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  1. Most hated SINGLE-season teams of all time (redux)

    It's not you being famous for being 13, so much as everyone else realizing how stunningly old they are. Hell, I'm 23 and I already fear having a low-paying job, being shackled for most of my life with student loans, not having a wife or kids, not being able to buy a house, seeing all of my friends outperform me when I'm desperately trying to catch-up to them but never being able to, witnessing the death of my parents, and, ultimately, dying old, poor and with no contacts. The world around you, from the economy to your social life, will be better in 10 years. I, both, wish you great luck in harnessing this and feel envious of your generation learning from our mistakes and woes to better yourselves. You, um, may want to talk to someone. No kidding. I thought I was pessimistic (although I don't hold any illusion that things will be "better" for current 13-year olds b/c they'll learn from "our" mistakes - referring to current people in their early 20s!)
  2. Most hated SINGLE-season teams of all time (redux)

    You Hate Him? (and his friends?) Here's my list: Miami Heat, 2010-11 ---Lebron is the most cluelessly hatable superstar ever. New York Yankees, 2009 --I don't mind the 96-2000 dynasty. The '09 version was bought and steroid-pumped. They way overpaid for Texeira that January, and they still had the obnoxiously-overrated Johnny Damon. They also set the market on Sabathia that January, and overpaid for AJ Burnett during F.A. Super-obnoxious way to win. Florida Marlins, 1997-98 --These idiots bought a bunch of players, won a world series, and then sold literally everybody. They traded Moises Alou in his prime for junk. They traded Bonilla, Sheffield, and Charles Johnson for Mike Piazza and Todd Zeile. They then turned around and traded Piazza for Preston Wilson and garbage and Zeile for two minor leaguers. So they gave up Gary Sheffield for Preston Wilson. Way to go. 08-09 Florida Gators -Gross 02 Brazil -I really dislike Brazil. This team was the worst. 03-04 Lakers -This team was fun to root against. Payton, Bryant, Malone, and Shaq. They're dysfunctional and then make the Finals and then - aw, snap - Pistons win.
  3. College to Pro 2013-14

    I really dig that Michigan shield mock Raiders logo. Try Ndamukong Suh.
  4. Mustangs/Stallions/Broncos logo concept

    The ears - I think they need to be closer to straight up in terms of angle, and the ear in the foreground shouldn't be concealed by mane hair (is it? or is that a line issue?). Maybe make them smaller in comparison. I would also try to make the neck - at least where it meets the head - more narrow. Horses have relatively thin necks so that their heads can turn freely. This one I feel like the back of the neck is too bulged out, more like a predator neck (like a lion or tiger). I love the colors and the mane. Overall, some really good work here. Some minor tweaks on the head and I think you've got a winner.
  5. College Athletic Style Guides

    Here's the B1G conference style guide: http://www.unl.edu/ucomm/ucomm/resources/downloads/Big-Ten-Identity-Guidelines.pdf
  6. wholesaletshirt.us legit?

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  7. NBA 90s Fauxbacks

    I dig it, but I'm not getting the 90s vibe. Might just need some refinement. Maybe if the yellow was more golden/metallic? A lot of the 90s jerseys kind-of sparkled. Think this one would fit in with those (Sixers comes to mind).
  8. Colleges "Stealing" Professional Wordmarks/Logos

    Looks like they took Minute Maid Park's fanbase as well.
  9. Hidden Jersey Elements

    I think it's an interesting use of what is otherwise dead space. It's also a check against the laziest (which is probably most) of counterfeiting.
  10. Colleges "Stealing" Professional Wordmarks/Logos

    At the big-time college level, I would think it's rare, as most of the schools have big-money deals with athletic companies who don't want to piss off their other clients. I imagine where there's a wordmark used, in-house counsel at the designer gets a license to clear up any issues. Speaking of which, Virginia Tech: Now, at the high school level and lower colleges, I'm sure outright stealing happens all the time. My own high school ripped off a pro team with impunity, and I believe it still does so.
  11. When I think of Queen City, I think of Cincinnati. I think Springfield, Missouri also uses Queen City. Probably best to avoid.
  12. GotPixels NFL Project 40 Plus- NFL2-Memphis Helmet Options

    I understand what you're going for with Redline, but did you realize it has a second, racially-charged meaning? It means to discriminate in housing/finance based on race/poverty using geography as a proxy. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redlining You would likely get opposition on that one. These are great concepts, though. I love Louisville and Portland's
  13. New Jersey Devils 3rd and St. Louis Blues Revamped

    Agreed on the red. It's never made sense to me, either. The 2 blue/yellow combo is ideal for them, IMO.
  14. Problem with singular nicknames

    LOL. If those Wizards jerseys are supposed to mimic the Presidential Seal, they failed even worse than I thought.
  15. Problem with singular nicknames

    A wizard is medieval science fiction concept, either a crazy person or a charlatan, who performs magic, which doesn't exist in real life, but already did exist in the Eastern Conference. So you have a stupid mascot, for which you inevitably get a stupid logo, that clashes with a conference rival's mascot. Seriously, when you think of basketball, do you think of Gandhof showing up to the tip-off? To top it off, they took a bold red and blue color scheme and replaced it with weak powdery blue and light gold to copy the exact same thing the Pistons did 2 years earlier, and a very similar scheme to the Grizzlies, who came into the league 2 years earlier. The Kings had recently dropped their blue and red color scheme in 1995 to go with purple and black, and the Sixers went black and gold in the same year. The Nets went to dark blue around the same time. The Bullets name probably needed to change, although I think it's a great name for a basketball team (bullet passes, speed, etc.), but they were incredibly dumb for jumping on the bandwagon to dump blue and red as primary colors. Those colors fit with Washington, and anyone with a pulse could tell it was a fad to go to alternative colors. Between the nickname selection (there are literally a hundred names that would work better) and the colors, I've never understood what the heck they were thinking aside from giving too much credence to amateur-hour marketing surveys of 12-year olds. "It could be worse" is a bad defense of sports teams and socioeconomic situations.