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Biggest Downgrades in History

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18 hours ago, BringBackTheVet said:

 

Could you explain this?  I fail to see how residents of any particular area take on the personality of a professional sports team.

I was not referring to residents taking on the personality of the team--I am talking strictly looks.  A bunch of people wearing Blackhawks gear looks very "Chicago" even though nothing about the Blackhawks identity/look is indicative of Chicago.  So, in a sense, the city reflects the look of the team instead of the other way around.

John Candy's character in the movie "Summer Rental" is from Chicago.  A quick and easy way to get that across is to put him in a Blackhawks jersey. 

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19 hours ago, LogoFan said:

 

Wow.  THAT comparison really sticks out.  Top look says "Professional NFL Uniform".  The bottom look is "Hey, we're an arena team no one's ever heard of!"

 

The new design has grown on me, other than the stupid numbers, but the downgrade from pewter to grayish on the uniform is huge.

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Maybe not biggest, but it was possibly the most subtle major downgrade.

 

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3 hours ago, hawk36 said:

Maybe not biggest, but it was possibly the most subtle major downgrade.

 

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That set had so much potential. Shame they moved on from it so soon. 

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50 minutes ago, Crabcake47 said:

That set had so much potential. Shame they moved on from it so soon. 

 

I liked it too. I guess they didn't want to be associated with the Chargers. 

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18 minutes ago, San Diego said:

 

I liked it too. I guess they didn't want to be associated with the Chargers. 

Who even knows what the Padres want to be associated with nowadays.

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31 minutes ago, Cardsblues02 said:

Who even knows what the Padres want to be associated with nowadays.

They're barely associated with baseball.

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13 hours ago, San Diego said:

 

I liked it too. I guess they didn't want to be associated with the Chargers. 

That's why I thought a logical next step was to simply switch out the navy for brown on that set and call it a day. Would have been a perfect way to grow support for the team that otherwise has little if any support. But this is why they are the Padres. 

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16 hours ago, San Diego said:

 

I liked it too. I guess they didn't want to be associated with the Chargers. 

Yellow was a one year addition for the ASG being in town only. They should have kept it or rebranded around it.

 

Then again, this is the padres so they'd be on their third set by now anyway.

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Why in God's name would the Lakers put black side panels on their purple uniforms???!!!

It looks horrible enough, but even more so when you consider that there are no black side panels on the white or gold uniforms.

The whites and golds look great - the purples could have, too.

Here's hoping that they wear the whites and gold most of the time.

 

 

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On 4/2/2018 at 8:38 PM, Sleeper66 said:

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I will never agree with the populous here, but that was an upgrade.  Black helped add contrast to two low-con colors.  Then, they kept tinkering with the look over the years, number fonts and stripes, but that first change was their best.  And now the current jerseys, can't even read the numbers on their homes.  rey outline on grey numbers on light blue jersey?  Brilliant!

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Gotta be the TB Bucs.  Top 5 looking team to worst looking team in one swoop.  They didn't need a change at all.  Their look was perfect.  Runner-up, Jaguars.  Would be number one, but they had already been downgrading it slowly over the years, so it doesn't count as much in my book (change to black numbers on the road, black pants losing stripes).  Special consideration tied between the Bills and the Browns.  Both were massive downgrades on par with the Bucs, but both sets were dated and needed some upgrades/tinkering to get right, so there was a reason to change things, they just got it so, so wrong.

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5 hours ago, jdavidev said:

I will never agree with the populous here, but that was an upgrade.  Black helped add contrast to two low-con colors.  Then, they kept tinkering with the look over the years, number fonts and stripes, but that first change was their best.  And now the current jerseys, can't even read the numbers on their homes.  rey outline on grey numbers on light blue jersey?  Brilliant!

 

Well, Honolulu blue and silver work great without white (the sixties unis), so I'm assuming the "low-con colors" you're referring to are silver and white. Thing is, black rarely separates those colors (road numbers on the Millen clusterfunks; road numbers and sleeve stripes on the '09 model). I'm more ready to buy the "black is tuff" argument than this one. 

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On ‎7‎/‎31‎/‎2018 at 7:54 PM, jdavidev said:

I will never agree with the populous here...

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adjective
having a large population; densely populated
 
 
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the people living in a particular country or area.

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On 7/10/2018 at 1:17 PM, whitedawg22 said:

 

The new design has grown on me, other than the stupid numbers, but the downgrade from pewter to grayish on the uniform is huge.

 

The Tampa Bay Pirate Calculators.

 

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