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    @whitedawg22 You should write for Nike. I've always understood the Piston's logo to be a Basketball viewed from the side and when they updated the logo, they just made it more accurate to modern basketballs It being the lower hole of a piston sounds like revisionist garbage to justify a circle logo with lines
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    So the Browns need to submit a memorial patch that is white and in the shape of each individual player's numbers. It'll be groundbreaking!!!
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    I found this hat on ebay a few years ago. I think something like this would work well for the Jets.
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    Do you have anything that confirms that the Pistons' logo was supposed to represent the space at the bottom of a piston? Because I'm not buying it.
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    Fyi...The last time a Steelers minority owner bought another franchise was Jimmy Haslam buying the Browns. Based on that precedent, maybe the Panthers should leave well enough alone.
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    Well, first of all we’re not talking about the width of goal posts any more than we are baseball clubs deciding that they want first base 80 feet from home plate. The basic layout is the same everywhere, only the extremities can be expanded or contracted. And to your example, I don’t think I’d mind if the Eagles were allowed to widen the playing surface at Lincoln Financial Field 10 or 20 feet more than Soldier Field’s. It’s not a problem in soccer; there are minimums and maximums, and within those constraints clubs can decide what size pitch they want to use. The goals are all the same, as are the penalty areas. Just like baseball parks. And just as baseball clubs build their roster to take advantage of their outfield wall, so too do soccer clubs play to the size of their pitch. And I don’t have a problem at all with that.
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    I'm also a little confused about why the Panthers' uniform gets so much love on here... I can't count the number of "modern classics" that have been dropped. I mean, it's fine... and these days, with most new designs being garbage, it keeps rising up the lists just by the teams dropping below it (which I'll agree is a good argument for leaving it alone), but I couldn't really bring myself to call it good. I can't get past; The helmet stripe being so disjointed from the pants stripe... both are silver, both have stripes, but they couldn't look less cohesive. The sleeve loops looking so radically different from one player to the next... to me, that's a flaw in the design. The tapered pants stripe... such a product of it's time, it practically has whiskers. The helmet logo (I like the update, personally) repeating on the sleeves and again on the hip... we get it already. Definition of overkill. The white road pants. Especially paired with the baby blue socks it just looks kind of soft, to me. Still, I'd keep it rather than let Nike go nuts on it. A Dolphin style tweak, tho? Go for it.
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    The last thing the Panthers need to do is become the Jags and throwaway an already great set. The Panthers shouldn’t do anything. They did the perfect thing by giving their logo a modern tweak. Their uniforms are timeless. And its also Nike. I don’t trust them with anything anymore.
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    Hopefully not much. The Panthers' uniform is a modern classic. Extend the shoulder stripes back to being true shoulder loops and they'd be damn near perfect.
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    The league's partners would go nuts, having to update their graphics and possibly replace ads and other promotional materials. Think of all the neon beer signs that would have to be replaced every couple of years if teams could mod their logos that often. Also, the children. Won't anyone think of the children?
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    This might become a series of suggestions for MLB uniforms – or not. We'll see. I – Miami Marlins Blue Alternate Uniform The Miami Marlins of 2018 decided to not wear their orange alternate uniform – which, I guess to most people, was a bummer! When I and millions of other people think of the city of Miami, regardless whether we're baseball fans or not, we think of bright, loud and fresh colors. The ownership of the Marlins apparently not. So, all there's left for the Fish (this year) are a white, a black and a gray road uni. Okay. That's not for me! I have created my own MLB Authentic Uniform template completely in Adobe Illustrator, since Photoshop for some strange reasons isn't working anymore on my Mac. It ain't perfect, but I'm quite content with the result. So here's my blue alternate Marlins uniform – which I would prefer over the pretty decent orange (and probably for always and ever dumped) anytime.
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    I hope the Packers never change. For a two reasons. First? Look at the Jets. They technically use the same shade of green as Green Bay, but it looks brown and mismatched on the Jets. Green is obviously a problem for Nike. Why would the Packers want to muddy their brand like that? Secondly? The fact that one or two teams keeping the old template annoys so many Nike Swooshkateers amuses me.
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    Yeah.. I'm going to go ahead and lock this. Seems like you're rushing just to get something out. Take your time and hone your skills a little bit. The boards will still be here when you have something to share.
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    Member has been banned for creating another account to circumvent a suspension.
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    We really don’t need to touch the five-year rule at all since it seems that the only franchise that is brutally affected by it is the Browns, who are the only team that I’ve seen recently that has actively expressed remorse over a redesign this soon. Even so, they’re the ones who decided they wanted a change and designed such a crummy uniform in the first place, so this might as well be the bed that they lay on. Hate to bring the “lol browns” complex into the conversation, but it’s tough say that anything can get more ‘Browns’ than that. I have no remorse for the Rams in this case. They’re the ones who decided that they’d be affected by the five-year rule in the first place by not only deciding that any real change had to be pushed back till the stadium opening, but also that they had to remove as much St. Louis influence from their current set as is legally possible in the meantime. Having the nerve to not only go through all of the bizarre decisions that led them here but also complain about being stifled by league rules that have been there all along is just insufferable.
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    I like that about baseball, too. But I wanted the Nats' field to stand out by being symmetrical and deep (maybe even with extra-high walls to make it an extreme pitcher's park). I'm sure, for instance, 340-380-415-380-340 would be unique among parks. I love how all that comes into play. Wrigley Field used to be infamous for very shaggy infield grass that would eat up ground balls, and the old Comiskey Park would dry out or water down the infield depending on the pitchers. Varying field conditions are part of why baseball is great. It's your team, their team, and your surroundings.
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    from twitter user Hannah Moss @OdelayOwl https://twitter.com/OdelayOwl/status/995451392633589760 https://twitter.com/OdelayOwl/status/995660762046705664
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    Here's my concept for the Rapids. I had to tweak their logo to make it work for hockey. I got rid of the wordmark, shrunk the logo to accommodate the change, and replaced the soccer ball with the Colorado C. I used a mountain striping pattern based on the logo and used maroon equipment. What do you think? C&C Appreciated!
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    Technically, no. The tree is the mascot of the Stanford band. The school does not have an official mascot.
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    Next up we have Colorado United SC. The Bighorns are in the western conference and are usually towards the bottom of the league. Years of underachieving and bad trades have been the story for the Horns. They do have a sizable following despite this however, with fans often traveling from surrounding states and from across the state to support them. Seattle, St. Louis and Minnesota are their main rivals. Their logo is a roundel with the team name and year it was founded in the circle. Inside the circle there are purple mountains to represent "purple mountains majesty" and a Bighorn Sheep in the foreground which is the state animal and the namesake for the team. The circle on contains the C from the state flag. Their home kit is all black with a purple band outlined in white around the sponsor, purple collar and cuffs. The away kit is all white with a vertical black-white-purple stripe behind the crest and on the socks. Their third kit is in the colors of the Colorado flag and includes a recolored logo and sublimated mountains on the bottom of the jersey.
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    "Where should the sponsor logo go on the shirt?" "Below this line, Daryl...." (Draws line in black chalk) (3 months later, opening shipment of printed shirts) "Damnit, Daryl!"
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    By my definition of a best friend... that man isn't your best friend
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    Ummm... Denver is called the Mile High City for a reason. That's 5,280 feet. Nope, not as high as Mexico City, but 1,609' is less than half the LOWEST elevation in the entire state of Colorado (3,315', where the Arkansas River enters Kansas)... That measurement of 1,609 is in meters, not feet, while Mexico City's 7,382' translates to about 2,250 meters. Also, not only were the Spurs in another league, they were also primarily in another city (Dallas, with minor stints in Fort Worth and Lubbock). The Rockets also toured assorted venues across the state in their early years, once drawing a whopping 759 fans for a regular season game in Waco's Heart O' Texas Coliseum.
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    Clearly they haven't noticed teams have players wearing different styles of socks. I'm looking at you Oakland.
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    Let's also not forget about Stade Français. Also, professional sports≠ big four
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    I'd say about on par with this I'd say the Patriots never had a look that I could consider above average. The closest was maybe the white on white back in the 70's and 80's with the white facemask. And while the Patriots center hiking the ball was a nice logo on its own it didn't work on a helmet
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    Now we go to the north west corner of the country for FC Seattle. One of the top teams in the west on a yearly basis, they have won 3 APL championships. The Emeralds are known to be a tough team to play especially at home, they have one of the best fan bases in the league. Seattle fans have set league records for noise, and every home match is a sight to see. Emerald fans are often seen wearing their iconic plaid shirts, plaid has become a major part of the teams identity because of this. Seattle has a couple rivals; Colorado and LA are big but their main rivals are Bay United. FC Seattle's logo is in the shape of an emerald due to the team being in the "Emerald City" inside the emerald there is a S with FC in the loops. The logo is all green with a little white. The SFC logo in the center is based off the old Seattle Metropolitan's hockey logo. The home kit is all dark green with some light green accents and white logos and numbers. There is a sublimated plaid design on the jersey in honor of the region they represent as well as to honor their fans who wear plaid religiously to matches. The away kit is a white jersey with dark green pants and white socks, the jersey features a center stripe that is dark green until the sponsor where it changes to light green. The third kit is blue with teal accents and pants; the space needle is on the front left of the jersey. This kit is meant to represent the ocean and industry in the city based on it.
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    I'm not sure that this is something I'd call a benefit.
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    Well I assume they would get rid of the other numbers. I thought that would be obvious.
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    They (we) have carved out a nice small-market-underdog identity, but the Buffalo Bills are the absolute kings of this category. Without a shred of imagery linked to our namesake, our name falls somewhere between a pun and a Labatt's Blue war cry.
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    Next up we have Canada's Texas, aka Alberta. The Province's official colours are blue and yellow, so of course i made that the main colour scheme. I added black as well in honour of the Flames. The pattern is Northwestern, with the outer stripe being split between white and black. The pattern is recoloured on the away. Only half of the pattern is on the hem, and the numbers are outlined similar to the striping. Left Wings: Taylor Hall, Jake DeBrusk, Tyler Ennis, Jason Chimera Centres: Brayden Point, Bryan Little (A) Mark Letestu, Riley Nash Right Wings: Brendan Gallagher, Kris Versteeg, Ty Rattie, Patrick Eaves Defensemen: Mike Green (A), Dion Phaneuf (A), Colton Parayko, Jared Spurgeon, Jay Bouwmeester (C), Johnny Boychuk Goalies: Chad Johnson, Aaron Dell
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    Are you kiddin' me? Ever seen these? Herbie Husker? The Boomer Sooner Schooner? Brutus Buckeye? The Hokie Gobbler? Davy Crockett/Rifleman? Big Al? All are /were licensed by the colleges and used in merch sales. Definitely part of the imagery. Granted, a lot of older college imagery is based on mascots, costumed or real, which in some cases does not tie-in to the name (Alabama's elephant/Big Al, UNC's Ram/Ramses, Navy's goat/ Bill, etc.). The Indiana Hoosiers for awhile had a (costumed) buffalo mascot which was also licensed and used (a buffalo is on the state seal). Teams named after colors-- Harvard Crimson, Dartmouth Green, and Stanford Cardinal-- well, what can you do? Cornell (Big Red) has used a bear mascot; Stanford has that tree.
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    I would make the light blue jerseys the primary colored jerseys
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    You guys have patiently waited so I thought I'd reward you with the final 2 AL teams in one post First up, Texas: The original plan for Texas was to go in a much much much more modern route but at the end, I decided against it. However the design would live on in another way and I'll explain that in a little bit. Hats - Changed from blue/blue to blue/red with the drop-shadowed T on the main hats. On the alternate hats, T logo with the state flag in the same colors. And for the BP hat, I brought back the sheriffs badge and set it behind the T logo. Jerseys - The jerseys almost went in a very State Flag of Texas direction. But after looking at it for a long while, I decided against it, thinking it was almost too modern for this thread, but I loved the design so I couldn't see it go away completely. So for the normal home/away/alternates I did a double stripe that mirrors the stripes on the state flag. I think and I could be wrong but the home jerseys are the first to say RANGERS since the late 90's (?). I also retooled the wordmarks so they are drop-shadowed to match the hat logo. I also added some placket piping. For the white alt, this was the leftover from the original design. I thought that it was too cool to be thrown out and could be used as a "state pride" kinda thing. BP jersey keeps the state pride idea with the T - Flag logo. Pants - Pants have the same double stripe down the side, socks do as well And finishing up the AL, Toronto: I'm a big fan of the Blue Jays relatively new-ish look. Though I can't believe its almost 6 years old already. Because of that, I really didn't change a whole lot. Just a couple minor things. Hats - Two hats/helmets for full time use, white front panel and all blue. For days where American teams celebrate something American, they have a red hat and helmet set to wear complete with a maple leaf. BP hat mixes and matches with blue hat, white bill and white and red maple leaf. Jerseys - Two full time jerseys, white and blue. Double striping matches the split numbering and lettering found throughout the identity. I also added some striping around the collar. For the Canadian uni's used TORONTO on the chest with the maple leaf where the blue jay goes and put the blue jay on the sleeve. BP jersey has the blue jay front and center, large stripes up higher on the sleeve and truncated collar striping. Pants - Pants come in two colors and two striping color variety. Double stripe down the leg and stripes on the socks. C&C welcome on both!
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    I think that all they need to do is to switch to the new template and they would look immensely better. They could keep the shiny pants, but a change to a new template for the jersey would take care of the inconsistencies the jerseys have.
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    I agree that the white outline didn't look the best but I don't like the outline-less logo when it's placed on a blue or especially on a black background. The logo gets completely lost. My solution would be to have a silver keyline on the logo for all applications. That way it would appear the same way on the helmets but help to keep the features/shape defined when placed on blue or black.
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    Cavaliers in the 80s and 90s. No reference to a cavalier whatsoever. The 80s logo is poplar within the fan base and I've noticed that the 90s logo is making a comeback within the fan base. The other 4 logos that Cavs had reference the fighting style or weaponry of a cavalier.
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    Seals 1: The sense of motion is a good starting point, but the animal looks more like a fish than a seal. I'd rely heavily on reference photos. Maintain a consistent line style--some of the linework towards the bottom looks very shaky. Build your forms from shapes rather than drawn lines. Seals 2: These seals look better, but there is something almost psychedelic about the whole logo that completely does not work. Simplify, simplify, simplify. Kraken 1: This one has the most potential of the bunch. Ditch the textures, the gradient, and maybe even the skyline. Do something to the kraken so it looks like something more than just an octopus. The helm is missing a handle in the upper right. Kraken 2. Overly detailed, especially the tentacles, which also seem to be coming from multiple animals. Gradients are not your friend. The S doesn't look like it relates to the rest of the logo--in color, style, and linework.
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    They still use old logos up to two years after they are replaced and we're the only ones who notice.
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    i think the most likely jets news we'll get on thursday is that they're going to have a new alternate, with a full redesign coming next season.
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    I want that Seattle home kit in my life
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    I agree. For as good as Houston is, the Warriors are simply one of the greatest of all time. This series may still turn around for many reasons, most of that being just how damn good this Rockets team is. But this could also be the series that people look to as the one that cements the Warriors legacy. A statement series, if you will (Stugotz’s schtick is basically this right now, but it’s probably more accurate than not).
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    We all know who's behind this.... Biff Tannen.
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    That's all well and good, but I'm really curious about Georgia Tech's helmets.
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    Coming back to the Midwest we head north to my neck of the woods for Minnesota FC. Joining the league at the same time as Bay United, the two have had a similar history. Neither team has been overly successful and both teams are generally liked by most APL fans, the walleye have won 2 league championships. The Walleye got their name from the state fish that is proudly featured on the front of their crest. The Walleye do have some major rivalries with teams like Chicago, Colorado, and St. Louis, but none compare to "The Border Battle" with Milwaukee. Walleye fans are known for being the only team in the APL to have a goal horn, in an attempt to draw on the states love for hockey. Minnesota fans are known for singing during matches, mainly Prince's "Purple Rain" and Bob Dylan's "Knockin' On heaven's Door". Minnesota FC's logo is a an oval with a walleye in the center representing the state fish and the teams nickname. The team name is spelled out above and below the walleye with plants separating them. People often argue about what the plants are with some saying the plants refer to the states agricultural areas by being wheat, while others say it is wild rice which is the state grain, nobody truly knows for sure. The team colors are blue, green and white; blue represents the 10,000+ lakes in the state, green represents the forests in the north and the plants and agriculture in the south, and white represents the snow that covers the state in the winter. Their home kit is a classic green base with blue vertical stripes, above the name on the back there is a star to represent MN being the north star state, blue pants and green and blue socks. Their away kit is a white top with blue pants and white socks, there is no green anywhere on this kit as it is meant to represent Minnesota winters, this kit is worn at home if it is going to snow during the game or if their is a lot of snow on the pitch before the game. The "Purple Rain" kit is a purple top with white pants and purple socks, this kit is in honor of Minnesota's own Prince. The socks feature the star logo from the back of the main jerseys and the jersey features lighter purple pin stripes meant to make it look like rain drops. This kit is a huge hit with the fans, and the jersey can be seen all over the place at games and out in the streets of the twin cities.
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