leopard88

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    College Football uniforms- 2018

    This is going to get my wife's attention.
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    College Football uniforms- 2018

    I'm a little late to the party because I was on vacation last week. Anyway . . . this might have already been mentioned, but Notre Dame isn't the first team to incorporate pinstripes for a game at Yankee Stadium, so this isn't even an original idea. Lafayette vs. Lehigh 2014
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    Forgotten classic uniforms

    They're so nice that Chris Sale didn't shred them with a pair of scissors.
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    Forgotten classic uniforms

    I agree with this one being a classic. However, I'm not sure it qualifies as "forgotten". It seems to be mentioned as a favorite all the time.
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    Logo/Uniform Soft Spot

    Count me in with cartoons and bat swingers . . . and monograms. Definitely monograms.
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    Forgotten classic uniforms

    Fair enough. Maybe it's just that the blue and gold look really good together . . . at least to me.
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    Forgotten classic uniforms

    I can't speak for anyone else. However, I love the color combination and I'm a sucker for vertically arched lettering. That is probably why I also love this uniform (which is even older than me) . . . The jersey, that is. The cap, not so much . . .
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    Popular Defunct Teams

    What I find interesting is that two of these guys (Jimmie Foxx and Frank Baker) are from tiny towns on the Eastern Shore of Maryland*, which wasn't exactly densely populated in the early 20th Century. You can also add Lefty Grove, who was from a small town in Western Maryland. * -- My kids say they're tired of me reminding them every time we drive through Trappe, Maryland on the way to the beach.
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    Forgotten classic uniforms

    I can't count these because of the logos on the shoulders. The rest of the set is fantastic, but the logos kill it for me. The Angels are a perfect example, in my opinion. I'll add the 1971 Brewers and 1970 Indians for my own contributions. Both are great looking uniforms but only managed to last one year. In fact, the Indians' set was in the middle of a run where the team wore substantially different uniforms every year for five consecutive years (1969-1973)(or seven years if you want to count alts added in 1974 and 1975).
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    MLB Relocation? Naw...

    I'm no Peter Angelos apologist. However, I think a large part of the MASN dispute is buyers' remorse on the part of MLB and the Nationals because Angelos negotiated a really good deal for himself.
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    NFL 2018 changes

    My son was playing against the Jags in white over black last night. He said he really liked the teal stripes on the pants and socks. I thought those stripes looked much more prominent than they did in any of the pictures released when the uniforms were unveiled. That may just be the result of watching animated images instead of the real thing. I think they've done this throughout the Harbaugh era. I found a Getty Images shot from 2007 (the last season under Brian Billick) with plain jerseys (i.e., no stripes, plain block numbers). The only difference recently is the QB jersey design. It was red for a long time. Now, it is black with a completely unreadable purple number.
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    Popular Defunct Teams

    True, but they'd done a pretty good job of putting down roots after that. By that standard, the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions are vagabond franchises because they were the Decatur Staleys and Portsmouth Spartans.
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    Popular Defunct Teams

    I'm not sure I get the "vagabond franchise" part of this. As for duration and legacy, the Sonics were around longer (41 years vs. 31 years). However, the Colts won three NFL Championships/Super Bowls (1958, 1959, SB V) vs. the Sonics' one championship.
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    New York Jets are confirmed to be getting new uniforms in 2019

    "You just don't get the bond that CITY X has with the team. The fans are all lunch pail guys who either work at the mill or their father did before it was shut down. They really appreciate how much the smashmouth football played by TEAM Y reflects the image of the town."
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    2018 MLB Season

    Ummm . . . .
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    On the subject of the Lakers’ Giraffe

    I know the history isn't even remotely the same, but if the A's can have an elephant mascot/logo then the Lakers can have a giraffe mascot/logo. That said, if they were to go in that direction, it should be done in a fairly whimsical fashion, like the old logo. The serious giraffe above is well done, but it doesn't fit the spirit of the old logo in my opinion.
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    MLB Relocation? Naw...

    Ahh, yes . . . the weirdest/stupidest looking Olympic stadium in history. I've always been convinced that viewers around the world looked at it and wondered why it looked like that.
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    One Year Uniforms

    The Ravens whole first year (1996) set was a one year uniform. In 1997, the number font changed on both jerseys and white pants were introduced with the home uniform.
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    2018 MLB Season

    From what I have seen/read, everything you say is true. That said, the Senators improved from 63-98 to 86-76 in his first season (1969) . . . only to win 70, 63 and 54 games the following three years.
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    2018 MLB Season

    I have no problem with that. Strategy is strategy. Then, again, I think NBA teams should be able to play any kind of defense they want, with no illegal defense/defensive three second violation.
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    Starter Confirmed as AAF Uniform Supplier

    I'm pretty sure it's just artistic license to make the wordmark easier to read. It's not a picture of an actual endzone.
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    MLB changes 2018?

    1. You're correct regarding the sports usage. It's not a North-South thing at all in that context. 2. What?!?! You've never heard the original historic usage from the Reconstruction era?
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    One Year Uniforms

    Looking at the many variations of "Old English" fonts that appears to exist, I think it could work if: 1. A different variation was used (i.e., one not quite as ornate as your example). 2. The s was slightly smaller so it doesn't compete as much with the A. Maybe one of these would work better:
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    A Look at the Logo for Arena Bowl XXXI

    I think each event can stand on its own and warrant its own logo . . . particularly in the case of the Super Bowl because it has become such a major event. Otherwise, it's like saying the Olympics or the FIFA World Cup should have the same logo each time. If either "Bowl" requires use of the same logo year after year, it's the Arena Bowl. The game doesn't have a predetermined host, so there is no way to include local flair. However, I have no problem with using a different logo each year. To me, the best approach is to create unique logos with some type of unifying theme. For the Olympics, it is the rings. For the Super Bowl it can/should be the Vince Lombardi Trophy. For the AFL, it needs to be the league logo. As for this particular logo, I think it is generally well done. That said, the "Arena Bowl" wordmark should be bigger, though not necessarily the same size as the XXXI. Also, it would probably be helpful to outline the wordmark because red text tends to get lost against a blue background.
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    One Year Uniforms

    I'm torn on A vs. A's given the long history with just the A. What I am sure of is that the 's part should be in a font that goes with the Olde English A. The version they use makes it look like the 's was just slapped on with no forethought.