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  1. On 5/29/2021 at 8:13 PM, oldschoolvikings said:

    Next up, Green Bay.  A number of small changes (road sleeve stripes, home collar, sock stripes, 60's number font), probably unnoticeable to the average fan, but to me they would make a huge overall impact.  I'm not sure they'd ever really need to wear the all-white option, but there it is anyway.

     

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    Not bad.  But keep in mind that the Packers used several fonts in the 60s as that sort of thing wasn't nearly as regulated in those days.  I've seen team photos of Henry Jordan (74) and Forrest Gregg (75) wearing completely different 7s. 

    Also, I would prefer the pants matched the jersey on the throwback, as was the case in 1944... the last time they won a championship in the "classic Lambeau" look.

  2. 1 minute ago, Gothamite said:

     

    I really don't believe that.   It was entirely about what sells.


    In the Brewers case, it was their royal pinstriped fauxbacks that were selling more than any other of their jerseys.

    Also, you'd have to think there would be a powder blue uniform with the new set if it were strictly about what sells.

  3. 9 hours ago, SilverBullet1929 said:

    Have they said why the Cubs are using navy? There's no navy on the Chicago flag.


    Gotta say, I'm a little peeved about the Cubs in navy.  I have to believe the Brewers decision to retain navy was at least in part to not step on toes and be another royal team in the NL Central.  The Cubs may have worn navy at a time when pretty much every team was navy or red, but they've been royal blue for a good century now.  It'd be one thing if the Marlins added random colors (ironically, their City Connect jerseys were quite tame), but not a club with as much history as the Cubs.

    They didn't have to overthink this.  Something like a royal jersey swapping out the Cubs circle for the Municipal Device would have been perfectly fine. 

    The City Connect unis are currently sitting with a .500 OPS.

  4. 20 hours ago, vtgco said:

    Hey, it's an honor to me that you and others take the time to leave suggestions! I really appreciate the feedback, so I'd like to at least try some of people's suggestions if I have time... Plus it was no problem to switch the logo's red. Before it was a bit brighter/more saturated than the kit's red, like you said, so now it's just a tad darker!

     

    I had the same thoughts. In some of my earlier drafts, there was more emphasis on the water's motion, but the overall logo composition had to be very different (and not very good...) Anyways, I just made a quick edit to the water that I think might help a bit without sacrificing too much cleanliness:

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    I'll probably keep playing with it, but I'd take any advice I can get since water is hard...

     

    Also, I look forward to seeing your logo concept, though I wonder why you chose this shape... Glasgow isn't mountainous, is it?

     

    Never thought of this, but it could be cool... Here's the away jersey recolored in yellow. Black trim would be nice for a taxi jersey but it'd be waaaay too Columbus, wouldn't it?

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    Maybe sometime less busy I could do some new designs to add a new away or a yellow third to the set.

     

    Personally, I'd really prefer the team just go by New York or NY/NJ... Teams in the suburbs using the city's name doesn't bother me, and "Metrostars" is the best name option as-is, IMO.

    But "Metro FC" would be palatable, and I think "FC Metrostar" or "Metrostar 96" would be a bit better. I think we shouldn't need European names to justify any decisions, but I guess they could be sorta like the Red Star teams of Belgrade, Paris, etc. Here's a quick logo mockup:

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    And just for the heck of it, the star logo with a Gotham FC-style NY/J.

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    Not gonna lie... I kinda dig Metrostar 96.

    My preference for branding around "Metro" with no specific qualifiers has less to do with any personal preferences of mine and more to do with repairing the absolute mess NYRB has made with the fanbase for soccer in the NYC/NJ market.  

    Branding yourself as New York when you play in the Meadowlands is one thing, but not Harrison/Newark.  Metro wouldn't alienate people in NJ who want to root for their own team, which is a market I'd try to corner since NYCFC has most of NYC itself.  But Metro would still appeal to Mets fans who don't want to root for a club so closely associated with the hated Yankees.

  5. Glad they put a cheese wheel front and (off) center on the Brewers hat to represent the abundant dairy farms in Milwaukee County/414. 🙄

     

    It's like they did the opposite with the Brewers. They only put the area code where the team plays, but most of the patches are things that are better associated with other parts of Wisconsin.

     

     

  6. I'll echo the sentiment that the K in the KC doesn't really read as a K.  You're also gonna have to add an outline stroke to the royal and white numbers/names to make this work.

    Either way, I look forward to the rest of this series.

  7. I always thought Metro FC would be a good way to bring back the old Metrostars brand since it's a good way to include New York and New Jersey without explicitly referencing either.  Either way, I like what you've done here.

  8. Unless you want to resurrect the old Duluth-Superior Dukes brand from the original Northern League, I say stick to Huskies.  I feel like this trend of Northwoods League teams chasing modern MiLB naming conventions has really taken away from the charm the league developed organically when it makes perfect sense for teams in this league to have "northwoodsy" mascots (Skunks, Honkers, Woodchucks, Moondogs, Bullfrogs, etc.). Huskies fits right in with that theme, and they're one of the longest tenured summer league teams in America.  I say embrace it.

  9. 5 hours ago, Ferdinand Cesarano said:

     

    While these uniforms are very good (and are the opposite of the Boston disaster), let's not get carried away.  The best Marlins uniforms were the first Marlins uniforms, featuring the introduction of a new colour that was somehow simultaneously both vibrant and cool, and the beautiful contrasting front number.

     

    April 5, 1993: Florida Marlins victorious in franchise debut behind Charlie  Hough – Society for American Baseball Research    History: Florida Marlins Inaugural Season 1993, Pitchers Edition   Amazon.com: 1993 Upper Deck Baseball Card #479 Florida Marlins:  Collectibles & Fine Art

     

     


    Until the current full-time look, every move they made since these was a downgrade.  The city connect is better than their current full-times, but to me, this will always be how the Marlins are supposed to look.  It blows my mind that an expansion team from the 90s still struggles to embrace teal.

  10. I have to say, I do like that helmet.  If any team that's not the Raiders or Browns were capable of pulling off such a no frills look, it would have to be the Packers.

    It's easy to say they made the right move in hindsight.  But in 1994, the Packers uniforms weren't considered the untouchable classics that they are now.  They had the stink of almost a quarter century of post-Lombardi futility on them.  Certainly the vegas gold would have been embraced by the fans who weren't old enough to remember the Lombardi years.  I was 13-years old at the time and I can promise you I would have copped every piece of vegas gold Packers merch I could have gotten my teenage hands on.

  11. 1 hour ago, crashcarson15 said:

    This is more or less what the Marlins should look like, right? They're a 90s expansion team playing in Miami — they should take chances with branding, they should wear bright colors, they shouldn't look like every other major league team that has a century's worth of history from before their existence. IMO, MLB's overall aesthetic is enhanced when non-traditional teams embrace non-traditional looks. This is great!


    This is exactly why the Brewers and Royals never should have went away from powder blue.  Also, why I'd love to see the Padres have an all gold alt, and see the Astros find more ways to incorporate the rainbow/sunrise.  I've said plenty of times before, pretty much every expansion team lost whatever made them unique once the 90s came around.  Were some of the trends in the pullover era too much?  Sure.  But you also knew who you were watching the moment you turned on a game.

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