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7/06/2021 10:34 pm  #1031


Re: History of the National Football Association - 1974-75 Season

holy hell, forgot all about this for a long ass time lol. good to see it going strong!


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7/07/2021 4:38 pm  #1032


Re: History of the National Football Association - 1974-75 Season

Super glad to see everyone pumped for the game! I hope it delivers!

1973-74 NFA Champions Bowl - Detroit Bombers vs Colorado Cougars

The storyline throughout the week seemed completely fixated on the Bombers run, forgetting all about the Cougars own impressive run, where they’ve taken down both a promising and upcoming Gaels team, and a very talented Sabres team easily. QB Lloyd Brown’s talented string of games were being overlooked for the young QB John Knight. However as the game loomed the conversation shifted and fans were getting excited about how impressive an offensive matchup this would be, the present vs the future, Knight vs Brown. But to the dismay of fans, the quarterbacks wouldn’t be the main attraction this game, it would be the defenses. Detroit wasn’t seen as an impressive team on the defensive side of the ball, and the Cougars defense was often overlooked by their high powered offense, but both had made significant improvements as the postseason wore on. Much like the Bombers semifinal matchup against the Tigers, neither team would come out of the gates swinging. There wasn’t any crazy weather to blame for it this time either. It was a bit of a characteristically humid and wet day for Miami and a slight drizzle kept most fans uncomfortable in their seats but nothing that would result in both offenses not playing their best. Either way both teams treaded onwards. They’d go scoreless in the first quarter, and the Cougars would be the only ones to score in the second. Both teams would turn the ball over at least once in the first half too. The second half would be a mirror of the first as well. Detroit would fight back to tie it at 7, before recovering a fumble later in the quarter, in Cougars territory, and taking a short lived 14-7 lead. But Colorado wouldn’t let them score again. They’d quickly march down the field and Brown would find WR Ed Heinrich for their second TD connection of the day. This would tie things at 14 as we headed into the last 8 minutes of the game. It seemed like neither team actually wanted to score however, until once again, Brown would heat up. Aided by a great punt return from WR Dave Maxwell, that set them up near the 50, Brown would lead the Cougars down the field, setting them up at the doorstep of another touchdown. However the Bombers defense would stand strong and would force Colorado to bring out their kicking team on the 3 yard line. The kick would be good and would give them a 17-14 lead with under 3 minutes to go. This set Detroit up wonderfully to lead a game winning drive, but as has happened all game, the defense would step up and prevent that from happening. Neither team would score again and the game would end at 17-14. The Cougars would win their second straight Champions Bowl, joining the elite company of only the Zephyrs and Gaels to repeat. They’d continue to be the only undefeated team in the playoffs as well. QB Lloyd Brown would add to his resume yet another Champions Bowl MVP, becoming the 6th player to win multiple of the award.
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Congratulations to Cougars fans! C&C appreciated! Let me know your reactions to the game!

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7/07/2021 6:14 pm  #1033


Re: History of the National Football Association - 1974-75 Season

man, it's so good to see these expansion teams do well in the league. really justifies the dissolution of the sfl.

 

7/07/2021 6:55 pm  #1034


Re: History of the National Football Association - 1974-75 Season

Congrats to Colorado on their second championship in a row.


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7/07/2021 7:24 pm  #1035


Re: History of the National Football Association - 1974-75 Season

Wow and the undefeated streak continues, that's crazy. Let's go Cougars!


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7/07/2021 7:41 pm  #1036


Re: History of the National Football Association - 1974-75 Season

Well, quite the boring game but congrats to the Cougars on going back to back. Excited for the off-season!


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7/11/2021 12:27 am  #1037


Re: History of the National Football Association - 1974-75 Season

RightGuard wrote:

man, it's so good to see these expansion teams do well in the league. really justifies the dissolution of the sfl.

Yeah, it's pretty crazy the impact these SFL teams are having, so short after the merger too. This is the 3rd year straight that a former SFL team has won the Champions Bowl, and 3 out of the 4 former SFL teams have made the Champions Bowl. 

1974 Offseason

-Expansion News:

The 4 expansion team winners have been announced! In a ceremonial conference in New Orleans, one of the winners, all of the new owners celebrated winning the council. The 4 cities receiving teams are: San Diego, CA, New Orleans, LA, Kansas City, MO, and Portland, OR.
Cassell announced that the first two teams to start play this upcoming season are the New Orleans franchise and the San Diego franchise, as New Orleans Stadium and San Diego Zoo Stadium are the most ready for the start of the season. Both teams announced they will reveal their identities closer to the season start.
Divisional realignment will not occur this upcoming season, but instead will occur after it, as to wait for the next Kansas City and Portland franchises. For this upcoming season, New Orleans will technically be a part of the South division, while San Diego will technically be a part of the West division. However neither team will play a traditional divisional schedule, instead they will just play more of a random assortment of 14 teams that were carefully selected.
Starting for the 1975-76 season, the NFA will split into a 6 division realignment, with 4 teams per division. The teams and divisions will be announced next offseason.The expansion draft would be held the day before the Annual Draft, with New Orleans winning the coin toss to get the first pick. Only New Orleans and San Diego will take part in the expansion draft while the other two franchises will have theirs next offseason.

The reveal of the two teams' identities came promptly as we entered June, not long after the draft. First was San Diego, who had a big reveal at the San Diego Zoo, who worked closely with the team and owner Dorothy Sinclair, who was the main brains behind the design project. She described how when her and her husband Marty set out on coming up with a good identity to the team, they wanted something that both meant a lot to them, meant a lot to the people of Southern California, and something that would catch the eyes of any possible fans. Dorothy, an environmental activist, decided to work heavily with the San Diego Zoo on potentially naming the team after an endangered species, in hopes to bring awareness. This, as Dorothy described, pretty quickly gave them the perfect idea. This past year, the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance was recently given permission to start the first captive recovery program for California Condors, a nearly extinct species. Before you could believe it, the San Diego Condors were born. However, as Marty started to speak, he mentioned how the first concepts for the Condors featured darker colors, focusing on more of the natural colors of a Condor. He felt this wasn’t fit for a San Diego team, which is why he came up with a unique, brighter, and more colorful color scheme that represents the bright and sunny shores of the city. The logo that was revealed was of a characterized simple version of a condor in flight, paired with a modern font as its wordmark. The uniforms were fairly simple, but featured the bright teal and yellow that stands out among the other NFA teams.
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New Orleans didn’t have quite the ceremony. The reveal of the franchise's name and identity came in a private event at a local hotel. The name and logo were later revealed in the newspaper the next day. Many fans thought the team would lean into the Mardi Gras theme, similar to that of the city's previous football team. Ownership surprised everyone when they revealed the name to be Hurricanes, which were described as powerful, strong and respected. Everything they wanted the team to be. The colors were a dark forest green and a contrasting bright electric blue, nicknamed “Bayou Blue” by the team.. The uniforms featured a green helmet, a green primary road uniform, and blue pants for both the home and away. Both uniforms featured over the shoulder striping. The logo depicted a mighty hurricane in their signature “Bayou Blue” and outlined in green, in the eye of the hurricane is a crescent moon, representing the city’s nickname of “The Crescent City.”
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-1974 Expansion Draft

Following some classified shuffling of the rules by the NFA, which is predicted to make sure these expansion teams do well, this years expansion draft seemed to have a lot more potential talent then in times past. The big fish was QB John Howard, who had just ended his contract with the Hornets and decided to not re-sign with them and by the new rules set in place, was available to the expansion teams. Howard was a big part in the Hornets recent success in years past, and was a great backup to QB Oscar Washington whilst he was dealing with his recurring injuries. Thanks to a literal coin toss, the Hurricanes got the first pick in the expansion draft while the Condors got the first pick in the Annual Draft. Howard would be sent to the Hurricanes with the first overall pick. Other notable players taken were older vets, such as journeyman QB; Wilson Richmond, who was selected by San Diego, and DEs Jonathan Powers and Dave Looney, who both went to New Orleans along with RB Red Hodges. The Hurricanes ended up with a much older roster while the Condors ended up taking younger players, such as WR James Burgess, TE Megan Gomez, and RB Micheal Dalton. The Condors also seemed to be more offensively focused while the Hurricanes were more evenly split between both offense and defense, with maybe just a slight preference for the latter.


-25th Annual NFA Draft:

Now for the Annual Draft. This year's draft class was once again seemingly shallow. Although it was highlighted by one player in particular. QB Rudy Walker was thought to forgo his senior year of college at Los Angeles International College and enter the draft after winning the McCarthy Award last year. However he decided to stay in pursuit of a National Championship. He would succeed in his goal. While some critics point out he had an overall worse season then last year, and didn’t even finish as a finalist for the McCarthy Award. He did exactly what he set out to do and the Gladiators upset the 1 seeded Texas State Steer in the National Championship. Walker is a promising kid and has been compared to great current QBs like the Ironmen’s Sam Powers, who’s won 2 MVPs this decade. He’s got a great arm and fantastic vision, although there’s times this past season where he seems a bit overwhelmed by the pressure and makes simple mistakes, mistakes he didn’t make the year prior. Either way he’s the obvious number 1 pick, especially with the Condors picking first overall. After Walker a string of talented o-linemen are predicted to be picked, including the heartwarming story of Atticus Godwin, who grew up homeless with his single mother. After her tragic death when he was only 12 years old, he was adopted by his teacher where he made his way to college on an academics scholarship at Cal State. He ended up making the football team as a walk-on. In his senior year he was one of the strongest players in the nation and inspired many by his drive to succeed. Other notable players include RB Bobby Nelson, who put the University of St. Paul on the map this year after helping bring them to their first top 25 appearance in over 15 years. The Loons had one of the best running games in the nation. Finally, the best defensive talent in the draft was probably DT Joey Wallace, who played against and beat said Loons in the Big North Conference Championship as a part of the Wisconsin State Eagles. Wallace was one of the best defensive talents to come out of Wisconsin State in recent years and was a nightmare for opposing QBs.
Before draft day even arrived, news was already breaking. Seattle, facing a crisis of their own, decided to gamble and trade up to the number 1 pick, presumably to draft Walker. The Condors got an offer they couldn’t turn down that included the 3rd pick and the Lumberjacks second round pick, plus a future pick. It was quite the gamble for Seattle, but new owner Mitch Jensen needed someone who would bring the team success and fast, and who else but the west coast phenom. When it came down to the day of the draft, Walker was off to Seattle as expected. New Orleans, happy with their number 1 overall selection of QB John Howard in the expansion draft earlier in the day, took OL Lloyd Bledsoe (Pennsylvania) and then San Diego took the inspiration, Godwin. The next two picks would be OL Sully Whitten (Utah) and OL Antonio Norman (Texas State) by St. Louis and Chicago respectively. Wallace would be off the board at 6 to Milwaukee, who had no choice but to take the Wisconsin kid, and Nelson would fall down to the second round pick, where he was taken by San Diego.

1st - QB Rudy Walker - Los Angeles International College - Seattle Lumberjacks (via SDC)
2nd - OL Lloyd Bledsoe - Pennsylvania University - New Orleans Hurricanes
3rd - OL Atticus Godwin - California State University - San Diego Condors (via SEA)
4th - OL Sully Whitten - University of Utah - St. Louis Kings
5th - OL Antonio Norman - Texas State University - Chicago Zephyrs

Other Notable Picks:
6th - DT Joey Wallace - Wisconsin State University - Milwaukee Barbarians
7th - CB George Graham - Payne State University - New York Cannons
23rd - RB Bobby Nelson - University of St. Paul - San Diego Condors
31st - RB Matthew Stoner - Arizona A&M University - Philadelphia Hornets


Roster Changes

-The 1974 retiring class was a memorable one, with multiple possible Hall of Famers. Firstly, the Tigers legend and revolutionary player; QB Kieth Lincoln. Lincoln was drafted in 1960, to the newly relocated Los Angeles Tigers. After a decade of misery in St. Louis, the Tigers were desperate for a new face that would breathe a new life into the franchise, they got just that with Lincoln. Lincoln, in his 3rd season would win his first MVP, and in the next he would take the Tigers to the Champions Bowl. His 5th season would see him do both of these things again, winning a second MVP and taking LA back to the big game. Of course, Lincoln’s career would be tainted by his failure to actually win a Champions Bowl, despite taking the Tigers to the playoffs in 7 consecutive seasons, being one of 2 players to win multiple MVPs but to not win it all. The other being Sam Powers, who’s still got years to accomplish the feat. Lincoln also set records as a QB, captaining one of the best offenses of the 60’s. The Tigers set records themselves, as one of the highest scoring teams in NFA history. They were always one of the most exciting teams to watch, and Lincoln could be credited for reviving the franchise. The Tigers had the league's lowest attendance rating their final year in St. Louis, by 1964, in just 4 years, they had the highest attendance rating of any team ever, playing in the biggest stadium in the league. They’ve been top 5 in attendance every season since then as well. Lincoln, despite his failure to win in the end, was one of the most impactful players in league history, and was one of the faces of the league throughout the 60’s.
Retiring with Lincoln was one of his top tier receivers, a member of the same draft class, and one of Lincoln’s closest friends, WR Val Goodman. Goodman was one of the best receivers of the decade, and alongside Lincoln, broke several team records for a receiver. Retiring alongside those two Tigers legends, are players such as LB Jack Barkley, who spent nearly his entire career as a captain of the Hornets defense, RB Thomas O’Grady, who was a stability during the Cannons quarterbacking woes and a crucial part in their 1969 Champions Bowl appearance, QB Micheal Bauer, who despite not being as hoped from him, became a great mentor as a journeyman later on in his career, and finally DE Greg Waterson, who was maybe the second most notable player on this list. He won the 1964 MOD, and was arguably the leader of the so-called Arsenal Defense of the 60’s Cannons teams. He will be remembered fondly by Cannons fans for his incredible personality and talent, and his work leading one of the best defenses the league has ever seen.

-Reigning MVP QB Skip Anderson resigns with the Bulldogs on a league breaking 5 year deal. 
-Pittsburgh was looking for a lot of options on offense this offseason, hoping to try and find the last piece needed to make it to the Champions Bowl. While not exactly what they were looking for, they managed to capture DT Tom Larkin from their cross state rivals, the Hornets.
-WR Eli Grant, who had just finished a contract with the Zephyrs, was maybe the best offense talent on the market, and after narrowing his choices down to Minnesota, Pittsburgh and Boston, he decided to sign with the Gaels after hitting it off well with young QB Lucky Charming.
-CB Andy Stafford signed with Detroit. The former MOD is a good pickup to a young and upcoming Bombers squad.
-LB George Lindwell signs with the Hornets after years in New York. This made several Cannons fans mad to see one of the core members of their defense leave for their rival in Philadelphia.
-DE Fredrick Collingwood is released by Minnesota and signed by Cleveland. This opened up space for the Ox to resign some of their younger defensive pieces.
-WR Rick Christian and RB Bob Briscoe are signed by Seattle in an attempt to win some more games. Christian had previously spent his whole career with the Rangers while Briscoe spent time in Baltimore before bouncing around some.
-The Cougars bolster their offense with the acquisition of vet RB William Green.
-Former Stingrays WR Joseph Armstrong signs with Detroit. The Bombers were one of the teams looking for some receiver talent, in similar fashion to the Gaels.


Coaching Changes:
-The big coaching change this offseason was pretty expected. Just one season removed from his MOC award winning season, Ironmen coach Andrew Penn is given the boot. It wasn’t necessarily a well received move, as Penn has had great in-season success, going 58-38-2 over his 7 year stay in Pittsburgh, 42 of those wins coming in the last 4 seasons. However, the lack of postseason success is what was the motive behind this move. Pittsburgh’s gone 3-4 in the postseason, despite being the 1 seed twice, not making it out of the semifinals once. This year’s first round exit to the 7 seed Bombers was the last straw. In his stead offensive coordinator Sonny Collins is promoted.
-The Hurricanes hire Randolph Brunswick. Brunswick, after taking last season off to reflect on his legendary coaching career, was reportedly heavily considering retiring. Until an offer from Oxford University came, asking if he’d be interested in joining the staff as an assistant. Brunswick, who grew up outside of Jackson, and was an Oxford alumni, playing for the Bulldogs back in the early 30’s, heavily considered accepting. It changed his mind of retiring seeing that people were still interested in having him along as a coach. At 63 years old, he didn’t know if he still had it in him. However, just as he was going to accept the Oxford University offer, an offer came from the Hurricanes. New Orleans, being about 2 hours south of where he grew up, and where he had family, was a much more promising and exciting offer. With no hard feelings to his alma mater, Brunswick was hired and back in the NFA.
-While New Orleans landed a big fish, the Condors hired Bob Ives as their first head coach. Previously he head coached at the college level for the University of Kansas before becoming an assistant for the Whales for the past 5 years. Ives should be a great fit for all the young offensive pieces the Condors have collected, seeing how well he aided in the Whales offensive game.


League News:

-The Seattle Lumberjacks are sold! After years of struggle on the field, facing bankruptcy, the Lumberjacks are sold to an investor from Salt Lake City, UT. Mitch Jensen, age 52, buys the team after talks with both the city and the former owner for an undisclosed amount. Anthony Knox founded the team in 1960, and has said he’s lost money every year with the franchise, and has been looking to sell the team since the start of the decade, but has had the NFA breathing down his back to keep it quiet ever since the mess with the Bulldogs, where Jim Crain made a fool of himself. Despite his urgency to get out of the money trap, Knox did understand the impact of him selling the team, and alongside Jensen and the city of Seattle, did manage to extend the lease with Emerald City Stadium until 1980, ensuring the team, unlike him, could at least stay in Seattle through the end of the decade. Jensen hasn’t talked about relocating the team, but was notably very trying in his attempt to convince the NFA to expand to Utah in this past round of expansion, which has some fans worried. In the end he couldn’t convince the league enough to get past the first round of voting, and didn’t even brief the council stage, so the Utah Lumberjacks may not be anything we see anytime soon. 
Jensen is much better off then Knox and a more business focused owner, unlike Knox who seemed to try and be involved in football decisions as much as possible, most notably the infamous trade down from the number 1 pick to take LB Glenn Quill, and passing up on superstar QB Skip Anderson, who’s led the Bulldogs to the most exciting season in their teams history. Fingers crossed that letting the people he’s paying to make the football decision, not to mention having more money to spend will result in the team’s first winning season. At the end of the day though, after 14 seasons of losing, it may not be the most enticing place to play or coach. It’ll be a stiff order for Jensen to turn around. 

-Cincinnati reveals that these next two seasons will be they’re last in Richard J. Bledsoe Stadium. Starting in 1976, the Queen City Dome will house the Sabres. The 59,000 seat stadium will be the second domed stadium in the NFA.

-The NFA officially reveals the first ever official Champions Bowl logo. This year the game is being hosted in Los Angeles County Stadium in Los Angeles. The logo captures the sunny California weather and tropical feel with a sun shape encapsulating a pair of palm trees and the necessary text. This is also the league’s first ever official use of roman numerals to depict the big game. This year’s game is the 29th, and therefore will be known as “Champions Bowl XXIX.” Below is the logo for the game.
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Preseason Power Rankings:

1.Colorado Cougars
2.Pittsburgh Ironmen
3.Los Angeles Tigers
4.Atlanta Bulldogs
5.Cincinnati Sabres
6.Houston Explorers
7.Minneapolis Blue Ox
8.Detroit Bombers
9.Boston Gaels
10.Miami Stingrays
11.San Francisco Whales
12.Texas Roughriders
13.Washington Pirates
14.New Orleans Hurricanes
15.Cleveland Rangers
16.Milwaukee Barbarians
17.Philadelphia Hornets
18.New York Cannons
19.San Diego Condors
20.Chicago Zephyrs
21.Seattle Lumberjacks 
22.St. Louis Kings 

Identity Changes:

Outside of the two new expansion teams, two other teams made changes to their identity.
First, the Chicago Zephyrs retired their black jerseys. After wearing black for the franchise's first 24 seasons, the Zephyrs made a change to a red away uniform. The rest of the uniform quirks stay the same, but both the black pants and black jerseys of the previous sets are swapped for red jerseys. I've also included the historic Barber Field, the home of the Z-Men.

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Second, following the sale of the team, the Lumberjacks introduce a new modernized look, with the hopes it might spark some more interest in the team. Although backlash has called the look drab and dreary, new owner Mitch Jensen has described the look as a futuristic, sleek design and an attempt to move into the next era of Seattle football.
The biggest change was the color scheme updates. No longer kelly green and athletic gold, the Lumberjacks will now sport metallic gold and a darker, forest green. The uniforms are on the same updated template as the Condors, and feature an abstract modern striping design, and drop the shoulder stripes the previous uniforms were known for. They become the third team to adopt color at home as well. The new logo set features the crossing axes logo that’s been used in years past, but now in updated colors, but the old, inaugural “Jack the Lumberjack” logo was dropped. A sleek futuristic wordmark finishes off the set.

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Wow that was a long post! C&C appreciated! I probably could've split this up so it's a bit easier to swallow, but what's done is done, a lot of this has been in the works for a few months now so I'm excited to show it! Let me know what you think of the expansion teams! Or the draft, or some of the big roster changes and retirements, or the hiring of Randolph Brunswick, or the Lumberjacks being sold, or even the Zephyrs changing an iconic look!

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7/11/2021 12:53 am  #1038


Re: History of the National Football Association - 1974-75 Season

Wow, that is one busy offseason! Here are my thoughts!

The Condors look pretty sweet! Definitely liking the logo a lot, this has potential to become a classic look as time goes by. As for the Hurricanes, that looks amazing as well. Blue and Black are two of my favorite colors so that’s a good start. The logo looks pretty cool with the Crecent acting as the eye of the storm, in fact this could be one of my teams moving forward.

Like the Summer Bowl logo as well, looks everything SoCal. Assuming the 1976 Champions Bowl will be in Philly because it’s the bicentennial and most sports had something there that year?

Seattle defiantly looks cooler, hopefully between the new look and a new owner they can start winning more games in the future. Same with Chicago.

Cheers to another great offseason! Bring on the 1974-75 NFA campaign!


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7/11/2021 10:57 am  #1039


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Whew!  You weren't kidding about how long that post was!  Plenty to talk about for sure!

San Diego Condors: Lot of behind the scenes personality with team, starting with the owners (really appreciating the fleshed out backstories and personalities of the owners and players in this league, good ol' world building at its finest!), but also with their pick of Atticus Godwin-who's certainly got quite the backstory!  The logo is excellent, very fun 70s' feel to it and it'll definitely stand out amongst the league, as will the teal and yellow uniforms!   Only gripe is the white logo on the white helmet.  Personally, I might have gone with a teal helmet to let the logo stand out more, but overall, this is really nice!  Definitely getting a sunny Miami Dolphins feel with this one!

New Orleans Hurricanes: This is your best logo yet, I feel!  That hurricane looks awesome and the crescent moon "eye" of the hurricane is a brilliant little bit of detail!  Really loving the Bayou Blue and wish that were the primary color over forest green, as it feels like the Hurricanes would "own" that color.    It's still a solid uniform for sure though!  Liking their approach to get a more grizzled roster instead of a bunch of spring chickens like the Condors did, this choice should result in a much better team right away and maybe could make a surprise run at the playoffs sooner than we'd think!

Seattle Lumberjacks:  It looks like there's finally reason for optimism for this team!  New ownership (we'll see if they stay in Seattle or not, looks like they will though for now), making a pretty solid gamble on what could be a franchise quarterback (imagining that Rudy Walker will be just fine, although he mistakes while under pressure is concerning.  Seattle better build that OL ASAP!).  The new uniforms, yes, aren't bright anymore and that's sad (only because kelly green and athletic gold are as solid of a color combo as it gets in sports).  However, I still really enjoy the forest green and metallic gold look a lot, (and this was a good time for a redesign anyway), very nice job there, (and also liking that more and more teams are starting to go colored jerseys for home instead of white!).

Chicago Zephyrs: It's certainly an interesting choice to change the classic look up that they've had since the beginning, (and after 6 championships in 8 years).   However, they've been pretty bad/mediocre for a while now, so why not try something new?  I am definitely a huge fan of the new red primary look though!  Hope that sticks around a while, although I also hope that they someday bring the black uniforms back!

Lots of good stuff here as always Pepper!  Looking forward to next season!


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7/11/2021 3:59 pm  #1040


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Well done on the long post!

I like both the expansion teams, both logos and colour schemes look good. The Condors is very nice and I think fits the colour scheme really well. It does feel a little less aggressive than I would expect for a condors team, but it works nonetheless. The Hurricanes are very nicely done tho, the logo, especially with the crescent in the middle, is nice, and honestly was not expecting dark forest green and light blue, but it works really well. 

I do like the Seattle update, it's a nice fresh start for a team that needs it. Hopefully, the new ownership and young QB can help give the team something to cheer about. 


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