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  1. WNBA Concepts

    As soon as I saw the thread title I thought "well these will obviously be better than the real thing." But man...these are terrific. I suppose I could look at these for a while and nitpick some criticisms but they really are sharp. Seattle and Minnesota in particular.
  2. I have not really ever looked to closely at the GT logo and now that I am...it's pretty flawed. The the primary and helmet logo have "G"s that look like "C"s or almost like party-obscured horseshoes. The asymmetric "T" on the primary is bad but even on the helmet, you have a very long "crossbar" and a stumpy vertical line. It should probably be lower. To me though, I think they just wanted a "GT" logo so badly they were willing to make it ind of a mess. The more I stare at it the more it stops looking like a "GT." And despite the issues pointed out with the "T," I think it's the "C" that's a bigger negative.
  3. Tradition Evolved: Tennessee Titans Unveil New Uniforms

    And the award for investigative photojournalism in the world of sports uniforms goes to...Buc! I haven't been too hard on this change. I kinda considered the jersey an upgrade. Both number fonts are tolerable if not great and I liked the idea of the sword yoke. But they say that a picture is worth a thousand words and this is a terrific example of that. Side-by-side with the old uniform, the new one just looks drab. The extra light blue, as opposed to gray is a huge difference maker. The old uniform shows their two colors nicely. The new one adds a third color and drabness. In hindsight, they should have ditched the under-arm blue and just made the sword yokes blue. I know they'd look less like swords, but I think the jersey would be far more vivid. I never did like the old yoke, but color-balance-wise, they've taken a huge step backwards.
  4. Unpopular Opinions

    I agree that full incorporation of yellow (i.e., into the homes and roads) would have helped quiet the noise around brown. At least they'd have done something to set themselves apart. That temporary uniform was nice. And assuming the Brewers don't go back to their old scheme, this would give them an identity beyond "blending in." I'm not really a fan of the S and D on the hat being two different colors (did not like that in the orange and blue era) but that jersey was sharp and there would have been a great opportunity for a nice-looking blue alternate. I want brown and orange. I'd settle for brown and yellow. But I could deal with this. It's a nice look and there is room for this color scheeme, which is sadly missing from MLB.
  5. MLB changes 2018?

    I think powder blue and whatever that 1980s Philly color just work really well together. I wish someone in NHL/NFL/NBA/MLB had it full time. It would make for a great set of uniforms. That's why I love that Phillies look, though I can't support the powder-blue era. If the Phillies would go to that scheme, they could have a nice set. I don't think they will; I think they're going to be red and white with a royal (?) stars for the long haul.
  6. New Nike WNBA jerseys

    The one-template is bad, but I'd change the corporate element before I'd change that. I get that this league needs all the revenue it can get. But they all have a corporate sponsor below the number. I would think (and I'm not an expert) there'd be some value to having the team identity above it...I'm not much of a WNBA fan, but if I'm flipping channels and see a WNBA game and it's the Minnesota Lynx, I may stop and watch. I might not even know it's them now. As an aside, they have actually had some nice uniforms in the past, too. I'd think a corporate logo below the front number and an NBA-like patch with the team wordmark would provide a nice chunk of revenue without totally abandoning their identities.
  7. Ranking the NFL/Nike Uniform changes

    Me after the new Dolphins and Jags. A Dolphins 2018. Small change makes all the difference. A- Lions. C+ Titans. C Vikings. C- Dolphins previous. D+ Seahawks. D. Jags 2018. Maybe lower if not for points for dumping the awful helmet. D Browns. F Jags previous. F Bucs.
  8. I know a lot of people like the old logo and stripes, but just considering the previous look to this update, does anyone not think this is an upgrade? To me it's an obvious upgrade. But they did remove a color and change another. I actually thought the look could have worked OK with the three colors, but the two secondaries were so thin that they kinda cancelled each other out. The execution was worse than the color comobo. In any case, I'd be curious to hear from anyone who thinks this is a downgrade (again, not those disappointed that they did not change the font or go back to the old logo).
  9. I think that's true on this board, but I suspect regular fans that don't like the current logo are less likely to let this improvement shift that much.
  10. Jacksonville Jaguars Unveil Stripped-Down Uniforms

    Sometimes it's impacted by the context of what's being replaced. That piping-rich set replaced a much better set than this one is replacing.
  11. Jacksonville Jaguars Unveil Stripped-Down Uniforms

    I'm curious myself. I do consider this an upgrade, but that was some really, really, low-hanging fruit. To actually like it from the neck-down?
  12. NFL 2018 changes

    There is precedent. I still remember this from when I was 11: 1985 All Star game at the Metrodome. In those pre-internet days, you could get souvenirs for several teams at the Metrodome souvenir stands. Thanks goodness because Lou Whitaker forgot his cap and jersey and someone went to the stands, purchased replica Tigers gear and used a marker to put a uniform number (thankfully he wore 1) on the back. https://www.detroitathletic.com/blog/2011/07/22/how-lou-whitakers-forgetfulness-landed-him-in-the-smithsonian/
  13. Jacksonville Jaguars Unveil Stripped-Down Uniforms

    Is anyone surprised that the two-tone helmet only made it the minimum? I'm not.
  14. Jacksonville Jaguars Unveil Stripped-Down Uniforms

    The good: Dropping the two-tone helmet. A readable, not-to-goofy number font. The Bad: Just about everything else. The loss of the two-tone helmet, all by itself, makes this an upgrade. I also did not really like them from the neck down either so I won't miss anything about that look. But, my goodness, did they swing and miss here. Do SOMETHING to set this apart from training camp wear. Stripes on the pants? Outlines on the numbers? I like the original double-outline look..Add those outlines and some pants stripes and we have a winner.
  15. LOL. We haven't been this happy since the Blue Jays.