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Following the Super Bowl, a blend of work-from-home malaise and a regular loop of Full Color Football and other old NFL Films compilations on YouTube got me thinking about an intriguing idea. AFL fan and historian Ange Coniglio suggested the following: what if instead of the AFL being absorbed into the NFL in the 1970 merger the two leagues had unified on an equal, but separate footing to form something akin to Major League Baseball? And thus the idea for Major League Football was born. This basically just gave me the excuse to take a stab at football uniforms for the first time in a retro context. So this series will include all NFL teams with following loose guidelines (don't apply too much logic to these): All 32 NFL teams will be represented with their current geographic location and franchise name, except for Washington which will get an original name and look. There is no AFC or NFC. The original AFL and NFL league names are retained. The Steelers, Colts and Ravens (by virtue of being the original Browns) remain in the NFL with the other original 13 teams. Any expansion teams post 1970 join the original AFL teams (I know, this would leave the AFL at an imbalance with the NFL until 2002 - this is just a thought experiment). All uniforms are rendered in a 1960's era aesthetic for consistency, simplicity and to actually provide some sleeve space to work with. I won't claim every design is overhauled from scratch. There are some uniforms that are too iconic to not replicate. Others are a blend of colors and elements from different eras of a franchise. For some teams it's simply me representing their "best of" visual identity. Some are fauxback designs for franchises that never existed in the 60's. At the very least, I tried to add one unique element to each set, even if it's only an alternate logo. So without further ado, here's the Major League Football series... AFL NFL East - Patriots - Giants - Panthers - Cowboys - Dolphins - Eagles - Jets - Steelers North - Broncos - Lions - Bengals - Vikings - Browns - Bears - Bills - Packers Game Officials South - Buccaneers - Admirals - Jaguars - Ravens - Texans - Falcons - Titans - Colts West - Chiefs - Cardinals - Raiders - Saints - Seahawks - Rams - Chargers - 49ers
Hi, It's been a while, but this time I'm back with a brand new concept. It's similar to my other series, since it's uses historic clubs, but due to lack of information I got to implement more creativity in this project. While the first incarnation of the ASL is more well known, this series will focus on the second league of that name. Founded in 1933, the league existed until 1983, making it one of the longest running domestic soccer competition in the United States. My goal with this concept is hopefully to create a style that is unique to the U.S, and trying to find a balance between European and American sport culture. I've already prepared a few teams, but due to other responsibilities posting will mostly be slow, so please bear with me. So without further ado, here's the league branding as of the 2019-20 season TEAM LIST (East) Brooklyn Giants (ASL) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooklyn_Hispano Brookhattan (ASL) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brookhattan Philadelphia Field Club (ASL) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uhrik_Truckers Boston Celtics (ASL) https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Celtics_Soccer_Club (Only in Italian) St. Louis Raiders (NASFL) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Louis_Kutis_S.C. Pittsburgh Steel (NASFL) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pittsburgh_Indians Detroit Corinthians (NASFL) (No Article Available) Chicago Union (NASFL) (No Article Available) Baltimore Canton S.C (ASL) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baltimore_S.C. Milwaukee Eagles (UPSL) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milwaukee_Bavarian_SC TEAM LIST (West) Rose City S.C (WSA) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portland_Timbers_(1985–90)
I was watching an old video the 1994 Chiefs-Broncos Monday Night Game and something caught my attention. With less than 1 minute and 30 seconds to go, John Elway led the Broncos on yet another miraculous comeback at Mile High Stadium capped by him keeping the ball for a touchdown run with 10 men on the field. The play stood due to 7 men being on the line of scrimmage at the time so there you go. This probably would've been one of his most memorable comebacks had it not been for Joe Montana pulling out some of his comeback magic to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. Elway TD run at 2:40 So, that made me think of something. I wonder how many events from games (any sports obviously) that we forgot now would be legendary had things gone differently?
It's been a long time since I've done an alternate history, my previous two, the original Ottawa Senators http://boards.sportslogos.net/topic/73848-what-if-the-original-senators-never-folded/ and the Montreal Maroons http://boards.sportslogos.net/topic/73802-what-if-the-maroons-never-folded/ Got some great opinions. but someone mentioned an idea (and I wish I remembered who) that intrigued me enough to go after, because it's nowhere near as straightforward as one would think. What if the NHL had taken more teams from the World Hockey Association? Of course we know that the NHL absorbed the Hartford Whalers, Quebec Nordiques, Winnipeg Jets, and Edmonton Oilers before the 1979-80 season, what if they took four more? Joining the NHL in this hypothetical are: Birmingham Bulls Houston Aeros Indianapolis Racers Cincinnati Stingers along with the usual 4. Now, this will cause some difficulties, for instance, the Minnesota North Stars wouldn't move to Dallas if there's already a team in Houston. Columbus won't be an NHL city if there's already a team in Cincinnati, and so on. However, I like following Doctor Who time travel logic in that some things are meant to be, so there'll be some familiar looks and logos throughout. So without further ado, the first team to be unveiled will be: Cincinnati Stingers Upon entry to the NHL, the Boston Bruins threw a fit over Cincinnati's jerseys, and rightfully so. They had just lost the battle over keeping the Pittsburgh Penguins away from black and gold, they wouldn't be beaten twice. The color they would add? Cincinnati Red. However, there wasn't time to redesign the uniforms that first season, and until proper jerseys could be ordered, red fabric was sewn overtop the original stripes. It would work for the first season. 1979-80 1980-88 The gold is lightened to yellow and a new look and logo introduced for the season. The Stingers were here to stay. 1988-94 At the end of the 1980s, teams were being discouraged from using gold at home in lieu of a white jersey. Cincinnati changes their home gold to white. To be continued...