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  1. The White Sox/Tampa resolution, with the State of Illinois building the new park is the stuff of political legend. There was a midnight deadline for the legislative session. The governor and legislature were working out a deal, some arm twisting needed to happen, so the legislature stopped time. The clock in the chamber froze at 11:55 for a while. The governor got his votes, the ballpark plan was passed.
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    Universal Maxims of Uniform Design

    Inevitably, when someone tries to come up with "rules" there are exceptions where something that shouldn't work by the "rules" does but this one might be the rare absolutely true one.
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    87’ers now the Delaware Blue Coats

    The ball with his hand, is he supposed to be dribbling while riding a horse at full gallop?
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    MLB Launches Hashtag Emojis for All 30 Teams

    My highest respect is for the teams who went with just their team name.
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    Changes to Titans uniforms in 2018 are 'not minor'

    It's all as obtuse as the "next time on" previews at the end of Mad Men episodes.
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    NCAA Basketball 2017-18 New Uniforms

    If my very brief, long ago experience as a mid major football student manager taught me anything, it's that equipment staff is always ready for even the most improbable needs.
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    Changes to Titans uniforms in 2018 are 'not minor'

    I've seen Seven. That's Gwyneth Paltrow's head in there.
  8. Peleadores sounds cooler than Fightin's
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    MiLB teams with MLB-caliber identities

    Something I keep thinking about when I click through the thread: Where is the boundary between a rock solid, classic, minor league classic identity- and an MLB-grade identity? Some things- like the Chattanooga Lookouts are so specific and local that no matter how clean a look they have, they're more like the perfect minor league identity, because they're bound by the size of their home. And certainly the <<Insert City>> MLBParentNames are as inescapably minor league as the Lansing Lugnuts. But trying to define the gray area is hard. The Hops land squarely in that area for me. It's not that hard to imagine that kind of name having been around a lot longer than it has. But put the identity on a bigger city team and there's something that doesn't quite feel major league. Like it's too on trend.
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    NBA Changes 2017-18

    That's kind of what I pictured re-reading the original article after someone mentioned the Heat going on mad benders with certain sets. The Celtics happen to be treating the calendar Nike gave them as law. Other teams just seem treat it more as a suggestion (especially as the season went on) probably just getting emails from the league office occasionally to remind them to wear each set.
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    Political Logos

    Daniel Biss for Illinois Governor has a logo where I don't see what he's going for. Ok, there's a math angle with the shapes and the plus for the mathematician but it just seems like a mediocre logo for a health system. Campaign story behind the logo
  12. I see that Larry Bird jersey call out with the school name on the main set.
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    CONCACAF unveils new official logo

    All the above.
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    MiLB teams with MLB-caliber identities

    It's lit.
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    Changes to Titans uniforms in 2018 are 'not minor'

    Gradient chrome boat oars.
  16. I've hit the wall when it comes to these food themed named and promo alt names. I'm tired. I guess I've got the Itis.
  17. I love the combo of Paint and what has to be the least gear/uniform intensive sport possible.I love the Bear logo and the ball/skull for the Pirates. That Chicago shield is interesting because I don't think I've ever seen the municipal device anywhere but in a circle.
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    PyeongChang 2018

    This thinking only works if you think the other sports don't exist outside the Olympics. Those "athletes you don't see everyday" are doing it year in, year out, and the people that follow those sports know it. So actually having top pros in the Olympics in hockey or basketball is consistent with what you see in every other sport. But yeah, treat Allyson Felix, a legend in American track and highly decorated speed skater Shani Davis like novelty acts..
  19. The sublimated sleeve cap is definitely a strong move for taking things that would be a bit much (like BCU) and giving them subtlety that makes it work. That's why I like the honeycomb gradient as well- it plays as subtle. Not sure how well it would translate to real world application, but it has potential. Really dug the whole Ivy League- not sure how I feel about Harvard in black but I know it's a thing they do. And really appreciate trying to find a way to get Princeton a suitable number of stripes on a modern jersey- looking through a GIS for Princeton football, that looks like a constant struggle.
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    College Football uniforms- 2018

    Seems like a good time to remember: Pictures posted by recruits are at least 99% not new uniforms, even if you don't remember them.
  21. Fatbacks does flow better. The downside is lack of staying power- they'll just change the name in a few years when the food name trend is over and merch isn't moving as well.
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    MLB changes 2018?

    I say this so rarely but that Rays mashup/fauxback/whateveryouwannacallit hat, I want that hat.
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    Sports League Branding Hypothetical

    Playing into the letter salad of other leagues does me no good if I'm trying to plant a flag for my sport, and unlike starting a league in the shadow of an existing league, I don't need to link to those naming conventions. I'm staking out new ground so I'd go with a name that forces people to say the name of the sport. Something like Fistball America.
  24. And never made a bit of sense to begin with, depicting a Plains Indian.
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    Say it ain't so, Joe

    You'd think the Governor or Legislature could either outright remove or at least call for their resignation and have a lot of weight.