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  1. Serious question. What happens if a team takes the field in their regular uniforms? Surely MLB won't make them forfeit, right? Teams got in trouble for wearing their regular caps yesterday and MLB is forcing them to wear the white and black ones today. But what happens if they don't? A fine?
  2. The yellow between the maroon and white stripes is a terrible design choice. Don't ever do that. The straight word mark across the front of the sweater is bad. Either arch the letters, run them diagonally, or use a logo instead. Boring and poorly designed.
  3. I have no idea why, and I know I really shouldn't, but I kind of like it when some teams have home and road sweaters that don't match each other. My local college hockey team used to wear home sweaters with the primary logo and road sweaters with lettering spelling out the school name and it just always made sense to me. I realize the college hockey aesthetic is different from that of the NHL, but I have a soft spot for it. That being said, very few teams could pull that off and I don't know that this attempt by Carolina necessarily accomplishes that (mostly because of the use of CANES), but I don't hate it, as I know I probably should.
  4. I don't necessarily dislike the black/white concept (although it is a drastic change from the previous Player's Weekend theme), but from a design standpoint these are terrible. They're completely illegible, which is a huge problem during gameplay. Stark black on white and vice-versa would be so much better. Why the hell would anyone buy this merchandise?
  5. As I see it the Reds have five options. 1. Solid white jersey a la 1969 2. Single sleeve stripe - essentially a toned down version of the current jersey 3. Double sleeve stripe (Big Red Machine) 4. Pinstripes (1967) 5. Pinstriped vest (1960's/1990's) Choose one of these routes, add a corresponding road jersey and a red alternate jersey and you're set. One of the unused options above could be used as a Sunday alternate. Boom. Done.
  6. The Omaha Storm Chasers used to wear blue with gold trim at home and black with gold trim on the road. The gold tied the identity together and it was a great look. Now they wear blue all the time after black was almost entirely eliminated from their identity.
  7. This Saturday vs Seattle Pilots.
  8. There was piping on the Indians' coaches caps at some point in the 70's.
  9. Regardless of a potential black third jersey, Minnesota has used black as their primary retail color for years. All "on-ice" products (jackets, caps, etc.) are usually black. Oddly enough black is listed as the team's primary retail color, with green as a secondary color. That being said, a black third jersey is still possible, although apparently unlikely. The latest report was that it may be scrapped after not passing the TV test.
  10. I REALLY wish the Raptors followed through with a name change to the Huskies in 2013. I don't mind the Raptors brand (current or former) but Toronto Huskies is a great identity waiting to happen. It doesn't necessarily need to be blue and white like it was originally, but that would certainly help tie into Toronto sports branding. Missed opportunity.
  11. This is fantastic! The color balance is perfect. The panther logo is beautifully rendered and looks excellent in the mockups.
  12. Omaha recently sold the naming rights of the downtown arena (formerly named CenturyLink Center) to CHI Health, meaning it's now the CHI Health Center. Which sounds like a hospital.
  13. A friend from Vegas said he believes the Knights third jersey to be red. That's his own speculation based on conversations with team store employees and merchandise trends for VGK, so nothing concrete, but certainly interesting.
  14. This is perhaps the most creative concept series I've seen during my 10+ years on this message board. Everything is so incredibly thought out and intentional, right down to the last detail. Amazing work.
  15. Des Moines and Omaha don't work if they keep the current system in place and start the season in February. It's the first of March and still supposed to snow again, I guarantee nobody would be attending football games in this weather. Also, Omaha's only true football stadium belongs to a high school. I assume any new team would play at the baseball stadium again, but after the Nighthawks and Mammoths failed I don't see much support for future teams.
  16. I am absolutely in love with the St Louis Cardinals identity and want to follow the team solely for that reason. However, I've always disliked the team and their fans and there's no way around it.
  17. Yeah, the red cap looks better. They've worn in with the white uniforms a few times.
  18. Not that I'm advocating for a switch to this particular front-paneled hat, but the red really brings a nice splash of color to the Twins otherwise muddy uniforms.
  19. We, in this community, tend to forget that generally speaking the common person prefers to purchase neutral colored clothing and accessories. Having worked in sports retail I can tell you most people tend to purchase caps based on the base color, and tend to stick with something safe, such as black. It was very difficult to sell the Marlins orange caps, while the black caps were fairly popular. Of course, these days the throwback colors sell best, but that's considered a special circumstance because those caps aren't available full time. In short: it's easier/safer to sell standard color caps. Such as black. That being said, the Marlins absolutely need to switch to blue caps. Now.
  20. I've been seeing Fleet Farm for nearly 20 years and just realized the logo is made up of 2 F's.
  21. I'm shocked by all the sudden dislike of the Jets uniforms, a side from the Nike template errors. Are people just bored? Their current look is essentially "the look" for the franchise. Change it to Kelly green and you're set.
  22. Baylor is an exception. They use metallic gold in football, yellow in baseball, and neon yellow in basketball.