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    For those of you that know me, you know i'm huuuuge into Out of the Park Baseball. I had an itch to create a fictional league, and let the league develop and expand while I sit back and press sim. The league started in 1965, and I've simmed 5 whole seasons. But of course, the Sports Fan Fiction board was blown to rubble so i'm not here to share that side of it! I branded my teams! The first 10 teams were in large and growing markets for the 60s, and I'll rebrand accordingly. Most of the names are spiritual precursors to the first fake league I started on OOTP in 2014. But that league didn't have nearly as many big markets, so for them I tried to be pretty straight forward with their names that would make sense, and fit the time period. Houston Saturns Golden Gatekeepers New York Lancers Los Angeles Suns Boston Bulldogs Washington Admirals Detroit Mechanics Chicago Falcons Philadelphia Keystones Toronto Darts
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    New court for the new jerseys too
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    With my 72 Project winding down, I thought to myself, "Maybe a break would be nice, get through the semester, and then start a new series." Well then the Reverse Retros were officially released. And then I said screw the break, let's jump into my next project, because honestly, I have no self control. Since the NBA style of doing jerseys is all the rage right now in the concept world, that was the genesis for this idea. 4 jerseys for every team, though there will be no "Association, Icon" style names. Home, Away, Alternate and a Legacy slot were the original four jerseys. Then it became 5 with the advent of the Reverse Retro jerseys. I'll be doing teams in order of how they finished the regular season, starting with the dregs of the league (Detroit *sheds tears*) and ending with Boston. Seattle will be featured, likely after Boston. Home - Away: If you were expecting sweeping changes for the home and away jerseys, then you're in the wrong thread. I tried that in the last NHL thread of mine, simply trying to match the home and away jerseys. So the away jersey is unchanged. The home jersey does change ever so slightly. The hem stripe, formerly running into the hem, moves up to match the away jersey as a stripe. Other than that, the pants, socks and helmets are all the same. Alternate - I always felt an affinity to the Stadium Series uniforms and felt that with some tweaks, they could be a good alternate that doesn't hurt the Red Wings brand. So I decreased the slant on the chest stripe from the original, and allowed it to continue on the back of the jersey. The sleeves now have stripes and don't run off the ends of the sleeves anymore. Winged Wheel moves to the shoulders. Modern D logo on the chest. Slightly larger stripes on the socks. No changes to the pants. Gloves change up the colors a little. Legacy - Revisited the '27/'28 and 75th anniversary jerseys. Kept it largely the same. Bevy of stripes on the chest, DETROIT in the middle of the big one. Stripes on the sleeves to almost match the chest. Socks match the chest stripes. Pants change the Winged Wheel logo to the Old English D. Helmet also uses the Old English D. Reverse Retro - Literally anything would have been better than what the Wings actually went with. White and Grey? I get it, how do you RR a team that has had 4 total uniform styles in their history? Maybe dig just a little deeper? I went with the '28/'29 Cougars uniforms, and Reversed Retro'd them! Red base, white elements. Rolled with the 2014 WC script and the shorter wing. Used the pants from the Legacy jerseys. Also the red helmet now has the Old English D instead of the wordmark C&C is welcome!
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    We all know the Cardinals need new uniforms. I took a stab at it by replacing the black with a deep wine color, and focusing on tapered stripes for a more subtle use of the AZ flag. Here's a taste of how they might look in action: C+C Welcome
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    Yeah, they could add a blue strip to keep the silver separating the burgundy and blue: This is easily the best option. The blue looks great and the additional arm stripe ties it all together well. Really hope they go with this.
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    Shaqnosis inspired Magic jerseys could be dope as hell actually.
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    Ever since the Jazz starting using that template (or inspiration) a few years ago, all I can think of is Dig Dug when I see them.
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    Why does this alarm you? Red is one of the 3 colors in Denver's primary logo.
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    I want them to choose a damn name just so we don't have to hear any more stupid suggestions.
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    Original Design It felt fitting to close out this project officially with the team that kickstarted the uniforms arms race in the college football world. Ironically, they've actually simplified things down from years past. Part of me misses the mix and match-ability of the Oregon teams of seasons past. So with a few tweaks, I wanted to sort of take things back to those days. Football - Consider this the official reveal of what my Vapor Fusion template is gonna be. Which is really just the jersey template, but it felt appropriate since Oregon is the only team wearing it at the moment. I stripped away a lot of the feathers from the wing pattern previously used, to just 3 sets of feathers. This means just winged helmets for football, bit similar to now. Jerseys see the same reduction of feathers, down to just 3. Oregon O on the chest opposite the Pac-12 logo. Pants also have the wings coming up from the bottom, along with 3 sets of cleats and socks Alternates - In old Oregon fashion, they wouldn't be complete without some form of an alternate or alternates. Went back to a BFBS jersey, this time with no white/silver and using team colors. An interesting concept. I always liked Oregon in grey. There was something about their apple green, grey and white that I really appreciated. So an all grey uniform makes its appearance, with no yellow to be found. And because I never came up with this logic, that many Oregon fans don't or didn't like wearing black because it happens to be a primary color of their hated Rival. So I kept the Nightmare Green (as close as I could get to it) around as yet another alternate. This time, no apple green, NM green, yellow and black. Hockey - In all reality, it's not terribly different from what I had done before for hockey. biggest changes, save for template changes, is the wings on the shoulders are no longer subtle, and are in the new style. Pants now also have the wings coming up from the bottom, like football. Ducks script is also now on the helmet as a sticker. Also added in a yellow helmet. If ASU can mix and match hockey parts, I feel like Oregon could too. Alternates - I just kept things basically the same from the football alternates, as will the other two sports. Black, grey and Nightmare green alternates, keeping the same spirit, just in their own colors. I feel like these bits and pieces could mix and match fairly well. I might add these to the Mix and Match website just to see. Baseball - Really, the biggest change was the wings move down from the shoulders and become the focal point on the sleeves. Otherwise, everything stays mostly the same from before. Alternates - Oregon's baseball uniforms have remarkably stayed pretty conservative. these do not. dressing in almost head to toe in a color, save for grey which has green socks. Basketball - Surprising amount of change went into these. The wings no longer worked on the shoulders so the NW stripes became used around the arms and the collars. This moved the wings down to the shorts, which share the space with the same stripes from the jerseys coming down the sides. O logo stays on the fronts. Ducks on the home, Oregon on the road greens. Fighting Ducks on the yellow alts. Alternates - Same style of as the main 3, just all three will have the baseball Ducks script. Guys, it's over. That's the end of the list. It has been a wild ride working on this project. I can't believe that it's over but I'm glad that I was able to see it through to the end. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1qNVv-h4LL2rt5ReTJg14sqEA2uybumNctWdZZSifStA/edit?usp=sharing If anyone is interested, I cataloged a uniform breakdown by conference and all total. C&C welcome as always!
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    Also, that logo was used on a jersey using the Oilers template, not the Habs'. I'll vouch that they should've done a red version of this jersey; Fits the Reverse Retro idea perfectly and is markedly distinct from their regular look. We got Wild Wing and the Peyote Coyote, we can afford to get Scooby Doo-Eye Senator back.
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    Well, they had previously used the "Elks" name in the early 20th century, so there's some historic precedent for it, it's a great and unique name, "Edmonton Elks" sounds great, the potential for antler helmets is too good not to pass up, it allows them to still use the "EE" logo, and it's only a small departure from "Edmonton Esks", a nickname the team had already been using. Elks is the way to go.
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    Here's a concept I came up with that modernizes the old 80's logo. Unis to come later. C&C if you like:
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    Mavs Classic shorts: They always should do shorts in that way and this is also how they should do Celtics shorts and other Celtics like style.
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    Love the Memphis jerseys. They should just ditch the blues and go with the classic colors full-time.
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    The split makes it not look like a horn. The crescent moon comparisons are pretty accurate. If you didn't know it was the Rams helmet, it'd be tough to say what it was.
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    Sure, when the LA gives "Lakers" back to Minneapolis.
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    the Rams are an embarrassment. this is one of the worst uniforms of all time
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    The 1972 Project is officially wrapped up, meaning I can devote my time here fully now. That should mean no more long layoffs between teams. Home - Away: Count me in the camp that isn't a fan of the Sens going back to basically their inaugural look. Don't get me wrong, it's better than the uniforms they're replacing, but I don't like the move. So what I tried to do for Ottawa, was try and capture the sense of history of professional hockey in Ottawa in a unique uniform. What I mean there is "capture the essence of the Barberpole, without going full barberpole" The double stripe that has come into play in recent years was a good start. So on the jerseys, the stripes on the sleeves double up, creating a sense of the barberpole without destroying your retinas. I went with the criminally underused profile Senator logo on the chest. Double stripe on the hem. Went back to the more "romanesque" number font, with the blocky NOB font. Socks match the stripes on the sleeves, pants match the hem line. I also kept the split shield logo with Ottawa Senators as the pants logo. Alternate - I was hesitant to go with a black home and a black alternate jersey, but ultimately, the design didn't work as well on red. Anyways, still with the barberpole in mind, I kept an early draft for what the primary uniforms were going to look like. This time with a triple stripe, heritage/vintage white (I always thought Ottawa made good use of it) and the O logo. Tie down, striped collar. Still with the Roman font and blocky NOB font. No stripes on the pants. Brought back the striped O logo as a pant logo and a helmet logo. Socks have the same stripes as the jerseys. Legacy - NORMALIZE WHITE ALTERNATES!! NORMALIZE WHITE AT HOME (sometimes, not full time). Returned the Senators back to their original white jersey, in its original glory. Original logo on the chest, S logos on the sleeves. Bigger double hem stripe on the, well, hem line, which follows the curve of said hem. Back to the block number font, which is on top of the stripes on the sleeves. Reverse Retro - I really have no complaints with what Ottawa did for their RR. It makes sense, but really just feels like an alternate jersey when looked at with the new set, which was probably done by some degree of design. So I decided to go with the alternate from 2000-2007 and with red and black flipping places on the jersey and on the socks. Almost went with a red helmet, but I didn't like it. Front facing Senator logo back on the chest, Peace Tower logos on the shoulders. Same pants as the Legacy jersey, love how that works out. Laurel leaf pattern on the sleeves and hem line. Same style stripes on the socks, sans leaf pattern C&C welcome! That was my bad on the Detroit post. I meant to link those but forgot it before I posted it Moving forward, the inspiration for the Legacy and Reverse Retros will be posted in the descriptions.
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    Same as before, oddly. The one uniform that's not changing for them this season.
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    The tapered stripes never really made sense. Good move for the Gators.
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    Florida's made a change to the striping pattern on the white helmet, which they will be wearing at Vanderbilt this week. Brings it in line with the uniform striping. New: Old:
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    Current / Blue / Stripes This takes the Avs from sloppy mistmatch (current) , to pretty solid uniform (blue equipment), to their best road uniform. Love this change.
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    Yeah who thought bone pants with white and yellow stripes was a good idea? You can barely see anything when watching on tv.
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    So we have already seen the court worn as a jersey (Bucks, Celtics) and now we get banners as jerseys. What's next, a shoe model design as a jersey? Ridiculous.
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    https://www.nba.com/grizzlies/cityuniforms This website debuting the City Jerseys is sick!
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    Raptors with wild shorts
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    I always liked how the mens hockey team used the stripe on a scarlet and black background. That being said I think the ideal move would be for osu to take the helmet stripe and then when you put it on a different back ground the color would swap with grey. Like this : They much do this except for the scarlet uniform. I would love for this to be a whole department though.
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    Certainly not famous as in “everyone knows who they are”, but within the gymnastics scene they are very, very well known. They’ve been one of the top programs in the nation for years.
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    So, finished my Big 10 baseball thread, and this seemed to next logical step. As always, feedback appreciated.
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    I’m sure it’ll be popular in Utah again, but this just isn’t doing it for me. The redrock stuff is just over-played at this point.
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    It's like how people get aroused by the Steelers uniforms, when every aspect of their uniform is hot garbage -- But a winning tradition makes their gear elite somehow. Same goes for Dallas.
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    PIT-JAX might just be one of the best looking matchups of the week Not very often is Jacksonville in this discussion.
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    On top of all that, I would add that "Elks" has the very northern connotation that an Edmonton team should have, just as "Eskimos" did (which, admittedly, took it to absurdity; as far north as Edmonton is, it's still well short of circumpolar).
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    Obviously in the minority with this, but IMO Oregon looks like crap. They are just so far off with their unis. Brutally ugly. Miss State vs. Georgia looks good. Darn good.
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    That number font is still pretty goofy. But the new horn shape looks even better in a single piece.
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    I really hope it's Elks. "Edmonton Eskimos" was never a brand that meant anything to me, and the potential to do a antlered helmet -- a very Canadian analogue to the Rams -- is just so cool that it'll actually be an improvement and not just making a bad word go away.
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    Believe me Pistons, that motor you are talking about sputtered out a long time ago. Stop with the unimaginative Motor City idea.
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