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34 minutes ago, Gothamite said:

It is kind of shocking how much thought and work they put into the production design for this commercial.  More than some actual teams do. 😛 

 

Anyone recognize the ballpark where they shot it?

 

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Maybe the Staten Island Yankees ballpark? 

 

Wonder what would cost more, pay for the rights to use a real team's branding or create a fictional team?

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8 minutes ago, VDizzle12 said:

 

Maybe the Staten Island Yankees ballpark? 

 

That looks like a winner.  Note the V-shaped supports for the upper deck.

 

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13 minutes ago, VDizzle12 said:

Maybe the Staten Island Yankees ballpark? 

 

I think you’re right.  With a little CGI extension. 

 

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7 minutes ago, Gothamite said:

 

I think you’re right.  With a little CGI extension. 

 

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Good eye.  It looks like the upper deck was extended over an additional 2.5 sections (+/-) of the lower deck.

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4 minutes ago, oldschoolvikings said:

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I know this one!  The "so bad it's almost good" classic . . . "The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh".

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My all-time favorite fictional team?  Bingo Long and the Traveling All-Stars!

 

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Every player had a slightly different design.

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(Yes, that's Billy Dee Williams, James Earl Jones, and Richard Pryor.)

 

 

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Love the two different jerseys there.

 

Wonder why the early HBO shows like this one aren't available on the network's streaming site?  It's not like syndication wasn't a thing at the time; HBO would have known they might need rebroadcast rights in perpetuity when writing the contracts.  

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True. I do remember them running in syndication in edited down clean 30 minute shows with the laugh track on Saturday night. It was so bizarre. Can’t recall which station it ran on.

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17 hours ago, monkeypower said:

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I watched this movie religiously growing up. Looking back it's great how team USA was able to beat the hockey powerhouses of the world (Trinidad and Tobago, Italy and the Iceland dynasty).

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3 hours ago, oldschoolvikings said:

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This wasn't Richard Pryor's last time in a baseball uniform.  He played a pitcher for the Hackensack Bulls in the 1985 remake of Brewster's Millions

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My contribution (and, for the record, I have no interest in the remake) . . . 

The uniforms were intentionally bad in 1976, but that have a certain retro panache now.

 

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Then the Bears went upscale when they traveled to Tokyo . . . complete with a more prominent sponsor.

 

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3 hours ago, Gothamite said:

Wonder why the early HBO shows like this one aren't available on the network's streaming site?  It's not like syndication wasn't a thing at the time; HBO would have known they might need rebroadcast rights in perpetuity when writing the contracts.  

 

So wonders every "From the Earth to the Moon" fan out there. (If you haven't see it, you owe it to yourself to check it out--the DVD box should be available for cheap.)

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Can't say I was big enough fan of the show to know the details of the football scenes, but I thought the Smallville Crows had a nice identity, complete with team warmups and practice uniforms with mismatched helmet logos (which is a nice touch if intentional).

 

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5 hours ago, Gothamite said:

Love the two different jerseys there.

 

Wonder why the early HBO shows like this one aren't available on the network's streaming site?  It's not like syndication wasn't a thing at the time; HBO would have known they might need rebroadcast rights in perpetuity when writing the contracts.  

1st & 10 is on Amazon Prime, I added it to my watchlist a few months ago but haven't dove in yet. HBO didn't produce 1st & Ten they just aired it, so whatever rights they had to show it most likely expired years ago.

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The Cougars from the short-lived Playmakers had an interesting identity (light blue, silver, maroon). But their striping was a mess. spacer.png

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How about the University of Louisiana Mud Dogs and they're unique orange, brown, and blue color scheme?

 

"Y'all remember when Bobby Boucher showed up at halftime and the Mud Dogs won the Bourbon Bowl!"

 

Practice/regular season uniform:

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Bourbon Bowl uniform:

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