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Everything posted by projectjohn

  1. Pandora’s Box has been opened unfortunately. These aren’t ever going to go away now.
  2. This for sure. I don’t particularly like most of the City jerseys and some of the Statement jerseys, but I can live with all of them if they weren’t so vastly overused. To me, there’s absolutely no reason a Black City jersey that has nothing to do with the team’s regular branding needs to be used 20+ times in an 82 game season. But I guess Nike and the NBA have some analytics that indicate that frequency increases jersey sales or something.
  3. I was channel flipping last night and saw a bit of the Raptors/Hornets game on NBA TV. The new Raptors jerseys (at least the Icon) isn’t as bad in reality as it seemed like they might be from renderings or pics of the replicas on shopping racks. Still far from great but I think they might be better than the previous set.
  4. They really need some fresh blood in the marketing/design department. Hopefully things will get better in the coming years with their new G-League team next year which is taking on the Motor City moniker (presumably removing it from the parent club branding) and the rumored 2022 classic editions of the 90s Teals. Do those things and swap out “Chrome” for the 2000s reds and they’d be relatively set.
  5. I never get over how out of place that black jersey looks next to their classics.
  6. Yikes. And I thought “Motor City” was a shtick that had been driven into the ground.
  7. Here's the video I was talking about that explains the rationale for that incarnation of the jersey:
  8. I'm hoping that this means with their G-League team adopting the "Motor City" moniker, it gets dropped from the parent club branding moving forward. And while I don't want teal back in the Pistons identity, I certainly wouldn't mind a cleaned up/modernized version of either of these logos as a secondary instead of the various "DP" monograms they've been using for the past 15 years.
  9. The backstory was the Raiders once sent the Bad Boys Pistons some gear. Quite a reach, I agree. There was a video posted on the Pistons site about it, I’ll see if I can find it. Edit: I couldn’t find the video, but here is an article that talks about it:
  10. You may be right about the current iteration, but this monstrosity was black and silver in a homage to the Raiders.
  11. Unless my eyes deceive me, it does appear to have a black stripe on the side panel. I guess they wanted to differentiate it from the regular road jersey a little bit.
  12. Pistons City has now leaked. Honestly this is the best alt they’ve had in over 10 years IMO, which speaks to how dreadful their alts have been. But yeah let’s go ahead and end the “City” program here and now.
  13. That was a good looking matchup. The whole series.
  14. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: The Kobe-Shaq era Lakers jerseys were so much better than what they have now. It’s a shame they changed IMO
  15. Woof. The chevron is fine as a secondary design element on side panels like it’s been for most of Toronto’s history, but it looks atrocious front and center. Second straight iteration that the Raptors have downgraded, IMO.
  16. I actually don’t hate it as much as I thought I would. It looks somewhat better without being encased in a chevron like their “North” jerseys. Still not good by any means but let’s see how the real deal looks.
  17. Thanks, that’s to be expected on the City uniforms at this point. I just hope it’s not the same template they’ve used for the past 2 seasons. I think by “other 3 jerseys” he meant the regular Icon, Association, and Statement using Nike’s terminology.
  18. This was posted in the Pistons mailbag article on their website today: While I'm relieved to hear there are no plans to change their traditional home and road jerseys, I am curious as to what "new design elements" are being introduced. Any insight you are aware of and might be at liberty to share, @Conrad.?
  19. The hint of yellow really makes a big difference from what they are using now.
  20. I hated those at the time, but looking back they’re superior to what is being used now. That seems to be a common theme of Pistons alternates over the last number of years for me; somehow they keep getting worse every year and I look back to ones they used to have and think “These really weren’t that bad compared to what they have now.” Hopefully some fresh blood in their design department can get the ship turned around. Their traditional home and away are still fine, so all they need is the old red alt and I guess they could do whatever the hell they want for the 4th jersey. And maybe the teal/horse jerseys as a Classic edition.
  21. I was always very anti-navy for the Pistons, but it certainly works better with gray than bright royal blue and red. But I don’t think they should have a primarily gray jersey to begin with; gray should be a tertiary color only, used minimally in alternate logos.
  22. This question has been haunting me for the better part of a decade. And that “Motor City” jersey from last (this?) season doesn’t count.
  23. That jersey is bad enough to begin with (gray not really looking right as a primary color on an NBA jersey and the thick shoulder piping not matching their regular home and away), but a Jordan logo on a Pistons jersey? As a long time Pistons fan, I feel nauseous.
  24. In and of itself, it’s decidedly mediocre. However, with the current volt and triangles look being so bad, this is quite the upgrade.
  25. Probably the “City” jersey.