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About AstroVilla

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  • Birthday 07/01/1966

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    Between the metropolises of Rye and Moss Hill, Texas
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    Formerly known as n2pux ...but I'm just not as n2pux as I used to be.

    Chairman of Space City Lions ...Houston's official Aston Villa supporters club.
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    North Stars N-star, Houston Oilers oil derrick, Lubbock Cotton Kings grinning Eli, South Dakota State running jackrabbit, 1965 Astros
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    Aston Villa, Astros, Houston Cougars, Texans, Rockets, Atletico Madrid, Olympique Marseille, Houston Dynamo, Stars, Islanders, Northwestern Wildcats, Wake Forest Demon Deacons

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  1. Oh, wow ...that's rad! So fast too ...thanks. Edit: Posted it & yep ...they love it! Thanks again.
  2. My English soccer club ...Aston Villa (quit yer giggling) having their annual North America meetup in Chicago on 9/23-25. I'd love to post one of your posters on the FB event page. Either movie or concert style ...maybe something featuring lions taking over Chicago (they have a lion on their badge). I'll attach the badge ...but it's not necessary for you to include it. Just gonna leave it up to your creativity. Cheers.
  3. 16-17 Soccer Kits

    Not sure about the other details, but I'm pretty certain my beloved Aston Villa will be sporting these fancy new sleeve badges next season ...
  4. This is bittersweet for me as I was 12 when the Aeros folded in 1978 after they failed in their bid to be part of the NHL merger. I was devastated. Went on to pick the North Stars as my new team (was a uni/logo nerd even back then). It almost came around full circle for me when they moved to Texas years later ...wrong city obviously. But I did feel awful for the Minnesotans I had met on my trips to the Met Center. Would love nothing more for the Aeros to return as an NHL franchise. Pull your finger out, Leslie Alexander!
  5. Houston NHL Project (Aeros)

    The colors chosen would definitely work for me. I was very young but have fond memories of the old WHA Gordie Howe-era Aeros (started my lifelong hockey infatuation) as well as the later minor league versions. While the name Aeros has nostalgic value & is pretty solid, I'd rather a new direction be taken if Les Alexander ever got off his arse & got us an NHL club. The aforementioned Copperheads isn't bad ...although I think copper trim would need to be added to the palette. Perhaps Cottonmouths (Moccasins) could be another reptilian option. I've always liked Outlaws as a western-themed option. Also, Generals reference to Sam Houston. Would Buffaloes be ruled out because of the Sabres? It would be a nice dual-tie-in with Buffalo Bayou & the first (I believe) pro team in the city, the old Texas League baseball team. The oil industry doesn't provide too many good options for me: Wildcatters (too obscure), Roughnecks (too close to rednecks), Drillers (bush league). I can't think of a good one. Also, I feel the space industry thing is a bit played out ...even though I work in it. But any of those would be better than some singular name like the Lightning. I could see someone suggesting the Energy or the Humidity ...for the love of all that is holy ...NO!!! Obviously, this is a subject near to my heart. I would buy season tickets even if they were called the Humid Space Cowboys of Energy City. Looking forward to seeing more ideas here.

    I may be over-explaining but it was long ago enough that it probably isn't the common knowledge it once was. That logo was on the back of the UH basketball team jackets. It wasn't an actual fraternity. Phi Slama Jama was a nickname for the early-80's UH team that featured Hakeem Olajuwon & Clyde Drexler. They went to three straight Final Fours & really helped popularize the above-the-rim style that's so common now. Best team ever to not win a title, in my opinion. I believe the logo itself, as well as the jackets, were made by a relative of one of the players not really an official team mark, but perhaps semi-official since the team did use it for sideline gear.

    Been on this site about 8 years & this has got to be my favorite thread (and I'm only halfway through it). So far the Houston Rocket man & StL football Cards are personal favorites. Hope this request isn't a repeat but I'd love to see a modern update to the U of Houston '80's Phi Slama Jama logo. I don't have much for you to go by but maybe you can just take the basic concept & roll with your own ideas. If not, no worries ...still loving the other updates.
  8. What's Lerner's deal? Obviously the product of nepotism but how can his sports management acumen be summed up? Is he cashing out at a market top, desperate for cash, or simply not like sports ownership? I don't claim to be in the know but what I can glean from my conversations with Villa fans there & various forums/news reports is that there are two major issues to Lerner's change of heart with Villa. Number one is he's taken not an inconsiderable hit to his fortune, some of which is attributed to a divorce as well as just the volatile nature of the market. The other stems from the early days of his stewardship of the club when he gave the keys to Martin O'Neill. MON was fairly successful, getting them to three straight sixth place finishes. Problem is he spent Champions League level money on players that were misses as often as hits ...and it became unsustainable when they missed out on the CL. I just hope whoever is the new owner has the financial brawn & the respect for Villa's great past to awaken this sleeping giant. I hate that so many of these glory-hunting kids have no idea of Villa's history because of their recent sorry state. UTV!
  9. Team Uniforms You Like, In Sports You Don't

    Just having fun with ya ...relax.
  10. Team Uniforms You Like, In Sports You Don't

  11. As a supporter of Aston Villa (I know, I know ...), I've been quite interested in all the ITK posts on their fan forums about who is going to buy them now that Randy Lerner has them up for sale. One of the more persistent rumors is that Red Bull is interested in them. I just can't imagine a rebranding of a club that was around two years before Custer was killed & founded the first football league.
  12. Best Unused Logos

    I love how Sam's pose is a combo of the Babe calling his shot & the "I Want You" army posters. Glad this logo gets a little use after all.
  13. Best Unused Logos

    When Manchester, NH got a relocated AA baseball team, they were named the NH Primaries. I thought name & logos were very clever & well-executed. But what do I know? Apparently, the locals hated them & the team gave in & changed to something called Fisher Cats. I think I've read they occasionally bring out the Primaries gear ...but I'm not sure. And the former UHL Adirondack Frostbite might have been this. Not well-executed or particularly clever. But it makes me laugh. I'm pretty sure Barry Melrose was an owner. So it would have been kinda fitting.