Thursday, March 31, 2016

In Which I Find a Little Piece of Our Club's History on eBay

I got a kick out of this auction on eBay:

I still see these scarves at NYCFC events from time to time. Memories of the Third Rail's earliest days, when our club was little more than a name and a handful of employees.

I don't know whether to be sad that somebody got rid of their scarf, or pleased that it's apparently (nearly) doubled in value in the last couple years.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Fixing the Badge

I love our club's badge, but there's one thing that's always bothered me: the white inner ring. It draws focus away from the monogram at the center and breaks up a really solid roundel.

I would change that inner ring to orange. Not only would that leave the timeless monogram as the only white on the badge, instantly pulling and condensing focus, but it maintains the navy/orange/navy pattern established by the outer ring.

What say you, New Yorkers? Solid update for the Pigeons, or pointless meddling?