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They looked beeeautiful. Columbus has a very clean, simple uniform that also demonstrates the ultimate in consistency: navy-red-navy striping on the helmet, collar, sleeves, and pants.

There are only two things I'd like to see changed for the Destroyers: a return to the beveled numbers of the Buffalo years, and the development of a solid, battleship-based primary logo. The interlocking "CD" is nice, but it screams out "secondary logo" to me.

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a battleship theme would make sense for the name, but isn't Columbus landlocked? heh, I just now looked it up, and a destroyer ship near the Sabres' arena was in fact the inspiration for the name.

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a battleship theme would make sense for the name, but isn't Columbus landlocked? heh, I just now looked it up, and a destroyer ship near the Sabres' arena was in fact the inspiration for the name.

Well, we do have the Scioto and Olentangy River running through town. But I'd like to see a logo like that.

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a battleship theme would make sense for the name, but isn't Columbus landlocked? heh, I just now looked it up, and a destroyer ship near the Sabres' arena was in fact the inspiration for the name.

That's only partly true. There was a name-the-team contest, but I believe the name was submitted without explanation. And, while there is indeed a destroyer moored down the street from the arena, what sealed the deal for the name was the fact that the then-owner's father had served on a destroyer in the Navy.

At least, that's how he told it to me.

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a battleship theme would make sense for the name, but isn't Columbus landlocked? heh, I just now looked it up, and a destroyer ship near the Sabres' arena was in fact the inspiration for the name.

That's only partly true. There was a name-the-team contest, but I believe the name was submitted without explanation. And, while there is indeed a destroyer moored down the street from the arena, what sealed the deal for the name was the fact that the then-owner's father had served on a destroyer in the Navy.

At least, that's how he told it to me.

good to know for the next time I talk out my ass :D

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a battleship theme would make sense for the name, but isn't Columbus landlocked? heh, I just now looked it up, and a destroyer ship near the Sabres' arena was in fact the inspiration for the name.

It doesn't matter that Colubmus is landlocked, we've had a baseball team named the clippers for 35+ years.

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a battleship theme would make sense for the name, but isn't Columbus landlocked? heh, I just now looked it up, and a destroyer ship near the Sabres' arena was in fact the inspiration for the name.

It doesn't matter that Colubmus is landlocked, we've had a baseball team named the clippers for 35+ years.

good point, I forgot about them for a minute.

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I know this thread is about the Destroyers' uniforms, (which, I think they look great in, by the way) but where did the Soul's unique number font go? I thought they had a custom number font which was the same font in their wordmark, specifically the Soul portion of their wordmark. It now looks like they are using a block number font. Anyone know when or why they changed fonts or am I dead wrong on this one?

-E.A.R.

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I know this thread is about the Destroyers' uniforms, (which, I think they look great in, by the way) but where did the Soul's unique number font go? I thought they had a custom number font which was the same font in their wordmark, specifically the Soul portion of their wordmark. It now looks like they are using a block number font. Anyone know when or why they changed fonts or am I dead wrong on this one?

-E.A.R.

No, you're right. The fonts changed when Russell started making the uniforms. The Avengers, Gladiators, Rush and Crush (kinda) all lost their unique fonts when Russel took them over. Chicago and Dallas' alternates use the same font. Las Vegas uses one that's basically the same as the Colorado Avalanche. The rest are block.

Columbus' is really the only unique font left but I'm sure it has a basis in plenty of other fonts.

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The Soul also lost the color from their sleeves (blue on the homes, gray on the roads) and changed the font of the back nameplates...

Yep. In other words, every thing that looked good about the Soul from the neck down.

And then there's the ridiculous placement of the Russell logo between the name and numbers on the back...

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