Ted Cunningham

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  1. Jacksonville Jaguars rumored for new uniforms in 2018

    With their textiles, Nike can't even get the teal right. That's totally green. Ugh.
  2. Jacksonville Jaguars rumored for new uniforms in 2018

    And design a template, preferably in SVG??
  3. Lazy Googling in the Media

    Get the hell out. I've heard many people talk about/laugh about this, and I've been one of them. I had never noticed the four rings thing. Well spotted!
  4. Teams with similar colors as the Houston Oilers?

    leopard88 is exactly right re: baseball uniforms. While of course the actual color is powder blue, that's an equipment color, not a team color as we generally think of them.
  5. Funniest Sports Logos

    My guess would be that this is at the junior high level.
  6. Changes to Arizona's Numbers

    It's been my impression that Arizona's current number font is not terribly popular with the majority of members on the boards. (Am I right in thinking that?) While I don't think they're the best-designed numbers I've ever seen, I think they do have quite a bit of potential. I don't care for the pointed serifs, though they do balance out the weights of the various numbers and, along with the rounded parts of the counters, add a certain character to the set. And, as a rule, I don't like open-topped 4s. So, with a skew toward giving Arizona's numbers a "throwback" or classic look, I made changes to the set. I'm not a designer by trade, and I certainly don't claim to understand the intricacies of type design (especially intentional design to improve readability, etc.), so I am open to any and all C&C. The original Nike set is on top, and my variation is on the bottom: I think perhaps the most changed and potentially generic number in my update is the 4. I didn't know exactly what to do with it, but leaving it open wasn't an option so as to not break my rule. Ha. I realize that with Nike's original, the angle of the left side of the 4 appears to match the angle in the 7 and 9. In my version, I kept the crossbar at the same height, but closed the top. I think there are a lot of variations for the 4 though: I think of the 6 options here, no. 2 may be the one that stays closest to the original while closing the top. Anyway, thoughts?
  7. College Football Uniforms - 2017 Season

    Fun fact: There still has not been a team with blue in its color scheme in the playoff. Nine teams have participated: Oregon, Ohio State, Florida State, Alabama, Clemson, Oklahoma, Michigan State, Washington, and Georgia.
  8. What throwbacks do you want to see?

    I'll do one better.
  9. Whatever happened to that "middle bar"-style facemask?

    Is this from an Upper Deck card, perhaps? Those colors are gorgeous, but I also think they're a bit overly saturated compared to how they'd normally come out in photographs (or frankly, how they'd look in person). I ask because I always liked Upper Deck cards the best as a kid because the colors always seemed more vibrant. Then, after I learned what saturation was and how to manipulate it in programs like Photoshop, I realized that Upper Deck always appeared to bump the saturation in their images, especially when it came to uniforms. Either way, Buc is right: both of those uniforms look excellent, and that match up is great with those vivid colors.
  10. NFL Throwback Thursdays

    This is a tremendous thread. Nicely done, Jim. I appreciate both the photo-realistic template and the flat template. It gives a greater sense of both the details and how the uniforms "feel." One nit-pick with the Panthers' fauxback: I appreciate that you're sticking closely to the original Hornets helmet by going black-white-black (and then being consistent with the pants stripe), it feels a bit unbalanced without any Carolina blue included. I think that's just a function of trying to make a four-color team fit into a three-color design. You've done a good job; it's just still a bit unbalanced. Though it's hard to make out from the various photos I've seen, it appears that the 1975 iteration of the Hornets used pants stripes that went black-very thin white-gold-very thin white-black. Perhaps that approach to stripes (on both the pants and helmet) would make for a more balanced look? Just an idea! Again, excellent thread!
  11. One Year Uniforms

    Totally just a personal opinion (as the arguments against this uniform from a design perspective are pretty sound), but I really like the mismatching of the elements. It may not be coherent, but I think it's a lot of fun.
  12. Best College Football Uniform Matchups: Week 7

    It is hard to beat a good looking Braisher stripe.
  13. College Football Uniforms - 2017 Season

    Ugh. I don't mind white on white on white as a general rule. (I know some folks have a thing about teams going all white.) But for WVU, specifically, I don't like it because there's hardly any gold in the whole set. The flying WV on the collar and the small sleeve stripe. That's it! if the pants had stripes mimicking the sleeves or the numbers had a gold outline/stroke or something, that would make this look that much better.
  14. Quirky nameplates

    You are correct. That is a New York state shield. Interesting idea (that may be stereotyping a little, but is also likely true?): The people in the city take public transit (the subway), and people on Long Island drive everywhere.
  15. Vintage Getty, SI and other NFL photos

    This has to be what, late 80s, early 90s? How vintage this photo looks!