MJWalker45

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World League 2020
Based on the NFL revisiting the original idea of a spring league for the NFL teams to get playing time for players further down the depth chart and free agents. The original league had 10 teams in three divisions with four teams making the playoffs. The 2020 version would have two four team divisions, the North American division and the European division. Each team would play the three teams in it's division twice and play one game against the other teams in the opposing division. At the end of the ten week season the top team in each division would meet in the World Bowl which would be played at the home of the higher seed as was done from 2004-2007 with NFL Europe-NFL Europa.
 
European Division:
Amsterdam Admirals
Frankfurt Galaxy
London Monarchs
Barcelona Dragons
 
North American Division:
Birmingham Fire
Ohio Glory (Canton, Ohio)
Orlando Thunder
San Antonio Riders
 
The Orlando Thunder would take the superior logos of the Berlin Thunder and recolor them to add that South Florida flair to them. The Ohio Glory would be placed at Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio since the expected smaller crowds would stand out at Ohio Stadium which has over 20,000 more seats from when the league played there in 1992. It was important that each team have it's own look rather than having one cookie cutter template such as was used from 1998-2007. When possible the original look was attempted but for some teams a move towards something new was necessary. Jersey sponsors remain as a holdover from NFL Europe though not every team would be required to have them. 

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First up is Birmingham which will once again call Legion Field home. I wanted to make them stand out from the crowd and the best way to do that is bring the flames down to the field not just on the helmets and jerseys. 

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I see where you're going with this but why do you have the Rhein Fire and the Birmingham Fire in the same league?

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If you're gonna go with white pants, the numbers should also be white.

I like where you're going with this though. 

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3 hours ago, JH42XCC said:

I see where you're going with this but why do you have the Rhein Fire and the Birmingham Fire in the same league?

I thought about this, and you're right, I'll have to figure out who takes Rhein's spot. 

@JH42XCC

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5 hours ago, MJWalker45 said:

I thought about this, and you're right, I'll have to figure out who takes Rhein's spot. 

@JH42XCC

 

How about Barcelona or Scotland?

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Frankfurt Galaxy - Playing in Commerzbank-Arena, the former Waldstadion, the Galaxy were one of the most successful WLAF teams wiith championships in 1995, 1999, 2003 and 2006. They made a further three appearances in the title game in 1996, 2004 and 2007.

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Duuude, Barcelona needs to take that Rhein Fire spot for sure! As of now, you have no teams wearing green. That will balance out the color spectrum of your league.

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8 hours ago, Julius Seizure said:

Duuude, Barcelona needs to take that Rhein Fire spot for sure! As of now, you have no teams wearing green. That will balance out the color spectrum of your league.

Orlando will be in green, just not lime green. I'll probably be mocking up Barca, Scotland and Hamburg before making a decision. 

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Why no Montreal Machine?

 

11 hours ago, Julius Seizure said:

Duuude, Barcelona needs to take that Rhein Fire spot for sure! As of now, you have no teams wearing green. That will balance out the color spectrum of your league.

 

I agree, it would be even having one team from four different countries.

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San Antonio Riders - They finally move into the Alamodome after missing out on the opportunity when the league closed up shop in 1992.

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Awesome!

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London Monarchs - The first and only championship they claimed was World Bowl I in 1992. They went 9-1 in the regular season before avenging their only loss in the Championship Game vs Barcelona. This Monarchs team will call Twickenham home. 

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Orlando Thunder - 1993 World Bowl runner-ups, the Thunder return to the now renamed Camping World Stadium. They took the superior logo from the Berlin Thunder and re purposed it with neon green and orange in place of lime green and blue. The lightning bolt from the logo serves as the pants stripe. 

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Great job so far. Looking forward to Amsterdam.

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Ohio Glory - Making their return to Ohio they move out of Ohio Stadium, which added more than 20,000 seats since they last played there, and move to the smallest stadium in the league. Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium sits within six hours of five NFL teams and has been completely rebuilt over a period of three seasons.A slightly darker blue is used as well as changes in pant and sleeve stripes. 

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Ohio looks excellent.

 

Good to see the former Fawcett Stadium have a regular tenant in this thread.

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18 minutes ago, neo_prankster said:

Ohio looks excellent.

 

Good to see the former Fawcett Stadium have a regular tenant in this thread.

In real life it has three, but a professional team playing in spring extends it's usefulness. 

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On 5/17/2018 at 12:22 AM, MJWalker45 said:

First up is Birmingham which will once again call Legion Field home. I wanted to make them stand out from the crowd and the best way to do that is bring the flames down to the field not just on the helmets and jerseys. 

 

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This helmet (and identity) was way ahead of its time...I realize you made tiny tweaks to it, but it still looks as incredible in 2020 as it did in 1991.

 

WLAF had a number of identities that were great, but this was one of the best. 

 

Orlando (which technically is not in South Florida) would look better with blue instead of the orange; London, Frankfurt, and San Antonio look great. 

 

I'd say use Barcelona instead of Rhein.

 

I'm selfishly hoping you'll add in updated concepts and ideas for NY/NJ, Montreal, Raleigh, and Sacramento!

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