Ted Cunningham

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About Ted Cunningham

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  • Birthday 04/11/1985

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  1. College Baseball - 2016 Season

    I'm not a branding expert or designer by trade, so I may be talking out of turn here: However, is it that you know it's Alabama because of the logo? Or do you know the logo because it's Alabama? I.e. Alabama can get away with having so many logos because it's such a popular entity in college sports (mostly football, I'd guess). While I agree with the general idea--baseball teams should look like baseball teams and not just buy into the college athletic program's overarching identity package--I don't necessarily think that having six different logos for just athletics would help out with the majority of schools.
  2. This wordmark reads as "PAMS."
  3. Man, the better the graphics get in Madden, the deeper the uncanny valley gets. Those player models look awful.
  4. College Football Uniforms - 2015 Season

    I'm sorry if I missed an explanation on this earlier in the thread, but can someone explain KU's facemasks? They look like they're chrome red, but that they get more faded, or scraped up, or beat up the further down the facemask. So there's more silver showing on the bottom bar than across the top. Am I seeing that right? If so, is there any explanation for that?
  5. Dominion Football League (Calgary Wranglers profile added 11/16/15)

    Regardless of the medium, seeing uniforms in action makes them so much easier to visualize. Great work here. Completely fictionalized concept leagues are always great fun.
  6. Unpopular Opinions

    Further, by using a knock off as the example, cubsfan2015 undermined his argument for why this jersey is superior (at least in my mind). The color the Dolphins use now for their aqua is one of the best colors used in the NFL currently, far outstripping any other shade of the color they've worn since 1966.
  7. Fixing the Big 10

    I adore this style of presentation. So much color and so simple. Not to mention that, while not all the designs are exactly what I'd outfit certain teams in, I would be happy watching all of these.
  8. Uniform Stats

    As I'd been discussing with Infrared41: I was reading through his week 8 "Best of the NFL" thread yesterday, and I saw where he was discussing perhaps looking back and doing an all-time ranking for best match up. At first, I didn't read it right, and thought he'd meant that he was going to take all the rankings he'd done so far and rank the teams themselves based on how many times they've appeared in his lists, or something similar. I eventually re-read what was proposed and understood it as the single best match up since the formation of the AFL in 1960. But that realization did not arrive before I got curious as to how Infrared's rankings would show which individual teams he tended to prefer. I really like numbers, statistics, and the idea of rankings (especially aggregate rankings based on different factors, like the BCS). So I did a little number crunching with 2015 so far. It went like this: Best matchup of the week got the two teams involved 6 points. Then matchups 2 through 5 followed with 2 getting 5 points, 3 getting 4, and so on. Honorable mentions (if there were any for a given week) got 1 point. Then I wasn't sure if there was any order to the worst of the week, so I gave the first worst a rating of -3, and then went from there. As for the "this ruined an otherwise good match up" category, I split the teams. The culprit got -1 and the other team got 1. It's not a perfect system by any means (given that one particularly strong uniform could elevate an otherwise mediocre opponent), but I found the final results interesting in that everyone at 0 and up, I wouldn't mind seeing stay in their current uniforms. The teams with negative scores could all certainly use redesigns. Here's what I came up with: KC 33 NYG 24 IND 22 SF 22 DAL 17 GB 16 PIT 16 CHI 15 MIN 15 HOU 13 NE 13 DET 12 NO 12 OAK 12 PHI 11 BUF 10 NYJ 10 CAR 9 WAS 8 BAL 3 STL 1 SEA 0 ARI -1 MIA -1 SD -1 DEN -2 JAX -3 TEN -3 ATL -4 CIN -7 CLE -9 TB -11
  9. College Football Uniforms - 2015 Season

    The only thing I wish they'd have done with these was use this helmet instead (just because I love this UM mark): I've always appreciated that Maryland (for the most part) has incorporated all four colors into their uniforms: black, gold, red, and white. There have been times, of course, where they've been dominant on maybe two or three of those four (like the "Terps" helmet-era uniforms, for instance), but I think the scheme is one of only a few three-colors-plus-white schemes that really works. I especially like it when they've separated the colors to various elements: gold and black on the helmet and pants, red and white on the jersey (even though my previous suggestion violates that rule). That's one of those neat quirks about uniforms that I find fun.
  10. College Football concepts - 10-1 update: 6 new concepts

    Crushing hopes and dreams since May 18, 2005.
  11. Players in the "wrong" uniforms

    It was just a color change for when Elway was at Stanford. Still, a nice job.
  12. MSU Brigade -- Mascot Head Logo Update and Running Mascot

    Perhaps if you bent the right leg a little more at the knee and bent the right foot/boot to give the impression that he's pushing off the ground in mid-stride, it might ad a bit of that dynamism it's currently missing. Right now, it looks almost like he's suspended in midair on the falling-half of a jump.
  13. College Football Uniforms - 2015 Season

    I know that WVU's got some janky looking numbers now, but I'm telling you: from the stands, the "Pat White-era" numbers were hard to read. 6s, 8s, 9s, and sometimes 5s, got all mixed up, especially in the early Rich Rodriguez days. If WVU were to just fix the couple of really weird numbers in their current set, this would be the best look they've had since the end of the Don Nehlen era (white drop-shadow numbers when Avon Cobourne played notwithstanding).
  14. 2015 MLB Changes

    I was having trouble finding better angles, but you can kind of get the idea from these pictures. He's been doing what Josh Cribbs did in football, and wearing the tube part of a sock as a sleeve. I first noticed it maybe a week ago? He's done it with both the throwback/Sunday two-in-one (which thankfully they've stopped wearing for the most part and switched to full-color socks), and the new three-stripe black socks. (Photo credits to Pirates.com) And here's Cribbs' sock-arms for reference:
  15. Teams that have kept colors/names upon relocation

    This is going to be the next tough crossroads in this debate. I follow several Expos and Expo-fan accounts on Twitter and I know that, while still small and lacking the necessary financial support, the fanbase in Montreal is rabid. And they love the Expos. Not just baseball. So I'm of the impression that if and when MLB goes back to Montreal, the team will be called the Expos. Combine the excitement over the "return of the Expos" (for lack of a better way to phrase it/even though it's not the original franchise) with the complete lack of regard for the Expos history by the Nationals, I could see the new Expos (the ex-Rays or whomever would move there) adopting the history of the old franchise. And I don't think that the Nationals would be sad about losing that history, as they go to much greater lengths to claim the history of the Senators (and even the Homestead Grays) as their own. And if this scenario played out with an expansion team instead of an existing franchise relocating to Montreal, I think that adopting of the Expos history will happen, regardless of any qualms about intellectual honesty.