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I don't mind the 2003 logo as a part of the Falcons' visual history. It's certainly dated, but not every team can be the Yankees. It's neat that you have a few team that play around with their look now and then and experiment with trends. 

My problem with the 2003 look is that it's stayed around far beyond its best-by date. The Falcons desperately need to return to a more traditional look, at least for the time being.

The 03 look is fine as a snapshot of what sports aesthetics were at the turn of the century/mid 2000s, but it's not good enough to be a full-time look in perpetuity. 

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3 hours ago, OnWis97 said:

I love the 1997-2002 look, too.  If the old falcon needed an update, it needed a different update.  I have to admit that it took me an embarrassingly long time to recognize that the logo was a side view of a falcon in flight with its wing pointed down.  I'd always thought it was more of an abstract design.  Once you see it "in flight" it makes sense.  I think the right update would have been to make the "in flight" aspect slightly more obvious.

I never had a problem seeing the falcon in profile in the old logo. It seemed to me to have come from the world of the old Pink Panther cartoons, where the characters would skulk around in silently nonchalant fashion to a bluesy tune. It was that "cool" in my eyes.

 

That said, I didn't see or conceive of the letter F in that logo. The 2003 update made that connection a lot clearer.

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1 hour ago, MCM0313 said:

I never had a problem seeing the falcon in profile in the old logo. It seemed to me to have come from the world of the old Pink Panther cartoons, where the characters would skulk around in silently nonchalant fashion to a bluesy tune. It was that "cool" in my eyes.

 

That said, I didn't see or conceive of the letter F in that logo. The 2003 update made that connection a lot clearer.

True. In that way the 2003 update did solve alot of problems. It's just so 2003. The local fans love the new logo but I've been seeing alot of vintage gear around lately. I feel like they may hold on to the current logo for another 5 years. a part of me wouldnt want it updated to anything but the old logo. I think we can all agree though they definitely should update the current era kit. It was my favorite uniform back in 2003, but with time my opinion like timeless looks more. I also really miss the falcons being black at home. Black Jersey, Black Helmet. I think there's something really powerful about that.

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I can totally understand the argument that the Falcons uniforms are a dated mess, even though they don't bother me all that much.

 

The logo, however, is a clear a upgrade and proper modernization. They don't need to change it, I find it so much less dated than the old logo. I'd put anybody clinging to it in nearly the same category as anyone that prefers the old Arizona Cardinals logo.

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9 minutes ago, -Akronite- said:

I can totally understand the argument that the Falcons uniforms are a dated mess, even though they don't bother me all that much.

 

The logo, however, is a clear a upgrade and proper modernization. They don't need to change it, I find it so much less dated than the old logo. I'd put anybody clinging to it in nearly the same category as anyone that prefers the old Arizona Cardinals logo.

Agreed.

 

The current Falcons logo was a great upgrade and has aged well. If and when they get new uniforms (I really want them to), I hope the current logo sticks around. It was a fine evolution of a decent but aging mark.

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I'm actually a fan of the Falcons logo. Abstract, but much better than the previous version(s).

 

The uniforms are dated, but they aren't bad. Removing the side piping on the jerseys and replacing said piping with a logo on the pants would make them much better.

 

Here's something that's unpopular: I prefer the cutoff shoulder stripes on football uniforms, rather than those that loop all the way around.

 

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I never saw the F in either version of the logo until it was pointed out to me.. Probably on this site.. It's a picture of a falcon.. I don't need the first letter as well to help me understand that it's a falcon.. They drew a falcon, I saw a falcon, equation should've ended there.. This subtle/abstract stuff has gotten out of hand, and the falcon/F is partially responsible

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8 hours ago, mr.nascar13 said:

Here's something that's unpopular: I prefer the cutoff shoulder stripes on football uniforms, rather than those that loop all the way around.

 

I actually mentioned that a while back (and I agree). It makes it look like they have giant rubber bands going around their shoulder and armpit. I hated it... and still do.

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The Falcons got it right from 1966-70 (black bird, white bird, and stripes), and all of their uniforms since then have been downgrades. The current set is their best since the '67-'70 uniforms, if only because the helmet contrasts the jersey color. 

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Unpopular opinion:

 

I like the OKC Thunder main Home and Away uniforms. They are pretty classic to me.

Can't stand the logo however.

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8 hours ago, Ark said:

I have to say this is the Falcons best uniform set

 

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Those look SO good.  But I have to say, Vick is one of those players that makes any uniform look good.

 

But yeah, no doubt these are better than the current set.

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15 hours ago, WavePunter said:

I never saw the F in either version of the logo until it was pointed out to me.. Probably on this site.. It's a picture of a falcon.. I don't need the first letter as well to help me understand that it's a falcon.. They drew a falcon, I saw a falcon, equation should've ended there.. This subtle/abstract stuff has gotten out of hand, and the falcon/F is partially responsible

Really? I mean, the original logo had the F too, and that was mid-60s, and I don't recall a lot of other 1965-2000 logos with similar subtleties, except in baseball. I think it's more a modern thing, period. The process of choosing a logo is more involved, so the process of designing and presenting a logo has become more involved as well.

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2 hours ago, MCM0313 said:

Really? I mean, the original logo had the F too, and that was mid-60s, and I don't recall a lot of other 1965-2000 logos with similar subtleties, except in baseball. I think it's more a modern thing, period. The process of choosing a logo is more involved, so the process of designing and presenting a logo has become more involved as well.

The process of over-designing a logo in order to have MORE to present and "wow" team executives (and subsequently win the business)  is certainly the norm now, but that doesn't necessarily make things any better.. 

 

To talk about the Falcon more specifically, why would I ever notice the abstract "F"? My brain doesn't associate the letter F with Atlanta football.. The logo is of a not-so-abstract falcon, so I saw a falcon.. It's not even a falcon in an unnatural or awkward position that would give away the obvious attempt to force a letter into the design - it's just a falcon in flight, shapes in a pretty natural motion/position (albeit modernized and stylized a bit)..

Also, letters/monograms/initials should never represent the team's nickname.. They should always represent the team's location.. An abstract A would make more sense, although tougher to incorporate into a falcon logo.. 

I'm also not a fan of logos that try to do too much.. You're the Falcons.. Your logo is a falcon.. I see your logo, recognize that it's a falcon, and immediately associate it with "The Atlanta Falcons".. Mission accomplished.. No need for hidden F's, other than the grade I give the idea of the abstract F

 

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16 hours ago, Ark said:

I have to say this is the Falcons best uniform set

 

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This was honestly one of my favorite football uniforms as a kid. In a way, it almost looked intimidating in the same way the Raiders do. I can't explain how, but that's the vibe I always got from it. They nailed it right then and there.

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I hate the old Twins script and Phillies P.. And most other "organic" scripts and letters.. 

You're a professional sports franchise.. You should look more precise and consistent than wonky fonts with inconsistent line weights and a "hand written" feel..

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I uh, actually miss this cap logo

 

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Sure this logo may represent the dark times of the team. And the "being cool" to the kids. But this logo wasn't that bad. Heck I even bought one for myself (my name happens to start with a J).

 

I'm hoping the Jays bring this as a ALT or for a Turn Back the Clock game someday. I would also like to buy the cap again with the New Era logo to it.

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Sometimes simpler is better.

 

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I hate these uniforms & never got any love for them, even as a kid: 

 

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The colours don't work, the back of the purple jersey being black made no sense & to top it off.... the fact they KEPT the template and recoloured it in pissed me off as a fan. Their inaugural uniforms are still the best set the Raptors have ever worn as should be what they wear right now: 

 

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Try to tell me Lowry & DeRozan don't look good in PURPLE. 

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I like the Adidas NHL collars.

 

And the Devils' new jerseys.

 

Come at me.

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