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  1. 57 minutes ago, GDAWG said:

    Valparaiso has a Football Team?


    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.

  2. On 2/11/2021 at 2:04 PM, packerfan21396 said:

    Black is as prominent of a supporting color as blue is in terms of their appearance on the jerseys:



    But, blue actually makes an appearance in a tertiary logo, fittingly representing Wisconsin's water borders:



    On 2/11/2021 at 4:27 PM, QCS said:

    That is very nice, I love the look! Each team looks good, but I'm not super sold on blue for Milwaukee. I don't think it contrasts well enough with the green to use it as a base. I'll second trying it in black after the series is over.


    On 2/11/2021 at 6:44 PM, TrueNorth13 said:

    Part of the reason I used the blue, was just to go with that kind of crazy reverse retro kind of style that comes with that design. I think black would've made it seem too normal haha. But I'll look into seeing what black can look like once this series ends. 


    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.

  3. On 1/12/2021 at 3:50 AM, dont care said:

    I wouldn’t say those are their worst uniforms. The red and green 2000’s uniforms were worse.


    At least you could say green & red was consistent with the Bucks historic identity, as they were obviously inspired by what they wore in their early years.


    Purple made zero sense for them. It was chosen solely because it was a trendy color in the 90s. That's also why I don't care for blue being part of their identity now. Black and gold I can live with, because even though they never wore those colors before, they were part of their classic Bango logo and don't look so jarring.

  4. I remember the originals being a big hit with people under 30. Personally, they were my favorite out of that entire set. I thought the buck was cool and I liked that they were green. Never cared for them in purple.


    Any chance we could see these in black rather than blue?

  5. On 4/21/2020 at 12:08 PM, ltjets21 said:

    The new release of the Chargers uniforms had me thinking of their days in San Diego. I was quite fond of the opposing team flags they had surrounding the upper bowl of the stadium and about a year ago I contacted the stadium to see if these were still in SDCCU stadium possession and never got a response. I also saw scoured the internet and never saw any indication of an auction. Does anyone know where these possibly could have went? I really would like to purchase one but cannot seem to get ahold of anyone. Is it likely they were just thrown away when the chargers put new flags up? I understand this is a bit niche but I would appreciate any one new something and understand if this is closed.spacer.png


    Interesting choice of jersey to represent Dan Fouts.  I think he only wore powder blue in his rookie year.

  6. On 1/21/2021 at 7:29 AM, leopard88 said:


    I wear the "old man" tag as a badge of honor.


    In fact, I remember when a defensive lineman wearing a number in the 90s was rare.  Back in my day, they wore numbers in the 60s and 70s (and occasionally the 80s -- see below)*.

    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.

  7. On 1/27/2021 at 9:27 PM, the admiral said:

    The Braves sure had a lot of bad uniforms between the uniform, didn't they. It's almost as bad a run as the White Sox had.

    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.

  8. On 1/28/2021 at 9:53 AM, Lights Out said:


    Couldn't disagree more. The three-stripe look has allowed the Packers to keep the essence of their old-school uniforms while gracefully transitioning them to modern jersey templates. I actually prefer it to the "Victory Stripes."


    In contrast, the Steelers have done what you're suggesting by clinging to their giant sleeve stripes and they look worse by the year. Their stripes don't even fit on most of their players' sleeves anymore without getting cut off halfway through.


    The days of durene jerseys with long sleeves are never coming back, so teams with an old-school aesthetic are either going to have to make compromises or come to terms with looking gradually worse every time there's an innovation in football uniform design.

    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.

  9. On 1/26/2021 at 12:59 PM, gosioux76 said:

    So this is the trend now in independent minor league ball: Create four teams of your own, house them in your stadium, and then launch a single-location circuit. Sort of like a barnstorming tour, but without the barnstorming. 


    The Portland Pickles this week announced something similar with its Gherkins' wood bat club anchoring a four-team circuit that will include the reborn Portland Rosebuds. An independent team out here in the St. Louis area, the O'Fallon Hoots, did something similar last season with a college summer league that included six teams, one being the Hoots, the other with names apparently selected at random, such as the Cavemen and Cornbelters. 


    It's an enterprising way to make use of an otherwise dormant stadium and pull in some new merchandise sales. 

    This isn't far off from how women's roller derby leagues have organized for the past decade and some change.

  10. 15 hours ago, MCM0313 said:

    Late fifties? 

    I believe Lombardi was on Paul Brown’s staff when the team switched to orange helmets, which in turn inspired him to put the Packers in yellow helmets. 

    EDIT: Lombardi was never with the Browns. I’m pretty sure their look inspired Green Bay’s, though. 


    The story I always recalled was that Paul Brown was Vince Lombardi's idol and did indeed base the Packers uniforms on the Browns. 

  11. On 1/12/2021 at 11:39 AM, the admiral said:


    No, this is actually a big difference between the two states; Illinois's population is concentrated on Chicago WAY more than Wisconsin's is on Milwaukee


    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. 

  12. 23 hours ago, colortv said:


    You're comparing apples and oranges. Chicago and Milwaukee have combined metros of 11 million.  Combined state population of 18 million.


    Sits in the middle of this region: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Lakes_Megalopolis


    NYC and Philly have combined metro populations of over 25 million. 


    Sits in the middle of this region: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northeast_megalopolis


    It's simpe numbers.

    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.

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