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About rossyo

  • Birthday 09/22/1975

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  1. MLB Neutral/Unusual Site Games

    Because of the falling tiles at the Kingdome (as referenced above), the Mariners also played "home games" in Anaheim. I remember attending one of those games and getting awesome seats because of the first come, first served policy!
  2. IIRC, that's from preseason 1990 when the NBA on-court apparel license shifted to Champion from MacGregor Sand-Knit. Teams such as the Celtics, Spurs and Jazz that had previously worn Sand-Knit block numbers used the Champion block numbers during that preseason... and then switched back to Sand-Knit block for the regular season. Not sure of the reasoning, but I'm sure teams like the Celtics looked at their jerseys and saw something was 'off.' I do remember some of the jerseys with the Champion font trickling into regular season use, as well. There were several teams that actually adopted the Champion block font full-time in 1990 (and used the font for several years after that): Seattle, Sacramento and Washington.
  3. Name That Font!

    Raiders font is Futura Heavy. The font on those soccer jerseys looks to be a version of DIN.
  4. 2011-12 NBA Rookies, Signings and Trades

    That is the correct NOB font, but I know what you're getting at. The NBA style sheet and all replica Clippers jerseys have the condensed sans serif font as the NOB font, but the on-court Clippers jerseys have always had the serif block letters. Weird.
  5. Name That Font!

    Oh well. It is what it is. Not all logos or wordmarks use exact versions of fonts. In fact, i'd venture to say most sports logos employ use of custom letterforms or existing fonts that are modified. Good luck searching for what you're looking for.
  6. Name That Font!

    The "SAN DIEGO" wordmark is based on the font Industria, but the letterforms are extremely modified.
  7. Name That Font!

    Modified version of Coliseum Bold.
  8. Name That Font!

    Looks like Stymie Bold Condensed.
  9. NBA Uniforms Project

    I believe the actual font for the player names and numbers is Rockwell Condensed.
  10. Brooklyn Dodgers cap logo [ IMAGE HEAVY ]

    Gothamite: I tried to PM you but it said you couldn't accept any more messages. Could you please PM me ASAP regarding this logo? Thanks! Ross
  11. New Rangers Uniforms

    Yep. Also, if you look closely, the primary home and road jerseys have a "3D block" shadow on the front TEXAS wordmark and a "drop" shadow on the back numbers and letters (The difference? '3D Block' is designed to look '3D' a la the 49ers numbers, and 'drop shadows' are like what the Mets' jersey wordmarks and numbers have). Unbelievable that a major league team's uniform has these types of inconsistencies. It's what happens when you mix lazy and stupid when re-designing your uniforms. BTW, the Angels have the same problem of not knowing their lettering 'shadows.' Their red alternate jersey has an ANGELS wordmark with drop shadows and numbers with block shadows. On a side note, all of the jerseys I mentioned above have FOUR layers of twill lettering. I'm sorry, but that's just overkill... any jersey that needs more than three layers of twill is severely over-designed. Not only does it look bad, but all the extra twill makes the jerseys considerably heavier.
  12. 2009 NBA All-Star Jerseys

    I believe NBA teams are only allowed to use four different standard fonts for last names. A sans serif similar to Compacta (Lakers, Pistons, Rockets), a sans serif similar to Helvetica Compressed (Cavs, Raptors, Pacers, Grizzlies, etc...), a block with serifs (Bulls, Knicks, Clippers, etc...) and a block sans serif (Heat, Celtics, Spurs, etc...). I don't necessarily like this system, but this is why NBA teams don't use more customized name lettering like the other leagues. I agree with you that it would be nice if some teams would use a font that better matched their wordmark and/or numbers, however, I think what the NBA was trying to do is establish readability as priority #1.
  13. Chargers Throwback Jersey

    The back numbers on football jerseys are typically more condensed than the front numbers because they're larger and have to fit on the players backs. Front numbers are usually approx. 10" while the back numbers are usually around 12." Many retail authentics do not show this, as Reebok lazily uses the same patterns of numbers and just re-scales them to front, back and shoulder/sleeve specs. Many teams, like the Bears, use subtly different fonts for all three placements (as do the Giants, Raiders, Bills, Browns, Packers, etc). Basically, in most cases, if you were to scale up the big 10" block numbers to 12", they would not fit on the backs of many of the skill position players--that's why the back numbers are condensed in most cases. Of course, some teams DO wear virtually the exact same font on their jersey fronts, backs and shoulders/sleeves, but these are teams that have the modern designs and customized fonts like the Broncos, Ravens, Chargers, Bengals and Cardinals.