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  1. The Diamondbacks hid two replies on their teaser video for the unis with screenshots of the hats on New Era’s site, so that should about confirm it. Gonna rule when it just says SNAKES in cursive.
  2. Echoing this. I think it's nice to have but ultimately the top version is better. MAYBE you could put the record to the right of the text, but it's super clean without it. Really nice work all around, looking forward to more of these animated!
  3. So there's an easter egg where if you hit the Space Jam logo on the new website, it took you to the website from 1996 https://www.spacejam.com/1996/
  4. Dunno what's worse, the Waterdogs having the No2 overall pick crosschecked in the head & taken to the hospital in his debut, or the Atlas No1 overall pick being stuck in Canada. Hope they're scouting already. I did some looking at schedules. Each team plays 9 games - 7 against every team and two teams twice. They split the league in top half and bottom half to determine the second matchup. Whips and Chaos play Redwoods and Archers twice. Chrome and Cannons play Atlas and Waterdogs twice. I bring this up because the Cannons getting a slightly easier schedule may end up being beneficial if they play like the whole season like they did this weekend. Also noticed that the four teams that play in the "top half" of the split end the season on a double header weekend playing against each other. That's going to be exciting.
  5. Anyone want to turn this into a 2021 Lacrosse Season thread? PLL Week 1 in the books from Foxborough. Watched all 5 games, and there wasn't many surprises. Archers, Whipsnakes, and Redwoods good. Atlas, Chrome, Waterdogs and Chaos bad. Cannons seem to be going well with Rabil outscoring his 2020 total in the bubble in a single game, and Lyle Thompson proving he deserved to be the #1 pick in the Entry Draft. Oh, and the finger biting incident. There's video of Gaudet missing half a digit covered in blood floating around twitter, so look that up if you're curious. But extremely vital to know the Chaos didn't play the Chrome, and Gaudet wasn't on the weekend's roster for their Sunday game!
  6. Different Ross from my last posts. Just went to look on Friday.
  7. Ross in Clearwater I randomly stopped in had the 2020 Serbian National Team home, away, and training top for about 20 bucks each But I bought an authentic alternate All Blacks jersey for 10 bucks, which I'm sending out to a friend who replied on twitter
  8. Wait why did I never do a Kookaburra! Go nuts, man
  9. I haven't been on too much in the last day to really play around, but the expand quote function is sneaky good. Always hated the second post of my concept threads just being a quote of my posts with "nice job", so I really appreciate it that it doesn't fully preview anymore. Looking forward to this ad-less format Chris alluded to, once that launches now we'll really be cooking.
  10. Very nice. I think those are three good updates. The modern ASL logo is also A+
  11. I opened this thread thinking "what could this possibly be about" and this has absolutely messed me up. What in the world.
  12. No Expos, that concept has been done a thousand times. Here's some alternate uniforms
  13. Lets try this on for size.
  14. I mean, of course. But you have to imagine the groups financing MLB expansion bids aren't in charge of minor league teams and want to call their own shots in terms of branding. Sure there's examples like the Marlins, and Brewers, but The Diamondbacks didn't become the Firebirds just for the sake of tradition. Hard to get that expansion team bump in merch sales if the brand had existed previously. If I had my way, yes the Missions Sounds and Knights would just use that name and there wouldn't be a concept series to be had. But until there is MLB Promotion/Relegation, i'd assume they'd start fresh.
  15. San Antonio began bugging me so I ended up redoing their look to make it more cohesive as well. The fiesta star is as much color as i'm gonna put here because my sleeve bands in that color were a little rough on the eyes. But imagine how cool the black alternates with the pink teal and orange are! Here's my brands along side the divisional opponents
  16. 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.
  17. Thanks for reminding me how bad the Photobucket experience is now! Looks great, that team could fit into any existing league nicely.
  18. saw you replied to this and knew what was to come, haha. So don't get me wrong, I knew what I was doing the whole time. Like I said, this is for a personal OOTP series and Carolina Dukes made me laugh. This whole thing would replace the existing Minor League teams. Portland got used because the Beavers have been dead for over a decade. If I wanted to use the Knights (or Sounds, Missions, and Aviators) I would have just used those brands. So it was about me having fun with it, rather than saying that a team in Charlotte should actually use the name. I did pick the colors and tried to work backwards, and yes I think of these 5 Charlotte is the weakest. I used a green similar to the old Charlotte Knights brand mixed with the mint from the new Hornets alt. As I said before, I tried to make brands that I felt fit into MLB. The problem with painting myself into a corner with any sort of regal name is to try and make it different from the Royals(something which would be unavoidable if i used process blue and gold). I'll gladly take another look because you did point out something that I was concerned about, using the NC shape underline for a team called Carolina, and I think I could do better. It's all fair criticism, but I think you were missing the tone I was trying to take.
  19. POR: You're the first person I heard say that you see a mouth where the whiskers are. I see it, but the tooth at the bottom of that shape is enough for me to think that i'm in the clear. Your suggestion does make me see a turtle with the fur spike being the ridge of the shell, haha. SA: yeah sure, you're probably right. I'll try some stuff with that tonight. I think MLB has a pretty high standard for their uniforms, so my goal was to make unis that fit in with the crowd. VSN: I did the NOVAS script with the intention to put it on the home, but there's something about the short bold name Vegas that stuck out to me as something a team based there would do. BUT if I ever get around to doing alternates, I envision the navy top to have NOVAS across it. CAR: You know, I had this thought. But it's mostly because tons of concepts use the 2nd era Devil Rays green and current light blue. The mint color was taken from the Hornets Mint uniforms (cause ya know, banking). Originally I had it Green and Gold, which might be too close to UNC Charlotte, but I'll post that here at some point. NSH: appreciate the suggestion @Brian in Boston. I did a fully custom OOTP league in about 2014 and Nashville had a somewhat similar logo to this, but it's a nickname lost to time. I remember a lot of them and they influenced my last baseball concept thread. That's the leader in the clubhouse right now, but i'll still source names if anyone has any additions
  20. 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!
  21. 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
  22. Oh wow mark, as someone who is really annoyed at the change in the first place - this is a solid redesign. It feels like a honest to god rebrand instead of something from the 80s done by a local newspaper artist.
  23. I mean, that's nice and all but showcasing those college parks doesn't make sense considering the Brewers would be playing in their affiliate's stadiums. Baton Rouge is interesting and probably in nicer shape than the old Baby Cakes stadium, but the draw of playing in New Orleans would make more sense. Mississippi State is another big college park, but the Braves playing in the Jackson area in their affiliate's home made too much sense. Believe the only two college parks is Hawaii (duh) and Oregon (where the Eugene Emeralds play anyway)
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