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XFL Team Name and Helmet Designs posted by Blitzalytics

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:33 pm
by MikeMitchell
https://twitter.com/Blitzalytics/status ... 9746619392

You can check out and clink on the link in the above tweet.
Soon after the XFL cities were selected by Mr. Vince McMahon and Co., the chosen fanbases have been abuzz for identities and designs that they can get excited about for the upcoming season. The original plan was for the team names to be announced in mid-June, but the XFL brain trust has been doing their due diligence as to not make a mistake with this important task. However, that won’t stop us here at Blitzalytics from giving you our name concepts and helmet prototypes! We will be taking a look at each of the two divisions (East and West), and take note of how some of the team names have a close relationship with the area they are in, while others have a more whimsical flair to them. Now, it’s time for me to take a backseat and let you admire all the hard work that our Robert Robinson (@RobRobGraphics) has done!

Re: XFL Team Name and Helmet Designs posted by Blitzalytics

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:46 pm
by Tank55
I know the XFL's stuff isn't going to be perfect, but I'm confident they're going to blow all this fan art out of the water. This set is terrible.

EDIT: To add a tiny bit of substance, going all-out on a military theme for Washington would be a HUGE mistake. It's not a military town.

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Re: XFL Team Name and Helmet Designs posted by Blitzalytics

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:01 pm
by GDAWG
I don't see any of the helmet designs being anything close to that. If anything, the designs of the helmets will probably be closer to those you see in the NFL.

Re: XFL Team Name and Helmet Designs posted by Blitzalytics

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:28 pm
by MikeMitchell
Tank55 wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:46 pm
I know the XFL's stuff isn't going to be perfect, but I'm confident they're going to blow all this fan art out of the water. This set is terrible.

EDIT: To add a tiny bit of substance, going all-out on a military theme for Washington would be a HUGE mistake. It's not a military town.

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The fan art is not my cup of tea either.The helmets and logos aren't great. The names are give and take really. I am ok with the color schemes. Blitzalytics recently did a nice article on the XFL, trying to be a refresher course for people who are not up on the league. It wasn't as bad as I expected. These write-ups are usually very misinformed.

You are right about the military theme with Washington. It's over done. For some reason, it's everybody's go to for that city. I get the patriot/leader aspect of branding Washington. It wouldn't shock me if Red, White and Blue are in the color scheme, but I would smile if that wasn't the case, just because everyone expects it.

Re: XFL Team Name and Helmet Designs posted by Blitzalytics

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:26 pm
by XFLInSTL
I like the LA one, but I think the name would fit better in Houston or Dallas. I don't like any of the other ones really. The logos just don't look great.

Re: XFL Team Name and Helmet Designs posted by Blitzalytics

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:01 pm
by Sounder
I went to that link and I don't know if it's because it's Twitter.......the images are blurry ....or at least they were for me.
The names are predictable and generic.......but if that's what they want:....
Here's another look at the updated Sounder collection:

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Re: XFL Team Name and Helmet Designs posted by Blitzalytics

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:33 pm
by XFLInSTL
Sounder wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:01 pm
I went to that link and I don't know if it's because it's Twitter.......the images are blurry ....or at least they were for me.
The names are predictable and generic.......but if that's what they want:....
Here's another look at the updated Sounder collection:


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The Stallions name is fine, I do prefer Explorers though. Not feeling too great about an orange and purple color scheme though. I like the crimson and gold one that I've seen here a lot though.

Re: XFL Team Name and Helmet Designs posted by Blitzalytics

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:39 pm
by Sounder
A possible look at an expansion location:. So ok..... it's been tried, time and again....seven times now I believe.... but it's a football market not in the NFL.......you gotta go there again..... it's Birmingham.
A new stadium is being built to replace Legion Field to house UAB football and it would serve as an ideal home for professional football...... Birmingham Vulcans XFL football.
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A little history:. In '75.....the WFL World Bowl champion Birmingham Americans.....who had the uniforms confiscated off their backs by Caddo parish deputies post game to pay off outstanding debts.....were rebranded as the "Vulcans". The WFL folded halfway into it's second season.
So the Vulcans image belongs to Birmingham and it needs to be brought forth again. And dig the silver and purple man!