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    I guess I'm the only one that likes the GIANTS helmet. The ny is just a weak "cute" mark. NY would work too.
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    So essentially, it's Springtime for Hitler, Bolts edition.
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    In situations where a team elects to leave their identity behind when they move, I think the best way to handle it (rather than the Cleveland Deal) is: 1. League officially declares the franchise dormant and revokes the franchise. 2. League officially announces expansion (with the relo fee counting as the expansion fee) to the new city and awards the team to the moving owner. 3. Players on the "dormant" team are subject to an expansion draft - the moving team gets to select one or two players from a pool consisting of their former players and unprotected players from other teams. Then either they could just keep drafting their old players, or maybe even allow the rest of the league one-round through the now teamless players. Contracts would still be honored though, which could make it so that even good players aren't drafted and just end up back with their old team in the new city. The NFLPA might allow this because it could result in higher contracts for some players because a team that knows it is moving might overpay someone so that they're not drafted away. 4. At some point in the future, the original franchise is awarded to a new owner who re-stocks the team either via traditional expansion draft or maybe a North Stars / Sharks type deal. History / records are clean, the re-located team essentially keeps most of their players but is still a legit expansion team.
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    Here's my first stab at a team rebrand. The Mankato Moondogs have a very unique name, and a very meh logo. Here's my first draft of a rebrand. It's got a ways to go, so criticize away!
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    Concordes seem like one of those teams that like staying trendy.... that being said I fear for the look of your organization hitting right around the 90s.
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    Unsustainables 7, Yinzers 1. That was… what’s the word? Fun. This is more so:
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    Seeing the Giants uniforms makes me think that Color Rush should be replaced with Throwback Thursday. Teams get to wear Throwback uniforms for all TNF games.
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    Take the 2004 Cup look and replace the horse snot shoulder patch with the mountain patch from the previous alternate and they're in good shape.
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    Right team, wrong uniform. Piazza in a traditional Mets uniform without black looks weird to me. By 1998, every Met uniform had black except the pinstripes which were rarely worn. Next season they added black shadows on the pinstripes.
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    You remember the color blind complaint about the jets bills color rush game last year right.
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    After this year, I'm just tired of the "just want to see the world burn" sentiment. It's not funny anymore.
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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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    Updated the dog to be more doggie and less beary.
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    I had a pretty awesome project going on for awhile here in which I had a part-sim, part-fantasy, part-historical thread that ended up getting shut down by our benevolent mods. I decided to come back to the league and post uniform histories for each franchise as if the league continued. For those interested, check out the thread here. First up are the Amsterdam Royals: The Royals started the 1990-91 season in these jerseys: For their final season in Amsterdam, the Royals changed to these unis: For the 1995-96 season, the franchise moved to London, England to become the London Crown: For the 1996-97 season, the Crown added a third jersey:
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    That first Padres pic with the burlap is absolutely PERFECT.
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    Right, but they've never used an inverse of their current home jersey (i.e. without any red whatsoever). The closest they've ever come was 1968-1974, which is probably the best Giants' look in history, IMO:
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    Gaslamp ball did a mockup on what they say should be the Padres uniforms in 2018, and they look great! http://www.gaslampball.com/2016/12/16/13986836/how-to-bring-back-the-brown-in-2-years
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    Rohan Riders Team colors and logo are heavily based on the stendard of the king of Rohan which sports a white horse on a green background with a sun in the upper right corner. You can see the sun in my identity as a golden shoulder pacth in the yoke. As Rohan is based on the viking world I thought that a viking vibe to the uni was quite right.
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    Up next is Stockholm. They had a very simple and classic look that stayed mostly the same throughout their history. The Stockholm fans were very superstitious about their look after some early success. They wore this uniform set for the first 7 seasons: In 1997, the Norsemen added a yellow jersey. It was popular with fans and the team did well while wearing them: In 2003, the Yellow jersey became their full-time home jersey: In 2009, the white jersey returned:
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    Up next are the St. Petersburg Horsemen. Their original uniforms actually featured a logo using the city's old name of Leningrad (the city changed it's name to St Petersburg in 1991) nobody picked up on that in the original thread, so I figured I'd point that out: They updated their uniform when the city changed it's name, and used this look for the next ten years: In 2001, the team was sold to a new owner, and in an effort to distance itself from it's rival Riga, the Horsemen changed their color scheme to black and orange: In 2003, the team added its first and to date only alternate uniform: In 2012, the team went through a rebrand tying together different parts if the team's history:
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    I think San Diego wants to keep the name and history for themselves...I also think this gives them a chance at a new fan base. More people would get on board with a hip new team especially because the rams suck. A lot of young people 25 and younger have no connection with the Rams.
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    A little bit of useless trivia: The Texans have not worn red socks with the navy pants since Sep 28, 2008 at Jacksonville. They were on a four game losing streak to open the season, went to the leotard look (navy pants, navy socks) and won. Unfortunately, we never saw the red socks again with navy pants again until today.
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    Hey NHL, those gambling references are looking a lot better now, huh?
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    You mean to reverse the image? Maybe, that might be a good idea. I have one suggestion BTW. The way your center stripes are, they look like they end in the middle of the back. Unless that's on purpose you might want to continue them down to the bottom like so.
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