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Offline imref

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Re: The Cleveland....Guardians???
« Reply #25: July 26, 2021, 07:40:11 PM »
I would have preferred Rockers.

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Of course, then one of their players would have taken the coward's way out and tried to dive through a plate glass window.

And they’d play home games starting at midnight :)

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Re: The Cleveland....Guardians???
« Reply #26: July 26, 2021, 07:51:51 PM »
This is the worst branding I've ever seen.

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« Reply #27: July 26, 2021, 08:09:23 PM »
This is the worst branding I've ever seen.


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Re: The Cleveland....Guardians???
« Reply #28: July 26, 2021, 09:15:48 PM »
Old MLB team name in Cleveland was The Spiders. That's bad why?

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Re: The Cleveland....Guardians???
« Reply #29: July 26, 2021, 09:19:16 PM »
Old MLB team name in Cleveland was The Spiders. That's bad why?
Cause over 100 years ago?  That was one of the contenders I believe. 

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« Reply #30: July 26, 2021, 09:38:37 PM »
Nationals was too.  ;)

Cause over 100 years ago?  That was one of the contenders I believe.

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Re: The Cleveland....Guardians???
« Reply #31: July 27, 2021, 12:12:39 AM »
Oh c'mon now.  While I would have like the Rockers better, the Guardians are a good name - despite VARK's reference to the NYC group.

This is the worst branding I've ever seen.

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Re: The Cleveland....Guardians???
« Reply #32: July 27, 2021, 07:08:04 AM »
Are they big on guarding traffic in Cleveland?

One for my fellow English readers - will they actually become the Grauniads?... :hysterical:

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Re: The Cleveland....Guardians???
« Reply #33: July 27, 2021, 10:51:53 AM »
Oh c'mon now.  While I would have like the Rockers better, the Guardians are a good name - despite VARK's reference to the NYC group.


The logos are terrible. The name is bad. They are acting like they are Gondor or something with this statue nonsense.

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Re: The Cleveland....Guardians???
« Reply #34: July 28, 2021, 10:52:36 AM »
This is the worst branding I've ever seen.

Not gonna argue that this is a particularly good name/logo, but...not. even. close.



Or how about the Winnipeg Jets opting for a logo that looks like clip art instead of their awesome early 90s digs?

Nationals was too.  ;)

Eh, honestly...

If you take off the homer goggles, "Nationals" is incredibly lame, and the bland Walgreens logo makes it even worse (not to mention the first logo the team had - at least they trashed that one).

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Re: The Cleveland....Guardians???
« Reply #35: July 28, 2021, 11:42:02 AM »
New Orleans is a team that should have been called the Hurricanes (as much as for the storms as for the drink that's popular in the city).

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« Reply #36: July 28, 2021, 11:55:23 AM »
Not gonna argue that this is a particularly good name/logo, but...not. even. close.

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Or how about the Winnipeg Jets opting for a logo that looks like clip art instead of their awesome early 90s digs?

Eh, honestly...

If you take off the homer goggles, "Nationals" is incredibly lame, and the bland Walgreens logo makes it even worse (not to mention the first logo the team had - at least they trashed that one).

I think the 3D ball logo is worse than the Pelicans. I also think the early Nats were worse than the Pels

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Re: The Cleveland....Guardians???
« Reply #37: July 28, 2021, 01:37:10 PM »
I think the 3D ball logo is worse than the Pelicans. I also think the early Nats were worse than the Pels
can you imagine the royalty they had to pay to Fuddrucker's for the font?

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Re: The Cleveland....Guardians???
« Reply #38: July 28, 2021, 01:39:00 PM »
I also think the Wizards, especially the early Wizards stuff, was an awful rebranding.

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« Reply #39: July 28, 2021, 04:34:21 PM »
I also think the Wizards, especially the early Wizards stuff, was an awful rebranding.

Ugh, YES.  Also, I'm probably risking a political minefield here, but that change was a much more egregious example of PC gone wrong.

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« Reply #40: July 28, 2021, 04:55:55 PM »
Ugh, YES.  Also, I'm probably risking a political minefield here, but that change was a much more egregious example of PC gone wrong.
at least the first logo didn't have the wizard wearing a white hat.

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« Reply #41: July 28, 2021, 05:05:37 PM »
I also think the Wizards, especially the early Wizards stuff, was an awful rebranding.

they never released the vote, I assume because Sea Dogs won pretty easily.

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Re: The Cleveland....Guardians???
« Reply #42: July 28, 2021, 05:46:50 PM »
The statues the name originates from are cool, but the name itself and the branding are a snoozefest. Should have leaned into the Art Deco style of the statues and gotten more creative with the look.

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Re: The Cleveland....Guardians???
« Reply #43: August 06, 2021, 04:23:08 PM »
still a better name than the browns

Founded and owned by Paul Brown.

Cleveland's NL team was the "Blues" in the late 1880s, or later. After Napoleon Lajoie, players wanted to name the team "Blues", but fans seem to have picked "Indians".

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« Reply #44: August 06, 2021, 04:33:43 PM »
Wasn't it done because of Yitzhak Rabin's assassination? 
Ugh, YES.  Also, I'm probably risking a political minefield here, but that change was a much more egregious example of PC gone wrong.

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Re: The Cleveland....Guardians???
« Reply #45: August 06, 2021, 05:43:16 PM »
I also think the Wizards, especially the early Wizards stuff, was an awful rebranding.
Also the 95–07 Capitals uniforms. Atrocious, clip art-looking crap.

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Re: The Cleveland....Guardians???
« Reply #46: August 06, 2021, 05:55:51 PM »
I also think the Wizards, especially the early Wizards stuff, was an awful rebranding.
Yea, well, they left it up to a fan vote

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Re: The Cleveland....Guardians???
« Reply #47: August 06, 2021, 05:57:24 PM »
Wasn't it done because of Yitzhak Rabin's assassination? 
Yep. Close friend of the owner.

It also was kind of not great with the sky high murder rate in DC