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Hand Drawn All-Time Spring Football League (Montreal Machine added 8/28)

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After having come out of a long, long creative slump with my hand drawn NBA logo series, I thought I would come back to what I have always enjoyed doing here: minor league football concepts.

This time around, this would be a 32 team league with many teams from the WLAF, USFL, and WFL, along with a dozen or so fictional squads.

For the first team in this series, I present to you the fictional Vancouver Orcas...

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C&C Welcome

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Before I forget, here is a rough divisional alignment of the league to be created on the unlicensed classic Backbreaker...

Eastern Conference

European Division

Amsterdam Admirals (1995-2007 WLAF/NFLE Franchise)

Barcelona Dragons (1991-2003 WLAF/NFLE Franchise)

Frankfurt Galaxy (1991-2007 WLAF/NFLE Franchise)

London Monarchs (1991-98 WLAF/NFLE Franchise)

Northeast

Boston Breakers (1983-85 Bos/NOLA/PDX USFL Franchise)

Montreal Machine (1991-92 WLAF Franchise)

New York Knights (1991-92 WLAF Franchise)

Toronto Huskies (Fictional; Randomly assigned players)

Central

Norfolk Neptunes (Fictional; Randomly assigned players)

Ohio Glory (1992 WLAF Franchise)

Philadelphia Liberty (Mashup of WFL Bell and USFL Stars)

Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks (1991 WLAF Franchise)

Southeast

Birmingham Vulcans (Mashup of WFL Americans/Vulcans, USFL Stallions, WLAF Fire, CFL Barracudas and XFL Bolts)

Memphis Pharaohs (Mashup of WFL Grizzlies, USFL Showboats, Arena Pharaohs, CFL Mad Dogs and XFL Maniax)

Orlando Thunder (1991-92 WLAF Franchise)

Tampa Bay Bandits (1983-85 USFL Franchise)

Western Conference

Midwest Division

Chicago Crusaders (Mashup of WFL Fire/Winds, USFL Blitz, XFL Enforcers)

Michigan Panthers (1983-84 USFL Franchise + Oakland Invaders)

Omaha Nighthawks (2010-12 UFL Franchise)

St Louis Stallions (Failed NFL Expansion bid; Randomly assigned players)

Southwest Division

Austin Bats, Gunslingers or Marshals (Fictional; Randomly assigned players)

Mexico City Jaguars or Aztecs (Fictional; Randomly assigned players)

Oklahoma Outlaws (1984 USFL Franchise)

San Antonio Riders (1991-92 WLAF Franchise)

Northwest Division

Denver Gold (1983-85 USFL Franchise)

Portland Platypus (Fictional; Randomly assigned players)

Utah Stags (Fictional; Randomly assigned players)

Vancouver Orcas (Fictional; Randomly assigned players)

Pacific Division

Hawaiians (1974-75 WFL Franchise)

Las Vegas Vipers (Fictional; Randomly assigned players)

Los Angeles Guardians (Mashup of USFL Express, Arena Avengers and XFL Xtreme)

Sacramento Gold Miners (Mashup of WLAF Surge and CFL Gold Miners)

Note: Each team is allowed to sign random free agents to fill in any gaps in the rosters, eliminating any remaining generic players.

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That's a nice start (for what looks like a large league). I like the sleek striping and the numbers were executed nicely. It could be a little further away from the Carolina Panthers. But I'm looking forward to this series!

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meh. I see Carolina Panthers+ Bucs font with a killer whale

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A redesign for the Orcas...

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Moving forward with this series, I give you the Barcelona Dragons with a '95 throwback set as a bonus...

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These are cool although I like the fact that the Orcas look like the Panthers.

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Next up, the Frankfurt Galaxy and the Amsterdam Admirals...

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Wow these are really good! Only word to describe those throwbacks is GROOVY *insert Austin Powers gif here*

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I like the new cleaner versions of the old NFL Europe teams. And great redesign of the Orcas. The light blue helmet looks great!

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Here come the London Monarchs...

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Which team do you guys think I should do next?

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I didn't like the logos on the front of the jerseys in real life, but I have to admit, seeing your Galaxy concept makes me miss NFL-Europe.

As for what to do next: I say finish up the Northwest Division. I'm dying to see what the Portland Platypus look like.

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From the USFL, I present the Denver Gold...

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After a bit of a hiatus due to having an awesome time at Comic Con, I give you the Portland Platypus...

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Bump.

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Black,teal and orange is a really bizarre color combo, and the platypus is a really bizarre animal. So that's basically perfect. I love the helmet logo, too.

I would have expected a crazier uniform, especially with their proximity to Nike. I like the simple look more, but I was thinking that they were destined for a Seahawks\Bucs\Oregon sort of thing.

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It's kind of a weird goofy name for a sports team,but I like it for the the stereotype I at least have for Portland, the hipster trendy place of the north.(hipster=try to be unique, platyplus=definitely unique sports name) The colors fit this too aqua is always a good one. I've tried doing wordmarks on jerseys handrawn so I get they're really difficult to do, will you be doing wordmarks on any of yours?

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With the nickname he was going for a cross between Oregon ducks and Oregon state beavers.

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