projectjohn

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  1. NBA Changes 2017-18

    As a Pistons fan, I was hopeful that these were going to be sparingly used when they didn’t debut until weeks after the official release of the Statement jerseys (as I think they’re pretty terrible - the Spurs are the only team that can really pull off a gray uniform, IMO.) Unfortunately, as of tonight’s game, I believe they’ve now been used 7 out of the last 8 games, and the just as bad (or worse) Motor City jerseys are yet to debut. 😪 The Pistons/Nike really messed up their jersey set outside the classic home and away.
  2. NBA Changes 2017-18

    I was pretty excited when Nike got the NBA contract, remembering how good of a job they did back in the late 90s/early 00s when they outfitted 8 teams. Everything was high quality back then, there was some degree of individuality to warmups (Pistons and Celtics warmups had elements of their classic 80s style warmups for example), and they did a good job spearheading several teams uniform designs in that timeframe. So yeah, how poorly things have gone so far has been a disappointment. I’m not a fan of most of the statement and city jerseys, quality doesn’t seem to be great, everything is templated, and merchandise rollout and availability is sparse. I still prefer it over Adidas, but that might be because I’ve always been a bit of a Nike fanboy.
  3. NBA Changes 2017-18

    I agree. I think the NBA did it best under David Stern, when they had home, road, and one alternate jersey - which was almost always just a color swap on the existing road jersey.
  4. NBA Changes 2017-18

    Yikes that’s bad. It’s amazing how the Motor City jersey has gotten worse in every incarnation. Year 1 was the best by far before Adidas added sleeves. Then the sleeved version was worse, and now this thing is a monstrosity. Why would Nike add Adidas stripes to side panel? And why is Navy still being used (not even in the Pistons color scheme anymore, as I’ve mentioned previously)? I will never understand why the Pistons/Nike didn’t bring back the 2000s red alternate as the Statement jersey and use the current “Chrome”/statement jersey as the City Jersey, replacing the Detroit text with Motor City, if necessary. This would have made the whole set much more cohesive, IMO.
  5. NBA Changes 2017-18

    Same deal for the Pistons. Red court, gray is a tertiary color, and navy isn’t even in the color scheme anymore; yet gray and navy are the two alternate jerseys..
  6. NBA Changes 2017-18

    As a Pistons fan, I don’t mind Motor City, at least as you say before Adidas made them a hot mess with sleeves and removal of some of the red piping. I just don’t understand how it fits anymore as the Pistons have officially removed navy from their color scheme. I also don’t understand why their management refuses to bring back red alternates, which remain superior to the “Chrome” or Motor City variants that have come after it, especially since they now share an arena with the Red Wings and red is a huge part of their color scheme, certainly more than navy.
  7. NBA Changes 2017-18

    I wish they’d use contrasting color tights (i.e. purple tights with the yellow jersey for the Lakers or red with blue for the Clippers). It would look so much better; not a fan of the Color Rush style.
  8. NBA Changes 2017-18

    We can infer from this that the "Community" jerseys will be released in the Christmas/New Year's time frame.
  9. NBA Changes 2017-18

    The arc isn't that pronounced on the real thing, thankfully. I agree that in a perfect world it would still be horizontal as it always been for the Pistons, but I'm assuming the change had to be made due to the shoulder cuts (what Nike calls the scapula seam) on the Nike template.
  10. NBA Changes 2017-18

    Pistons court also has a Jeep logo on the sidelines in front of the bench areas now instead of team social media information. Yay for corporate advertising http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20170928/news/640691/jeep-signs-on-as-partner-with-detroit-pistons In cheerier Pistons news, I really like that Nike swapped the blue and red stripes on the home jersey. It wasn't something I had ever thought about, but seeing it in action, it looks a lot better than how it has historically. The color balance on the jersey is superior, the front was too red heavy in the previous incarnation.
  11. NBA Changes 2017-18

    Sorry, they're never going away. I agree with you that Adidas' Rev 30 material was terrible - close ups made it look like something that would be bulk ordered from an Eastbay catalog by a high school athletic department. The NBA logo also looks gross at the top back of the jersey. But money talks and the ads are here to stay.
  12. NBA Changes 2017-18

    Absolutely. Chicago's set is looking really good. I admire how they've stuck to traditionalism and aren't bringing out any off-the-wall junk. I'm a Pistons fan, and while their Icon and Association versions are good, I really hate the "Motor City" and "Chrome" crap they've cooked up in recent years. Home white, road blue, and red alternate is what I want for them and for whatever reason they refuse to bring that red alt back.
  13. NBA Changes 2017-18

    Pistons and Cavs are the worst to me.
  14. NFL 2017 changes?

    I'm mostly stoked they've finally stopped the continuous news/score bottom line scrolls during live events. It got phased out over the last year, I believe, but previous to that it was running non-stop on all live events for several years, including on the RSNs. I found it really distracting - figuring in this day and age everyone has a smartphone or tablet with them when they're watching the game, meaning there's no need to have a score/news scroll.
  15. Pistons Logo Change

    That happened last season - the only difference here is the removal of the Palace logo (for obvious reasons) and the updating of the center court logo. Definitely looks good though.
  16. NBA Changes 2017-18

    This. One of the beat writers also said on Twitter that the Motor City navy uniforms will also still be used, so my hope for the return of the old red alternate is apparently dashed..
  17. NBA Changes 2017-18

    I'm hoping that's just a mockup error by whatever vendor the Pistons used to put that site together. As for the jerseys, I can't imagine Chrome is gone, considering the Pistons just officially added gray to the color scheme. On the flip side, navy was removed, so I imagine Motor City is retired, probably replaced with the old red alternate.
  18. NBA Changes 2017-18

    Yeah, for sure. I'm guessing the NBA requires secondary logo on the shorts leg.
  19. NBA Changes 2017-18

    All in all, I like it. As crappy as the DP logo is, it's still better than the previous P secondary. I like the addition of the belt logo. Just wish they could have kept the horizontal stripe on the wishbone collar or change the collar completely if it couldn't be made to work with the Nike template.
  20. NBA Changes 2017-18

    I guess I'm in the extreme minority, but I liked it a lot better how it was.
  21. NBA Changes 2017-18

    Yikes, that's not a good look for how Nike is implementing the wishbone collar on their template. I figured it'd stay looking the same since Nike was the one that initially pioneered it back in the early 2000s. Ambivalent towards the sponsor, hopefully there is a different color option for it on the presumable Chrome alternate jerseys.
  22. NBA Changes 2017-18

    Interesting. I guess it's pretty much been a free-for-all the last few years anyway, so this just makes it official if true. It's certainly no longer been the David Stern era of strict uniform/logo rules.
  23. NBA Changes 2017-18

    Wordmark beveling looks a lot like the previous Milwaukee Bucks set, which is a not good thing.
  24. Detroit Tigers alternate jersey

    Perhaps you misread "road" as "home"? I've never been a big fan of their current iteration road jersey. The 1984 era ones were far superior. Different strokes, I guess.
  25. Detroit Tigers alternate jersey

    I really wouldn't mind a road-only navy alternate top, similar to the spring training jerseys they used this year. The Tigers' road jerseys are bland at best.