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  1. On April 21, 2001 at the conclusion of the first of that American staple we call "The Big Game at the End", as we watched the Xtreme lift that big X over their heads, we thought that the XFL would be taken away from us forever. But apparently, there are rumblings that the X Football League might be fixin' to make a comeback! Now if that's true, which I hope it is, first of all I'll be tuning in for sure, and second of all they're gonna have to tone down the 2001 more than a few notches. Especially with NFL ratings in steep decline this season, this is the perfect time for Vince McMahon to swoop in and create the Anti-NFL, or the Xtra-Fun League, if you will. But image is everything. And safety, safety's probably in there somewhere too. We'll see. So I want to get way out ahead of the rumors and set up what I think would be a fitting return for the XFL 18 years later. I'm not gonna quibble over the actual rulebook, I'll let them figure that out, but I do know what I'd like to see design wise. Here are my design rules: 1. There are no rules! Actually, there are a few. They're right here. 2. No white allowed. Off-white is allowed in small doses, as well as silver, but stark white is not allowed on Logos, Uniforms, or Merchandise of any kind. 3. Helmets are a canvas. No more small, tame, rinky-dink helmet logos. Helmets should be loud and expressive of a team's design, serving as the centerpiece of their uniform. 4. 3 logos per team, no more and no less. They are as follows; Insignia: main logo, Proxy: secondary, Character: letter logo 5. 3 uniforms per team, no more and no less. They are as follows; Base: worn at home, Clash: worn on the road, Army: outside the box third jersey worn at home. 6. Unique NOBs are still allowed, but have to be approved before being applied to jersey. So there you have 'em, my official design rules for the XFL! I'll be following these closely for all eight teams (more on teams ahead). The New Official Logos of the XFL The original XFL logo was rushed and horrible, so I wanted to make a logo that would completely change people's view of the league. Modernized, but as no nonsense as always. This was my creative process, pardon the roughness. Early thoughts were that I'd like to include a lightning bolt in the X or make the X from negative space, but I ended up choosing something closest to the lowest logo on the center left because I liked the unique shape and inclusion of a football. After some retooling, I ended up with a result I'm really happy with that includes an Insignia, Proxy, and Character logo for the league. The Insignia uses a combo football/shield shape with half of the X made by stitches; football or otherwise. Teams Here's the thing, I don't know the teams yet. I know the cities, but I don't know the teams. The reason being this is going to be a step-by-step project so I'll be including my entire process, part of which is choosing the names of all 8 teams. I'd love to hear any names you can come up with as well! Here are the eight locations: Boston (new) Chicago Detroit (new) Las Vegas California New York St. Louis (new) Texas (new) So there it is, The new XFL! What do you think of the idea, setup, and first trio of logos? Your feedback is incredibly important to me, so don't hold back with the C&C! Thanks guys, and stay tuned for Boston!
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    The Battle of Seattle

    Just fantastic. Steampunk Kraken are almost too much fun and I'm very much digging that new shoulder patch for the totems. I also think having people walk around Seattle like that is now necessary for the city's pr. I'm running out of adjectives to describe this series so I'm gonna go with tremendous stupendous. Keep on blessing the boards, Sparky.
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    NBA 2050 - Southwest Division (9/1)

    I clicked on this thread expecting to see some really outside the box, experimental concepts, and while these are very solid designs, this looks more like the NBA in 2020 than 2050. You've got a unique, interesting theme here, run with it. Make this like a less retina-burning answer to MLB's turn ahead the clock. Maybe the names go below the number in 32 years, maybe the word marks have all been replaced by large, vertical or horizontal logos, maybe all jerseys have a distinct sublimated pattern, and definitely these things are gonna look like wearable billboards in '50. My point being this idea has a ton of room for creativity, so take advantage. Great concepts regardless though, and your Louisiana concept is proving that that is the vastly superior name, although the bird in the state is too pixelated. Awesome potential here, thumbs up!
  4. The Red Sox are officially 0-5 in these. They're basically like the jersey equivalent of someone repeating a joke. Kinda funny the first time, but awkward and stupid the second.
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    Favorite jersey number?

    Sixty ni- you know what nevermind. 88
  6. I am personally fascinated by what's going on in Minor League Baseball right now, and the majority of that is due to Brandiose's reign of two-word nickname, food logo, baby cake of terror, which to be honest hasn't been all bad imo. There are things happening down in the MiLB that wouldn't have been dreamed of 20 or so years ago, and its like watching a blowout: Painful, but fun to watch it go down. So i got to thinking, with news of Brandiose sinking its toes into the minor league hockey pool, how long is it before they get their hands on the major leagues? Now if (when) in eventuality they do, they won't come at it with a Jumbo Shrimp ideal, but for fun, I'd like to think of what would happen if they did. So I'll be taking a TBD select number of teams from the MLB and making them look like they belong in the International League, starting with the Oakland Swingin' A's (Athletics).
  7. Thanks so much! The home and road's are a customized Richardson Brand United and the Cigar City alts are Phalanx.
  8. So here are two full jersey sets for the Angels and Krewe, now using a full template! More to come!
  9. Recently mildly triggered by the Lincoln Saltdogs headscratcher of a logo change, whose spiffy new dog enjoys maniacally staring into my soul, I got to wondering what some of the worst brand changes ever have been. And watching the Sox play the lowly Marlins I was reminded of this now infamous downgrade: What are some of your (least) favorites?
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    Jets Uniform Concept By Kong Tom

    So, umm yeah. This still needs plenty of work, so please stop walking in here like you're blessing us with your brilliance. Also if you want people to take you seriously I suggest again, don't refer to you or your concept as a beast, great, or flawless. We'll decide that. Don't be Kanye. This is not flawless, it's better, no where near flawless. Your concept honestly looks rushed, there's white peeking through the right front sleeve, the collar shouldn't be filled in the middle like it is, and the pant stripe's slanted, technically. Like I said you've improved decently, I like the use of both of NY's greens, and the Jets word mark stripe is novel but would be much better as sleeve stripes. Also your name on back is way too big and your font is way too generic. Also ditch the quotes and give us more reasoning behind your ideas! We're all trying to help you get to the finish line, let us tell you when you're there.
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    Ducks Alternate Tweak

    Yep, that would make the world right again. So close, so close.
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    2018 MLB Season

    F/ Sox 15, Yanks 7. I don't even know what I just watched. Steve Pearce 3 HRs? 8 run 4th? They seem like less of a pretender than they did 4 hours ago. I know, I know, it's 1 game, but they beat an actual team with Brian Johnson against CC Sabathia. 3 bangers to come, this is gonna be a must watch.
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    2018 MLB Season

    The Red Sox didn't lose a series in July and have Boston's best games above .500 stat since I believe the 40's and something is still indeed afoot with this team. There's just nothing concrete that proves that they're going to be able to consistently beat good teams. Mookie and J.D. are the only players to have any faith in come October, leaving out the entire starter staff, including Chris Sale who's currently on the 10 day cause his shoulder's tired from pitching while also being a tree branch. Have the boards ever seen a team this good, with some of the very best bats, gloves and arms in the game, 3 Cy Young winners on the rotation, potentially upwards of 105 wins at the 162 mark, with such a pretender status? Other than the 2016 and 2017 Red Sox of course.
  14. How many players have played with or for bonus points, won it all with two teams that hate each other? A few recents off the top of my head: Johnny Damon- Won Champ w Sox and Yanks Shaq- Lakers and Celtics, and Heat and Magic for that matter Joe Morrow - B's and Habs, Rare for a player to go from Boston to Montreal in B2B years Brandon Browner- Played in SB w/ Seahawks in 2013 then faced them w/ the Pats in 2014 (not really a rivalry but everyone hates the Patriots, so.) That's of course just a few, any other notables?
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    PAC 12 Concept Helmets

    I've never seen a reflective surface done like that, super super effective using the field. These are all pretty fresh well done!
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    Soda/Pop/Branding Discussion & News Thread

    "Extreme Relaxation"
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    Soda/Pop/Branding Discussion & News Thread

    For being such a garbage soda, tab looks pretty fresh. So did the Crystal Pepsi rerelease
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    Ducks Go Mighty Retro for New Third Jersey

    But the base, striping and shoulder patches only used 4. Those three here use all 7.
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    Ducks Go Mighty Retro for New Third Jersey

    Don't be dissin' the boards like that. This jersey is like 2 songs playing over each other and I hate it 7COLORS7COLORS7COLORS.
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    First MLB Game Memories

    The Red Sox played the newly Devil-less Rays and I had a great view of a Coco Crisp grand slam over the Monster. Also the game where Wally pulled down Raymond's pants pretty much right in front of me.
  21. Sorry for making you guys wait even longer, but I'm finally back with a GIANT return!! Part of the reason I took a little while more was because I thought I could make this series more in-depth and authentic, so I put in quite a bit more work to get it to where I wanted. So here finally are the lit, woke, hipster-themed af SF Giants!! Uniforms for the Angels, Rockies, Krewe, and Giants, now on a fuller template, up soon. Thx guys, hope San Fran was worth the wait!
  22. So does any supermarket display guy ever.