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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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    I like the concepts when they are pertinent to the discussion as this one was. Helps the conversation and much easier than trying to explain it.
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    Here comes the presentation! I'll be posting on here one division at a time. But I post each team on my Instagram page once I finish it, so follow @natesweitzer if you don't want to wait. First off, the NFC North.
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    I’m bummed the thunder didn’t chose sonic, it’s a well known Oklahoma based brand, and would lead to so many SuperSonics jokes.
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    To me, none of these uniforms you posted are really patriotic. They're about as well-intentioned as Pinktober was.
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    Those schmucks are the lifeblood of this board! (I don't condone anybody losing their job, even for us.)
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    As a Broncos fan, I love Josh Allen. One of my neighbors last year was a Wyoming fan and we both hoped Denver would draft him. The Bills are actually going to be coming up pretty soon, so keep your eye out for that. But for now we've got the.... Los Angeles Rams Colors and Logo: I went against the grain here, not reverting to royal blue and athletic gold. Instead, I chose to use navy blue paired with athletic gold. I can't really tell you why, because I like the throwback color scheme, but this is just what I'd prefer to see the Rams go with. Sometimes you can't really explain why you think something looks good, it just clicks in your brain. For me, this is one of those times. As for the logo, I kept the current ram head mostly intact, dropping some (what I feel are) unnecessary details and recoloring it. Helmet: Contrary to the impression I may give some people, I'm not a complete idiot. Untouched. Jerseys: Three jerseys, athletic gold, navy blue, and white. For the primary home jersey, I chose to use athletic gold. LA is pretty hot early in the season, which could encourage the team to wear a lighter color at home. Rather than have them choose white for the majority of the season, why not make the home jersey a light color in yellow? I don't know how many people believe that wearing a dark color actually impacts how a team plays in the heat, but teams seem to think it's an issue, so I did what had to be done to ensure that we get to see the home team in colored jerseys 8 games a year. And I just wanted a team with a yellow home jersey. But that first thing too. As for the actual design of the jerseys, I modeled it off the. 2000's set. The sleeves get too crowded to have a full horn, at least in my opinion. On the topic of crowding, I also decided not to keep the sleeve logo, instead moving the TV numbers there. In my opinion, the shoulder hoop doesn't allow both to work, so I kept the one required by NFL rules. Additionally, all unnecessary white was dropped. That means the only white is the white jersey, everything else is just blue and gold. Pants: Same colors as the jerseys. One solid stripe of the opposite color on the colored pants, the white pants have a gold stripe outlined in blue. Combinations: The white jersey has the most freedom. It can be worn with any pair of pants. The gold jerseys have slightly less, with the all-gold combo being the only one off limits. The navy jerseys are heavily restricted, only having the gold pants as an option. That's kinda it, I guess. Thoughts?
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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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    Anyone else worried the Jets are gonna remove the white shoulder yolk on the green jersey and simply put white stripes, which will make them look just like the Colts but in green? That is pretty much what their Color Rush is like. I think the inverted shoulder colors on both their white and green jerseys gives them a unique look that I hope they stick with in some way with these new sets. It especially helps when they wear the same color jersey and pants, as it evens out the overall color distribution. Main point = the jerseys shouldn't be too plain or heavy on one color. They need to work in some accents in the opposite color, maybe like this:
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    Unpopular Opinion: This is the best jersey the Flames have ever worn. The home red during this period had too much black, but a set built around this sweater would be outstanding.
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    Potentially unpopular opinion: The Browns’ Color Rush uniform isn’t good, it’s just better than the primaries. The orange-on-brown doesn’t work and in gameplay the numbers don’t have nearly enough contrast.
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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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    Shameless plug but I've been messing around with Jags uniforms in Madden as well via mods. I know this belongs in the concept section but I'll spoiler to hide the images. Some of these are obviously better than others but it's fun nontheless:
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    Just a little friendly PSA for type designers: rhythm is a hugely important quality of good typography. When you add speed nicks or bevel notches or whatever you want to call these, it *reeeally* helps the rhythm when they all “flow” the same direction. Just looking at what’s here, the numbers on a player wearing 39 are going to look like they’re fighting each other, while the numbers on a player wearing 93 are going to look like they’re running away from each other. That 4 is really dense as well. “If you ain’t learnin’ how to get better, you’re just sittin’ around gettin’ worse.”
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    Kelly Green & Black, when used properly, can compliment each other very well:
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    I never liked the red helmet for the Bills, honestly. Too many primary colours. The cherry red of the helmet and royal blue of the jerseys were fighting for dominance. I much prefer the white helmet/royal blue jersey look.
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    I'll never understand why some people on this forum flip out about the usage of black in these uniforms. They never wore black jerseys. Never wore black pants. Never wore black socks. Yet the minor amount out black used with these in relation to the green and white has been vilified and tagged BFBS *sighs and shakes head*
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    This is endorsed as a moderator's opinion. If you're developing a full-fledged concept, sure, post it in Concepts (but feel free to tease it here as it's relevant). But it's definitely fine to post a mock-up or something in this thread.
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    Arizona going with the standard A logo on the navy helmets in spring ball, instead of the monochrome red one. Hope it stays that way.
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    I think you’re right that this is the main reason people give, but the way I see it, the Jets added black well before it became trendy in uniforms, and they ditched it before it really jumped the shark and filtered down to the lower levels of the sport. It’s strange to think about, but the Jets were on the forefront. They set the pace for two of the most significant movements of contemporary uniform design: the “black soup” movement of the mid- to late 1990s and the “return to the classics” movement of the early to mid-2000s.
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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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    This “color commentator” has to be a CCSLC member. And there’s nothing just “OK” about his commentary. He’s speaking our language.
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    I wouldn't say only...
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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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    It's frustrating to see the Bulls wear white on the road. I think it's even more frustrating than seeing the Lakers wear gold on the road. Really wish something could be done to restore some semblance of order to the league's uniform schedule. I'm actually okay with occasional color-on-color so long as there's enough contrast and it actually looks tasteful, but I wish we could go back to teams wearing white (or gold in the case of the Lakers) for the majority of their home games. At least straighten it our for the playoffs.
  28. 8 likes
    Counterpoint: 1. No they don’t; 2. No they aren’t; and 3. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.
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    Predators did it waaay before MSU did
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    The new orange sucks. Sucks hard. And the brown has been too dark for years.
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    None, but I don’t think this kind of variance is normal (there’s not really a perfect way to do this, but note that these are both likely taken outdoors and that the value and tone of the grass are fairly similar for comparison purposes). “Well, normally it looks decent, sometimes it looks terrible, but there’s that 5% window where it looks amaaazing,” is not solid design thinking to me. I think it’s smarter to use something with more consistency, unless a wildly shifting color is a major part of your brand (indoor/outdoor for comparison below).
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    Okay, now for the uniforms: Hat: Modernized the Taco Bell hat. That’s all they need in my opinion. I might do up some potential alternates tho, just to have some fun. Jerseys: Four jerseys, home whites, tan roads, yellow and brown alternates. Yes, you read that right, tan road. I'm on the "non-gray road uniforms" bandwagon lately, so if theres a team that, in my opinion, can pull off a tan or powder blue or whatever road set, I'll take that chance. The home whites have a modified, cleaned up version of this script with the colors reversed, so it's now yellow outlined in brown. The roads have the San Diego script they used for most of the 2010s in brown with a yellow outline. Both the home and road jerseys have double piping on the sleeves and collar and have the SD-bell logo on the left sleeve. The alternates both have the SD on the left chest with the player number on the right with no outlines. They have single piping around the sleeves and single headspoon piping, to fill in the lack of a script on the front. The alternates have the swinging friar logo as the sleeve patch. The number font is based of the SD logo with rounded edges and small flairs on the serifs. So that's that. Are there any alt caps you'd like to see? Or any changes you'd make? Just to be clear though, THIS IS NOT AN MLB REDESIGN SERIES, I'M JUST DOING WHICHEVER TEAMS I FEEL LIKE, WHENEVER I FEEL LIKE AND DROPPING THEM HERE, IF I DO ANY MORE AT ALL. Yeah, I'll probably do more.
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    My last kick at the can, as others pointed out, numbers look like they will be on the shoulder, I added the jet to the helmet and eliminated white on the black alternate, which in retrospect won't look as good with the helmet but that's it. I'm Done!
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    That made sense back in the day. In 2019 though? No. I can watch nearly every game in any league, the AAF included, on my phone. The idea that we need white at home so that home fans can see a diversity in uniform designs no longer holds up.
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    I don’t know, I think it works. I don’t see any legibility issues here: Its an absolutely beautiful uniform. Outlines are generally unnecessary and white numbers throw off the color balance, IMO.
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    Great job on the lawsuit unis. I’d give a kidney to see those on the field just once.
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    Something something the Dodgers are the only Brooklyn based team to win a championship in Brooklyn, something something "celebrating Brooklyn's historical culture while giving it a modern classic vibe", something something I made this template PM me for the file
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    Before the prevoius change, the Browns W/B combination wasn’t that bad, but having no striping on the pants really killed the set. Something more like these mockups that I found online, look really good and would be a great road option. But Brown on Brown Monochrome, where most of the old outrage came from, should never be worn, ever.
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    Or you could just share pics of your favorite patriotic uniforms and leave that other nonsense at the door
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    Extremely heart breaking news in the post but the image of the old school uniform up against the current Pats shows me it could work. Best of luck to him.
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    Makes sense. A custom set of numbers is a great branding tool... provided it’s a natural extension of your brand and it’s tastefully done. Custom numbers are not a problem; poor conception, poor design, and/or poor execution of said custom numbers is the problem.
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    navy and white are the only helmets they need (if they want multiple). Red can go away forever and I'd shed no tears.
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    I was about to mention the Vikings...but then I remembered that they still use their old one. Tell you this, though...at least their NOB and numbers match. I do think it's time for them to drop the sailboat serifs, though--those have run their course. Someone on here knows more specific details, but I believe the push for more team-specific numbers was originally intended as a measure agsinst counterfeiting...then ended up becoming a trend. They're definitely not alone in this, but they were out front first on this, so...we can all thank Nike for (some of) this. For about the past decade or so Nike has made a habit, especially (& now that I think about it, exclusively) with football, of churning out overdesigned custom numbers that match exactly nothing else in a team's identity. Recent examples include both the Tennessee Snatit Titans and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Other prominent examples include obviously Oregon, but also West Virginia, Syracuse (ugh!), and Arizona. THAT'S when the custom number craze goes off the rails. The killing thing is that they're also capable of producing handsome, classy, fonts as well that look unique at first glance, but also have staying power. Look no further than Wake Forest: Still in the block style so many love, still carry Nike's signature "opposing squared-off corners" trope (see also Oregon State, Cal basketball, and especially Minnesota for other examples of this)--but they're handsomely crafted and don't SCREAM OUT for attention. As a matter of fact, they contain design cues one wouldn't even pick up on without a closely discerning eye: So the fact that they're capable of doing this so tastefully yet still churn out stuff like the Titans, Buccaneers, Syracuse, Arizona, West Virginia and the like just irks me, man. It's like "staying power" is beginning to mean less and less to these manufacturers these days. (Then again that may also be but design, no pun intended, because merchandising and apparel sales $$.) And plenty of blame can go on the team brass as well for either not recognizing or not caring about the value of equity, eschewing that to chase a quick trend. Anyway, that's my two rusted Lincoln's on the matter...
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    I don’t doubt that. But it doesn’t mean they actually like the Color Rush uniform.
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    This. Argue the semantics all you want, but the Flag Code clearly suggests against this. Fortunately, the Flag Code is just that - a suggestion - and not a law, so individuals and teams are free to display or use the flag design any way they please. But I'm personally not a fan of any of these.
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    I haven't really been following this thread, but I just paged through the last dozen or so. I have no dog in this fight, but I gotta ask... Are there members of this board that are due to get some kind of financial bonus if this league fails? Jesus, what a pack of grinning vultures.
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    You don't have to imagine it--it is what the Jets wore from '78-'89. I think it looks better this way
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    Agreed. It’s a such a simple, tasteful graphic, and yet it’s instantly evocative of the team’s nickname. That’s a tough thing to accomplish. Florida State’s feather graphic is a little too obnoxious and over-designed for me, but Iowa State’s cyclone stripe is on point. I wish college basketball teams didn’t change uniform designs so often, because I’d love to see more of these elements stick around for years or even decades and become signature looks for the teams.
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    The worst part about that set were the helmets. Black facemask and a green shell doesn't work.
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