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  1. This is exactly what they should've done and they killed it. The right name, a great logo, and an awesome new helmet. This is everything the Rams rebrand wasn't: an easy layup executed to near perfection.
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  2. For the love of all that is holy, don't make this into a WFT thread.
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  3. There's your answer Fish Bulb. Happy that the EE is sticking around and that it's flat with no bevels or extraneous outlines.
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  4. Out F’ing Standing. I love that “70’s NHL style” logo, and pretty much everything about this. I have no attachment to the previous name so I don’t know how well it’ll be received locally, but I love what they did here. It looks like they’ve been the Elks for decades - not just since 2021.
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  5. Anyone who thinks the EE is better than the elk horn is objectively wrong and I will brook no rebuttal. However, I will hear any arguments regarding the sale of ears of corn at their games, so long as they market it as El Korn.
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  6. Nicely done. Geez, WFT, how hard is it? Pick a name and move on, jackasses.
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  7. If you are a fan of the Yankees, Celtics, or Packers, other fans really don't want to hear how you 'relate',
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  8. Thread: I think I've said it before, but I'll say it again: That antler football is *chef's kiss*
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  9. This may have a chance of being the most positively agreed upon update in board history. A great look and a historic day.
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  10. (This whole thread breaks down the new identity quite nicely.)
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  11. That’s excellent! All in all, Edmonton nailed it. The new logo and helmet are fantastic (even if the antlers could be a bit larger or thicker) and the name is the perfect fit for the region and the club’s history.
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  12. I would think that it's really hard. I find it difficult to compare the situation in Washington with the Edmonton rebrand. Other than the underlying reasons behind the rebrand, Edmonton had a much easier decision to make. Even on these boards, some version of Elk/Elks was the overwhelming favorite. It turns out fan sentiment was similar. The Edmonton team had an obvious choice right in front of them. It's a name that not only allows for the continued "EE" alliteration from their Eskimos days, but it's also appropriate for their region and Canada and unique in North American pro sports. In this case, making the wrong decision would've been hard to do. WFT doesn't have as clear of a choice in front of it. There is no obvious, seamless replacement in their case, at least not the way there was for Edmonton. I wish that weren't the case. The better comparison, however, would be the Cleveland baseball team. I know someone mentioned it earlier, but it feels like there's a strong corollary between this rebrand and the opportunity Cleveland has before it to readopt the Spiders. It's sitting right there in front of them.
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  13. Good on ya, Edmonton. This was the right choice.
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  14. Gotta disagree fully here. They need to fully commit to launching the new name and logo. They can always come back to the EE, put it on away ones, keep in on the jersey etc. I think the antler helmet looks great, if a little simple (but that's the trend nowadays), and everybody would screaming about what a missed opportunity it was if they didn't. It's the best part of the entire Elks brand.
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  15. Sorry, Leafs fans. That is one of the more brutal playoff exits I can remember. They looked scared sh!!less that entire game, then started panicking when Montreal scored the first one, and you can't play good hockey when you're playing not to lose. At the same time, I still think what I said last August when they lost in the bubble to the Blue Jackets remains true - analytically they're a sound offensive team, but goaltending and defense are missing the key studs you need to win a cup (or a round, apparently). And I hate to say they lack grit and truculence, but they lack grit and truculence. I have nothing to offer except condolences and the promise that I'll try not to laugh too hard. This is how I felt when the Bengals blew the wildcard game in 2015 to the Steelers. I've never really cared about sports the same way since and I've kept emotions at a distance. One thing that I've found that helps is embracing the failure and owning it as a badge of honor. Any run of the mill dumbass can be a Pittsburgh Penguins fan (and many are!). That's living life on easy mode. Fans of bad teams should be revered.
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  16. I've had it. This is the team that, back in 2000, I cried over when they lost to the Devils. It was "just sports" but to young me it felt like the gut punch of gut punches. If only I knew. this team. them and this endless meme of failure. I'm tired of it. I'm tired of the "lol 1967" crap. I'm tired of the constant first round choke jobs. I was in high school the last time this team won a first round series. And not even grade 12! 2004! And finally ing finally the stars align. A weak Montreal team they go up 3-1 in dominating fashion and what happens? What happens? They lose two straight OT games and then lay an egg at home. They looked like they were playing the Sabres in December! Not playing a game seven in the Stanly Cup Playoffs! I'm tired of being on the butt end of jokes. I'm tired of the constant underachieving. I'm tired of seeing teams break through while we wallow in this nonsense. I'm tired of all of it. Hockey is supposed to be fun, but instead it's nothing but frustration, mismanagement, and pain. I'm done. you, Toronto Maple Leafs. you, NHL. you, hockey. Go buy more kachina crap.
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  17. The Edmonton Elks is a magnificent rebrand for a Canadian Football team. I love it even more than their previous name. Helmet antlers are a great addition. It finally gives them something of their own, away from that Green Bay Packers lookalike helmet. Classic inspired elements like the Eagles wings and the Bengals stripes. Now they have their own take on that. The folks in charge of rebranding pro sports have been on fire, nowadays. Chalk this one up with all the other successful rebrands from the last 2-3 years. (Sabres, Padres, etc)
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  18. Read before commenting, this has been addressed several times here. The classic EE HAS NOT BEEN DITCHED.
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  19. Agreed. As much as I love the new FC Cincinnati stadium the ideal perfect world solution would've been that it never had to be built and they'd play their home games at Paul Brown Stadium. Instead PBS takes up tons of space on our riverfront unused by the public for well over 300 days a year. We have 4 stadiums for 3 pro sports teams and a college football team who uses theirs maybe 7 times a year. It's pretty crazy when you actually think about what these teams do for the city and how often the facilities get used. I grow more horrified by each new stadium. The Rams spent 5 billion for Sofi and now all these rich guys think that's the going price and the next guy will spend 6 billion. The Rangers spent 1.2 billion to replace a 25 year old stadium and for the life of me I can't figure out where the money went. Somebody in Arlington, Texas is up to something fishy with that monstrosity. FC Cincinnati, however, just spent 250 million for a seating capacity around 26,000 and I think MLB teams should be taking notes from these Soccer Specific Stadiums. They're smaller, but they're still impressive and nice places to visits. There's gotta be ways to go about it that are economical yet still makes fans feel like they're in a big league facility. Take, IDK, 400 million and build a nice, intimate, contained facility with 30K seats, and put a simple sliding roof on it if you need AC because you live in a place too hot for people to exist. But there's absolutely no reason we need to be spending the GDP of St kitts and Nevis on a baseball stadium other than the billionaires want to measure wallets against other billionaires.
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  20. I'm looking back at this core's playoff appearances and YIKES 2017 - NKOTB scrappy competitive showing against Washington, but lost in 6. 5 of the 6 games went to overtime and the Leafs actually led the series 2 games to 1. Caps won games 5 and 6 in OT that easily could've coin flipped the Leafs way. I remember Leafs fans feeling pretty good about the future of the team at that point. 2018 - lose in 7 to Boston, but the Bruins felt in control most of that series even as the Leafs came back from down 3-1. Cracks starting to show, patience wearing thin. 2019 - Leafs had a 2-1 series lead and a 3-2 series lead. They're a good team going punch for punch with the Bruins who then hit them with a 4-2 win in game 6 in Toronto and then a 5-1 win in game 7 in Boston in which the Leafs looked similarly Dead Team Walking as they did last night. 2020 - Babcock fired midseason. Bubble qualifying round against an unremarkable Blue Jackets team. I didn't even expect this. Leafs and Jackets split the first two games with shutouts. In Game 3 the Blue Jackets came back from 3-0 to win 4-3 in overtime. In Game 4 the Leafs found themselves down 3-0 with 4 minutes left before completing their own ridiculous comeback to win in OT. In the deciding game 5 I fully expected the Leafs to ride that momentum and put the pesky Blue Jackets away and finally eliminate someone in a series. They got shutout by Joonas Korpisalo and lost 3-0. 2021 - Montreal Meltdown. 5 straight series losses in which they've been the underdog, favorite, had series leads, had to comeback, basically every situation. And it doesn't matter. Normally I hate "BLOW IT UP" guy, but I would be willing to listen to them in this case.
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  21. The logo looks a lot better in two colors than three. Also love this, posted by an Elks fan: I'm sure that Cleveland baseball fans can pull out an equivalent headline for "Spiders".
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  22. Wow, this is awesome. Really happy they went with Elks instead of Elk.
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  23. I'm not sure I agree with that. That's to say, I'm not sure I favor one over the other — i'm glad both exist. I think it shows the diversity and depth of the mark, and certainly helps in merchandising to have two very versatile variants of the logo. Personally, I'd say the two-color version makes me pause a minute before I realize what I'm looking at. The three-color version, though, seems much clearer to me. But I'm a dolt, so take that for what it's worth. However, on a similar point, I think the antler helmet actually suffers from being only two colors. To me, it lacks dimension. I'm generally a fan of simplifying everything, but I think the antler could actually use some help in this case.
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  24. Can't wait to see what they do with the uniforms. I love the added touch of reaching out to Oxford and the U of A to assist with the decision on going plural or not.
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  25. Oh man that antler football is an incredible logo. Might be my favorite part of this whole rebrand.
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  26. The name and the logo are great. But dropping the EE helmet logo is a bad move. The antlers don't make for a good helmet logo. If they weren't going to use the EE logo on the helmet, then they should have used the entire elk head logo.
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  27. This seems to have been the loss for many Leafs fans. I know it's easy to cash out and move on, but can you really blame anyone? One Leafs streamer went on a diatribe last night about how uncles, grandfathers, parents, and the old wear Leafs sweaters, but younger Toronto kids are donning Ovi, Crosby, Toews, etc. They're aware of what losers the Leafs are and aren't keen on getting lumped in. It was depressing to listen to. The entire r/Leafs subreddit is now dedicated to being a Maple Leaf Foods sub out of pure shame. I'm curious to see what Mike says about the Marner stuff. It seems to be of the core that he'd be the sacrificial lamb. Blood for the blood god.
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  28. You’re entering the Bears fan way of living that I’ve had with football as the years have gone by. The sport brings little pleasure, only bitterness and bafflement when Your Team remains fundamentally inept at exceeding beyond a certain point. The Leafs are walking into a new realm, however, of the dreaded Curse. There’s an unearthed sarcophagus or a curled monkeys paw in play here now.
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  29. I don't think this is a unique viewpoint. Yes, things that are good are good. All else being equal, we're better served by investments in transit than highways. Especially in 2021, but would have been nice in 1950-2000.
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  30. It's refreshing to have a rebrand/redesign that just nails it and doesn't find a way to mess everything up trying to be "innovative".
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  31. They would have to beat out the Blue Jays, which is a high bar to reach
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  32. Not to mention that solar powered desalination is becoming more and more of a thing. Granted what MIT has is merely a small-scale functional prototype but I can only imagine that the demand for something like this plus drastic upscaling as fresh water sources get harder and harder to come by will only get bigger. The conversation on water reminds me of what I heard about oil growing up and now the issue isn’t peak oil supply as it is peak oil demand. Difference in this scenario is that water is a hell of a lot more renewable than oil. You could probably repurpose those oil pipelines for water as oil demand keeps declining. Granted you’d have to clean the hell out of them but there you go. If Vegas is going to decline, I don’t think water demand or supply will be the main factor so much as it is Vegas (and Nevada by extension) losing its exclusivity on sports gambling and thus down the line it’s relative exclusivity on high-end gambling+entertainment. And as more and more states legalize sports betting, the countdown to that time has long since begun.
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  33. This gives me some hope for Washington’s rebrand
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  34. They're not ditching it though, it still works as a secondary logo. No reason to drop such a long-lived brand, people are still gonna want merch with the EE on it.
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  35. Looks like we've got the Edmonton Elks now in CFL.
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  36. I absolutely love this. Hopefully other North American brands will see this and realize they can change their brand effectively even if they already had a fair amount of equity. This might actually be my favorite CFL brand now.
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  37. Boy oh boy, this is really good. I love the thick lines, sharp angles, and simplicity of the shapes. It has the feel of the mid-1970s trend of geometric simplicity in logos, and that fits very well with the new wordmark and existing "EE." I'm specifically reminded of the WHA's Michigan Stags: They'll likely be getting some of my money.
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  38. Given that the CFL allows for teams to have multiple helmets it won't surprise me to see the classic EE as well as a different helmet with some iteration of the Elks logo on it at some point during the season.
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  39. A bit of a better look at the new helmet.
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  40. I dig it. I'm glad they went with an S on the end. I assume they're still gonna rock the EE logo on the helmets and at midfield though?
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  41. If Horace Stoneham taught us anything, it’s that you should visit stadium sites day and night.
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  42. https://nba.nbcsports.com/2021/06/01/rumor-alex-rodriguez-wants-to-move-timberwolves-to-seattle/ As we all expected, ARod bought the T-Wolves with the intent of moving them to Seattle lmao
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  43. In non-Rays news, the Giants are wearing a Pride-themed cap and jersey this Saturday against the Cubs;
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  44. I did this a while back as an example (edit of Steven Grant’s mock-up of the D logo on the original edge uniforms.) if they want to keep the current colors and logos something like this would be ideal. Although at this point I think going back to the Mighty Duck logo would make this even better and a good blend of eras.
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  45. I know that they had those jerseys in the works for a couple years, but man is it good they didn't trot out a police-inspired look.
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  46. It's better than the orange. They never should've switched their primary jersey from blue to orange. This is a promising sign that they'll return to blue at home and have orange as the alternate.
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