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6 minutes ago, Gothamite said:

 

Only for one day.  

 

I forget, is that also going in the Brandiose "Greatest Hits" portfolio?

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1 hour ago, WSU151 said:

Say it real fast, and you end up with "Bronies" (not that I'm saying anything negative about real Bronies).

Okay, then I will. They, uh, some of them want to have sex with cartoon animals. I mean, this board represents a weird niche interest too, but I've never written erotic fiction about pounding a roundel.

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Brandiose has officially jumped the shark. I used to really enjoy their work, but it's clear they're just churning :censored: out on autopilot now.

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On 11/2/2016 at 9:44 AM, AstroBull21 said:

True, but its better than what they had before:

 

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I disagree, I think the older one looks better. Maybe just clean up the wordmarks.  The older one had heart.  This is how I imagine the new identity being made:

 

 

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Brandiose was playing around with a similar looking shrimp when dealing with Biloxi:

 

http://www.brandiose.com/behind-the-scenes/biloxi/15/

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Rumble Ponies. Did it occur to the team that the fanbase didn't want the name to be changed and were pretty vocal about it?

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1 hour ago, hettinger_rl said:

Brandiose was playing around with a similar looking shrimp when dealing with Biloxi:

 

http://www.brandiose.com/behind-the-scenes/biloxi/15/

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I believe the Bowling Green Hot Rods were considering Cave Shrimp as a name as well...

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Jeez, in looking at that strip in detail I'm shaking my head again.  One of the "finalists" (which I thought would have been great, and much better than "Shuckers"), was "Biloxi Schooners".  Like Colorado Rockies, Texas Rangers and Florida Panthers, it  not just a placename-mascot name combo, but also refers to an actual thing in toto, a specific type of historical sailing boat design that is not in common use anymore (although the city has built two used for charters and historical purposes). To whit, this:

glenn-l-swetman-biloxi.jpg

 

And here I see Brandiose with a photo and cartoon drawing of a modern motorized "Biloxi Lugger" used in shrimping:

Biloxi.jpg

 

I sure as heck hope they weren't planning on using THAT as the possible "Biloxi Schooner" logo.  Though with the made-up BS names for New Orleans that no one here uses ("Baby Cakes" for King Cake babies, "Red Eyes" for crawfish), and the fact that the Shuckers' "oyster" shell looks more like a symmetrical clam shell, I wouldn't have put it past them.

 

 

 

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14 minutes ago, the admiral said:

That's a sailboat.

 

There is no Easter Bunny.

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2 hours ago, the admiral said:

That's a sailboat.

 

Ad, old buddy, old pal, I assume/hope you're being sarcastic, as i expect you would :P.

 

That's NOT a sailboat--  (and just for reference, the "poles" or what someone may confuse as "masts" fold out for use in trawling with nets):

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I hate MiLB teams using their parent club identities and names, I think I've made that fairly clear. That said   

 

With what they came out with, I wish they would have stayed the B-Mets. 

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The next team that holds a name-the-team will be getting an entry from me. The entry will be called the Lab Mules.

 

*I'll be giving away a free Internets to anyone who gets the reference.

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More on the Brandiose front; the New Orleans Zephyrs organization has put out a teaser ad stating that the new name/logo is to be announced November 15th.

 

Previously it was announced (not widely) that of the 7 listed this summer, it was down to 3 finalists: Baby Cakes, Po' Boys and Night Owls.

 

The following graphic teaser, I think, may be not just hinting  at the new name but giving it away:

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The use of 'BOYS (with the obvious apostrophe) pushes the idea that it will be Po' Boys.

 

But what about the slight color differences in the background?

 

Not sure what the darker shape is on the left-- it appears to be a close-up of a logo element-- but the lighter shape in the upper right appears to be the bottom of the Zephyrs' traditional 'Z".

 

This could mean a couple of things.

  • One (and I can only hope) this whole thing is a red herring, and they will come out and say "We listened to the fans, and we are sticking with Zephyrs, with new colors (a dark teal combining the historical Zephyrs colors of blue and green), new logo, fonts (like the one used above) and maybe even some better connections to the old roller coaster at Pontchartrain Beach."
  • But part of me can just see their babbling narrative now: "As an homage to the Zephyrs history and their iconic use of "Z" not only for the last 23 years in New Orleans,  but also before that in Denver, we have decided to honor and include that iconic letter by naming the team the "PO'BOYZ"

 

 

 

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18 hours ago, WSU151 said:

 

There is no Easter Bunny.

 

 

 

 

This... this describes Brandoise in a nut-shell. 

 

The shtick has rubbed off not because the logos aren't creative, but the fact everything is now formulaic. At 1st, the identities were unique enough to work, but that niche is gone. The fact that these "behind the scenes" looks at identities pulls up better looking stuff is what makes me sad as a fan of watching baseball no matter who is playing. 

 

Also: Does anyone know a way to get Minor-League baseball hats in Canada? I'm finding it near impossible. 

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New one  just released.  Okay, now they're just screwing with us...

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Of course, referencing the "Night Owls" finalist.  Cheesy.

 

Bet the next one says "Our new name really takes the cake!" (Baby Cakes)

 

On this teaser, I think we are seeing a stylized fleur-de-lis in the back ground.

 

 

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