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  1. Is this the first year TSL has had real logos, names, and uniforms like a real league. I remember it just being a training ground for players trying to get into the pros. They played games, but I don’t remember it looking this “professional.” It’s also hilarious they call their refs a tiger crew instead of a zebra crew.
  2. It might be interesting to make the chain circle go around the bulldog like a collar, and then make the H hang from it like a dog tag. Could be easier than trying to force a H into the dog head. The Guelph logo is the ace of the bunch so far. It’s really timeless, and has that easy to sketch ability that many iconic logos have. Well done!
  3. This is what they should’ve done with the bone jersey. Hell, the white wordmark patch on the bone looks like it came from this jersey.
  4. I’m a fan of the new blue over yellow look, so while the throwback is iconic it’s a wash for me. I maintain the most baffling thing about the new uniforms is they didn’t make a modern version of the throwback white over yellow. Even if the bone jersey had the blue sleeves from the new blue jersey it would be acceptable over the yellow pants. They just just chose not to. They gave it an entirely different sleeve design and it makes no sense.
  5. The bone color looks pretty good under the lights with that gorgeous blue. I just wish the jerseys were designed to look like modern versions of the throwback white; the way the blue jersey is based on the throwback blue. Oh, and they should be wearing the yellow pants.
  6. On top of that it would’ve been a bridge too far to add a second color. The horn has always been one color. The Rams went as far as they could without committing complete sacrilege. I do appreciate that the break in the horn actually had some thought. You could forgive anyone that saw it as nothing more than Nike trying to be trendy or edgy.
  7. To be honest I kinda dig the mix of North American and European name branding. It has a certain charm and quirkiness that I feel fits the MLS. It also hits American soccer fans that are pulling for the MLS’ growth, and American fans of Euro football.
  8. It’s a bloody shame that Inter Miami square is white. Why they didn’t run with a pink Jersey is mind blowing to me. I hope STL isn’t afraid to rock that magenta.
  9. I still really like the blue over the yellow pants. I really think it looks great with the new helmet. That’s the only positives I have with this new set. The bone design just hurts me, even over yellow pants. There is no reason it couldn’t have been a modern version of the old school whites. They did it with the blues so I’m just baffled. No reason to have two different jersey designs in the same set.
  10. What a contradiction that is. It’s almost like they couldn’t decide which direction they wanted to go and chose both. That definitely fits the 90s wild animal I theorized more so than their actual primary logo. All the more reason it’s just a bad name, and Kraken doesn’t belong in the same pile as it.
  11. I was drawn to this passage here because I feel the same. The lore this logo creates, and the subtle design of it has made me come around on the name. Oddly enough I can’t say the same for the Wild. It could be argued they also took a subtle approach to a name that could have been open season for 90s cheese. A fangs out, claws up beast lunging at you as it tears through a hockey stick or rink. Screams WILD. Instead they created a serene image of wilderness encased inside a bear head silhouette. It’s brilliant, but I can’t get past Wild the way I have grown to at least tolerate Kraken. I think it’s because I can get attached to a mythical sea creature more than what boils down to another word for outside.
  12. Didn’t mean to strike a nerve. I just don’t have a problem with the grey masks like I thought I would, and I don’t think any of us would had the 70s Chargers (thanks AgentColon) decided not to make things a little spicy. I have no issue with the shell being the only customizable part of a helmet just purely on room to play with alone. Is there any reason teams can’t mess with the chin straps? I don’t think it’s that far fetched to apply whatever logic they are using for the face masks as well. I’m not dying on this hill, I was just surprised that I didn’t mind it.
  13. Two things: 1. I don’t think the grey face masks suck to be honest. Looks like the league equipment standard like the white chinstrap. If whoever the first team was to color the face mask never does it I don’t think we’d care about this. 2. I’m starting to like Washington’s new helmet. In a league with that much history it makes sense that there would be a team with nothing on it, a team with a logo on one side, and a team with numbers on the shell. Every league has teams that stick with the past and WFT works as that team, even if it happened in 2020.
  14. Oh that’s rich. I didn’t provide you a chart, but you can throw out your Native American “friends” as the end all be all on the matter. Well I too have a Native American friend that would disagree with your friends. They aren’t a monolith, but the fact of the matter is if some feel negatively about the name and the imagery then that’s more than enough to let it go. Especially considering the race of the man that can make that decision. If a Native owned the team then there might be an argument. I’ll say it again, the wolf tail used in that context bore a striking similarity to old R-word logo and that is a problem. It’s not about whether the logo was respectful or tasteful, but about the use of the Native American image. Simple as that. That group of people, save for your friends, have made it clear they are tired of being used as mascots. I don’t get what you are fighting for here.
  15. Amazing logos and a stupid name. Carrying on the tradition of the Wild. Who knew Minnesota would be the Oregon Ducks football of hockey branding trends.