the nonsense than to report it. Also, I'm not sure how many are actually talking about actual redirects. I haven't personally seen those - just border ads that take over the entire screen for a few seconds, then top/bottom ads that start out at 1/3 of screen size before reducing (and when you click the little x, there's actually another smaller ad underneath them that you have to click out of again.)
  10. Discussing a uniform atrocity that appears on the field every week is not the same as fearing a uniform that doesn't exist.
  11. "Foundational" = "franchise player"? I'm proclaiming myself to be a "generational" poster.
  12. There are 5 main buildings that should be part of any Philadelphia skyline silhouette. There's obviously more than 5 really tall buildings, but there's 5 that always appear together. Their old logo kinda has 4 of them (granted, the biggest one is only a few years old.) Liberty Place (One and Two Liberty): Mellon Center: Comcast Center (left) and Comcast Technology Center (right): EDIT: really sucks that Phila banned skyscrapers until the late '80s - and that our grid is so perfectly blockish. Really hindered our vertical development, and makes it so most of the buildings are shaped really wide on their north-south sides and narrow on the east-west. Also can't build above a modest heighe anywhere near the historic stuff. FWIW, the CTC is the tallest building in the US outside of NYC and Chicago. If Covid doesn't kill demand for office buildings forever, there's shovels ready to go in the ground west of the Schuylkill river to build what would essentially be a 2nd skyline, and an even taller tallest building.
  13. Philadelphia's tallest building should be included in any skyline view, no?
  14. On a website where we discuss uniforms, harping on something designed to circumvent said uniform is hardly irrational. Try again. I see that's from O'Grady's site - did he actually claim that was legitimately considered? Like it's something the team actually reviewed and considered, not jus something his team whipped up?
  15. So then what's Mahomes? Tua? The Arizona guy? Are they all "generational"? If they are, then none are because it's obvious that more than one comes along in a generation. While it was an absurd amount of luck that Peyton and Brady were active at the same time, and were absolutely "generational", if there's handfuls of these guys coming out every year, then they're not "generational", they're "once every 5 years" or something like that. "Generational" > HOFer. It's a word that should be used very sparingly.
  16. If the "league" you're referring to is a 2A high-school league, then that's a pretty accurate statement.
  17. You guys are scared about something that hasn't happened and for which there's been no indication will happen. If anything, they've gone out of their way to stress that they're keeping the colors, so I think this concern is irrational. Every team has black merch.
  18. But it doesn't make sense. As a west coast team, most of their games are in the pacific time zone and against San Fran, San Diego, and Arizona. So in addition to their 81 home dates, the majority of their 81 road dates are relatively close by, so putting a team in the middle of the country doesn't make sense when the chances are they'd be calling up a player to LA, and if not, to a western-states game. Also - there's not much difference between a 5 hour flight and a 3 hour one, so the "penalty" for putting a team close to LA doesn't nearly outweigh the benefits. I do understand that it's different for the western and central teams who's opponents are spaced out pretty far as opposed to the northeast teams who are right down the street from each other, but it doesn't justify a team in the middle of the country (at least not if the reasoning is to be able to have those players equidistant to each coast.)
  19. It wouldn't look good with the then (or current) helmet and pants.
  20. I haven't been in 8 years, but Fenway was a dump. Wrigley has a certain charm to it, but there was really none of that at Fenway. Between the two, Boston needs a new park first.
  21. The word "generational" gets thrown around way too much these days. Can a guy play one full season before being labeled as a once-in-a-generation talent? Nothing against Joe Burrow, but at this point in his career he's not even in the discussion for top guy, let alone "generational". Hell - half the NBA is "generational" - which means none of it is. It's like how some dopes throw around "iconic" when they really mean "it's a logo that I like."
  22. Uh no. Shoulda said on the outside of the orange. Doesn't need to be white-aqua-orange-aqua-white. Don't "uh" me.
  23. Shows you how much basketball I watch! I had season tix in the last pre-Process season with an ex who was really into basketball, and I remember seeing him then. I guess that was "only" 9 years ago, but I had to look that up - it feels like a lifetime. That's what the Process did - can't even remember an entire era of the team.
  24. The first thing that comes to mind when I hear "redshirt" within the context of SPORTS is a college redshirt. I'm not saying to not name your kid Bart because kids could rhyme it with fart, but it does open them up for "lol they play like they should redshirt the whole team, hyuh hyuh amirite?"