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  1. The Basketball Association of America Current Teams North Division South Division This league will be taking the place of the NBA in this timeline. It will begin in 1949, a few years after World War II (and when the NBA went under due to financial issues). The BAA was founded by a group of Columbus Businessmen who had been missing the spectacle of pro basketball over the past few years. Here is how the story line goes: - January, 1943: NBA Folds - October, 1948: Roger Dobrinski, Harold Cooper, and Jack Furlow announce they wish to start a new basketball league, the BAA, and are looking for bids from cities and owners. - December, 1948: The 3 announce that they have received close to a dozen bids from cities in primarily the eastern United States. They also announce there will be 8 bids chosen for the inaugural year of the BAA. - July, 1949: Columbus, Pittsburgh, Washington D.C., Richmond, Savannah, Jacksonville, Louisville, and Nashville are announced as the BAA charter markets. - November, 1949: Team identities and uniforms begin to be unveiled by each club... Starting with the Columbus Cardinals on November 2, 1949 The Cardinals are owned by Harold Cooper. Furlow and Dobrinski (the other two founders) are set to serve as Co-Commissioners of the BAA. Cooper is a quiet man who enjoys bird-watching in his free time, often traveling around North America in order to view various rare species of birds. He chose the Cardinal to represent one of his first favorite birds, and his home state of Ohio. The Cardinals will start off playing their games in St. John Arena (shared with Ohio State Basketball). Cooper plans to have a new, larger arena built by 1960. The Logo Columbus' logo is a simple C with a crest of a cardinal topping it off. The Uniforms Both uniforms use a script (Cardinals on the home, Columbus on the away) and a simplistic design with no flashy elements. C&C is encouraged and appreciated! The next team will be up soon.
  2. Final BAA Identity Unveiled - Nashville Bluegrass - December 2, 1949 Nashville is owned by Neil Oysterman, the CEO and founder of Oysterman Guitar Company. All the most popular country and rock musicians use Oysterman Guitars, and a lot of casual guitar players use them as well (They claim to supply 1/3 of all guitars around the globe). They're names after country music, which is sometimes called "bluegrass" music. The Bluegrass will play at Nashville Arena, which should be finished by opening tip next winter. The Logo A guitar colored with the 2 colors of Nashville's city flag. The Uniforms Both home and away use the Nashville script with a block number. These uniforms are one of the flashier sets in the league, as they have a string of music notes running along the bottoms of the shorts. Everything also has a drop shadow/outline combo. That's the original 8 teams completed! C&C is encouraged and appreciated! A season preview for the 1950-51 season should be up tomorrow morning, with the season results coming out in the evening.
  3. Two More Clubs Unveil Identities - And Opening Night Game Announced Opening Night Game Announced On Friday, December 2, 1949 at 2:00pm, the BAA announced who would play in -- and where -- the first game in BAA history would take place... The game has been scheduled for November 1, 1950, and will be between the Georgia Yardbirds and Columbus Cardinals at St. John Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Louisville Thoroughbreds Unveil Identity - November 31, 1949 The Thoroughbreds will be owned by the company Churchill Downs Inc., who host and own the Kentucky Derby. They are named after Louisville's historic thoroughbred horse race; the Kentucky Derby. Louisville will play in the Churchill Downs Forum, built adjacent to the world-famous Churchill Downs horse racing track. The Logo A blue connected LT with a gold outline. The colors are from the Louisville city flag. The Uniforms Simple uniforms with just a stripe down the sides. Both use the same LT on the front (not connected unlike the team's logo). The LT and numbers are color-flipped on both uniforms. Virginia (Richmond) Kings - Identity Unveiled on December 2, 1949 The Kings will be owned by Thomas Monroe, a rich Richmond businessman. Virginia is known as the Kings due to their colonial history as a royal colony. The Kings will play at the newly constructed Royal Arena, known as "The Castle." The Logo A gold and purple crown with a V in the center. The Uniforms Both uniforms use the teams logo in place of a word mark. They use a side stripe on the shorts and a stripe at the tops of the jerseys as well. C&C is encouraged and appreciated! The next team will be up later today.
  4. Washington Senators - November 29, 1949 Washington will be owned by the Washington Post. They are named after, obviously, Washington D.C. status as the capital of the United States, and the place where the federal government resides. Washington will play at Uline Arena (where the real-life Washington Capitols played in 1950). The Logo A simple W inside a basketball outline. The Uniforms Both home and away use an arched "SENATORS" word mark. The logo is on the shorts along with a colored hem. There is a star above the number on the back, and a red stripe on top of both jerseys. C&C is encouraged and appreciated! The next team will be up later today.
  5. Jacksonville Pumas - November 27, 1949 Jacksonville will be owned by Ken Richard, a Floridian Pool Mogul. His company is based in the Jacksonville are and supplies around 63% of the pools in Florida (both public and private). Ken Richard is a very outdoor guy. He enjoys hunting and being in the wilderness. His favorite animal he's ever come in contact with is the Florida Panther, which he was almost killed by in 1947. Jacksonville will play their games at Jacksonville Arena, which will hopefully be constructed by the beginning of the season. The Logo Similar to the Pacers in the real world. A P with a panther's paw as the hole. The Uniforms They use the paw from the team's logo on front with the number placed inside. Just a regular number on the back, and stripes running down the sides of the jersey and shorts. As well as a stripe along the hem of the shorts. C&C is encouraged and appreciated! The next team will be up later today.
  6. Thanks for the feedback, maybe its a change they make a few years down the line. I agree "PGH" would be too modern, so I wouldn't want to use that yet. The reason I went with "BURGH" was because I didn't want them to seem too similar to Pitt uniforms.
  7. - November, 1949: Team identities and uniforms begin to be unveiled by each club... Pittsburgh Danes - November 11, 1949 The Danes are owned by Georgie Johnson, CEO of a local mining company. He played college basketball at the University of Pittsburgh (1934-1938), and is now a large donor to their basketball program. Johnson named the Danes after Pennsylvania's state dog, the Great Dane... which he owns 3 of. The Danes will play at Pitt Pavilion, home of the University of Pittsburgh Panthers. The Logo A front-view of a Danes face, with a light blue outline. The Uniforms The home uniforms says "DANES" in light blue text while the away says "BURGH." Both have a stripe running down the left side of the uniform, and the team's logo on the right side of the shorts. C&C is encouraged and appreciated! Hopefully I'll be able to post a few more teams tomorrow.
  8. Thanks, I was deciding between a basketball and a football league, but decided on basketball because of the lack of one on here. As for the Cards' logo - I agree it could look like a shark fin or something else to some. A couple years from now they will probably make a slight change. Thanks, that's a really good idea. Something I'll definitely have to incorporate down the line.
  9. - November, 1949: Team identities and uniforms begin to be unveiled by each club... Georgia (Savannah) "Yardbirds" - November 8, 1949 The Yardbirds are owned my Mitch McGraw, a Georgian peanut farming kingpin. His peanut company is said to supply more than half of the country's peanuts. McGraw decided to name his team the "Yardbirds" due to Georgia's history during the 13 colonies. It was where the British sent their prisoners, and a yardbird is slang for an inmate. He also wants to inspire a rough and touch attitude for his team. Georgia will play in the newly constructed SPC (Savannah Peanut Company) Fieldhouse. The Logo A Thrasher (Georgia's State Bird) wearing a black and white striped prison suit. The Uniforms They use a stripe with "GEORGIA" in block lettering inside, as well as a stripe on the shorts. The team's bird logo sits above the number below the back collar. The actual jerseys are black, but I used dark grey here so you can still see the outlines of the template. C&C is encouraged and appreciated! The next team will be up later tonight.
  10. I removed the flying ball so the logo is now just the BAA text between two red lines. The flying ball will most likely return in a few decades.
  11. Thanks for the feedback, I went back and added the logo to the shorts and a contrasting waistband.
  12. Ever since the SuperSonics left Seattle, the city has been in talks of recieving an expansion franchise, if the NBA were to ever expand. Seattle is a large market with a great fanbase that was extremely supportive of the Sonics during their decades there. That is why I created my own concept on what a possible Seattle expansion team could look like (of they weren't to be called the SuperSonics). The Seattle Reign is a play-on words. Almost every professional sports team in Seattle is named after Seattle's notorious weather. So, I didn't was to call them something that surrouned the weather. I did, however, come up with "Reign," which means both a king's rule, and if spelled differently would be "Rain." Basically, I indirectly referenced Seattle's climate. Now for the design: The Logos Seattle was an easy city to make a logo for. They have an iconic building in the space needle, as well as a design-friendly nickname; "The Emerald City." I used an emerald shape to portray the city's nickname, as well as the space needle and a basketball outline. The font I chose for the entire set was FTY Strategycide, because it felt pretty "Seattle" to me. The secondary is the same shape with the space needle and basketball outline, just this time utilizing Seattle's skyline instead of the team's nickname. Home & Road Uniforms Even though I created a "new" team in Seattle, I wanted to pay homage to the original SuperSonics, so I used the side-striping from their uniforms. The wordmarks on every uniforms use a two-tone shading which is similar to one of Nike's styles. I used a simple single-color collar (tongue twister ?) and the city's skyline on the back of the uniform. Alternate Uniforms The alternates are pretty much just recolors of the home & away uniforms. Court Seattle's court is just a continuation of their entire identity; it utilizes the Space Needle front and center, as well as the two-tone shading on the font. C&C appreciated!
  13. NCAA FBS Realignment Concept Today I'm going to be beginning a series where I will be attempting to realign the FBS division of College Football into 11 new conferences of 12 teams each. I will be bringing up 4 FCS teams to make an even 132. Along with recreating the conferences, I will be creating concept uniforms for each school. Each will receive a home/road, and home/road alternates. Conferences: - Northeast (NEC) - Great Lakes Football (GLFL) - ? - ? - ? - ? - ? - ? - ? - ? - ? Let's get things started with the first conference; the NEC (Northeast Conference). The conference will be divided into North and South Divisions as you can see above: North: Army, Boston College, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rutgers, Syracuse South: Maryland, Navy, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Temple, West Virginia Headquarters: New York, New York Conference Championship: The Meadowlands; East Rutherford, NJ Protected Rivalries Army v. Navy Pittsburgh v. West Virginia Penn State v. Maryland I will be releasing teams in sets of 2, in alphabetical order. Here are first two: Army Home Road Home Alternate Road Alternate Boston College Home Road Home Alternate Road Alternate Thanks for reading! C&C is appreciated!
  14. Kinnick Stadium on the helmet is supposed to show that it is chrome/shiny like this helmet: Here are the Michigan Teams: Michigan Wolverines I had to wash my hands after making this one. Michigan State Spartans Thanks for reading! C&C is appreciated!
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    NFL REDESIGN (Bears update 1/16)

    I've been silently following this thread for a while now... and I need to say it is unbelievable. Just about every one of these logos/uniforms is an upgrade for each teams' current set.
  16. I went back and switched one of the alternate helmets to black. They're in a different conference that also has a lot of current MAC teams. Now for the Hoosiers and Hawkeyes- Indiana Hoosiers Iowa Hawkeyes Thanks for reading! C&C is appreciated!
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    This looks pretty good. One of the big things I'd do is get rid of the skyline, it's a little too busy right now. Also maybe the NOLA logos inside the arcs - putting them on top of the pelican is a little too contrasting for my taste, and I don't think it would look great in reality. Other than that it looks nice!
  18. Basically, just switching Penn State and Nebraska for Notre Dame and Cincinnati. Let's get the GLFL started- Cincinnati Bearcats Illinois Fightin' Illini Thanks for reading! C&C is appreciated!
  19. see below I'm not a fan of their current set, so I wanted to go back to the OG's with a bit of a twist. Thanks! Now it's time for the second conference; the Great Lakes Football League! The conference will be divided into East and West Divisions as you can see above: East: Cincinnati, Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Purdue South: Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Wisconsin Headquarters: Chicago, IL Conference Championship: Soldier Field, Chicago, IL Protected Rivalries Ohio State v. Michigan Minnesota v. Wisconsin Michigan v. Michigan State Thanks for reading! C&C is appreciated! The first two teams should be released tomorrow.
  20. I totally agree. Even if Syracuse wouldn't be a contender for the conference championship every year, they would definitely pull off plenty of upsets that could shake up the standings. Thanks, and I agree with Syracuse. I went back and switched one to orange w/ a blue logo. Now for the finals 2 NEC teams! If all goes planned, the next conference should be announced tomorrow... Temple Owls West Virginia Mountaineers Thanks for reading! C&C is appreciated!
  21. Thanks, I didn't want to change much with Penn State. And I'm using Paint. Now here are the next two teams. I used a new template, let me know what you think! Rutgers Scarlet Knights Syracuse Orange Thanks for reading! C&C is appreciated!
  22. Yeah, and also being in a conference with better teams is better for TV Exposure, the Playoff (in the current system), Revenue, etc. and therefore recruiting, so a team like a Temple or UMass could become much improved if put in a better conference. I also agree on WVU in the Big 12 today, that was a big thing I wanted to fix. Maryland and Rutgers as well. Interesting, I never knew that. As for the rivals; like @CaptainKirkMN said, if Pitt and WVU were in the same conference, they would need to bring back the Backyard Brawl. Also, the rivalries I put in the original post weren't supposed to be the only rivalries in the conference; just the "protected" ones. That means they would be played every year no matter what. Other rivalry games such as Pitt v. Penn State would be first priority in scheduling, but not required. Now it's time for a couple Pennsylvanian teams from the NEC: Penn State Home Road Home Alternate Road Alternate Pittsburgh Home Road Home Alternate Road Alternate Thanks for reading! C&C is appreciated!
  23. Thanks that was my main goal with their uniforms. For the home uniform I tried replacing the gold on the jersey with black but then I felt there was too little gold. Yeah, this is all based a lot on geography. Maybe 6/10 years. WVU would be competitive with them, and teams like Syracuse and BC are solid enough to pull off an upset or two. Thanks for those templates! For my next post I'm going to start using them. Now it's time for the next two teams from the NEC: UMass Home Road Home Alternate Road Alternate Navy Home Road Home Alternate Road Alternate Thanks for reading! C&C is appreciated!
  24. It's based primarily on geography, but when I get to regions where there are more teams they will be split up by stature. Seperating West Virginia from the Big 12 is actually going to be one of the easier things I do, as when in the Big 12 WVU is at least 2 states (!) from any other team. They also had an intense rivalry that was (unfortunately) suspended with Pitt a few years ago. It was (and now would be) called the "Backyard Brawl." It actually is one of the oldest rivalries in College Football, starting in 1895. Pitt leads the all time series 61-40-3. As for Penn State, this was the most difficult teams to put in here. But, I did some research, and generally Ohio State is considered their biggest "rival" (although they'll always be at least second to the Buckeyes). The other 3 teams that are within a decent distance and are current power 5 teams are Maryland, Pitt, and Rutgers, who are all in the newly formed NEC. Interesting, never knew that. I went back and changed it. Thanks for the kind words! I just realized I forgot they usually use "West Point," but I guess changing it up isn't such a bad thing. Now it's time for next two NEC teams, and the first one from the NEC South: Connecticut Home Road Home Alternate Road Alternate Maryland Home Road Home Alternate Road Alternate Thanks for reading! C&C is appreciated!
  25. Hello everyone! Today I will be starting a new concept series here on the boards. Welcome to "NBA 2050," where I will be rebranding every current NBA team, as well as creating 6 new expansion franchises (1 in each division), to bump up the number of teams to 36. In this series, I will be testing out new ideas for uniforms; one's that will be not traditional whatsoever. I will also be moving some franchises due to a number of reasons including; climate, market size, and more. Each team will get a new Association, Icon, Statement, and City Edition Uniforms, as well as a new logo. I will be releasing the teams by division, hopefully keeping a steady pace of a division a week. Map: First up will be the Southwest Division! - Dallas Mavericks - Houston Rockets - Louisiana (prev. NO) Pelicans - Omaha (prev. OKC) Thunder - San Antonio Spurs Expansion: - Mexico City Eagles Dallas Mavericks Houston Rockets Louisiana Pelicans Mexico City Eagles Omaha Thunder San Antonio Spurs Thanks for reading, C&C is appreciated!