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    And? Green is Germany's traditional change shirt color.
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    Boring to ugly. I'd assume most would take the former, but I'd pass on both. This franchise has never looked great.
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    Yeah but where’s Mifflin?
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    We're in the middle of the MLS season and the World Cup. Let's save the rotted horse carcass of pro/rel in the ground until we hit the offseason and have nothing else to talk about.
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    This is probably an unpopular opinion, but I prefer the old "chicken head" Cardinal logo to the newer angry looking one. Not saying the logo update was a downgrade like the uniforms, but for some reason, I have a special place in my heart for the chicken. It'd be interesting to see what the old logo looks like with the new brighter shade of red.
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    The Atlanta Hawks are admittedly one of my favorite teams to re-design. They have a number of uniquely quirky looks throughout their uniform history -- the '80s swoop, the Pistol Pete-era shoulder striping, the pinstriped trim thrown back to this past season, etc. They've also adopted a number of interesting color palettes over the years: red and yellow, blue and lime green, red, black, and volt, etc. This rich history without a singular defining look offers a lot of identifiable inspiration to draw from and modernize. This project came after connecting two observations: 1) last season's City Edition Uniform drew inspiration from the wrong throwback; and 2) considering the Bulls, Trail Blazers, Heat, and Rockets all adopt some combination of red, black, and yellow, the Hawks need to explore a more unique color palette. The aforementioned swoop uniforms are iconic considering their association with the Dominique Wilkins era. They're incredibly dated by today's standards, yet they lend themselves well to modernization. Additionally, blue and lime/mint green is a color combination I've noticed a lot recently, including in the realm of sportswear. Connecting the dots, I decided to modernize the swoop uniforms in a blue and lime/mint green color scheme. The angles and asymmetry remain, though the lines are straightened and simplified. The typeface is retained, though slanted relative to the straightened swoop.The 'ATLANTA' script appears on all three jerseys to make use of the full space, while the 'HAWKS' script accompanies it on the left leg of all three shorts. The player name is located below the numerals on the backs of the jerseys in homage to the Pistol Pete-era design (albeit without nicknames!). ATLANTA HAWKS x NIKE | Association Edition Uniform Concept ATLANTA HAWKS x NIKE | Icon Edition Uniform Concept ATLANTA HAWKS x NIKE | Statement Edition Uniform Concept I also reverted this design to the team's current color palette, and to be honest I think I prefer this version to the blue and lime/mint green one. The colors pop more, it's more identifiable with the team's brand, and the Statement Edition Uniform is a bit more interesting. ATLANTA HAWKS x NIKE | Association Edition Uniform Concept ATLANTA HAWKS x NIKE | Icon Edition Uniform Concept ATLANTA HAWKS x NIKE | Statement Edition Uniform Concept Thanks for looking -- please let me know your thoughts!
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    If you can't beat this Cleveland team, which was weaker than the 2007 team, you're not championship ready.
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    lol Boston wasn't close to being on the same level as Golden State or Houston last year.
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    I think what's most interesting about that Louisiana warning label is that it goes against convention. Those labels have to be on helmets, and team typically try to make them as invisible as possible. By taking the opposite approach, it's almost hidden in plain sight. From a distance it'll just look like a state pride sticker. I'm a fan.
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    I figured as much. The wording is still clunky, though. It's like when you buy some kitchen knives from China and the label says, 'keep out of children. "
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    So the club I work for, Sacramento Republic FC, just released their new “fifth anniversary” third kits today. https://www.sacrepublicfc.com/news_article/show/930292 Pretty basic black third kit, but it’s cool because I was actually heavily involved in the design process and creation of these. I started pretty early this year brainstorming with the graphic design department and we decided that out of a lot of crazy ideas we had, a black third kit was probably the easiest and had the best chance of selling quickly. A bit BFBS, but I’m actually really glad how it turned out. I made the suggestion that we should simplify the color scheme for the crest and my boss took that idea and ran with it. We got the initial crest samples in and I was blown away by how good they turned out. I was the first to create and see these, and I have been keeping them under wraps from just about everyone for nearly three months now. I spent a ton of hours behind a makeshift wall and putting in time after hours to guarantee these wouldn’t leak. Even most of our ownership group hadn’t seen these till today. This has been an absolutely awesome experience I’ve had with this club and it’s still a trip they’re actually paying me to do these kinds of things for them. I’ll post some pictures of the whole process. Here are a few more looks at the crest. Oh! I just noticed. One odd thing, though. This interesting hangar effect right here, doesn't exist. I remember this being a part of our earliest design process, but it got scrapped pretty quickly. Unless something changed in the four hours in between the last time I saw these and the release, this is an error on the part of the design team. Or, I'll get an e mail from my boss sometime tomorrow saying that I need to add this to the thousand or so jerseys we have. EDIT: Yup. That’s it.
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    I wouldn’t say the cardinal looks angry, he looks more determined.
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    I liked the St. Louis/Phoenix uniforms that had sleeve stripes and black trim on the road uniforms but none at home. The best was when they had the Arizona flag, striping, AND bird head all at once: I'd love to see that again.
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    Leave it the way it is. Teams that aren't in MLS can't afford to compete now, they won't in the future unless they are in MLS. Stable lower leagues and better grassroots coaching is a bigger need than promotion and relegation.
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    Louisiana-Lafayette have changed the warning label on the back of the helmet as well as adding a 3D US flag. Facemasks are now the same style as USC uses.
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    NEW YORK (BASEBALL) GIANTS, PT. 1 - Gotto Makes a Giant Contribution Ah yes, it's time to do my favorite team in the previous incarnation! When trying to assess why the Giants left New York City, one can point to a variety of factors. These factors included, but were not limited to: 1. The poor condition of the Polo Grounds, due to a lack of funds (the team and stadium rentals were Horace Stoneham's only asset) and hasty construction of the building. 2. Changes in transportation necessitated the need for larger parking lots. Unfortunately for the Giants, much of the land was taken up by Robert Moses' (I have yet to read Power Broker, which I'm hoping to rectify soon) housing projects and other plans. Moses eventually planned to tear down the Polo Grounds in 1962 (one the Giants' lease was up), with speculation about moving them into Yankee Stadium (the Flushing Meadows site wasn't in the works just yet).1 3. The team spent the post-WWII period in a bit of a freefall, with many poor finishes throughout the time (aside from the 1951 pennant and 1954 World Series). 4 (and the biggest one, IMHO). Demographic changes in Harlem, the Polo Grounds' Manhattan neighborhood, ensured that the Giants would not be viable in the long run. The Depression and World War II had a marked impact on the area, with many wealthy white residents leaving the area (for both economic and racist reasons - "White Flight"). Due to the increasingly poor conditions of the neighborhood (due to neglect from government programs and a lack of legitimate employment options for many of the African-American and Latin American residents), crime increased.2 With fewer local fans having disposable income for games or a willingness to walk within the "sketchy" area (one created by both racism and apathy), attendance declined. This is the factor that drove the other ones (renovations, transport, competition, etc.). Stoneham believed that fans would feel safer if they could drive from the suburbs to the stadium, but the lack of parking prevented that. TL;DR: This .gif, but with Son Goku as socio-economic/competitive factors and Frieza as the New York Baseball Giants. However, what if the move didn't go through? What if the team became the Yankees' tenants or found a way to build a Manhattan stadium, set up shop at Flushing Meadows (in the unlikely event that the Dodgers stayed in Brooklyn), or pre-empted the Football Giants by heading to New Jersey? What would these baseball Giants look like? When setting out on this project, I figured that the baseball Giants would not look all that different from the current San Francisco squad. I tried to approach their New York incarnation from the same angle as the team's 2000 redesign, tastefully updating the 1950s/60s uniform set. However, I wanted to incorporate a bit of the Mets' fantastic identity into the design (outside of the "NY," sourced from my previous Mets concept). So, I reasoned that the baseball Giants would want a new primary logo to celebrate a "revival" of sorts, one designed by a very certain Ray Gotto. The new primary is pretty much be the same as the Mets' classic logo, albeit with the Brooklyn elements obscured (e.g., the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Building no longer features, done by using the post-digitization version of the logo) and the bridge being a general suspension bridge (maybe the George Washington Bridge?). The Giants' one-color wordmark is at the center. The tertiary minimizes the primary to a smaller design, with both the cap insignia and the 1883 establishment date. The wordmark font is Ocean Beach Major with modifications, as it's a fantastic modernization of the Giants/Pirates' font style. The uniforms are pretty much the same as my San Francisco Giants concept, but with some notable differences. The number font and the NOB's/white-base home uniforms are off of my Seals/retro Giants concept, while the new primary logo resides on the sleeves. I kept arched wordmarks, as the logo implied that the Giants are named after the giant skyscrapers of the city. Arching does a better job of invoking that compared to arc-ed wordmarks (which work in San Francisco, with the Giants referring to the "giant" bridges of the city - my flimsy rationalization of the name). The alternates bear a great similarity to my old Giants concept as well, with an orange-billed cap paired with an orange top and a black alternate that has the cap logo as an insignia. The second set of alternates pairs the orange-billed cap with the home uniform and contains the throwback to 1933 from my previous concept (featuring @Gothamite's preferred "NY"). It's "different enough" from the current set that it'd work. The dugout jacket is an update of my SF Giants jacket, albeit with the new primary logo and the "NY" on the back. I just love that vintage cursive script. It's a pretty simple concept, emulating the Giants' 2000 redesign while incorporating a few Mets-like elements. C+C is appreciated, as always! Up next, let's take that Mets influence a little further. 1Robert F. Garratt, Home Team: The Turbulent History of the San Francisco Giants (Lincoln: U of Nebraska Press, 2017), 3-9; Stew Thornley, “Polo Grounds (New York) | Society for American Baseball Research,” Society for American Baseball Research, accessed June 27, 2018, https://sabr.org/bioproj/park/58d80eca. 2 Michael Javen Fortner, Black Silent Majority: The Rockefeller Drug Laws and the Politics of Punishment (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2015), 24-27; Federico Ribes Tovar, Lolita Lebrón, la prisionera (New York: Plus Ultra Educational Publishers, 1974), 93.
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    Atlanta Hawks: For the Hawks I got rid of the charcoal and volt, and carried over the hawk feather pattern.
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    The OSU program can 100% get :censored:ed, and more than just on the program, them winning the National Championship with a convicted :censored:ing child molester on the team stains all of college baseball.
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    Years ago when I started this thread I posted an Arizona Coyotes uniform that I was rather fond of... you can find it back on page two. Anyway, with the Coyotes recently bringing back the Kachina sweaters, I was thinking about how much fun their original look was. That made me want to revisit my concept, but see if the old logos might work with it. Results below;
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    That's what keeps getting overlooked here. The Celtics were a win from the Finals WHILE GOING MOST OF THE YEAR WITHOUT THEIR TOP TWO PLAYERS.
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    Looks like a magical pansexual non-threatening spokesthing.
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    Look, I'm a Cavs fan, and I'll be the first to admit they weren't a championship-calibre team this season. If you're going to call the Celtics championship-calibre, then so are the Pacers, which I most certainly wouldn't do. Relying on regular-season win totals or results as a gauge of team calibre seems misplaced, unless you're going to argue that the Raptors are a better team than the Warriors. Again, if the Cavaliers were truly a championship-calibre team (or close to a championship-calibre team), why would LeBron even entertain leaving? They aren't, they aren't particularly close, and neither was Boston last year.
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    You are right. Also, fun fact: Only possible final matchup that has happened before is Brazil - Sweden. We will probably see a final that has never occurred
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    Looks like a giant handlebar mustache to me.
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    Like the jersey, not the logo. Looks like the "storm" has a fat lip
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    I think it's important to remember that VAR isn't deciding anything -- it's the same referee that made the first decision getting a second or third look to make a more confident decision. It's his opinion that, given what he's seen, it's not a penalty. I'm in favor of referees being awarded as many views as possible when making these decisions. What VAR has really called out, though, is how much of this sport is refereed in an inconsistent manner because so many laws/rules are subjective. What one referee thinks is a penalty might not be what another referee thinks -- yet the idea of video replay suggests we'll get clear-cut, definitive decisions.
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    Simple stripes, even width, without any pinstripes or piping or fussy details to muck them up. What a gorgeous look, very iconic for the sport. I can see why some MetroStars fans are still pissed off at Red Bull. Their new look just can’t compare to something like this.
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    The dumbest name for a hockey team; Miami Heat --
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    There should be a relatively easy fix/update. Keep the modern bird head and number font, but lose the random piping and the swooshy panels, and replace them with classy sleeve stripes on the home and the popular Arizona flag on the road. All of a sudden you'd have a modern uniform that had an identity.
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    Agreed. While the new set is over-piped and dated, it at least has an identity. It makes me think about Fitzgerald making flashy catches. The old uniform boring and ugly and could be a practice jersey. I also am not a fan of simply slapping a state flag on the sleeve. If you built and ID around the Arizona flag, that could be awesome, but that jersey sucks IMO. But the fact that the old version of the logo has any sort of following when it literally just looks like a :censored:ty rendering of their current, quite possibly perfect, logo is baffling.
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    Look at those letters! Now that is a wayward path!
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    That Louisiana warning sticker is a hoot. I mean, I get the seriousness of concussions and brain trauma. But the fact that it has to spell out that you're not supposed to "butt, ram or spear" an opposing player is kinda funny. And the fact that this violates the "rules of football," opposed to the NCAA, conference, etc. It's just a generic "football" like when people order just a "beer" in TV and movies.
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    Hell, if you're going to settle, then get the rights to the other logo. It's a distinct improvement. ?
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    Posting this because it's one of the most beautiful concepts I have seen all year!
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    Meh. It's still brown. Beats the crap out of the...well, crap they wear now.
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    Sure to be an unpopular opinion, but I preferred the original silver helmets.
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    The blue and gold was actually pretty good, not gonna lie. I mean it was unnecessary, sure, but it was still a decent look with plenty of appeal. But Jesus Christ the railroad look makes me want to die.
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    I've ranted about this enough already. Not even a Stanley Cup win could magically erase my frustrations at this rebrand.
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