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  1. 8BW14

    2018 NFL Season

    Can someone please explain to me why a 5yd penalty is an automatic first down in the NFL? Either make it an automatic first down or a 5yd penalty, but they can’t have it both ways.
  2. I think the Eagles have a great logo and I'm a big fan of their midnight green color, but I think they just have too much going on with black, charcoal gray and silver accompanying the green. In my opinion, the Eagles look best when they are wearing only green, silver and white, so this concept is more of a clean-up than a full on rebrand. I was also inspired by what the Detroit Lions did with their logo an uniforms this past season. Those are not perfect, but I really like the idea of what the Lions did. Here's my take on the logo: nothing too exciting, the green is a touch more green and the black is gone. The new wordmark is my take on a simpler, less "XTREME" version of the current wordmark and is more in line with the contemporary branding in the NFL: bold, single color lettering with some serifs and a bridge shape to give it some character. Here are the new home and road uniforms. Less is more as the uniforms are reminiscent of the current duds but are without the needless clutter of superfluous colors and embellishment. The Color Rush uniform is gray in the same style of the primary uniforms and the regular alternate uniform is a midnight green version of the classic throwback uniforms thanks to the one-helmet rule. So, thats it. Thanks for taking a look and I'm definitely open to any and all C&C and feedback.
  3. Here are a few updates to the Ravens: I lightened the gray all around, which I think is a big improvement, I changed the numbers on the black jersey from gray to white for better legibility and more consistency with the rest of the set. I also added a purple stripe to the pants stripe to better define the stripe on the black pants. I also included a larger image of the updated shield logo and a full set of numbers. As alway,s let me know what you think and thanks for taking a look.
  4. Thanks for the comment. I think I agree with you about thepant stripe and the numbers on the black jersey, no reason for them not to be white with purple trim. I’m thinking about lightening the grey all together, as is I think it kinda blends too much with the dark purple and black in the color scheme, like what the Eagles currently have going on. I’d really like to stay away from a gray jersey, doesn’t seem like it fits the brand. Thanks for the feedback though. Hopefully I will be able to make some updates soon.
  5. Here’s a new one for your viewing pleasure today, the Baltimore Ravens I designed a new logo-without- the awkward B that has to be squeezed onto the logo on the left side of the helmet. I dropped gold, replacing it with a medium gray. The idea was to be dark and ominous, playing up the Edgar Allan Poe connection. I also updated the shield logo to match the new branding but lost the file so you’ll just have to squint to get a good look at it on the uniforms. The new new uniforms feature a high gloss black helmet with the logo on either side. The number font is a custom block font, which I will post the rest of later today. On the sleeves are stylized wings. The pant stripe is also meant to mimic a wing or feather. The updated shield is used on the hip of the pants rather than the shoulders of the new uniforms. Purple is the primary home jersey, white is the road, the black remains as the alternate and the fourth purple jersey with the black yoke is my version of a Color Rush alternate. The Shield logo is prominently featured on the helmet and single color black socks help to break up the purple. I just thought it would be a fun alt to break out at home once a year. Please let me know what you think. Any feedback is always welcome and thanks for taking the time to have a look.
  6. 8BW14

    NFL 2018 changes

    The rich, old gold on the Saints' Color Rush uniforms makes their pale helmets almost look like silver by comparison. I really wish they would go back to that beautiful shade of gold full time.
  7. 8BW14

    NFL REDESIGN (Browns 10/10)

    Wow dude! I'm really loving these. I think the Seahawks are my favorite. Everything about that set just works. I'm not feeling the Ravens uniforms, but the logo is top notch. I can't wait to see what else you have. Keep up the good work.
  8. Here's a new one for your viewing pleasure I've always liked the Denver Broncos uniforms to be honest. They were on the cutting edge of design when they debuted and I think they have aged well over the years. I'm also not opposed to a new design but I haven't ever seen one that I actually prefer to the current duds, so here's my take. Blue pants are added to the regular rotation as the primary road option, paired with orange socks of course, to avoid the leotard look. The sleeves feature the mane of the bronco logo and the orange and blue jerseys retain their home and alternate designations, respectively. The Color Rush-or whatever you wanna call it- alternate jersey is sky blue as a nod to the old royal/sky blue helmets of the Orange Crush days. Well let me know what you think and thanks for having a look.
  9. Better? I think it's an improvement. The tail fin did look clunky compared to the change you suggested,thanks.
  10. So, since the Jets announced that they would be updating their uniforms/logos next season, I'v been thinking a lot about the concept I did back in April and I liked it less and less. I think it had just a little bit too much going on, so I simplified everything. First, I made some changes to the logo. The new jet silhouette is simpler and has a lower profile atop the NY monogram. The double stripe has been a constant throughout the Jets' uniform history, so I chose to go with a simple uniform design, prominently featuring the double stripe design. The color rush design is a mono-green uniform with a geometric camo pattern. The second alternate uniform is a throwback to the Super Bowl III winning uniforms, when the Namath led-Jets stunned the Baltimore Colts. The Jets also get a custom block number font, based on the number font used on the tail ID of US fighter jets Please feel free to let me know what you think, any and all feedback is welcome. Thanks for taking a look.
  11. 8BW14

    College Football uniforms- 2018

    Illinois vs Penn State was an interesting visual last night with the mono-orange/blue trim and mono white/blue trim matchup, not necessarily a good matchup but kinda cool.
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    College Football uniforms- 2018

    I love that metallic flake helmet for the A&M throwbacks. We don't see that finish much anymore in college football and I miss it.
  13. So why are the jets wearing white facemasks? Did they make an "official" change that I missed or are they just screwing around? If it's the former I don't like it, if it's the latter I also don't like it.
  14. In an alternate timeline where the National Football League never came to fruition, the American Football League (creative, I know) became the premier professional football league in the United States. Founded after World War II, in 1946, the AFL was formed from the remnants of the Midwest Professional Football League and the Eastern Football Association. Spearheaded by the Chicago Lions owner, Rupert T. Anderson, the AFL originally consisted of eight teams spread throughout the Midwest and Eastern seaboard and added two more teams, to bring the league to 10 members in 1948. Initially, the AFL struggled, but in 1950, attendance began to pick up as football fans realized that the AFL was playing quality football and the League took off, going on to expand 9 more times until 2002, when it reached its current state of 32 teams. Unlike the NFL, in our reality, the AFL does not have conferences. Instead, the league consists of 8 divisions: East, West, North, South, Pacific, Great Lakes, Atlantic, and Central. Each division has four member teams, which allows the 16 game schedule to break down like this: 6 division games (2 against each team) 4 games vs another division (yearly rotation) 6 games vs one team in remaining divisions (yearly rotation) The playoffs are an 8 team tournament consisting of division winners, culminating in the American Bowl (once again, very creative). Playoff teams are seeded 1-8 based on overall record, head-to-head, and playoff points (sum of opponents wins), as a tiebreaker. Now that I have gotten through some basic background of the league, let's move on to the meat of the project, the teams themselves. As far as uniform standards go, the rules are very similar to the NFL. One alternate or throwback uniform is allowed to be worn one time during the course of the regular season, but never in the post season. No manufacturer's mark is allowed on the uniform either, but the league does have a single uniform supplier, Apex Athletics, this Alternate Universe's equivalent to Nike or Adidas. The first division that I'll be presenting is the Great Lakes Division, home to three of the oldest teams in the American Football League. The Chicago Lions are one of the Charter members of the AFL and have been one of the most historically successful teams in the league. Having fallen upon hard times in recent years, the one bright spot in recent memory for Lions fans has been Randall Walker, perennial All-Pro running back and future Hall of Famer. The uniforms are a classic design in classic colors and have remained essentially unchanged for over 50 years, aside from an update to the logo in 2007. The Lions don't wear an alternate uniform and wear only one pair of pants. Another Charter member of the AFL, The Detroit Panthers derive their team logo and colors from the automotive industry. The Panthers sport a rather traditional uniform with simple striping and no embellishment. The Milwaukee Chiefs wear black and orange and are represented by a Native American Indian chief on their helmet and a drum logo on the sleeves. the uniform features a consistent, traditional striping pattern across all elements and colors. The alternate uniform is a throwback to the uniforms the team wore in its early years with legendary Head Coach, Chip Hansen. Todd Wolters is the Chiefs' star veteran quarterback who lead the team to American Bowl Championships in 2009 and 2011. The Minnesota Bruins are the youngest of the teams in the Great Lakes Division, being established in 1977. The team recently removed its northwester stripe from the sleeves and added their iconic bear paw logo to the sleeves. Mark Denton is the Bruins star Middle Linebacker, one of the more popular players in the league, known for his mullet haircut and extensive use of eye-black. Well, Tha'ts it for the Great Lakes Division. Thanks for taking a look and I am really looking forward to seeing what everyone has to say. Any and all comments would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again.
  15. 8BW14

    NFL 2018 changes

    I think this is generally a good rule of thumb, but of course there are exceptions to any rule such as this: or this: IMO My own personal rule is that the helmet always should either be the same color or darker than the pants and it usually works as far as balance/color blocking is concerned, design nonwithstanding. One uniform that I personally think breaks that rule is this one: (ignoring the partial, non-matching pants stripe), but the color blocking works for me. The Panthers silver/blue/black combo doesn't work, IMO, too bottom-heavy with the black pants
  16. 8BW14

    College Football uniforms- 2018

    Cripes these suck so hard.
  17. 8BW14

    College Football uniforms- 2018

    Color me underwhelmed with the Oregon reveal so far. I was really hoping for some new wing design on the shoulders but they are plain? WTF? I appreciate the HUGE numbers but why are they up so high? -Unpopular opinion alert: I wish Oregon would go back to the dark green predominantly with the iridescent mallard head helmet. Edit: I'm actually really disappointed. The contrasting nameplate and military-esque DUCKS on the upper left chest are super tacky. Why do so many colleges refuse to put anything on the sleeves/shoulders of their football jerseys? If they aren't going to have a wing pattern, at least have some TV numbers or put the O on the sleeves. Damn, I was really hoping for so much more...
  18. 8BW14

    2018 MLB Season

    So the Cardinals are fun to watch again. They're 17-9 since Mike Shildt took over, haven't lost a series in two weeks and have won six games in a row now. Matt Carpenter is hitting like Albert Pujols, the bullpen is pitching well with the new guys, they've cleaned up the errors (mostly) and the young guys like Harrison Bader have given the team a real shot in the arm. They've also managed to play their way back into contention for the wildcard and still have a chance, however small, to catch the Cubs. Considering the crap baseball the team has been playing for the last 3-4 years, even if they don't sneak into the playoffs, I'll be more than happy if they can keep playing well and finish the season on a high note.
  19. 8BW14

    College Football uniforms- 2018

    Yeah...not really feeling this. It looks great, don't get me wrong but Rutgers should only wear red helmets for one thing. Also, using the striping pattern named for a school in the same conference is a questionable decision at best.
  20. 8BW14

    College Football uniforms- 2018

    I know someone else mentioned this before, but this pic really makes Indiana's crimson?( I think that's what they call their shade of dark red) look too much like a true red. Maybe it's just the studio lighting and or materials but the red needs to be darker again, IMO.
  21. 8BW14

    College Football uniforms- 2018

    Not really. Iowa would wear gold pants and have stripes on the sleeves, plus a block number font. Both are black and gold but distinct from one another.
  22. 8BW14

    College Football uniforms- 2018

    I kinda like it. What I'd really like to see Iowa do is get rid of all of the white on their football uniforms, Black and gold with the northwestern stripe would be really sharp and different enough from the Steelers for Iowa to really have their own look.
  23. This thread isn't quite dead yet! Okay guys busy spring/summer so I'm way behind. Thanks for checking in every once and a while. Anyway, here's the scoop on what's been going on during the offseason in the American Football League. Franchise Moves/Stadium News: The Baltimore Admirals signed a two year lease agreement to stay in Baltimore with the stipulation that the team will negotiate with the city and state to come to terms for building a new stadium. The New York Falcons will not be changing their name the Brooklyn upon the completion of their new stadium before the 2019 season. No word on whether any uniform or logo changes will coincide with the move. Ownership groups in Portland and Salt Lake City have both made strong pushes for expansion or relocation to their respective cities. At this point, expansion isn't really on the table for the AFL, but look for the Admirals to use either city as leverage in Baltimore. AFL Awards MVP-Todd Wolters, QB MIL Wolters lead the Chiefs to the playoffs yet again and was the epitome of MVP for his team last season, passing for 5016yds and tossing 48 TD passes in Milwaukee's pass-happy offense. Rookie of the Year- Alfred Romo, QB ATL Romo led the Titans to the franchise's first playoff berth since the 2009 season Coach of the Year- Pete Mullen, ATL With a rookie QB, Mullen turned the Titans around and brought them back to the post season in his second year as Head Coach Defensive Player of the Year- JuWan Richardson, DE NYE This man is a freak: 22 sacks, 1 INT, 4 FF, and 1 TD return Uniform/Logo News: The LA Knights will be debuting a fauxback look of sorts, returning to royal blue and gold Birmingham Copperheads: The Copperheads will be making some subtle tweaks to their logo and colors, while completely overhauling their uniforms. New Orleans Pirates: The Pirates will be moving on from their dated logo and color scheme to something more traditional and contemporary. Full unveils for each update will be coming shortly. The AFL Draft took place on April and a full review of the 1st round will be coming shortly. Notable Player/Coach Retirements: Julio Lewis-LB Washington Federals Lewis was the heart and soul of the Feds for 16 prolific years where he racked up 10 All-AFL nods and won the Defensive Player of the Year Award. Todd Wolters- QB, Milwaukee Chiefs. Wolters surprised everyone, including his team, by ending his hall of fame-worthy career at age 36, when it appeared he still had plenty in the tank back in April. Randall Walker-LT, Dallas Oilers A perennial All-AFL player, Walker has decided to hang up his cleats and move on to the broadcasting studio for NBC. Notable Hirings/Firings -The San Diego Destroyers fired their head coach after his third consecutive losing season. He was replaced with Seattle's DC, Bill Graham. Hopefully Graham can turn things around for the lowly Destroyers. -The Houston Comets and head coach Marty Ball decided to part ways at the end of the season as Ball's contract expired. During Ball's tenure the Comets could never quite get over the hump and make it to the post season consistently. Houston promoted well-regarded Offensive Coordinator, Mack Jennings to helm the squad. -After a disappointing season, the Cincinnati Hawks decided it was time for a change and brought in former Comets coach, Marty Ball to turn things around for the franchise. Spring Meetings/Rule Changes -In the Spring Owners Meetings, the AFL owners discussed adding a Wild Card round to the playoffs, by expanding to either 10 or 12 teams, giving the top 2 or 4 seeds a first round bye. More research will be done and a decision could be reached before the 2019 season. In Other News Around the AFL -Indianapolis Stars veteran QB, Nathan Turner is tired of fielding questions about his retirement. The QB, who will be 41 when the season begins, says "As long as I feel good and and I can help the team win, I'll play. That's all I'm going to say on the subject". Training Camp for all 32 teams starts Monday, July 30. Thanks for hanging in there and look for the Draft review and some uniform in unveilings/template updates to come in the near future. Thanks again.
  24. St. Louis Cardinals: Make the blue cap the primary road cap again-or get rid of the cream "St Louis" alt. Either one would satisfy me. Atlanta Braves: Use a single stroke around the tomahawk so it matches the wordmarks on the white and gray jerseys. The double outline is stupid. Also, I would bring back these pants for the Giants-full time, with both jerseys
  25. 8BW14

    MLB changes 2018?

    This photo isn't from last night, but for the first time I noticed that the Angels have a white outline on the wordmark but not on the numbers of their gray jerseys. I've never been a big fan of the Angels' look but now I like them even less after noticing that little detail. Either outline them both in white or neither.