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Everything posted by FinsUp1214

  1. Championship matchups you wish we got?

    The homer in me wishes we got Jazz/Cavaliers in 2007. I think the Jazz would’ve had a legit shot at winning it had that happened. Aside from that, I think Brazil/Argentina in the ‘14 World Cup would’ve been really fun. I also remember wanting LSU/George Mason in the ‘06 Basketball national title game really bad.
  2. NBA 2017-18: A Tale of Two Conferences

    If you told me in mid-January that the Jazz would go on a 21-2 run from that point on, I would’ve laughed you out of the room. They looked totally and completely cooked two months ago, now they’re 5th in the West and 10 games over .500. This is awesome.
  3. MLB changes 2018?

    Strangely enough, I think I prefer the larger Marlins logo, yet also prefer the smaller Tigers logo.
  4. Unpopular Opinions

    This one-and-done is the best individual uniform the Reds have ever had:
  5. NBA Changes 2017-18

    That’s a candidate for matchup of the year. Beautiful.
  6. NBA Changes 2018-19

    I really think any Nuggets/Cavs confusion can be easily averted if Denver is a navy/gold team with red trim, which if Conrad is correct in his assumptions, looks like that’s what they’ll be. I’m really not concerned or think it’ll be that much of a problem.
  7. Jacksonville Jaguars rumored for new uniforms in 2018

    Atlanta and Arizona are the two teams I harp on the most! If we’re making a priority list, then those Arena League sets needed to leave yesterday. I feel like Jacksonville was semi-close with the outgoing set. My beefs with it were the helmet, black being the primary, and the teal set’s numbers being black when they should’ve been white (and paired with white pants). But change those things around and it would’ve been okay. The speculated new set only has the helmet going for it, though. Everything else is pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty not-good.
  8. NBA Changes 2018-19

    See, I loved that scheme because it had both a very western look to it as well as paid some homage - whether intended or not - to old prospector garb: I always think of solid red or red plaid shirts with denim when I think of a prospector, and of course gold for gold. It’s a color set that always made perfect sense to me and I’m happy to see them go towards a variation of it again.
  9. Jacksonville Jaguars rumored for new uniforms in 2018

    This is so much better than the speculated set that it’s almost silly. This wasn’t hard, Jacksonville.
  10. NBA Changes 2018-19

    The speculated Nuggets changes surprisingly look really good to me. I think this is a step in the right direction. The Grizzlies are a head scratcher, though. I’ll reserve further judgement until we see it.
  11. Players on the "RIGHT" Team, but "WRONG" Uniform

    I hated those uniforms so much during their time. They were such a downgrade from the previous set.
  12. College Basketball 2017-18: Road to the Alamo

    I feel like this UNC/Duke game should have Yakety Sax playing in the background the whole time.
  13. Winter Olympics Concept Series - Calgary 2042

    Thanks for the comments on Calgary, guys! Really appreciate the C&C. I think I’ll go back to the drawing board on this one. I have another idea that might work a little better, so I’ll produce that and run it by you guys soon. @Zeus89725 Denver is definitely a possibility down the road! It may happen!
  14. I’ve been in the Olympic spirit big time lately, and I’ve decided to take on a series where I’ll pick the host from 2026 on and design logos accordingly. I’m not sure how far out I’ll go yet, but we’ll see as I go! Each case is my best guess based on who’s been in the running for games and who I think has a good shot to get the games in a certain year. It’s not meant to be taken too seriously, I’m just having fun dreaming up what logos in different cities could look like. As you’ll see, there is one exception coming up where I’ll post a “bonus” concept for 2030, where a city that’s never been in the running (to my knowledge) but that I think would make for an interesting candidate will get a concept. Anyways, let’s start it off! First up is 2026, which I pick to be Sion, Switzerland: The logo is a simple one, based off of the city’s coat of arms with snowflakes instead of stars. It’s meant to be simple, effective, straight to the point, and representative of the city. Here’s the coat of arms for reference: Let me know what you think! Plenty more to come!
  15. Winter Olympics Concept Series - Calgary 2042

    Thanks for the suggestions guys! I will give those a try! Moving ahead to 2042 in Calgary! I wanted to use all of the Olympic colors here, so we have a multi-colored cowboy hat with a maple leaf atop it. The logo is meant to represent Calgary, Canada, and unity with all of the Olympic colors present.
  16. Winter Olympics Concept Series - Calgary 2042

    Any comments on Sapporo? For our next Olympics, we’ll head over to Stockholm for 2038. I think we may be due a more unconventional logo by then, a la London 2012 or Sochi 2014 and went that route but kept it a bit more restrained than those two. It may be a hit, may be a swing and a miss, but it’s something I wanted to go for anyways. The crown is a big Swedish icon, and the Stockholm coat of arms is a king wearing a crown, so I felt it would best represent Stockholm. The text and year is placed in a way to line things up and balance things out and give the logo a definitive shape. How do you guys feel about it?
  17. Winter Olympics Concept Series - Calgary 2042

    Thanks for the kind words guys! Much appreciated! Let’s move on ahead to 2034 in Sapporo, Japan! The logo is a tribute to the first time Sapporo hosted in 1972, using the same snowflake as the 72 logo replicated twice to symbolize Sapporo’s 2nd hosting. The sun above the snowflakes is also a nod to the ‘72 logo. Here’s the ‘72 logo for reference:
  18. Winter Olympics Concept Series - Calgary 2042

    Thanks you guys! @FightingGoldenDevil I don’t have plans for them right now in this project, but I did make a Twin Cities logo for a Summer Olympics project I did a while back! I’ll see if I can dig it up and show you! In the meantime, let’s do the bonus round! To my knowledge, Flagstaff, Arizona has never come close to a bid for the Winter Olympics, but I think they’d make for an interesting candidate if they ever went for it. Unlike literally everywhere else in Arizona, Flagstaff has full winters and is one of the snowiest cities in America with about 100 in. of snowfall a year. It also is the nearest city to the Arizona Snowbowl, one of Arizona’s premier ski areas. It would take building some venues and lots of prep work to do it, but I think if they were ever serious about it, they could potentially pull it off at some point. Maybe not in time for 2030, but some time. I put them as a bonus in the 2030 slot because I wasn’t sure when the US would likely get the Olympics again, but really wanted to do a Flagstaff concept anyways, so here we are - The “What-If” Flagstaff 2030 Olympics! The logo is a snowflake designed with homages to the Arizona state flag. The top five points are based on the rays from the top section of the flag, and the bottom five points are filled in navy blue based on the solid bottom of the flag. I went with Coolvetica for the wordmark because I thought the font looked both modern and “resort-ish”. I think of all the concepts in this series, I had the most fun making this one. But let me know what you guys think!
  19. Winter Olympics Concept Series - Calgary 2042

    Well let’s move right along! Up next is 2030, which I think has a good shot to be Salt Lake City. Maybe some homerism there, but the good use of many existing venues and a lower cost gives SLC a really good chance. So, here goes! Another logo based on simplicity, Salt Lake 2030 features a modern, cool (as in temperature) take on the Wasatch Range with its reflection upon the Great Salt Lake. I wanted something markedly different from the ‘02 snowflake, so I thought the mountain reflection would make for a nice route. Being a Utahan, I felt some pressure in “getting this right”; I like where this went and am happy with it myself. But let me know what you think! Bonus 2030 concept coming up next!
  20. Winter Olympics Concept Series - Calgary 2042

    Thank you! Yeah I think Sion has a really good chance if their plan is to use existing venues. Lots of problems avoided there. And Torino would be good to host again too! We’ll see if they ever throw their hat in the ring anytime soon. Any other comments before we move ahead?
  21. NBA 2017-18: A Tale of Two Conferences

    Super stoked that Donovan won! It was an all around great contest too. Lots of fun.
  22. PyeongChang 2018

    Grenoble did that in ‘68 too, right? Thats the only other one I can think of off the top of my head that was torn down right after (if I’m remembering correctly).
  23. NBA 2017-18: A Tale of Two Conferences

    The Jazz have really figured something out. 10 straight wins! They might make a playoff run after all. Oh, and that Crowder deal is looking pretty good right now.