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    Maryland Football Concept

    I, like many other here, am not a fan of Maryland's football uniforms. The design is too obsessed with the Maryland flag design, and fails to use the design in a dignified manner. A few years ago, the Terps wore a nice looking throwback uniform against Penn State that I thought could be a solid base for a uniform. The main basis of the design is to create a classic designed combined with the Maryland flag elements used in a more symbolic fashion. The set's main feature is a UCLA style shoulder stripe that had been segmented into three portions, each shifted to mimic the black and gold bars on the flag. The red and white cross is sublimated upon the sleeves. The broken stripe is only featured on the sleeves (wouldn't work on the helmet, didn't like it on the pants). Otherwise, the uniforms are pretty straightforward, hopefully emulating the classic Big Ten look while retaining some uniqueness.
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    "Desecrating" the NFL

    Hey all! I've been wanting to do a series regarding the NFL that was a no-rules free for all where team history doesn't matter, and everything is brand new. So instead I decided on the current series, based upon the idea above, but with a few rules. THE RULES 1. The uniform must be brand new. The design may never have been worn previously by the franchise. 2. A team's uniform must be "drastically different." i.e. Obviously different to the average person on this site. 3. Elements may be taken from current or former uniforms, and may be mixed and matched, so long as a new uniform is created. 4. Logos may remain the same. This is mostly a uniform project. With that being said, get ready to see some of your favorite untouchable uniforms get touched a lot! First up, the New York Jets! Since the Jets are receiving a new design next year, it felt fitting to begin with them. For the Jets, I decided to follow the path well travelled, and create a double green look, to symbolize the two general eras of Jets football. The main feature of the uniform is the shoulder yoke/ucla stripe combination upon the shoulders. This combination pays homage to the current and Namath era looks while being unique in its own right. The away uniform features a double colored yoke, with the sleeves a dark green, and the shoulder area the kelly green color. The decision here was mostly for color balance, and because I simply liked the look better than a simple mirror of the home uniform. The helmet features an updates "JETS" plane logo featuring the new custom wordmark. In my mind when I think of jets, I think of the Nighthawk Stealth Bomber. Therefore, I wanted to take the angular look of those jets, and incorporate them into the lettering as well as the speeding jet in the helmet logo. Finally, the helmet, pants and socks all feature a Dark-White-Kelly-White-Dark color scheme.
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    "Desecrating" the NFL

    Close, but not quite. The actual inspiration for the yellow comes from a long line of military history. I wanted to combine two eras of the Chargers' history by utilizing elements from the curved lightning bolt logo and original Los Angeles Chargers logo featuring the horse head. Therefore, my first thought for the horse was the historic knights and cavalry units used by practically every nation known to man. Eventually, I scrapped the idea of having someone riding the horse, and just included the horse/lightning bolt combination. The yellow bolt portion is meant to double as a stylized version of armor/covering that were traditionally placed upon the heads of horses during battle as well as during jousting matches. In many such instances, these covers would also cover the mane of the horse, which is the intent here. Obviously, the design isn't perfectly accurate regarding the head covering, but I feel the stylized version gets the point across. Speaking of which, I have a new updated version of the logo that I think is a bit cleaner and gives a better look at the horse.
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    "Desecrating" the NFL

    Good call on that, I'll get that fixed up. In the meantime, I have a preview of my next team with a logo design which should be pretty apparent.
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    Maryland Football Concept

    Thanks for the responses guys, I took what you said into account and came up with a second option. I still prefer the first one overall, but I figured why not give you guys a look.
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    NHL 2018-19

    Definitely a confirms that the B logo from a few pages back is in fact brown. I feel vindicated.
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    NBA 2050 - Southwest Division (9/1)

    I knew immediately based upon the pixelation that logo it wasn’t original, but couldn’t find the source. Good find.
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    "Desecrating" the NFL

    Okay, sorry for the delay, guys. I couldn't upload images to imgur for the past few days for some reason, but it is all fixed it seems. Next up, team #9, the team you all love to hate! So, this one is less of a "desecration" and more of a "what would I do." As a lifelong Pats fan, I find coming up with a uniform design that I truly love for the Patriots to be a bit difficult. I've always loved the 90s uniforms in spite of the obvious flaws out of nostalgia, and I can't deny the importance of the dynasty era uniforms, so I wanted to combine all eras of the Patriots. First things first, I went back to the royal blue, mostly out of personal preference. Second, I had to include shoulder stripes. Save for several seasons, the Patriots have prominently featured a shoulder element (UCLA stripes in the 80s, Oversized logo in the 90s, Silver stripes in the Brady era). Here, I decided to go with the double stripe element found on the pants of the 90s uniforms. On the home, the stripes are red and silver, on the road and the pants, the stripe is blue and red. The shoulder numbers have been moved to the sleeves due to the issue of the numbers overlapping the stripes on the current uniforms. Not much else to say, a pretty safe concept this time around.
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    "Desecrating" the NFL

    I'm not going in on all black. I actually specifically want to avoid the all black thing, hence the heavy inclusion of copper in the overall look. The all black was a request from stumpyremlin, otherwise I wouldn't actually have them go with the all-black look myself.
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    "Desecrating" the NFL

    Ask and you shall receive. You're probably right, I can't imagine Nike would ever give up an opportunity to do something like that. Luckily, I'm the one designing these and not them! Although now I can't help but wonder what the numbers would look like with the pattern in a similar fashion to the Vegas Golden Knights stripe pattern.
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    "Desecrating" the NFL

    So, due to my own incompetence, I've been a bit slow with getting the net entry out of the door. The original entry I had planned was pretty down to earth, but because of the delay, I've decided to push that back to tomorrow and give you guys a full on desecration complete with a new identity! Say goodbye to Pirates, kids! With the Raiders moving to the middle of a desert, I figured the pirate theme didn't make all that much sense. Because of this, I wanted to make a "raider" identity that would fit Nevada a bit better. Most historical references to "raids" in the area reference raids by Native American tribes, and there's zero chance in hell I'm touching that. Instead, I sort of fudged the idea of raid and combined it with robbery and outlaws. Nevada was home to the Great Train Robbery of 1870, and despite the incident occurring in Reno, not Vegas, I liked the idea for the identity. The primary logo I feel is pretty straight forward, an old timey outlaw head featuring the team colors of black, silver, and copper/brown (Gold is played out with Vegas). The uniforms are also drastically different from the current, classic design. The main feature of the uniform are the stripes. The pattern features a copper-black-silver-black-copper stripe. On the inside of the stripe are angled back segments designed to depict rail tracks. The black helmets are a nod to the depiction of the Old West in film, where the villain always wears the black hat. This also references the Raiders' reputation in the NFL as the rough and tough team, embracing the villain role. The numbers feature a new custom font featuring the same copper-black-silver pattern as on the sleeves. Two sets of pants are included, silver and black, which are designed to be interchanged on the road uniform, but NOT the home uniform.
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    NHL 2018-19

    Just did a quick color check. The left color box is the color of the B as compared to black. It's definitely brown, though it's pretty drastically different from any color brown the Bruins used in their other winter classic jerseys.
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    NHL Refresh Series - "Desecrating" the NHL

    Welcome to the club, good sir! I'm excited to see what sort of debauchery you can come up with! I really like this Calgary concept. It's pretty down to earth, but definitely not something the Flames have suited up in before, which as you stated yourself is the main goal. I've always been a big proponent of darkening the red/gold color scheme in some way, and the maroon is a good way to go without using black. I also like the subtle reference to the pedestal uniforms in the pants striping. One critique I do have: On the alternate pants, I think it would be more consistent (and better looking in general) if you were to add a red stripe in between the bottom two yellow stripes. That would improve the consistency between the stripes on the rest of the uniform (obviously this isn't a problem on the red shorts). Overall a solid start! I'm excited to see the Original 6 get torn up!
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    "Desecrating" the NFL

    After a short delay, I present you the Baltimore Ravens. I hate the Ravens current look. The logo, the number font, the use of black pants with black socks, I'm just not a fan overall. For this entry, I decided to go with a theme surrounding real ravens. For those who are not aware, Ravens have iridescent feathers that appear purple, hence the purple and black color scheme. I wanted to emphasize that with this design. The main feature includes a "feather" pattern on the sleeves that transforms from purple to black and back to purple. The design is meant to be subtly darker/lighter than the main jersey (see below for a closeup, or you could just click on the image I guess. You do you). The number font is inspired by the current font, but is a bit beefier, which I like a little bit better. The specific shade of purple was chosen specifically to blend with the black to further create that dark, iridescent vibe while still having the numbers be legible. The helmet is designed to feature the colored fleck material that was utilized by the Jaguars back in the late 2000s. There's nobody better than the Ravens to wear this type of helmet. Three pants options are available, black, white, and purple, and are interchangeable. The black pants do not feature any stripes because I liked the simultaneous consistency between all black elements not featuring stripes, and the inconsistency between pants that the Ravens already have. There are not black socks because even in my fantasy world NFL, someone would still abuse them. Finally, as is obvious, I removed entirely the red and gold from the uniforms; they interfered with what I was going for. Thanks for the patience on this guys! I'll give you a hint that tomorrow will be a bit more subdued. Edit: Also, go check out OhioSportsMan61's series of a similar name! Gotta spread the love of messing with teams' identities!
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    Cleveland Browns re-do in the works for 2020?

    Why does it look better? Literally every other piece of equipments has the stripe. Consistency looks good over randomly removing a piece of the most iconic part of your brand for no reason
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    Cleveland Browns re-do in the works for 2020?

    It looks better with the stripes.
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    "Desecrating" the NFL

    I actually went back and looked at my logo design because I was really surprised that I would’ve used the wrong reference images. I actually originally did include the nose guard originally, but somewhere along the way it was removed, likely in order the make the space in the helmet look more like a T. That’ll definitely be something I look into when I go back.
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    "Desecrating" the NFL

    Thanks for the comments guys! Glad to see a positive response towards such a major change! Next up are the Tennessee Titans The Titans kinda stole my thunder with this one. I came up with this design long before the new redesign as a modernized update, so technically the sword shaped yoke was my idea! My version is a split blue/white yoke on a sky blue uniform. The stripe design continues onto the helmet and the pants. The uniform also features a custom number font featuring curves and sword inspired points on verticals of the numbers. I also changed the logo, as the flaming thumbtack just feels a bit too 90s for my taste. I decided to make the logo a Spartan helmet with a sword behind it, similar to the design that Army uses.
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    College athletics identity changes 2018-19

    They're not, and good riddance. That is honestly one of the worst logos ever. With the new one, there are a few issues I have with the husky head, but overall it's pretty solid. Though, it NEEDS the red eye. That N logo is hot garbage
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    "Desecrating" the NFL

    It’s actually a custom font. I designed it myself.
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    "Desecrating" the NFL

    Team two, and the first casualty of the complete rebrand, the Kansas City Chiefs. While attempting to come up with a striping pattern for the Chiefs, I ultimately came across an idea to combine the letters KC with the arrowhead imagery the team has used for years. This created the stripe, which depicts and arrow hitting its target. This design is utilized on the sleeves and the pants. From there I created an entirely updated primary logo, which updates the arrowhead design, making it sleeker and more angular, while implementing a more abstract KC. The primary logo, custom number font, and the stripe all feature a black outline and drop shadow, while the socks and collar feature a design based upon the stripe. The color balance of the uniforms was specifically selected to avoid bleed. Yellow is notorious for bleeding with red and white, so I increased the use of black from merely a logo outline to being a major part of the design overall. I specifically chose to not include red or white the same portions of the uniform (besides the swoosh) simply because I've always liked designs that don't include each color but still works together.
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    "Desecrating" the NFL

    Alright, two teams being posted today. First up, the Houston Texans. Houston, despite being the newest NFL franchise, has a very classic look that I really like, so I wanted to keep the general idea of a classic uniform while making the main feature a very modern element. While Nike has used the chest striping in several cases, I haven't been a huge fan of how they executed those designs. The texans are probably the team who could best pull of this type of striping. I also changed the primary from navy blue to red. Four teams in the NFL wear red and blue, but none use red as the primary color, and the Texans felt like the perfect team to make the switch, as they already have strong looking red jerseys. Each uniform element is interchangeable and was shown here in what I would call the best overall look if each pant and jersey combination is used once.
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    "Desecrating" the NFL

    I do realize that the number font is similar to the Broncos (whose numbers I am changing anyways, so it wouldn't be an issue here). I have looked for other fonts, but haven't found one I like as much for what I'm going for. Right now, I'm going to hold off on updating the Bears (and any other teams) until the end of the series, that way I can give myself more time to get the ideas flowing for updates without delaying the other designs or trying to rush. Desecrating isn't the perfect word for this series, I mostly used it as a statement to say that I had no intention of mailing in 5-10 designs because they're "untouchable" or "already fine" as well as avoiding just picking a throwback uniform and doing nothing else. However, I would argue that the vertical stripes are actually a pretty radical design despite being somewhat sedated. There have only ever been two other teams as far as I can remember to use similar stripes, Indiana and the Broncos, and the Broncos design was historically reviled. I've also never seen a similar design in concepts, especially for the Bears. While some teams will get some more wild looks, some of the more traditional teams will get smaller but substantial changes. I do realize that the designs so far have been pretty similar so far with current teams, but I'm easing into it a bit. One of the next few will be drastically different from the current look. Because I took a break over the weekend, I'll be giving you guys a two-fer in a few minutes.
  24. Patriots: Bills. Definitely the hardest as I really dislike all three. The Jets are probably our biggest rival, and the dolphins are good for a win or two every now and again. The Bills are just kind of that doormat. Red Sox: Blue Jays. I hate everyone else in the division, so I guess the Blue Jays win by default. Celtics: Nets. I love those guys. Without the KG/Pierce trade, the C’s aren’t in the position they’re in. Bruins: Panthers, I guess. Penn State: All Big Ten: Illinois. They exist, I guess. Big Ten east: Indiana: They also exist, I guess.
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    "Desecrating" the NFL

    I’m going to be honest, I completely forgot about the GSH on the sleeves while making this. While I do agree with JohnnyRfl on this being a good way to honor Halas, I probably will add the GSH back in simply because I enjoy the weirdness of a permanent memorial on the jersey. Back of the helmet is one of the four places I’ve been thinking about, I’m gonna give them all a shot and hopefully have something that both works and is unique. I’ve actually been thinking the same thing about the stripes. I think the main issue is that I was a bit careless with the widths between lines, so the pants and and socks appear much closer than the sleeve stripes, creating a weird look. In in regards to the logos, I actually did try the wishbone C without an outline. I did like it but was worried about visibility issues. I might try it again and show you guys in the update. Regarding the bear head, I actually really dislike that logo, so it won’t be anywhere near the design. i should have an update for the Bears up in a few hours along with the next team!