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#41 Thorny

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Posted 16 September 2015 - 02:39 PM

Just look at the carnage. That Chang player is nearly dead. Clearly in agony. And probably maimed for life. This sport should be banned. Unless that poor man stands up and continues to play in the next 30 seconds. 

 

There's no way that guy is playing again in 30 seconds. He is getting stretchered to the sideline first, and then he'll be back on the field. So, at least 60 seconds.



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Posted 17 September 2015 - 12:28 AM

You forced me to do this...
 


Wait, people were referencing that song?  I had no idea! :wallbash:
 
You need to work on your material.  It's only funny if you post a video of Randy Marsh singing it.


I posted the better version earlier in the thread. I didn't think I could be more obvious.
 

We'll never be royals.


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Posted 17 September 2015 - 07:20 AM

Blue and Gold.  That's it.



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Posted 17 September 2015 - 07:25 AM

Royal blue and gold, definitely.  While I liked the black-and-red, that's not the Sabres to me.  I'm not as opposed as some to a little bit of fine gray details to add some depth, but it's way too overdone now.  The pit stains have to go.  Pipping up the side, too.  The rest can stay, if they really want, but it might need to be thinned out, if it does.


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Posted 17 September 2015 - 07:40 AM

Just look at the carnage. That Chang player is nearly dead. Clearly in agony. And probably maimed for life. This sport should be banned. Unless that poor man stands up and continues to play in the next 30 seconds. 

 

I know there's some simulation in that game. But what happened to that kid with Man U this past week was as bad as anything I've ever seen in sport (and it wasn't fluky like what happened to that Louisville basketball player -- it came from a challenge/tackle). I don't recommend looking it up; unless you're into that sort of thing.



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Posted 17 September 2015 - 10:41 AM

Royal blue and gold, definitely.  While I liked the black-and-red, that's not the Sabres to me.  I'm not as opposed as some to a little bit of fine gray details to add some depth, but it's way too overdone now.  The pit stains have to go.  Pipping up the side, too.  The rest can stay, if they really want, but it might need to be thinned out, if it does.

 

You can't leave that creative liberty up to them or they'll ###### it up. Just look at the slug and the turdburger. They can't resist stupid ideas like giant gray cuffs and pit stains.



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Posted 17 September 2015 - 10:45 AM

You can't leave that creative liberty up to them or they'll ###### it up. Just look at the slug and the turdburger. They can't resist stupid ideas like giant gray cuffs and pit stains.

 

Maybe we should try to hire Minnesota's creative director away first.



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Posted 17 September 2015 - 11:22 AM

I don't know how many people legit care (I guess we'll find out) but I plan on trying to start the petition over the next few days.
I plan on including some photos of the royal blues. A few questions/requests:

Any ideas as to what/when? I was thinking 2020.
Any ideas as to which website?

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Posted 17 September 2015 - 11:26 AM

Reddit (largest free platform) and jersey changes asap

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Posted 17 September 2015 - 11:36 AM

I'd imagine most companies laugh off petitions.  They're pointless.  The team is going to be getting a larger and more important petition this year that is called jersey sales.  I bet they're cleaning up on them right now.



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Posted 17 September 2015 - 11:37 AM

I don't know how many people legit care (I guess we'll find out) but I plan on trying to start the petition over the next few days.
I plan on including some photos of the royal blues. A few questions/requests:

Any ideas as to what/when? I was thinking 2020.
Any ideas as to which website?

As long as your spelling and grammar are correct I'll sign anything. Online petitions are turrible at looking good enough to take seriously. 

I would push for a more aggressive adoption of the royal blue for the 2017-18 Season. Next year might be unrealistic, but the following year should be a lock if they're serious. 

Plus it will be the third season of the Eichel Era. In theory it's the year we should be true contenders. 



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Posted 17 September 2015 - 11:50 AM

I was thinking 2020 but the phase in of Adidas would make sense (the year D4rk suggested).

Reddit (largest free platform) and jersey changes asap


I'll post it to Reddit, but I wouldn't host a petition there.

I'll include Russ Brandon's email in the body so people can flood him with emails.

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Posted 17 September 2015 - 01:08 PM

As long as your spelling and grammar are correct I'll sign anything. Online petitions are turrible at looking good enough to take seriously. 

I would push for a more aggressive adoption of the royal blue for the 2017-18 Season. Next year might be unrealistic, but the following year should be a lock if they're serious. 

Plus it will be the third season of the Eichel Era. In theory it's the year we should be true contenders. 

 

I'd sign it. And I'd go with the '17/'18 season as well.



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Posted 17 September 2015 - 04:56 PM

Maybe we should try to hire Minnesota's creative director away first.


So the team can dress like a christmas tree? I'd pass.

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 06:00 AM

So the team can dress like a christmas tree? I'd pass.

 

Those were the teams' colors from the beginning and I am generally against complete changes of the color scheme (yes, including Buffalo's red and black.)  Their recent jerseys have all been well designed, however, so that's what I would be hiring.



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Posted 18 September 2015 - 08:15 AM

I'd sign it. And I'd go with the '17/'18 season as well.


Ditto

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 09:12 AM

Those were the teams' colors from the beginning and I am generally against complete changes of the color scheme (yes, including Buffalo's red and black.)  Their recent jerseys have all been well designed, however, so that's what I would be hiring.

 

I guess we can agree to disagree. I don't really care for any of their designs. Even the mostly green ones which are the best of a sad lot in my opinion. I don't care for the giant white stripe being so close to the bottom of the jersey because it just accentuates the stupid tails at the bottom of NHL jerseys now (this also happened with the white tail at the bottom of the red blackhawks jersey as well). They design the jersey to be tucked in and luckily they put an end to that nonsense but then they keep the same stupid design of having it uneven at the bottom. Make no sense to me.


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Posted 18 September 2015 - 09:25 AM

So how do we sign this thing Hoss?



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Posted 19 September 2015 - 10:52 AM

So how do we sign this thing Hoss?


Give me some time. I'm on a mini "staycation."

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Posted 22 September 2015 - 01:30 AM

Here's the petition, please sign away!

https://www.change.o...g-no_src-no_msg


(Apologize in advance for any typos/mistakes. Put this together at 2 am quick. Let me know if there are any changes I should make or if that's a good look).

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Posted 22 September 2015 - 05:50 AM

Here's the petition, please sign away!

https://www.change.o...g-no_src-no_msg

 

Is this Jack Eichel?

 

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Posted 22 September 2015 - 08:26 AM

I posted the better version earlier in the thread. I didn't think I could be more obvious.

I love the clown version. Great voice.

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Posted 22 September 2015 - 09:34 AM

Signed. Time to get this bad boy circulating.

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Posted 22 September 2015 - 10:12 AM

I'll sign it. Although it gives me the willies to join in on #pegulagroupthink, I do like the idea of one blue for the Bills and Sabres. Pretty cool idea.

 

Hoss, the wording "Adelphia Sabres" isn't that important, but I've always thought it was an interesting historical thing to debate — that the Sabres switched to black and red because they were Adelphia colors. I've never believed it. Rigas was investing in the team while the Aud was closing in 1996 and the new jersey was in the works, but he didn't own the team yet. He had clout but not operational control. I don't know for sure, but I bet the color scheme was just something they thought would sell.

 

Oh yeah, capitalize Adidas.


Edited by PASabreFan, 22 September 2015 - 10:13 AM.


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Posted 22 September 2015 - 10:22 AM

I'll sign it. Although it gives me the willies to join in on #pegulagroupthink, I do like the idea of one blue for the Bills and Sabres. Pretty cool idea.

 

Hoss, the wording "Adelphia Sabres" isn't that important, but I've always thought it was an interesting historical thing to debate — that the Sabres switched to black and red because they were Adelphia colors. I've never believed it. Rigas was investing in the team while the Aud was closing in 1996 and the new jersey was in the works, but he didn't own the team yet. He had clout but not operational control. I don't know for sure, but I bet the color scheme was just something they thought would sell.

 

Oh yeah, capitalize Adidas.

I actually don't like that idea. Different sports, different teams, they should be different. If it's one blue, going back to Buffalo will feel like going into one of those secret evil compounds of a 60s Bond villian where everyone is wearing the same color jumpsuit.



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Posted 22 September 2015 - 10:50 AM

I actually don't like that idea. Different sports, different teams, they should be different. If it's one blue, going back to Buffalo will feel like going into one of those secret evil compounds of a 60s Bond villian where everyone is wearing the same color jumpsuit.

 

Do you feel that way visiting Pittsburgh with 3 major league teams wearing the same 3 colors?



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Posted 22 September 2015 - 11:00 AM

Do you feel that way visiting Pittsburgh with 3 major league teams wearing the same 3 colors?

My first thought, I love that they do that. IMO it brings the fans from each team together under a common bond with the city. Plus it makes their merchandizing and promotions way easier

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Posted 22 September 2015 - 11:08 AM

Do you feel that way visiting Pittsburgh with 3 major league teams wearing the same 3 colors?

Absolutely, although, I'm pretty sure Pittsburg fans are scarier than evil villain henchmen.



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Posted 22 September 2015 - 11:19 AM

Compared to some of the cloth debacles we've endured over the years, I'm mostly happy with where we're at now.  We've got blue and gold, we've got an update of the original crest, we've got a nod to the belt striping we used to have without looking like a diaper, and both home and away jerseys look good.

 

But I think with the brand new era of hockey we're about to experience, combined with the inevitable jersey redesigns coming with Adidas, there's an opportunity to grab the brass ring and make a truly timeless classic.

 

Elements for improvement:

Colors: The turn towards navy was a fashion-related design choice to attempt to make the jersey have more mass appeal (the same thing is done with cars: mute the colors so that they don't turn anyone off from buying).  We don't need that.  Buffalo has proven that it will support a good-looking jersey with league-high sales.  Keep the bright colors in the game and bring back navy blue.  It'll be a symbol of our bright new future.

 

Striping: Bring back the pure yellow triple stripe on the arms and belt, and, if we're going big, bring back the triple-triple socks.  At the very least, bring back the double-triple striped socks.  Notice that there's very little white on the classics (only Buffalo, swords, and number outlines are white on the classics), and the result is a beautiful, brilliant contrast.  Don't mute with grey or excess white.  In fact, fashion tip: grey should never touch yellow, that's gross.

 

Other bits: no piping.  None.  Keep the classic look.

 

For instance, examine the following picture.  Then mentally transplant the updated logo from the jerseys on the left onto the jersey on the right.  Gorgeous.  Even better when you go from double-double stripes to triple stripes.

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Posted 22 September 2015 - 11:24 AM

I'll sign it. Although it gives me the willies to join in on #pegulagroupthink, I do like the idea of one blue for the Bills and Sabres. Pretty cool idea.

 

Hoss, the wording "Adelphia Sabres" isn't that important, but I've always thought it was an interesting historical thing to debate — that the Sabres switched to black and red because they were Adelphia colors. I've never believed it. Rigas was investing in the team while the Aud was closing in 1996 and the new jersey was in the works, but he didn't own the team yet. He had clout but not operational control. I don't know for sure, but I bet the color scheme was just something they thought would sell.

 

Oh yeah, capitalize Adidas.

I've just always called them and heard others refer to them as the same. Either way the point is clear.

 

Also - adidas isn't capitalized. It's a proper noun so it SHOULD be, but the company uses lower case letters when they represent themselves.



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Posted 22 September 2015 - 11:26 AM

Compared to some of the cloth debacles we've endured over the years, I'm mostly happy with where we're at now.  We've got blue and gold, we've got an update of the original crest, we've got a nod to the belt striping we used to have without looking like a diaper, and both home and away jerseys look good.

 

But I think with the brand new era of hockey we're about to experience, combined with the inevitable jersey redesigns coming with Adidas, there's an opportunity to grab the brass ring and make a truly timeless classic.

 

Elements for improvement:

Colors: The turn towards navy was a fashion-related design choice to attempt to make the jersey have more mass appeal (the same thing is done with cars: mute the colors so that they don't turn anyone off from buying).  We don't need that.  Buffalo has proven that it will support a good-looking jersey with league-high sales.  Keep the bright colors in the game and bring back navy blue.  It'll be a symbol of our bright new future.

 

Striping: Bring back the pure yellow triple stripe on the arms and belt, and, if we're going big, bring back the triple-triple socks.  At the very least, bring back the double-triple striped socks.  Notice that there's very little white on the classics (only Buffalo, swords, and number outlines are white on the classics), and the result is a beautiful, brilliant contrast.  Don't mute with grey or excess white.  In fact, fashion tip: grey should never touch yellow, that's gross.

 

Other bits: no piping.  None.  Keep the classic look.

 

For instance, examine the following picture.  Then mentally transplant the updated logo from the jerseys on the left onto the jersey on the right.  Gorgeous.  Even better when you go from double-double stripes to triple stripes.

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I loved the blue on those 3rd jerseys. Boy does it just POP. 



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Posted 22 September 2015 - 11:27 AM

Do you feel that way visiting Pittsburgh with 3 major league teams wearing the same 3 colors?

Agreed. I love a more unifying look for a city. If only the Pens would fully adopt their old yellow/gold instead of their current one.



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Posted 22 September 2015 - 11:42 AM

Slapped it up on Reddit, Twitter, here, Facebook, TBD... Anybody have ideas as to where else it can go?



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Posted 22 September 2015 - 12:12 PM

I've just always called them and heard others refer to them as the same. Either way the point is clear.

 

Also - adidas isn't capitalized. It's a proper noun so it SHOULD be, but the company uses lower case letters when they represent themselves.

Ahhh, didn't know that about adidas.



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Posted 22 September 2015 - 12:54 PM

Awesome stuff Hoss, I have a few people signing it as I type


I'll also go put it on the Sabres' hfboards if no one else has yet.



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Posted 22 September 2015 - 02:23 PM

Awesome stuff Hoss, I have a few people signing it as I type

I'll also go put it on the Sabres' hfboards if no one else has yet.


By all means. I haven't been over there so I don't know how stuff works there.

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Posted 22 September 2015 - 09:15 PM

By all means. I haven't been over there so I don't know how stuff works there.

 

 

You're a good man. Save yourself the aggravation and whiner group there. You get enough here.



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Posted 22 September 2015 - 09:36 PM

Update: I did email Russ with a link and a request for possible response/requirements. Only 54 signatures so far, but maybe if the team has an actual thought on it (highly doubtful) then it could get more attention.

I had originally thought Russ had an email the public could easily ask it but I couldn't find it, so I'll refrain from putting it out there. There is a form on WGR if you google it but I have no idea if that works.

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Posted 22 September 2015 - 09:40 PM

How many signatures will we need? If Somone brings a copy of this to Bills or Sabres game you could easily get 1-2k

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Posted 22 September 2015 - 09:47 PM

How many signatures will we need? If Somone brings a copy of this to Bills or Sabres game you could easily get 1-2k


I'm not sure. That's one of the questions I asked. I'm not even expecting a response. In fact, I expect it to be ignored completely or just die off... But I figured it was worth the effort.