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On 28/04/2016 at 11:45 PM, monkeypower said:

 

They did as an alternate for, IIRC, two seasons.

 

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Considering the roots of the name, this would have been a neat look for the San Jose Sharks.

Might have to try that in a concept...

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12 hours ago, KittSmith_95 said:

The Bucks new look counts as well.

 

Black, Green, Tan & Blue... why can I see a version of that scheme working for the Rays?

 

The best Rays concept I've seen was by @SFGiants58 and it had a dark green and sky blue color scheme. Cream-color could potentially work with that as well. Obviously it's different shades from what the Bucks wear, and neither team, really, should wear black. (Remember the Rays' dark-green-and-black scheme? Yecch.) Still, I agree with you that a similar scheme would be really good for the Rays.

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@KittSmith_95, here's the version I was talking about by @SFGiants58:

 

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Here's another he did:

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Yeah, I like that a lot, too, especially the interlocking TB on the road and not the Tampa Bay half of the full wordmark. I'd give it a splash of yellow with the ray of sunlight, though.

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39 minutes ago, the admiral said:

Yeah, I like that a lot, too, especially the interlocking TB on the road and not the Tampa Bay half of the full wordmark. I'd give it a splash of yellow with the ray of sunlight, though.

The ray of sunlight is their name's meaning, after all. 

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Guys,

 

Thank you for enjoying my work. I'd hate to come off as ungrateful, but I redid the team pretty recently, with less muddy shades:

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I decided against the "TB" and against any "Ray of Light," as I find the "Ray of Light" to be a little too silly. I much prefer having the ray take prominence in the design. I figured that arching the "Tampa Bay" wordmark wouldn't look so bad, as a little inconsistency never hurt anybody.

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Can I see that set with a cream road jersey, @SFGiants58?

 

I know this isn't a concept thread, but I agree the "Ray of Sunlight" is stupid.

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2 hours ago, KittSmith_95 said:

Can I see that set with a cream road jersey, @SFGiants58?

 

I know this isn't a concept thread, but I agree the "Ray of Sunlight" is stupid.

See, I like the "ray of sunlight." It seemed silly at first but it's grown on me. It's really the only part of the Rays' current design that I like. The colors are okay but the design is so generic aside from that ray.

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6 hours ago, SFGiants58 said:

Guys,

 

Thank you for enjoying my work. I'd hate to come off as ungrateful, but I redid the team pretty recently, with less muddy shades:

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I decided against the "TB" and against any "Ray of Light," as I find the "Ray of Light" to be a little too silly. I much prefer having the ray take prominence in the design. I figured that arching the "Tampa Bay" wordmark wouldn't look so bad, as a little inconsistency never hurt anybody.

I love it. That's the perfect color scheme for the Rays.

 

In an ideal world, I wish the Rays would rebrand themselves as the "Stingrays," adopt that color scheme, and get rid of the Times New Roman font, but that's probably just a pipedream.

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49 minutes ago, kroywen said:

In an ideal world, I wish the Rays would rebrand themselves as the "Stingrays," adopt that color scheme, and get rid of the Times New Roman font, but that's probably just a pipedream.

Even if Stingrays were their official name from day one, they'd still likely be called the Rays. Might even have made it's way on to the jerseys.

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I think the inaugural D-backs had the best look they've ever had, particularly with this alt:

 

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Once they de-emphasized the teal and almost completely eliminated the copper, though, they definitely went downhill. Teal and copper are a desert combination and go really well together. I wish they'd had more teal, more copper, less purple, and less black. Heck, they should've eliminated either purple or black altogether.

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In support of that point (I hope it works), here's a team I built in TeamBuilder called the Great Southwest Sidewinders. I can't get it to display on this computer but I'm hoping it will on yours. They wear black, teal, and copper, and if I do say so myself, they look both fantastic and geographically appropriate:

 

http://www.easports.com/teambuilder#/school/2406205696:1383793902

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Just now, MCM0313 said:

In support of that point (I hope it works), here's a team I built in TeamBuilder called the Great Southwest Sidewinders. I can't get it to display on this computer but I'm hoping it will on yours. They wear black, teal, and copper, and if I do say so myself, they look both fantastic and geographically appropriate:

 

http://www.easports.com/teambuilder#/school/2406205696:1383793902

On a related note: Stupid EA Sports not supporting TeamBuilder! Stupid, stupid EA Sports!

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It's a head scratcher why the diamondbacks, born in 1998, chose such a similar look to one of their division rivals, who had only come into the league 5 years previous. Purple pinstripes is a pretty unique element for the Rockies' look, and AZ just straight up copied it. Baffling choice.

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5 minutes ago, Chauncey917 said:

It's a head scratcher why the diamondbacks, born in 1998, chose such a similar look to one of their division rivals, who had only come into the league 5 years previous. Purple pinstripes is a pretty unique element for the Rockies' look, and AZ just straight up copied it. Baffling choice.

Absolutely. Even moreso, purple and black together (though not the first season). I guess purple was still a trendy color in 1996-97-ish (when the Diamondbacks' front office peeps would've been choosing the team's branding)?

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7 minutes ago, Chauncey917 said:

It's a head scratcher why the diamondbacks, born in 1998, chose such a similar look to one of their division rivals, who had only come into the league 5 years previous. Purple pinstripes is a pretty unique element for the Rockies' look, and AZ just straight up copied it. Baffling choice.

Also: interesting that the Diamondbacks' twin franchise, the Devil Rays, began with a scheme heavy on purple and black. I actually liked their rainbow gradient and I wish they'd incorporated more of the colors in it into their trim.

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Purple and black should never touch each other IMO. The best way to make them contrast fully is if the purple is lightened to more royal purple (and I still don't even like that color combo).

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Purple and black can work together IMO, but it needs a good deal of white or a lighter color (metallic, like gold or copper) to keep the two apart.

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I hated seeing Northwestern return to purple and black.

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