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  1. Lafarge

    MLS Kits 2019

    Yeah, I honestly find it laughable that people are claiming that this logo's aesthetics aren't fit to be in "the top league" when the MLS probably has the worst overall logo aesthetics in the five professional US sports leagues. There are maybe five really good crests in the league right now
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    Redesigning 90s NHL Alternates

    Recently, the alternate uniforms of the 1990s have come back into popular focus. I've always loved the uniforms specifically for the fact that each of the original five designs from the 1994-95 seasons are objectively terrible. Like many others, I'd love to see the uniforms make a comeback, but instead of going with the exact design, coming up with a Winter Classic style fauxback that several teams have used. These uniforms would be inspired by the 90s uniforms, without the rampant abuse of new technology seen during that time. Originally I wanted to call this series "unsuckifying the 90s alts." This series will have several rules: 1) The uniforms must be directly based upon the original 90s alternates. 2) I can make any changes otherwise that I see fit. Currently, the series will focus only on the original five third jersey participants: The Los Angeles Kings, the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, the Vancouver Canucks, the Pittsburgh Penguins, and the Boston Bruins. First up, the LA Kings: The Kings' alternate is easily a top 3 worst NHL uniform of all time, and I would certainly accept an argument that it is the single worst. The design is a hodgepodge of bad decisions, from the strange gradient sash and off-centered crest to the use of five different colors that do a terrible job at combining eras. For my redesign, I wanted to create an overall cohesive look, removing the purple and gold in favor of a greyscale palette, which gives a nice black and white film quality that I like. The striping pattern and crest are shifted down, centering the crest (the 94 logo is retained on the sleeves). The stripes are now a double stripe pattern extending from the waist to the right sleeve. Each stripe features three sub stripes, mimicking the gradient of the original without being a gradient. Because the original uniforms did not feature the sash on the left shoulder, only the base stripe is included on the left arm here. Finally, I kept the number font current, mostly because I thought it worked pretty well with the 90s logo.
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    Redesigning 90s NHL Alternates

    Next up, the Kings' opponent in the worst dressed game in NHL history, the Anaheim Ducks. Funny enough, I don't think I'd ever seen a picture of that game, and the only closeup I found was from actual footage of the game, which was captured in glorious 360p HD. Obviously, the jerseys are known for its depiction of Wild Wing, the main character from Disney's Mighty Ducks cartoon, bursting through the hem stripe, depicting ice. It also features a horrible hand drawn style font that matches no other part of the uniform. Otherwise, the uniforms are rather normal. Ultimately, I realized that this uniform isn't actually so over the top once you take away the gigantic crest/hemstripe monstrosity. The first thing I did was remove all the extraneous details from Wild Wing. In oder to make it a more viable crest, I added a hockey crest staple, good ol' upside-down triangle. On the hemstripe, I simply followed the sleeve and shoulder pattern. Finally, I toned down the triangle point on the yoke and shifted the sleeve striping so that it was flat, not angled. I went with the current Ducks font because, it works fine, and is a lot better than the original font. Ultimately, it's not that much different, but honestly, compared to the others, it didn't need that many changes.
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    Redesigning 90s NHL Alternates

    Interestingly, I actually did both of your suggestions at first, but ultimately just felt like neither hit what I was going for. I'm definitely willing to post other versions including the suggestions, but I'm going to post the others first, then do revisions/other ideas.
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    Report: Miami Marlins Getting New Logos for 2019

    Question. Did I miss something where the Marlins actually said they were changing their colors at all? I feel like every time there's a rebrand or a new jersey, this site freaks out about all the color differences that aren't actually there. From what I've seen here, it looks like the colors will remain the same. It was pointed out earlier that the orange the Marlins have been using looks much more red in print than in application. Even the social media campaign doesn't actually say the colors are changing. #OurColores could (and I think probably) just means more use of the colors instead of mostly black. Well, there's my triannual, "guys, will you calm down!" rant. I'll see y'all in 4 months for the next one.
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    New York Jets are confirmed to be getting new uniforms in 2019

    BECAUSE FOOTBALL IS LITERALLY WAR!!!!! Why else would we have teenagers dying on the field because practices are run like Seal Team Six training?
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    2018 NFL Season

    Well, that Jesse James TD should put a bow on the Panthers' annual "We can't hang with the big boys" game.
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    Bad Jersey Sightings

    A friend of mine has a Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Dolphins jersey from when that situation was a thing, specifically because it was ridiculous.
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    NHL 2018-19

    What the is THAT, Tampa?
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    Community Members with Successful Sports Designs

    I mean, Brandiose had a presence for awhile.
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    2018 NFL Season

    They're way ahead of you on that one
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    infrared41's Best and Worst - NFL 2018 Week 8

    So, I have a similar issue with the Steelers. I actually like the block font better than the italic, except that I like it for Iowa, not the Steelers. I imagine it’s a situation of being used to the block (and now the almost-block custom font) being worn by Iowa and not the Steelers. I’d honesty rather see the Steelers go with a completely new uniform design than stick with the current ones if they were to go with a block font.
  13. ahhhhh, missed the /s tag. Damn internet, standardize a sarcasm font already!
  14. They're famous for playing it during games. It was a Sox thing before it spread everywhere else.
  15. All this JD Drew talk just made me realize an absolutely insane statistic. Each of the modern era World Series Red Sox teams hit at least one grand slam during the playoffs. Damon in 04, JD Drew in 07, Ortiz AND Victorino in 13, and JBJ this year. Moral of the story? Hit grand slams.
  16. The Sox only get to 107 without Phillips hitting that home run against the Braves! Give the man his ring!
  17. -- The Red Sox won the AL East the past three seasons. -- They lost in the playoffs the two previous times to the AL Champs, both of whom were in it until literally the end of game 7 of the world series. -- They found their two major weaknesses, starting pitching and power hitting, and they plugged those holes up with one of the best pitchers in baseball, and one of the best hitters in baseball. -- This team had 5 starters who were top prospects (Betts, Bogaerts, Benintendi, Bradley, and Devers), 4 of whom were members of the organization that had the #1 rated farm system in baseball. -- Of those five guys, ONE is older than 26 (JBJ). Devers turned 22 five days ago. -- The starting pitching staff has 2 Cy Young winners and 1 "How the Hell Has He Not Won It" pitcher. The closer is the fastest player ever to 300 saves. Price, Sale, and Kimbrel will all likely be Hall of Famers by the time their careers are up. -- They have the AL MVP whose 2018 WAR of 10.9 is better than Mike Trout's career best for a season (10.5), and the best single season WAR since 2002. Betts also had a 9.7 WAR last season. The only players to have a season of 9.0+ WAR twice who aren't in the Hall of Fame? Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez, Albert Pujols, and Mike Trout. -- This team won 108 games, the 7th most wins ever and the 4th most for a World Series Champion. -- 13 players are 28 or younger. Only 6 players are over the age of 30. -- Hanley's 22 million is off the books this year. Rusney Castillo's 11 million is off the books after next season. Sandoval's cap hit drops from 18 million to 5 million after next season and is gone after 2020. Fluke teams don't just do that. You seriously should just come to grips with the fact that the 2018 Red Sox are easily a Top 10 team EVER, and poised to stay at the top for at least a few years.
  18. Boston's always been a baseball town. Most Sox fans were watching well before the '04 title, so they have perspective. The stereotype that Patriots fans started watching after they became a dynasty is like 3/4 true. I have a bunch of friends who didn't watch football before they won it all a few times and none in any of the other three sports. By the time the Bruins bandwagon got piled onto (around 08 or so when they started to be good again), they were still several years away from winning a championship. It's also the least popular of the sports in Boston by a large margin, so you get a lot fewer of the stereotypical mouth breathers that root or the Patriots.
  20. Unbelievable. With none of the big guys coming through, the bottom of the order absolutely wrecking it. Mitch Moreland, Steve Pearce, Devers, Steve Pearce again with the big hits. Pearce is a lifelong Red Sox fan with 4 RBIs and coming up massive. Living every kid's dream.
  21. Dodgers in six. I've watched enough sports to know how these things go.
  22. Kershaw is pinch hitting. I'm clearly just in a fever dream. None of you are real, none of this is real.... Edit: Actually, this is hell, I'm in hell.
  23. Barnes hit a grounder to second. I have no qualms with that. Kinsler just has to keep his head there and hold the ball. In other news, I've had all-nighter take home law school exams that were shorter and less stressful than this. Edit: If the Sox take the series, I don't see how EO isn't the MVP, even if they lose tonight. Double Edit: Eduardo Nunez might literally die at this rate.
  24. The Sox are gonna lose the series. The pitching has been completely been depleted, the roster in this park is completely messed up. Ian Kinsler. Edit: Cora too, pulled out JD Martinez so Kinsler could stumble around the bases like he was drunk and get thrown out by a mile at the plate. He doesn't do that, Brock Holt stays in.
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    Report: Miami Marlins Getting New Logos for 2019

    The pinstripes were black in 2003, they switched over from teal that season. They definitely were primarily a black team at that point, the perception of which was further exacerbated by the fact they were constantly wearing their black alternates to the point where they clinched the World Series in them. I pretty much only think of the early to mid 2000s Marlins as primarily black because of this. (The same phenomenon has occurred with the LeBron era Heat).