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About Frylock

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    44N55 122W02 (aka Salem, OR)
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    All sports relating to Portland
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    Portland Buckaroos 1960/61 - 1973/74

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  1. Frylock

    MLB changes 2018?

    "To do then, now, would be retro. To do then then, was very now-tro."
  2. Frylock

    Unused Logos and Uniforms

    Quick reply here... That first jersey with the half circle above the number? That was a stock Cooper jersey template in the early 1980s, seen throughout major junior, i.e. WHL, OHL, and QMJHL. Would've been wild to have seen that in he NHL!
  3. Frylock

    Unused Logos and Uniforms

    Love the full Blue Jays script. The numbers are so-so for me. I'm head over heels for the belveling on the 8, but the 5 and 9 are much too similar.
  4. Frylock

    MiLB teams with MLB-caliber identities

    YES!! This was classy, classic, and damn near perfection. I miss the Beavers, I miss PGE Park (pre-Timbers reconfig) and I miss the hope and dream that once existed of bringing MLB to Portland.
  5. Frylock

    2018 NFL Offseason

    Just saw video of Randy Moss getting his HOF invitation, and boy did I get a blast from the past. I had no idea (and really, who did?) that C. David Baker, fromer Arena League commissioner for 11+ years, has been president of the Pro Football Hall of Fame for the last four years. Mind blown...
  6. Frylock

    NBA Changes 2017-18

    Are CJ's socks new for this set? Those are awesome!! And I'm not one who really gives much interest towards NBA socks...
  7. Frylock

    NBA Changes 2017-18

    For me, they are a solid 8.75/10. I'd like these a whole lot better if they increased the learning between rip and city. Right now, it reads as "ripcity". At the end of the day, they are still better than the blood clots, er, statement uniforms.
  8. Frylock

    NHL 2017-18

    So, I hate to resurrect the whole Army vs Vegas topic, but I had an interesting experience just a couple days ago, and I thought it was worth sharing... I work retail out here in Oregon, where there isn't a whole lot of hockey merch worn on a daily basis. I had a customer come into my store (the business is not sports related) and he was wearing a hat very similar to the one pictured: After a very quick glance, I almost walked over and made a comment about the Vegas Golden Knights, until I saw the side of the hat which read West Point. My point to this post is that if I consider myself to be logo and "brand" savvy, and I had presumed a hat logo to represent one team instead of another, I'd say Vegas doesn't stand a snowball's chance in court. Get regular Joe Public types who don't follow that stuff, and I think it's going to fall apart real quick for Vegas. Just my two cents worth...
  9. Frylock

    How much can you "update" a classic?

    The New York Rangers, for the longest time, had some beautifully sewn vertically arched NOBs. When the Edge jerseys came in, the arch became less pronounced. Also, the first year Avalanche jerseys had NOBs with varying line weights. I always felt that the inaugural season Avalanche jerseys were superior because of that quirk. The smaller crest holds it back from being perfect, but now I'm veering off the topic...
  10. Frylock

    How much can you "update" a classic?

    I've been a Braves fan since 1980, so, I may be a little defensive on this topic. Fair warning! I agree with you on the home and road scripts, they are an improvement, more so on the home than the road. In my opinion, the quirky mismatch of the capital A lands in the same territory as the Yankees and Tigers mismatched monograms. Where I disagree with you is on the helmet change and the lower-case a. I loved that the helmet A was fatter and different. It was a quirk, and it was part of the identity. Once Lukas bitched about it, it changed. And that actually may be my reason for hating the change so vehemently. Regarding the lower-case a, I much prefer the Hank-era version for a couple reasons. 1: the historical ties to #715, and 2: it reminds me of memories of young Murphy and Horner. So that one is also a bit personal. Is the newer version bad? Not really. It's done well, but it doesn't fit the rest of the team's identity. If they had a 1970s fauxback in their rotation, in the same thread as their 1960s fauxback, then it would make sense.
  11. Just saw this and it kinda blew my mind. Roberto Clemente wore the uniform on the left in 1955 and 1956. The team changed to the vest style, which seems to be the "iconic" uni for Clemente, in 1957.
  12. Frylock

    NBA Changes 2017-18

    I keep looking at the Cavs shorts and thinking they are playing Browns dress-up... But yeah, blimp silver? How did we miss that??
  13. Frylock

    NBA Changes 2017-18

    Not sure if anyone else caught this, but in the side panel of the Cleveland jersey is what appears to be the Cavs' shield logo. Interesting placement, if that is indeed what it is...
  14. Frylock

    NBA Changes 2017-18

    Ok, maybe I'm drinking the Nike-Aid, but I think the pattern on the shorts is pretty clever. On one hand, they look like mountains. But what I see is a quasi-1980s computer drawn city skyline of skyscrapers - a nod to, and a different interpretation of, the rainbow jerseys.
  15. Frylock

    MLB changes 2018?

    I have felt this way for some time, although not specifically about the Nationals. Any team that sets their front number below a parallel point with a singular chest logo looks absolutely bush league. It looks as if the t-shirt shop that heat pressed the letters and numbers on their little league jerseys didn't know what they were doing. Yeesh, I just went on an old man rant, didn't I?