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August 3, 2015

Monday: Another Day, Another Post

Hello folks! Welcome to Monday! Jack is back!

I know this may be late news, but I do want you folks to know that I type up this post a day in advance, primarily due to my work schedule lasting from 7:30 to 3:30 central, aka when the post goes up. BUT the guys over at EA must be feeling in a very high position of power. After "accidentally" spoiling the very not good Sandy Eggo Gulls jerseys, they have gone on to release the logos of two teams, the Grand Rapids Griffins and the Mississauga Steelheads.

(image via flamezgaming on twitter.com)

Wow... what do I have to say about this? That Steelheads logo is very nice, much better than the old one. I always thought the old one looked too much like this one Magic card my brother and I had. So, I always pictured it less of a tiny trout and more of a massive monster breaking the surface of the water with the intent of swallowing sailing vessels whole. I mean, if you're trying to intimidate the opponent, it's a great way to do it. It just wasn't for me. The new logo looks more like a fish who's fighting his way up stream. It gets a 7/10.




 

The resemblance is impeccable.
(images via Mississauga Steelheads, Wizards of the Coast)

The OTHER logo is actually a giant scary monster, and I am not a fan. It's just so cartoony. I loved every logo that GR had to offer, and wish they really went for a more a classic design. I always thought the old logo, although not very original, looked so stoic perched atop the word "Griffins." It wasn't great, but I still loved it regardless. The new one seems more like something they should save only for some special game around the time the next Godzilla movie releases. 4/10.

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Voting. It's big. *snaps flood the room. you cannot hear anything but snaps*

I am a true poet. Thank you.

COTW July 26-Aug 1 vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
WWE Comp entries (due Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
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ON TO THE CONCEPTS!!!
Chase Carlson - Vancouver Canucks

Execution: Cannot find anything to complain about (1/1)
Striping:
I love chest stripes, and this pairs perfectly with this Vancouver look. The repetition on the arms is great, and I love the tail stripe. It makes the jersey a little crowded down south, but I like it regardless. (1.5/2)
Effectiveness:
I wish the Canucks would find a good use for Johnny. This is it. (1/1)
Creativity:
It's not incredibly inventive, but I still think the elements of the jersey are fun enough to garner some points. (1.5/2)
Other:
The pants. The socks. The laces. What I like in a jersey. It is here. The only issue I have is the numbers. I wish there was something a little more classic for such a faux classic jersey. Other than that, this checks out great with me. (3.5/4)

Overall:
I love simple yet strange jerseys like this. I wouldn't change much about this, and would love to see Vancouver wear something like this at least once. (8.5/10)

Chris Weidler - Fort Wayne Komets


Execution: The alternate and captain patches should be a little farther away from the logo. Other than that, it seems fine. (.75/1)
Striping: I like this. It seems to me like it's very cosmonaut 60's design, if that makes any sense. As much as I don't like full arm yokes, what you did with the hem stripe on the alternate is great and subtle, pulling the jersey fully together. I'm lost on what the black bar saying Komets is for, is that supposed to be down the sleeves? (1.25/2)
Effectiveness:
I could definitely see those home and away jerseys on display. (1/1)
Creativity:
For this team, I've seen more creative. The alternate does also seem a little templatey. (1/2)
Other:
I love that sock template, it's gorgeous. I would've added something to the pants, or at least a logo. A shoulder patch would also have been nice on the main set. And finally, the ad patch. It does not look good on the away where it is. If there isn't a shoulder patch, I'd put it up there. Where it is though contrasts too much with the rest of the jersey. White and blue and black and orange are dead opposite on the color wheel. (2.5/4)

Overall:
A little too standard in the way of jerseys, but a great place for the team to be. (6.5/10)

CPM - Florida Panthers
 

I'd like to take the first part of this review to say that Colin, you did it! Congratulations on winning the open this year!

Execution: Nothing's missing. (1/1)
Striping:
It's incredibly simple in the best possible way. I like it a lot. The yoke stripes are gorgeous, everything is clean, the slight slant on the arms is subtle but a nice touch. (1.75/2)
Effectiveness:
If only Florida would go to an all blue alternate to an alternate that only has the other colors. Even as a main set this would be nice. (1/1)
Creativity:
I've never seen someone remove blue from the Panthers before. The results are nice. Outside of that, though, the jersey is a little plain. (1.5/2)
Other:
I'm sorry, but the color scheme of this just has me thinking about Ronald McDonald. Navy was my favorite part of the Panthers' identity, and it's a little weird without it. Does this jersey stand as is? Yes. Do the colors make me think of a clown designed for selling fast food to children? Yes. (3.5/4)

Overall:
Don't get me wrong, all jokes aside this is structurally a great jersey. I just wish a different color scheme was used, maybe adding the cut navy back in. I have to be forefront, there is just a style that you have in your jerseys with such clean lines and simple designs that you always manage to take the cake whenever I get handed one of your jerseys. (9.25/10) and a COTW Nom

 Matt Gomula - Arsenal
 
Execution: These crests are just way too big for these jerseys. (.5/1)
Striping:
The striping itself is simple. It incorporates the team's colors well. I would've done something so the bronze pops more on the red. That wheat is superb though. I love whenever you add simple things like that up the arms. (1.25/2)
Effectiveness:
I think a team like the Griffins could easily use the alternate. I don't know about the main set though. (0/1)
Creativity:
It's very similar to the other Barclays jerseys you've done. Without looking at those it continues to be very different. (2/2)
Other:
I am not a fan of the sleeves on the away. the fact that they're completely black. I personally would've don a yoke. This reminds me a lot of the Arizona jerseys, and I do not like those at all. (2.5/4)

Overall:
I like a lot of the ideas, but I just don't see them melded together that well. (6.25/10)

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Well, that's todays post! Keeping it simple because I'm going into the city for a concert soon. Again, a big thanks to BPoe for doing the post last week.

Also, a bit of information, next week I'm gonna try doing something a little different with my post. Maybe it'll stick when I'm in college, maybe you guys will love it. Who knows? Let's see what happens!

GO HAWKS!!! GO DUCKS!!!
-Jack G.



3 comments:

Colin Magee said...

My panthers concept was an HJC Open leftover that I chose not to enter mainly because it ended up looking like a fight broke out between Heinz and French's and a panther got caught in the middle of it. My favorite part about it was recoloring the alternate logo.

Dylan Glenn said...

I also nominate CPM for COTW.

Kris Knudsen said...

I'll third CPM's Panthers set for COTW