OnWis97

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  1. Did we know this was coming? I was surprised by this today. Terrific, overall. I'm legitimately surprised (and happy) that they didn't go with one-color numbers (yellow's touching white! Oh, the humanity!). But since we "hate everything" I will say that prefer the 1980s set. I like the lack of white striping on the blues. I like the smaller yoke on the whites. And I don't care if it's overkill, I loved the primary as a shoulder patch. I also think that if they were not going to copy the 1980s 1-for-1, this was an opportunity to go either y/w/b/w/y or b/w/y/w/b on the sleeve and hem of the white...that mismatch has always been something I've tolerated on an otherwise great jersey. But all that is nitpicking a team that's just moved up my (non-existent) list and looks essentially how they ought to.
  2. To me Robo Pen is to Skating Pen as Helmet Dolphin is to Current Dolphin. Oddly most people here seem to prefer the sleeker, less soulful/cartoony Robo Pen to Skating Pen while they prefer the campy Helmet Dolphin to the "soulless" Current Dolphin. Cartoon logos are very popular here (Cartoon Oriole, for example). It surprises me that Robo Pen is so well-liked. I am the opposite. I hate Robo Pen but I love Current Dolphin. In fact, Skating Pen is really me breaking my own rule. I tend not to like campy, cartoony logos.
  3. You seem to have some similar color-scheme preferences to me: Flames sans black, Christmas Devils, pre-Gretzky Kings. I like a lot of what I see. The white, purple, and yellow Kings uniforms are the star of this show (not the black...). That and the Flyers (sans Gritty jersey) should be adopted right away. I also really like the Avs clash jersey. That's the best color-balance of your four. That color scheme is really nice with no black and minimal white. I like the way the Colorado Rapids use it.
  4. I don't really buy jerseys any more since there's no occasion to wear one (games for my teams, but I have that covered). I will buy a hat or a t-shirt on a trip. I like buying college t-shirts when I go on campus. I have New Mexico, Utah, and College of Charleston right now. I tend to wear them as workout shirts until they disintegrate. For the pros I sometimes will buy one if I like it. I bought brown Padres hat with an orange SD in San Diego once simply because I love that look. For some reason wearing hats of "other" teams seems more "OK" to me than wearing a jersey. But even so, most of my "other" hats are MLB hats purchased in the 1990s.
  5. I am OK with the striped numbers...a bit collegiate, but the Bengals are the original risk-takers with that helmet. I think the stripes on the numbers are a bit thick and maybe an ending to a couple is needed (like in the pants stripes). My gut reaction was that it was just alternating equal width straight stripes. I am not quite sure what you're going for with the jagged sleeve pattern. Of course, I'd take this in a heartbeat in the hopes that the throwback becomes so well-liked that it (and a white version thereof) takes over one day.
  6. I'm not going to lose any sleep over this since it's a minor league team I seldom notice but I think it's a solid name and teams just changing names* is odd to me. I'd rather they have a presence that lasts. Hopefully the Mud Hens don't move into a new stadium soon. *Barring a Washington-NFL type reason
  7. I know there's a few that don't like Lukas (And that the original question was spelled "Lucas" led me to think of former NBA coach John Lucas...) either because he's overtly political, too traditional, or anti-purple. I guess I don't feel like I've seen his name lead to any big bruhahas...but thanks for clarifying... And I do follow him. He's like any of the rest of us but with more inside info.
  8. What's the Lucas Rule?
  9. I actually don't know that you can / should pre-plan this well. My guess is that you'll find yourself either becoming a die-hard Kraken fan or maybe just enjoying them as as team you cheer for when they're not playing your favorite team(s). In other words, it'll just happen to you more than it'll be a conscious decision. My experience was when the Timberwolves started. I was in 9th grade and had mainly been a Celtics (good team; nice uniforms) fan. Granted, I was never a hard-core Celtics fan; they were my NBA team but their championships meant way, way less to me than any North Stars, Vikings, or Twins titles would have. But once the T-Wolves came, my interest in other teams waned. I still had others I liked in all sports because I was a kid...but ultimately, having a home team led me to root only for that team. But you might be different based on how hard-core you are in the others teams, and maybe even the degree to which your friends and family embrace the new team. Either way, you'll get to go to games...so it's a win.
  10. Four Marlins test positive. That was quick.
  11. For some reason I get a vibe that this one embiggens the smallest man...
  12. I hope a sub-.500 team wins the a World Series. This is a weird year and I could live with that. Plus, it might scare them off from making the 16-team playoff permanent.
  13. The complaining about the negativity is far, far worse than the actual negativity.
  14. The Seattle Wild of the Pacific Northwest! This is the second worst name, to "Wild" in the league. But, like with the Wild, I really dig the logo, colors, and jersey. The Wild went "busy" on their logo and the Kraken are going simple. But I really like that jersey and color scheme.
  15. Every college basketball uniform of the 1990s.
  16. It just hit me that the red and white jerseys* both say "Atlanta." I wonder if that means they don't intend to wear that at home a lot. *I wanted to call them "primaries" but that's not really the way the NBA works now. And I neither know nor care what their offical designation is (Legacy? Association? or whatever)
  17. Granted, I've almost never talked with anyone outside of these boards about the logo, but I tend to think it's very well-liked in Madison and among alumni. Doesn't hurt that it's associated with the ascension of the football program. It has pretty much nothing in common with the Buffaslug, which was partly hated for the huge disappointment it was when fans were anticipating a return to the good ol' days. And to be honest, I am a lukewarm fan of the motion-W. I liked it on the football helmets day 1 when I was still a high schooler in Minnesota. And I'm so old that when I arrived on campus, it was pretty much just a football logo. That's how I kinda wish it had stayed. The previous "W" never looked that good on a football helmet to me. But I think the motion s**k W has been a negative elsewhere. The basic W look better on basketball shorts, for example, and particularly on the old-school sweater worn by Bucky Badger. So I'm not a huge fan of the logo, but I think it's very well liked. As for the crest, I never liked the logo, probably because I associated with University Ridge golf course (I had friends that loved golf and I don't). As for the issue at hand, I don't have the energy to discuss it. I don't think it's going to be a game-changer but I don't need to strut my cynicism and mock it, either.
  18. For whatever reason, the black jersey leaked first and I skipped this thread. But the white and red jerseys (minus corporate logos) are fantastic. Red and yellow work so well together without black. The Chiefs know it and the Flames seem to kinda get it again. This is now my favorite NBA uni. Of course, I'd bet they'll wear the black one 60 times.
  19. That and, it's week 1. So even if the profiteers are correct, this doesn't really inform next year, much less next decade.
  20. I don't think there's going to be a large affinity for the Redskins outside of the team's fans old enough to remember and that will be diminished some based on 1) the team is not relocating and 2) even some of its own fanbase was kinda waiting for this. Yeah, there are people that miss the Oilers, North Stars, Whalers, etc. But for most part, fans live in the present. Throwback gear has some appeal and I'm guessing it'll be more difficult to come across Redskins stuff than, say, Oilers (i.e., I doubt Mitchel & Ness will be doing Redskins stuff). And stuff like that's going to be responsible for people trying to buy up Redskins gear right now. I still wish I'd purchased a lot of old N-Star North Stars stuff the moment I learned they were changing to the future Dallas look (would have been much cheaper than the Vintage stuff of today). And the only team for which you cannot buy current gear, if I'm not mistaken, is Washington. The very week they announce a name change and retailers start pulling their merch? Yeah, people are going to scramble to try to get something. And people with the gear are going to try to cash in. The Eagles aren't taking up 14 of the top 15 ebay searches because you can still buy their stuff from the manufacturers or at Target. Yeah, there are still people in Milwaukee who say that Marquette will always be the Warriors. But you notice them...what you don't notice is the majority wearing their Golden Eagles t-shirts and not lamenting the change. Regarding bringing back the spear or the helmet logo, obviously the likelihood could be impacted on what name they choose; i.e., if they choose Warriors vs. if they choose Red Wolves. That said, I still don't think it's coming back either way. Just like I don't think there's any way Wahoo is coming back even if the Indians keep their name forever. Getting rid of names and negative imagery (and that's what weapon imagery is to me) is a move forward. I don't think we'll see too many moves backwards. 20 years from now, the US fan base will break down something like this: 80%: Know the team by it's official name; accept that and don't think about the former name 10%: Can't believe the old name lasted until 2020 10%: Still bitter about the change Maybe in Ol' DC, it'll be like 70, 10, 20... And that's probably roughly how fans feel about the Oilers. A lot us logo weirdos miss those uniforms but fans in general mostly live in the present. Houston fans? Well, they lost their history and had to start over, which stings (but is not a parallel to the Washington situation).
  21. I kinda liken skating penguin / Robo Pen to helmet dolphin / cruise-line dolphin. In both cases, the team went from a cartoon that was fairly iconic and associated with success to something that probably looked a little less silly but also had a little less personality. For some reason, the Dolphins move is almost universally hated while the Penguins move is probably just over the 50% mark in terms of being liked. As much as I'd like to call out that inconsistency, I can't because I hate robo pen and I love the current Dolphins logo. So I'm just as inconsistent. So why do I hate the cartoon Orioles bird and the helmet-wearing dolphin yet I liked skating penguin? I have no idea. I should not like skating penguin. But I do.
  22. I am seeing a lot of concerns about "generic" names. And I kinda get that. Taking a 90-year old team and calling them the "Hawks" or something would be less-than-ideal. But my concern is more the opposite of "generic." What would that be? Maybe "kewl?" Recent NFL names (Texans, Jags, Panthers, Ravens) haven't been bad but I'd really hate to see a 90-year old team go with something akin to Kraken, Mighty Ducks, or Wild. I'd take a dignified generic over a goofy modern name. I feel like if they went with something like Washington Power (or DC Power), they'd feel like a year-1 expansion team (which is why I want to see the colors remain, regardless). Something like Generals would have been solid if not for the basketball team. So far Red Tails is my favorite, but hopefully other good ideas will come about.
  23. The letters HTTR? Or are you saying that "Hail to the RedWolves" may become a semi-suitable replacement for "Hail to the Redskins?" And if so, would "Hail to the Warriors" not because then HTTR becomes HTTW? Clinging to those four letters seems odd...I guess I can kinda buy "Hail to the Red...." As better than "Hail to the something else." It's probably something I just don't understand that people like, like "Rip City."
  24. So, there's really the idea that being able to keep the #HTTR social media tag is important? I did not know the tag existed...granted that's not my team. I'm a Vikings fan. And I don't know what their twitter tag is. I suppose it's #Skol, but I wouldn't bet tons of money on it. I didn't realize the twitter tag was supposed to become a tradition-rich thing. I figured teams probably changed them from time to time, like #Skol for a year or two, then #GoVikes, then #Norse, etc. It never would have occurred to me for a second that there'd be any concern with maintaining that when the team name is going away. Maybe I'm just old.