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Everything posted by NicDB

  1. I remember watching the old Packers NFL films footage, seeing Willie Davis(87) and Lionel Aldridge (82), and thinking it was so odd seeing these big beefy linesmen in receivers jerseys. I don't think they even issued a number in the 90s until Ezra Johnson (90) in 1977. I also remember watching the Broncos as a kid and thinking it was odd that they had two linebackers (Karl Mecklenberg and Simon Fletcher) with numbers in the 70s.
  2. In a perfect world, this would be the catalyst for the modern Brewers to apply their thick piping to the rest of their uniforms and own it as part of their brand.
  3. I wouldn't quite put it on that level. The White Sox managed to be a next level of bad even amongst the Pirates, Orioles, etc. (The A's were garish too, but that was charmingly on brand for them.) At least the Braves don't have to have their glory years associated with those less than flattering unis; save for Hank's #715; and I actually kind of like that one.
  4. The Browns seem to have figured out 5 stripes on a modern template. I'd love to see the Packers bring it back. For me, the most pressing Packers tweak would be to get rid of that stripey mess on their collars. The original Lombardi designed uniforms didn't have them; they're a lingering stench from the Forrest Gregg years that all Packers fans want to forget. They're garish and only clutter up what was a classic look on its own. I wouldn't be as upset if they kept them on the road jerseys, but I also wouldn't mind if they got rid of those too.
  5. This isn't far off from how women's roller derby leagues have organized for the past decade and some change.
  6. Wisconsin-Milwaukee had a football team that disbanded in the mid-70s. They wore yellow for the last couple years of their existence. I couldn't find a color copy online, but they have one of these on display at the Alumni House on campus.
  7. The story I always recalled was that Paul Brown was Vince Lombardi's idol and did indeed base the Packers uniforms on the Browns.
  8. Yeesh. I've been to Sparta before. They have a cool bike trail and the pub we went to afterwards had good bar food. But I couldn't wrap my head around spending more than a single weekend there.
  9. Illinois might be more concentrated on Chicagoland. But Wisconsin is hardly evenly distributed. 60% of Wisconsin lives within an hour of the Illinois border, and Metro Milwaukee has close to 2 million people in a state that doesn't even have 6 million. Hell, there's more people living on the Eastside of Milwaukee than the overwhelming majority of entire counties in Wisconsin.
  10. Not bad. But I wonder how it'd look if you made the white notch on your teal sleeves gold, then applied those sleeves consistently to the rest of the jerseys.
  11. If I were Dr. Pepper, I'd go with that 1963 logo, or any of the previous ones in that vein since everyone seems obsessed with midcentury modern nowadays.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. What about the Milwaukee Mile? The Packers played in the infield of the race track until County Stadium was built.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
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