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1 hour ago, adam__cain said:

Tampa Bay has put too much emphasis on "pirate" and not "Buccaneer".  Buccaneer carries a different image, and has more flair, more class, and more style. Bruce was the perfect mascot for that.

 

It also separated them from the other pirate-themed teams. Much more interesting. 

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Hence why we got Errol Flynn, as filtered through the '70s sense of aesthetics, which just looks campy to a bunch of people. The wink is the "line too far." The Pirates did a "Buccaneer" style logo better, even if it wound up looking like then-unknown actor Mel Gibson.

 

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Heck, even the name "Bruce" was apparently a name that was too "gay" for the '70s. That's why the Bill Bixby Hulk series changed Bruce Banner's name to David Banner. Luckily, no future adaptations picked it up (yet every piece of non-comics Hulk media uses the Bixby origins - not nuclear testing, but genetic manipulation).

 

If the team had been winning out of the gate (not going 0-26) and had put together some '80s success, maybe we wouldn't think of Bruce as disparagingly. Maybe that wink becomes endearing. Still, if we're modernizing Bucco Bruce, we need to make him a bit more fierce and a bit less campy.

 

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(by Gyula Nemeth on Dribble)

 

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(By @turbo72577 on the Updating Vintage Logos thread)

 

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(from @Buc on this thread's opening page)

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26 minutes ago, SFGiants58 said:

 

 

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I just... My God. No. 

 

He looks terrified, for one ( I would be too, if I had to play for that garbage football team). That logo also, somehow, makes him look even gayer than the 70's version. 

 

I get the nostalgia for this look (Not really. At all. But I'll play along with it for the theme), but it really needs to stay as far in the past as it can. An occasional throwback alt (when the NFL finally finds a workaround to the one helmet rule or ditches it entirely) is all that's needed from this set. 

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3 hours ago, adam__cain said:

Tampa Bay has put too much emphasis on "pirate" and not "Buccaneer".  Buccaneer carries a different image, and has more flair, more class, and more style. Bruce was the perfect mascot for that. I went way too far down the Buccaneer rabbit hole, but most were on government contracts, so not exactly outlaws. Yeah he needs to be updated, maybe he becomes a skull himself, but this team needs the bright orange, red, something flashy, not just drab cannonball pewter. 

And pirates were the same. They were privateers for different governments to disrupt other trade ships. They are the same things just different words.

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5 hours ago, Gothamite said:

There have been some good ones floating around (although this guy’s website seems to be defunct).

 

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On 8/14/2019 at 10:51 AM, the admiral said:

Okay, you know those Raiders shirts that have the raider removing his face to reveal an evil demon skull face?

 

Shirt that has Bucco Bruce removing his face to reveal an evil demon skull face

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2 hours ago, hawk36 said:

Maybe I'm just getting used to it but with the all red socks, I'm liking Tampa's look more and more. Obviously just change the number font, simplify the outline, and it may be a nice set. 

 

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I'd love to see this with an orange facemask.  Right now, there are orange accents on the pants and jerseys.  I suppose technically, the football on the flag logo is orange, but I think an orange mask might really tie this together.

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2 hours ago, hawk36 said:

Maybe I'm just getting used to it but with the all red socks, I'm liking Tampa's look more and more. Obviously just change the number font, simplify the outline, and it may be a nice set. 

Can't agree with you on that. The whole thing is broken. 

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3 hours ago, hawk36 said:

Maybe I'm just getting used to it but with the all red socks, I'm liking Tampa's look more and more. Obviously just change the number font, simplify the outline, and it may be a nice set. 

 

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I thought they looked oustanding yesterday. Yes, the number font is whack, but outside of the font choice itself, the texture pattern/silver highlights/black & orange outlines are very well-executed.  With the Red socks & shoes that many of the guys were wearing yesterday, I thought this was a great-looking game against the all-White Rams.  

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8 hours ago, hawk36 said:

Maybe I'm just getting used to it but with the all red socks, I'm liking Tampa's look more and more. Obviously just change the number font, simplify the outline, and it may be a nice set. 

 

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Some how that makes it worse because it just doesn’t go with the rest of the uniform.

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8 hours ago, hawk36 said:

Maybe I'm just getting used to it but with the all red socks, I'm liking Tampa's look more and more. Obviously just change the number font, simplify the outline, and it may be a nice set. 

 

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12 hours ago, hawk36 said:

Maybe I'm just getting used to it but with the all red socks, I'm liking Tampa's look more and more. Obviously just change the number font, simplify the outline, and it may be a nice set. 

 

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When it came out I would’ve given it a -100/10, now It’s grown on me, and I like it better, I’ll give it s -50/10

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20 hours ago, Volt said:

I thought they looked oustanding yesterday. Yes, the number font is whack, but outside of the font choice itself, the texture pattern/silver highlights/black & orange outlines are very well-executed.  With the Red socks & shoes that many of the guys were wearing yesterday, I thought this was a great-looking game against the all-White Rams.  

Looks great, but I think making the helmet logo twice as big would really knock this out of the park.

 

(yes, that’s sarcasm)

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On 9/30/2019 at 3:47 PM, Volt said:


I thought they looked oustanding yesterday. Yes, the number font is whack, but outside of the font choice itself, the texture pattern/silver highlights/black & orange outlines are very well-executed.  With the Red socks & shoes that many of the guys were wearing yesterday, I thought this was a great-looking game against the all-White Rams.  

You are correct sir, that is a great combo.

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