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Posts posted by kimball

  1. 16 minutes ago, JPDesign said:




    Tweak the number font to match the OKC and Thunder and that's a real winner.


    I also think that the Thunder could and should make OKC their primary mark. They can get away with it.

  2. 2 hours ago, pelicanfan said:

    Honestly I don’t think the thunder deserve as much criticism for their jerseys as much as other teams. I mean their icon and association jerseys are iconic at this point. Their alts in the past are indeed questionable but they’re pulling off their current alternatives now. I mean honestly when the Thunder moved to okc they could have easily went basic with red and navy or something like what a lot of rebranded teams would do


    The primaries have grown on me over time. When they were unveiled I remember being VERY underwhelmed, especially with the blue roads. Do I still think they need a refresh? Um, yeah. But, I'm also okay if they don't.

  3. I would lean on nostalgia and local appropriate names ...


    New York Bulldogs

    D.C. Renegades

    St. Louis Stallions

    Tampa Bay Bandits

    Dallas Outlaws

    Houston Avengers

    Los Angeles Rhinos

    Seattle Sockeyes

  4. On 3/9/2019 at 9:04 PM, pelicanfan said:

    Grizzlies say hi



    Sure those are SUPER plain, but I did like the storyline behind them. I like them better than what they have this year.



  5. 58 minutes ago, pianoknight said:

    They have to come up with some kind of name. In 2019, all the "classics" - warriors, tigers, bulldogs - are totally overused. 


    I'm sure people laughed at names like Athletics, Packers or Magic when they debuted. 


    Two thoughts ... in PRO football -- Bulldogs is one that could used and embraced. I'm actually surprised it's not used. Of course in college and HS that's another story. But, I'd love a Bulldogs name.


    I'm sure you're right about Athletics, Packers and Magic. But, it's also hard to compare the three since they all come from different eras and got their nicknames through different methods (nickname from newspapers, sponsor, name-the-team with heavy marketing considering) ... but, now, in today's American sports world we've kind of established what kind of nicknames work for professional sports -- animals (Lions, Tigers, Rams, Hornets, Ravens, etc), regional names (Nationals, Texans, Canadiens, Phillies, Yankees), regional appropriate names (Lakers, Jazz, Oilers, Nuggets, Spurs, Magic, Hurricanes, Canucks), mythical names (Wizards, Titans, Knights), people's nicknames (Redskins, Blackhawks, Celtics). I'm sure I could make that list longer especially considering early 1900 baseball nicknames.


    There are other "rules" we've kind of adopted ... singular nicknames are not always the best (Magic, Jazz, Wild), and double name nicknames are pretty ridiculous, especially for top tier professional sports (Mighty Ducks, Golden Knights, Silver Stars, etc). Though those rules are thrown out the window for minor league (especially baseball).


    My point being -- if the XFL wants to be taken more seriously I'd avoid minor league sounding names. They can get creative, just don't go overboard IMO.

  6. 2 hours ago, ldconcepts said:

    In an interview with The Sin Bin, team owner Bill Foley was asked about the progress of the third jersey. He said: “We’re trying to get the color right. A particular color … I’m not going to confirm ‘gold,’ but a particular color that is bright, that people can wear to a game and they’ll stand out. Right now, the steel grey, and it’s a beautiful jersey, but it doesn’t stand out. The white stands out and this new jersey will stand out.”


    Just add LED lights ... 

  7. 31 minutes ago, oldschoolvikings said:

    I hate to be the wet blanket here, but if they post an image and/or video in which the player and uniform are darkened to the point that you literally can't see anything (and where they obviously do not want you to see anything), why would you assume he's even wearing the actual new uniform?  What would be the point?


    Join the party, I'll even make you a hat.

  8. On 1/31/2019 at 2:35 AM, NicDB said:

    Not logos per se, but I used to think the Seahawks and the Redsk*ns both played in the Northwest.  To me, Washington was a state and Washington DC was a city.  So since they weren't the Washington DC Redsk*ns, they must have been the team for people from Washington state who didn't live in Seattle.


    I lost a friendship because when I was a kid my friend and I got into fight over the location Washington Bullets. He was insistent that the Bullets played in Washington state and not in DC, because they weren’t the Washington DC Bullets. Even after I showed they played in the East and the Sonics in the West he wouldn’t accept it.

  9. 51 minutes ago, Bucfan56 said:

    I just wonder how valuable the piece of land Angels Stadium is sitting on when Disney is pretty much constantly looking to expand. It might be in the cities best interest to let them move, actually. The Angels have a lot of financial heft to throw around, and a pretty solid set of home dates in which to earn money. But how does that compare to a Disney park that operates 365 days a year? California Adventure has been a pretty big success for Disney (At least I think it has), and the space they’re in now is getting pretty crowded. 


    EDIT: After researching it some more, the thought I had that’s a California Adventure is a success may not be quite right. It still pulls in money like crazy (as everything Disney does), but they’ve also poured over a billion dollars into fixing some of the original mistakes. 


    This might make that Angels Stadium property even more valuable, though. Especially with the fairly recent addition of the Star Wars properties and licenses. 


    And, there has been rumors of a third Anaheim Disney Park for years. That’s a whole different story and discussion. But, that area would be a good location for a third park. With that all said, I just don’t see the Angels moving. Look how difficult it is to get any arena or stadium deal done in California.

  10. 2 hours ago, pelicanfan said:

    I like them and they look super cool on rose. It’s just that they don’t fit the team. It’s too slick and “futuristic” for a team like the wolves who were always known for their... well it’s hard to describe their style of jerseys but they were distinctive. I’ve said this before but the Timberwolves jerseys would fit for a team like the wizards or nets. Especially the wizards who had a thing with stripes but tried minimalizing it to fit the modern style


    and I don’t know why but something about the Timberwolves uniforms look “long”. Maybe it’s the design that gives off the illusion 


    Hot Rod Hundley always called them the pesky Timberwolves. I think their ‘96 look captured that.