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    In-depth analysis of a fictitious sports team appearing in a throwaway 30 second commercial about a state lottery is what makes this site great.
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    Today I made the first of many pilgrimages to Allianz Field - in this case, for a special season ticket holders' event. The first picture is from just inside the southwest gate. The other two were taken from the highest accessible point in the stadium - the top of the east-side upper deck's center section.
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    Much like with the bowl games, basketball + energy = fun in Illustrator. So I present each regional bracket, displayed by team jerseys and scores. This will be updated again after next weekend's games. Click to enlarge.
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    During Saturday's AAF game between Orlando and Atlanta on TNT, there was a commercial for the New York State Lottery that featured fans of a fictitious baseball team, many of whom were dressed in the team's yellow-and-black gear. Here is the establishing shot of the crowd. We can see someone wearing an unbuttoned home jersey; and, in front of that person, is the commercial's main character, who is wearing a buttoned road jersey. Both jerseys feature the same arched "New York" wordmark. Here is the main character. There are three caps pictured. The main character is wearing a black cap with an "NY" insignia. Another fan is wearing a yellow cap with the bird logo that can be seen on the left sleeve of the main character's jersey. And a vendor is wearing a yellow cap with the "NY" insignia, smartly accessorised with a yellow polo shirt bearing the bird logo. That cap can be seen on the head of a jolly face-painting fan. The fan with the yellow bird cap is wearing a black jacket that has the "NY" insignia, over a white T-shirt with the bird logo reversed. Finally, we see that the main character's jersey has the "NY" insignia on the right sleeve. We never get any indication of the team's nickname; but, considering the logo and the colour scheme, I am willing to bet that it is meant to be "Canaries". This is a quality production. Even the unorthodox choice not to have the letters of the "NY" insignia cross or interlock, as is traditional in New York baseball, was put to artistic use in the painting of the separate letters on the two cheeks of the fan. And the font, which is non-standard yet not awkwardly distorted, makes for a very attractive wordmark and initials insignia. So I say that this is very well done.
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    but the painted face mask reminds me of this, therefore it is actually good
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    Hey man, we didn't have free porn a mouse click away back then. We had to take our jiggles where we could get them.
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    I guess this explains why Ferdinand prefers white uniforms at home
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    Counterpoint: 1. No they don’t; 2. No they aren’t; and 3. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.
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    What about a fictional team that became a real team?
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    That would be a great helmet if it were metallic green or satin. Basic matte drabs it up a bit.
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    + looks good on muscular/trim athletes and stupid on fat guys.
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    You think bright golden yellow is drab? I'm going blind just thinking about how you decorate your home.
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    2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, 1st and 2nd rounds complete:
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    and sequinned robes, on that quote though, i'm sure what we're all going to read into is that johnson wants to make the players happy with the re-design. that could really mean anything, but i'm sure some will jump to the conclusion that we're in for a more nike-ified look than most of us are hoping for.
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    That could be a nice upgrade for Baylor. The current colors seem a bit... idk, drab at times Hopefully this means the end of their volt basketball uniforms as well
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    Jacqueline Onassis High First Ladies
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    Wow, I didn’t realize how popular that style was in the 70’s and 80’s, I thought it was just a few teams. This might be an unpopular opinion, but I think the colored top, white pants on the road look could work great across MLB in the modern day. It would bring a little extra splash of color to games as opposed to white v. gray, and would bring baseball closer to football, basketball, & hockey in aesthetic.
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    With all the talk about USF's new academic logo I started looking at their old athletic logos. There was not much to see. So I decided to take on the task of creating one. The "bulls" were originally the "Golden Brahmans". A Brahman or Brahma is a breed of cattle that originated in India so they do well in the hot, humid Florida environment. So southern and central Florida have a lot of them. They are very distinct looking with long ears, shorter horns, and a menacing/pissed off look on their face. So here is my USF Golden Brahman:
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    The characters are crudely drawn caricatures and the ending is so corny. It's a baseball movie for non-baseball fans, and I feel like it insults the viewer's intelligence. But the aesthetics of the movie are fantastic. The Knights look great, and War Memorial Stadium seems to perfectly capture the dinginess of ballparks from that era. I don't know if he's taking requests, but I'd love to see @SFGiants58 do a take on the Knights in his stunningly fantastic Defunct thread.
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    Love this, but I miss the team-color-specific presentation of other brackets you've done.
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    These quotes and the Cheerleader uniforms have me feeling uneasy about all this.
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    For almost every club, I'd agree with you. But this is a ing fantastic New York City jersey. I'll have to be ready to pounce when they go on sale - last year they were sold out within an hour or two.
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    Twins: I really like the color flip idea (red home, navy road) and the syncing of the cap bills to the wordmark colors. Well done! Astros: I like how you simplified the wordmarks and put dashes of the tequila sunrise throughout the uniform. The “Houston” wordmark is a welcome touch, as is the custom number font. Angels: This might be my favorite red/powder Angels concept. You have a fantastic balance of colors throughout, while also making sure powder and red don’t touch (which I find is key) on the home and alternate sets. I’m not that keen on the white front-panel, but I can see why it’s there. Nice work! A’s: I really like the color flip, the added “Oakland” emphasis, and the use of raglan piping! My one issue with the set is that I’d rather see a white recoloring of the modern elephant on the sleeves. Other than that, nice work! Mariners: I like the idea to bring in neon green into the set, but I wish you pushed it a little further. A lime green bill at home/for the home alt would be perfect! As for the road set, the more “minimal lime” approach should necessitate a different sock stripe pattern with less neon. I’d also back up @coco1997‘s suggestion for placket trim. Still, I like it!
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    not much insight to glean, but hey! that hasn't stopped us before. acting owner christopher johnson on the team's new unis:
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    Even if so, taking a year off can only be good for your body, not bad. He’s a moron, but not for this. Good on him for getting out while he still has full use of the limited brain he has, or at least for preserving himself and extending his career by a few extra years if he does decide to come back.
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    I don't think it's that. I think it's more they are trying to promote the white jersey because it is new. Also....HOLY CRAP THAT STADIUM! Here is a brief video I took from my seats. Just gorgeous.
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    I think it looks pretty good! Alternatively you could try white piping, but the green looks fine, IMO.
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    This show was awesome back in the day.
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    I dont know a lot about Minnesota High school hockey . But I really like these concepts
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    Alright y’all, I thought about waiting a couple more days before posting the next team, but I’m bored in my room so I’m just gonna do it now. Buffalo Bills Helmet: It’s the return of the red shells with white face masks. I don’t dislike the current white helmets, I actually like them a lot, but I just like the red helmets more. The stripe is white-blue-white with a slight taper getting wider at the back, inspired by the logo. This stripe style is used through the whole uniform. Jerseys: Blue, white, and a red alternate. The Color Rush reds actually look decent on Madden when paired with white pants instead of the solid red pants and socks, so I added one here. The jerseys have the tapering stripes on the sleeves and the number font is the font from the 90s, a slightly different block. Pants: Two pairs, white and blue with the tapering three stripes on the sides. Combinations: Blue jerseys and red jerseys are always worn with white pants, the white jersey can be mixed with either color pants. No matter what jerseys or pants they wear, they have red socks. So there they are. Thoughts?
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    The Giants did when they had their pullover period. I like the script, but divorced from the rest of the set.
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    Bit of an odd case here, of a fictional team being used as a legal stand-in for a real team in a video game: in 2005 EA Sports released NHL 06, the PlayStation 2 version of which featured a port of the Genesis version of NHL '94, and because some non-NHL entity (either the city of Hartford or the state of Connecticut IIRC) held onto the trademarks for the Hartford Whalers after their 1997 relocation until ~2009, EA had to replace them in-game with a new team; and thus were born the Hartford Canes: Everything else about the team in-game is the same (navy & green uniforms, Brass Bonanza playing at faceoffs, etc.), they just have a different name and Hurricanes-esque (and Canadiens-esque TBH) logo.
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    Alright, gonna get us back on track here with the next team up: Mizzou got a hell of an upgrade when Nike redid their look a few years ago. However there are a few things I would still change and did change. The black and yellow really pop off of each other and I wanted to play that up. I also didn't like how the three football jerseys now all were unique from each other. It just doesn't work for me. Football - So for football, no more stripes on the helmet. Just the big tiger logo, one color, on both sides with the number in the space on the back of the helmet. I was a big fan of the yellow helmet introduced this past season so now there is an alternate yellow helmet. Jerseys now have two stripes that run onto the chest CLE Browns style. Mizzou also has a tiger stripe pattern that I feel gets underused so now the stripes and numbers now have the tiger stripe pattern in them. Pants have the tiger stripes down the pant legs. Hockey - Hockey got a little interesting to me. Originally there was nothing on the hem and it just felt empty with nothing there. So now there is a solid stripe on the hem. Otherwise, it's all very similar to football with the stripes on the sleeves and pants. Baseball - I kept things similar to the rest of the uniforms. Tiger stripes on the sleeves, TIGERS on the home whites, MIZZOU on the road and alternate. Three different hats, one with a black base, yellow brim with an M on the front, an all black hat with the one color tiger, yellow hat like the first black hat. The biggest difference here is the pants don't have any stripes. There was just no real way to make them work. Basketball - Finally to the hardwood, very simple looking uniforms, tiger stripes under the armholes, tiger stripes on the shorts. Not much to say there. Didn't really give you guys a whole lot to go on, but let me know what you think nonetheless!
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    Either that or an alternate universe Yankees team that kept the Orioles name upon moving to New York
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    That’s very unusual, to put that much work into a fictional team for a commercial. They usually pull from stock. The football uniforms from The Replacements get a lot of use, because they look very much like NFL uniforms. I’m not familiar with it, but could that be from another production? And the uniforms might be gold, but that bird is in no way a canary. That team my friend, is the Pigeons.
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    I really miss this triple-striped collar style.
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    Think this will be a good switch for Baylor. The gold they’ve always used in football looks good on the helmets, but without Metallic pants to match it’s a terrible look. Hopefully black and volt will be gone completely as well and colors will be standardized across all sports.
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    Thanks! I think that those had a big, sub-conscious, effect on me. I only ever bought the Colorado one, but I saw the Mich one everywhere. Thank you!
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    Similar number of teams that used powder blue road uniforms (10 and 12 teams, respectively). In fact four teams (Braves, White Sox, Cubs and Rangers) used both styles at some point.
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    Maybe move the knicks font up a little Otherwise good work
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    These are all such simple improvements but they make all of them so much cleaner. Only suggestion I might make is white letters and numbers on Miami's City Edition. I think that would just pop better on the light blue.
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     That’s too dark to be yellow. It’s pretty clearly athletic gold. It's canary yellow. Right. There's nothing ornithological about it. It is a generic bird. The bird is black against a yellow background. But a careful examination of the crowd shot reveals the existence of yet a fourth cap: a black cap with the bird in yellow. Ladies and gentlemen, your New York Canaries.
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    Thank you! Actually, all these designs are meant to be alternates Thanks! The maroon + powder blue is one of my favourite combinations in the Majors, so I had to brought it back. Time for the Pirates! Not much explanation for this. The Bucs' set tries to mimic a pirate jacket:
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    LeBron missed six weeks. Lonzo has been out half the season. Ingram missed a quarter of the year. This was always going to be a throwaway season for LA, but they had injury disaster. Their trades were stupid too. Zubac should still be on that team.
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    Looks like Oregon State will be revealing new uniforms on April 20th: Hopefully they’re similar to the Retro Benny uniforms from this past season: If I had to guess I’d say they’ll be somewhat similar to those, but with their proprietary number font and the current beaver logo instead of the Retro Benny logo.
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