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  1. Recently, I stumbled across some old concepts I made maybe 6 or 7 years ago for updating the USFL. Some were OK, but most just made me think of ways they could've been better. So I decided to redo them. For those of you too young to have been around in the 80's, the USFL had some great helmets, and some OK uniforms...
  2. With rumors floating of a possible comeback of the XFL, I remembered the last time Birmingham, Alabama had a pro outdoor football team. Up until the United Football League, there had been a Birmingham team in most startup pro football leagues. Now timeline may be a bit iffy like the last look back I did but I hope you will get a general sense of what the teams were like. This is little simpler than last time as many of teams lived brief lives. Sometimes glorious, sometimes not. First off, we have the 1974 Birmingham Americans of the World Football League, they will be first Birmingham team in the WFL and the only champions as the league fold shortly into its 2nd season. The logo was an A that alluded to the American flag with 3 red stripes making up one half of the A and a solid blue part making the other. Pretty prominently featured is the star made out of the negative space created by the blue and red halves, A little blue triangle was added at the bottom to complete the star. There were two alternate logos that were used This one is the primary logo with an Birmingham Americans wordmark up top. Birmingham being in blue and Americans in red. The 2nd had the blue wordmark moved to the right side and the font changed The road jerseys were blue with white numbers and an alternating red-white stripes on the sleeve Pants were white complemented by a red belt and had a blue stripe bookended by red -white stripes on both side. Pants were not changed for home jerseys Home jerseys were white with blue numbers outlined in red and there was an alternating red-blue stripe on the sleeve. it appears the 0 and holes in 8 in the numbers on sleeves ere filled in with red Socks were the same for both home and road with a pattern of blue-white-red-white-red-white-blue Helmets were white with grey facemasks and the primary logo were on both sides. There was a blue stripe bookended on both sides by a red stripe. The Americans would fold after the 1974 WFL season but was replaced with the Vulcans for the 1975 season The Vulcans primary logo was a blue V with a red flare enclosed in a blue circle. The V was designed to resemble a torch with the flare being a flame, the V following in the Americans footsteps used negative space to create a shape which in the Vulcans case was a football. The alternate logo was the torch V placed in a blue wordmark Uniforms did not change much. Socks were same for both road and home. blue-red stripes bookending a white stripe in middle. Helmets essentially the same aside from a logo change and the addition of a blue facemask Although the WFL went under, the Vulcans moniker would resurface in the American Football Association a few years later. As this is a bit obscure minor league football team, scant info exists on the web. The AFA Vulcans ditched the red, white, and blue color scheme of the previous Vulcans and opted for red and black. The primary logo can be seen as a spin on the Americans land Vulcans logo. As it is the Americans A and the letter V conjoined together. This time with no negative space in the A which is replaced by a football. There still is use of a negative space to create a torch with the insides of a V. Only uniform I could find is a black uniform with red number outlined in white. The stripes on the sleeves were orange-white-orange-white-orange. Atop the numbers, you can see there is a Vulcans wordmark in orange outlined in white. The V is made of three red stripes and a black part. The V makes a torch out of the negative space and a flame
  3. The USFL is Back! New York, New York – The USFL has announced it will begin operation for the first time in over 30 years this summer. The league has found a group of 8 investors and 8 teams will begin playing in the summer of 2016. The 8 teams will be broken into two divisions, North and South. In the North division are the Boston Breakers, Michigan Panthers, New Jersey Generals, and Pittsburgh Maulers. In the South Division are the Birmingham Stallions, Houston Gamblers, Jacksonville Bulls, and Oklahoma Outlaws. In its press release, the league also detailed its for expansion. The league plans to expand slowly – from 8 teams in 2016, to 12 by 2020 and to 16 by 2024. Some other notes about the league: Nike will be the exclusive on-field apparel supplier of the USFL, proving one helmet and two uniforms for each team. There are plans to expand uniform restrictions in the near future. North: Boston Breakers • Michigan Panthers • New Jersey Generals • Pittsburgh Maulers | South: Birmingham Stallions • Houston Gamblers • Jacksonville Bulls • Washington Federals - List of Possible expansion locations. ---------------------------- Buffalo Columbus Las Vegas Memphis Milwaukee Portland Rochester San Jose ---------------------------- The New Jersey Generals are the first team to announce their redesigned logo and uniforms. *Update 1* Home Road
  4. I assume the NFL wrote a check to the USFL for $3. Does it still exist, and if so, who has it? Or did they cash it and split the $3 however many ways?
  5. I know this has been done quite a bit, but I absolutely love a great many of the old USFL designs, so I thought I'd throw my hat in to give it a try. First, my favorite USFL uniform, and probably my favorite helmet of all time, the Boston Breakers. (Yeah, I know they were also New Orleans and Portland, but I'm sticking with the original.) For comparison, here's the 80's version... And my update...
  6. Ciao everyone, I've always been a fan of the USFL and even as a child I drew logos and helmets from the "spring league" I tried many times without finding the vector logos and so I decided to redesign them myself! The vector file can be downloaded HERE Sorry for my English but I translate everything with Google traslator. Thoughts? Thanks!
  7. So I recently did a Michigan Panthers concept inspired by the new A11 football stuff coming out right now. It was fun so I've decided to do a few more. I probably won't do the whole league but I'm open to any suggestions on which teams to do. Im just posting uniforms here, but i will post links to the entire project, which includes logos and apparel. C&C welcome
  8. I don't know quite where I going with the concept but I like the story thus far. If anybody has any ideas for me graphic wise or story wise please let me know... I am still very green when it comes to this, but I figured I'd give it a shot. Don't rake me over the coal to bad please! Pro football comes to Orlando! By Rich Garrett Orlando Tribune 4:24 p.m. EDT, March 13, 2014 ORLANDO — It's been announced that current Luchtvaart Aerospace Software © and Aero Barrage Magazine © founder, Michael Myers, has been awarded a pro football franchise. The former Northrop Grumman Vice President said Tuesday, "This has been a dream of mine for quite sometime! I grew up a vivid football fan, and now I think I've reached the ultimate moment in fandom." Myers stated that the team has already reached a deal with City of Orlando and Orlando Venues to have the team play at the newly renovated Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium. Myers stated that they still need to make some renovations to the adjacent Tinker Field. "We plan on demolishing the current Tinker Field press box and stands and build an all new team facility where we will house our coaching staff, and support staff offices, as well as, a state of the art training and weight room for the players. We will convert the current Tinker field playing surface into a practice field for the team" Said Myers, on Tuesday. As for logos and team colors, Myers stated that they would play homage to the "first pro football team in Orlando" the Orlando Breakers, of the hit 1989-1997 TV show "Coach." As for logos, Myers was undecided as of yet. "We're reaching out to various design firms to see what comes about, as of now." One thing is for sure football is back in "The City Beautiful"! E-mail Rich Garrett at ---------- Break out the champagne! By Rich Garrett Orlando Tribune 2:21 p.m. EDT, April 10, 2014 ORLANDO — "Bring in" was more like "Break in" on Thursday afternoon at the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium. As new team owner Micheal Myers announced that the new team would indeed be named the Orlando Breakers! Myers, reached out to Barry Kemp the creator and producer the hit ABC series "Coach" about using "Orlando's first football team" as the identity for well...Orlando's first football team. Myers, the current Luchtvaart Aerospace Software © CEO stated, "Mr. Kemp has been wonderful and generous throughout this whole process, and we appreciate his cooperation with us". Not long after that Myers contacted New Orleans real estate mogul Joseph Canizaro. Canizaro was taken aback by Myers call, but entertained him nonetheless. It was then that Myers informed him of the reasoning for contacting him. " I informed him that as young kid, the first football game I attended was a Boston Breakers game. By that time Mr. Canizaro immediately knew what I wanted to do". What Myers wanted to do was get the blessing to purchase the trademarks to the former USFL Breakers franchise. And Canizaro gave him just that. "I was thrilled he asked for my permission" Canizaro said on Thursday via phone. The Breakers will use the "Coach" TV Series colors as their primary and use the USFL team colors for throwbacks and other special occasions. You can visit the Citrus Bowl stadium on Friday at 8PM for the special public unveiling. There you can purchase items with both the new, and throwback Breakers logo. E-mail Rich Garrett at ---------------------------------------------
  9. Not sure if this is the appropriate forum, but thought it might be. Hypothetically speaking, which USFL teams could have survived and how would the league have evolved? Of the list below, I think Baltimore, Jacksonville, Memphis, Tampa Bay, Houston and San Antonio would have had the best chance to survive. As I recall, there were no NFL teams in Memphis, Baltimore, Jacksonville, Houston and SAntonio at that time, and the Tampa fan based wasn't nearly as strong as it is today. SAntonio could have merged with Houston to strengthen their ownership team as some point. Birmingham would be a bit of a wildcard...would the USFL eventually move them to a larger market? The USFL teams are below. If the USFL would have survived, and won more than a #4 in their anti-trust suit, what would the USFL look like today (markets/teams) and would the NFL be as powerful today? Philadelphia / Baltimore Stars Boston /New Orleans/ Portland Breakers NJ Generals Washington Federals Michigan Panthers Chicago Bitz Tampa Bay Bandits Birmingham Stallions Oakland Invaders LA Express Denver Gold Arizona Wranglers Pittsburgh Maulers Memphis Showboats Houston Gamblers San Antonio Gunslingers Oklahoma / Arizona Outlaws Orlando Renegades Arizona Wranglers Jacksonville Bulls
  10. I was hoping there might be someone (anyone) who had inside information on the "new" USFL teams/logos/cities. If you do, can you post them here? Thanks. Here's The new logo: Have to say - I do like the new logo. Modern, without being overly so. To me, it has a very "coast-to-coast" vibe.... We probably should update the website too...