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Recently, I stumbled across some old concepts I made maybe 6 or 7 years ago for updating the USFL. Some were OK, but most just made me think of ways they could've been better. So I decided to redo them.

 

For those of you too young to have been around in the 80's, the USFL had some great helmets, and some OK uniforms...

 

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So, starting with the Boston (or New Orleans, or Portland) Breakers... great color scheme and easily in the top 5 of all-time helmet designs...

 

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And the Oakland Invaders. This happened just after the Raiders had moved to LA. Calling themselves Invaders is an epic troll. Weird but fun logo...

 

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Great start so far.

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For anyone going back to research the actual league for comparison, several teams improved their uniform designs in the second year, particularly the Chicago Blitz and Arizona Wranglers who had also swapped cities with eachother.

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OK, two more.  It's funny, I remember at the time thinking the Arizona Wranglers and the Jacksonville Bulls had nice uniforms, but looking at old pics now, I'm not sure what I was thinking. They're both pretty terrible. I guess I think that Bulls had great colors and the Wranglers had a fun helmet, but both were pretty junky. So I simplified both...

 

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I resisted the urge to incorporate the Arizona flag. Obviously the colors lend itself to it, but I feel like that concept has been beaten to death on these boards.

 

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Next are two teams with truly horrendous logos, the Washington Federals and the San Antonio Gunslingers.

 

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Yeesh.  

 

Anyway, this forces me to do some logo design, which I admit is not my strength. Still, I'm a big fan of green in general, and with kelly green and royal blue together in particular, so I have to give it a go...

 

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17 hours ago, oldschoolvikings said:

 

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Wait a minute...that looks very familiar..

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Ps: if anyone of you don't know who are these characters, they are Daltons from Belgian comic Lucky Luke.

 

Edited by Eastport76

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On 4/18/2021 at 8:46 PM, oldschoolvikings said:

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Favorite one so far. Love these throwback leagues 

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