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  1. https://aaf.com/ Co-founded by Charlie Ebersol and Bill Polian, the AAF will debut a week after the 2019 Super Bowl. There are a few familiar faces spearheading this new league, including: Troy Polamalu - Head of Player Relations Jared Allen - Player Relations Executive Justin Tuck - Player Engagement Board of Advisor The league will begin with 8 teams with a 12-week schedule. Games will be broadcasted on CBS. Fans will also be able to stream games via the Alliance app. Darren Rovell tweets the league will offer players a variety of perks including Win, Stats, and Fan Engagement bonuses. Rovell also tweets the league will follow suite with the Atlanta Falcons and offer value pricing on food and drink at stadiums. https://twitter.com/darrenrovell/status/976116728907395072 https://twitter.com/darrenrovell/status/976115504019537920 Team locations will be announced in the coming weeks.
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    College Football uniforms- 2018

    Slight update for the Muskingum University Muskies (DIII - Ohio Athletic Conference) under new head coach Erik Ieuter and AD Steve Brockelbank. The team replaced the old football-specific, beveled, and over-shadowed MU logo for the athletic department's actual logo. Before: After:
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    NFL 2018 changes

    Hence why I said "or the light blue jersey + black pants combo". Both that and the combo worn against Pittsburgh are light-light-dark. The light blue jersey doesn't contrast enough with a white jersey
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    NFL 2018 changes

    I've been fighting myself trying to figure out why I like this set and I think I figured it out: they're playing Pittsburgh. The dark-dark-light color palette of Pittsburgh's home uniform contrasts with Carolina's light-light-dark setup. Pair this combo or the light blue jersey + black pants uniform against the Patriots' away look or anyone else with dark pants, and it doesn't work.
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    Goodbye Go Daddy Guy

    That's too bad, but it seems like the company's been heading in that direction since dropping the handwritten-style font for the newer, cleaner, bolder font. ]lthough the only time I've used GoDaddy has been through my work's email system, I'll always remember the GoDaddy Guy though his involvement in motorsports over the years:
  6. What the old title reminded me of.
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    College Football uniforms- 2018

    It's only a matter of time until Vine references get twisted into play calling.
  8. Where are my D3 Football fans at!?!?!? If you're from Southeast Ohio, a fan of OAC Football, and listened to an OAC game on WMCO or OrbitMediaOnline.com (shameless plug), There's about a good chance you heard me calling a game for the Muskingum Muskies last fall as either play-by-play or color commentator. As part of my senior capstone project for my Digital Media Design major last semester at Muskingum, I came up with a redesign of Muskingum University athletics. It was a lot of fun working on it and decided recently to redesign the rest of the OAC's primary logos and their football uniforms as well as the conference logo itself. I'll start by posting all 10 new primary logos followed by home, road, and alternate uniforms. Without further ado, let's kick things off with a double-dose of logos, starting with... OHIO NORTHERN POLAR BEARS Location - Ada, OH Affiliation - United Methodist Est. Undergrad - 2,900 (2017) 2017 Record - 7-3 (6-3 OAC) 4 NCAA Sweet Sixteen Appearances ('99, '00, '10, '15) Mascot Name - Klondike Fun fact: ONU is actually the 5th-most northern school in the conference, behind Mount, Baldwin Wallace, JCU, and the Berg. Ohio Northern is a team that typically finishes within the top half of the OAC every year, yet is still a middle-of-the-pack team. 2017 was a little different, however, thanks to an off-year for John Carroll, as the Polar Bears finished with a respectable 7-3 record in the OAC. Original Logo: ONU's current primary logo isn't bad upon first glance, but the beveled numbers and excessive detail in the bear's face brings down the overall quality, especially at small sizes. Concept Logo: A quick cleanup is all that's needed for ol' Klondike here. I eliminated the shadows while emphasizing some of the detail in the fur and making his eye a little bigger. The more noticeable change is the "ONU" font to a more traditional block font and making it italicized. This helps give the logo a bit of motion, which will look great on the side of a football helmet. OTTERBEIN CARDINALS Location - Westerville, OH Affiliation - United Methodist Est. Undergrad - 2,342 (2014) 2017 Record - 6-4 (5-4 OAC) Mascot Name - Cardy the Cardinal Otterbein is a true middle-of-the-pack team, usually no better than 6-4 but no worse than 4-6 in the past few years. They're just kinda... there. They do have a beautiful campus just northwest of Columbus so they've got that going for them. On paper, Otterbein has had one of the best offensive units in the conference thanks in part to great QB play and WR threats each week. However, stats don't always equal success, but it's kind of hard with Mount Union being the conference champ for the better part of the last 25+ years. Original Logo: So I think I found the Cleveland Browns' inspiration for the "upshadow"... In all seriousness, the current logo isn't bad, but it's severely underused. Instead, the team uses an Oregon ripoff with a red O on a white helmet. It's a shame, because even for an alternate helmet, this would be a great helmet logo. But this is D3 Football, so they'll take whatever they can get their hands on, even if it comes from a catalog or *shudders* Wilson. Concept Logo: The new logo takes the happy-go-lucky cardinal from the... 70s? 80s?... and gives him a fearless attitude. Although a walking cardinal would probably be cool for an actual primary logo, in regards to football, the cardinal head seemed like the best route (think Louisville, Arizona Cardinals, etc). The cardinal is now brought into the 21st century with consistent line widths and a more aggressive attitude, but not too aggressive to scare young children. --------- Let me know what you guys think! It's been awhile since I've done a concept series of any kind and only the second that it isn't a crossover series. Next up: Capital.
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    OAC Redesign - All Uniforms Posted! (D3 Football)

    Wrapping things up here in the OAC with Mount Union, John Carroll, Capital, Marietta, and Wilmington! -------------------------------- MOUNT UNION PURPLE RAIDERS Before: After: Purple metallic helmet with a slightly-oversized R logo Sword from the R appears on the jersey sleeves Single-color pants stripe on all pants options -------------------------------- JOHN CARROLL BLUE STREAKS Before: After: Kept the cross on the sleeves, left the helmet blank. If any team can pull off the classic look, it's JCU. New lighter blue applied to the uniform, JCU logo on the chest Added blue and white pants options for home, with the bolt pants stripe giving the uniform a modern flair. -------------------------------- CAPITAL CRUSADERS Before: After: Went a little Michigan State-esque with this one, using tapered striping on the helmet and pants. More-standard block font replaces the MSU ripoff Shoulder loops replaced with a sublimated, oversized primarily logo -------------------------------- MARIETTA PIONEERS Before: After: Brick pattern inspired by the historical city of Marietta, being the first settlement in Ohio, and the College's brick-and-mortar architecture *Gag* Oversized helmet logo stays, silver helmet becomes the only helmet Blue home pants option added -------------------------------- WILMINGTON QUAKERS Before: After: Wilmington has a mess of a uniform; It's like three different uniforms in one. Time for that to change Satin Lime helmet at home, white helmet on the road. Sleeve Striping forms a W for Wilmington Number font closely resembles the new logo --------------------------------------- And that concludes my Ohio Athletic Conference Concept Series! Thanks to all my fellow OAC alumni who have followed along and supported the series. As for my next football series... How about some MACtion?
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    OAC Redesign - All Uniforms Posted! (D3 Football)

    Guess who's back, y'all! With a long weekend and I'm now settled into my new apartment (now with WiFi!), the series continues with uniforms! OHIO NORTHERN POLAR BEARS Before: After: Made orange the primary color Adjusted the jersey striping to make it a complete stripe and removed the Oklahoma State-esque notch Applied the new stripes to the pants and helmet Polar Bear head replaces the ONU lettering on the helmet. ------------ Heidelberg Student Princes Before: After: Kept that sexy-AF metallic orange helmet Jersey striping based on the cape in the new Heidelberg logo Pants Striping inspired by the Heidelberg Clock on The Berg's Campus ------------ BALDWIN WALLACE YELLOW JACKETS Before: After: Emphasized sleeve striping rather than the shoulder loops (You'll see why in the next team) New Stinger logo appears on the helmet Added brown and white pant options ------------ Otterbein Cardinals Before: After: Slight update to the logo, replacing the yellow beak with old gold to match the uniform Gold helmets, pants, and drop-shadow numbers return No more wordmark on the pants or Oregon "O" on the helmet ------------ Muskingum Fighting Muskies Before: After: The school's "Long Magenta Line" saying plays into the creation of this uniform, as a literal long magenta line stretches across the chest of the jersey. Muskie appears on its own on the helmet Added a magenta pants option ------------ Up Next: Wrapping things up with Marietta, Mount Union, JCU, Wilmington, and Capital.
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    Local TV station logos

    Tegna's whole brand is a black and white TEGNA wordmark so it's not surprising they're applying that same minimal appriach to their local affiliates. I still get emails for job opportunities in the Charlotte area (I should probably unsubscribe from them seeing as how I found a job elsewhere...).
  12. So who wants to join in on a joke team? Anyone?
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    PayPal Sues Pandora Over New Logo

    https://www.google.com/amp/www.hollywoodreporter.com/amp/news/paypal-sues-pandora-patently-unlawful-logo-1006378#ampshare=http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/paypal-sues-pandora-patently-unlawful Interesting. Seems like PayPal may have a case.
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    Corporate Sponsorship Examples

    I count at least 20 brands in this one picture. And to think there's room for more!
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    Corporate Sponsorship Examples

    "One lap to go, sponsored by Credit One Bank!" "Today's winning performance brought to you by Sunoco; Fueling Victories!" "Let's have a look at today's 5-Hour Energy Move of the Race!" Naming rights are everywhere in NASCAR, but the sport would be dead without sponsorship.
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    OAC Redesign - All Uniforms Posted! (D3 Football)

    Wrapping up the first half of this series with BOTH Wilmington AND my Muskingum Muskies! WILMINGTON QUAKERS Ya wanna know how bad Wilmington football is? Mount Union has more wins in the past two seasons (27) than Wilmington has in the past SIXTEEN (24). That's right. Wilmington is a combined 24-136 since 2002. In 2013, the college unveiled a new logo to create a consistent look across the board. Since then, they are 3-47. The rebrand came early in the team's 23-game losing streak between 2012-2014, which included two 0-10 seasons. Once the streak was broken with a week one win in 2015, it was reactivated, as the Quakers then went on a 19-game losing streak. 2017 actually looked promising, as the Quakers not only got their first win in 20 games, but started the season 2-1 with a week three victory over a struggling Capital squad. However, their winning ways wouldn't last, as the team ended the year on a seven-game skid, including a 41-7 loss in the season finale against Muskingum. With a newer, younger coaching squad having one year under their belts, the Quakers look to right the ship and muster up more than two wins for the first time since 2008. The Quakers have a unique double-green color scheme that they seem to utilize pretty well across their campus and branding. However, I have several issues with the logo outlined in the previous post: It doesn't look like a hand, the W isn't clear and looks like a wing, and emphasized the C for College much more than the W for Wilmington. And with the return and quick, satisfying death of the "circle game" meme, it creates some unwanted comparisons. CONCEPT LOGO: The new logo takes inspiration from the pre-rebrand Quakers identity, which used a QUAKERS scrip over a dark green block W. However, I wanted to keep the unique double green color scheme, so I made the primary W lime with the dark outline. The Quakers don't need to be fancy, especially in their current state. This return to a simpler time may be what the team needs to get at least to the middle of the pack and not 10 feet below the basement. -------------- MUSKINGUM FIGHTING MUSKIES AAAALLLLL HAIL MUSKIIIIIIIINGUUUUM, GLORRRRIOUS ALMA MATERRRRRR... THYYYYYY LOYAL CHILLLLLDREN, COMMMMMMMME TO DO THEE HOOOONNNOORRRR Muskingum was the best two years of my life. I met my closest friends who are like family to me. Without it and my time in the Communication, Media, and Theatre Department, I wouldn't have landed my dream job. I got the chance to call football games live on-air last fall, calling both victories in Week 1 and 10. It was frustrating to watch at times, yes. This team was like watching a roller coaster last fall: - A freshman, dual-threat QB who turned the ball over constantly - Two of the best receivers/play-makers in the OAC who did what they could to make plays - An impressive yet inexperienced LB-turned-RB who was injured early in the year - An experienced and explosive defensive front line - And a young, chippy, yet surprisingly secondary. Turnovers and coaching errors were what broke the team, as performance wasn't necessarily issue. The team easily could've been 6-4, as they almost came back against Otterbein, led early vs. Capital, had a last-second TD scored against them vs ONU, and above all, questionable choices late against BW in their homecoming game. After 14 seasons of mediocrity in the OAC, Coach Al Logan stepped away from Muskingum in late November, while Athletic Director Larry Shank announced his retirement just days prior. ORIGINAL LOGO: Muskingum University is one of the only schools in the United States to use magenta as a primary color. So of course, athletics decided to go with red who-knows-how-many years ago. I've been told by the Athletic Communication office this specific logo was only created about 15-16 years ago. From the looks of it, I would've guessed 25 at least. A magenta version is used across campus and some marketing platforms through the Admissions Offices, but it is not official... Time to change that. CONCEPT LOGO: This is the result of my Senior Capstone project last fall. After many discussions with folks in marketing, athletics, admissions, student involvement, students & athletes, and my academic advisor, this was the resulting design. The current layout is loved and recognizable across campus, so moving away from it wouldn't be right. Magenta is a unique color to the sports world and Muskingum should use it. The school's previous president Anne C. Steele stated in her first speech in 2000 that students who attend Muskingum are a part of the "long magenta line," which has been used by the University in every way, shape, and form ever since. Expect the "LML" to have a big presence in the uniform designs. Up Next: The Uniforms of the OAC
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    OAC Redesign - All Uniforms Posted! (D3 Football)

    Glad you like it! I've honestly been struggling with Wilmington. All I know is I need something different than their current: The meaning behind it, apparently, is that it's a hand, representing Wilmington's hands-on learning environment. The idea isn't bad, but the execution is off. If it is in fact a hand, then the C is made of the thumb and pinkie, which throws off the whole perspective. It looks like a certain meme... HA! YOU LOOKED!
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    2018 NASCAR Season Thread

    Definitely one of the biggest stories in NASCAR's history. Assuming it's true (which would appear so by the looks of it), I'm hoping they're able to find the right buyer. In other news, the Camping World Truck Series will become the Gander Outdoors Truck Series in 2019. https://nascar.nbcsports.com/2018/05/08/truck-series-to-be-rebranded-nascar-gander-outdoors-truck-series-in-2019/amp/?__twitter_impression=true
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    OAC Redesign - All Uniforms Posted! (D3 Football)

    BALDWIN WALLACE YELLOW JACKETS With the exception of 2016, The Baldwin Wallace Yellow Jackets are typically found in the top half of the OAC. After a disappointing 3-7 2016 season which came a year after a 7-3 2015 campaign, BW ended 2017 with a 6-4 record, including a late-season victory over Heidelberg and a close 23-20 victory at Muskingum a few weeks before. BW is one of the better home teams in the conference, going 4-1 in Berea last season. With Dual-Threat QB Jake Hudson entering his senior season with an experienced receiving core, the Yellow Jackets have a chance to make some noise in 2018. Original Logo: I have to say, BW has one of my favorite logos in the conference. My biggest gripes are the color scheme and, later on, the uniforms, but that's because of the color scheme. Black AND brown? Huh uh. I also am not a huge fan of the half-human, half-yellow jacket concept, so we're going to go a little more natural as seen in the teaser sketch above. Concept Logo: The Yellow Jackets use both black and brown in their identity, so I decided to find a happy medium and use dark brown. Not much changes between this and the original sketch other than a slight perspective adjustment. I changed the mouth to resemble a real yellow jacket, changed the arms to be more insect-like, and threw in a second pair for good measure. Up next, we'll wipe our feat on the doormat of OAC Football, the Wilmington Quakers!
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    OAC Redesign - All Uniforms Posted! (D3 Football)

    LOL I figured someone would make the "Yeah but SIX LEGS" comment All kidding aside, I'm glad you like the design! I tried six legs but adding them cluttered the midsection, which is why you don't see too many six-legged hornet/bee/wasp/yellow jacket logos. There's some, but when in this specific pose (think GT), there aren't many. Besides, I think your old professor should be more concerned about the yellow jacket having human legs and teeth
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    OAC Redesign - All Uniforms Posted! (D3 Football)

    Howdy y'all! Graduation is done, the parties are over, and I'm back in Knoxville before moving to my new apartment in Cookeville on Thursday. Oh, and I start my new job in one week. Lots of exciting stuff, but the show goes on after a short hiatus! Baldwin Wallace is not officially done, but I did want to share a sketch as Mr. Yellow Jacket may look a little different from his previously buff self and may be looking a little more natural before too long: Hoping to have Baldwin Wallace up either tonight or tomorrow. I am in a bit of a slump with Wilmington's logo, so I may post my alma mater Muskingum after BW. I am also starting on some uniforms as well, so be on the lookout for them as well!
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    2018 NASCAR Season Thread

    Spencer Gallagher suspended indefinitely for violating NASCAR's substance abuse policy, days after his first career Xfinity Series win at Talladega. https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2018/05/02/spencer-gallagher-issued-substance-abuse-policy-penalty-nascar/amp/?__twitter_impression=true
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    OAC Redesign - All Uniforms Posted! (D3 Football)

    Decided to take advantage of my time off these last couple days to make not only John Carroll, but Mount Union too! It's an OAC Powerhouse Double-Dip! JOHN CARROLL BLUE STREAKS For some in the OAC, a 6-4 (6-3 OAC) season record would be like winning the Super Bowl. But for the folks in University Heights, it's the exact opposite. In 2016, John Carroll made national headlines, defeating the #1-ranked Purple Raiders 31-28, becoming the first team other than Mount to win the OAC since the 1994 Blue Streaks squad. What's better is the win ended Mount's 112-game regular-season winning streak, dating back to 2005. The victory was also JCU's first win over Mount since 1989. And after a final four appearance that season, things were looking up for the Blue Streaks. However, after a home loss to Wisconsin-Oshkosh and a blowout loss to Heidelberg in Week 3, the Blue Streaks quickly fell out of the Top 25 D3 poll following a 1-2 start to the 2017 season. Despite the disappointing season, it won't take long for JCU to regain their footing and become a threat at the top of the OAC again. Original Logo: The logo just looks... amateur? I don't really know how else to describe it. Something small you may not have noticed with this logo is the outline at the top of the U. why is there a slight dip in the outline? Why not make it one solid piece? The bolt covering the JCU also doesn't sit well with me and neither does the font. The colors are also a bit of an issue, as the Blue Streaks use more of a navy and millennium gold (or whatever the Rams called it) in their uniforms, rather than the royal and bronze in the logo. Concept logo: Kept the "streak" blue (obviously), but modified it slightly as well as lightened the gold for better contrast. Speaking of, I added white to the lettering and brought it to the 21st Century with a new font. ------------------------------------ MOUNT UNION PURPLE RAIDERS About 99% of Mount Union graduates over the last 25 years do not know what it's like to see an OAC trophy come back to Ada after their annual bout with the Blue Streaks. Just think of that. What else can you say about the Purple Raiders? Not many programs can say they've won 112 games in a row, and 127 of the last 128. That's absurd. Current Logo(s) : So there seems to be no primary logo for the Purple Raiders, just by looking at them. Social Media uses both the Giants-esque script and the script-over-sword logos, so it's hard to tell which is official. I will say this, though... that helmet sticker may make an appearance on the uniforms. For the sake of this series, I decided to use the bottom image as a reference since it does have more character than a Giants ripoff. Concept Logo: Using a design similar to the original sword, I combined it with the stylized "R" from the "Raiders" script. I have an alternate version ready that may be a little more visible, using a white R and sword on a purple backdrop. Just seemed like a simple fix. -------------------------- C+C is appreciated as always! Next we head to Berea to take a gander at the Baldwin Wallace Yellow Jackets!
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    DODGERS CONCEPT BY KONG TOM

    ^^^ Basically what Bruins said. One of the biggest keys in design meaning. What do the red shoulders/sleeves have to do with the Dodgers? Why did you choose that font? Why did you choose a non-traditional front number placement for a baseball uniform (in relation to the script)? I'm not gonna lie, your "craft" is far from "perfected". Finding a new paint template and slapping your personal "logo" on a uniform with little to no explanation does not mean you've perfected anything. Also, saying you've "received more criticism than anyone in this forum's history" is laughable. This place has seen worse, I'm sure.