August 4, 2015

Tuesday: Summer Bummer

The summer vacation is coming to a close for most kids my age. Back to school in less than a month. This year my schedule is quite ridiculous on Mondays and Wednesdays as I'll be in school from Eight in the morn to Eight at night. It's good that I don't have any classes Friday, but I'll most likely be working at Tim Horton's morning shift every Friday. So, I'm hoping for a semester where I do not crash and burn. If I do, I hope it's quick. In the meantime I'll kick back, watch some netflix and get ready for another sports season.

In other news, has anyone else played the EASHL Beta? I've been playing with my cousin 2v2 and we're having some fun. Love how this year they are just doing player classes. It was so terrible every year facing the players who played non stop and had their little speedy midgets fly by you and not being able to stop them. Now it's an even playing field (for the most part) and if you're good at the game, you'll win (most of the time). The other day I played a Quadruple OT game and we ended up winning. It was quite exciting actually. 2v2 usually leads to a more boring game but it's nice. Especially since my cousin isn't the most skilled at the game. Oh well, it's about the fun, correct?

As I post this I'm playing Roller Coaster Tycoon. Took out all the rides and I'm watching all the guests puke, litter, and complain. Yes, my life has come to this.

WWE COMPETITION ENTRIES:

Taylor R.


Ryan G.


Phil B.


Kevin B.

COTW July 26-Aug 1 vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
WWE Comp entries (due Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)


Chase C. - Vancouver Canucks Concept
 Chase showed off this jersey in blue yesterday. I'll start off by saying I prefer it in blue. Mostly because the middle stripe being green makes the striping look too small and bunched up. Switching the colors of the striping as a whole with the jersey would probably make this look much better. I do like this idea though. I probably would like this better than the blue one, especially as an alternate if the striping colors were switched.

Rating: 7.6/10




Atlanta Braves Concept - Matt G.
 Baseball is something we don't see around here that much. When we do get a glimpse of it we get something very interesting. Matt continues that trend here. The striping is unique and to me it seems fitting. I like the use of the design on the pants. Would probably be too risky and difficult to use it on the jersey. My problem lies with the white jersey. It feels too empty to me. Maybe have blue below the arrow striping just to fill up the bottom more. And the always easy to add yoke color. Alternate is interesting. I would say make the lettering white so it's easier to see when in use. Other than what I've said everything else is pretty damn nice. Great work!

Rating: 7.9/10




Grand Rapids Griffins Alternate Jersey - Ryan C.
 This jersey reminds me of a different Washington Capitals jersey. It's a different design and I'll applaud Ryan on doing so on his most recent work. I guess my biggest complaint here is that in my opinion is doesn't look that great. I guarantee someone comments on this with a COTW later though. Unique designs. You'll have a love hate relationship with them. People will praise it and others will simply not like it. I'm in the middle with this one. It's interesting the way the striping works. I guess I'd have to see it in use, mostly because the white on the arms might be on the blindspot of the jersey and would almost never be seen.

Rating: 7.2/10




Colorado Avalanche / Detroit Red Wings Stadium Series - Snow Monster
Snow uses the first Stadium Series designs to shape up one of this years matchups. Obviously, the jerseys will not look like this, especially if the Colorado leak is true. Let's take this back to 2014. Would these work. Scold me in the comments, I don't care, but other than the huge skewed numbers and straight names the Detroit jersey is actually quite pretty. I'd be interested in seeing it made. Maybe I'm just having a crazy day. I haven't had any sugar and I'm usually always on a sugar high. The Avalanche jersey to me is in the other direction. The slanted chest stripe meeting up with the slanted hems and the same stripes on the yoke and arms cause this to be a little too busy for me. Also, as much as I love the yeti foot as a shoulder patch and I'm sad to see it go, I wouldn't want it on the front of a jersey actually. Although, I'd experiment more with the gray look. Could be something there!

Rating: 7.6/10 Overall
Detroit: 8.3/10
Colorado: 6.9/10


That's it for me today. Hope everyone has a great week. When I post next time it will be one week closer to hockey season. Or if you're a die-hard hockey fan like I am I'll reword it to one more week until the Regular Season. Also, my O'Reilly jersey still has not SHIPPED. I ordered it 21 days ago. Think someone had a little too much suds and crashed into a Tim Hortons? I hope not. I want that jersey. It will be my drinking jersey!


3 comments:

richard lewis said...

Matt G's braves set for COTW

winnipegjets96 said...

Snow monster Stadium Series Concept for COTW!

Kris Knudsen said...

I'll second snow monsters stadium series set for COTW