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  1. Love love LOVE this new Frisco set. Putting Teddy in there is great IMO. Although the bat-swinging logo reminds me of this:
  2. Southwest new look and livery

    The new rebrand is generally pretty good but the whole paint scheme is a hot mess because they stuck the "Southwest" wordmark amongst a sea of windows. It leaves me without a clear impression of what airline it is because I can't fully read the damn name despite it being in huge font. This is an example of where less is more IMO - the state livery jets are more effective in communicating the brand because the Southwest wordmark (though way smaller) can be read easily, with the eye attracted to the tail with bright, vibrant colors. I really wish they would go with a variant of this tail for the main scheme.
  3. Did the Padres change logo?

    Subway circa 1989 says hello.
  4. Florida State Unveils New Logo and Uniforms

    Yuck. Why does this make the proud Seminole look like an old white guy taking a nap?
  5. All Purpose Stadium Thread

    It's not funny at all, it's the way things should be. The Nationals don't play in Montreal, they play in Washington. It's not up to Washington to keep alive the legacy of a team from a city that primarily doesn't even speak the same language or have the same culture. The Expos are basically dormant until Montreal makes the conscious choice to do what it takes to bring them back, which is what Washington eventually did after 34 years of hardheadedness and incompetence. Hopefully Montreal won't take that long to bring Nos Amours home. These exhibition games are certainly a nice first step, and the Montreal Baseball Project is also doing good work in that direction.
  6. LA Kiss Uniform

    As advertised, they do look insane. IT'S KISS!!! </70sreference>
  7. Raysox's InkscapeTutorials

    Thanks Raysox - as someone who would love to use Inkscape but was baffled when first playing around with it, I am going to be watching this thread with great interest. I'm looking forward to learning from you!
  8. New Olive Garden Logo

    Yeahhh....I'm going to Carrabba's.
  9. All Purpose Stadium Thread

    Always wondered, but is there a reason why cricket grounds seem to be built with stands placed at random locations? I would think the best ones would be built like the MCG or the Docklands stadium, with stands basically equal height around the pitch. Also, why is MLB opening at the SCG? Seems like it would make more sense to play at the Sydney Showground given that it was originally built with baseball in mind.
  10. All 32 NFL Teams Redesigned by Mr. Design Junkie

    Creative, I'll give him that. Unfortunately, looking at those is like being punched in the face 32 times over with rusty brass knuckles. I'm considering filing assault charges.
  11. The dead UFL

    Those markets in no way deserved UFL "football". It was an embarrassment of near-epic proportions, perpetrated by a small group of people who had no idea what they were doing.
  12. Is the re-colored Wizard used anymore?

    It's a de-facto admission that the team should have never rebranded as the Wizards. The name was never embraced by Washington basketball fans, who have seen some dismal basketball since the Verizon/MCI Center opened in 1997. They're doing just about everything they can to de-emphasize the Wizards imagery without actually changing the name.
  13. A11 Football League

    I don't know if that's necessarily 100% true, but it does seem at the very least that it's difficult to generate sufficient ticket revenue to allow a new spring league to survive long-term. I would think that this sort of league is more for TV audiences, which makes getting a good TV deal (in term of financials, not in terms of the network exposure) even more critical.
  14. A11 Football League

    Find competent owners with deep pockets to bankroll the league who are committing to do so for at least 3 seasons. (Including all of the losses that come with the territory of running a new sports league over this time period) Dispense with the nonsense about "showcase games". It's a painfully transparent way of saying "we're not committed to actually fielding a league, we just want to test out the waters and see if we can make this work." Commit to running a full season in 2014. Pick your cities based on where you can get signed-sealed-and-delivered facility agreements with medium-to-small buildings - not just where you WISH you could get a stadium deal done - and don't announce team locations/identities until then. (That one's out of the barn now, but it's what they should have done) (As an aside...Going into the LA Coliseum with a team and somehow expect not to lose money with tiny crowds is an example of how this league is completely out of its element) Focus on hiring local teams of sports professionals to run these franchises with experience, particularly in the area of marketing and promotions. And do a damned good job of selling the league in the local markets, not on a national scale. Expecting that people will buy tickets and concessions/merchandise because you got a couple of games on ESPN isn't just nuts, it's suicidal. I could go on, but the common thread of all of these points is to build from the ground up with a steady base on which to build. This league is building from the top-down, getting national TV and trademarks/logos, but little else. The wrong way to do things IMO.
  15. A11 Football League

    The UFL did have TV deals. They were on Versus for a couple of seasons, plus games were broadcast on ESPN3.