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  1. Major League Football Spring League

    Well its been promised for years and I finally finished the league last night! I will post two teams today then the rest next week. The concept behind this for those that have not followed my fictional league MLF, is that the MLF decided they needed a developmental league but did not want to brand it as such. They came up with MLF Spring League as a branding. There are eight teams one for every 4 teams in the MLF. The design of the league would be to name a managing partner that each club could agree on with equal investments coming from each team. The results have been pretty good so far. Here is the league logo.
  2. Miami Dolphins Era Fusion

    With the new Miami Dolphins set a mere week away the time is running out to get concepts of what they could do in before it becomes what they should've done. I personally am a fan of the Dolphins current logo and unis, it's undeniable the fanbase longs for a return to the former set. I made the colors a blend of the 1974, 1996 and current logo to keep the colors lighter. The original plan was to keep the lineless look of the current logo and apply the '96 shape but the logo needs an outline to push the motion and tie down the teal. The script retains a retro/deco flow that I think is vital for any Miami team look. The shell returns to pure white with a teal facemask. The uniforms keep similar pant striping to the current set but I pull striping from the popular throwbacks. For the alt uniforms I use the dark blue rather than the orange as a matter of preference through I may draft up an orange version later since it is definitely more "Miami". Insert NikeSpeak about new era, and fusion of past legacy and future success.
  3. Fixing the CFL

    When Adidas took over the CFL uniforms in 2016, they hit home runs with a few, most notably the Toronto Argonauts and Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Unfortunately there were a few real duds like Montreal and Calgary. One thing I really dislike is that so many teams use the same template with the arm striping (BC, Calgary, Sask, Ottawa) and side panels (Calgary, Sask, Ottawa). When will this idiotic trend go away! My first submission is Montreal. Right now they possibly have the worst uniform design of all time, especially combined with a really bad cartoon logo. My fix here is pretty simple: new logo with clean design based on their glory days in the 70's. To me this seems like a real easy fix.
  4. This off season I am going to focus my design hobby on getting better at jersey swaps and while they aren't necessarily designs, I feel this is still a solid place to post. First Up: Tyrann Mathieu to the Texans - Typically I struggle with the facemask/Helmet area but really took time on this one and feel like I nailed it down into the realm of reality. Feedback is welcomed and wanted!
  5. Color Rush Thursday is dead

    Our long national nightmare is over. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2769835-thursday-night-football-color-rush-alternate-uniforms-reportedly-going-away Say goodbye to Color Rush uniforms on Thursday nights this coming fall. Bill Wanger of Fox Sports said Tuesday the NFL plans to scrap the alternate uniforms it used during Thursday Night Football telecasts beginning with the 2018 season, per Jason Barrett of Barrett Sports Media. However, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reported the Color Rush uniforms won't be going away completely. They just "might not be exclusive to Thursday nights anymore," sources told him. This shouldn't come as a huge surprise to anyone. In December, the NFL said it was allowing teams to have "more flexibility" with their Thursday night uniforms, per Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, which effectively ended the Color Rush push. The polarizing Color Rush uniforms began rolling out in 2015. Some fans delighted in the alternate offerings, while others were put off by the bright colors. In one notable mishap, a Color Rush game between the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills proved to be a mess for those with red-green colorblindness. That should no longer be an issue now that Fox is taking over Thursday games.
  6. CFL Color Rush

    I know most people hate the color rush unis but I was inspired by JimmyN64's great designs so thought I'd see how CFL might look. I didn't include the stupid one helmet rule. Will add more when I have time and probably do some throwbacks as well. Here are the first few. Cheers!
  7. Check out my World Cup Concept Jersey series at: https://www.behance.net/gallery/63643465/World-Cup-2018-Concept-Jerseys-Group-C Make sure to see all the other groups in my behance profile and feel free to appreciate if you liked it!
  8. Tennessee Titans Concept

    Based on the leaks so far, I strongly dislike what I've seen from the Titans. It feels like too much of a shift and doesn't read as the Titans to me. The gray is pointless clutter and makes the set much more drab. The number font is hideous and overly designed. The underarm panels look like something out of 2002. Overall, the color balance is all over the place and there's generally no cohesion at all. I always thought the Titans needed incremental tweaks, not a complete overhaul. The flaming thumbtack is outdated but I really like the circle with the stars from the state flag. The pants are fantastic, however the modern helmet stripes clash with the traditional pants. I like the shoulder stripes and the sword shaped stripes on the new set are a cool evolution of that feature, it's just a shame that they're now gray. My set looks to streamline things a bit (consistent stripes, consistent number colors on the various jersey panels, updated word mark, logo, etc). I like the idea of a red Color Rush set. Navy pants are needless clutter given how fantastic their normal white and columbia blue pants are. I think I do prefer the Titans in white helmets, however, it makes too much sense to use columbia blue to distinguish themselves from all the other white helmet teams, and it still looks great. Of all the helmet choices, the rumored navy is the worst option. I emphasized navy and columbia blue with red used as small touches (swooshes, nameplates, helmet stars, part of the word mark, etc).
  9. TITANS UNI SET MOCK UP

    New to the forum, but I've been a lurker for a while now. Being that I am a Titans fan and that there has been quite a bit of talk about them and their new uniforms lately I figured I would give things a shot. This is not how I envision them to do things at all, but more like how I would do it i it were up to me. I did take a few design cues away from some of the sneak peaks though. Going off of there "Tradition Evolved" campaign motto, I did just that by merging a similar styling and color scheme with some modern updates. Let me know what you think. AWAY HOME COLOR RUSH
  10. Continental Spring Football League: Hello folks, thanks you for taking your time to reading this. This is my first time working on a AU league and since football is popular here I would do one over American Football. So instead of saying the NFL ended or never existed. I decided to work on one where it would be it natural rival. My league is called the CSFL. As usual im looking for feedback and criticism from my work and while im not great at logos.. I wanted to tell a story and that what I will do. This is my project here and I hope you enjoy. PS.. Im not always great with update so it will be done when I can get it done. Thank you and now for the story! The story begins in late 1953. The National Football League survive the two World Wars and a war with the All-American Football Conference. The AAFC would merge with the established NFL in 1950 but it would be a short sided merge with for the AAFC. The NFL decided to take the best teams in the league and would ignore the rival history. So by the 1953 the NFL would regain control of all of football in United States. However, that same year, a new idea came to the mind of former owner of the LA Dons of the AAFC. His name was Fernando Gonzalez III and he the first man to create Spring-Time Football. He got to work with two other owner of the AAFC, the original Buffalo Bills owner, James Breuil and former owner of the AAFC New York Yankees, Dan Toppings. All three men were mad at the NFL for treating the AAFC like it was nothing. The decided to called the league the Continental Spring Football League. While Fernando Gonzalez III became the first president of the new league. They still needed to figure out a catch to make the new league fun to watch compared to the National Football League. Gonzalez would come up with a brilliant idea for the league. Including having a 14 week schedule so the fans can see more football and would give them more income as well with the extra games. Other innovations include having names on the back of jerseys and creating the two-point conversion to pro football. He also help work out a deal with ABC and the Dumont Network to broadcast the games on Saturday. Which was new and a bit crazy for the upstart league since Saturdays were reserve to College Football. However, due to playing during the Spring they wouldn’r have to deal with competing with College Football. Gonzalez, with Breuil and Toppings, got to work finding new owners for the league. While Gonzalez had the Los Angeles market locked thanks to Bob Hope helping to investing in a team in Los Angeles. James Breuil decided to revive the Buffalo Bills since they were still fondly remembered in Buffalo. Dan Toppings, on the other hand, had issues. Given the fact that Yankees Stadium was lost to the New York Giants. He was forced to go to the Polo Grounds, home of the MLB Giants and set up shop there. He decided to change his team nickname from the Yankees to the New York Titans to rival the NFL Giants. Other owners would soon come, interested in challenging the NFL and filling up their stadium during the Spring. Some of the owners also has Baseball teams in the MLB or the Minor Leagues with Stadiums that could hold a football team. One of the owners were, August A, Busch Jr, was the owners of the St Louis Cardinals of the MLB. He was looking for something to fill the Busch Stadium up while the Cardinals were away. The St Louis team also used a name similar to the Cardinals, the Redbirds. List of owners for the first season in 1955. East Division: New York Titans – Polo Grounds (Dan Toppings) Brooklyn Liberty – Ebbets Fields (James & Dearie Mulvey) Buffalo Bills – War Memorial Stadium (James Breuil) Pittsburgh Iron – Forbes Field (Josh Harnell) Baltimore Stampeders - Baltimore Memorial Stadium (David Greene) Western Division: St Louis Redbirds – Busch Stadium (August A. Busch Jr) Cincinnati Tigers – Crosley Field (Powel Crosley Jr) Shreveport Showboats – State Fair Stadium (Eric Ritcherson) Houston Gunners – Buffalo Stadium (Marty Marion) Los Angeles Dons – Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Fernando Gonzalez III) With the teams set, the CSFL went on a talent raid over the NFL. Which took a toll on the NFL after Baltimore Stampeders signed some of the NFL Colts players to join the new league. Same with the Pittsburgh Iron taking rookie HB of the rival Steelers Johnny Lattner and LA Dons taking star QB Norm Van Brocklin from the rival Rams. The rest were college players who were rejected from the NFL and journeymen players looking for their big break. Despite the setback in Baltimore, the National Football League wasn't too worried about the new league like last time. And with them playing in the spring time, they doubt the CSFL will last. After the CSFL draft that happened in December of 1954, Gonzalez, announced the league will begin in March and last to June when the play off finals begins. CSFL 1955 Final Season East Division W L T Buffalo Bills 10 4 0 New York Titans 9 5 0 Pittsburgh Iron 7 7 0 Brooklyn Liberty 3 10 1 Baltimore Stampeders 1 12 1 West Division W L T St Louis Redbirds 12 2 0 Los Angeles Dons 11 3 0 Houston Gunners 8 6 0 Shreveport Showboats 4 10 0 Cincinnati Tigers 3 11 0 The East Division was a close three house race at first between Pittsburgh, New York and Buffalo. By the end of the season, Buffalo with their QB Johnny Vegas and their ace journeyman CB Kevin Daniels help the Bills gain the East Division title from New York. The oddity of the season was the only tie this season between Brooklyn and Baltimore. It was in the final week before playoffs and both teams had nothing to lose so they gave an impressive performance, the game ended with a 14-14 tie in front of a small crowd in Baltimore. The West Division was the same story but with just two teams. It was neck to neck with St Louis and Los Angeles bidding to be the west division champions. However during the final week, the Dons lost a fumble to Cincinnati and on the next turn, the Tigers scored a touchdown and kept it to win the game 21-14. This gave the Redbirds the championship and to challenge the Bills to the CSFL Championship. CSFL Championship Game from Buffalo, New York St. Louis Redbirds Buffalo Bills 14 7 St Louis, led by George Shaw would score two touchdowns during the forth quarter to help give the Redbird their first title. Shaw would be named Championship MVP by the CSFL. Despite a rocky start with the attendance to some stadiums like the Shreveport State Fair Stadium and Houston Buffalo Stadium. The CSFL would be a surprise success thanks to it TV ratings. Which while it didn’t give the MLB or even the NFL a run for it money. It would be proof that the CSFL is here to stay for another season. While Gonzalez would find it hard to own the league while owning the LA Dons, would post his team up for sale by the end of season. With a clause that the new owners would have to keep the team in LA. Despite taking some of the players of the Baltimore Colts, the Stampeders would be a flop on the field and in the box office. David Greene, the owner of the struggling team, would also post his team to sell them. What would the CSFL have in store in the next season. Stay tune. (I am learning how to use gimp to make logos and such but for now, enjoy my drawing folks. Also comment and give me some opinions on what you think about it.)
  11. The 1991 and '92 seasons in the World League went as scheduled. The London Monarchs shut out the Barcelona Dragons 21-0 to win the first World Bowl in front of the London faithful at Wembley. The Sacramento Surge defeated the Orlando Thunder 21-17 in Montreal to win World Bowl '92. There was talk about shelving the World League to retool it without any of the North American teams, but the NFL owners ran in to resistance. The sports talk radio stations in Birmingham, San Antonio, Orlando and the other North American markets were dumbfounded by the amount of angry phone calls. Europe also had its share of angry fans calling to their local radio stations, especially in London where a few passionate Monarch fans express concerns that any time taken off to retool would hurt their team's fan support. After the backlash reached uncomfortable levels, the NFL owners voted 25 to 2 with one abstention to keep the WLAF open for '93. When the NFL announced it would expand by 2 teams for 1995, Memphis was in the running for a short while until potential owner and FedEx founder Fred Smith picked up the paper one day. The Memphis Commercial Appeal ran a survey that revealed a large number of Memphis fans were unwilling to pay hefty NFL ticket prices. Smith, who was to co-own the Memphis franchise with Elvis Presley Enterprises, offered to drop his NFL expansion bid in exchange for an expansion franchise in the World League. When the NFL owners agreed in August of '92 to keep the World League up and running for '93, Smith paid a handsome, generous expansion fee split among the WLAF teams already in existence. Smith chose the "Hound Dogs" as the team's nickname and the colors chosen were forest green and copper. Bidding is still open for the second expansion team that'll join the Hound Dogs in 1993. Among the bids are Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Paris, Milan, Mexico City, Omaha and a bid from Raleigh-Durham looking to revive the Skyhawks. WORLD BOWL CHAMPS 1991: London Monarchs 1992: Sacramento Surge 1993: Amsterdam Admirals 1994: Ohio Glory 1995: Amsterdam Admirals 1996: London Monarchs 1997: Amsterdam Admirals 1998: Orlando Thunder 1999 Teams Amsterdam Admirals Barcelona Dragons Frankfurt Galaxy London Monarchs Scottish Claymores Paris Musketeers Stockholm Aesir Baltimore Stallions Ohio Glory Orlando Thunder Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks Birmingham Fire Memphis Hound Dogs Sacramento Surge San Antonio Riders Mexico City Aztecs
  12. The 1972 Project

    ACC American Atlantic: Boston College | Clemson | Florida State | Louisville | NC State | Syracuse | Wake Forest West: Houston | Memphis | Navy | SMU | Tulane | Tulsa Coastal: Duke | Georgia Tech | Miami | North Carolina | Pittsburgh | Virginia | Virginia Tech East: Cincinnati | Connecticut | East Carolina | Temple | UCF | USF Big Ten Big XII East: Indiana | Maryland | Michigan | Michigan State | Ohio State | Penn State | Rutgers Baylor | Iowa State | Kansas | Kansas State | Oklahoma | Oklahoma State | Texas | TCU | Texas Tech | West Virginia West: Illinois | Iowa | Minnesota | Nebraska | Northwestern | Purdue | Wisconsin C-USA Division 1 Independents East: Charlotte | FAU | FIU | Marshall | Middle Tennessee | Old Dominion | WKU Army | BYU | New Mexico State | Notre Dame | UMass | Idaho* | Liberty (2019) West: Louisiana Tech | North Texas | Rice | Southern Miss | UAB | UTEP | UTSA MAC Mountain West East: Akron | Bowling Green | Buffalo | Kent State | Miami (OH) | Ohio Mountain: Air Force | Boise State | Colorado State | New Mexico | Utah State | Wyoming West: Ball State | Central Michigan | Eastern Michigan | NIU | Toledo | Western Michigan West: Fresno State | Hawai'i | Nevada | San Diego State | San Jose State | UNLV Pac 12 SEC North: Cal | Oregon | Oregon State | Stanford | Washington | Washington State East: Florida | Georgia | Kentucky | Mizzou | South Carolina | Tennessee | Vanderbilt South: Arizona | Arizona State | Colorado | UCLA | USC | Utah West: Alabama | Arkansas | Auburn | LSU | Mississippi | Mississippi State | Texas A&M Sun Belt West: Arkansas State | Louisiana-Lafayette | Louisiana-Monroe | South Alabama | Texas State East: Appalachian State | Coastal Carolina | Georgia Southern | Georgia State | Troy Alright everyone. This is a big one. I've had the bits and pieces of this one working for two and half years and I finally feel ready enough to get this one out to the public. This project began when I wondered one day what would happen if Nike did something ludicrous and somehow managed to get apparel rights to every single FBS level team. Of course this is seemingly impossible in the real world, but it was fun to think about. Then I took it one step further. Not only would get every FBS football team, but if every FBS football team also had a Division 1 basketball, baseball and hockey team for Nike to get their hands on. So the goal here is one, to actually finish this idea, but more than that, is to see if I can create a unique identity for 130 some teams across 4 different sports. This means that some traditional looks will be changed slightly and some might change drastically. Nevertheless, I'm excited to get this off the ground and share it with you guys. Teams will be posted as I get them done and will be done in a random order I have created with some help from the internet and first up is the Ohio Bobcats of the MAC: (I also will create one of these cool team headers for every team). Ohio's sports have a rather laid back and simplistic look to them. Even with adidas/Russell at the helm of their apparel, they don't have too crazy of a look and I kept that in mind as I designed their uniforms for this. Keeping that in mind, I left their football uniforms pretty much the same as they have been the last couple years. Biggest change here is the addition of real pants stripes as opposed to no stripes or very short stripes. I limited black to an alternate set that would hopefully be worn separately, but in the current state of college football we all know that wouldn't happen. The hockey uniforms are very similar to how the football uniforms go. I did consider shoulder logos for them but I didn't keep them, as it just didn't feel right to me. Baseball uniforms again are very simple and consistent with the rest of the uniforms. Biggest thing here and across the board is that there is no longer a "grey away" designation. Unless a team has grey in their set, I won't be giving a team a grey uniform for baseball. Basketball is consistent with the rest. I didn't want to go full Celtics with Ohio, so the double stripe pattern is on the shoulders and the collar trim is a solid color. On the shorts the waistband is striped and the hem is a solid color. C&C is welcome as always. Given the larger nature of this thread, I'll try and get the next team up as soon as I can.
  13. Below is the outline of a concept I've been working on for an alternate timeline story I've been writing. The timeline mostly deals with an expanded exploration program for NASA in the last half of the 20th century. One of the things that I've been using to color the timeline is alternative team names and locations within American sports. On this front, instead of the failed XFL franchise, in my timeline, the XFL instead rides a wave of post-9/11 patriotism to create a football league with a military theme. Called Warball, the sport openly embraces the quasi-military themes of football (see George Carlin for further insights) and seeks to appeal to a hyper-masculine fanbase. Initially the league forms with 8 teams in 2 conferences Freedom Division Patriot Division Capital Warriors Seattle Stealth New York Heroes Alcatraz Guards Texas Assault Coronado Destroyers Chicago Shield Arizona Generals Teams are composed of 7 players on the field at any time. The field is 60 yards endzone-to-endzone. Endzones are 7.5 yards deep with curved corners. Field is bounded by 20 degree inclines 5 yards wide which are inbounds. Beyond the inclines are hockey rink walls. A ballcarrier cannot run out of bounds and must be tackled or score for the play to end. Any player on the field is considered an eligible receiver. Kicking of any kind has been eliminated. Teams have 6 downs to advance from their own 10 yard line to the opposing endzone. Touchdowns are worth 5 points. After a touchdown, a team is allowed to try a conversion play from the 3-yard line. A conversion by pass is worth 2 points. A conversion by run is worth 1 point. Two 20 minute halves are separated by a 10-minute halftime. Teams have 20 seconds to begin the next play. The clock does not run unless the ball is in play. Teams are required to have at least one starting player who is a current or former member of the United States military, and/or a civilian police, fire or paramedic service. Questions, comments, suggestions? I invite all of the above. This is my first league concepts, so, please, rip me apart here. I'll learn from everything that is said.
  14. High School Helmet Decal

    Hello, I am looking for some inspiration for developing a Helmet Decal for a local school. The team is called the railroaders and the only colors they use are blue and white. The Coach really wants the word railroaders to be incorporated somewhere in the design, I am not a huge fan of big script letters on helmets so I went with a think smaller block font. He also wants to ensure that people understand that railroaders are the people that worked on building the railroads not people who worked on trains, so I am debating doing some sort of mascot depicting a railroad worker. I guess I am looking for help in which way I should take this logo. It is not apart of a rebrand just simply redesigning the helmet logo because a new coach was hired. What they had in previous seasons is below. This is just a rough mock of what I think may look good any advice or direction would be greatly appreciated!
  15. It seems like every year as details trickle out that teams are getting new uniforms, some random 'source' pops up claiming to have seen the uniform in question and provides an over the top description that sends this board into a frenzy. Maybe it's not a good idea to enable these rumors with mock ups but I thought it would be fun to take these crazy ideas and make concepts out of them. Cleveland Browns The rumor: White helmets, 'total overhaul' Added numbers to the helmet, reversed the number/shadow colors on the home and away. Took the notched stripe design from their current look and kept it floating within the sleeve a la OK State/extended it further down the pant leg so that it's almost a full stripe again. White striped socks for all, orange alt, and white fauxback for the Color Rush. Denver Broncos The rumor: the Color Rush jersey becomes the primary Kept the logo and number font from the current look, brightened the colors back to their earlier shades, added white and blue jerseys/pants. Orange remains the Color Rush. Here's every Broncos concept on this board ever Denver: Thanks for checking these out, I have a few more that I'll be posting in a bit.
  16. The Baltimore Ravens' logo has been in service since 1999. During that time they won the Super Bowl twice (2000,2012). Having that history tied to their current logo puts my concept at a disadvantage, but here it is: Undecided if I like the gold line/white beak or white line/gold beak.
  17. I was looking through the NFL logos on the mother ship and this one stood out to me as one to try to rework. The shape has always seemed off to me and I realized that it is because this head was lifted off of the full (human) bodied Chicago/St. Louis Cardinals logos so it doesn't give much of a full bodied bird feel. The head seems to taper down into a human-like neck area. So here is my take: No highlight vs highlight? I'm still undecided as to whether it would "fly" as an NFL logo or if it's just a nice cardinal logo. C&C appreciated.
  18. Japan and Korea World Cup Kits

    Hello all! I had some ideas brewing in my head and decided to get them out. Here's my ideas for World Cup kits for Japan and Korea. Japan - The primary kit is a more purplish blue with silver and pinkish red accents*, and the front number is encased on a subliminated sun. The secondary kit is a white-to-black gradient with the number inside the red sun from the flag. I went with just the crest on both kits instead of the usual flag-and-crest combo the team normally uses, because I thought it looked a little less cluttered. Korea - I wanted to keep the "Red Devils" primarily red, but draw some inspiration from the flag also, hence the yin-yang inspired design. The secondary kit draws inspiration from the flag also in the way the colors are used; accented with blue and red with a curvy mini-sash, I made the numbers black to use all the colors of the flag. The third kit is a black set with red and blue accents that I felt made for a good alternative for Korea. Let me know what you think! *EDIT: The pinkish Red looks more reddish on mobile than on desktop for some reason
  19. Atlanta Falcons Logo Concept

    The Falcons are overdue for a fresh look. In my opinion, their old look wasn't a bad one, but Arthur Blank wanted to forge a new winning identity, so I get why the brand was changed. It's unfortunate that such a classic and strong logo had to fall victim to association to decades of losing. My idea is to go back to the old branding, but not all the way. I kept the current forward tilt of the current logo, as well as the aggressive bird's eye and overall feel to the classic logo. I did some styling to the wing feathers for a more aerodynamic look, and updated the bird's head and beak to look more like a bird of prey than the old, docile head of the classic logo. I may play around with helmet/uniform concepts along this line, so stay tuned! Here are the old and current logos for reference:
  20. Super Bowl LII Predictions

    Okay. State your straight-up (without point spread) predicted winner of Super Bowl LII. Feel free to add whatever other game-related predictions you'd like. I don't have a dog in the fight, but I think the Patriots are going to win.
  21. The Tennessee Titans' logo and uniforms and I have had a bit of an on-again-off-again relationship over the years. When I first remember seeing them in the Super Bowl against the Rams in 2000, I was in love with the logo, cuz, you know, FLAMES!!!!!!!! I was five then. As I got older, I soured on the logo, thinking the flames were over the top and the Titans would be better off using the sword alternate logo or the thumbtack roundel. The Titans' refusal to wear reasonable uniforms combos also drives me nuts. The helmet striping doesn't really go with anything and the brashier stripes on the pants don't feel right with the yoke, which has gotten too small over the years. The Uniforms have some good ideas, but I'm not crazy about the execution. Lately, the uniforms are still a mess, but I have come around on the idea of flames for the Titans. I think that is something they can own and it really just works. I do not care for the T logo. Besides the comparison to a thumbtack as far as it's shape goes, it feels small contained within the shield or roundel or whatever the circle is. The Titans logo should be big, "titanic" and the T should be the focal point, IMO. I threw out the bathwater, but kept the baby. The colors remain the same, but the Flaming T is bigger and bolder. I don't think this is a finished product but I'm also not entirely sure what parts of the logo needs more work so, please feel free to offer and C&C. I would really appreciate it. Once the logo gets to a good place, I'll work on some new uniforms to go with the updated logo. Thanks for having a look.
  22. Asia Pacific Football League

    I might have discussed this before, but years ago I was really intrigued by the Asia Pacific Football League. It was a proposed professional American football league that would have teams in China, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Hong Kong, the Philippines, and Hawaii. The league had the backing of investors in Hong Kong and former Dallas Cowboys player Preston Person as a "consultant". The league was to launch in 1999, the pushed back to 2000. After that.... well nothing. All there is are a few logos and a dead website that can be found on Wayback Machine. I've tried to find news articles from that time, but no luck, even though I do remember at least one article. Regardless, enjoy the logos that I found from their website. And if your curious the teams were: Sharks, Dragons, Express, Pandas, Stallions, Dolphins, Warriors, Typhoon, Fighting Cocks, and Elephants. More info here:https://web.archive.org/web/20000410212325/http://apfl.com:80/teams.html
  23. The year is 1983. Warren Burgess had thought about this for quite some time, not fully convinced it would work. But it is in this very precise moment when stars finally look aligned. * * * Major League Football (MLF) is a professional American football league organization led by Warren Burgess and established in 1983. It is scheduled to be played in the autumn/winter, taking the hole left by the now defunct National Football League (NFL), which folded in 1982 due to legal issues and disputes between owners. Six franchises (yet to be unveiled) will take part in the inaugural season. Conceived in 1979 by Kentucky businessman Warren Burgess, who saw the first cracks and problems appearing around the NFL, he took the chance to start building his own profesional organization. Burgess developed "The Warren Plan"—a blueprint for the MLF based upon securing NFL-caliber stadiums in top and iconic markets, securing a national TV broadcast contract, and controlling spending—and found investors willing to buy in. The original franchise owners and founders of the MLF have promised to abide by the general guidelines set out by Warren's plan, and everything is set to kickoff during this next month of September. With just a few months to the date and surprisingly no leaks by none of the owners, it is expected for the MLF to unveil its franchises during the next few days in order to get everything ready for the start of its first new season later. * * * Welcome everybody to this stupid and crazy world! After giving it some thought and expending hours, days, weeks, months and definitely years reading the forum and some other related websites (cough * Uni Watch * cough) I've decided to develop a fictional American football league in which I'll be taking care of the off-field business related with franchise creation, branding, etc... leaving the on-field stuff to some simulator I hope to find during the next few days (tips and ideas appreciated, whether if it's a game, a spreadsheet, etc...) to sim the games, get stats, and all that. As you can see, I'm a master of Wiki-copying-and-editing, and this is your fake Major League Football, all courtesy of Mr. Warren Burgess (95% of doing this is using randomly generated names, which for some reason I find mesmerizing, call me crazy). I could have opted to develop an alternative AFL, USFL, or any other historical league timeline, but I thought this was much more stupid and therefore it ended up winning. So, basically, think of a world in which the NFL (for some reason I don't really know) disappears in 1983 leaving the door open for the MLF to take over the pro-AF panorama, and that no player from the NFL at that time wants to play for any MLF teams, so we will see a whole new world of Quarterback and Cornerback stars developing from zero in a completely fake universe of randomly generated characters, which is great to build unbiased storylines. Although I sold you the MLF as something already set to be unveiled, the truth is that Mr. Burgess is not that sure everything is completely closed (not even franchises' locations and team names, mind you!) so the door is open for ideas and thoughts about where the MLF may go in its first season. As a virtual MLF-multi-franchise-owner I have my plans, though, so don't get upset if I end up with something completely different to what you propose! * * * Football is, after all, a wonderful way to get rid of your aggressions without going to jail for it. – Heywood Hale Broun
  24. I think the Eagles have a great logo and I'm a big fan of their midnight green color, but I think they just have too much going on with black, charcoal gray and silver accompanying the green. In my opinion, the Eagles look best when they are wearing only green, silver and white, so this concept is more of a clean-up than a full on rebrand. I was also inspired by what the Detroit Lions did with their logo an uniforms this past season. Those are not perfect, but I really like the idea of what the Lions did. Here's my take on the logo: nothing too exciting, the green is a touch more green and the black is gone. The new wordmark is my take on a simpler, less "XTREME" version of the current wordmark and is more in line with the contemporary branding in the NFL: bold, single color lettering with some serifs and a bridge shape to give it some character. Here are the new home and road uniforms. Less is more as the uniforms are reminiscent of the current duds but are without the needless clutter of superfluous colors and embellishment. The Color Rush uniform is gray in the same style of the primary uniforms and the regular alternate uniform is a midnight green version of the classic throwback uniforms thanks to the one-helmet rule. So, thats it. Thanks for taking a look and I'm definitely open to any and all C&C and feedback.
  25. We've already had multiple threads about the best-looking uni matchups in Super Bowl history. With the conference title games upon us today, let's look at some of the best ALMOST Super Bowl matchups. The rules are: 1. Both teams were in their respective conference title games that season. 2. One or both lost said title games. 3. They have never played each other in a Super Bowl in any year. 4. The pic posted shows the most likely uniform matchup if they had played that year. Here are a few: Super Bowl XIV (1979 season) - Oilers vs. Buccaneers: Super Bowl XV (1980 season) among MANY others - Raiders vs. Cowboys (pic actually from 1980 season): Super Bowl XX (1985 season) - Dolphins vs. Bears (pic actually from 1985 season): Super Bowl XIV (1989 season) - Broncos vs. Rams: Super Bowl XXVIII (1993 season), the fourth time in a six-year span that both these teams were in their respective title games together; in fact, one or the other appeared in seven straight Super Bowls, but never both - Bills vs. 49ers: