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Small details that bother you

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How about helmet numbers that don't match jersey numbers (fonts/styles) mainly on football and baseball helmets. On the phone so no pics but one that comes to mind is the colts. I know there are a couple baseball ones I just saw I just can't remember.

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I can't not see genitalia in the "new" Lions logo....

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Of course, I may have some issues to work through there....

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Another Jays one....

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The wordmark on the road greys has a navy outline that the wordmarks on the home whites and alternate blues don't have.

I don't really mind that the home and alternate don't have the navy outline. What I don't like is how the navy outline isn't consistent with the numbers.

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For one, I can't stand teams with cheesy label maker names on their helmets.

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And also, tradition be damned... I can't stand it when teams have conflicting hat/jersey/primary logos.

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The whole concept of the "hanger effects," or the other stupid things teams put on the inside of the uniforms.

It is REALLY supposed to be some big unity-building thing? Really?

I can just picture Adrian Peterson sitting there in his locker after the game, dejected, crying, and telling a reporter: "We have these knots on the inside of our collar that symbolize us being tied together...and dammit, we just weren't tied together today..."

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the thing that bugs me about the new astros unis is how rediculous the names look on the back

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I know this has nothing to do with sports logos, but the logo campus radio station at my school (Winona State University) has a detail that always bugs the :censored: out of me.

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The line in middle of the Q isn't outlined! (Also, I personally am not a fan of the logo at all, but oh well.)

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The Reebok wordmark on NYR's away jerseys stick out like a sore thumb:

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Bird logos with teeth.

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Whose dentures did he steal?

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Bird logos with teeth.

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Whose dentures did he steal?

Probably Abe Simpson's.

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The lettering on this logo:

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The Saints' goofy helmet bumper. As far as I know it's the only one in the league to not feature the team's wordmark.

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There are a few teams that have bumper decals that aren't the official wordmarks. Patriots have had non-wordmark bumper decals for years. I think the only time they did wear bumper decals featuring the official cursive wordmark (since the rebranding in '93) was Super Bowl 36.

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Sorry...my post wasn't clear. Should have said the Saints to my knowledge (now corrected re Pats) were the only NFL team who have the team name on a rear bumper but don't use their wordmark.

And that's all beside the point anyway...what bugs me is that they don't use the wordmark.

Oh, and redundancy bugs me. You know, phrases like "small details." ;-)

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Baseball jerseys with wordmarks that also go underneath the buttons.

(Just made a photobucket account so I could post an example picture but I'm not sure how so this is awkward)

It's worse with the road one, too. I'll work on understanding how to post a picture so you understand, lol.

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Baseball and basketball teams that don't follow the traditional team name at home, city name on the road pattern - that annoys the hell out of me for some reason.

Baseball caps with contrasting brims that don't have buttons in the same color as the brims. (i.e. the Astros' orange-brim cap)

Grey facemasks when there's no grey anywhere else in the uniform.

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And also, tradition be damned... I can't stand it when teams have conflicting hat/jersey/primary logos.

I agree. The Yankees are particularly egregious. Wearing four different versions of the same logo at once isn't some huge tradition that can never end, it's just pure laziness. The cap NY is iconic and the only one they need to use.

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There's a picture button on the editor, or just type the code:

[ img ]Then add the address here[ /img ]

But remove the spaces.

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Very minor, but something that's bugged me since '97: the dark orange trim in the Buccaneers' uniforms. Against the red jerseys, it dang near gets lost. On the whites, because it touches the red, it makes the whole number appear dark orange from a distance. I don't know why they didn't just keep to the older, brighter orange (the original half-peachish orange would've been even better, especially as a built-in ode to the original team, but I'd be cool with good ol' 151 too)...as is now, its too dark.

Of course, I've also long thought my Buccaneers should just ax the orange out of this current identity altogether and keep to pewter, red, and black just to simplify things (and change the orange parts to pewter), but I'm also so insanely attached to the color orange I feel like a walking contradiction for even thinking that.

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The lettering on this logo:

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The Celtics logo above is not consistent with the Celtics logo painted on the parquet floor. Note the word 'CELTICS' on the right.

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Even during the 1980s, the parquet floor logo and the promotional logo are different. Note the compressed spacing of the words on the parquet floor logo, along with the green pants.

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I hate that the numbers on the Sixer's road jerseys are not outlined.

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I also hate the same thing on the home whites, as well as the fact that the team name and numbers dont match in color.

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Gray facemasks in the NFL. If gray isn't a team color, don;t use it on the facemask!

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The Cowboys' uniform set is riddled with bothersome small details, from the million different shades of blue and silver, to the green pants at home, the completely different designs on the blue jersey and the white, the random inclusion of black in the white jersey's sleeve stripes, that hideous thick number font on the white jersey, etc. It's like they were trying to make the biggest possible mess of an identity.

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The lettering on this logo:

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The lettering is the least of it's problems...

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Very minor, but something that's bugged me since '97: the dark orange trim in the Buccaneers' uniforms. Against the red jerseys, it dang near gets lost. On the whites, because it touches the red, it makes the whole number appear dark orange from a distance. I don't know why they didn't just keep to the older, brighter orange (the original half-peachish orange would've been even better, especially as a built-in ode to the original team, but I'd be cool with good ol' 151 too)...as is now, its too dark.

What's even more perplexing, is that Nike (I'm assuming it was Nike's decision) actually darkened the Orange in 2012. Here's a visual history of the Bucs' Orange through the years:

This is an estimate of the original Florida Orange - I took an official 1977 Style Guide sheet and matched it up against a current Pantone Plus Formula Guide. The NFL didn't provide Pantone matching prior to 1980 or so - they just provided artwork and tear-off color chips for matching:

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Representing Florida Orange using Pantone:

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The new, darkened Orange used in the 1997 redesign:

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A minor change in 2001:

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The current, even darker, Orange:

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For the "Classic" throwback uniforms, the Buccaneers use a custom color to represent the uniform color and helmet facemasks:

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...and this one (the 1980-1996 version) to represent the helmet marks and stripes:

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Baseball jerseys where the logo with be up on one side on the chest but the number will be lower on the other side of the jersey. Drives me insane.

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Two more things I need to mention regarding the Bucs' Orange:

1. I just opened up an official On-Field Guide file for the Bucs, and apparently the NFL agrees with me on that original Florida Orange color estimate. They're using that same exact Pantone color to represent it for the throwbacks (along with the "Orange Glaze" custom color - which was a Reebok concoction).

2. I was drinking Orange Gatorade while typing up the post on the Bucs' Orange. Coincidence or...?

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