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  1. Los Angeles Chargers Brand Discussion

    I know this is probably a fever dream, but I'm still harboring a conspiracy theory that this Chargers move to StubHub Center is one in a series of intentional half-steps intended to get the team back to San Diego. First you threaten to move, then you reach a deal to move but give yourself a year to work out a stadium deal, then finally you ACTUALLY move but to an embarrassingly inadequate (by NFL standards) facility until someone else's stadium is built. Somewhere in some corner office in San Diego, Dean Spanos is saying to himself: "Now we've got 'em. They'll beg to get us back."
  2. MLB Changes 2017

    You're right, but I'd also imagine that the production costs on jerseys in general are probably far lower than we realize. We only look at the triple-digit retail costs and assume they're expensive to make. Not knowing the numbers, I'd bet the profit margins on those jerseys are pretty good. Also, we'd be fooling ourselves to think that this isn't a world filled with cap collectors that buy everything their team makes. I, myself, have a pretty sizable collections of Twins hats from over the years. I don't buy every novelty hat — I'm not made of money — but I certainly give every new cap a good look before coming to that conclusion. This new Little League one -- the all red cap, with the Twins logo inside an outline of Minnesota — will be hard to keep out of my collection.
  3. Lions New Logo and Uniforms 2017

    These are an improvement, but that wordmark on the sleeves has got to go. Completely unnecessary.
  4. Los Angeles Clippers New Uniforms

    I love this update. The blue ones remind me of this:
  5. Minnesota Timberwolves

    That's a tough comparison to make, though. The Bucks have a pretty rich visual history from which to draw. The Wolves really don't. I mean, I love the inaugural sets -- and would have loved to see a modernized version of that simple design template — but this is a franchise that's doing everything it can to signal that it's the team of the future. So I can understand why they came up something that deviates so much from the past.
  6. Minnesota Timberwolves

    Is the assumption, then, that one of the two alternate uniforms will overcompensate for the lack of green in the primary sets? I'm envisioning an all-neon green monstrosity.
  7. Minnesota Timberwolves

    That would've meant more green. From the looks of these, it appears that keeping green to a nearly non-visible minimum was a design objective.
  8. Minnesota Timberwolves

    I don't disagree, but for the absence of green. I get the instinct to be subtle with a neon accent color, but there's such a thing as being too subtle. These would be 1,000x better had they outlined the word mark and numbers in green. And since someone brought up the Seahawks, there's a good example of how to incorporate eon green into a set with subtlety.
  9. Minnesota Timberwolves

    All I can think of is that owner Glen Taylor must really hate green. It's unfathomable to me that a team would so brazenly ignore one of its primary colors.
  10. Minnesota Timberwolves

    I've been on the record in this thread already about how my all-time favorite set is the Wolves' inaugural uniforms. (I refer to them as the Pooh Richardson era unis.) I get that the logo is dated and has its flaws, so I won't argue that point. But I loved the simplicity of the uniform and just how bright it was. I was really hoping the new Wolves unis would build off of that set. And since we're talking about it, I'll double-down on my previous sentiments about the Garnett-era uniforms — easily the worst in the club's history. That wordmark alone is enough to tank the set. But the tree-trimmed collars are really cheesy.
  11. Cleveland Cavaliers New Uniforms

    This is a really great point. I can't think of another iconic NBA player that has so much inconsistency in their visual identity as LeBron.
  12. 2017/18 Soccer Kits

    WTF kind of kit release party is this? Are the Hunger Games real in Russia?
  13. NFL 2017 changes?

    Pointless is exactly the right word. In addition to being ugly, the captaincy title doesn't seem to mean all that much. It's an honorific that means little other than who gets to participate in the coin toss. At least in hockey, wearing the captain's "C" is sought after. The players affix meaning to it. So yeah, you could redesign it and make it look better. But it would still be pointless.
  14. MLB Changes 2017

    I can see where you're coming from. But my interest in baseball in general, and the Twins in particular, began in 1987. It was the year I saw my first live game, the year I first played Little League ball, so I have no context prior to that. I'm aware of the pullover era that preceded it, but never felt connected to it. That uniform change that year also allowed me to discover that this was a subject I found interesting, marking that as the obvious starting point for my obsession with sports uniforms — another reason I prefer that uniform set for nostalgia reasons. I guess at age 11 I wasn't yet design-savvy enough to critique the logo for its flaws. It's one of those instances where the fog of nostalgia has allowed me to ignore imperfections.
  15. MLB Changes 2017

    I've come to love the "M" hat, but purely out of nostalgia. I had just turned 11 when the Twins won the '87 series. As a dumb kid I made myself believe that the reason they went from middle-of-the-pack to champions was because of the uniform redesign. So that cap will always symbolize the period of Twins history I'll cherish the most. As out of place as it may be today, a part of me wishes the "M" hat were still in the rotation, if only so it would be easier to replace my current rapidly aging "M" hat.