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    Sweater? Like Christmas? It's an Adizero new lightweight, cooler, stronger technology. Decreasing crest weight by 46%, number weight by up to 60%. Featuring Adidas Clima technology to maximize air circulation with materials that are 133% more permeable than current on ice fabrics, 27% stronger in burst testing, and 72% tougher on abrasion testing.
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    I'm sure I missed a thing or two here, as I started making it before I really thought things out, but here- have a helmet flag (after all, helmets are what I do)! Happy Independence Day, everyone!
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    My father and I took an impromptu day trip up to Cooperstown today because, you know, why not (there are benefits to living in the City), and noticed something very cool as a uniform buff (my father was unimpressed): The first ever (according to the Hall) baseball uniform, worn by the Baraboo (Wisconsin) Base Ball Club. I figured this would be appreciated here, and that it wouldn't really fit in MLB Changes 2017. It's a standard old style jersey, complete with a bib bearing a pale-ish blue old English B (I'm not the best photographer, plus glass in the way). The cap is plain blue, with a white band of what I believe was leather across the lower crown. Just thought it was an interesting piece of uniform history to share with y'all. Are the first uniforms in other sports known? Would love to see. As a bonus, some uniforms that don't get a lot of coverage here: the All American Girls Professional Baseball League.
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    So then when are we going to see the last few Adizero new lightweight, cooler, stronger technology. Decreasing crest weight by 46%, number weight by up to 60%. Featuring Adidas Clima technology to maximize air circulation with materials that are 133% more permeable than current on ice fabrics, 27% stronger in burst testing, and 72% tougher on abrasion testings?
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    i find it interesting that the Kings still use the old number font on their practice reversibles. You can even see how they mixed the new word mark with the old number font.
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    This, to me, is the best logo for Cleveland. It's a classic, clean, strong look that's also unique in MLB and has already become popular among the fans. There's no need to "spice it up". We might as well change the Cubs' C and Reds' C with that mentality.
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    This excerpt from that article sums it up so well: "As Horowitz started outlining his digital vision for Fox Sports, he candidly explained that content that had performed well for Fox and was a key part of the site’s turnaround were to be no longer part of the strategy. With a very matter-of-the-fact delivery, Horowitz shared his distaste of the legacy content strategy in place to a room full of employees who had taken great pride in making FoxSports.com a much more trafficked website over the last year (upwards of 50 percent by most accounts)." Ignoring what works, backed by traffic analytics, and going in a direction not supported by those same analytics, I suspect. Topped off by this quote from Horowitz' presentation: "The written word is still relevant, but the advertising value of written content, what we call display, is not growing." So many execs get hung up on the value of pre-roll ads for video without acknowledging that online readers don't actually watch video on traditional news websites. Someone above (EDIT: It was Cosmic) summarized it so well (paraphrasing): "Why watch an ad and a 3-minute video to tell me something I can read in 30 seconds?"
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    I was about to compliment them for finally refining the lettering and getting rid of the fat-stemmed B, but Then my jaw dropped when I saw the new B is upside down. Can’t believe it.
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    Ok you can be the team that doesn't take the close to a billion dollars to put their logo on their shirt
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    The Cubs have a white outline and the Reds have a white logo. Both provide adequate contrast. This does not. Those are also more visually distinct and interesting designs. Those don't look like they could be a part of a standard Word font set. This does.
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    That also shows the new Spurs Global Logo as being official.
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    One can make the argument that it looks more like an e than a C.
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    That might... hold up... that is the coolest thing I've seen today.
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    moves like that should be illegal. It makes a mockery of the salary cap (not that the NBA cap isn't a complete cluster f of loopholes and jargon) and only makes it harder for the "have nots" to compete, because they're not going to get the discount. If you support this move, but trash The Process, then you're a hypocrite. Would any other free agent take significantly less to sign with a team like the Sixers or Bucks or some other crap team? Nope. Hence the need for a process.
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    Really tired to merge old and new with this one. I know you can't beat creightons new logo I thought this was a neat update
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    It's a million times better than the ugly "Caveman/Primitive Cultures" C that gets trotted out by members here (a logo second only to the "star trident" and the "maple leaf" as one of the worst cap logos in baseball history). The best option will always be the angular C. This is the most aesthetically pleasing logo the team has ever had, and would be one of the most recognisable marks anywhere had it been kept. More important, this logo succeeds in the very difficult task of invoking something from Native traditions -- namely, woodcarving -- without being offensive or dehumanising. If the Indians had kept this cap logo since it was introduced, the team would be held up as the model of handling a Native-inspired name with respect. But that Buckeyes-style C is also very good, as it, too, has a history with the team. That sort of monogram is in the universal baseball style that works well with any uniform. The Red Sox, the Brooklyn Dodgers, the New York Giants and later Mets, the Kansas City A's, the Los Angeles Angels, and probably other teams have used a cap logo in this dignified style. Also, seeing the version with the loop in the top reminds me how fitting the late-1980s White Sox cap would be for the Indians. If the White Sox had never worn this, it would be a great Cleveland hat. Indeed, it would be good even despite its having been briefly used by the Sox! This is better than the script I cap for two reasons: the cap initial for Cleveland should represent the city, not the nickname; and the initial on the I cap looks a lot more like a J than like an I. The main point is that all of these designs beat the utterly characterless block C, which would rank near the bottom in the World Baseball Classic or even in a beer league, and is a total embarrassment for a Major League team.
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    Uniform? like Baseball? It's a sweater
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    This is a really weird draft class. There aren't any players that are considered elite on the level of Donny Minor or Noah Rose, but there are half a dozen top-tier prospects, most of whom are defensive backs. Chalmer Jones (CB - Georgia), Bob Cooper (CB - Northwestern), and Russell Fraizer (CB - Baylor) are probably the best available, but Mark Charles (SS - Alabama), Glenn Searles (C - Notre Dame), and Walter Elrod (CB - Wisconsin) should all make an immediate impact as well. This puts the Comets in a weird place. They already have a good running back in Dale Doubet, so they're not going to take Fraizer. They're also not likely to blow the number one pick on a Center, so that makes one of the defensive backs most likely. But this draft is loaded with talented DBs, so they could trade down without losing much. Making this a particularly likely possibility is the fact that the class is fairly thin at RB. Other than Fraizer, the only two potential early-round picks are a pair of speedsters from small schools, Jeff Johnston (Memphis) and James Hunt (Cal Poly). Neither is on his level, nor can they match his power-running style, which thanks to the success of Tom Blitz and Jose Ortuno in recent years, is highly sought after. What they really need is a quarterback, but this draft class is the weakest in memory at the position. Danny Buckingham (Texas A&M) is the best available, but he's years away from being ready to start. If it's possible, it may be best for them to try to pick up an additional first round pick next year. Hey, jumping from a league-worst 4-12 to 8-8 in a single season isn't half bad. They lost on tiebreakers this year, but they're likely to play in January a lot over the next few years. I'd compare their current situation to that of the Colts when Luck entered the league - a budding superstar QB surrounded by a mediocre supporting cast who can bully a weak division. The only question is whether or not they'll be able to build around him enough to actually make a run, or if making the postseason is the best they can hope for. There has been some talk of reviving the rule requiring a winning record for all playoff teams, but it hasn't gotten a lot of support. It will likely be a point of discussion when the Owners' Council meets this offseason, and if Pittsburgh embarasses the Stallions - a distinct possibility - it probably has a good chance of passing.
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    Oh yikes, seeing those Oilers prototypes make me very grateful they went with what they did. And as a fan of the classic set, that's saying something.
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    Man I love Trajan but I really don't like it as an athletics font.
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    UCLA really ought to go back to using Clarendon numbers They brought them back briefly in 2014, only to get rid of them when they brought out the tire tread/tinfoil monstrosities in 2015.
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    The jersey with the Stars and Stripes W is just a new home alternate. The regular home jersey still looks like the one you posted, except obviously without the ASG patches. http://news.sportslogos.net/2016/12/10/nats-show-off-new-patriotic-uniform-for-2017/
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    Guys, I am gonna trust my monitor's settings over some dude who designed it. It's an easy call.
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    Would it be so hard for NBA teams to have unique warm-up sets? These were a big part of teams' looks before they were standardized.
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    andrewharrington knows what he's talking about.
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    Ottawa Senators II I changed the "batman" eye, and put more black shadow into the logo, which seemed to make the gold and red jump a bit more... Again, it seemed that the majority of Sens fans preferred the heritage uni with the side-view logo...
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    I'm thinking it's the monitor lighting give it the illusions... i took this picture last week after the Awards Show. You can see Marc-Andre Fleury's jearsey have the exact same teal shade on the large screen, while in person look normal.
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    Sorry if this was already posted, but Reggie White wore 91 with the Eagles when he first signed in 1985. He switched to his legendary 92 in 1986.
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    True, that's a possibility. But it would have been stupid for CCM to do so, just as it would have been stupid for CCM to offer all teams mountain-range hem patterns.
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    As hated as this identity was, it's scary knowing it could have been worse had the Sabres chosen to go the 2012 NFL route... #FlyWire
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    Winnipeg Jets In this set, the Jets rely on their primary logo to establish the color scheme and overall theme of the uniforms. Red and silver are added into the identity and the double-blue scheme is abandoned. The striping pattern draws from military rankings and sits within an upper-arm pattern that is angled to match. This pattern creates an extended yoke on the away which connects to the current identity in that the home remains yoke-less while the away adopts a different look based on the same design. The socks echo the pattern of the ranking bars and the Jets' current secondary find its place on the pants, where it is much better suited IMO than its current position on the shoulders. Due to to the upper arm design, the TV numbers move to the shoulders to finish off this military-inspired look.
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    DeAndre Gordon making Boston and Utah right now like:
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    Gordon Hayward to the Celtics Sorry Utah
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    Ducks logo looks too similar to this IMO,
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    The Cleveland Ghosts entered the game as the favorites, and a strong wind blowing across the field (which would limit the effectiveness of Kansas City QB Greg Benham’s passing attack) only served to increase the perception of the home team’s superiority. However, the game would be far closer than expected. On the opening possession, Jose Ortuno and the Cleveland offense looked just as dominant as expected, running nearly 5 minutes off the clock and pushing all the way to the 1 yard line. However, with their backs to the goal line, the Crow defense came through, stuffing Ortuno three times. To a chorus of boos from the stands, Cleveland sent in kicker David Street, who made the chip shot to put Cleveland up 3-0. The lead held through most of the quarter, but with 1:20 remaining, Kansas City answered, tying the game with a 32 yard field goal of their own (which was not an unimpressive kick, considering the strong crosswind). The Ghosts retook the lead in the second quarter, when an interception by CB Kevin Rubin at the Cleveland 41 set the offense up with good field position. They took advantage, making their second red zone trip of the day, and this time they came through as Ortuno pounded his way into the end zone from two yards out. The Crows offense added another field goal midway through the third, making the score 10-6. They had a great opportunity to take the lead just a few minutes later, when ROLB Rick Ortega and LOLB Minden Lincoln came on the blitz and laid a crushing hit on QB Therron Nikoloudis. The ball came free from his grasp, and Lincoln fell on it at the Cleveland 32. The Crows failed to find the end zone, and then their 37-yard field goal attempt went wide right, as K George Lockwood overcompensated for the wind. Nikoloudis scrambled for an 11-yard touchdown run early in the fourth to make it 17-6, but the Crows weren’t ready to give up. With 6:20 left to play, Greg Benham threaded a pass between the safeties to the speedy wideout Mike McCoy for a 23 yard touchdown, and a successful 2-point conversion run by Larry Ambrose made it a 17-14 game. Cleveland made some progress on their ensuing possession, failing to score, but running nearly four minutes off the clock and pinning the Crows deep in their own territory. Benham came out and coolly drove into Cleveland territory. However, with 30 seconds left to play, CB Kevin Rubin made his second pick of the day on a diving catch in front of star rookie wideout Bob Feichtinger. Nikoloudis took a knee, and sent the Ghosts to the quarterfinals. Most analysts expected the Cents playoff experience to play a major factor in this game, and that turned out to be an accurate prediction. Boston crumbled under pressure, while the Cents looked like a Victory Bowl team all over again. Things were close at first. The Cents got on the board first with a 28-yard field goal 6 minutes into the game, but Boston took the lead on an Aron Horvath touchdown run on the ensuing possession. Unfortunately for the Captains, their lead would last for a grand total of 47 seconds. On the second play from scrimmage after the kickoff, Tom Blitz broke a 76-yard run and was stopped 5 yards short of the end zone on a shoestring tackle at the 5. It would make no difference, though. On the next play, Blitz bowled over LB Karl Zimmerman for the touchdown, putting Colorado back in front 10-7. They would not surrender the lead (or indeed, allow a single point) for the remainder of the game. Over the final three quarters of the game, the Cents would hit field goals of 18, 25, and 28 yards, pick off Jon Cliffe twice, and score a 40-yard touchdown pass from John Vessey to Ralph Zinn on a perfectly-executed flea flicker. When time ran out, the scoreboard read Colorado 26, Boston 7. AFA Magazine Quarterfinal Previews: Pittsburgh Miners vs Texas Stallions With the Miners as 20-point favorites, the largest advantage given to one team in AFA postseason history. There aren’t more than four or five players on the Stallions roster who would be starting if they were Miners. The Pittsburgh defense has been unreal. It features three future Hall of Famers (ROLB Russ Osborne, SS Jamie Smith, and DT Ray Grantham). Osborne is a finalist for MVP and a lock to win Defensive Player of the Year (though Smith is also a finalist). Meanwhile, LOLB Don Evans is a finalist for Defensive Rookie of the Year. The offense isn’t great, but it gets the job done. Meanwhile, the Stallions are old and mistake prone on both sides of the ball. Spotting Texas 20 points isn’t enough: Pittsburgh 38, Texas 10. Minnesota Angels vs California Whales This could be another blowout. The two teams met in San Francisco in October, where the Angels thumped the Whales 30-14. This game will take place outdoors in frigid St. Paul. Even if weather weren’t a factor, California would struggle to move the ball against the tough Angels defense. California CB Lewis Cashmore should be able to completely shut down any Minnesota receiver that he matches up against, but the Angels will avoid this problem by… not throwing toward Cashmore. The Whales are winless in the postseason in their 32 years in the AFA, and that isn’t going to change this year: Minnesota 20, California 7. Guardians of Cincinnati vs Baltimore Royals This is yet another mismatch, but it should at least be fun to watch. Baltimore has an excellent defense, and MLB Adrian Doom is one of the only players in the league who has the size and speed to cover Cincinnati TE Vic Meredith all day. The problem will come when attempting to shut down both RB Jim Hill and QB Reggie Hart on the ground. Hill excels at jamming the ball down the throat of the defense, while Hart is at his most dangerous when rolling out of the pocket. Do they stack the line to try to stop Hill, or spread out enough to keep Hart contained? Either way, they will be exposing themselves. Meanwhile, the underrated Cincinnati front 7 will be more than a match for Derrill Punch and the Royal offense. Cincinnati gets their first postseason win since the Eisenhower administration: Cincinnati 28, Baltimore 14. Cleveland Ghosts vs Colorado Centennials Perhaps the only compelling matchup of the week, this one is a pure tossup. Fans of old-fashioned, brutal, ground and pound football will love this game. Both passing attacks are badly outclassed by the passing defense, so this game will be a matchup between a pair of elite power backs in Tom Blitz and Jose Ortuno. Ortuno is probably the better of the two, but Colorado has the superior front seven. Besides – the Centennials have won their last 7 playoff games, and are 9-1 in January this decade. Never pick against the team that always wins in big games: Colorado 20, Cleveland 17.
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    How can anybody look at this and not think "team chevrolet" GO CHEVYS Whatever this team is, the ad completely overpowers, this is totally bush league. Once you do this any prestige and magic and dignity you had or once had is gone.
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    Please. I always give credit where it's due. The Warriors draft well and are the best-run team in the league. They play the best too. I also think they're bad for the sport in ways other mega teams haven't been. That's my opinion; no one has to agree with it. It's possible to understand and appreciate something without liking it.
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    I know the lead designer for those two projects is no longer there, so let’s hope they can keep up the momentum with high quality work.
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    IHL Orlando Solar Bears really went to town on their nameplates back in the day...lower-case, arched, double outlined.
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    We might not be perfect, but I love my state.
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    Now that's a flag an Earthican can fly proudly.
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    Here's another one, this time for the Ducks, basically a mix of eras along with a couple design preferences. C&C Appreciated!
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    I was watching that game and did not see any pregame coverage. I'm glad I didn't!
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    There's nothing Pittsburgh specific about that template though. That's sorta like saying that half the 80s teams copied each other because they all used the rounded yoke template and horizontal stripes.
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    I've taken another long break from concepts, so consider this my return. I've decided on a redesign of the Pac-12. I've completed all 12 teams before I started this thread, and I will release one every four days. I am going in a completely random order. Here are the release dates: 9/29 (Today): Oregon 10/3: Arizona 10/7: Stanford 10/11: Cal 10/15: Arizona State 10/19: Washington State 10/23: UCLA 10/27: Washington 10/31: USC 11/4: Oregon State 11/8: Utah 11/12: Colorado Starting with Oregon. Oregon gets some consistency in this set I love the "O" on the helmet, so that returns full time. Only (only?) six helmets, six jerseys, and six pants. The Duck is on the sleeves, and the shoulders have a modified wing pattern. The shoulder wings are supposed to be reflective, like this Hit me up with C&C!
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    Next up, an update of the vintage Baltimore Oriole logo circa mid-50s to mid-60s. I actually like this logo a lot, but I did my best to refresh and modernize it, because it is extremely dated. BEFORE AFTER
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    I see what you mean. However, they've used that version since the pitchfork became the main logo. The reason they use that instead of a two-side fork is because the logo is a trident. This is supposed to be one of the forks on that trident. I'll get a Cal update later. For now, here's Wazzu. Here's an unpopular opinion: WSU's uniforms are awesome. The colors blend well for me - that is, when they use the colors, which was my main goal here, to restore the colors. I also love that new alternate they used for Oregon. Sorry, but I love it.
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