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  1. Interesting Field Designs

    Good lord, that logo is 17 yards long. That has to be a record for the largest midfield logo, right?
  2. Interesting Field Designs

    It's still natural grass. When Kurt Busch won the 500 last year, the nose of the car tore some of the grass up during his celebration, and a chunk landed on the hood. It stayed on there during the Victory Lane ceremonies and after they wheeled it into the permanent display at Daytona USA. I even remember track officials saying that they were trying to put together a plan to keep the grass maintained on the hood throughout the year it would be displayed in the museum (until it was removed last night, that is), but I never heard if they actually followed through with that. In this article about this year's infield design, they talk about the different types of grass they use to get the two-tone look.
  3. NFL 2018 changes

    I'm a lifelong Bucs fan and had managed to erase that from my memory. Thanks a lot.
  4. 2018 NASCAR Paint Schemes

    The 47 (and their teammate 37) are technically sponsored by Kroger, nobody else. Kroger just uses their sponsorship to push certain brands that they sell, which is why you'll see both of those cars either with a bunch of brands on the side or with one-offs featuring one brand for the whole scheme. This is also what Target did when they were with Chip Ganassi Racing. To a lesser extent, Dollar General did this with Joe Gibbs Racing, where they would feature a brand (Tide, Gatorade, Glad) on the lower hood.
  5. MLB changes 2018?

    The current ownership has shown reluctance to embrace the purple and black uniforms. They've only ever worn then once in 2009. They do occasionally sell throwback merchandise with that logo, but it's rare. As for this showing a commitment to fans, I can term you that a good majority of the fanbase feels betrayed by their constant trading of franchise players like Longoria, Shields, Zobrist, and Price. I don't know that a throwback uniform will fix any of that, but I certainly appreciate the effort.
  6. Super Bowl Potential Uniform Matchups

    Apparently, from what I can find (which is Wikipedia, so take that as you will), I was half wrong. Teams apparently can wear alternates during the playoffs, but not during the Super Bowl, where teams must wear their designated home or away jersey.
  7. Super Bowl Potential Uniform Matchups

    Alternates are not allowed in the playoffs, Super Bowl included.
  8. For the right teams? Absolutely. A matchup of, for example, Kansas City vs. Seattle, Oakland vs. Tampa Bay, or any other bright vs. dark jerseys would provide plenty of contrast. But more often than not, there wouldn't be a sufficient difference for colorblind viewers or monochrome print photos. The only matchup this year that could possibly work would be Minnesota's purple vs. Jacksonville's teal, but they won't allow alternates (nor should they), so it's a moot point.
  9. MLB changes 2018?

    1997 - Angels start wearing their periwinkle and navy uniforms 1998 - Devil Rays and Diamondbacks begin play 1999 - Reds add black 2000 - Astros go from Shooting Star to Railmen without the name change 2001 - Devil Rays change to green, black, and blue 2002 - Angels move to red 2003 - Marlins de-emphasize teal and emphasize black 2004 - Blue Jays add black and graphite 2005 - Expos become Nationals 2006 - Royals dump vests 2007 - Arizona moves from purple and teal to red and black 2008 - Devil Rays rebrand into Rays 2009 - Rangers become the Texas Texas 2010 - Twins refresh home and road uniforms 2011 - Nationals switch from beveled arched wordmark to W on chest 2012 - Blue Jays start wearing the fauxbacks 2013 - Astros switch leagues, start wearing retro-inspired uniforms 2014 - Red Sox change road lettering back to red 2015 - Twins revamp their home look, emphasizing navy and adding gold 2016 - Diamondbacks add... whatever you want to call what they have now 2017 - Padres drop yellow So yeah, there have been some changes every year. Obviously I left out a few (the Brewers' 2000 rebrand comes to mind), but there has been something each year.
  10. NFL 2018 changes

    I think, if anything, there are very few people who want multiple alternate helmets for teams. We don't need an orange Bears lid or a yellow Rams helmet. What I think would make most uniform-minded people happy is if the NFL allows two helmets period: one standard helmet for your home, road, and Color Rush whatnots, and one designated throwback uniform, whose elements from head to toe (helmet, jersey, pants, and socks) cannot be mixed and matched with other aspects. I understand why the one-shell rule is in place for safety purposes (or the appearance thereof), and in the absence of it, I could understand why they would want a one-helmet rule for league branding purposes. But if they were to ever back off from the rule, I think the above would be the best way to go.
  11. That's kinda the point. They were designed to look "good" with one specific jersey. When they get paired with something else, they're gonna look mismatched.
  12. MLB changes 2018?

    The only reasoning I've ever understood is that higher numbers tend to look like the ones given to Spring Training invitees, whereas lower ones look more "Major League worthy." I agree that a number is a number, though. I've always had some sort of affinity for both 87 and 82, so if I got the chance to use one of those, I might take it.
  13. NFL 2017 Adjustments (New teams added 12/7)

    My nitpicks on the Bucs: The helmet is far too plain as is. The current helmet has a large flag logo and the metallic pewter color working for it. This one is just... there. I don't know if it needs stripes or a larger logo or what. I definitely like having it white though, because it allows for the throwback to be worn. I'm a huge opponent of their current "alarm clock" numbers (though, who am I kidding, so is everyone else), but the standard block here just kinda seems too plain. They certainly don't need anything radical, though. Also, I'm not a huge fan of the double outlines on the numbers. I didn't like them all that much on the Super Bowl-era uniforms either.
  14. I'm glad I'm not the only one whose mind went to Kenny Rogers jokes before realizing he meant coffee.
  15. MLB changes 2018?

    Yes, that's true. But other than the All-Star Game, you only ever see two uniforms together. So yeah, you might have some teams with powder blue away jerseys, some with colored uniforms, etc. But in 99% of situations, everyone will be dressed alike. Besides, my point is that while the colors may be out there, the design elements aren't too crazy. In the NFL, NBA, and NHL, we've seen drastically different designs come from just about every era -- piping, fades, sublimation, extraneous sleeves, disappearing sleeves, laces, vertical wordmarks and NOBs, team names in stripes... Every gimmick you can think of, and they stick around. With each new uniform unveiling in those three leagues, you sort of brace yourself because you don't ever really know what you're going to get. But when an MLB team unveils a new uniform, you have a pretty good idea that it'll be one white uniform that may or may not have piping, a gray unform that may or may not have piping, and one or two alternate color jerseys to pair with white or grey pants.