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betterREDthandead

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In Topic: Winnipeg Jets' New Logo

22 July 2011 - 11:00 PM

Why does everybody have such a boner for the original Sabres logo? It's awful. It'd be like if the winged wheel was a wheel set above a set of wings floating around in a blank void haphazardly slapped together in a circle.

Also, the Jets' new logo looks a bit CHL-ey, but it's by no means among the worst in the league. I think the wordmark of all things looks pretty sharp, actually.

Totally agree about the Sabres logo. Boooorrrrrrrrinnnnnngggg. A good logo is a simple representation of a theme. Not pictures of the literal items comprising your team name. The best logo the Sabres ever had was actually the buffalo head they wore with black and red. No effort or professional work at all was ever involved in creating the original one.

The original Jets logo was only slightly better. Good job: the word Jets with a hockey stick for the J. The new one is sharp and I like the wordmark. Don't much care for the crossed hockey stick logo, but the one with the plane is good, and the whole thing, colors and all, is very Air Force-y. Which is a much better theme than what appears to be a passenger liner on the original one.

In Topic: Jim Tressel Resigns

19 July 2011 - 09:39 PM

Right, and Michigan didn't go to back to back Final Four's in the 90s.

Not saying it was wrong to expunge those games, but deleting history doesn't mean it didn't happen. Does this also mean I didn't drive up to Wisconin in mid-October and watch us get upset? Because that's something I'd love to forget.

No, I think you keep the losses :)

Honestly, I do think vacating wins is kinda silly, because everyone knows what happened at the game. But Michigan can't hang the banners anyway. That's the way it is. And the coach knew he was using ineligible players, so it wasn't a level playing field, so I don't know what the right call really is. As long as the NCAA, when they're meting out punishments to schools that run afoul of the rules, doesn't act like vacating games is a real punishment, I'm OK with it. IMO schools that knowingly cheat, like FSU and OSU did, their punishment should be making it harder to win later on, rather than erasing the record book and pretending everything's OK now. Because in the grand scheme of things you're right: people don't care, they know what they watched, and there's a sizable contingent of people (mostly down South) that would willingly break every rule in the book to win even if it meant "vacating" the game later on. Because, y'know, roll damn Tide.

In Topic: The easiest team to root for...

19 July 2011 - 03:24 PM

i new it all u wingz fans are jst a bunch of banwagoners detroit sux

/blackhawks fan

P.S. - Did anyone notice that the Lions are the toughest NFL team to root for, and somehow the Pistons were third-easiest in the NBA? Weird spread we have.

In Topic: Chris Osgood announces retirement

19 July 2011 - 03:12 PM

Damn, I'll miss having Ozzie in the net. This is a guy who was so loyal to the Wings he was willing to turn down offers to be a starter for other teams to come back to Detroit for no guarantees other than to be a backup at best. If that kind of loyalty isn't rewarded with some kind of big Chris Osgood Night, it'll be a travesty, but I'm not worried, the organization will definitely do what's right by him. Can't wait for his HOF induction in a few years.

In Topic: Jim Tressel Resigns

19 July 2011 - 03:07 PM

Late to the party guys.

The first part of what you said is possibly the truest statement ever spoken.

The second, not so much. He was never gonna live up to that hype. However, he was the MVP of 2 BCS bowls. His worst games were typically in games against poor competition.

This season will be interesting. Hokemania is going strong, we're at our weakest...we'll see. I will say I like Luke Fickell and I hope he gets a fair chance at the job at the end of the year.

PS. 37-7.

I'm sure I don't know what 37-7 could be referring to, since the game you seem to be referencing doesn't in fact exist in OSU history. Jim Tressel had to lie and cheat to earn that score, you see.