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I find it more interesting that the left guys kit has the three stripes on it while Pele's kit has one thick stripe.

Probably because Pele was sponsored by Puma.

I'd bet that's why. It's also why Johan Cruyff wore only two stripes, rather than three, on his shirt and warm-up jacket during the 1974 World Cup:

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(bottom row, second from left)

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By the way, the "other guy" in the Team USA jersey is West Ham legend Bobby Moore, who was then playing in the NASL. He and Pele are flanking Gerry Francis of QPR.

That image shows something which I really wish had caught on -- league all-star teams instead of national teams. A "Team USA" consisting of NASL players played against the English national team in 1976. I am a big fan of club football; but I dislike international football because it traffics in nationalism, which I despise. I do watch the World Cup and the Euros; and, because someone has to win, I root for England. But I don't feel good about these tournaments, as the flags make me ill.

On the other hand, if the teams participating were representing not countries but leagues, then I could fully get behind it. I'd rather watch a Premier League all-star team play a La Liga all-star team than watch England play Spain. The teams would of course consist of players of multiple nationalities; and these players would move from one league all-star team to another as they change leagues, just as baseball players move from the American League all-star team to the National League all-star team after they change leagues.

That would be the kind of World Cup that I would enjoy! There's be no minnows. Just sixteen all-star teams representing the best of the world's top leagues. In my fantasy scenario, there would be four groups, and each group would would contain a team from one of the major powers:

Premier League (England)

La Liga (Spain)

Serie A (Italy)

Bundesliga (Germany)

Then the other twelve teams would be apportioned to groups at random. If it were done right now, those other twelve teams might be:

Ligue 1 (France)

Eredivisie (Netherlands)

Brasileirão (Brazil)

Liga MX (Mexico)

MLS (U.S. / Canada)

Primera División (Argentina)

Primeira Liga (Portugal)

Championship (Russia)

Scottish Professional Football League

Belgian Pro League

J-League (Japan)

Super League (Switzerland)

The four major powers would have permanent spots. Qualifying matches would be played in the years before my fantasy World Cup to see which other twelve teams qualify.

Alas, this will never be. But it is one of the first things that I would bring into being as King of All Sports.

There's only one recognizable club in the SPL at the moment and even Celtic failed to qualify for Champions League this year. The All-Star team of Turkish or Ukrainian league should be much better.

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That's actually the first Major team Forsberg played for. Modo Hockey of the SHL. So it's the right uniform.
When you think Peter Forsberg, do you think MODO?

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I find it more interesting that the left guys kit has the three stripes on it while Pele's kit has one thick stripe.

Probably because Pele was sponsored by Puma.

I'd bet that's why. It's also why Johan Cruyff wore only two stripes, rather than three, on his shirt and warm-up jacket during the 1974 World Cup:

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(bottom row, second from left)

bb2c35da9a3abbc8e15ac09f9fadafec.jpg

By the way, the "other guy" in the Team USA jersey is West Ham legend Bobby Moore, who was then playing in the NASL. He and Pele are flanking Gerry Francis of QPR.

That image shows something which I really wish had caught on -- league all-star teams instead of national teams. A "Team USA" consisting of NASL players played against the English national team in 1976. I am a big fan of club football; but I dislike international football because it traffics in nationalism, which I despise. I do watch the World Cup and the Euros; and, because someone has to win, I root for England. But I don't feel good about these tournaments, as the flags make me ill.

On the other hand, if the teams participating were representing not countries but leagues, then I could fully get behind it. I'd rather watch a Premier League all-star team play a La Liga all-star team than watch England play Spain. The teams would of course consist of players of multiple nationalities; and these players would move from one league all-star team to another as they change leagues, just as baseball players move from the American League all-star team to the National League all-star team after they change leagues.

That would be the kind of World Cup that I would enjoy! There's be no minnows. Just sixteen all-star teams representing the best of the world's top leagues. In my fantasy scenario, there would be four groups, and each group would contain a team from one of the major powers:

Premier League (England)

La Liga (Spain)

Serie A (Italy)

Bundesliga (Germany)

Then the other twelve teams would be apportioned to groups at random. If it were done right now, those other twelve teams might be:

Ligue 1 (France)

Eredivisie (Netherlands)

Brasileirão (Brazil)

Liga MX (Mexico)

MLS (U.S. / Canada)

Primera División (Argentina)

Primeira Liga (Portugal)

Championship (Russia)

Scottish Professional Football League

Belgian Pro League

J-League (Japan)

Super League (Switzerland)

The four major powers would have permanent spots. Qualifying matches would be played in the years before my fantasy World Cup to see which other twelve teams qualify.

Alas, this will never be. But it is one of the first things that I would bring into being as King of All Sports.

There's only one recognizable club in the SPL at the moment and even Celtic failed to qualify for Champions League this year. The All-Star team of Turkish or Ukrainian league should be much better.

Ah, I see. Well, that is what the qualification rounds would be meant to decide. Teams from the leagues of Turkey and the Ukraine, as well as those of China, Norway, and a few others would be competing for inclusion in the twelve spots.

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That's actually the first Major team Forsberg played for. Modo Hockey of the SHL. So it's the right uniform.
When you think Peter Forsberg, do you think MODO?
He must also think of Joe Theismann as an Argonaut

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That's actually the first Major team Forsberg played for. Modo Hockey of the SHL. So it's the right uniform.
When you think Peter Forsberg, do you think MODO?

I still do a double take when I see him in an Avalance uniform. It just feels so wrong.

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That's actually the first Major team Forsberg played for. Modo Hockey of the SHL. So it's the right uniform.
When you think Peter Forsberg, do you think MODO?

I still do a double take when I see him in an Avalance uniform. It just feels so wrong.

I mean to me, he's always going to be part of the Avs, but to anyone who knew him then, it would be right. It's like saying someone's high school jersey is wrong. It may look odd, but it's not the wrong uniform. To the Athlete that's their right uniform to. McDavid in an Erie Otters uniform looks just as right as an Oilers jersey.

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I find it more interesting that the left guys kit has the three stripes on it while Pele's kit has one thick stripe.

Probably because Pele was sponsored by Puma.

I'd bet that's why. It's also why Johan Cruyff wore only two stripes, rather than three, on his shirt and warm-up jacket during the 1974 World Cup:

2.jpg

(bottom row, second from left)

bb2c35da9a3abbc8e15ac09f9fadafec.jpg

By the way, the "other guy" in the Team USA jersey is West Ham legend Bobby Moore, who was then playing in the NASL. He and Pele are flanking Gerry Francis of QPR.

That image shows something which I really wish had caught on -- league all-star teams instead of national teams. A "Team USA" consisting of NASL players played against the English national team in 1976. I am a big fan of club football; but I dislike international football because it traffics in nationalism, which I despise. I do watch the World Cup and the Euros; and, because someone has to win, I root for England. But I don't feel good about these tournaments, as the flags make me ill.

On the other hand, if the teams participating were representing not countries but leagues, then I could fully get behind it. I'd rather watch a Premier League all-star team play a La Liga all-star team than watch England play Spain. The teams would of course consist of players of multiple nationalities; and these players would move from one league all-star team to another as they change leagues, just as baseball players move from the American League all-star team to the National League all-star team after they change leagues.

That would be the kind of World Cup that I would enjoy! There's be no minnows. Just sixteen all-star teams representing the best of the world's top leagues. In my fantasy scenario, there would be four groups, and each group would contain a team from one of the major powers:

Premier League (England)

La Liga (Spain)

Serie A (Italy)

Bundesliga (Germany)

Then the other twelve teams would be apportioned to groups at random. If it were done right now, those other twelve teams might be:

Ligue 1 (France)

Eredivisie (Netherlands)

Brasileirão (Brazil)

Liga MX (Mexico)

MLS (U.S. / Canada)

Primera División (Argentina)

Primeira Liga (Portugal)

Championship (Russia)

Scottish Professional Football League

Belgian Pro League

J-League (Japan)

Super League (Switzerland)

The four major powers would have permanent spots. Qualifying matches would be played in the years before my fantasy World Cup to see which other twelve teams qualify.

Alas, this will never be. But it is one of the first things that I would bring into being as King of All Sports.

There actually were some 'league all-star" games in the late 80's. They were frendlies and it just didn't catch on. Here's a pic of Maradona and Matthaus in the Serie A team

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Tony Armas played only four games for the Pirates in September 1976, before playing for the A's (1977-82), Red Sox (1983-86) and the Angels (1987-1989).

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I find it more interesting that the left guys kit has the three stripes on it while Pele's kit has one thick stripe.

Probably because Pele was sponsored by Puma.

I'd bet that's why. It's also why Johan Cruyff wore only two stripes, rather than three, on his shirt and warm-up jacket during the 1974 World Cup:

2.jpg

(bottom row, second from left)

bb2c35da9a3abbc8e15ac09f9fadafec.jpg

By the way, the "other guy" in the Team USA jersey is West Ham legend Bobby Moore, who was then playing in the NASL. He and Pele are flanking Gerry Francis of QPR.

That image shows something which I really wish had caught on -- league all-star teams instead of national teams. A "Team USA" consisting of NASL players played against the English national team in 1976. I am a big fan of club football; but I dislike international football because it traffics in nationalism, which I despise. I do watch the World Cup and the Euros; and, because someone has to win, I root for England. But I don't feel good about these tournaments, as the flags make me ill.

On the other hand, if the teams participating were representing not countries but leagues, then I could fully get behind it. I'd rather watch a Premier League all-star team play a La Liga all-star team than watch England play Spain. The teams would of course consist of players of multiple nationalities; and these players would move from one league all-star team to another as they change leagues, just as baseball players move from the American League all-star team to the National League all-star team after they change leagues.

That would be the kind of World Cup that I would enjoy! There's be no minnows. Just sixteen all-star teams representing the best of the world's top leagues. In my fantasy scenario, there would be four groups, and each group would contain a team from one of the major powers:

Premier League (England)

La Liga (Spain)

Serie A (Italy)

Bundesliga (Germany)

Then the other twelve teams would be apportioned to groups at random. If it were done right now, those other twelve teams might be:

Ligue 1 (France)

Eredivisie (Netherlands)

Brasileirão (Brazil)

Liga MX (Mexico)

MLS (U.S. / Canada)

Primera División (Argentina)

Primeira Liga (Portugal)

Championship (Russia)

Scottish Professional Football League

Belgian Pro League

J-League (Japan)

Super League (Switzerland)

The four major powers would have permanent spots. Qualifying matches would be played in the years before my fantasy World Cup to see which other twelve teams qualify.

Alas, this will never be. But it is one of the first things that I would bring into being as King of All Sports.

There actually were some 'league all-star" games in the late 80's. They were frendlies and it just didn't catch on. Here's a pic of Maradona and Matthaus in the Serie A team

Nazionale_di_Lega_-_Milano_-_1988_-_Mara

Wow! I had no idea about that! What a shame that it didn't catch on.

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Tony Armas played only four games for the Pirates in September 1976, before playing for the A's (1977-82), Red Sox (1983-86) and the Angels (1987-1989).

The most interesting thing to me in that shot is the number font. It is unusual for the Pirates to have varsity numbers; those jerseys typically had regular block numbers, even in 1976.

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Though they did show some inconsistency that year.

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Also, evidently the varsity numbers began to be used in 1975, as this 1976 card shows:

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And, to put up a picture that both illustrates this tangent about the Pirates' sloppliness with the number font, and also actually fits the theme of this thread, here's Willie Randolph in 1975:

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in between a very successful rugby league (2007-2010) and rugby union (2013-present) career, Israel Folau had a short-lived career with the Greater Western Sydney Giants of the Australian Football League in 2012, playing only 12 games in the season and kicking 2 goals.

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Rookie preseason?

Walter Payton was assigned #21 when he was drafted by the Bears in January 1975. That April, the team acquired veteran DB Nemiah Wilson from the Raiders. Wilson wore #21 that season, and a rookie Payton switched to #34 without having ever worn #21 in a game.

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He looks so weird wearing an EDGE NYR jersey

He also looks weird not wearing his old school helmet

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He looks weird.

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