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  1. Speaking for only myself, given how small the eye is in relation to the Seahawks logo as a whole, a confinement of the neon green to the eye does not really draw my attention to that part of the design, does not sway me into thinking that the emblem is any bit more intense than if the neon green were applied more liberally, and does not even help with the contrast of colors within the logo as I see it. Thus, if the Seahawks are not willing to return to the 2002-11 version of their logo, then I think that the changes proposed by @Gothamite are precisely how the symbol should evolve.
  2. I, for one, would love to see the Rams start to use Neutraface as the font for the numbers and player names on their uniforms.
  3. Did you mean to type "less detrimental" instead of "more deteimental," @mr.nascar13? It seems rather obvious to me that the Cobras' refusal to play the rest of that game infuriated the NAL's leadership more than did the security being presumably weak enough to enable the theft of things belonging to various Cobras personnel.
  4. Unless I am mistaken, Major League Baseball forbids the use of sponsored names of ballparks on apparel worn by players and coaches during games. However, the prohibition does not apply to apparel and other gear that is intended for distribution to the general public. Thus, a replica jersey or replica cap might include a sponsored name of a ballpark while an "authentic" version of that same article of clothing would exclude the sponsored name.
  5. That fifth try at the new Heroes logo is not only better than the fourth, but also exactly what I had in mind regarding my desired changes. Thank you, @BellaSpurs, for articulating the way(s) to improve the design far better than I did.
  6. Shrink the torch and flame just enough so that the torch's base is in line with the bends in the Y, and the logo should be perfect.
  7. Now that the thin orange bar within the Y has been removed, the next improvement should be to make the Y's shape angled instead of curved so as to minimize confusion over whether the letter is a capital Y or a capital V.
  8. Volkswagen (the parent company of Formula E veteran Audi) has put itself on an aggressive path to developing multiple all-electric street-legal cars, so I would not be surprised at all if VW chooses to participate in an all-electric stock car racing series.
  9. Also, the Volt was a gasoline-electric hybrid, as opposed to Chevrolet's fully-battery-powered -- and still-in-production -- Bolt EV hatchback. Of course, any talk of Chevy and stock car racing might not be complete without a mention of the longtime archnemesis of the Bowtie. So, how would the upcoming Ford Mustang Mach-E all-electric crossover look as a race car?
  10. For an example from minor-league baseball, a fan revolt between the 2014 and 2015 seasons caused the Nashville Sounds to alter the planned changes to their color scheme, even though most of the dissenting fans seemed to be fine with the logos and wordmarks being proposed for the team's 2015 season. To signify both their move from their original home, Herschel Greer Stadium, to the then-new First Tennessee (now First Horizon) Park and their departure from the Milwaukee Brewers' farm system to become the Oakland Athletics' Class AAA affiliate, the Sounds unveiled a visual identity with neon orange and a light shade of tan as the color scheme. However, widespread backlash among the team's fans provoked the Sounds to replace the neon orange with red and have the light tan give way to silver before the start of the 2015 season. As I have understood it, part of the opposition stemmed from a desire that the Sounds keep using red, which was part of both the Sounds' 1998-2014 color scheme and the set of colors that the team utilized from 1978 (when the original Sounds franchise in the Class AA Southern League debuted) through 1997 (the final season of the Class AAA American Association, the original league of the current version of the Sounds). Another common motive for wanting a different mix of colors at that time was that some Sounds fans were unwilling to wear orange. While SportsLogos.Net's 2015 article on the history of the Nashville Sounds identity did not elaborate as to why those fans objected to orange as a color for the Sounds, my guess is that it is because sports fans across Tennessee and in much of the American South in general have tended to associate the color orange quite strongly with the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Therefore, I cannot help but suspect that most (if not all) of those anti-orange fans of the Sounds were and are fans of other universities' athletic programs. When it comes to the Sounds and red, it should not have been so surprising, then, that when the team's major-league parent club changed from the Athletics to the Texas Rangers between the 2018 and 2019 seasons, the Sounds switched to a visual identity with red being joined by white and a dark shade of royal blue as the colors.
  11. As I understand it, @Dolphins Dynasty, the first tiebreaker in the order of picks in the NFL Draft is strength of schedule. If two or more teams had the same record in the previous season, then the team whose opponents had the lowest collective winning percentage (i.e. the team with the weakest schedule) picks first among the teams with that particular record.
  12. You are off to a very polished and professional-looking start, @drewbothwell. With that said, here is what I would do with each of these uniforms. Primary Home Uniform I would replace the stag on the cap with the stylized P that is on the batting helmet. I would add a red stag to the jersey's left sleeve. I would have both the jersey and the pants be white instead of cream. Primary Road Uniform I would keep it as is. Alternate Home Uniform I would replace the stylized P on the batting helmet with the stag that is on the cap. I would remove the rose from the jersey's left sleeve, if only because a red rose is tough to notice on a red jersey. Alternate Road Uniform I would keep it as is. City Uniform I would make this uni, not the primary home one, have both a cream jersey and a cream pair of pants. I would have both the cap and the batting helmet be cream so that the rose on each of those uniform pieces could be more visible. Throwback Uniform For a more believable throwback style, first of all, I would develop separate home and road throwback uniforms. The home throwback ensemble would have a white jersey, white pants, a white stag on both the cap and the batting helmet, and "Stags" instead of "Portland" on the front of the jersey. The road throwback set would have a gray jersey with "Portland" on the front and gray pants, but still with a white stag on both the cap and the batting helmet.
  13. As boring as that logotype is, I give credit to ViacomCBS for at least trying for a "merger of equals" approach to the wordmark. On one hand, "VIACOM," in addition to coming first in the basic name of the merged company, is in a more eye-catching shade of blue (at least on light backgrounds) than "CBS." On the other hand, the logotype is in a font that CBS has used almost continuously since 2010 or so, and a bit of the negative space that hugs the outside of the "C" in "CBS" covers part of the "M" in "VIACOM."
  14. Part of my impression of the Raleigh MLB initiative is that it has a hyperlocal "Raleigh first and only" focus, so I definitely do not expect the leaders of that group to want the MLB team of their dreams to have any identity, no matter how historic or popular, that is so connected to Durham -- Raleigh's longstanding primary economic rival within the near-eastern section of North Carolina. The fact that every potential ballpark site being considered by the Raleigh MLB organization happens to lie within the City of Raleigh's boundaries should be proof enough of the provincialism of that campaign. The Raleigh MLB group seems to be giving serious consideration to not only Captains, but also Capitals (a nickname used by multiple former minor-league baseball teams in Raleigh) and even RallyCaps, so having just plain Caps as the primary, official nickname is far too ambiguous for my tastes. On the other hand, "Mets" is clearly short for "Metropolitans" (which happened to be the nickname of a late-19th-century professional baseball team in New York City), "Phillies" is the plural of a definitely established nickname for the City of Philadelphia, and "Twins" is a fairly obvious reference to the "Twin Cities" of Minneapolis and St. Paul and their shared metropolitan area. ("A's," meanwhile, is simply a shortened variant of and secondary alternative to Athletics, the Oakland MLB team's official nickname.)
  15. Know Rivalry does not seem to have been updated since the first half of 2013 at the latest. Not only are the NFL's Rams and Chargers still listed as playing in St. Louis and San Diego, respectively, but multiple college sports programs are still assumed to be in conferences to which they no longer belong (Maryland in the ACC, Tulane in Conference USA, UMass as a football-only member of the MAC, etc.).
  16. The irony is that while most New Englanders seem to pronounce "Worcester" in a way that has the first syllable's vowel matching the "short 'oo'" found in "good" or "wood," the announcer in the video revealing the WooSox's identity seems to pronounce the vowel in the first syllable of "WooSox" as the "long 'oo'" that is heard in "food" or "mood."
  17. Orlando has already had one professional baseball club nicknamed the Juice. The team played one full season in the Senior Professional Baseball Association, a Florida-based winter league that had a minimum age of 32 for catchers and 35 for all other players, debuted in late 1989, and folded nearly halfway through its second season (1990-91, after the Orlando Juice had disbanded). Yes, a juicer is a thing. The word is used usually for a device, either manual or electrically powered, that extracts juice from fruits and/or vegetables. Yes, I was thinking about the use of "juice" as slang for performance-enhancing drugs and of "juicer" as slang for a user of PEDs when I suggested Juice as an Orlando MLB team's nickname. No, I do not condone PEDs, but I am still very able to imagine how a nickname with potential for an association with PEDs could intimidate opposing teams and their fans.
  18. A Raleigh-based professional sports team wearing "Carolina" (read: UNC-Chapel Hill) blue would run a high risk of alienating those with loyalties to Durham's royal-blue-wearing Duke University or to Raleigh's own red-clad North Carolina State University, just to name a couple of schools. I think that a better choice of color scheme for a Raleigh team would be a pairing of red (for both NC State and the City of Raleigh itself) with a shade of blue that is darker than that of UNC-Chapel Hill but lighter than that of Duke (e.g. the Charlotte-based NFL Panthers' kind of blue).
  19. Ruby Legs might help to distinguish the Worcester team from the Boston Red Sox, but that nickname is similar enough to Red Sox that the Worcester club would be an awkward position should the team's ties to the Bosox ever disintegrate. Wicked Worms makes for a definitely independent identity and also employs a distinctly New England slang word, but also seems to be far too tailor-made for the Brandiose formula.
  20. Ever since the PawSox announced their move to Worcester, I have been under the impression that they would become simply the Worcester Red Sox, or "WooSox" for short. Not only is the team relocating from one area that is close to Boston and has a large Boston Red Sox fanbase to another community with those two attributes, but the AAA team's principal owner also is or was a holder of a minority stake in the parent club.
  21. Unless I am mistaken, the Atlanta Braves organization is the Danville Braves' actual owner; while every Appalachian League team takes the nickname of its MLB parent club, at least some of those teams are owned separately from their parent clubs. Therefore, as dire as the Appy League's future seems to be, the Atlanta Braves probably have much more of a luxury in updating the Danville club's logos than do the Appy League team owners or ownership groups that are separate from their parent clubs' ownerships. If nothing else, the Atlanta Braves organization could modify the Danville team's emblems for one of the remaining clubs in the Braves' farm system if and when the D-Braves and the Appy League are ejected from the established MiLB framework.
  22. If the St. Paul and Sugar Land indie-league teams are indeed earmarked for moves to MLB-affiliated minor leagues, then the latest plan seems to be that: the St. Paul Saints would take the Fresno Grizzlies' place in the AAA Pacific Coast League, the Grizzlies would then replace the departing Lancaster JetHawks in either the existing High A California League or a new West Coast-based lower-level minor league that would include the Cal League's remaining teams, the Sugar Land Skeeters would follow the Saints into the PCL, and a second PCL club would then be forced to move to a lower-level minor league. However, I remember reading at least one earlier story that suggested that the Skeeters would head instead for the AA Texas League. Oh, well, if the Skeeters wind up in the PCL and the Astros make the Skeeters their AAA affiliate at the first possible opportunity, then the Round Rock Express might gain a chance to reunite with the Texas Rangers -- who, for the time being, have opted for the Nashville Sounds as their AAA representative largely because the Rangers organization (a) regards the now-PCL-member San Antonio Missions' current venue as too decrepit and (b) sees too little, if any, progress being made toward a new ballpark for the Missions anywhere in the San Antonio area.
  23. Instead of Dreamers, I think that Williams would be wiser to have the team be nicknamed the Juice -- which came in second behind Magic in the then-proposed Orlando NBA franchise's naming contest in 1986.