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  1. 3 hours ago, BrianLion said:


    In the article, they go into what differentiates them from replicas of the past.  I get what they were going for, and it's not going to be for the hardcore jersey nut that wants to drink beer on a couch in a heavy duty, authentic jersey with fight straps, etc.  It's going to be for the crowd that wants something that looks like a jersey but doesnt have all of the "sports equipment issues" you get with an authentic or even a replica in many cases.  


    I dont know how much of a market there will be for it? Might be good for kid's, etc. We'll see. 


    There would be more of a market for it if they weren't charging the same price as the Reebok "Premier" version jerseys. The way I read the article, it sounds like Fanatics is *potentially* putting out an inferior product hoping that casual-to-less-than-hardcore fans will pay the same price. If that's their aim, why not release something a little less expensive, both to the consumer and the producer? Or just make a more realistic "shirsey" product?


    Again, this is all without seeing the Fanatics jersey in person. This new fabric may be life-changing when it's all said and done.

  2. The jersey designation fiasco could've been avoided if they just said (in the case of the Bulls), "red is our primary, and white is our secondary/change/clash." This is one thing soccer gets right for the most part.


    Instead, Nike and the league decided to get cute and shoehorn "Association" into the conversation. (BTW, the white jersey is always considered the "Association" jersey.) Having 4-5 jerseys per team doesn't help this matter.


    NOTE: I had this half-typed, then walked away, then finished and posted, so I didn't see this same point above until reloaded. Carry on.

  3. So the Bulls(' Twitter) has committed to red at home and white on the road. Wondered who would be the first to buck the "white at home" convention in an official capacity.


    Also, I know he doesn't have any stake in the team, but it would've been cool if the Bulls got Jordan brand instead of Nike.

  4. It's not on a hockey player or with gloves, socks & helmet, but we finally have the Preds' new gold jersey on a warm body.


    My opinion hasn't changed. Still super plain up top. The hem stripe just runs into the pants. And while Gnash's enormous head is a factor, I always thought the shoulder patches on all the new adizero sweaters were too close to the collar.

  5. 18 hours ago, Xamboni said:

    Ignore my Canadian ignorance, but does Tennessee have a lot of oil?


    Not to my knowledge.


    12 hours ago, Ark said:

    How many grizzly bears are there in Memphis?


    IIRC, the Memphis Zoo has three in residence, along with two pandas and some polar bears. Apparently, black bears used to roam the Mid-South, and the story of Teddy Roosevelt refusing to shoot a baby black bear reportedly happened in North Mississippi.


    7 hours ago, Bobster said:

    According to the documentary known as 'The Beverly Hillbillies', yes!


    The Clampett family was originally from the Ozarks, so Northern Arkansas and into Western Missouri. The original truck from the "documentary" lives at the College of the Ozarks in Branson.

  6. 8 hours ago, upperV03 said:

    And some insight into the design process and the choices that were made:


    Interesting bit from the very end. Haven't heard much about merchandise costs:

    The new Nike “Association” and “Icon” editions will be available at retail starting at the end of September and will be significantly less expensive than the previous adidas authentic jerseys.

  7. 10 hours ago, Ark said:

    The Tennesse Titans should still be the Tennessee Oilers


    The Titans is a very generic identity. The Oilers is classic in every way. The Lakers did the right thing by keeping that name when they moved to LA. 


    I wouldn't necessarily call "Titans" generic in this context. Nashville has long been called the "Athens of the South," and has been home to a full-scale replica of the Parthenon since 1897. Plus the alliteration is nice.


    However, I probably would've been fine with keeping "Oilers."

  8. 18 minutes ago, keynote said:

    Man, that #22 is really testing the tolerances of the interior circle of the word mark.  The #33 doesn't look as bad in comparison. 


    The 33 looks better because the yellow outline is lost on the white jersey. 22's white outline stands out on the navy, making the number look thicker. Same reason why 22's team name is near illegible.

  9. The primary versions with the dome and circle all look nice. I think it's funny how every version on red requires a faint shadow behind the mastercardtesticles.


    However, I feel like the text-only lockups are somehow both dull AND busy? Like a full typed paragraph would achieve the same effect. Not a huge fan of how the NBA does their secondary marks, but an "ASG*DC" type mark could do it better IMO.

  10. 47 minutes ago, SenatorJake said:

    Although the Sens "new" home jersey is a slight improvement over what they wore last year, the road jersey somehow manages to look even worse than it did before.


    I mean... yeesh, they took a dismal jersey and managed to turn into one of the worst things I've ever seen. That collar is laughable.





    Dude is actually wearing a red polo under the jersey, but you can't tell thanks to that ridiculous collar. Just incredible.


    1 minute ago, KittSmith_95 said:

    So when are the Perds dropping that away jersey? Anyone? 


    Someone said earlier they were waiting for to reveal the white sweater at some major announcement. Considering the only two players from last season they haven't re-signed yet are Johansen and Fisher, they be waiting for one/both to be finalized. Especially if Fisher retires, as they would need to name a new captain.


    They also normally do this sort of thing at their annual "Skate of the Union" event, held usually mid-to-late July. That event was either pushed later or canceled thanks to their longest season ever.

  11. 1 hour ago, andrewharrington said:

    A fully sublimated jersey would would be challenging for different reasons. For one, every single panel would have to be printed, then cut very precisely so that stripes can match up across panels in each individual size. You would not realistically be able to sublimate the names and numbers because they couldn’t be sublimated on-site by an equipment manager or seamstress.

    Wouldn't it be simpler to cut two panels (i.e. a front and back) and sew them with the sublimated stripes matching than sewing different colors of fabric to construct stripes between multiple panels? I'm thinking more of traditional hem striping than, say, the Ducks' complicated side panel look. And as long as teams generally know what numbers are going to be worn by which players (or sizes), names could still be sewn-on without adding a ton of weight.


    Sublimation can produce some really cool effects, but I do not like it for primary on-ice jerseys.

  12. As long as North American leagues don't get as crazy as European hockey leagues for example, I'm totally okay with jersey sponsors. The NBA's approach looks fine and fairly unimposing so far. Yes, some sponsor logos could work better with the teams' looks, but they still look better than the WNBA. Same goes for the NHL if they eventually add jersey sponsors. If they stay roughly the same size as a commemorative or captain's patch, I'm fine with it. Just don't slap a billboard below the crest or under the back number.


    Same goes for the New Era logo on MLB hats. It doesn't offend me. Let the manufacturer get their due.

  13. 3 minutes ago, hockey week said:

    I saw the Vegas Golden Knights abbreviation for the first time today. It's awful.
    How ugly does that look? And for what reason?
    Most teams represent their city. PIT, CHI, BOS.
    And only add the team to differentiate. NYR, NYI.

    I think about two-word nicknames, Red Wings, Maple Leafs, but even they represent the city: DET, TOR.
    The exception? Columbus. CBJ.
    As much as I love the Jackets, they're not the model to follow here.

    You're the first one to a new city. Vegas. Not even Las Vegas, LV would've been great. But it's not, so it's even easier:
    It reads naturally. It works seamlessly. You're the only one there right now, own it.



    Columbus is only an exception because of COLorado. But I wholeheartedly agree about Vegas.

  14. 45 minutes ago, Danny said:

    Old orange vs new orange:




    Don't care if it's the lighting, this is a clear color upgrade. New orange plays so much better with the new blue compared to the old palette.

  15. 2 hours ago, Still MIGHTY said:

    Sigh... turns out Vegas' gloves are indeed going to be white... and there is a reason for it...






    The only way these white hockey gloves could be more ridiculous is if they equated them to the Keeper of the Cup's white gloves (which was sadly my original thought).

  16. Another look at Nashville. Just like the gold buckets, I'm warming up to it.

    I imagine they'll show off the road sweater during their Friday draft party, but I've seen no official word.

  17. Just now, BigPhil39 said:

    Don't forget Nashville wears navy breezers. That alone will help break-up the perceived blandness of the new jersey.


    Tough to judge a uniform based on a jersey alone

     Navy pants that will blend with the navy tail on the jersey. Plus, this jersey with the gold helmet and navy pants will make it all look even more bottom heavy.