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  1. Never should've gone away from this:
  2. Somebody at the Tulsa unveil said they were keeping the white helmets from last year(and black unfortunately), but altering the gold. Maybe no more chrome?
  3. No, that rule still exists. That shot was from the lead up to the 2014 FIBA World Cup. I believe he's wearing #13 for the Olympics.
  4. To me, the angry wave helmet looks photoshopped. Either that or whoever cutout that decal has never handled scissors before.
  5. If the helmet compresses as much as it seems it does, based on that video, it will be interesting to see how the decals hold up over the course of a game. I think we may see a lot of wardrobe malfunctions.
  6. At least now the people sitting behind the shot clock won't have a black box in their view. I'm sure that's part of the thinking.
  7. New USA jerseys and shorts have launched on the NBA store and it looks like the blue ones are two different shades of blue on the front and back.
  8. A couple quick jersey swap graphics I put together last night. Nothing official, all just for fun.
  9. Isn't that what I said? The mesh panels are always affected by the color of what's behind it, whereas the other fabric is not. I think we're saying the same thing in different ways.
  10. ^ All good stuff. Color theory for the win. Also have to consider the fact that the mesh panels are filled with holes so while the fabric has the same dye, their observed color will be affected by whatever is behind the mesh panel. In that photo, it looks darker because you see the shadow of the inside of the jersey. If you were to stick a white shirt behind it, the mesh would seem lighter.
  11. ACC: FSU Big Ten: tOSU Big 12: OU Pac 12: USC SEC: LSU
  12. There were quite a few schools that opted not to use current players' numbers last year. Many either go with historical numbers, or things like #1. Some have been using the year as well (15, 16, etc). Here's an article from last summer on it: If I remember correctly, a player changed their number to 15 last year because he wanted "his" jersey to be sold. Can't remember what school that was though...
  13. On closer inspection, I think this says "Music Cannon Fire" which refers to Chic Harley. The design is from his era, and the jersey shown (#47) is the one Ohio State has retired in his honor. James Thurber wrote (of Harley): “If you never saw him run with a football, we can’t describe it to you. It wasn’t like Red Grange or Tom Harmon or anybody else. It was kind of a cross between music and cannon fire, and it brought your heart up under your ears.”
  14. Those uniforms are atrocious. The striping on the main three uniforms is bad, but I can live with it. But I think their traditional striping was obviously better. What really bothers me is the two "Jazz" word marks not having "Utah" above it, and the green uniform ditching the Jazz altogether. They should've gone with the "Utah Jazz" logo on the chest of all three sets. The green one in particular looks like the most generic basketball uniform I've ever seen. At least incorporate the music note logo onto the shorts if you're going to strip away all personality. Instead, you have a multicolored basketball on the waistband. The tricolor basketball does not work at all as a branding element, separate from the full music note logo. It takes something unique and own able by the Jazz in the music note icon, and turns it into generic basketball clipart with the solo tricolor ball. And then there's the alternate. The design is actually cool...if these were warmups. If the NBA were going back to custom warmups for each team instead of Adidas templated mess I'd be psyched. But to watch a team play a full game in those? No thanks.
  15. I think there's value in changing the camera glyphs as well. The previous one was obviously very evocative of the old instant cameras, of which Instagram was based on. However, as the usage has evolved, you see a lot less filtering and less of the retro-nostalgia feel to the content within the app. In that sense, I think it was smart to move away from the retro looking camera icon to one that feel more appropriate for the future.