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    Looks pretty dumb to have Atlanta & ATL next to each other as if there was needed clarity.
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    The colors definitely should stay. If I recall correctly, they are the only club with orange as its primary color.
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    https://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/nfl-super-stadiums/full-episodes/nfl-super-stadiums (at around 31-minute mark)
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    I've always liked their identity and the colors in particular. I guess that the weakest element of it has always been the name, but I don't see a need for a change. Really though, please don't go Houston FC, Houston SC, Houston United, etc
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    A lot of those bolt designs seem to be created around the idea of showing that all avenues were explored. Avoids a lot of the, "But what about..." I often hear when I'm presenting my own work I know. A nice way to show, "We explored this and just doesn't work." Showing a client it doesn't work is much better than just showing the client 1 really good design and verbally shooting down their suggestions.
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    Y'all, San Jose got the Quakes back 12 years ago, I think we can move on.
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    As stated in the general thread -- real case of misplaced priorities. The name and colors aren't the problem, the problem is that their stadium bakes in the sun and they've put out garbage teams for a decade and maybe their marketing team needs to get fired.
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    I'm not sure why that should be considered a problem. I love quirks like that. The Giants had possibly the best regular look in the NFL before they blew it with those dumb white pants.
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    Some of those bolts are really, really bad. Glad the branding ended up where it did. A nice evolution pulling from a traditional look, while still being modern and cohesive.
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    They should go back to their roots and bring back the San Jose Earthquakes name.
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    Skip Bayless is an outdated, stick-up-his-ass, moron whose entire schtick is "what if internet trolling, but on TV ". The sooner he goes away, the sooner literally everyone's life will improve.
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    Thanks for the comments! I went ahead and re-colored the concept in the current color scheme to give more of an in-real-life glimpse at the concept. As far as the direction I went, I always want to push the norms. For me, the challenge I gave myself from the beginning was to take both the orange and pewter and make them work, instead of trying to pick one theme over the other. As far as being compared to the Jets and Browns, I would definitely note that my series is in a vacuum, so while some things may compare to something in real life, I'm building around the idea that those existing elements for other teams are non-existent in this imagined NFL -- so the Jets sleeves don't exist, and the Browns well...I'll leave that up for suspense.
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    That's really neat, actually. Love seeing some creativity done with the fields, I wish more teams would do little things like this!
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    A rebrand of the Houston Dynamo would be an asinine waste of time, effort, and money. If Dynamo management wants "to increase [the team's] prominence within Houston", they would be far better served by rebuilding the organization that made six trips to the MLS playoffs in its first serve seasons of existence, including four MLS Cup Championship appearances and a pair of league titles. By contrast, the club has just two playoff appearances in its last seven MLS seasons. It is the lackluster on-field product - exacerbated by middling marketing efforts and a stadium that offers little in the way of protection from the region's unforgiving heat during day games - that has undermined the club's fan engagement of late. As such, ownership needs to commit to building a consistently competitive and compelling team. As for branding, the Houston Dynamo sports a unique color scheme within Major League Soccer, a name that's simultaneously a nod to modern North American and traditional international naming conventions, and a crest that strikes me as a solid mid-tier logo in the league. Further, as noted, its an identity that has graced a pair of MLS Cup Championship-winning sides.As I've noted elsewhere, it drives me crazy when I hear so-called die-hard soccer supporters grousing about the sport's supposed lack of tradition and authenticity in the United States and Canada, then turning around and advocating for clubs that have actually managed to build championship-caliber tradition to abandon the team identities that adorned it. A club doesn't establish authentic tradition by swapping-out its identity of a decade-plus at the first sign of supporter apathy or discontent. That's minor league-level trend-chasing, not a commitment to maintaining tradition.
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    You sound like someone took your Pokémon cards at recess
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    Why wouldn't they wear the pewter pants with the white jersey a few times? smh...
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    Happy NFL kickoff everyone! As such, here's another installment: Team 6: Tampa Bay Buccaneers I thought the "Alarm Clock" set, for all its missteps and mistakes, was a step in an interesting direction. For this set, I wanted to do something completely different than most concepts. I decided to completely drop the orange (a color associated with the Buc's years of underperformance and mediocrity), and focus on more silver, pewter, and black. The helmet reverts to something more akin to the team's previous look. The uniform design is meant to mimic the curves of a pirate's cutlass, and I went for a more elegant take on a block font. The pewter color rush is retained as an alternate (it's a fairly good looking color combo too). It's a bit more of a different take as compared to others, but I think its something that sill holds merit. Up Next: It's time to Bolt Up!
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    Reminds me a little of this layout from the last few years of Municipal Stadium.
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    They've asked players in interviews which combo is their favourite and I've seen several say all white. I don't get the league wide monochrome obsession
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    TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (Follow this project on Dribbble)
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    Looks like the Bucs won't be wearing the white jersey/pewter pants combo at all this season which is disappointing.
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    The team name isnt the problem with connecting with the community. The :censored:ty product that has been put out there for years is the problem. They were filling the stadium up when they were competitive. No one wants to go sit and bake in BBVA Stadium to watch bad soccer. I wouldnt mind a redone logo, but please keep the colors. They are unique and well liked here. I'm sure most are indifferent to the name, but they have had it long enough that when you say Dynamo here, people know who you are talking about. Re-naming the team will force them to start from scratch with educating the community on who the team is. Perhaps they have seen the success from new teams entering the league so they got the wild idea of acting like we got a new team will bring people in.
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    This is an interesting topic and not sure how Giants fans feel because I'm not one. But seeing the word in bold capital letters feels more, well, "giant" to me than lowercase "ny". I think the latter works much better as a secondary mark, but I also feel like all NY teams like to put those letters on everything as it probably sells better.
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    Uh, what? The striping is absolutely not the same as the originals. The Adidas set is way closer to the originals than the Reebok aprons visually; it just combines both small stripes into one large stripe.
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    while we're touring away kits for the newly promoted sides -- I love this Leeds shirt. Dark blue and green! The underutilized color combo of my dreams, and the gold trim works really well too.
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    If they get rid of Dynamo, you can almost guarantee it will be something along the lines of United, FC, or SC. I don't know what color scheme they would come up with, but I would think of it as a downgrade given the rarity of orange in MLS.
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    I like the idea of taking their color rush uniform and promoting it to the main road while demoting the white and red road jersey as an alternate/throwback, but I do have problems with it. 1) The old Giants uniforms from the 70s-90s people like look way too similar to the Bills current set sans helmet color. Furthermore, the home version really doesn't age well in my mind and looks very outdated compared to the road. 2) I don't agree with the Giants on the helmet thing, which was only done when the team moved to NJ in 1976 and didn't want to "lie" about their location in the first place. The square nature of the NY works a lot better on the helmet. 3) The Giants have played like total trash in those white color rush uniforms.
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    So players can tackle each other and grab and tear jerseys for 60 minutes can't switch the same jerseys after the game? Weird.
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    Well, the Giants' gray pants are pretty much the same as the gray pants worn by Detroit, Seattle (when looking their best), Las Vegas, and up until this season, New England. Are all those teams wearing dreary pants too?
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    It's not what he says, it's just the smug-arrogant way in which he says everything. He could tell me I'm an amazing person and I'd want to punch through his mouth out of the back of his head. His fellating of Tom Brady throughout that one entire SB was nauseating. I forget the number, but I think it's the one where some backup QB dropped 41 on the sorry-ass Patriots. Goddam. Which one was that? 'Liil help?
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    I mean c'mon, JayMac. It's America's Team we're talking about here! Man up! This isn't some trivial crap...this is Dallas Cowboys football, and we can't have a sissy leading the squad.
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    If we're being honest, "in the larger scheme of association football" worldwide, the majority of professional clubs and leagues are serving as "a minor league" for the better teams in the Barclays Premier League, La Liga, 1.Bundesliga, Serie A, and Ligue 1. Let's not pretend that MLS is the world's exclusive "place to develop talent" and provide a home for "old superstars... to ride out a few years". As for Major League Soccer's recent addition of eight franchises in six years, with an additional four clubs to come on board in the next three years, the circuit is hardly unique amongst North American sports leagues in taking advantage of the revenue-generation to be realized through expansion. Further, MLS isn't the first North American pro sports league to engage in a flurry of expansion in a relatively short period of time. The addition of 12 MLS clubs in nine years can be compared to the NBA's expansion into eight new markets in five seasons between 1966 and 1970. Similarly, the NHL granted 10 expansion teams over nine seasons between 1970 and 1979, another five expansion teams over three seasons between 1991 and 1993, and four expansion teams over three seasons between 1998 and 2000. In any event, my original point stands: a U.S.-based soccer club like the Houston Dynamo doesn't help itself - or soccer in this country as a whole - establish authentic tradition by swapping-out its identity of a decade-plus at the first sign of supporter apathy or discontent. That's particularly true given the championship-winning success achieved under the Houston Dynamo brand. A cleaning up/refreshing/tweaking of the logo? Sure. Perhaps as simple an adjustment as marrying aspects of their current badge to something akin to the straightforward minimalism of Brazilian club Botafogo's crest. Keep the outer shape of Houston's current shield, but eliminate the band containing the word DYNAMO and said word mark. Either maintain the existing color breakdown of a Raven Black shield outlined in Space City Blue, Wildcatter Orange, and White, or make the interior of the shield Wildcatter Orange and outline it in Raven Black, Space City Blue, and White. Eliminate the soccer ball and the radiating lines and circle from around the white star. Enlarge the star within the shield to a size slightly smaller that that in the Botafogo crest, but still large enough to stand as the badge's dominant design element. Slide the star down just enough within the shield to allow for HOUSTON to still be arched above it. Just below the HOUSTON - in the same size, font, and arch - position DYNAMO (the D aligned beneath the space between the H and O, the Y aligned beneath the space between the O and U, etc.). As for the Houston Dynamo name and color scheme, that shouldn't be touched.
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    I posted it in the NHL Changes thread and I'll say it again here: there is not a single hockey jersey with diagonal text that wouldn't be improved by placing the crest on the front instead.
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    Going to undergrad in Portland, just as the Timbers started to get good, helped foster my appreciation for other teams. Then I moved to Milwaukee (no club), then Denver (a club that most of the metropole pretends doesn't even exist). I'm more of a "does the crest look good?"/"do I know people from there?" guy these days.
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    And the Reebok set looked like an apron with a blue undershirt. I'd rather a simplified (and I'd argue improved) version of what worked over the peak of Reebok's "piping and no hem stripes" era of design. I'd argue the yeti foot was the poorest-aged part of the identity considering they haven't had a yeti mascot for most of their existence at this point. Howler only lasted like five years, their mascot is currently a St. Bernard...it was long past time to ditch the foot logo and just embrace state iconography. The number font also just looks like a modernized version of their original set, anyways. I don't see what the big deal is. It's the state emblem, not a "sponsorship by Target". I'd argue having it there does a lot more to tie the team's visual identity into their location then a random hairy foot logo ever did. Plus, even if they didn't do well, the Rockies also did the same damn thing with the C on the shoulders; it's a nice way to sort of bridge the two teams together in spirit.
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    No way. White over red would be way more symmetrical and colorful and there's enough white as it is here.
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    Not a fan of this. I think Houston Dynamo is actually a good name. They have been around for while (by MLS standards), and actually have a lot of success with this name/branding. Made 4 MLS Finals and won 2 MLS Cups. They could use a new logo...But they should definitely keep the colors. They are/have been the only orange MLS team. Even the stadium has orange seats. I would like to see them go orange/black/orange as the full time home look. It would REALLY suck to see them rebrand to Houston FC or Houston United with some generic roundel logo.
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    I think it was assumed that it would be this but with a white script:
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    Dynamo is at least a unique euro-name. And they won two titles with it! How about just doing better community outreach or bring in a well known USMNT or Mexico natl team player. This sounds like a terrible idea. Probable name: Houston City United SC
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    I really like the colors, I'm apathetic on the name, but that crest is just not good in my opinion. I'd like to see it simplified but I wouldn't be heartbroken if they don't. As others have said this is a major case of misplaced priorities.
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    You'd think! I would say that "Dynamo" is a good name as far as the Soccer Epcot model goes, and their color scheme looks good and is pretty distinctive. Unfortunately modern MLS thinking assumes that a black roundel and a generic name will solve all the ills. Maybe giving the community an empty vacuum to fill organically is what Houston needs after all; I tend to think the community just wants a product worth paying for, which they haven't had since Brian Ching. And some shade from the Texas sun probably would help too.
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    All good points. I knew the black numbers would be a stretch, but I gave it a rip. Football - widened the shoulder numbers a little bit. The black alternate also turns grey, seeing the return of the original Rivalry helmet. Hockey - Same on the shoulder numbers as football. Also turned the breezers black, and the black alternate grey. Baseball - Dumped the football style batting helmet, black alt becomes grey. Basketball - Alt turns grey.
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    I'm definitely not a fan of the black shoulder numbers. I like d the idea of them bringing back the wider shoulder numbers from the Earl Bruce era. With the Vapor Fusion I think that's always a possibility with the shoulder/yoke extending further down. Hockey: I think black or dark grey breezers look better than red. All red is a Wisconsin thing and should be avoided. I also like the idea of grey being used over black as they are the scarlet and grey. As far as a baseball helmet matching the football helmet, not a fan of that either. Michigan does it for their catcher's helmet but they don't for batting helmet because it's taking the logo branding too far. I do believe the softball team for Ohio State may have done this, but softball teams to be a bit different when it comes to helmets.
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    And Tide gets more free advertising.
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    Since we're here, let me take this moment to remind us all of this glorious yet obscure nugget of regional-naming history... As in the Pee Dee Pride...one of the greatest sports team names ever. I'll wait to see who can identify the place this team was based (no Googling!!!!). In even more obscure regional naming talks...up here where I live now exists the regional name "Siouxland". Depending on who you talk to, it extends from a point just south of Sioux City Iowa (and its tri-city compatriots North Sioux City, South Dakota and South Sioux City, Nebraska) to as far north as Sioux Falls, though some apparently dispute that--generally speaking, its northwest Iowa, northeast Nebraska and southeast South Dakota. Up here in Sioux Falls, though, at some point in the past somebody somewhere took to calling the northern reach of Siouxland "Sioux Empire"--the bigger mall in town is even named Empire Mall. I'm guessing that was to assert some level of dominance over the rest of the region? (since there really ain't jack else around here--Omaha is the closest half-major city at 170 miles away.) But I'm sure all of you care about that, right?
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