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  1. I don't really have a preference on whichever shade of gold, but it better not be mismatched. Too many sets are worsened because teams have different shaded helmets and jerseys (see Los Angeles Rams, previous Minnesota Vikings). If they were to promote the Color Rush jerseys to their full-time away, they'd have to tweak the helmet as well. I do prefer the striping on the Color Rush set, though.
  2. The helmet is such a massive downgrade. It really brings down the whole set. I'm also not a big fan of the mono-black look. The Falcons desperately need to wear white pants at home.
  3. Sockeyes is my personal favorite name. Amazing hockey pun and ties into local fauna. A win-win imo Metros is okay. I know it has historical context, but it's a little bland for my personal taste. I also have a gut feeling that any look for Metros would look like this, although if anyone has seen any good concepts with that name, please point me in that direction. Kraken is also ok. I haven't found a conclusive answer on what the plural for Kraken is (Kraken/Krakens), and I understand the sentiment that it might sound a little minor league-esque, but it's nowhere near as bad as names like Heat, Wild, Magic, or Jazz. For me, it would really depend on the entire branding package on if I liked the identity or not. Also, keep in mind, the Golden Knights overcame a pretty bad name and came out with a strong identity. Hopefully if the name is Kraken, the team can do the same.
  4. I'm disappointed but not surprised in the slightest. It was only a matter of time. To think one day, instead of having script in the middle of a jersey, we'll likely have an ad is disgusting. A small patch is where it starts.
  5. Looks great so far. I agree the Emperors look a little too similar to the Phillies, but it's still a very cohesive and aesthetically-pleasing uniform set. I also really like the modern take on the NY monogram. Looking forward to seeing where this series goes! Keep up the great work.
  6. One glance at the motherboard comments shows that people can't help themselves but to comment their personal opinions and feelings rather than any commentary on how the uniforms will look. That being said, in an actual comment related to the uniforms, how are they going to fit "Black Lives Matter" on the back of a uniform? I'll admit I'm not the most knowledgeable person on Premier League kits but from what I've looked at, super long surnames general curl in kind of an extreme way. For example: This picture is from 2015 so if they've had a font update this might not apply. But are they going to change the font?? make it smaller?? just do "BLM"?? I have a feeling it might look kind of awkward aesthetically.
  7. My bad, I stand corrected then. I figured it was just a general name, didn't realize it had such a local connection. Just makes the brand better then. They really knocked it out of the park.
  8. I really like these uniforms and the logo package. The name is....dumb, to be frank, but the brand itself is classy enough to overcome to overly silly name.
  9. The Steelers usually wear their Color Rush uniforms for prime-time games, so I agree that Thanksgiving vs. the Ravens is probably the optimal date for them. This is the only night game they have at home this season. I wouldn't be surprised to see the throwbacks either @ Dallas (assuming the Cowboys wear white) or during a divisional game like the Browns or Bengals, both at 1:00pm. Also wouldn't be surprised to see the Ravens wear all-black against the Steelers, as they have had a tendency to so. The Jaguars also wore teal against the Steelers last time they played in Jacksonville. Granted, that was supposed to be a night game coming off both team's successes the previous year, so who knows. Also don't really know what to predict with the Browns, especially since they have their new uniforms.
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    New Toucan Sam

    I actually like the new art style rather than the weird psuedo live-action toucan that looks like it belongs in a children's movie from 2005. That being said, there's too much going on in his beak. They should have stayed with the pink/orange/red color scheme rather than going full rainbow.
  11. First of all, I have no idea what look the Rams are going for here. The whole identity is a jumbled mess. That aside, the fact the font is curved doesn't bother me at all really. Maybe font was the wrong choice of words and I should have expanded it to "font implementation" or something because the font itself in a vacuum isn't bad but the designs they paired with it are awful. The gradient on the home is silly and adds nothing at all to the uniform other than making it "trendy" apparently since gradients are in right now. The dark blue ram-horn outline on the away jersey look out of place completely. It's like they stuck plastic numbers on a "football uniform", though the away jersey with the "bone" pants is one of the worst football uniforms I've ever seen.
  12. That font gives the Buc’s alarm clock numbers a run for their money in being completely terrible. Wow. Just wow. Not even surprised.
  13. Surprised no one has mentioned Larry Fitzgerald's TD in Super Bowl 43. Had the Steelers not marched downfield and scored, that catch goes from one of the all-time forgotten plays to an all-time great play. On top of that, if the Cardinals stopped the Steelers, the Santonio Holmes catch also wouldn't have happened, and Ken Whisenhunt becomes a SB-winning coach
  14. 1. I love the new number font. However, I actually kinda miss the middle navy outline on the numbers. It helped the yellow outline to pop more. But, it would look out of place without any other navy so I don't mind it. 2. I'm very happy they decided to keep the yellow facemasks. They work even better with this set. 3. The yellow pants work really well. I prefer the white pants at home, but they look great with the road set. So much better than mono-powder blue. 4. The fact this set still works excellently despite a lack of navy is a testament to the ability to use a simple color palette and still have an amazing uniform set. 5. I really don't mind the lack of TV numbers. With the helmet numbers (which I surprisingly like), TV numbers would be ridiculously redundant. 6. The royal blue set looks good, but the navy set is unneeded. It's NFNS and I've never been a fan of any iteration of a darker Chargers logo surrounded by a lighter highlight, especially on a white helmet. Overall, I love this update. Along with the updated logo, the Chargers continue to knock updates out of the park.
  15. This, which is why I don't mind these too much. The jerseys themselves are already an upgrade since they ditched the ugly shoulder stripe and side paneling. I will say the new shoulder stripe compliments the face mask really well I'm indifferent towards the block font. I don't think the transition really takes anything away from the uniform However, they also kept the double-outline numbers and no silver pants is a travesty. Hopefully they go back and fix this next year because mono-blue will get stale quick. That's the hope I'm going to have here... First off, binge watching Community for the first time right now and just watched this episode. This show is great, and the GIF is 10x funnier knowing the context. Secondly, I agree with the finally paragraph until the last sentence. I do feel like at the end of the day, it's possible that people expect certain seemingly easy upgrades yet are fruitlessly disappointed when designers take their uniforms in another direction. Redesigns are never going to satisfy everyone. This being said, I don't think you can say every team has upgraded. There are some pseudo-modern approaches, such as the Lions or even the Seahawks in my opinion, that are definite or light upgrades. Honestly, the Dolphins total package now is much better than their older uniforms (even if I do miss the dolphin in the helmet a bit). But a majority of the modern stuff Nike has put out seems new just to be new. The Jaguars gradient helmet, for example, was a failure. The Tampa Bay alarm clock numbers were a failure. The Browns pants stripe was a failure. These little details do make a world of difference in the cohesion of the uniform. There are creative striping methods and unique color palettes team could use to create new modern looks that still work and could work years down the line. The problem sometimes the overtly flashy and gaudy isn't the best approach.