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Nope. Dynasty is championships won with a relatively consistent core group of players. That's just 538 clickbait with numbers.

I think an argument could be made that the Spurs don't even count since they've never managed to win two in a row.

3 in 5 years in modern day NBA is pretty sick. It would be pretty foolish of anyone to try to say the Spurs never had a dynasty.
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The only sport I can think of where a significant number of fans give a damn about the regular season would be European soccer, where there is actually a trophy involved that people care about.

And can't clubs either get promoted to better leagues or demoted to worse leagues based on performance?
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There's really no such thing as "most environments."  There are only individual environments.

 

That, I believe, was Mr. Leach's point.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

But, without knowing which individual environment I will find myself in a few years time, I will have to do my best to approximate.

 

My apologies if I've missed something, but is there a reason why you can't simply postpone buying the suit until you know more about the environment in which you'll wear it?

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Can we pleeeeeease drop the American sports drivel and go back to bitter recriminations between thread regulars and affiliate vendors? That was much more fun.

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Can we merge the two and argue, but use sports analogies?
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I propose an online dust-up between Foo and SartodiNapoli over some shirts that were allegedly delivered 2cm too narrow.

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In other news, I seem to have dropped a size in shirts. I always used to take a 41cm. Lately I have been trying on 41s and finding them too big - everywhere, not just around the neck.

 

Admittedly I have lost a few kilos recently. But only a few. I dunno. It's weird. Am I turning into Pencilneck?

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In other news, I seem to have dropped a size in shirts. I always used to take a 41cm. Lately I have been trying on 41s and finding them too big - everywhere, not just around the neck.

 

Admittedly I have lost a few kilos recently. But only a few. I dunno. It's weird. Am I turning into Pencilneck?

 

If the difference between your current size and your previous size becomes 2 cm. or more you should start a separate thread and complain about it.

 

It's a rule.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac    (:))

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I lean toward your definition of "dynasty". Perhaps 538 should have asserted that the Spurs are more dominant instead.
But longevity and consistency would need to fit in there.

Okay.
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And can't clubs either get promoted to better leagues or demoted to worse leagues based on performance?

Yeah. Promotion / relegation also matters and solves the tanking problem.
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Yeah. Promotion / relegation also matters and solves the tanking problem.

 

Relegation plus the national tournaments (FA Cup, DFB Pokal, etc) where any registered club, from beer-league to Premier League, can play and theoretically win, gives the structure of European soccer leagues a leg up on how most American sports are built.  Case in point: I'm a Phillies fan.  What the fuck am I supposed to do for baseball for the next three months years? 

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I propose an online dust-up between Foo and SartodiNapoli over some shirts that were allegedly delivered 2cm too narrow.

 

How is that?

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My apologies if I've missed something, but is there a reason why you can't simply postpone buying the suit until you know more about the environment in which you'll wear it?

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

Well, if I'm going to have suits made slowly to build my wardrobe, each suit will take some time (and I don't want to overlap orders, so I can continue to refine the fit with each suit), so I can't exactly wait to get into the environment to see what's acceptable. However, I could wait to get the pinstripe suit as one of the last ones (perhaps after I know where I'm going, but before I actually get there), and have the solids made first.

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Well, if I'm going to have suits made slowly to build my wardrobe, each suit will take some time (and I don't want to overlap orders, so I can continue to refine the fit with each suit), so I can't exactly wait to get into the environment to see what's acceptable. However, I could wait to get the pinstripe suit as one of the last ones (perhaps after I know where I'm going, but before I actually get there), and have the solids made first.

That sounds wise. The solids are always going to be acceptable. Might as well do versatile staples first (not that pinstripes can't be either, just that they are less so than solids).
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Originally Posted by Academic2 View Post
 

 

My apologies if I've missed something, but is there a reason why you can't simply postpone buying the suit until you know more about the environment in which you'll wear it?

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

Well, if I'm going to have suits made slowly to build my wardrobe, each suit will take some time (and I don't want to overlap orders, so I can continue to refine the fit with each suit), so I can't exactly wait to get into the environment to see what's acceptable. However, I could wait to get the pinstripe suit as one of the last ones (perhaps after I know where I'm going, but before I actually get there), and have the solids made first.

 

Well, as I’m sure you already know, the conventional wisdom used to be that one’s first two suits should be solid navy and charcoal.   That's probably still good advice, although these days, in the U.S. at least, I think you might substitute a mid-gray for the charcoal, or make it a third suit.

 

That’s probably the most anyone can say at this point.  "Appropriate" isn't a property an item of apparel has on its own; it describes a relation between the garment and a social context.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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