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    Among all the PC discussion here, I think this point here needs to be highlighted. The high school earns my highest respect for progressively naming itself after Frederick Douglass. But if you name yourself after him, is "Stallions" really the best moniker to underscore what he stood for? Frederick Douglass was an autodidact of outstanding intellect who gave a whole new meaning to the term "selfmade man" as he lived his most inspiring life which he dedicated to the fight for equal rights. He escaped from slavery, became a leading voice in the struggle of African Americans and he was a "feminist" fighting for women's rights as well. I'm certain the high school chose Stallions because Lexington prides itself to be the "Horse Capital of the World". So the equestrian theme does have it's merit and I reckon they chose Stallions because it embodies a powerful horse. Well, I have a solution at hand. Combining Frederick Douglass' spirit with a powerful equestrian theme, I would like to suggest: Unbroken Unbroken horses do not accept full submission yet as they are not used to saddle, bridle and the weight of a rider. Figuratively speaking Frederick Douglass was also "unbroken" as he did not accept the chains of slavery. In his autobiography he described it as follows: "I have observed this in my experience of slavery, that whenever my condition was improved, instead of its increasing my contentment, it only increased my desire to be free, and set me to thinking of plans to gain my freedom. I have found that, to make a contented slave, it is necessary to make a thoughtless one. It is necessary to darken his moral and mental vision, and, as far as possible, to annihilate the power of reason. He must be able to detect no inconsistencies in slavery; he must be made to feel that slavery is right; and he can be brought to that only when he ceased to be a man." But Frederick Douglass did not cease to be a man. In his words "The desire to be free, awakened my determination to act, to think, and to speak." Hence, being unbroken means to be able to form your own free will and confidently follow your dreams. A great quality if the students of the high school obtain it. And then there is also a nice quote attributed to Frederick Douglass that goes "It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men." It emphasizes that children need to be brought up with good moral values and virtues so they grow up to be good citizens. This is a great goal the high school can set set for itself. What do you guys think? Would you prefer the "Unbroken" over the "Stallions"?
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    My biggest issue with your argument is the way you keep stating your case before the quote of the post you're debating. Annoying.
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    Minnesota announces one of 13 uniform combinations to be worn in 2017
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    Not a huge fan of the Titans brand in general, but I do like the light blue jersey with the white pants look. I would make a few minor changes to that: Or with different shoulders:
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    I agree that we shouldn't be offended by everything, but we should also never lose the ability to call something out for being dumb. It's dumb to name a co-ed high school team the Stallions, given the gendered nature of the name, the sexual nature of the definition, and the slang use of the name. I think a gendered name isn't necessarily taboo, if there's some compelling reason why the team should have that name (most likely a local reference); there are multiple horse-related names without the problems I listed above.
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    I was convinced it was stolen until I realized the first two pictures were both the vodka company.
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    I've never heard Washington's uniforms described as "McDonald's colors". Neither on this board nor in real life.
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    This logo gets worse every time I see it.
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    5) Winning an Olympic gold medal for playing as much Olympic hockey as you or I have.
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    Is it time to change the name of this thread to "Las Vegas NHL Explosion" yet?
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    Rest in peace, zombie AFL. I knew thee in your past life, and I loved thee. Now, though, tis just a matter of time til Negan comes for thee. ? (I know they're gonna attempt a 2017 season...but the way things are now, the indoor leagues would be better off with a Champions League-like arrangement if any of them wanted to bother with any semblance of a national league)
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    Not sure the Estonians would go for putting their former oppressors primary symbol on their flag.
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    This is still the best uni in Saints history:
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    So, happy holidays, New Year and all that to you guys. I've been stuck behind a designer's block if you will, and haven't been able to figure out a good design to make and post. Then I decided to take a look at who needs new uniforms in the NFL, and the Broncos came to mind. The Broncos Color Rush uniforms were far and away one of the best, and it's too good a look to ignore. The all orange was a little overwhelming, but can be worked with as you see above to create a good looking set. -Basically took the Color Rush and stretched it into a uniform set. -Used the current logo instead of the D logo. -Socks have stripes on them now. -Navy alternate. C&C on these. I might do a few more of these if this takes off.
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    Hey guys, Wanted to take a shot at a new project...this is my first attempt working with Illustrator rather than Inkscape. I'm using my own template (which has been slightly streamlined). I envisioned a new look for the Falcons, whose current uniform has been stale for about a decade. This new set would coincide with the new stadium and is more of a throwback look. The overall look harkens back to the beautiful throwbacks from 1966 with the addition of sleeve stripes. I felt conflicted because I love the Northwestern style stripes they've worn before...I also love the gray pants with the red, white, and black stripe (same as the Super Bowl 1998 team's pants)...but mixing those with the helmet and you have a complete hodgepodge of striping patterns. So I've started from the helmet and the throwback pants stripe and expanding into a simple and consistent stripe across all elements. I have designed a custom number font. It's somewhat based off of the wordmark font and tweaked but I think it's still rather simple. I have also included an "Inaugural Season" patch on the black jersey, which I'd imagine they would wear for the very first game at the new stadium. Here's the rest of the number set:
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    Whoa! That sure is a perfect one for this thread!
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    This game needs a catchy 70s jingle. I'm going to go with no, as well. Many little differences to not make it a steal.
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    Crazy prediction that has a microscopically small chance of happening: Marquette King, Player of the Game. He'll pin Houston deep several times, and Osweiler's gonna Osweiler things up to the tune of 3-4 INTs before whoever the hell they have as the third stringer comes in.
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    I was thinking if the chargers had a bearverine, it'd be a decent logo with a few changes XD Basketball court mockup btw
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    Lame Duck Years are bad for everyone involved. Just look at the Oilers last year in Houston. The NFL would let the Raiders play at a small stadium for a few years because lame duck leads to poor attendance which leads to losing money.
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    Just another wolf howling.
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    I vote we scrap the crap, go back to this, and call it a day. It won't sell more jerseys, but it'll look better. I'll take that every time.
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    The only way I'd be able to stomach the Cowboys in the Super Bowl is if they wore their vastly superior navy jerseys.
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    Sometimes too much sense is better than what the Browns ended up with. Anyways, I came up with a few more combos that I think make the most sense and look the best: C&C welcome.
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