WavePunter

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    XFL Revisited - Official Cities

    I'm not certain that's correct.. a shark's coloring is sort of a predatory camouflage.. they're darker on top (where the light is actually hitting them) so that they aren't noticed by fish above them - and they sort of blend into the shadowy abyss of the deep.. their ventral side is light colored, although it's technically the part in the "shadow".. this is so they blend with the lighter waters/sky up above when seen from below.. the coloring appears to be pretty accurate imo..
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    MLB x NIKE (3/30 New York Yankees)

    Yeah, I'm looking forward to possibly seeing that rounded version.. those serifs just stray too far from their current look imo.
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    MLB x NIKE (3/30 New York Yankees)

    To me, the standard MLB Block is just so perfect for them, but I understand wanting to come up with something unique for each team.. so for the O's, I have a suggestion.. Perhaps use the Houston Texas' number font as your starting point, but square off all the pointy serifs.. the shape of those numbers echoes the MLB Block nicely for most of the numerals, and its rounded form should mesh nicely with the script wordmark and rounded logos.. just my 2 cents though.. Also, back to the throwback/fauxback wordmark.. since fauxbacks are pretty much fair game for your series, and a potential mashup of eras may be in your plans for certain teams, I'd be curious to see how your throwback set would look with the '54 wordmark (seen on Chris Davis in the MLB Changes thread).. kinda eliminates the issue you're having with that wonky tail above the O, and personally I've never been too big on that 70's/80's script anyway.. just a thought, but I certainly understand you keeping it a little more historically accurate if you so choose
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    MLB x NIKE (3/30 New York Yankees)

    I don't have any off the top of my head, but I'll think about it.. also, as for the throwback script, I could go either way on it.. historical accuracy is fine since it IS a throwback after all, but I'm also ok with some creative license for perceived improvements
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    2019 MLB Changes

    I knew I liked you! (O's fan here)
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    NFL changes 2019

    You're referencing tightness, or "fit".. I'm referencing entire parts of the jersey.. A similar distinction could be made for jersey length.. according to your theory, jerseys should be the length of belly-shirts, since that would cut down on fabric to be grabbed.. But we all realize it would open the entire bottom hem to become a new tackling handle.. which is why longer, tucked-in, skin-tight jerseys are the norm.. A longer sleeve ABSOLUTELY IS NOT easier to grab simply because it's long.. in fact, evidence would suggest the contrary.. to suggest that sleeves must be short to avoid being grabbed is a bold face lie..
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    NFL changes 2019

    Firstly, I never advocated against tight sleeves.. I advocated against eliminating them in favor of these little cap sleeves.. The cap sleeves do 2 harmful things.. 1 - they often expose the end of the pads and create an opening to grab the pad directly or grab the jersey where it's supposed to cover the pad.. 2 - the armhole cuts on cap sleeve jerseys often create a perfect holding location on either side of the chest, making it easier for the player wearing the jersey to be held.. As an equipment manager and coach for a college team, I can tell you that I know very well what I'm talking about.. specifically in this area. And I'll repeat my initial claim: There's no functional purpose for the elimination of sleeves...
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    MLB x NIKE (3/30 New York Yankees)

    I vehemently oppose that number font, but the rest is fantastic
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    NFL changes 2019

    My issue with the entire phenomenon is that there is no functional purpose for the elimination of sleeves.. you can have jersey that's tight on the torso to eliminate holding and jersey tackling, while maintaining a functional amount of sleeve..
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    Unpopular Opinions

    I don't like when people refer to oval helmet logos as rugby balls.. even if a particular team formerly used a football shape, their current is just an oval.. OFOS.. ovals can and do make good helmet logos, and that's a justifiable enough reason to use them.. I highly doubt anyone ever said "hey, I know our football shaped logo looks good, but it would make so much more sense if wet instead used a rugby ball shape"
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    Fixing Minnesota Baseball (Twins and Saints)

    I'm in the red wordmark club
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    Miami Marlins 2019 Rebrand

    Is it wrong that I liked both of these posts?
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    College Baseball Uniforms - 2019

    When your primary alternatives are: -chest logo Or -arched block then it's a nice way to go with a straight across (or at least straight and slanted) wordmark.. simply "fancy-ing" the word up a bit by using a cursive font and/or tail can go a long way in adding a bit of flair to an otherwise pretty boring set of options.. Plus, the script fonts often have a bit of character that differentiates one from another.. Dodgers, Braves, Athletics, Orioles, Phillies, Brewers - all very different character in their scripts..
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    Possible workaround for the 'One Helmet Rule'

    The "stripeless" teams will use a shell-colored stripe to hold the two halves in place.. I think it could be a very viable product.. paint isn't an issue, as they're available in over 100 colors.. I really don't see the "shrapnel" issue actually being an issue I'd have to see them in action, but as an equipment guy myself, I know I'll be looking into them for our team Edit: found a photo of a stripeless version
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    College Baseball Uniforms - 2019

    Really great insight.. I like how you've really dissected the issue.. I'm just the opposite though.. the organic, "hand-written" feel almost always looks worse to me.. I prefer something a bit more "professional" looking.. I hate the Twins' squiggly-T throwback script and the Phillies' old semi-italic-P script.. they look like someone tried to make a baseball script without the proper resources.. I certainly understand the appreciation for them, but I just feel like teams at the highest level of their sport should look like they have the highest level of design and manufacturing technology.. Edit: adding this- LOVE that "Fonzo" script btw!
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    College Football Uniforms - 2019

    We can just agree to disagree and move on.. I'd prefer to discuss opinions regarding uniforms, not ebonics and vernacular and their presence in certain regions.. As for the uniforms themselves, I like them, apart from the silly hanger effect text, which I dislike for a myriad of reasons, all previously outlined.. I think the"horns" on the white jersey could be a bit more subtle, but I'll reserve judgement on that particular jersey until I see it in action.. I also think jersey/helmet combination could play a large role in how these combinations look..
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    College Football Uniforms - 2019

    I could definitely live with that.. I had forgotten that they did that.. that must be why it seemed like it could work
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    College Football Uniforms - 2019

    I hope it stays in the traditional/classic realm.. I think they could possibly pull off the old cowboys number font pretty well (and I wish the cowboys would go back to it)
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    College Football Uniforms - 2019

    Only 1 other commentor replied regarding the topic at hand, and he admittedly gets overly worked-up by the topic.. I still don't think throwing some random slang onto the uniforms of a university is appropriate.. regardless of the correctness of certain vernaculars, I doubt they teach them in the university's English courses.. you wanna talk common vernacular for the region, then concessions can certainly be made for traditional/relevant phrases like "hook em, horns!", etc.. but given how it's random, unrelated-to-tcu, and ripped off from other programs, there's tons of good reason to dislike it and prefer it not be there.. again, you don't have to agree with me.. but to suggest my opinion is insensitive to certain demographics is quite a stretch..
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    Alouettes Kick-Off New Era With Revamped Logo, Uniforms

    I'm glad they went with white numbers.. I feared for the worst.. navy and red only
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    College Football Uniforms - 2019

    Not that it really matters, but I thought this was an interesting and unique way to display uniforms/lockers pre game.. also, it happens to be TCU, so there's that.. And for the record, I'm not opposed to the hanger effects in-general.. they're a fun/neat little detail.. I just don't like using generic rip offs that aren't unique/meaningful to the team using them..
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    College Football Uniforms - 2019

    Nah, people who publicly judge/criticize me inaccurately by misrepresenting my comments aren't usually the ones I seek advice from.. I think I'll hang onto this one.. this is a message board regarding uniforms.. I enjoy posting messages regarding my opinions of uniforms.. I'm sorry if you don't like my opinion, but I'm not going to apologize for having my opinion.. I've outlined my reasons for my opinion pretty clearly.. you're welcome to let it go if you like, but you initially raised the issue by creating something that wasn't there and twisting it into something it isn't.. I feel as though I've made some headway with fightinggoldendevil by explaining myself, so I'm not making myself look worse to everyone.. I intend to reply in defense of my opinions and character any time they're called into question.. it being let go is entirely in your court at this point..
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    College Football Uniforms - 2019

    I speak on these topics as the head football equipment guy for a college program (also the kicking/punting coach, but it seems that's not gonna win me any friends around here as of.. just now).. so every comment I make takes form and function into account.. I'm not just some random guy who watches his team once a week on TV.. my hands are on this stuff daily.. I see issues from the sidelines, press box, and on film (not just this collar text, but lots of design feature issues).. Do I have any problem with the fact that they used southern/black vernacular? No.. like I said, "hook em Horns" would be an example I would approve of.. But digging up a 15 year old song lyric and ripping off the Eagles rings and the 04 Pitt basketball team with overly generic slang that isn't reflective of the institution or it's tradition is where it misses the mark for me.. it's the gradient/drop-shadow/piping equivalent for hanger effects.. it's extra non-tcu-related garbage thrown into the design for no reason other than to be cool and/or force some false/irrelevant battle cry.. just feels hokey to me.. I don't like it at all.. perhaps I inaccurately represented my issues with it initially, but I didn't plan on being attacked for not liking something so trivial.. and since I wasn't the first one to express that opinion and reference the negative connection hip hop slang might have to a university, I didn't think it was a wild opinion to have.. I guess I misjudged that one.. Maybe I should be more aware and socially sensitive.. that's on me.. still don't like it (tcu's collar text) though..
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    College Football Uniforms - 2019

    I think the numbers actually support going for it on 4th down, but coaches like to play conservative and punt.. I guess punters are safe as long as they continue that trend.. good thing my punting days are long over