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  1. In an alternate timeline where the National Football League never came to fruition, the American Football League (creative, I know) became the premier professional football league in the United States. Founded after World War II, in 1946, the AFL was formed from the remnants of the Midwest Professional Football League and the Eastern Football Association. Spearheaded by the Chicago Lions owner, Rupert T. Anderson, the AFL originally consisted of eight teams spread throughout the Midwest and Eastern seaboard and added two more teams, to bring the league to 10 members in 1948. Initially, the AFL struggled, but in 1950, attendance began to pick up as football fans realized that the AFL was playing quality football and the League took off, going on to expand 9 more times until 2002, when it reached its current state of 32 teams. Unlike the NFL, in our reality, the AFL does not have conferences. Instead, the league consists of 8 divisions: East, West, North, South, Pacific, Great Lakes, Atlantic, and Central. Each division has four member teams, which allows the 16 game schedule to break down like this: 6 division games (2 against each team) 4 games vs another division (yearly rotation) 6 games vs one team in remaining divisions (yearly rotation) The playoffs are an 8 team tournament consisting of division winners, culminating in the American Bowl (once again, very creative). Playoff teams are seeded 1-8 based on overall record, head-to-head, and playoff points (sum of opponents wins), as a tiebreaker. Now that I have gotten through some basic background of the league, let's move on to the meat of the project, the teams themselves. As far as uniform standards go, the rules are very similar to the NFL. One alternate or throwback uniform is allowed to be worn one time during the course of the regular season, but never in the post season. No manufacturer's mark is allowed on the uniform either, but the league does have a single uniform supplier, Apex Athletics, this Alternate Universe's equivalent to Nike or Adidas. The first division that I'll be presenting is the Great Lakes Division, home to three of the oldest teams in the American Football League. The Chicago Lions are one of the Charter members of the AFL and have been one of the most historically successful teams in the league. Having fallen upon hard times in recent years, the one bright spot in recent memory for Lions fans has been Randall Walker, perennial All-Pro running back and future Hall of Famer. The uniforms are a classic design in classic colors and have remained essentially unchanged for over 50 years, aside from an update to the logo in 2007. The Lions don't wear an alternate uniform and wear only one pair of pants. Another Charter member of the AFL, The Detroit Panthers derive their team logo and colors from the automotive industry. The Panthers sport a rather traditional uniform with simple striping and no embellishment. The Milwaukee Chiefs wear black and orange and are represented by a Native American Indian chief on their helmet and a drum logo on the sleeves. the uniform features a consistent, traditional striping pattern across all elements and colors. The alternate uniform is a throwback to the uniforms the team wore in its early years with legendary Head Coach, Chip Hansen. Todd Wolters is the Chiefs' star veteran quarterback who lead the team to American Bowl Championships in 2009 and 2011. The Minnesota Bruins are the youngest of the teams in the Great Lakes Division, being established in 1977. The team recently removed its northwester stripe from the sleeves and added their iconic bear paw logo to the sleeves. Mark Denton is the Bruins star Middle Linebacker, one of the more popular players in the league, known for his mullet haircut and extensive use of eye-black. Well, Tha'ts it for the Great Lakes Division. Thanks for taking a look and I am really looking forward to seeing what everyone has to say. Any and all comments would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again.
  2. So this is the series I mentioned about in my new look NHL, which now will be going on alongside this series, the AFL-NHL crossover! Australian Rules Football is an amazing sport that I wish had more of a global presence, especially here in Canada. For you folks who don't know what this sport is, here you go. I discovered it two years ago, and am now a proud supporter of the Western Australian teams. This idea came to mind when the folks at HJC started the AIHL (Australian Ice Hockey League) redesign. I'd been wanting to do another crossover series, and everything just clicked. Adelaide Crows Brisbane Lions Carlton Blues Collingwood Magpies Essendon Bombers Fremantle Dockers Geelong Cats Gold Coast Suns GWS Giants Hawthorn Hawks Melbourne Demons North Melbourne Kangaroos Port Adelaide Power Richmond Tigers St Kilda Saints Sydney Swans West Coast Eagles Western Bulldogs I will be starting off with the two recent grand finalists, Richmond and Adelaide, then going down the ladder (standings). So without further ado, here we go! First off are the newly crowned premiers after 37 years, the Richmond Tigers. The team's jumpers (uniforms) are black with a yellow sash, so I turned it into a chest stripe to fit in with other hockey jerseys. The aways are yellow as a tribute to the jumpers the tigers won the premiership in. The sock stripes are inspired by the team's past home jumpers. The numbers are white like they are on the club's jumpers. C&C appreciated!
  3. Arena Football realignment

    Seeing as the AFL is going down the drain. Here's how I would fix it (note some arenas are not named or used for future Boston Malita TD Ameritrade Garden American American East Miami Flame American Airlines Center American American East New York Dragons Barclays Center American American East St. Louis Stampede Scottrade Center American American East Baltimore Brigade Baltimore Arena American American North Calgary Blaze Scotiabank Saddledome American American North Cleveland Destroyers Quicken Loans Arena American American North Pittsburgh Power Consol Energy Center American American North Houston Wranglers Toyota Center American American South Indiana Fire Bankers Life Fieldhouse American American South Kansas City Command Jayhawks Arena American American South Nashville Kats Bridgestone Arena American American South Montreal Mauraders Montreal Arena American American West Colorado Crush Pepsi Center American American West Orlando Predators Amway Center American American West Toronto Triumph Air Canada Centre American American West Atlanta Force Philips Arena National National East Dallas Desperados American Airlines Arena National National East Philidelphia Soul Wells Fargo Center National National East Washington Valor Verizon Center National National East Chicago Rush Allstate Arena National National North Detroit Fury Little Ceasers Arena National National North Minnesota Serpents Target Center National National North Millwaukee Blizzard BMO Bradley Harris Center National National North Charlotte Cobras Time Warner Cable Arena National National South New Orleans Voo Doo SmoothieKing Center National National South Tampa Bay Storm Amile Arena National National South Vancouver Stars Vancouver Arena National National South Las Vegas Gladiators T-Mobile Arena National National West Los Angeles Avengers Staples Center National National West San Francisco Sabercats Chase Center National National West Seattle Shock KeyArena National National West Thoughts, changes
  4. Hi guys. This is my modernized version of the current Arena Football League primary mark from 2009. It's no horrible logo at all, but I think it already looks dated. I wanted to keep it simple, with bold lines, easy to reproduce. The alternate mark is the same logo, with AFL written-out underneath. For those who like to take a look at the AFL's current mark: http://www.sportslogos.net/logos/view/116089752009/_Arena_Football_League/2009/Primary_Logo Primary mark on white, navy and red background Alternate mark on different backgrounds
  5. Portland Steel Identity Update

    Hola everyone! I've been roaming around the Creamer boards for a little bit to see all the great concepts that everyone is putting out. I thought I'd get in on the action around here and post my first ever concept here on the Creamer boards. I decided to update the Portland Steel AFL team brand and overall design aesthetic. I wasn't too keen on the logo they unveiled a few months ago and thought that it could use some work. I ditched the knight icon for something a bit more appropriate, using instead an actual steel working illustration. I did however like the original colors so I didn't deviate far from that combo. Anywho, comments are welcomed and appreciated. If you'd like to see more goodies from this project, check out the full presentation HERE
  6. Recently it was announced that the Arena Football League will be expanding to Washington DC for the 2017 season and I thought it could be fun to get some ideas flowing on what this team could eventually be called and what potential logos could look like. The team owners are the same group that own the Wizards, Mystics, and Capitals so that might be something to keep in mind about them. The two names I've heard/thought of that I like the best for the team are the Washington Maul, which I read in a Washington newspaper article online, and one I thought of that seems perfect for Arena Football; the Washington Insiders. While I really like both names I had some issues thinking of good logos, but I thought I'd share what I thought of and see if anyone has any ideas for improvements. Feel free to share your ideas on these or post your own names/logos! This was my first thought for the Washington Maul; it's based off a commemorative Centennial Ax that was made in honor of George Washington's election as President (he's known chopping down a cherry tree as a kid). The axe-head shape is based off a pentagon, and the obelisk in the oval is in honor of the Washington Monument in the National Mall at Washington. Here's my first thought for the Insiders. I've found that many 'insider' logos usually have 'In' inside of some sort of box or thought cloud or something so I decided to go along those same lines for this. I chose a pentagon as the outer shape in reference to Washington's Pentagon. It creates a cleaner, more simplistic logo that I think would actually stand out pretty well among other AFL logos.
  7. I have been working on ideas for the NFL's minor league. It was originally named the IFL, but realizing that the idea was already taken, I switched to AFL. And it might confuse you when you ask why. The backstory is that in 1930, the AFL was founded as the IFL with 11 teams. The league was able to keep up with the NFL, as the IFL added more teams when their parent league did. Over time, the league became slowly unstable, and franchise relocations were at an all-time high. In 1970, just like the NFL merged with the AFL, the IFL merged with the AFL's minor league, the WFA, and the 2 leagues now went by the AFL name, with teams as far west as Portland, and as far south as Jacksonville. Today the league has 32 teams, just like the NFL. We have a preview of one of these teams right here. Now for each concept I post, I will be doing it by division, and will state their backstory. Now, presenting the Columbus Triangles, top farm team to the Denver Broncos, who will begin play this season. Columbus Triangles Although the modern Triangles were founded in 1960 as the Utah Trotters, who played until 2002, the roots of the team go back to 1929, when the original Columbus Triangles were formed as an independent farm team for the NFL's Dayton Triangles. In 1930, the Triangles joined the IFL, and even though their parent team became the Brooklyn Dodgers, the Triangles name and colors were kept. The team played for 56 seasons as the Triangles, and in 1984, they changed their name to the Columbus Redskins, to signify their new affiliation with Washington. In 1990, the Triangles moved to Sacramento, and that was the end of minor league football in Columbus, until the 2016 season comes, as the team will end up being revived after popular demand. Relocation History: Utah Trotters (WFA) (1960-1969) Utah Trotters (AFL) (1970-2002) Dayton Broncos (2003-2015) Columbus Triangles (2016-present)
  8. AFL by virt and Nike

    hey sportslogos visitors, so, folks from sites other have been pestering me to sign up and post my here for a while now. until now, I've just told them to get rooted. I'll be making over the AFL, in alphabetical order, with Nike being the apparel supplier in this 'folio. The Adelaide Crows have long list of absolute :censored:e (and mostly white) alternate jumpers. I attempted to rectify this with this ensemble. Featuring their traditional hoops in a funky, new pattern, the red base alleviates any colour clashes with rival times.
  9. NOTICE: I REMOVED MY BASIC DESIGNS, MY BETTER ONES HAVE ROUNDED NUMBERS AND HAVE BEEN KEPT ON THIS THREAD! Thanks! Hello! I am posting another concept of mine, the AFL makeover! These were done on Microsoft paint if you re wondering. I used to have an old account that I forget the password to, where I made international Aussie Rules guernseys. I hope you enjoy, these are meant to follow teams' tradition and not be anything wacky. I will post the original template if requested. Please leave C+C! All 18 teams will be completed! Completed HAWTHORN WESTERN BULLDOGS FREMANTLE CARLTON ESSENDON ADELAIDE PORT ADELAIDE
  10. Hi guys, I'm currently working on this logo for an Australian Rules Football team called the Sharks, would love to hear some feedback as I've been staring at it for too many hours! The brief included that only black and white were to be used and that a black 'V' to be incorporated into the design. The wordmark is bit of a placeholder at the moment - its not that exciting but it's along the lines that I'm heading to eventually. Thanks in advance!
  11. Hello everyone, I was recently checking out the NFL/Marvel logo mashup topic along with similar pages and thought they were awesome. It inspired me to do something similar, but I doubt I could live up to those already done with the NFL and major comics like Marvel, so I decided to go to the 2nd tier of football and comics and mashed up the Arena Football League and Dark Horse Comics. This presented an extra challenge, as I'm familiar with some Dark Horse comic characters but not a ton. I made the rule that I was working with Arena team's primary logos, and tried to match comic characters based on team colors, logo and general concept. I'l include the original team name with logo since they aren't as well known. This is my first time sharing on this forum, and I only have Paint.NET to work with so please be gentle, lol. Here is a list of teams names linking to posts as I post them, and below that are my first two logos, I hope you like them! Arizona Blue Rajas (Rattlers/The Blue Raja) Cleveland Spartans (Gladiators/300) Jacksonville Sammaels (Sharks/Sammael) Las Vegas Sinners (Outlaws/Sin City) Los Angeles Liz (KISS/Elizabeth Sherman) New Orleans Hellboys-Ver. 2 (Voodoo/Hellboy) Orlando Predators (Predators/Predator) Philadelphia Abe Sapians (Soul/Abe Sapian) - In this post Portland Feedback (Thunder/Feedback) San Jose Tricksters (Sabercats/The Mask) Spokane Shovel (Shock/The Shoveler) Tampa Bay Xenomorphs (Storm/Xenomorph) Philadelphia Abe Sapians (based off Philadelphia Soul):
  12. AFL 2015 Ideas

    I'll be doing my ideas for all 18 teams. Each team will have a Home, Clash and Heritage and some teams will have an away.
  13. So with the new year comes the start of the build up toward the new Premiership campaign for all 18 footy clubs in Australia. The fixture list was released in Oxctober and there are some mouth watering fixtures on the opening weekend of April 2 including Brisbane v Collingwood, Fremantle v Pot Adelaide. But the biggest game of Round 1 has to be on the Monday with the Hawks and Cats squaring off (renewing old wounds) at the MCG http://www.afl.com.au/fixture The AFL Draft was held in November but some good talent within the junior leagues was picked up by the teams during the draft. Paddy McCartin was selected first overall by St. Kilda. I think that is a good starting point for the Saints but they have a long building process ahead. http://www.afl.com.au/news/2014-11-29/how-did-your-club-fare-at-the-2014-draft Next up in the docket is the NAB Challenge, a pre-season tournament held between February 26 to March 22, which allows the teams to shake the cobwebs off prior to the start of the Premiership season. Also it allows the big footy clubs to travel the country and play in venues that don't have live AFL footy week in week out. The tournament kicks off with Hawthorn v Collingwood. http://www.afl.com.au/fixture/nab-challenge
  14. So with the 2014 AFL season starting this week and no dedicated thread for the best game in Australia for supporters talk about their clubs, I thought I would start one up. For many people who don't know much about Aussie Rules footy, the rules are limited and the excitement is plenty throughout the games. If you watch one match and you'll be hooked! I have been following AFL since 2003 when I was in Australia with the Canadian Navy and saw my first Aussies Rules game at the SCG with my now favorite club Sydney Swans. In the past its been hard to catch live games (normally through illegal streams). But now with TSN2 have weekly matches and the AFL streaming live matches through their website (pay to view on a season basis) it great to see this game being played out. So if anyone has any views on this season, this is the place to say them. From the just completed NAB Cup (pre-season competition) throughout the regular season and all the way to the Grand Final...bring on the kickoff of the 2014 season.
  15. FYI a guernsey is an Australian football jumper This week, in round 5 of the 2014 AFL season, the AFL for the first time are going to trial having player names on guernseys with a view to making it permanent if there is public support for it. There was a press conference today releasing what the backs of the guernseys would look like: Some of these are home, some are away guernseys worn only when home guernseys clash. This has been met with mixed reactions from fans, most people seem to think it looks good and is a positive step, but there is definitely a vocal element who think it's an "Americanisation" or breaks with the traditions of the game somehow (despite the fact that sponsor logos have been on the guernseys for 30 years) I personally think this is a great change and should encourage more guernsey sales both in short and long term. I'll definitely be getting a new guernsey next year if this is adopted.
  16. "Bland" Football Helmets

    I will be taking recommendations from you guys about which helmets you would like me to upgrade (from the NFL, NCAA, or AFL) and what about the recommended helmet needs to be upgraded. I have decided to start this thread with the blandest helmet in the NFL. But I gave you guys 3 options so I can tally your votes on which one should be the decider. Here is Option 1: Option 2: Option 3: My personal favorite is Option 1, but I put options 2 and 3 there for those of you who disagree with black for the Arizona Cardinals. What do you think... Comments? Concerns? Recommendations? (No promises I can make all recommendations)
  17. Arena Football Uniform Concepts

    I've wanted to try some concepts on Paint for a while now, and I decided to give it a shot. I decided to do the Jacksonville Sharks of the AFL. I didn't get too creative with this one, basing it off of this version with some minor edits. Again, I didn't get too wild since it's my first concept. I may do an entire AFL makeover and go with some more crazy designs. C&C welcome. Let me know what you all think.
  18. I just drew this up in the last hour. I took some inspiration from my Lion Concept thinking it would work nicely as a Sabretooth Tiger. Well it didn't work too nicely, I basically had to re-draw everything. During the process I was thinking of what teams it may fit, NHL's Predators or the AFL's SaberCats... I feel it would be an improvement over the either, but especially the SaberCats. There is obvously a lot of work yet to be done, but let me know what you think of the sketch. C&C appreciated.
  19. I'd love to hear how people on here rate the AFL logos. Obviously over in Australia there are a lot of strong opinions given how attached we are to our teams, but i'd love to hear what people think of the logos as they are, without having a lot of prior knowledge of the AFL. As you can see there is a wide variety of approaches to logo design going on here. Some are more traditional looking, some are more bold and modern.
  20. Hello there posters of the CCSLC we at the World Australian Football Association (WAFA) are looking for people who are interested in Footy, Aussie Rules, the Australian Football League (AFL). What!!!! You don't know anything about footy? Well that's ok we can help you out and give you some pointers along the way, and with our small rosters and laid back attitude it is a pretty good atmosphere. Anyway here's the link to the application thread. Applications close on the 24th January 2014.
  21. Indoor/Area Footbal League Round Up

    There are so many indoor leagues now. What are some that you know about? Maybe add some unknown logos in as well. Obviously AFL, AFL2 IFL UIFL (barely) Mighty Football League (Billings Outlaws left the IFL and I'm pretty sure they are trying to start their own league.) CIFL
  22. Back about 1991, I drew up a logo and jumper kit for an Australian Football League club called the Tasmania Devils. This was after Adelaide joined the league, and I felt there needed to be a sixteenth team to balance things out. I came up with the colours blue and black because I thought there was no side in the league that carried them. Today, I managed to recreate my drawings onto SVG Inkscape. These are what they look like: Logo Shield: Jumpers: Now I know what you're all thinking. These aren't proper colours for a team in Tasmania, and that they should be decked out in green and red. Well, I got that covered: Logo Shield: Jumpers: C&C.
  23. The jumper worn by Nicky Winmar when he was racially abused by Collingwood supporters has been sold for $100,000 http://www.theage.co...0918-263u8.html