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Everything posted by leopard88

  1. Buffalo Bisons reignite our love for food-based baseball promos

    I'm going to disagree you on this. Unlike the Philadelphia Wings or Wichita Wings (old indoor soccer team), the nickname in this case is clearly based on the food. Therefore, it makes sense to use the food in the logo.
  2. Buffalo Bisons reignite our love for food-based baseball promos

    I would like to see a secondary with an anthropomorphic wing (or maybe a chicken) swinging a celery stick bat. It would fit with the existing swinging buffalo logo. Option 2: Remake the existing swinging buffalo logo to insert a celery stick bat.
  3. Division 1 College Conference Realignment

    I believe you (this being a geography issue, and all), but this kind of surprises me. Maybe it's because I don't really know who is in the A-Sun without having to look it up.
  4. NFL 2018 changes

    I would be fine with that. I love those jerseys. The only other option that go with black helmets would be the white versions of these. However, I doubt they would go with a white throwback. I also really like the diamond sleeve jersey. However, I doubt even more that they would wear a jersey that was only worn in the preseason.
  5. Fort Myers Miracle to change name to Groupers for one game

    I love me a good fresh grouper sandwich, but that's a little too fresh. I don't want all of the scales and bones and assorted internal parts.
  6. Padres Honour 98 Champs With Throwback Unis

    They're an active franchise, just in a different city with a different name . . like your Milwaukee Brewers.. I know I'm splitting hairs. I'm a lawyer . . . it's what I do.
  7. Padres Honour 98 Champs With Throwback Unis

    The Orioles used brown when they were . . . the Browns . . . but I get your point.
  8. Non-Referencing of Nickname in logos

    I've always been of the impression that the ball was/doubled as a satellite and the red section to the right was some type of vapor trail or other sign of motion. I don't have any proof of this and could very well be wrong.
  9. Non-Referencing of Nickname in logos

    Category 2: Phillies (maybe): The stars in the wordmark and Liberty Bell in the logo are location specific. Since a filly is a female horse, an argument could be made that equine imagery would be nickname specific. However, the spelling of Phillies means it refers more to natives of Philadelphia (sort of), in which case this could be considered a Category 1 example. Mets (maybe): This is another example like the Seattle one above where any other name could be used in the logo. On the other hand, it you treat Mets as short for "Metropolitans" (owner's corporate name -- The New York Metropolitan Baseball Club Inc.), a New York skyline is a pretty fair representation of the nickname (and thus another Category 1 example).
  10. Failed Franchise Expansion & Relocations

    Good Lord! I can't imagine a place like that hosting a Big Four franchise in the late 70s or early 80s. It looks like a local ice rink. EDIT: Wiki says it had a capacity of 15,532. It sure doesn't look like it would. I guess it's bigger than it looks from the outside.
  11. This Is The Alliance Of American Football

    They can follow minor league hockey's lead and a modifier to the front, like "Grass" or "Turf" or "Gridiron". I'm thinking TurfTigers or GrassGators.
  12. MLB changes 2018?

    Is it QIA? Or is it QP?
  13. NFL 2018 changes

    I think this explains it as much as the helmet graphic concept. Even many of the logos that predate helmet logos or were never used as helmet logos tend to face to the right (though the Eagles logo was later reversed during the Randall Cunningham era). I can safely say that I have never looked at a right-facing chest logo and thought "My goodness, it looks like the logo is sniffing that guy's armpit!"
  14. West Virginia Black Bears to play as Moonshiners

  15. West Virginia Black Bears to play as Moonshiners

    . . . and, to a signficant degree, reinforces stereotypes about West Virginia . . . though on that point this seems to fall into the "group using stereotypical potentially derogatory term to describe itself" category.
  16. Failed Franchise Expansion & Relocations

    We've also forgotten about the Patriots near moves to St. Louis and Hartford. http://www.patriots.com/news/2017/01/21/staying-home-team https://www.si.com/mmqb/2017/01/23/nfl-new-england-patriots-abandoned-move-hartford-connecticut
  17. Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    That was a WFL team. The CFL team was the Pirates.
  18. Failed Franchise Expansion & Relocations

    I don't recall there being a failed dead with Phoenix. However, Irsay definitely flirted with Phoenix and Jacksonville as well as Indianapolis. In terms of additions to the list, it seems like the definition everyone is using is broad enough to include any discussions or rumors regarding relocation. Using that definition, you can add: 1. Football Cardinals to Baltimore in 1987 (I still have the t-shirt to prove it). 2. Bengals to Baltimore circa 1994-95. 3. Buccaneers to Baltimore circa 199-95.
  19. Stetson University Unveils New Athletic Logo

    Given the points in the corners and the wave shape in the middle, this looks more like the rough starting point of a replacement for this logo. Just connect the right sides of the S and make the wave more dolphin-y.
  20. Stetson University Unveils New Athletic Logo

    That's the problem. You only know what it might be if you know what you're supposed to be looking for. I'm fairly confident that if most of us were shown the logo with no contextual clues, we wouldn't be able to figure out what it was supposed to represent . . . or it would at least take a while to figure it out. The hat is hard to make out because it is comprised mostly of the negative space. More importantly, the S doesn't really read as an S . . . particularly in the first picture on a black background with a thick visible white outline.
  21. Seahawks old logo vs new logo

    Left. Definitely left. You didn't even pick the best cartoon swinging Oriole.
  22. Uniform/jersey misunderstandings

    I don't think I've ever seen "Washington County" on a map of the District before.
  23. Seahawks old logo vs new logo

    Ditto to both of these, particularly the bolded parts. In particular, my primary criticism of the original is that it always looked unfinished because it just ended on the left side.
  24. Ottawa Senators Undecided About Which Logo to Use Going Forward

    And now I've learned my something new for today.
  25. 2018 NFL Offseason

    From your lips to God's ears. *says small, silent prayer*