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About SSmith48

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    Highlands Ranch, CO
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    Playing football, cheering for my favorite sports teams,and designing logos and uniforms.
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    Broncos primary, MAN-U crest, Ohio State primary and O logo

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  1. My takes- -The Avs are quite refreshing. A modern take on a classic. Great upgrade. -Edmonton is actually fine. Maybe royal could have been better... but still... -New Jersey looks like a team that got their uniforms from Nike's 2014 Olympics set. Very dissapointing. -Vegas wearing grey is quite nice. It does add a good variety of colors to the NHL jerseys. -Nashville went from busy to very bland. This is better, but not ideal.
  2. Great looking so far! May I put in a few suggestions? -Maybe add a solid blue cap on the Braves road. It will probably flow better with the darker look. -Add more white to the Reds road to help break of the gray and red. It looks a bit rough right now.
  3. nfl2 update

    Grays. It certainly flows better than Billies does.
  4. HAHAHA I feel sorry for the Oregon fans who had to say that last year. And for any future fan who has to say that in any future year. It sounds like Oregon took that one line from the full motto and said "Hey Nike, we look even more like bust buds forever!" No, really, it sounds like that happened, "Do Something" sounds like a lazier and funnier version of "Just Do It".
  5. We could go on and on about possible team names, but there is and will always will be one name for a Seattle NBA team: The SuperSonics (or however it is spelled). The NBA owns the right to the team name (I belive), fans will not except other names, and well, there is already a sour taste from when the original Sonics left for OKC. I just can't imagine a situation when a team in Seattle would be named something else. IF there would ever be another team name, I think something coffee related would be cool, for example: Rush or Energy. Maybe even something like Tridents could be interesting.
  6. Later post than expected, but without further adieu I give you the next team: San Diego has a notorious history of losing teams in professional basketball, but the recent departure of the Chargers, could mean new life for a new NBA team. The Admirals name and colors are based off of naval and maritime ties to the city. They will also play at the Valley View Casino Center. Logos are mainly Navy-based. Simple idea, but a bold new look. The font blends a traditional and modern block font to tie up the look. The courts are also fairly simple; there is also a "Hardwood Classic" court as well. The uniforms are meant to be modern. The angles of the stripes are derived from the chevron on the logo, and from different aspects of naval vessels and aircraft. The "Hardwood Classic" is a throwback to the San Diego Sails of the ABA. Hopefully this about hits it on the nail. San Diego in my opinion is one of the most underrated cities to host a professional sports team, and I think this look helps them stand out from the crowd. Cheers til next time!
  7. The NBA is on its way to becoming one of the world's pop culture icons, and throughout its history it has had plenty of teams vie for being the best. This series is more or less of a "What if the NBA wanted to expand?". It seems likely that the NBA could decide to expand soon, and I wanted to see what some of these teams could look like. Each division will receive a new team, based on certain qualifications, history, and geography. There is a total of 6 teams, each with a distinctive brand. Some teams call back to older days, while others bring a new look to the table. So, let's begin. Without a doubt, Seattle had their team wrongfully stripped from them. So, naturally, they are the team to start with. Currently, they have an aging KeyArena. but Seattle is so iconic, they could probably last a few years there. Logos are simple, but blend modern and traditional elements. A new font epitomizes the Sonics name, as well as the updated color scheme, featuring a tweaked dark green, and a brand new shade of *ahem* volt yellow. However, the old skyline logo has returned; a simple emblem of the city. Courts are also fairly simple with some modern additions. There is an alternate court for their "Hardwood Classic" uniforms. The uniforms are meant to be an evolution of the team's arched stripe front; this time it is straight, but with a more modern stripe to match the modern look. White home, green road, a (probably controversial) yellow alternate, with a "Hardwood Classic" combining eras of the team's previous run. I am not the most pleased with this look, but I am open to options. Next team will be up tomorrow evening at the soonest. Cheers!
  8. Honestly, I didn't think WSU needed to change anything from their old set. I (and I am probably in the minority for this) loved the 2 grays they used. They both worked well. now all character is vacuumed out of the set. Especially on those grays, no red makes it look out of place. These are just... dumb. On the bright side, at least they still have an original font.
  9. At this point, NBA teams slapping their name all over their ahem "G-League" affiliates has become extremely annoying. It is uninspired, and to me it says "hey, we don't care what is good about your city, look at us, the NBA team" which makes it more of a selling point to the NBA team than their developmental affiliate. It is almost like they don't want us to care about the G-League team. C'mon! Make some nice minor-league team names to increase pride! Go back to the good old days! See! Do this! An actual name that would please both sides of the party! Good name BTW. Love the tie-in to the fishing industry. On another note, the logo is alright. It does not look like an overly forced NBA team logo. It is just... bland and generic.
  10. Frank Tripucka/Peyton Manning. Both are actually in the Bronco's Ring of Fame, but Tripucka is the lesser known of the two. Manning had to ask Tripucka to use the number 18. TJ Rubley used to be the offensive coordinator at my high school.
  11. Honestly, I don't often have problems with "Nike-Speak" as long as the details are logical and coherent with the rest of the uniform. Take the chromed/silver facemasks for example: I felt like they were going with a grey or silver facemask, and the chromed-out look, which is no doubt inspired by the old motor industry of Detroit, looks like it will flow well into the rest of the uniform. I still have my doubts, but *almost* anything they go with should be better than their current mess.
  12. We can all agree that the USA baseball team's uniforms are dated, and do not look any better with this year's WBC. Recently, Uni Watch has posted a USA Baseball redesign contest, and I wanted to share my look with you: Logo: An attempt to simplify and modernize the team's current cap logo. USA is in a more modern and bolder font, along with a retooled, brighter shade of red (what USA baseball needs more of). Home: White pinstripe vest with blue undershirt. USA is in red to give the color a more distinct position. Road: Grey uniform with basic piping details. Font and lettering color does not change. Simply a basic, American-style look. Alternate: A tribute to the "golden age" of early 1900's baseball. Simplified cap with star, blue jersey with blue pants and white striped stockings, and a vintage styled font. A bit out there, but added in for a fun look. No changes will be coming to the entry sent in for the Uni Watch competition, but C&C is still welcomed.
  13. I don't know if this is real or not, but, according to UniSwag, Florida might be bringing back these ugly orange shouldered uniforms.
  14. My top 5: 1: Broncos- Maybe I am a little biased, but they went the the best possible decision. Bonus points for the helmet. 2: Patriots- Classy and beautiful. I hate them, but this set is really good. 3: Chargers- I wish they went with a powder blue set, but the 80's inspired look should look great against the Bronco's throwback inspired look. 4: Saints- Nothing much to say except that they exceeded my expectations. This should be a primary set. 5: Giants- I always liked this old look. Very clean. Bonus points for the throwback logo. "Meh" 5: 1: Falcons- Better than I expected, but too simple. Needs more red as a stripe. 2: Bengals- Snow tiger look is cool, but I wish they went with orange. 3: Ravens- Love the all purple (and avoidance of gold or white) but not much changed. Love the gold numbers. 4: Browns- Nice look with the better sleeve stripes, but needs more white to soften the details. 5: Colts- not much changed, but the details they added do look good. The horrible 6 (because 5 is not enough): 1: Jaguars- Gold is alright, but teal is better and there was no change in last year's. 2: Packers- They had so much potential, but it came out boring. Love the white pants though. 3: Titans- Boring and a horrible look from current uniform elements. 4: Eagles- All black. Enough said. 5: Chiefs- I don't need to say anything. 6: 49ers- One of the most hated sets in NFL history is the new "color" rush. Gold NEEDED to be here.
  15. Living in Colorado, almost everyone knows the Avalanche. But I have always loved their previous brand as the Quebec Nordiques. I am thinking of starting a new series, but I just wanted to get something out there. I have started using Inkscape, and I enjoy it! It is so much more flexible than paint. So, this is my first posted Inkscape concept. This concept utilizes more red in the uniform, to add some color to it. The yolk is also a new addition. The fleur-de-lis still appear around the waist, and are also the shoulder patches. A new stripe style appears around the uniform, and there is blue pants for both the home and the road, as well as a blue home helmet and a white road one.