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Classic Team Logo of The Day

02 May

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Logo of a college football team that plays in Conference USA, the Florida Atlantic Owls. The school plays in the Football Bowl Subdivision and the program has been in existence since 2001. Currently coached by former Oakland Raider coach Lane Kiffin, the Owls have sent a few players on to NFL careers, including Ed Newman, Alfred Morris, Lucky Whitehead and current Buffalo Bills’ draftee Devin Singletary.

 
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Classic Team Logo of The Day

12 Apr

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This is the logo the National Football League will be using in 2019 to celebrate the league’s historic 100th season of existence. It was known as the American Professional Football Association (APFA) upon its’ inception in 1920, and was renamed the NFL in 1922. The story of how the league was founded at a Hupmobile dealership in Canton, Ohio is well known, and is why Canton earned it’s nickname as the “birthplace of professional football”. Only 2 franchises that originally began play in 1920 still remain in the league – the Chicago Bears (then known as the Decatur Staleys) and the Chicago (now Arizona) Cardinals.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

27 Mar

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Logo of a Division II college football team that plays in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association, the Pittsburg State Gorillas. The program came into existence in 1908 and has been highly successful, boasting a .663 winning percentage and an undefeated (3-0) bowl record. The Gorillas, who have claimed 4 small college national championships over the years, have sent a few alumni on to pro football careers, including Eldon Danenhauer, Ronald Moore, Troy Wilson, Brian Moorman, Kendall Gannon and John Brown.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

01 Feb

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Logo of an independent college football team that plays in the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision, the University of Massachusetts Minutemen. They began play in 1879 and have sent a number of players on to pro football, including John McCormick, Milt Morin, Greg Landry, Victor Cruz, Vlad Ducasse and James Ihedigbo.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

30 Jan

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Logo of a college football team that currently plays in the American Athletic Conference, the University of Tulane Green Wave. The program began in 1893 and has played in various conferences and as an independent, winning 9 conference titles and 5 bowl games over the years. Tulane alumni who have played pro football include Max McGee, J.P. Losman, Warren Bankston, Bubby Brister, Steve Foley, Matt Forte, Rodney Holman, Ed Khayat, Dub Jones, Don Joyce, Tommy Mason, Eddie Murray, Richie Petitbon and Lionel Washington.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

29 Jan

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Logo of a high school football team located in Austin, Texas – the Westlake High Chaparrals. Football and athletics in general are a big part of life in all of Texas, but Westlake boasts a pretty large amount of successful athletes. They include baseball’s Kelly Gruber and Huston Street, a couple of Olympic athletes, and more pro football players than some colleges produce. That list includes Seth McKinney, Ryan Swope, Kyle Adams and 3 players who have played in Super Bowls – Justin Tucker and a pair of quarterbacks who won Super Bowl MVP awards, Drew Brees and Nick Foles.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

10 Jan

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Logo of a Division II college football team, the Winston Salem State University Rams, who play in the South Division of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, a conference made up of historically black colleges. Ram alumni who have played pro football include Donald Evans, Anthony Blaylock, Oronde Gadsden, William Hayes, Timmy Newsome, Yancey Thigpen and Donald Frank.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

09 Jan

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Logo of a college football team that plays in the Mid-American Conference, the University of Toledo Rockets. In existence since 1917, the program has been an independent in its’ early years and a member of various conferences, winning 14 conference titles and 10 bowl games. Rocket alumni who have gone on to pro careers include Bruce Gradkowski, Kareem Hunt, Emlen Tunnell, Chester Taylor, Mel Triplett, Lance Moore, Andy McCollum, John Greco, Brett Kern and Curtis Johnson.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

08 Jan

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Here is another logo of a team about to begin play in the new Alliance of American Football in the spring of 2019, the San Diego Fleet. The team will be coached by former NFL coach Mike Martz, and their roster includes players with NFL pedigrees like Bishop Sankey, Josh Johnson, Gavin Escobar and Ron Brooks. They also have the rights to linebacker A.J. Tarpley, who retired from the Buffalo Bills at age 23 citing concussion concerns and seems an unlikely candidate to actually play.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

07 Jan

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Logo of a football team set to play in the new Alliance of American Football, the San Antonio Commanders. The new team’s general manager is former Dallas Cowboy Darryl Johnston, and they will be coached by Mike Riley, a successful college coach. Some players they have procured for the inaugural 2019 spring season are Logan Woodside, Aaron Green, Cyril Richardson and Demarcus Ayers.