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    Thanks you all for your feedbacks. I've been quite busy with my job but as I said, I will go own with the concept and develop a complete new identity for the franchise. Now, a couple of thinks: - I appreciate all the feedback about the gradient and others about adding some trim etc... However, I would like to keep the identity as simple as possible and maybe line it up with what the Raptors and Nets have done recently, keeping an eye on "daily fashion" and not necessarily just "sport fashion". So, I would probably will not develop any other layer in term of colors and accents and take away the gradient. - Said that, as much as I like a simple Helvetica woodmark, I see that a lot of feedback have run around using a different typeface. So, I've tried to find a simple one but a bit more "sporty". I also think it has a nice retro feeling, going back to the typeface the Suns used in the 90s (especially that specific N shape...so you can read SUNS both ways). - Finally, yes, I see your points about rays...even if they are part of the concept as they line up with the lines on the basketball, I have decided to explore a different shape. But I kept it simple. Overall, I'm quite happy with the result. I will probably have a play with that letters H and E has I'm not completely happy with them. More updates soon.
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    Made a ...thing with the logo and what the jersey design would be like.
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    Uh huh, yeah, sell me that crap during the next lockout when you guys are riding Gary Bettman's dick like a mechanical bull for "protecting emerging markets" as you always do while we all do anything but watch NHL games.
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    My wife's been bugging me to go to Vegas for years and I've brushed it off because it's really not my thing. But now that the NHL's coming, I'm thinking I might catch a game when the Habs come to town.
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    Eveyone's scheduel is different, but for me? Hockey season overlaps with work. So if I'm heading out to Vegas in the fall or winter? Which is when I usually go, due to the weather? I'm going to line my trip up with a break in the school year. Thanksgiving,Winter, or Family Day (though a few of those will probably be adjusted once I start working in the States in a few months). Aligning a potential Vegas trip with friends to line up with my free time and their free time can be difficult enough. More so when you try to factor in trying to catch the Leafs in town. So I'll probably never make my way out to Vegas to catch a hockey game. If the Leafs happen to be playing? Maybe, yeah. If not? I'm not sacrificing something I can only do in Las Vegas to watch a hockey game. It's not a lack of a love for hockey. It's just not what I'm there for. As for it being showy, it reminds me of the Mighty Ducks' first season. That started with a Disney on Ice show, and had a Tinker Bell video play every time the Ducks scored at home. Ducks fans didn't like it and it was dropped, because they didn't want their team to just be a punchline. They didn't want to just be "the Disney team." I don't think I'm reaching when I say that local LV fans may not want a showy NHL hockey experience. They're going to want their team to be taken seriously. I mean the line between silly and fun is really thin when it comes to "sports traditions" so maybe it takes? I donno. It's a fine line that you can't always easily spot. The thing is that from our perspective? It's sunbelt fans who treat any city where it snows with mockery, and sunbelt teams banning opposing teams' sweaters during the playoffs, that leads to a "bitter OTH" attitude. You say you have a low tolerance for "bitter OTH" attitudes. What you don't realize is that from our perspective? A lot of us have low tolerance for this "sunbelt exceptionalism" attitude that seems to have sprung up. The problem is that NHL has been a terrible steward for this sport. And has been for a long while now. This expansion never should have happened. The realignment that was tailor made to hand-deliver Seattle and Vegas never should have happened. The league twisting it's scheduel in knots because the Red Wings couldn't be arsed to play in the West never should have happened. There's always the need to keep the league realities in mind. I've known Vegas was coming for months now because of that. That doesn't mean I shouldn't call the league out for it's idiocy. Even when it's expected idiocy. This is the best sport in the world, being run by the worst of the worst of pro sports ownership and management. They deserve all the scorn fans across the league shower upon them, and more. It's the best option for a new team, period. The fact that we have to hope they get one by cornering embattled Hurricanes ownership while Vegas gets an expansion team and Arizona gets fourth and fifth chances is part of this problem causing all of this frustration among northern hockey fans. And partly why our tolerance for sunbelt exceptionalism is so low. Our teams make the most money for this dog and pony show, but we feel like we're constantly being jerked around for the benefit of the sunbelt organisations. That's what they are though. In the most objective sense of the word, they were experiments. What I don't get is why so many southern fans freak out if you suggest that maybe not all of them took. Look. Dallas, Tampa, Nashville, Anaheim, LA...they all managed to make it work. Suggesting that the league would be better off moving South Florida, Arizona, and Carolina doesn't take away from what's been built in Tampa, Nashville, and Anaheim. Again, this works both ways. Northern fans are tired of having our teams and communities mocked and shunned, and our fans turned away for wearing their team's sweaters to your arenas come playoff time. I keep going back to Winnipeg vs Atlanta, and I'm left with a blank when I try to think of why this league is so terrified of traditional markets even after a small Canadian prairie city proved it could make everyone more money than a sunbelt metropolis. The league is definitely stronger because of its successes in the sunbelt, but the fact remains that northern franchises make the most of this league's money. I don't think it's "OTH elitism" to state that fact. Yet Arizona gets chance after chance and LV gets an expansion team with the league setting it up to succeed right out of the gate. Yet we're all conceding that Quebec City can't get a team unless Quebecor corners Peter K into selling. It's frustrating to see that double standard from this side of the line.
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    Good Lord those are some bad names and logos.
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    It's still a huge percentage of people compared to shift workers in other locales. And here's the kicker. Those people who work "normal" jobs? They still work those jobs in Las Vegas. A city that was hit pretty damn hard by the 2008 recession. A city that has still yet to recover from that hit. Turns out an economic recession isn't great for a city built around gambling. The hotels/casinos? Yeah, they suffer the most. Less interest in gambling means less reservations which means less business. Those shift workers don't make as much. The entire house of cards? Well that starts to wobble and those with "normal" jobs are likewise affected. I see a city in the desert, in the same geographical region. Which means the same cultural biases existing within the same local sports scene. The problem is that Phoenix doesn't have the economic juggling act Vegas does. Vegas COULD be a huge asset to the league, but then again? The same could have been said, and was said, for Phoenix in 1996. Again, I don't give a crap about growing the game. That attitude lead to a rush of relocation and experimentation that saddled the league with dead spots like Arizona, South Florida, and G-ddamn Raleigh. Atlanta was one of those markets too, and the man bankrolling TNSE had to financially blackmail the league to get them to approve his highly profitable relocation to Winnipeg. Yes, new markets like Dallas, Tampa, and Nashville turned out great. That just tells me that the game's "grown" as much as it's probably capable of. The goal now shouldn't be to risk things further. It should be to remove the failures from the sunbelt experiment and put them in proven, traditional markets. The sunbelt success stories would still be there. Sorry if that's too much "tradition" for your balance BeerDude, but take a look at what teams make this league money and what teams are reliant on corporate and league welfare. My point is that the NHL cannot even manage to field thirty financially viable franchises. Expansion is foolhardy. If it has to happen? The franchise should have gone to Quebec City. A city with a passionate, eager fanbase ready to spend money on a league that unjustifiably left them in the first place. Instead they opted for Vegas. Which is a huge gamble, if you'll pardon the pun. Now maybe Vegas does work. It's certainly possible if things break the right way. Why risk what could be another Phoenix though, when you have Quebec City as an option? Oh right. It snows in Quebec City, and G-d forbid this league actually put a new hockey team in a city where it snows unless they're practically forced to. Heh. I'm a huge hockey fan. I wouldn't go to Vegas to see a hockey game. I can catch any game I want, from any arena in the league, with the right cable package. If I'm going to Vegas? I'm seeing shows, or I'm hitting the Blackjack tables. Maybe I'd try to snag some tickets if the Leafs were playing. If it's the Las Vegas Knights vs the Florida Panthers though? Forget that. I have better things to do. Not wasting a night in Vegas on that.
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    Rough estimate of what it felt like looking at this logo:
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    OK, I'll bite . . . Why is there a thought bubble in the middle of the mushroom cloud? . . . which is a separate question from . . . Why is there a mushroom cloud? I can safely say that I've never heard of this team. I have a morbid need to learn more.
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    Cleveland! I felt orange represented Cleveland better than the Cavs' current set. Up next, Dallas... Primary Mark: Secondary Mark: Tertiary Mark: Enjoy!
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    Actually it works because if you look at the navy top, its the just the home jersey plus blue. So if you put the same piping that you have on the home uniform onto a navy jersey, its looks like there is only a single red stripe.
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    Looks so cheap when schools have different templates and fonts across their various jerseys.
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    I said it with Google and I'll say it with this...You're the big dog in the room. You know it, I know it, literally the entire planet knows it. Stop using all lowercase letters in your logo like you're some precious tech startup.
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    Thanks! Although a quick Google search just now has revealed that I put the number on the wrong side of the pants! I'm a Sox fan so I assumed it was the same side as the 83 White Sox.
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    maybe he's from 2011 and just woke up thinking Oregon's Rose Bowl helmets are the only chrome helmets to exist?? yeah, let's go with that
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    Oh my god. I'm going to play with the "custom league" setting SO MUCH.
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    good job on continuously improving on your concept.
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    It appears to be a pejorative used by sunbelt fans against traditional markets, so "Old Time Hockey"?
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    Does the task involve punching other team's coaches in the face? If not, then no.
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    A quick update following some thoughts I had, sorry for the double post. I was actually thinking about that feedback saying that it was difficult to get over the fact that the logo is so similar to the vintage Supersonics one. As I said, I've basically took over from that structure so it's something which doesn't bother me. However, while I was doing the changes I posted earlier, I had a play around with the basketball and came out with an alternative version which made the design even more simpler. I thought I wouldn't have published that but it's now growing on me so I'm kind of curious to see what people think. You got to give the people what they want. Cheers
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    I like the set as a whole, but JTFC, I would consider trading a testicle for that alt...but only for an edge authentic, not a premiere.
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    Which is the one bowl-ineligible school? (Please don't say "Colorado" to be funny). How about that ... well, the people up here, the TV sports and papers, they THINK they were the only one (or perhaps the first one). WHere the heck am I when all these teams wear chrome helmets? BTW WSU, my tone is just deadpan (poor deadpan), I'm good with whatever's accurate, factual, on any topic (and please don't say "it's factual" that the Nuggets multi-color skyline logos suck to be funny). BE-CAUSE IT'S AN OPINION!
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    Nashville Predators Home Away Alt New Jersey Devils Home Away Alt New York Islanders Home Away Alt
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    Going to Las Vegas to watch the NHL is akin to going to a seafood restaurant and ordering chicken tenders. Why? Why now?
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    When I'm able to get to Vegas it's for two nights. Two shows, some fun at the casinos. The shows are key, because I can't do that anywhere. This is just me, but I'm not forgoing one of those to watch a hockey game. I love the sport. I grew up with it. I'll always love it. It's not something I want to do in Vegas though.
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    Just gonna say it. You're wasting a night in Las Vegas if you're spending it watching hockey. Trust me.
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    I suspect most of the P5's can afford something like this without too much trouble. The G5's? Not so much.
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    So much for the raid of two ACC schools for B1G. http://awfulannouncing.com/2016/espn-will-launch-acc-network-by-2019-extends-acc-rights-through-2036.html Poor @Bluevodreal Scrambling to make Texas and OU as B1G immediate move.
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    Thanks for that, Beer Guy. Thanks for that Ice_Cap. Looking forward to proving you wrong.
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    Revised Version: I took your advice and I'm happy with the result. I was able to do the backs and numbers and I changed the logos and some colors. A pretty big overhaul, let me know what you think. Thanks so much!
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    http://www.seattletimes.com/sports/uw-husky-football/uw-huskies-hope-to-improve-player-safety-as-one-of-the-first-team-to-wear-state-of-the-art-helmet/ Please disregard if this was already discussed. Washington will be wearing new "Vicis" helmets with "state of the art" impact absorption. Also worth noting that players will be wearing one helmet throughout games and practices.
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    INFO Breaking down the INFO screen: 1. Type in the name of the stadium. 2. Give your stadium a completion date (it can be a future stadium OR already built in the past) 3. Pick which club(s) occupy the stadium (up to 3 clubs, max) 4. Chose the location from the globe (and this is where GoogleEarth comes in), select a country, then the city, and the exact location of the grounds. More later... 5. Finalize it with a signature and get ready to build!
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    I have finished the logos for the first All-Star game, as well as jerseys. I was advised just to put 20XX as the year. The jerseys are obviously inspired by the old Hawks ones, no more templated All- Star jerseys! Primary Mark: Secondary Mark: Tertiary Mark: Enjoy!
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    Remove the gradient. It looks too cheesy. I'd try a different shape for the sun points, I'd doesn't really look like a basketball logo with the straight lines, looks more like a brand of appliances. I'd try something more pointy. But you have a good start.
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    Well, there is a precedent for the Dodgers wearing powder blue. They wore it in Brooklyn in 1944.
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    As always, thanks. LOCATION cont. Using Georgia State as an example, since they don't actually have a stadium of their own, here's what their stadium would look like using GoogleEarth in NCAA Football, set in the parking lot of Turner Field: Obviously, the trees and any extra items will be cleared so they don't get in the way, but this is by far the best example of what my vision would be. After about 6 months, my next post will finish this little project for good.
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    This is an epic project. Major props. I wouldn't even real care if I could actually play in the stadiums. I'd be hooked on just building them all!
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    FOREGROUND (pt. 3) ATHLETICS (Chose up to 2 for each section) - Basketball - Baseball - Softball - Track & Field - Soccer - Tennis - Fieldhouse - Practice Fields - Intramural Building NEIGHBORHOODS - Rural - Suburban - Gated - Mansions - Small Urban - Large Urban COMMERCIAL - Farm - Main Street - Small Suburban (includes fast food restaurants, malls, strip malls, box stores, and storage facilities) - Large Suburban - Small Urban - Large Urban - City Park - State Fair
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    FOREGROUND (pt. 2) CAMPUS (chose between styles for buildings: Greek, Gothic, 20th Century, Southwestern, Modern, Ultramodern) You can actually add up to 4 of these in one section, placing the individual piece wherever you'd like. - Student Center - Hall - College - Library - Fountain - Chapel - Dorms - Dorm Towers - Quad - Greeks - Clock Tower
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    FOREGROUND The first thing to do before placing the stadium into Google Earth is selecting the foreground of the stadium, which is represented by those four red rectangles above. Here are the options: - PARKING - NATURE - CAMPUS - ATHLETICS - NEIGHBORHOODS - COMMERCIAL
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    Statues There is a loooong list of statues I have in mind, so I just decided to copy and paste from a list I already made last year. With every picture I have for each category (outside of the Players and Coaches) it would be the image and pose used for the statue as an example. You can adjust the size of the statue, as well. Player •Modern (QB, Backs, WR, TE, Secondary, Lineman, Kicker) •Late 20th (QB, Backs, WR, TE, Secondary, Lineman, Kicker) •Mid 20th (QB, Backs, WR, TE, Secondary, Lineman, Kicker) •Early 20th (QB, Backs, WR, TE, Secondary, Lineman, Kicker) •1800’s (QB, Backs, WR, TE, Secondary, Lineman, Kicker) Coach •(Modern, Old School, 1800’s / Thin, Heavy) Birds •Small (Blue Jay, Cardinal, Oriel, Blackbird, Road Runner, Parrot) •Large (Eagle, Falcon, Hawk, Peacock, Ostrich, Turkey, Rooster) Sea Creatures •Fish (Piranha, Barracuda, Eel, Shark, Hammerhead) •Other (Dolphin, Orca, Whale, Jellyfish, Octopus, Squid, Crab) Land Animals •Small (Bee, Wasp, Spider, Tarantula, Scorpion, Rat, Beaver, Wolverine, Bat) •Lizards/Amphibians (Frog, Gecko, Horned Lizard, Gator, Crocodile, Rattlesnake, Cobra, Large Snake, Tortoise) •Dogs (Boxer, Bulldog, Greyhound, Chihuahua, Hound, Retriever, Sheppard, Collie, Fox, Coyote, Wolf) •Big Cats (Lion, Tiger, Panther, Jaguar, Lynx, Cheetah, Saber-tooth) •Beasts (Bison, Bull, Longhorn, Rhino, Giraffe, Elephant, Mammoth) Human •Occupation (Cowboy, Farmer, Astronaut, Construction, Pirate, Captain, Pilot, Conductor, Police, Firefighter) •Historic (Volunteer, Pharaoh, Greek Warrior, Native) Other •Dinosaur (T-Rex, Raptor, Triceratops, Pterodactyl, Long Neck)
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    Student Section Home Band Visitor Section Visitor Band You can set up the size of the sections (the top L/R buttons) and use one of the sticks to set where these sections would be. And you can do that to any part of the stadium, any tier, any section... except for the boxes.
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    RIBBONS The space in between the seating and sections that are usually just blank walls. Feel free to add something: - Blank - Just a blank wall. (Leaving space blank leaves room for you to add text in the "ACCESSORIES" option...) - Fixed Ads - Load up to 10 different ads on one line. Just like with NBA 2K, you can download what you'd want to put on. - LED Ads - Same as "Fixed Ads", only it moves like a slideshow.
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    SCREENS/COMBO - Electronic - The old "lite-brites", before using actual video for scoreboards... - Basic Screen - An old school, lo-def video screen by itself - HD Screen - High Definition screen, by itself - Combo - A mix of a basic scoreboard and LED video screen
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    SCOREBOARDS Just to get started, here are the types of scoreboards you can have for your stadium. There are 5, available, but 2 of them are used for stadiums with Closed Roofs only. - Manual - The first ever scoreboards used, with an old school clock - Bulb - Typically seen in most high school stadiums, a scoreboard with lightbulbs, some of which are burned out from time to time (to add realism) - Digital - Same setup as "Bulb" scoreboards, only with LED replacing the lightbulbs with digitalized, red numbers - LED - An entire board of LED lights that can display anything - Jerryworld - 4 LED boards hanging in the middle of the stadium - Halo - Circular LED board fixed within the roof of the stadium For Baseball setups, the Manual, Bulb, and Digital scoreboards all display baseball settings. Next, I'll show the option of Videoboards (I actually forgot to put that in) then show size and location options, as well as adding text and even ads.
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