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    The fact that real human beings with brains said "What's the difference?" when the new uniforms came out will never not amaze me.
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    I hate this new rule so much...
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    Hey dorks. So, like all my other projects, this was started with the prospects of making a OOTP save. I've never just played a real life game while expanding the MLB. It would be fun to build up a farm system from nothing. Obviously the first team is Montreal (although i'll send their asses to Puerto Rico if they touch my Rays), but then the crowd behind them is a little more spread out. Off the top of my head Nashville, and Portland have posted real stadium renderings. Then Vegas has been in the mix, and so has Raleigh & Charlotte equally. How was I going to cut the perfect division alignment up as I expand to 32? Would I split rivals for geographic integrity? Would two random divisions grow to 6? What if I just expanded by 6? So that's what I did! Here's my thinking for each concept. Portland Beavers The Beavers are the historic name for minor league teams in Portland. They were moved in 2008, and that allowed the Timbers to develop the stadium into one of the best soccer-specific stadiums in the country. But the name is perfect, even if Oregon State shares it. So what I did is sketch a P and put a little beaver in the negative space (the P-hole if you will). I found a font that I've used before to make scripts, including a B that would double as a cool stand alone logo. San Antonio Armadillos I was flipping between Austin and San Antonio, but the size of SA put it over the top. But the nickname was something that would follow no matter. I had visions of a deep eggplant/green/orange team. But once I put these logos next to where I plan to align them in MLB, it wasn't working. I revisited this over the course of a few days, and ended up deciding to lean into the idea that the Spurs also owned this team, plus it would allow me to dabble in the fiesta colors that everyone loves. Pretty straight forward. oh and I put this little dude on the sleeve
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    I'm not going to get into why the Browns orange-brown-orange stripes are correct again because I've done that too many times. The real issue with their pants is the stripe is too thick. They need to go back to what they had in the 80's, which was a thinner stripe, similar to what the Chiefs use. Fits the old school look better and because the size differs from the helmet it doesn't need to be consistent. What the Pats should do Single outlined numbers, the stripe mimics the stripe on the American flag (and the logo) and is consistent on every background, and you don't have that ugly red-blue-red stripe anywhere. Also replaces the useless repeating logo on the sleeves with numbers.
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    Here, this should fix the road socks up nicely. This would work as a complete home/road set for the Pats.
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    The real reason why Oakland needs to retain the A's cap is so the division standings can spell ASSHAT when ordered as OAK/SEA/HOU/LAA/TEX
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    Wouldn’t this be the California version of a Yankees cap?
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    The Northwoods League summer collegiate Madison Mallards released a new brand yesterday, and iI'm not a big fan. Here's my take:
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    I'm not an A's fan but I basically live in the Bay Area and I can honestly say I don't want to ever see them not have A's on a primary hat. I find it hard to believe people around here would be okay with that. Alternate? Sure but it never should be a primary hat, the A's hat and the SF hat are basically the California version of the Yankees hat, you can't mess with that.
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    Las Vegas Supernovas You know what I hate? PREDICTABLE NAMES. Every gosh darn list of suggestions from when the Golden Knights were nameless were like the Card Sharks, or Gamblers, or High Rollers, or Black Jacks. Cmon guys, be more creative. Anyways, I actually was stuck on this one pretty bad. I was cycling through my fonts and saw a font named "Nova Square" (which I didn't use). That got me thinking of the name Supernovas. What works is that you already have that shorthand of Novas. It's short, unique. Then it hit me to use the 4 point star on the Las Vegas sign as the center OF the supernova. bing bang boom, ya got a logo. I used the V-splosion logo in the scripts, which was a nice realization. Oh yeah, and if you love baby blue away unis you'll like this. Charlotte Dukes To fit with the predictable naming, why would I name a sports team after a different sport? Racers are out. The historic minor league name is the Hornets, so that's a no-go. Charlotte is the Queen City, which is where you get the Knights & crown in Charlotte FC. Barons came to mind because of the banking hub, but it wasn't convincing. I'm racking my brain for regal names then one made me laugh out loud. My dad went to NC State and nothing was funnier than pissing off the two biggest rivals by naming a team the Carolina Dukes. So that's 4 of 5! I'm posting these now because I have a dilemma. I have this cool logo for Nashville and no name to go with it. The historic minor league name is the Vols, which would be weird to use for obvious reasons. But it's not even the first in-state college team I'd be lifting from. The expansion proposals have Stars as a name, which was a Negro League name. but with the Astros and now Supernovas - it was a nonstarter. Help!
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    No one cares about my opinion but I’ll throw my 2 cents in anyway. I don’t like it. For the pure and simple reason that it’s different and weird and I always kind of liked the NFL being the only league to have rules with your jersey number. Growing up as a kid obsessed with sports and jersey numbers it was fun to be able to figure out those rules organically on my own. But at the end of the day, it’s not a big deal. I realize it’s just a jersey number. I’ll get used to it. It’s just, it’s a change and change feels weird at first. I think the biggest change will be felt at WR with the single digit guys like Chase and Smith entering the league. I will say though, Penn State has done a few mocks of Odafe Oweh in a #28 Ravens jersey and I kinda dig it.
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    The Oilers away jersey is perfect. Just make a Navy version for the Home jersey! Can keep the Orange jersey as an alternate.
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    Let's try this again. Green and gold, a C logo featuring the original crown in a shield-y shape, with inlines to be cohesive to the font.
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    Haven't heard the rumors about Amari Rodgers yet...
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    I disagree. They both look good, and this is arguably the most defining look of the 2000s vs. the most defining look of the 2010s.
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    I always kind if liked the Patriots weird triple-stripe road socks. I know they made no sense with the rest of the uniform, but I generally have a high tolerance for strange uniform quirks, and I appreciate that the Patriots stuck with them when everyone else started going leotard. Sure, they looked odd, but anything... anything is preferable to matching the sock color to the pants color. In the following picture, neither team looks good, but the Patriots at least are aware of how an NFL uniform should be worn with respect to contrasting parts; There was a time when other NFL teams wore socks that didn't match anything else on their uniform, but at that time everyone was aware that the socks shouldn't blend directly into the pants, and solid white socks seemed to be an NFL no no. Once again, it's hard to even calculate how much better this looks than the ugly solid leg thing every team is doing now.
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    I want everyone to remember these images the next time somebody around here starts going "BUT DEY WUN UH CHAMPEEYUNZHIP IN DOZE!!!" to justify keeping a uniform look around...
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    Ducks wore their orange thirds three games in a row, giving me false hope once again. The Kings also wore their Heritage jerseys in those same three games. Nice to see a good uniform matchup from both teams for a change.
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    except there’s essentially one Yankees cap but 53 in-rotation Lakers jerseys. The LAD, SF, and Oak have had essentially the same caps since moving to California.
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    We should end the practice of military propaganda tribute uniforms. The best we've ever gotten were from the Army-Navy game, pretty much every other attempt has been forced, drab, and ugly.
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    What jersey did the greatest Oilers teams ever to take the ice wear, again? Certainly not the neon orange stuff they're wearing now, that's for sure. It's a nice-looking jersey connected with a bunch of the greatest players in franchise history and the reign of the greatest player to skate in the NHL. If anything, the Oilers should be emulating the Islanders and not veering away from the look that will forever define the franchise. The royal blue and orange looks good together, the navy looks like black next to the orange. Besides, eye-searing orange is louder and more obnoxious than royal blue. This looks sharp; The orange being a secondary color makes it have more impact. The Oilers aren't the Flyers, their brand isn't "rough and rowdy, loud and proud". Hell, for the last while their brand was "REMEMBER THE EIGHTIES, GUYS?!"; and that honestly worked better for them than trying to revive the 2000's trend of making blues super dark for no goddamned reason. Some teams shouldn't trend-chase. Again, see the Islanders; they chased trends and that led to a design so reviled it lasted like...three or four years before they quickly went back to a much more familiar one that resembled the jerseys that the dynasty Isles wore and swept the disasterpiece they had created under the rug forever. McDavid wearing the same jersey style as Gretzky gives a design gravitas. It establishes "this is what we are, this is our look." Does Detroit need to remake their jerseys to make them more "hip"? No, because they have jerseys that have been worn by guys like Yzerman, Fedorov, Gordie Howe, Chelios, Sawchuk. Wearing that sweater is to don the same jersey as some of the greatest players to play the game. The Habs don't change for that same reason; their look has gravitas. It's been worn by legends like the Richards, Patrick Roy, Guy Lafleur, Ken Dryden, Bernie Geoffrion and Jacques Plante. It's the look that has the most Cups in NHL history. It shouldn't change to meet some stupid trends that will change in due time like all trends do. The royal blue Oilers jersey was worn by legends like Wayne Gretzky, Jari Kurri, Glenn Anderson, Grant Fuhr and Paul Coffey. Why shouldn't the Oilers want to have McDavid and the boys bear the jersey that carries that legacy with it, the legacy of a team that was utterly dominant and won four straight Cups? Chasing the CR trend full-time leaves you looking awfully silly when trends veer back towards a different aesthetic. Maybe it's for the Oilers' best interests to build themselves into a Isles, Habs or Red Wings-styled "we don't change from our most iconic look because why should we" and not bother chasing trends because they have a look that defines their franchise forever.
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    This... Looks better than this. And I say that as someone whose preferred football combo is usually Color/Color/White/Color. That pop of gold is incredible.
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    Come on now... the only ASSHAT in that division are the Astros.
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    If they introduce silver pants at home, their uniforms are basically modernized versions of the old set. It would be a better set in every way, but I will always have nostalgia for those classic uniforms when they were the team to beat.
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    yeah, since 1-19 aren’t reserved anymore, there’s gonna be a lot of star QBs switching teams only to find their number taken by a 3rd-team cornerback - or none of those numbers available at all. it’s silly to restrict some people to a subset of numbers that are unrestricted to others that can just snatch them all up. there will be a QB wearing #57 within 5 seasons, and some people that are all for this will all of a sudden hate it.
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    I mean to make a counterargument, these kids have zero restriction on numbers growing up, they can pick a number at age 7 and run with it for their entire lives, they get to the pinnacle and are forced to choose one in a select range because "it's been that way?" I love they have more freedom in number selection. Also think of the very casual fans, if a player can keep their number college to pros... (Oh that #1 from LSU is really good, he's #1 on the Bengals now). Probably helps them out a bit. By the end of the season it's going to look completely normal, it only looks wrong now because it changed. Like how kickoffs were moved forward and featured no run-ups, it looked way wrong the first few times, but looks like standard practice now. It sounds like I'm in the minority on these boards, but I do really like the number freedom.
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    The Bruins in black socks and the Blues with white numbers neither look better nor look right.
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    Yeah, could be. They don't look like them to me... seems like too much red, not enough navy, for the previous stripe proportions, but it's hard to tell from that shot. Could be just wishful thing on my part. Gray pants take the Patriots uniform from bottom ten to top ten IMHO. Here's a comparison based on the prototype that a collector manged to snag last year...
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    That's one thing I don't get about the modern push to have this ultra thin ultra light uniforms. The players end up wearing two layers anyway. Doesn't that just negate the ".4564 percent lighter" effect? Why not just build in the compression sleeves, tights and what have you, into the material, and not market uniforms so thin you tell the player's religion?
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    It's the exact same picture On a side note, the pants on the bottom picture are straight up see through. It really irks me that Nike and other companies make their fabric as thin as possible (to the point of being see through) and charge the same amount of money to produce them on field and commercially. I know they have their word salad explanations about space age polymers and moister wicking technology, but the end product feels insubstantial in your hands compared to the uniforms of 10 years ago
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    Or you could just see it for what it is as a nice looking football uniform that has absolutely nothing to do with Ole Miss or the freaking Confederacy. It’s not that deep.
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    Some clues about Marlins City Connect Zooming in on the top part:
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    This uni (is that William Green?) looks too brown-heavy to me. Orange trimmed in brown on the pants makes the helmet look out of place, at least with the brown jersey. You need the extra orange on the pants to balance the helmet and hold up against jersey and socks. An orange-dominant pant stripe or orange socks are the best way to do it, and I don’t see the Browns going for orange socks with Cincinnati in the div.
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    It's been 14 years and the Blue Jackets main jerseys still feel like a downgrade from the alternate they were inspired from... If they kept black away but returned to this more substantial template, I don't think they'd have to worry about blue pants at home... The thicker striping makes a huge difference and I'll never understand why they minimized the stars on the sleeves. It was unique how they ran all the way up to the numbers... ...and bring back the hat.
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    IIRC, this loser said he wanted to wear 24 to "honor Kobe's legacy in Philly and live up to the standard he set" or some nonsense like that. Guess he's done mourning Kobe. Maybe now he's honoring Moses Malone or Mark Howe or something.
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    Hey look, Tom Wilson’s in the news again for all the wrong reasons. What a shocker. This gives me a great chance to get on my little soap box here and talk about my absolute least favorite thing about the Caps fanbase, which is their insistence on defending Tom Wilson to the ends of the earth, and not just defending him, but actively praising and glorifying him. Look, I get it. Hockey’s a physical sport and as fans you’re supposed to defend your guy. If this was something Wilson had done once or twice I could see trying to defend him cause he’s your guy. We’re way beyond “once or twice” at this point. It’s a pattern. The dude plays dirty. He scores enough goals and has enough offensive output to play on the first line, which can tend to distract people for a while cause they don’t only see him in highlights when he’s making bad hits or doing what he did last night to Buchnevich and Panarin. But it’s enough of a pattern that has been established for years now to know that this is just the type of player he is. And everyone in Caps world loves this guy. As I said, they not only defend him but they encourage it, they celebrate his antics, they actively glorify him and whenever he does something like he did last night it’s handwaved away as “rent free,” or “they had it coming.” The Caps twitter, which I normally love, even got in on the action and made a rent free comment in search of those sweet, sweet internet points. Who cares if we’re defending and glorifying a guy who is probably the dirtiest player in the NHL, our generation’s Matt Cooke and Raffi Torres except he scores 15 goals a season too so let’s just forget the other stuff?! Looking at the Caps’ bleacher report stream and the subreddit, the fans are acting how they usually do. And I hate it. It’s sickening. The couple times I’ve gone to Capital One Arena for a game in-person I see tons of Wilson jerseys, probably up there with Backstrom, Kuznetsov, Oshie, and Carlson, the “secondary stars” if you will behind Ovechkin. The Caps fans love this guy and I hate the fact that he’s on my team. For what it’s worth, I’ve watched the incident last night a couple times. Anyone saying that Wilson just retaliated in kind to Buchnevich and Panarin and gave them what they deserved, or better yet, was just “defending his goalie” is either kidding themselves or delusional. If he wanted to retaliate in kind or defend Vanecek he would’ve scrummed with them for a few seconds like basically after every single stoppage in the NHL, maybe hung on for a few more seconds to get a message across, and then let go. He punched Buchnevich when he was on the ground and did the same to Panarin, after he tossed him to the ice like a ragdoll. It was over the line. Then he gloated about in the box. TL;DR Tom Wilson is a doo-doo head. Caps fans think he isn’t and actively praise him and anoint him as their favorite player. This annoys the everloving crap out of me.
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    So if you scroll to the opening post of the thread you will now see I have decided to change the template for 2021.
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    I don't think it's that big of a deal and I am sure we will get use to it, but I'm more for un-retiring jersey numbers so this situation doesn't happen. I'd rather see young players honor the legacy of the players number they are wearing. I think I've read somewhere, when you get your number at Notre Dame, you get a list of players who wore that number before you.
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    The single-digit WR has precedent, but just in preseason.
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    The “get off my lawn” crowd out in force... There’s really not an argument besides “tradition” to keep the old system. Players are becoming so much more hybridized than they ever have in the past, sometimes seems hard to give them set in stone positions/positional numbers. On top of that, I would assume a lot of these guys have personal connections to their numbers, probably the same one worn in high school, which is the same one they wore in college. If I somehow made it through the entire journey to the NFL wearing 7 as a receiver, against all odds and with all these obstacles, I’d want to keep wearing it. I get why they’d want to keep it instead of wearing 84 cause some other guy did 30 years ago. Maybe I’m just younger, maybe it’s cause I watch more college football than others. Either way, looks like it’s a hit and not changing back anytime soon!
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    Looks like the 49ers' Saloon wordmark is back as official; the stadium had a huge banner with it this week, and ESPN is using it during the draft. The endzones have had it for what, two years now, but I thought that was just the team doing it for fans. I love the Saloon wordmark, though I know quite a few on here like the updated one.
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    I believe that’s just the angle of the jersey. I’m almost positive the bottom of the 1 is flat. EDIT: Yep.
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    I'm surprised the Rams haven't dropped their next uniform yet. They're supposed to release two in the next two years.
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    Wizards @ Cavs, in Cleveland last night, featured the Wizards in the primary red away uniforms and the Cavs in their primary home white uniforms, on the Cavs primary court. I did a double-take, rubbed my eyes, and checked the color settings on my computer screen, and triple-checked everything, because I thought that was not possible, but it actually did happen.
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    Something tells me we are entering a very awkward transitional period where all the vets will be wearing the proper jersey numbers for their position, but all the rookies will be running around in single digits and weird looking numbers. It will slowly shift into full chaos as more rookies enter the league and guys join new teams and don't have to make up for the lost revenue. Oh and did I mention that I hate it and view as another pointless rule change this league insists on coming up with year after year when there was nothing wrong with how things were before?
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    Potential big news... apparently the Patriots draft manikin is wearing gray pants.
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    The New England Revolution are the only original franchise in the MLS that haven't updated their logo since the league's first season in 1996. That logo, as anyone on this site knows is an absolute mess: Extremely outdated, over-designed, ill-suited to the sport, and not actually representative of the region. I wanted to created a design that was the exact opposite of the real design. Instead, I went for a more subdued crest that's actually a crest, featuring symbols that representing New England and the revolution without resorting to the generic AMERICA!!! theme that haunts the current look. Team Name & "1996": The top half of the inner roundel is formed by the team name using Averia Serif Libre font for a clean, but hand-written inspired look. The team's inaugural season, 1996, is located under the pine tree, flanked by two stars. 16-Brick Inner Roundel: The bottom portion of the inner roundel consists of a path of 16 bricks representing the Freedom Trail, which winds through the streets of Boston, featuring stops at 16 landmarks vital to the American Revolution and forming of the nation. Pine Tree: The Pine Tree is the unofficial symbol of the entire New England region, and has been featured on the unofficial flag of New England (which are waved at Revs matches by supporters), and the maritime flag of Massachusetts. Primary Jersey: The Primary jersey is a generally basic navy blue with white and red accents. The Revolution currently wear a white jersey featuring tonal stonework, that feels pretty generic. I decided to take that same idea and implement the theme of the crest. I created a tonal pattern based upon the actual brick work of the freedom trail. This pattern is repeated down the shirt, creating a tonal hoops pattern. The shorts are white with two red stripes, and the socks feature the red/white cuff design as a series to hoops. Clash Jersey: The Clash jersey truly lives up to its name and acts as a sort of middle finger to the MLS's white jersey obsession. This jersey has two main inspirations: Flamboyant 90s kit designs like Rene Higuita's and Arsenal's bruised bananas, and the trees of New England. In autumn, New England's combination of evergreens and non evergreens create a beautiful mosaic of red, yellow, orange, and green, and I tried to capture that feeling with a triangle fractal pattern with the four colors (the red is more of a red-orange tbh) randomized to create a chaotic, but evenly distributed pattern. The accents, shorts, and socks are brown, sticking to the tree theme. The jerseys also maintain the white numbers of the primary, but feature brown outlines for legibility. NOTE: I am aware that Revs jersey sponsor is UHC. I couldn't find a vector I liked and preferred the thematic tie-in of Samuel Adams and the Revolution, so I went with that instead. I am also aware the MLS has an exclusive contract with adidas and a single font used by all teams. I didn't use either because I simply don't like the adidas stripes nor the MLS font. I also decided against the adidas branding and used my own in order to highlight my new soccer template (based on my volleyball template) which is cleaner and much easier to work with than my old template, and just looks better in my opinion.
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