Bmac

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  1. The Twins were planning to introduce hats featuring the logo from last year's Players Weekend caps, TC inside the outline of Minnesota. Evidently they chose not to follow through with those plans. The logo was supposed to appear on the BP/ST caps as well as the St Paddy's Day caps.


  2. In 2011 the Twins designated the cream throwbacks as the primary home option to honor Harmon Killebrew. In August the team made the M caps the primary option because of a hot streak while wearing them, creating this odd mismatch of a look:

     

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  3. The split color word mark on the road jersey makes it seem like they literally couldn't decide if they wanted to be red or black. Red lettering carries over from the home, but could leave a black cap feeling out of place. The sock and undershirt pairings are also odd, but perhaps that'll be different on the field.


  4. 8 minutes ago, McCarthy said:

    Took me until I was, let's say, 25 to see the eye in the Bills' logo. I thought it was just another part of the horn. 

    I just now noticed the eye. I always figured there was supposed to be an eye in that shape but never really focused on it until this post.


  5. As a kid I learned about sports teams via trading cards and collectible helmets that my dad gave me. I'd collect trading cards and organize them by team. Every now and then I'd ask my dad about a certain team and he'd tell me they no longer existed, shattering my understanding of reality. I remember getting really excited about the California Seals and then learning they were long gone. I constantly drew logos of teams from each league, which were no doubt inaccurate due to my misunderstanding of relocation and such.

     

    My dad had this NFL standings board with the little magnetic helmets. I used that to learn the NFL teams. The orange helmets faded to a very light shade, almost pink. So I grew up thinking the Browns and Bengals wore light pink helmets. I couldn't tell the two teams apart until I finally saw the Bengals on TV and fell in love with their tiger striped uniforms.

     

    I remember asking why the Colts logo was a U, thinking the Oilers logo was a power line, and I thought it was funny Pittsburgh's team was named after thieves (Stealers).


  6. 18 hours ago, hofflalu said:

     

    Hadn't heard that -- what was the possibility, as an alternate jersey, an alternate Cardinals-style road uniform, or the full-time road uni?

     

    The two pieces of information I knew where 1) powder blue is/was returning as an alternate option and 2) they are going to have a "blue" alternate jersey this year. Now, I took that to mean those were one in the same, but evidently that isn't the case.


  7. I was told powder blue is returning in 2020, at this point that's just a band-aid on this mess of an identity.

     

    My long shot hope is that the cream alternates are disappearing for a year or two because they're going to be reintroduced as the full time home uniforms in a few years. Or at least something with pinstripes...


  8. As a Twins fan I actually don't hate the gold in general, but they don't seem to have a clear, consistent approach to how to incorporate the color. It muddies up the home uniform as a drop shadow, and this latest attempt has the worst color balance I've ever seen on a Twins uniform. The red jersey actually utilizes gold the best, but I don't think that justifies keeping the color around.

     

    I might skip out on watching this team every day and opt for a radio feed instead. Seeing the cream alternates every few home games was worth it, now I'm not so sure. They're dropping the best uniform option, including the classic TC cap. It's so frustrating when your favorite team keeps getting farther away from their signature visual identity.


  9. In 2013 Nebraska's double stripe design moved closer to the shoulders (as opposed to the traditional sleeve stripes) as a result of a change to the latest Adidas template at the time. I thought it was a great look and probably the best option for handling the shoulder stripe design. 

     

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    For comparison, Wisconsin and UCLA during the same season:

     

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    I realize the Nike template doesn't offer the same opportunities but this is still the best alternative option in my opinion.


  10. I've been at some pretty bad minor league baseball games. You know - the games where it's a noon or earlier first pitch on a Wednesday with 92 degree temperature and the good players have already been called up to the major league team and the minor league team isn't in playoff contention and the visiting team puts up like 7 runs in the first two innings. Those kind of games.