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  1. I'm hoping for Milk Men just for the special uniforms.
  2. Report: Nike to Take Over MLB Uniforms in 2020

    So this pretty much confirms MLB in Portland by 2020, right?
  3. 2018/19 Soccer Kits

    I'm really liking what Nike's doing right now. PSG and Chelsea especially. Creative use of patterns and striping with a modern take. I can dig.
  4. NBA Changes 2017-18

    Wow, Warriors in white 6/7 games.
  5. In response to Evan Longoria's comments that the Rays may be better off moving . . . What would people think about them going to Portland and becoming the Grays? The Portland Grays. Spawns from Rays, relates to the weather in the PNW the same way Rays related to the weather in Florida. There is obvious problem with the whitest major city in the country adopting the team name of perhaps the most famous Negro League team. I don't know if that could ever be overcome. It's a cool name though, regionally appropriate, and an homage to the Rays' history.
  6. NBA Changes 2017-18

    If the 90's taught us anything, it is that no "aesthetic legacy" is ever at risk of being forever and completely altered.
  7. Welcome to the 90's

    I know the picture is from the 80's, but from the jerseys to the hair to the neon lights background, I had to share this image.
  8. Welcome to the 90's

    Weird. As a kid, those were my favorite jerseys in the league. Followed closely by the inaugural Raptors set. And this one: But for total 90's badness I gotta shout out these bad boys....
  9. College Football uniforms- 2018

    Don't forget Minnesota track legend Steve Prefontaine
  10. NBA Changes 2017-18

    Solid B, like everything else NIKE has produced this season. One little tweak of outlining "WOLVES" the same as the numbers would go a long way here. Sigh. Good, not great.
  11. NBA Changes 2018-19

    I like the "idea" of the Knicks in orange jerseys, but I have a hard time imagining what that would look like. Anyone have some examples of when they wore them in the past? Maybe some photos?
  12. 2018 MLS Kits

    I'm digging that picture. Not only are both the Whitecaps and Rowdies kits pure fire and the mustaches on point, but it appears that BOTH teams are happily celebrating the Whitecaps championship? Wouldn't see that nowadays . . .
  13. Ugh, why do I feel such a sense of disappointment in this announcement? I've been looking forward to this for a very long time. On the one hand, yay! Finally some progress. It's 2018 and FINALLY there is enough pressure on the franchise that they'll succumb to doing the right thing. Progress. On the other hand, if they're finally able to admit their franchise is built around a racist and problematic brand . . . why retain the name? Why wait a year other than to make tons of money off of wistfully racist nostalgic fans? Why not relinquish the trademarks, re-brand the franchise, and embrace a new identity instead of clinging to the remaining threads of something that your current actions show you understand to be problematic? This is a sad half measure.
  14. MLB changes 2018?

    Forgive my ignorance, but what's the difference? Did they sit out a season or something?
  15. Can we vote now? 1. Cascades 2. Stags 3. Loggers / Lagers 4. Woodsmen All other names are boo boo.
  16. NBA Changes 2017-18

    I believe it's actually "JVelcome TORONTO" Must be a Canadian thing? I dunno, I'm not from 'NORTH'.
  17. 2018 MLS Kits

    Looks like the sash on the Blazers' "Statement" Jerseys.
  18. 2018 MLS Kits

    No offense, but this is absurd.
  19. NBA Changes 2017-18

    I don't think you can read anything into these uniforms as for how they relate to the overall branding and aesthetics of the respective franchises. They're "special". They're "off brand". That's their point. The Bulls aren't become a red, white, black, and baby blue team. They're celebrating Chicago with a special uniform using the colors of the city flag. That's it. Same with Utah. The colors come from the mountains and the desert. They're still navy, green, and gold and their defining logo is a music note. The Clippers aren't returning to their old colors, they're paying tribute to them. This is all very new for the NBA. It's not how alternate jerseys used to work. It's not something fans have experienced before so it seems super weird. It'll take some getting used to, but I think it's here to stay. There are only so many permutations of the traditional uniforms you can make and sell before you dip into "fashion uniforms". Now "fashion uniforms" are being worn on court. Personally, I love it. I just hope these don't stick around for more than a season or two or they risk becoming part of the franchise's brand, and that would be bad.
  20. Seattle NHL Brand Discussion

    Seattle Stags has a nice ring to it and is marginally more original than Seattle Bucks.
  21. College Football Uniforms - 2017 Season

    As someone who beats the drum against military propaganda patriotism in sports, the service academies are the obvious exception here. If anyone should be doing it, it's them. That said, these helmets are pretty terrible. The graphics look like illustrations from a kids book about airplanes.
  22. NCAA Basketball 2017-18 New Uniforms

    The uniforms are great, but you're right about the wordmark. Needs to be: OREGON # STATE But I do like them losing the white.
  23. NCAA D1 Oral Roberts University New Brand & Logo

    The lettering is a pretty uninspired and generic, but I think the eagle head is pretty good. Actually looks like a Golden Eagle, which is a real bird (not just a generic eagle that is golden). Doesn't look at all like that old Hawks logo any more than it looks like the Philadelphia Eagles logo. "Angry bird of prey in profile" can only be done so many ways, kudos to ORU for getting this one right.
  24. strange NY Jets cap from 1974

    Man, this is a nice logo . . .
  25. There's the A-League Everett Aqua Sox in Washington, just north of Portland. Portland would have to be the "Wool Sox" or the "Plaid Sox" though. My current vote is still the Cascades. Second place to the Loggers/Lagers