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  1. Brewers throwback game cap. I told myself I wouldn't buy any more hats. I told myself I wouldn't buy any more hats. I told myself I wouldn't buy any more hats...
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  2. If you think this should be on the front of a jersey, it solidifies to me that you have no idea what you're talking about
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  3. Unpoular opinion: I love the brown and gold for the Pads, but hate the brown and orange. To me, those two shades just did not complement each other well, and became very muddled down when next to each other. Doesn't help that neither color 'pops' at the viewer.
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  4. Wrong and wrong. It's from their previous alternate logo (Which will be sorely missed. RIP.) :
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  5. I'm with you on hating that wordmark. But I'd give the title of second-best set in Padre history to the team's first uniforms. (It would appear that there was a version with the thin piping on the collar and sleeve and a version without it.)
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  6. Don't understand, for the life of me, why the Sharks don't use this as a shoulder patch. Now that the "SJ" version appears on the pants, it makes even more sense. As for the shield, waay too much going on. I was not at all sad to see it go.
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  7. There's not a whole lot to explain. Your contention that this logo: is not busy rather beggars belief. You can say lots of things about that logo. You can even make a case that it's a good logo. But "not busy" is always going to be a stretch.
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  9. Sad! It's up there with these guys now:
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  10. Weren't the Jaguars first uniforms made by Nike? And now Nike is supposedly saying they can't make teal anymore, but can make volt, and action green, and charcoal, and midnight green...
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  11. I'm with Gothamite. The Padres got it right with their first try in 1969. It's too bad that set didn't last throughout their history, with only tweaks to the cap logo and lettering as the decades passed. It's still not too late to switch to it and use it for the next forty years.
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  12. Gross, no thanks. So instead of a full body shark you want a shield containing that same shark plus more busy graphics and words?
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  13. Never liked that one, not even when it was new. The single white "M" they introduced two years later was so much better. Part of a massive upgrade-via-tweak where they fixed almost all the problems of the uniforms to create a classic (if sadly short-lived) look.
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  14. That's the White Sox model. Wear a bunch of different and weird (at times) looks, pick one and then stick with it through a generation and then that becomes exactly how you should look. Maybe this current look, which I sort of like, will be the Padres lasting look. They just need an ownership group to stick with something longer than 6 years. Even if they hadn't changed in 85 I can't see how those uniforms would've survived the mid 90's when anybody who was still wearing their 70's tastic uniforms changed to a souped up 90's version of whatever they were wearing. They changed to a more contemporary look in 85 and then changed again in 91 deciding blue played in merchandise better than brown, and that still would've been true if they'd kept on wearing the Taco Bells. Also nothing happened with the Padres in that time frame that would've further cemented the Taco Bells or created a lasting impact beyond reaching that World Series. Those uniforms were only worn for 5 years and the button fronts were only worn for one so once the WS luster wore off and the team started downwards I'm not seeing how they stick around any longer than the uniforms that followed. If they'd held onto those colors that wordmark would've been left far far in the dust, the massive cuffs and pants stripes would've been minimized if not eliminated, the number font would either go back to block or some custom near-block font, the hat would've lost the bell front panel, and they wouldn't really look the same. As for the assertion that they would've been as untouchable as the Cubs and Cardinals, not even close. Both those teams came out of the pullover era and more or less went back to wearing exactly what they were wearing before. Not to mention they both wear classically styled baseball uniforms that can work and have worked in many different decades. Those Padres uniforms are from a very specific time and that is the only time they'd ever be an acceptable every day uniform for a major league team. Now, if they had never varied from the originals then I can agree with that point and they'd be on a level with the Giants, Dodgers, Mets, Braves
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  15. I can understand from a hockey-traditionalist perspective that people would be put-off by these but from a design stand point, Florida nailed it. Shields aren't strictly a football thing and nor do they have to be. I didn't hear a ton of gripes about when the Thrashers used a shield. Did that look too Euro for everyone? Is it because it's a stripe and shield? I've been waiting for someone to take a stab at a military inspired theme for the NHL and I'm glad Florida did. Take a look at the original logos primary or alternate for the Panthers and tell me what in there is good design? The panther from the 1993 release looked like it was from 1993. Don't get me wrong, it isn't abysmal by any means but it was way too complicated and the amount of shadowing was ridiculous. Don't even get me started on the secondary logo, which once again has such tiny details for a logo that is almost always displayed at minimal size. The new branding is far superior and I think anyone who views it from the perspective of good design would agree.
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  16. I am sure that it was. But there must have been a way to back out of it, involving buying their way out of contracts that had already been signed. Even though they lost the World Series, the season was still a huge success. The Tigers, with their 35-5 start to the season, had been presumptive World Champions all year; so losing to them was no great shame. By contrast, their comeback against the Cubs in the playoffs after having been down 2 games to none, particularly beating the virtually invincible Rick Sutcliffe in the decisive Game 5 after Garvey's dramatic homer had won Game 4, was the stuff of fairy tales. Indeed, when they won that League Championship Series, their television announcer said that the Padres had "won it all". Winning the NL pennant had that kind of magnitude for the Padres, a team that had had only one winning season before 1984, but had experienced many last-place finishes. The 1984 season was the team's blossoming. As mentioned, cancelling the 1985 uniform change would presumably have required them to buy themselves out of various contracts. But it would have been worth it. That historic moment in the franchise's history called for that extreme measure, in order to preserve the identity that had just made such a profound impression. The 1984 season had provided imagery that could have defined a generation, imagery that could have been used to reinforce that great season, and to sell the team to fans for many years to come. But the team blew it when they appeared for Opening Day 1985 with an entirely different look. This was a great mistake. By abandoning the vibrant colours and the cheeful wordmark that they had just made so meaningful the previous fall, they lost a great opportunity.
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  17. I'm partial to the 1974 set, personally. In spite of the sansabelts, this is such a great uniform: Throw that wordmark on a modern template, with the current interlocking SD, and you'd have the ideal Padres jersey. That said, the 1969 set is great as well - my choice for second best in franchise history - especially the version with the piping.
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  18. I find it hilarious that the Jags can be a teal team their entire existence without issue, but then Nike gets the contract and it's all "our super space-age fabrics can't do teal lol guess u need to drop ur signature colour." I've never seen a bigger case of the tail wagging the dog than Nike with their clients when it comes to uniform design.
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  20. This Florida Panthers rebrand is top notch. Some of the best work Reebok has done for the league by far. The logos, the jerseys, everything is really solid. I don't know how anyone can dislike it. The league needs MORE of these kinds of redesigns. All of Florida's logos and jerseys have been a mess since day one, so I am very glad to see them take a step in the right direction. I might have to pick up one of these.
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  21. Let's start off the 2016 CFL season and the race to the 2016 Grey Cup! https://www.thestar.com/sports/argos/2016/05/28/argonauts-open-doors-to-tailgating-with-a-toronto-twist.html
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  22. *BANG* "Case closed. The Florida Panthers have been found guilty of Intellectual Theft. Sir? What would you like for reimbursement?" "Mmmmm..." *silence* "Sir?" "Move them to Quebec..."
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  23. Yeah, that logo was ugly... I'm glad they ditched it from their breezers this year. They should put something close to the original fin logo on the shoulders...
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  24. Up next are the Houston Aeros. For them, I decided to go for a modern look based on the F-22 Raptor instead of the WWII era bomber. The points are both a nod to the lone star state and to the Dallas Stars, their NHL affiliate. Original Logo: Main Logo: Main Logo recolored for NHL Affiliate Night: Secondary Logo:
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  25. I'll just throw my conference uni hat in the ring real quick, ACC: North Carolina, Carolina blue and argyle is pure eye candy, even though the black unis aren't necessary at all, they're not completely awful. FSU's previous uniforms would've taken this spot in a flash. Big 10: Ohio State, tough looking old school football. Scarlet and silver is a great scheme. Big 12: Texas, all they need is burnt orange and white (oklahoma state came close) Pac 12: USC or UCLA, I guess more recently USC. Please keep playing color on color you two Sec: Georgia. Silver britches!!! and for the others AAC: ECU C-USA: Louisiana Tech MAC: Toledo MWC: I actually like quite a few, Boise State, SDSU, Wyoming and Colorado State. Air Force is probably my favorite though. Sun Belt: UL Lafayette Also, I really hope Wisconsin brings the red helmets back some day and I think they would benefit alot from a custom font. Maybe different striping? Something like TAMU based off the Bucky the badger?
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  26. You would think that either the league or team would own their uniform specs and have pantone textiles already assigned (pretty sure the style guides do this) but that may not be the case in some instances where teams have simply relied upon vendors. In the case of a transition to a new supplier, it would be on nike to gather all of the specs and work with their textile suppliers to produce samples. While the new supplier likely has a pantone value to work with, their dyes, equipment, and materials may in fact produce different results despite using a standardized colorization system which would mean that it would likely take several or even many iterations to achieve a suitable match, and in some cases no suitable match can be achieved.
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  27. I agree, whoever started the rumor is full of BS. There are colors that nike does poorly in matte/dri-fit but teal is not one of them.
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  28. That's why I said supposedly
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  29. I was wondering if they would possibly use the number font in the marketing material itself. (Or something close to it).
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  30. The Football League's new branding is now in effect. A look at Blink 182's Wigan kits with new numbers from the EFL's twitter.
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  31. You and I are so close, my friend. I'd call that the best set in their history.
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  32. IMO this is the best set in Padres history. The Padres should own brown.
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  33. Switch the numbers to white, go with an all black, non matte helmet, and this is a serviceable uniform. Still too much unnecessary embellishments for my tastes, but at least it wouldn't be in the bottom 3 or 4 league-wide.
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  34. The biggest problem with that jersey is the black numbers.. Switch those to white and you have a much better jersey
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  35. Let me take a foot off my soapbox and participate... IMO, any of these jerseys would be hot sellers in 2016: Jim Harbaugh - 1998 Baltimore Ravens - Purple Home Jersey (would be M&N's best-seller!) Jim Everett - 1989 Los Angeles Rams - White Away Jersey Steve Young - 1985 Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Orange Home Jersey (w/ 10th Anniversary patch) Doug Flutie - 1988 New England Patriots - White Away Jersey Mark Brunell - 1995 Jacksonville Jaguars - Teal Home Jersey (w/ Inaugural Season patch)
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  36. I really like the idea of putting feathers on the C for the Indians!
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  37. There’s a lot of places where I’d agree with you, but this is soccer — the aesthetic’s just… different. Home kits are typically the same, sure, but road kits should be a place to do something different. This England road kit from a few years back was absolutely lovely; but it wasn’t the classic red away kit we typically associate with the Three Lions. It’s one example, but away kits are a spot to do something different.
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  38. WCC (2nd half) Portland Pilots San Diego Toreros San Francisco Dons San Clara Broncos St Mary's Gaels
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  39. CAVS wordmark is only good if they just stick with this:
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  40. Cavs uni collection is terrible. Navy alt is their best one in the set..and that's not a good thing. The previous sets were incredible
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  41. I don't think they are. I saw a mockup of new Piston billboards with the new logo that are supposed to go up in the next few weeks, allegedly. I'm waiting for the Draft. If nothing is official by then, they have to be waiting for Nike. As I've mentioned before, that new logo motif is EVERYWHERE.
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  42. WCC (1st half) BYU Cougars Gonzaga Bulldogs Loyola-Marymount Lions Pacific Tigers Pepperdine Waves
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  43. The next team I'm taking a look at is the Arizona Diamondbacks. Before I get into my designs, I wanted to say a few things about the D-Backs current uniforms. I wanted to say that I applaud the D-Backs for trying something and shaking things up. They tried to think out of the box and do something daring. It fell short, but they tried something. They got a little gimmicky with Teal Tuesdays and the gradation just doesn't work, but big thumbs up for trying. I'd rather see teams try things then playing safe and looking like a generic bland mess. Now, while I give them kudos for trying something, they need to fix their mistake. What they created just doesn't work. While they did something daring, they need to acknowledge that things are not right. Now, what I wanted to do was look at the past 2 uniform eras of the Diamondbacks and see what elements worked and use those. I decided to use 4 colors, 2 from the original look and 2 from the second era. I've chosen to use Turquoise and Copper as the main colors with Sedona Red and Sonoran Sand acting as trim coloring. Turquoise Color Code: #005F61 Copper Color Code: #8F654D Sedona Red Color Code: #A6192E Sonoran Sand Color Code: #D9C89E Using this color palette, and different logos and word marks from the D-backs' history, this is what I've created: Turquoise takes the main lead with Copper pinstripes and logos main colors. Sand forms the first trim and fill-in color with a final outline in Sedona Red. The Sedona Red will only be used as a final outline in all the designs. The away uniforms follows the same pattern: Home Alternate: Away Alternate: So that is my Diamondbacks concept. Like the real Diamondbacks, I've taken a few risks here. Let's see if my risks hit closer to the mark then what they did. C+C please.
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  44. No. The league's forcing them to keep the C and A patches. The "CAPTAIN" and "ASSISTANT" patches on the sleeves are just something extra.
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  45. The Winston-Salem Dash are back to the Warthogs tonight and 2 more Thursdays this season. http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20160524&content_id=179929274&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_t580&sid=t580
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  46. Please tell me they got Kobayashi or Chestnut for the first pitch
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  47. Southland (1st half) Abilene Christian Wildcats Central Arkansas Bears Houston Baptist Huskies Incarnate Word Cardinals Lamar Cardinals McNeese St Cowboys
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