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    Hey all! I've been wanting to do a series regarding the NFL that was a no-rules free for all where team history doesn't matter, and everything is brand new. So instead I decided on the current series, based upon the idea above, but with a few rules. THE RULES 1. The uniform must be brand new. The design may never have been worn previously by the franchise. 2. A team's uniform must be "drastically different." i.e. Obviously different to the average person on this site. 3. Elements may be taken from current or former uniforms, and may be mixed and matched, so long as a new uniform is created. 4. Logos may remain the same. This is mostly a uniform project. With that being said, get ready to see some of your favorite untouchable uniforms get touched a lot! First up, the New York Jets! Since the Jets are receiving a new design next year, it felt fitting to begin with them. For the Jets, I decided to follow the path well travelled, and create a double green look, to symbolize the two general eras of Jets football. The main feature of the uniform is the shoulder yoke/ucla stripe combination upon the shoulders. This combination pays homage to the current and Namath era looks while being unique in its own right. The away uniform features a double colored yoke, with the sleeves a dark green, and the shoulder area the kelly green color. The decision here was mostly for color balance, and because I simply liked the look better than a simple mirror of the home uniform. The helmet features an updates "JETS" plane logo featuring the new custom wordmark. In my mind when I think of jets, I think of the Nighthawk Stealth Bomber. Therefore, I wanted to take the angular look of those jets, and incorporate them into the lettering as well as the speeding jet in the helmet logo. Finally, the helmet, pants and socks all feature a Dark-White-Kelly-White-Dark color scheme.
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    The random red front number is the all-time "mistake" that works; Likewise, the mismatch between home and road is what makes this one of the best looks in the NFL;
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    So, in order to keep you all on your toes, I'm going to release the teams at semi-random! Next up, the New Orleans Saints. The saints have always been almost there for me, and I think a few tweaks would make the current design great. I find that the Saints current gold is a little bland, especially compared to the color they used in the 70's/color rush game, so I wanted to emphasize that color, and emphasize it more. Most notably, white is completely removed from the home uniform, and all elements aside from the color of the away uniform are devoid of white. I like the overall simplicity of the Saints' current uniforms, so naturally I added a main element that was very intricate.The main feature of the uniform is a striping pattern inspired by the famous wrought iron fencing found in the french quarter. This detail is designed to resemble a fleur de lis (click image to see detail). The striping is featured on the helmet, sleeves, and pants, but not on the socks. I figure that the stretching of socks, and general inability by players to wear them correctly would ultimately cause problems with the design that normal striping wouldn't face, so the design was left off. The jersey number also is meant to emulate that wrought iron style.
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    This is so awesome. Next bring back
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    *treatment, not filter!! color correcting is actually something we're very conscious of. for instance in that photo, the whites are very pure. before the editing, the lights of the stadium cast a yellow hue onto the helmet/pants and during the day it can be blue. but the shadows/blacks are still dark in that photo so that needs to be corrected and exposure boosted a bit. all this to say, it's a process but the photos shouldn't be quite that dark post-editing and the treatment should enhance the aqua
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    Well this seems like a good enough place to bring up a reminder about the Orlando Sun Rays existing ...
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    Just thought I'd post some ideas for some MLB teams that I feel have really missed the boat on having some sweet unis. I think the Padres are an obvious one so I'm starting with them. It's a throwback obviously, but with a few alterations/updates that I hope look nice. Cheers!
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    So when do they take off the practice jerseys?
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    I do kind of like them (especially when paired with sock stripes), but the overall look is fairly bland. Navy/red, basic scripts, a “C” insignia that looks more like an “e,” and no striping leaves it lacking. It’s like the Tampa Bay Lightning in a way, decent-looking but lacking originality. I will say that I’d love it if that “White Sox” script appeared on an alternate jersey or a dugout jacket (like the Yankees’ script). If you want a “forgotten classic” White Sox uniform, I have two: As for the Patriots, I must argue that the 1993 Flying Elvis uniform was top-notch, if only for the pants stripe that tied into the logo: Fix the TV numbers and add a red facemask (to go with the numbers), and you’d have a killer look.
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    I think piping can work if it has a purpose and works into the rest of the design. The problem is that during the piping craze of the early- to mid-2000s, teams slapped piping thoughtlessly all over their uniforms. I think the Falcons are an example of how it can work. Their entire design (both logo and uniform) is based on vertical lines and thin wedges of color getting wider, and the piping on their uniforms reflect that - it's vertical, and widens into a wedge on the pants that mimics the falcon's wing. On the other hand, I think the Cardinals are a great example of how it doesn't work when it's just applied randomly. They have piping going randomly over the shoulder that broadens into a stripe going under the shoulder and down the side of the uniform, with a random white armpit blotch. And that's supposed to connect into a pants stripe that narrows for some reason. The somewhat swoopy effect of the whole thing clashes with the plain, bold, blocky logo and helmet. And then there was college football in this era, which introduced completely pointless piping on virtually every uniform for no particular reason.
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    Man, that's gonna make it really hard to tell Joe Flacco apart from Lamar Jackson.
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    New thing they're trying for motivation... players have to stay there five years before they can wear real NFL game jerseys.
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    thats a good looking design if you ask me that only gets stronger as you see it multiplied— 11 guys on the field at once. one thing i HATE about the Vapor Untouchable pants though is that they're so thin. and when you have white pants, every seam is visable and the pockets when filled with pads stand out in such an unflattering way. it looks so damn cheap
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    100% serious here: there should be a lawsuit against Adidas for marketing what they're calling "authentic" jerseys. Words have meaning! If you're going to say it's authentic, you should be able to take your jersey from the team shop onto the ice when you get called in, Scott Foster style. It's completely disingenuous. They are creating a separate product and telling you it's the real thing. Look at this copy I just grabbed from the NHL website: "You may not prep for Buffalo Sabres game days exactly like your favorite player, but your game day routines can have one awesome thing in common—proudly putting on a Buffalo Sabres Authentic Custom Jersey from adidas. " Semantics about what the word "authentic" could technically mean aside, they are literally telling us these jerseys are the exact same thing that the players wear on the ice... but they're not.
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    Hello all, what I have is a stadium design that I have created in Google Sketchup! I've posted some other ones on here over the years, but I think I can say this is the most detailed stadium I have ever designed thus far. The stadium is set in Portland, but unfortunately, I couldn't quite figure out how to put real Portland buildings in the back (will keep trying). Here's some basic info on the Bing Stadium. Name: Bing Stadium (Named after Portland Mavericks founder Bing Russell) Capacity: (I estimated the total seat numbers after completion, but the numbers should be pretty accurate) Lower Seating: 8092 Upper Seating (Not including suites): 1040 Suite Seating: 320 Standing Room Only: ~500-1000 Total Fixed Seating: ~9452 Maximum Capacity ~10,000-11,000 Dimensions: LF - 330' CF - 411' RF - 315' As far as the standard goes, this is pretty on par with some of the larger AAA markets, which I think Portland mixes in with pretty well. Enough with the chit-chat, here come the pics! Here's a general view of the stadium, like I touched on above, I'm a little disappointed I couldn't throw in some Portland landscape around it, as I think it would've made it look a lot better. There will be some other close-ups, but from here you can get a gist of the general design of the stadium. I tried to go for an industrial look. so the concourse is mostly brick with some large windows (Camden Yards heavily influenced this choice). The roof is a metal material, and you'll see some more industrial designs throughout the shots. Becuase this stadium is in Portland (hypothetically), I tried to incorporate a lot of outdoorsy elements, which is the reason for a lot of the green spaces throughout the park (see parks 1 & 2). I didn't really do the research, but just off the top of my head, I don't believe any other stadium (major or minor league) has a rock wall (or anything similar) in their park, so I used that as a unique element that differentiates Bing Stadium and also fits the outdoors theme. I placed that on the side of the large building in center field, which is a multi-use facility (smaller team store, can rented out for events, etc.). The right field plaza is 25' above the playing surface, complete with a built-in bar so fans can stand/sit and watch the game from atop the right field wall. Here's a nice view from dead center, behind home plate reads "Welcome to Portland" (Sorry if that's a little hard to make out). From here you can see the full work of the support trusses for the overhang, which I think turned out nicely (not to toot my own horn!). Here's a view from slightly behind the above photo. As touched on in the top view photo, you can see the rockwall (on left) and the kids field, along with the pine trees that form a (natural looking) batters eye. Here we have another outfield view, this time from the left field corner, right near the entrance to Gate 2 (see top view). Not much new to see here, except it does show how the warehouse building runs down the first baseline a little better than some other views. Here's the view from the left field bleacher seats, which hold exactly 120 people (3 sections of 3 rows x 20 seats/row). Pretty decent views from down the line, drew some inspiration for these from the fountain seats at Kauffman. Here's the last outfield view from down the right field line. I put a decent sized building in this plaza area which has 1 concession stand, mens/womens restrooms, and several ticket offices. Another nice view of the backstop from here, as well as the shorter side of the lower bowl. Another thing to note (view coming shortly) are the two standing room areas above the suites in the upper deck. I would envision these as a higher access area (could be rented out as well) with nice views of the city behind (sorry!) and the field. Here's a view from the first base deck that I just touched on above. You can also see the scoreboard (fairly simplistic), the berm, and the left field bleacher seating. Here's a view from the third baseline (section 121 to be specific). You can see the right field plaza pretty well from here (25' high), with the "Keep Portland Weird" text above the 10' padding. Here's one of the better all-encompassing views from right behind home plate. Pretty self-explanatory here, pretty good sightlines of the field, scoreboard, and outfield plaza. The other thing to take note of are the pine trees along the left field wall, create a nice field backdrop (in my opinion). A little backstory on these, I wanted to recreate something similar to the Kauffman Stadium fountains, but I felt like the water feature would be too similar in feel, and wouldn't fit the outdoor theme as well, so I went with a ton (maybe too many) of trees instead. To be blunt, this isn't a great view as far as seeing details go, but I wanted to show how the field would look from the batter's box, mostly just to show that I had created a decent batter's eye. Here's a view of the bullpen area. I drew heavy inspiration from Coors field on this one, and that inspiration kind of pushed the whole outfield aesthetic I went for. Small little detail to notice is the "PDX" text on the side of the building in RF, just another city pride element I tried to throw in there. I have plenty more renderings for y'all, but I don't want to bore you with a ton of images, so feel free to check out the following links to explore some more! Album: https://imgur.com/gallery/Met92YJ Sketchup Model: https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/26672ab1-91c5-4f44-bfa9-b89073c4c6d7/Bing-Stadium I spent a pretty decent amount of time and energy designing this for fun, so with that being said, I'd really love some C&C. I know I have come up with some of my own, so feel free to use the following as a jumping off point for any C&C: Building Down the 1st Baseline - I am absolutely in love with this building. I think that if it's a pre-existing structure that was built around (hypothetically) then it wouldn't be a problem, but I don't know if a building of that size is worth the money to construct just for the sake of design. Small Details - I concession stands, tables, etc. No excuses for that one, but since this just for fun, I neglected to throw those in there, which is on me. Trees and Bushes - I have a gut feeling that there may be too many of them or that they are too tall Overall, I am personally happy with how it turned out, but I'm anxious to hear the feedback, positive and negative (always looking to improve, so please leave some constructive C&C and ways I can improve!!). Thanks for the time to read through all of it!
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    I saw somewhere that Lebron pledged the maximum amount he can while still being able to call the school a public school. Pro athlete gives back and the Clay Travises of the world meerkat out of their holes to "well, actually" it. Weird. Weird how that happens. Hmm.
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    Sharp. Miss me with that lazy "practice jersey" comment. It's not my ideal Jags uniform, but teams don't need to be heavy embellished to have a valid look, especially the Jaguars. Those colors speak for themselves, IMO. Can't let Nike brainwash you into thinking that uniforms have to be overdone and loaded with forced "unique" touches to work in modern football. Color me pleased with this answer to the last set, which was a overblown monstrosity from head to toe. Now, if only they'd just make that the primary look.... Meh. Like others said, not as ugly as I thought, though I'm sure that has much to do with the white jerseys doing a little better on the eye test since the swords don't contrast as much. I really hate those swords and its gonna show when they bust out that all blue look. I also am endlessly annoyed by their insistence on contributing even more navy to this league than their already is. The broken side panels still don't make any sense. Its messy "modern" looks like these that make me all the more thankful that the Jags decided that understated was the way to go.
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    Titans looked a lot better than I thought they would.
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    You can't tell me there's much difference between their game and practice jerseys.
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    Teal should 100% be the Jags primaries. That B-T-W looks might be my favorite combo in the NFL
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    Because as a Penn State fan you're good with facts.
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