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    Mayhaps the Dolphin is so athletic and manly, that the hoop he jumps through IS THE SUN.
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    What is it about this particular series that makes it so compelling? I ask this in all seriousness in order to figure out how it can be replicated. I (and many other fans of this series) aren't even soccer fans, and yet we are riveted to this series. There have been tons of good series where entire leagues are created. Several going on right now that I'm enjoying very much, but not to the level of the America League. Additionally, there are lots of series that have attempted to create detailed histories for each of the teams, and to be honest, until this one, I always skimmed right over them. The only thing I can think of is that this one started off by saying it had all 68 teams finished and ready to be rolled out. Also, Patrick laid out his goals for himself when creating this league, as well as the limitations he was putting on himself. By establishing from the start that he not only claimed he was going to do this, but had already done so, it put me at ease that I wouldn't be asking myself two months from now, "Hmm... whatever happened to that guy who said he was going to do a whole league of American soccer teams? He did ten, then dropped off the map...". I know most of us don't have the time to create a whole league from scratch before posting the first thing about it, but to be honest, if you're going to propose doing an entire league, this is the way to do it. Get them all done first, and then roll it out. The introductory map was also a great touch, as it allowed everyone to locate their region and being anticipating what "their' team was going to be. As far as the detailed history goes, I think what many of the less-interesting do is when they start listing out individual players that were on those teams, and the specific results of specific games. I think our attention span is limited to the broad scope of history. Other current series that seem to follow many of these unwritten 'rules' are GotPixel's rugby series that just finished, Jabberwockey Hockey, and Eurobasket. Enjoying all three of those and look forward to the new releases every day. Granted, not everyone can be both a great designer AND a good writer. But if you're creating a league from scratch, take note at how much these 'histories' shape and inform and sometimes even excuse a team's logo and uniform design. So keep them coming, everyone. For the first time, I'm checking into this forum not just weekly, but several times a day, excited to see the great series everyone is coming up with.
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    They used a preposition to end a sentence with.
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    So I thought I'd have a go at a football concept. It's not something I've done before but with the imminent arrival of the first England kit made by Nike I thought I'd crack out a Nike concept. I've used the current England logo with the FA - 150th Anni logo and merged them into a more shirt worthy design. The socks and shorts show absolutely no difference in design, only colour. This is to echo the days when there were very limited designs for teams to wear. So I'll start with the home strip. It is based around the very first England shirt. At that point the kit would not have had shorts and socks as part of the strip but I've kept to a very simple, basic design for the shorts and socks. Very much in keeping with the era. In reality England actually wore navy shorts with navy socks in its first full strip but I wanted to keep the kit looking as traditional as possible. Therefore I stuck with the white/navy/white that England is famous for. The First Goalkeepers shirt is working in the same way as all the other strips but Ive stuck with the Nike Club template with the small addition of the detailing under the collar. It was quite a few years before England first wore the famous red away shirt. It is not exactly 150 years old but I have based this design on the first appearance of the red away. I particularly like the use of the Navy socks. This was the second design of the goalkeeper kit and as you can see I've stuck with the template of Nike Club. The third kit looks very similar to the second goalkeeper strip; however, it is important to note that the blue change of strip has to be included in the new strips. The first England change strip was the blue version. The third goalkeeper strip. The classic green goalkeeper kit. Not a colour used very often with England goalkeeper strips but I thought it needed to be included because of the similarity between the aforementioned blue kits. Hope you guys like them. As always I'd appreciate any C&C from you guys on here.
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    The Colorado State Rams have won their first NCAA tournament game since 1989. Time to celebrate in Fort Collins!
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    It feels like every dfwabel post is taken from some encyclopedia.
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    Dude, I don't know what I can say about this series that everyone else hasn't already. Awesome execution, incredible depth of thought, one of the best series I've ever seen here. Most of these concepts and designs are total hits. Just like a real league, there are some misses, especially when you put big logos or elements in contrast to the main jersey (Miami and not-Hollywood LA come to mind), where I think subtlety would work better. But overall, this series is so awesome it defies belief. Someone smart at video game modding should mod the most recent FIFA game to incorporate this league. Then we could all take control of our local team and lead them to US Premier League glory! An England-style soccer league in the US is obviously a stretch, but this concept series really makes it seem plausible. I think going on to the next two leagues would basically send most of us into excitement overload. I'm hoping my hometown shows up in one of them. (Annapolis Admirals FC!!!) Absolutely awesome work. Please, never stop.
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    This would be a cool logo, though.
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    He just wanted people to skim the cover and think they were the Violent Femmes.
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    Wow, a really good game between Gonzaga and Southern. I don't want Zaga to lose because I have them going to the Final Four, but watching a 16 seed topple number 1 would be really cool. A Gonzaga loss would really open things up for the rest of that bracket.
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    Philadelphia starts with a P. And the P has wings. Which are used to fly.
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    While this is a valid argument, I don't see why 3 pages worth of thread was wasted on it, haha
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    Totally, it's exactly like that, except that it isn't. Dolphins jump in the sun. They are also trained to jump through rings of fire. So both make sense in the context of dolphins, even if you think one is more likely than the other. Pac-Man has nothing to do with hawks. Zero. Nada. Zip.
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    Unless a school uses the name of the state, they have no reason to use an outline of the state.
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    I don't really have an opinion on the sun/ring of fire question, although I did think it was a ring of fire when I was a kid, However, for those arguing that it is a sun because the dolphin is in front of it and not going through, remember that on the original (used for the first eight years), the dolphin only crossed over the bottom of the circle and the front/head was more or less centered in the circle but did not overlap the circle at all. So it is not at all clear whether it is in front or going through the circle. The dolphin only began crossing the circle twice when it was tweaked in 1974. Who knows if the person who did the revision was the original artist? Perhaps the original artist intended it to be a ring of fire, and when it was tweaked, they decided to make it a sunburst instead...or they just didn't really think all that much about it. Heck, maybe they all assumed incorrectly that it was intended to be a sun. Logo design and management seems to have been much looser in those days; that the decision-makers in 1974 didn't know what the ring was supposed to be originally isn't out of the realm of possibility.
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    I'm coping with the reality, but truly, it was inevitable, but it's just happening all so fast that it's crazy. No matter what happens in this season coming up, I'm sticking with this team. I'm just glad that the end of the last season went the way it did, now its time to reload.
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    I would agree that the England shirt resembles the US centennial. However, I think there is a difference between the two. I would say the US feels a bit more elegant compared to England. It seems more polished with the sleeve cuffs and the enlarged, gorgeous crest really becomes the focal point of the entire shirt. Your eyes are instantly drawn into it. With England, the crest isn't drawing me in. It's just kind of "there." I think it should be enlarged because the only other feature is the collar. We've seen it is definitely possible to create a highly simplistic kit in an elegant way (below). This Nike offering just strikes me as stale and boring. Here is simplistic, yet elegant. It is incredibly plain yet I would not call it dull or stale. The crest looks quite regal and is clearly the focus of the entire shirt. I especially like the way the opponent is denoted within the scroll.
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    You know there's a reason they "got the 'f' out" right?
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    Id much rather have this type of goofy then all the teams wearing pink accessories for a whole month.
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    I am a rare person that does not want the Pro Bowl to go away...there is something I like about seeing the different helmets out there. But I'd rather it just go away than do this. The captain draft is the worst thing to happen to all star games. You don't really know who is on what team and your team may have guys on each side. AFC/NFC is fine...then again I think east/west is just fine in the NHL.
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    Terry Kath, the late guitarist from Chicago in the 60s and 70s wore several hockey Jerseys when the band toured. I have seen him in jerseys of the Rangers, Blues, and even the WHL's Chicago Cougars. He even had a Blackhawks decal on his guitar. I'm at work so I can't really post any pics.
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    Hey people this is the Miami Dolphin's New Logo creation I came up with, check it out guys and if you like it Spread The Word via Twitter, Fb whatever social media outlet at hand!!! Enjoy my work. What I did was I took a look at the Overall Teams History and combined the elements from the 1966-'96 Era into a more Modern Look with a touch of Retro!
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    Chicago Cubs raise you a pair. Really? -------- Fan superiority discussions always end well.
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