Our Hero Returns….

October 9th.


There’s Only One Picture You Need to See of Tom Brady to Know What the Outcome Will be on Sunday.

Look at that picture. Look at the eyes of Brady. That doesn’t look like someone you want to piss off. That looks like the face of someone so determined to win so bad.

And don’t forget, he’s looking at his pal Peyton Manning, someone he likes and respects.

Imagine if that was someone he didn’t like?

I wouldn’t want to be that person.

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That’s the “You won this round buddy, but just wait till next time….” look.

NFL Unveils Panthers/Cowboys Color Rush Uniforms, Completely Forgets The Whole Point of Color vs Color

So during the game last night, as will be done on all Thursday Night Football games, the NFL unveils the uniforms for the next weeks game.

That game is the Panthers vs Cowboys.

And the Cowboys will be wearing all white.

So much for the whole color on color concept.

The Panthers won’t look too much different from the Titans from last nights game. The Cowboys jersey is based off a throwback they have worn before, but this time with the matching white pants and socks. If the Cowboys wore blue socks, it would look pretty nice. Now they will just look like they are wearing tights.



GIMP Tutorial – Creating a Decal Effect for Football Helmet Logos

You may have seen the helmet logo concepts that were going around the internet.

(You can see a lot more, and quite frankly, a lot more well executed ones at Chris Creamers Sportslogos.net Forums).

Anyway, I decided to create a little tutorial for a small detail that can have a big impact on the overall look of the concept.

First, find the logo you want. If you are using your own logo, hopefully it is a PNG image since those are easier to work with in these situations. Larger images are also more helpful.

For this tutorial, I am using a Patriots logo from wikipedia.

NOTE: Not pictured in the tutorial. After Step 2, duplicate the layer.

STEP 1. Paste the logo into your GIMP image.

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Here is an example of the logo on a helmet. (Helmet template by Fraser Davidson).

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Thanks for reading, hopefully this tutorial is helpful in creating some concepts.

Patriots Lose Opener to Dolphins, 33-20.

Well, that wasn’t that fun. But guess what? I ain’t even mad.

The last time the Patriots lost the season opener, it was back in 2003 and they lost to the Bills 31-0.

They also won the Super bowl that year, soooo I’m just hoping this is causation and not just a correlation ( I hope I used those two terms right).

Seriously though, some people act as if 0-1 is a death sentence and the season is over. What have you guys learned over watching the Patriots (or any Boston team for that matter) over the past 13 or so years? Don’t give up so easily.

About the game, they played a good first half. Got some turnovers. Made some plays, but came out flat in the second half. Maybe Brady’s calf was hurting him? Who knows.

All I know is Tom Brady hate’s losing more than he likes winning so maybe him getting ticked off from the get will get him going for the rest of the year.

I am more mad I had Rogers on both of my fantasy teams and he did diddlysquat. 0-2. But like with the Patriots, I’m not worried.

Bradford Out For Season, Mallett Sitting Out Final Preseason Game. Mallett to St. Louis?

It was just said today that Jimmy Garopollo will start the final preseason game for the Patriots, and he may play the entire game. A few days ago, the Rams learned they would be without Sam Bradford who suffered an ACL injury in the third preseason game.

Myself, and many others, have now begun to think that St. Louis could be a landing spot for the Patriots back up quarterback. This makes sense. It looks like Jimmy G has surpassed Mallett as the Patriots No. 2 behind Brady, and Mallett might be the best available option for the Rams.

It looks like if they do trade Mallett, it won’t happen until after the final preseason game.

NFL Uniform Concepts – Make Up Days – Lions, Giants, and Bears

I skipped a few days so I’m here with 3 concepts to make up some time.


First up, the Detroit Lions.

The jersey is pretty simple, it just has 2 huge shoulder logos (similar to the late 90’s Patriots). The logo is just the head of the lion from the helmet logo. I limited the black except for outlining the lion heads and number to make them easier to see.

The facemask also went back to blue.

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NFL Uniform Concepts Day 14 – San Francisco 49ers

Another team with a classic look today. Here’s a brief rundown of what I’ve changed to the 49ers uniforms

-Removed black outline on helmet logo, gave logo a white outline

-Removed sleeve stripes (that were always cut off thanks to the jersey pattern) and moved gold and white stripes to the shoulders

-Moved numbers to the sleeves

-Added gold and white stripes on the socks

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The main reason for moving the stripes to the shoulders was the sleeve stripes have basically become nonexistent on the current uniforms thanks to the jersey cut and the way players prefer them.

Here they are in Montana’s days

and today, 1 full stripe and and inch of the second one. Not even enough room for the third stripe.