eRay Posted October 16, 2008 Share Posted October 16, 2008 I set out a while back to do something that would be different, maybe even the first of its kind on these boards. I looked at probably every professional sport to try to come up with an original idea to tackle. I came up with a couple, which will probably be used sometime, but I landed on redesigning Slamball from top to bottom. In an attempt at keeping this explanation fairly concise, I offer you the link to the Slamball wikipedia page, which highlights the sport's history, major players, defunct teams, rules, and so-on. There were many reasons that I settled on this project. When Slamball started being shown on Spike TV back in 2002 I absolutely fell in love with it. It gave me everything I wanted to see from sports. One of the bigger reasons is that I think Slamball is positioning itself to blow up again, and this time I think it will find long term popularity and success. The league has named Pat Croce the Commissioner, which I believe will prove to be a smart move. Joining the league as coaches are Kenny Anderson, John Starks, Rocket Ismail, and Ken Carter (Coach Carter). The league is airing games weekly on the Versus network, and on November 2nd the finals will be shown on CBS. The league is making it to the big stage, but doing it professionally and trying to attract the right kind of fans. I think their look, and the look of all their teams should reflect this if they hope to continue gaining popularity. The logos and uniforms I am presenting would be used next year, and would try to help the sport gain followers. I have kept the league at 6 teams, with the hopeful expansion of 2 teams coming in 2010. I also kept teams out of locations because I think a 6 team league cannot stand to represent different cities or states just yet. Stay tuned into this sport and check out slamball.net for videos and better looks at the current teams and players. I enjoyed this project because of the endless freedom it provided me, with no real history to stick to. C&C is greatly appreciated, and thank you for reading this if you did. Enjoy.The Bouncers have been in Slamball since its inception. They grabbed the championship in 2001 and I felt it was essential to keep them intact. Founder Mason Gordon is on the Bouncers.The Diablos were present in the first season of Slamball, but were renamed the Hombres last year. I brought them back to Diablos because I felt it was a stronger identity to work with. They are coached by Kenny Anderson.The Marvels were renamed for this project from the existing Maulers. In the first season of Slamball they were known as the Steal. The Marvels are aptly named because the most explosive young player in the sport, and the league's all-time leading scorer Stan ?Shakes? Fletcher is on the team. Shakes has won 2 Slamball Dunk Contests.Also around from the beginning are the Mob. I chose to bring the team some new imagery, as opposed to their monster-eye logo they currently use. Sean ?Inches? Jackson is one of the original 6 Slamball players, but still holds down the team?s play with his creative dunks, like the McNasty.The Rumble have been around since the first Slamball season as well, and took home the championship back in 2002. Their roster is stacked with the likes of Jelani Janisse (probably the best player in the game today) and James Willis (one of the original 6, and the only player in the sport's short history to have two championship rings).Finally, I bring you the Yellow Jackets. I dropped the name Slashers because of its lack of meaning, but they have also been around since the sport's first season. They employ the best Stopper in the sport, Adam Hooker, who holds the single-game record for Blocks with 36. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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