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  1. Last time they wore something like this they became the only English team to ever beat Bayern Munich at Olympic Stadium. Even the most hideous designs become beloved if they are attached to epic memories.
  2. OMG OMG OMG Norwich City!!!!! I'm in love, and left wondering how I'm going to afford all these this season. Right now I'm looking at getting the home, road, and third, plus the road and third GK... and one for my son who will kill me if I get five for myself and none for him. Customizing a few and I should be looking at around $600 and a divorce. Opinions among the Yellow Army faithful vary, but seeing as how I love (and own) the 1992-93 upon which this is based, I'm firmly in the WANT camp. And the GK shirt to go with it. Your strikers are terrified, Ruddy's on fiiiiiire. No, really... he's on fire.
  3. This exemplifies the 180 Errea, Aviva, and NCFC have done on the sponsor box this season, seeing as how last year's box would have extended into the vertical stripes. That thing is tiny... I'll be getting the home, road, and possibly this year's green goalie shirt, just as soon as 1) the roster is set, 2) NCFC sets their exchange rate at something better than $1.50 a pound - currently the real rate is $1.32, and 3) we get a better sense of how Errea is sizing. I'm XL/2XL in most anything, but went to a 3XL with last season's shirt. Now I'm hearing that Errea went even snugger this season with their athletic fit, so I wouldn't be surprised if I go 4XL this year. (no, I'm not any bigger than I was before) Yeah, those socks...
  4. Because teams never send up false flags, right? #HoustonToros
  5. Eff me... NCFC just announced Aviva is back, though in a different form...
  6. Expecting Norwich City's to be announced soon as they just announced their sponsor. Last year was supposed to be Aviva's last, none too soon after last year's sponsor box fiasco on the shirts... but this morning they just announced Aviva was returning, albeit in a slightly different form. It might turn out okay depending on the kit design, but I swear there will rioting across Norfolk if this is the size of the box on shirts this season.
  7. The schooner is a underutilized mark at Oklahoma. In fact I'm not sure it's getting used anywhere by any team (and likely hasn't in decades) because everything uses either scripts of various types or the "paperclip OU"... the only other iconography used recently has been the wagon wheel on the waistbands of the basketball uniforms. (see below) I agree that the execution wasn't that good here. I think replacing the white in the logo with cream would have helped. The other possibility would have been to junk the cream and make the uniform white. I think the uniform would have looked better either way. They also needed a crimson version of the jersey with the white (or cream, as appropriate) schooner... but those weren't my decisions to make.
  8. Spotted in a Kohls in the west OKC suburb of Yukon...
  9. Oklahoma's ACHA team has used cream jerseys...
  10. Norwich City's looked really good with Aviva being a local sponsor. The spire above the V represents Norwich Cathedral... Oh wait, that wasn't how the logo looked this year, this was... And it looked every bit as bad on the hooped third kit this year... Want to keep a modest sponsor box? Fine, raise the sponsor image slightly and keep the yellow box within the two yellow hoops. This just sucked. Many blame Aviva for this fiasco based on some online usage rules they have posted on their website. I'm not sure these rules were used for several reasons, but even if they were, couldn't someone at Errea or the club approach Aviva and compel them to adjust the rules for aesthetic reasons? The good news is that Aviva won't be back as the kit sponsor in 16-17.
  11. I wonder if Oklahoma knows their paper clip has been appropriated and attached to the nickname of their in-state rival.
  12. The Ritsumeikan Panthers have an interesting relationship with the Oklahoma Sooners. Head coach Isao Hashizume is a Bob Stoops protege and was embedded with the Sooners throughout their 2000 national title season. The Panthers have more than a few national championships under Hashizume. http://www.foxsports.com/college-football/story/oklahoma-sooners-bob-stoops-japanese-protege-coach-isao-hashizume-060215 That said, I remember maybe 25 years ago on ESPN when William & Mary went over to Japan to play their College All Stars. I think the average Japanese lineman was maybe 200 lbs, and they just got dummied. I think some of the better high school teams in the county would beat them pretty handily. The average DL on Ritsumeikan last season is 236 lbs while the OL averaged 245. I think the Tongans on Euless (TX) Trinity's lines typically average about 275.
  13. Round 2 is up. Overall these look a little better. https://survey.zohopublic.com/zs/4DyIm3 I only had a couple evenings to work on mine. Also important to repeat that the designs being voted on are just concepts. UN1TUS and the club are going to clean things up. They may decide to go with a different number font, or to watermark certain design elements. I did bounce my designs around a few of my friends in the supporter group, and they were well-received.
  14. They got 64 entries that will be voted on over the next month in head to head elimination rounds. Since UN1TUS does their kits and has sublimation capabilities, fans were able to go all out on their designs. Fans are technically only voting on the concepts (which UN1TUS will clean up after the winner is chosen). This is half the first round. I spent a little time on designs and so I have some entries in both this round and the next. I'm a little disappointed they're only showing the fronts of the home kits because all of mine are home/away pairs and nearly all have elements on the back. Oh well. Glad I didn't spend too much time on this. I'm no designer, but some of these are really, really bad C&P jobs. http://www.fortworthvaqueros.com/latest-news/209-vote-here-the-vaqueros-kit-madness-powered-by-un1tus https://survey.zohopublic.com/zs/EAyiah To be fair, I ripped off Norwich City's 92-93 shirt and recolored it for Fort Worth. It was the first concept I made, and only because my wife triple dog dared me. I tried not to overdo the sponsor box, unlike NCFC this season... I also did one using the Fort Worth Water Gardens. Ever see Logan's Run? It's the tidal energy generator Michael York dives into near the end of the flick. I also tweaked UN1TUS' badge to look like an overhead of the Gardens. The WTWB on the back is for "Where the West Begins," and I got lazy with a barbed wire font for the numbers. Most of my other designs are the same, using other popular elements found around Fort Worth (Stockyards, Sundance Square, etc)...
  15. Or Cossacks?