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Everything posted by FinsUp1214

  1. I’m late to the party about a lot of these throwbacks, but the nostalgic 90’s kid part of me is really glad to see them. That’s not to say that I think they’re all better than what said teams are wearing now, and that’s an important distinction that needs to be made because I think when 90’s kids get excited about this stuff that it can be confused as being their universal design preference, when that’s not always the case. In my case it’s not necessarily the designs themselves I like, but what gets me excited about them is really the simple fact that it gets me feeling like a kid again, and that’s a pretty powerful selling point to my generation I think (and I would imagine that would be the same for any generation that’s being marketed to, i.e: 70’s stuff to 70’s kids, etc). Would I have a lot of this stuff be worn full time? No. There’s definitely some refining and reigning-in that would need to be done for that to work full-time. But as it is, a few games a year? Absolutely, I’m down. Its got me wondering too, from a pure marketing perspective, how long the 90’s trend will run and how long that window will be open for teams to cash into it. I don’t have an answer to that, but I simply wonder if teams have already planned to shell some 90’s stuff out of their own next season before it’s too late. Maybe - and this isn’t necessarily an advocation, but a guess - we see the likes of the Rockets’ pajamas, purple Bucks, Hawks’ gradient, or teal Pistons busted out next season to beat the trend clock and sell lots of stuff. Maybe we don’t, and some other trend starts soon. Who knows? *shrug*
  2. So my favorite teams are as follows: NBA - Jazz (navy) NFL - Colts (royal blue) MLB - no particular favorite, but closest one is Mariners (navy) MLS - Real Salt Lake (claret) Collegiate - Ole Miss (navy) and Utah Valley (forest green) FIFA - Spain (red) World Baseball Classic - Puerto Rico (red) - No favorite NHL team, just a fan of hockey in general - So that looks like (if math is right): 1. Navy (37.5%) 2. Red (25%) T3. Royal Blue, Claret, Forest Green (12.5% each)
  3. I’m guessing/crossing fingers it’s a purple throwback for Charlotte.
  4. Overall this is a very great start! I think it’s got some great potential and is on its way to being a successful modernization. A couple of suggestions I have in addition to those posted above: - I would take the weight of the eyes outline down just a tiny bit, I think it’s just a little too thick as is. - I would make the line formed by the jersey button front flow with his torso a little more, right now it looks a little caved in and seems to clash a little with the overall movement of the logo. Again, very great start! Keep going with it!
  5. Yep, that’s one of the reasons I really, really liked it. It was satisfying that no matter what combo they wore in that set, the bolt was always against navy. If the Chargers simply tweaked their current set so the bolt was always against white across the whole set, it would be a massive improvement no matter which blue they wore.
  6. A Chargers uniform with consistent bolt backgrounds from head to toe! Hallelujah!!
  7. Oh right, I forgot 3rd jerseys were exempt from critical discussion on these boards.
  8. Man, that’s awful. Just a few short seasons ago, the Oilers had a near-perfect set. Why the hell did they have to go screw things up?
  9. I could go either way between ornithological or cartoon bird, honestly. That said, I prefer the ornithological birds from 1999-2011 over that ‘89 one. Something always looked off about it, it’s not drawn particularly well and the head and beak look quite small, for starters. The ones from ‘99 on* may have been a bit over detailed in comparison, but I thought them much better renderings. The only thing I would’ve done different to either one of them was make the orange outline just a little bit thicker around it so that you could make out the tail feathers and feet a little better on the cap. *Not counting the one year ‘98 one, the fixes in ‘99 were much better.
  10. Am I crazy or is there a small black stroke around the Panthers’ sleeve logo now? The outer blue parts look like there’s a black outline between them and the white of the jersey. You can really see it on the whiskers.
  11. I thought the World Series really had something for a brief second when they hit the “Fall Classic” theme hard in 2011: Not saying that it was the best WS logo ever (it wasn’t), but I thought the fall branding concept was a great, fresh route to explore and would’ve loved to see the league keep going on it.
  12. I love the Falcons throwbacks, but I’d also be fine with something in between traditional and modern given the newer stadium’s look. In any case though, I really hope this current look is out of the door sooner than later. Not only is it outdated by a long ways and carrying some bad associations, but I really don’t think it’s that solid a design to begin with. That piping looks like it’s barely holding the sleeve caps and pants design together by a thread, and the “stripes” (I guess?) on the sleeve caps just seem like vertical blocks that are just kind of sitting there and not at all lending to a fast and sleek look. I’ve stated a few times how much I’d love for the logo to go too, but I’m not expecting it to, overly jacked up with a swollen foot and squat-winged as it may be.
  13. I liked the Bullets’ blue numbers fine, but to be honest I think the white numbers were actually a nice improvement and looks really good.
  14. I still think the Jazz’s not-purple solution is to make the green brighter to a kelly tint or even change it to teal. Navy and forest green together though is brutal on the contrast.
  15. This is the curse side to Utah’s alternate and throwback stuff being so popular here; between fans wearing the primary, redrock, and classic gear, we’ve just about got the whole rainbow in the crowd at games. I don’t know that most fans here care, but that identity crisis bugs the crap out of me. Honestly though, the way the NBA uniform landscape is going these days, that may very well wind up as the whole league’s situation.
  16. Classic editions don’t have to celebrate anniversaries, to my recollection the Kings and Rockets aren’t this year and there’s been others who haven’t. This potential Jazz throwback has me stoked. The mountain set is certainly not the best they’ve ever looked, but there’s a whole lot of good nostalgia and memories to it for me as a 90’s kid Jazz fan. I’ve been wanting to see it come back as an alt for a while now. I’m also excited to see what the Social Media team cooks up to go along with it. They had late 80’s themed stuff for last year’s throwback so I anticipate the possibility they’d do some 90’s stuff for this one.
  17. I totally understand the significance of some abbreviations and nicknames and don’t mean to downplay that. And like I said in my earlier post, if a team wants to include alternate logos or merchandise with those abbreviations or nicknames to tie into that local significance, I think that’s fine. I just don’t think it belongs on a jersey is all, it comes across as more gimmicky than professional. That’s just my opinion.
  18. In my opinion, an abbreviation should only be used if it’s functional to help fit a name, such as “PHILA” and maaaaybe “OKC” (though I’m very borderline on that because the Thunder could just have “OKLAHOMA” over the numbers and “CITY” under them and it’d fit fine). Others like “ATL”, “PHX”, “NOLA”, “BKLYN”, etc. are not functionally necessary and don’t need to be on any uniforms whatsoever. Put abbreviations/shorthand on alternate logos or fashion items if you want to tie into to any local significance, but not on the jersey front. The full city name suffices for those teams just fine. And I’m hardline on nicknames, I don’t think any of them should be used whatsoever. Trotting out in a uniform that says “Rip City” or “North” among others is almost Brandiose level corny. There’s plenty of other things you can do to help your alternates stand out without having to go that route.
  19. This may be unpopular, but I think this is actually a really nice happy medium between a uniform top and causal team wear. Even though it’s indeed a casual-type zip up hoodie, it still has a uniformity to it with the solid team color, logo, and number that overall looks more professional and cohesive to a uniform than does Boone’s check-out-what-I-got-at-WalMart looking thing. I tend to lean more towards tradition as far as manager uniforms go, but I’m also okay with (limited) options for something else if a manager wants. In fairness, tradition has been bucked long before - Connie Mack wore a suit and tie - so I suppose a manager wearing a team-issued zip up hoodie will look more cohesive to a team’s uniform than that ever did.
  20. I don’t see much of the Marlins so I don’t know how often he wears it, but Mattingly comes to mind:
  21. I think they’re both great, but I would choose Mr. Redlegs between the two of them because I like the nod to the team’s long history. Him wearing an old-style uniform and mustache just fits to me.
  22. Your photo is showing up, but the part I saw it at is probably a few tenths of a second right before your excerpt. It does go by very fast indeed!
  23. I can barely see the orange script on no. 71 at about 0:11. He’s at just the right spot to see it, after that you don’t see it as well. But it does appear orange to me.
  24. I’ve always said that all the Panthers need are some tweaks, not a full scale abandon ship. These are definite improvements in my opinion.
  25. I’m a big fan of (true) vests for baseball jerseys and would love to see more of them here and there across the league, with the condition that undershirts are mandatory of course. In my opinion, the Pirates should absolutely be in vests full-time and the Reds are close to that category for me as well. Should the Reds do it, it’ll work best in my opinion if it’s red heavy with minimal black (or none at all, I could go either way), and I’d go so far as to say a white cap at home also.