WFL Uniform Contest: Portland Storm/Thunder Entries
The World Football League uniform contest on Uni Watch
is underway. This is a look at the concepts submitted for the Portland Storm/Thunder franchises on what the teams may have looked like if they were
Logo - Similar in style, on the lime green helmet. Made the S in the logo blue to emphasize it.
Colors- Unique colors to the history of the team, so I kept them.
Pictured is the # 11 uni of Pete Beathard, QB for the 1974 Storm.
"Introducing the first pro
football team to truly embrace it's native climate; THE PORTLAND
OVERCAST-DRIZZLE! The WFL has always been progressive and the
completely re-invented Portland franchise epitomizes this by naming it's
team for the cloudy skies and gentle rain that define Portland to all
those living in the pacific northwest. The muted grays and green
compliment the vibrant number font and NOB pulled straight from the
famed White Stag sign.
p.s. I included the White Stag sign for reference to the number and NOB font
- The team actually switched to an Air Force style lightning bolt logo
in 1979, which they used through 2002. Silver was added as a trim color
in 1988. The current uniform debuted in 2003, and features a
modernized version of the original logo. It's no secret that this was
designed in response to the Seattle Seahawks color change, and the team
has even held multiple promotions where fans could trade in old Seattle
merchandise for a free Thunder t-shirt.
five years ago, the Portland Thunder decided to with the Portland Storm
shades of green and blue. They decided to add some color to their
helmet with a unique stripe pattern which included the lightning bolt
from years past on the back. It came to be affectionately called the
"Thunder tail" by fans and the "rat tail" by their rivals. Included is
the Brandon Bair player card.
Storm / Portland Thunder / Portland Thunderstorm: Nickname changed to
Thunderstorm in 1991 to help differentiate the team from the Orlando
Thunder of the WLAF. Team's custom "electric blue" tone debuted in 2011
replacing the navy blue that had been with the team since the mid 70's.
Team's green jerseys are a best seller during the neon craze of the
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