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  1. 29 minutes ago, Sec19Row53 said:

    Interesting. I hear the opposite from fans and media.

    It's not every time, but in my experience (working there since 2012) when there's a quieter crowd it's almost always a Gold package game.


  2. 15 minutes ago, Sec19Row53 said:

    Sorry - I assumed it was common knowledge around here.

     

    1 - I'm a season ticket holder at Lambeau. I sit in Section 19 (now known as 119 after the 1994 renovation, but I've had this nom de plume for a long time and ain't changing it) Row 53.  I have been a ticket holder for most of my life (back to around 1972).

     

    2 - I'm from the Green Bay area although I live closer to Milwaukee today.

     

    3 - When the team still played in Milwaukee and Green Bay, there were two different season ticket holder groups - you either had tickets in GB or Mil.  The NFL set the schedule, including which games were played in either location/venue.

     

    4 - As Lambeau was being renovated, it became a better venue for paying, financially, playing surface, and amenities for the teams. As teams started requesting to NOT play the Packers in Milwaukee, a decision was made to move all games to Lambeau.

     

    5 - So what? Bob Harlan determined that Milwaukee ticket holders would maintain their tickets at Lambeau Field, and that they would be assigned the second and sixth (later becoming the fifth) home game of the season, as well as one of two pre-season games.  This means that there are TWO different season ticket bases for the Packers. Those who have the Green Bay package (like me) are the "Green" package. Those who have the Milwaukee package are the "Gold" package.

     

    6 - So, because it is known which ticket base is at which game, it is an easy step to make judgments based on the atmosphere created by the fans. Having attended a few "Gold" games, I don't argue in the accuracy of how the differences are described. Regardless, the people in attendance are different. Also, keep in mind that EVERY DAMN TICKET is sold out to a season ticket holder (ok - that's a lie. Tickets added in the most recent expansion allowed for residents of Brown County, who pay/paid a County Tax to help fund the renovation, could enter a lottery annually for the chance to be assigned one game to get 4 tickets. That game might be regular season or pre-season).

     

    If you have more questions, fire away. I think this covers it, though.

    you can definitely tell the difference in atmosphere based off the package.  I work in gameday operations at Lambeau and when we're looking to pump up the crowd we do mention "it's a Gold package day" meaning it's not as loud. It's not every Gold game, but a great majority of them.


  3. As a lifelong Brewers fan, man we've had some tough years, I view this set as a big upgrade. I did like the previous set aside from the number font. The biggest upgrade is the shift to athletic gold from Vegas gold. I think Vegas gold looks great in sunlight. In the often closed Miller Park the metallic look doesn't have the same effect.  The bright athletic gold looks good in all situations. 

     

    I dont mind the changes to the BiG. I actually feel like the original is off when I see it now. I know I'm in the minority there.

    Big fan of the new font. The numbers having that 'barre-feel' if that is a thing

     

    The mismatch sleeve piping? Yeah....that's a no. Wide or narrow just make it match.

     

    The cream home is long overdue. 

     

    The alt blue may take some time. I like the idea I dont get the font.

     

    Barrelman is a great add, but needs to be on a sleeve.  Not feeling the barley ball as a logo.

    And the Wisco logo? Nice, but why not cream bricks from which the whole thing is based off?

     


  4. 1 hour ago, CS85 said:

    I'm just gonna straightup say it - I like the new BiG more than the old one.  It looks tighter.  Brewers overall look better.

    I completely agree. As a designer I get some of the quirkiness of the original but I prefer the ball centered with the traditional thread look.  As I did love the Royal and Athletic Gold look Navy is a great look. Ever since SF switched to their cream look for their home set I thought how it made too much sense for Milwaukee to have that look. I think the cream looks better with Navy than Royal.  

     

    And when talking number font it's not even close how much better the new font is compared to the Times New Roman.  I know that's not the BiG discussion, but it's just such an improvement. Love nearly everything about the new set. Not sure I'm sold on the Milwaukee Tool font on the Blue jersey yet.


  5. 19 minutes ago, NicDB said:

    I'm hoping he means the home pinstripes will be cream.  I don't automatically associate pinstripes with the Yankees like some people, but cream would at least be a way to distinguish a design using navy pins as uniquely Brewers.

    Yup, that would be my hope. It bugs me when people say pinstripes 'belong' to the Yankees. 

    The athletic gold won't show up well against cream, but there's ways to make it work


  6. 27 minutes ago, kestrel79 said:

    After seeing the higher res new leaked image, I like it more than I thought. The all yellow part of the webbing is a little distracting now, like others said I find my eye going up to that part now that there's no white there. It almost needs white to balance it out again with the white from the ball.

     

    I'm more excited/scared to see the jerseys and the BREWERS and MILWAUKEE wordmarks. If they look similar to the text in the circle logo I think it will be pretty good.

     

    Nice pic of the Braun era gold jersey! I loved those jerseys...they only looked good in the sun like in the photo here. But when the roof was closed they look much darker and very mustardy and not as appealing. I actually even own one :)

    I agree with almost all of this.

     

    I actually think this logo is pretty good. I've thought the last couple years how do you somewhat modernize the BiG. Centering the ball in the glove is an upgrade. I like the stitching change. The connection and webbing is a little meh, but I don't really feel strongly one way or the other on it.

     

    The current unis, including the gold jersey, all looked good under the sun and drab under the roof. Where the royal and athletic gold looked good under the roof as well. The bright athletic gold is awesome and I understand the navy. They'll be able to sell royal as the nostalgia.


  7. On 9/6/2019 at 2:53 PM, gek_6 said:

    Nothing special but quick easy fix. 

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    1. Fixed contrast stitching
    2. Shortened sleeve stripes
    3. Grey facemask (chose over white)
    4. "CLEVELAND" shrunk
    5. Numbers in white
    6. White pants w/ basic stripe contrast colored to sleeve and helmet stripes.

    This right here is the easy, and correct way to go imo.  Although, I actually like the brown facemask. Never liked the gray.


  8. 15 hours ago, MattMill said:

    I guess I had a thing for aqua growing up.

     

    Hornets/ dolphins/ Marlins.

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    I'm still a dolphins fan to this day, mostly in large part to Dan Marino.  I remember seeing the Rockies and Marlins play at the old mile high stadium. Ace Ventura played a part in me liking Miami initially as well. With no pro teams in my area, each of my friends and siblings each had their reasons for their own favorite team. I was the Miami guy growing up. 

     

    On a non aqua front, you hear this a lot.

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    Major league and wahoo. Loved the movie growing up. I Have grown fond of the logo over many years. I think I own 20+ Wahoo on field caps at this point. 

    I'm with you. Being a HighSchooler in the 90's teal is still my favorite color. I have lots of Hornets, Marlins, Dolphins, and Jaguars gear. Lived in the Midwest my whole life and I still follow these Southern teams.

     


  9. 14 minutes ago, poser said:

     

     

     

     

    I could do without the football on there but I actually like this. From the grainy leak, I thought the text might have been curved. Happy to see it's straight. I love that shade of green. I have no problems with black being an accent like in the '90s. The classic uniform had its time and place, it was time to move on.


  10. 2 hours ago, MCM0313 said:

    Am I the only one around here who thinks this is an upgrade, or at least more suited to 2019?

    I actually agree. Tons of hate for these going around but I love the shade of green and the helmets. Looks like the text is curved on the helmet, odd,  when it's straight on the logo. Also would've left the football off the helmet, but that's just me. I am shocked that I don't hate the black unis. I should hate those right? But I don't for whatever reason.


  11. 4 hours ago, MCM0313 said:

    So was the real Texas State (Bobcats) called Southwest Texas Stare at this time, or did they just not care?

    SW Texas St. didn't change their name to Texas State until the 2000's. This was in '91 so they weren't really infringing on anyone's name. The first team they played was the Bobcats. So possibly an homage? 


  12. 20 hours ago, NicDB said:


    Here's another thing I'm sure you've forgotten (because even Brewers fans barely remember that it happened).

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    Oh, we remember. Big bounce back year with the Crew than off to Detroit for too much money.  Solid Uni though. Love the simple German M on the hat