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    Everyone sending in lists like
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    I see you and I raise you
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    If Seattle really wants the Metropolitans name, denying it because of a dumb division name with a whole six years of history behind it would be so OITGDNHL.
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    Yup, on the shorts. If you haven't read the whole story, it's totally worth it.
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    Bumping this for a moment. I sort of lost track nearly a year ago when I got the flu and I was stuck on the Phoenix Suns and killed all inspiration for me. Anyway, I have a few more concepts and I thought I'd share them. These are extremely inspired by 2019 Earned/City uniforms. #12 Milwaukee Bucks #13 Cleveland Cavaliers
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    I feel more confident that he is than he isn't but that's me. I don't blame anyone for doubting. Time will tell.
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    Mother er I nominate this for post of the day XD
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    That was the dramatic ending to a corny sports movie! Four bounces!
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    UPDATE: There was a little confusion as to what specifically changed. The choice of Shark is solely for the physical mascot representation. Prospector Pete was removed and replaced with a Shark (whose look will be developed over the next year). Long Beach State athletics will not rebrand and are still referred to as "The Beach" or "Beach Athletics," the baseball team is still "Dirtbags," and students/faculty/alumni/people associated with the school are still informally known as "49ers." ------- ORIGINAL POST: ------> -----> (NOT OFFICIAL LOGOS, JUST RENDERINGS BY THE SCHOOL) The long, drawn-out, partially unneccesary, and all-out confusing process of the Cal State Long Beach / Long Beach State 49ers / Beach / Dirtbags naming saga has come to an end. On Friday, the students chose, with a 53% vote, and the university president ratified the new university mascot: Sharks Sharks was chosen from a group of three finalists (Stingrays 22% and "Go Beach" 25% as the other two) that was chosen from a group of six semifinalists (additional options of Giraffes, Pelicans, Kraken). Long Beach State is well known for its Shark Lab, which has been featured several times during Discovery Channel's Shark Week. LBSU now enters a year-long development process to come up with logos and branding and all that fun stuff. (The above isn't official, just something the school provided.) Six months ago, Cal State Long Beach / Long Beach State (they're still working on that. Officially its Cal State Long Beach, but they're working on the change as Fresno State and San Diego State have) officially remove Prospector Pete as the athletics/university mascot after years of criticism that he was offensive to indigenous peoples of the area, which Long Beach State actually has a great relationship with. Prospector Pete was chosen as a representative of 49ers, which is a reference to the founding of the school in 1949 and of course the Gold Rush, where again prospectors weren't great to the people whose land they were stealing, mining and blowing up for gold. Since then, and even before then when I was a student there, they had tried to shift away from the 49ers brand and tried to emphasize "Beach" as their claim to being the only Division 1 school with the word "Beach" in the name. Thought it would be attractive to kids around the country. ("Come to school at The Beach!") The rallying cry for LBSU for years has been Go Beach. But trying to refer to the teams as "The Beach" or just "Beach" proved to be quite awkward. During this interim period, the athletic teams will be officially known as "Beach Athletics." The only thing really unchanged by all of this, the LBSU baseball team has been and will continually be known as "Dirtbags." There's a long history to that name, and while on the surface sound derogatory, it came about as a term of endearment for how the team played on the bases in the 80s. Constantly stealing bases, laying out, diving and being covered in dirt. Also, FWIW, it's technically an informal nickname. It's not official. It's on jerseys and on merch, but technically they're still called officially whatever the school's mascot is. --- TL;DR - Long Beach State was the 49ers, removed Prospector Pete as physical mascot because the Gold Rush was bad to Native Americans. 49ers formally dropped as school tried to emphasize The Beach. Physical mascot choice put it to a student vote, and is now a Shark. Dirtbags remains unchanged. Students/Faculty/Alumuni/Organizations still informally referred to as 49ers.
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    Yes, we are all aware it's a type of Salmon. Sockeye Salmon fillet is available at every local grocery store. Saying Sockeye is a good hockey name because it sounds like "sock 'em in the eye" or whatever is just cheesy and stupid. A complete stretch...
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    Just be glad the nets didn't wear black and white back in 2003 against the spurs.
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    In sports though, any color works...I've seen a red and light grey jaguar before. I think they should keep their colors the same, but always keep the shark black, not yellow/gold.
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    That's what I'm saying... they should have made it their official nickname amd called it a day.
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    That's a little harsh. I think it'd take a good solid sneeze, at least.
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    Seattle Neverwins You can do this for any name, it's a terrible reason not to pick a name.
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    Liverpool’s away kit is almost exactly like Bournemouth’s recent away kit. Both look very good but it’s funny how close they are in colour scheme. The salmon/pink colour is on Bournemouth’s kit as well. As an LFC fan, the blue doesn’t really bother me much. It’s much darker than Everton’s shade of blue, and often with navy it should look closer to black half the time. Do United fans get that upset when they wear a blue kit every other season?
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    FWIW, I’m pulling for the Raptors now. Kawhi is incredible and as a fellow Villanova grad I’ve always liked Kyle Lowry. I wasn’t paying 100% attention ruin, but I don’t think they have any hateable guys.
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    Seattle Mariners do not. Also the minor league Seattle Thunderbirds. Defunct teams include the Pilots and Metropolitans. Woman's soccer had Seattle Reign FC but they moved to Tacoma and are just Reign FC now.
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    Maybe what is needed are leagues where young players just short of the world's top leagues can play and somehow associate the teams with institutions of higher learning so fans will be interested.
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    The reason people freak out about the Warriors is because their roster construction isn't replicable by other teams. No other teams will benefit from a one-year cap bump to sign Kevin Durant, and no other teams will be able to sign their greatest-shooter-of-all-time at a discount to help make that extra cap space. Other reasons to dislike the Warriors: - Draymond is straight trash. Good at basketball, but he should be DQed from every game and that he isn't constantly given technical fouls is amazing - Lower bowl Warriors fans suck. Lots of money, they ruined Oakland, and they're taking the team away - That's about it The Warriors draft better than almost every other team and they're coached better too. Klay and Steph winning game 6 in Houston was really special. Which all makes the Durant signing that much more frustrating. But whatever. Bygones, I guess.
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    I would think coming up with a different mascot would have been easier then changing the whole thing.
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    Just for game 7 alone, the Sixers red jerseys should never see the court again... I swear they always lose in them.
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    I see a shocking number of PSG kits here, I guess for Neymar and maybe Mbappe. I seriously doubt any of these people have watched a single Ligue 1 match, but then again, PSG only cares about Ligue 1 as a method of getting into the Champions League where they can fail again. since I'm a degenerate hipster i have an old Palermo shirt that I picked up for a song on ClassicFootballShirts
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    One name I heard that i really like is the "Seattle Tridents". Has a nice ring to it, and I can already think of a few logo concepts that would work. I'm sorry but "Sockeyes" and "Totems", just don't do it for me.
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    3 out of the 4 conference finals teams being trash a decade ago isn't all that noteworthy. Ten years is plenty of time for a league to turn over. Look at the 2009 final four teams (CLE/ORL/DEN/LAL) and compare them to their 1999 counterparts; the Cavs and Magic were going nowhere fast, and the Nuggets were a clown show. Even the Celtics were elite in 2009 (until Garnett's injury) and they were in sorry shape just five years earlier, let alone ten. If someone claiming to be from the future comes in here and tells us that the 2029 final four will be Knicks, Wizards, Pelicans, and Spurs, I would have no reason to doubt them.
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    All current mainstream helmets use air pads and have for years.. and the speedflex certainly uses foam.. I'll be happy to take one apart tomorrow and post photos.. I don't know where the "gel" is located, but I haven't seen it, and I've taken several completely apart.. That's due more to the fact that your heads needed to acclimate to having a helmet on, rather than breaking the helmet in.. players have the same issue every year, regardless of the age of the helmet.. essentially, players need to "break in" their heads more than their helmets.. in fact, I had 2 players purchase their own helmets in the middle of our spring practice schedule, and went right into them on Day 1 with no issue or discomfort.. because they had already gotten their heads used to having a helmet on it.. I agree 100% with every bit of your statement except this last bit.. and I properly fit all my guys, just to cover my behind, but all the new technology going into helmets is designed to allow the helmet to essentially move a bit more - independently from the head/skull, and I presume many of the CTE-suffering ex-players probably had their helmets properly fit.. I know there's the basic logical reasons that suggest "proper fit" improves safety, but I can't imagine a scenario where a slightly loose fit results in more scrambled brains.. Especially with much of the newer technology acting in a similar way.. I'd love to get your take on it And just to clarify.. this is just sort of a theory I've always kinda had - even back in my playing days.. and I've never heard a good explanation of why it's paramount to player safety to have a properly fit helmet (other than basic circular reasoning type logic), and I can present a pretty decent argument for the benefits of slightly-too-loose helmets.. so it's just a discussion that's always interested me
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    It makes sense, but it seems strange that they would use only one markets performance/selling as a reason for change. My one nitpick about the jersey is the big honking black block on the back for Names, numbers and the trampstamp ad, why not break the pink line ans use pink names, numbers and ad?
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    Do the complainers of today realize that the Lakers made 8 out of 10 finals in the 80s and yet the NBA survived?
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    Good Portland is really good.
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    Ok I thought the currents were only for the past 3 seasons, either way the last year of those is when I remember him breaking out as a star player
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    Really? He wore that uniform as long as he’s worn the current ones.
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    Top player in the league, that could turn multiable teams into championship contenders, instead signing with not only the team that beat him in the playoffs, but just won 73 games without him (and were already a championship team without him) is a scumbag move no matter how you put it. He basically broke the league by doing that. Hence why we haven't had a Dub-less Finals since 2014.
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    So we're now at the point where 49ers is an offensive nickname? SMH
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    Maybe you guys will be more intrigued by Harvard? Harvard currently uses the Horntails nickname, which I actually kinda don't mind, maybe because "Harvard Horntails" sounds good and also it's a dragon. Also, Harvard has enough brand equity that it can get away with that more than other schools can. I took the same approach to this set, keeping things super simple, with just the H-shield on the front and numerals on the back. I wanted to limit black to the logo, because a) the Horntails haven't used black since 2014 and b) Harvard seems like a school that should really just be crimson and white (some, but not all, of their varsity sports are with me on this). The main set is all crimson, and has no stripes at all because any stripes I tried to add seemed to mess things up. There is a white alternate jersey, and a pair of tan alternate shorts to pay homage to their football team, just in case they really want to play up the oldest-school-in-the-nation angle once in a while. Any thoughts? Are the tan shorts too much? Are the jerseys too boring? Sound off in the comments!
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    At long last the FC Cincinnati drought is over! A 2-1 win over Montreal in the interim head coaching debut for Yoann Damet. We havent looked this good since the win over Portland.
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    “Facts”? ...with a mythological beastie?
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    Yes that’s true. And I’m not suggesting that we burn every copy of Clash of the Titans. I do think, however, that older stories, the roots of these things still relevant in our culture today, are important and worth preserving.
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    The Packers and Steelers also have much more franchise success/glory/historical iconography tied to their uniforms, and aren't moving back after 20 years and trying to make a fresh start in the community/market
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    This Utah Jazz Statement Edition uniform concept is part of a full set of uniforms for the Jazz I hope to finish at some point. I've had some rough ideas for this one in the back of my mind for a while, and I found some time to see the entire conceptualization process through. Quite a few projects I've started recently haven't been completed for one reason or another - and I don't have many if any ideas when it comes to details of the Association, Icon, and City Edition designs to round out the set - but it feels good to finally finish at least one thing worth sharing. Utah's current identity is one of the more solid, yet understated looks in the League, in my opinion -- the color palette is unique, the typefaces are clean with a bit of subtle character, and the uniforms inoffensively tie all of the elements together. However, I also wouldn't mind it if they were to make a change sooner than later. Given my '90s nostalgia, I wouldn't mind something a bit closer to their '90s identity....but the color palette needs to be more focused, the maximal-ist wordmarks and numerals need to be toned down, and for the love of everything the mountain gradient needs to be left in the past. Anyways, the inspiration for this concept started with Utah's late '90s BFBS alternates that I'm pretty sure caused David Stern to ban any additional teams from wearing BFBS uniforms for a period of time. The color palette was intriguing, the design elements were dialed down without being boring nor generic, and overall I feel like it's a pretty underrated uniform. Basically, I wanted to bring the spirit of that uniform forward to today's era and see how it could be modernized. More inspiration for this concept came from these Pete Maravich-era throwbacks -- I really like how things contrast with only the wordmark and numerals in white against a dark background. (Early drafts of this concept were also influenced by an Avengers: Endgame advertisement that popped up as an ad while I was online.) The uniform uses a modified version of the team's current 'UTAH' wordmark with the tops of all four letters leveled rather than arced; the current numerals are unchanged. The color palette remains the same, though the balance has been tweaked to create a darker atmosphere while allowing the white applications and copper trim to pop. (My biggest issue with the '90s BFBS uniforms is that the copper doesn't work well in volume -- relegating it solely to collar, armhole, and side panel trim as well as numeral strokes alleviates this.) Lastly, the color-block gradient from the team's current City Edition uniforms has been re-purposed on the side panels -- it reminds me a bit of the purple-ish glow of the Utah night sky, but mostly I just think it looks cool and like it as a signature branding element for them. Anyways, that's all for now. Any and all thoughts and feedback on this concept as well as the (eventual) direction for the rest of their uniform set is greatly appreciated! Utah Jazz Statement Edition Uniform Concept
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    Sorry but the BiG logo is one of, if not the most overrated look in American sports, it has nothing to tie in with Milwaukee, it has nothing to do with brewing, was only around for fifteen years, (the current one is at 19, next year will be its second decade) and is almost half a century old. Let it go it had its time. Their current set is not perfect but it’s definitely the best look they’ve had. If a change had to be made I would take the team in a whole different direction, not everything has to be a throwback. Preferably I would just adjust their current look. There’s some adjustments that could be made. But it’s a downgrade if they switch to the BiG logo
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    As someone that hates high scoring offensive shootouts in regular football where the defenses are non-factors, my biggest gripe against arena/indoor football is how easy it is to score and the basketball like final scores you see regularly. I would love to see your idea become a reality.
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    Baseball is the only sport where both teams don't collide or intermingle on the field like Football, Soccer, Basketball or Hockey. So if they are both wearing colored uniforms its not as much of a problem as if in an NFL game the Giants wore their blue jerseys vs the patriots in their navy jerseys in an NFL game. In the 2016 World Series I had no problem being able to tell who were the Indians or Cubs even though they both wore colored tops.
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    I'm all-in on St. Louis. Is that a respectable position? Also, the Bruins can piss up a rope. No one likes Boston.
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    If the Jets played baseball this would be perfect.
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    Oh my, the black jersey is crude. Where did you even find that picture?
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    Oh, you’re gritty, White Plains. So gritty.
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    I’ll be this guy: Seeing Pitt’s new uniforms, I prefer them in navy blue and metallic gold. It’s what I’ve grown up with and it looks better to me. The royal blue and athletic gold isn’t bad, but I’d rather it be a one game alt than full time
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