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  1. The Revs, Rapids and Timbers (among others?) ditching their unique change kits for bland white/black makes me think this was pushed by Adidas or MLS and clubs had little choice. The fact that Colorado is getting a green secondary and the Timbers seem to be getting something unique next year only furthers my belief that these unique kit wearing clubs were pushed to simplify.
  2. I may be biased but an all burgundy shirt with sky blue shorts and hooped socks is the best look in MLS. There is no need for them to wear anything else, if they want to occasionally make the sleeves sky blue or white I can live with that but it should be only once every few cycles. The yellow kit was also so nice, I'm glad to see the rapids returning to a non-white change kit. We have a better change kit tradition than most MLS clubs (sky blue in early 10's, CO royal blue, Yellow, and now mint green.
  3. I don't think the Rapids can go with the classic green. It's pretty dark and wouldn't allow either kit to provide sufficient contrast against some of the other dark shirts in the league.
  4. It’s a shame Utah has to ruin everything and already have a USL Real Monarchs. Monarchs Sporting Club would be an awesome name for them. It fits into the Chiefs and Royals royalty theme, pays homage to the KC Monarchs of the Negro Leagues, and unifies the soccer teams under the Sporting name (although idk how closely related SKC and this club are, if at all). Obviously they could go by Monarchs FC too but I think Monarchs Sporting Club has an awesome ring to it! I like this crest a lot, especially for being a one year design.
  5. Exactly this, people are way more critical of the Rams uniforms than they are of any other uniforms for a few reasons: - Everyone dreamed of them wearing one of their iconic uniforms from the past (previous throwbacks, fearsome foursome, yellow primary from the painting). - They follow fashion trends, that isn't inherently good or bad IMO. I actually like the idea of the LA Rams taking up a trendy identity but the NFL would have to be way more flexible for them to pull it off. If the Rams could release a new uniform on alternating years like MLS or NBA City uniforms this could be a really great and fashion forward identity for them. But let's face it, fashion forward is BAD for a lot of the posters on these boards, there are probably a lot more people on these boards wearing New Balance and boot cut jeans than wearing an Off White track suit. That's fine too, but following a trend like that was never going to be popular here. - They are NEW and not great. The base BBY/BBoneY/BBoneB combos are miles better than the alarm clock Bucs, piping disaster Cardinals, Falcons, Bills, etc., previous Browns, Bengals, and others. If all of these uniforms came out at the same time the Rams would probably sneak by as meh. All that said, there are a lot of problems but I think it would be an easy fix by eliminating the patch, removing the segments on the horn, and removing all white from the uniform.
  6. Of all of the schools to be a fan of and say that... remember when y’all wore silver and volt in the biggest game in program history?
  7. Oh the joys of being a Rockies fan! If I love the new jerseys I'll have to buy a blank because everyone is either on the trading block or out the door at their first chance. Idk what a new uniform would even look like. I'm working under the assumption that the new uni isn't just a simple alteration of the existing uniforms (i.e. Rockies on purples, sleeves on blacks, or alterations to home and road). If this assumption is right my money is on a new CR vest without pinstripes. It would give the team another vest option (something the players seem to like) and would give the Rox another home option. It would also match up with the introduction of plain white pants last year to be worn with the alternates.
  8. That's what really annoys me about all of this. What does UF have to gain from offering UCF a 1 and 1? We can go out to Texas, Utah, Colorado and play 1 and 1's so why would we go to a tiny stadium in Orlando. That doesn't benefit UF in any way, it actually provides the UCF program with legitimacy that could only serve to hurt UF in the long term. We already have to compete with 2 of the most successful schools in CFB history within the state why would UF do anything that could help UCF without getting an added benefit (i.e. 2 for 1)?
  9. Proper dress to sit in a chair and watch 10 grown man run around and sweat in shorts and tank tops? That's ridiculous and unnecessary. Saying that a tuxedo would be pomp just shows that this is all opinion and expectations based. In my opinion, wearing a suit and tie is completely unnecessary for the position and coaches shouldn't have to wear them. I have no problem with a coach deciding to wear a suit and tie but forcing it with a dress code is unnecessary. That's not even to mention how the NBA dress code rules as they relate to players are racist. They started forcing players to wear a suit and tie to help the image of the league and make them look less "thug" or "ghetto" to the rich white people buying floor seats.
  10. The change of coach attire was one of my favorite changes from the NBA bubble. Coaches wore polos and quarter zips with slacks and I vastly preferred that look. I don't need coaches to look like CEO's showing up to the boardroom, its a ridiculous amount of pomp and circumstance and really unnecessary.
  11. Love this, huge upgrade for both teams. I am a big fan of unifying the branding between the MLS and NWSL teams in this way. Keeping the separate names and unique aspects of the identities such as space blue but connecting them with the crest shape is a huge win in my book. I totally agree though that the Dash logo is far superior and the D really should have been removed from the Dynamo logo. It only serves to muddle the H and monograms shouldn't have the team name represented *weeps in Colorado Rockies fandom*.
  12. I don’t think what you’re saying is wrong. But, when it comes to athletic suppliers “brands” are slightly different IMO. Northwestern is a great example because it is a huge globally recognized university but does that translate to sales of Under Armour gear with the purple N? I highly doubt that Northwestern is outselling Ohio State and Michigan, and I would also imagine that the maize M is globally far more recognized than the purple N. Cal is another interesting one because I think they’re branding is really disjointed compared to a UCLA or USC. The academic Berkeley brand is huge, probably one of the largest in the world but is that pushing people to buy Cal gear? Idk, maybe. I'm certainly not an expert in this and a lot of what I’m saying is based off of my own perceptions and biases. However, I am considering what Jordan, Nike, UA are doing and what brands they seem to value most in forming these opinions.
  13. I’m not trying to make the definitive list of the top brands in CFB, I’m just trying to understand what seems to be driving this Jordan school selection. I definitely disagree with your assessment, especially in the case of Michigan (still a bigger brand than OSU across academics and sports, with nobody else particularly close) but the fact of the matter is that each of those schools is arguably the biggest brand. To my original point UA doesn’t come close to being the biggest Pac 12 brand.
  14. It seems pretty clear to me that Jordan has acquired the biggest ‘brand’ in each conference (with Texas being the notable exception). Say what you will about any individual program at the Jordan schools but the brand of each school is huge, with massive fan bases and alumni bases, globally recognized logos, top 2-3 academic universities within their conference, and championship pedigree in either football or basketball. A school like Arizona just really does not match up with the likes of UM, UNC, UF, OU, and UCLA in those categories.
  15. It doesn’t make a lot of sense to me but here is what Gators Equipment had to say about it on Twitter... https://twitter.com/gatorsequipment/status/1335632667073626112?s=21