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  1. 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?
  2. So for any followers of my 1930's Animation Style NHL Series, this is that on a much grander scale. After a little advice from the great Brandon Moore, I decided to just go whole hog with my deep, deep love of all things retro and, of course, sports and turn that series into this: Introducing my Through the Decades Gameday Poster Series! Roughly every week I'll be posting a poster design for a soon upcoming game based on a totally random draw of league (NHL, NBA, MLB and NFL, with odds slightly adjusted for season) and decade (20's/30's, 50's, 70's and 80's/90's). It's an amazing vehicle for creative possibilities, and I hope to make each poster as distinctly unique as possible. The first of the series is for Friday's Game 4 matchup between the (Las)Vegas Golden Knights and the Winnipeg Jets in the style of a 1950's concert poster, like one you might've found in mid-century Vegas advertising Elvis Presley or Fats Domino. As most of these will be, it's type forward, with an added focus here on the "floating heads" that filled the original show posters. Hope you like the new idea and first entry, thanks for watching and stay tuned!
  3. NHL March Madness - Final(ly) Matchup Posted!

    I really didn't think I'd say this, but I'm going with STL. That jersey is special.
  4. 2018 NBA Post Season

    Yes it does. NBA fans deserve avoiding the same Finals matchup for the 4th year in a row. The Celtics have a better chance of beating GS than the Cavs anyway, imo. They've had their number more than most teams during their stretch of dominance.
  5. 2018 NBA Post Season

    Ok. Oook this is real now. Cleveland's like the grinch and the Celtics are like the grinch after he breaks that x-ray machine, it's all about the size of their heart. People might finally actually get the finals they deserve. This is just different. Unbelievable.
  6. Non-Referencing of Nickname in logos

    The Wizards, albeit in a very subtle way, actually do reference a wizard in their new logo. The Washington monument combined with the star forms a wand. The New York Rangers have never had a logo that references a ranger, and not even ever a ranger mascot. Canadiens too. From 1987 to 2001 the Twins logo was just a baseball with words, no reference to the Twin Cities in their set. The Cleveland Browns have never actually referenced Paul Brown in their logos, no we're the Cleveland Helmeted Pound-Dog Elvez and we're proud! JQK did the best Browns logo I've ever seen to that effect. And lastly, probably the worst offender, the Brooklyn Nets. Seriously, nothing? Oh, but you have a B. nvm.
  7. HC UGRA can eat it

    This probably belongs in the Stolen Work thread, but regardless this is always pretty disgusting. Those people knew exactly what they were doing too, "If we add leg warmers to the tusks there can be no copyright charges, right?" betting you won't take the time to sue. Is it worth it to sue? No probably not. Is imitation the sincerest form of flattery? Eh. But if you do want to start posting again, a watermark is a graphic designer's bodyguard. Sorry bout this bud. (and your sketch was about 10x as good.)
  8. Mitchell and Ness can go to H E C K

    Oh it does matter, it matters one whole heck of a lot. I however would've opted for the more restrained, 'I hope your wifi breaks and for a split second you think there's no way to fix it' or something. Nobody needs to die. Chill.
  9. Local Rugby Club Concept

    This x Infinity
  10. "Fan Favorite" Players

    Timmy Schaller's been a pretty big fan favorite over the past couple years for the Bruins. Local kid, plays with amazing grit on the 4th line (which fans have been praying for ever since guys like Lucic, Shawn Thornton, etc. left) and shows some amazing sparkles of skill every once in a while too, look up his goal against the Rangers late this year for an example of that. Plus Timmy Heads.
  11. Noticed recently the Warrior logo is feet/ skates along with being a W.
  12. 2018 NBA Post Season

    Okay, haha you got me . I... I think.
  13. 2018 NBA Post Season

    Please stop. You just said in one paragraph that all of a sudden the league loves the Celtics, the Sixers didn't foul once during the series, that Boston somehow cheated or paid off the refs or something their way to a bogus 5 game series win, and that the officials should have given Philly 4 3s that were admittedly 2s just because. If you have to change the rules to win a series you were favored in, you probably have problems. This was not the Sixers year. Accept that Boston was a terrible matchup for them, and they didn't play nearly as well as they should have, but please stop this.
  14. New Best Buy logo

    Upgrade overall. The old one became very identifiable but when you look at these side by side, it looks pretty dated. The only thing I don't like is the tiny dot on the tag, it's such a small little detail compared to the rest of the logo that it sticks out in a weird way.
  15. MLB Announces 2019 London Series Between Yankees, Red Sox

    The only cool thing about this to me is the quirky notion of the Red Sox and Yankees playing in a stadium not designed/used for baseball. Which is pretty much a microcosm of this whole experiment: Forced.
  16. Hall of Very Good

    Very good thread idea. Him.
  17. Crosstown Classic Logo Concept

    This is pretty sweet, for a first concept especially. The idea to sandwich the six-point stars between the Crosstown and Classic is an excellent one, and is the simplest way to bring up the location without saying "Hey, by the way, CHICAGO!!!", which I think is a good thing. The brands are identifiable enough on their own so avoiding the clutter is great. Also love the fact that you outlined the logos and didn't just slap them on there, the realistic grain and highlights on the bats, and the way the stars line up with 1st and 3rd base (simple perfections like that make me happy). There are a few things I would do, however: - Like Zeus said, the font isn't perfect. I would choose a more college like, sporty block font, hovering around generic. There don't need to be any frills with Chicago baseball, and rounded edges sorta fit into that category. I'd just keep the text straight as well. - Lessen the detail on the bats. One of the most important parts of making a sports logo is making sure to stay in the same degree of detail. Therefore to follow the simplicity of the main portion of the logo, I would make the grain marks a little bit thicker and anywhere you have the couple really thin marks, I would attach them but still have them separate at the end to come to two points. I'd also change the highlights to plain white. - Change the shade of blue. The blue on the field is slightly different than the shade on the Cubs logo. - Keep all four stars equidistant. Just a few changes to keep most of what you have intact, but clean up what needs it. Great start though, like it a lot!
  18. 2018 NBA Post Season

    Saying it's possible that the Celtics will lose in 7 is reasonable, saying it's probable is laughable.
  19. Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you guys, cause I'm so thankful hearing such great feedback!: Thank you so, so much again Sparky! I'm actually going to change the theme of this series a bit to Gameday Posters so all like the first poster but with the name of the opposing team or 'villain character' in this case, game date etc. Thinkin' I might whip up a couple for the Conference Finals series', once those matchups are revealed. I agree it's not cluttered enough, I'll try to add more hand-drawn-like details to add the authenticity. Uh-b-dee, uh-b-dee, uh-b-dee thanks! Very much appreciated, hope I don't disappoint! Thanks a bunch, Avi! Me too, haha Well that's a nice, tall glass of awesome. Thank you so much, truly. Thanks! Yeah, that happened during editing, cause it wasn't originally like that. Does it perhaps add to a sense of vintageness? A bit of a stretch, but possibly? Well, if they shimmy their way into the WCF they'll be up soon! Guys, seriously, thank you so much, happy my idea could be so well-received! More to come!
  20. Every once in a while I come across a certain logo or color palette or design theme that gets my creative juices pumping like a Vitamix. A good creative vibe if you will. And when that vibe comes it lasts for a period that isn't short enough to let go by and isn't long enough to make a full hoopla out of. That can be very frustrating, so I started this thread as a casual release for whatever cool ideas pop into my head at any given moment without having to commit to a full series. AKA my version of a dump. And the vibe that has really caught my fancy as of late, is the sweet, sweet, dark comedy, creativity, and innovation that is a Great Depression era rubber hose animation cartoon. What's rubber hose animation, you might ask? Simply the original style of animating cartoon characters where their limbs look like, rubber hoses. Steamboat Willie Mickey Mouse, Popeye, and Cuphead are a few examples. I freakin' love that style, and thought, for what reason I'm not sure, that it'd be cool to transfer that style over to NHL Merchandise. Posters, Tees, etc. There's a newfound appreciation for those pioneering cartoons that has led to 21st century video game odes Bendy and Cuphead. So why not just for fun experiment and see what the heritage-minded NHL could do to implement the style into merch? After all 1930s cartoons and 1930s hockey have a lot in common, they're both dark, violent, entertaining, timeless, ...racist, but I digress. They have more in common than seems at first glance. And with the rubber hose stock at a surging high, I wanted to pounce on some exercises involving my fascination with both it and hockey. So here it is: So to start out, I knew I had to do something involving the Ducks, after all the team's owned by Disney, and since Wild Wing is a prime name for an classic cartoon character, I decided to make a poster along the lines of a 1930's theatre cartoon poster. I got most of my inspiration from examples like these: And voila, here it is! Wild Wing (modeled after the original Donald Duck, again Disney ties, with leather goalie pads and hockey sweater) starring in "Ducks in a R.O.W."! I'd love to hear you guys' ideas on how to flesh this out even further, as there will be some more to come, but for now what do you think of the first poster? Thanks for watching, that's all folks!
  21. 2018 NBA Post Season

    Are you being serious?
  22. 2018 NBA Post Season

    Do NOT count these Celtics out. Are they gonna lose to the Cavs in 5? Yeah, probably, but I wouldn't put a lot of money on it. I'd put a couple bucks, but not a lot. Would Kyrie have done anything that this freakshow Rozier isn't doing? I honestly don't believe so, that's the only reason they're where they are rn. A Boston team hasn't been this likable and widely cheered on since the '04 Sox and they deserve it. Buy in. It's not over. And Ben Simmons' performance tonight was funnier than Kevin Hart's ever been.
  23. Denny's is another great twitter account, a fun scroll, if you like breakfast puns. Like a lot of breakfast puns. it's still eggcelent though. VGK/SJS sure is something to watch, but unfortunately the games end around 1:00 am here in Boston, so that really figures, cause I've missed basically all of it. Eh, who needs sleep I gotta catch up . I'm predicting the winner of game 4 in Boston wins the series, but there's basically no way it doesn't go 7, right? Tuukka's still garbage in other news and it's kinda the whole deal, as he goes, so goes the Bruins. Ryan Donato could slot in for Danton Heinen who's been great at doing nothing, and that's another big thing. He's electric and could be just what the B's need to wake the heck up. Should be the best game of the series so far.