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  1. It was briefly brought up during the practice session for The Clash at Daytona this afternoon and everyone was against it. Also of note, they brought up the Rocket City Trash Pandas merch sales and Jeff Gordon questioned whether or not the fans had a say in that name.
  2. Well, that sucks. Awesome identity that has a deep connection to the community the team is based in.
  3. All I'm saying is that people like me that see the CMPD logo countless times a day while driving through the city would look at the alternative NBA All-Star logo, see the colors and think that it looks quite similar to the CMPD logo. I'll agree to disagree, but that's just my take on it as a Charlotte local.
  4. Well, they can't just rip it off for a number of reasons, hence why it's inspired by it.
  5. It's modeled after the hornet's nest they use as a logo for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) and as part of the City of Charlotte crest.
  6. A few years back the Panthers decided to completely redo all of the luxury boxes and donated all the old furniture to Habitat For Humanity stores in the Charlotte metro area. Now, I'm a Giants fan through and through, but it is pretty neat that my mancave is entirely furnished with chairs and tables from the Panthers.
  7. I thought it was named after the supermarket chain from NY. Thought they might have been a bigger chain or something.
  8. The manufacturer logo I can deal with as long as it is tastefully done. It needs to be where the current Majestic logo is on current uniforms. That I would have no problem with. As far as the one off jerseys go, they can be thrown in the dumpster. A simple patch on the hat or maybe even the sleeve would suffice to bring attention to a cause. The minute they messed with the pinstripes by turning them different colors was when I lost some respect for them. I wish a purist in the organization would stand up and tell the MLB no dice on these horrible things. The only change that needs to be made to the Yankees uniforms in my opinion is the road jerseys should revert to what they were in the 40's. The navy text on the gray jerseys was simple, yet distinctive. Maybe add a white outline for visibility purposes, but no sleeve stripes. The Yankees hat should always be the same. It works for a reason and is known around the world, even in places that have no idea what a game of baseball looks like. As far as a name on the back, I hope it never comes to pass. If they wanna do those gimmick jerseys, do them in spring training or exhibition games that don't mean anything. The New York Yankees are the definition of a classic uniform that defied the odds and has been pretty much unchanged for the better part of a century. It is the standard that all other uniforms in any sport are held to; the alpha and omega. They should remain as such.
  9. I have a Jimmy Clausen Panthers jersey I picked up at Goodwill for $7 a few years ago in the runup to their Superb Owl appearance. Now, I'm a Giants fan through and through, but I do like to see the local team do good as well, so I ended up getting it. It's embroidered, so I'm not sure if it's just a top of the line replica or game used. I don't think they'd sell a high dollar version of a backup quarterback's jersey, but I could be wrong. The also had a Tony Pike jersey that was the same, but didn't grab it at the time. I regret that choice every time I have to dig that Panthers jersey out to go to a party or something...
  10. Alright! A subject I've wrestled with for years! Started off living roughly halfway between NYC and Scranton, Pa, which is a super weird area to root for sports teams. Most of the people where I grew up moved out of the city and had their allegiances set in stone. For the NFL it was mostly Giants fans, with a few Jets, Eagles, Steelers and Cowboys fans (To the point where my local Walmart carried more Cowboys and Steelers gear than the other three, which was just as bizarre as it sounds). I found myself rooting for the Jaguars in '95 because I liked their uniforms and got a neat hat that had cool colors on it. Basketball wasn't that big for the older folk, but growing up in the 90's every kid pretty much had a different team. I liked the Knicks because they were the local team and were decent. About 94 or 95, I got a Hornets Starter pullover from a cool uncle and the rest was history (Sorry Knicks, but you didn't do yourselves any favors after the 90's). Never was into hockey, but pulled for the Devils whenever someone asked and watched them in the playoffs. For baseball, it was and always will be the Yankees. The Mets had a decent following and a few old timers still pulled for the Dodgers. In the minor leagues, we went to either the Scranton/Wilkes Barre Red Barons/Yankees or the New Jersey Cardinals games as they were both equal driving distance. Followed them in the paper, but that was about it. When I moved to Charlotte, I was kinda bummed that the Hornets had left town and the Bobcats had replaced them. IMO they were never fully embraced by the locals. It was welcome news when the old Hornets gave the Bobcats the name back. As the years have gone on, I've found myself pulling for the Panthers a little more as I'm inundated with news about them , but I will always be a Giants fan first and foremost. The first Charlotte team that I have committed my full fandom to is the Charlotte Knights. Their new stadium is amazing and the rebrand a few years ago was almost fit for the Major League IMO. If Charlotte ever lands a MLB team, then I hope they're in the NL so I wouldn't be conflicted.
  11. I bought the peach and it's amazing on a hot southern day. I also bought it because it reminded me of a fictional beverage from the Disney show Gravity Falls. They have a drink called 'Pitt Cola' that is peach flavored and has an actual peach pit in the can. This is about the closest I think they can get to making it in retail form.
  12. Picked up a 2017 USMNT Gold Cup Jersey for $20 at Ross.
  13. Charlotte would be pretty cool to see... Between the Panthers, the Hornets, the Knights, the Checkers, and the Independence there are a slew of colors to choose from. As far as ideas for what I would do with the colors is a mix of the Panther's Carolina Blue, the Hornet's Teal & Purple, Black and White...
  14. My instant reaction was that it seems to be a mashup of G4 and Spike's branding. I kinda dig it, and it seems to be a bit unique. Attention grabbing for sure.
  15. The logos of my adopted home city of Charlotte, NC: WBTV: The local CBS affiliate. WCNC: The local NBC affiliate WSOCTV: The Local ABC affiliate WJZY: Formerly the WB and CW affiliate. Switched to Fox a couple of years ago. WCCB: Formerly the Fox affiliate in Charlotte. Went through an odd period when they were fazing out the Fox Charlotte branding. Now the CW affiliate. WMYT: The local MyTV affiliate. WAXN: An independent sister station to WSOCTV. WHKY: An Independent station that serves the Unifour region of western North Carolina and is carried on many Charlotte cable systems.
  16. This is going to be interesting because I grew up during the 90's & 00's in the biggest market in the US (NYC Metro Area) and moved to a much younger (as far as pro sports go) and smaller city. In Orange County, NY where I grew up, I would say it went like this: 1.Yankees (Barely over #2) 2. Giants 3. Mets 4. Jets 5. Rangers 6. Devils 7. Cowboys 8. Syracuse (Both Football & Basketball) 9. Eagles 10. NASCAR ( I include it as a sport as a whole because it was hard to say who was most popular, but I would say 1. Earnhardt Sr. , 2. Gordon, 3. Tony Stewart) Now as far as the area I moved to it's hard to say outside of the top 5 because it's such a melting pot down here. Lots of people from the Midwest and Northeast. 1.Carolina Panthers 2. UNC Tarheels 3. Charlotte Hornets 4. NASCAR 5. Steelers (Tons of fans down here, I heard it was because of some stations that aired Steelers/Reds games down here in the 70's & Early 80's) 6. Braves 7.Yankees (Lots of transplants from NY down here, myself included) 8.Charlotte Knights 9.Football/Soccer/Futbol (I include these as a whole because there seems to be no clear split here. I myself am an Arsenal fan in the Premier League, Bayern Munich in Bundesliga, the German national team, the US national team, and the NY Red Bulls) 10. Duke/Wake Forrest/NC State/UNCC/Clemson/SC (There seems to be equal split between all these college programs down here)
  17. Buzz City does tie into Charlotte's history as being a hornet's nest of rebellion during the revolutionary war. The 'Queen City' moniker is often confused with Cincinnati, despite Charlotte being founded first, and having 'CLT' or 'The QC' on a jersey is less appealing. It was a marketing plan to bring back the Hornets to Charlotte, but it's not just pulled out of thin air either. If they lost the sleeves on the jersey it would look better and hopefully it happens when Nike takes over. Not a fan of BFBS, but in this case, as another user pointed out, it does tie into the other major teams here in Charlotte (The Panthers, The Checkers, and most recently The Knights).
  18. So, the Giants posted this... Please no all red with white numbers and stripes...
  19. I got a Mello Yello out of the machine at work today and it looked like this: It looks like a total rebrand...
  20. Two things I notice right away. 1. The name on the pants is horrible. I don't know how they could look good, even if the stripes continued through the word-mark. 2. The stripes should be consistent with the helmet stripes at all time. The orange in the middle is a bit odd to me.
  21. Denny Hamlin from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has had a Jordan Brand (although to be fair it's just an Impact! Racing suit with those logos removed and the Jordan Brand ones on it.) Firesuit for close to two years now. Strangely enough, Nike did go through a phase where they did make Nike Racing suits and driving shoes for a few drivers (Most notably Kyle Petty), but Denny rocks Alpinestars driving shoes.
  22. The only thing I can think that they are doing here is a kind of forest type of thing. Not horrible, but not really sure what they're going for here. It's a shame too, Germany has such an awesome color scheme that they can work with.
  23. I love it! The German National Team usually knocks it out of the park and this is no exception... The only thing I wish they could do is make the Adidas tri-stripes down the sides the colors of the Bundesflagge und Handelsflagge, but it's not a huge deal...