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Everything posted by Luke_Gagnon

  1. This concept is incredible! Think you'll give Richfield a go? They no longer have a program but made 6 state tourneys and had some pretty sweaters.
  2. I'd like to see Fighting Hawks or Sundogs. I feel as if they'd have a great opportunity to create a cool identity with the 'Sundogs' name. I really hope they don't take the North Stars name...also not a fan of Nodaks. Roughriders would be a nice choice as well, but I'm shocked that the option of going without a nickname was left behind.
  3. I can't stand the shoulder yokes they ended up going with, but I love their number font. In other words, really wish they would've gone with this set.
  4. NFL Arizona Cardinals St. Louis Rams Atlanta Falcons Tampa Bay Buccaneers Washington Tennessee Titans Jacksonville Jaguars NBA Oklahoma City Thunder Dallas Mavericks LA Clippers Sacramento Kings (probably more I cannot remember at the moment) MLB Arizona D-backs San Diego Padres Miami Marlins NHL Anaheim Ducks Calgary Flames (maybe doesn't qualify as a rebrand but changes are necessary imo) Nashville Predators
  5. The whole Don Imus/Rutgers women's hoops team thing. That was huge for a while when it happened
  6. I entirely agree about Hrbek. I've always thought he receives too much love from Minnesotans, especially nowadays. However, that might be due to my young age, as I wasn't old enough to remember his playing days..I only know him for his ridiculous roles in local TV commercials.
  7. That OSU-Denver quarterfinal game was incredible. Total roller-coaster in terms of the rallies each team went on.
  8. Didn't HatClub sell that hat last year? It wasn't the original run of hats, but HatClub had four or five teams' BP hats that New Era recreated, and I could have sworn the A's were one of those teams. Not sure if they sold out. I noticed these on their site Is that what you meant, or did they have the mesh material version recreated at some point last year? I thought they had the mesh...but it might have been that one...haha. Wish I could be of better help. This is crazy - I clicked on this thread with the intention of posting that hat as my own 'whale,' but figured I better look through all the posts to see if someone else had posted the same thing. After 8 pages, I decided that the time scrolling wouldn't be worth it. Anyway, on Google Images I searched for this hat and when I clicked on this photo, it led me directly to page 41 of this thread! Crazy stuff. Any luck, BTW? I still can't find one
  9. Some NBA fan Twitter account used your concept in place of the Wizards' actual primary after their Game 1 victory, Conrad. Thought it was odd. Here's a link:
  10. Eagerly awaiting your next few concepts! Great start so far, man
  11. I agree with Jake3.roo on the font, but I do like this concept. I like the antler-shorts too, though I'd reserve judgment on that until they were in action. They look nice, though. I also love the third jersey.
  12. The jersey images are so poorly thrown together! I can't believe this, wow... EDIT: So far, no positive responses in this thread (not that there should be). I wonder if someone will come through and say they actually like this on this thread, haha
  13. Agreed! I also thought that this was an excellent jersey, and I'm with ya on losing the script and putting the flaming C front and center. A different number font would also be ideal, and maybe they could move the script to an alt jersey if they were to make these the regular homes. All in all, a great addition to their set, but it should have been applied as the regular home jersey.
  14. It isn't so much the Twins' new home uniform that frustrates me (unpopular opinion: I think it looks rather sharp). It's the inconsistency throughout their entire identity/uniform set that frustrates me. The batting helmets they've been wearing at home have no gold outline on the TC logo, while they have the outline on their caps. The road and alt uniforms have no trace of gold anywhere on them. If you're going to add a brand new color the R/W/B palette you possessed for over 50 years, OWN it. Add it to every uniform.The current logo (the newer roundel (*sigh*) update introduced in 2010) has a 'Twins' script in red outline by blue. However, on the new home uniform, the 'Twins' script is blue outlined by red & gold. *This gripe has nothing to do with inconsistencies in the uniform set, so now I'm being inconsistent with my complaining* I really wish they could make this the primary logo, while changing the color of the script from red to blue to reflect the change on their uniforms. Maybe the addition of 'Minnesota' above it could help, almost like a modernized version of their 1987-2009 set. It would no longer be another roundel in a league full of them, as well (sort of; I realize there's still a circular element). I have plenty of other grievances that I could whine about here, but I'll limit it to the hometown team because it's late and I've gone off on the Twinkies plenty enough. Sorry for the relative large size of this post!
  15. Not really odd because it took effect at the end of the regular season... like most changes do. Like "most" changes do? I'm personally hard pressed to recall a team changing their primary logo in the days between the regular season ending and postseason beginning...could you reference a few? As SCalderwood said, the change in logos will hardly be felt, but this is nonetheless unique timing from Washington. Although, Toronto has slowly been implementing their new mark into marketing campaigns and other advertisements throughout this season, while not officially bringing onboard as an in-use logo just yet. Definitely interesting and odd to see pro teams go about a logo switch/change while their team is still in play.
  16. ^ From Chris himself. The Wizards have made it official that they are switching to the new roundel logo effective immediately for the playoffs. Odd for an in-season change, no?
  17. I think this update is actually really solid, but I think they've missed the mark with the colors of the numbers on the home & the away uniforms. For the brown uniform, I feel as if the numbers should be white, and on the white uniform, I think they should be brown. Also, I don't know if I'm feelin' the 'BROWNS' wordmark on the pants stripes, but I think that's a common gripe here. Overall, a nice update with a few minor head-scratchers.
  18. I completely agree with that summary given by Paul there. I was skeptical at how they would utilize blue, but I really love how it was presented on that tertiary logo. Green and cream do go really well together, and I can only hope he's right about the uniforms being a home run.
  19. It's Just The Logos Tomorrow, Luke I must have missed that memo! Haha a bit disappointed now, but I guess I should've remembered that's how Charlotte and New Orleans did it recently. Thanks for the info!
  20. Conrad, I've gotta say, those concepts are really amazing. I truly hope something similar is rolled out tomorrow in Milwaukee. I think the Bucks have an opportunity to create a really sweet set (given what we know about the color scheme/logo), but it's also an opportunity for them to ruin their identity...I'm hoping they go with the former and implement a set similar to Conrad's.
  21. Agreed. I love the minimalism behind these new score bugs rolled out by ESPN lately. They are in the same vein as their website's redesign.
  22. AL East: (2) Baltimore, Boston**, Toronto, New York, Tampa Bay AL Central: (3) Cleveland, Detroit, Kansas City, Chicago, Minnesota ( ) AL West: (1) Seattle, Anaheim*, Oakland, Houston, Texas NL East: (1) Washington, Miami*, New York, Atlanta, Philadelphia NL Central: (3) St. Louis, Pittsburgh**, Chicago, Milwaukee, Cincinnati NL West: (2) Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Colorado, Arizona Postseason: AL Wild Card: Anaheim over Boston NL Wild Card: Pittsburgh over Miami ALDS: Seattle over Anaheim in 4, Cleveland over Baltimore in 4 NLDS: Washington over Pittsburgh in 4, Los Angeles over St. Louis in 5 ALCS: Cleveland over Seattle in 6 NLCS: Washington over Los Angeles in 5 World Series: Washington over Cleveland in 5
  23. Awesome update on the jerseys. That top-shadow on the numbers is subtle and goes well with the overall look, too. Not too tacky like the giant drop-shadows of the 90's. I'm not so sure about those stripes, but I'll reserve judgement for the actual reveal date. I like what we've seen so far, though.
  24. I'm still wondering if the MLS will allow two "United" teams - D.C. and possibly Minnesota. No one seems to be mentioning that. A local reporter asked Don Garber about that and he said it was an interesting question. He went on to say that the league and the team "are looking at all the possibilities". I immediately assumed MN would have to change to something other than United but probably keep most of the elements of their crest. I hope not; as many have already stated, it shouldn't be a big deal to have two "United" clubs in MLS. However, I could definitely see that being the case. When the club was going through tough times (Minnesota Thunder folded after nearly 20 years of operation in 2009, then the NSC Minnesota Stars (league-owned, named after the National Sports Center stadium) were around for 2 years, then renamed Minnesota Stars FC for a year before the United rebrand), it was hard to get used to any identity because of the clear instability. When Bill McGuire bought the franchise, a lot of people scoffed at the "United FC" name (some suggested this was done because he was the CEO of UnitedHealthGroup), but other than that, it's been a home run logo/uni set. I have been thinking, though: if they do change their name, what would it be? I for one would hope they could keep some semblance of their crest and simply change to Minnesota Loons FC/SC or something similar. However, I hope everything remains unchanged for the move up to MLS. *sorry for all the parenthetical asides. got a bit history-lesson-ish on accident, lol. FWIW, I always thought the Minnesota Thunder had a great, stereotypical 00's look: