11 Rejected Ideas for the Flint Weather Ball Redesign [PHOTOS]
The Flint Weather Ball just had another facelift, with the letters being changed from "FM" to "HB" after just five years of wearing the former. Honestly, what they went with was way less exciting than the list of rejected ideas for the landmark's latest redesign.
On November 10th, 2013, the letters "CB" were removed from the Flint Weather Ball. As of April 26th, 2018, and our most well-known landmark has a new face. That's right, kids. For the second time in a decade, the entity formerly known as Citizen's Bank has changed hands, this time from FirstMerit Bank to Huntington Bank.
This latest acquisition took place in late 2016, but they just now switched over the Weather Ball letters. I was kind of hoping they'd leave the "FM" and just let us pretend it stands for Flint, Michigan, but you know companies -- always wanting to put their name and logo on stuff. I guess we could just pretend the "HB" stands for something else, like "Half Baked," "Hey, Bitch," or "Haters' Ball," but where's the fun in that?
Instead, I've taken the list of the six "rejected" redesign ideas for the weather ball from 5 years ago and added the ones from this time around. I mean, a lot has happened here in the last five years, so obviously, there were a bunch of new ideas for updating the old ball. In the end, they went with the old two letters approach -- riveting, I know -- but join us as we imagine what could've been...