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  1. On the topic of 49ers uniform sets, I didn't hate the black alternates used from 2015-2017. The team was right to move on from them, don't get me wrong, but I didn't think they were the irredeemable abominations most people made them out to be. In particular, I thought they looked alright when paired with the red and white socks in 2015 as opposed to the black socks in 2016 and 2017. In hindsight, incorporating some gold into the numbers and nameplates (as an outline, drop shadow, or even just changing the numbers and letters completely to gold) might have been a good move, for both aesthetics and readability. At the time, I remember it was a bit of an issue for announcers and reporters to read the red lettering on the black jerseys.
  2. I've got a few more... I have no idea why non-traditional/unique number fonts on football jerseys (such as those found on the Titans' current sets) get so much hate on here. Generally speaking, I think they add a nice degree of uniqueness to the sets they're apart of. On the topic of the Tennessee Titans... ... I've really started to come around on the uniforms they debuted a couple of seasons ago. I'll always have a soft spot for the white helmet, but pretty much all of their current uniform combinations range from "solid" to "fantastic". The only one I'm not a fan of is the all-white. The 49ers made the right decision to move to two sleeve stripes. It creates a better look for the way most modern players wear their pads and sleeves. Also, the thickness of the new stripes leads to some better symmetry with the helmet and pant stripes.
  3. I could probably come up with a lot more, but these were the first few that popped into my head. What I Liked It seemed like high socks started to become more prevalent across Major League Baseball during the second half of the decade. Perhaps the introduction of Stance Socks in 2017 had something to do with that. Not necessarily uniform related, but I really enjoyed the shift towards "flat" TV graphics packages in the latter half of the decade. The two most famous examples of this are probably the NFL on CBS package that debuted with Super Bowl 50 and the NFL on FOX package used from 2017 through this January's NFC Championship game. I'm curious to see if the package FOX introduced for this year's Super Bowl initiates a widespread shift in the opposite direction. The rise of the Riddell Speed Flex helmet in the NFL. I like the modern look of it and it's a good fit for almost any body type/position. Definitely looks better than the initial Riddell Revolution (which I enjoyed seeing phased out over the course of the decade). What I Disliked NFL Super Bowl and event logos becoming repetitive and bland. I also disliked the redesigns of the George Halas and Lamar Hunt trophies. What I Have Mixed Feelings On The constant one-upmanship with wacky MiLB team names brought both good and bad, in my opinion. I will say that the wacky names are generally better than just using the same name as the parent club. I also really enjoy the temporary re-branding initiatives, such as the Copa one from last season. However, I feel like the shark has certainly been jumped when it comes to permanent re-brandings. I remember getting a good kick out of names like the Richmond Flying Squirrels and the Hartford Yard Goats when they were announced, but I was definitely "over it" by the time we got to teams like the Rocket City Trash Pandas.
  4. A couple of Bay Area tweaks I'd like to see: As of now, the 49ers have the 2005 wordmark on their jerseys, right under the NFL shield. They should change that to the old-school "Saloon" font they've been using in the end zones for the past season and a half. The Giants should move on from the gold drop shadows from their home cream and road gray jerseys. Doing so would make them a bit cleaner and bring them closer to the 1960's era jerseys they're meant to emulate. I'd prefer to keep them on the Orange Friday jerseys, though. I actually think they work quite well on them.
  5. NBC Sports regional networks are still using the MLB package that debuted in 2016. I still like it, but I would't have minded something new for this year.
  6. Also, ESPN's sticking with last year's graphics as opposed to their KBO package.
  7. Here's the college football version of the 1999 MLB FSN package I shared earlier in the thread.
  8. I like it better than Madden 20's, which is posted a bit earlier in the thread. Kind of strikes me as a cleaned-up version of the MNF score bar. Only things I dislike are the two random/unnecessary arrows next to the down & distance, and the lack of font uniformity.
  9. I finally found some quality footage of FOX Sports Net's regional MLB package from 1999: Also, I know this is really random, but there's something about that short intro from 2:34 to 2:43 that I really like.
  10. Here are a couple of more MLB graphics packages that have stuck out to me while watching old games. First is the FOX regional package from 1999. I'm not sure if I like it more than the 2000 one I shared earlier in the thread, but I think it's solid. Unfortunately, it's hard to find a high-quality upload of this package in action. Also, the FOX scorebug from 2013 (and the 2012 postseason) was better than I remembered. However, I still prefer the package that debuted the following year.
  11. Generally, I'm not a fan of the gold drop shadows on the SF Giants' uniform sets, but I have a couple of exceptions. For instance, one would be their Orange Friday jerseys. Another would be these Spring Training/BP uniforms worn from 2003-2006: While the jerseys looked fine paired with the ST/BP cap from that era (seen above), I think they looked even better with the standard "SF" lid:
  12. I'd go with the current orange set. Even though it has elements that I dislike on the Giants' other sets (the gold drop shadows, the black piping around the neck and down the front), I feel they work for the Orange. Plus, that script goes beautifully with the numbers on the front. I dig the sleeve patch as well. If the Giants used this one on the orange, It would be kind of strange to have two different scripts.
  13. I'm not sure how unpopular this is, but I really wish the Giants would take the gold drop shadows off of their home and road uniforms. Gold just isn't part of their color scheme, and doing so would bring those uniforms closer to the 1960's ones they're trying to emulate. I don't mind the presence of gold on the Orange Friday jerseys, though.
  14. First thing I thought of when I saw that typo:
  15. I've been checking out a lot of the classic games that MLB and its teams have been uploading to YouTube over the past few weeks, and I've been kind of surprised how much I've enjoyed a lot of Fox's old packages. First up is the package used for FOX regional telecasts in 2000. Kind of a shame this package only lasted a year and never made it to FOX's national telecasts. Next, is the package FOX used for national telecasts from 2001 through the 2004 regular season. I also really enjoyed these graphics' use for NFL games. Lastly, there's the FOX regional package circa 2004. The main score bar is essentially the same as the previous national one, but the graphics for batter lines, pitcher stats and whatnot were different. I still quite enjoy them, though. I'm also a bit biased since these were the graphics being used when I first started watching Giants and A's games here in the Bay Area. After these, I didn't really enjoy a FOX baseball package until the 2014-2016 one.