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  1. NBA Standardizes their Logos, Design Experts Share Thoughts

    How do you determine prestige? In terms of importance to a player's legacy, The Finals matter more than any other championship. In terms of meaningfulness to a team/city, I don't see how we could argue that the Super Bowl isn't the end all in American sports. In terms of historical value, the cup might be the one with the most "prestige." In terms of name value just for the contest itself, The Finals is the most generic for sure. As for the NBA comments, I think people blow the NBA based on the way they handle their personnel and manage the game itself compared to other leagues. The changes they made to the All-Star game were great, and I supported their decision to move the game from Charlotte in wake of that anti-LGBT bill. When it comes to design, there are LOTS of complaints that have been made for good reason. The loss of The Finals logo is a travesty. Nike's first year has meant a lot of muddled identities and chaotic uniform choices. And :censored:ing ads on jerseys UGH. EDIT: Big Four Trophy Rankings Lombardi: simple, elegant, can be grasped in one hand triumphantly O'Brien: easily the worst name but a cool-ass golden penis Commissioner's: love the look of it personally, but it doesn't really invoke baseball nor is it fun to hold Stanley Cup: it's cool and historic but ugly to me (TO BE FAIR, it's awesome to pick up a giant trophy like that over your head... ok maybe I'm not sure on my rankings...) ALSO, very much miss the crystal football from the BCS days, the Playoff trophy is kinda wack in comparison.
  2. NBA Changes 2017-18

    Whaaaaaat? I've never really like the rainbow look but those yellow alts were my favorite NBA jerseys during their tenure and I wish they kept them as they were. The new design is nice but also a significant downgrade. One of the more subtle issues, removing the logo on the neck piping. I really dislike the amount of teams with single-colored solid piping. Makes jerseys look like replicas.
  3. NBA Changes 2018-19

    So much navy ugh GIMME GOLD!
  4. What was the best logo in your team's history?

    Still no idea why they felt the need to change. They were already perfect.
  5. NBA Changes 2018-19

    I don't even know where to start with Nike... Personally, I like the Pacers and Suns rebrands. The city uniform concept is cool but it's really hit or miss so far and they need to change the rules to limit their usage. The NBA should have been pushing to limit alternates given the amount of muddled brands in the league, but went far into the other direction. Now teams with strong brands, like the Heat, are going to be more associated with their vice jerseys than their great primaries. A lot of their new designs are bad though. The ads are bull :censored: but not going anywhere... If I had to pick ONE thing to fix, it'd be the cut of the jerseys. The way the arm piping cuts off not only looks bad on most of the meh to :censored:ty jerseys, it practically ruins (well for me anyway) classic designs. The Lakers, Bulls, Celtics, Spurs, Knicks, etc. should NOT has their piping end for no goddamn reason. The fact that Nike decided to force every jersey to change with this template is really frustrating.
  6. Unpopular Opinions

    Side by side the navy version looks SO much better. The only problem with the Pats identity is their messy uniforms that are really dated but also haven't changed since the franchise became immaculate. Pretty unfortunate since they have beautiful throwbacks.
  7. What was the best logo in your team's history?

    Cavs: The whole logo package and uniforms of that era worked so well. The colors balance properly, whereas the bright gold doesn't mix as well with the navy and the addition of black and gray to the mix muddle the identity. A couple tweaks away from perfection, and instead they changed everything for the worse basically (multiple times). I love the current bright gold, I just don't like the rest of our current identity. They even dropped the logo in my avatar in favor of using the 3D C almost exclusively, which is inferior IMO. Indians: Not sure why they dropped this script logo. It's clean and timeless and features the best part of our identity (that cursive I). And below is the logo we should use for our caps, rather than just a red C. Browns: I would endorse a modified Brownie as our primary logo. I'd also endorse a <=C=> football rather than the old B one, which is still a better logo than no logo IMO. Also, I think the profile helmet looks better as a logo than the 3D helmet. Buckeyes: Currently using our best logo. The update to simplify the script looks great. Two wishes for our identity (just in terms of logos): 1) destroy all the horrifying modern Brutus logos and only use the one below 2) use gray instead of black on the plain Block O logos Blue Jackets: The primary is fine but feels too much like a modern hockey logo. Looks like they used the template from other teams, whereas this feels more like a statement. The faux-backs are cool and I'm glad they decided to turn the cream version into this proper red, white, and blue version. IMO it should be the primary. Crew: Only two options and it's an easy choice to make. Weird logo lacking the city name and featuring three oddly detailed dudes or a beautiful, well-balanced (if generic) roundel?
  8. Lazy Googling in the Media

    Hard to find evidence, but I swear NBA.com would use the old metallic gold Cavs logo for years during the yellow gold era. They probably didn't fix it until this season when they started using a new primary.
  9. Pittsburgh Steeler Jersey Numbers

    Especially given the history and blue collar vibe the Steelers have, it makes more sense to have a traditional block font. And it just looks better IMO. BUT it's been so long now that when I look at a throwback Steelers jersey with block numbers, my mind goes to the Iowa Hawkeyes first, which is funny.
  10. MLB changes 2018?

    Link? There was this Lindor cover where he paired the block C cap with the home jersey, but that was before last season. And it was odd since Wahoo was on the sleeve anyway.
  11. MLB changes 2018?

    That looks beautiful. And while the previous D looked good on the jersey, the new one looks good too! Except the Yankees current cap has an NY that seems closer in size to the new D than the old baby D. And it looks perfect.
  12. MLB changes 2018?

    I think he would. I don't think he'd be fussy about a slightly larger D than the one in that GIF. Honestly, the hat on the right looks gorgeous and I can't understand people not getting excited for that beauty to premiere on the field. DEATH TO TINY CAP LOGOS!
  13. MLB changes 2018?

    Honestly, I've found the shrinking D to be silly for so long. The new cap looks awesome in comparison. The old D might have looked better on the jersey, but unifying the look will probably be for the best long term.
  14. Say it ain't so, Joe

    Surprisingly not true... Well, this time at least.