BringBackTheVet

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  1. Hey - get to the back of the line. If the Phils can't get Sweet Lou during the offseason, I'd take Girardi over Uncle Charlie any day!
  2. Me too. I never understood how a 7 could have a curved "leg" in a "block"-ish font. I also firmly believe that "2"s should have three horizontal lines - not 2 horizontal and one oblique.
  3. Yeah, if Ed Wade was still GM, Howard would either have been sent back to AAA, or would have been traded in the offseason for a couple of no-name middle relievers. Had Thome never have gotten hurt, Howard would still probably have zero major league experience, even though he has nearly every franchise minor-league HR record.
  4. 28 HR @ Home. 25 HR on the road. CBP is def. a hitter's park, but he's not hitting fly-balls that would be outs in other stadiums - he's hitting upper-deck shots.
  5. I'm not asking at all if anyone thinks Howard did steroids. He was a masher in MiLB, which actually had tests. I don't think that there is even a little bit of a question as to where his strength comes from. I'm just asking if he will be recognized as the "true" champion.
  6. Ryan Howard hit his 53rd today. He is currently on pace for 62. It is not unreasonable to think that he could hit a few more than 62, considering how streaky he can be. Anyway, considering that the only people ever to have eclipsed 61 (Sosa, McGwire, and Bonds) all did it under "questionable" circumstances, if Howard hits 62, will you / the media treat him as the true or "natural" leader? Should he be listed as #1? ***Please note - I don't want this thread to turn into "so-and-so was never found guilty" or "Sosa didn't cheat" etc. I'm not saying that any of those people were innocent or guilty, just that there is a huge cloud of suspision, which nobody can argue.***
  7. You noticed the "C" and wondered what it stands for, but you didn't do the same and wonder what the "T" was doing there? Well he probably reasonably assumed it was for "Twins".
  8. I said months because that is when the concrete core should be high enough to be visible in most skyline views. It should top-out next spring, and be complete by end of 07. It is already pretty visible here Some companies have already started modifying their logos (very poorly in this case) because of it: As for your logo, I know you aren't going for 100% exactitude, but you should work on Mellon a little bit. See the pic I posted above, and you'll notice the difference in slope in the pyramid between it and your drawing. That and the block it sits on (for lack of a technical term) should be slightly higher.
  9. No, it didn't. It would be like if the Yankees replaced the pinstripes with a plain vest and the NY with a YANKEES mark. You don't make a wholesale change like this. You do it gradually, if at all. Show me where it is documented that the Canadiens or another team with a long history of tradition is making wholesale changes. Maybe a different material, maybe a different fit, maybe slight changes in the shoulders to account for the new template, but nowhere has it been said that the "CH" is going anywhere, or that their striping is leaving. So until we see any new jerseys, as of right now, this is nothing more than like the MLB switch in the early 70s.
  10. Overreaction, maybe? Especially for something you haven't even seen? "force these tucked-in ballet tights on every team club." -Reebok cannot force anything on anyone. If anything goes wrong, blame the NHL or the individual club. "no right to screw with history of teams like the Canadiens and Blackhawks." -Why not wait to see if that actually happens? The Canadiens jerseys weren't "air-knit" 60 years ago. Did people "boycott" a company when the material changed from sweater-like to poly and then eventually to the current version? Wait and see. If you don't like it, boycott the NHL, not Reebok. Someone signs off on this stuff. Do I really need to see Reebok officially unveil a tucked in jersey before I can form an opinion on it? Can I not decide that a tucked in hockey jersey looks really bad or is plain wrong independent of seeing one in the flesh? It?s not a situation of individual taste or growing to like something. That?s not the issue. We?re talking about Reebok forcing a template on all clubs that will drastically change their identity and that is wrong period. You may think I?m overreacting, but I believe you lack the capacity to understand the significance of this issue. This is more than just uniform design. We?re talking about political identity in some cases. The Montreal Canadiens for example are an icon for French speaking Quebecers and even Catholicism to a certain degree. In this country they have enormous cultural and historical implications. The Canadiens sweater isn?t just a symbol of sporting heritage; it?s a part of a people?s identity. As far as the Reebok template goes there was info about it here: http://www.tsn.ca/columnists/bob_mckenzie.asp?id=153365 According to an anonymous GM in this article: "Terrible. Just terrible. If we're forced to use them, well, we've got no choice, but if there's a choice, no way." The fact that this particular GM doesn?t like these uniforms isn?t what bothers me. What bothers me is his uncertainty of choice. He doesn?t even know if he will get one! Clearly the GM?s don?t have a veto power at this junction or this GM wouldn?t be wondering aloud if these uniforms will be forced on his club. It?s funny how you mention that teams have to sign off on these things. I believe they already have and the cards are all in Reebok?s hands. How else can one explain what is happening in Buffalo with the Buffaloslug for instance? By all accounts ownership was set to return to a modern version of their classic uniform in a bid to please their long term fans. My how those plans changed after Reebok stepped in to the design process. Instead of giving the fans a reworked classic, they let a focus group 3000 miles away decide on a slug and we all know the rest? How do the Sabres even go forward after this absolute disaster? And how does a team go from wanting to please their fans with a familiar identity to doing nothing to stop a logo that is universally hated and completely alienating to their fan base? It makes absolutely no sense for the Sabres to respond this way unless they don?t have a choice in the matter. From the sound of things around the league, and the nature of the coming uniform templates themselves, this seems to be the case for most NHL clubs: no choice. If the teams have already signed-off on this, then blame them, not Reebok. What would happen if the Canadiens just flat out refused to go with it - would the NHL kick them out of the league? Besides - they were rejected for next season, presumably so they could get it right. Reebok would be killing any future working relationships by not pushing something on the league that it didn't want. Even if they had that power (which I do not under any circumstances believe that they do) it would make no sense. People are way too quick to blame Nike, Reebok, etc. for these types of things. I'm as frustrated as anyone when teams lose their tradition, or when crap like Buffaslug comes out (especially when it is my team in question) but that just hasn't happened - yet. Wow. I'm not sure I've ever been insulted like that on these boards. Congratulations.
  11. Will be outdated in a few months when Comcast Center overtakes Liberty 1 as the tallest building.
  12. Um... this exact same thing already happened - and involved the Yankees. Howabout when MLB went from flannel to double-knit? Many teams changed up their looks (including classics like the Pirates and Red Sox) while some teams (Yankees) kept essentially the same design and moved it onto a cooler, higher-performing canvas. Chill out.
  13. Actually, the Montreal Canadiens are the only NHL team that does not wear air knit jerseys. All pro Montreal Canadiens jerseys are made out of double knit polyester like many NHL teams jerseys were in the early 1990's. The Canadiens use double knit because they believe that it looks better on television than air knit or mesh do because it conceals the player equipment so that it cannot be seen through the jersey fabric. Thanks for that tidbit - I didn't think anyone was not using air-knit. Also, this proves one of my points - nobody "forced" airknit down MTL's throat - they decided that it wasn't for them. Now maybe the league as a whole signed an agreement with RBK to manufacture new uniforms, and sold their soul by not having veto power (very difficult to believe), but if that was the case, then blame the league, not Reebok. I'll agree that the NHL hasn't done too many things right over the last decade(s?), but to get this fired up without seeing anything is absurd. Anxious? Skeptical? Nervous? Fine. Perfectly understandable. But calling for boycots and some of the other things that have been mentioned in this thread? Insanity.
  14. Overreaction, maybe? Especially for something you haven't even seen? "force these tucked-in ballet tights on every team club." -Reebok cannot force anything on anyone. If anything goes wrong, blame the NHL or the individual club. "no right to screw with history of teams like the Canadiens and Blackhawks." -Why not wait to see if that actually happens? The Canadiens jerseys weren't "air-knit" 60 years ago. Did people "boycott" a company when the material changed from sweater-like to poly and then eventually to the current version? Wait and see. If you don't like it, boycott the NHL, not Reebok. Someone signs off on this stuff.
  15. PANTONE, I can't tell you how much you've just ruined a great illusion. Up until this very moment, this is the scene I was picturing from your compound in CO (only with a few more computers around:)
  16. Which just happens to closely resemble a keystone...
  17. Eagles did it for the first game at the Linc. I'll post a pic if I can find one. Here it is...
  18. Croce's been out of the picture for years now. It's time for a change. Even if it is just the colors. Unlike most of you, I don't mind the wide shoulders or wordmark (I don't love it, but I can live with it - just update the ball now.) Just make the blue the primary, change the black on the white to blue or red (probably blue) (and simplify the trim on the whites) and go with a red alt - but not the Hop Hop one with the black wordmark. Either one with the white wordmark, or a true alt.
  19. I know I didn't fix the sleeve numbers - sue me!
  20. Probably doesn't meet your qualifications, but here's LFF's logo:
  21. If they are to go with something like that, they should 1. not use serifed numbers. Looks odd with the sans font used for the wordmark (road at least.) Maybe switch to a serif on the road to match the home (even though you can barely see the home?) 2. Ditch the 70s white-C. Go with a red C with the "Reds" in red inside of it.