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  1. For the past year or so, I've been developing a fictional football league, the American Football Association. Before now, I have only focused simulating seasons using dice and developing a narrative to go along with it (if anyone is interested: an explanation is under the "Running the AFA" spoiler). However, I have recently decided to learn Photoshop and Illustrator, and have determined that the AFA is the perfect project to practice on. So, starting in 1946, I am designing the logo and uniform for each team. Once I have finished that year, I will continue progressing through seasons, and will introduce new designs whenever teams rebrand, change their uniforms, relocate, or expansion teams are added to the league. I am looking for feedback and criticism for every aspect of the designs, from the template (which is based largely on the one used by the gridiron uniform database) to the specifics details of how I put together each team. The year is: 1985 Current Divisions and Teams If anyone finds a bad link anywhere below, please send me a PM to let me know so that I can fix it. Thank you. Running the AFA History of Each Team's Logos: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1sJ9490CqvhMGFBQ2dpT1ZjZTA History of Each Team's Uniforms: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1sJ9490CqvhZEMyWWtSUHoyazg List of Victory Bowls: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1sJ9490CqvhQmNvWDFyeDRYRk0/view?usp=sharing Narrative History of the AFA: 1946-1970: http://afahistory.blogspot.com/p/archive.html 1961-current: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1sJ9490CqvhaVFVaWMtbmhYREk You can also find signatures, player illustrations, uniforms, and logos on my Deviant Art. Championships by Team:
  2. I wasn't sure where to put all of these, so I figured I'd start a new thread of small little finds I found while browsing the 'net -- and specifically, right now -- Getty Images. Most of these are small oddities, difficult finds and what not. I was going to open this up to stuff I found in other sports, but basketball and NBA history in the 70s and 80s has recently captured my attention. Anyways ... some of my finds: GORGEOUS Color vs. Color in Baltimore against the Bullets and Warriors (also note it's Ladies Night!) Royals vs. Warriors game in Phoenix's Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The caption says it was a 1967 pre-season game. Note Rick Barry in the old-style Warriors' jersey. He never wore these in the regular season as 'The City' jerseys were introduced on Opening Night 1967. Larry Nance wearing #6 in the half season right after he was traded to Cleveland from Phoenix. Similarly, Kevin Johnson wore #11 in Phoenix for the half season after he was traded from Cleveland to Phoenix. Interesting font and styling of Tom McMillen's name on this Hawks' jersey. Not sure why the underline? Notice the name on the back of Dave Stallworth of the Bullets. The name was pretty long so the "st" of Stallworth is white to not clash with the blue stripe.
  3. In no order, here are my Top 10: 1999 Jaguars - Lost to no one but the Titans in either the regular season or the postseason. 1998 Vikings - Points. Lots of points. 1987 Saints - Dome Patrol at their peak, but a wild-card entry because of... 1987 49ers - 13-2 but lost to Minnesota somehow. 1996 Broncos - Sadly, their playoff loss to Jacksonville was their last game before the uniform change. 1985 Dolphins - They still had a very formidable offense the year after Marino set all those records. 2011 Packers - 15-1, but when the Giants are hot you don't get in their way... 1979 Chargers - At 12-4, the best record of Fouts' career. Unlike many other Charger teams from that era, this one actually had a defense too. 1975 Cardinals - Another Coryell team that didn't produce in the playoffs. Amazingly, their 11-3 record was the worst of the NFC's division winners that season, behind the Vikings and the... 1975 Rams - 9.6 points allowed per game. Beat the Cardinals in the playoffs but got trounced by the Cowboys in the NFC title game. Bonus: 2004 Steelers - Sorry, but these guys weren't as good as their 15-1 record would seem to indicate. Honorable Mention: 1975 Vikings- Upset by Dallas in the divisional round, but they went to several other Super Bowls in the same time period. Their big thing was not being able to win the Super Bowl, rather than not being able to get there...not only are the Vikings 0-4 all-time in the Super Bowl, but they haven't even held a lead or scored a first-half Super Bowl point...ever.
  4. MLB History Poster

    So I made this chart to show the expansion/logo changes of MLB teams since 1901. I know something similar to this has probably been done before. I figured I'll print this out on 2'X3' paper for myself and hang it on the wall. Just thought I'd share! If y'all have some sort of C&C let me know. I'm going to be making some other ones (different leagues, maybe cities?) over the Summer. (I know creations are typically under the Concept section but this just didn't fit.)
  5. http://www.packersnews.com/story/news/2017/04/21/packers-couldnt-take-field-without-seamstress-florence-van-sistine/99984124/ I just saw this in my Twitter feed. It's a neat article talking about the old tailoring that used to take place to get a team ready to play.
  6. 1975 SFL Teams Nordic Conference Baltic Helsinki - Uppsala - Stockholm - Gavle Svea Eskilstuna - Vasteras - Goteburg - Örebro Contintntal Conference South Malmo - Aalborg - Copenhagen - Helsingborg Norman Oslo - Paris - London - Dublin Swedish Federation of American Football (SFAF) Inaugural Season 1965 1963 In late 1963 Swedish emigrant Anders Bergström, seeing a path to AFA ownership as iffy at best, took a trip back to his hometown of Uppsala, Sweden, where he met with several Swedish First Division Soccer Club owners and hatched a plan to bring America's Football to Sweden. With a positive first meeting, A.B. returned to Northern California and sold the majority stake in his logging empire, in order to free himself of the major responsibilities of day to day operations, while maintaining a 40% share that would give his new league a rather large nest-egg, and a steady flow of income that would help the league get past the first 5 years without worrying about turning a profit. Something A.B. knew how to do, and with cooperation from the AFA offices, he would do that inside of 3 years, or so he hoped. 1964 On his second trip to Sweden, A.B., along with league lawyers met with industry leaders, as well as 10 prospective team owners in Stockholm's Olympic District. the first order of business was to create a Board of Directors who would steer the league through hits infancy. And help select the first 6 teams. The second order was naming the league, Svenska Förbundet Amerikansk Football was unanimously agreed upon, or the Swedish Federation of American Football in English. A.B. and the board made the decision to adopt AFA rules, knowing that if the league were to thrive it would need to find a way to work as a place for American football players who had talent, but weren't ready for the league to grow and develop their games. This would bring the level of Scandinavian players skills up more rapidly than an organic course of seeding and watering. The SFAF would actively recruit players cut by AFA teams and each team would be allowed 8 American players on the team. This would include Americans currently living and working in Sweden. A Supplemental Draft would be held the week after AFA rosters were finalized. To start the first Season Each team would be allowed to select 10 American players in an Expansion Draft. These 10 players would be grandfathered into the rules, and as long as they remained on the team that drafted them, the 8 player limit would be waived. As these players were cut, retired, or moved into coaching, the teams numbers would roll back to 8 American maximum. The next order of business was selecting the first six cities to be awarded teams, and suprisingly 14 cities put in bids. The criteria was simple: Size of city Historical support of local teams Appropriate facilities and existing stadium able to hold 5,000 supporters Rail service Financial Stability All but one team was supported by an existing sports club with a history in the Swedish First Division of European Football Lund beat out Malmö strictly due to the support of SAAB AB, and a guarantee of travel expenses paid for the other five teams visiting Lund. Of the 14 proposals, 2 were selected for the leagues first expansion in 1967 (those names will be announced at the 1966 Supplemental Draft. 1965 The first season began with the Uppsala Hammers and Stockholm Vikings playing in Uppsala, in front of 4,876 mostly University students and American Expats. Stockholm won the game 22-20 on a 31 yard field goal by 39 year old former Uppsala Kunig (Swedish Premier League) striker #6 Bengt Lunden. Lunden played 18 years for the Kunig, helping them win 4 Premier League titles, and becoming the all-time scoring leader in the teams history. Ironically, Lunden won the leagues first game, on the same field he dominated for nearly two decades. The season was dominated by these same two teams, and the difference was Uppsala player/coach #10 QB Billy Johnson, a doctoral student at Uppsala's Linius University. Johnson was born in Aledo, Texas in 1935, and after a standout schoolboy career in Aledo, went on to play for the Ft Worth University Bearcats, being named 2nd team All- American as a junior, and pre-season All-American as a Senior. During the 4th game of his senior year, Johnson would suffer a thought to be career ending nee injury that required surgery, and at 5'9" 178 pounds, his pro career would be put on hold for 8 years as he went into coaching, and after 6 successful seasons leading Aledo HS to the state playoffs, he was awarded a scholarship to attend Linius University and earn a Doctorate in Education. Johnson heard about the league during a class and at the prodding of his classmates went to the open tryout. After about 5 minutes he was nor only offered the QB's job, but an additional stipend to be a player coach. It was his wide open passing game that would seal the Championship 4 months later in Stockholm, and redemption for the now 30 year old Rookie QB. Soon after the first season concluded Anders Bergström and several board members flew to San Francisco to meet with the AFA... History of a Fictional Football League
  7. Hello again, I am back trying to finally complete a series, and this will hopefully be a long one. What if, when all the major leagues (except for baseball) were being created in the late 40s, someone made a soccer league? I have done that, and named it the National Soccer League. In the beginning, there will be 18 teams, with 6 the top division, 6 in the middle, and 6 in the bottom. The league will eventually be expanded to have 60 teams - 20 in each league. In the first season, there will only be one main league, and then the divisions will be separated by standings that year. The teams for the inaugural 1949 NSL will be: (Hidden in spoiler due to size) With that here is the first team! DETROIT SOCCER CLUB Home Clash All in all a very simplistic set, but this is the 1940s. The team is known as "the greens" because of their signature all-green primary look, with green from head to toe. I made the crest a simple DSC interlock in a shield. The clash kit is all white with green socks and green sleeves. I've tried to give this team a very Chelsea-like feel to it, and with that I think I succeeded. Most teams will not have regular team colors for clash, similar to European soccer, but in Detroit's case I had to go with an inverse of the home. Anyway, C&C is greatly appreciated!
  8. History Founded in 2000, the league started with a mere four teams. The teams all wanted to have names based on the culture and history in Kansas, Missouri, and Kansas City. Four Founding Teams Kansas City Monarchs Pays homage to the former Negro League Monarchs Satchel Paige, Jackie Robinson, Ernie Banks, Buck O’Neil Only one losing season in their history Location: Leawood American League (2010) Prairie Village Pioneers Santa Fe trail passed through the area National League (2010) Lenexa Bison Bison used to roam the open plains of Kansas National League (2010) Shawnee Chiefs Deep Native American history of the region National League (2010) The league struggled at times, finding places to play, but the players endured. The league remained at 4 teams until 2006, when 4 more teams came looking to join the league. Independence Bushwackers Civil War era, name given to Confederates in Missouri American League (2010) Raytown Rangers Cattle history, cowboy-like term American League (2010) KCMO Scouts “The Scout” statue that overlooks downtown Kansas City Location: KCMO American League (2010) Lees Summit Steers Cattle history American League (2010) After the first expansion, the league started to gain popularity in Kansas City, and gained 8 more teams in 2010. KCK Catfish Catfish are abundant in the Missouri River, right next to KCK National League (2010) Blue Valley Bees Bee is the state insect National League (2010) Liberty Twisters KC is right in tornado alley American League Blue Springs Bears Bears on the state flag American League Leavenworth Slammers Penitentiary in Leavenworth American League Overland Park Oaks City flag of Overland Park National League Free State Jayhawkers Similar to KU Jayhawks, but slightly different Name given to Union supporters Free State (Union) Location: Lawrence National League Gardner Trailblazers Gardner is located where the Santa Fe and Oregon trails split National League The league remained at 16 teams until 2016… Championship History 2000 - KC Monarchs (1) 2001 - KC Monarchs (2) 2002 - KC Monarchs (3) 2003 - Shawnee Chiefs (1) 2004 - Lenexa Bison (1) 2005 - KC Monarchs (6) 2006 - KCMO Scouts (1) 2007 - Shawnee Chiefs (2) 2008 - Shawnee Chiefs (3) 2009 - Lenexa Bison (2) 2010 - Prairie Village Pioneers (1) 2011 - Prairie Village Pioneers (2) 2012 - Blue Valley Bees (1) 2013 - KC Monarchs (7) 2014 - Blue Springs Bears (1) 2015 - KC Monarchs (8) 2016 - ??? Teams without a championship Overland Park Oaks Free State Jayhawkers Gardner Trailblazers Liberty Twisters KCK Catfish Leavenworth Slammers Raytown Rangers Lees Summit Steers Independence Bushwackers As you can see, there hasn’t been a clearly dominant team since the Monarchs won the championship back-to-back-to-back. General League Info Teams play a 40 game schedule 20 home games 20 road games After each team has played 20 games All-Star game Home Run Derby Playoffs 2000-2010 4 team bracket 2010-2015 8 team bracket Top 4 teams from each league Rules Same as MLB Both leagues us DH 6 players to a team Pitcher Same pitcher as normal 1B Fielder is typical first baseman Infielder Fielder can play anywhere on the infield, shifting to the hitter 3B Fielder is typical third baseman LCF Fielder can play anywhere from the left field line to center field RCF Fielder can play anywhere from the right field line to center field Players can swap positions Teams may have up to 5 bench players 5 inning games Age to play 16+ years old Teams redraft after every year Maintains competitiveness within league Each team has an owner/founder that stays with the team Players can “break off” to form new teams after end of year I have stuff in the works already, and should have the first team up tomorrow. Uniforms will be done for every team, and I will go team by team in the order that the teams were presented in. If you have a suggestion for a team name change or a new team, please suggest it, because rebrands and expansions are always happening!
  9. Lacrosse League of America

    Welcome to the Lacrosse League of America (LLA). Here are the teams in it's inaugural season, 2013. Louisville Racers: Home Road Alternate
  10. This retro-alternate universe doohickey deletes baseball and makes soccer America's national pastime. The AFA American Football Association (1884) was a real organization that flamed out in the early 20th century, but not here! Lots of actual baseball history is used to fill up the AFA's back story. Stadiums are gonna be made in 3D with Sketchup and rendered in Visualizer! 201603-AFA-1st-division.jpg There's the setup for the 1st division. Promotion/relegation within the 4 divisions. Clubs and stadiums are inspired by a regions baseball history. Naming of the grounds follows the old British style of using the local area or a main street. Club names are all over the place because this league absorbed two other leagues that had their own naming conventions. The Western teams are mostly based off the real pre-1958 Pacific Coast League. Because there's promotion/relegation this table just represents a moment in time (...more like my to-do list....). 201603-AFA-LOGO.jpg There's the AFA logo wacky tunnelvison process work. First row set was trying to incorporate the American eagle and a 1 (as in 1st Division) into something. The overall idea was trying for a sleek art-deco bald eagle logo, which turned into an epic struggle to avoid anything boy london-ish . Each wing represents the East/West clubs. ..........aaaaand i've just saw theres already an epic concept topic using the AFA name. well. damn. onwards! -------------------------------------------------------- Completed clubs: 3/27 - FCNY 4/12 - NYCFC
  11. Disregard

    Edit: Accidentally posted this twice, disregard this post.
  12. NFL Draft Hat History?

    Just curious - does anyone know when the NFL began officially issuing it's draft picks team hats? If so, I think it'd be awesome for them to be catalogued either here or elsewhere. Fashion hats and team merchandise on the whole can be kind of a slippery slope, but the draft hats feel more official than some of the rest. 1989 - Barry Sanders - Looks like a mesh back with embroidered front script. 1990 - Jeff George, Junior Seau, Blair Thomas - Green underbills (I feel like that's a traditional feature, but am uncertain), and embroidered script is basically the same as Sanders in the above picture. 1993 - Drew Bledsoe - White border on bill and team logo seems more prominently displayed. 1998 - Peyton Manning - can't tell much about detail but maybe wool? Looks cheap/wrong size. 1998 - Charles Woodson - same year as Manning, but cap has a different shape behind it and the bill looks to have a design as well. ------------- From what I can see it looks like they may have started in 1989. If anyone has any evidence of older official team hats being worn on draft day, that'd be awesome. Better pictures of the hats themselves from the older years are hard to find.
  13. Hello again. Not too much a concept, but something to share. This is a chart of every team to participate in the "Premier League." Each Season there is switching between Football League Championship and The Premier League. As the teams constantly switch, the league takes on a whole new look after a few seasons. The 2015/16 season is under progress, so that is why there are no champions. (Note: this is real data, not simulated.) The columns are in order of the current streaks of the team to join that column. This is then ranked from longest to shortest. Man Utd, Arsenal, etc. have always been in the Premier League. Teams like Bournemouth have just been promoted and joined for the current year. Norwich City, for example, jumps around the chart, because when they are replaced, a new team takes their spot. When they re-join, they take over a different teams' spot, not necessarily re-taking their old spot. There are many teams that go all over the place. Please leave C&C, and suggest another league maybe? Enjoy! (CLICK ON IMAGE FOR FULL SIZE) (SORRY MOBILE, I SUGGEST SAVING THE IMAGE TO VIEW IT IN YOUR PHOTOS)
  14. With my visit yesterday to Toledo see the Mud Hens battle the Charlotte Knights, I was fortunate enough to witness Mike Hessman tie the record for the most homeruns in International League history. What I thought was really cool was that he not only tied it on Ghostbusters jersey night, be was able to do so during my very first Mud Hens game. So that got me thinking, what historic moments have you guys been able to see in person at sporting events?
  15. Hey guys! Over the past week or so I have been making a fictional hockey league. I was inspired by Veras' football league, but I decided to try it with hockey. I also realize that hawkfan89 has started one too, but I didn't know about it until today (You should check it out). Anyways, let's get started here... The Canadian Proffesional Hockey League was founded on March 8th, 1932 by Ralph Walter .The league was established as a professional league designed to compete withthe NHL. The league started with 4 teams: The Toronto Snappers, Halifax Harbourmen,Kingston Fire, and the Montreal Saints. Halifax was named after the large harbourin the city, Toronto was named for their cold snaps (Hence the name Snappers),Kingston was named after a large fire that happened in 1840 in Kingston, andMontreal was named the Saints because of the city's nickname 'The City Of Saints'.The Harbourmen and the Fire faced-off on November 14th, 1938 for the CPHL's first ever game. The final score was 6-2 in favor of Halifax. As the season progressed,it was clear that the Harbourmen were special. They won their first 4 games until Kingston deafeated them 7-5, but they bounced back to win 11 in a row. The team wouldlose only 3 more times and add 17 wins for a league best record of 22-4. Toronto would finish with a solid record of 15-11. Kingston was 12-14, and Montreal came in lastwith a horrid record of 6-20. The top 2 teams would battle for the CPHL Champions Trophy,awarded to the champion of the CPHL. Toronto opened the scoring just :44 in and would add another goal just 2:27 later. Halifax finally scored with 3:18 left in the 1st period.The Harbourmen then scored 3 goals just 1:49 apart from each other to take a 4-2 lead. Toronto added a goal 4:59 into the 3rd period, but Halifax went on to score twice moreand added an empty-netter to win the CPHL Champions Trophy by a score of 7-3. The MVP of thechampionship was Right Wing, Lester Wallman. He lead the league in goals,assists,and points with 59 goals, 94 assists and 153 points. 1932-1933 Standings1. Halifax2. Toronto3. Kingston4. Montreal Champion: Halifax (1) MVP: RW, Lester Wallman 1932-1933 Uniforms A few notes: This will be made in paint.net, so quality will be a little rough. I have uniforms completed for the next 3 years, and results until 1945, so I may post the standings first and the uniforms a bit later. Don't expect new stuff every day. Yes, these uniforms suck, but that's how they were back then. Trust me, they will get a lot better. C&C is encouraged! If you have any suggestions for teams or uniforms I'll take them, but they may have to wait because I have results done until 1945. Thank you very much for checking out my league, it really means a lot! - Dolphins91
  16. I realized that we didn't have a basketball league a couple days ago to match with Veras' AFA, dsaline97's USBL and Dolphins91's NAPHL, to name some popular ones, so why not start one? So, here goes nothing. The North American Association of Basketball was founded in 1948 by James McGraw when the New England Basketball Federation and Midwest Basketball Association merged. These were both poor leagues and barely had enough money to operate. When this new league was formed, many of the other teams from the two leagues had to fold as there was not enough money left for them. The 4 remaining owners of the teams, the New York Federals, the Boston Bulldogs, the Chicago Smokies and the Philadelphia Hawks, met in the newly founded skyscraper 15th-floor offices in Hartford, Connecticut, to discuss everything about this new league. They decided to have a 40-game schedule and the playoffs would be determined on the standings. Every team would make it, no matter if you were 40-0 or 0-40. When the season rolled around, Boston had just signed the contract of the amazing rookie Ernie 'Spanky' McDougal out of DePaul University. Being a tall center, that's just what they needed, the only position they lacked at, with Art Castleton only getting 12 blocks last year in the NEBF. And win they did. McDougal not only blocked shots that year, he made them too. He was the first NAAB player to score 25 and 50 points in a game that year. And keep in mind that he is a rookie. Despite the Bulldogs finishing third, they took the NAAB world by storm in the playoffs and won the whole thing, upsetting the top-ranked Chicago Smokies in the finals. The MVP? None other than Ernie McDougal, with a career high 68 points in the finals to blow Chicago out of the water 104-69 to win the first ever McGraw Trophy. All the logos of the teams are in here I also have the logos and uniforms for the New York Federals, here they arePrimary Logo Home Uniform Road Uniform
  17. Best NBA podcasts

    Hey, all. I'm new to the forum but have been a fan of Chris' amazing SportsLogos site for many years. What's the best NBA podcast you listen to? I'm always on the lookout for new shows. I host my own show, with an NBA history focus - chatting with former players, coaches & media. Look forward to your replies. Thanks in advance! Kind regards, Adam
  18. 40 Maps that Explain the Roman Empire

    I figured most people on here likes maps. A good bit probably likes history, too. What a fantastic article this is. 40 maps that explain the Roman Empire.
  19. We all have thought about this at one time or another: Which uniforms from the past are better than those currently worn by a team? Whether it be from NIke-fying an entire league (see: NFL), forcing uniforms to fit a certain template (see: Reebok and the NHL), or just horrendous ownership decisions (see: Florida/Miami Marlins), there are just some poor decisions that need to be reversed. Some may be unpopular opinions (PhantomDreamer's obsession with weird pullover baseball jerseys) or completely popular opinions (wanting to completely get rid of the new Jacksonville Jaguars uniforms). Without further ado, my list as follows: 1. Vancouver Canucks 90s uniforms and color scheme vs. present uniforms and color scheme Perhaps my ultimate unpopular opinion next to my love of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks infamous "Wild Wing" jersey, I do not like the current Vancouver Canucks color scheme or their "Stick-in- rink" alternate jersey. I've heard both sides of the debate on the Orca logo, and I will admit bringing back the skate logo isn't the best idea. However, I like the color scheme of the Pavel Bure era uniforms as well as the jersey design from those days. The current uniform design is rather bland to me and the color scheme isn't that distinctive either. 2. Arizona Diamodbacks Purple an Teal vs. Red and Sand Pretty simple, I like the old Diamondbacks color scheme more than the old one. 3.Florida Marlins color scheme vs Miami Marlins color scheme I believe that the current Marlins logo would be solid without the rainbow of colors in it. In fact, the old Marlins logo is starting to look a bit outdated to me. I believe that if the Marlins brought back the teal and black and got rid of whatever multitude of colors they use now they'd have a pretty solid look. So what do you guys think? What uniform designs, logos, or color schemes are you clamoring to get back?
  20. Hey guys! It's been awhile since I've started a topic, and as usual, we're looking back at time. With it being Throwback Thursday, and the fact that I'm wearing my logo-less Mighty Ducks jersey, I figured that we can look at the uniforms we grew up with and miss. So without further ado, here's my list: 1. The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim: Back in the day, their uniforms and color scheme seemed strange to many people, and the fact that they were based on a children's movie made them even that much more unique. I remember the Mighty Ducks being my go-to team when playing NHL 2005 on the original Xbox. The reason why I chose them most of the time was,of course, their sweet color scheme, logo, and jerseys. 2. FLORIDA Marlins: Another case of a perfect original set and color scheme dropped in favor of an awful one. I didn't really think about their identity as a classic until it was long gone like a home run. 3. Ottawa Senators: This is more of a logo missed by me rather than uniforms. I really liked the logo they used in the 1990s and early 2000s. 4. Purple and teal Arizona Diamondbacks: I don't really remember watching much baseball in my early childhood, so I missed really being able to appreciate these uniforms when they were in use. However, I do sort of remember admiring the pure amount of coolness that was the appearance of Randy Johnson. Anyways, I'm getting off topic. I believe that their current color scheme is a little too generic for my taste, and I think that they need to go back to something a little more daring and unique. Well, that's my list. How about you guys? What uniforms are you nostalgic for?
  21. Negro League Baseball Uniforms

    So I was reading the Nashville Scene at lunch Wednesday when I happened across an article about Sulphur Dell, Nashville's historic former ballpark. Apparently the talks of building the new stadium for the Nashville Sounds on the site of the original park (it's now little more than a parking lot and a couple of historic markers) are actually picking up steam, and for some strange reason the Scene chose to use this as a tenuous link to how Nashville was briefly at or near the center of Negro League baseball. (I'm not complaining....just isn't the most logical leap, especially during the first cold snap of a slow-emerging fall. Must be a slow news week, since the cover story is about reality TV stars and where they are now, but I digress.) The story itself has some solid info (can be read here), and also references the Sulphur Dell website (here), but sadly only had one picture....which was a pretty sharp one of the Cincinnati Clowns. Obviously there are some pics floating around of the Negro Leagues, but I was wondering if you guys had any other lesser known pics of these battle-tested teams, and their uniforms and logos. I don't recall seeing another thread like this (or if I do it's been months, if not years, but I apologize), and I figure with the World Series under way, why not honor baseball's past at the same time?
  22. Interesting Sports History

    I would like to see what people's opinions on these interesting facts and see what they would do about it...First up: MLBI was reading about MLB history and I came across some very interesting facts: Everyone knows that in 1958 the Brooklyn Dodgers moved west to LA and the owner Walter O'Malley persuaded the New York Giants owner Horace Stoneham to move west as well to San Francisco, but what I didn't know is if O'Malley wasn't able to get the Giants to move west the Giants would have moved to Minneapolis instead. This would result in the Minneapolis Giants or Twins or some other name. That would have lead the "first" Washington Senators franchise to stay in D.C., but lets say the Dodgers owner convinced the Senators to move to San Fransisco. This would mean California would have the Los Angeles Dodgers & San Fransisco Senators, but the name wouldn't make sense in San Fransisco. So they become the San Fransisco Islanders. They would take that nickname if the New York Giants retain the "Giants" nickname when they moved to Minneapolis-St. Paul, but if not they become the San Fransisco Giants as planned. Separate situation: Another thing I didn't know... after the 2001 season, team owners voted in favor of contraction. The Montreal Expos and Minnesota Twins would cease to exist, but due to lawuits the plan was abandoned in June 2002. What if no lawsuits were filed and the plan went through? This would mean three years later the Washington Nationals would not exist. If the Twins didn't exist anymore, that would ultimately lead an existing MLB to move or the Minneapolis-St. Paul market would never see another MLB team. What are your takes on this?
  23. The Men Who Built America

    Been excited to watch the History Channel show The Men Who Built America, supposed to be about the men who helped shaped the economy after the Civil War. Anyone watching tonight?