Gothamite

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    Old school --lower case, non-caps in branding

    Good call on the ABA, except for one. I don't think this one qualifies. The "N" is clearly upper case, even if that particular font uses a lower case-ish style. If the initial letters were the same size as the rest, then maybe it would fit.
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    2019 MLB Changes

    Is that a real Senators logo, though? Or is it just one of the logos created by Topps for their cards? That's the only place I can recall seeing it.
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    2019 MLB Changes

    We would have known about it by now. And I’m with you, ever hopeful.
  4. Any First Nations iconography will be problematic at best. Especially something with important and even religious symbolism like a feather. Unless and until the team can work with a nation to license its intellectual property, they need to emphasize the "Cleveland" part of their name over "Indians".
  5. Toronto FC are your 2017 MLS Cup champions, which puts a cap on the 2017 season and it’s time for a new thread. So... who ya got?
  6. Florida State contracts with the Seminole Nation in order to use their name and imagery. Until Cleveland does that, they can’t even use a feather.
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    Chicago Bears 100th season logo

    Weak sauce, Bears. Weak sauce.
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    Report: Miami Marlins Getting New Logos for 2019

    The Brewers come close: 1993 classic royal and gold ball-in-glove 1994 navy and metallic gold MB 1997 modified design with brand new cap logo 2000 terrible ad-agency design. That last one might have spanned a new decade, but that’s still four (or at least three) uniforms within eight seasons. One fewer year than Miami’s designs.
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    Report: Miami Marlins Getting New Logos for 2019

    I think that’s actually a good move. Simple block is best for name legibility, and it avoids the fussy overly-matchy feeling that custom name fonts bring. Not every element needs to match exactly, they just need to not clash with each other. And block compliments everything.
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    Old school --lower case, non-caps in branding

    That one is like the Giants, deliberately referencing an old style. Lower-case was popular in the 60s and 70s, and that Hustle logo is definitely evocative of the period.
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    Old school --lower case, non-caps in branding

    You forgot my favorite.
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    2019 MLB Changes

    Their last set before moving to Minneapolis was beautiful. Their 1967-58 3D jersey wasn't bad either. I'm especially partial to their 1950s logo - sure, it's rough and a little busy, but those were the times. Had the Senators survived, this might have been cleaned up into a fantastic primary logo for today. The jaunty cap perched on the Capitol is inspired.
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    2019 MLB Changes

    Looks like it was inspired by this logo used by Topps in the 1950s. I don’t know if it was ever used in other applications. Personally, I love it. Great new alternate logo, fully expect that it’ll be used beyond this initial trial.
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    2019 MLB Changes

    The Pretzel W is what kills their regular look - anything that minimizes it is an upgrade.
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    FC Cincinnati

    That's kinda their thing.
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    FC Cincinnati

    Did you see this tweet from Todd Radom?
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    FC Cincinnati

    It’s annoying, sure, but I have a hard time really caring about it, since that stuff’ll be all-but-forgotten by the time they actually play their first match.
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    Report: Miami Marlins Getting New Logos for 2019

    Sure, I guess, maybe, but only if you’re willing to ignore black. Which would be to ignore their main color.
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    FC Cincinnati

    Say... what, now?
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    FC Cincinnati

    There’s room for both. Some “Americanized” names, some global names. Some old, some new. Nobody’s saying that there can’t be teams like the Rowdies or Timbers. Nobody’s criticizing them for adopting their own slice of past soccer history. And yet we do have plenty of people who say just the opposite about Toronto FC and FC Cincinnati. That’s the only snobbery I see. Embrace diversity, it’s a strength and not a weakness. ?
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    FC Cincinnati

    It’s both. Why do we need to choose? Nobody seems to mind calling basketball “hoops”. Until the NFL goes away, the league needs to differentiate itself on a national scale. But clubs can adopt either name, based on their own local culture. Narrowcasting, tailoring to individual communities over the national focus of a television sport, is one of the things I like about this league. It’s a feature, not a bug.
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    FC Cincinnati

    Not to mention that MLS is more popular and successful than even the old NASL could manage. And there are good reasons for that, one of which is honoring the World’s Game by taking global traditions and making them part of our melting-pot immigrant culture.
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    MLS: FC Cincinnati Unveils Logo Representing Everything

    Ah, bot. Always at least a day late.
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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    Low-level minor leagues are still professional. There’s no contradiction there.
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    MLS Kits 2019

    I think using the Space Needle is great. A solid icon for the city. The two shields thing is an odd choice, though. Seems to have been added just so they could get their second blue in there, and it isn't at all justified within the design. Drop the pointy lower shield, reduce the ribbon size to match, and you've got a very solid look.