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Everything posted by BringBackTheVet

  1. In what scenario, other than the once every x years that they actually play each other, is a reasonable fan mistaking the Giants for the Orioles? Let's not create a dilemma where one doesn't exist.
  2. Seahawks uniform is not even comparable to the Bengals and Cardinals. Bengals have a million different 'features' that don't look like they were designed to be a cohesive uniform. The white side panels stand out way too much and don't accomplish anything, the number font doesn't fit with the rest of the design, the sleeve design is OK I guess, but then the pants have a weird hook in the stripe, and the white-to-orange fade effect is as unnecessary as the white side panel it connects to. The Cardinals is a mess of trendy piping, panels, and other weird things - all paired with a super-traditional helmet. It's like multiple uniforms in one. There's nothing about their uniform that's truly unique (which isn't always a bad thing), but it's just like they took one of those new-fanged college uniforms that ended up in the reject pile and said they'd take it. There's absolutely no obvious "inspiration" in it. The Seahawks looks like it was intentionally designed to be a cohesive uniform system, from the ground up, made by a single designer (or team), and not a committee. Their gimmicks are still kinda sorta just taking traditional to the next level - for example, their pants stripe is still a straight line without any silly hooks or curves - it just has that little design in it, which honestly I find harmless, and to the point of cohesion, kinda ties in to the sleeve design. The panel that goes from the sleeve into the chest is not 'traditional', but it's basically a solution to the problem of not being able to put stripes on today's uniforms. Honestly it's the one thing I didn't mind about the Browns uniform. I could do without the wordmark there - that's about the only down mark I'd give it. The use of colors is pretty good, and I really like that they've embraced that shade of green. The numbers are certainly not traditional, but they're way more legible than 90% of these silly gimmicky fonts like we've seen recently, and they're bold and "strong" IMO. I could do without the design inside them, but it's barely noticeable - just like the helmet. I thought it was stupid at first, but again, it's hard to even notice, so it's unnecessary but benign. You don't like monochrome uniforms, and won't even listen to discussions about them (you may have mentioned that once or twice or 5,000 times) but this one looks like it was designed from the top down to work in any combination, and the navy works far better for this look than their previous lighter blue. Basically, the Seahawks uniform doesn't seem to have been designed by 5 different design teams, and then redone 50 times based on team feedback, and then have things just tacked on because of reasons. It's 'gimmicks' are 99% unnoticeable (except the wordmark), and it fits their brand 100% perfectly. Even their 'wolf gray' jersey works as a gray jersey, and not a dirty white one. If you don't care for it then fine, but if you look at it objectively, it's not really comparable to those other teams.
  3. Bears HOFer Richard Dent also finished up with the Eagles
  4. Greg Townsend was a good DL for the Raiders for 11 seasons... and finished up with one for the Eagles:
  5. IIRC, Boy Meets World was set in suburban Phila:
  6. Now whenever I go to this site, a new tab opens up for this site: It's been happening for a few days now, on both my laptop and desktop. What the hell is wrong with this site? It's literally the only site that I have technical issues with, whether it's log in, ads that take over my mobile screen, weird popups, and now these "dude pages" tabs that pop open. Since these things happen on three separate devices, I feel it needs to be something with the ad devils that are being used, or something else goofy with this site.
  7. I think a lot of it, for me, was that they've sucked for the majority of my life, and played in a warehouse on astroturf. Maybe if they were playing under natural light I wouldn't have seen them as so (literally) dull, but the lifeless dome sorta contradicted their traditional look, and just made it look boring to me. It also doesn't help that Indianapolis isn't a sexy location with a half-century's worth of equity built up. It's all just opinion here, but it's mine that it's a stale brand.
  8. It's stale. Even when they had Manning, it was more about him, and less about the franchise. That 'greatest game' is one that few (not no) people under 50 know much about. I'm north of 40 and don't even remember their days in Baltimore, and their days in Indianapolis are marred by boring teams (pre Manning) playing in a soulless poorly-lit dome, and then the Manning show, where IMO the logo on his helmet was irrelevant. Leaving the AFC East hurt their prestige, IMO. Their regular battles with New York, New England, Buffalo, and Miami being replaced by battles with completely irrelevant teams like Tennessee, Jacksonville, and marginally-relevant Houston really made them fade away. Controversial opinion - they should have abandoned the Colts trademarks when they moved, and become something else. It was a different era, so "Cleveland Deals" weren't a thing, but IMO the Indianapolis Colts is a stale brand. Not saying they should come up with some new fangled logo in a desperate attempt to get attention, but it's stale.
  9. This reminds me of something I thought of a while back: Rankings are kinda like realignments in a way. They just start off a string of someone's personal 1, 2, 3, blah blah blah, and no actual content. There should be a "pointless uniform rankings outpost" thread, just like there's one for realignments. That might be worth it's own forum, with a thread per league, just to keep that stuff out of the main threads.
  10. If it weren't for his balls, my uncle would be my aunt.
  11. I"m not talking about the throwbacks. I'm talking about their fantastic alt. One of my favorite alts - maybe my #1 - of all time.
  12. How is Pier 1 associated with failure, when it had a good long run as a reputable company? No reasonable person looks at that logo and is like "lol, that didn't work", unlike with New Coke, Circuit City, the WCW Starship, Pat Patriot, and K-Mart. Granted, K-Mart also had a good run, but wasn't ever looked at highly, and spent its final decade or more just hanging on for life in a very undignified manner, to the point where everyone just assumed it was already dead (I remember driving by one and passing it by because I thought it was closed down, only to realize it was open, just with zero customers. Scored a lifetime supply of dishwasher capsules on super clearance.) Is this thread now simply "logos of companies that have recently filed for bankruptcy?"
  13. It's an anime character.
  14. To bring it back to baseball, this shade - from one of my favorite recent alts - would work well:
  15. I skipped a few steps. I think this is just another one of those quarantine-related outliers. There's no baseball, no uniform news to talk about, people with time to post, and this board's two favorite past times are hockey and wrestling, so here we are. I'll concede, that's a lot of hockey talk in a baseball thread even for this board.
  16. I think the orange stayed pretty true through the first Edge set (though there was so little of it, it was hard to tell) but definitely got lighter when they went full-time throwback. It was kinda like this shade:
  17. Yuck barf no. 1) the gold wordmark was just a giant patch on the front. THe black wordmark, where the letters were individual, looked much better IMO. I'm indifferent about the offset number. 2) I was one of the rare fans of the wide sleeves. 3) the dazzle fabric of v2 was really key to their look. The flat mesh just looked... flat.
  18. AI was "beloved", and that uniform is associated with him and that era, but I wouldn't say it's "beloved" on its own, and I've never heard anyone say to bring it back full time. Even those links you posted were about alternates or throwbacks. I've never heard fans or players say they want them back full time. I happened to like them, but they're too associated with one person to ever be brought back full time. IMO they have one of the top sets in the entire league now, and have no reason to change... ever. But yeah, a throwback would be sweet, especially since AI is basically a second mascot now.
  19. I think they could probably get away with full bush today. Anyway, not going back to check, but TWIB was one of my favorite things about the '80s. It was pretty much the only way I got to see other teams and uniforms since we didn't have cable.
  20. I'll take care of that. I'll compare the Flyers orange to pumpkins, steer the conversation to halloween, then segue to WCW Halloween Havoc, then the next two pages will naturally be about wrestling. Would have happened eventually anyway.
  21. Not sure about this one. The Browns change has been a discussion since 2017. Any megathread is eventually going to start getting dominated by certain teams, and it's lousy to want to talk about the Browns, but there's 5 pages of the Titans in between every Browns comment, but they're not split because we're still a year or so from the unveiling. Short answer - there's no perfect way to handle it. Common sense should win out, but ultimately there's going to be someone that's unhappy with whatever decision is made. Final comments* before this locks: 1) I hope this was a genuine request for feedback, and not simply a heads up veiled as a discussion. If so, and if the discussion was actually read by the decision makers, then awesome, even if the suggestions aren't adopted. This is how it should be. 2) Whatever decision is made, splitting discussions between forums isn't the right choice. 2.a) There's no need for both forums, but if they stay separated, then team discussions shouldn't span. 3) Once threads start to get out of hand (to the point where it's "too much trouble to split"), which is inevitable, common sense should say that someone (pref a mod) would just know when to create a new thread for a team, and if previous comments get lost because of the work involved in splitting? So what. Nobody is saying anything so profound that it's a big loss. It's a sports logos forum, where we moan and complain about contrast stitching, piping, and get fired up over gray facemasks. Let's not over complicate or over legislate it. If I wake up at 3AM with a dying need to express how I feel about the connected line in the webbing of the new BiG, I just want to go do it. *maybe.., depends on when it locks.
  22. I think it is supposed to be a little tan-ish. That patch looks 100x worse than I originally thought. It's one thing if it's a logo, like the dumb LA, but to simply say "Los Angeles Rams" makes it look like a label that's supposed to be removed. It's insulting to have to have the name like that, and having it on a white patch like that kinda ruins the fashion aspect of it.
  23. Do you have sources for these claims?