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    We all subconsciously do that with Boston fans and Yankee fans all the time, even if the ones that we directly expose ourselves to are actually pretty good, all things considered.
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    I think the “M” cap logo was awful. Even if it did go with the mediocre word mark. The “TC” logo is much better logo, and still works for the Twins. If they had gone with a “MN” logo that could have been better...
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    The 3 on the left, would have been perfect for Houston.
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    The fans who cheered Durant coming up limping should punch themselves in the dicks. Luckily, most applauded him on his way out. Durant was looking awesome tonight; I would have loved to see him v Kawhi for a full game. Durant will get his money no matter what, but hopefully his career doesn't suffer for a quarter of a game tonight. The gamble was probably worth it to get a good start against Toronto, but not if it affects KD's future.
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    Just let me see the uniforms. If it doesn't look anything like this... Them throw it in the trash
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    Kind of feels like the Nike logo has been part of the Yankees uniform for years:
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    $40 on Facebook I did some lightning-fast research before I bought it. Gamer on the left, mine in the middle, and a store-bought authentic on the right. The tags and cut suggest its at least team-issued, and most Sharpe gamers I found online are the same sz. 48:
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    The Canucks are literally named after a pulp hero who was already turned into a hockey logo though “The team named after Johnny Canuck should use the Johnny Canuck logo” is not the radical opinion some of you are making it out to be
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    Again, whimsy is good. We need more whimsy. I'll take whimsy over 90s aggressive cartoon any day of the week. 'cause if you want maturity? The orca isn't it. It's the visual equivalent of a teenager who thinks being broody makes him mature.
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    Under Armour backed out because of "new marketing strategy" aka losing money and couldn't afford it.
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    I don't love that new typeface, but can't deny that it does have a very classic Californian vibe to it that I can imagine would be further enhanced depending on the color treatment. Any steps they take toward a local identity and away from desktop-publishing software count as an upgrade.
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    These are really quite beautiful. I would not be disappointed at all if these ended up being made into something more permanent than a throwback uniform.
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    I will second, third, fourth and fifth this!!!!!!!* * -- Except the part about the Twins' TC logo. I'm not sure if I would feel differently it was introduced today. However, it has been around as long as the team has played in Minnesota, so I have no problem with it . . . even if 7-year-old me didn't get in back in the mid-70s.
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    From today’s Uni Watch: https://uni-watch.com/2019/06/10/behind-the-scenes-at-a-padres-focus-group/
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    No feedback, so I'll post the Royals. In this instance I have kept the button up, but in a style that evokes the striping of a pullover. And while I usually value color consistency (see above concept), the Royals pose a problem. My take uses mixes of royal, gold, and powder blue in different non-matching combos. IMO Gold is necessary to differentiate from the dodgers, but doesn't look good on all color bases, and can be swapped for powder blue in a unique look.
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    Well then, for the sake of the CCSLC, and in no way a personal bias, I hope those teams neeeeeeeever win again.
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    What guy? You have a strange conception of how sports design worked 50+ years ago...
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    Thank you. Thanks! I'll only be doing one of those, due to it's special connection to the city. Thanks. Thanks! I like the Hannibal vibe as well, even though the elephant species are different, AFAIK. William "Bill" Collins III really does look like a midlife crisis made manifest, doesn't he? "Singular names that refer to emotions are in! THIS IS WHAT THE KIDS LIKE! I'm cool now, right?" Thanks! The Rainiers is a top-five concept for me, as I like the color balance and the region-appropriate design (not to mention how it would get rid of my least-favorite MLB name). The whole "colorful but tasteful" angle has been a big driving force for the series, showing the diverse ways in which the color schemes of the sport could be remarkably less boring. I found that Twins scenario funny as well! I am curious what you thought of the 1987-2009 Senators/Nationals design, if only for its "uncanny valley" nature. Anyway, for the one-year celebration of this thread, here's the next concept! PORTLAND STAGS – Wish upon a whitetail The Rose City’s recent push for an MLB team (AKA the Portland Diamond Project) has been all the rage on these forums, with the group apparently gaining traction at the Terminal 2 site.1 However, this is not the first time that Portland has come up for MLB relocation/expansion discussion. The first attempts to bring baseball to Portland involved both the Expos and the Marlins. Rumblings started in about 2002/early 2003, when former Portland Mayor Vera Katz and the Oregon Sports Authority/Portland Baseball Group/Oregon Stadium Campaign (website here) – led by former Pacers GM David Kahn, Drew Mahalic, and Steve Kanter – met with MLB officials in New York. With Portland being the second-biggest market among the many cities listed at 2.86 million people (compared to the first-place 5.9 million of the District of Columbia).2 (from left: David Kahn, Drew Mahalic, and Steve Kanter - a law professor at the law school branch of my alma mater) These groups were able to lead the charge for Senate Bill 5 in Oregon, which passed in September 2003, allowed for the city to use $150 million of athletes and team executives’ income taxes to fund part of a stadium. This controversial bill went through several phases before its final passing. Around the time of the bill passing, things were looking up for Portland as a baseball destination. If they weren’t going to get the Expos, they could easily get another team.3 The groups even had a variety of sites outlined in their plan (link in the citations).4 However, trouble was brewing within the bid. Local interest among the business community never fully materialized and the group went through internal struggles. By April 2004, Portland was left off of the finalist list for the Expos (DC, Northern Virginia, Norfolk, Monterrey, and Las Vegas). While the Portland forces completed a financing plan to supplement Senate Bill 5 for the $350 million stadium proposal, it did not revive MLB’s interest in the market. Portland, like Las Vegas, had a minor hope spot during the DC City Council’s funding snag. However, that conflict’s resolution put Portland baseball on hold.5 The Marlins were quick to revive interest, during the extortion proceedings that resulted in Marlins Park’s construction. Portland was one of the most popular speculation sites for baseball to land, with famed Red Sox player/executive Johnny Pesky coming out in support of the initiative. Plans were ready to expand Providence (then PGE) Park to 25,000 seats to accommodate the team, while Marlins’ top brass (e.g., David Samson) toured the groups’ desired sites. However, this interest was merely a ruse to get a stadium deal done in Little Havana. While the Portland Baseball Group would continue informally, interest died down until the recent Portland Diamond Project started in 2017.6 TL; DR: Hans (Udo Kier doing his usual weird guy schtick, which is appropriate for the movie) as the Portland boosters, and Mike Waters as MLB.7 I’d like to throw a big shout-out to John Hunt of The Oregonian for his beat reporting on the Expos’ relocation saga. His articles were an excellent resource in following the story. Portland gaining either the Expos or the Marlins, had they gotten a more concrete stadium plan, would have probably been beneficial for the league. They could have either given the NL a Pacific Northwest presence or with an AL flip, given Seattle a bit of a breather when it comes to travel time. Having gone to college in the area, I’d have loved to see a game or two. This concept should cover both the Expos and Marlins’ attempts to move to the area, as well as potential moves by a new team (as explained by Craig Cheek, founder of the Portland Diamond Project – although he had some reservations about a name change with the A’s).8 I’ve long been a fan of the name “Stags” for a Portland team. This is hardly a new name for a prospective Portland team, but it’s one that fits. The whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus) is native to the state and represented on one of the most recognizable signs in the city. Besides, they’d be the only deer team in MLB! Using this picture of a posed whitetail deer and the work of @Section30 (thanks for the help!) on his Saskatchewan Whitetails as a base/inspiration, I crafted a deer logo that’s both dynamic and a little playful. The colors are Forest Green/Sky Blue/Yellow-Gold, my adaptation of the Portland flag. The balance of these colors sets them apart from both the A’s and the Mariners. The primary is the deer head on its own, while the secondary is the cap logo (a modified version of Hanley Pro Block Inline). The tertiary features the deer inside a roundel with the sock stripe pattern and the full team name. EDIT 6/23: I have tweaked the deer to be yellow-dominant, while also lightening the blue, removing the back antler, and adding a blue spot into the ear/new eye shape. Here is a comparison, and here are the original logo sheet render, home & road, alternates one and set two, and the dugout outerwear. The uniform design is fairly traditional, with open type Buinton as the base font for the cursive scripts. The tails have gold inlines, for an extra punch of color. Hanley Pro Block numbers also appear alongside the scripts. The sleeve and pants stripes are B/G/Y/G/B, as the light blue and yellow-gold never touch. The alternates include a Sky Blue jersey and a Forest Green one. The green outfit features the “P” insignia, while the blue employs the tertiary patch. Additional alternates include a Sky Blue-crowned cap for the blue jersey and a fauxback. Said uniform homages the 1957 Portland Beavers’ cap logo and Cardinals-style wordmark and template My method for this was to simplify the deer from an old Milwaukee Bucks concept of mine and show it leaping over the bat (itself from the Cardinals’ 1940s logo, recolored). The jacket uses the home script and blue shoulder inserts. While Portland will have to wait to get their team (PLEASE don’t build on speculation, remember what happened to St. Petersburg and arguably San Antonio), I would consider this concept my supposition for what a Portland team could look like. It’s got my favorite name, color scheme, and design style for a Rose City squad! C+C is appreciated, as always! Up next, we revisit Northern Virginia, for a little bit of horseplay. 1 Zach Spedden, “New Portland Ballpark Renderings Unveiled,” Ballpark Digest (blog), April 11, 2019, http:// https://ballparkdigest.com/2019/04/11/new-portland-ballpark-renderings-unveiled/. 2 AP, “Portland Makes Pitch for Expos,” Los Angeles Times, January 26, 2003, https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2003-jan-26-sp-dogportland26-story.html; Population figures from Sales & Marketing Management, “Relocation Revisited,” The Oregonian, January 18, 2004, sec. Sports. 3 John Hunt, “Can You Say Portland Twins, A’s or Marlins?,” The Oregonian, September 14, 2003, sec. Sports; John Hunt, “‘Plethora’ of Potential Baseball Owners - A Consultant Says Potential Owners Are ‘Very Interested’ If Financing Can Be Finalized,” The Oregonian, September 17, 2003, sec. Sports; John Hunt, “Enthusiastic Kulongoski Signs Stadium Finance Bill,” The Oregonian, September 25, 2003, sec. Sports. 4 Eric Okurowski, “StadiumPage.Com - 2004 Portland Concepts,” Stadium Page, 2012, http://www.stadiumpage.com/concepts/Portland04_R.html. 5 John Hunt, “Portland Omitted, but Only from List,” The Oregonian, March 30, 2004, sec. Sports; John Hunt, “Stadium Finance Plan Finished,” The Oregonian, August 6, 2004, sec. Sports; John Hunt, “Stepping up, Striking Out,” The Oregonian, April 3, 2005, sec. Sports; John Hunt and Erin Hoover Barnett, “Expos Might Be on Road Again,” The Oregonian, December 16, 2004, sec. Sports. 6 Stephen Beaven and John Killen, “Big-League Baseball Drive Not Dead, Just Kind of Resting,” The Oregonian, September 1, 2009, sec. Local News, https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2009/08/major_league_baseball_in_portl.html; Charles Elmore, “Stadium Roulette Opening-Day Ritual,” The Palm Beach Post, April 12, 2006, sec. Sports; John Hunt, “Florida Marlins’ Relocation Tour Comes to Portland for ‘Exploring,’” The Oregonian, January 11, 2006, sec. Sports; John Hunt, “Portland’s Prospects Fading for MLB Team,” April 16, 2006, sec. Sports; Phil Rogers, “Rogers: Portland Could Be a Prized Relocation Spot,” ESPN.com, January 12, 2007, https://www.espn.com/mlb/hotstove06/columns/story?columnist=rogers_phil&id=2727901. 7 My Own Private Idaho is my favorite movie, something I’ve shared before on the boards. I’ve been waiting for a Portland team to appear to share this .gif (even though this scene is Seattle). 8 Primetime 3.12.19 Hour 1/Craig Cheek Interview, accessed June 5, 2019, https://1080thefan.radio.com/media/audio-channel/primetime-31219-hour-1craig-cheek-interview.
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    Okay, so it has been seemingly FOREVER since I posted anything resembling a concept on these boards. But I've been playing around with something for a few minutes here and there for probably two weeks now, and I'd love to get some feedback to know if I'm potentially onto something or just wasting my precious free time. I've always been a fan (like many of you it seems) of the Rays' original Devil Rays identity, but I thought it missed the mark in a few areas. I loved (still do) the gradient. But there were far too many colors in the logo(s), and the uniforms seemed to miss the opportunity to "own" the bright colors by overuse of black and purple. Some parts of the logos also use too many fine details or super thin strokes. So here's what I got. Right now it's something of a visual dream journal. I apologize for not taking the time to split all the elements into separate files yet. Basically, I dropped the black for a dark purple. I kept the gradient but had the gamut run from yellow to aqua-ish to purple. Purple would be primary, with yellow secondary and aqua tertiary. Light purple only in highlights in the logos. Thickened/simplified some elements and strokes. Have an idea of where I want to go with uniform striping. Started playing with a custom number font, but not sure it can work. Dropped the "Devil," obviously (though I never disliked it). Can't pick a preference of uniform wordmarks. So let me know what, if anything is worth continuing. I appreciate all comments ahead of time. Thanks guys!
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    It'll be cool to see Leonard push the Raptors to a championship, but the inevitable jeering from Leafs-haters about the NBA team doing what the Maple Leafs couldn't and the Raptors' title being a harbinger for the death of hockey in Toronto is, well, I can do without it
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    He, Green, Klay and Looney each have 2 fouls already. Durant opens up the floor so much for both Curry and Klay. They don't have a serviceable wing bench player. They (mis)spent their mid-level on Boogie this year and Swaggy P last year.
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    Some of the update is nice. But I am getting tired of the generic sports font being left sides serifs.
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    A little more googling and it appears they actually have been opposing the logo since its introduction in 2015.
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    Similarly, I have to admit that I didn't know the word "marlin" before the N.L. expansion team was named. I made it to 26 years old without having heard of the fish. More surprising is that I somehow had not heard the name of the minor league team that went by that nickname until the late 1980s, even though I knew rather a lot about minor league baseball.
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    I remember the rumours that Dallas was going to change their name to the Lone Stars after the move from Minnesota. Ended up settling on Stars instead. Good choice.
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    Heres the tower - my first image didn’t come through.
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    http:// https://twitter.com/xfl2020/status/1137470700426551296
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    Snobs who root for the worst team in the city for the past two decades. NBA people are the worst.
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    I agree with the general thrust of this. But I don't mind "Cavs". An abbreviation of a long nickname is fine; it's no different than "Sox" on the White Sox' uniforms. Or, come to think of it, no different than "Sonics" on the SuperSonics' uniforms. (Though "D-Backs" is really pushing it.) But things like "Buzz City" or "Rip City" make me itch. This goes not only for the newfangled examples, but also for longstanding ones: the Warriors' "The City" jersey (which spawned an unfortunate recent spinoff "The Town" jersey). And for this reason I have always strongly disliked the Twins' cap logo. We know that the original plan was to call the team the Twin Cities Twins. But, once that plan was scrapped, the TC logo should have been tossed out, as well, in favour of an M.
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    Yeah, good call - that's team issued at the very least. Good eye!
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    Here you go! WHITE / STEALTH
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    Nice Shannon Sharpe! Where in the heck did you find that - and (if I may ask) how much?! Any interior tagging? Right now it just looks like a retail authentic to me - but those '01 helmet tags are really popular. You should have absolutely no trouble moving that!
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    Sorry St. Louis no Gloria tonight, just the Blues!
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    Yeah I guess the Knights will be one of those teams that constantly rebrands.
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    Knickerbocker still sounds like some old timey ethnic slur, which I guess it sort of is but not an offensive one? (and not like a really bad ethnic slur, more like one you have to occasionally remind your grandpa he can’t say anymore because it’s [insert current year] and it’s not something people say anymore)
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    No. There are too many other factors contributing to GS losing, and 2015 already proved they didn't need him.
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    3 definitely. If you get a minute, just for giggles, what would it look like without the blank spaces inside the mouth. Right now, especially considering the background, it kinda looks like he’s chewing on something. Just having white there would make it flow a little better IMO
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    It kind of reminds me of the Daily Planet.
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    I like that much better.
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    I like all of it except the pullover, a 150 year old franchise should really embrace the button up imo. The removal of black is very nice however
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    Indecision led to a twofer tonight...first, the main event: Sabres vs Blue Jackets....Buffalo in the white Buffaslug temp, with royal blue replacing navy...and the classic crest...eh, not quite, as I snuck the '18 Winter Classic buffalo in there. For one night only, the Blue Jackets are in lime green, and Stinger makes a one-game comeback. And now, two other options I'd considered: Buffalsug temp in black/red, and pre-Edge red alt style in gold, with the WC buffalo on front. We're nearing the end of the line already, but I've been having a good time so far. Next, 2010's 40th anniversary template vs the Canadiens (in their own 100th anniversary throwback inspired set). Not sure what logo (and consequently, color set) I'll be using yet. And after that, there will be a Buffalo Bisons tribute...and I've decided to pit that against the Penguins in a concept I meant to make years ago: Pittsburgh Hornets tribute.
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    What's throwing off this look for me is that awkward greenish tint on the bolts from the powder blue touching the gold. I would just get rid of powder blue altogether when it comes to the bolts... just gold with a simple navy outline that itself can be separated by a white outline when applied to a powder blue background.
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    It's a very historically relevant look for the Giants.. and since they use single-color details, it's hard to incorporate other colors.. I actually really like that these teams showcase their secondary color in this way.. it keeps them from being a boring one-color kinda team.. the only change I'd make with the Giants is keep the blue socks on the road
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    Wow, you really went there and rebranded the Yankees. That takes some balls.
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    Of the three, the Rams are the only team that might be able to consider the yellow/athletic gold era to be their glory years. They wore yellow at least part of the time from 1946-50 (including the weird red season of 1949) and exclusively from 1951-57. During that period, they played in four NFL championship games (1949, 1950, 1951 and 1955) and won the championship in 1951. They also only finished under .500 once (1956). Besides that, the yellow jerseys just look really nice.
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    It's funny how people act like it would be blasphemy for them to wear yellow dominant when they've already done it in their history.
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    NASCAR is the New Orleans of sports. Just go drink and have fun. Sounds like a more intense version of minor league baseball.
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    Which is itself very much a sign of climate change. Far from proving anybody wrong, it is more evidence in support. But back on topic... um, more gold jerseys!
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