El Scorcho

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  1. El Scorcho

    NBA Changes 2019-20

    I love this jersey and i'd buy a modern one in a second. The Spurs have a strong base set but by god they are bad at alts. The camo military city ones are boring, and the silver alt is really poor.
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    Identities you wish were your team's

    I picked the Dolphins in 1994 because Dan Marino was in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, and he was such a great player. And while I have no real problems with the way the Dolphins choose to brand themselves in 2019, sometimes i'd love to support a team that wears something other than Aqua. I love the Bears identity and I think Bears are a cool animal.
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    2019 Minor/Indy/Summer Collegiate Baseball Changes

    The uniforms and wordmark are garbage but I like the slashing bear logo, and overall the logo package is pretty good.
  4. This might be one for the unpopular opinions thread but I prefer the way modern uniforms cut off the Colts' stripes than the older style. The UCLA ones posted above still cut off at an arbitrary spot, but the Colts' cut off keeps the stripes bold and not crinkled up at the bottom, as well as flowing better with the uniform overall.
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    NFL changes 2019

    You'd only ever reference the slight blue tint if you were directly comparing the Cowboys helmets against another silver helmet in a close up. It's a silver helmet.
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    BellaSpurs vs The NFL (Titans Update Added)

    I love the outside the box thinking, but how does a single number work here?
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    New York Jets are confirmed to be getting new uniforms in 2019

    If the home and road sets are really nice, I could live with a black alt.
  8. Money. If you have the same design forever, there is no reason for someone who bought a jersey 5 years ago to update. Release new jerseys every few years and you sell a lot more. For big teams, it's about keeping the balance between keeping things fresh and keeping the merch wheel turning and staying true to tradition. The extra hype in the lead up to a release is just marketing to sell more.
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    Unpopular Opinions

    I like the current brighter shade of yellow on the Lakers uniforms. The gold was nice but the yellow provides a really nice bright contrast and I love the look, they're my favourite Lakers uniforms. Clean, bright, well balanced, good contrast.
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    NFL changes 2019

    It's purely an aesthetic thing really. Patriots fans will always look back fondly on these uniforms but in 50 years, when only older fans will have hazy memories of the Brady/Belichick era, they'll probably wear them as throwbacks and they'll be appreciated as a historic uniform that was a product of it's time. Nobody will be calling for them to come back as a primary because they look like garbage, much like the Steelers bumblebee throwbacks. The Dolphins throwbacks are so popular because they look amazing. They're also heavy on character, which contrasts against the current identity which is regularly accused of lacking character. The "toothpaste" dolphin etc. I don't fault the designers at all for this though, because as you've said the brief was "not silly", which is difficult when you consider you're designing a brightly coloured costume with animal logos for grown adults to play a game. I think the sleek modern identity we ended up with is a really good result, but it'll never resonate like the 66 throwbacks (unless we start winning a lot).
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    US Soccer Foundation vs. US Soccer Federation

    This reminds me of the WWF moving to WWE.
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    NFL changes 2019

    The Dolphins are different because the throwbacks are timeless classics. If the Patriots hadn't won so much in the Brady era, they'd have changed these uniforms a while back IMO because they're objectively bad.
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    This Sunday: Bills and Dolphins Battle in 1960s Uniforms

    I don't think you can worry about that when it comes to visual branding. Can you think of an example where a team switched to a modern rendition of a classic uniform and the classic uniform became tarnished in any way? The right uniform can make players feel 10 feet tall, and I definitely feel like the throwbacks fit in that category. The old adage about dressing for the job you want not for the job you have kinda fits. Don't get me wrong, I love the Dolphins regular uniforms and they're a great modern iteration of the Dolphins look, but the emotional traction you see everywhere with the throwbacks is undeniable. That's partly to do with the great work you guys do on social media promoting them, but there is definitely something about those uniforms. I know personally I hadn't bought a jersey in years, but I just couldn't not own one, and with Landry traded, i'll be in the market for a replacement as soon as I see what the white one looks like
  14. This is actually a really topical theme for me at the moment because i'm currently involved in a movement to bring back a historical uniform for a major professional sports team. I support the Port Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League, which for those who are not aware is the biggest sports league in Australia, playing Australian rules football. Port Adelaide is a very old club, having been formed in 1870 and playing in the South Australian league, where they were wildly successful, winning 34 premierships between 1870 and 1996. In 1902, they adopted their famous "prison bar" playing strip, which despite becoming known as the Prison Bars, was based on the wharf and pylons of the Port area, and were known as the Magpies. In the 1980s, the large Victorian Football League began forming teams interstate, and became the national competition. Port Adelaide, as the biggest club outside of the AFL, successfully applied to join the league in 1996. From a branding perspective, Port Adelaide were asked to change their guernsey and nickname because it clashed with an existing large AFL club, Collingwood, who wear black and white vertical stripes. Port Adelaide were in no position to argue, as being elevated to the national competition was too important, and changed their branding. They retained black and white, but added the 90s special in teal. The guernseys they adopted were a product of their time, as you can see below, with the centre guernsey here being adopted as the home guernsey. That uniform was wildly unpopular, but persisted until 2010, when Port adopted it's current design, a much more traditional football design. While this design is really nice, there is no real attachment to the design from supporters apart from aesthetics. Port have been allowed to wear the prison bar design as a throwback on 4 occasions since joining the AFL, most recently in 2014. In the last few weeks, a fan campaign has begun for Port Adelaide to go back to wearing the Prison Bar design full time. It has so much history with the football club and it means so much to supporters. The petition currently has about 5500 signatures after a couple of weeks, but there is a lot of work to be done to overcome the obstacles that need to be overcome. You can find the peitition at www.bringbackthebars.com The wonderful people in charge of this petition have managed to get interviews on local radio and have had retweets by big names in the football community supporting the cause, but it's still very early days. If you support teams being able to choose to wear their most famous and loved uniforms, a signature would be much appreciated!
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    Adelaide Crows Concept

    Love this update! That Ravens-lite logo has been wildly unpopular since the Crows introduced it, this would be a great change.