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  1. I've had difficulty getting behind the AAF team names as they just don't work for football. Take the Atlanta Legends. Does anyone really get the name? Why not just call them the Kings, Monarchs or something along those lines? The Apollos? Our team are the Birmingham Iron which have a very bleak color scheme and they won't even put their logo or numbers on the helmets. I hate their logo anyway as maybe something like the old Pittsburgh Maulers logo would work better but in the Irons colors? And maybe call them the Ironmen so the curling iron and ironing board jokes will stop lol. Great work so far MJ. We can always dream they might listen but so far it looks like they're totally ignoring fan feedback.
  2. The AAF has identities slapped together at the last moment, they didn't have adequate practice time, they didn't give their production teams behind the scenes time to prepare so that their presentation is full of glitches and this isn't actually a Spring League as advertised since it began in Winter and lasts just ten weeks. Spring begins March 20th which means 6 games will be over by the time the first Spring game starts in week 7. I won't say I like this league and supporting it just because it puts a team in my state is a rather flimsy excuse when they also put teams in Atlanta and Phoenix where they don't even need them. All the teams are located in the South because it's actually a Winter/Spring League and your chances for warmer games are higher in the South. With the warm spell most of us have had in the South, they lucked out big time. But even for that, the stadiums are practically empty and the constant drone of how great the AAF is during the games really wears on you after a bit. Ebersols partner in forming the league made a huge gaff on week one saying this league was created to provide opportunities for minorities? What opportunities are needed when the NFL is 63% to 68% black already. There aren't many other minorities in the league and that statement, if made about whites, would be viewed as racist. I actually want to support this league and I do watch the games. Overall, they're pretty good if you can get beyond the team names and bad production quality. As for Vince McMahon, as long as he stays out of the league as he's promised and if he starts later in the Spring to bring us a Spring/Summer league, I think a second run of the XFL could work as long as he gets backing like the AAF has from the NFL and other supporters. But he can't do like the AAF and ignore what makes teams successful. In Birmingham, we have the Iron. Hard to get behind a team where you inevitably become known as the Ironers and images of cleaning clothes pops up. And contrary to what they say, I love kickoffs and the chances for an explosive return. I haven't seen any more injuries during returns than at any other point during the game. The points system is also a flop as we're all familiar with the 6pt td and 1 or 2 pt try afterwards. That add's to the strategy of the game. if they want innovation, create a penalty point. Something that's so flagrant it warrants punishment, take a point away from the team who caused the violation. Don't give it to the other team as referees sometimes can't tie their shoes let alone getting a call right. But that is an innovative idea much like the goal post in Arena Football keeping the ball in play if there's a missed fg or pat. They changed things that don't need changed and the few changes they did make that I agree with (the league providing medical personnel instead of each team as an ex), it really has nothing to do with the game on the field. But, I do sense this league will survive for at least a few years as the backing it has seems strong enough to keep it going. I see the XFL as having room to survive as it could easily take off when the AAF finishes their season and play until the NFL starts it's season. They're promoting that we want year round football even in the NFL now... that won't happen if there's no Spring/Summer league to do it.
  3. Thanks Pengin. I was hoping for that as I wasn't trying to improve anything, just clean it up like you described.
  4. Just playing around as I only have basic software to work with. But this came out pretty good. Could only find a small Texans logo and a pennant photo to work with. If anyone has already updated these, I'd like to see your work .
  5. How about the Brooklyn Horsemen? Found this on a shirt but confirmed it's their logo on this site http://sportsecyclopedia.com/nfl/brookl/horselions.html (Hopefully lol) It would be nice to see some of the more obscure teams done
  6. Thanks for the heads up as I'm too accustomed to not being able to do that.
  7. Yeah, will correct lol. For some reason I keep calling them Predators because I was a fan of the AFL Orlando Predators.
  8. I was looking for the logo of the Orlando "Panthers" from the old Continental Football League and all I could find were images on glasses and a car tag. So I took the car tag and did my best to create the original logo. I'm sure many here are far more talented and could do a better job on this and maybe do some of the other CoFL team logos that seem elusive? Hopefully this isn't so bad you guys will laugh me outta the place (Corrected as I keep calling them the Predators as was just pointed out to me lol)
  9. Hey, does anyone have Rezlands templates or a link to where they might be found now as his Deviantart account is completely gone. I had them, harddrive crashed and poof lol. Any help would be appreciated.
  10. Thanks BucksFan5. Hey bhdesigns4, can you send that link my way as it seems the templates area went poof.
  11. I discovered this site because I decided to create a fantasy football league with all new teams built around the actual history of pro football intermixed with fantasy. I began looking for logo's to use as a starting point to create the leagues franchises before developing a unique logo for each team based on the general idea I set for each team which, having one team per state and then leagues in other nations, is quite an undertaking for what will amount to something for fans rather than profit. Finding this site was a surprise as i had really never thought about all the various teams and logo's until I found this site as while I always knew there were many of them out there, I never really thought about there being a site to preserve all the teams and logo's let alone fans getting to create their own versions of the logo's or going back in time to find out more about past leagues and logo's. With all the controversy around the Washington Redskins right now, I've been divided on the matter as I don't see it as racist because a racist wouldn't name their team after a people they hate because then every member of the team and it's owner would be identified with that identity... kinda like saying a group of KKK members would adopt the name Washington Negroes for their team, that's just never going to happen. Since I'm not allowed to start new topics, I'll just reply and if I find things around the nation / world that may be of interest to people here, I'll try to add something to the conversation where logo's and such are concerned. Looks like a great community.
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