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  1. The "logic" behind all these nonsense rebrands is that people who don't live anywhere near where the team actually plays will buy the merch as a novelty.  

    But if Beloit rebrands, I am officially done complaining about the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers name.  They will be THE Wisconsin team in the Midwest League as far as I'm concerned; and the Brewers affiliate at that.

    If they absolutely MUST rebrand, do so in a way that includes Rockford and the entire border area.  But even then, I can't see that yielding something better than what we have now.  This new owner is an ass who definitely has more money than brains.  And it doesn't seem like he has a whole lot of either.

  2. On 9/13/2020 at 5:03 PM, browna said:

    TV Cameras in Cincy seem to blowing out all things white, which is what's making the Chargers jerseys look like that, has nothing to do with the uniform design.  


    Look at the shots of the sideline and end lines, blown out whites. 

    Thanks for pointing that out.  I had such a hard time looking at that game and couldn't put my finger on why.

    I look forward to seeing the Chargers uniform in action and properly white balanced.

  3. 13 hours ago, ManillaToad said:

    Absolutely gorgeous logo and uniforms. Is there a name for the style the logo is in? It was quite common in the 70s

    I usually relate it to the disco era and people get what I'm talking about.  

  4. On 5/1/2020 at 12:38 PM, QCS said:

    Yeah, I've never had a problem with the Minnesota teams because of the MPLS/StP thing, but the "regional name" never made sense to me when there isn't that local rivalry to avoid or a direct reference for the name. I'd be just fine with the Boston Patriots, San Francisco Warriors, Indianapolis Pacers, etc. but I can let the Minnesota teams, both Panthers, and the Texas Rangers slide (although I'd also be fine with the Dallas Rangers). 

    Honestly, I wish we had the Indiana Colts too.  Indianapolis is such a mouthful. 

  5. 32 minutes ago, Ark said:


    The only reason people don't like the red road uniforms is they think that if a team is mainly blue at home then have have to be mainly blue on the road and vice versa.


    Why is this necessary? Who knows. And it's pretty obvious that the Giants are a red and blue team, it's not like they wear green on the road.

    I remember thinking of the Broncos as a "blue" team before I finally saw them in orange.


    But yea, in such a blue heavy division, it makes no sense that the Texans wouldn't brand themselves around Battle Red.

  6. I'll admit, it's hard for me to wrap my head around the West Coast becoming a hockey hotbed when I come from the Great Lakes.  But your alt history is certainly interesting, and you're knocking most of these out of the park.  Love the abstract hockey-equipment related crest.  It reminds me of 1970s Vancouver and Quebec.

  7. This Green Bay fan loves the Canners name. San Diego was still an industrial/military town in this era, so it works.


    Your Flamingos concept it brilliant; but I'm getting a real 80s vibe from it and I think that's when you should introduce the club.  Las Vegas only had 92,000 people in 1960. That's fewer than who live in Green Bay now. And a Vegas club wouldn't have a Milwaukee to attach itself to. 


    Vegas finally got minor league baseball in the early 80s, and by then was trying to make itself more family friendly. Your idea sounds too perfectly like what a place like the Flamingo would have tried in the 80s.

  8. 1 hour ago, the admiral said:


    That set was bland, but think of how dreadful the two before it were. It must have been a breath of fresh air at the time. Pullovers with belly stripes and white front panels, untucked contrasting-collared shirts that crossed Eurostile with Tuscan lettering? That's truly awful stuff compared to the current package, a modern classic. It drives me nuts to see any vestiges of the Winning Ugly set popping up on merchandise today. It should be as dead and buried as the Mariners stuff that just said "M's."


    Two things I like a lot about the 87-90 set are a hat with a C and the full team name on the home jersey. I'd like that White Sox script to appear on jackets and miscellaneous tertiary stuff (it's a lot better than the new one they've tried to work in), and I wish they could get away with the curly C somewhere as well, though I have to admit the current hat is too ~iconic~ to replace. Slot it in wherever they're using that stupid batter logo now, I guess.


    Those are what I like about the late 80s Sox. Both the script C and White Sox script would fit seamlessly with their current brand. 


    But for all people trash the BiG for being too generic, the Batter Man seems to fly right under the radar. 

  9. On 8/22/2020 at 6:21 AM, Davidellias said:

    the 1987-1990 White Sox uni's may be the worst in baseball or at least most uninspired.


    I always thought if they were black and red or black amd silver, theyd be considered quite timeless.


    But as they were? It was Joe Baseball Uni.

  10. 25 minutes ago, Sec19Row53 said:

    You can call it County Stadium for all it's worth. The Brewers didn't give anyone a chance to match the offer, which leads me to believe that they knew it wasn't matchable.


    Naming rights don't make money because Joe from Oshkosh uses the name. They make money because Joe from FOX uses the name.

    I know that's the conventional wisdom behind naming rights, but not once have I ever heard the name of a venue sponsor and felt compelled to use their product or service.  I think it's just one of those things that's accepted in the corporate world that just doesn't work the way they think it does in the real world.

  11. I must say, one thing I've really loved about the 2020 season is the fact that MLB has essentially been broken down into three separate "mini leagues."  With only 9 teams to follow other than your own, you get a true feeling for each team's character, strengths, weaknesses, and how they like to play.  In this era of over expansion and interleague play, this is incredibly refreshing.  Baseball halfway feels like baseball again.

  12. How many people even know AmFam is a Wisconsin company, though?  

    On 9/3/2020 at 1:55 PM, the admiral said:

    Yeah, this is another case where naming rights are no good if you don't get in on the ground floor. Unlike a lot of more recent naming-rights deals where it's not finalized till relatively late in the game (case in point: Milwaukee's own Findom Forum downtown), it's been Miller Park since well before they even broke ground on it. And as far as corporate names go, it was a highly agreeable one: it stood for a local company, and the name of the company was a person. (They even got extra credit for being the Brewers and playing in a park named for a brewery.) It was of a kind with Busch Stadium and Coors Field, and to an extent the Great American Ballpark. This has the graceless feel of lower-echelon NBA/NHL arenas, like whatever we've been calling SLC's old Delta Center lately, or the infamous jobing.com Arena.


    I think this could be ameliorated somewhat if they called it "AmFam Stadium," because a building that hulking is not really a park, and it's definitely not a field. And the real idea there is that it would be sort of an update on County Stadium. But it's a cumbersome name whether it's AmFam or American Family. Not every company is suited for naming rights.

    I would actually cite Wrigley Field as "patient zero" for this phenomenon.  Although Busch Stadium has more direct parallels.  Even on top of that, Miller is synonymous with Bob Uecker, who is synonymous with Milwaukee baseball.  You heard the name Miller Park and knew there was no way something like that would exist anywhere but Milwaukee.

    I think another issue with AmFam is the sheer number of things they've attached themselves to in Milwaukee over the past few years.  To where locals still use the old names (i.e. Marcus Amphitheater instead of AmFam Amphitheater) for the sake of less confusion.  On that note, I can promise Milwaukeeans are gonna embrace the new name about as much as Chicagoans have embraced Willis Tower.  In fact, I can say I've heard more casual conversations where "Bucks Arena" or "The Forum" is referred to more than the actual name of the venue.  I expect a lot of "Brewers Stadium" or "The Stadium" if not continued references to Miller Park.

  13. I never noticed the Packers apparent aversion to issuing single digit numbers before.  But in every major era of the Packers, there's really only one guy you think of in a single digit.  Paul Hornung (5) in the Lombardi years, Brett Favre (4) in his era, and Mason Crosby (2) in the modern era.  Even in the "dark" (70s & 80s) years, I can only come up with Robbie Bosco (6) and Don Majkowski (5, 7) who wore single digits.

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