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    screw it just go back to this
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    The NHL really dropped the ball by not having the Canadiens follow the Avalanche and Devils and honor the Colorado Rockies. After all, the Canadiens did play the Rockies a few times and should probably honor their existence because of that.
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    I love that mid-70s look. Everything about it is badass. Of course to be fair, Oscar Gamble could up the badass level of any uniform by 50%.
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    Thanks, and it is my mistake for not looking at Urban Dictionary before deciding on the name. In my defense, "railers" (fellatio with way too much teeth action) is obscure. Still, both you and @MJD7 are right. "Railmen" has a clearer definition than "railers." The other options are also an issue. "Buffs," while the long-held name of Houston's minor league teams, is obscure when compared to the storied Pacific Coast League, American Association, and International League teams (look at the minuscule amount of Buffs merchandise sold on Ebbets Field Flannels). It doesn't help that buffalo imagery isn't all that unique in the Big Four and that Buffalo, New York has a monopoly on it. "Diesels," while a decent train name (and one that ties into former owner Drayton McLane's shipping company), isn't as marketable as steam train imagery. While "Railmen" is the best name change option (even though I can find no news articles suggesting the team considered it), all of the new identities are crummy compared to "Astros" and its brand equity. I too have never thought of Houston as South Texas. I spent my preteen/tween years in the heyday of the "Dirty South," so I associate that city more with the American South than I do with South Texas. Texas can be just as much of a regional hodgepodge as Florida. Thank you! I think I'll put a bit of a subtle angle on the scripts in an update. I'm sure you'll be pleased with my Dodgers alternate take. Thanks! I can see why you'd like the actual fonts more, but I believe that they were too modern for the railway identity. It needed a late-1990's vision of late-nineteenth-century railway aesthetics, and I think my fonts delivered it better than the wispy script the Astros employed. You are right about the road brick jersey being hard to read, which I'll fix in an update with a "Railmen" rename. I'm not all that keen on the color flip, but I wanted to make a "marketable" set for late-1990's standards. I assume that the Railers/Railmen would have eventually adopted brick caps and accessories on their road uniforms after the BFBS fad lost steam (npi). The Railmen should be a fun set to update after I finish up the division. That can be arranged, along with the other stars! I like the 1994-99 one the most in this arrangement, due to motion lines. It also illustrates my problem with the "static" nature of the classic and modern H-star insignias. With that out of the way: LOS ANGELES DODGERS, PT. I - De-cluttering with a sense of history The Dodgers have some of the best uniforms in baseball. The simple cursive scripts, the red front numbers, and interlocking "LA" logo are all classics. However, that is not to say that there isn't some gunk in their identity. The primary logo uses a wispy wordmark that looks out of place compared to the uniform lettering. The road uniform situation is iffy, as a team name on a gray jersey is a no-no, and the striping on the "Los Angeles" jersey looks out of place without pants trim. Also, the redundant sleeve patch is silly, and there is the inconsistency of the three "LA" logos. These were all issues that needed some attention. The primary mark now uses the uniform script. The secondary is a new interlocking "LA," based on the current cap embroidery logo and the 1958-71 version of the insignia. Here is a visual comparison. The tertiary is my attempt to modernize several 1910's-20's Brooklyn Dodgers logos. The uniforms do not undergo much change. There are no sleeve patches or striping on any of the uniforms (akin to the state of their jerseys and pants in the 1960s). I also brought back the bold Block Standard numbers, as I liked their extra heft. The NOB letters are a thinner varsity block, like the old Goodman & Sons font the Dodgers used in the 1970s/'80s. It's nothing to write home about, but it brings some much-needed consistency to the identity. The two road alternates (which would appear on rare occasions) have their fun touches. The first is a hodgepodge of different Brooklyn Dodgers looks (for occasional wear against the Mets, Giants, and Yankees). The cap is a gray take on the 1938 hat and the uniform script (the Dodgers should always use cursive wordmarks, not insignias, on uniforms) and numbers use the powder of the 1929-31 (and 1944) squads. I added the Brooklyn-style (and briefly in LA) stripes to the placket and sleeve. The socks are straight off of that 1931 gray outfit, to give it an extra red punch. The other road throwback, which recreates the 1971 road uniform, would also have few appearances. It features the tertiary logo, to give the jersey some small city identifier. This alternate not only revives one of my favorite one-year uniforms, but it also caters to the fans of the white outline period while doing something unique with the team's traditional look. The Dodgers don't need to fix much, but these minor tweaks do much to improve the set. C+C is appreciated. For the alternate take, we're getting something a little angelic.
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    Of all the things we could discuss on this board, not making these the full-time uniforms has to be the biggest sin of all:
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    This is actually a really good point. In MLS, every single team can build toward the goal of winning a championship (and hell, for comparison’s sake, let’s say the Supporters’ Shield). In how many other top-flight soccer leagues is that true? I’m of the opinion that promotion and relegation could have worked for the United States if it was (a) instituted from the start and (b) soccer in the U.S. was on half-solid footing when the division 1 initiative was launched. Japan’s J-League can survive promotion and relegation in part because it was always there, but also because there was enough of an existing soccer infrastructure that time didn’t have to be spent building up (in essence) two full leagues from nothing. If pro/rel is ever going to happen in MLS, it’s going to be in a situation where the league has “permanent” members that can’t be relegated, plus a handful of teams eligible to cycle between the first and second divisions. The league has no incentive to relegate its own teams, and it would be a disservice to the taxpayers that have (wrongly) funded MLS stadia to suddenly see their team in USL.
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    Target Field is hosting it's first football game this weekend, and here is what the field looks like:
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    Great updates all around! The blue crowned cap really helps ground the red Rangers alt. It's been really fun following this series, and I look forward to what you have planned next!
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    AL WEST HOUSTON ASTROS LOS ANGELES ANGELS OAKLAND ATHLETICS SEATTLE MARINERS TEXAS RANGERS
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    I have a weird obsession with this topic. Heres a good shot of some action on the Candlestick dirt. Something about football on the diamond just looks so cool and hardcore to me. I miss when you could expect Sundays in September to be scattered with these games and they just played and nobody complained
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    I like the new number font. I like the new sock stripes. Fight me.
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    He lives in Boston... is it any wonder that he thinks football is all land of milk and honey?
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    This is some minor league amateur hour bull . Fire, no -- kill everyone associated with this sacrilege. It's top down among the worst looks in all of sports. The Charlotte Bobcats had better uniforms. Dead people moldering in coffins from the 1800s wearing half-eaten rotten tatters are dressed better than the devils. This ... this is an outrage. ------- Vegas actually looks pretty kickass. It's a bit odd seeing the white gloves/helmet w/ the home gear, but I'm all for it. Be different. You're a new franchise, you're allowed.
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    Devils - Absolute garbage Boston's socks - Garbage Blue Jackets' socks - Garbage Nashville's road look - Absolute garbage Avalanche - Beautiful Vegas' road look - Actually pretty damned good
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    Boston's sock being virtually identical to Pittsburgh's is so irritating. Both teams have their socks completely wrong, though. Boston's should be yellow. However, i think they should have flipped the black and white in the previous yellow socks, which would have created a bit more consistency with the arm striping (having it always go black-white-black when inside of yellow, if that makes sense). Pittsburgh's should be identical to their arm striping on the dark uniform, with the yellow extending down to the bottom of the sock.
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    Boston is a huge downgrade. No other way to describe it. Yellow socks were there thing. Now they just look like the pens when it comes to socks and numbers
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    Colorado in home burgundy vs. Vegas road whites is beautiful. 2 of my favorite new unis going head to head
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    This should be the board's official tagline. And it should be said with pride.
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    Matte helmets looked glorious this season. All teams should just go ahead and make the switch for '18.
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    I guess these are more "benefits"... https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/study-shows-playing-football-before-age-12-can-lead-to-mood-and-behavior-issues/2017/09/18/1b3ebc1c-9cac-11e7-8ea1-ed975285475e_story.html?utm_term=.f78985d4446a
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    I personally like the injection of silver back into their color scheme. It gives them more flexibility, and kid of sets them apart, because many teams have silver OR gold, but few have both.
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    This is how I think the pistons court should look like. His company or not, you SHOULD NOT put ads on the playing surface part of the court. They should stay on the sidelines and even that is pushing it.
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    I hope not. That look screams traveling team adult softball to me. It's hard to read too on teams with black.
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    3. To connect with the Rams of the 40s and 50s (Elroy Hirsch, Bob Waterfield, Norm Van Brocklin).
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    Spanos stuck with the Chargers brand in an effort to retain the San Diego fanbase, but probably hurt the Chargers immediate growth in the LA market without a rebrand. Yet the whole move pissed off San Diego fans turning them off. So Spanos isn't maximizing either the LA fans or the San Diego fans. Typical mickey mouse maneuvers from the Chargers.
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    Since unveiling this set of uniforms I don't think Colorado has disappointed, at least me, with combinations.
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    Oh no I don't want the A's in kelly green again. That look was nice but I think the forest green has completely overshadowed it as being the better A's look.
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    Unpopular opinion, but I think that mid-70's C is just awful
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    I sort of wish they had made the hem stripes more consistent, as well... Something like this:
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    Here's the additional logo the school added that's in the article: Want to add that it's nice to see a new identity added to the branding. It would have been common for Central College to rebrand to the C with no additional elements. It's also more common lately for schools to drop mascot logos altogether; Eastern Kentucky is a great example that only identities by the E and EKU marks, they dropped the Colonel logo completely.
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    Here's kinda the opposite: a baseball field at a football stadium (Minnesota Golden Gophers baseball at US Bank Stadium)
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    Surprisingly good crowd The Demons had a really good operation, and great fans. This was doubly impressive considering that playing in San Francisco was a second choice, as the team was originally intended to be the San Jose Demons. More important, they had the league's best logo. Here is a great broadcast from that park of a mid-season game against the New York / New Jersey Hitmen on TNN (now Spike TV). This broadcast has none of the crass elements that characterised the XFL's first couple of weeks, and there was no Jesse Ventura-led silliness in the booth. The game is called by Craig Minervini with analysis from Bob Golic. This is a solid and enjoyable broadcast of a well-played game. A fun aspect of this broadcast is provided by the participation of the Demons' regular starting quarterback, Arena League veteran Mike Pawlawski, who was out with an injury. He was on the Demons' sideline, but he provided commentary for the entire game along with the guys in the booth.
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    Its weird how things happen.. 2007 switch to RBK: Everyone changes for change sake and many teams remove hem stripe - Devils don't change anything 2017 switch to Adidas: Most teams change nothing - Devils change for change sake and remove hem stripe
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    Alternate court is much better than regular. Another (After GSW) photo of swingman jersey:
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    Here's the alternate court the Sixers will use. According to this article, it's also when they'll wear their City Edition jerseys. http://www.nba.com/sixers/sixers-unveil-spirit-76-campaign-promo-calendar I wonder what elements will be shared between the two, if any
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    Given the thickness of the white hem stripe, they could emulate that on the socks and I think the greater contrast between it and the thin red stripe would make the socks look much better.
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    Needs to see the same fate as the Fisherman and Buffaslug uniforms. The sooner the better.
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    You get what kind of site this is, right? The "insignificant" stuff is kinda what we do around here. Anyway, I don't believe that stating my opinion on something is the same thing as "complaining."
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    WVU going blue-white-blue vs Kansas on Saturday. They should go with this most of the time, along with blue-white-white and blue-white-yellow.
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    Unpopular opinion alert: I don't mind the Devils' new look at all (except for those red gloves, those need to go bye-bye) I really like the updated number font for Columbus. My only issue with their home set is the collar treatment...looks sort of unfinished. Looks fine on the road, though.
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    Sweet this uniform is coming back after not appearing from last year. And with a fixed collar!
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    Thanks! It was a fun little exercise to make the most out of it. Thanks! The reason the "W" looked so different was that it was a recreation of Todd Radom's planned "W" insignia. I've always wanted to put that logo out there in a high-res format, and this was the perfect opportunity. Still, I have mocked up a cap with the "W" from the "Washington" script: I don't like it nearly as much as the Radom "W." The "DC" is a better choice in both applications. Thanks! I used that NOB font in my update, with adjustments to the Agency numbers to get that square serif look. I meant for it to be white since only the Giants wore creme uniforms full-time back then. Still, I mocked up a creme version: The white does look better, to me. It's update time! Cincinnati Reds: I adopted @the admiral's idea for a slab-serif road script, MJD7's idea to use the custom number font, and a better recreation of the navy/red logo from this Todd Radom tweet. Florida Flamingos: I added a keyline to the Flamingo, per @MJD7's suggestion. I also mocked up the logo sheet with the Midnight Green and Light Teal replacing Black and Marlin Blue, again per MJD7's request. Montréal Voyageurs: I added knobs to the paddle bottoms on the tertiary, per @coco1997's request. They now look a lot less like spoons. Philadelphia Phillies: Pitching Billy Pen is now the primary logo and the sleeve patch on the alternates. The creme uniform is now white, a suggestion made by @KittSmith_95. I also added some new colored bits to the primary uniforms' shoes. Philadelphia Phillies Alternate Take: I lightened the gold shade and added contrast-colored stars. Pittsburgh Pirates Alternate Take: I inverted the NOB colors, per @the admiral's suggestion. It helps a lot with legibility. Washington Nationals: I deleted the gold outline and sock logo on the creme uniform, at @coco1997's request. I've also added front numbers and red cleats to the home alternate, based on the suggestions of @MJD7 and coco1997. Washington Nationals Alternate Take: I've implemented @the admiral's NOB font, and adjusted the Agency numbers to match. I also corrected the logo sheet error. I hope you guys like the updates! And now, the NL West preview! Feel free to speculate away! Up next, the defending champs, the Chicago Cubs!
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