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Logo Au Go Go

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New ESPN column today — here’s the link.

Meanwhile: It’s rare that any genuine football news surfaces in the days before the Super Bowl, but Travis Garnes appears to have uncovered some. It’s buried toward the end of a local TV news report from a West Virginia station (streamable here).

The subject of the report is NFL Creative Director Shandon Melvin, who grew up in the area and designed this year’s Super Bowl logo. At one point Melvin’s father, all proud and probably saying things he shouldn’t be discussing, says, “Right now he’s working on a new logo for the Dolphins and the Chargers.” Then the reporter adds, “Now, the inside word is that [Melvin] is working on a design update of the iconic NFL logo itself.” Then they cut to an audio clip of Melvin, who confirms the league logo revision: “We’re looking to update our brand just a little bit and to, I would say, refine it.”

The NFL logo was last changed in 1970 (before that, it looked like this), and I’m surprised they haven’t changed it sooner. Unlike, say, the MLB logo, which still looks sleek and fairly modernist, the NFL shield looks badly dated, especially the typography. Personally, I kinda like its datedness, but I can’t argue that it’s a great piece of design that should never be tampered with. I was particularly surprised when the used it as the basis for the NFL Network logo, which is about as plain and undynamic as logos get.

As for the Chargers and Dolphins logos, this is the first I’ve heard of any design revisions for those teams. Maybe Melvin’s finally going to incorporate that long-overdue infinite regression into the Miami logo (a dolphin wearing a helmet with a dolphin wearing a helmet with a dolphin, etc.).

Then again, maybe not, because infinite regressions apparently aren’t Melvin’s thing. As you’ve probably noticed, the roman numeral “I” in this year’s Super Bowl logo is a depicted as an end zone pylon, but the Super Bowl logo is usually plastered on the pylons, which means Miller could have had lots of infinitely regressive fun if he’d been so inclined. Instead, he punted. Too bad the West Virginia station never asked him about that.

Okay — happy Groundhog Day, enjoy the Stupor Bowl, and I’ll look forward to seeing lots of you NYC-area folks at tomorrow afternoon’s Uni Watch party. Remember, i.d. yourself as a Uni Watcher to get $2 Buds, or just order a bloody jersey.

Uni Watch News Ticker: There are some nice uni- and equipment-related catalogs available on eBay. I won’t be bidding on this one, this one, or this one, so knock yourself out. … I’m not 100% positive about this, but I’m pretty sure that not a single Super Bowl snap has ever taken place in the rain. That could change this weekend, because the forecast in Miami calls for thundershowers. … Anyone who thinks the NBA is all about the gangsta/hip-hop look hasn’t seen Scott Pollard lately. … There are some quotes from me in this Super Bowl uniform overview. … Jeremy Brahm notes that Hichori Morimoto, who dressed up as an anime character during last year’s Japanese baseball All-Star Game, is up to his old tricks in spring training. … Austin Kearns is changing his uni number from 28 to 25 (with thanks to Jeffrey Soderberg).

 

180 comments to Logo Au Go Go

  • Graf Zeppelin | February 2, 2007 at 8:55 am |

    What are the chances that SNL does “DA BEARS” tomorrow night?

  • Josh | February 2, 2007 at 8:57 am |

    Paul is quoted a few times in this article in the Chicago Tribune “Tempo” section debating the uniforms of the Bears and Colts:

    http://www.chicagotr...

    This article also looks at the branding of everything (Hello, XLI thongs) with the logo:

    http://www.chicagotr...

    Josh
    Chicago

  • Robert | February 2, 2007 at 8:58 am |

    This wordy ebay auction contains some interesting information about Nebraska switch in uniform vendors from 1994 to 1995, and how each wanted to provide the special jerseys for the 1995 Orange Bowl.

    It turns out that some players wore jerseys from one vendor in the game, while some wore the other’s, and some wore both.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • ToasterPoodle | February 2, 2007 at 9:00 am |

    Anyone else cringe a little bit at the thought of an NFL logo change. Call me a pessimist I can’t imagine it will be an improvement.

  • tessa | February 2, 2007 at 9:04 am |

    Paul’s comments are just about the only useful things in that article.

    Case in point:
    “Both Dobson and Lupo call the Colts’ all-white uniform boring, and Dobson notes it ‘adds pounds in all the wrong places, a perennial fashion don’t.'”

    What?!?

  • Tom C. | February 2, 2007 at 9:07 am |

    I don’t think the NFL logo is that bad. People on this site bash some of the new logos and designs and tend to favor the classics. The NFL logo is simple and recognizable.

  • EFitch | February 2, 2007 at 9:11 am |

    could the new chargers logo bring back the horse? or powder blue?

    and will miami’s logo ever not suck (sorry i’m a pats fan)

  • Pittsburgh Gunny | February 2, 2007 at 9:12 am |

    The last league I remember changing the look of the league logo was the NHL. It was not a huge change and I suspect that the NFL change will not be that drastic either.

  • Josh | February 2, 2007 at 9:15 am |

    Who’s Stupid and Oblivious?

    Sorry to repost the link that Paul already had – that’s what you get when you’re up at 5:15 with a 2 year old…

    My favorite thing about the Colts/Bears uniform discussion is that “ironically” the Bears uniform “wins.” Of course it does….wanna be more ridiculous the Trib asks its readers to vote on what they think is the best…

    Gee, why not have us vote on our preference: Abraham Lincoln or Osama Bin Laden?

    Josh
    Chicago

  • Dwight | February 2, 2007 at 9:23 am |

    Usually revisions have to do with making the logo more aggressive and fierce – How in the world can you make a dolphin look fierce?

  • Kenny | February 2, 2007 at 9:36 am |

    That squirrel can water-ski

  • Jim | February 2, 2007 at 9:36 am |

    From the Tribune article:

    The Colts’ stripes used to be printed on the jersey, but now are a knit inset, says Kenny Gamble, Reebok’s senior director of merchandising for the NFL. “It has to do with fit. It¹s [a] minor [change] from the standpoint of a fan, but it¹s a major upgrade for an equipment manager, as far as how he fits a jersey on his player.”

    That’s neat. I like stuff that’s sewed on rather than printed on.

  • Ray | February 2, 2007 at 9:38 am |

    Oh dear god NO! As a die-hard Chargers fan and lover of their uniforms (both the powder blues and the current unis) I am seriously in cringe mode until something regarding the new logo is announced. It just makes me nervous when they bring in a “logo designer” to toy around with the company symbols. If they were going to switch to the powder blues full time – they would just switch. But this smells of a whole new logo. Great – just what I need, my favorite team being transformed into the latest version of the Panthers or Jaguars logo. Whoop-de-fucking-do!

  • todd krevanchi | February 2, 2007 at 9:41 am |

    a. so shandon miller is the name of the genius who designed that very pedestrian super bowl xli logo…

    b. anyone see any portion of wednesday’s ohio st/purdue game? (i of course was watching the nations best college hoop team. the gang in chapel hill) ohio st had a black morning stripe on. any idea on who within the osu program died? i understand that during the last week greg oden’s friend died, and othello hunter’s grandparents died, but those are hardly reasons for a team to wear a mourning stripe.

  • Burrill | February 2, 2007 at 9:42 am |

    [quote comment=”50441″]Usually revisions have to do with making the logo more aggressive and fierce – How in the world can you make a dolphin look fierce?[/quote]

    Make its eyes angry, and have it breaking something. Or something like that. Isn’t that how they usually do it?

    Also, give it teeth and an angry mouth.

    Or, you know, pick a fierce mascot. Not a pleasant, intelligent creature.

  • Miguel | February 2, 2007 at 9:45 am |

    [quote comment=”50441″]Usually revisions have to do with making the logo more aggressive and fierce – How in the world can you make a dolphin look fierce?[/quote]

    Rockets and lasers shooting out of his head

  • Kenny | February 2, 2007 at 9:45 am |

    [quote comment=”50442″]That squirrel can water-ski[/quote]

    Try this

  • Riley | February 2, 2007 at 9:45 am |

    Best league logo change of all time.

    CFL: Old to New

  • todd krevanchi | February 2, 2007 at 9:51 am |

    a quick image search came up with some, ahem, meaner dolphin logos…
    http://upload.wikime...

    http://www.cuga.org/...

    http://www.arubadolp...

  • Jonathon | February 2, 2007 at 9:54 am |

    [quote comment=”50444″]Oh dear god NO! As a die-hard Chargers fan and lover of their uniforms (both the powder blues and the current unis) I am seriously in cringe mode until something regarding the new logo is announced. It just makes me nervous when they bring in a “logo designer” to toy around with the company symbols. If they were going to switch to the powder blues full time – they would just switch. But this smells of a whole new logo. Great – just what I need, my favorite team being transformed into the latest version of the Panthers or Jaguars logo. Whoop-de-fucking-do![/quote]

    As a Jaguars fan, I take offense to that comment. The Jags have a great logo, and great uniforms.

  • Jonathon | February 2, 2007 at 9:55 am |

    [quote comment=”50444″]Oh dear god NO! As a die-hard Chargers fan and lover of their uniforms (both the powder blues and the current unis) I am seriously in cringe mode until something regarding the new logo is announced. It just makes me nervous when they bring in a “logo designer” to toy around with the company symbols. If they were going to switch to the powder blues full time – they would just switch. But this smells of a whole new logo. Great – just what I need, my favorite team being transformed into the latest version of the Panthers or Jaguars logo. Whoop-de-fucking-do![/quote]

    Pick on someone who deserves it, like the Bills or the Titans or the Lions

  • Brad | February 2, 2007 at 10:01 am |

    Looking at this week’s Sports Illustrated this week….EVERY single picture of the Colts has them in road whites and EVERY single Bears picture has them in the home navy blues. Even the throwback pics of Wlater Payton and Johnny Unitas. I don’t know if it was on purpose or not, but kinda cool they only pictured the unis they will wear in the game. Even the ads are correct.

  • Brad | February 2, 2007 at 10:02 am |

    Sorry about the grammar :)

    Hot water heater

  • Jason | February 2, 2007 at 10:08 am |

    I’m not 100% positive about this, but I’m pretty sure that not a single Super Bowl snap has ever taken place in the rain.

    And I’d be willing to bet that as soon as one does it will be the end of the Super Bowl in outdoor stadiums. I seem to remember one of the 49ers’ Super Bowls getting a little messy, but maybe I’m just thinking grass stains.

  • Patrick | February 2, 2007 at 10:13 am |

    Even if the Chargers do get a new logo, it doesn’t mean they are getting a uniform overhaul. I’m certain the bolts will still be there.

  • specs | February 2, 2007 at 10:17 am |

    [quote comment=”50454″][quote comment=”50444″]Oh dear god NO! As a die-hard Chargers fan and lover of their uniforms (both the powder blues and the current unis) I am seriously in cringe mode until something regarding the new logo is announced. It just makes me nervous when they bring in a “logo designer” to toy around with the company symbols. If they were going to switch to the powder blues full time – they would just switch. But this smells of a whole new logo. Great – just what I need, my favorite team being transformed into the latest version of the Panthers or Jaguars logo. Whoop-de-fucking-do![/quote]

    Pick on someone who deserves it, like the Bills or the Titans or the Lions[/quote]

    The Lions need to ditch the black, but I like their logo, as well as the Bills’ logo (although I wouldn’t mind if the the Bills went back to a plain red buffalo).

  • dgc | February 2, 2007 at 10:17 am |

    Hmm. Would the Chargers be messing with the lightning bolt logo, or those boring endzone graphics? (Not the cool throwback one, the regular ones)

  • Ken | February 2, 2007 at 10:20 am |

    Is it me or does the Superbowl XLI logo have some shadowing problems? The “XL” looks like it is lit directly from the left while the “I” and the football look like they are lit from the right (2 O’Clock).

  • Richard | February 2, 2007 at 10:21 am |

    [quote comment=”50463″]Is it me or does the Superbowl XLI logo have some shadowing problems? The “XL” looks like it is lit directly from the left while the “I” and the football look like they are lit from the right (2 O’Clock).[/quote]

    the I looks like it was knocked at an angle by the star (or whatever it is behind it shining brightly.

  • Burrill | February 2, 2007 at 10:22 am |

    [quote comment=”50454″]Pick on someone who deserves it, like the Bills or the Titans or the Lions[/quote]

    Hey! One alternate uniform of random suckiness (sorry, Minna, but the black unis just sort of came out of nowhere) doesn’t make the Lions deserving of being picked on.

  • ard | February 2, 2007 at 10:23 am |

    [quote comment=”50445″]b. anyone see any portion of wednesday’s ohio st/purdue game? (i of course was watching the nations best college hoop team. the gang in chapel hill) ohio st had a black morning stripe on. any idea on who within the osu program died? i understand that during the last week greg oden’s friend died, and othello hunter’s grandparents died, but those are hardly reasons for a team to wear a mourning stripe.[/quote]

    that is what the stripe was for. story is here: http://sports.espn.g... (sorry, i couldn’t get the link to work)apparently head coach thad matta thought is was reason enough: Head coach Thad Matta On Greg Oden and Othello Hunter’s personal losses:”Sunday was a tough day because the guys were finding out the news. I think basketball has sort of helped both Greg (Oden) and Othello (Hunter). Getting into the gym has helped to clear their minds and help get into a normal routine. For Greg, he’s doing the best that he can. The team is aware of what is going on with their teammates and have a great understanding of what the guys are going through right now. It helps everyone see we have a human side to the team that is much bigger than basketball.”

  • Amy | February 2, 2007 at 10:24 am |

    [quote comment=”50452″]a quick image search came up with some, ahem, meaner dolphin logos…
    http://upload.wikime...

    http://www.cuga.org/...

    http://www.arubadolp...

    This just makes me wonder… what is underwater hockey?

  • Ian K | February 2, 2007 at 10:25 am |

    [quote comment=”50462″]Hmm. Would the Chargers be messing with the lightning bolt logo, or those boring endzone graphics? (Not the cool throwback one, the regular ones)[/quote]

    The Chargers need to update the midfield logo, possibly just the lightning bolt. I can’t stand midfield logos that have a helmet painted on the field. The Chargers do this as do the Browns (makes a little more sense for them). I think a few others might too…

  • Johnny O | February 2, 2007 at 10:25 am |

    I am surprised the Bolts are changing their logo. It’s simple, easy, and recognizable. As for the Fins… I like their colors. It fits them very nice for being in FLA, but I think it is about time for an update. And as long as the Packers never change their logo, I will be happy.

    P.S. Has anyone heard if the KC Chiefs will be changing their logo/colors? I know Lamar Hunt would have never allowed that being a traditionalist and all. Any rumors from that area?

  • Michael James | February 2, 2007 at 10:29 am |

    [quote comment=”50468″][quote comment=”50462″]Hmm. Would the Chargers be messing with the lightning bolt logo, or those boring endzone graphics? (Not the cool throwback one, the regular ones)[/quote]

    The Chargers need to update the midfield logo, possibly just the lightning bolt. I can’t stand midfield logos that have a helmet painted on the field. The Chargers do this as do the Browns (makes a little more sense for them). I think a few others might too…[/quote]

    Speaking of midfield paintings, I am disappointed that for the last few years the Jaguars did have not put a Christmas hat on their logo at midfield. When they did it for the first few years of the team, I thought it was a great signature… one of those “little” things a team can do to establish something unique. It worked on this fan in Milwaukee. I still remember it and look for it every year.

  • Luther Mahoney | February 2, 2007 at 10:42 am |

    1) The Cleveland Browns have “A L” on the left sleeve of their jerseys This is in honor of their late owner Al Lerner.

    2) The Pittsburgh Steelers have round like numbers
    on their jerseys.

    3) Please bring back the San Digo Chargers shield
    with the horse’s head and the lightning bolt. The only changes here may be to darken the blue and
    update the font on the “CHARGERS” script.

  • ChrisM70 | February 2, 2007 at 10:43 am |

    Like all “new millennium” logos, the new NFL logo will probably have to have a drop shadow or some kind of pointless 3-Dimensionality to give it “an edge” and make the leage seem “extreme”.

    Leave the logo alone. Jeez.

  • todd krevanchi | February 2, 2007 at 10:48 am |

    [quote comment=”50466″][quote comment=”50445″]b. anyone see any portion of wednesday’s ohio st/purdue game? (i of course was watching the nations best college hoop team. the gang in chapel hill) ohio st had a black morning stripe on. any idea on who within the osu program died? i understand that during the last week greg oden’s friend died, and othello hunter’s grandparents died, but those are hardly reasons for a team to wear a mourning stripe.[/quote]

    that is what the stripe was for. story is here: http://sports.espn.g... (sorry, i couldn’t get the link to work)apparently head coach thad matta thought is was reason enough: Head coach Thad Matta On Greg Oden and Othello Hunter’s personal losses:”Sunday was a tough day because the guys were finding out the news. I think basketball has sort of helped both Greg (Oden) and Othello (Hunter). Getting into the gym has helped to clear their minds and help get into a normal routine. For Greg, he’s doing the best that he can. The team is aware of what is going on with their teammates and have a great understanding of what the guys are going through right now. It helps everyone see we have a human side to the team that is much bigger than basketball.”[/quote]

    i understand personal losses and how they affect people. i am totally sympathetic to that. individuals go through personal losses all the time.

    if an athletic team, college or pro wears a mourning badge, stripe, what have you, it should be in remembrance of someone within the program, school, organization… and not to sensationalize the loss(es) of 1 or 2 individuals.

    if im on that team, and im friends with oden and hunter, i sympathize with them and lend my support in their time of need, but i think i would feel a little uneasy being asked to wear a mourning badge for a friend or relative of a teammate. it is another story to be asked to wear a mourning badge for a figure who impacted the university, the athletic program, or pro organization.

  • Eriq Jaffe | February 2, 2007 at 10:50 am |

    The Steelers’ numbers, while rounded, are decidedly not the same as the Bears’ set.

    Not to mention that the Bears set dates back to at least the 1960’s.

  • Alex B | February 2, 2007 at 10:50 am |

    The Miami New Times actually ran a “contest” about a year and a half ago where they asked readers to redesign the Dolphins’ logo. Some were really pretty cool.

    On another (completely stupid) note, in the “my eyes are deceiving me” category: I was at the Heat-Cavs game last night and at one point I looked from from my upper-deck vantage point at the Cavs bench. “Some large blond woman has infiltrated the huddle”, I thought to myself. Turns out it was an optical illusion caused by Scott Pollard’s new haircut and the new Adidas warm up. The Cavs version has a “blond” triangle on the back which made it look like Pollard had a very long and wide pony tail. The silly ways we entertain ourselves.

  • Eriq Jaffe | February 2, 2007 at 10:53 am |

    Sorry for the double-post…


    Steelers


    Bears

  • Greg | February 2, 2007 at 10:54 am |

    [quote comment=”50472″]Like all “new millennium” logos, the new NFL logo will probably have to have a drop shadow or some kind of pointless 3-Dimensionality to give it “an edge” and make the leage seem “extreme”.

    Leave the logo alone. Jeez.[/quote]
    Agreed. Would almost guarantee that the shield will be warped or skewed to give it an arched or 3D look.

  • Cliff Rancho | February 2, 2007 at 10:55 am |

    [quote comment=”50452″]a quick image search came up with some, ahem, meaner dolphin logos…
    http://upload.wikime...

    http://www.cuga.org/...

    http://www.arubadolp...

    Wow, that first dolphin is JACKED!!!! He must mean business! Check out the gun show!

  • dgc | February 2, 2007 at 10:55 am |

    [quote comment=”50468″][quote comment=”50462″]Hmm. Would the Chargers be messing with the lightning bolt logo, or those boring endzone graphics? (Not the cool throwback one, the regular ones)[/quote]

    The Chargers need to update the midfield logo, possibly just the lightning bolt. I can’t stand midfield logos that have a helmet painted on the field. The Chargers do this as do the Browns (makes a little more sense for them). I think a few others might too…[/quote]

    Didn’t they start off the year with a single bolt (no helmet)? I know that for the throwback games they used the Charger Horse shield. Maybe they can use a Zeus-like figure. Or maybe not. ^_^

  • Original Jim | February 2, 2007 at 10:58 am |

    I think the NFL logo could be modernized or streamlined a little bit without losing any of its major characteristics.

    How about reducing the amount of stars in the top? A few stars and the football and it’s not the end of the world.

    I think an update of the shield shape would work, similar to UPS. And then redraw the letters to fit the new shape.

    As long as the basic idea is the same, I don’t think it will be a problem. Unless they change the colors and flip the letters and stars. Then you have the NHL.

  • Greg | February 2, 2007 at 11:04 am |

    Just wish the Bengals would redesign their marks (again), this time GET RID OF THE STRIPES. Aweful.

  • todd krevanchi | February 2, 2007 at 11:04 am |

    [quote comment=”50479″][quote comment=”50452″]a quick image search came up with some, ahem, meaner dolphin logos…
    http://upload.wikime...

    http://www.cuga.org/...

    http://www.arubadolp...

    Wow, that first dolphin is JACKED!!!! He must mean business! Check out the gun show![/quote]

    yeah, he definitely got tickets…

  • Greg | February 2, 2007 at 11:08 am |

    [quote comment=”50482″]Just wish the Bengals would redesign their marks (again), this time GET RID OF THE STRIPES. Aweful.[/quote]
    *Awful*

    See, they’re so bad I can’t type….

  • J at The Dundies | February 2, 2007 at 11:08 am |

    Would infinite regression actually look good on Dolphins helmets? I like the “M”. Does anyone have the photoshop ski11z necessary to try such a thing?

  • Joe Hilseberg | February 2, 2007 at 11:14 am |

    [quote comment=”50481″]I think an update of the shield shape would work, similar to UPS. And then redraw the letters to fit the new shape.[/quote]

    As a graphic designer myself, I was very sad to see the old UPS logo go…I didn’t see the need to change a classic just to make it 3D.

  • Blake Sebo | February 2, 2007 at 11:15 am |

    As a Phins fan, I hope they go back to the old logo. People just need to see the Thanksgiving 2003 game with Dallas and see that those were awesome!

  • Brett | February 2, 2007 at 11:15 am |

    Check out this pic of Chad Johnson on CnnSI…either the “B” at the bottom of his collar is sewed on backwards, or the pic is reversed.

    I am leaning towards the pic being reversed.

    Here.

  • Chad G | February 2, 2007 at 11:19 am |

    [quote comment=”50444″]Oh dear god NO! As a die-hard Chargers fan and lover of their uniforms (both the powder blues and the current unis) I am seriously in cringe mode until something regarding the new logo is announced. It just makes me nervous when they bring in a “logo designer” to toy around with the company symbols. If they were going to switch to the powder blues full time – they would just switch. But this smells of a whole new logo. Great – just what I need, my favorite team being transformed into the latest version of the Panthers or Jaguars logo. Whoop-de-fucking-do![/quote]

    Don’t get your panties in a bunch man. It didn’t say anything about changing the uniforms, neither the current nor the powder blues. Just the the logo, what is the Chargers logo anyway, the word chrgers with a yellow line through it?

  • Joe Hilseberg | February 2, 2007 at 11:21 am |

    [quote comment=”50488″]Would infinite regression actually look good on Dolphins helmets? I like the “M”. Does anyone have the photoshop ski11z necessary to try such a thing?[/quote]

    Here it is.

  • Joe Hilseberg | February 2, 2007 at 11:23 am |

    [quote comment=”50491″]Check out this pic of Chad Johnson on CnnSI…either the “B” at the bottom of his collar is sewed on backwards, or the pic is reversed.

    I am leaning towards the pic being reversed.

    Here.[/quote]

    It’s reversed…if you flip it you can better tell that the sleeve number is a 5

  • ACC (the Brain) | February 2, 2007 at 11:28 am |

    [quote comment=”50453″][quote comment=”50444″]Oh dear god NO! As a die-hard Chargers fan and lover of their uniforms (both the powder blues and the current unis) I am seriously in cringe mode until something regarding the new logo is announced. It just makes me nervous when they bring in a “logo designer” to toy around with the company symbols. If they were going to switch to the powder blues full time – they would just switch. But this smells of a whole new logo. Great – just what I need, my favorite team being transformed into the latest version of the Panthers or Jaguars logo. Whoop-de-fucking-do![/quote]

    As a Jaguars fan, I take offense to that comment. The Jags have a great logo, and great uniforms.[/quote]

    You’re in the majority. I don’t know too many people that hate the Jags logo. They at least have two displayed – unlike Carolina which repeats the Panther head a few times.

  • Rich | February 2, 2007 at 11:30 am |

    –The NFL Shield is fine the way it is. Leave it alone.
    –Wow, I never noticed the pylon “I” until I read it here.
    –I hope it does rain in Miami, bring a little of the elements into the game, I say!

  • Chris | February 2, 2007 at 11:31 am |

    SUPER BOWL XLII (2008) logo revealed!

    c/o the Super Bowl XLI program

  • Casey | February 2, 2007 at 11:37 am |

    I just got an e-mail from a soccer apparel store telling me that the new adidas Mexico kit is out. Say what you want about Nike, but the jerseys they made for Mexico were easily the best at the World Cup. The new ones are fine, just not as cool or unique as before.

  • Chris | February 2, 2007 at 11:44 am |

    [quote comment=”50458″]I’m not 100% positive about this, but I’m pretty sure that not a single Super Bowl snap has ever taken place in the rain.

    And I’d be willing to bet that as soon as one does it will be the end of the Super Bowl in outdoor stadiums. I seem to remember one of the 49ers’ Super Bowls getting a little messy, but maybe I’m just thinking grass stains.[/quote]

    Super Bowl XXIX saw a little rain featuring the 49ers and Charger.

  • Paul Lukas | February 2, 2007 at 11:44 am |

    [quote comment=”50497″]SUPER BOWL XLII (2008) logo revealed!

    c/o the Super Bowl XLI program[/quote]

    Designed by that same NFL Creative Director guy, incidentally.

  • J at The Dundies | February 2, 2007 at 11:46 am |

    [quote comment=”50493″][quote comment=”50488″]Would infinite regression actually look good on Dolphins helmets? I like the “M”. Does anyone have the photoshop ski11z necessary to try such a thing?[/quote]

    Here it is.[/quote]

    It’s cool. But I still like the M better.

    Also, the Super Bowl XLII logo is great. I like it. Yay simplicity!

    Its a year later, but, well, I’m a Detroiter, so it still bothers me: Couldn’t the Super Bowl XL logo have been much cooler?

    One last randomness: while not being new or interesting, it scares the crap out of me that people would actually be willing to buy this. Shudder. God, he needs to be fired.

  • Brooks | February 2, 2007 at 11:46 am |

    [quote comment=”50467″][quote comment=”50452″]a quick image search came up with some, ahem, meaner dolphin logos…
    http://upload.wikime...

    http://www.cuga.org/...

    http://www.arubadolp...

    This just makes me wonder… what is underwater hockey?[/quote]

    This is Underwater Hockey here.

  • ACC (the Brain) | February 2, 2007 at 11:48 am |

    [quote comment=”50497″]SUPER BOWL XLII (2008) logo revealed!

    c/o the Super Bowl XLI program[/quote]

    I like it – no obligatory saguarro cactus

  • Brooks | February 2, 2007 at 11:49 am |

    A more in depth look at underwater hockey. Do I smell uniwatch coverage of the sport?

  • Kerry | February 2, 2007 at 11:50 am |

    [quote comment=”50476″]The Miami New Times actually ran a “contest” about a year and a half ago where they asked readers to redesign the Dolphins’ logo. Some were really pretty cool.

    On another (completely stupid) note, in the “my eyes are deceiving me” category: I was at the Heat-Cavs game last night and at one point I looked from from my upper-deck vantage point at the Cavs bench. “Some large blond woman has infiltrated the huddle”, I thought to myself. Turns out it was an optical illusion caused by Scott Pollard’s new haircut and the new Adidas warm up. The Cavs version has a “blond” triangle on the back which made it look like Pollard had a very long and wide pony tail. The silly ways we entertain ourselves.[/quote]
    Wow, some of those were pretty good…I’m surprised that I liked so many of them. Here are just a few that I like….

    Dolphin 1 – I think this one would work very well on a helmet…maybe just change the “d” to an “M”.
    Dolphin 2 – Again, a nice design that would also work well on a helmet. I really like the “helmet stripes” on the dolphin’s head.
    Dolphin 3 – I don’t like this one as much as the first two…but with a little refining, it could work nicely.
    Dolphin 4 – Another good helmet logo…but I would keep the teal instead of going more blue and possibly change the star to an “M” (I’m not really sure the point of the star).
    Dolphin 5 – One of the best of them all. Would work GREAT on a helmet and links the old helmet “sun-ring” design with the new logo.
    Dolphin 6 – A little more “cartoonish” than most of the other submissions, but I think it could still work nicely.
    Dolphin 7 – GREAT modernization of the classic logo. The only thing I don’t like about it is the “flame” design on the dolphin. Get rid of that and you’ve got yourself a winner. Also, looks a LOT like the 5th logo I posted.
    Dolphin 8 – Another rework of the classic logo…but I don’t think it would be NEARLY as good on a helmet as the previous logo.

    And, then there’s THIS LOGO – call me crazy, but I don’t ever see that happenning!

  • Scott | February 2, 2007 at 11:53 am |

    Not just pink, but pink and baby blue. And something about the typography makes me think it’s really SB XL – the sequel.

    Pretty much, yuk.

  • Tim | February 2, 2007 at 11:54 am |

    The NFL logo is a classic. I really don’t think it needs updating. It’s Iconic. It’s like the Coca Cola bottle shape, when you see it, you know what it is. As far as the Chargers and Dolphins logo, does everyone in the league use the same person or agency to design logos, or does each team get to choose? Thanks for Uni-Watch!

  • Patrick O'Donnell | February 2, 2007 at 11:56 am |

    [quote comment=”50469″]I am surprised the Bolts are changing their logo. It’s simple, easy, and recognizable. As for the Fins… I like their colors. It fits them very nice for being in FLA, but I think it is about time for an update. And as long as the Packers never change their logo, I will be happy.

    P.S. Has anyone heard if the KC Chiefs will be changing their logo/colors? I know Lamar Hunt would have never allowed that being a traditionalist and all. Any rumors from that area?[/quote]

    I live in KC. I think they’ll stay the same because the general consensus is that it’s what Lamar would have wanted. The only change I’d make would be to add some yellow trim to the helmet and “ditch the black,” if you will.

  • Justin | February 2, 2007 at 11:59 am |

    [quote comment=”50437″]

    Gee, why not have us vote on our preference: Abraham Lincoln or Osama Bin Laden?

    [/quote]

    Come to think of it, didn’t Lincoln wear mostly dark black suits, maybe a couple dark blues (Bears), and Bin Laden known for wearing mostly white (Colts)?

  • Greg | February 2, 2007 at 11:59 am |

    Paul:

    Today’s title a specific reference? The Cafe Au Go Go, or the record label maybe? Or just one of the alternate spellings?
    Just curious…

  • tBone | February 2, 2007 at 12:00 pm |

    Hichori Morimoto’s nipples are NUMBER ONE!

  • hotrodd | February 2, 2007 at 12:00 pm |

    as an arizonan i am just begging that that is not the official logo… cuz that just made me shudder
    a curved rendering of the state turned away??
    pink and turqouise??
    god help us.

  • Johnny O | February 2, 2007 at 12:03 pm |

    It has just been reported on a local news station In Madison, WI that Brett Favre will return to the Packers next season.

  • Alex | February 2, 2007 at 12:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”50454″][quote comment=”50444″]Oh dear god NO! As a die-hard Chargers fan and lover of their uniforms (both the powder blues and the current unis) I am seriously in cringe mode until something regarding the new logo is announced. It just makes me nervous when they bring in a “logo designer” to toy around with the company symbols. If they were going to switch to the powder blues full time – they would just switch. But this smells of a whole new logo. Great – just what I need, my favorite team being transformed into the latest version of the Panthers or Jaguars logo. Whoop-de-fucking-do![/quote]

    Pick on someone who deserves it, like the Bills or the Titans or the Lions[/quote]

    As a Bills fan my whole life I’d love to take offense to that…but I can’t because those AFL jerseys the Bills wear make me vomit….I think I’d give my left thumb for them to wear their amazing throwbacks every Sunday

  • Kerry | February 2, 2007 at 12:06 pm |

    OK, let’s try this WITHOUT the link incorporating my whole discussion…
    [quote comment=”50497″]SUPER BOWL XLII (2008) logo revealed!

    c/o the Super Bowl XLI program[/quote]
    YUCK!!! Another boring design…just like XL and XLI. I think that the recent “branding” of the Super Bowls (ie “Super Bowl XL: The Road to Forty”; “Super Bowk XLI: One Team, One Dream”) has put a real damper on the logos. Personally, I LIKED that most of the recent logos were trying to incorporate idea/symbols that represented the city/region in which the game was being played.

    For Example:
    Super Bowl XXVII incorporating roses for Pasadena.
    Super Bowl XXVIII using a peach in Atlanta.
    Super Bowl XXX using a southwestern motif in Tempe.
    Super Bowl XXXI and the Mardi Gras motif for New Orleans.
    The nautical themes used in Super Bowl XXXII and Super Bowl XXXVII in San Diego.
    Super Bowl XXXIX and the bridge and rive design elements of Jacksonville.

    The last two couldn’t be more BORING. XLII just stays with the new crappy trend.

  • ACC (the Brain) | February 2, 2007 at 12:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”50522″]as an arizonan i am just begging that that is not the official logo… cuz that just made me shudder
    a curved rendering of the state turned away??
    pink and turqouise??
    god help us.[/quote]

    I don’t see any pink but I thought turquoise and dark red were Southwest desert colors.

  • Utz, the Crab Chip | February 2, 2007 at 12:07 pm |

    This is a question i’ve been working on… has any team won the SB, changed their helmet design signifigantly (eg Pat Patriot to Flying Elvis), then returned to the SB? The closest I can think of is the Redskins going from this to this.

  • Justin | February 2, 2007 at 12:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”50445″]
    b. anyone see any portion of wednesday’s ohio st/purdue game? (i of course was watching the nations best college hoop team. the gang in chapel hill) ohio st had a black morning stripe on. any idea on who within the osu program died? i understand that during the last week greg oden’s friend died, and othello hunter’s grandparents died, but those are hardly reasons for a team to wear a mourning stripe.[/quote]

    Maybe the black stripe was there for remembrance of the Ohio State football team that got slaughtered in the National Championship game.

  • Chris | February 2, 2007 at 12:08 pm |

    According to a Sportslogos poster who’s seen the whole package (and described the logo before it was leaked), the Super Bowl XLII tagline will be

    “Who Wants It More?”

  • hotrodd | February 2, 2007 at 12:12 pm |

    I like the dark red or as the dbacks call it “sedona red” but the colr scheme just cries out vomit!
    i just think it could have been so much better

  • ACC (the Brain) | February 2, 2007 at 12:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”50529″]This is a question i’ve been working on… has any team won the SB, changed their helmet design signifigantly (eg Pat Patriot to Flying Elvis), then returned to the SB? The closest I can think of is the Redskins going from this to this.[/quote]

    NY Giants

  • Jay Palmer | February 2, 2007 at 12:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”50529″]This is a question i’ve been working on… has any team won the SB, changed their helmet design signifigantly (eg Pat Patriot to Flying Elvis), then returned to the SB? The closest I can think of is the Redskins going from this to this.[/quote]
    NY Giants in…

    1987 & 1991

    2000

  • Richard | February 2, 2007 at 12:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”50534″][quote comment=”50529″]This is a question i’ve been working on… has any team won the SB, changed their helmet design signifigantly (eg Pat Patriot to Flying Elvis), then returned to the SB? The closest I can think of is the Redskins going from this to this.[/quote]
    NY Giants in…

    1987 & 1991

    2000[/quote]

    the Rams

  • Utz, the Crab Chip | February 2, 2007 at 12:21 pm |

    But no winners with 2 different helmets?

  • Judd | February 2, 2007 at 12:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”50504″][quote comment=”50458″]I’m not 100% positive about this, but I’m pretty sure that not a single Super Bowl snap has ever taken place in the rain.

    And I’d be willing to bet that as soon as one does it will be the end of the Super Bowl in outdoor stadiums. I seem to remember one of the 49ers’ Super Bowls getting a little messy, but maybe I’m just thinking grass stains.[/quote]

    Super Bowl XXIX saw a little rain featuring the 49ers and Charger.[/quote]

    There will almost certainly be some sort of rain during halftime Sunday, of the (ugh) purple kind.

  • Bob Sullivan | February 2, 2007 at 12:26 pm |

    If the NFL is going to change it’s logo, and you like the MLB logo, then why not just go the way of the MLB logo, and put a white outline of a football-like pose (running, throwing, etc.) between red and blue sections. If I was any good at photoshop, I’d do it for the group.

    Heck, the NBA basically copied the MLB logo design, didn’t they?

  • Sam | February 2, 2007 at 12:27 pm |

    @ #78:

    The Super Bowl XL logo was supposed to incorporiate stuff about Detroit’s auto industry, for instance, the “Super Bowl” type resembles an odometer.

  • Richard | February 2, 2007 at 12:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”50535″][quote comment=”50534″][quote comment=”50529″]This is a question i’ve been working on… has any team won the SB, changed their helmet design signifigantly (eg Pat Patriot to Flying Elvis), then returned to the SB? The closest I can think of is the Redskins going from this to this.[/quote]
    NY Giants in…

    1987 & 1991

    2000[/quote]

    the Rams[/quote]

    and the Eagles

  • Greg Riffenburgh | February 2, 2007 at 12:29 pm |

    I apologize if this has already been mentioned (I have no time to sift through 100ish comments) but the Dolphins’ logo is definitely not infinitely regressive. The helmet that the dolphin is wearing has the same stripes at that which it is on, but it has an orange M for Miami on the side, not another dolphin logo.

  • Greg Riffenburgh | February 2, 2007 at 12:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”50540″][quote comment=”50535″][quote comment=”50534″][quote comment=”50529″]This is a question i’ve been working on… has any team won the SB, changed their helmet design signifigantly (eg Pat Patriot to Flying Elvis), then returned to the SB? The closest I can think of is the Redskins going from this to this.[/quote]
    NY Giants in…

    1987 & 1991

    2000[/quote]

    the Rams[/quote]

    and the Eagles[/quote]

    Well, did the Colts ever wear that helmet with the two horseshoes at the back during a Super Bowl? If so, then they definitely qualify.

  • Justin | February 2, 2007 at 12:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”50529″]This is a question i’ve been working on… has any team won the SB, changed their helmet design signifigantly (eg Pat Patriot to Flying Elvis), then returned to the SB? The closest I can think of is the Redskins going from this to this.[/quote]

    What about the minor changes the 49ers went through between the 1990 and 1994 Super Bowls?

  • Greg Riffenburgh | February 2, 2007 at 12:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”50544″][quote comment=”50540″][quote comment=”50535″][quote comment=”50534″][quote comment=”50529″]This is a question i’ve been working on… has any team won the SB, changed their helmet design signifigantly (eg Pat Patriot to Flying Elvis), then returned to the SB? The closest I can think of is the Redskins going from this to this.[/quote]
    NY Giants in…

    1987 & 1991

    2000[/quote]

    the Rams[/quote]

    and the Eagles[/quote]

    Well, did the Colts ever wear that helmet with the two horseshoes at the back during a Super Bowl? If so, then they definitely qualify.[/quote]

    And of course another very obvious one, the Broncos. Before and after.

  • Richard | February 2, 2007 at 12:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”50544″][quote comment=”50540″][quote comment=”50535″][quote comment=”50534″][quote comment=”50529″]This is a question i’ve been working on… has any team won the SB, changed their helmet design signifigantly (eg Pat Patriot to Flying Elvis), then returned to the SB? The closest I can think of is the Redskins going from this to this.[/quote]
    NY Giants in…

    1987 & 1991

    2000[/quote]

    the Rams[/quote]

    and the Eagles[/quote]

    Well, did the Colts ever wear that helmet with the two horseshoes at the back during a Super Bowl? If so, then they definitely qualify.[/quote]

    actually, i pull back my eagles’ comment, because they just appeared there 2x in 2 different uniforms, but are win-less

  • Greg Riffenburgh | February 2, 2007 at 12:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”50545″][quote comment=”50529″]This is a question i’ve been working on… has any team won the SB, changed their helmet design signifigantly (eg Pat Patriot to Flying Elvis), then returned to the SB? The closest I can think of is the Redskins going from this to this.[/quote]

    What about the minor changes the 49ers went through between the 1990 and 1994 Super Bowls?[/quote]

    That definitely qualifies. But what’s ironic is that I don’t think their normal unis were all that different going into that year, though that year was the NFL’s 75th anniv so teams wore retro digs. So they looked different by looking older than their Super Bowl predecessors.

  • Patrick | February 2, 2007 at 12:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”50529″]This is a question i’ve been working on… has any team won the SB, changed their helmet design signifigantly (eg Pat Patriot to Flying Elvis), then returned to the SB? The closest I can think of is the Redskins going from this to this.[/quote]

    The Rams won the super bowl in their old yellow and blue unis, then returned in the navy and gold

  • Greg Riffenburgh | February 2, 2007 at 12:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”50547″][quote comment=”50544″][quote comment=”50540″][quote comment=”50535″][quote comment=”50534″][quote comment=”50529″]This is a question i’ve been working on… has any team won the SB, changed their helmet design signifigantly (eg Pat Patriot to Flying Elvis), then returned to the SB? The closest I can think of is the Redskins going from this to this.[/quote]
    NY Giants in…

    1987 & 1991

    2000[/quote]

    the Rams[/quote]

    and the Eagles[/quote]

    Well, did the Colts ever wear that helmet with the two horseshoes at the back during a Super Bowl? If so, then they definitely qualify.[/quote]

    actually, i pull back my eagles’ comment, because they just appeared there 2x in 2 different uniforms, but are win-less[/quote]

    I think the point is that they’ve been to the Super Bowl multiple times with different logos.

  • Judd | February 2, 2007 at 12:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”50549″][quote comment=”50529″]This is a question i’ve been working on… has any team won the SB, changed their helmet design signifigantly (eg Pat Patriot to Flying Elvis), then returned to the SB? The closest I can think of is the Redskins going from this to this.[/quote]

    The Rams won the super bowl in their old yellow and blue unis, then returned in the navy and gold[/quote]

    Rams actually lost Super Bowl XIV to the Steelers in their yellow and blue unis.

  • Travis | February 2, 2007 at 12:52 pm |

    I was the one who provided the link to the video about the guy who designed this year’s Super Bowl logo. His actual name is Shandon Melvin, not Miller. My bad.

  • Michael James | February 2, 2007 at 12:52 pm |

    Favre to play in 2007

    The Biloxi Sun Herald scooped the Milwaukee and Green Bay papers.

  • Ian K | February 2, 2007 at 1:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”50527″]OK, let’s try this WITHOUT the link incorporating my whole discussion…
    [quote comment=”50497″]SUPER BOWL XLII (2008) logo revealed!

    c/o the Super Bowl XLI program[/quote]
    YUCK!!! Another boring design…just like XL and XLI. I think that the recent “branding” of the Super Bowls (ie “Super Bowl XL: The Road to Forty”; “Super Bowk XLI: One Team, One Dream”) has put a real damper on the logos. Personally, I LIKED that most of the recent logos were trying to incorporate idea/symbols that represented the city/region in which the game was being played.

    For Example:
    Super Bowl XXVII incorporating roses for Pasadena.
    Super Bowl XXVIII using a peach in Atlanta.
    Super Bowl XXX using a southwestern motif in Tempe.
    Super Bowl XXXI and the Mardi Gras motif for New Orleans.
    The nautical themes used in Super Bowl XXXII and Super Bowl XXXVII in San Diego.
    Super Bowl XXXIX and the bridge and rive design elements of Jacksonville.

    The last two couldn’t be more BORING. XLII just stays with the new crappy trend.[/quote]

    Agreed. Maybe the last 2 suck because there are fewer letters.

    I’d like to submit the following-
    XXXIII – Miami. Sort of uses the art deco look of South Beach.

    XXXVI – New Orleans. This is the first Super Bowl after 9/11 and the logo is the United States with the flag on it. I wouldn’t be surprised if this was a re-draw to reflect patriotism.

    XXXII – I really don’t see the nautical influence, but I remember not liking this logo 10 years ago. The X’s look like a
    tic tac toe game.

  • Rich | February 2, 2007 at 1:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”50539″]@ #78:

    The Super Bowl XL logo was supposed to incorporiate stuff about Detroit’s auto industry, for instance, the “Super Bowl” type resembles an odometer.[/quote]

    I never would have guessed that. If that’s the case, make the “L” in Super Bowl a different color (like the .10 mile), and/or have it slightly off, as if rolling into view.
    Oh well, too late now!

  • DJ | February 2, 2007 at 1:09 pm |

    XXXII – I really don’t see the nautical influence, but I remember not liking this logo 10 years ago. The X’s look like a
    tic tac toe game.

    The nautical influence is the compass and the signal-flag motif that makes up the XXXII.

  • Philly Bill | February 2, 2007 at 1:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”50552″][quote comment=”50549″][quote comment=”50529″]This is a question i’ve been working on… has any team won the SB, changed their helmet design signifigantly (eg Pat Patriot to Flying Elvis), then returned to the SB? The closest I can think of is the Redskins going from this to this.[/quote]

    The Rams won the super bowl in their old yellow and blue unis, then returned in the navy and gold[/quote]

    Rams actually lost Super Bowl XIV to the Steelers in their yellow and blue unis.[/quote]

    I think he’s working on a sort of jinx theory: change logo = no more Super Bowls. But, yeah, the Rams won, changed their colors, and made it back; and the Giants won twice, changed their logo, and made it back.

    Can’t think of anyone who’s won it all, changed their logo, then won it all again.

    Of course, the Steelers won it four times, changed their uniform typeface, and won it again. I don’t believe the Bears have ever changed their numeral typeface.

    I have heard from some graphic-design types that the Jaguars logo is something of an achievement, especially when applied to a black helmet; they say it makes good use of “negative space,” whatever the hell that means.

    (For the record, I have also heard people refer to “negative space” in reference to Tool records, so maybe it’s meaningless.)

  • Kenny | February 2, 2007 at 1:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”50536″]But no winners with 2 different helmets?[/quote]

    The Pats never won with Pat the Patriot

  • Chris | February 2, 2007 at 1:11 pm |

    The XXXVI logo was indeed redrawn after 9/11 to reflect a newfound sense of patriotism.

    The XXXII logo is intended to resemble nautical signal flags

  • Justin | February 2, 2007 at 1:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”50556″]

    XXXVI – New Orleans. This is the first Super Bowl after 9/11 and the logo is the United States with the flag on it. I wouldn’t be surprised if this was a re-draw to reflect patriotism.
    [/quote]

    It was, here is what the logo was before the Sept. 11 attacks.

  • DJ | February 2, 2007 at 1:20 pm |

    This was to be the XXXVI logo:

    http://www.sportslog...

    Note the French Quarter motif.

  • Nolan | February 2, 2007 at 1:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”50556″][quote comment=”50527″]

    XXXII – I really don’t see the nautical influence, but I remember not liking this logo 10 years ago. The X’s look like a
    tic tac toe game.[/quote]

    The XXXII are to look like nautical flags also the overall look is sort of compass based

  • Joe Hilseberg | February 2, 2007 at 1:24 pm |

    all of this logo talk makes me want uniwatch to sponsor a design contest! A lot like the Dolphins one mentioned earlier.

  • Lou | February 2, 2007 at 1:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”50550″][quote comment=”50547″][quote comment=”50544″][quote comment=”50540″][quote comment=”50535″][quote comment=”50534″][quote comment=”50529″]This is a question i’ve been working on… has any team won the SB, changed their helmet design signifigantly (eg Pat Patriot to Flying Elvis), then returned to the SB? The closest I can think of is the Redskins going from this to this.[/quote]
    NY Giants in…

    1987 & 1991

    2000[/quote]

    the Rams[/quote]

    and the Eagles[/quote]

    Well, did the Colts ever wear that helmet with the two horseshoes at the back during a Super Bowl? If so, then they definitely qualify.[/quote]

    actually, i pull back my eagles’ comment, because they just appeared there 2x in 2 different uniforms, but are win-less[/quote]

    I think the point is that they’ve been to the Super Bowl multiple times with different logos.[/quote]

    If we are just talking about APPEARING in a SB, the Patriots are the only team to appear with 3 completely different uniform sets; Pat the Patriot in XX, Flying Elvis on the shoulders in XXXI, and the current unis in XXXVI, XXXVIII, and XXXVIX.

  • Greg Riffenburgh | February 2, 2007 at 1:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”50552″][quote comment=”50549″][quote comment=”50529″]This is a question i’ve been working on… has any team won the SB, changed their helmet design signifigantly (eg Pat Patriot to Flying Elvis), then returned to the SB? The closest I can think of is the Redskins going from this to this.[/quote]

    The Rams won the super bowl in their old yellow and blue unis, then returned in the navy and gold[/quote]

    Rams actually lost Super Bowl XIV to the Steelers in their yellow and blue unis.[/quote]

    We’re talkin’ about beating the Titans in Super Bowl XXXIV. But again, I think the point is that the same team/organization played in multiple Super Bowls with different unis.

  • Justin | February 2, 2007 at 1:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”50564″][quote comment=”50556″]

    XXXVI – New Orleans. This is the first Super Bowl after 9/11 and the logo is the United States with the flag on it. I wouldn’t be surprised if this was a re-draw to reflect patriotism.
    [/quote]

    It was, here is what the logo was before the Sept. 11 attacks.[/quote]

    here it is

  • S Bennett | February 2, 2007 at 1:29 pm |

    The redskins didn’t win back to back, but they won three super Bowls. In the first, they had the culed under feather, then went with the longer, straigter feathers for the other 2 wins.

    And, since we’re having fun, they lost the Super Bowl VII in helmets that look like ones worn in the later Super Bowl victories.

  • Paul Lukas | February 2, 2007 at 1:33 pm |

    New ESPN column is up. Look here

  • dgc | February 2, 2007 at 1:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”50567″]all of this logo talk makes me want uniwatch to sponsor a design contest! A lot like the Dolphins one mentioned earlier.[/quote]

    Like the Nationals contest?
    Looks like the Pens might stay. No chance for a “Design the KC Penguins” column. Maybe “Design Mystery LA NFL team”.

    BTW the Washington Post’s DC Sports Bog has an entry on the rookies for DC United picking numbers.

  • mg12 | February 2, 2007 at 1:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”50498″]I just got an e-mail from a soccer apparel store telling me that the new adidas Mexico kit is out. Say what you want about Nike, but the jerseys they made for Mexico were easily the best at the World Cup. The new ones are fine, just not as cool or unique as before.[/quote]

    Agreed. I thought the Nike Mexico jerseys were the best at the World Cup. You have to love the subtle aztek symbols in the white stripe.

  • Judd | February 2, 2007 at 1:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”50569″][quote comment=”50552″][quote comment=”50549″][quote comment=”50529″]This is a question i’ve been working on… has any team won the SB, changed their helmet design signifigantly (eg Pat Patriot to Flying Elvis), then returned to the SB? The closest I can think of is the Redskins going from this to this.[/quote]

    The Rams won the super bowl in their old yellow and blue unis, then returned in the navy and gold[/quote]

    Rams actually lost Super Bowl XIV to the Steelers in their yellow and blue unis.[/quote]

    We’re talkin’ about beating the Titans in Super Bowl XXXIV. But again, I think the point is that the same team/organization played in multiple Super Bowls with different unis.[/quote]

    One yard short! My bad, thought you were talking about a team’s first SB appearance.

    This is a cool listing of all the teams that won the SB with their logo at the time – check out the Colts and Chiefs at the botton of the page!

  • mg12 | February 2, 2007 at 1:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”50575″][quote comment=”50498″]I just got an e-mail from a soccer apparel store telling me that the new adidas Mexico kit is out. Say what you want about Nike, but the jerseys they made for Mexico were easily the best at the World Cup. The new ones are fine, just not as cool or unique as before.[/quote]

    Agreed. I thought the Nike Mexico jerseys were the best at the World Cup. You have to love the subtle aztek symbols in the white stripe.[/quote]

    Best picture I could find.

    http://www.footballf...

  • Utz, the Crab Chip | February 2, 2007 at 1:37 pm |

    I was going for a jinx theory… clearly a helmet change doesn’t stop you from making the super bowl, just winning it. So, the dolphins should go back to the dolphin jumping THROUGH the hoop… that makes more sense anyway. Why is the dolphin jumping in front of the hoop now?

  • S Bennett | February 2, 2007 at 1:43 pm |

    I remember an NHL contest going over like a lead balloon.

    I know the bears lost points for helmet decal damage but I wonder how much of that is down to superstition. The players, on a good roll and in the playoffs, then progressing, might have forbidden the equipment managers to mess with the mojo.

  • Paul Lukas | February 2, 2007 at 1:45 pm |

    Before you all jump all over me: If you to the Page 2 front page, you’ll see that my column is the lead item of the day (which is good) but they used a blue-facemasked Colts helmet and a stripe-socked Colts player to represent Indy (which is bad, esp. since I actually talked about the Colts’ lack of stripes within the column). No, I had nothing to do with this, writers are never consulted regarding the splash-page design, and yes, it’s too late to have them change it.

    Okay, then.

  • Nick | February 2, 2007 at 1:51 pm |

    The Cleveland Plain Dealer have a graphic up on what the Indians take uniform and equipment wise for both the major and minor league spring training camps. Check it out here.

  • Travis | February 2, 2007 at 2:07 pm |

    Has anyone else noticed Devin Hester’s double sock look?

  • Kerry | February 2, 2007 at 2:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”50558″]XXXII – I really don’t see the nautical influence, but I remember not liking this logo 10 years ago. The X’s look like a
    tic tac toe game.

    The nautical influence is the compass and the signal-flag motif that makes up the XXXII.[/quote]
    Bingo!

  • John | February 2, 2007 at 2:07 pm |

    Anyone else the mismatched curvature on the Team Ketchup vests?

  • Jay Palmer | February 2, 2007 at 2:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”50584″]Anyone else the mismatched curvature on the Team Ketchup vests?[/quote]

    nope, too busy dealing with the vomit in my mouth.

  • Kerry | February 2, 2007 at 2:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”50584″]Anyone else the mismatched curvature on the Team Ketchup vests?[/quote]
    It looks to me that it is more of an issue of him not buttoning the vest all the way.

  • Travis | February 2, 2007 at 2:42 pm |

    Re: The pic of the end zone pylon. What is that computer looking thingee that the one dude is holding? Some sort of GPS? It obviously has something to do with the pylon and the playing field.

    I demand answers!!! And a double glazed lemon filled donut with choclate frosting and extra sprinkles!!!!!!!

  • Travis | February 2, 2007 at 2:57 pm |
  • ACC (the Brain) | February 2, 2007 at 3:07 pm |

    Awesome NFL uniforms on display in this gallery.

    I had forgotten the Patriots red facemask era.

    Note the 50th anniversary NFL logo on Cleveland’s Hickerson.

    I am hoping Thurman Thomas, Art Monk, and Bruce Matthews make it. Not sure Fred Dean has a good shot.

  • timmy b | February 2, 2007 at 3:07 pm |

    a couple of items:

    1. the nfl logo was tweaked bery slightly around 1989 or 1990. the blue outline on the lower half of the shield was thickened slighlty. the outer tips on the upper left and upper right points had been flared ever so slightly. the flares were “shaved” off.

    2. the bears went to a rounded numeral font in their third game of 1949. as an aside they wore orange pants for a few away games that season.

  • Jeff | February 2, 2007 at 3:40 pm |

    Something I found interesting that fits in (somewhat) with the overall theme of this place.

  • Scott W | February 2, 2007 at 3:40 pm |

    a little nit-picky, but i believe it’s Scot Pollard (Just one ‘t’ in the first name)

    But I am a big fan of the two-t Scott ;-)

  • Warren Thompson | February 2, 2007 at 3:46 pm |

    As I recall, rear horseshoes were on the Colts’ helmets only when the helmets were blue (back in the mid-1950s).

  • Jeff | February 2, 2007 at 3:47 pm |

    Let’s try this again. In demand job.

    And as someone who went to KU while Pollard was there, he was always weird.

  • Warren Thompson | February 2, 2007 at 3:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”50602″]As I recall, rear horseshoes were on the Colts’ helmets only when the helmets were blue (back in the mid-1950s).[/quote]

    … when George Shaw (out of Oregon) was the starting QB and Unitas the backup.

  • todd krevanchi | February 2, 2007 at 3:57 pm |

    you can break the 2 teams down anyway you want but there really is only 1 way to determine who has the advantage on sunday.

    1/08/07 issue
    jeff garcia, qb of the eagles appears on the cover of SI. the eagles lose their next game.

    1/22/07 issue
    drew brees, qb of the saints appears on the cover of SI. the saints lose their next game.

    1/29/07 issue
    peyton manning, qb of the colts appears on the cover of SI.

    now, scientifically, the colts should lose their next game due to the fact that the other 2 qb’s were victims of the SI cover jinx. however, you must utilize all variables in this equation.

    2/5/07 issue
    brian urlacher, lb of the bears appears on the cover of SI.

    where does this lead us? i guess we will find out on sunday… either way, i still look good in my fantasy playoff pool with manning, harrison, wayne, addai, vinatieri and thomas jones still alive!!!

  • Richard | February 2, 2007 at 4:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”50608″]you can break the 2 teams down anyway you want but there really is only 1 way to determine who has the advantage on sunday.

    1/08/07 issue
    jeff garcia, qb of the eagles appears on the cover of SI. the eagles lose their next game.

    1/22/07 issue
    drew brees, qb of the saints appears on the cover of SI. the saints lose their next game.

    1/29/07 issue
    peyton manning, qb of the colts appears on the cover of SI.

    now, scientifically, the colts should lose their next game due to the fact that the other 2 qb’s were victims of the SI cover jinx. however, you must utilize all variables in this equation.

    2/5/07 issue
    brian urlacher, lb of the bears appears on the cover of SI.

    where does this lead us? i guess we will find out on sunday… either way, i still look good in my fantasy playoff pool with manning, harrison, wayne, addai, vinatieri and thomas jones still alive!!![/quote]

    And SI probably did this to avoid issues with the so called jinx. It makes sense – put both teams on the cover, and one can’t complain that the cover jinx causes them to lose…

  • Steven | February 2, 2007 at 4:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”50628″][quote comment=”50608″]you can break the 2 teams down anyway you want but there really is only 1 way to determine who has the advantage on sunday.

    1/08/07 issue
    jeff garcia, qb of the eagles appears on the cover of SI. the eagles lose their next game.

    1/22/07 issue
    drew brees, qb of the saints appears on the cover of SI. the saints lose their next game.

    1/29/07 issue
    peyton manning, qb of the colts appears on the cover of SI.

    now, scientifically, the colts should lose their next game due to the fact that the other 2 qb’s were victims of the SI cover jinx. however, you must utilize all variables in this equation.

    2/5/07 issue
    brian urlacher, lb of the bears appears on the cover of SI.

    where does this lead us? i guess we will find out on sunday… either way, i still look good in my fantasy playoff pool with manning, harrison, wayne, addai, vinatieri and thomas jones still alive!!![/quote]

    And SI probably did this to avoid issues with the so called jinx. It makes sense – put both teams on the cover, and one can’t complain that the cover jinx causes them to lose…[/quote]

    Like the year SI put a giant colliage with every team on the cover of the NCAA Men’s B-ball tourney.

  • Ian K | February 2, 2007 at 5:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”50628″]

    And SI probably did this to avoid issues with the so called jinx. It makes sense – put both teams on the cover, and one can’t complain that the cover jinx causes them to lose…[/quote]

    Since the 2 weeks prior to the Super Bowl are sometimes a dead period for sports news, what has SI done in the past? Seems like most years at least one of the SB teams would make the cover the week after the championship games. But is SI really that concerned about jinxing or honoring achievement with a cover pic?

  • GrafZeppelin | February 2, 2007 at 5:20 pm |

    … has any team won the SB, changed their helmet design signifigantly (eg Pat Patriot to Flying Elvis), then returned to the SB?

    Glad you asked…

    No team that has won the Super Bowl has ever won another one after making a major change to its uniform set. This excludes the Steelers’ rounded numerals as a minor change, and the 49ers’ wearing of their 1994 “throwbacks” in SB XXIX, as that uniform was a temporary alternate used only that year. It also excludes the Cowboys’ occasional use in the mid-90s of the horrendous “star-shoulder” jersey (not the cool retro version), as it was temporary and they had the good sense not to wear it in the Super Bowl. (If the Colts win this year, we’ll have to ignore the grey pants and trim of the early ’80s as minor and temporary as well.)

    The Jets, Giants, 49ers, Rams and Dolphins all fall into this category; all have won Super Bowls, then changed their uniforms and not won again; of these, only the Giants and Rams got back to the big game.

    The Patriots have worn three different uniform sets in the Super Bowl, which is a record; they lost in the first two and won in the third. The Redskins lost in their ’72 burgundy-over-gold set, then won three and lost one in the white-over-burgundy set they still wear. The Broncos lost four in the “Orange Crush” set before winning two in the current hideous navy blue set. The Rams lost one and won one in the royal-and-yellow late ’70s set, then lost one in the current navy-and-gold set. The Eagles lost twice, in two different sets. The Giants won two in the ’80s GIANTS set, then lost one in the current retro “ny” set.

    The Packers, Chiefs, Steelers, Cowboys, Raiders and Bears are all SB champs who have not substantially changed their uniforms during the SB era. The Raiders are still the only team to win the SB representing two different cities; the Colts could become the second.

  • GrafZeppelin | February 2, 2007 at 5:26 pm |

    The Redskins’ 1982 “curved/tucked feather” logo, worn only that year, was a change made by the equipment manager because the “straight-feather” decals kept bubbling up at the lower juncture of the feather and the circle. Unfortunately he did this without notifying the NFL, but no one noticed the difference until they were painting the logos on the field in Pasadena for Super Bowl XVII. The NFL ordered the Redskins to go back to the “straight-feather” logo for 1983, which they did, and the decal materials were improved to eliminate the bubbling problem.

  • Travis | February 2, 2007 at 5:47 pm |

    RE: The SI cover jinx.

    These days SI routinely puts out multiple covers nearly every other week. I read an interview with one of theeditors who said that the magazine staff was really getting sick of all of the “UR maguzine succs dicks!! U put my team on the cover an they lost!!!!!!!!!” type of letters/email, especially since they started getting actual death threats from various mooks and douches. Having multiple covers was an easy solution and todays tech makes it pretty easy to do.

    Re: Paul Tagliabue being immediately eligible for the HoF? WTF? Doesn’t he have to wait 5 years like players and coaches? Just because he was the commissioner doesn’t mean he shouldn’t have to wait like everyone else.

  • =bg= | February 2, 2007 at 6:01 pm |

    http://yodel.yahoo.c...

    “Putting on the Blitz: The Football Book for Women”

    Susan explains the roles of the seven referees (complete with handy drawings of their signals), provides an overview of each NFL team (covering names, logos and uniforms) and gets into football fashion, dissecting the more than a dozen pieces of gear designed to fortify against collisions of 66,000 pounds.

  • =bg= | February 2, 2007 at 6:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”50584″]Anyone else the mismatched curvature on the Team Ketchup vests?[/quote]

    Look! Halloween has come early! GREAT costume!

  • Giancarlo | February 2, 2007 at 6:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”50578″]I was going for a jinx theory… clearly a helmet change doesn’t stop you from making the super bowl, just winning it. So, the dolphins should go back to the dolphin jumping THROUGH the hoop… that makes more sense anyway. Why is the dolphin jumping in front of the hoop now?[/quote]
    Because it’s not a hoop, it’s a sun. But your point still stands, because the perspective seems more realistic when you have the dolphin inside a larger sun. They reduced the size of the sun in 1973 and then the dolphin got larger – hence the sun relatively smaller again – circa 1990.

  • Utz, the Crab Chip | February 2, 2007 at 6:40 pm |

    Wow, I have always thought the dolphin was jumpoing through a flaming hoop.. Why isn’t the sun filled in by the way? Is the dolphin jumping in front of a full solar eclipse?

  • Buckeye Mike | February 2, 2007 at 7:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”50643″]… has any team won the SB, changed their helmet design signifigantly (eg Pat Patriot to Flying Elvis), then returned to the SB?

    Glad you asked…

    No team that has won the Super Bowl has ever won another one after making a major change to its uniform set. This excludes the Steelers’ rounded numerals as a minor change, and the 49ers’ wearing of their 1994 “throwbacks” in SB XXIX, as that uniform was a temporary alternate used only that year. It also excludes the Cowboys’ occasional use in the mid-90s of the horrendous “star-shoulder” jersey (not the cool retro version), as it was temporary and they had the good sense not to wear it in the Super Bowl. (If the Colts win this year, we’ll have to ignore the grey pants and trim of the early ’80s as minor and temporary as well.)

    The Jets, Giants, 49ers, Rams and Dolphins all fall into this category; all have won Super Bowls, then changed their uniforms and not won again; of these, only the Giants and Rams got back to the big game.

    The Patriots have worn three different uniform sets in the Super Bowl, which is a record; they lost in the first two and won in the third. The Redskins lost in their ’72 burgundy-over-gold set, then won three and lost one in the white-over-burgundy set they still wear. The Broncos lost four in the “Orange Crush” set before winning two in the current hideous navy blue set. The Rams lost one and won one in the royal-and-yellow late ’70s set, then lost one in the current navy-and-gold set. The Eagles lost twice, in two different sets. The Giants won two in the ’80s GIANTS set, then lost one in the current retro “ny” set.

    The Packers, Chiefs, Steelers, Cowboys, Raiders and Bears are all SB champs who have not substantially changed their uniforms during the SB era. The Raiders are still the only team to win the SB representing two different cities; the Colts could become the second.[/quote]

    I acctully brought this up a long time ago, asking if anyhting has happened like that. a team winning a champ., changing their unis and going back. The examples I used was that they changed right after and then were done. I know that the Rams, the Houstan Rockets in like 96 and the Colorado Avs (adding the 3rd sweater like the rangers) were the examples we had then this was on here like 6 months ago

  • Giancarlo | February 2, 2007 at 7:07 pm |

    Ha! I don’t know about the full solar eclipse, but pondering the fins logo just made me realize that they won back-to-back Super Bowls with two different helmet logos in 1973-1974: the dolphin-in-the-sun logo and then the dolphin-out-of-the-sun logo. Not a significant enough difference to count as an answer to that earlier question, though. But it does mean that that link in post #120 that shows past Super Bowl winners’ logos is inaccurate for the 1973 season Dolphins.

  • lockbull | February 2, 2007 at 7:09 pm |

    ..If the Colts win this year, we’ll have to ignore the grey pants and trim of the early ’80s as minor and temporary as well.)

    Don’t forget these blue pants from that 1995 Colts team that was 9-7 but nearly overachieved their way into the Super Bowl.

  • blewett | February 2, 2007 at 7:33 pm |

    I thought Super Bowl IX (possibly IV?), at Tulane Stadium, had some inclement weather… I’m too young to know, but I thought I heard there was freezing rain. I could be wrong.

  • schuby | February 2, 2007 at 8:17 pm |

    Hold your horses people. Paul said that he was WORKING ON new logos for the Chargers and Fins. Working on doesn’t mean that they will use them. At least right now.

    [quote comment=”50634″][quote comment=”50628″][quote comment=”50608″]you can break the 2 teams down anyway you want but there really is only 1 way to determine who has the advantage on sunday.

    1/08/07 issue
    jeff garcia, qb of the eagles appears on the cover of SI. the eagles lose their next game.

    1/22/07 issue
    drew brees, qb of the saints appears on the cover of SI. the saints lose their next game.

    1/29/07 issue
    peyton manning, qb of the colts appears on the cover of SI.

    now, scientifically, the colts should lose their next game due to the fact that the other 2 qb’s were victims of the SI cover jinx. however, you must utilize all variables in this equation.

    2/5/07 issue
    brian urlacher, lb of the bears appears on the cover of SI.

    where does this lead us? i guess we will find out on sunday… either way, i still look good in my fantasy playoff pool with manning, harrison, wayne, addai, vinatieri and thomas jones still alive!!![/quote]

    And SI probably did this to avoid issues with the so called jinx. It makes sense – put both teams on the cover, and one can’t complain that the cover jinx causes them to lose…[/quote]

    Like the year SI put a giant colliage with every team on the cover of the NCAA Men’s B-ball tourney.[/quote]

    And SI has made a collage for the tourney the last 2 or 3 years, i think.

  • concealed78 | February 2, 2007 at 8:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”50428″]What are the chances that SNL does “DA BEARS” tomorrow night?[/quote]

    Very low. The cast, at least from what I’ve gathered, has little Chicago roots. As for George Wendt, he’s on Chicago Tonight right now doing an interview. And it’d probably be tasteless to do the Super Fans with Chris Farley gone and all. Plus the cast cannot pull off very much these days.

  • neal s | February 2, 2007 at 9:05 pm |

    Look closely again at that new Super Bowl logo (XLII)

    …what’s up with that pinkish-red shape jutting out from the bottom left corner of the first “I”?

    I “get” that it’s the leftover drop shadow from the “L”, but the color scheme orphans it completely. You actually have to think a fair amount to figure out why it’s there.

    I don’t hate the logo on the whole, and I have no vested interest in bashing it, but that’s lazy. It would have been fairly easy to alter the color scheme or, even better, do away with that gratuitous second drop shadow entirely.

    ns

  • Sammy | February 2, 2007 at 9:13 pm |

    I don’t think that anyone has commented on this yet, but according to my research, SB XVI will be the first to feature two teams with white (not silver) pants since at least SB XXVI, with the Bills and Redskins. I’m not even sure about those two wearing white back then. I’ll keep checking to see how far back it goes. For the record, I strongly dislike white-on-white in football, when the pant stripes randomly come out from the belt. Dark or silver pants are much better, IMO>

    As for the Super Bowl logo discussion, I really dislike this year’s design. Yeah, the pylon is cool in a geeky kind of way, and the colors look nice together. But, it otherwise looks like a design inspired greatly, and not in a good way, by the XL design. The Super Bowl wordmark in front of the letters, with the stars on either side, was not a good look last year, and it’s worse this year. Stars are for all-star games and pro bowls. This is the Super Bowl. Other than that, it’s a little boring. They could have done more with the Miami theme.

  • concealed78 | February 2, 2007 at 9:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”50567″]all of this logo talk makes me want uniwatch to sponsor a design contest! A lot like the Dolphins one mentioned earlier.[/quote]

    If I held one of those, the first rule would be: “No computers – only hand drawn images.”

  • Bill T. | February 2, 2007 at 9:39 pm |

    In what year did the Bears wear block numerals?

    Since they are playing against Detroit in this picture, I would assume this was during a regular season game.

  • GrafZeppelin | February 2, 2007 at 9:57 pm |

    SB XVI will be the first to feature two teams with white (not silver) pants since at least SB XXVI, with the Bills and Redskins.

    Resdkins wore burgundy pants in that game. Last white pants vs. white pants was the year before that, Giants-Bills.

  • TonyE | February 2, 2007 at 10:29 pm |

    The subject of the report is NFL Creative Director Shandon Melvin, who grew up in the area and designed this year’s Super Bowl logo. At one point Melvin’s father, all proud and probably saying things he shouldn’t be discussing, says, “Right now he’s working on a new logo for the Dolphins and the Chargers.”

    Dad??? Whoops…I wonder if his dad is a regular on the Creamer Logo Forum. Leaked his own son’s identity projects…Glad you called him out on it.

  • Mike | February 2, 2007 at 11:07 pm |

    Somebody please tell me what the hell those 1994 49ers throwback uniforms actually throw back to. They look nothing like the Montana-era jerseys, which are the sweet ones. Being young, that’s what I consider “throw back” for them. In 1994 the block style numbers with the drop shadow looks more modern to me.

    This bugs me every time it comes up.

    And the Super Bowl XLII logo sucks.

  • TonyE | February 2, 2007 at 11:17 pm |

    The new VP Creative Director keeps most of the NFL creative work in-house…and it shows…woof…woof.
    what the hell is that color palette…Mary Kay Cosmetics the official sponsor…This is awful

    In the mid 90’s the NFL Creative Services division was a formidable group but smart enough to send logo work out to branding experts like Tom Nikosey, Todd Radom and other type and icon experts…now they use an inexperienced logo designer to develop the logos.

    Eco ahead of taste everytime.

    What a lameass way to run a global creative brand.

    To Stern’s credit, no fucking with the NBA logo.

    The sports branding identity work is in the toilet…and it’s getting worse. P-U…

  • Mike Miller | February 2, 2007 at 11:28 pm |

    I’ll come back tomorrow with a lot more of my jersey collection, because I want some comments and this will get lost tomorrow. As a preview, here is my one baseball jersey, a #34 Trever Miller black Jays jersey.

    Jays Front

    Jays Back

    When I went to Toronto, they had several game worns on sale, including some old powder blue pullovers from the 70s. Unfortunatly, all of them were 48s or lower, so I couldn’t fit in any. The only 50s they had were coaches jerseys.

  • Tim D | February 3, 2007 at 12:55 am |

    I actually wouldn’t be surprised to see the NFL change their Logo pretty drastically. They have not been shy about their desire to expand the league into forgein markets in the near future, and a less “American” looking Logo might be one of the things that would make the league more attractive to certain areas of that expansion.
    Just a theory but one that I have not seen mentioned here today.
    As to the Super Bowl Logo for Next Year?…….um is it going to be at Virginia Tech?…..sure looks like their colors to me!

  • Clevo | February 3, 2007 at 2:28 am |

    [quote comment=”50722″]Somebody please tell me what the hell those 1994 49ers throwback uniforms actually throw back to. They look nothing like the Montana-era jerseys, which are the sweet ones. Being young, that’s what I consider “throw back” for them. In 1994 the block style numbers with the drop shadow looks more modern to me.
    [/quote]

    The Niners wore 1951 unis that season. The link to all the 94 throwbacks is in the links section on the right side fo the screen, but heres the 49ers page

    http://www.geocities...

  • NMK | February 3, 2007 at 2:48 am |

    Does the number of stars on the NFL logo mean anything?

  • Eric | February 3, 2007 at 3:46 am |

    did anybody else notice roger wehrli wearing a j-pad on his left arm in that cnnsi photo deal?

  • Eric | February 3, 2007 at 4:16 am |

    [quote comment=”50584″]Anyone else the mismatched curvature on the Team Ketchup vests?[/quote]

    welcome to pirate burger. can i take your order?

  • Robert | February 3, 2007 at 11:17 am |

    I hate those Pirates jerseys, but I am starting to worry that they will grow on me after I start seeing them being worn in games.

  • Valjean | February 3, 2007 at 12:53 pm |

    After reading all these Super Bowl logos posts (every one, I assure you), can we start a campaign along the lines of “ditch the black” that goes something like:

    CAN WE DITCH THE INSIPID ROMAN NUMERALS ALREADY?!?

    … before we’re arguing about “Super Bowl MCMLXVIII”? What’s wrong with “Super Bowl 42”? I know the NFL just *loves* its Roman-esque gladiator image, but C’MON. Getting actual *digits* in there would certainly open up more design possibilities …

  • Clevo | February 3, 2007 at 12:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”50779″][quote comment=”50722″]Somebody please tell me what the hell those 1994 49ers throwback uniforms actually throw back to. They look nothing like the Montana-era jerseys, which are the sweet ones. Being young, that’s what I consider “throw back” for them. In 1994 the block style numbers with the drop shadow looks more modern to me.
    [/quote]

    The Niners wore 1951 unis that season. The link to all the 94 throwbacks is in the links section on the right side fo the screen, but heres the 49ers page

    http://www.geocities...

    Also, during 1994 they were still wearing the “Montana Era” unis. They changed to the current design in 1996.

  • Graf Zeppelin | February 3, 2007 at 2:11 pm |

    I don’t know which is worse: Super Bowl LXXXVIII, coming your way in February 2054, or 2016’s Super Bowl L.

  • NMK | February 3, 2007 at 3:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”50902″]After reading all these Super Bowl logos posts (every one, I assure you), can we start a campaign along the lines of “ditch the black” that goes something like:

    CAN WE DITCH THE INSIPID ROMAN NUMERALS ALREADY?!?

    … before we’re arguing about “Super Bowl MCMLXVIII”? What’s wrong with “Super Bowl 42”? I know the NFL just *loves* its Roman-esque gladiator image, but C’MON. Getting actual *digits* in there would certainly open up more design possibilities …[/quote]

    I couldn’t disagree with you more– the Roman numerals are a unique thing about the Super Bowl that set it apart. Switching to plain Arabic numerals would be boring (although I predict the NFL will do so for Super Bowl 50, to avoid confusion about what “L” means).

    And it makes me sad to see sports columnists complain that they don’t understand how to read Roman numerals. I really hope they’re joking– I think I learned that when I was 4.

  • NMK | February 3, 2007 at 3:11 pm |

    An amendment to that– I should have said “when I was IV.”

    ; )

  • burghphinfan | February 3, 2007 at 10:13 pm |

    I wouldn’t be too proud of the current SB logo, it’s horrific.

  • Valjean | February 3, 2007 at 11:20 pm |

    I couldn’t disagree with you more– the Roman numerals are a unique thing about the Super Bowl that set it apart.

    Forget “Super Bowl L” (so much better than boring ol’ ’50’)– try Super Bowl “LXXXVII” in 2054 or “Super Bowl C” in 2066. Still distinctive?

    I was Catholic school-trained and learned by Roman numerals by the time I was about VI and I still say give it up. Boring? Have a look at the 40 designs on Bolding (scroll down) and add the two gripping ones discussed in these comments; can you honestly say this collection is anything other than a cure for insomnia?

    And I suspect sports columnists are just as tired of this silliness as I am …

  • 554 | February 4, 2007 at 1:30 pm |

    Another case for Arabics at the 2016 game…there already is an “L” in Super Bowl. We’d have the best of both worlds there.

  • Ray | February 5, 2007 at 9:02 am |

    Wow. Looks like I offended some Jaguars fans with my comments / foot-in-mouthiness. Sorry about insulting the Jags logo – I’ll save my Jaguars insults for their black on black pajama unis from now on.

    But you’ll notice that there was not a single person standing up for the Panthers logo, was there? I have many NFL logos that I dislike, but after living down here in the South after moving away from my precious San Diego – the Panthers logo is the one that drives me craziest.

    I just don’t want my beloved Chargers to go in that direction.

    After speaking with a freind that does pr for the Bolts, he told me that there might be some minor changes – specifically to the block lettering logo that is currently painted in the end zones, and possibly to the mid-field logo as well. But at this time he said that there are no plans to changer the helmets or the basic look of the uniforms. Although he did say that ownership has always been in favor of bringing back the powder blues for all of their home games!