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  1. I stand by my belief that a team's identity belongs to a city and its fans more than the franchise itself, even if I know legally/technically speaking that isn't true. BUT I guess they were the Oilers for a season, so maybe somebody cares enough to see them throw back to that. However, there's little significance to the people of Tennessee to see their team in the uniforms of a team from Houston. Sports is so tied to local culture... I'd just rather see the Texans in Oilers throwbacks than the Titans. I know people disagree strongly though.
  2. There are simpler than the current look and reminiscent of the old jerseys while still being a new look. And, most importantly, they finally won a goddamn game in these producing this now (Cleveland) iconic image of Baker Mayfield, your Super Bowl 54 MVP.
  3. And that looks really good, but IDK if it tops their current primary, even if they went yellow on the word mark/numbers.
  4. I don't know if I have any issues with the Chargers new primary. Navy as an accent is fine (helps avoid white on yellow without adding being redundant with the powder), the font is good, I'm cool with sleeve bolts, and I could go either way on the pants. Regardless, this is a great decision to lean into a much more unique look. I also enjoy the use of the horse shield along with the bolt. The only thing that would really improve this Chargers identity is moving back to San Diego.
  5. It's a unique look and I like it as-is. A custom font would be nice but it's a good logo and works as the front of the jersey. The Run TMC era look isn't bad, but the font feels dated IMO. No need to go back full time.
  6. The only issue with their current set is that they are constantly wearing various dumb alternates rather than the home whites and road blues. That set from the aughts wasn't terrible but the current set is something special IMO.
  7. How about the University of Louisiana Mud Dogs and they're unique orange, brown, and blue color scheme? "Y'all remember when Bobby Boucher showed up at halftime and the Mud Dogs won the Bourbon Bowl!" Practice/regular season uniform: Bourbon Bowl uniform:
  8. Don't think Revolutionary War theming works in Ohio BUT I could live with something generic like that if it came down to it. Ties in to their previous name too actually.
  9. Here's my highly improbable fantasy: 1) Oakland Athletics move to a new city. I'm not actually rooting for this because franchises moving is the most BS part of American sports, but anyway... 2) The franchise decides they want a fresh start/brand and come up with something city specific. 3) The Cleveland Indians, in need of a new identity that both doesn't suck (see: various Spider concepts, no offense to those that have tried!) and isn't controversial, buys the rights to the Athletics brand and continues the multi-city legacy of the fairly generic ID while sporting that gorgeous green and gold. All ya gotta do is swap the "Oak" for "Cleve" on the roads and blammo. The Indians have a fine set of jerseys, but the colors are generic and the name will never shed its stigma. I am so jealous of how good the A's look while being unique in the MLB. So that's my answer. AND STICK WITH THE DARK GREEN PLEASE. Throwbacks are great, but keep em as throwbacks.
  10. Really? I think it fits right in with contemporary minor league logos. But to your point, a lil but of Buffa-slug vibes with the strange triple-mane.
  11. Don't know if anyone stated this officially. Indians went without the nameplates last year against the Blue Jays in Toronto (I believe they took Wahoo off the jerseys for it?).
  12. I think one-offs and alts with brighter versions of a team's colors can be fun, but it's ultimately a gimmick. This, however, where they change to a bright-ass color, COULD work but I'm on the fence with the Hawks. I'm not in love with the old yellow or blue looks, so I'm not opposed to change entirely, but it's strange that the Hawks got so much love for updating the Pac-man logo, indicating that fans were ready for a return to a more classic look, and they went hard the other way. Don't hate the look, but we all knew as soon as they released them that they aren't built to last.
  13. IDK if this attempt will work, because it's a tough feat, but I like what they're doing with the game. 1) The focus is on being a developmental complement to the NFL, so it's in no way competition aside from being another football league. 2) They have heavily involved people with NFL experience, including their deliberate coaching choices, and want to seem as legitimate as possible. 3) The rule changes come off as experimentation/evolution rather than a gimmick. However, I don't give a :censored: about watching, letting alone shelling out cash to, this league. It's realistic to assume/predict that this attempt fails like the others. But I commend the effort personally, especially if they don't try to get too big for their britches. I would say that the inaugural looks of all the teams are well done. Nobody looks horrifying and there are some solid sets/logos. Aside from the logo looking a little blank, the Fleet's uniform was unique without seeming stale or busy, for instance.
  14. I'm a big fan of the big D (leave it alone) and while I wasn't bothered before they changed, I'm a little annoyed they are almost going back... Like, why change in the first place if you weren't ready to own it?
  15. The Saints look great when they stick with gold pants. The black pants are pretty terrible both with the monochrome and the white over black. Would love for them to go to an updated throwback full time. I'm the opposite, I think because as a child I was enamored with the colorful frostings and foods from Hook. I have two issues with the Rams throwback set, even though it's a gorgeous look without any changes: 1) Royal helmet. 2) Figure out the white. Having a white stripes on the pants when the helmet and jersey are both just color doesn't work for me. Because the white jersey is only white on the body and not any other element, I think it could work for both jerseys to simply make the white stripe on the pants yellow. But there are a few routes you could take to better balance it.