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  1. Good luck on this task. I look forward to see what you do. The MIAA football uniforms have become an overall mess over the years, even Northwest's 'Oregon-ish' unis. The challenge for you is that we got several teams with dark color / gold or yellow: Fort Hayes, Emporia (especially back in the day) and my alma matar, MWSU. I like that you simplified the stripes and made the numbers white on the red jersey for UCM. Never understood why they have black numbers. I kind of like the white helmet (but maybe with a red stripe). Black has been the traditional color but their logo never stood out. For UCO, having yellow as the primary home jersey is good idea. I am not sure about the multi-color shoulders. Maybe have the nameplate in yellow. You might want to try a solid blue 'UCO' logo on the yellow helmet so it can stand out. Be careful if you try a yellow helmet with MWSU. We tried that and it looks bad: http://gogriffons.com/news/2015/10/24/FB_1024153921.aspx?path=football
  2. They are part of part of the University of Missouri System...not sure if they are branches. Having one college/university carry the nickname "Kansas City" is rather difficult because of UMKC, KCKCC (Kansas City Kansas Community College), Kansas City University of Medicine & Bioscience (no athletics) and Kansas City Art Institute (no athletics) all have a rightful claim to use "Kansas City." UMKC and KCKCC both have uniforms that say Kansas City. UMKC has joined WAC and it is trying to big like the other D1 schools so it is not surprising that they wore that grey alt uniform. I think they still wear their standard white and gold uniforms still. Nothing impressive about those either I think. Lastly, the comic sans "Kansas City Missouri" on the baseline has been there for ages and just something we accept and move on.
  3. That type of camo jersey has been making the rounds in the MIAA conference. My alma mater, Missouri Western, has a black and gold variant of it.I think UCM has a red and white one too. Its ugly.
  4. As a Missouri Western Alumni, I would automatically say this sucks because they are our rivals (and yeah our own logo looks bad). Design-wise, The N-Paw update is good. The old design was showing its age. Hopefully they keep that on their helmet. The cartoonish bobcat is Bobby the Bearcat and it is nice to see an update date for him. Its not that great but its better. I don't care for the aggressive bobcat head logo. That doesn't represent NWMSU, the N-Paw does. The text logo is okay but nothing to get excited about.
  5. As a KC native, it was nice to see the chiefs going monochrome. I have been waiting for them to try this look out for a long time. It may not have looked spectacular and it was a bit jarring but it was still nice for them to try this for once.
  6. I saw a promo on Metro Sports for this set but I did not think it was going to be Liberty. Does not fit the Blue Jays at all and it looks like a cheap knock off.
  7. New York and practically everywhere else has it good in terms of the map and the actual system. Below is Kansas City's map. Our system is all buses. It is an absolutely a nightmare for a metropolitan for its size.
  8. Ft. Worth's is nice, Arlington kinda gaudy. Something I remember about Ft. Worth PD is this awful hailstorm back when I lived there ('90s). It was so bad that over 50 American Airlines (where I worked) jets were damaged to the tune of $20 million in total repairs. A lot of Ft. Worth cruisers were pounded pretty good and had hail dents all over them but since the city was self-insured, they never got them fixed. Years later I was grazing channels on TV and saw an old episode of Cops and there was Ft. Worth PD and their beat-to-crap hail-damaged cruisers. Kansas City has been having that livery a long long long time and I would not want it changed at all. Best design out there. Okay, the font on the lettering might need a slight update but that is it. Most KCPD vehicles are like that. They have been testing out the new Dodge, Ford, and Chevy police vehicles with the same paint scheme, so hopefully it will stay for some time to come. The Charger looks exceptionally cool with this livery. There are a few exceptions. We do have a couple white cars with black text vehicles around and old "community service" cop cars with a more fancier design. We use to have maroon color cars (with the same lettering) but that went out with the chevy caprices in the 90's. The tan color car behind it is a KCPD detective's, or supervisor's. Well, if one likes the minimalist approach I suppose. What I don't get is the format of the city & state: KC/MO That's the only place I've seen something like that. Its been like that for ever and I am not sure why its written like that. It could simply a design choice back in the day when trying to differentiate KCPD and Kansas City, Kansas (KCKPD) police vehicles (we do have some cross-border action...its not uncommon to see KCPD and KCKPD running together in a chase.) It became tradition like the overall design and stayed. I know the old community service KCPD style vehicles had simply KCMO on it.
  9. I don't expect Youtube will adjust the horizontal width anytime soon, just because of web traffic from tablets and what have you. The left alignment is horrible. I know they might have done it because of the 'new guide' and 'more of' but it still is aggravating because it is visually unbalanced and there is a lot of white space when you are running 1920px wide resolution.
  10. Kansas City has been having that livery a long long long time and I would not want it changed at all. Best design out there. Okay, the font on the lettering might need a slight update but that is it. Most KCPD vehicles are like that. They have been testing out the new Dodge, Ford, and Chevy police vehicles with the same paint scheme, so hopefully it will stay for some time to come. The Charger looks exceptionally cool with this livery. There are a few exceptions. We do have a couple white cars with black text vehicles around and old "community service" cop cars with a more fancier design. We use to have maroon color cars (with the same lettering) but that went out with the chevy caprices in the 90's. The tan color car behind it is a KCPD detective's, or supervisor's.
  11. Summit is a little crazy for doing this. UMKC is UMKC not Kansas City. Changing the "nickname" to Kansas City won't really work because there are a few colleges and universities who can claim that name. Changing the actual name to University of Kansas City (or some derivative) won't work because we have Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (who have no sports) and that will lead to some confusion. UMKC is just fine the way it is. In regards to University of Nebraska-Omaha, when they were in the MIAA for a few years, we called them simply UNO (like the card game). Sometimes they were referred to as Omaha but as often as UNO.
  12. The icon that you have works okay. By itself, it is not instant give away that it is for billiards. However, the name and the type of business helps the icon convey that meaning the first time you look at it. Like brandmooreart said, might make a simpler version just of the billiards for print documents if that is needed. The whole layout is generic but if the website is a traditional business website layout, then the layout is fine. #4 main font is spot on but I do agree that the "new horizon" font needs to change. It could be as simple as Helvetica (with a heavier weight)or something close to that. Have you thought about have the Cue-union in some type of red. White and red can work well and can give more emphasis to cue-union considering new horizon is black as well.
  13. Overall that is a huge improvement. UNO always has great sport team uniforms (except now their hockey team). I like the red/black setup. The red was beautiful on the football field when my school played against them and I would suspect it would look nice in the arena. I like the fact you kept the UO logo for the red jersey as well. The white/black is also a good combo because it pops more the all black set. Did you do the update to their bulls logo? If so, its a modest but good improvement. I never liked their bull logo (but if you look at the logos from the MIAA conference they joined for a short while, it was still better than most)
  14. The white on yellow would be a nice change but I would agree it would cause too much optical interference. I have also wanted to see the chiefs do something new, not radical but new, with the arrowhead logo and the helmet. I have been seeing that red/gold all my life and its boring/blan. One of the radical ideas I have had was for KC to have helmets like Colorado with subdued gold and a new arrow head logo. Below was something that I whipped up sometime ago to see how it would work on Colorado's gold: I would think that would be maybe to radical though.
  15. The South Carolina design in white looks good. SCarolina has two good colors so they would lend well to jersey designs (like the Colts). I like having the helmet blue. My only suggestion would have the palm trees on both shoulder panels, not just on one because the moon already has a prominent position on the helmet. California looks ok, cannot go wrong with white but maybe the red my work has the primary color on the jersey. Helmet-wise, I do like the white helmet with the Californian bear.