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  1. Lot of hockey left tonight but.. @McCarthy thoughts, comments, concerns?
  2. I lurk more than I post these days, but I design all of the uniforms for The Basketball Tournament every spring/summer. Year round I design for college lacrosse, helmets mostly, but some uniforms here and there as well.
  3. And it's typically some teenage s**thead from deep in the suburbs - as is the case here. To be fair, it's become a bit of a tradition to throw beers at the players on the Duck Boats, they grab 'em, they drink 'em. Everybody wins. Then you get some hardo like this kid trying to be cool.
  4. Yes, we do. This may sound arrogant and obtuse but this year feels more authentic. You can tell by the crowds at Fenway this series. The Bobby Valentine mess et al over the years really thinned out the pinkhats. While being in the WS will bring them back, the fans attending these postseason games has more of a 2004 feel. Maybe it's the homegrown talent. I know our payroll is 7 billion - but Benny, Betts, JBJ, Devers, Bogarts, Vazquez, all homegrown. Watching them rise through the minors gives us a bigger rooting interest than a bunch of overpriced old guys who manged to click at the right time (like the other 3 WS - 2004 again, was different for obvious reasons). Different fan base, and way way more insufferable than than the other 3. People across the country have a tendency to lump all 4 major fan bases into 1. It doesn't necessarily work like that. While there are exceptions, Celtics fans aren't Bruins fans and vice versa -they're a different groups. Bruins fans hate everything and are pessimists. Meanwhile Celtics fans think Kelly Olynyk was the white Bill Russell. The Patriots aren't necessarily a Boston team, they're a suburb team. The Red Sox are probably the only team that everyone in general will root for regardless of sporting allegiance. On a side note: Joe Kelly really picked a great time to reach his fullest potential.
  5. speedy

    US Soccer Rebrand

    Damn it. Didn't see a track connection, now it's all I can see. I do like the eagle in the crest and will give that a go. As outlined in the description, US Soccer has used vertical stripes in the crest for the entirety of it's existence and horizontal stripes on their kits have been the most widely used design. It's about trying to connect the past to create an identity moving forward. As for the "bland" uniforms, the US isn't and hasn't ever been a flashy tactical team. They're gritty, no-frills, get the job done, black suit and tie kind of team (minus the late Klinnsman years), a set like Nigeria or Croatia wouldn't reflect that.
  6. speedy

    US Soccer Rebrand

    It is a deep navy, 296c to be specific.
  7. Been years since I've posted a concept around these parts, but with some time to kill I thought I'd revisit a decade old US Soccer concept I did.. No team on the world stage has had an identity crisis like US Soccer. From their outdated crest to their most recent update that lacks real refinement, they've struggled to create a concrete non-vanilla brand. This bleeds over to their kits as well, no defined home or clash colors and/or design. I've tried to correct both issues here. The one thing you could call consistent is their use of horizontal striping, while it isn't used on every edition, it's their most common design element. I've carried that over and introduced a new colorway for their main kit: Red, White, & Blue. Very original, I know - but it is a seldom used combo by federations around the world. I feel the crest isn't quite there yet, hence posting here. Not sure exactly what it needs, but it needs something.
  8. Boston fans, yes. Bruins fans, eh. Besides 2011 (I know, I know, they won the freakin' Cup I should shut up) the Bruins have let me down my entire life. Don't forget, just in the past decade they blew a 3-0 series lead and lost a Stanley Cup final in 5 seconds at home. They're kinda a**holes - and not in the Brad Marchand way, in the Bill Buckner way. But I digress. What. A. Game. Kudos to the Leafs, all series long they found the answering goal almost immediately - tremendous resiliency for a young squad. A couple take-a-ways. Rask still sucks, like... sucks. Austin Matthews was absolutely shut down by a 40 year old who looks like he skates in peanut butter - IceCap, what's your take on his performance? Really feel bad for Freddie Anderson, he was awful in the 3rd period.. but hoping he doesn't take the blame here, he's the reason they even got it to a game 7. Marner is going to be a hell of a player, really impressed this series. Finally, Zach Hyman is the fastest kid alive.
  9. You're such a homer it's making Bruins fans look even worse. A. The Bruins are top to bottom a better team BUT there's 2 glaring differences between them that explains why this series is 3-3: Mike Babcock & Freddy Andersen. Babcock is coaching circles around Big Ole Bruce, and it's tough to watch. Bruce is over here shuffling lines that don't need to be shuffled. He's getting finessed defensively, Babcock is exposing the speed of the Bruins. B. If the Bruins are thoroughly outplaying the Leafs (they are), how are they choking? I don't think you understand what choking actually is. The Bruins are playing well enough to win, but that won't happen when Rask lets up pee-wee level goals and Andersen is playing at a top, top level. Watch the game a little more objectively. Don't be a Jack Edwards, be a Doc Emrick.
  10. Wow, what a game. I don't know if Andersen stole it or Rask giftwrapped it, maybe a little bit of both. Bruins came out like Claude Julien was still behind the bench then out of nowhere pivoted back to their usual style of play and Andersen just stood on his head, hell of a performance. On another note - the refs in this Leafs/Bruins series have been atrocious, almost embarrassingly bad. And as a Bruins fans I'm not just saying that, it's been called equally as bad for both sides.. very little consistency, missed penalties on both teams. The most glaring issues have been icings and faceoffs.
  11. Almost everything the Bruins front office has done in the past 7 years has been a fireable offense. So....
  12. Well, at least there was a purpose to Fenway's design - street layout, keeping fans out, etc. MMP is just a hot mess of cliche pieces glued together for the hell of it. Don't get me wrong, Fenway is really, really overrated. It's basically a green sardine can - but it's also a baseball cathedral, hence the love.
  13. speedy

    NHL 2017-18

    You might be in the wrong place.
  14. speedy

    NHL 2017-18

    The problem started with the 1995 redesign and their emphasis on black over gold. The traditional Bruins stripes are yellow/black/white/black/yellow. The home jerseys execute this perfectly, the roads haven't. The gold socks from 1969-1995 matched the stripes of the jersey. The gold socks from 1995 onward flipped the colors to again, emphasize black, and lost the continuity with the jerseys. Like you said, in a vacuum this is a pretty decent look - but it's not the Bruins.