Lights Out

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  1. Lights Out's NCAA Football: CUSA

    SEC East Georgia Georgia's look is based on their old basketball uniforms, which I greatly prefer to their current "Bulldog Bold" identity. Georgia happens to be a school that can pull off the Oregon-style mix-and-match approach while still being traditional - throughout their history, they've already worn silver and black helmets, black jerseys, and red and black pants. I worked all of those elements in together while also giving them some striping consistency. Florida The only change for Florida is consistent striping on the white helmets and orange jerseys. South Carolina The Gamecocks get a new look based around the striping from their 1983-88 helmets. Admittedly, this is a busy striping design, but it's a unique one that they can own - unlike their current two-tone stripes that are reminiscent of Ole Miss' pants. Kentucky UK's current uniforms are pretty good, but I wanted to bring them closer to their basketball uniforms. Missouri I'm not a huge fan of Mizzou's current identity. I think they had the right idea with the two-tone sleeve trim from their previous uniforms, but the piping and panels ruined it. I decided to focus on that element and base the uniform around it. Instead of using their current awkward custom font, I brought back one of their old wordmarks and used a number font that would match it. Tennessee Not much changes for the Vols. I decided to go with orange facemasks on the helmets because I liked the way it looked. I also gave them a brand new road alternate inspired by the road uniforms of the Condredge Holloway era. Instead of black outlines on the numbers, I decided to work in some of the powder blue typically used by the Lady Vols. Vanderbilt Vanderbilt gets a striping design based on the Commodore naval insignia.
  2. Lights Out's NCAA Football: CUSA

    CUSA East Florida Atlantic FAU's traditional striping pattern returns in a modernized form. Florida International FIU gets a striping design based on this alternate logo. This logo is also where the teal-green alternate is derived from. I figured it would be more unique than a gold jersey. Marshall Marshall essentially gets their Randy Moss-era uniforms back, but with some tan from their primary logo mixed in. Middle Tennessee MTSU's striping pattern is based on the lightning bolt from their primary logo. Western Kentucky WKU gets a modernized version of the uniforms that Willie Taggart wore. Old Dominion ODU gets some crown-themed striping and a custom number font to match their wordmark. Charlotte The Niners get oversized helmet logos and tri-color striping on the jerseys to match their logo.
  3. Lights Out's NCAA Football: CUSA

    CUSA West North Texas North Texas' current uniforms are a catalog order, but they look quite nice anyway. The only major changes here are a number font that pairs well with their wordmark and the restoration of the double green color scheme they once wore. Southern Miss The Golden Eagles get a gold-heavy modernization of the uniforms Ray Guy wore. The alternate swaps out USM's current shade of gold for the brassier shade worn by Brett Favre. UAB The Blazers retain their trademark dragon-scale pattern, but get a custom number font that matches their wordmark. Louisiana Tech LaTech's classic look remains relatively unchanged. The powder-blue alternate is inspired by the uniform Karl Malone wore for their basketball team. UTSA UTSA gets simple triangular striping to match the contours of their logo. Rice The Owls retain a simple, classic look. In order to add some visual interest, the winged helmets finally make a comeback. UTEP UTEP's uniforms are based on their Rocky Perez-era look.
  4. College Football uniforms- 2018

    Terrible. Nowhere near enough gold for the Golden Gophers.
  5. NBA 2017-18: A Tale of Two Conferences

    Dwight already did it better ten years ago: Gotta say, I was pretty disappointed by the dunk contest. Way too many tribute dunks in old players' jerseys. The only dunk that impressed me was Dennis Smith's 360-through-the-legs dunk, and he didn't even make the finals.
  6. NBA Changes 2017-18

    As foreshadowed by the promo photos, Lou Williams debuted the Clippers' San Diego fauxbacks in the Skills Challenge! They look great on the court.
  7. NCAA Basketball 2017-18 New Uniforms

    Kansas is wearing 2008 throwbacks against West Virginia today, and those uniforms still look fantastic (other than the jersey collars, which Adidas has made even worse with their typical gimmicks).
  8. Interesting Field Designs


    The NBA really seems to love recycling its All-Star Game logos. In addition to that, the '90s Rockets logo definitely ripped off the 1992 All-Star Game logo: The '90s Jazz logo was clearly based on the 1993 All-Star Game logo: The Sixers later adopted this alternate All-Star logo for use on merchandise:
  10. NBA Changes 2017-18

    I've done a concept like that in the past.
  11. NBA 2017-18: A Tale of Two Conferences

    The new-look Clippers had a great win against the Celtics last night. Believe it or not, DJ had the first 30-point game by a Clippers center since Olowokandi in 2002.
  12. 2017 Miami Dolphins Creative

    I actually like the bright aqua they use now better. I hope the tweak is just featuring orange more prominently. The '70s throwback look is way overrated.
  13. NHL 2017-18

    Unpopular opinion: the old North Stars numbers with the gigantic drop shadows looked minor-league too. Another unpopular opinion: I actually like that old Wild number font. It pairs well with their primary logo and their wordmark.
  14. NHL 2017-18

    The "performance armpits" weren't nearly as noticeable on the ice as they are on that template. Besides, that's more CCM's fault than the team's fault. I suppose they could have come up with a better shoulder patch, but besides that, the overall design is sound and it makes good use of the full color scheme. And at least they had a consistent identity back then.
  15. NBA 2017-18: A Tale of Two Conferences

    The Kings dumped him because he couldn't get along with Cousins. The Suns dumped him because he couldn't get along with Dragic. Playing under Brad Stevens is the only time Isaiah actually wasn't a cancer, it seems.
  16. 2018 NFL Offseason

    It's not just the Colts that McDaniels screwed over, it's these guys, too. For all we know, maybe they didn't want to work for the Colts unless McDaniels was there, but they signed their contracts before he noped out. Just poor character, showing he hasn't changed at all since his Denver days. If the Colts hire someone like Toub, they might be better off in the long run.
  17. 2018 NFL Offseason

    Backing out of a job at the last minute when the team he committed to had already hired some of his assistants and announced his introductory press conference would be tough for other teams to overlook. Especially with how terrible he was in Denver.
  18. 2018 NFL Offseason

    Wow. This is one hell of a gamble by McDaniels. He's basically cost himself any future interviews for any other team's head coaching job, all so he can be the guy who followed Belichick/Brady.
  19. NBA Changes 2017-18

    Cool idea and all... but couldn't they have drawn inspiration from uniforms that both teams actually wore in Los Angeles? Plus, the only thing the World uniforms really have in common with that Braves set is the color scheme.
  20. 2017 NFL Season: Then there were Two

    No way. LeBron's 2016 Finals alone is more impressive than Brady's entire career.
  21. 2017 NFL Season: Then there were Two

    Collinsworth was awful. His shameless New England homerism all game was reminiscent of Tommy Heinsohn calling Celtics games. He actually did the impossible and made me wish I was listening to Joe Buck instead. Meanwhile, someone needs to tell Al Michaels that Jay Ajayi's last name is not pronounced "AH JAH *long pause* EEE." That was getting on my nerves all game.
  22. 2017 NFL Season: Then there were Two

    Belichick has had stacked teams too. The early 2000s Patriots had some of the most stacked rosters ever and even the 2014 Patriots were loaded. Gibbs won rings despite never really having stability at the most important position in football. And two of the three QBs he won with were nothing special. He also won with three different starting running backs, BTW. Additionally, Gibbs changed the game of football by inventing modern tight end sets and the Trips formation. Most impressively, Gibbs came back in his 60s and dragged the Snyder Redskins to multiple playoff appearances. Finally, his legacy isn't tainted by a Spygate or a Deflategate.
  23. 2017 NFL Season: Then there were Two

    The SEC. And to a slightly lesser extent, the B1G.
  24. 2017 NFL Season: Then there were Two

    My opinion hasn't changed, personally. Montana is still the GOAT QB and Gibbs is still the GOAT coach.
  25. 2017 NFL Season: Then there were Two

    This is a real tweet, folks.