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    AstroVilla
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    Between the metropolises of Rye and Moss Hill, Texas
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    Formerly known as n2pux ...but I'm just not as n2pux as I used to be.

    Chairman of Space City Lions ...Houston's official Aston Villa supporters club.
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    North Stars N-star, Houston Oilers oil derrick, Lubbock Cotton Kings grinning Eli, 1965 Astros
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    Aston Villa, Astros, Houston Cougars, Texans, Rockets, Atletico Madrid, Olympique Marseille, Houston Dynamo, Stars, Islanders, Northwestern Wildcats, Wake Forest Demon Deacons

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  1. Do teams even hire actual designers anymore? I see work daily from hobbyists on here that blow this crapola out of the water. Twenty bucks says it was some college intern that cranked this out on their laptop. Rockets have always struggled to come up with a good look. Even the title years look was nothing more than 70's clip art (although the colors were spot on). The insane 90's pajama unis have somehow been injected with some kind of nostalgic revisionist appreciation. I liked the idea of an actual rocket in the logo (sans teeth). But they almost gave me a stroke when they came out. Finally, the Yao-era rebrand they currently have has the opposite problem ...not much more than a wordmark. I think there's a good mashup of all three eras lurking in the mind of some talented artist. But I shudder to think of where that would lead with the Rockets' art department in charge. My only hope is that Fertitta didn't have time to mess with this because he was too busy acquiring an NHL team for the Toyota Center.
  2. Absolutely this ...they look great with the added bonus of differentiating them more from the blue-centric look of the other Texas team.
  3. I guess you mean blue sleeves. The home shirt is inspired by the 1984 shirt (a supporters' favorite) while the away is a nod to the 1982 Champions of Europe shirt. When your recent history is a dire as ours, you throw it back to past glories. Overall, the new ones are going over well with supporters. Just hoping we have a team to wear them in the near future.
  4. Yep, I just confirmed that I have to make an idiot of myself in a public forum before I can solve a problem. I was changing it in the wrong place ...or rather changing the wrong thing altogether. Reading is FUNdamental! Thanks, ECUFan25 ...you were exactly right.
  5. Not sure about the other details, but I'm pretty certain my beloved Aston Villa will be sporting these fancy new sleeve badges next season ...
  6. This is bittersweet for me as I was 12 when the Aeros folded in 1978 after they failed in their bid to be part of the NHL merger. I was devastated. Went on to pick the North Stars as my new team (was a uni/logo nerd even back then). It almost came around full circle for me when they moved to Texas years later ...wrong city obviously. But I did feel awful for the Minnesotans I had met on my trips to the Met Center. Would love nothing more for the Aeros to return as an NHL franchise. Pull your finger out, Leslie Alexander!
  7. I may be over-explaining but it was long ago enough that it probably isn't the common knowledge it once was. That logo was on the back of the UH basketball team jackets. It wasn't an actual fraternity. Phi Slama Jama was a nickname for the early-80's UH team that featured Hakeem Olajuwon & Clyde Drexler. They went to three straight Final Fours & really helped popularize the above-the-rim style that's so common now. Best team ever to not win a title, in my opinion. I believe the logo itself, as well as the jackets, were made by a relative of one of the players ...so not really an official team mark, but perhaps semi-official since the team did use it for sideline gear.
  8. Been on this site about 8 years & this has got to be my favorite thread (and I'm only halfway through it). So far the Houston Rocket man & StL football Cards are personal favorites. Hope this request isn't a repeat but I'd love to see a modern update to the U of Houston '80's Phi Slama Jama logo. I don't have much for you to go by but maybe you can just take the basic concept & roll with your own ideas. If not, no worries ...still loving the other updates.
  9. Would love to see Wake Forest & Northwestern.
  10. does not suffer bandwagoners.

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