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  1. henburg

    Las Vegas Aviators officially announced as new name of MiLB team

    The loss of the 51's name is sad, that was always one of my favorite names in sports. That said, the visual identity was never anything that matched the potential of that name. Still, abandoning that for this is a big disappointment.
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    NBA Changes 2018-19

    I love the idea behind the Oakland jerseys- the oak tree as a local play on the Golden Gate Bridge is really awesome. It's just that it is a total mix and match of random design elements that don't mesh very well at all. The skinny block typeface is almost as generic as Copperplate and is just a poor choice in general, the side panels don't work as well as they do on the main set, and the removal of blue sucks a lot of the life out of it. Not to mention the cruel irony of the team quickly abandoning Oakland due to the recently meteoric success of the team, even after the city suffered through decades of terrible play.
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    NBA Changes 2018-19

    Completely agreed. I normally hate cartoony-style sports uniforms, but this set is iconic to me and perfectly fitting for Orlando. Their attempt to modernize it just made it feel sterile and forgettable, ironically fitting for their roster over the past few years. It's one of the more rare cases where I would be alright with seeing a full-fledged return to a throwback.
  4. I definitely feel like the navy jerseys are the ugliest in the Titans' rotation, I think because the darker color contrasts more with the shoulders and the side panels. Also, today's combo felt odd. The jerseys feel like they're trying to be very tough with the emphasis of darker colors whereas the softer blue of the pants kinda contradicts that image so it feels less cohesive. It wasn't their worst (monochrome navy), but it's definitely not my favorite.
  5. henburg

    MLS Kits 2019

    That Cincinnati logo looks really solid minus one little detail- The 'FC' is incorporated very awkwardly in the corner and the position and scale is just odd. It feels tacked on because it probably was. I wish that the lion got to take more attention over the 'Cincinnati' wordmark because it's such a nice logo. Still, these are minor gripes and the MLS is on a hot streak for good crests. I can only hope that Nashville can keep the streak alive.
  6. You pretty much say it, if not at least strongly imply it a few times. I'm not sure what point you're trying to make if that isn't what you mean. If Russell were the official supplier of the NBA, the Celtics would still have made black and grey sets. To be clear, I'm not saying that Nike or any other manufacturer is devoid of blame for a bad design, but I don't like the notion of Nike bullying teams into wearing designs that has seemingly grown popular around here lately. Teams are driving the creative directions of these sets a vast majority of the time based on what's trendy or popular. We don't have to always like it, but it's true.
  7. I'm calling BS on the notion that teams are unwilling hostages to manufacturers. There is no reason to believe anything other than designs being team-driven and that they have the ultimate yes or no. I imagine that the extent of the manufacturer's influence is probably proposing some ideas based on what's currently popular( like grey or black) that the team can either use or scrap. In the end both entities know exactly what they're doing. For a team like the Celtics, the city uniforms are the perfect opportunity for them to cash in on modern trends while still reserving their classic look for most games, and that's how nearly every team is using those sets. If you don't like some of the things you see being made, blame the consumers first and then the teams. If we're looking past the NBA, teams like Alabama prove who has the ultimate control in the manufacturer-team dynamic.
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    NBA Changes 2018-19

    I don't know if this has been posted in here yet, but I do think it points toward how well this set is resonating with fans and for good reason. The current Heat look is fine and good, but I think that the Vice colors would look really sharp full time.
  9. I really dig this logo, it takes clear cultural influence from Oakland. My only pet peeve is the skewed text that is preventing it from looking completely professional.
  10. henburg

    NBA Changes 2018-19

    The Bucks jersey is actually pretty neat in a very oddball sort of way. Still, it makes me mad that they replaced the cool Mecca-inspired court in the old arena and replaced it with a terrible one.
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    NBA Changes 2018-19

    Agreed, it's nice looking but just such a subtle difference from the regular set. I doubt that most casual fans even notice the difference.
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    NBA Changes 2018-19

    HUGE downgrade for Philly this year. I'm going to really miss last year's set.
  13. Agreed- in a vacuum they really wouldn't be inherently terrible as the old Knicks proved. It's just very odd seeing a team like the Lakers look so...different.
  14. I really just don't like it used as something to brush off valid criticisms. That wordmark would look totally ridiculous on a modern jersey for more reasons than just appeasing young people. In all, it's not really that big of a deal to me. I didn't mean to start an argument or anything over it. Personally, I straddle the line between millennial and Gen Z, and it's definitely tacked on every uniform social media caption so I get it. Again, I am not saying their solution was necessarily good. You're not wrong about it being possibly transferrable to other players, but I think we should at least wait for the official release to gain a better understanding of it. (Although that will likely make it worse for most people because it's sure to be full of the marketing speak we all loathe lol)
  15. My gif was more aimed at the tired "lol millenials call everything fire" joke, but I also don't necessarily think that's true. If they were meant to be straight-up throwbacks I would agree with you, but they aren't trying to perfectly mimic the Magic-era Lakers. They want to make something new that is a nod to his legacy which has now spanned past his playing days. I don't love the product they came up with, but I think that they concept itself is much more interesting than a conventional throwback.