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    edit: this one's a bonus because the whole thing forms a p, but the white lines could be a lowercase r which stands for ripcity - the beloved nickname for Portland.
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    I think the navy is too depressing. The Giants used to have the same bright jersey/dark helmet problem, but have fixed it with a modern finish. No reason the Rams can't do the same, and match the helmets to their royal blue.
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    Sorry, this was the firs thing that came to mind when seeing those.
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    Nike can manufacture them before the season is complete, stores just can't sell them. We get leaks because we see images of products before stores are authorized to sell.
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    Great! Block fonts are so rare in soccer nowadays.
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    Ottawa v Edmonton is still alive. #DareToDream
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    With the Blazers releasing their new logos yesterday, I figured I'd whip up some uniform concepts for what I think we might end up seeing. I have the primary home and road uniforms finished, so I'll start by showing you guys those. They're pretty similar to the current uniforms, but with some small tweaks. Both uniforms now feature v-neck collars, and the collar and armhole trim is now solid red on both jerseys. The wordmarks and numbers feature the updated typeface, and they're one color instead of being outlined. The signature uniform stripes now have space in between them to be more consistent with the lines of the pinwheel logo. Both uniforms feature a red tag on the waistband of the shorts with the ripcity logo inside. Lastly, I used OHSU for the ad on the jerseys, but they've yet to formally announce one. It's just what I'd like to see. I'm currently working on the alternate uniforms, so hopefully I'll have those posted in the coming days.
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    Sure, why not. Arizona is precisely who Vegas should emulate...
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    GTOV Sleeper Pick for 2018
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    If you had little to no familiarity with the NBA, would you know that the Golden State Warriors play in Bay Area based on their name? They could just as easily play in LA, San Diego, Orange County, Sacramento, or anywhere else in California. To me, it always sounded like a team from one of the smaller California markets (Sacramento, San Diego, OC) trying to market themselves to the entire state rather than just their metro area (a la the California Angels). And yet they play in the very large Bay Area. I suppose the motivation was to market to the entire Bay Area rather than just Oakland, but frankly, the name "San Francisco Warriors" would've worked fine in Oakland, given that there isn't an NBA team in SF proper or on the West Bay. I'm not a fan of state names in general (outside of Minnesota), but the only way a state name comes close to working is if there's only one dominant metro area in the state. Arizona, Minnesota, and Colorado are all examples of this - there aren't any "major league" metro areas other than Phoenix, the Twin Cities, and Denver, respectively, in those states. But Texas, Florida, California? Doesn't work, IMO. And I've said it before, but "Golden State Warriors" sounds like a D-III team at some small state school in the middle of the Central Valley or the Inland Empire that no one outside of a 30 mile radius has ever heard of. "San Francisco Warriors," on the other hand? That name instantaneously conveys a major league stature.
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    Alright! So the Mets are up, although i didn't go the Amazin' route. Here's my would-be statement from Brandiose: '(My) main approach for the Mets was to give them a more tangible identity. So (I) ended up reaching deep into New York's brilliant history, focusing on the construction and early days of their extensive, historic subway system. Now renamed the Long Island Metropolitans, the Mets color status has been altered to better fit with their new identity. Charcoal contrasted by stark white now takes center stage, reflecting an all-business mentality with vibrant blue and orange providing a burst of energy and heart. The main logo takes on the shape of the Brooklyn Superbas 1910 logo, the first MLB team to play baseball in the great state of New York, and features the Metropolitans new mascot Maxwell, a turn of the century era train conductor, along with simplified elevated subway tracks taking the place of the bridge. The new font used throughout the logo set is early 1900s style art deco helping further to embody New York a century ago. Lastly, a logo resembling a subway sign worn on the back of every jersey, directing towards Queens, the site of Citi Field, features the years the Mets have won either the World Series or N.L. Pennant. In essence, the Metropolitans new look signifies the history of New York, the kind of hard work it was built on, and an identity Mets fans can gather behind.'
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    I don't even care if its the Ducks at this point (I REALLY hope its not the Ducks BTW), but I mean it in a big way when I say ANYONE but the Penguins.
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    I ended up having more free time today than I initially expected, so I'm able to show you guys the alternates that I came up with. The home alternate carries over the "Rip City" theme, and it features a revamped striping pattern that's based on the lines from the new pinwheel logo as well as the signature diagonal jersey striping. The jersey features a red panel on each side, with the five lines from the pinwheel (you can only see four of them, but it's meant to be five) in the darker red from the secondary palette. A white diagonal line seperates the red panel from gray panels of the same style. The gray is the light gray from the secondary palette, while the lines from the pinwheel are white. The gray panels carry onto the shorts before a white diagonal line seperates them from black panels that feature the dark gray from the new secondary scheme. When the jersey is tucked in, the side panels are supposed to appear mainly as red and black seperated by white, simulating the striping from the regular home uniform. The road alternate is a complete departure from the current red uniform. Instead of featuring the diagonal striping, it features the same striping as the "Rip City" uniform except it's only on one side as a tribute to the '77 uniforms. The pinwheel-esque lines are white and red, respectively, on a black field to simulate how they appear in the actual logo. The jersey features a vertical "BLAZERS" wordmark as another tribute to the '77 uniforms. I'm really happy with the home alternate, and I like the red alternate as well, but I'm curious to see what others think about it. And while I'm at it, I fixed the elongated numbers (as pointed out by @Hoopladawg87), so here's an update to the primary uniforms as well:
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    The navy was my answer to the Rams color problem. Their throwbacks are beautiful and should be the basis for their new uniforms. But the helmet and jersey are completely different colors. I love the royal jersey but the helmet would look so cheap if it was also royal. I was surprised how much I liked their Color Rush set. Not necessarily the all yellow, but the yellow and navy meshed well and actually matched the helmet. While the blue was different, the shade of yellow still made it feel familiar to me (like the throwbacks). I think this would be a good place to start. It's a blending of eras but I think it works well.
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    They're going to wear black, they're going to wear red and they're going to wear gold. We know all of that and those colors (black and red especially) are pretty well worn territory in the NHL. Dark charcoal gray, which I believe the kids like to refer to as "anthracite" because Nike told them to, would be theirs and theirs alone and I think it would look pretty sharp. The gray in their official logo looks like it has some blue in it. I wouldn't mind if the fabric color is a schoche on the blue side, close to what the Seahawks used 03-11.
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    Another Avalanche charity event, another C Mountain logo. The "A" is nowhere in sight in any Avs marketing or community event.
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    I love these Spurs silver throwbacks..... Compared to these... And its not remotely close.
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    I get what he's seeing.. It can visually represent a P, but there is clearly not a proper P anywhere to be found.. The fact that I can allow my eyes to kinda see it doesn't make it fact.. To be a clearly defined P of any sort, it would definitely need to be flipped (as others have already stated)
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    The Cavs won it all in black sleeved jerseys. Anything is fair game now
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    Man Utd has a new font for Cup competitions. Has a nice retro feel.
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    If Hank Aaron never hit a single home run in his career, he'd still have 3,016 hits.
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    You're trying to argue that the white lines that curve to the left look like a P or p, which curves to the right? I think you're seeing a backwards p, which is a q
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    I've been a Blazers fan since 1986 or so. I'm also pushing 40, so my ideals on things that are cool will automatically put me out of the demographic of "city" or "regional" nicknames on jerseys. All that being said... I'm not a huge fan of "rip city" on the jerseys. It's not as dumb as Buzz City or Clutch City, but it's pushing the limits. As for the use of "rip city" to represent the Blazers in marketing or promotional materials, even selling t-shirts? Yes, 100% yes. In my opinion, because the Blazers toiled in relative obscurity for so long, and never really got in the national spotlight until the runs to the Finals in the '90s, Bill Schonely's catch phrase remained a regional phenomenon. If he had been somewhere else, somewhere with great exposure, it'd be as recognizable as "Holy Cow!", or "Hey! Hey!" And fun fact for y'all: Bill Schonely was also the play-by-play announcer for the Seattle Pilots before joining the Blazers.
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    I've gotta be honest, I love @SFGiants58's double teal idea so much I kind of want to use it for my own, haha. I think you should go for it!
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    It seems incredibly likely the Rams will revert to blue and gold as soon as they can. The management knows its popular, and it seems the goal is to remove any and all St. Louis references (including colors) as soon as it's allowed.
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    This is proof that the Rams branding should revert back to royal blue and gold.
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    If the Raptors started wearing a jersey that said "The North" that would be worse even than Charlotte's black sleeved Buzz City uniforms and those were just a smidge worse than Rip City. that, folks, is why we can't allow nicknames on jerseys. Some teams can't be trusted to not wear stupid :censored: like this.
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    My take on rip city is this; it's the flippin' National Basketball Association - the highest level of basketball on the entire planet - and quirky nicknames (as well as three-letter scoreboard/airport abbreviations) don't belong at such a professional level on a jersey. They belong in team lore, on T-shirts, other clothing, programs, miscellaneous "swag", and desperate Single-A baseball team uniforms. Call me a stickler, but the NBA should be above putting them on jerseys. "Portland" and "Blazers" suits just fine. Besides, the story behind "rip city" is pretty dumb anyways. An announcer said it during a loss? So the Jazz could put "SWAT LAKE CITY" on a jersey because I'm pretty sure Bolerjack coined it after a Gobert and Favors block clinic during what I'm pretty sure was still a loss? Mmkay.
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    A casino? I thought that was Cornholio speak.
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    I'm usually not a fan of two toned jerseys but these worked so well for me in a strange way.
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    The Bears C is just a poor execution of cutting out the ellipse. The moved the middle point too far up. Both shapes are perfect ellipses with a rectangle cut out. The left side is vertically aligned, the right is moved up.
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    Vegas Golden Knights Home and Road Concept The basis of this concept was inspired by the new draft hat that leaked about a week ago. It had similar striping going around the back of the hat, and I figured it may be a leak to the jersey design? Anyways, I used a very similar design to an old Vancouver Canucks concept I did awhile back. I always thought the 'V' arm and side striping would always look cool on a jersey (if done right) and I feel it's pretty successful here too. The one struggle I had with this concept (along with a problem I see with a lot of Vegas concepts) is the color scheme. It's a unique color scheme, which is great, but I thought it was very tough to get a good balance between the black and the steel gray. I also brightened up the gold from the original logo and used the brighter gold found on their ColorWerx page. I did have fun with this though, as I've wanted to complete a Vegas concept for awhile now. So, if you read this, thank you. I hope you like it!
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    Two more years and that's a collector's item!
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    Thx bro, means a lot. And I've gotta give u credit too, you kinda show that not all fans are the stereotypes we paint them to be. May the best team win tonight.
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    Today was a Guardians of the Galaxy 2 + Madrid Soccer Derby day, which means no time for designing. I'll start with the Angels tomorrow, stay tuned!
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    I think a finish similar to the Giants' helmets would work just fine, but I actually think satin might be the way to go since it's not quite as shiny. If the Rams darkened their shade of royal just a touch (similar to the Giants' blue, or perhaps even a bit darker), I think a satin finish could provide a nice balance between being dark and flat enough to let the horns properly stand out, while also being a closer match to the rest of the uniform elements.
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    I liked the name Metros as well but it just didn't make sense within the story to bring it back this time. The Metros were not a very successful franchise in Dallas and the new ownership would probably like to distance themselves from the old name. Besides, I just can't see a name like that being used in the mid-90s. However, since it was very popular, I can pretty much guarantee that there will be a Metros alternate in the future.
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    This is too good and too well-done for the Rams to ever use. Instead, they'll butcher it with too many weird Nike "LOOK AT ME" elements.
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    Now it just looks like a bird cleaning itself...(joking, of course)
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    Lucky for him MVP votes have already been cast.
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    I don't mean to sound dense, but does it really matter whether non-Blazers fans know the nickname and the reasoning behind it? Portlanders, Oregonians, and most importantly Blazers fans, from Portland and beyond, know and love the "Rip City" monicker and the history behind it. Blazers fans across the country and globe are aware of what it means, and that's the primary target of the organization. You say they're "selling the world over" on it, but they really aren't. Like @Webfooter said, when fans and the team wear it, it's an acknowledgement of the history and connection between the team, it's fan base, and the city of Portland. The team only wears the uniforms at home in front of their fans (with the exception being a couple of road games a few seasons ago), and that's because the connection between the two is what makes Portland "Rip City" in the context of basketball.
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    Hey that's my concept. Still a fan!
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    Template uniforms are infinitely preferable to b-list superhero costumes.
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    Thank god they don't have to worry about that.
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