Tuesday, November 30, 2010

NHL 2012: Nashville Predators

Nashville Predators

2011: The 3rd jersey becomes the home jersey, and a white version is introduced for the road. A new alternate jersey is unveiled, steel blue with the alternate logo as the crest.

2012: Another alternate jersey is introduced. It is based off of the team's original uniforms from their inaugural season. Meanwhile, fans are worried. Could this be the Predators' final season in Nashville? There is even a photo of a leaked jersey going around, the Predators jersey design in yellow and black, with Hamilton Tigers logos.





NHL 2012: Montreal Canadiens

Montreal Canadiens

2011: An alternate jersey is introduced. It is red, with a new alternate logo, and a different striping pattern.

2012: The home and road jerseys are modified. The jerseys now match. A new alternate jersey is also released. It is primarily blue, with a barber-pole striping design and the alternate logo.




Monday, November 29, 2010

Les Is More


Leslie, that is. Leslie Frazier. He won his first game as (interim) head coach of the Vikings yesterday. It was an awesome 17-13 win at the Washington Redskins. Not much to say, other than good job coach Frazier and the rest of the team, and...GO VIKINGS!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Rumors...Come True!

Last Friday, I told you about a possible new Twins alternate jersey that might be coming out. Well...I guess it is true!


Here is my original post.

NFL Predictions: Week 12

NE @ DET (Thanksgiving)
NO @ DAL (Thanksgiving)
CIN @ NYJ (Thanksgiving)
GB @ ATL
PIT @ BUF
CAR @ CLE
JAC @ NYG
MIN @ WSH
TEN @ HOU
KC @ SEA
MIA @ OAK
STL @ DEN
PHL @ CHI
TB @ BAL
SD @ IND
SF @ ARZ

Monday, November 22, 2010

A Chilly Day in Minnesota


The Brad Childress era is over. Finally. Vikings fans ans players have been calling for his job for a while now, and today Childress was fired. The 3-7 Vikings turn to Leslie Frazier, formerly the team's defensive coordinator. Frazier was named interim coach, and hopefully the title becomes permanent after the season. Good luck Coach Frazier!



GO VIKINGS!!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Rumors...

I hear quite a bit about what might happen in the world of sports logos and uniforms. Sometimes these things end up happening, and I am fortunate to get an early look at them. Other times, they turn out to be simply speculation or rumors.

Today someone claimed the Minnesota Twins are getting a new road alternate jersey. This doesn't seem too likely, but it is possible. Of course, I wouldn't give up an opportunity to mock up a potential uniform for my favorite baseball team...



I got a chance to see the Cleveland Indians' and Washington Nationals' new uniforms long before everyone else, but this time there isn't much hard proof. By the way, I like the changes, Cleveland looks okay. I prefer they keep things more consistent, but it still looks good.



PS- keep a look out for the new MLB Batting Practice uniforms as well!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

NFL Predictions: Week 11

CHI @ MIA
BUF @ CIN
DET @ DAL
WSH @ TEN
ARZ @ KC
GB @ MIN
HOU @ NYJ
OAK @ PIT
BAL @ CAR
CLE @ JAC
TB @ SF
SEA @ NO
ATL @ STL
IND @ NE
NYG @ PHL
DEN @ SD

Saturday, November 13, 2010

New Orleans Saints Concept

New Orleans Saints

IMO, the Saints current set is pretty bland. The gold helmets are nice, and some of their jersey/pant combos are good, but there isn't a whole lot going on. I brought back the sleeve stripes from back in the day, and matched the pants stripe with the helmet stripe. I used gold numbers on the road jersey, I think they are awesome. I also reduced the number of outlines on the logo to make it less cluttered.



Wednesday, November 10, 2010

NFL Predictions: Week 10

BAL @ ATL
DET @ BUF
MIN @ CHI
NYJ @ CLE
TEN @ MIA
CIN @ IND
HOU @ JAC
CAR @ TB
KC @ DEN
SEA @ ARZ
DAL @ NYG
STL @ SF
NE @ PIT
PHL @ WSH

Byes: GB, OAK, NO, SD

Monday, November 8, 2010

Purple Reign


Guess what? The Vikings won another football game! Unfortunately, wining hasn't been a common experience this season for my favorite team. Brett Favre has been...well...old. Sidney Rice hasn't played a single game yet. Randy Moss didn't work out. The season has been really disappointing so far. Yesterday, the Vikings won just their 3rd game of the season, beating the Arizona Cardinals 27-24. What was the key to success you ask? Purple pants.


Seriously. Some of the players wanted to break out the purple pants for good luck, saying they wanted to start fresh. The last time Minnesota went all-purple: 2007 against the Bears. Ok, so the pants themselves may not have physically won the game. They didn't throw touchdowns or kick field goals. But the guys wearing them did.



Hopefully a win means the purple pants will stick around. Perhaps we won't see them at home again, but they sure as heck better be worn on the road. I have been saying for years now that the Vikings should wear purple pants on the road. The white-on-white look can be saved for a road alternate. Please Vikings, wear the purple pants on the road. At least once.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

NFL Predictions: Week 9

TB @ ATL
CHI @ BUF
NE @ CLE
NYJ @ DET
NO @ CAR
MIA @ BAL
SD @ HOU
ARZ @ MIN
NYG @ SEA
IND @ PHL
KC @ OAK
DAL @ GB
PIT @ CIN

Byes: DEN, TEN, STL, SF, WSH, JAC

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Stadia Arcadia


You may have seen the link to this blog on the sidebar. Hopefully you clicked on it and saw how awesome it is. If not, shame on you. Anyway, I have written a few Stadium Report Cards for the blog in the past. Just yesterday, I officially joined Michael as an admin at the blog. I am happy to be a part of this, and I look forward to contributing. Be sure to check it out!


Stadia Arcadia

NFL Predictions: Mid-Season Update

It is currently the middle of the NFL season. 8 weeks down, 8 weeks to go. At the half-way point, my predictions are looking...ok. I have picked 65 games correctly and 52 games incorrectly. Not great, but I have a winning record! My best week was Week 6, when I went 12-2. Stay tuned for my picks for the rest of the season!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Tennessee Titans Concept

Tennessee Titans

I liked the Oilers throwbacks the Titans wore last year, so I kept some ideas from that look in mind when creating these. Part of that means using more light blue. I made the helmet light blue, and changed the striping design. On the jerseys, I reduced the contrasting color shoulder yoke down to just the sleeves. I matched the pants up with what I think looks best, but I suppose any pants can be worn with any jersey. The alternate uniform is a "navy-out".