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  1. 46 minutes ago, McCarthy said:

    - Seals. alliterative which Seattle seems to like with the Seahawks and Sounders and Supersonics, was used once before in the league, and Seattle has Seals all over the place. 



    For the record, those are sea lions, not seals. Note the visible ear flaps.


    And I think "Seattle Sea Lions" or just "Seattle Lions" would make for a good name. Could still utilize that dark Seahawk navy and maybe bring back the Preds' old shimmery silver fabric? (Wishful thinking from my childhood.)

  2. 7 hours ago, DaytonBlue said:


    I feel like they are trying to emphasize the "authentically Memphis" image by putting Memphis on the home jersey.  Hope the rebrand helps with attendance.  As a former Memphian now in St. Louis, I didn't realize how much I'd miss the Redbirds until I moved.  


    6 hours ago, Gothamite said:


    That might work just a little better if they didn't have a huge St. Louis logo on the sleeve, the only blotch on an otherwise sterling set. 

    That and if all of their prior home jerseys didn't say "Memphis" on the front. I recognize that consistency, but that "Redbirds" mark is just too good to ignore.

  3. The Redbirds have since posted two more similar videos: one with the Memphis Blues, the other the Memphis Red Sox (Negro Leagues). So I think jumping to the name change conclusion is a bit premature.


    Trinity Baseball Holdings owns the majority share of the Redbirds, as of maybe a year ago. They also own the Charleston Riverdogs, who re-identified via Studio Simon this season. When Memphis refreshed in 2015 (IIRC), the Cardinals owned the team outright and did everything in-house. STL still has some stake in the team, but not enough to go full in-house again.

  4. The Memphis Redbirds posted a very cryptic video to their social channels on Wednesday. It features some photos from old Memphis teams (Turtles, Reds, think 1920s) along with the date 1/18/2017. Their website reflects this same date.

    They just redid their art two seasons ago, but for some reason I think they may be totally overhauling, including the name...? This would be quite a departure, especially since the Cardinals still have partial ownership of the team.

  5. 14 hours ago, BeerGuyJordan said:

    IMO, not by a long shot. I think that goes to Pensacola.

    I can agree with that. My top three would be Pensy, Mississippi (bias alert!), and Huntsville. Peoria's look is pretty solid, too.


    I think the main thing I dislike about Columbus' new look is that they've abandoned green. One reason we (RiverKings) changed from green to black & gold was because both the Snakes and Gators used it. Now that Columbus dropped it (and Louisiana is inactive for a year), there is no green in the league. Columbus could've owned it in the SPHL.

    15 hours ago, ldconcepts said:


    Previews of alt logos

    So we have a "Snakes" script plus the water tower mark The Barn had in their sketches. Looks like some neat art; can't wait to see how they utilize it.

  6. On 6/4/2016 at 9:00 PM, nmsuaggie said:

    The El Paso Chihuahuas are good my to have a one night name change. They are going to use one of the names that was in the running when the Tucson Padres moved to El Paso.  So on June 10 they will be the El Paso Desert Gators. Do you happen to know any other teams change their identity for one night?  



    This gator's eyes are exactly the same as the chihuahua's.

  7. 1 hour ago, Packid said:

    So the Padres go to a blue and gold color scheme at home specifically to commemorate the ASG, make the ASG logo blue and gold, and then roll out brown and gold jerseys.  Wow.

    Just be glad they aren't camo!

  8. 2 hours ago, StrongXStyle said:

    Wizards would be better off changing their name since people are complaining it can be related to the KKK


    I maybe remembering it wrong when they first introduce the name wizard, the planned color scheme red, white and blue but were scrapped to tealish, gold and black to distance themselves from the KKK.  

    Are you sure the color change had nothing to do with the Capitals having the same scheme?

  9. On 3/5/2016 at 10:52 AM, BroadSt_Bully said:

    New home kit...



    Is the sleeve patter supposed to allude to/echo the old denim kits from 1994? That's the only reasoning I can think of, which makes me halfway wish for jorts to match.


    That being said, burn it with fire.

  10. 15 minutes ago, Sodboy13 said:

    Damn, that's hot. Love the embroidered details in the crowns. Looking forward to the post-tourney clearance sales.



    Don't be so sure. On each of the 360° videos, it sort of looks like the tail is tucked under to make it look straight. Note the odd curves on the Swedish and NA-23 hem stripes.


    Won't know for sure until we see some clear photos on jerseys on players, but I think we're stuck with the round hems.

  11. This is definitely very thorough, even more so than the official stylesheets. If I were making this for purpose of printing into a book, I would consolidate a few things:

    - Either put numbers & letters for each jersey on one page instead of two, or just include the letters on the full uniform pages.

    - Under "Cap History," list each cap once with the years worn underneath, instead of going year-by-year and listing each hat six times.

    - Figure out somewhere else to list the franchise history w/ affiliates. That half page could go with stadium info (minus a few park photos) or integrated with the cap history.


    Style notes:

    - That grey background sort of works with the Loons' art, but it won't for other teams. I suggest using plain white or a considerably lighter grey. The smoky texture would even be okay at a lighter value.

    - Make sure you give every graphic its room to breathe. For example, the primary logo is crowded by the "Primary Mark" label on the 2nd page, and the caps in the history are right on top of each other.

    - The Minor League Baseball logo in the top-right corner was abandoned by MiLB roughly 10 years ago.


    Still a good start for such an archival project. Where are you getting these graphics, just on Chris' site?

  12. 10 minutes ago, hawk36 said:

    I don't get the hate for the whites. I love them. Sure they played like crap in them but I loved the clean look.

    It doesn't help that two of their bigger rivals wear all white primaries.


  13. 17 minutes ago, Saathoff said:

    That was me. Not really based off anything. But if its the primary. It's likely rave green with shale or blue sleeves.


    They've been teasing a Navy and Light blue on Mobile App creative




    Speaking of their mobile app, the Sounders are debuting two jerseys via the app tomorrow. PRESS RELEASE


    Image from the release below. Disappointed they didn't use the 3D style that MTL and others used for the jock tag.


  14. I gotta say, I'm a little surprised by all of the critiques about the negative space in the crest. One of the common themes that make bad logos bad (at least in my mind) is the propensity to jam things together and not allowing for any breathing room.

    This mark checks a lot of the boxes to be a timeless classic. It's simultaneously simple and evocative, it picks one hook (Art Deco in this case) and does it well, and it's an extremely flexible mark.

    Everyone obviously gets to have an opinion, and I suppose you can't please everyone, but some of the criticism here has me really scratching my head.

    Fair points for sure. This mark definitely nails the art deco look without beating it into the ground.

    I think one reason this negative space is seen as...uh...negative is because the "Los Angeles Football Club" type is so small compared to the LA monogram. I wonder what this set-up would look like:




    That would help "fill out" the bottom of the shield take out the redundancy of having Los Angeles in there as well.

  15. I ask a a columbus player ,

    Here is Shannon Getting Hit

    Shannon Is Felmale Goalie

    Looks to me like the Peoria player was crashing the net like one does for rebounds, and Columbus' #49 finished the play a little too hard from behind the forward. Not sure this proves anything re: intent to "run" Szabados. MASSIVE overreaction by the Snakes if this was the only thing to cause Simchuk's actions.