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  1. It seems Im a bit stuck on the Breakers. I've finished the word mark and uniforms, but I cant get the logo right. I really want the include the boston light, the lighthouse in boston harbor, but my logos keep looking a little too soccer-crest-ish. Im trying to avoid just doing a generic wave, but Id love some suggestions on what other people think would look good. Heres a preview of the word mark and possible helmet (could go with or without logo)



    I would suggest a silver helmet with a blue breaking waves logo with a white facemask.

  2. After having 24 hours to digest it...I've decided that the only 2 things about this set that really offend me is the helmet (it's college/arena football quality. They would've been much better off keeping the old helmet shell design (except for putting the new Jaguar head on it, of course.)) & the JAGS patch. Other than that, it's not bad? It's definitely ahead of most of the "modern" looks we saw Reebok churn out. It's definitely an upgrade over their old unis, which just seemed way too boring for a team trying to look modern. If you're gonna go modern, don't half-ass it, which is what their last set did.

    Definitely not my favorite, but it's not awful.

    I'm curious, are you really offended by these elements or do you just not like them? If you're offended, why? I don't understand why you would find a team's choice of uniforms offensive (unless you are a Native American talking about the Redskins, for example).

    Not picking on you; I've seen lots of people on these boards use this or similar language that takes their dislike of a particular logo or uniform and frames it not just as an issue of personal taste but as something they take personally, or something that is hurtful or somehow psychologically distressing to them. I've always wondered if this is just imprecise word choice or if people actually feel this way, and if it's the latter, why that is.

    The one (non-racial) scenario I can imagine is if a team dramatically changes a brand that has become synonymous with the franchise--like, if the Packers or Yankees or Celtics made dramatic changes to look like the Seahawks, Marlins or late-90s Rockets, I can understand longtime fans being offended. I'm a loyal Dodger fan and I would feel that way if we were rebranded. But it wouldn't be because of the way the new brand looks, it would be the act of rebranding itself that would offend me, as the Dodgers brand and franchise have become synonymous, and to rebrand would be like chucking the franchise to which I have been a loyal fan for 30 years. They wouldn't feel like the Dodgers anymore in green and gold.

    But other than that, I just can't imagine why someone would be offended by uniform elements they didn't like. I'm curious to hear what you (or anyone else) thinks.

    Offends their design sensibilities I would think.

  3. Even if Comcast, who owns the USA Network, may want a spring league for programming, this concept still has little shot.

    The first market they met with was Akron. Akron!

    That was five weeks ago and no news of discussions with any other cities


    Face it. The USFL has been dead and buried all these years so just look at this attempt as the "Pet Sematary" version. What comes up out of the ground is not quite what it used to be.

  4. Are the authorities officially calling this a suicide? There seems to be a lot of loose ends to this story. No suicide note, gunshot wound to the chest, someone texted his ex-wife and 3 kids "I Love You" from his phone.

    idk, there could be more to this.

  5. The Astros are celebrating 50 years (their last one as an NL team :cursing: ). I wish they would just forgo the Colt 45 uniforms if they can't represent them faithfully. Unfortunately, the Astros now have a weasel as an owner, who was willing to sell out their NL heritage for a lower price to buy them (a $70 million dollar discount), so I'm sure there was no resistance to Bud Selig when they were told to remove the gun.

  6. Wow.

    This is actually a downgrade from the 80's USFL logo.

    Also on a sidenote, I'm not so sure that this league will even get off the ground. It's supposed to start this spring, I believe, yet there's hardly any media coverage or information about this league to be found.

    According to the link provided, they are shooting for spring 2013. I'd be amazed as well if this gets off the ground.

  7. Is this any different than the Bengals putting tiger stripes on their helmets or the Rams putting horns on theirs?

    Considering those looks have been around for decades, yes. Yes it is.

    If the change is subtle, it might not be a bad thing. If Seattle ends up looking like Oregon, hold on to your butts.

    The Rams have a free pass since they invented the helmet logo in the NFL in 1948.

  8. The NFL is a stickler for teams keeping their names when they move. Even Tennessee had to use the "Oilers" name for a season after they moved. They also forced the Cardinals to keep that name the entire time they were in St. Louis, despite the baseball team having that exact name for 60 years prior at that time.

    Got a source for that second part? Because the first part isn't true at all.

    The Oilers kept their name after the move because Bud Adams didn't want to change it, not because the league forced him to. He was personally fond of the name, and former players asked him not to change it. But after taking a lot of heat from the fans in Tennessee, he finally agreed to adopt a new name.

    Bud Adams also made sure that the NFL retired the Oilers name from use in 1999 so there could not be another Houston Oilers team.

  9. 50 years of baseball in Houston has just been pissed on. Thanks Bud for :censored:ing over some bait team for your precious Brewers.

    ... and what a glorious history it was.

    A name change

    A surface named in their honour

    Rainbow uniforms

    One World Series appearance

    A ballpark that initially was named after one of the most infamous corporate disasters in American history,which has a hill and flagpole at centre field.

    16th inning, Game 6, 1986 NLCS.

  10. That's why Red Zone rules No Commercials

    I concur, Red Zone is very cool. I'm guessing week 6 for the defense to catch up with the offense. A lot of BIG yardage games early in the season, the lockout and the rule changes protecting receivers are having an impact.

  11. ** bump **

    The Virginia Destroyers broke out their road uniforms last week.

    I really like the dark shade of gray they use for the helmets. If the league survives and the team decides to change up the uniforms, I think they should consider making the darker gray their primary color. Navy blue and cardinal could remain as accent colors.

    I don't like that they altered the colors on the helmet decals, but maybe they had to given the dark shade of gray the used for the helmet. I believe at one point they were going to go with white helmets instead. Also, their helmet decals just seem small. Like they accidentally ordered decals intended for youth football helmets.


    Wow, number 21 is kind of short but he has some guns. I think the helmets of the Destroyers are battleship grey and their jersey numbers are similar to the font that is used on navy vessels. Yeah I like the color too.