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  1. Teams Due for a Rebrand

    The last thing MLB needs is another round logo with the team name surrounding a graphic. I hate how MLB (and NBA) logos are all moving toward that.
  2. NFL 2018 changes

    I agree with you that the throwbacks should stay as throwbacks, worn once a year on Thanksgiving. In addition to being low-contrast, the look is a little too simple and traditional for a team wearing silver with a dynamic, leaping lion as the logo. That said, I think their current primary home and road uniforms do a nice job of establishing enough contrast, and I really like that they ditched the black. The darker gray keyline around the numbers on the home jersey gives just enough contrast and pop, and high contrast is less important than it used to be now that everyone has huge HD TVs. And the road uniform is the perfect balance of blue and silver. I think they're now arguably a top-5 uniform in the league.
  3. Players in the "wrong" uniforms

    Well, he won DPOY and the Super Bowl for the 49ers, who were one of the most widely-covered franchises in the 90s. So he got about as much exposure out of that one year as possible.
  4. Players in the "wrong" uniforms

    I thought about including this one, but Norton actually played 7 seasons in SF versus 6 in Dallas, so I'm not sure it's the "wrong" uniform.
  5. Players in the "wrong" uniforms

    A few mercenaries from the 1994 San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl team: Gary Plummer (played most of his career with the Chargers) Rickey Jackson (played 13 of his 15 years with the Saints) Deion Sanders (played only one year as a 49er) Charles Mann (played 11 of 12 years with Washington) Richard Dent (played 12 years with the Bears and only one with the 49ers) Toi Cook (played 7 years with the Saints, only two with 49ers) Bart Oates (played 9 years with Giants, only two with 49ers)
  6. Denver Nuggets New Logos Details, NBA Trademarks Wordmark

    It doesn't really matter if the Cavs currently use that color scheme, because the Cavs will change their uniforms in a year or two.
  7. Steelers Set to Unveil New Throwback Alternate Uniform

    I like the second-generation font much better. It fit both the sleekness of a team named after a big cat, and the modern look of a 90s franchise.
  8. NFL 2018 changes

    It was the humane thing to do.
  9. Every uniform should be assessed in its context. The 1950s uniforms were fine-looking uniforms in an era where every uniform was relatively minimalist and had long sleeves. The Millen-era uniforms looked like somebody slapped random black trim onto the 1990s Lions uniform, which is exactly what happened. No, the 1950s uniforms shouldn't be brought back as a full-time uniform today (although they're great at Thanksgiving, as a reminder of the dominant Lions teams of the 50s), but the Millen-era uniforms were a joke design-wise.
  10. NFL 2018 changes

    I grew up as a 49ers fan, and I liked this set much better once they switched to gold pants in 1998: Not only did the pants provide better balance with the helmet (which was the only significant gold element on the 1996-97 uniforms), but they fit in better with the dominant teams of the 80s and early 90s. However, the one caveat about bringing that back today would be that the 1998 pants were a magnificent, rich gold, and I don't know if Nike's current textiles (which lean more toward drab matte colors) could replicate them: The 1998 uniforms wouldn't look nearly as good with khaki-ish pants like the 49ers have in their current set.
  11. Rockets Uniform Changes

    Although I really hate gray jerseys, sleeves, and the dumb Adidas shoulder loops, I liked the rocket-block side panels of their alternate from a couple years ago. If they're going to work more black into the color scheme, as many of you seem to think, I hope they go in this direction.
  12. NFL 2018 changes

    I remember seeing speculation that it would be the 1966-67 "Batman" jersey. They're a little bit limited because they need to pick a uniform with black helmets, due to the one-helmet policy, which eliminates accurate throwbacks from the 1945-62 period. But even aside from that rule, the only truly distinct options are the 1963-65 jerseys with yellow numbers and arm stripes (which are essentially the same jerseys as the 1946-62 throwbacks with a yellow helmet that they wore from 2007-2011), the bumblebee throwbacks they're currently wearing, or the 1933 "shield" throwbacks that they wore in 1994. Since the Batman jerseys are the only throwbacks that haven't already been used, more or less, I think they're going to go with those.
  13. Players on the "RIGHT" Team, but "WRONG" Uniform

    I couldn't disagree more. Not only did the darker helmets not match the purple of the uniforms, but they sometimes looked almost reddish in direct sunlight. The new helmets fixed both of those problems, and the metallic color added a little visual pop to the uniform as well.
  14. Players on the "RIGHT" Team, but "WRONG" Uniform

    Nice! This one took me a moment to think of the difference.
  15. Non-Referencing of Nickname in logos

    The Detroit Pistons have an interesting history in this regard. First, some background - a piston looks like this: Note the iconic shape of the piston on the bottom. This was echoed by the team's first few primary logos - lines connecting an outer shape to an inner circle or oval: Then, of course, the Pistons went away from the iconography of a literal piston in their 1996 change. However, they still used an automotive-themed logo, as their horse (get it, horsepower?) had chrome exhaust pipes: After determining that the horse logo was fatally '90s, the Pistons went with the most generic possible wordmark-over-basketball logo for nearly a decade, which probably only lasted that long because the Pistons won the 2004 NBA Championship with it (technically, they had the horse logo as a primary through the 2004 season, but used design themed around the logo below): When the Pistons decided to bring back the "classic" piston logo in 2017, they changed it... notice the tweak? Not only was the font updated, which is fine, but the inner white circle was broadened to be tangential to the outer white circle. This makes no sense - look again at the photo of the actual pistons above. If the inner circle shape met the outer circle shape, the metal would be infinitesimally thin at that spot, and the piston would fall apart. Maybe they wanted to go with a sleeker shape for the modern classic logo, but in doing so, they ended up with something that doesn't really look like a piston. So I don't know what category I'd put the Pistons in - the original iterations of this logo were somewhat abstract, but clearly intended to represent pistons. Now you could argue that they're still pistons, but given the change, you could also argue that they're an abstract design intended to recall a throwback logo, rather than an actual piston.