The oldest known National Football League logo is either the Chicago Bears or the Arizona Cardinals. Both teams began playing professional football in 1920. The Cardinals were known as the Chicago Cardinals and the Bears were known as the Decatur Staleys back in the 1920’s. Since 1920 when the Bears and Cardinals started using a NFL logo the league has grown to 32 teams with a total of 157 different logo used a their primary logo over the almost 100 years of existence. To see all and each NFL logos for each team click here.
The Milwaukee Brewers originated in Seattle, Washington as the Seattle Pilots, the Pilots lasted only a year because of financial and stadium problems. The move to Milwaukee happened so quickly that equipment was on trucks and not sure where to go Seattle or Milwaukee. In addition the uniforms from Seattle were rapidly changed from Pilots to Brewers, however the colors had to stay the same. Bud Selig had planned on a change of the colors, but was unable to because of the timing. So to this day the Brewers color are blue and gold, but with a different shades of blue and gold.
The first and only Pilot’s logo was simple and plain. The first Milwaukee Brewer logo, since it was so abruptly created and design was not that bad of a beginning logo. The slugging Brewer logo lasted for seven years, till some would say their classic logo was created and designed. The lower case letter “b” and “m” forming a catcher’s mitt with a baseball in the center has great creativity and imagination. Logos can be a remembrance of time, uniforms and players. During this time key players such as Robin Yount, Paul Molitor, and Gorman Thomas brought the spotlight to the Brewers.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have been in existence since 1998 as an expansion team along with Tampa Bay Rays who were formerly known then as the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. The Diamondbacks have had the fortune of playing in a World Series and winning it all in 2001. As a recent expansion team winning in 2001 is quite an accomplishment, only the Miami Marlins as a recent expansion team has won a world series, besides the Dbacks.
In looking at the logo history of the Diamondbacks, they have consistently us the snake designed letter “A” with a snake tongue in the center. From 1998 to the present logo they have change the fonts on the two different wordmark and once the colors.
The Diamondback’s featured primary logo in 1998 was with the original colors of purple, black, teal and copper. The logo is a nice looking logo that represents the heart of the desert community. The dominate color of teal was attractive till they changed to the Sedona Red dominance.
Sunday’s epic battle between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots was a game for the ages.
This game will be remembered as Brady’s latest and greatest comeback game. At age 39 Brady does not seem to be slowing down on his skills and/or leadership. We all thought that this game was over in the first half with Atlanta’s 28-3 lead and comfortable with their offensive strategy. But I believe we all knew that a Brady-Belichick halftime could produce some type of comeback. And it did. Brady is now up there with the Joe Montana’s of Super Bowl deity. Both now have 5 Super Bowl wins to their credit. Being able to see both Brady and Montana has been such a treat. But, ranking the two I would now have to say Brady is the man. Winning in the modern age with the turnover of players every season and not having a elite running back or wide receiver during his run for the Super Bowl, makes Brady the greatest ever in my book.
Now on to the NFL Logo Super Bowl Battle, with the pre-game favorite Falcons coming away with the very close victory. The Falcon’s logo won by the slim margin of one vote. Winning the Sports Logo History’s Logo Battle is no consolation for losing the actual Super Bowl, but is something. Congratulation to both the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons for a great memory at Super Bowl LI.
The Charlotte Bobcats unveiled a new logo that will be the franchise re-branding as the “Charlotte Hornets” for the upcoming 2014-15 NBA season. The new logo, seen above, was announced during halftime of Charlotte’s home game against Utah at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
“Tonight is a special night for all the fans in the Carolinas,” Bobcats owner Michael Jordan told the home crowd. “You guys asked and we delivered.”
“The logos are the foundation of an organization’s brand identity, and our goal was to design logos that would have awareness, be relevant and resonate with fans,” Bobcats president Fred Whitfield. “We developed a logo that physically depicted the characteristics and DNA of the type of team we want on the court, as well as those of hornets and the city of Charlotte.”
The Bobcats also announced that the original Hornets’ popular mascot, “Hugo the Hornet,” will also return next season. Merchandise bearing the new logos will be available on Jan. 18 2014.