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About aci

  • Birthday 12/23/1987

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  1. Bizarre/Unusual Numbers on Jerseys

    In one of his autobiographies (I'm thinking it was Bad As I Wanna Be, but don't remember for sure), Dennis Rodman says that he picked 91 because his number was taken, and that he chose it because it was the first two numbers of dialing 9-1-1. Apparently, he got special permission from the league to wear the number, and was surprised when they actually allowed him to given his history of bad behaviour on the court. It's been 10+ years since I read his book, though, so that may not be completely accurate. I definitely recall the 9-1-1 bit, though.
  2. Coca-Cola vs Pepsi logos

    I liked the simplicity of the early-1990s Pepsi logo. It's what I was used to seeing on vending machines as a kid, and it's still what I think of when I think 'Pepsi'. Well, that and tacos.
  3. Islanders confirm that they are not changing their logo

    That Advil logo on the ice sure is fitting- just looking at how asymmetrical that arena is gives me a headache.
  4. Does anyone else find Bernie Sanders' use of his first name to be an interesting decision? Aside from Hillary, he's the only candidate who has chosen to use his first name. I'm thinking that might be a conscious choice in branding himself as her possible running mate. I know it's not directly related to the logo, but it's definitely related to the brand he's chosen for himself. Hillary-Bernie 2016; that way there's no awkward Hillary-Sanders, because it's hard to imagine Clinton actually running as 'Clinton'.
  5. AHL Manitoba Moose Rebrand Fix

    I think the moose is better brown (though I'd go with the original browns), but the jerseys should have been left as the typical Jets jerseys. Just because a colour appears in a logo doesn't mean it has to appear elsewhere in the set- just adding the blues to the logo would have been enough of a tie-in.
  6. New Look: Coors Light

    It's a nice looking new look for sure, though I think it's a little sad that the best thing they can say about their beer is that it's cold.
  7. Top 5 WORST Sports Teams Nicknames

    The Pittsburgh Pirates earned their nickname from stealing players who were under contract to other teams early in their history.
  8. Convertible as a daily driver

    Pretty much what Jimmy said. If thieves want into your car, they'll get in. I doubt they're any more likely to cut the roof than they are break the window, anyways, and unless you have valuables in view, they'll probably pass you by for a more tempting target. I even know a lot of people who don't bother locking their car doors simply because it's easier to have a crackhead steal the change from their cupholder every now and then as opposed to replacing a broken window. (These people don't generally have the best cars to start with, but that's besides the point)
  9. Really Bad Counterfeit Jersey

    I hate to say it, but many (maybe most) fans would rather pay $25 and wear something like that than pay the prices Reebok and the NHL are asking for. These counterfeits are only popular because of the colossal price gap in between the two items. I'm sure most of the people on this forum wouldn't be caught dead in a knockoff because they'd know it was a fake and that'd be enough. But I doubt the average schmuck wearing his jersey to the bar to watch the game is going to really care if they didn't get the font quite right on the numbers or if the stitching sucks. They'll probably notice it after a half dozen washes, but aesthetically it's irrelevant to them.
  10. The answer is to call both teams the Blueboys and to get rid of the female mascot. The team takes its name from the Union soldiers, the Union soldier is the mascot, and women should feel no shame being represented by a male, just as a man shouldn't be ashamed if he played for a team called the Tubmans. I actually agree that it is patronizing for the women to be singled out with a different nickname and (especially) mascot, but I don't think the solution is to change everything to have a gender-neutral nickname.
  11. What's your favorite custom made number font?

    The Blue Jays, for sure. The new look with the small serifs on the split font looks awesome.
  12. Baseball pants: which is better?

    I really don't like the baggy pants that go almost to the ground in the heel area, but generally I prefer long pants. I don't hate the high-socks look, but I do find it uncomfortable to wear. Also, and I may be in the minority here, but high stirrups look stupid. Low ones that show a bit of white over the shoetops are fine, but the ones that go halfway up the sock are pointless.
  13. Hybrid Logos Series: Toronto Teams

    I really like the blue jay that looks like the classic Raptors logo, but there is something off about the bat. From the way it is being held in the bird's hands, the barrel should be angled a few degrees upwards from where it currently is.
  14. An NHL Redux - Updated 18/06 - Colorado

    The Capitals set is awesome. At first I just liked it because of the overall retro feel, which reminded me of the New York Americans. I noted the three stars to represent DC, and then the Washington Monument in the 'W' (very subtle, I love that feature). It took me a few seconds to spot, which is how good design should be. Definitely there, definitely very specific, but not glaringly in your face. I think their real 'Weagle' logo suffers from being just too obvious with how they hid the Monument, whereas yours is much more seamless.
  15. LOGOLYMPIAD - EVENT 4 VOTING

    Gold: 2 Silver: 15 Bronze: 6