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  1. 1 hour ago, Foxxtrot44 said:

     

    Before RSL ever held a naming contest, I insisted to many people that the best name for the team would be Salt Lake CIty Town.

    They did not find me funny.


    And people think Real sounds bad! ;) 
     

    In retrospect, though I don’t think there’s any turning back now, part of me wishes they had gone with “Salt Lake City” or “Salt Lake County”, the latter of which would make even more sense now that they play in Sandy.

     

    Anyways, to tie things back to Charlotte, the reason I love “Charlotte Town” as an option is precisely because of the aforementioned common English naming custom, which ties well into Charlotte being named for Queen Charlotte. Some kind of regal imagery in the identity would seal the deal.


  2. 5 hours ago, CaliforniaGlowin said:

    The eyesore to me is another damn animal logo, especially when your team is not named after an animal.


    I don’t have a problem with it myself, UC Riverside has used a bear in some form for years. The use of a bear isn’t anything new from them in and of itself. 


  3. Charlotte Town with teal as the primary color and either indigo or black as the secondary color would be awesome. Sure, either color scheme would be piggy backing off the Hornets or (kinda sorta*) Panthers, but they are both great color schemes that are already used in the region and aren’t being used in the MLS; might as well own one of them (or both if you want to use one for an alt/clash. They could feasibly do teal/indigo on one kit, heavy black/teal trim on another). 

    *”Kinda sorta” meaning I get the Panthers aren’t exactly teal, but the right hue of teal paired with black could evoke a similar look.

     


  4. I think what bothers me most about it is that the sloppy parts are extremely easy to correct, and the fact they weren’t makes the approach seem very lazy. Some designers use a grid to construct thier marks, some rather align it to a grid after construction to align things correctly. In any case, the top slant is something that should have been quite obvious with the aid of a grid, and I really question how thorough the work was here if they didn’t even bother to check how everything aligned.


  5. Are the logos on the article traced from the reveal footage? I can’t tell if the “CLT” is really that botched for real or not, but it does appear at the very least that the “C” really does have that slight tilt at the top in every instance I’m seeing it. I can’t unsee that tilt and if that’s real, then that’s really poorly done. 


  6. Growing up as a Mountain West fan, I watched UNLV often and never realized there were any Confederacy ties, I too thought it was more of a “rebel frontiersman” kind of thing. I’ll never fault a school for being safe and taking action to right any wrongs they or others believe they’ve caused (or could cause) though, so if UNLV feels better about changing the mascot on those grounds, then by all means they should.

     

    As far as other names go, I thought about the wolf too but quickly remembered Nevada-Reno. Maybe “Stars”, referring to the 8-point star on the welcome sign? I can’t think of any “Stars” names at the university level off the top of my head. Maybe “Rattlers” if they want to go an animal route, or if they want to stay western, “Mavericks”. 


  7. I don’t know what to think of the Raptors in terms of what their uniforms should look like, partly because I don’t think they’ve ever had a truly great look in thier whole history.
     

    The inaugural look was fun and nostalgic, but far too cartoony and pajama-ish to be timeless and work for long enough. The Vince-era was okay, but didn’t need the butt panel (?) and certainly didn’t need the contrasting back on the road. The red and black versions of those fixed the contrasting backs, but kept the butt panel and sucked a whole lot of life out of it by dropping purple. The championship set, while really not being that bare or over-simplified, still looked like really bland and lifeless imitations of the sets preceding it and have never inspired me visually, championship or not. And finally, the apparent news of the chevron fronts going full-time is just another disappointment; any wordmark you try to fit in that shape - “NORTH”, “TORONTO”, or “RAPTORS” - looks so forced and jacked-up, and the chevron front doesn’t seem so special to me when it merely looks like Toronto’s red-and-white answer to the Sonics’ jerseys (yes I know Seattle didn’t use a chevron, but text-in-a-filled-arch of some kind will always get me thinking of them). I don’t see the Raptors’ chevron front and think “oh, how unique/cool”, I truly just think “eh, the Sonics did it better”. 
     

    To be clear, I think Toronto’s had good colors and brand elements scattered throughout thier history, but in my opinion they’ve really struggled to roll out a truly great uniform for some reason. There’s either enough wrong with it to pull it down despite good elements, or a whole lot wrong altogether.


  8. Vice is a cool alternate, but there’s nothing so wrong with thier current identity that it requires a full rebranding to Vice. I’ve always felt like a rebrand to Vice would be a change for change’s sake that would wear off in due time. 
     

    IF they ever were to do a more extensive rebrand, I’d sooner they rebrand to Floridians colors because they’re a bolder look without being as stark a departure. In fact, I think it’d be a great difference splitter between all thier identities: the inaugural sets used orange trim, pink is a Vice color, and pairing the two with predominant black would still give off the same vibe as the current identity with a bolder twist. 


  9. 1 hour ago, WSU151 said:

     

    Not for nothing..but the blue Kings throwbacks seem to sell out faster than any other Classic. Nearly impossible to find a Nike Kings Classic jersey.


    I have to be honest, I was surprised at how much I loved it after it was released. It’s one of those sets that looked only alright when I saw old pictures of it, but for some reason looked really good in action this past season. I’m not surprised that it was apparently so popular.


  10. 1 hour ago, Digby said:

    The Irish rainbow thing is one of the most overrated looks on this board. Multi-tone effects don’t look great with green, and that serif wordmark they used at the time is awful. It was all very of its time. I’m in no hurry to bring it back.


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  11. 18 minutes ago, L10nheart404 said:

    I still don't know what was so bad about theseoriginal.jpgf750f6ee16df47bd6a8e108c2699b024.jpg


    I quite like them in a vacuum, but I think some knocks on it usually have to do with them stepping into Mavericks territory or being followed by a set that had more character going for it. It’s really not bad in my eyes (I think it’s good), and I would like to see them throwback to it again, but overall it seems the Dallas comparisons and being followed by a much more charismatic and memorable set both have worked against them in retrospect.

     

    EDIT: Also didn’t occur to me that this set and the Pajama Rockets co-existed! 


  12. 12 minutes ago, SFGiants58 said:

    Man, it’s gonna be fun when Giannis leaves Milwaukee for the Western Conference. 


    Right? Wouldn’t surprise me if within a few years they rebrand again for a fresh start. Or maybe they don’t, who knows. But if anything, the Bucks have shown in 50+ years that they really don’t mind making changes often. The departure of the best player they’ve had since Kareem and Oscar would be an understandable reason to keep the trend going.

     

    EDIT: For the record, as a fellow small-market fan I really hope Giannis stays in Milwaukee, but I’m betting he leaves.


  13. 22 hours ago, ScubaSteve said:

    I think the Washington Wizards need a rebrand. Not a new name, but stray away from the Bullets-inspired identity and an evolution of what they had before. I'm sorry but the current logos and color scheme are just so boring.


    I’m with you there; I’ve had a hard time buying the Bullets-ification of the Wizards as any kind of solution for them. They definitely could’ve evolved the mystic theme into something better, plus the old color scheme still looked “federal” and relevant to DC without being overly patriotic. 


  14. I’m not sure if this fits here, considering it was technically “used” somewhere, but this Celtics backdrop caught my eye:

     

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    The text on the logo is not the hand drawn version that was used then and is still on the logo today, but looks like an actual font that’s applied (and adjusted a little better) instead.

     

    Compare that to the actual logo of the time:

     

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    and this backdrop with the recolored logo, also during Pitino’s tenure:

     

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    That’s the current logo, with what appears to be the “correct” text. So, the logo in the first press conference is altered somewhat and I don’t recall that version being used anywhere else. Given that the text is much more cleaned up in that version, they probably should have. 


  15. The Bucks are tricky for me, because they’ve had enough good looks that were different from each other that I really don’t know what’s ideal for them. In my opinion, they look really good now, they looked really good in Irish rainbows, and they looked really good in the 1968 inaugural Christmas colors set (yeah I like green and red together, I admit it). I can’t choose what the “right” Bucks set is in my head; to me all three of those have a lot of redeeming qualities. I guess it’s a good problem to have if you’re the Bucks, much better than having nothing but bad “ideal” candidates across the board.


  16. As an RSL fan, I really love all the design choices you made. The blue sleeves and shorts make a huge difference on the primary and provide better balance. They’re referred to as “the claret and cobalt”, but they’ve been a bit too “claret” lately. This evokes the reference much better in terms of the colors’ balance. 
     

    I love that the second kit is based on the SLC flag; the flag’s design itself isn’t good, but the flag’s colors are great and I’m glad to see them nodded to (some could point out that RSL plays in nearby Sandy and not SLC, but you know what? Doesn’t bother me at all, the colors are too good to pass up and still have meaning :) )The mountain gradient design is excellent too! It altogether just looks like a really solid Wasatch inspired kit.

     

    And of course, the bee/beehive inspired third is very fitting and well done. I’ve wanted RSL to explore that route more in a third or secondary kit, and I think you’ve presented a great, clean, classy option.

     

    This RSL fan approves! Great work!


  17. 32 minutes ago, Magic Dynasty said:

    They got the Russian flag wrong. It’s white-blue-red, not white-red-blue.


    Am I crazy, or are the jersey and shorts mixed up? Because I see white-blue-red on the jersey (after the first red stripe), but the shorts are indeed the incorrect pattern you pointed out.