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  1. Remember the Lousville Adidas "Rainbow Guts" uniforms? They're baaack. They were worn in a win over Vanderbilt on Tuesday. https://www.cardchronicle.com/2021/5/5/22421714/capacity-upgrade-approved-for-home-louisville-baseball-games
  2. The Somerset Patriots begat the New Jersey Blasters. https://www.atlanticleague.com/news/index.html?article_id=1442
  3. I really, really hope that a north Jersey minor-league team doesn't rename itself "Disco Fries" for a promotion!
  4. +100 for the Richard Scarry reference. His illustrations were "Where's Waldo" years before that series began!
  5. These are spectacular! Kind of reminds me of when Hudson Jeans Co. came out with these.
  6. Some of the old mid-60s footage from NFL Films shows a deep red-orange rather than the bright orange most of us know and love. I wonder if that is just the development of the film, though. Still, this could be a great marketing opportunity for the Broncos -- the addition of a small bit of gold?
  7. In New York, you could have gone to Gerry Cosby's. But I also do wonder if these maaaaaaay have been a prototype for when the Rangers went to the crest in 1976?
  8. Mississippi had a nice blue state crest with a unique seven-sided shield. But they went ahead with the flag. Oh, well.
  9. If there's anything that has been taught over the last 40 years, anything can become a "fashion" item. Take, for example, the weird spread of Franklin & Marshall sweatshirts in Europe. It reminds me of the time when every souvenir shop at Quincy Market and downtown Boston had "HARVARD CREW" shirts even though you could go on over to Cambridge and get whatever Harvard gear you could ever want. Or how about the arms race amongst rappers to find the most obscure sports jersey to wear in a video? I seem to remember that the Springfield Indians became a thing after Snoop Dogg wore their jersey in 1994. Oh, and need I mention Nelly and Outkast wearing the Rainbow Guts in the early 2000s? The thing is, if there is an influencer out there in pop media who starts the trend, and if there is a clothing manufacturer who can pivot quickly to meet the demand, then you have a fashion trend. (See Tackla in 1992 for the Olympic hockey jerseys for an example of what happens when you don't pivot.)
  10. This one's easy. Reverse the nickname and the city. "Dinamo Houston." Adjust pronunciation, too. Keep the orange. But use Eastern European lettering and imagery. https://soviet-art.ru/ussr-energetics-soviet-poster-art/ (But no change from orange to red ...)
  11. On the pitch, I liked watching the league and its colors. I'm not bothered by the BFBS uniforms; after all, it's Canada. Not many 90-degree days except in rare instances. Also like seeing "Tim Horton's" on the front of a football kit.
  12. I'd say something that stars with an F, like the Edmonton Freeze. All you have to do is change that lower leg of the second E.
  13. Agreed. I like the K-Town Bobbers (the intersquad nickname of the Kenosha Kingfish) which has a cool red and powder blue scheme and I like the caps.
  14. Or how about a new trend -- the 10 or so teams who broke out some version of the Tequila Sunrise jersey last year? In 2019, we had: Fayetteville Woodpeckers, Tulsa Drillers, New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Hartford Yard Goats, Everett AquaSox, Reno Aces, Pensacola Blue Wahoos, Mobile BayBears, the Kenosha Kingfish, and two from the Round Rock Express. We also saw the Albuquerque Isotopes give away a purple Rainbow Guts jersey but on a day the team wore their Sunday reds. Adding to the Tequila Sunrise for Tequila Sunrise's sake in 2020 are the Savannah Bananas (a wooden-bat summer league team).
  15. Woof. But seriously, what's next? Aircats? Firefish? Earthkittens?
  16. Best: The Tuscon Padres do a ton of research and break out the 1980 Tuscon Toros diagonal jersey for one game. Color Rush, but when it's kept to Thursday night games. It's a decent concept for the HDTV age. Bethlehem Steel FC revived as the Philadelphia Union's farm team U.S. women's soccer wearing plain white with wide blue trim like it did in 1913 (and 2000-01, by the way) Worst: Weekly college football fashion shows which unfairly put stress on quarterbacks because if they throw to helmets, they'll have to remember a different color every week Ad and logo creep in the NBA family of teams. Soon, it's going to get like Eurobasket Minor-league teams being renamed for one night. Not just food, but things like the Durham Lollygaggers. Minor-league teams with permanent silly names. Yard Goats? Sod Poodles? Trash Pandas?
  17. FYI: I got a phone call from the Bananas organization saying that my order from their team store is coming in a few days. To wit: their Rainbow Guts jersey: https://thesavannahbananas.com/product/fandesignjersey/ Wonder what would happen if Savannah and Peninsula wear their 'Bows in the same game (yeah, I know. It's been a minute since Peninsula wore them).
  18. What we need to do is change club names from SC to FC ....
  19. In FIFA Road to World Cup '98, Argentina's road uniforms are purple instead of navy. I never understood how EA could have made such a fundamental error.
  20. FC Barcelona has had ridiculously-colored "change" strip for years -- yellow, green, pink, light blue, even salmon. Check this Google gallery: https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1GCEA_enUS817US817&biw=1258&bih=783&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=c3BpXZnbB-i9ggfJh4rQCQ&q=barcelona+third+jersey&oq=barcelona+third+jersey&gs_l=img.3..0i30l2j0i5i30j0i8i30l3.33120.34672..34928...0.0..0.90.687.12......0....1..gws-wiz-img.......0j0i24.8rUO8ZEIKJs&ved=0ahUKEwjZ4OKAoqvkAhXonuAKHcmDApoQ4dUDCAY&uact=5
  21. The Peninsula Pilots (Coastal Plain League) appear to have a new alternate navy jersey with an outline of the Commonwealth of Virginia and a large P coming out if it: They had the Tequila Sunrise a few years back, but it seems to have disappeared, even though staff last year wore an interesting cap with the outline of an F-14 filled in with gaudy stripes like that jersey. https://twitter.com/PeninsulaPilots/status/1002775155284824064
  22. So, black with the crummy blue and red raglan sleeves? Why this whole BFBS thing?
  23. So, the women's soccer team is wearing an all-white strip with a plain USA crest at the Olympics. Anyone have an idea about the second jersey?
  24. I'd like my neighbors to the north to go to that uniform design. It is incredibly nice. I can't really complain about American national team designs. The Team USA soccer team kits since about 2003 are nice (though the crest could use some work). The Team USA baseball team has an awesome design. USA Hockey and USA Basketball both have crappy logos, but at least those logos have ceased appearing on the uniforms. I personally think that all Team USA teams should use a touched-up and modernized version of this logo: but that's just my (probably unpopular) opinion. Actually, I think you're going to see something like that this time around ... After what's happened with the soccer and ice hockey teams not being allowed to use their federation wordmarks, I think you're going to see these on a lot more jerseys this time around.
  25. Did Charleston ever have Rainbow Guts? I've seen Asheville, Tuscon, and any Astros farm team with the name "Astros" (e.g., Auburn) with sleeves that had some sort of striped pattern. I've never seen this jersey before.
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