The Logocast Episode 28: We’re Going To Kill Off One of the Hosts

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In this episode, we talk a little bit about the results of our NBA Power Rankings, and focus on the NFL rebrands, going into detail about the Jaguars, Dolphins, and Vikings.

This episode is direct and to the point and we hope you enjoy it.

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The Logocast Presents NBA Power Rankings

Over the last few weeks, on the Chris Creamer Sports Logo Community and elsewhere, we have been taking lists, allowing you, the Logocast listener, to have a say in our new power rankings. And today, we’re releasing the results. For an example, look at our NHL Power Rankings from February. For this list, we are using the crowdsourced tabulation. For just the Logocast 3 and one where the crowd is a single entity next to ours, be sure to look at the bottom of the page for the infographics.

RANK TEAM MIKE W MIKE T GREG CROWD
1 3 3 4 2

GREG: Perfect. An all-time classic. The Celtics uniforms are the blue pinstriped suit of basketball. Styles come and go but the blue pinstriped suit has never gone out of style. Like the blue pinstriped suit, the Celtics look is pure class, and class never goes out of style.

RANK TEAM MIKE W MIKE T GREG CROWD
2 1 18 3 1

MIKE T: Probably the most outdated logo in basketball. It could be SO much better with a facelift, but now it looks like a sad old man.

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3 5 7 9 3

MIKE W: The Lakers, despite their terrible primary logo, have a great uniform set. They’ve managed to update classics worn since the ’60s, and do it well. Their white alternates, a relatively new addition, manage to add to the look with a great change of pace at home.

RANK TEAM MIKE W MIKE T GREG CROWD
4 4 2 1 5

GREG: Great color scheme, perfect incorporation of their logo, no “font for font’s sake.” A clean, classic look that will work forever. Another example of my “blue pinstriped suit” philosophy on uniforms. I was a little surprised that the Spurs ended up at the top of my rankings. Going in, I figured either the Bulls or Celtics would top my list. I knew the Spurs would be in my top ten, but It wasn’t until I had all 30 NBA uniforms on my screen that I realized that I liked the Spurs look better than all the others.

RANK TEAM MIKE W MIKE T GREG CROWD
5 2 1 23 4

MIKE W: A modern look that flat out looks great. Their font works, the home, road, and alternates all work for the team, and although they do go way overboard on one-offs and things like White Hot Heat, that still doesn’t detract from an overall great looking team.

RANK TEAM MIKE W MIKE T GREG CROWD
6 19 5 15 6

MIKE T: First I was’t a fan of the black-less update, but it looks really nice and classic now.

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7 10 26 5 7

GREG: Before the “homer pick” stuff starts, let me remind everyone that I’ve been a Lakers fan since 1979. Anyway…The Cavs have a great color scheme and I love the simplicity of their uniforms. The font is modern without being gaudy and the striping looks great. Of their many looks over the years, this current Cavs uniform may not be the best of the lot, but it’s certainly better than a lot of them.

RANK TEAM MIKE W MIKE T GREG CROWD
8 6 4 14 8

MIKE W: The Nuggets were one of the first NBA teams that really attached itself to the double blue color scheme, and perhaps that’s what’s helped it endure and age so much better than some of it’s contemporaries. You combine that with the best alternate in basketball and you have a great set.

RANK TEAM MIKE W MIKE T GREG CROWD
9 20 12 7 9

MIKE T: The pinwheel logo is so simple and really can’t be improved upon. The sashes also have a great history in PDX.

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10 21 16 2 10

GREG: The perfect example of a “modern” basketball uniform. A “modern” font that won’t look dated in 5 years and great use of an overused color scheme. This one will stand the test of time; and in this era of “The more bells and whistles the better”, that ain’t no small feat.

RANK TEAM MIKE W MIKE T GREG CROWD
11 7 10 13 11

MIKE W: The Nets certainly look clean, and the look has grown on me over the year. Some really great small details, like herringbone in the trim matching the court, helps to bring this set up, especially considering I didn’t care for the logos when initially introduced.

RANK TEAM MIKE W MIKE T GREG CROWD
12 8 8 6 13

MIKE T: I think this team finally found an identity. This recoloring is the best yet with the unique colors.

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13 9 24 17 15

MIKE T: Meh. Just boring and nothing eye catching.

RANK TEAM MIKE W MIKE T GREG CROWD
14 13 11 8 16

GREG: A great update of a classic look. The Sixers are a heritage team and they finally decided to start looking the part again. My only gripe is I wish they’d gone with blue instead of red as their primary road look, but that’s a very minor nitpick. This is a great looking basketball uniform. Their neighbors in D.C. would have done well to give the Sixers a call to get advice on how to update an old look.

RANK TEAM MIKE W MIKE T GREG CROWD
15 12 23 30 12

MIKE W: The Magic don’t look as good as they did in the 1990s, when they made pinstripes on basketball uniforms awesome, but it’s not a bad update. The black alternate in particular looks great.

RANK TEAM MIKE W MIKE T GREG CROWD
16 16 17 20 15

MIKE T: The primary logo is clean, but the jerseys need work. Too many outlines. If only Lob City got a Lebron-style rebrand before they became contenders.

RANK TEAM MIKE W MIKE T GREG CROWD
17 14 19 11 21

MIKE W: The Bucks, after spending a too long messing around with purple and green, are back in their rightful colors. The home and road uniforms are good, and the retro-styled alternate with the script Milwaukee is great.

RANK TEAM MIKE W MIKE T GREG CROWD
18 17 27 12 17

GREG: I’ll give them an A for effort in their attempt to incorporate the past into a new look. I like the idea, but the execution fell a little short. There’s a lot to like here – the logo on the jersey, incorporating the numbers into the logo – but there’s just a little too much going on and everything looks a little too small. The result is all the elements get lost in the shuffle. Not bad, but could have been so much better.

RANK TEAM MIKE W MIKE T GREG CROWD
19 15 9 16 22

MIKE W: The Wizards had a great idea when they modernized. They just fumbled the execution a little. The silver around the numbers makes it too hard to see on the jerseys, and doesn’t give them the pop a white outline would. This is still a extraordinary upgrade over their gold, black and blue nightmares.

RANK TEAM MIKE W MIKE T GREG CROWD
20 23 13 18 20

GREG: There is nothing terrible about these uniforms. But there’s nothing great about them either. The Hawks have a perfectly generic look to go with a perfectly generic color scheme. While these are certainly a huge upgrade over those awful giant bird jerseys of the 90′s, they don’t come close to the Dominique Wilkins era uniforms or what I consider their all-time best look, the Pete Maravich era green and blue uniforms. Do an update of the Maravich era uniforms and we’re in business.

RANK TEAM MIKE W MIKE T GREG CROWD
21 11 21 29 19

MIKE T: One of the best logo sets in the league brought down by gaudy pinstripes and side panels.

RANK TEAM MIKE W MIKE T GREG CROWD
22 22 29 19 18

GREG: This uniform can’t seem to decide what it wants to be. The stripes are kind of cool but the font looks more Flintstones than it does Redstone. (Redstone is a rocket for those who may be wondering) Not terrible, not great. An average NBA uniform.

RANK TEAM MIKE W MIKE T GREG CROWD
23 26 6 27 23

MIKE T: So under appreciated. The bear is rendered great with good secondaries, and jerseys that get the job done.

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24 25 22 24 24

MIKE W: The Mavericks have looked out of place ever since they went to double blue. Their uniforms template feels extremely dated, the fonts are hokey, and while the logos are well rendered, there is nothing else good about this set.

RANK TEAM MIKE W MIKE T GREG CROWD
25 27 14 21 26

MIKE T: The T-wolves would be higher if they had the green in the jersey like their last set, but the primary was a great update to the KG-era look.

RANK TEAM MIKE W MIKE T GREG CROWD
26 28 15 28 25

GREG: The bright side? Well, there isn’t some stupid looking cartoon dinosaur on the jersey any more. Umm…what else? OK, that’s about it. Bland color scheme + bland modern font = bland basketball uniform. Anyone else wonder if this team would like to take a mulligan on their choice of a name for this team? A perfect example of why, when you want to brand your team, it’s probably a bad idea to chase whatever is “hot” at the time. If there is a team in professional sports more in need of a rebrand, it’s the Charlotte Bobcats, but the Raptors are second in line.

RANK TEAM MIKE W MIKE T GREG CROWD
27 18 25 26 27

MIKE W: The Kings aren’t that bad. Their template is nice, and while they seem to have sewn their home numbers on their road jerseys and vice versa, they are another team that has an alternate that is far better than their every day set.

RANK TEAM MIKE W MIKE T GREG CROWD
28 30 28 22 28

MIKE W: The Suns are the worst looking team in basketball. Whatever they go to this offseason will have to be an upgrade, if only because all indications are the gray heavy features of their set will be gone. Whoever decided to mix the names Suns with the color gray made a terrible decision.

RANK TEAM MIKE W MIKE T GREG CROWD
29 24 20 10 29

GREG: I ranked the Thunder in the perfect spot to catch hell in both directions. I’ll either have them way too high or not high enough. I really like their color scheme, they took a dumb name and did the best they could with it, and they have a killer alt. Yeah, their logo is stupid but the uniforms look pretty damned good. It’s a clean and classic look that’s not in danger of looking dated in two years.

RANK TEAM MIKE W MIKE T GREG CROWD
30 29 30 25 30

MIKE T: The latest edition in the saga that is the Bobcats took all the personality out of the previous sets with the orange cat. I don’t mind the logos themselves, but just get the colors right.

Here is an infographic of just the way the hosts vote.

And here is a graphic if we take all of the crowdsourced votes and consolidated them into one voice.

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Episode 27 – I Just Do the Logos, I Don’t Know What the Hell They’re Called.

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In this episode, we get right to the point. We talk about the new Dolphins logothe Jaguars leak, and the unveiling of the new Baylor Bears look. We use these items to really get into some discussions. We go into “When is it a good idea to rebrand?” “What extent should militarization go in sports?” “When is a custom font a good idea, and when isn’t it?”

We also announce our NBA Power Rankings, which will be coming in the middle of April. If you want to participate, you can post your list, 1-30 in these comments, you can email us, you can post in the thread on the Forum.

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Episode 26 – We Might Get Lucky with the Women’s Team


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We get back to the news in this episode of the Logocast! We talk the Oregon State unveilingAdidas going insane in the NCAA Tournament, MLS Jersey Week, the Vancouver Millionaires, and finally, the USMNT Centennial kits! It’s an episode that’s short, sweet, and to the point, with all of our feedback on the newest uniform news!

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The Logocast Episode 25 – Brandiose

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In this episode of the Logocast, the entire show is devoted to our interview with Brandiose!  We talked with Casey and Jason about how they got started, their work new and old, and their plans for the future. Brandiose has been at the top of our guest list since day one. Suffice it to say, we were thrilled to finally talk with them.  We hope you enjoy the interview as much as we did.

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The Logocast #24 “Stupid, but neat – and how the Oregon Ducks are ready for a Russian invasion.”

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In this episode of the Logocast, we talk about the BP hats hitting Spring Training fieldsthe Jaguars logo changeOregon spring helmetsthe updated Vikings Norseman logothe Warriors new alts, and the Oregon State leak! We end the show by talking about the reaction to our NHL Power Rankings!

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The Logocast Presents NHL Power Rankings

These are the official NHL Visual Power Rankings, as done by the official podcast of sportslogos.net, The Logocast.  Obviously, this is our list of their visual identities, and NOT of their play on the ice. Let us know what you think of our averaged rankings. The total score, as well as each host’s individual rankings, are listed in the chart. We have also included some thoughts as to why we voted the teams where they are.

RANK TEAM POINTS MIKE W MIKE T GREG

1

81

3

1

8

MIKE T: Best in the league in my opinion. The striping is perfect, and the alternate logo is great. I hate the team, but I can admit I love their look.

RANK TEAM POINTS MIKE W MIKE T GREG

1

81

2

4

6

MIKE W: The Maple Leafs combine classic striping, a clean logo, and one of the best alternates in sports for a great overall identity.

RANK TEAM POINTS MIKE W MIKE T GREG

3

74

12

2

5

GREG: One of my favorite road uniforms in the NHL. The fact that the red and blue fight with each other on their home jerseys is all that keeps them from a higher ranking. They really need to bring back the 40′s alternate that they wore in ’03-’04 and ’05-06.

RANK TEAM POINTS MIKE W MIKE T GREG

4

73

6

13

1

GREG: Admittedly a homer pick. Their road jersey is simply the best in the NHL. The colors really pop off the white with the red pants and the stripes are perfect. A fantastic third and the fact that I’m a Rangers fan puts them at #1 for me.

RANK TEAM POINTS MIKE W MIKE T GREG

5

71

1

3

18

MIKE W: The Blackhawks were the #1 team on my list. In my opinion, no team balances color better, and you combine that with an excellent logo set, striping that just looks timeless and amazing, and you have the league’s best looking team.

RANK TEAM POINTS MIKE W MIKE T GREG

6

68

7

11

7

MIKE T: Classic original six look. The thing that sets them apart from the Habs is that their logo could use a refreshing, but other than that a good look.

RANK TEAM POINTS MIKE W MIKE T GREG

6

68

15

8

2

GREG: I love their logo and their colors work well. The logo doesn’t try to look “fierce” or “show motion”, it simply represents the name of the team – and it does it very well. Why they ever abandoned this look for the red & black and then the Buffaslug is an enduring mystery.

RANK TEAM POINTS MIKE W MIKE T GREG

8

66

11

7

9

MIKE T: The newest logo is the best in franchise history, and this comes from a Lightning fan. The alt is still out of place, but the simplicity of the regulars makes the set.

RANK TEAM POINTS MIKE W MIKE T GREG

9

63

5

21

4

MIKE W: After a step in the wrong direction, playing with a navy, red, and copper that was altogether too dark and muddled, the Oilers re-embraced the look they won five Stanley Cups in, and now they look great.

RANK TEAM POINTS MIKE W MIKE T GREG

10

62

16

5

10

MIKE T: Their home is absolutely perfect. If they had consistency over their 3 jerseys, and added red to the alternate it would be higher.

RANK TEAM POINTS MIKE W MIKE T GREG

11

58

9

14

12

GREG: My favorite thing about the Flyers look is the name plates. Especially the black nameplate on the road jerseys. Overall, they have a clean, classic look.

RANK TEAM POINTS MIKE W MIKE T GREG

12

55

4

18

16

MIKE W: Although a relatively new team, the Devils absolutely got their logo right the first time, and in their entire history, have only changed the green they original wore to their current black. There’s a reason for that, and that’s there’s no need to change.

RANK TEAM POINTS MIKE W MIKE T GREG

13

54

8

9

22

MIKE W: One of the few teams that really benefitted from the RBK Edge redesign. The orange really pops in the jersey, and the logo was updated brilliantly.

RANK TEAM POINTS MIKE W MIKE T GREG

14

47

19

12

15

GREG: A decent attempt at updating their old look and a major improvement over the old blue, black and gold. Go to the third jersey full time and we’ve got a winner. Not bad, but could be so much better.

RANK TEAM POINTS MIKE W MIKE T GREG

15

46

20

6

21

MIKE T: I LOVE the yellow home uniforms. I think one of the best rebrands in league history was ditching the old set for the updated Nashville theme

RANK TEAM POINTS MIKE W MIKE T GREG

16

43

13

10

27

MIKE T: The blue and green is a great look. I don’t mind the script as much as the whale/rink logos on the chest. Give me some Johnny Canuck!

RANK TEAM POINTS MIKE W MIKE T GREG

17

40

21

19

13

GREG: Great primary logo. Awesome third jersey. They need to lose the piping on the primaries.

RANK TEAM POINTS MIKE W MIKE T GREG

18

38

14

17

24

MIKE W: While they may not be long for the Copper State, the Coyotes have a clean primary uniform set, with the brick and cream really looking beautiful together. A third jersey that tries a little too hard moves them down a little in the rankings.

RANK TEAM POINTS MIKE W MIKE T GREG

18

38

18

20

17

MIKE W: While the Hurricanes will never look as good as the team they replaced, the franchise formerly known as the Whalers has a fine color scheme and ingeniously uses the storm warning flag as striping.

RANK TEAM POINTS MIKE W MIKE T GREG

20

35

17

15

26

MIKE T: The best logo set in the league, brought down slightly by the modern edge template, but the alternate still rocks.

RANK TEAM POINTS MIKE W MIKE T GREG

21

34

22

23

14

GREG: Love the logo. Like their third. Hate the gold on the primaries. Bring back the old yellow and this one shoots right into the top ten.

RANK TEAM POINTS MIKE W MIKE T GREG

22

33

27

22

11

GREG: Great primary logo. Their third jersey is one of the best in the NHL.

RANK TEAM POINTS MIKE W MIKE T GREG

23

32

26

16

19

MIKE W: The people of Winnipeg waited 15 years for the a team to return to the city and take the mantle, they deserved more than double blue, a clipart jet over an overdesigned maple leaf, and road uniforms stripes in every possible direction.

RANK TEAM POINTS MIKE W MIKE T GREG

24

30

30

30

3

MIKE T: Like the Oilers, the choice to throw back to old colors is a downgrade. The blue is too bright, the logo sucks, and the alternate is the worst in the league

RANK TEAM POINTS MIKE W MIKE T GREG

25

29

10

25

29

MIKE W: A hemstripe away from being one of the best looks in hockey, the Kings absolutely upgraded over their prior black, purple, and silver mess.

RANK TEAM POINTS MIKE W MIKE T GREG

26

19

24

27

23

MIKE T:  too busy. The Flaming C is a great logo, but random piping and design brings it down. No problem with the black, they just need to make sense of their sweater.

RANK TEAM POINTS MIKE W MIKE T GREG

26

19

28

26

20

GREG: Good color scheme but their logo looks like something that belongs on a drink cup at a truck stop.

RANK TEAM POINTS MIKE W MIKE T GREG

28

16

23

29

25

MIKE T: In my opinion, the Navy sweater they replaced with the red was better. The logo screams outdated and from the 90s, and the alternate matches nothing.

RANK TEAM POINTS MIKE W MIKE T GREG

29

12

29

24

28

MIKE W: Ugly color scheme, a wordmark in lieu of a logo, the Ducks set out to destroy any remnants of their Disney owned days with this redesign, but there was no Phoenix to arise from that fire, just one of the ugliest looks in all of hockey. With a shoulder patch on their thirds, the team has already backed off of their complete disavowing of the Disney era, and we can only hope this look is not long for this world.

RANK TEAM POINTS MIKE W MIKE T GREG

30

10

25

28

30

GREG: You can’t do any better than throwing Dallas on the front of your jerseys and calling it a day?

Agree with our list? Disagree? Let us know! Respond here on sportslogos.net! Send us an email to podcast@thelogocast.com! Tweet to us at @thelogocast! Write a note on our facebook!

Next week, on the show, we will talk about our rankings and the feedback, and we will be reading samples by fans like you on the air!

To wrap things up, here is an awesome infographic done by Mike T. Tumble this, shoot it around via email, whether you like or loathe it, let’s talk about it!

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