FinsUp1214

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    2018 FIFA World Cup

    Yeah, Mbappé is already great. So great at this age that he may have the potential to become one of the best of all-time. He is at the very least heir-apparent to the likes of Ronaldo and Messi. This French team was so fun to watch this tournament, and it’s scary to think of the damage they could do in the future with them being so great so young.
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    MLB changes 2018?

    I LOVE that the Home Run Derby participants are in their primary uniforms. I’ve never been that big a fan of the special uniforms at all and I think this looks a lot better. I hope this becomes a long-standing tradition. That’s just me though.
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    2018 FIFA World Cup

    Man, Croatia has guts. I really didn’t think they’d have it in the tank to pull it off today, but they proved me wrong. It’s going to be tough to count them out Sunday. With both France and Croatia getting where they are with grit, I think the Final is going to be a classic. I’m excited!
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    Los Angeles Lakers 2018-19 Uniform Discussion

    If the numbers on the purple were white, that’d be just about perfect. That’s definitely the strongest uniform of the three in my eyes. The gold still looks off though. I guess I just don’t like the way the colors are ordered on the sleeve and arm trim. Something about it just doesn’t look right.
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    Los Angeles Lakers 2018-19 Uniform Discussion

    Yeah I totally know what you mean, and I didn’t expect it to come out exactly the same, but this still could’ve come out better than it did anyways. For the sake of suggesting a solution, one way they could have gotten around that would be to make the collar and arm stripe two colors instead of three (I’m thinking purple/white on gold, gold/white on purple, gold/purple on white), then do a simple bold outline instead of drop shadow on the numbers. Then it’s doing it’s own thing while still nodding to showtime, but also a much cleaner and less “off” nod too. That all said, I wish teams would still go completely back to old looks anyways and merely tweak little details here and there when needed (example: switch back to showtime as-is except for updating the wordmark). But I do get why they don’t, and at the same time believe teams can try a bit harder than they do when “nodding” to said throwbacks.
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    Los Angeles Lakers 2018-19 Uniform Discussion

    Something just looks...off about it. The collar and arm stripes don’t work very well in that color order on the golds. Should be white-purple-white. Gold-purple-white looks muddled. The drop shadow isn’t pronounced enough, it should be a tad bolder and at the original angle. And I don’t like the look of gold numbers on the purple at all for them. Those should be white with gold drop shadow. So far as I can see with what we’ve got, it’s just okay. Decent effort, the ideas was there, just really not as well executed as it should’ve been. Reminds me a lot of the Knicks recent uniform changes; given the inspiration, they knew better.
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    Los Angeles Lakers 2018-19 Uniform Discussion

    Thats beautiful. I still prefer the gold jersey to have purple numbers, but this is still sweet.
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    Los Angeles Lakers 2018-19 Uniform Discussion

    This is my favorite too. It’s strength was balancing out the Lakers’ gold uniforms really well. Not that Laker games aren’t visually appealing now, but the color distribution back then from uniforms to court was even better.
  9. So glad to see this back! Great work yet again!
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    2018 MLB Season

    Watching Dodgers/Angels tonight and it’s had me thinking. You know, I’m a baseball throwback in a 90’s kid’s body and have always wished I could’ve watched Mickey Mantle or Willie Mays play. But then I watch Mike Trout, and it’s as if that wish came true. He’s that great.
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    2018 FIFA World Cup

    I really wonder if Croatia is gonna be gassed out for the semifinal. Back-to-back games ending on penalty kicks is a lot of miles. We’ll see how that effects them. In any case, this is going to be a great final four. It’s been a fantastic World Cup and these matchups are set up to keep it fantastic. And really any final possibility sounds fun, too.
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    Los Angeles Lakers 2018-19 Uniform Discussion

    I’d be ecstatic if it were anything like these. Love the drop shadow and I always liked the purple numbers better.
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    2018 FIFA World Cup

    With Brazil’s elimination, none of 2014’s semifinalists will be playing in this year’s semifinals. Fresh slate!
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    2018/19 Soccer Kits

    I actually really like the design of these. I just hate the look of the sponsor is all.
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    2018 FIFA World Cup Kits

    Even in mono red, England is one of the best looking teams in the world. The only thing I don’t like about their current kits, however, is that the championship star is the same color as the kit and gets lost. Why isn’t that a contrasting color? I’d be owning the heck out of that if I were England. I mean of course it doesn’t detract from how classy they look, but that has bugged me a little.
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    2018 FIFA World Cup

    Hoo boy, was that a second half or what?? Great game. Belgium survives. Japan should be proud of the effort.
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    2018 FIFA World Cup

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    2018 FIFA World Cup

    Yeah I was watching it at work, and then something came up so I had to step away. Neymar got “hurt” while I was gone and I came back to the game and saw him writhing around and legit thought he broke his leg. Then I saw the replay and I was like, “really dude?” He should get an Oscar. I’ll admit there’s a tiny part of me that’s afraid Brazil is going to spoil this whole thing and roll all the way, but I still think Belgium and France are better on that side of the bracket.
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    2018 FIFA World Cup

    This World Cup keeps delivering and delivering. You know it’s good when after only 1/4 of a round, everything you expected to happen gets completely turned on its head. Of the 32 teams in it this year, I was a Spain guy (1/4th Puerto Rican but a lot of that traces back to Castilian Spanish, so I decided to go for them after USA failed to qualify). Even beside my ancestral ties though, I really did think this was Spain’s year when all was said and done (even though I admit again that picking them to beat Croatia was really tough). Obviously though, I gotta go back to the drawing board. As for what I think after what I’ve seen now? France has A LOT of firepower. When they’re on, they can put up video game numbers. Uruguay has an incredible defense though and that matchup will make for a great game. But I really think France has proven themselves to be potent enough to break through. If they do beat Uruguay, they’ve got to be the favorite. Croatia got their “bad game” out of the way and if I’m Russia, I’m not expecting the same Croatia that Denmark got. And if I’m the rest of that side of the bracket, I’d be scared because I don’t think anyone else is getting the same Croatia either. Not to discredit Russia’s efforts today at all, but I think Croatia’s really gonna bring it this time. I’m eager to see what we get out of Brazil, Belgium, and England. Obviously, anything can happen, and one or even two of those could go down this round if Spain can. But we’ll see. I still like Belgium and England to get to the semis. If you asked me what new favorite finals matchups are right now, I’m torn between France/Croatia and Belgium/Croatia.
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    2018 NBA Concepts

    Nailed it with the Orlando update. Looks perfect! Memphis is a win too! The only change I’d suggest is making the claws on the alt logo white instead of teal. Other than that, it looks really, really good. The teal road especially is top notch!
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    2018 FIFA World Cup

    Wait I don’t get this. What? Uruguay literally hasn’t won a World Cup since Harry Truman was president, why do they need to get out of here?
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    2018 FIFA World Cup

    I second that. I’ve enjoyed every minute of it so far. And I think it’s got a chance to get even better.
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    2018 FIFA World Cup

    I knew better than to pick Portugal to go to the semis!
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    2018 FIFA World Cup

    *Di Maria scores amazing strike* Pavard: Hold my beer guys
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    2018 NBA Concepts

    I think you’re really on to something with the Magic, you really made the stars work and it’s a great design! The blue needs brightening, it’d really look best in a royal shade. But other than that you’ve successfully brought the T-Mac set into the future as far as the layout is concerned! Great job in that regard!