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  1. 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.
  2. I'm glad I'm not the only one whose mind went to Kenny Rogers jokes before realizing he meant coffee.
  3. 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.
  4. MLB changes 2018?

    Yes, those are brightly-colored designs, but other than the Astros' Tequila Sunrise uniform (which is now regarded as a classic), none of those design elements would look terribly out of place today.
  5. MLB changes 2018?

    It's likely that one, maybe two, teams do something drastically different than what they currently wear, but I don't see anything too outlandish. It's baseball, not basketball. Uniform design really hasn't changed that much in the better part of a century. When you look at the 90s vs 2000s in any other sport, the difference is pretty noticeable, but in baseball, the most out-there thing that's ever happened has been whatever the Diamondbacks call their shoulder patterns. Other than that, yeah, we've seen some questionable color design or logos, but the overall design elements are more or less the same.
  6. MLB changes 2018?

    They could just use a nondescript white 32 on a black circular patch and avoid the clash of eras or inaccurate font.
  7. MLB changes 2018?

    I wouldn't be surprised if Tampa Bay and Arizona have some sort of 20th Anniversary patch or something. Then again, the (Devil) Rays had a 10 Years patch in 2007, not a 10th anniversary patch in 2008, so...
  8. Other Soft Drink Brand Logos

    That 90s can is my childhood. I grew up in Florida, but every summer, we would vacation in North Carolina or at least make our way through there. Cheerwine and Sun Drop... oh man.
  9. MLB changes 2018?

    Have any individual teams opted for the Chromaflex or whatever they're called over embroidered patches? As far as I can recall, MLB has only used them for special event patches.
  10. This may come across as insensitive, but a memorial patch for the co-owner's mother seems excessive. She had nothing to do with the team herself.
  11. MLB Changes 2017

    If we're getting into mascot inconsistencies, then let's talk about how Raymond wears a cap that the Rays have never worn.
  12. Absolutely not. If they absolutely had to abbreviate, just go with "Jacks," but that sets a precedent that I don't like, just like "D-Backs."
  13. Going Full Yankee: An MLB Series

    In a vacuum, the design-oriented Rays fan in me likes it. The light blue and yellow are begging to be emphasized more than the team already does. But I can't bring my mind to separate it from its pompous source, and the homer-oriented Rays fan in me is gonna be sick .
  14. NASCAR 2018

    There's been a trend in paint schemes (especially Sam Bass-related schemes like the 24) where they tend to be designed as art first and functional liveries second. While it's neat to see what someone can do with colors or a certain design element (such as the 2017 scheme for Jimmie Johnson, which has stripes at 48 degree angles), a paint scheme should highlight the sponsor's logos and colors, make the number legible, and differentiate it from other cars on the track. Making wild designs doesn't accomplish that.