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  1. With all due respect to @TruColor, that is incorrect. Both of these images are from CCSLN. The colors are different.
  2. Yeah, it's the colors. Both the Rams and Chargers maddeningly went with lighter shades of yellow, maybe to distinguish themselves from the Packers and Steelers. The Rams call it "Sol" and the Chargers call their color "Sunshine Gold."
  3. For all the news it got back in July, underwhelmed by the Social Justice version of the UW-Madison crest. Grouped in with a lot of other symbols on the back of the helmet. Would have preferred that the crest had a 1.5" x 1.5" space over the stripes on the left sleeve, as allowed by the new NCAA rules. Also, those helmet screw caps should be white. The "FM" sticker is for Father Mike.
  4. Agreed. The last set of uniforms, as originally conceived on the old Reebok template, were great. Changing to the Nike template was a mistake. Something is off-putting about the new sleeve bolts, like they're rotated too far forward and aren't long enough. Also, there isn't enough contrast between the white trim and the Chargers' weak shade of Gold. The facemasks are closer to Packers' Gold, but otherwise the Chargers new shade of Gold is too light.
  5. Upon further review, I prefer the Chargers' horizontal sleeve bolt to the new stunted arced bolt. The biggest changes that needed to be made were to the number/NOB fonts, and flipping the bolts so that they aren't pointing backwards. To do it properly, it would have required a diagonal seam on the front and back of the jersey, but both the Cardinals and Broncos templates also have diagonal seams on the front of the jersey.
  6. It's going to be a problem in every city, not just Cincinnati.
  7. The Chargers trimming the bolt in Powder Blue appears to be problematic. It doesn't show up well on either the white helmet or white jersey. Maybe a matte/non-reflective helmet decal would help, but I this is why some of us were advocating for Navy trim on the bolt, like the helmet on Anthony Lynn's desk. (
  8. I'm not suggesting a white bolt. I'm suggesting a bolt on a white panel. What I'm suggesting, effectively, is a Color Rush set similar to their primary set in 2017 and 2018. Personally, I think the decision to use a navy bolt for the Color Rush set was stupid. There's a reason they only wore navy bolts for one year: a gold bolt looks so much better.
  9. I think white-paneled bolts (jerseys and pants) would have been a good choice for the Navy Color Rush set.
  10. (at around 31-minute mark)
  11. Stadiums are expensive, it's rare when a team (or teams) can build a stadium on its own. Regarding the Chargers, once the vote went down the way it did, being relegated to a 50 year-old dual-purpose stadium with no leverage was the worst of their options. The Chargers thought they were popular enough within the San Diego city limits that voters would approve re-allocation of Convention Center funds towards a football stadium. They were wrong. And with 32 teams in the NFL right now, it's unlikely San Diego will ever get another NFL team.
  12. But the people on this board aren’t holding other teams to the same standard. To my knowledge only the Giants, Jets, and Rams (and maybe Dolphins?) haven’t received public money to build their stadiums. I don’t see people here throwing shade at the 49ers, Raiders, Packers, or Bears because those teams got hundreds of millions of public dollars.
  13. East Village proposal included $650 million in private money towards a new stadium in a small market, a market that wouldn't have supported PSLs. Citizens still voted "no" at the ballot box.
  14. Found it. It has a Reebok tag so it was from a few years ago. Looks like they simply created a gold version of the crest that was being used at the time by the Athletic Department (you can see the identical use of black to create shading).
  15. It’s a relatively simple change to make. The administration would have looked like d*cks if they hadn’t agreed to it. The biggest problem: for how long do they have to keep using it?
  16. No, it was the crest, but an older version of the crest, similar to the version that was in use when I graduated: The emblem originates from the athletics end of campus since it is a flourish on both ends of the UW Field House. It was actually a graphic designer hired by the medical school in the mid '80s who first turned the Field House "W" into a crest that would be used as a logo by an academic department. The two-dimensional version of the crest was soon adopted by the rest of campus and later refined. There used to be a complex version and a simplified version, but the complex version (seen on that flag in my previous post and in Madison Cone's tweet) is largely being phased out. Here is a newer flag with the latest updates to the crest and university wordmark:
  17. Wouldn't have made a difference. San Diegans didn't want to contribute to a new stadium. Even if they had (and had the stadium survived legal challenges), COVID-19 would have killed the revenue source to pay off the bonds.
  18. I can't find a picture of it right now, but the crest has been on an alternate jersey/sweater for the Women's Hockey team, generally considered to be the school's most successful athletic program. As I recall, it was a white jersey featuring an older version of the crest over two horizontal red stripes.
  19. I'm a big fan of the Field House "W"/UW-Madison crest and prefer it to the Motion W. Aesthetically, the white "W" looks better, especially with the crest on a red background, but I have no problem with what our students are proposing.
  20. I'm not sure I agree. They spent a lot of time and money to customize their helmet and jersey colors, and the same devotion to detail could have been spent on the most colorful part of their multi-billion dollar stadium. But I'm not a Rams fan, so whatever.
  21. Not to be too much of a curmudgeon (because I like the look overall and intend to purchase a Powder Blue #33 Derwin James Jr. jersey), but I agree with Paul Lukas that some of the Chargers' Powder Blue elements look a little "lightweight." I used a darker Navy Blue (Pantone 296 C) for the helmet numbers and as a trim color for the bolts, and I think it looks a little better. Using Navy to trim the bolts would have probably required them to use a different logo as the primary logo, maybe a modernized version of the horse shield. With Navy or without Navy, it's a good looking uniform.
  22. I'm pretty sure the seats are Navy Blue, albeit covered in dust for the time being.
  23. Not sure if there is anything that is timeless anymore when it comes to these sorts of things. As a Chargers fan, it is gratifying to see the Rams crap the bed with their new logos and uniforms, though. I wonder if the decision to go to Royal Blue was made late in the process. The seats at Kroenke's stadium are Navy Blue. Seems like a lost opportunity for the Rams to mark their territory.
  24. True, but God knows when we'll actually get news about those. Single-game tickets went on sale this week, so that's actually news?
  25. Back to the issue of the Chargers viability, and I'm checking the single game offerings for the Chargers home game against the Jaguars (a less-than-popular opponent), and there aren't as many seats available as I thought there would be. For instance, there aren't a ton of seats available for purchase at the lowest price level. I wonder if some of those "unavailable" seats are really open seats that they are holding back in case more people want to buy season tickets. My seats are in the 400 level, and I haven't seen any of those seats available except for resale.