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    Eww. Hey everyone, we can't discuss a problem unless we don't already know about it yet. That wasn't what I was talking about at all, but I'm fully aware of the Bengals arrest record and I'm glad you brought it up because a team employing a bunch of criminals is an actual reason for fans to boycott the team. I've heard several Bengals fans say they wouldn't renew their season tickets if the Bengals signed Kaepernick. So 26 years without a playoff win, dozens of arrests, Pacman spitting on a cop is okay, but a silent protest is over the line? Guys, I love you, but that's really :censored:ing stupid. I was pointing out the insanity of fans having no problem cheering for actual criminals, but a guy makes a silent protest and he's a vile human being, he's the reason to not buy a ticket. If Kaepernick kept his mouth shut and just slapped his girlfriend like the rest of the league he'd have a job right now. That's :censored:ed up and backwards and you know it. Now, your steelers fans have people all over the internet burning stuff and calling Tomlin the n-word because the team stayed in the lockerroom, but haven't batted an eye at several criminals of your own who have worn the uniform. Kaepernick didn't break any laws so why does he bother you more than actual criminals who broke real laws? You'll have to look in the mirror and come to terms with that on your own. My priorities are in order.
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    Thanks! I'm glad you like 'em. thought about collar trim, but it seemed to be a bit much. I'm very selective about when I use collar trim. The similarity of the "C" in the "Cardinals" script to that of the 1987-90 White Sox was not lost on me. It took me a while to get the "C" to the point where it didn't look like that/didn't look like a big lowercase "e." Some cursive letters can get weird. Thanks, and no, it's not bad at all! You can join Brandon Moore in the unpopular opinion zone when it comes to not liking the Birds-on-Bat. Thank you! They're my favorite part of this endeavor, showing fun alternate histories and getting to understand the evolution of baseball aesthetics. Thanks, and thanks for helping me clean the "StL" up. That red/navy or royal striping pattern was pretty common back in the pullover/sansabelt era: ...among others. I'm surprised that striping pattern didn't stick around once sleeve stripes shrank from c. 1987-1995. Thanks! The problem with the batting bird, however, is where to put it in the main set. It can't be a jersey patch, because the chest design is so dense. Also, having ornithologically-correct (for the most part) birds paired with a cartoon bird is a bad combo. I think it would be best suited as a dugout jacket/batting practice jersey patch, like back in the day: On a side note, weight savings was the reason why Frank Lane wanted to drop the Birds-on-Bat in 1956, when all he needed to do was dump placket trim and zipper-fronts. It was a Sharks-like move for them! Thanks. Yeah, there's a bit of a discrepancy in the detail and full editions. I'm fixing the stripe width in an update. The socks are correct, as far as I know. I'll look into it. Well, it's the Padres' turn! SAN DIEGO PADRES, PT. I - Bring Back the BrownTM, but be tasteful about it. A long time ago, I wrote this: (link, because locked thread) I made a concept in that vein about a year ago (update over here), and I was pretty pleased with the results. So, my update will be minor tweaks. We've all been through the Padres merry-go-round with brown, yellow, orange, navy, sand, and powder blue (@hawk36 is no longer on the boards, after several posters ganged up on him in his "team histories belong to cities" crusade) . I've made it clear that I want something based off of the 1969-'71 uniforms (the most tasteful adaptation of brown/yellow, alongside the 1974-5 jerseys) with a flair inspired by the architecture of Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcalá. I decided to go all-in on the brown/yellow color scheme. The only other colors are a lighter yellow (for the logos), two tans/flesh tones for the Friar, and sand for the road uniform. The brown is a well-saturated custom shade, and the yellow is Pantone 1235 C. I was doubtful that Mission-style architecture could be the basis for the Padres' look. However, after seeing concepts done by @TheGiantsFan and @Buc, I changed my mind. I combined their ideas of a home plate logo with a top designed to mimic Mission San Diego's front fascia and a rendering of its bell tower. This combination produced a primary logo that could carry across the Mission theme. I added the yellow shades behind the bell tower, to give it a sunrise/sunset feel (something often pointed to in defense of brown/yellow). The font is a slightly modified version of the 2014 NBA All-Star Game font (an old Conrad file), as it tied in well with the sharp edges and swoopy lines of the architecture theme (and was a more refined version of the curvy serif font used by the team from 1969-'77). It also has a bit of "Gaslamp Quarter" vibe to it. I changed up the "SD" logo to reflect this change in font. The updated Swingin' Friar returns, albeit backed by the mission home plate logo, for ease of centering. I have made some slight adjustments to the 1969 uniform template. While I've kept the pants stripe and sock stripes, I've added a second sleeve stripe to homage the uniforms of the PCL Padres and removed the collar trim. The sand road uniforms were one of the few parts of the 2004-10 branding I liked, and it worked better with brown/yellow than it did with navy/white. The "Padres" script enlarges "P" and "S," while the "San Diego" script highlights "S" and "D." This arrangement maintains one of the bits I like from the current Padres brown jersey, while also drawing from their past scripts. I kept the block with serifs font (also seen on my Royals and Twins concepts), as it grounds the uniform. The Swingin' Friar is the sleeve patch. There are no Taco Bell caps in this set, as they're tacky crap. I brought in an Athletic Gold alternate, featuring the home script and the primary logo as a patch. Thanks @MJD7, for the consulting with me on the yellow jersey's colorway. The brown jersey follows the same basic template as the current navy alt, albeit in the new color scheme, with the new "SD" and Swingin' Friar sleeve patch. Now, the handling of navy. I'm open to the Padres keeping navy (while implementing a bright, well-saturated secondary color), but I'd much rather have the Friars embrace brown. Since many Padres fans prefer navy (25+ years and the PCL will do that), I decided to create navy uniforms. One is a PCL faux back that combines several PCL Padres looks. The PCL-style script is there, along with a period-correct tail. The double sleeve and placket stripes, 1954-68 cap logo, and Northwestern-striped socks (as modeled by Teddy Ballgame) all add up to make a classy vintage look that draws upon their navy/red past. The other uniform is a throwback to the 1998 home uniform, with the minor addition of the "SD" logo on the socks. These navy uniforms would hang out in the Thursday slot, to both appease the fans of navy and establish brown/yellow as the team's proper colors. The Padres have the kernel of a gorgeous, unique look within their history. Modernizing the 1969-'71 by adjusting the font and logos to connect more to the architecture of the team's namesakes, while incorporating bits of the PCL uniforms and their current set, gives the Padres something both distinctive and tasteful. If you want to Bring Back the Brown, then this is the way to go about it. C+C is appreciated, as always. For the alternate take, making the best out of navy!
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    So much better now that the jersey has the full collar again.
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    Sunday's game. Ohhhhhhhhhh Yeaaaaaaaaaah.
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    Please, Kobe is retired now, no need to drag him into this
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    This is also why Tom Cruise only makes movies with other short people.
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    I've been looking at a lot of Saints uni pics in doing some research on having a throwback jersey made and it struck me that they've gone through an astounding number of design changes. Most variations are fairly minor (i.e., likely unnoticed by people who don't read boards like this) but damn there are a lot of them. Here's the journey; unless noted otherwise, the opposite color jersey was identical in style to the one pictured. 1967-68 - Thinner numbers, outlined; 5 sleeve stripes that all touch; blk/wht/blk stripes on helmet/pants. Side note: this is hands down the most beautiful uni the Saints ever wore. 1967 - Some players, most notably Jim Taylor, had wider numbers on the same jersey template (note #54 with thin numbers) Except when he didn't... (Note also the cage facemask, where Taylor always wore a 2-bar. But no one else wore #31 during that era, so it's him.) Now it gets really Twilight Zone-ish, and we may never know the reasons behind some of this stuff other than that the expansion Saints were a very disorganized outfit. Jim Taylor only played for the Saints in 1967 and part of the preseason in 1968. Here's a pic of him in a 1967 home game vs. the Eagles with the wider jersey numbers and wht/blk/wht helmet stripes that no one else on the team wore until the third game of the next season. This pic is from the game at Philly two weeks later, in November 1967 (note sideline spectators in overcoats). Taylor is again wearing the wht/blk/wht helmet stripes that the rest of the team didn't wear until the 3rd game of the 1968 regular season. Some opponents had weirdness going on too. Notice anything about the end zone? (Screenshot from video of the Saints' victory at Washington on 12/17/67.) Moving on to 1968, here's the team now wearing the wht/blk/wht stripes they had for the last 12 games. Well, almost the whole team (note right tackle's pants stripes). 1969 brought the infamous black helmet, gorgeous but worn only the preseason because no one in the Saints' front office thought it necessary to inform the NFL of the change. Good grief. Note also the new jersey with plain white numbers and 5 separate stripes of different widths. Pants stripes are back to blk/wht/blk. From a joint practice with the Chargers; previous jerseys now being worn for practice. Later in '69, these beauties arrived - gold numbers, outlined, with separated stripes of uniform width (there were 5 stripes but Kilmer cut his sleeves off). Even later in '69, the awesome NFL 50th season patch was added, as seen here on the road jersey (Abramowicz also cut his sleeves). To be continued...I'm already exhausted after covering just three seasons. :-O
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    Does this mean that the captain C is only going to last a few seconds?
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    I feel like this is a good time to point out that you were defending Penn f***ing State.
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    Y'know there's a reason that we all cheer for literally every other team other than the Pens in the playoffs right?
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    Very true. I'm treating this a lot like my Habs thread. My plan is to make them look like the Yankees to a point, but keep some individuality to each team that I'm Yankee-ifying.
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    A fan base that acts like it's the ultimate authority on how to be hockey fans despite the fact that, you know, it didn't give two :censored:s about the team in the period before they got a generational talent? Yeah, I think I'll pass on being that.
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    #1 FRESNO BOBCATS Pacific Division, Great West Conference RATIONALE Fresno, with a population of roughly 500,000, sits in the center part of the San Joaquin Valley. The name “Bobcats” is derived from the lynx rufus californicus species populating the nearby Sierra Nevada. Fresno is known for its mild winters and dry summers, and notorious for thick “tule fog” that settles in that area. Being the “raisin capital of the world”, the Fresno team is dressed in a deep purple, paired with a sky blue as a nod to the city’s flag. The primary Bobcat logo is brandished on the helmet, sleeves of the uniform, midfield, and other places for brand recognition. The custom-crafted typeface, "UFL Bobcat", is paired with "Industry" to create a bold look that is simple and strong. The "Fresno" typography is arched to mimic the welcome sign over Van Ness avenue. STORYLINE The Fresno Bobcats are an American football team based in Fresno, CA. They compete in the Pacific Division in the Great West Conference of the Ultimate Football League. The Bobcats have played their home games in Fresno, CA since the 16th UFL season. The Bobcats franchise is one of the original 32 UFL teams. They played their first 15 seasons in San Francisco as the San Francisco Bobcats, until being bought out by businessman Blaine Rinehardt and relocated to Fresno after season 15. The move was made in hopes of rejuvenating a failing franchise in a crowded market and establishing success in a new one in Fresno. SAN FRANCISCO ERA (seasons 1-15) The Bobcats first 9 seasons were relatively unsuccessful, with 0 playoff appearances and only one season with a winning record (9-7 in season 1). The team posted back-to-back 13-3 records in season 11 and 12 with the emergence of QB David Beale and WR Sheldon Shaw, though the following 3 seasons would fall short of team expectations. Despite their regular-season accomplishments, the team was not able to escape the Divisional Round in the playoffs. After season 15, days after the announced transaction and relocation, Beale was released. Shaw would later be traded to the Dallas Talons. The team hasn’t matched this success since. FRESNO ERA (seasons 16-present) During the Bobcats’ first 2 seasons in Fresno, the team juggled starting quarterbacks Darryl Goodman (received in the Shaw trade), Lyle Bennett, Seth Lowe, who each started at least 3 games, and failed to achieve more than 6 wins in each season. The most pivotal moment for the franchise was the 18th UFL Draft in which the Bobcats selected QB Larry Randolph (Georgia Tech) with the 4th overall pick. Randolph would go on to set many franchise passing records for years to come. RANDOLPH ERA (seasons 18-present) The Bobcats entered season 18 with Randolph starting at quarterback over Goodman and Lowe. Though the team struggled posting another 6-10 record, Randolph was impressive and showed potential as a high-caliber quarterback with his exceptional decision-making and accuracy. The Bobcats would draft wide receivers in the first round in 3 consecutive seasons: Freddie Spencer (20th UFL Draft), Denard Byham (21st UFL Draft) and Jevan Muhammad (22nd UFL Draft) in an effort to help Randolph and the passing game. Over the next five seasons, the offense would blossom into a dangerous and explosive passing attack. It wasn’t until season 22 that the Bobcats, with a record of 10-6, would reach the playoffs, their first appearance since season 12. In a classic game, the Bobcats lost on a last-second field goal 52-49 against the San Diego Wildcats in the Wildcard Round. The following season, the Bobcats would again post a 10-6 record, and again lose in the Wildcard Round, this time to the Phoenix Skyhawks, 26-31. In the first game of the 24th season, wide receiver Freddie Spencer suffered a torn ACL in his left knee while attempting a catch and was lost for the season. Despite the loss, the Bobcats were able to reach the playoffs for the third straight year with a record of 12-4. They would fall short again, losing 14-35 to the San Diego Wildcats in the Wildcard Round. NOTE: The logos and designs used in this presentation are property of CJ Zilligen and MUST NOT be repurposed under any circumstance.
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    Is that really a bad thing? MLB can be so stuffy and bland (how many teams have their cap logo as their primary logo?) that a little bit of MiLB, which is more "fun," can go a long way.
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    Same. The white pants look damn good though. Much better look than the navy pants.
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    The Avs look BETTER, but need more blue on the road jersey.
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    I've been waiting since 2000 for the Patriots to wear their gray pants with the white jerseys. Never thought they'd use white pants before trying the grays.
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    Any of you who like the abysmal look they are currently trotting out every Sunday I advise you to look up on YouTube the 1996 game against the broncos and tell me that isn’t an absolutely gorgeous looking football game. The original look should have gone down as a classic.
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    UAB revealed the alternate uniforms they'll be wearing Saturday. Patch over the C-USA patch is for Children's Harbor, a local charity that provides a get away for seriously ill children. Each player will wear a different kid's name on their back http://uabuniforms.blogspot.com/2017/10/uab-to-sport-alternates-for-homecoming.html
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    This has to be the best concept logo I've ever seen:
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    You do realize your team is currently on pace for a 41 point season, and has a worse record than the Avalanche, right? I am not above taking the cheap shots, while I can.
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    A little less Yankee than when we started, but still captures the idea. Changed the socks to red with navy and white stripes, and added an outline to the name and number.
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    I don't know that's a good assumption; birds on a bat was not uncommon in those days, even for clubs totally unrelated to the Cardinals. Or maybe I should say creatures on a bat.
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    The shoulders of the new jerseys look absolutely terrible. Who thought this was OK?
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    We got a full new page and it is ABSOLUTELY nothing new but ramble jargon on the size of a hole and the weak ass Blazers "update".. Man you guys sure know how to get me worked up for nothing. Ps. The ref unis are nice and Wizards warmups is are cold blooded!!
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    WVU is going in one of my personal favorite looks, Gold/White/Gold, for their game at TCU.
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    I suspect that the SL will be for St. Louis and the steam paddle boats on the Mississippi River.
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    I don’t hate the Penguins. Maybe it’s because of when I grew up. I was ten in 1997, and so I only caught the tail end of Mario’s first run, where they were making the playoffs but not winning any Cups. They were an ok team for a while before they got really bad, and almost moved to Hamilton and then Kansas City. Then they got Crosby. So to me the Penguins aren’t this annoying team that always wins. They’re a bad team that got their crap together and turned it all around. Same with Chicago, really. I don’t really view them as an annoying juggernaut either. You probably shouldn’t be talking trash after starting 0-2 and finding yourselves on the wrong end of a 10-1 thrashing though.
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    This Jumbotron is the only way to recoup our terrible losses from Fire Drill Follies. I just don't know what went wrong.
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    Ugh.... Astros in bright orange and red sox in blue. Post season baseball should be white v grey.
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    Interesting. Philadelphia did this for 1969 (Green at home and white on the road IIRC). Had this happened, I wonder if the NFL would have accepted this as a thing. Very neat study. I look forward to this. To all - please leave this thread alone regarding the Saints, much like @leopard88 did above.
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    This Padres concept is a terrific update. It's brown and gold but still feels fresh and new rather than a straight throwback. Are my eyes deceiving me or did you use a slightly different grey for the roads? The arching on the scripts look terrific and really bring out the mission aspect. I'm also glad that you went with empty plackets and did not add additional piping. The extra negative space really gives those scripts room to thrive. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go search in vain for a decent fish taco.
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    How does a team have such a great looking original look and not use it as their standard uniform? (I'm looking at you too Dolphins!)
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    Neither of you are in pizza.
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    And I'm sure it's no coincidence the new pattern on his toga spells out "LC" for Little Caesar's.
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    Yes! Romo mocked Nantz for his Patriots homerism after a shot of the Kraft suite. Bless you, Tony!
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    This Louisville-NC State game is a disaster uniformwise. Chrome and metallic will never look good on a uniform. I'll give Oregon a pass for the first time they broke out the chrome helmets during the Rose Bowl. Every other time has been a desperate attempt at cheap imitation. NC State, look in the mirror: you look like a joke. Louisville, yours are no good too but I guess we're used to em. Give me Alabama vs Auburn a thousand times over this garbage.
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    Those colors are significant to the southwest in general. They work if applied right:
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    I agree with you on this. The shape made it look a logo on a souvenir sweatshirt from the beach.
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    Pretty sweet throwback helmets for Akron’s homecoming game this weekend: They’ll be paired with the regular navy jerseys and gold pants: It’s a shame they couldn’t have gotten a set of gold lids with the finish of the ‘86 helmets, but they still look really good as is. And it would’ve been nice if they could’ve gotten throwback jerseys and pants to match, but at least they’re wearing the traditional gold/navy/gold combo.
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    He's a truly awful person for bringing light to racial injustice. He should've raped multiple women behind a guarded door instead. Then he'd still have a job.
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    From a distance, the Nuggets' navy jerseys (especially the side panels) look pretty much the same as the Grizzlies'. Probably one of the worst changes this year.
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    The Vegas Golden Knights' uniforms are the best they've ever worn during their team history.
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