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  1. raysox

    American Patriot League

    I’m surprised no one has tried a team in canton yet
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    Different colors of jerseys and pants in baseball

    Yep this is the reason also those socks definitely don't hurt
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    Different colors of jerseys and pants in baseball

    I have a theory that this is a good look, but the baggy baseball pants players wear now ruin it (keep scrolling and you'll see)
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    NFL REDESIGN (Bears update 1/16)

    Randomly stumbled into this and did a quick look through all of them. Wow dude, you have some serious talent. There are some very fresh takes on logos people consider timeless, and i applaud you for going there. Some that stood out as being very very good were - Packers, Steelers, Texans, Colts, Raiders, Bears, Cowboys. The Panthers C eye would be a great alt logo for sideline caps and stuff. Also the Falcons sleeve design is executed very well.
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    United States Brier - Curling States Competition

    Thanks for the info @72freebie! Really good insight. I've only seen their uniforms in pictures so that's how I interpreted their uniforms. I've seen Dynasty's stuff working on my other project, they're definitely out there and unique for each team. What I was going for is invoking a non-curling brand's attempt at the uniform, especially since they'd be sent to the winning team in each state without influence from the team themselves. The close ups of the Dynasty stuff uses more of a fake collar, which I never got a good look at until now. I chose New Balance since it seemed like a "mid-tier" US manufacturer that might get conned into doing this project. Then the jackets are from me loving quarter zip jackets and I wanted an excuse to design some haha.
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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    Wonder if the NFL blocks off the month of January to be exclusive? Feels like starting Weeks 1-3 starting this Saturday and running through Super Bowl weekend would get the league off to a running start before people come to grips with not having football for 8 months the week after the Super Bowl.
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    United States Brier - Curling States Competition

    So I went back and changed Wisconsin - Swapped black and dark green, wanting to de-Badger the concept. North Dakota - De-ND State the concept, and turned it into a pattern And to progress further, here's Illinois, Michigan, and Colorado! I realized doing the above concepts t hat it might seem like I'm taking the biggest city and adding Curling Club to it, but all three are pretty old big clubs with dedicated buildings.
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    Goodbye Baby Cakes: New Wichita team seeking name ideas

    And a Yard Goat is an old locomotive that moves trains from track to track. If Hartford had a 100 year old team with that name, no one would have their pitchforks and torches out. (funny enough, they did have a team named the Babies https://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Hartford_Babies) They aren't just puling names out of a hat, there is a lot of background research into the names. Yes, some names are better than others, but specifically Baby Cakes would only work in New Orleans. If the name was around since 1930, their relocation would be about the franchise, not the "failing" of the name. How I see it, the Eugene Emeralds, Norfolk Tides, Asheville Tourists, and Arkansas Travelers aren't on the top 25 merchandise sales list despite all having strong recent Brandiose branding and history. A safe name with a good logo doesn't guarantee anything. I get where people are coming from, i'm not putting on blinders in this conversation. Brandiose isn't bulletproof, their swinging mascot logos do feel templated. They've seen to move away from that in the recent brand reveals. I just think a lot of criticism they get for being too "crazy" isn't 100% justified since some of their crazier stuff does market itself.
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    Goodbye Baby Cakes: New Wichita team seeking name ideas

    Toledo Mud Hens is basically a Brandiose name from 1902 to be fair
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    Goodbye Baby Cakes: New Wichita team seeking name ideas

    Okay let me have a few more sources in my argument 1) yes there is no set deal in place for the Baby Cakes to remain, a team relocating there likely wouldn't rebrand. Your hated Baby Cakes moniker was in the top 25 in merchandise sales for 2017, the first year they used that name. https://www.milb.com/milb/news/minor-league-baseball-announces-its-top-25-teams-in-licensed-merchandise-sales/c-286940194 Noticeably absent is the New Orleans Zephyrs from the 2016 list, which you can read from the line "The Albuquerque Isotopes, Buffalo Bisons, Fort Wayne TinCaps, Hartford Yard Goats, Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, New Orleans Baby Cakes, Reading Fightin Phils and Rochester Red Wings made the list in 2017 after not making the Top 25 in 2016." Of the list of 25, i count at least 11 Brandiose branded teams. Most of the others are storied teams that are nearly 80 years old and always going to have support. The Baby Cakes saw an improvement in 10,000 fans from 2016 to 2017, despite the fact they lost 14 more games. The Jumbo Shrimp saw a 63k fan increase the same year they ditched the Suns moniker. The Baby Cakes made the news, drew interest, and sold merchandise which is all minor league teams can control. 2) "Owned by the Louisiana Stadium & Exposition District, which primarily oversees the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for the state, the 10,000-seat stadium is among the oldest in minor league baseball. It would likely require several million dollars of renovations before it would be chosen to house a possible successor franchise, potentially a team in the Double-A Southern League." https://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/sports/zephyrs/article_1d94ae8e-b157-11e8-9847-cba1d3fc31a3.html I'll concede that one since it seemed more of a certainty when Ballpark Digest posted about it and where I got my original idea that they were in talks to move a AA team. https://ballparkdigest.com/2018/09/06/its-baby-cakes-to-wichita-southern-league-to-new-orleans/ 3) The Mudcats got sold to a man who moved them to Pennsacola, while the guy flipped that cash and bought Kinston. That being said, Kinston's stadium was built in 1949 and had no renovations. Zebulon was built in 1991 and renovated in 1999. Again, not quite the situation I thought. It's not like fans held protests for the name to remain the same, just sort of a continuing with life situation. They aren't moving because of the name Baby Cakes. It could have easily been the Zephyrs moving to Wichita, and it would be slightly less of a story. 4) I'll take Rocky Mountain Vibes, Amarillo Sod Poodles, Florida Fire Frogs, and Rocket City Trash Pandas. You can have the Syracuse Mets.
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    Goodbye Baby Cakes: New Wichita team seeking name ideas

    I find the title somewhat misleading due to the fact that the franchise is moving but the name Baby Cakes would stay in New Orleans, and that they're looking into getting a Southern League team to relocate to New Orleans. The Carolina Mudcats moved to Pensacola to become the Blue Wahoos, and the Kinston Indians moved to Zebulon to become the "new" Carolina Mudcats. It's just one of those Minor League things. Plus, you guys complain about Brandiose too much
  12. So I was scrolling through twitter today and saw this peculiar tweet. I did some digging, and apparently the CFL has a deal with the Liga Futbol Americano to hold a draft of players from the professional Mexican football league. Now, I know Mexico had college football, but never did much searching beyond that. It started in 2016 and will expand to 10 teams this year for it's 4th year. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Professional_American_Football_League_of_Mexico I'm not gonna embed every logo and uniform to save your eyes, but the Raptors Naucalpan might have the coolest helmet I've ever seen.
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    United States Brier - Curling States Competition

    Thanks Brandon! Just you wait till Maryland if you want pants patterns
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    United States Brier - Curling States Competition

    That’s absolutely a fair point! Didn’t think of that. I’m trying to avoid team colors as much as possible, but sometimes it’s unavoidable. I really just looked up some pics of North Dakota and saw a lot of golden fields and bison! My thinking was these were designed for each state, then the teams that win their state tournament get sent a set of uniforms. That’s why I didn’t do names on the back rather than a state. ill change up North Dakota a little bit tonight. Also it's worth mentioning I'm intentionally leaving room in places for sponsors, which teams would have to help travel costs. Also the jacket is supposed to be a clash kit of sorts, I'm going to make them be a secondary color to differentiate the matchups.