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About gosioux76

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  1. North American Pro Soccer 2017

    Crazy. What a bizarre situation.
  2. North American Pro Soccer 2017

    I think you're right. This seems to have all the hallmarks of an owner who never intended to stay in Columbus. My guess is he had Austin in mind from the outset, and I wouldn't be surprised in MLS was in on the strategy. I'm not much of a conspiracy theorist, but it's odd to me that already settled-upon choice for a franchise relocation isn't one of the top-tier, ready-to-roll expansion candidates. Has Austin even really been in the conversation? I haven't kept track of the expansion progress, other than knowing Sacramento, Cincy and Charlotte come off as impressive.
  3. Los Angeles Rams Brand Discussion

    After seeing what a royal helmet looks like, I can see maybe why the Rams stuck with a darker blue. It just looks better on a helmet. The royal looks terrible. Maybe the best solution is to find a blue that meets both shades somewhere in the middle.
  4. MLB Changes 2017

    I love the Diamondbacks' current teal uniforms way more than the red brick ones. Is that an unpopular opinion?
  5. NHL 2017-18

    That all makes sense. Thanks for the insight.
  6. NHL 2017-18

    This all make sense. But the same circumstances appear to exist with Nike and the NBA, but they're managing to produce at least three new uniforms (and, in some cases, four) for each team, as well as Christmas Day specials, All-Star unis and warmups. Is the production of NHL uniforms that much more demanding than it is for the NBA?
  7. Who looks better than ever?

    I don't disagree, but I'd go back a decade further. I love the look of the NFC North teams in the mid-'80s. The Vikings were still rocking the 70s-era classics, but with purple facemasks instead of gray and white. The Lions and Bears wore their standard, classic looks. The Packers had some variants -- the G on the sleeves, the numbers on the pants -- but still classic. AND as a bonus, the division back then included the the Buccaneers classic Creamsicle uniforms.
  8. MLB changes 2018?

    Well, this is really the point of contention, right? These feel kind of like existential questions at this point: Is the Indians' great offense only Wahoo and not its whole identity? Is the Redskins great offense only its name and not its logo? Taking that view would seem to many as only a half-step toward solving the issues around their identities. My guess is that any Indian logo depicting a human would become a bigger problem for the Indians than one using non-human Native American imagery. The Braves' spear tomahawk (my bad — thanks, Admiral) comes to mind. I personally don't think there's any way around getting rid of Wahoo, though.
  9. MLB changes 2018?

    So, I recognize that it's possible to come up with some unique, stylized "C." And I also recognize the Indians have, in their history, employed a variety of "C" logos of their own. But in every case, they've served as a companion mark to Chief Wahoo. Those "C" logos were never, at least as far as I recall, tasked with carrying the entire visual identity of a team called the "Indians." That's where the challenge lies. Eliminating Wahoo, as necessary as it may be, creates a really difficult branding challenge for the team with that name. I get why the Brewers may come up in this example. But the ball-in-glove had some Bernie Brewer companion mark somewhere in the club's periphery, whether it was on the uniforms or not. There was still SOMETHING there representing the club's name, even if it wasn't the primary mark. The Indians, I'd imagine, would run into trouble if they use any kind of Native American imagery.
  10. MLB changes 2018?

    Talk about a design challenge. How do you design an alternative for the Indians "with some personality" that doesn't somehow incorporate Native American iconography? It's an impossible task, if you ask me.
  11. MLB changes 2018?

    As a fellow Twins fan, you and I share completely divergent views on this. Gold: I really disliked the gold at first, but I've come to love it. And I love that it's only at home to match with Target Field's sandstone features. It doesn't bother me one iota that it doesn't appear on the road uniforms. Red: The red hats are gorgeous. I own one and it's easily my favorite Twins hat. And the red alternate jerseys are among the best-looking in baseball. They're bright, they're simple, they pair perfectly with the red hat and white pants. I just love them. Throwback: The '60s-era throwbacks are gorgeous. And while I once harbored a hope the Twins would revert to that as their primary look, I've come around on the idea of having a throwback permanently in the regular uniform rotation. If it works in the NBA, I see no reason why it couldn't become a standard for MLB. The blue alternates: I'd be happy if the Twins ditched the blue road alternates. This look — with the red piping — has run its course. I'd be fine if they only wore their road grays. I'd even entertain the concept of a navy version of red home alternate, just to see how it looks. (A road version of the throwbacks would be cool, too.) But definitely, no gold on the road. Keep it at home, let the road unis stay the stark navy, red and gray.
  12. College Football Uniforms - 2017 Season

    Call it whatever you like, it still doesn't belong on a helmet.
  13. College Football Uniforms - 2017 Season

    You're not wrong, but NEITHER slogan belongs on a helmet. Slogans belong on the walls of locker rooms, not on helmets. #mytwocents
  14. Atlanta Hawks Nike Jerseys

    This is my exact thought. I never had an issue with the look of these uniforms, but I think it's foolish for a team to build its brand around a color that's almost certain to become outdated. Then again, they probably said the same thing about the San Jose Sharks 25 years ago.
  15. 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."