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    North American Pro Soccer 2019

    Because nobody complains when Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington each have a team in a league but San Antonio is just one too many in Texas. Geography lessons should still be taught in schools and it's clear that they're not.
  2. Way, way, way too much going on with that "LOGGERS" wordmark on the log. There's black drop shadow to make it look like it's raised off the log. Then you have a dark green border. A white inner border. A gradient green to make it look like it's wrapping around the log. And THEN there's the lighter dark green to act as a bevel for the inside (only the inside) of the white outline. Wow. And the worst part is the gradient meant to make it look like the word is bending around the log fails because the log stays the same color nowhere where it's positioned. Why use shadow affects with lots of colors if the log and everything else is basically shadowless?..... Except for him and HIS FREAKING BEARD. Seriously? His right arm isn't shadowed by his head but his beard is casting a huge shadow on his arm and his arm is casting a huge shadow on the log. You know how uncomfortable a position he'd have to be in to cast those shadows on his upper arm and the log? He'd basically be laying down with his feet directly behind his head, with the arm and elbow hanging lower. And what's with every mascot having to swing stuff like a bat? C'mon people. Be creative.
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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    Two games simultaneously to kickoff the league and then two games that Sunday that will probably overlap some. I'm not buying the whole two hour game play thing working.
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    NFL changes 2019

    Modern jerseys aren't cut like those in 1986. Sleeve stripes aren't a thing anymore. Jerseys haven't had sleeves for the vast majority of players in decades. And the few quarterbacks or kickers that don't like their jerseys cut tight to their pads aren't really who we should be designing uniforms for. The little 'end caps' on Shoulders shouldn't have any form of striping because they're not sleeves. Maybe solid colors. Adding another color just makes it more of an eyesore. Modern colors aren't going to let us go back to the 80s. Uniform materials can't match that grainy rugged look you remember as a kid. Anything is either going to be 'matte' or 'glossy'. We've seen the Browns with modern colors, and Brown is the best option to make it look good. I like the monochrome brown, and adding a third color doesn't work. If you place white anywhere on the color rush jersey it's going to look as out of place as the red numbers on the Dodgers. The biggest problem is every jersey sold, new or old style, doesn't match what the players wear because their uniforms aren't like that. Getting the Colts hoops, or the USC shoulder arcs would look better, but we're stuck with stripes and I'm doubting that's going away. So, the fewer, the better. Orange and Brown are the Browns. Let white be the road uniforms. Monochrome for both is fine (not a fan of the white jersey and brown pants look).
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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    Honestly, MLB, NBA, and NHL all-star weekend is more interesting because it's moved around and the 'other stuff' with the game is honestly more interesting. The skills competitions at NBA and NHL ASGs are more interesting than the games. The Home Run Derby is more interesting than the ASG. The NFL doesn't have anything else for their game. And the players all much preferred the week in Hawaii than now that it's moved around Orlando and elsewhere. I'd say if NFL adjusted the rules and made it like 7-on-7 with no real linemen it'd be more interesting. Maybe get rid of the 10-yards for the first down and instead make it 25, etc. No defensive players across the line-of-scrimmage. Ease the penalties in the passing game. No zone. All man-on-man coverages. No double-teams. No zones. No punts. All 4th downs must go for it or a field goal. Make it an aerial show.
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    Worst Game You Ever Saw

    I saw a West Virginia Power Sunday afternoon game with about 150 fans in 95+ degree weather. Barely any place with shade and absolutely no breeze. Was one of the worst baseball game experiences I've ever experienced.
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    NFL changes 2019

    Right now, it's pretty clear the Browns fans love the color rush uniforms. yes, it's in comparison to the craptastic uniforms we have now, but they're definitely a fan favorite. Switching to color-rush type jerseys helps. Get rid of the drop shadow. Orange numbers and stripes on brown. brown numbers and stripes on white. White stripes and numbers on orange. Mix and match as wanted. No sidepanels on the jerseys, no accents, etc. No Cleveland or Browns in big print anywhere. Browns are definitely going to be wearing the color rush next year as many times as they're allowed. They could pull a rams and redo their pants without messing with the jersey and fans would be happy. Just get rid of the BROWNS on the sides.
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    One tradition you NEVER want to change

    Naming rights In 2009, Mall of America purchased naming rights for the field at Metrodome. The contract stated that the field would be called "Mall of America Field at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome" for a three-year period, beginning October 5, 2009, and ending February 28, 2012.[93] The name was still used for the 2012 and 2013 seasons. Despite possible inference from the signage, the MoA name applied only to the field, not the stadium as a whole. The building remained Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. The connection between Mall of America and the Metrodome is also notable because Mall of America is built on the site of the former Metropolitan Stadium.
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    One tradition you NEVER want to change

    Kingdome Candlestick Park Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Jack Murphy Stadium Mile High Stadium Sun Devil Stadium Texas Stadium/Cowboys Stadium Astrodome Louisiana Superdome Arrowhead Stadium Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome Lambeau Field Soldier Field Pontiac Silverdome Cleveland Municipal Stadium/Cleveland Browns Stadium Riverfront Stadium Three Rivers Stadium Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium Tampa Stadium Joe Robbie Stadium RFK Stadium Veterans Stadium Ralph Wilson Stadium/War Memorial Stadium Giants Stadium Shea Stadium Foxboro Stadium Or.... Gillette Stadium MetLife Stadium New Era Field Heinz Field Lincoln Financial Field FedEx Field Ford Field Lucas Oil Stadium FirstEnergy Stadium Bank of America Stadium Hard Rock Stadium Raymond James Stadium TIAA Bank Field Mercedes-Benz Stadium Mercedes-Benz Superdome Nissan Stadium AT&T Stadium NRG Stadium US Bank Stadium CenturyLink Field Invesco Field at Mile High State Farm Stadium .... A few I had to look up (TIAA) because I didn't realize they changed their name already. Ridiculous.
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    Worst Game You Ever Saw

    I'm a Browns fan, so I'd have to consider it for a while. 41-0 on Christmas Eve to the Steelers. Just an absolutely horrific game.
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    Safeco Field is now T-Mobile Park

    Some talk of either Starbucks or Seattle's Best getting the name for Safeco (just banter, not sure if ever was looked into), but "Seattle's Best Coffee Grounds" would be the most unique double-meaning name there is for a venue. Even more than HP Pavillion.
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    Safeco Field is now T-Mobile Park

    But it was always the Metrodome. Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. MofA Field was just a deal the Vikings had with their turf. The building never sold its name. But, the NFL went along with the fake name because it's the name their member makes money from. You'll never see a major professional venue have both a stadium and field corporate named. Because both want that to be the name the place is called. As for unique stadium names, I'm surprised we don't have any more Grounds, Pavillions (though that was corporate tie-in), etc. And how now of the new domed stadiums are called Domes. Sure, they're retractable roofed stadiums, but the concept is still a baseball or football stadium with a roof is just always called a Dome. Opened or closed.
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    Fremont Moo honor Nebraska cow population

    The F Roundel works very well. The cowhead acting as part of the F is genius. Makes for a great cap logo. The primary, though, is a bit too cartoony, but works for kids, shirts, etc.
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    Rocket City Trash Pandas break MiLB merchandise records

    To be fair, live attendance is down across the board. New teams have that novelty factor going for them. But, the economy hasn't exactly been stout, and there's just so much other things to do the more internet-connected everything has become. MiLB is entertainment first and foremost. Success of the team doesn't factor that much into fan support. They're not only competing for the sports dollar, but for the general entertainment dollar. Why go to a minor league game when you can watch a major league game on TV in HD/4k? Or why go to a minor league game when you can go see a movie? Or stay home and see a movie? Cost/Value is the biggest issue facing sports. If people don't see value for the cost, they won't come.
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    Rocket City Trash Pandas break MiLB merchandise records

    Just in a market with limited competition, maybe a great affiliate that fans are drawn to, maybe the area just likes baseball more, etc. A couple good examples would be the Iowa Cubs and South Bend Cubs. Look at the Short-A Mahoning Valley Scrappers. 20 years with almost the same logo and same affiliation in the same ballpark. And there isn't much sign of that changing any time soon. But then you look at Akron, at AA, and they rebranded from Aeros to RubberDucks and I'd have to say the fan support has improved as the team name now fits more with the city, is kid friendly (though Aeros was to with the old mascot). But also Akron is on their first major renovation of their stadium just a few years ago.