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  1. I painted myself into a corner with the 5 star general analogy. Let me be clear that was MY analogy not the NFL's. I was just using 5 star general as an example of sort of the ultimate honor. I didn't mean to imply the NFL was literally channeling the military when they created this patch/star system. Here's another even worse analogy: In X-men, (at least in 1 of the weeker movies) they have Class 5 mutants. Same thing-- there are probably class 5 mutants that are more powerful than other class 5 mutants, but it doesn't really matter Class 5 is Class 5 that's the top, you don't need to keep ranking or counting anymore. That's all I'm saying. Just trying to rationalize why the NFL stops counting at 5 years captain besides it being a design flaw in the patch. Yankee stadium has 3 ways to honor former players. A plaque for everyone who was pretty good, retired numbers for the really good, elite players, and monuments for the super elite babe Ruth- type. But monuments are monuments-- Lou Gehrigs monument is the same size as Mickey mantles. (Ignore steinbrenner's) So again there's a top and I'm rationalizing that the NFL decided that 5 years captain is the top no need to keep ranking and counting.
  2. I def made it up, and I def agree that it's stupid. But I think that's more or less the reasoning - just that at some point being a 5 year captain you kinda don't need to keep counting at that point, you earned your gold C and 7, 8, 9 years etc don't really matter. They probably said Ok well we don't want to have like 12 stars on the uniform for the Eli mannings of the world, so we'll just say 5 gets you the gold C and that's that. Which sorta makes sense but what would make even more sense would be to NOT count years at all and then they wouldn't have that problem. Incendently, it was the players council that came up with the idea for the captain C league-wide, not the NFL... although I don't know who decided on the design and the star system
  3. The generals thing is my own analogy, I just mean in terms of the NFL setting five years as captain as some kind of honor or goal, and the stars show the progress to get there--- not necessarily to literally depict every year but the progress to five. And in that respect u don't need to count years after 5.
  4. I think the the point of the five stars is like it's an achievement to be captain for 5 years. It's not exactly to count the years, just to reach five and get the gold C. Think of it like a five-star general. At some point in the army you can reach the ultimate honor of becoming a five star general. That's the top. (I think, if there's someone in the military that wants to correct me that's fine I don't really know this for sure, just using this hypothetical to illustrate the NFL's intent). So once you become a five star general it doesn't really matter if you've been one for 3 years or 20 years. Same with five star captain. That's the intent anyway, not to literally count the years but to track to progress to the gold C.
  5. Not sure if this has been discussed, but I got a look at the Super Bowl LII style guide.. fear not there will be PLENTY of purple. The local branding is Purple and sky blue. The regional logo (whatever its called) is a very BOLD, block, sans serif LII made up of thin vertical stripes with a cool looking gradient to it. It works trust me. small letters above it say Super Bowl in the standard SB font we've seen for a while. And there's an alternate logo in the same style using MN when I say vertical stripes.... imagine the IBM logo but with vertical stripes instead of horizontal. But the stripes are much thinner and closer together. I have photos but I don't want to be the first to post them if it hasn't leaked yet
  6. I really don't get the infatuation with navy and white. It's so bland. If they've worn a bland color scheme forever and not it's tradition ala the colts then fine, but why change from a color scheme of navy and gold that not only works but is actually fairly unique in American pro sports. Not saying it isn't used at all obv you have the brewers & pacers. But it's not like they wear navy & red or blue & silver or red & black or something like that. Navy and gold works. Doesn't make sense to me. Historical doesn't make sense either they only wore the white horns for like 7 years out of 50. I don't know for sure but I can't imagine the fans in LA were craving the return of navy and white. Every celebration I saw when the rams announced they were moving back had fans in royal and gold. The ONLY thing that make sense to me is the chargers having the same color scheme. I don't know if the Rams care about that or thought that far ahead that the chargers may join them in LA (or maybe even if chargers stayed in SD in would be close enough to want contrasting color schemes). But that's the only thing that makes sense to me about this. Rams become the navy and white team. chargers become the blue (hopefully powder) and gold team
  7. Field turf is little strands of green plastic. The plastic can be any color, but for the field they use green. I can tell you for MetLife stadium the actually blades of plastic are blue or dark green for the giants or jets ends zone and the NFL logo at midfield is red white and blue plastic blades. They don't paint the green plastic.
  8. It has a little bit of an Orlando predators vibe to it... but it's not at all similar enough to be worry about. There's a slew of 3/4 view open mouth panthers logo out there if you do a google search, but i think there's just only so many ways to draw one (if thats what its supposed to be). So unless i'm missing one i think its fine.
  9. You might be able to make something happen with your basic idea however the biggest problem with this concept is the inconsistencies - the Jersey stripes are totally different then the short stripes. the front of the sleeve striping is different then the back of the sleeves and collar striping. Once you clean all of that up and make it consistent then you might be able to salvage something from your basic idea You need to make it more interesting - find a much less generic font. Arch The wordMark or add some perspective to it. Put a stroke around the number on the back Things like that to make the concept more interesting The general idea which I guess is to have the number inside the circle isn't terrible but the execution needs a lot of work
  10. The San Antonio part looks tacked on but the defenders and the Alamo encasing are cool you can probable fit San Antonio small and horizontal - no arch- right above defenders in white. This is pretty good for a wordmark but you need something else for a helmet logo
  11. Only on the internet would someone criticize the accuracy of a joke meant for 4 year olds.
  12. A- if you set criteria specifically to include the Broncos then your criteria is inherently flawed B - even with your criteria, how could the Packers not make the list? they meet all the criteria and then some. C- The Seahawks are no where near this list. They have had a lot of success the past decade, but only 1 super bowl and not long sustained success in the Super Bowl era. If you are going to be a team like that - like the Seahawks where the majority of your success is recent than you better be the Patriots and have had a BUTT LOAD of recent success. D - If your criteria is only the Super Bowl era, then to be honest some teams don't belong there-- like for example the Giants who have 2 championship "eras" of lets say 5 years but very little success otherwise IN THE SUPER BOWL era. They meet the ownership but what else? CRITERIA 1- Several eras of championship success (Includes pre-super bowl era) 2- nothing else. *championship success weighed for recent success above past success (for example as you mentioned the Lions and Browns are no longer elite even if they once were) **successful eras of non-super bowl winning success taken into SMALL account above non-contention (for example the early 90's Bills has a very good era in the early 90's even without a championship. The 49ers had a very good mini era the past few years even without a championship. these eras count slightly better than a team that didnt make the playoffs for 5 years) Packers Steelers 49ers Patriots Giants Bears Cowboys Teams like Lions Browns and Redskins not included because lack of recent success. Patriots included for opposite reason.
  13. This is a bad answer, but my guess would be because the changes to the Rangers shield logo aren't THAT significant - to lay, non logo obsessed people anyway. That maybe putting different NYR logos would look sloppy, rather than a nice nod to the time period. Whereas the Knicks logos are different enough that it successfully shows the evolution of the logo and the team identity at the time. Again, not a great answer but that makes sense to me.
  14. I like seeing color vs color as long as it doesn't clash.. it's a cool change up once in a while as long as they don't go nuts with it like MLB did. My issues are the uniforms themselves-- why does it have to be full monotone vs full monotone including pants socks shoes etc. ideally I would like to see a matchup of say 49ers in their regular home uniforms - red jersey gold pants - vs Giants in their regular home -Blue Jersey white pants. If that was color rush one game a week for something different and interesting then I'd be all for it.