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    The Cavs really have no idea what the hell they're doing. For the life of me, I will never understand why they moved away from the jerseys from LeBron's first stint.
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    The original Mr. Met was a bit terrifying. He disappeared during the 70s but made his return thanks to a fan letter in the mid-90s. Thankfully that incarnation of Mr. Met didn't last long and we soon got the version we all know and love. Mrs. Met also went through a few changes. She was originally known as Lady Met. Like her husband, she disappeared but took longer to return (possibly raising the kids). She made a brief return in the mid-2000s even appearing in a few ESPN commercials. Not sure where her hair went during this period. She was officially reintroduced in 2013 (with hair again) where she still makes appearances to this day. I think Mr. Met enjoys having her back.
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    I don’t think I’ll ever understand all the hate for the current walking Cubbie Bear. I think it’s not only great, but it’s also the best logo the team has ever had by a WIDE margin. Some of those bear over a C logos they’ve had over the years are TRASH.
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    Seahawks' Blitz BEFORE AFTER
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    Lake Erie Crushers mascot Stomper Before: After: Fun fact- The "before" picture is me in the costume.
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    Does Pierre the Pelican getting retconned from a nightmare inducing bird of prey/ Pennywise hybrid to something that wouldn't worry me in the vicinity of children count?
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    The secondary color on the Brewers socks looks more olive drab than gold.
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    I don't have anything substantial to offer, but this is an interesting thread.
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    I'm just happy the team dumped the worst road jersey in franchise history by the time they won the series. The jersey doesn't use their trademark font, employs a generic block script for the team name (even if it had a historical precedent), and features placket trim that appears nowhere else in their look. I know we throw around the accusation of something looking like a "cheap knock-off" repeatedly, but this is the only uniform set that really deserved it.
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    Sadly, this is exactly how a lot of people look in present day San Francisco.
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    They had the perfect set when they won it all ...but they ruined it by wearing sleeved jerseys.
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    Why on earth are the 76ers in grey? Especially after those beautiful cream ones last year... I can't wait to see the Nike speak for this one...
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    I think players have a strong reaction to the especially garish uniforms, but mostly don't care. I'm guessing baseball uniforms were much more conservative when Steve Garvey said that; all of the Padres' options are probably considered pretty staid now.
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    Also, it actually looks like a bear.
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    Hate that whole uniform: the separation of blue and red, the awful arced/arched city script, the white outlines on grey, that stupid dumpster bear, and the red bill. Royal blue crown/red bill would be good for the Rangers, but not the Cubs. Teams should only have one hat. Overwhelmingly the best script the Cubs could wear on the road, not sure what this 1937 curved underline business is all about.
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    I find that very limiting, to be perfectly honest. If the best design is in the past? Go with it. Don't cut out potentially the ideal choice to chase an overthought design philosophy. Look, I'm sure you could think of any number of ways to do something "fresh" and "modern" with the Maple Leafs' unis. And I'm sure some of those ideas would look great in a vacuum. Problem is, it's not what Leafs fans want. I mean it's really not. Go on about history being a "crutch" all you want, but most Leafs fans like the classic styling the team has. And given their financial situation? I don't think their "stagnant" brand is holding them back. "History is a crutch" is the sort of philosophy that sounds good in a classroom or pitch meeting, but it really doesn't work once you start taking the fanbases into account. Most fans of teams with "classic" looks like said looks. Leafs fans will riot if you do anything too drastic with their team. As will Habs fans. And Yankees Fans. And Packers fans. You can lament this if you like, but we're not wrong. Team history is an important part of it as fans, and we don't like seeing it disrespected for the sake of a branding philosophy that didn't take our team and city into account. I'm glad you asked... ...well here we go. The Mooterus concept didn't "take." It was hated by Stars fans from almost the moment it was unveiled. The team even made fun of it, putting it on a guy wearing a horse mask for an April Fools "new jersey unveiling" stunt. My point is that it was a look soundly rejected by the team's paying customers. Could a constellation logo work for the Stars? Yeah. No reason it can't. The one they went with poisoned the well so badly, however, that it's no wonder they don't want to try again. The Mooterous is probably the franchise's biggest branding error in their history. Why would they want anything even vaguely associated with it? The very idea becomes tainted. Not in the minds of the team, but in the minds of the fans. Which makes the idea untenable for the team. I have no ideology. I'll be upfront with that right now. The closest I have to an "ideology" is that I think a team ought to look good. Experimentation and creativity mean next to nothing if the end result looks hideous. That might seem shocking to you. That might seem like I'm trying to piss you off, or insult your point of view. Maybe you think it's charmingly naive in a certain condescending way. And hey, if that's how you feel? I can't stop you (though I will say I'm not trying to piss you off or insult you. I merely disagree). What I'm saying is that ideally? Every team ought to look as good as possible. If that means simple white stripes on a blue sweater for the Leafs? That's fine. If it means pushing the boundaries and coming up with something wacky for Arizona? That's cool. I just don't believe philosophy ought to get in the way of a team looking their best.
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    So, I entered. Just threw a few things together. One is a modernized version of the kelly green era, the other a little more "out there" with the introduction of sky blue, a scheme influenced by Tulane University.
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    What initially started as a quick test to see what the Rockies would look like with white numbers instead of black turned into a full concept as the game stretched on for 13 innings, including a new primary logo that combines the elements of the old primary logo with the ubiquitous Colorado CO from the flag. Changed the wordmarks to a sans serif font that matches the logo better. Road pinstripes because why not. Template by @rsaline
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    I made a wordmark similar to the numbers (it pisses me tf off that they use their old wordmark/font for everything) and took heavy inspiration from @mcrosby @nate.sweitz and Thomas Hatfield (I know he's on the boards but I forgot his username) for a logo or whatever. Probably gonna be a new NFL series or something.
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    I really, really like the black and white versions of the Vice uniforms. The pink looks garish in the leak, but hopefully better in real life. I hope the Heat keep the existing red/white/black as the primary identity, though. There's always this clamoring for the Heat to use the Vice color scheme from seemingly everyone but fans of the team. It wouldn't be the end of the world, but "Heat" seems to require the red and gold elements from the primary sets. I'd be way sadder if they ever dropped the flaming T wordmark, though. It's cool to see the font from the old Miami Arena resurface, but the Heat wordmark is perfect as it is. I'll preorder any jersey that combines that with the Vice colors. Considering there's only a cyan one left to release in 2019-20, assuming they just keep recoloring, that should have to happen sometime soon.
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    A SECOND gray uniform for the Pistons? I don't understand why it's so hard to bring this beauty back: Hopefully this ridiculous GFGS trend dies out soon.
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    Not bad, better than "Toys R Us Express" or something like that while they restructure the company as I see they hope to have plans to bring Toys R Us and Babies R Us back.
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    That's fair. As a moderator, I can tell you these posts have been received and the concerns passed on to @CC97. He is in constant contact with the ad servers trying to get these issues resolved.
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    I wouldn't be surprised to see the Cavs Fanatics mashup jerseys return ... those were kind of fun and fit the essence of the City Edition jerseys.
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    Wasn't sure where to post this, so why not bump a two-year old thread? I do plan on starting this concept back up sometime soon... my Penguins logo has been selected by 26 Shirts for their next Pittsburgh fundraiser! https://26shirts.com/collections/pittsburgh/products/pittsburgh-vol-4-shirt-3-short-stuff
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    Yep. Born in Manhattan, grew up splitting my time between Hell's Kitchen and Milwaukee. I've been back in NYC for two decades now, but damn if sports allegiances aren't hard to shake.
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    This is from the mothership's article on the Twitter leak ... A few thoughts ... Pretty much confirms the fuschia colored Miami Vice jersey. YEAH JAZZ IN GREEN! Seems like @Teal was right about the Bucks in yellow. I sure hope that green Celtics Earned Jersey is the gold St. Patrick's Day jersey. There's waaaaaaaaay too many teams in gray -- I really hate this trend.
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    I'm not the only one underwhelmed with the Capitals Stanley Cup banner... am I?
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    I do think it is cyclical. Honestly I think half the reason we see "cheap" or "tacky" when we look at shiny NFL pants from the early 2000s is a lot of the stuff around them. Like... also having mesh holes in jerseys, a Reebok logo, different zipper/belt situation, outdated facemask models, etc. I definitely think that a 2018 Mach Speed Flex Force Turbo Nike Vapor Untouchably Zoom Force branded uniform that has shiny pants could look cool and modern in context.
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    Maybe not. But I feel like San Diego has a significant enough pre-MLB history that it should be acknowledged. Especially when that's where their name came from. I say the same when people make the idiotic argument that if the Brewers return to the BiG they'll never be able to sell throwback merch again.
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    Arch the word mark, or arc it. Either one is a legitimate choice. But together? Ugh. What a mess.
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    In 1970, a 69-year old fan named Milt Mason, unhappy with the Brewers' low attendance so far, decided to sit atop the County Stadium scoreboard until the team would draw at least 40,000 before a home game. He was there for about 40 days, finally descending on August 16 to a cheering crowd of 44,387. To this day, he is recognized as the original Bernie Brewer. In 1973, Bernie Brewer was officially introduced as the team's mascot, depicted, in honor of Mason, as a cheerful man sporting a big mustache and wearing lederhosen and a Tyrolean hat (Unfortunately, I can't find any pictures of that era online). When his chalet was torn down in 1984 to make room for a new sound system, Bernie was sent into retirement as well, until, by popular demand, his chalet, slide and beer mug were rebuilt and he made his big return in 1993-this time as a full-body costume with a foam head. When the Brewers moved into Miller Park, Bernie got a makeover as he moved into Bernie's Dugout, keeping his new look to this very day.
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    So he became the Nashville Predators logo?
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    The Raiders' branding as-is works perfectly well for a post-apocalyptic, Mad Max-esque identity.
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    This isn't directly related to uniforms, but the Patriots are doing a behind-the-scenes series with their equipment staff some of you may be interested in.
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    The Heat also need a cyan Vice uniform. That would be a perfect set.
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    Guys, I think DeFrank is Jon Gruden.
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    I keep getting these absolutely crazy ads that originate in the bottom of the screen and end up surrounding my entire page every time I click to a new page. Is this a new board feature or is there something wrong with my phone? I post almost exclusively on my phone.
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    So now some teams will have 5 uniforms? Three ain't enough, they need five.
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    I agree with you. Vice works well as “city” or alt uniforms, but I feel like it would get old really fast being the primary identity. There’s a reason the Heat look has endured so long - it’s good.
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    Association Earned City Icon’s Statement
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    Totally agree. They're making pink an actual cool sports color. I want them to go to them full time. If it doesn't stand the test of time, then go back to the old ones. No harm no foul
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    Yeah, I mean, it's just further confirmation of what everyone knew from day one, that Los Angeles fans want the Los Angeles Rams to pick up where they left off and toss out the St. Louis set that means nothing to them.
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    And their current pewter DOESN'T look brown to you? As melonscratchers go, that's a honeydewdle.
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    VALPARAISO All the wavy designs on the uniforms were taken from their V-shield logo. I decided to use metallic gold instead of athletic gold (ehem, yellow), because that's what the football team has been using for the most of its existence. With that, gold helmets make their comeback. Despite all those waves, block numbers are here to stay, since nothing can go wrong with block numbers.
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    Eh, I think the Cubs' uniforms peaked in the 1930s. That's damn near perfect. Even the numbers are an improvement: simple, elegant, yet distinctive. Even their road jerseys were better. I really hate the sort-of-arced-sort-of-arched "CHICAGO" mark they use today. Pick a style and run with it, you monsters. But nothing can improve upon the 1937 beauties:
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    They brightened the color ever so slightly and it turned into a massive improvement. They didn’t resort to changing their whole set. If only there was a certain green NFL team from NY that would do the same with their color....
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    gonna miss this guy...
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    Really wish the Ravens would go with purple pants on the road against a black heavy team like the Steelers. White pants would also be superior to the leotard look.
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