Three weeks ago, the Washington Commanders finally came to a decision with regards to their new name, logos, and uniforms. Finally, a sense of newness was in the air as the team unveiled their team name as well as their secondary logo and their alternate logo.
After three weeks, the Washington Commanders have made a slight change to their alternate logo.
The alternate logo was a circular logo that has a white background in its outer layer On the top, it contains the words “WASHINGTON FOOTBALL” in burgundy. The circular logo contains an inner circle with a gold outline. There are four quadrants within the inner circle. The top left says “EST 19” while the bottom right contains “32.” This is to establish the fact that the franchise has existed since 1932. The top right quadrant contains the franchise’s new secondary “W” logo except that the W was colored white and had a burgundy background. The bottom left quadrant of the inner circle has three white stars with a burgundy background.
The bottom of the circular alternate logo contained the championship years in burgundy. The years were 1937, 1942, 1983, 1988, and 1992.
While the years 1937 and 1942, there were slight inaccuracies with the championship years “1983, 1988 and 1992”. These years were representative of the date in January that the Super Bowl was played. It was not representative of the championship season. The actual championship seasons that the Commanders won the Super Bowl were 1982, 1987, and 1991.
Given the inaccurate way in which the Super Bowl-winning seasons were represented in the championship logo, fans voiced their displeasure.
The Commanders initially sought to resolve the issue by changing their years to the Roman numerals of the Super Bowls that the team played in. However, they were not given permission by the NFL to do so due to the fact that the NFL held the copyright to those Roman numerals.
After that, the franchise simply decided to put the adjusted years in the alternate logo. After a brief process of getting approval from the NFL on the new logo updates, they were given permission to move forward. Therefore, the bottom half of the outer circle of the alternative logo now reads “1937,1942,1982,1987 and 1991.
The Commanders have already commenced the process of updating the alternative logo online. Fans that have pre-ordered the Commanders jersey will have the updated crest with the years accurately reflected on it. It is set to come out at the beginning of July.
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