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Alright, you guys.

So you probably haven't heard, unless you stalk my posts that I made up a sport that has a cult following with friends in the area. The sport is called yakball, check it out. Here's our website with all the good stuff http://yakball.webs.com/

Basically, it's a 4 on 4 game. You have to pass the ball twice, before you can throw the ball into the box on the wall. Each team has 1 Center, who acts like a goalie on defense. Since it is set up like a half court basketball game, when their team is on offence, they can get the ball and score. It could be easier reading the rules, and watching the video, but that's the basic stuff.

I wanted to make some logos, and figured this would be a good way to make some logos. Basically, my idea was have a FIFA type association. One name, then have leagues in different countries. Not sure how deep this will go, but I feel like it will be better than my UHL concepts, which I became bored with fast. I have the USA started, and cities picked out in a few more countries.

With the names, I wanted a mix between nicknames, and Euro-soccer type names. You'll see what I have below. The following are the leagues/teamnames/links to concepts. The cities ARE SET. DEAL WITH IT. But the blank team names can be suggested, so feel free. No stupid ones tho.

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Here is the link to the official yakball font

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British Isles

Mediterranean

Athens

Bologna

Bordeaux

Lisbon

Madrid

Madrid

Milan

Paris

Paris

Porto

Thessaloniki

Valencia

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Denver Altitude

This name was suggested by CJWerks. I wanted a mountain themed concept for the mile high city, so I got the name and ran with it. The colors were set, because it's awesome, and the Broncos ditched them. So I felt like I owed Denver a solid. I was going to have a mountain, with a sleek snow cap, a la Nuggets. But I was looking at logos and found that a mountain that looks solid was the realistic looking mountain like the MLS All-Star game in Salt Lake City. The mile high was put all throughout this concept. The alternate logo is a 5280, which is the number of feet in a mile. I included the number on the primary logo. The alt logo is also on the field between the box line, and the 2 point line.

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I went for a very brown and yellow heavy set. I balanced all I could with some simple striping and piping.

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Some more notes. The best angle to see games is from where the bottom of the field is. So if a camera would be set up there, the sponsors, logos, and arena logo would be shown. So the concepts have a custom court design, if you will.

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This is pretty cool I remember the first thread you made about this sport can't wait to see more. The altitude logo is solid and the name is very creative. Do you plan and making jerseys for this thread?

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Yeah, I think eventually. I'm just focusing on the logos mainly. Every logo I do, I try to get better. I mean, these could be for soccer really. That, and I'm just pimping my sport, ahah.

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Atlanta Groove

IX Bay Area (for the Area's nine counties)

Dallas Toros

Houston Cosmos

Los Angeles Blockbusters

Minnesota Frostbite

New York Heroes

Philadelphia Revolution

Phoenix Energy

Tampa Bay Torque

Washington Arsenal

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I actually really like IX Bay Area.

Boston Yakball Club

I wanted to have Boston have a team similar to the Celtics. I really like that green color, and it would work nicely because they would also play at the Garden. I just couldn't come up with a name similar to Celtics. I wanted a name for an Irish person, similar to the Canucks. Looking at some old concepts, I had a logo for a team called FC Miami Flamingos, with a circle and the same effect. I like what I had, so I put it in green and white. I wanted simplicity throughout. A simple font, a simple alt, and a matching script.

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This set was based off of the logo, and inspired from Blackburn's half and half set. It's something different that would be unique in my league. The clash is black to be different from the home, and I thought the green and white pop on the black.

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for Tampa Bay, may i suggest the Blues, Spurs and Reds as names? those names could work for other teams as well. i like tbe sound of dallas reds and loas angeles spurs.

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I tried to give some the "Soccer" feel and give them interesting feels.

Atlanta: ATL Beats

Dallas: DFW 56 (1856) (like Hanover 96 or Borussia Dortmund)

Houston: Universal Houston

Los Angeles: YCLA (Yakball Club of Los Angeles)

Minnesota: Minnesota Wanderers

New York: NYC Builders

Philadelphia: Penn Liberty

Phoenix: Maricopa YC (County Phoenix is in)

Tampa: Tampa Corsairs

Washington DC: Potomac Patriots

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I think the split coloring on the circles of the primary logo is really striking and interesting, a strong brand for the team. I also like the use of the shamrock on the field, as well as the use of the secondary YBC logo within the circle.

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Love that Boston primary crest. Might suggest replacing the black with that dark green you used for the presentation background. Other than that I like the simplicity, and the contrasting half circles.

And for names, I've got a couple in mind:

Empire NYC

Los Angeles Stars

Tampa Bay Tropics

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Great job so far!

The Altitude's identity is very nicely done. The rendering of the mountain range is fantastic, and I love the nod to the city's "mile high" nickname.

Boston's is really nice too. The logos are pretty simple and basic but I think it definitely works in this instance.

Keep at it, man! I can't wait to see more!

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Chicago Brigade

Originally, I planned on Tampa having a fire-themed name. Tampa means fire sticks in the Calusa language. But the Great Chicago Fire is more understood, i guess! That, and I thought of a cool name. So I wanted to play off the Fireman theme with this one. I originally had the Fire's crest, but modified it, even though it's similar. I put the 4 Chicago stars from the flag on the bottom part, and arched CHICAGO on the top. I felt like the OKC Thunder font worked well here. THe alternate logo is a helmet and hatchet, to add to the theme. I might work on the hatchet, I think that logo might need some work.

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I just did a modern set for this team, and tried a few things. I did the front yellow chest part first, and was going to put a sponsor on it. But I thought some stars would look better. I put numbers above them for balance. Really, I just threw it together, but I like the final product!

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I'm almost done with IX Counties. Here is a sneak peak. But Carolina is next, I think.

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COOL!

Great C&C...

I love everything you've done so far raysox. Denver is spot on. I love the 5280 logo and the primary crest is superb.

Boston is just as it should be, simple and class. I think the BYC logo might be a little bit too simple though, it's missing something, but I can't quite figure out what.

Chicago's secondary logo is amazing, I love it. The primary is great, but I feel like the script is too bland to be used as a standalone.

Keep up the great work with the concepts, as well as the development of the sport! Great to see truly original ideas flowing!

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Ah thanks you guys!

Skipping Carolina, because I was so excited about this one

IX Counties Yakball

Suggested by Burmy, the team based in the Bay Area will be known as IX Counties. There are 9 counties that is considered the "Bay Area" in California. I originally had them in San Jose, but with a name like this, I thought they could also play at the Oracle Arena in Oakland. Which brings me to another point, why doesn't San Fran have a decent arena? The idea was to have Sharks teal, Niners gold, and Raiders black. Then I thought a Lightning/Wings/Leafs type concept is needed. I thought that I haven't seen a orange/white team like this, so the decision was easy. I made a crest, and had the Golden Gate Bridge. I wanted simplicity, and there wasn't a great opportunity for an alternate logo. But simplicity was what I wanted.

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I wanted to try some stuff Nike would use, with chevrons running down the front. IX Counties only uses orange and white, so the orange had to pop, with a nice contrast. The same pattern is on the pants stripe, too.

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Working on more logos too!

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Chicago Brigade

Originally, I planned on Tampa having a fire-themed name. Tampa means fire sticks in the Calusa language. But the Great Chicago Fire is more understood, i guess! That, and I thought of a cool name. So I wanted to play off the Fireman theme with this one. I originally had the Fire's crest, but modified it, even though it's similar. I put the 4 Chicago stars from the flag on the bottom part, and arched CHICAGO on the top. I felt like the OKC Thunder font worked well here. THe alternate logo is a helmet and hatchet, to add to the theme. I might work on the hatchet, I think that logo might need some work.

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I'm almost done with IX Counties. Here is a sneak peak. But Carolina is next, I think.

FINALLY! I've been hoping for a Chicago team named the Brigade for a long time. I actually suggested the name for the name-the-team contest when the ECHL went to Chicago. The logos are top notch.

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Thanks Nash, as soon as it hit me I knew that's what it needed to be.

Bump for IX Counties, please.

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