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  1. I've been having this same issue since 2015. I will say that the set would be drastically improved by the addition of white, as evidenced by this gorgeous alt: *NOTE: Would be even better if the striping was yellow and white instead of more wine. I'm fully prepared to see new jerseys that simply exacerbate the issues of the current identity.
  2. It's really hard to tell because they are both so dark: Is navy still the accent in all the logos or is it black now? I thought they just added black to the pallet and kept the navy as is. Kinda confused, which is a great sign for an identity! I don't really agree with the lack of timelessness on the font. Like, perhaps you're right and it won't last, but the current font blows IMO. It seems like something more fit for a coffee shop or a new app rather an than a sports team. Not timeless at all, very modern/minimalist.
  3. Too much navy, too much black, and they shouldn't be together as others have stated. I've wanted the Cavs to drop the navy and just be wine and gold for a long time, now they go a step further away from what I want. The alternate shield has a cool concept, but just seems weird with the C, given that it has depth already and now you have wine on wine and just blegh. Plus, your eyes are drawn to the intersection up top, which is where a lot of shields have words. But instead you just see lines that look like a basketball. If they adjusted it so the C wrapped around the middle of the basketball design, I think it'd be a lot sharper. Really wish they'd use the simple and elegant 2D C logo like in my avatar. It's so much better IMO. And go back to the 03-10 wordmark, and maybe bring back those first LeBron jerseys with minor adjustments and color changes. OH WELL. Another 7 years another Cavs identity. At least we kept the wine & gold.
  4. Better idea, worse execution.
  5. I honestly really like the Cavs current primary logo, and I wish they'd go back to the original wordmarks because they were badass and consistent. It seems weird to narrow it down to just the "C" being stylized while the rest of the logos are in the more plain font. BUT, I don't want to judge too harshly. It may turn out alright even if they aren't meeting my preconceived notions of what they should do. The Cavs have a long history of being unable to settle on an identity, so I'm not expecting whatever this next round is to be all that permanent anyway.
  6. How dare you. On both accounts.
  7. While I'm not behind the weird obsession to stick with navy, I'm glad they aren't swapping for black. If they just went straight wine and gold it'd be better, but I'll wait and see with these adjustments. Feel a little lucky that though I hate ads on jerseys, this was the best possible scenario as it's local and less invasive than others.
  8. So they're using the name Avengers but have an X-Men silver X in their logo? What gives?
  9. Toledo Mudhens gives off a vibe of a classic college or old-timey team. I could absolutely see both the old identity and the update in the majors, though among the sillier brands in the league.
  10. My only issue with the I logo is that it represents the mascot and not the city. Wouldn't mind if they replaced Wahoo with the I and started using it on home caps but kept the C on the road, though. Not sure of the right direction for a brand new Indians logo outside of changing the name.
  11. A lot of great stuff here. I must say that I prefer the modern numbers given they are paired with a modern font. And while I agree the front number really need another key line in order to stand out on the front (where the number is essentially cut in half), the back looked cooler and more unique with the stripe. I also wish they'd add the stripe to the blue alts. Overall, the NBA is an absolute mess this playoff season. The Bulls wore black t-shirts, the Cavs still refuse to wear anything but alts on the road, the Blazers wore a t-shirt alt at home, Houston wearing black against OKC in orange... And even though I love the use of the logo on the Bucks alts, why are they wearing black? Everybody is muddled. I must say, the Warriors did a great job of establishing their new identity and sticking with the primaries. Though they have alts and must sell an assload of jerseys, they don't tend to spam them like other teams.
  12. That OT game between Memphis and San Antonio was incredible. I'm rooting for Memphis not because I dislike anyone from the Spurs as an org, but just because they've won enough already. Plus I love Conley and Gasol. Too bad Rondo went down and the Cs are back in the series, was hoping for Boston to get knocked off early. Rooting for Utah because without Griffin the Clips are screwed (not that they were going anywhere in the first place). Love me some Gobert. Also, if the Clips don't bring in another star they should probably start considering to blow it up because between injuries and aging their window was basically never opened. Every time a team sweeps they bring up rust v rest as if we haven't discussed it every year. It's really a moot point because what can you do about it? You can't throw a game in order to stay in rhythm for the next round.
  13. Where do you think my frustration comes from!? The Cavs have not worn their road wine jerseys in the playoffs. Since LeBron's return they had exclusively worn the navy alternate until Game 5 of last year's finals when they went black. I wanted so badly for them to win it all with CLEVELAND on the chest but oh well. Still an incredible game and now I have no choice but to love those jerseys.
  14. I think these jerseys are great but I am not a fan of using alts during the playoffs, at least heavily. It muddles a team's identity to play your most important game in an alternate uniform.
  15. This is just a solid logo IMO. I like when they try to incorporate a globe or the trophy or the diamond/home plate so that it's on theme, but there have been mixed results. My very favorites are from the 08-12 era of using the leaf motif. Not sure why they went away from that to be as bland as possible. 77, as shown above, to me is the worst. Makes me feel like I'm in an old hamburger joint, not the World fuggin Series.