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    Report: Marlins In Teal Again in 2019

    It's kinda weird to just have them for one series, and not only that but to have them for every game of that series, right? If this is a gesture of acknowledging what the people want, why not just have Throwback Thursdays or something?
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    NBA Changes 2018-19

    It's fun as a throwback, but those colors are ultimately a bit gaudy as well ... still think the current Jazz set would be perfect if the navy was adjusted to be a midpoint between navy and indigo.
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    2018/19 Soccer Kits

    Oh totally. Feels like the USSF rebrand turned into a "be careful what you wish for" sort of thing. The old one was as bad as everyone says, of course, but the new one's genericness, coupled with the traditional lack of a kit identity being cycled through more quickly than ever ... the program just kind of lost its way identity-wise, and that's before even talking about what's happened on the pitch!
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    2018/19 Soccer Kits

    Yeah, that's what I'm figuring. Pardon the incoming rant, but... The previous cycle saw the US have *four* kits. Initial white with light blue sleeves, the black away, the red third that effectively replaced the black away, and the striped Gold Cup kit. The latter two of those were hardly even used on the pitch. I guess we should count our blessings that they didn't see fit to give the women a separate kit set anymore. But it's all just too much considering how little national teams play; two kits per two-year cycle is plenty! And given all the turnover, I think typefaces could hypothetically be a nice area of consistency and branding through the years. It was nice when the US wore the same typeface from 2006 to 2013 or so, even with different styles applied based on Nike's gimmick of the year, it still stood out. But since then we had block numbers then thinner block numbers then those goofy puffy round numbers and now the current one. It's all too much! I know everyone's here to make money but these maneuvers seem more likely to confuse the marketplace than anything else. Ah well.
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    2018/19 Soccer Kits

    Apropos of nothing, this is my favorite USA typeface set and among my favorite of any soccer team ever. I'm sure it'll go away in favor of a new one next week, because modern football, but I'll enjoy it for now.
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    2018/19 Soccer Kits

    Of course. I'm overthinking it. (But I do like my theory of PSG as blank page.)
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    2018/19 Soccer Kits

    Here's a bit more info about the entire partnership. Interesting that Nike/Jordan is positioning PSG as the ultimate cool team in streetwear. I'd wager that they're one of the less watched of the big European leagues since relatively few care about the French league outside its borders, and I don't know how much Mbappemania will change that. On the other hand, maybe that makes PSG the perfect team to market to casuals and hypebeasts -- No need to worry about alienating anyone by taking sides in an English or Spanish derby. PSG can be for all.
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    2018/19 Soccer Kits

    PSG are debuting their Jordan Brand kits for the Champions League today vs. Liverpool. Can't say I'm a fan; beyond my not being wild about the precedent of a special kit for the UCL, dropping the usual colors for this gray tonal thing as a *first* choice doesn't sit right with me either. But one advantage is in the coaching gear, such that Tuchel gets kitted out in a sweet bomber jacket today which is a striking contrast from Klopp's usual "youth soccer dad with no chill" New Balance athleisure look.
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    Uber has a new logo

    Didn't they just change their logo a year or two ago? Thought this was an old topic that got bumped. If nothing else, the new new one is successful at communicating that the company wants to look like your friendly jovial driver pal, not a cold and tough surveillance company.
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    NBA Changes 2018-19

    Houston has been cultivating the market in China ever since and after they had Yao. I don’t expect that to cease any time soon.
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    North American Pro Soccer 2018

    We've got some simmering beef between Christian Pulisic and the Federation already. Yee haw. https://www.si.com/soccer/2018/09/11/christian-pulisic-usmnt-camp-absences-sarachan-usa
  12. New Era has definitely made some licensed apparel before, t-shirts and the like: https://www.mlbshop.com/los-angeles-dodgers/mens-los-angeles-dodgers-new-era-white/royal-slub-crew-neck-t-shirt-with-contrast-sleeves/t-36550955+p-8047604696573+z-9-1251421342 Assuming though that it's just the same as some other small brand, like a Majestic Threads or something.
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    North American Pro Soccer 2018

    Feels like a lot of this has roots in the sort of ironic nationalism that some of the supporters started pushing around, I want to say 2010 or so. Like the "Team America", flag patterned swim trunks and beer-can hat sort of stuff. Then the federation itself has been pushing it much less ironically for the past couple of years. I don't think it has anything to do with any administration or politics really. Somehow we've gone all the way around and the circle is bent and it's become hard to see the difference between a soccer tailgate and a NASCAR infield, which is not the development I'd have expected 15 years ago. (Probably more people at the soccer game though.) I find it all very corny and basic!
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    NBA Changes 2018-19

    I think precedent in the modern NBA says your logos and nicknames don't really need to be related, but in OKC's case -- bison? weather? OKC fans patting themselves on the back for their alleged loudness? I think there are possibilities here, and that's even before considering this evidently well-considered Native look.
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    NBA Changes 2018-19

    That’s not only great looking, but everything that the whole “City edition” concept ought to live up to. I’m shocked that such a thing would come from the Thunder, honestly.