This post is brought to you by the letter E and the number 9. Those are the buttons I push to get a Twix out of the candy machine.
"I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process."
not bad, but it's basic. for a professional sports team i would expect something a little more refined. the S in nets on the first logo bugs me.
"There's something about turning the pages of a book or magazine and the felling of rubbing your hands across the words."
This is my pen tool. There are many like it, but this one is MINE. My pen tool is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. My pen tool without me is useless. Without my pen tool, I am useless.
there is no grey area when it comes to 1 color logos.
A designer friend of mine was soliciting opinions of this logo via Twitter. My reply was "I like that it's fairly simple & not overly complicated like many other newer sports teams' logos. Not especially *clever* though." His response: "Even the Raiders have silver with their black. B&W is not enough for a flexible brand, and the type and emblem lack cohesion."
Hopefully OP posts back soon if he has a solution. I recently (last week) abandoned a new install of InDesign CC 2017 for our old version of CS4 for the same reason as OP, unworkable documents. CS4 appears...