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Everything posted by NicDB

  1. I'm not denying that cashing in on the LA brand is the true reason the Angels represent Los Angeles. The other is just debate fodder for us logo nerds.
  2. In the case of the Brewers and Orioles, they were used by teams in the American League even before that. Ironically, those Brewers are the current Baltimore Orioles.
  3. All of those teams were named after another team (and in some cases, several) that had previously played in those cities. This also applied to the Angels at first. They played at the LA Wrigley Field (where the original LA Angels of the PCL used to play), and then Chavez Ravine before moving to Anaheim. They're called the Angels because that's what "Angeles" means in Spanish. I've always made the argument that they should have been called the LA Stars, so as to pay tribute to both of LA's PCL clubs. Then it wouldn't have been so awkward when they eventually became the California Stars or Anaheim Stars. That, or adopted a whole new identity upon moving to Anaheim altogether. But that horse left the barn a long time ago.
  4. From what I understand about the LA market, it's probably accurate to say the Dodgers are LA County's team and the Angels are Orange County's team. The Angels have the Los Angeles moniker mostly because it makes them more money in sponsorship/ad revenue. There's also the point that Los Angeles Angels is a "legacy" name like San Diego Padres, Baltimore Orioles, or Milwaukee Brewers; and it really wouldn't make sense to call them the Angels without it. Still, LA and OC are the same media market. So unless I'm missing something, I'm not sure how that should effect MLB's ability to market one of its biggest stars. In the early 70s, the NFL didn't use the excuse that Joe Namath played for the Jets and not the Giants, even though the Jets fanbase was very localized to Long Island at the time. They hitched their wagon to his star power and propelled the league into the pop culture mainstream because of it.
  5. Except Trout already plays in the LA market. Even when Yelich was the reigning MVP, you still never saw the Brewers on national television except for the occasional match with the Cubs or Cards. I'm blaming the league because the NBA would never allow this to happen. They don't give the Nets the shaft the way MLB does the Angels because they're not the "glamour" team in that market. And playing in Milwaukee hasn't stopped them from promoting Giannis as one of their top stars and putting the Bucks in the national spotlight. Even when MLB steals ideas from the NBA, they can't even figure out the right ones to steal.
  6. I have to agree it was a coincidence more than anything. What always perplexed me is that the Mariners chose such similar colors to the Brewers in the first place. Sure, the Brewers colors were technically a hand me down from Seattle. But if you're the Mariners, why align yourself in any way with the disaster that was the Pilots franchise?
  7. I feel like it'd be weird if they did that now, given that the Pirates are in the Brewers division. Granted, it'd probably still look better than anything they've trotted out in the past decade or so. If ever there was proof that no one in the UWM athletic department gives a :censored:, just look at some of their baseball uniforms. Baseball uniforms are the hardest uniforms to mess up.
  8. In the late 90s, the UWM Panthers were wearing the 1994 Brewers "MILWAUKEE" script. It's always perplexed me that, given how popular the 80s Brewers are locally, that the Panthers haven't thought to swipe the road script from that era and build their brand around that. I bet they'd sell an ass load of merch. EDIT: Turns out we were also one of the schools who ripped off the Padres in the mid-2000s. This is the best pic I could find.
  9. I've been wanting numbers in the NFL to be more like college for quite some time. I feel like the idea of a numbering system is a bit of an antiquated concept nowadays, for many of the reasons that have already been cited. Especially the tendency of modern players to either line up at multiple positions or specialize in something that isn't accounted for (i.e. edge rusher). If nothing else, simplify it so that QBs, Ks, and Ps get 1-19. OLs, DLs, and LBs get 50-79 and 90-99. RBs, WRs, TEs, and DBs get 1-49, and 80-89.
  10. I never cared much for Washington using them. But they just seem to "work" for the Chargers. Perhaps because the Chargers have built their brand around flashy and outlandish uniforms.
  11. I always thought the Packers should look as much as possible like the unis worn in SB 1&2. But I really wouldn't mind keeping the green mask.
  12. If they truly want to pay tribute to Hank Aaron, Milwaukee is the only other place that makes sense. Also they owe us for that sham of an ASG they stuck us with in 2001.
  13. Your Bucks and rainbow Nuggets are pure beauty.
  14. Honestly, I'm not too crazy about blue becoming more prominent or the MECCA floor uniform looking like anything but the actual floor. The one based on the flag is good, but the font makes it look too much like a GSW uniform.
  15. MLB should have the NFL's system and vice versa. The Super Bowl being at a predetermined site means the logos miss out on all the localized imagery that made them so distinct.
  16. No complaints on the home and road. But for sone reason, the glove on the home alt and the state outline on the road alt feels more "intuitive" to me. Perhaps because I don't think Barrel Man's head makes a very good logo on its own. But maybe that's me.
  17. Apart from seconding only using the shield on the helmet, I can't think of a single thing I'd change for Milwaukee. The full gear would be great at midfield though. I can't believe how well those colors work together. I'm all for the brick pattern if only because of how often I've learned that non-locals think Cream City is a reference to dairy. In reality, Milwaukee's only real connection to the dairy industry is being where a lot of dairy products go to be consumed.
  18. I certainly wasn't expecting this. I had to look it up and see if Blue Jays were native to Wisconsin (they are). I do like the Wisconsin outline in place of the maple leaf.
  19. Milwaukee White Sox https://tht.fangraphs.com/a-short-history-of-the-milwaukee-white-sox/
  20. Still a downgrade from the Irish Rainbows, but at least this is reasonably consistent with their traditional identity. Those are the colors of their classic logo.
  21. FCS affiliated, but non-scholarship, which is why you never hear of them. They're a glorified club team. As far as a new nickname, I'd like them to choose somethinh that would enable them to keep their current identity package, as I think it's very well done. I would go with Squires. It means the same basic thing as Knights, but much more unique.
  22. The other reason I'd like to see it in black is that the Bucks have already introduced a couple black alts with the current set that feature a giant deer head. Seems only natural (to me anyway) that they'd go black on their original deer head template.
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