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04-23-2013, 12:37 PM
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I still think that I'd we win the Presidents' Trophy, we go all in with the Lincoln theme.

If we don't, then all in on mountain peaks.

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04-23-2013, 01:55 PM
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So I messed around and:




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^^^
Looks good to me. The Toews picture is especially appropriate I think.

I do have a question though and this seems to be the best spot for it. WTF is up with the Detroit PO avatars? I mean yes they're Wings players with wigs and women's names, but is there any particular reason why? If we do end up playing Detroit there pretty much has to be a sexist theme though. It's too perfect (and just go back to peaking too early after).

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04-23-2013, 02:16 PM
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Looks good to me. The Toews picture is especially appropriate I think.

I do have a question though and this seems to be the best spot for it. WTF is up with the Detroit PO avatars? I mean yes they're Wings players with wigs and women's names, but is there any particular reason why? If we do end up playing Detroit there pretty much has to be a sexist theme though. It's too perfect (and just go back to peaking too early after).
Sounds funny if taken correctly but based on conversations on the main boards today and...well...always...it would be taken down and we'd all be punished.

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04-23-2013, 02:18 PM
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Slightly OT, but I like that the league removed the blue from the SCP logo. Way sharper with a black background.

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04-23-2013, 02:32 PM
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Sounds funny if taken correctly but based on conversations on the main boards today and...well...always...it would be taken down and we'd all be punished.
No doubt, but in reading that thread it seems more about Keith being an idiot than any real outrage or belief that he's sexist. We can do it in a non-offensive way (my ideas anyway are more silly/abstract). I think the (Hawk) board has a decent enough demographic range (sex, age range etc.) that we can agree on something that's not offensive. Or maybe it wouldn't be worth the effort IDK.

The fact they're letting the Detroit avatars stand lessens any worry about punishment I think anyway.

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04-23-2013, 02:35 PM
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I think it is a great idea and it is something that should be carried out for the Detroit series for sure. Maybe do one with Kane and a couple of them in the back seat of a limo. They look like his type, lol.

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04-23-2013, 02:42 PM
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Also, along the lines of the never peak too early theme. I really don't get the suit thing. How about one with Kane passed out at the bar?

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04-23-2013, 02:51 PM
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Also, along the lines of the never peak too early theme. I really don't get the suit thing. How about one with Kane passed out at the bar?
That's actually a really good idea too. And for the Toews one have the picture of him chugging with the "I never peak" caption. Wish we had more pics of drunken Hawks.

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I just read what Keith said. Thought it was hilarious. People are really blowing it up to be sexist?

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That's actually a really good idea too. And for the Toews one have the picture of him chugging with the "I never peak" caption. Wish we had more pics of drunken Hawks.
I like that too. That is what I think has been lost here. The design is great, clean and impressive. The humor has been lost though. We should have a few humorous ones for those who want to go that route.

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04-23-2013, 02:57 PM
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The point of the joke is a correlation between peaking early in the season, and peaking early in the bedroom. That's the joke. I don't get how drunken pictures of Hawks players adds to what you're trying to say with the avatars.

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The point of the joke is a correlation between peaking early in the season, and peaking early in the bedroom. That's the joke. I don't get how drunken pictures of Hawks players adds to what you're trying to say with the avatars.
Oh wow. Flew completely over my head, that's for sure. I would have put the O-face guy from Office Space in one or something if I wanted to convey that. Vague resemblance to Stalberg, too. Well, nothing saying some of us can't make our own under the same premise.

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The point of the joke is a correlation between peaking early in the season, and peaking early in the bedroom. That's the joke. I don't get how drunken pictures of Hawks players adds to what you're trying to say with the avatars.
The issue is the avatars don't really illustrate that. I don't think people will necessarily get the joke from the avatars as they've been represented so far. I'd be cool with a sexual context too (I made a post about it on the last page) but it might be a bit too racy for the board really. Having a picture of kane passed out (he peaked too early) just does the joke in a different (and still funny) way.

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Like it for the most part. I like the use of 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs pic. Have to have at least one pic with some reference to that.

I would add "I" (I dont peak at all). Bolder statement.

Premature peaker. Dont like the use of the word premature. Waaay too many connotations with that.

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04-23-2013, 03:14 PM
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i don't like"i don't peak at all", i understand toews is captaon serious/intangibles/etc..., but it undermines the whole theme imo.

I've also been thinking that we could do a "its all downhill from here" theme. similar thing, possibly a bit more subtle/clever.

wouldn't want to end up being viewed like the pens fans last year with there boorish "shirts of playoffs" debacle


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04-23-2013, 03:28 PM
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so much "constructive criticism"!!!!! Anyway, I literally took a few of the ideas/suggestions previously mentioned in the thread and made avatars but I'm into making other things if people want (though nothing explicitly sexist SORRY.) Also I'm not particularly astute when it comes to making manips? But like if people had ideas of what they wanted on slide 1, slide 2, slide 3, etc as opposed to just 'something something O-face guy from Office Space something'

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04-23-2013, 03:47 PM
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so much "constructive criticism"!!!!! Anyway, I literally took a few of the ideas/suggestions previously mentioned in the thread and made avatars but I'm into making other things if people want (though nothing explicitly sexist SORRY.) Also I'm not particularly astute when it comes to making manips? But like if people had ideas of what they wanted on slide 1, slide 2, slide 3, etc as opposed to just 'something something O-face guy from Office Space something'


But there was no criticism meant on my part, constructive or otherwise.

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Ok, that works. I appreciate your help.

SLIDE 1



SLIDE 2

This is a good pic for the passed out Kane. Obviously, the left side would need be cropped out.



This slide should have "never peak too early on it"

SLIDE 3 (optional, thought it might look cool to have him drinking champaign after the Cup to show this is when you really peak, but it may be just adding too much)

[IMG]http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/411*368/kaner.jpg[/IMG]

SLIDE 4

Whatever Cup logo you guys have been using.


As for the O-face guy, it was just something off the top of my head but I am thinking Stalberg. Give me the evening to mull that one over and I'll post some pics. Thanks again for the help.

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04-23-2013, 04:00 PM
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Whatever happens, can I get one with all the normal stuff but instead of a player slide, I would get one that said "We peaked too soon" with the Devils logo?

Gracias amigos

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Hey guys, since my team is out and I live in Chicago, I'm pretty much jumping on your bandwagon for the playoffs. Thinking about getting a Hawks avi.

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04-23-2013, 04:26 PM
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But there was no criticism meant on my part, constructive or otherwise.
I'm sorry!!! I'm sure someone else with far more skill than me will make some though

coldsteelonice84 - the pain of low quality pics but something like this?

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CerebralGenesis - this?

FYI: I can change the 'peaking too soon through 2013' when everyone collectively decides on a better slogan or whatever

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Ya i'll take it


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Just my two cents, but "peaking too soon through 2013" is a little wordy. Maybe use peaking early through 2013.

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Or just "Peaking Earlier est. 2013".

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