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  1. NBA Changes 2017-18

    Clearly. And you missed the joke.
  2. NBA Changes 2017-18

    True -- that's not Utah's current logo...
  3. NBA Changes 2018-19

    Arguably, the Jazz have veered back towards that iconography with the current J-note branding. Unless you mean the mountain set (i.e. technically more success with the two Finals appearances).
  4. NBA Changes 2018-19

    Just to weigh in on the Jazz: I loved the 1996 change. They may not have changed the team name when moving from New Orleans (which is fine), but at least they finally made the Jazz uniquely "Utah." The only way I'd want the Jazz to go back to purple is if they go with something inspired by the 90's look. The 2004 switch was ok, but nothing too exciting. I did like the changes to the logo though -- much cleaner than the original '96. And, technically, purple was still in there somewhere. I found the change to navy, gold, and green pretty jarring at first. It seemed like a well-intentioned attempt to combine the original set with the third blue scheme, but didn't quite accomplish that (and neither did the logo re-color). Maybe the striping patterns were too busy. However, I really like the current identity. I think the navy/gold/green in the current, simpler form really is a good progression from the mardi gras colors. It's connected to the team history, but also has a personality of its own. And I agree with Matthrveysc and Kimball: best look ever for the Jazz. As for the City jerseys, I was completely against the idea of a gradient and such a drastic change to the color scheme, but they grew on me pretty quickly, and I'm glad they'll be around for another year (the calls by some for a change in team identity are more than a bit much, though).
  5. NBA Changes 2017-18

    Clips need to change their entire identity to this scheme.
  6. NBA Changes 2017-18

    I agree. I didn't like the gray ones at first, and they still look a bit odd in photos, but in action they look alright. I never really got on board with the previous Motor City set, I but I really like this one (even if they don't have any of the team's standard colors). The Utah unis turned out a lot better than I thought they would, and the floor looks great. My only nitpicks are that they should have gone with a true gradient, in my opinion, and that the uniforms took a bit of getting used to in terms of watchability. What I mean is that with the light shirts and dark shorts, its tough to decide if it's a light or dark uniform set (since it's both). It seems like opposing teams will need to stick to wearing white when playing against this set. Hopefully this opens the door for an eventual return of the purple mountain jerseys, and Utah gets a matching floor then, too. Miami's Vice set is another complete deviation from the team's usual colors that actually works. I wouldn't mind a full time switch to that scheme, but drastic departures from tradition are usually a bad idea. Of course, Miami's baseball team has already done that, and the hockey team's latest change was major, as well.
  7. NBA Changes 2017-18

    I was thinking the same: a little white would help. The side stripes should be navy, white, and green, and adding white and nave to the J-note would help too. I also agree that Utah needs to bring a green jersey into the set. Last year's were great.
  8. Nuggets unveil new uniforms*

    Ah, the Navy Basketball Association...
  9. NBA Changes 2017-18

    How about We The North Uprising Over Everything?
  10. NHL 2017-18

    I didn't care for the drastic change in color scheme, but I liked the '90s logo. I've seen some nicely recolored versions on this site, and it would be a good shoulder logo for the current/upcoming set.
  11. NBA Changes 2017-18

    And it's the way things are going. Corporate arena names? Check. Ads on everything including jerseys? Check. What else can be used to advertise? The team name, of course! The 2025 Eastern Conference finals: featuring the GE Celtics vs. the Stub Hub 76ers! I just hope the Little Caesars Pistons can officially unveil their logo in a timely manner...
  12. Minnesota Timberwolves

    Overall, I like it. The outline of the state is clever. The colors are a bit light for my taste. The nod to the North Star State would be great, except wolves howl at the moon; not stars.
  13. Phoenix Suns Jersey History

    The current set can't hold a candle to the '90s set, and despite a bit too much gray, the 2000s uniforms aren't bad. My biggest beef with the current uniforms is that they are way too dark over all. The overemphasis on black (to the point of removing purple from the team's logo) is just the beginning. The Suns used to have vibrant shades of purple, but the new shade is, as I mentioned, too dark. It seems as if they begrudgingly said the the fans, "Ok, fine, we'll bring purple back, but it's going to be the blackest purple possible." As for the rankings, I agree with both Buffalo and OnWise97 on different points: 1. Classic, but dull (and I hope we don't see any fauxbacks) 2. Solid 90s coolness (not that all teams 90s unis were cool -- most were really bad) 3. Yep. Underrated, and too much gray, but somehow manages to be a decent set 4. Ugly, ugly, ugly. Wouldn't buy any current merchandise. On a side note, the PHX alt logo has always been a good idea, but I do wish they'd drop the "PHX" and replace it with "SUNS".
  14. Here's an interesting article about the development of the Suns' '90s uniforms: http://www.sports360az.com/2016/07/espo-brief-suns-sunburst-jersey-oral-history/ The concept uni would have been a bit much, but the mock up of an orange alternate is something I've wanted to see for a long time.
  15. I like the one on the left -- the wings round out the logo. I also think the larger lightning bolt looks good. The shield reminds me of Nashville's guitar pick logo, so it would be fine if they were the Nashville Thunderbirds (or the Preds' farm team). By the way, despite my flippant "pigeon" comparison on the previous page, please do accept my congratulations. It's great that you've had your work picked up by a pro team, and my comment was just an "internet opinion". I do have a more thoughtful observation in response to your earlier question: Yes the logo is "angry" and it is a bird, but I think, perhaps, that comparison is based more so on the color/white underbelly combination, which is common to many of the Angry Birds characters. Anyway, just two of my unprofessional cents. Congrats again, and thanks for coming on here, putting up with the full range of comments posted on your work, and for being willing to converse!