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Everything posted by j'villejags

  1. Ravens should go with purple flake helmets.
  2. I don't think they need to change the helmet but that's a clever concept.
  3. We now have -- I-S P-R-I-M-A-R-Y Definitely seems like there's more coming. Now we wait.
  4. Some teams shouldn't have black alternates. Iowa State is probably one of them due to their color scheme and rival's colors. Wearing black with red/yellow would make them look like Iowa from a distance, especially with the way yellow is more visible against black than red.
  5. Uniform reveals have gotten so stale over the years, so it was nice to actually feel some excitement about one again. Only wish they would've saved the look for a night game. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come from them!
  6. I've loved their uniforms but they officially jumped the shark for me in 2015. In the past, mixing and matching with so many of their looks tied the colors and finishes all together. With the black jersey for example -- the black, silver, and yellow allowed you to wear a black helmet, yellow helmet, gray helmet, chrome helmet, or even the carbon helmet with that jersey. You could also wear black pants, yellow pants, or gray pants with that jersey. It gave them legitimate options for mixing and matching without looking like they are slapping random pieces together (M&MFM&MS ) or needing to go straight monochrome every week. Each combination looked intentional and I think that separated them from most the pretenders who have tried to emulate them since. Their look now is good in its own way, as it was probably time to tone down how busy their previous sets were. While I think Oregon should still be mixing and matching, I don't think all of the new combinations work being mixed and matched all that much due to the simplicity of colors used. Here, the green is the only color on the jersey, but is not visible anywhere else. Yellow is prominent on the helmet and pants, but not on the jersey. Silver is featured on the helmet but is not used elsewhere on any of their uniforms. Why even have a helmet with silver wings in this set when silver/gray is no longer used on their jerseys or pants? The wings on the yellow lid should be nightmare green and only worn with the nightmare green, yellow, and those alternate white jerseys. Nightmare green wings (and maybe a matching facemask) would've looked so much better here. I know chrome has been overplayed but I miss the flash of chrome from Oregon. But even when they wear chrome lids now, it doesn't really match any of the combinations due to the lack of gray/silver on all of the uniforms. The helmet worn against Washington is probably my favorite helmet of theirs currently but they don't really have a set to properly wear with it. Wearing it with either white set is their best bet. The Rose Bowl lid almost works with the nightmare green wings but it still looks a bit out of place to me against the dull shade of green. (Nothing flashy about their nightmare green set.) When they piece the uniform together as intended below, it looks great for the most part. The extent of their mixing and matching should be to find their best kelly sets, their best nightmare sets, their best yellow sets, etc. and roll with it.
  7. This would've seemingly been a good time to drop the notches from their numbers, but I guess that's kind of their thing with it having found it's way into their branding. The way the TA and TE connect on their wordmark make the S look incredibly lonely. Overall, it's a nice look. The Titans should take notes, as I would've liked to have seen them use the Greek Key in some capacity when they rebranded. I think it works here considering how simple the rest of the uniforms and color palette are. (Obviously the Greek Key on the Titans current set would make them even more visibly jarring, so it was probably a good thing they restrained on that for now.)
  8. I guess underwater reveals are a thing now. Are the Gators next?
  9. I agree -- wish they'd go with a black mask and stripe for the black alternates. This was an old mock-up of mine. Overall, these alternates are pretty nice. I'm liking the block font. The dog collar gets lost under the helmet and isn't all that noticeable to me. I like the idea of red pants for the away set but why does Georgia always find a way to make a stripe so damn thick?
  10. Black over teal should be the primary set. It gives us both what the owner wants (black jerseys) and what the fans want (more teal). Not to mention it's our best look. The teal pants bring out the teal accents in the jersey.
  11. Have the Browns ever looked better than they do tonight? Asking for a friend.
  12. I noted ESPN was using an alternate version of the Jayhawk for their box score yesterday. I like it and the simplified color palette, as I've never been a fan of all 3 primary colors together. That said, it looks unfinished and gets a bit lost when its over a white background. This is from their branding page.
  13. Looking forward to the uniform debuts today!
  14. They've also come out with these alternates.
  15. I am fully obsessed with these logos and I am one of the few really liking the name. It’s about time the octopus got its due in sports branding. (Octopuses or Octopi wouldn’t really work.) I like the mystique behind the urban legend. The branding helps drive that home by not directly using a giant octopus as the logo. With the S, it looks like this creature is lurking in the depths — just out of sight, while giving you enough of a tease to know something big is down there. The space needle anchor logo is about as good as it gets for a secondary logo. Both are phenomenal. I feel like I live too far south to properly enjoy hockey. I’ve never had a favorite team. I might have to jump on this Kraken bandwagon.
  16. It’s like the generic football team you see in movies.
  17. I submitted an entry for the design contest, and after going back and forth on a few different names, I ultimately went with the Washington Wolves. It was a lot harder than I anticipated to choose a name (with no real consequence). Can't imagine having to pick a name with so much riding on the decision. Outside of a few that have been discussed at length, here were a few other names I considered using at one point or another -- Admirals - Reference to the leaders of the US Navy in the area. Joseph J. Clark was the first Native American Admiral in the US Navy, so perhaps there could be a respectful way to transition to the name with that connection. Milwaukee's Admirals have one of my favorite logos, and there could be some interesting branding possibilities. Argonauts - Toronto pretty much owns this name after nearly 150 years, but I liked the Greek mythology angle. The name could tie in both the Naval and Greek influences on the city. Astronauts - Reference to JFK's speech, "We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard." Mammoths - Reference to the Smithsonian's Wooly Mammoths. Maybe too similar to Giants. Sharks - I don't necessarily think of sharks when I think DC, but I'd read there are 8 species of sharks in Chesapeake Bay, with Bull Sharks swimming up the Potomac River.
  18. It's been a while since posting. The Washington design contest got me to pull out a new concept. Might jump back into this series a bit more as we get into what should be football season. This is what I submitted for the contest. After a lot of back and forth on names, I ultimately went with the Washington Wolves as the team name. Felt it was a way to show respect to the Native American community, as Wolves are revered in their culture, without needing to use any specific Native imagery. Other names I'd strongly considered -- Admirals, Sharks, Mammoths, Warriors, Dragons, Astronauts, and Warthogs. I wanted to keep their colors so that they don't feel completely like an expansion team. I also wanted the uniforms to maintain the overall aesthetic of their look in Washington with the combinations. I started with the DC flag design as the inspiration, and wanted to incorporate those double stripes on the helmet, shoulders, pants, and socks for continuity. Then the 3 stars from the flag are found on the sleeves to bring it all together. The W logo on the helmet represents both Washington and Wolves, with the same 3 stars on the top as another nod to DC. I experimented with a stacked WW logo for 'Washington Wolves,' but no matter what I did to it, all I could think of was 'Wonder Woman.' Primary Home Alternate Home Primary Away Alternate Away
  19. This looks great. The yellow helps differentiate them from the other red/black teams in the league. The drop shadow reminds me a bit of the old Heat uniforms that I always liked. I also like the lack of white when there is enough contrast between colors. White, even as a trim color, would drag this look down, IMO. While the style of the set looks a bit plain and traditional, the colors give it a modern twist. I'm interested in seeing the red and white versions of this look. For some reason, I don't think either will look as good. But I like the idea of this and then going with Dominique's uniform for the 4th option This may not work, but it would be kind of cool if they had a black, red, and yellow version of this with no white on any of them, and then the white 'Nique throwbacks in rotation for their white set. Damnit. Can't unsee. It might help if 'ATLANTA' had a curvy letter, but those will all be blocky as well.
  20. When you have such a unique (and beautiful) color scheme, less is more. Let the colors speak for themselves. Texas is a prime example of that. While the Titans had room for improvement, they absolutely went the wrong direction in their latest rebrand.
  21. I am working on a concept for the design contest and one thought I had was using a wooly mammoth in the same vein as Alabama uses the elephant. Of course with the wooly mammoth being a Smithsonian reference. Ultimately decided Mammoths wouldn't work with one of their rivals being the Giants.
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