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Stupid anniversaries


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Okay, there's a trend of sports teams (esp hockey) celebrating useless anniversaries.

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Also- New York Rangers

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IMO, the only anniversaries that need to be celebrated are 10, 25, 50, and every 25 years after that. What do you think?

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Okay, there's a trend of sports teams (esp hockey) celebrating useless anniversaries.

Best Example- Calgary Flames 4ga6sk9qyvgrg4030mzysuxwq.gifwtn36t84yhgfjvseegnj13sge.gifofsf3uzvep5cgfx8ezezrdc7n.gifelsye02vrwsc3x8eefbsgnuug.gifglb1gsqq9sbse0sgfhhn1vvpk.gif

IMO, the only anniversaries that need to be celebrated are 10, 25, 50, and every 25 years after that. What do you think?

Well to be fair the 10th and 15th were on the bottom of the jersey on the back and I don't even think the 20th was on the jersey, only at Centre Ice. It wasn't until the 25th and 30th you saw it in the standard place for anniversary patches.

Personally I don't have an issue with anniversary patches, only on really where they're placed. I'm looking at you 20th Anniversary Sharks. Get rid of the dumb number patch and you'll have great jerseys.

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The first 5 is ok; after all, the team probably hasn't had anything to celebrate since it was born.

After that, my recommendation for anniversaries is: 5, 10, 25, 50, 75. That's it.

(Oh, if you're lucky enough to get to 100, go for whatever you want!)

As for remembering the anniversaries of championships, for the most part, don't do it. If you win a lot, you don't need to. And if you don't win often, all it does is remind people of that. (And your rival team does that enough!)

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I could see 10, 20, 25, 50, 75, and certainly 100. But 5, especially in the Florida Panthers case, is like celebrating the fact that you simply exist. Why even celebrate five years of history, when you could be like the Thrashers and simply not exist shortly after 10 years in your league.

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I don't mind multiples of 10 being celebrated, but every multiple of 5 outside of 5, 25 and 75 go a bit overboard. Also I'm not that big of a fan of celebrating championship anniversaries

What about if the team was really, really good. For example, the 1972 Miami Dolphins, or the 1985 Chicago Bears. Or what about a great cinderella story like the 1969 New York Mets or Jets?

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The Sharks did have 5th and 15th anniversary logos made, but they were only limited to merchandise and were never placed anywhere on the actual uniform like the 10th and 20th anniversary logos were.

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The only anniversaries that should be celebrated are 10, 20,25, and every 25 years after that. However, I do think it's really cool when teams with numbers in their names mark the anniversary of their number ( for example, the 49ers celebrating their 49th and 50th anniversary.

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This is the Pittsburgh Pirates 125th season. No commemoration apparently.

Then again, I wouldn't commemorate most of the past 30 years at least, either.

They have a 125th season logo and t-shirt for sale, just nothing on the jerseys.

I love how that 20th Flames patch features that awful stripe from their jerseys back then.

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Anything that isn't a 10th, 20th, 30th etc feels a bit pointless to me. 25th? Yeah OK, that's celebrating a quarter century of existence, but 15th, 35th etc is just too much. At the end of the day it's just an excuse for teams to chuck out more merchandise every five or ten years or so.

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I'm cool with 5-year celebrations. Maybe it's a little short, but I don't think it's too short. It's just a way for an organization, which usually won't have much to celebrate after 5 years, to feel good about itself. Usually teams still suck after 5 years, so it can even be kind of funny (like for the Bobcats).

But 15 and 35 year celebrations? Kind of pointless IMO.

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