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    Should have been a Nets logo. The Cavs could have had the shield-based logo the Nets would have.
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    scientifically accurate cartoon playing basketball
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    This might become a series of suggestions for MLB uniforms – or not. We'll see. I – Miami Marlins Blue Alternate Uniform The Miami Marlins of 2018 decided to not wear their orange alternate uniform – which, I guess to most people, was a bummer! When I and millions of other people think of the city of Miami, regardless whether we're baseball fans or not, we think of bright, loud and fresh colors. The ownership of the Marlins apparently not. So, all there's left for the Fish (this year) are a white, a black and a gray road uni. Okay. That's not for me! I have created my own MLB Authentic Uniform template completely in Adobe Illustrator, since Photoshop for some strange reasons isn't working anymore on my Mac. It ain't perfect, but I'm quite content with the result. So here's my blue alternate Marlins uniform – which I would prefer over the pretty decent orange (and probably for always and ever dumped) anytime.
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    Bring back yellow to go with red. No more BFBS.
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    IMHO The Jets starter jerseys in 98 were the best. Followed by the Nike set they wore in 99 & 00. When Reebok took over the green was darkened ever so slightly and the stripes were moved higher up to the shoulder and shortened. Also they made the back of the sleeves green.
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    It's been about a year since the Oilers switched to orange primaries... I still don't like it. Go back to blue.
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    Please, don't be another one of the NBA's red and black teams.
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    They (we) have carved out a nice small-market-underdog identity, but the Buffalo Bills are the absolute kings of this category. Without a shred of imagery linked to our namesake, our name falls somewhere between a pun and a Labatt's Blue war cry.
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    Quick updates: Edited the piping on the Rangers' blue jersey Changed the maple leafs on the Canada jersey to match. Also if you didn't notice the MLB logo on the Toronto image, check it again
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    @whitedawg22 You should write for Nike. I've always understood the Piston's logo to be a Basketball viewed from the side and when they updated the logo, they just made it more accurate to modern basketballs It being the lower hole of a piston sounds like revisionist garbage to justify a circle logo with lines
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    To me, the Rockets are an odd case where they have never truly had a good identity over their entire history. While the red and yellow is classic, that set was really unspectacular and not deserving of being thrown back to in this new set. I'd like to see something totally new for them.
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    the black uniforms look horrible on tv and have zero tie in with the rockets history...they look like cheap trailblazers knock-offs
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    Wales is part of Britain.
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    ST. FRANCIS (PA) Sorry to break your heart, @Seadragon76, but, IMO, the helmet design after the one from 2006-2009 is much better. The striping from that particular helmet became the focal point of the overall design for my Red Flash concept. Red helmet becomes the primary again, with black helmet relegating to alternate.
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    They should go back to these
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    I hope the Packers never change. For a two reasons. First? Look at the Jets. They technically use the same shade of green as Green Bay, but it looks brown and mismatched on the Jets. Green is obviously a problem for Nike. Why would the Packers want to muddy their brand like that? Secondly? The fact that one or two teams keeping the old template annoys so many Nike Swooshkateers amuses me.
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    Are you kiddin' me? Ever seen these? Herbie Husker? The Boomer Sooner Schooner? Brutus Buckeye? The Hokie Gobbler? Davy Crockett/Rifleman? Big Al? All are /were licensed by the colleges and used in merch sales. Definitely part of the imagery. Granted, a lot of older college imagery is based on mascots, costumed or real, which in some cases does not tie-in to the name (Alabama's elephant/Big Al, UNC's Ram/Ramses, Navy's goat/ Bill, etc.). The Indiana Hoosiers for awhile had a (costumed) buffalo mascot which was also licensed and used (a buffalo is on the state seal). Teams named after colors-- Harvard Crimson, Dartmouth Green, and Stanford Cardinal-- well, what can you do? Cornell (Big Red) has used a bear mascot; Stanford has that tree.
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    Well, first of all we’re not talking about the width of goal posts any more than we are baseball clubs deciding that they want first base 80 feet from home plate. The basic layout is the same everywhere, only the extremities can be expanded or contracted. And to your example, I don’t think I’d mind if the Eagles were allowed to widen the playing surface at Lincoln Financial Field 10 or 20 feet more than Soldier Field’s. It’s not a problem in soccer; there are minimums and maximums, and within those constraints clubs can decide what size pitch they want to use. The goals are all the same, as are the penalty areas. Just like baseball parks. And just as baseball clubs build their roster to take advantage of their outfield wall, so too do soccer clubs play to the size of their pitch. And I don’t have a problem at all with that.
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    That's all well and good, but I'm really curious about Georgia Tech's helmets.
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    If any of you have been following my American Premier League series you would have seen that Minnesota's identity is heavily walleye influenced and I wanted to make a walleye logo for the team that was modern and similar to the less cartoony Toledo Walleye logo. I couldn't get it to work on a soccer crest but I thought I could post it out here to see if there was anything I could do to improve it at all. (I'm not very familiar with doing fish designs so any CC would be very helpful). Also, thanks to @hettinger_rl for helping and giving some advise. Here it it in the colors from my concept league. And here it is in the colors of the Toledo Waleye
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    The thing is, the NFL isn’t the one mismanaging the situation, that fault goes on the Rams. They’re allowed to change uniforms right now if they want, but they want to align with the stadium opening. They requested they be allowed to wear throwbacks full time until then, but NFL rules say that counts as a change and resets the 5 year clock so they decided they’d rather just F-up their helmets and pants. The league isn’t telling them they can’t change uniforms, they’re telling them if they change now they have to wait 5 years before they do again and the Rams want to make 2 changes in a shorter time span. The NFL is just enforcing a rule that all the teams knew existed. They aren’t embarrassing the NFL by wearing mismatched sets, they’re embarrassing themselves.
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    I think Salt Lake City's north of the Mason-Dixon Line... Seriously though, this AAF thing is killing me, because having studied every noteworthy pro football league that's launched since the AAFC, I see them making virtually the same mistakes a lot of the others have, almost as if they're following a textbook, "How To Fail At Launching A Pro Football League." AAF can hire all the old, over the hill coaches who've grown tired of working on their golf game they desire. AAF could announce that the eighth franchise will be a traveling team representing the planet Neptune. AAF could prop up the corpse of Vince Lombardi and announce that it'll be on the sidelines of its Milwaukee team. None of that matters right now. None. They're making May announcements that should've been made in March (market cities), and they're making May announcements that shouldn't be made until September (coaching hires). In the meantime, they're not focusing where they need to be: sales, sales, sales, and for good measure, more sales. Instead of announcing all eight cities back in March and spending the past 45-60 days with boots on the ground, pitching the value of AAF corporate sponsorships to businesses in those markets... instead of giving fans in those markets the opportunity to go online or pick up a telephone and buy a season ticket package (not put a deposit on one - but buy)... instead of having local media markets (radio stations, newspapers, TV stations) spearheading your "Name the Team Contest" for each market... these guys are coming into town like a breeze, telling people, "Oh, yeah, we're coming next year," then seemingly breezing out again. Content to tend to the infrastructure necessary in each market as they go along. Will Steve Spurrier's name sell tickets in Orlando? Sure, but they have to be available to purchase, and deposits aside, they aren't. Will Dennis Erickson's name sell tickets in Salt Lake City? Maybe, but again, today would've been the day to sell them, not months down the road. Will they be smart enough to put teams in markets like St. Louis, San Antonio and San Diego? That remains to be seen, but the fact that they're going to try Atlanta and Phoenix, going head-to-head for discretionary income in cities where at least three major-league level pro sports franchises are already present? It's not an indication that all the bulbs on the Christmas tree are lit.
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    They're an active franchise, just in a different city with a different name . . like your Milwaukee Brewers.. I know I'm splitting hairs. I'm a lawyer . . . it's what I do.
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    think you could try a teal variant? I've seen a lot of people use teal and it looks beautiful
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    I've always been of the impression that the ball was/doubled as a satellite and the red section to the right was some type of vapor trail or other sign of motion. I don't have any proof of this and could very well be wrong.
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    I might be in the minority but I find it a clever use of negative space. That being said, the execution is far from perfect and could use some refinement, like moving the lower half of the S upward so the hat takes up a higher percentage of the composition. Anything is better than their previous logo which was the epitome of clip art (an often overused term but here it’s fitting).
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    Yeah, Buffalo doesn't need Hamilton. They have almost all of upstate New York and northwest Pennsylvania to market to. Let them share Niagara with the Leafs and Tigers, but they don't need Hamilton. I don't know what the over-the-border TV situation is with MSG and Bell now, but when they did finally make a deal to air Sabres games in the Southern Ontario portion of their 50-mile radius, I don't think they even reached Hamilton, just Niagara.
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    To further my point in my earlier post, this late 1990s Chargers jersey has the wider TV numbers that was used by Sand-Knit. The jersey was 'made' by Starter, but they, alongside Nike, Adidas, and Reebok later, were actually made by Ripon Athletic, which as aforementioned, inherited the Sand-Knit plant in 1992.
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    Nice! This one took me a moment to think of the difference.
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    I don’t like the black at all, and I dont like the red/white either. They need another color preferably yellow
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    I think we are going to get red and white versions of the black uniform.
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    The oilers road jersey is perfectly fine to me. If they went with a navy blue version with orange yoke, sans the orange cuffs it would be near perfect
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    Never understood why a team called the GIANTS used lowercase letters for their logo.
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    There is no chance of this ever happening in it's current status. The locals (whom attendance would be dependent on) wouldnt travel to the far southside of the area, Locals typically only go to Disney World if theyre going to the parks and nothing else. There a reason why the AA Southern League Orlando Rays broke their contract with Disney in the early 2000's to relocate to Montgomery, Alabama. Been there, done that in 2007-08. One series was moved (I think Rangers in 07 and Blue Jays in 08) each season and attendance was sparse. The 2007 3 game set drew 26,917 total, averageing just under 9k per game.
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    Man those old Marlins uniforms look great.
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    Okay, so I already finished the next team... aaaaand I realized I spend way too much time doing this. I really need to get a job so I have something else to do... Anyway, I knocked out the Raiders, whose simple uniforms may play a big role in it being done so quick, now of Las Vegas rather than Oakland, and their new look is intended to signify just that. It isn’t too crazy, don’t worry. Colors: A color change??? GASP! No, it’s not as big as you may think, just a tiny accent color to outline some stripes and what more appropriate for a Las Vegas team than Vegas gold? Yes, I know someone got banned on here for suggesting that they would add it for their move, but I swear, I’m not claiming it as fact, it’s just a concept I did for fun But gold isn’t completely new to the Raiders and the color scheme of black and silver with gold accents has worked quite recently on another team as well, so I figured since this is just a concept, why not have a little fun? Logo: Obviously, a small change was made. I smoothed our some facial features, added a LAS*VEGAS script above the existing RAIDERS, the top of the shield now resembles the top of the famous Las Vegas sign, and the outline was changed to the new gold as a way to include the new color. Helmet: Can’t really do much to the classic silver dome. The face mask is now black and the updated logo is placed on the sides. A thin gold outline trims the classic black stripe down the middle. As another “touch of Vegas,” the stripe is broken up in the back by a 4 pointed star encasing the number. The star comes from the Las Vegas sign as well, but some points were dropped for simplicity. Jerseys: Black and white, no alternates. Silver numbers on the home jersey are now outlined in gold, as well as the black numbers on the away jersey. Pants: Silver, ‘nuff said. The same stripe as the helmet, with the star(I guess you could call it a secondary logo if you really wanna) on the hip. Almost included a set of black alternate pants, but decided against it. Adding gold was a big enough change, black pants may give the ultra-traditionalists a heart attack Combinations: If you can’t figure out what the primary combinations would be with only two jerseys and one set of pants, you may need more help than I can offer. And with all ofthat out of the way, here they are: And my personal favorite part, the player shots: So there y’all go, the Las Vegas Raiders which brings the AFC West to 3/4 of the way completed. As always, all comments are appreciated, so let me hear ya!
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    Great concept! I have a thought. How about making a version of the Away Uniform and the Alt #2 (The Blue One) with the old “M” Logo the Twins had? Also, Alt #1 should use the Red TC Cap
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    Them and the Packers as well. Let’s face it this Reebok template is getting old and hardly anyone uses it anymore. I don’t understand why Green Bay and Carolina still uses it, maybe for sentimental reasons, I don’t know. They could work with Nike and use the new template without having to do any drastic changes to the jersey itself. It’s likely too late to do something about it this upcoming season, but let’s hope for some change next year and beyond.
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    I'm also a little confused about why the Panthers' uniform gets so much love on here... I can't count the number of "modern classics" that have been dropped. I mean, it's fine... and these days, with most new designs being garbage, it keeps rising up the lists just by the teams dropping below it (which I'll agree is a good argument for leaving it alone), but I couldn't really bring myself to call it good. I can't get past; The helmet stripe being so disjointed from the pants stripe... both are silver, both have stripes, but they couldn't look less cohesive. The sleeve loops looking so radically different from one player to the next... to me, that's a flaw in the design. The tapered pants stripe... such a product of it's time, it practically has whiskers. The helmet logo (I like the update, personally) repeating on the sleeves and again on the hip... we get it already. Definition of overkill. The white road pants. Especially paired with the baby blue socks it just looks kind of soft, to me. Still, I'd keep it rather than let Nike go nuts on it. A Dolphin style tweak, tho? Go for it.
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    This only works when the mascots are simple, readily identifiable and tangible objects. College sports are ripe with more abstract and unique names that are very hard (if not impossible) to make into an easy-to-discern logo. Cornhuskers. Sooners. Hoosiers. Buckeyes. Hokies. Volunteers. Cardinal. Crimson Tide. Etc... You'll never see a logo of a Hoosier and be like, "hey that's a good looking Hoosier," because there is no universal definition of WHAT a Hoosier IS. Compare that to a Bulldog, Tiger or Spartan, which are simple objects even a child can ID.
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    Maybe, but that’s a bit of a stretch. I’ve never seen a snake head that looked like that. I always thought it was just the forked tongue
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    Hamilton would be fine. We're not talking Maple Leafs levels here, but they'd do fine, especially on rights/carriage fees. Same with Hartford.
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    The trapezoid and the red line make it look like the advertisers have their own sections of the rink, like you get more points if you score from the Pepsi Generation Next Corner.
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