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Does Warren Smith QB for the Spokane Shock have a page? All I found was a player from 1920? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wikicontributor12345 (talkcontribs) 09:02, 30 March 2015 (UTC)


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Big Ten QBs[edit]

Nice work on new Big Ten quarterback articles that you started. Check out Wikipedia:WikiProject College football. Jweiss11 (talk) 20:27, 2 September 2011 (UTC)

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I award you this barnstar for your recent efforts to start biography articles for active Big Ten quarterbacks. Keep up the good work! Jweiss11 (talk) 18:18, 6 October 2011 (UTC)

Inclusion of 'Arena Football League Hall of Fame' section on the WVU Football page[edit]


Thank you for your contribution to the West Virginia Mountaineers football page. Judging by your user profile, I can see that you're an avid fan of Arena Football. In the past, I have purposely excluded Arena Football active players, all-stars, and hall of fame inductees from the WVU football page because of the irregular style of football played when compared to the NCAA, NFL, and even the CFL. However, I have created a forum to discuss the relevance of such a section on the article's talk page here before considering removal of the section. I invite you to chime in and present your argument in favor of keeping that section, and in extending the Professional Football section to include players from the Arena League ranks. Looking forward to hearing from you! Thanks. Swcrowemessage 21:34, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

Re: Arena Football League seasons infobox[edit]

I'm not opposed to the re-addition, but I wish something was done about the fact that under the ArenaBowl section of the infobox that it says "Finals champions" and "ArenaBowl Finals MVP". It seems out of place to me. And since the same template is used for NBA seasons is what made me believe it was NBA-specific. Tampabay721 (talk) 16:07, 7 June 2013 (UTC)

NFL color templates[edit]

I'm noticing that you are making some additions/changes to the NFL color templates. I'm in the midst of a MAJOR re-write of these templates (take a look at the sandbox versions), and I would appeciate if you could hold off on making any more revisions at the moment since I then need to incorporate those into my versions. I'm just finishing up testing my changes and am now starting to move them out of the sandboxes. I expect I'll be done with this effort today. If you could indulge me for at least a few hours, I would really appreciate it. — DeeJayK (talk) 17:53, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

Okay, I've moved my changes out of the sandboxes. Please feel free to carry on with your efforts. Also, let me know if you have any input on my recent changes. Thanks! — DeeJayK (talk) 18:53, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

NFL color templates syntax[edit]

I noticed that you recently added some teams to one of the NFL color templates, which I am in the process of redesigning and cleaning up. I believe that the syntax of one of your changes may not be what you intended. Your additions was:

|Los Angeles Kiss = color:#ACACAC
|LA Kiss

I believe your intention was to make all of these names take the same color. To achieve this, the line which defines the color needs to come last, like this:

|LA Kiss


|Los Angeles Kiss = color:#ACACAC

In this way, the first two references are merely nicknames which direct to the last one. These nicknames have been added simply so that alternate spellings will not break the color template. I have corrected this edit, but I just wanted to give you a heads-up about how the syntax works in case you make similar additions in the future. Thanks! — DeeJayK (talk) 04:32, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Good job fixing up the infobox on Tyrone Thurman. Falcon8765 (TALK) 20:43, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

NFL color template issue[edit]

I noticed you recently ran into some issues with the {{NFLSecondaryColorRaw}} template having to do with the Tampa Bay Storm. I've fixed the issue with the section you encountered problems with. I'm still not exactly sure what the issue was, since the current page looks exactly like the old page, but I have validated that the syntax for the Storm works in the testcase page. Could you please take a look at the TB Storm pages where this template is used to verify that it is now working correctly? Thanks! — DeeJayK (talk) 16:39, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Every page using this syntax has the same secondary color on every page. Every Tampa Bay Storm season page contains the same secondary color as well as the NFL team season pages that I've looked at. The Primary colors are working correctly. Perhaps something is writen incorrectly? DMC511 17:29, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
As I look now, the Arizona Rattlers season pages work just fine, but that is because their is another syntax in the AltSecondaryColor, perhaps this is my problem because the NFL pages I looked at were from the New England Patriots, and they do not have a syntax in the AltSecondaryColor template either. DMC511 17:42, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
Can you provide some specific examples of Tampa Bay Storm pages where this functionality is NOT working that I can take a look at? The template itself looks to me to be working (per the testcase page linked above), so perhaps there is something else going on with the implementation. Thanks. — DeeJayK (talk) 17:52, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
The 1991 Tampa Bay Storm season and 1992 Tampa Bay Storm season pages should have the text showing as #ACACAC, but instead it is showing the current Alt colors for the Storm. Per the syntax, 1992 New England Patriots season page should have white Alt Colors instead of the current silver one. Thanks DMC511 17:55, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
Which specific elements of these pages are you referring to? The infobox? The "Standings" table? The "Roster" table? — DeeJayK (talk) 18:16, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
The Infobox. DMC511 18:17, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
OK. It looks like the "year" and/or "teamcolor" parameters are not being passed along from the {{NFLSecondaryColor}} template to the {{NFLSecondaryColorRaw}} template. I'll get it worked out -- just give me a day or so. I'll loop you in when I've got it working. Thanks! — DeeJayK (talk) 18:24, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────I believe I've fixed the issue with the NFLSecondaryColor template. Can you take a look when you get a chance and confirm that the pages you noted now appear as you would expect? Thanks. — DeeJayK (talk) 22:31, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Thank you! It works perfectly! DMC511 01:06, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Need help[edit]

Hey, I was changing the primary/secondary colors for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but you look here something went wrong. Can you check and see what happened because I'm not good with this stuff. – Michael (talk) 01:19, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

I've fixed the problem you were having.DMC511 13:56, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

LA Kiss roster[edit]

Their website have them listed under "Injured Reserve" at the bottom of that page. Freefalling660 (talk) 20:41, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

First of all, who is they? Second, the LA Kiss website is NOT updated regularly and I update it by looking directly at the league transactions page. DMC511 20:59, 4 August 2014 (UTC)
Where is the league's page? Freefalling660 (talk) 21:04, 4 August 2014 (UTC)
Here's the link DMC511 21:06, 4 August 2014 (UTC)
Ok, sorry for adding them on there. Freefalling660 (talk) 21:09, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Category:Arena Football League starting quarterback navigational boxes[edit]

How do you know these people started? Random one:Template:Jacksonville Sharks starting quarterback navbox WikiOriginal-9 (talk) 14:47, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

By looking up the league stats and finding out which player started and when. DMC511 23:22, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

I couldn't find games started stats. WikiOriginal-9 (talk) 21:26, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
If you go to this link you can see where it says GP/GS DMC511 21:27, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Arenafan doesn't have games started lol, I was just wondering WikiOriginal-9 (talk) 21:32, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Arenafan does not, but they do have game logs from 2000 to the present. I used those to help me determine who started, and when. Here's an example. DMC511 13:44, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

X-League Indoor Football[edit]

I've never seen the X-League use the "XLIF" abbreviation...they've always addressed themselves as the "X-League," just as the NBA Development League has always called themselves the "D-League". Tom Danson (talk) 19:35, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

What's left of the CIFL[edit]

The Erie Explosion, as you probably well know, just left the CIFL. That leaves five teams on the official “list” of teams that haven't left yet. Of the five, four of them were the ones that stopped playing midseason this year. The other is the Dayton Sharks, and from what I've looked at, the only activity I have seen from them is on their Twitter, which appears to be outsourced to some social media company and is spewing content totally unrelated to the team—which leads me to suspect (even though there isn't a verifiable source for this) that that team no longer exists, either. Now, I know that you do a lot of editing on the CIFL pages and I want to ask you before I do this: Do you think it's OK now to go ahead and start referring to the league in the past tense? J. Myrle Fuller (talk) 21:33, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

Dean Cokinos[edit]

Sure, I already thought about starting this and added it to requested articles sports a while ago. Appreciate the offer. WikiOriginal-9 (talk) 14:19, 4 November 2014 (UTC)


This is confusing. At least the other team was called the Portland Storm too. I could still see people linking Las Vegas Outlaws to the wrong team. Also, the player category for the new team will probably be called Las Vegas Outlaws (Arena) players or something. Dallas Texans is a disambiguation page with Dallas Texans (NFL) and Dallas Texans (Arena) also the categories are named like Category:Dallas Texans (Arena) players. WikiOriginal-9 (talk) 19:36, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

Idk, you can change it if you want. The Texans thing is probably like that because of the Chiefs being called the Texans and that would be confusing if Dallas Texans redirected to the Chiefs page. WikiOriginal-9 (talk) 19:40, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

Quentin McCord[edit]

Sorry for being annoying but lol. WikiOriginal-9 (talk) 19:43, 22 November 2014 (UTC)

Chris Smith (defensive back)[edit]

Thx for fixing that, you also could have just changed it back to my last edit on the page. WikiOriginal-9 (talk) 19:10, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

Yea, I thought I had it all covered, then I just kept missing things. I ended up just changing it back to your edit on the last time because I got tired of messing with it. Good to hear from you. You've been missed. DMC511 19:15, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

Statistical leaders[edit]

Hey, saw you make a lot of college football-related edits. Wanted to let you know that I've put up a Public Google Doc that lets you easily create statistical leaders pages with consistent formatting in you're interested in making any. Jhn31 (talk) 03:41, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

IFL seasons[edit]

I'm glad to see you take on the task of creating and maintaining season articles for the IFL. Do be sure to add citations to reliable third-party sources for verifiability and to show notability. Keep up the good work! - Dravecky (talk) 02:22, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

RIP Dravecky. WikiOriginal-9 (talk) 04:05, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

Las Vegas Outlaws (arena football)[edit]

The Outlaws were taken over by the Arena Football League because the owners could not keep up with paying their bills. Vince Neil is no longer the owner. NostalgiaBuff97501 (talk) 17:25, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

I'm not saying that this might not have happened, but you need to cite that from a reliable source. I can't find that information anywhere. DMC511 17:35, 8 July 2015 (UTC)
Found some proof. has the news. They took over both the Outlaws AND the New Orleans VooDoo. Hope this helps: AFL assumes control of Outlaws, VooDoo, announcement expected this week, Adam Markowitz,, July 12, 2015 NostalgiaBuff97501 (talk) 18:07, 12 July 2015 (UTC)

Brett Nottingham[edit]

Hey man, I see that you edited Nottingham's page, noting that he rejoined Columbia, but I haven't found any news about it. He's not listed on Columbia's official football roster.--Edday1051 (talk) 10:56, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

At the time of the edit. Nottingham had rejoined the team. Here's an article from last month saying he was in the team. He must have left again. DMC511 13:22, 7 September 2015 (UTC)

Merger discussion for Spokane Shock[edit]


An article that you have been involved in editing—Spokane Shock —has been proposed for merging with another article. If you are interested, please participate in the merger discussion. Thank you. Tom Danson (talk) 15:59, 20 October 2015 (UTC)


Sorry but this funny. Earlier I messaged you about Quentin McCord, who still had Kentucky Horsemen (2009) as his present team. This is worse lol. Antwaun Carter, Marvin Townes. WikiOriginal-9 (talk) 19:43, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

A cheeseburger for you![edit]

Cheeseburger.png Thank you for your great work at Miami Inferno! Much appreciated. Safehaven86 (talk) 16:39, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

Pixel size of 2.5 in team roster navboxes[edit]

Just letting you know that I reverted all the edits you did regarding this on team roster navboxes. When this was first put into place over the summer, it was accepted that 2.5 would remain, since some users have Wikipedia zoom levels at 200%, but the border only scales when set to multiples of halves. At a default 100% zoom level, 2.5 is rounded down to 2 automatically, so it's fine to keep it. ~ Dissident93 (talk) 03:03, 16 December 2015 (UTC)

Purdue's colors[edit]

Purdue Athletics and Academic colors are completely different -- that is clearly demonstrated on their websites. See here for Athletics. 🎄 Corkythehornetfan 🎄 20:26, 17 December 2015 (UTC)

Then per the document you've referenced, Purdue's black is to remain 000000. 21:10, 17 December 2015 (UTC)~
There is also this source that has the purdue url as well from the same year. This one uses the different color black, but I'm good with #000 if that's what you prefer. 🎄 Corkythehornetfan 🎄 21:14, 17 December 2015 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Wisconsin Wolfpack seasons[edit]

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Thanks for making that navbox. Thought you made the Louisiana–Monroe one too but his name wasn't linked yet. WikiOriginal-9 (talk) 14:55, 18 April 2016 (UTC)

Nomination of Max Shortell for deletion[edit]

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DMC511, I completely disagree with this. Per the Purdue Athletics Brand Guidelines (pg. 38): The Boilermaker Special is the official mascot of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. This is the mascot logo, not the Primary Athletics Logo. The Motion "P" logo is the primary logo for Athletics (see pg. 21). Corkythehornetfan 17:03, 11 July 2016 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of The SportZone[edit]

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This business/stadium has not been the subject of in-depth coverage and so fails WP:GNG and WP:CORP. The coverage it received for being the one-season home venue of the Indianapolis Enforcers is trivial and passing. The only other source I found when doing WP:BEFORE is [1] which is another passing mention.

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I feel as if the article is notable, so I have de-proded it for now. More information can be found on the article's talk page. USA 14:57, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Atlanta Sharks roster[edit]

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Chicago Blitz (indoor football)[edit]

Just giving you a ping since you seem interested in this stuff as well. There is a discussion at User talk:2601:245:4080:59A0:B104:DEE0:C581:5681 you may want to give input on. Yosemiter (talk) 01:58, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

And the IP user is still making their case now on my talk page. I don't really care since they are so low-level, but take a look at their argument if you wish. Yosemiter (talk) 18:51, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Abilene Warriors roster[edit]

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I'm not sure if you're aware of this, but I thought it might be helpful. In edits such as this one, you can replace the background:xxxxxx; color:xxxxx; border:2px solid xxxxxx with {{CollegePrimaryStyle|school name|border=0|color=white}} and it automatically incorporates the colors from the module! It makes it a heck of a lot easier on all of us! Face-smile.svg Corkythehornetfan (ping me) 17:18, 19 September 2016 (UTC)