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  1. I hope he finds success as a player or a coach. He's a fun personality.
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  2. In my opinion, the only Bengals helmets in that clip that are remotely aesthetically appealing are the orange "regulars".
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  3. Chocolate* vs Neapolitan
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  4. Can we just talk about the Jaguars instead?
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  5. I miss pre- New Era logo/made in China garbage caps. Siiiigggghhhhhh
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  6. Y’all watching this Blazers (Brown) vs Heat (Neapolitan Ice Cream) game?
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  7. While the NFC North designs were almost entirely historical throwbacks of the 1930s, the AFC South teams has allowed (and in two cases, required) entirely new designs for each team and providing a bit more creative freedom as I re-imagine the NFL's youngest division as 1920s squads. Jaguars: During the 1920s and 30s several teams wore two diamonds on their chest and Jacksonville felt like the perfect franchise to incorporate that design. Downtown is home to the James Weldon Johnson Park, which has a diamond shaped fountain at its center. The use of a black diamond was informed by the Jaguars actual use of the color as well as the park's history, as it has been an historically popular location for civil rights rallies. Johnson himself, a Jacksonville native and leader of the NAACP, should be known to NFL fans as the writer of "Lift Every Voice and Sing" also known as the black national anthem, which was played prior to all Week 1 games and the Super Bowl this past season. A white number on the black diamond was chosen for legibility purposes, as many uniforms in the past did not include front numbers. Titans: Where the Jaguars uniform design is a reflection of history, this Titans design is the exact opposite. Here, I decided to completely ignore the existence of the Oilers and pretend that the Titans existed. A large part of this project was examining ways to incorporate outdated 20s designs to work on a modern template. Ultimately, taking a cue from northwestern, I determined that high contrast between the front number and the stripes was the way yo go, with the jersey color acting as an outline to increase legibility. The vertical stripes mimic the common style of the era. Here, both stripes run perpendicular to the horizontal chest stripes, each creating the letter T. The helmet is based on the design of helmets that featured colored front patches with a tail (The most famous variation being the Princeton/Michigan design). The shape itself is a reference to the shape of Titans' current T logo. While brown pants were far and away the most popular choice in the era, some teams, most notably the Packers chose for Navy blue, so navy blue makes its appearance here to round out the set. Colts: In their first ever game in 1953, the third (and current) iteration of the Baltimore Colts wore a rather bizarre helmet design that feature two stripes crossing at the top of the helmet. It was the only game they wore that design before going to a traditional helmet stripe, but that design reminded me of the old panel leather helmets, and seemed like something an identity could be built around. This design is fully designed around the idea of crossed stripes. Most notably, the shoulder stripes, which are based upon the design of the Indianapolis flag, a symmetric cross meeting a circle with a star inside. While the city flag includes red, I decided to keep this design solely in Colts colors. This shoulder design combines two commonly used elements from the 20s, the shoulder stripe, and the shoulder logo. Texans: Since the Texans have practically no actual uniform history, I decided to enact a change that I've wanted to see the actual team make for years, promotion of red to primary status. During the 1920s, most uniforms consisted of only two colors, so I wanted to incorporate that here. Initially, the uniform featured red strips on the front that formed an H, but that created legibility issues with the numbers. Therefore, I transformed the red H into a sublimated design on the white jersey and changed the numbers to red, with the sleeves featuring single thick red stripes. The helmet takes on a minimalist rendition of a common painted leather helmet style, with the top painted white featuring similar sublimated strips, and the bottom painted red.
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  8. I can't tell if your post title is sarcastic or not? This is garbage, just like Parler.
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  9. They did have something similar the following year.
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  10. Still think the Phillies shoulda just used gold stars over their 'i's.
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  11. It looks like a rehab center logo
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  12. I think it looks more like an abstracted colonial hat. It does a great job of perpetuating what its users do - abstracting their nationalistic and hateful ideology to the point where it's digestible to the broader public.
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  13. There has never been a single instance of the LA ever looking good with an outline.
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  14. Sorry, Parler, there's only room in town for one abstract faux-elephant:
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  15. Buffalo Sabres I'd love to see the Sabres try another yellow jersey, here is one based off of the old Buffalo Bisons of the AHL. I went with white numbers to better match the Bisons' jerseys, but I'm now thinking blue numbers would have been the better option.
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  16. I'm old enough to remember when Ben Simmons very clearly campaigned to get the black throwbacks to the AI era and the Sixers said, "Yep, here's the black uni, a white boathouse skyline, thanks Ben" but whatever you'd like to believe.
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  17. We begin our journey in the oldest division in the national football league, the NFC NORTH. Lions: This throws back to an oddity from the Lions’ days as the Portsmouth Spartans. Though records of the 1931 Spartans are scarce, pictures from their road matchup against the Giants show the team wearing several different designs, one of which, became the concept above. Most notably, the uniform featured a quite ridiculous striped design that converts well into a shoulder yoke for a modern template. Packers: We’re all aware of the Packers’ blue circle throwback from the early 2010s, and history generally remembers those as the correct uniforms. However, a colorized picture from a Milwaukee newspaper exists, showing the team in yellow, a source that gridiron-uniforms lists as correct. Whether it’s correct or not, this uniform felt like a more interesting option than any of the other yellow Packers jersey of the era and serves as a fun reference to Green Bay’s sheer inability to not screw up a throwback uniform. (Now featuring a more era accurate number font, thank you packerfan21396) Bears: A simple throwback to their oft-used dark uniform during the 1937 season. This was the only time the Bears have ever worn an Orange-Blue-Orange helmet-jersey-pants combination. Vikings: This design is a play on the Vikings’ color scheme and the origins of real life Vikings. As any child would know, the Vikings primary color, Purple, is created by combining red and blue, making the Vikings’ color scheme Red+Blue, Yellow, and White. Likely not coincidentally, the Scandinavian Nations, from which real life Vikings originated, each feature a national flag consisting of a nordic cross featuring some combination of red, blue, yellow, and/or white. Those flags are represented both by the color scheme of the uniform, but also by the cross-paneled leather helmet design. Tomorrow, we head down south, to the league's youngest division!
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  18. They should have kept the teal imo. I know they are gonna be thought of as the W Lakers essentially regardless but the extra color gave them more personality Logo itself it boring but whatever. This league just can't seem to keep itself away from mediocre and forgettable identities
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  19. I always wished that the palm tree in their secondary logo (the basis for the new primary) used the spark burst at its center, like in the old primary. That was an elegant way to tie together the nickname and location. The sans-spark palm tree conveys LA Basketball Team, but has no connection to the Sparks name. I know that an effective sports logo doesn't always have to be a literal representation of the nickname, it just seems in this case like they could include that spark so easily. We already know it would work, because they themselves have shown us.
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  20. The font's a bit bland (the loss of italics is the big thing here), but the overall design is nice. I always liked the mint green/teal so I wish it was still a tertiary color.
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  21. Today we head to the NFL's winningest division, the NFC East Eagles: This matchup takes us to the mid to late-60s at the beginning of the Eagles “lots of stripes era.” Though not as wild as the striping on the 1970s uniforms, these uniforms feature their own unique design, featuring both shoulder and sleeve stripes. This became a bit of a challenge, as current sleeve lengths required the stripes to be condensed, creating a sort of frame around the numbers. Ultimately, I think it works since the actual design would be impossible on most jersey cuts. Washington: Due to the recent name change of the Washington Football Team I felt that bringing back imagery of the offensive name would undermine the name change, so I decided to alter the ideas behind the imagery into a design that fits the new name. In the 1960s WFT had two different helmet designs, a feather that acted as a helmet stripe, and an arrowhead similar to that of Florida State. While examining these design, inspiration struck. I took the long stripe element of the feather and combined it with the point and the color scheme of the arrowhead, creating a helmet stripe representing the Washington Monument. The rest of the uniform remains unchanged from the original design. Giants: The chest stripe design has long been popular for concept artists and here I decided to bring it back. While this version was the lesser worn of the chest stripe designs of the 1930s, legibility concerns led me to pick the version without any white on the chest. Cowboys: Originally this was designed to feature a large star centered on the chest. However, the shape did not work with numbers.To deal with this, I decided to make the star smaller and placed it on the upper left chest, in the same position as the Steelers, Jaguars (former) Jets’ (former) patches. This obviously mimics the imagery of a sheriff’s badge, which has regularly been associated with cowboy culture for decades. The sleeves and socks feature multiple thicker stripes as was popular in the era. Finally, while drawing wing designs on the helmet of another team, I realized that when straightened, the lines and points form the top of a star.
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  22. LaMarcus Aldridge to the Nets sure is something. They're like the 2004 Lakers but twice over.
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  23. Steinbach Pistons This is by far my favourite redesign for two reasons. 1. They are my hometown Steinbach Pistons, a team I witnessed in person go from winning 12 games a year to winning a championship in 2013 to being in the hunt for the title every single season. And 2. I got to work with them a year and a bit ago to make these uniform and logo designs a reality. They have worn 2 of the 4 uniforms in my redesign. They use both logos I designed as well. I have designed maybe 4 uniforms for special events as well that they have worn in the past. The logo is simply a simplified version of their previous logo, with a couple other minor changes. I always disliked the realistic pistons they used, it made it so hard to embroider or put on any apparel. It just didn't make sense. So we worked together to make the new simplified version of their primary logo. Something that wouldn't change the brand a crazy amount, but would improve the look. I also convinced them to adopt a new alternate uniform, that includes a vintage car. The Pistons' first logo was an old car, but it was a pretty bad looking logo. It was bad enough for the team to stray from using a car at all, until I designed the current alternate logo that uses a car that has a lot of meaning in Steinbach. Steinbach is known as the Automobile City and we have the 'Big Red Car' as it's known as. A 1931 replica Rolls Royce. That was the inspiration for the new alternate logo, using a car that actually has meaning for the city of Steinbach. They have a shoulder patch for that uniform that was sketched out by the head coach's brother and I touched it up. As you might be able to tell, I'm very proud to have such a big part in this redesign turned real life. The retro uniform I added to the set is the uniform that the Pistons won their first ever championship in. Not my favourite design they have ever worn (obviously haha) but won that is now in the history books.
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  24. Some 1983-1993 Giants inspired looks: And here's Miami using a slightly modified version of the Marlins' current script:
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  25. According to the press release on the site, So teal apparently isn't totally gone will just be relegated to other versions.
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  26. ... that was last night.
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  27. What is it suppose to be? Kinda looks like a tri-corn hat from the top view
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  28. Lol he was talking about the idea of people being offended by Redtails, not Washington's old name
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  29. Full disclosure, I agree with you. However, it hasn’t stopped other non-Big 4 teams from adopting a name that isn’t Washington. As for the Big 4, two of the Washington teams have utilized a “DC” logo in some capacity
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  30. El Trafico should be in the incorrect pile too. LOL!!! And how is NY Red Bulls different from New York Red Bulls?
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  31. Seeing "Crew" as 'incorrect' for Columbus bugs me a lot. I understand the official name is "Columbus Crew SC" but it's stupid that commentators are restricted to 'Crew SC' when that's just cumbersome. Same thing goes for the Fire, absolutely no reason those restrictions need to be that strict.
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  32. Honestly I kinda like Washington Football Team (but would prefer Washington Football Club). It has a classic, storied feel to it that fits a team that has been around as long as they have and have stuck with classic looking uniforms. But the reason why I don't want them to keep it is because I hate it when announcers and articles call them "the Football Team" rather than just "Washington". I get it in cases of databases where you have to insert a nickname into the database for auto populating websites and such. But in conversation and writing where you can choose to call them Washington it irks me to no end.
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  33. Same. I hope that isn’t how the jersey looks...but I’ll be purchasing one no matter what. Just a simple gold outline would be perfect and not overkill.
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  34. It worked for the Giants too because they already had a gold drop shadow.
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  35. As a Titans fan, here are my thoughts on their current look/branding. I like the current set over the old set but not by much. The current set is better because of the navy helmet and the numerals are definitely an improvement over the last set. The numerals in the old set killed the entire thing as they didn't match the wordmark at all. After seeing the Titans with a colored helmet, it's hard to see them going back to white. The current set is actually close to being fairly strong but it's totally misused. The navy monochrome isn't a good look but anytime they mix colors, it tends to look good. I actually wouldn't mind if the Titans went with the white top/navy pants for all games. It looked so great in the 2019/2020 playoff run. Here is how I'd fix the Titans. -Emphasize much more of the columbia blue. Helmet should be columbia blue. Columbia blue should be the home jersey with solid navy numerals matching the wordmark, navy pants. -Greek meander pattern. It's a crime this wasn't used in the rebrand given its usage on the team's social media before the redesign. It should be a huge pattern on the sleeves, helmet stripe and pant stripes. - Use absolutely no white with the excpetion of the actual road jersey.
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  36. I much prefer the gold accented uniforms rather than the full on gold scripts. It allowed the team to still bear a strong resemblance to their regular uniforms, just with a small touch to commemorate the championship. Anything else looks weird and over the top. The Cubs looked good from the front but check out the back: The only one that kinda worked was Kansas City because it fit their aesthetic.
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  37. Home - Away: Nike's involved and you didn't think at least one team was going to have a total completely and utterly Earth-shattering change? To me the Avalanche's look is tired. It's not bad, but over time, the look has been chipped away at and reduced how good it once looked. And recent tweaks, to me, just don't seem to be helping it any. Combined with this recent move towards minimalism, it was time for a top to bottom new look. The debate between black and navy blue? Settled. Get rid of both. A chest stripe with angled points to mimic mountains, with the alternate logo taking place on the chest, akin to the highest mountain point. Sleeve stripes also come to a point. Socks have a flattened version of the stripes to match their jerseys. Pants have the A logo from the Stadium series jerseys as do the helmets. Alternate: Hey remember the Stadium Series jersey that looked like the players had a napkin tucked in their collar? I felt like I was in the minority that actually liked the jersey and felt that with a tweak or two, it would be much more passable. The biggest changes are that A: the mountain on the front now actually comes to a point separate of the collar, and B: the stripe no longer is around the chest, but rather a much more extended hem stripe and features the addition of silver as a trim color. Those changes are reflected in the socks as well, with equipment being recycled from the Home and Away uniforms. Legacy: My feelings about the Avs' Reverse Retro are very similar to my thoughts on the Hurricanes Reverse Retro. Unlike the Canes, the Avs RR looks much better than just a shoehorned addition of grey. But even with my opinions on that, it still doesn't feel right to me to RR those jerseys. So I instead just straight threw it back to the Nordiques last home jerseys. Reverse Retro - there's not much of a history to reverse back on, so the last option was the only option really, but to go back to the pre-Edge bastardization of the OG away jerseys, this time on a steel blue base with the return of black equipment. C&C welcomed! I wanted to try in the early going to have black used on the home and away, and no matter what I tried, it just felt out of place.
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  38. Ditch the pit stains and change the grey yokes (and pants slashes) to light blue, then stop playing mix and match every week and the Titans would look really good imo
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  39. Lol, that’s AWFUL. I knew they would screw it up and add an outline rather than do what they should’ve done and just made the LA gold.
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  40. Thank you. This is precisely it.
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  41. ^ PETA won't like that
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  42. Thanks for the input! Yeah, the yellow and gray don't go together very well IMO, so I figured the outlines were the only way to make the logos work with both. Unfortunately, I couldn't make both look good on the uniforms, so for a green & yellow version, I'd have to drop gray (the stormiest color of all): I don't prefer it but I guess it works.
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  43. I grew up in NY as a Mets fan and until I was maybe 10-11 I thought the Yankees colors were black and white. This was in the late 80s and right before the boom of starter jackets and etc where the quality and production got better where I was able to see that it was just a really dark navy blue.
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  44. They could use matte for the jerseys and dazzle for the pants like the cowboys.
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  45. bring back the Panthers metallic silver pants, not these hideous matte grays.
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  46. Yeah. I found that funny about the recent Bucs redesign that reverted to the general design from 1997-2003. They went back to the darker crimson and the shade of orange used in that set, but kept the "updated" pewter from the ill-advised 2014-2019 identity. The reason they gave was that the shiny pewter used from 1997-2013 wasn't doable with Nike's fabrics. Nike- the innovator in athletic wear and supposedly on the bleeding edge of their field- couldn't replicate a shade of pewter Wilson Athletics managed to put together in 1997.
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  47. The Saints aren't forced to wear Nike's pet fabrics.
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  48. A glaring problem with "Engines" as a replacement for "Indians" is that "engine" sounds much like "Injun" -- a corruption of "Indian" and, historically, one of the most widespread slurs that speakers of English have directed at Indigenous inhabitants of the Americas.
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