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NicDB

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  1. In fairness, barely anyone lives in Illinois or Wisconsin outside of their main cities and their suburbs; save for the occasional college town. I'm not sure how much any NBA teams even draw from outside of their suburbs anyway. It's not like as it is, a whole lot of people are driving from Seymour, Scottsburg, or any of the towns on I-65 to see the Pacers on a Wednesday night.
  2. They're still further away than Phily is from NYC. Or Milwaukee from Chicago. They're also different television markets with a state border inbetween. If you ask me, these are all arguments for a team in Louisville. They'd also have another natural rival in Memphis.
  3. I never made this connection before. Probably because the main department store in my neck of the woods had a wordmark out of the 1890s.
  4. I love damn near everything about this. My only nitpick is that the ROCKETEERS wordmark is way too gorgeous to only be one one jersey. EDIT: In hindsight, I didn't drool enough over your raygun. I honestly want a hat with that on it.
  5. It's a combination of the Jacksonville Bulls being one of the more successful USFL teams at the box office and the fact that St. Louis and Baltimore botched the hell out of their bids.
  6. That was part of my point.... Chicago doesn't have one dominant architectural style. Sure it has its share of Deco, but what makes the Chicago skyline so iconic is the mix of different styles. They did a great job on the uniform, regardless.
  7. I decided to see how this might look in various colorways. While none of these are embarassing IMO, it does seem to emphasize the point that the strongest and most distinctive part of the Bucks brand has always been the Irish Rainbow. They need to stop half assing it the way the Brewers did with the glove all those years and embrace it as being essential to their identity.
  8. Good looking uniform, although I'm a little perplexed to why the Bulls of all teams went Deco. Miami and New York are the cities I'd free associate with Deco before Chicago. I almost wonder if the idea was to pay tribute to the Al Capone era of Chicago's history, but in a way that couldn't be perceived as glorifying organized crime, violence or alcohol.
  9. Barons is a pretty good name for Milwaukee. There are several different ways you could go with it and tie it into the local culture. If you're gonna go for a motorcycle theme, I like Milwaukee Machines. The alliteration works, and you could probably make a cool logo out of two M's. One of the teams on the schedule on Any Given Sunday was the Wisconsin Icemen. I always loved that, and the team's initials coincide with the postal code for Wisconsin. I also always liked how Wisconsin Knights was a homonym for "Wisconsinite." Consider those too if you're open to the Milwaukee team claiming the entire state.
  10. What about the Milwaukee Mile? The Packers played in the infield of the race track until County Stadium was built.
  11. I've come to the conclusion that I just don't want blue as part of the Bucks identity. The blue border on the court at the Forum is a nice tribute to the original MECCA floor, but every other application of it feels forced. Plus, the blue stripe reminds me of those thin blue line flags which I'm sure neither the Bucks or most of their fans care to be associated with. I actually like the Bucks in green and gold. I thought about why that looks "right" to me even though they've never actually worn gold before now and I realized why watching old Bucks games on YouTube. Gold/golden brown was part of their identity for the first 25 years they were around. Just not on the uniforms.
  12. I don't think it's that cardinal or crimson is so cool so much as a lot of schools that have those colors gradually shifted towards a much brighter red. People aren't wrong for wanting their colors to be correct.
  13. They look great everytime they wear throwbacks in that color. I do like that you haven't tried to reinvent the wheel with the Badgers so far. Some people have too much of an compulsion to make Wisconsin and Nebraska not look like each other, IMO. But it happens sometimes. Look at the old SWC games (or current SEC games) between A&M and Arkansas. Or anytime one of those teams plays Alabama or Oklahoma.
  14. All the Badgers have ever needed to do is wear a proper cardinal red like Stanford does. I'd prefer the modern varsity W over the motion W too, but I can live with the latter.
  15. Any chance we could see the top right set in RWB? Any one of them in those colors would be an awesome alternate for the Nets.
  16. I actually kinda like this. Maybe because I grew up on open wheel racing where the numbers get placed wherever they fit.
  17. Pretty cool stuff! I was a lurker back then as well and I love to see how that project evolved. Love your brief description of the history of each team and how it actually plays into the real life local sporting culture. Obviously I'd be a Third Ward supporter in this universe. But I have to say even though I didn't see an issue with it the first time around, it's hard for me to wrap my head around their colors not including blue. Especially for a team so steeped in Bavarian heritage. I'm guessing since you're local (enough) you know of Bavarians SC and didn't want to do something that was essentially a take on their identity. But the Milwaukee Wave and Milwaukee Torrent wear blue as well. Then, of course, you have the Brewers, Marquette, and even the Bucks found a way to work it into their identity. Blue is Milwaukee's sporting color (as odd as it is for me, a UWM alum, to admit that). Perhaps we could see a version of Third Ward that is blue and cream? I do love the crest though. That doesn't have to change even if the kit colors do, IMO.
  18. Love the name and colors, but everything else needs refinement. Put your logo in an image with the Pacific teams (presuming that's the division they'd play in) and see how you could make it measure up.
  19. Joe Namath was the origin of 12 as the "glamour" number for QBs. Then every Super Bowl winning quarterback from 1971-1979 wore the number, thus cementing its status. Then you throw in Brady and Rodgers over the past decade and any other number as an answer to this question is a reach at best.
  20. Big "yes" to the Bucks with the droptails.
  21. My personal preferences aside, they look like the Packers; so good on that. I'm just not sure there's such a demand from the fanbase to see 1950s-style uniforms as many of the designers on this forum seem to want. That wasn't an era that fans particularly want to remember.
  22. Week 13 of 2007, when the Cowboys wore their blue throwbacks, necessitating the Packers to wear white against them for the very first time. Ironically, this happened in Dallas. The game itself is notable for being the first time Aaron Rodgers got any extensive playing time as the Packers quarterback after Brett Favre went down. Although he didn't pull off the win, Rodgers' performance in this game is thought to be a huge factor in why the Packers refused to let Favre "unretire" and re-join the team in the off-season.
  23. Whatever market there could conceivably be for any of these names is already served by all the other goofy names in MiLB. I just came up with the name RiverRockers. Even if they were the Rock River RiverRockers, it's still more palatable than the crap they actually came up with. Also, to the point about the Moo being too close to Wisconsin's Udder Tuggers brand. Supper Clubbers is a reject of another recent rebrand (I want to say Green Bay).
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