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  1. San Francisco 49ers to Unveil New Uniform Tomorrow

    It happens on an aesthetic front from time to time, but there’s no such thing as a “trendy fabric.” Those are developed with performance and performance only in mind, whether it’s fit, stretch, durability, airflow, weight, feel, etc.
  2. Teamwork makes the dream work. Seriously, though, you can really only look at it as a combination of all those things. They have a complementary combination of younger guys who were left exposed because they were on the fringe of the top lines, tested veterans left exposed because of the younger players sitting behind them (or just an abundance of good players), a high-caliber, playoff-tested goalkeeper, and the right coach who squashed the assumption that expansion teams have to be bad (a hot start was probably the perfect fuel for that fire). Sure, the expansion rules were a little more favorable, but after the team was finalized, there was no thought that the expansion rules were unfairly tilted in their favor. It’s only because of their success that this became a narrative. They won all year with speed and offense, and I think the big question going into the playoffs was whether they could tighten up when the competition got consistently tougher. They’ve proven through three rounds that they can still beat you 7-1 on a night when everything’s clicking, but they can also grind it out and beat great teams 2-1 in overtime as well.
  3. NFL 2018 changes

    Let’s be honest. White is the only choice because gray socks are not, nor should they ever be, a thing. Same goes for gold socks.
  4. Las Vegas NHL Expansion

    Nothing more than a bad RGB translation of the Pantone colors.
  5. Steelers Set to Unveil New Throwback Alternate Uniform

    I think the white pants look great with gold numbers. Conversely, the gold pants work best with white numbers. It’s one or the other for me.
  6. NFL 2018 changes

    This is actually what I’ve always envisioned for the Lions. Throw that stripe on the pants, ditch the outlines from the lion, and maybe customize the numbers a little (similar to how the Jags approached theirs) or use the current ones in solid silver, and this is absolute gold, in my opinion (or silver, as it may be).
  7. Steelers Set to Unveil New Throwback Alternate Uniform

    Exactly. I think this is the next step. Fabric technology is amazing today, and I have no doubt there’s a way to make a 3/4 sleeve jersey with a tight, fitted sleeve that doesn’t restrict movement and isn’t too hot.
  8. Steelers Set to Unveil New Throwback Alternate Uniform

    The Steelers jersey stripes are knit into the fabric, similar to how a sock is made. Actually, they also could be woven; I’m not sure if the sleeve there is a knit or woven fabric. An example of sewn stripes would be like on a modern hockey jersey, where each stripe is a separate piece of fabric inlaid or overlaid with the fabric that makes up the body of the jersey.
  9. NHL 2018-19

    No. This is the unintended consequence of others posting unsubstantiated “reports.” It inevitably leads to good, reliable people misinterpreting, miscrediting, or misremembering where the info came from. No no offense to you, of course.
  10. New(?) Logos on NBA "Mash Up" hats

    There are a few nice ones here, though. The OKC and San Antonio ones are both of higher caliber than those teams’ actual secondary logos, and I even find the Cleveland one intriguing for its incorporation of the jersey typography and the connection to Public Square, which is just a few blocks away from the arena.
  11. Mitchell and Ness can go to H E C K

    Don’t get me wrong. Many times they aren’t accurate. It’s not always apathy that causes it, either. Sometimes it’s just the wrong person looking at it, and it skips design and goes straight to production without anyone realizing it should be different. Keep demanding accuracy. The more people that do, the better the industry will get.
  12. Mitchell and Ness can go to H E C K

    The thing you have to understand about pre-2000 jerseys is that the numbers were stock shop styles, and sometimes even cut by hand until the 1990s ushered in widespread computer technology, and teams often ended up with slightly different styles from year to year. Sometimes they overlapped, even in the same year, in the same game, or even on the same player. Here’s Barry with a 2 exactly like what’s pictured for the 1993 M&N jersey just a season later in 1994. With that said, when you’re replicating a single player’s jersey as opposed to an entire team’s, it’s theoretically a lot easier to come to a clean consensus on what the style of number should be, and The narrower ones would have been the best choice for 1993. The 1996 one is billed as a replica, so take it for what it is. Either way, why not do a 1997 in honor of his 2,000 yard MVP season? Screen printed numbers are accurate for 1993.
  13. NBA Changes 2017-18

    The Warriors have worn dark grey several times. Have they ever actually worn black?
  14. Ottawa Senators Undecided About Which Logo to Use Going Forward

    My opinion is that if you’re familiar with the Ottawa flag, then it’s there for you to discover. If not, no big deal, because you don’t lose anything by not seeing the flag reference; it’s still a cape. That’s the sweet spot for me; doesn’t diminish the meaning if you don’t see it, doesn’t carry so much attention that you can’t help seeing it.
  15. Exactly. It seems like they were so set in their decision to wait, then balked, did the fan vote and changed part of the uniform to cash in for some extra buzz (which worked, it’s just all negative buzz). It pains me to know that there are creative compromises that give each party the best of both, but they’re either not being explored or they’re not being permitted. This is a marketing professional’s nightmare. Just a mess any way you slice it.