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  1. NBA Standardizes their Logos, Design Experts Share Thoughts

    The net is a little “off” IMO, the base is not quite right, but that’s a pretty nice trophy.
  2. Welcome to the 90's

    I've been looking for the YouTube video of the Wild Wings vs. the Burger Kings with the glow puck, but I have come up empty thus far. That would be /thread.
  3. NHL 2017-18

    Yeah... it's not unheard of for teams to do this (I think it's normally late in the season), but the catch is they have to find a willing partner.
  4. Changes to Titans uniforms in 2018 are 'not minor'

    If they go too crazy with red contrasting material under a navy mesh, they're just going to be the NFL's second purple team.
  5. I would be with you, except the owner's letter to fans mentioned "teal, black, and white" as the team's colors. If you mention white as a team color, but not gold? Gold is (mostly) gone.
  6. Welcome to the 90's

    Never noticed the gradient in that logo before. I don't hate that color set, but green and gold is better. I remember the 90s colors best from Frasier.
  7. 2018 NFL Offseason

    Contract numbers don't necessarily mean anything, unless you're Kirk Cousins.
  8. NBA Standardizes their Logos, Design Experts Share Thoughts

    That’s like saying all jerseys are just different shirt designs... they’re all pretty much the same, right? It’s a genre of trophy, but that doesn’t mean they’re all the same. The Stanley Cup silhouette that they came up with in the 50s is a classic. If the Cup looked like this below, I don’t think it would be nearly as beloved: The O’Brien trophy is not unique; a bigger league in the same country does the same idea better. The base of the Lombardi trophy is shaped to meet the football and provides a good, solid connection. The O’Brien trophy’s basketball looks like it’s supposed to be tangent to the base, but it’s hard to build real things like that. It has an awkward little squib holding up the ball.
  9. Changes to Titans uniforms in 2018 are 'not minor'

    And only the Playstation game, to boot.
  10. Yeah, but not as bad as turning a logo that's supposed to be gold into all-white, apparently.
  11. Winter of Discontent: The 2017-18 NHL Season

    Don’t you mean when Johansson tried to break Marchand’s elbow with his face?
  12. MiLB teams with MLB-caliber identities

    I have no idea if this is what they were going for or what the reasoning behind it would be, but the logo reminds me of Frank Lloyd Wright's windows:
  13. CONCACAF unveils new official logo

    The geography is in the name. I think hitting the notes of place names in the title and a map in the logo can be a little like having five copies of the same logo on a uniform... we get it! You don't need the same logo on the helmets, the collar, the sleeves, the pants, the tramp stamp, etc. If you ignore Canada (and who hasn't? ), I could see the circle being a very abstract representation of the Gulf of Mexico area, with the right side of the circle representing the Caribbean. Has Canada annexed a Caribbean island yet? We'll just tell the Canadians that the circle represents the iconic jaws of Husky Stadium Hudson Bay. It's a heck of a challenge to make a logo map for CONCACAF... it's two of the three biggest countries in the world mashed together with teeny tiny island nations and also some countries in South America just because even though South America has its own confederation. Could you map a map of it? Sure. Could you make a good logo that displays the geography literally? I don't think so. I look at the CONCACAF logo like this... its main purpose seems to be as a little patch on jerseys and probably on some press releases. it's fine. If it were something that was going to be merchandised like crazy, I don't think it's built for that. As a complementary piece that is supposed to look good on 50 different national jerseys, I think it does that well. And personally, I think that AFC logo is a big mess.
  14. 2018 NFL Offseason

    The Bills are sitting at 12 and 22 after future trading with Cincinnati. If the Browns take a QB at 1, I think that those two picks would be a good haul for #4 overall. Maybe that's not the whole deal; high draft picks are always expensive.
  15. Winter of Discontent: The 2017-18 NHL Season

    He's a rat bastard. The same reason he elbowed Marcus Johansson.
  16. Winter of Discontent: The 2017-18 NHL Season

    You’re biased. I think if you look at his legs (which didn’t hit Duclair), you’ll see that he didn’t have to make heavy contact like that. He certainly didn’t have to bash the butt end of his stick into the guy’s face. It was nowhere near the puck at all; he should have tried to avoid contact.
  17. CONCACAF unveils new official logo

    Ignoring the Central American countries that could be added very simply, this logo still literally wiped 1/2 the members off the “map”. That’s what @nas1787 was getting at.
  18. Unused Logos and Uniforms

    The real prototype Jets uniform on the wood floor is hideous, but I like all those sketch uniforms in a guilty pleasure kind of way. They all seem like something that a flying-themed superhero would wear.
  19. Lifespan of new-age arenas

    My understanding is that you shouldn’t count MSG (due to massive renovations), so it would be the Saddledome (1983). It’s so old, Gary Bettman meddles in Calgary city elections. After Calgary, it’s San Jose and Anaheim (1993).
  20. Winter of Discontent: The 2017-18 NHL Season

    Marchand has an uncanny ability to be suspended many, many times, but never for very long. He was already suspended at least once this year, and they still let him play in the all-star game.
  21. Lifespan of new-age arenas

    The Sabres' arena opened in 1996, as well. There hasn't even been a whisper of a new arena, but the team has started to let everyone know that there needs to be a big renovation coming up, though. I don't think there's been a significant renovation here yet, though. I feel like everything has held up well design-wise, but apparently there's things like bathrooms that don't have hot water anymore.
  22. 2018 NFL Offseason

    Finally, the Nathan Peterman era begins in Buffalo! (What the hell are the Bills going to do at QB?)
  23. NFL 2018 changes

    The same reason they didn't think it was important to get back to the classic colors immediately... bad judgment regarding uniforms. It's all part of the same thread. Team wants new uniforms at the same time as they get their football palace. NFL won't let them change twice in four years, so the team figures it won't be a big deal to stick with the St. Louis colors for a while. Fans really, really want the classic colors. Team realizes they made a mistake, but now they'd be even further into the new stadium before they can get new uniforms again. Somebody comes up with the idea to do SOMETHING, and realize they can change to a pseudo-blue-and-white look. Sure, the blue jersey looks bad, but we'll like never wear it, right? Edit: Think about it. They've had the same St. Louis uniforms since circa 2000. I think there used to be a St. Louis wordmark that they dropped, and some stripes are probably a little different, but it's basically the same uniform ever since they switched after their Super Bowl win. The uniforms didn't change with the move to LA, since there was no city signifier on the jersey. They can change whenever.