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  1. I already love the new Revs branding and I know I will die bunkered on this hill.
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  2. This thread got Power Ranger-jacked, out of all things.
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  3. hold your fire til you see the white of the background
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  4. The two best All Star Game uniform sets both utilized the diagonal script.
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  5. It's a bit of both. In general California cities don't dole out money for sports teams anymore. Particular direct subsidies are a dead end with both city councils and taxpayers when it's come to the ballot as they've realized they're expensive vanity projects that have no major benefit for a city and are a waste of funds. Some teams have tried creative alternative tax redirections with mixed results at best but even those have been rejected. The best you can hope for as a sports owner is some form of tax incentivization rather than subsidy or tit for tat land rights sale and maybe support for ancillary development like the A's are looking for with the infrastructure. That said, Oakland has always been somewhat dysfunctional at the local governmental level, more so that even most California cities are accused of being even with getting those supportive measures that are palatable. You have multiple points of view that don't like to see eye to eye to get things done. And the Coliseum site and its teams were a prime example. You have not only Oakland but Alameda County as having been stake holders in that (so double the government double the problems, particularly since Oakland and AlCo don't work well together and never have). AlCo in particular just wants out of the sport business. And Oakland has mixed feelings about where the A's want to build as it's prohibitively expensive (the whole project is $12 billion and they're still asking the city for the equivalent of $897 million in indirect subsidies, and half the city council can't understand why they just don't build and redevelop where the existing stadium is instead for far less. With the Raiders it was similar, Oakland balked at the subsidy cost that the broke ass Mark Davis wanted (not to mention they couldn't compete with the almost billion dollars Vegas was offering even if they'd been willing to offer public support). The only one the Oakland pols are entirely blameless on is the Warriors. Their owner wanted to move to San Francisco and was willing to pony up to do so. There was little Oakland could have offered that would have derailed that move, even a public subsidy probably wouldn't have been enough.
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  6. Dear god, I hope that leak is real. The logo itself is fine, nothing too special, but it's such a massive, substantial, enormous upgrade over the crayola flag that it doesn't matter. Please let it be real. Lmao.
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  7. From the man who broke the Columbus rebranding disaster: What in the?
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  8. Kyle Long retires because of constant injury after several years of being a Pro Bowler. Gets in the best shape of his life, has an awesome time being young and rich. Decides to back into football. Gets injured again. Maybe just stay thin and retired, dude.
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  9. If it comes down to diagonal-text Avs alternates, I still prefer this one. Random: But every Av in this photo except Skoula is in the Hall of Fame
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  10. Phew, I thought I was going to look stupid for a minute there. Thanks for the link! That's phenomenal.
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  11. These are guesses, but the outer shape feels directly inspired by classic bunting banners: while the sash feels like a nod to minutemen uniforms
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  12. If I had to guess a reason for using navy blue, I would say they wanted to use the sky blue from the flag and navy is just better for contrast. Same reason the Blue Jays powder blues use navy not royal.
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  13. I like it. It kinda reminds me of an old timey wax seal. Gives it a bit of a Paul Revere/messenger boy on horseback vibe, which works.
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  14. I really like the bulldog and the script. This star? Gross. It looks like they resized it in Microsoft Paint. I would have gone with something like this.
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  15. This. 100 times this! Unpopular opinion: Coming from a lifelong Washington fan, our fanbase has put Sean Taylor on too high of a pedestal. He was not a top 5 safety in the league IMO (I wouldn't dispute him being #6 at his peak). Plus I feel his size would have eventually been detriment to him as he got older, mainly in pass coverage. Honestly, if Taylor suffered a career ending injury in 2007 instead of being killed, he would not be looked upon as fondly be the fans
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  16. In 1971 only, the Los Angeles Dodgers road uniforms had shoulder stripes.
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  17. I notice the Dodgers are wearing their primary roads a LOT more this season. That’s a good thing.
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  18. The Decision was dumb, is dumb, and always will be dumb. Even as someone who likes LeBron I can admit that. As for the bolded parts, I really just can’t find it in me to care that much about this. Like I said, I like LeBron, but the discussion around him, especially by people who will find any reason to hate on him, is incredibly exhausting. That can be said about the purely basketball discussions about LeBron much less whether he craves attention or not.
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  19. New York Jets - Broadway Joe's Super Bowl guarantee becomes immortal Anyone that's familiar with the Jets' upset win over the Colts in Super Bowl III knows how important a victory that was. It cemented Joe Namath's status as not only a pop culture icon, but validated his on-the-field accomplishments. It also validated the legitimacy of the American Football League after years of doubts from the NFL players and fans, as well as two previous Super Bowl failures. It's for that reason that to me the Jets' look from the late 1960's is just as iconic as some of the longstanding classics like the Packers or Bears. The team's recent update disappointed me as they shelved their modern era homage to this look. Like the Chiefs who have their permanent memorial to Lamar Hunt and the founding of the AFL, I personally think the Jets should semi-permanently retain this combo. The white helmets, the unique/unorthodox sleeve striping and Broadway Joe's signature white shoes. These are pretty direct replications of the team's actual look from that era, so my unique contribution to this was the Empire State Building secondary logo. The final version included here is even more simplified than what I originally planned. This was the original version. I'm a bit baffled I didn't realize the unintentional connections to the tragedy of 9/11 until after I was done. I still like it, but it didn't feel appropriate. Maybe in the context of the late 60's it would have worked. Next up - the Detroit Lions get a new car badge-esque motif. References / Inspiration
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  20. He wanted to change his number two seasons ago after the Lakers traded for AD in order to a.) let AD have his number and b.) to show deference to AD in that the Lakers were going to be AD's team, not his. This is old news. Not too big on people trying to make LeBron into something he's not. He gets more attention than anyone in the NBA because he's LeBron James. He just has to speak, and 1000-word articles will be written about it. Not because he "goes out of his way to get attention".
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  21. From the images found via that cached link to designer Charmie Shah's website, I'd have rather seen this containment shape used: Within the center of the fort-shaped device, an intertwined NER lettermark - for example, something akin to this one designed by Brian Gundell - could complete the crest:
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  22. My opinion on the matter is that the home team should be in white, but I leave it up to the road team to wear whatever colored primary or alt they want. I think that was kind of the generally unwritten rule from like 1995ish (when alts started to become common) to 2015ish (around the time when the NBA started to go nuts). That PHI @ TOR pic you have above doesn't really bother me. because at least the home team is in white, and the road team is not only just in a color, but an actual TEAM color. Honestly, especially these days, that is enough to make me extremely happy. Just my opinion. It's funny that you chose Toronto as an example for this type of situation, though. Anyone remember the 1st round of the 2007 playoffs, NJ @ TOR? The Raptors gave out red shirts to all of their fans as part of a "red-out," so the Nets (who were expected to wear their primary navy's) countered by unexpectedly wearing their red alts to "ruin" the red-out. Here's an article - https://www.espn.com/nba/recap/_/gameId/270421028 "The Raptors tried to boost the atmosphere inside Air Canada Centre by handing out red T-shirts to their fans, but New Jersey countered by wearing their red uniforms. Jefferson jokingly thanked the Raptors for making the Nets feel welcome with the shirt giveaway. 'That showed us a lot of love,' he said." Nets won the series, so maybe their trick worked, haha.
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  23. I don’t really like it! Not sure it fits the club, old-timey sure but doesn’t read as revolutionary or New Englandy to me. Also it never occurred to me that a white background would look so odd. Also also, we need a roundel moratorium already. Although I’m also curious to know, how do we know this isn’t just a portfolio piece? Not from a designer known in MLS circles, are they?
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  24. Not really sure what's going on with the diagonal stripe across the middle, but the R looks very old timey and that crest shape inside the white circle is awesome. This is much better than the trash heap logo they've had their entire existence.
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  25. Wouldn't surprise me if they either go with Winterhawks and use an actual hawk logo or rebrand to be the new incarnation of the Rosebuds using the P-rose logo. Oh, and ECHL's Trois-Rivieres team has shown their own branding; the Trois-Rivières Lions;
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  26. I dig it BIG time, very nice
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  27. LA/Utah: *sigh*. As expected. Milwaukee should never be wearing black against a team whose only color are black and white. It pisses me off when teams who have other colors decided to wear the same color as the other team. Case-in-point: Philly is wear their red alts in Toronto’s all-red court while Toronto wears their white jersey with red accents. The Sixers could’ve easily worn their standard blue icon road uniform and when we go back to watch this moment 20 years from now, it would’ve been easy to remember who’s there. Rant over. Me personally, I love Denver’s earned jerseys. The return of a lighter blue(while not quite powder) is great, and I think if they wanted to update (a few years back—2019?), they should’ve just replace navy with red. Bright blue, red, and gold is unique and eye-catching. Navy, red, and gold is dull(especially they way Denver uses it), and the Cavs and Pels have those same colors. It not only acknowledges history, but creates a unique design that’s really good. Atlanta/Philly may be the best looking matchup left.
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  28. The Citadel released their identity upgrade yesterday.
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  29. One of the centerpiece attractions at the Jacksonville Zoo is the jaguar exhibit, which is supposedly the largest in North America, although I’m not sure if it opened before or after the team was founded. Your overall point still stands though.
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  30. I can't remember the first Madden game it was in but iirc they had them added during the PS3/360 era of Maddens so it's been awhile. Also Madden has had the Bears with alternate orange pants as an option since Madden 13 even though it's never been worn
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  31. I mean, Philly and Atlanta had nice contrasting color-on-color looks each of the first two games of the series. Best looking series as far as those qualifications, but quickly downhill after that with more white vs. black.
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  32. god I hope the isles can get past tampa this time. either way, the fact that this team has made it to back-to-back semifinals is stunning.
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  33. Why doesn't Utah just make green/gold/purple and purple/light blue versions of the red rocks jerseys and make that their entire set? They could own the gradient design, cover all their eras and make their fans happy while being relatively unique as long as Denver doesn't use their Atari breakout skylines too much.
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  34. The problem with the Avs elimination of black is that the shades of blue and red have very similar levels of brightness; there's almost no contrast between the two. To illustrate this, I'll use these desaturated photos. When you had black in the color scheme, the white and silver were the light-tones, the red and blue acted as mid-tones, and the black acted as your dark tones. While unconventional, black equipment balanced the uniforms out because there's almost no dark tones on the sweater outside of the hockey pucks in the logos. Once you remove black from the color scheme, the entire uniform is solely midtones and highlights. Other teams pull off "no dark colors" looks well enough, so that isn't entirely the problem, but because there's almost zero contrast between the brightness levels of the blue and the red, there's something jarring and a bit off about it. I'll be honest that the black equipment never bothered me and I much prefer it to the current blue equipment, but if the team was going to eliminate black, the better course of action would have been meeting in the middle of the black and current blue by using the navy the team had been using as an alternate... The contrast is much easier on the eyes here in my opinion, others might disagree. Personally, I'd hate to lose the Avs current shade of blue for another generic navy team, but I do think it's a better solution to accomplish what the Avs were attempting to do.
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  35. I really love this all the way around. I can’t believe it’s taken them this flippin’ long to get to this point. I’m sure they were waiting for their new stadium to open before they introduced to rebrand, but let’s be honest, that’ll never happen. My one hope with this re-brand is that once the new look is established, they make the R surrounded by the bunting their primary logo, and ditch the roundel lockup. Other pro: I get a real Rangers/Flamengo monogram vibe which I like. Con: Not a fan of the two-tone blues on the kit.
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  36. Ah wow I just realized the New England connection. R
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  37. I don't get the SLASH. It obscures the R for no reason.
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  38. Some higher quality images:
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  39. Regardless of the notion of any people worrying about Islamic imagery similarities, 1 and 3 are the best looking of that bunch. The negative space "E" in number 1 is particularly clever.
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  40. It’s a new strategy for moving the Jags. If London flops, do Germany! Or La Ciudad de México. Or Toronto. Basically anywhere but Jacksonville for the NFL.
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  41. Lockervision finally has Utah/LA on its schedule. Utah going red rocks at home all the way through, and association whites on the road. Clips wearing statement and city at home all the way through as well. If the series goes the distance, every game will have been some form of black vs. white. Milwaukee vs. Brooklyn game 3 is the only non black-vs-white game in that series, with the Bucks wearing earned jerseys in game 3. Denver is scheduled to wear their earned jerseys on the road the rest of the series also. No idea why they’re suddenly huge fans of those. Only notable thing from the Hawks/76ers series is Atlanta cranking out the MLK’s for Game 3.
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  42. LeBron goes out of his way to get attention more than anyone in the NBA, followed by Russel Westbrook probably. I think it makes people lose respect for him
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  43. That's a real company? "Voted #69th best sunglass brand page, by your mom. Think you’ve got something worthy enough for us to throw up on our social media? Go ahead… try us." The default email address in the text box to submit yours is "yourmom@hotmale.com" Then there's this - a lot to unpack here:
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  44. They're basically the Dolphins' throwback stripe with a G in the middle;
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  45. For the 1982 season, the Washington 32s tucked in the feathers on their logo, but returned to the hanging feathers the next season. In 1994 the Detroit Tigers started using their current road script, but the jerseys also introduced racing stripes, and they had an orange-brimmed hat with an orange D. They were only worn during the strike-shortened season. In 1995 the Tigers introduced a navy blue alternate jersey. It lasted one game.
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