kroywen

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kroywen last won the day on March 12 2017

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  1. kroywen

    2018/19 Soccer Kits

    I knew Adidas was going to screw up United massively at some point. This is not a Manchester United uniform. It's not red/white/black. Some sort of weird Red/Black/Red with awful gradients is definitely not United. The one consistency that soccer teams usually have are the colors of their shirt, shorts, and socks. Adidas just destroyed that for their crown jewel in England. Awful.
  2. True, but McDonald's is a perfect example of how to have an instantly recognizable brand. I'm sure Ray Kroc had access to plenty of branding experts during his years owning the Padres. The guy owned a company with whom the red-and-yellow color scheme is permanently associated - he could've built a consistent, successful brand for the Padres.
  3. Doesn't help that they're rather dated. The wordmarks are very 80's: You can probably make some massive updates to bring these wordmarks into the 21st Century, but I think they're just so painfully dated that there's not going to be much of a groundswell to bring them back.
  4. kroywen

    First MLB Game Memories

    1998, Braves vs. Mets at Shea Stadium. My neighbors were gigantic Mets fans and were hoping to convert me from my Yankees fandom by having my first major league be at Shea (obviously they failed miserably). John Smoltz wound up pitching a shutout, and the Braves hit four solo homers to win 4-0. Went to my first Yankees game the next week, and saw a rare loss by that 1998 team. Didn't really ave my first memorable moment at an ML game until the next year, when Ricky Ledee hit a walk-off homer against the Indians.
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    2018 FIFA World Cup Kits

    I'm liking this tradition of teams donning a jersey with a new star during the trophy presentation. Calls attention to the addition of the new star, and sets it apart from any other trophy presentations.
  6. kroywen

    2019 Copa America

    That's actually a really good logo. Though the teal on the lower right had corner seems oddly out of place in what's otherwise a perfect Brazilian color scheme.
  7. That's a great color scheme, and in a vacuum, it'd work really well for the Padres. The only issue is that it would be yet another color scheme in the Padres' history, and that's the absolute last thing they need. For a team with so much branding confusion, adding in a red-and-gold scheme (gorgeous though it may be) would only add one more set of hats and jerseys to the crowd. The Pads really need to just embrace brown and gold fully. It's probably their only way past the branding mess they've gotten themselves into.
  8. kroywen

    MLB changes 2018?

    I've always wanted this combo for the Rays. More or less what Tulane wears: A seriously underused color combo in sports.
  9. And to think that the Kansas City Royals have existed just as long, and have an unmistakable brand that seems almost as traditional as that of older teams. The brown and gold is unique and obviously beloved among fans. Long past due for the organization to similarly embrace it as well.
  10. kroywen

    2018 FIFA World Cup Kits

    I just hope this doesn't wind up being worn only by impoverished kids in Africa soon.
  11. kroywen

    MLB changes 2018?

    There's really no natural contenders outside of the A's, though, and I'd ultimately rather see forest green (which has become a rather underappreciated color, IMO) in the league than kelly green. Maybe if the Rays were to do a full rebrand, though I think they'd be more likely to incorporate the darker green that they had worn through most of the 2000's than to introduce a brand new shade of green. Kelly green can be a great color, and it's a shame that it virtually disappeared from sports somewhere in the mid-90s, but I don't think there's a great need for an MLB team to wear it. The Eagles? Bring it back. The Jets? Maybe. But I think the A's look immeasurably better today than they did in the 70's and 80's.
  12. kroywen

    MLB changes 2018?

    I do. (#unpopularopinion?) Forest green and athletic gold is one of the best color combos in sports. They go together better than kelly green and athletic gold do, IMO.
  13. kroywen

    2018 FIFA World Cup Kits

    Honestly, while I would never support England moving away from the W/B/W as their home look due to all the history and tradition behind it, I think this is actually their best look. R/W/R is always a great combo, and this kit better reflects the colors of England's flag than does the W/B/W kit. (Of course, when the W/B/W originally came to be, they were undoubtedly echoing the Union Jack rather than St. George's Cross - it's only really been in the last 20 years or so that English fans have embraced St. George's Cross, after the 1996 Euro. But that's the unquestionable 'flag' of the English team at this point, not the Union Jack.)
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    MLB changes 2018?

    I don't think there's any way they would've chosen Montreal in retrospect. The Expos were awarded during Montreal's last gasp as Canada's preeminent city. If the NL foresaw Canada's business community fleeing to Toronto over the next decade (as well as many Anglophone residents), and a disastrous Olympic Games that help cost the Expos any chance at having a viable, profitable stadium, I don't think they'd ever have chosen Montreal. Do need to check out Jonah Keri's book.
  15. kroywen

    MLB changes 2018?

    Canada has more MLB teams than Mississippi, TYVM. I can't get behind Montreal as a viable MLB market. It's a mid-sized metropolitan area composed primarily of Francophones, with a severely shrunken business community relative to when the original Expos were created in 1969. I'd contend that Bill C-101 had as much to do with killing the Expos as the strike did. It's already miserably failed as an MLB market once. Would rather see a growing city like Portland, Vancouver, or Charlotte get a chance.