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Everything posted by raysox

  1. Toledo Mud Hens is basically a Brandiose name from 1902 to be fair
  2. Okay let me have a few more sources in my argument 1) yes there is no set deal in place for the Baby Cakes to remain, a team relocating there likely wouldn't rebrand. Your hated Baby Cakes moniker was in the top 25 in merchandise sales for 2017, the first year they used that name. https://www.milb.com/milb/news/minor-league-baseball-announces-its-top-25-teams-in-licensed-merchandise-sales/c-286940194 Noticeably absent is the New Orleans Zephyrs from the 2016 list, which you can read from the line "The Albuquerque Isotopes, Buffalo Bisons, Fort Wayne TinCaps, Hartford Yard Goats, Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, New Orleans Baby Cakes, Reading Fightin Phils and Rochester Red Wings made the list in 2017 after not making the Top 25 in 2016." Of the list of 25, i count at least 11 Brandiose branded teams. Most of the others are storied teams that are nearly 80 years old and always going to have support. The Baby Cakes saw an improvement in 10,000 fans from 2016 to 2017, despite the fact they lost 14 more games. The Jumbo Shrimp saw a 63k fan increase the same year they ditched the Suns moniker. The Baby Cakes made the news, drew interest, and sold merchandise which is all minor league teams can control. 2) "Owned by the Louisiana Stadium & Exposition District, which primarily oversees the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for the state, the 10,000-seat stadium is among the oldest in minor league baseball. It would likely require several million dollars of renovations before it would be chosen to house a possible successor franchise, potentially a team in the Double-A Southern League." https://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/sports/zephyrs/article_1d94ae8e-b157-11e8-9847-cba1d3fc31a3.html I'll concede that one since it seemed more of a certainty when Ballpark Digest posted about it and where I got my original idea that they were in talks to move a AA team. https://ballparkdigest.com/2018/09/06/its-baby-cakes-to-wichita-southern-league-to-new-orleans/ 3) The Mudcats got sold to a man who moved them to Pennsacola, while the guy flipped that cash and bought Kinston. That being said, Kinston's stadium was built in 1949 and had no renovations. Zebulon was built in 1991 and renovated in 1999. Again, not quite the situation I thought. It's not like fans held protests for the name to remain the same, just sort of a continuing with life situation. They aren't moving because of the name Baby Cakes. It could have easily been the Zephyrs moving to Wichita, and it would be slightly less of a story. 4) I'll take Rocky Mountain Vibes, Amarillo Sod Poodles, Florida Fire Frogs, and Rocket City Trash Pandas. You can have the Syracuse Mets.
  3. I find the title somewhat misleading due to the fact that the franchise is moving but the name Baby Cakes would stay in New Orleans, and that they're looking into getting a Southern League team to relocate to New Orleans. The Carolina Mudcats moved to Pensacola to become the Blue Wahoos, and the Kinston Indians moved to Zebulon to become the "new" Carolina Mudcats. It's just one of those Minor League things. Plus, you guys complain about Brandiose too much
  4. So I was scrolling through twitter today and saw this peculiar tweet. I did some digging, and apparently the CFL has a deal with the Liga Futbol Americano to hold a draft of players from the professional Mexican football league. Now, I know Mexico had college football, but never did much searching beyond that. It started in 2016 and will expand to 10 teams this year for it's 4th year. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Professional_American_Football_League_of_Mexico I'm not gonna embed every logo and uniform to save your eyes, but the Raptors Naucalpan might have the coolest helmet I've ever seen.
  5. Thanks Brandon! Just you wait till Maryland if you want pants patterns
  6. That’s absolutely a fair point! Didn’t think of that. I’m trying to avoid team colors as much as possible, but sometimes it’s unavoidable. I really just looked up some pics of North Dakota and saw a lot of golden fields and bison! My thinking was these were designed for each state, then the teams that win their state tournament get sent a set of uniforms. That’s why I didn’t do names on the back rather than a state. ill change up North Dakota a little bit tonight. Also it's worth mentioning I'm intentionally leaving room in places for sponsors, which teams would have to help travel costs. Also the jacket is supposed to be a clash kit of sorts, I'm going to make them be a secondary color to differentiate the matchups.
  7. This thread is now a big thread to keep my curling concepts together. United States Brier Concepts Tier 1 (this post) Second Batch Third Batch Tier 2 First Batch World League Curling Explanation Bonspiel Brand Update to WLC Social Graphics Logos Galore So this might be a first of it's kind here! I've gotten into the ins and outs of curling competitions. It's building up to a big project that I'm currently in a lull with. Every year, the Tim Horton's Brier is held. It's a 16 team curling tournament with Provencal Canadian teams. It's a massive deal! So why not have a little fun and do an American version? We, of course, have a lot more states to deal with. Of the 50, 48 of them have some sort of curling club. Alabama and West Virginia are the ones that don't. I figure having four tiers of 12 teams with promotion/relegation after each tournament would be the best format of this. Two groups of 6 make relegation easy, and the top 2 teams in each group move to a playoff. Brier isn't a name of a curling tournament, but the original sponsor of the Canadian version. Despite changes in sponsorship, it's remained the tournament name to the point where it basically took on a new definition. I thought this was the best option of a name to bring down south. I'm talking too much. Here, have some concepts.
  8. First was because the NFL was seen as the No Fun League, now he's just so darn mad at kneeling during the anthem
  9. oh no they're fine now, I've met a couple of them through my friend. Go for it! also @Griffinmarlins they rebranded and changed their handles
  10. Nah it exists I looked him up during posting that. I’m not gonna show where cause it’s not worth it, but man I’ve seen his portfolio and it’s not strong
  11. Big :censored:in farts bro

  12. So i've been quiet about this for a few years because I didn't want to make enemies in the industry I was trying to break into, but check this out. I applied to the United Soccer League in 2016. Did some test graphics for them (which they wanted built in indesign, big red flag). Here's one matchup graphic i made with the assets they gave me. In my in person, the designer Enrique Alvarado said he liked what I made but would maybe move the USL logo to the bottom corner. Totally reasonable, i was scared to break from brand guidelines and put it on a busy background. So imagine my surprise when this is their playoff graphics I didn't want to get into a fight but this really hurt me, because 1. I didn't get the job and 2. it looked worse! My friends took it upon themselves to go after him on twitter and I stayed out of it, all he replied with was some laughing emojis. They asked if i was interested in a position in 2017 which i turned down because I was with the Rays, and still had a job opportunity at Under Armour open. But mostly I would've socked him in his face when I saw Enrique. Since then, a close friend began working there and apparently he got fired (which is why the position opened up) and the mood seems to be that he was genuinely awful. There's some crossover in twitter followings so people will tag us together if it's about soccer design and I still absolutely hold this grudge. So if you're reading this Enrique, kiss my ass
  13. Update with the chin more prominent, and bringing the M legs out a little more to make the spacing consistent throughout. Also a non inline shaped one that I actually like a LOT
  14. I'm loving these, Jimmy! Love the template too.
  15. Love that they have the stripes but not sure about the colors.
  16. It's funny because I really don't like the Cuse logo I made! I think this one is way better
  17. Hey guys! Wanted to do a revisit of this. I tweeted my behance project for the Stanford logo, and replied with the big super cut of Spartans logos I tried to create. I never felt like this one was finished. Then my friend DM'd me with an idea. Basically suggested that the rounded versions felt more samurai than spartan, and said it may look better if it was structured. I went ahead and played with the concept and here's what I came up with. The inline is greek inspired, with the break clearly marking an M S and U
  18. I was watching football this weekend and some Pro Bowl ads came on and I had the realization that football fans don’t even like the Pro Bowl. What a lot of these leagues are assuming is that football can be year round but the general feeling seems to be that the Super Bowl is the logical conclusion to the sport.
  19. I can’t exactly place why I like the Toros as much as I do. It’s just so different and the colors mesh really well
  20. Realized I never shared some event logos I made. Here's the championship series Flagler Cup. The 2019 Playoffs just started, so these teams will soon change! Also the Marlins moved to Indianapolis in the save, so I had Homestead and Ft. Lauderdale play at Marlins Park. Please go catch up if you're interested, it's fun but I'm not thrilled at how little fanfare the whole thing gets. It's really fun to see how everything has evolved.
  21. i just want to live in a world where a spring Super League has more teams than the NFL
  22. What if.... We took ALL the non-NFL leagues and made one SUPER League! By my count that's 5 "starting" within the next two years. Pacific Pro Football, AAF, XFL, Freedom Football League(bunch of former NFL players are behind this), and the American Patriot League(which is in random small Southern towns and banned kneeling).