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  1. Everyone has one. A logo everyone else in the whole community goes nuts for, while you're sitting in your chair just like meh. What are some sports design related things that would be deemed unpopular with most of this place. Here is an example. With all the Brewers retro look, and everyone drooling at the BiG logo, ive looked at it a lot, and I think it's pretty cool with double meaning. I just think it's a logo that most people like just for the sake of being retro. I like the last two sets more than the original, but thats just me. Same with most of the old logos in the NHL(like Quebec, Winnipeg, and Minnesota). Speaking of which, I enjoy most of the Edge jerseys. How about you guys?
  2. This is where this should go, yes? Got a team that says their stadium is bad and they just cant get over the hump of taxpayers payin for a new one? Post it here! There is a really cool website on stadium digest that has concept baseball stadiums, on varying degrees on how close they got to reality. http://www.stadiumpage.com/concepts/ Just to start, around the turn of the millennium, the Red Sox wanted to build a stadium to replace Fenway. That's part of the reason they hosted the 1999 All Star Game.
  3. YEs, love these so far. Can't wait to see the Rays!
  4. Yankees rebranding as Baby Cakes, confirmed! I would imagine it's everything unless the team asks special permission
  5. I doubt it, teams normally do the vote for the team name change later in the year
  6. That bottom left one is nice. I love that actual designers are coming out to make flag change proposals. I saw one for Tampa, which would be an instant upgrade.
  7. The MLB has a cutoff date for new branding for the following season in April, so it'd be 2019, if anything
  8. On Bowman's birthday too! Junior is also racing some xfinity races next year for sponsorship reasons. He's set to be a Hall of Famer, right?
  9. Yeah but it's free to the NFL and does a damn good job of developing starting players. You aren't seasoning players you expect to contribute in the D-League straight out of college, just bench guys that can add depth before you send them back down. and very rarely do players play in the NCAA and MLB/NHL in the same season.
  10. Dale Jr. to retire at the end of this season
  11. Upgrade, but boy that's rough
  12. I've liked every set the Brewers have had, and used to think the BiG logo was overrated. But it has this element of simplicity and recognizability that it'll never go away. It's like the baseball version of the Whalers logo, where once you unpack what it is at face value, it becomes an iconic look. I think I'd like for them to use it in navy, but a royal blue and yellow team would stand out in the MLB
  13. So I read this article by Bob Pockrass, ESPN's NASCAR writer. It basically says that NASCAR has chased money and left smaller tracks that have a history in NASCAR feel disconnected from the NASCAR world with their local short track series. He talks about how Winston did a lot for the small tracks and you still see Winston logos around these tracks, 15 years after they left the sport. http://www.espn.com/racing/nascar/story/_/id/19110879/nascar-embracing-roots-racing-sport-needs-most It's a fairly decent article, and brings up a good point. Every time they run a short track race, just like this weekend at Bristol, the drivers and fans love it and want more gritty short track racing. The truck series runs at Tony Stewart's dirt track Eldora every summer, and it's a fun event and when that gets ran, people say that a weeknight race would be very cool to see in the top series. Brad Keselowski is a big proponent of this, and would be considered the poster boy of the weeknight race movement. So in my typical fashion, I ran with an idea. I had huge plans, but couldn't come up with much graphics outside of a logo. Think of this as a big connected series with my race track restoration concepts. Did you know the day after the MLB All Star game is the only day of the year there isn't any scheduled game of the big 4 sports? I would want to take advantage of that. Introducing the Roots Derby. So this is a mix of the Winter Classic and the Kraft Hockeytown events. The tracks listed above hosted the Cup series at one point, and all are in the Southeastern USA, or close to Kentucky, a trip that would be manageable on a short week. Each year, the host track would be announced and on a rotating basis would host a single cup race for the first time in decades. The idea would be that renovations up to spec give these tracks as close to a cup facilities they can, and letting the track keep most of those things. That includes fences, SAFER barriers in the turns, and pit walls when needed. No repaving or anything, just the simple fixes and a fresh coat of paint. NBC Sports could broadcast out of a mobile studio, instead of the equivalent of a high school football media center. Also split the cost of a new leaderboard branded with Monster logos. (This is Talladega, but very similar to what most tracks have) Well what about seating? I've looked at the capacities, and most of these are around 10,000. I propose decent sized temporary grandstands, like a street circuit. Why? Well there's a few reasons. A track like Gresham Motorsports Park doesn't need 40,000 seats permanently, but would take a small expansion. NASCAR tracks also make more TV money than ticket money, something there would be an explosion of when you only have to compete against the WNBA and the AAA baseball All Star Game. Most, if not all of these tracks are in big spaces of land, so temporary seats would be easy to accommodate. Not to mention, these tracks don't have the amenities to host much more fans than they can already. Lastly, you won't have people driving from out of town for a Wednesday night race, so mostly locals would be at this event. That brings me to another point, this race would be 300 laps. Segment wise, 75-75-150. Bristol and Martinsville run 500 laps, which is great but just so long. More and more people are advocates of shortening races, and this would be a good platform to do this. A 500 lap race on a weeknight would take forever, especially if there is a delay. Cup would take up the whole day on the track. Do practice during the day, qualifying at about 6, and race at 7:30. The day before would be all to the local promoters. Asphalt racing pales in comparison to dirt tracks on a weekly basis. My idea is to have a Stock Showcase, a televised appetizer to the event the next day. This would be where the track makes most of it's money. Have locals get some spotlight and possibly a doorway to the better series. The main event purse would be significant, something a lot of small time racers would value. I don't imagine a back marker NASCAR team offering a ride in the Roots Derby due to NASCAR licensing, but hey maybe a streamlined process could get these guys in. Finally, financials. Split the Roots Derby cash between the promoters, NBC Sports, and whoever else gets a cut(me, it was my idea after all). The track would have a decent nest egg to possibly renovate media centers to get a legit shot at hosting some form of NASCAR on the regular. I think that's it! A lot to take in after about 3 weeks of planning. If you're somehow brought here from twitter or whatever, check out this big thread where I have a fictional track company and I renovate tracks. http://boards.sportslogos.net/topic/103202-raysoxs-racetrack-restoration/
  14. Not sure what'll get the comments flowing but I took some screenshots of the tracks. Should I do a winter classic looking logo for them all? (North Wilkesboro)
  15. Sorta looks like the logo. Franck Ribery luckily plays for France and Bayern, both of which look super good.
  16. Pretty nice :censored:, good work Torch
  17. Couple things since the last reply from me I think if you went to green it'd be worth doing a new script all together. I think the Green, sky blue, and yellow don't really go well together since they're all fighting to be the most important color. That, and the 01-07 entire set is pretty ugly in my opinion. Also the burst with an outline doesn't really work for what it's depicting, which is just a lens flare essentially also always save in PNG, it'll do wonders for quality
  18. Haha, well I think you've done a good job so far, first off. I think Green and light blue is a good scheme. The old logo set is sooo dull because there's 3 dark colors and none of them pop. This definitely pops, I'm just not sure if the logos are strong. The logos are just a script text with an outline, which wouldn't be a problem, there just isn't anything paticularly memorable about it. Lastly, I think making the UA logo green on grey would be a better move
  19. Had this idea a while ago, but never got around to starting it. Teamwork Online is a good place to look for jobs, I know the NCAA has their own one for sports too. But feel free to flood this thread, and keep a look out for a job you might be interested Indianapolis Colts Design Intern - paid http://footballjobs.teamworkonline.com/teamwork/r.cfm?i=111676&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter Missouri Athletic Department Sr. Media Producer http://ncaamarket.ncaa.org/jobs/8920655/sr-media-producer-graphic-designer-strategic-communications
  20. Houston Rockets http://nbateamjobs.teamworkonline.com/teamwork/r.cfm?i=112333&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter Texas Rangers http://baseballjobs.teamworkonline.com/teamwork/r.cfm?i=112323&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter Green Bay Packers http://footballjobs.teamworkonline.com/teamwork/r.cfm?i=112275&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter Kansas City Chiefs http://chiefs.teamworkonline.com/teamwork/r.cfm?i=112233&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter Boston Bruins http://hockeyjobs.nhl.com/teamwork/r.cfm?i=112223&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
  21. Pink on the Rays is something I've done concepts with before, it would definitely be different for the league as a whole. Not sure how I feel about the font, and the general idea of gradients, but it's not all bad. Good work!
  22. This is what they're gonna wear against the Rays during the fauxback game in August btw
  23. Other than a pair of dark shorts, I think this might be one of the best ones yet.
  24. Other than Average finish, this seems pretty straight forward. Two tire compounds is veeeery interesting.