Pharos04

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  1. Canadian Premier League

    Is no one going to point out that the C in Cavalry is a horseshoe?
  2. Non-Referencing of Nickname in logos

    @whitedawg22 You should write for Nike. I've always understood the Piston's logo to be a Basketball viewed from the side and when they updated the logo, they just made it more accurate to modern basketballs It being the lower hole of a piston sounds like revisionist garbage to justify a circle logo with lines
  3. I'd love to see the Jets in the SCF just due to how screwed over that fanbase initially was due to the obsession with the South and how that failure ultimately got them a second chance at a team. It'd be the best F-You to Bettman that one of the failed experiment teams that retreated back to Canada wins the cup. the Boo's will be deafening. In the same breath, Vegas going all the way is the best OITGDNHL moment that could ever be conceived. An expansion team, in LAS FREAKEN VEGAS, wins the Stanley Cup. Especially with the clownshow that was the beginning of the franchise's existence, it's such a ridiculous notion of where things were a year ago. Then there's the Caps who I wouldn't mind seeing win just because it's been so damn long for that team that has always seemed to be really good but couldn't get past the Penguins for some odd reason. This could finally be their year as well! Lightning I could give or take. Go Jets?
  4. Failed Franchise Expansion & Relocations

    Not sure of the accuracy of this site but...https://www.trademarkia.com/company-indianapolis-arrows-inc-599005-page-1-2 these do exist, as well as that shirt showing up on ebay, which doesn't mean anything at all but it's still interesting https://www.ebay.com/itm/Indianapolis-Arrows-vtg-80s-would-be-MLB-baseball-team-t-shirt-size-S-ULTRA-RARE-/332454501262
  5. New Best Buy logo

    and the minimalism trend continues
  6. Failed Franchise Expansion & Relocations

    https://bleacherreport.com/articles/1389473-nhl-relocation-close-calls-seven-scares-that-never-happened This article has some interesting ones: Toronto Oilers and Edmonton Maple Leafs Blues to Saskatoon Devils to Nashville Oilers to Houston (bet some would have loved this) Penguins to Hamilton/Kitchener-Waterloo or Kansas City Predators to Hamilton (Balsillie really wanted a team in Hamilton) Coyotes to Hamilton (like...REALLY WANTS a team in Hamilton) Islanders to Kansas City
  7. Will St. John's ECHL Team Be Named Newfoundland Growlers?

    Apparently a "Growler" can mean "a small iceberg or piece of drift ice which is barely visible above the surface of the water". Seems to fit without resurrecting the Ice Caps name. Be interesting to see if it's true and what they do for a logo.
  8. North American Pro Soccer 2018

    Revs trade Lee Nguyen to LAFC for cash apparently
  9. Regional Bank Merger Logo Redesign - Hancock Whitney

    I can see they tried to do a variant of the old Northwest Airlines logo where they have both letters there. Can easily see the W and H but it's definitely lost the charm the older regional logos had.
  10. Uniform/jersey misunderstandings

    This, my friend, is a UCLA Bruins hat
  11. Louisville Bats to pay tribute to bourbon as Mashers

    ah yes, nothing says Family Friendly atmosphere like BOURBON and giving out BOURBON GLASSES as a promotion... Jersey's look nice and I like the font on "Mashers"
  12. Canadian Premier League

    I like it! it's a maple leaf without being too maple leaf-y, if that makes sense. I like the inclusion of the North Star. And the colors are pretty different but work well together. Surprised no red but yet, at the bottom of one of the letters, there's a Red variant of the logo. overall I like the logo, it'll make a good sleeve emblem or bottom-of-number emblem that stands out. How long before a sponsor takes it over and fights for attention?
  13. 2018 MLB Season

    Makes me wonder if the park's address will be readjusted to it's original address of 24 Jersey St now that they're removing Yawkey
  14. Jacksonville Jaguars Unveil Stripped-Down Uniforms

    Since everyone was making comparisons to using the Giants as a template for how the Jags might turn out, the same logic can be applied to them. What is the unique element for the Giants that make them stand out? Gray Pants? lack of blue on away jersey? They kinda have a bland uniform themselves....however they are defended by THE POWER OF TRADITION!!!! because it's a classic look from an older, established team. This doesn't mean Jacksonville should fully embrace their 90s heritage, with wacky template excessive designs; but they are using a uniquely 90s color with the Teal and they should absolutely embrace it!! They need to own it like Minnesota owns Purple or how Tennessee owns Colu--- or how the Chargers own Powder Bl---........................ They Should embrace their unique color, not shun it to the backburner. The emphasis on Black is mind boggling (despite the owner preferring it) and the blandness and lack of what should be their main color throughout the uniform just makes it even more confusing. Their unique element should be their color scheme and it's...idunno
  15. Jacksonville Jaguars Unveil Stripped-Down Uniforms

    Isn't the curve on the numbers meant to symbolize sails? In any case, there's no reason they couldn't keep the stripes flat like the front half. It's an unnecessary design element for the sake of drawing attention to where Nike's logo is located. No amount of Nike-speak or marketing jargon can justify not having a traditional stripe.
  16. Jacksonville Jaguars Unveil Stripped-Down Uniforms

    Looking at this again after a day, I will give these minimal jerseys one positive: There's no stupid unnecessary design choice to highlight the Nike Swoosh!! Seattle has that stupid design element that draws the eye to the swoosh Minnesota has that weird curve on the white stripe to accentuate the swoosh Tennessee has the swoosh in red which is the ONLY PLACE RED APPEARS ON THE JERSEYS Tampa Bay is the Orange on Pewter so that's kind of a hard nitpick as it's a contrasting color, but considering how minimal the orange is on the jerseys aside from the weird triangles on the front, it can be part of this. (Jacksonville has kinda fallen into this due to the teal swoosh on the black jersey) So a minor blessing on that part. On a tangent of that, People blame Nike or blame the ownership. I feel there's a dual blame on a lot of these. Some of the overdesigns like the Titans and such may be Nike creating concepts that they've come up with and proposing them to ownership. yes ownership has the final say but Nike still has their own brand and agenda behind a lot of these designs too. This new one feels like they kept presenting more outlandish designs with Coughlin (or whomever) shooting them all down until they got fed up and just presented the blandest, boringest concept they could come up with and they just went with it. There has to be blame on all sides involved when these not-up-to-expectations designs are presented. There just isn't enough with these jerseys or pants. Gold highlights, Jaguar head on the pants. SOME FREAKEN STRIPES SOMEWHERE!!! Traditional shouldn't mean bland.
  17. Volkswagen redesigning its logo

    https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1116351_volkswagen-stamps-new-logo-to-mark-electric-transformation This one is being less vague and just stating that they're going to "update the logo again for the electric era, polishing it up in time for the introduction of its I.D. Crozz hatchback" This could be anything but it doesn't necessarily mean the VW is going anywhere. Also included is another timeline that doesn't include the Nazi propeller blades/swastika, but has a logo from 1939 that retains the gear motif and has an interesting gap between the V and W
  18. Amazing how such a minor change can have such a drastic improvement! Well done Dolphins. You look more like how you should at this point!
  19. Jacksonville Jaguars Unveil Stripped-Down Uniforms

    Helmets look way better now. The jerseys are just bland. And Shad really needs to stop focusing on the black. It's a Teal Team. Emphasize it!
  20. NBA G League Changes 2018-19

    I too prefer a link between the minor league team and it's owner or at least a unique identity. Looking at the current teams: 11 teams have the same name as their owner (Nets, Bulls, Warriors, Clippers, Lakers, Knicks, Magic, Suns, Kings, Spurs, Raptors) 7/8 have some sort of derivative name or common theme (BayHawks, Swarm, Charge, Legends, Drive, Herd, Wolves, [Blue Coats*]) 5/6 have a local name with no direct ties to their parent club (Red Claws, Vipers, Mad Ants, Hustle, GoGo, [Blue Coats*]) 3 are just whatever (Skyforce, Blue, Stars) *(Blue Coats can be seen as both related to the 76ers and as its own piece of Delaware imagery. Haven't heard word from the team yet) I don't like that it's become the norm to just reuse the same name. I commend the Iowa Wolves for just being the nickname for the Timberwolves. Similar but still different. South Bay Lakers is miles ahead of the old Los Angeles D-Fenders but they couldn't make it a bit more local flavored with the area? (The old "LA Doesn't Have Lakes" argument). Even the old name of the Blue Coats was similar to, but different from the 76ers. 87ers was a jumble of a name but it worked because it had meaning. I get there's "brand recognition" and uniformity among all aspects of the developmental program which creates a cohesive and direct line, moving from just being a Westchester Knick and coming into your own and being a New York Knick, but it lacks the overall growth that can be seen as well. Going from being an Iowa Wolf and growing to become a Minnesota Timberwolf shows that development needed and earned from the system. There are ways to be minor league without becoming minor league-ish, if that makes sense. I personally feel names like Mad Ants, Red Claws, and Hustle are still insanely better than the forced nicknames that make people scratch their heads at like Baby Cakes or Rumble Ponies, but yet Biscuits is seen as wacky fun rather than tacky dumb. I'm ranting now... Boo Stockton Kings
  21. NBA G League Changes 2018-19

    ugh, what a cop-out. At least call them the "Princes" or "Dukes" or something that has fun with growing into being Kings. I'm sure the logo will be the Sacramento Kings logo with "Stockton" replacing Sacramento. *yawn*
  22. I've gotta say it's been pretty crazy what's been happening with Vegas this year. Obviously a lot of it has to do with how generous of an expansion process that they had. Most likely due to the NHL needing the Vegas experiment to work in their favor. How often has it been that a first-year expansion team has had so much success?? Let's look at the most recent expansion teams across the 4 leagues: MLB: 1998 - Tampa Bay Devil Rays (63-99, Last in AL East); Arizona Diamondbacks (65-97, Last in NL West) NBA: 2004 - Charlotte Bobcats (18-64, 4th place in Southeast Division) NFL: 2002 - Houston Texans (4-12, Last in AFC South) NHL: 2000 - Minnesota Wild (25-39-13-5, Last in Northwest Division); Columbus Blue Jackets (28-39-9-6, Last in Central Division) One could argue that after gaining their footing, the expansion Jaguars and Panthers almost made history in only their second year of existence by both being in their respective conference finals. Imagine if Super Bowl XXXI were two second-year teams!! I always like to see expansion teams do well early on. It's fun to see new teams with new markets and new logos and new everything compete against the established norms. This run is insane. Imagine if an expansion side made it to the Stanley Cup Final. That hasn't happened since what, 1967 when it was literally guaranteed due to how stupid the conference alignment was after that 6-team expansion? It's a crazy run.
  23. NFL 2018 changes

    These are all pretty awful. Hard pass
  24. 2018 MLB Season

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2769847-report-974-fans-attended-rays-vs-white-sox-game-at-guaranteed-rate-field I get it's the Rays but...really?
  25. NBA G-League Still Needs to Expand

    As of this moment, 3 (Nuggets, Pelicans, Trail Blazers) New Orleans was on pace for an expansion G-League team but things got rocky in Pensacola so that's up in the air now. The Wizards' new affiliate, the Capital City GoGo is supposed to start this year