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  1. Jacksonville Jaguars Unveil Stripped-Down Uniforms

    I get that. But our collective short-term memories can't be that bad, can they? I mean, these are ridiculous.
  2. Jacksonville Jaguars Unveil Stripped-Down Uniforms

    This board baffles me. This set is only a few strands of unnecessary piping away from being previous Jaguars uniforms that, unless I'm recalling it differently, were universally loathed.
  3. Purely for branding purposes, I'd hate it if the A's relocated here to Portland. You could easily rebrand the Rays, but retiring the Athletics brand, with all its history, would be hard to let go. And for those of you keeping score on the reality of this situation, the management group working on this is led by a former high-ranking Nike executive, and they just placed bids on two potential stadium sites. A long way to go, but a lot further along than many here expected. https://www.bizjournals.com/portland/news/2018/04/17/portland-stadium-drive-begins-as-baseball-group.html
  4. Jacksonville Jaguars rumored for new uniforms in 2018

    I disagree. I still contend that the prior uniforms were great, minus those atrocious helmets. Removing some of the noise from that set wouldn't have hurt, but I generally thought they looked good. Of course, nothing compares to their early '2000s look, but the prior set was far superior to what this is turning out to be.
  5. Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    I also live in the Portland area, and this speculation is usually just the knee-jerk analysts looking at which TV markets don't host more than one team in the Big Four leagues. Baseball, though, is a far more legitimate option here than I think many (myself included) have thought previously. But football? Not happening.
  6. North American Pro Soccer 2018

    Yes, unfortunately, Portland seems to suck now.
  7. Tradition Evolved: Tennessee Titans Unveil New Uniforms

    Let's not overstate things here. "The people" likely don't give a damn about fonts. These custom fonts are just another aspect of the overwrought Nike narratives behind these redesign. No element of the uniform can be spared in telling a brand story and these clubs fall hard for this nonsense. I can't wait until they toss out custom stitching or crotch zippers.
  8. Tradition Evolved: Tennessee Titans Unveil New Uniforms

    I agree entirely. I'm not sure I'd put them up there with the Packers or Raiders in the timeless category, but I have a hard time noticing any significant flaws without getting nitpicky. I'd place the Texans in a similar category. If anything, these uniforms suffer from lasting so long unaltered. The longer something goes unchanged, the more likely it is to undergo a change for no good reason, particularly for the league's newer franchises. That's why I'd guess that the Panthers set is the next in line.
  9. Arena Football League Gets New Commissioner; Fan Yawns

    This is brilliant. And honestly, it might be the only way to make this sport interesting.
  10. Seattle NHL Brand Discussion

    You could also take it a step further and expand its reach to the entirety of the Pacific Northwest: Call them the Cascadia Emeralds/orwhatnots. Or the Pacific Northwest Emeralds. I don't think they'd need to care about whether or not they'd be trampling on Canucks territory. Just come in owning it. (My mind would change on that should Portland ever get a franchise.)
  11. Tradition Evolved: Tennessee Titans Unveil New Uniforms

    Assuming these are accurate, I'm most disappointed that the red is so-little used in this. Designs like this, to me, are just screaming to have a bright accent color mixed in liberally. Applying so little of it -- and on the Swoosh no less -- seems like a missed opportunity. I felt the same way with Nike's redesign of the Timberwolves. And over-reliance on dull, dark tones, and an uber-minimalist approach with brightness. The fact that the double-blues here are paired with gray makes it seem even worse.
  12. Tradition Evolved: Tennessee Titans Unveil New Uniforms

    I understand the point, and mostly agree, though there are exceptions to the rule. Flipped around, there are some teams with colored masks today that I'd never want to see go gray (or back to gray in some cases): Packers, Broncos, Steelers, Falcons, Panthers, Chiefs, Chargers, Saints, Texans, Dolphins, to name a few. As a Vikings fan, I was always a fan of their old gray facemasks from the '60s and '70s. Had they gone that route with their Nike redesign, instead of black, I'd have been OK with it.
  13. Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    This feels like one of those "on paper, it's a great idea" kind of things. But the amount of time and money it would take — not to mention the losses its backers would need to absorb — to get a new league to the point where it was a comparable option to the NCAA, would be staggering. I'm not sure there's such a thing as an investor willing to take on that burden, especially considering the failure rate of leagues like this. It's the definition of a risky investment.
  14. Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    I'm not sure I understand why these leagues seem to always insist on playing in the spring. Is it a heat thing, that it's just too hot to play football in the summer? I don't get it. I also think it's foolish to launch right after the Super Bowl. The Super Bowl to me is usually the culmination of the best month of football I'll see all year. Following that up almost immediately with comparatively subpar football will be nothing but disappointing. And if the idea is to draw audience by riding the momentum from the Super Bowl, then it's a terrible idea. Frankly, when the Super Bowl is done, I'm glad it's over. I have football fatigue by that point. Maybe I'm the outlier. But if you put a semi-interesting pro league on in primetime during the summer — say, maybe, a mid-week schedule — I'd probably check it out.
  15. Seattle NHL Brand Discussion

    I think you're giving way to much credit to TV broadcasts for this change. But to your original point, you're not exactly wrong, it's just a really cynical way to analyze the situation. The way I've always viewed it, MLS shifted from trying to appeal to AMERICAN sports fans (Go Burn!) and instead started trying to appeal to fans of SOCCER (Go FC Dallas), where such unconventional names were conventional. So yeah, MLS began to parrot European-style names, but it was done with a purpose. Though the results are mixed (looking at you, RSL) it's been a pretty good fit for the league. I think the opposite would be true for the NHL.