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    I don't why a full rebrand is need as they started as the L.A. Chargers in 1960 so why not come full circle. If they want to tinker with their uniforms that's okay but the current logo and name need no changing.
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    So if I'm reading this right... not only do they want to give up a perfectly serviceable market to play 2nd fiddle to the Rams, now they wanna ditch a nearly-60 year old identity for no good reason and risk being even less relevant & remembered than they are right now? (Hey! There's a name idea! The Los Angeles Football Clippers! ) Seriously though, it feels like just when you think Spanos and the Chargers couldn't be anymore stupid... they prove you wrong. I actually feel sorry for any Charger fans, whether they live in SD, LA or anywhere else. Y'all deserve a better-run team than this.
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    Which fans? The ones in San Diego that they've alienated or the ones in LA that don't exist?
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    I agree - if the Chargers leave, San Diego is like St. Louis. They won't see another team for several decades, if ever.
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    A take from Billy Johnson... "The Vegas Golden Knights have said they want to make the team a ‘global brand’. They have hired people dedicated to do that. New York Yankees caps can be seen in all corners of the world, because of the classic ‘NY’ logo playing off existing perception that NYC already has (and not because the Turks have any understanding of the game of baseball). The biggest property VGK acquired for its $500 million expansion fee is the perceived legitimized reselling of the name ‘Las Vegas’ as their own. Initially, it has been squandered. First off, the marks they have settled on, to sell as a ‘global brand’, pay homage to an American military institution, a tough sell in most parts of the world. Secondly, the mark of a knight is not an icon that global markets associate with America, much less to Las Vegas. While the reference to symbolism is respected, and the nod to the Army is admirable, it is medieval, not modern, and not representative. It’s too far a leap for the merchandise buyer in Rome. Thirdly, it does not sell Las Vegas, as a destination, to the world. And this may be its biggest failing. Great global sports brands create more than a ‘handshake’ between the world market place and a community, city, location and lifestyle. They create an emotional connection. Here are some great global sports brands and why they have become so: New Zealand All Blacks. The use of the ‘silver fern’ brings New Zealand to the world. It represents their culture, heritage and mystique. The All Blacks are adopted my millions world wide. New York Yankees. Simple; “NY” and all that it means – good and bad – to the world. Dallas Cowboys. It reflects the world’s view of America; Cowboy movies, big, obnoxious. It’s a lone star on a helmet. Los Angeles Lakers. Hollywood, Movies, Rappers, Nicholson. “LA”. Las Vegas should be in this company. Raising the team’s global profile to compete with FC Barcelona, for example, will be a tough leap. The initial tools and brand (logo, team name, word marks) to do so don’t stack up on a global scale because they do not bring Las Vegas to the world. Years and years ago the Las Vegas Wranglers toyed with dropping ‘Las’ from the name because we wanted to think this was how locals referred to our town. We were not from here ‘yet’ and ‘Vegas’ was not how locals referred to our city. Replica jerseys (and all merchandise) that had ‘Las Vegas’ on the front sold twice as well as jerseys that did not have the name of our town – so the name, or at least ‘LV’ and ‘NV’ were incorporated into the logo/uniform; this was about maximizing sales. Wranglers’ customers resided in Las Vegas; Las Vegas – simply – is the name of our city."
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    I actually like these Bucs uniforms
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    The Chargers should keep they're brand and just go full powder-blue jersey/white pants as the home. Yellow pants as a road options, yes please. Instead were going to see the Angeles Starry Knights or something stupid.
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    As a Raiders fan, hating the Chargers is all fun and games until you get to this kind of situation. It would be really bad if not only did San Diego lose it's team, but then the name too? LA has a history with the Chargers name too (albeit a very brief one) so what's wrong with keeping that? Is Spanos embarassed of the team name now or something? He has no one to blame but himself for all of the awfulness that's been going on.
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    I remember when people used to post pictures in this thread and it actually served a purpose
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    I'm still hoping against hope that the Rams choose athletic gold jerseys, for just that reason. Other teams famously use the gold, but nobody uses it that way.
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    No, because there hasn't been anything posted that even confirms that they're considering it. In this day and age where everyone is a "journalist" and everyone has a medium, anyone can "report" anything without being held to the standard of confirming it and/or citations. The thread title could just be "something someone typed about the Chargers." Barring a quote from someone legitimately affiliated with the team, or maybe even someone who's just really close (like a beat reporter), there's no news to discuss.
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    Thanks - was going to ask the same thing. B/R doesn't count in my mind.
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    What's the source of this "report"?
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    I hadn't thought about that! Nice idea. Just for that, I made this for you mgdmhl
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    Last thanksgiving, I spent the wee hours of the morning coming up with a logo. The logo had been in my head for a few days, and it was a Virginia Tech logo of a turkey incorporating the shape of Virginia. Made it, got a couple of likes, and that was it. I saw it the other day and thought it was cool, so I tweeted it back out. It was really well received and a few people told me I need to make more. That's what I did! I made the California one a few weeks ago, and the Tennessee one today. They feel like Nike shirts to me, so I'm calling this the Nike State Mascot Series Feel free to suggest some if you have an idea!
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    This is why it seems to make sense to keep the name and branding the same to me. Sure, some San Diego natives will be upset, but it's going to be the logical team to follow. And as much as I hate the Browns deal, the one thing that made it OK(ish) was the guarantee that Cleveland would be getting a team again. I really, really, don't want to see the Chargers history go dormant without a guaranteed return. I tend to doubt San Diego will get another team. And if they do, will be be another relocated team (e.g., Jacksonville) that will have its history die?
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    I'd have to imagine that the NFL would greatly prefer to have one AFC team and one NFC team in Los Angeles, rather than two NFC teams. I remember that being a topic of discussion when there was talk of the Raiders and Chargers moving to Carson together. From a TV perspective, it's easier to have one team in each conference, so that CBS and FOX can both share equally in the LA market. It would also allow the possibility for some people to be fans of both teams, since they wouldn't be divisional rivals. Not that I think that would happen much, but I would guess that you would see some fans follow both teams to some degree, even if they're only a fan of one. That certainly seems to be the case with some New Yorkers.
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    There's over 20 million people in Southern California. I wouldn't say it's a small region.
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    Where's the petition I can sign to make the "Battle Red" jerseys the Texans permanent home jersey?
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    I'd rather have the Metrostars back.
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    Ok, I'm going to revive this series for a while, with the Coyotes in the style of the Panthers. Yeah, the Panthers' style has been done many times over, but I created a full identity package for the 'Yotes.
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