Hmm so yes the icons clashing with the linked-icons pose a challenge.
I see two solutions:
1) Get rid of the linked icons. They're probably used much less now that update threads aren't on the forum, and we could even get rid of the subforums for Roster and just have the Roster's under the main Team forums so they'd only be one click from homepage. Could probably figure out something for the links to the index's.
2) If McWolf could put up a version with the icons removed (just the icons, leave the lines), we could possibly use CSS to absolute position the existing linked-icons on top of the banner in the right spots.