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  1. Yeah, I'm not buying that at all. And I don't think you can say it's "clear" that's the case when almost no one sees that. It MIGHT make sense if the red stripe were modified above the "A" to look like a flame...but I think it's more of just a result of the "A" being positioned lower than an actual thought in the design process. I'm not asking you to buy it, it is what it is. There's a reason for it's position, the serifs protruding like a torch, and the red stripe acting as it is. I think it's pretty clear.
  2. I am surprised everyone is confused about the "A" 's location. They were talking about the torch and invoking that imagery and I think it's clear that the "A" is positioned lower, with the prominent serifs, and the red "flame" stripe protruding from the top to symbolize the Olympic torch. I'm not implying it's executed well or that I think the logo is good, but it I'm 99.9% sure that is what they were going for.
  3. The thing that irks me the most about the US kit, outside of the fact that its uninspiring, bland, and looks like a golf shirt, is that Nike and the team had an opportunity to stake a claim to an identity and just passed up on the opportunity. As much as some people hate the Waldo-kits (I personally love them), they scream America. Blue shorts, red stripes? You can't get more American flag than that. And while I'm not a huge fan of all the sash jerseys (some are better than others), at least that can be their thing. I'd rather Nike swing and miss than not swing at all.
  4. I'd guess that's just shadow making the purple appear darker. Mind, with Warrior I suppose anything is possible... I don't think so, because its always the right sock thats purple regardless of location.
  5. Also of note, it appears one sock is purple and the other is black.
  6. The new generation? I enjoy soccer, I have Silverback season tickets, and I hate the name. It's beyond cheesy. So what, we had a gorilla in the zoo, they have gorillas in zoos all over the world. It has nothing to do with Atlanta. A play on Atlanta's founding date, the rising from the ashes after being burnt to the ground, Phoenix, the original name of the city, Terminus, or even just the name itself are all much more appealing names to me and actually have something to do with the city. I supposed any animal in the Atlanta Zoo could give reason for the soccer team to be named after it. To me it sounds like a 5 year old youth team's name. Again, I hate it, it's very lame. Also, the Atlanta Zoo is near where the team currently plays? What drugs are you on?
  7. This has been floating around GT websites:
  8. I'm not a fan of the logo. It's just sort of, "Blah" and doesn't really do anything for me. I wish I could offer constructive criticism, but the phoenix just sort of gets lost and the flames you have remind me too much of the Olympics. Honestly, I think sticking with Terminus FC or Terminus SC would be a much better route. Right now you have two motifs going - the aspect of Atlanta's origins (started off as Terminus, because it was the Terminus for two railroads) and then the whole phoenix, city rising from the ashes after being burnt to the ground during the Civil War. I think you should stick with one or the other. The stars in the flames are then bringing Olympics into it, I'm assuming, not sure why else they would be there. Just seems it has too many themes going on.
  9. Did you get rid of the Atlanta team? :-( I don't want to live in this world. Edit: Nevermind! Go Terminus!
  10. Via @LFC: The new Liverpool FC Home Kit will be exclusively revealed on the Club's official website at 00:01 on Friday 11th May @LFC
  11. Didnt they change the SEC patch to the circle over the penant? That helmet may not even be from this year, but still there's no way it's ever worn. I only shared it as a joke. It's either the lighting causing the helmet to look pink or a mocked-up helmet auctioned off to raise funds for breast cancer. Those are my assumptions.
  12. Link: PHOTO: Pink UGA Helmet Raises Questions
  13. ATLJ

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    For Atlanta I would consider some of the following names / identities. The city of Atlanta was incorporated official as "Atlanta" in 1847, so something like Atlanta 1845 FC / SC would work. One of the more interesting names, which I would love, would be to play off the city's original name which was Terminus, founding in 1837. You could play off the city's railroad history. I think a name like Terminus FC / SC (whichever you prefer) would be unique and personally, I find it appealing. The city was burnt to the ground in 1864 and rebuilt, so you could also play off that date for an Atlanta 1864 FC or something. Having risen from the ashes after the town was burnt, the city has adopted the Phoenix in its official seal. So you could play off the Phoenix, although another bird-associated team name I am not a huge fan of. We already have/had the Hawks, Falcons, and Thrashers. I think there are so many other opportunities to be unique. The city is also known for its abundance of trees within the urban landscape, so a team name such as Forest FC / SC or Atlanta Forest FC / SC would be appropriate and unique. You could also play off of the city's past Olympic hosting duties, borrowing from European club names, with something like Olympic Atlanta. In summary, I feel there are so many unique, interesting concepts that it would be a shame to do something generic with the city. My preferences lie with Terminus and the railroad motif, but a concept built around the city's founding dates or forest / tree reputation would be intriguing as well.
  14. Ok, I'm going to make this very brief, and very clear. Texas has a great indentity not because it's iconic, not becuase it's cool, but because it looks like something the University of TEXAS would wear. A great identity needs to incorporate your surrounding area and your university as a whole. Their colors are Texas, their mascot is Texas, and their uniforms are Texas. If you were to design an identity for a team located in Austin, Texas, then you would have a hard time coming up with something better than that. This statement is your opinion and nothing else. There are plenty of people out there that would say Texas has a great identity because of how iconic the look is. There are plenty of other people out there that would say Texas has a great identity because the logo and uniforms look cool. Do you know why you think their uniforms look like something the University of Texas would wear? Because they've worn a similar style uniform over the past 40+ years that has become part of their brand. That look is what you have grown up with and what you identify as Texas. If they had been wearing something else (and branded differently) for the past 40 years that was equally as good as to what they have now, but slightly different, you'd be saying the same thing about that specific look.