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    Just an idea I had. Nothing more. Comments welcome.
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    Here's my question: what's the over/under on the announcement of Phillips Arena as a "structurally inadequate" arena within five years?
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    In fairness, the Yankees and Habs are poor comparisons because their uniforms have stayed basically the same over the years. It'd be one thing if the Oilers never changed, but they changed to a superior look in the '90s. By switching back to the inferior previous set, the Oilers have hopped on the retro fad and are playing Gretzky-era dress-up at a time when the team is nowhere near that good. Whether or not the 90s Oilers set was aesthetically better then the Gretzky-era look is open to debate. It's not as clear cut as you want it to be.Anyway the Oilers did change, but they really shouldn't have. Like, at all. When you field one of the greatest teams that ever played and that ingrains your team into the collective memory of hockey fandom you stick with your look. The return to the Gretzky-era look was simply correcting a mistake. Also it's funny you call that return hopping onto a fad. The navy/copper/salmon set was a blatant attempt to jump on the fad of darkening primary colours that was all the rage in the 90s. "playing Gretzky-era dress-up" is a silly thing to chide the Oilers for too. You're allowed to dress up like yourself. Also, the Oilers won a cup and played 7 years in the uniforms after Gretzky left. The look doesn't wholly belong to him. I suppose the 49ers who similarly jumped on the 90's FAD of darkening all of their colors only to return to the 80's heydays uniforms are playing Montana-era dress-up, but who cares? That's the look when they were most successful and it became locked in as their uniform. Both teams went back to their signature look, and although I'm not a fan of either look, I am a fan of that decision because history matters to me and I think history plays a huge part in how a team should dress themselves.
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    Haha, as you post a picture of a knockoff.
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    To an extent. It doesn't change the fact that the Georgia Dome isn't an attractive spot to host a Super Bowl right now. No but it's been said many times the team would play there in a setup similar to the ones in Vancouver and Seattle which, well, seem to work well for them... My response to that would be, so what? The Super Bowl has always been overrated as an economic benefit to the host cities. They always end up giving away the farm to host the game and as a result are often lucky if they break even. And more often they end up losing money on the deal. The Super Bowl has never been all it is chalked up to be for the host city. The sooner cities realize this, the sooner they'll stop blowing their wad on new stadiums or stadium renovations on the false promise of being "added to the rotation" only to have the rug pulled out from under them after hosting the game once. Don't believe me, ask San Diego how being added to the rotation for their renovation and expansion of Qualcomm Stadium in the late 90's worked out. Most cities will get unless they're New Orleans, is 2 Super Bowls and that's only if they have a dome or are in the southern states (the cold weather Super Bowl experiment begins and ends with this year). That is unless cities stop bending over every time the NFL asks and realize that there are only a finite number of cities that the NFL can host the game in. And Atlanta is already one of them.
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    A tip for all Braves fans making the trek out to Cobb County for Braves games in a couple years: If you ever take a trip down to Cobb County, GA, you better read the signs; respect the law and order; you'll serve hard times.
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    I'm a big fan of vintage logos so I decided to try my hand at updating the Texas Longhorns logo. C & C is always welcomed! *EDIT* Here's an index of all the updated logos done as of 2/16/2015 in this thread courtesy of Doyle524 & davidmiller5. Thank you! http://boards.sportslogos.net/topic/95922-updating-vintage-logos/?p=2209439
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    It's probably because the Redskins haven't been mediocre since 1997, they've been awful. Since 1991, their last Super Bowl, they've had only 2 division championships. While in that same span, the Cowboys have 8, the Eagles have 6 and the Giants have 5. BOOM! You've been dfwabel-ed Maybe what you should now know is of the team since you're up past your bedtime is that of the years since then, expectations were twice. DAL isn't special and neither are you. The price of steel because of the construction market in China is the reason nothing will never be everything always.
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    This one's leading the way for me so far. Shakespeare is a close second. Thanks for exposing me to this guys, I read the Bruce McNall southern expansion thread start to finish and could not stop giggling. What a bunch of numbnuts. The phrase "grow the game" just rocketed to the top of my list of trite sayings that piss me off. They sure do love that one over there, huh? "National footprint" gets an honorable mention as well... the fact that they lean so heavily on pathos-laden buzzwords like those is as solid an indicator as any about what a bunch of simpletons they are.
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    Woah woah woah... Why you giving him the applause? Thanks guys. I really appreciate it. I'm in the process of updating the Admirals uniforms. Hint: I've got NAVY on the brain I was working on a logo for the Stallions, but I didn't save it when I turned my laptop off He posted it in the wrong thread.
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    I don't know if you have heard of this, but there is someone that has been working on making a different kind of helmet: http://sghelmets.com/sg-helmets/ Doesn't matter. Until somebody creates a helmet that sits under the skull, it won't solve the problem. This isn't something we can innovate our way out of. The only reasonable solution is to change the game itself, not tinker with the equipment.
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    In my opinion, it does. On top of that, I think the quirkiness of the design, the lack of conventional design "wisdom" is exactly what make it so cool. Even if it wasn't the uniform they wore in the glory days of the 50's (which it absolutely is), even if they just came up with it today, the non-logic of it would appeal to me. It's like the lack of gold on the Niners' jersey... some of us like it, some don't. im with you OSV. so much of design from the mid 20th century is flawed, but it's those flaws and oddities that make it likable, distinct, memorable. that said, i don't think theres actually anything wrong with the Giants' uniform. a lot of people talk about consistency, repetition, and unity through all 4 pieces (helmet, jersey, pants, socks) as if each piece has to do the same thing. that's fine if it's an aesthetic you like, but to do something a bit more unique and special, you need to look at the uniform as a whole. not each piece needs to be treated the same way to achieve visual unity. i think the Giants' uniform does that very well as it is. same with the 49ers Right. Consistency, repetition, unity... these are obviously all design principles, but so are dissidence and variety. Some of my favorite uniforms break the "rules" and that's exactly what I like about them. Like this one... Helmet.. gold and navy (and gray) Home Jersey... Sky blue, gold and navy, Road Jersey... White, navy, gold Pants... gold. Every attempt to "clean up" the color inconsistencies in UCLA's uniform has led to a worse uniform IMO.
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    In my opinion, it does. On top of that, I think the quirkiness of the design, the lack of conventional design "wisdom" is exactly what make it so cool. Even if it wasn't the uniform they wore in the glory days of the 50's (which it absolutely is), even if they just came up with it today, the non-logic of it would appeal to me. It's like the lack of gold on the Niners' jersey... some of us like it, some don't. im with you OSV. so much of design from the mid 20th century is flawed, but it's those flaws and oddities that make it likable, distinct, memorable. that said, i don't think theres actually anything wrong with the Giants' uniform. a lot of people talk about consistency, repetition, and unity through all 4 pieces (helmet, jersey, pants, socks) as if each piece has to do the same thing. that's fine if it's an aesthetic you like, but to do something a bit more unique and special, you need to look at the uniform as a whole. not each piece needs to be treated the same way to achieve visual unity. i think the Giants' uniform does that very well as it is. same with the 49ers
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    My store got youth nuggets sleeved "Xmas" jerseys in navy with the crossed pick axes logo in silver.
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    Wait, you tried to insult him by playing into his argument that your teams no good? Snerk, that's funny.
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    history doesn't make up for the look of the jersey not going with anything in their uniforms, it needs a change
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    Washington's helmet just looks tired to me... I feel like it's outlived it's welcome (and I'm generally one who supports tradition). I think it would be improved greatly by the reduction of all those stripes. Maybe just a single gold stripe like Pittsburgh? Mostly, though, I'm tired of that ugly yellow mask. Burgundy would be a 100% improvement... hell, gray would be better.
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    I feel like I'm the only guy who thinks grey really works for the Giants.
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    One thing that leaps out at me are the sleeves on the home jersey - given that they are very famous for their white sleeves, I think that if you were to incorporate at least some white on them it would help things look a bit more 'Arsenal'.
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    Your smarmy language aside, I'd say that "one of the most detailed" is not a plus for a helmet logo. Fresno State has a detailed logo too (and runs away as worst helmet in FBS, IMO). It's a helmet; slightly bigger than a player's head. To be seen on TV and various marketing schemes. Most of the rest of your top 10 have minimal detail, Tampa Bay being a notable exception (and the only problem I really have with their look). That lack of intricacy is what makes helmets like the Rams, Bengals, and Texans look good. I'd say there is way more detail in your bottom 10 (Jax, Ten, Atl, Bal), which is mainly made up of higher-detailed logos and gray facemasks. Also, if you are going to go to such great lengths to pump your chest about how non-PC you are, maybe "New York (NFC)" is the way to go.
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    Part of the problem is that football, structurally speaking, doesn't lend itself to connections with players particularly well. They wear helmets and armor; in uniform they're indistinguishable from one another and from themselves. Special teams guys cycle through rosters, taxi squads, and the league itself, so there's no real bonding with most of the players. With 53 players, you can't even know everyone on your team's roster unless you're really into fantasy football or you're one of those quaint degenerates of a bygone era who but for a subscription to Pro Football Weekly would have no contact with the outside world. Other than quarterbacks, who are expected to stand out, and running backs/receivers, who have to stand out as a necessary function of the quarterback standing out but are then castigated for standing out, most of the NFL is just a great big meat grinder of dudes hittin' each other. They shouldn't be fungible inasmuch as they're still capable of things almost no American male is capable of, but they end up being fungible anyway. Compare with basketball, where the small rosters, small playing field, exposed faces, and allowance for personal expression give you a much more intimate connection to the players and their personalities. It's no wonder the NBA probably had the least amount of dickheadedness among fans during its lockout. They knew the players, wanted to watch them play, and didn't want them to get jerked around in some stupid internecine rich-people squabble. Yeah, there were still people being pro-owner dickheads, but most of them were just college-loving agents provocateurs, and I know this is more than a little No True Scotsman but I calls it like I sees it. I suppose I'd also be remiss in noting that for those of us who attended high school in the United States, which is to say most of us, football players don't engender a great deal of sympathy. Unless you went to Mater Dei or some Texas football mill, think of the far-and-away best player from your high school football team. Sure, maybe there were people who contained multitudes here and there on the varsity roster, but when we talk about your star athlete, such as he was, chances are he was a giant piece of crap with hands and feet. Now consider the fact that nearly every player on nearly every Division I or even Division II college team was, in turn, the best player on his high school football team, and then repeat the cycle for the NFL vis-a-vis college. When you start pondering that sort of exceptional athleticism and its attendant alpha-male crapulence, it becomes very hard to imagine that anyone who has made it to the NFL is any deeper than piss on a plate. It doesn't come naturally, thinking that people who have lived football at this length and depth could be introverts, or intellectuals, or have any concept of the human condition. Obviously, they can, and if you haven't figured it out by now, then God help you, Chris Kluwe will be happy to spend seven hours of his decidedly free schedule to tell you all about it, but it's not a default state, you know? You think football, you think jerks and freaks, and jerks and freaks don't need my sympathy, not those kinds of jerks and freaks, at least.
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    To paraphrase H.L. Mencken, "No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public."
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    My uncle on the left. This was right when the Sharks came out and he loved their original look (as I did/do).
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    The Mavericks desperately need a rebrand. The primary logo is black and blue (actually the exact same black and blue as Orlando), the keys on the court are blue and navy, and they've been known to wear green when it hasn't been a team color since 2000. It's a mess.
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    I hope you don't mind, but I publicized your concepts, especially the Rays ones, on my blog. I did give you full credit and linked them here.
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    Easier said than done, Berman.
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    The Bears lose a winnable game via Marc Trestman's first awfully coached game as a HC. Left tons of points on the board, committed stupid penalties, had some terrible play calling on offense, and Cutler should never have seen the field in the 2nd half. Detroit escapes.
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    Thank Christ, and now they can get rid of the grey facemasks and then their uniforms will be near perfection
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    Cutler's played with a lot of guts today but the guy can barely walk now. He'll probably finish the damn game but he really should be taken out of the game. Painful to watch.
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    That's no "random" Colombian footballer.
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    When's the last time an NFL player cared about my health and well-being? You're putting a little too much emphasis on fans caring about the players. How about the players themselves caring about one another? The NFLPA should do a lot more towards improving the game, whether it be teaching players how to tackle instead of hit, forcing the NFL to pay more attention to injuries, etc. Sure, it's a simple thing to say, but the players are signing up to play football should also know what they're signing up for. Educate the players. Force the NFL to make a grass-roots push in educating college, high school, and Pop Warner players in how to play the game safely. Force the NFL to improve the game. I'm not a firefighter because I know there's a possibility that I'll have to jump into an unsafe, burning building to save some broad's ugly cat. There's other careers I don't like because of the health risks. Football's the same way. There's risks involved. If you're in a union, it's the collective's responsibility to protect each other and make things safer and better for all involved.
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    Alright, here goes a set with blue home, white road and the first stripe set Now for the second stripe set, blue home, gold road, blue pants added...cus honestly, 1: no NFL team currently wears a yellow jersey, and 2: how many people still watch black & white TVs? Honestly? Lastly, third stripes, gold home, white road Didn't include alts, can't remember why. And yes, I know the helmet horns look too beefy, I shoulda just traced from the Gridiron UD like I meant to...anyway, here it is.
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    I might be the only one but I have liked the South Carolina uni when it came out and now in action. Definitely looks better in action though.
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    . I wouldn't wish living in Tennessee on my most hated enemy.
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    Maybe I'm in the minority, but the logo is the only thing I think the Dolphins got right with the rebrand.
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    The only part of the design the Dolphins got right is the new shade of aqua, it's beautiful. The logo is lame and just terrible, especially for a professional sports team.The orange is too bright and underutilized.The blue, I'm not entirely sure how I feel about it. I like that they ditch the navy, but I think the blue should be different, but kept nonetheless.The uniforms aren't good. They're too boring and plain. It's better than what the Jags or Seahawks did, but still.Here's my take on the logo and colors.
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    Scubasteve I couldn't agree with you more with your entire post.. Cavs = bland except for the Gold ones though Now NJTank..you are not alone... You and Teal are the only two on this entire threads that likes those hideous monstrosities..aka sleeve jerseys.. even Paul@Uni watch calls them glorified t-shirts..
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    The idea of "Bayern Columbus" makes me ill. I think it becoming reality would give me cancer.
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    College football is becoming a star wars uniform away from minor league hockey/baseball. Enough. We support cancer patients. We support the troops. We don't need a pink helmet or a red/white/blue uniform to prove you do as well. The big issue here is when you have NCAA with 12 games and the NFL with 16, you don't have the amount of games to stray from your home/away/alternate jersey to warrant a pink month/warrior game.
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