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Little Things that Bug You in Sports Uniforms

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On 6/8/2019 at 1:21 PM, Magic Dynasty said:

Nope. That kills the uniform for me. I really like the chevron design, and I think they should make it their primary design (with, you know, the TEAM AND CITY NAME AND NOT A VAGUE IDENTIFIER), but the shorts chevron is just awful. Since it would look terrible on both sides of the shorts, just remove it and have the claw logo on both sides. The chevron on the front is bold enough that you don’t need anything else.

This times 100.

 

As a Torontonian I despise the Raptors branding now. They went from being a Toronto team with an distinct identity (like or it or hate it) to the blandest, most generic red/black ooooh aren't we Canadian. "The North." It's a stupid ass name for one of the southernmost cities in all of Canada.

 

I won't touch a piece of that merchandise and treasure all my pre- :censored:ty redesign Raptors gear. 
 

Truth is they have tried to drop the 'Toronto' brand like a hot potato because the concept of 'Toronto' is straight up toxic once you drive outside the 416/905 area code. Since the Raps are the only NBA team left in Canada they have to flog the hell out of the Canadian brand, to gain traction outside the Toronto area, which pisses me off to all hell because when they (or the leafs, or whoever from Toronto) are losing, everyone gets to :censored: on Toronto.  When they win, however, they're "Oooh wooo Canada's team." 

 

It doesn't help the majority shareholders in MLSE (raptors/leafs owners) are Rogers and Bell, both huge broadcasters for whom viewership and media rights are the priority. So branding the Raptors to be as bland and cross-Canada palatable is in their best interest rather than anything to do with the local fans who, again, like the Leafs will pack the arenas regardless. 

 

I really hate the genericness, the blandness, the total unwillingness to embrace even the slightest hint of local identity in the recent re-brands. Every distinctive colour and trademark has slipped away.  

 

Sorry, for the grump, just a bitter Toronto fan here sick of watching a team flush a local identity down the toilet for the sake of national branding. 

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20 minutes ago, eastfirst107 said:

The Reds' front chest logo and front uni number almost but don't quite line up:

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They used to, BTW...

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Way to go you ruined it for me 🙄

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It used to bug me how the 2 color jerseys had phantom yokes but the road white had the new square cut.

 

The size of the arm stripes of the home and road were mismatched. The greens had bigger ones.

 

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Fortunately, the new ones corrected those issues. Different home and roads could work together, but it depends what the difference is.

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I watch a lot of CFL so this bugs me every time about the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The W on the helmet is less compact and more spread out than the W on the shoulders. A minor detail but when you’ve got both in close proximity like that you probably want some consistency.

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4 hours ago, zigbazah said:

I don't like the white outline on the Tigers' road jersey.

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Same with the Yankees.  Pointless, unnecessary trim that only clutters and ruins a great design.  

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9 hours ago, chcarlson23 said:

Way to go you ruined it for me 🙄

 

Me too.  I can't unsee it.

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