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Ever since the 'Blaze' alternate introductions, I've always wanted to see the Baltimore Ravens be permitted to include them with their 'Color Rush' uniforms. After all, if they are not going to properly utilize contrasting socks at almost all times ('Blackout' combo can remain the same), then they might as well make things more cohesive — at least in the case of CR, or rather, especially so in said scenario — from head-to-toe!

Additionally, making exceptions for several teams versus others (e.g. Suggestions of specific helmet rules, such as throwbacks only, et al.) does not permit younger franchises to participate. That includes the likes of the Houston Texans & Carolina Panthers too, besides Baltimore. Henceforth, that is unlikely to happen, which would indeed feel fair to fans of particular organizations!

I remember being enamored when I originally witnessed both the miniature helmets and full size versions via several stores at M & T Bank Stadium aka 'The Vault-ure' (self-coined term), whilst attending a game. We have been PSL owners since the 1996 inaugural season, and then subsequently, four corner end zone aisle seats in Section 147 / Row 29 following the move to their new, present-day home in 1998.

I saw them just before a 40-0 blowout rout over the Miami Dolphins on TNF, during an otherwise mediocre 2017 year. I don't recall them being any different in person, yet both versions do seem to vary slightly. Well, based on photos that are available online, I mean. This seems particularly true in regards to the emblem decals, whereas I have taken into account differing instances of lighting/color/contrast, etc.

For instance, the mini-helmet depiction features an odd, black, bordering outline outside of the normal, Metallic Gold keyline, which has always been present upon the authentic, on-field helmets since 1999. Granted, there is admittedly one interesting quirk that I have long noticed about said detail: In essentially all other official applications whereby the profile view of the bird head logo is utilized, it contains a white border.

However, I have always preferred it without the white outline, and I hope that at least on the helmet it forever stays the way it is currently! I don't recollect precisely when I initially realized such minor minutiae, but their helmet version of the primary logo appears best-suited to my eyes!

 

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'CoLamaRush'

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Cartoon of 'LaMarkus' in their 'CoL.A.Mark(R)us(h)' attire / 'Prime-Time MNF CRush LA Rams' {45-6} look
[Note: Realistically speaking, Ingram II actually sported some sweet, shimmering, Metallic gold cleats!]
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You never do quite know though when it comes to certain teams, especially considering that not long ago upon the press conference podium, Head Coach 'Harbs' once humorously remarked, via quote-borrowing & fully credited reference to The Office character Michael Scott: "I'm not superstitious...but I am a little stitious."

Henceforth, the Ravens may simply wish NOT to change up the regalia, one in which they are thus far undefeated (4-0) — let alone how often they have put on clinical displays of utterly dominant performances whenever the aforementioned garb is worn — despite perhaps eventually being permitted by the league to do so.

Here's hoping that Baltimore is given the green light to add yet another spiced-up & brilliant touch — that is, according to my own personal taste anyway — to make that apparel shine even brighter on the big stages!

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I’m somewhat surprised how much I like that purple and gold Ravens helmet. 

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Simply removing the B from the raven head logo would improve Baltimore's uniforms several notches

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37 minutes ago, 4_tattoos said:

Simply removing the B from the raven head logo would improve Baltimore's uniforms several notches

This may be unpopular but I disagree, i feel like it leaves too much space, that was the problem with the last Raven head logo they had before. 

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It’s still an improvement. 
 

and anything is better than this monstrosity:

 

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The best course of action would be to scrap the whole logo and start from scratch.

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17 minutes ago, _DietDrPepper_ said:

This may be unpopular but I disagree, i feel like it leaves too much space, that was the problem with the last Raven head logo they had before. 


100% agree, every time I’ve seen it removed it looks very bare and empty in that area. If the “B” were ever to be removed, something else would need to be placed there, even if just some extra head detail. If that can be pulled off then fine, otherwise I think the “B” needs to stay.

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7 minutes ago, Gothamite said:

It’s still an improvement. 
 

and anything is better than this monstrosity:

 

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The best course of action would be to scrap the whole logo and start from scratch.

Or accept it and roll with it, it's the best logo in its division and one of top half logos in the league

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9 hours ago, ⋔ 4 ℞ ℞ $ said:

 

 

 

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I really like this 

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33 minutes ago, _DietDrPepper_ said:

Or accept it and roll with it, it's the best logo in its division and one of top half logos in the league

I disagree, on both counts. The Steelers have the best logo in the AFC North and the Ravens' logo is easily near the bottom of the NFL's logos.

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7 minutes ago, IceCap said:

I disagree, on both counts. The Steelers have the best logo in the AFC North and the Ravens' logo is easily near the bottom of the NFL's logos.

It's the best by default. I never realized how awful the AFC North is in terms of logos. 

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5 minutes ago, JayMac said:

It's the best by default. I never realized how awful the AFC North is in terms of logos. 

The Bengals' tiger or tiger head would both leapfrog the Steelers' mark.

Regardless, the Ravens are in the bottom half of the division. I'm unsure if the Browns' stock template of a football helmet is worse or not. It's clearly a worse logo, but the simplicity of it works for the Browns. Which almost makes it better than the Ravens' angry 90s cartoon bird with forced lettering.

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Just now, IceCap said:

The Bengals' tiger or tiger head would both leapfrog the Steelers' mark.

Regardless, the Ravens are in the bottom half of the division. I'm unsure if the Browns' stock template of a football helmet is worse or not. It's clearly a worse logo, but the simplicity of it works for the Browns. Which almost makes it better than the Ravens' angry 90s cartoon bird with forced lettering.

I'd rank it as such:

Steelers - classic but not great, IMO

Browns - I wouldn't say it's a good logo at all but like you said, it works for the franchise

Bengals - I really don't like the striped "B"

Ravens - it is terribly dated and the gold "B" sticks out like a sore thumb

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1 hour ago, Meshmaster101 said:

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it looks bald

Looks like he's high.  Gimme a slick aggressive raven like the Seahawks logo.

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30 minutes ago, IceCap said:

I disagree, on both counts. The Steelers have the best logo in the AFC North and the Ravens' logo is easily near the bottom of the NFL's logos.

I would agree the Bengals tiger head would be better than the Ravens logo, but the browns and Steelers, while both classic logos than work great for the franchise and shouldn't be changed, are still worse than the Ravens logo, I don't understand how the B is "forced"it seems fine to me. It might need a few tweaks but it's not bad, definitely upper half of the league like I said, what teams would it be in the bottom with? No way it's as bad a the Bengals, Rams, Jets, Bucs, or Titans, I'd put it above the Saints and Falcons, Cowboys, Broncos and Patriots, like I said earlier, Steelers and Browns, maybe Panthers and Eagles too, throw a couple more in there but you're getting up to where it belongs

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Wanted to put this in the Falcons thread, but figured it would be best to say it here...

 

There is absolutely no reason a team should revert its primary logo to one previously used. Just because a previous logo from the 60s, 70s, whatever looks “better” in your eyes... doesn’t mean a team should dig it up and slap it everywhere because “it’s cool”. Leave the past in the past. It’s done. Basic time travel rules.

 

Can a new logo be inspired by an old one? Yeah sure why not. Do a little bit of tinkering, but don’t just straight up rip it off.


Older logos should only be used once or twice a year whenever throwback uniforms are worn. Which is how it should be.

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1 hour ago, Meshmaster101 said:

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it looks bald

 

It's definitely too empty without the B but the stupidity of an animal logo with a random floating letter plastered on the side is something I can't get past. And the reverse B is really bad.

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Isn’t the current Ravens logo something they basically quickly slapped together after they lost the copyright case? 

 

Its amazing to think that it’s stuck around this long and has been the main logo for two Super Bowl wins. While it’s not something I find to be completely awful at first glance, when you really examine it up close, it’s probably the worst logo in the NFL. 

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43 minutes ago, DNAsports said:

Wanted to put this in the Falcons thread, but figured it would be best to say it here...

 

There is absolutely no reason a team should revert its primary logo to one previously used. Just because a previous logo from the 60s, 70s, whatever looks “better” in your eyes... doesn’t mean a team should dig it up and slap it everywhere because “it’s cool”. Leave the past in the past. It’s done. Basic time travel rules.

 

Can a new logo be inspired by an old one? Yeah sure why not. Do a little bit of tinkering, but don’t just straight up rip it off.


Older logos should only be used once or twice a year whenever throwback uniforms are worn. Which is how it should be.

Sometimes going back is the best option going forward.
"Never reverting" is a dump (imo) philosophy that limits a team's ability to make the best choice.

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hate "they should go back to", but only a sith deals in absolutes, and while close, I ain't no godsdamned sith.  Sometimes what's right is right.. even if it's rarely right.

 

Anyway, the Ravens logo is bad for many reasons, but as mentioned, the biggest one is the B.  It doesn't look that good when viewed with the helmet facing right, but it looks absolutely putrid when facing left.  Some (most) letters can't be flipped - especially if italicized.

 

 

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