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    Blandest Uniforms in Modern History

    I would argue that a lot of these uniforms are simple and clean, not bland. The Blue and white Padres uniform-probably bland is a good word to describe it, especially considering some of the other color combos from the past they could work with. Same goes for that Canucks uniform and the Rays, boring and bland. I'll never get the hate for the wine and gold Cavs uniforms. The colors are bright and the design is classic. I hardly see how it's bland
  2. I've never really liked the pinwheel caps to begin with. Feels very bro slow pitch softball league to me and it doesn't work with every logo/color combo. I'd like to see the All Star Game caps just be the teams' regular caps with gold stars around the eyelets. I think maybe they have done that in the past? Go crazy for the Homerun Derby and change that design every year according to the host team if you must. I don't think that's a bad idea really, but I'd like the game caps to be a little more subdued.
  3. Pretty much perfect. It's all the bengals should do and 1000 times yes to the orange socks and only orange socks. They can't be trusted to wear the correct socks/pants combo if they have more than one option.
  4. Although there are has been an influx of baseball concepts on here lately, I thought I would finally throw my hat into the ring. I have been working on this project in my free time for a while and I finally have something to show you guys. Basically, I wanted to reign in the alternate overload in baseball and give each team a great look, some will get pretty drastic changes and some teams will get some pretty minimal changes. Each team will get a home uniform, road uniform, alternate uniform/jersey, and a batting practice jersey where I chose to have some fun and go outside of the box or look back at some historical looks. I have the National League done and I'm going to start with a team from the NL West today and I'll do my best to get a new team up every day or two. So without further ado, I have the Arizona Diamondbacks. I think most of us would agree the Diamondbacks uniforms are a big mess with way too much going on, to say the least. One thing I think they did get right was the great red, black, and turquoise color scheme, it definitely has a Southwestern feel to it. My concept for the Diamondbacks is simple and modern, drawing inspiration from past Diamondbacks' uniforms. The primary home uniform is white, the road is gray, the alt is red and BP is black. So here it is. As always, Id love to hear what everyone thinks an C&C is definitely welcome. Thanks for taking a look and the Padres are on the way tomorrow.
  5. 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.
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    2018 NBA Post Season

    You're right. I misinterpreted the rule, I think the charge call was wrong but they were also wrong to change it the way they did. I was only able to watch the second half, but I thing both teams got their fair share of missed/bad calls and Lebron got an unfortunate string of 2 or 3 bad ones at the endorsed of the game.
  7. Yeah fire engine red and yellow, like the KC Chiefs and Calgary Flames. I don't like that color scheme. USC looks good. I do like burgundy/maroon/garnet with yellow, just not bright red and yellow
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    2018 NBA Post Season

    You're right, I misunderstood the rule, actually the only thing they should have been able to review was whether he was in the restricted area. I thought a block was the right call, but they probably did get there the wrong way.
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    2018 NBA Post Season

    I don't know. That rule about being able to review a block/charge was implemented correctly, I think. Apparently that rule is a little unclear. I thought it was a pretty obvious block in the first place. Durant didn't initiate the contact and Lebron was still leaning/sliding/hadn't established his position,but I'm not sure how I feel about using replay to review and overturn a judgement call. That's a situation where the refs need to get together and make the right call. I think they got the call right, but the way they got there wasn't exactly kosher. Tossing Thompson was weird. Green should have gotten a tech too, but there was no reason for Tristan Thompson to take a swing at him. He should probably be suspended. On on another note, I don't know how Lebron restrained himself from dropping JR Smith at the end of the 4th. No wonder he has to score 50 if he has to deal with teammates like that.
  10. I don't like red and yellow. Ketchup and mustard comparison aside, it's just a garish color scheme, imo. Both colors are too bright to work well together.
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    Pittsburgh Steelers Unveil 1979 Throwback Uniform

    Eh...why bother? Most people probably won't even notice a difference between the throwback and regular black jersey. Besides, if you wanna see the Steelers with block numbers, just watch Iowa on saturdays. I'm kidding, mostly, but the batman jerseys would have made a much cooler alternate.
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    NFL | Cleveland Browns Primary Logo Rebrand

    I think I would beef up the brown stripes in the football, especially if you're trying to mimic the Browns' helmet stripes which are all the same width, or at least pretty close, the white may be a bit wider. You'd have to make the wordmark more squat, but the stripes would be more like what the Browns actually wear.
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    2018 NBA Post Season

    NBA officiating is garbage. It's frustrating to watch as a basketball fan and I know it has to be hard on the players too. Having said that, I'm also tired of seeing the star player constantly talking at the refs, just play.
  14. Why can't we have nice things? As far as I'm concerned, MLB uniforms are about as good as can be expected right now. The material is nice, most of the teams look good. The piping goes all the way around the sleeves and the pants stripes run the full length of the pants. Hell even stripes socks and stirrups are making a comeback. I didn't want the New Era logo on the caps, or the UA logo on the front of the jerseys and I don't want the Nike logo on the chest of the uniforms either. Money makes the world turn though and the old white guys who run MLB have research that shows kids love #fire uniforms in every color under the sun with Nike logos plastered all over them and they are losing kids watching and playing baseball to other sports wearing Nike branded uniforms so pasting Nike logos on every thing will fix that. Well it won't, I love baseball and I'll never quit watching it but people perceive baseball as boring because the way it's being played, with an emphasis on analytics and #launch angle, with a disregard for strikeouts by hitters has made for some very slow moving, boring baseball. It has nothing to do with the fact that the players are wearing nice clean uniforms. Not to mention every batter needs to call time twice and step out of the box to adjust his batting gloves and kiss his gold chain between every pitch. Baseball needs to eliminate unnecessary dead time in games, not bring in Nike to get the kids excited about buying their favorite team's jersey with a Nike logo. On top of that rant, I don't really like Nike's baseball templates all that much. They are cut weird and have unnecessary seams and vents all over the place. I'm only 24 but get off my lawn with your hip new materials and ventelation systems and yes, the sky is falling. Nike will ruin every MLB uniform and change is always bad.
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    KC Royals Show Off 2018 Turn Ahead the Clock Uniforms

    I'd agree with that, only makes sense. Its a fun concept but I think they could have played up the futuristic angle a bit more, feels kinda tame in that respect.
  16. That's the idea, of course, it wa Amy intention last summer too. It may be slow to finish but I intend to finish the AL and maybe go back and redo some of the NL teams I'm not so happy with anymore. Thanks for the input guys. I was trying to make the A as big as possible and it's kind of an awkward shape to fit inside a circle so yeah it definitely looks off. I'll fix that. Here is a Mariners concept for your viewing pleasure. I think their current look is a bit generic and dated. The color scheme is great, but the rest of the identity is boring IMO. So, I created a new set of logos, making the compass rose more prominent. I also tweaked the colors a bit, brightening up the teal and making the blue a touch more green. Teal is incorporated more prominently into the wordmarks and numbers to bring a little more visual interest to the uniforms. I also brought back the lower case wordmarks, something unique to the Mariners in the past. The blue jersey is a alternate that would be worn bit on the road and at home and the teal jersey and cap are For Spring Training and batting practice. Thanks for taking the time to have a look and as always, any and all feedback is appreciated.
  17. Lots of guys have played for the Cardinals and Cubs. Some of the ones I can think of off the top of my head are: Lou Brock Lee Smith Mark DeRosa John Mabry Jim Edmonds So Taguchi Jason Motte John Lackey Jason Heyward Dexter Fowler Rogers Hornsby Jason Marquis Bruce Sutter Joe Girardi Got curious and looked it up: Apparently there have been 309 players who have played for both teams and one of them was Dizzy Dean, who knew?
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    Nuggets Evolved: Unveil New Logos, Colours, Uniforms

    Yeah the navy/red/gold color scheme is one that could really work for the Nuggets. It has a very Old West/Colorado feel, but they should have just stuck with it when they originally wore it. Now it kind of encroaches on the Cavs and Pelicans territory, which is too bad because it could be a really strong look for Denver.
  19. So here's one that I had a lot of fun with. All of the MLB expansion/relocation talk inspired me to come up with a concept for Portland, which I think is just a cool city. One of the most intriguing rumors I heard was the possibility, however slim ( I don't really know, I don't pay a ton of attention to this stuff), was the Athletics packing up and settling down in Portland. Some people like Beavers or Cascades or Pioneers for a team in Portland and I might agree if an expansion team came to town, but I think the Athletics have the perfect name for the city. Portland is quirky, known for its unique denizens, hipsters riding penny farthings you know, that sort of stuff. Athletics is a unique old-timey sounding nickname and the team uses a giant white elephant balancing on a ball for a logo. What's more ironic than that? The color scheme works perfectly too. Oregon is known for its forests, Portland is a "green" city, its like it was just meant to be. Now, all of that having been said, I think the A's brand could use a refresh for the hypothetical move to Portland. First, I added a second shade of green to the forest green and gold color scheme. It's a bright color, somewhere between Kelly green and emerald green. The logo got an update too. I kept the roundel, but updated the font, added the star for the city flag to the logo and incorporated the second green color. As you can see, the uniforms are where things kinda go off the rails. Portland is a unique city where the people march to the beat of their own drum, so why not reflect that in the uniforms. The Portland A's would be the only team in MLB to not have a gray jersey and wear colored uniforms primarily. The home uniform is gold, with tri-colored sleeve and pants striping. The road uniform is something to behold. A forest green uniform with tonal pinstripes, Portland across the chest, and single color numbers. I thought it had the feel of a throwback to way, way back, but was modern and "out there" at the same time. The alternate uniform is a white version of the home uniform with Portland across the chest and would be worn for Sunday home day games. The bright green jersey is a Spring Training/batting practice jersey and is paired with gray pants, which are worn only during spring training and BP as well. Well, that's it and I have to say that I had a lot of fun with this one. I'd love to know what everyone thinks. Thanks for having a look and please feel free to leave any and all feedback.
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    DouglasQuaid NFL Concept Uniforms 11/32 - Dolphins

    I think white helmets and pants would improve this look. If you do change the helmet and silver pants to white, I would use a double red stripe on them to mimic the shoulders of the white jersey. Otherwise, I think this is a really cool design and I love the shoulder stripes and one color numbers.
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    Pittsburgh Steelers Unveil 1979 Throwback Uniform

    You know, I've thought about this a lot. I wonder if we'll will ever see a movement toward some longer 3/4 length sleeves made from modern form fitting materials in the future for football? It would add some valuable real estate for numbers and or some stripes/design elements. Plus I just love the look of old school, long sleeve football jerseys like this:
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    Rockets Uniform Changes

    Yeah the R logo is great. I didn't realize the primary included the text. That's dumb. I agree with you, though. The R logo is distinctive and clean, it could certaintly be a classic someday if they just stick with it and do some tidying -up of their brand.
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    Rockets Uniform Changes

    I'd like to see the rockets go with red and white. No black, no gray, just a simple two color scheme that would be unique to the NBA. I don't think anybody else uses just red and white right? I'd get rid of the dropshadows and put Houston on the red jersey, keep the shorts design, which reminds me of the nose of a rocket. It's a unique design that looks fast and feels "spacey". Maybe bring back the shoulder loops, which I actually liked, but if they won't fit, a nice clean jersey with minimal trim would be a sharp look. I don't think the rockets need to throw the baby out with the bath water here, just modernize and simplify things a bit.
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    Hall of Very Good

    Sadly I'd have to agree. He had a ton of great moments and he was a GREAT center fielder. He made catches I've never seen anyone else make, but the numbers just aren't there I guess. Still, just like you, one of my favorite players as a kid.
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    The Mad Scientist's NBA

    Overall it's pretty good, but why not go with single color numbers and wordmarks on all of the uniforms? I'd change the wordmark and numbers on the white jersey to white also, just my thoughts on the pelicans. As for this whole series, it's great. I really appreciate that you are using a simple template that you can manipulate to your liking instead of staying inside the lines of an over-designed branded template. I also really like what you did with the Jazz. It's unique without being gimmicky. I might tone down the green a notch, though. It's on the verge of "Action Green"