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46 minutes ago, zippy5 said:

On its face it looks okay. But it's not a proprietary Akron logo. It's just a stock Nike font. No historic meaning or usage, just a new font they picked. I'd rather use something that's been Akron's

Yes, one's own always seems to be closer. I wonder why they needed that Nike.

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I actually don't mind the Script Akron on the basketball uniform, and while I don't love the font of the numbers and the huge trim stripes, I'm cool with that new navy jersey. I'm a big fan of the black jerseys we got last year, though they would look a lot better on a navy base.

 

However, on the football helmets, I hate it. Hard to read and doesn't look like anything. I miss the big fat Z decals or the Fear the Roo logo w/ the numbers that they wore a few times. Sexy as hell.

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48 minutes ago, LoyalZIP said:

I actually don't mind the Script Akron on the basketball uniform, and while I don't love the font of the numbers and the huge trim stripes, I'm cool with that new navy jersey. I'm a big fan of the black jerseys we got last year, though they would look a lot better on a navy base.

 

However, on the football helmets, I hate it. Hard to read and doesn't look like anything. I miss the big fat Z decals or the Fear the Roo logo w/ the numbers that they wore a few times. Sexy as hell.

 

Couldn't agree more with your last point.

Every time I saw that Fear the Roo logo w/ the numbers I was aroused.

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1 hour ago, Captain Kangaroo said:

While not to be confused with Shaq or Lebron, Freeman looks to have added a little upper body bulk?

 

Holding his arms how he is, with the biceps pressed against his sides a bit, gives a broader/bulkier/more built appearance.

 

Love the uniforms. I feel like Akron finally figured out the right hue and combination of Blue & Gold, unlike our *gag* friends to the east that use their "gold" as a hydration level measurement (pee yellow).

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On 9/30/2021 at 10:15 AM, Blue & Gold said:

 

 

 

All I can see is 'Alanon' on those blue unis but my eyes have seen better days. Gold on white is rough. White uni looks OK ... if you haven't gotten enough of script 'Akron.'

 

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13 minutes ago, GoZips88 said:

 

All I can see is 'Alanon' on those blue unis but my eyes have seen better days. Gold on white is rough. White uni looks OK ... if you haven't gotten enough of script 'Akron.'

 

Where did you see the home whites? Can you post a link?

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1 minute ago, Blue & Gold said:

Where did you see the home whites? Can you post a link?

 

Scroll up a bit to the post that with a pic featuring 'Season tickets on sale now' and includes a men's and women's player. Women's in white and I'm assuming the men's jerseys will be similar?

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2 hours ago, GoZips88 said:

 

All I can see is 'Alanon' on those blue unis but my eyes have seen better days. Gold on white is rough. White uni looks OK ... if you haven't gotten enough of script 'Akron.'

 

 

I see the AL and the ron, but between them is a little guys face looking at Al.

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On 9/29/2021 at 3:50 AM, LoyalZIP said:

I actually don't mind the Script Akron on the basketball uniform, and while I don't love the font of the numbers and the huge trim stripes, I'm cool with that new navy jersey. I'm a big fan of the black jerseys we got last year, though they would look a lot better on a navy base.

 

I work at Pearl Harbor.  Send me a jersey and I'll find out how well it goes over!

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On 9/29/2021 at 7:15 AM, zippy5 said:

On its face it looks okay. But it's not a proprietary Akron logo. It's just a stock Nike font. No historic meaning or usage, just a new font they picked. I'd rather use something that's been Akron's

Agree. The logo is an attempt to look old style but is not based on anything that was used in the past a far as I can remember. Call it fake retro. I also agree it can be OK as an alternate on basketball unis, but is weak on the helmet. The Z is much more dynamic.

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There a reason Domino's sells so many of their crappy, bland pizzas...and why so many people like "Whale of a Pail" vanilla ice cream...and why Food Club brand BBQ sauce is on the grocery store shelf...or why the dogs playing poker picture outsells prints of anything Picasso created. Many people just don't care about quality. And that's not a knock on anyone...it's the way it is.

 

For those that appreciate an artisan pizza, or a well-crafted IPA, or an awesome 14-hour smoked brisket...they have a different outlook. 

 

I see the script Akron as "mailing it in." Boring and unimaginative. A nice, safe, "Whale of a Pail" ice cream logo for the masses to accept. It bothers me, because we are capable of better. Logos should be cool, fun and sell merchandise. "Script Akron" could've been made by Brownie Troop #39. 

 

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I like Script Akron as an accessorizing logo to the Z. As a main logo? Most high schools try harder.

 

And compared to the gorgeous, multi-combination football uniforms we’ve had the last handful of years, our new Nike’s SUCK BALLS.

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