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Classic Team Logo of The Day

10 Dec

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Logo of a college football team that plays in the Mountain West Conference, the New Mexico Lobos. Founded in 1892, the school has won 4 conference titles and appeared in 13 bowl games. Lobo alumni who have played professionally include Ben Agajanian, Paul Smith, David Sloan, Don Perkins, Glover Quin, Robin Cole, Preston Dennard, Andy Frederick, Terance Mathis, Don Woods and Hall of Famer Brian Urlacher.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

09 Dec

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An early logo of a professional football team that plays in the NFL, the Cincinnati Bengals. Founded by Paul Brown as an AFL franchise in 1968, they spent 2 seasons in the Western Division of that league until the league merged with the NFL in 1970. Brown coached the team for it’s first 8 seasons, and they were a highly successful expansion franchise, forging a winning record by their third year, with a roster of young talent that included 1968 AFL Rookie of The Year Paul Robinson, Bob Trumpy, Essex Johnson, Bob Johnson, Greg Cook, Lemar Parrish and Bill Bergey.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

05 Dec

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Logo of a small college football team that plays in the Missouri Valley Conference, the Northern Iowa Panthers. The school first fielded a team in 1895 and has won 33 conference titles. Notable former Panthers who have gone on to play pro football include Hall of Famer Kurt Warner, Mike Furrey, James Jones, Austin Howard, Brad Meester, Steve Wright, Dedric Ward, Bryce Paup and Chad Rinehart.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

03 Dec

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This is an old alternate logo of a college football team that plays in the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference, the Missouri Tigers. The program began play in 1890 and spent most of the last century in the Big Eight and Big 12 conferences. They’ve won 15 conference titles and played in 33 bowl games over the years. Former Mizzou players who have gone on to pro careers include Hall of Famers Roger Wehrli and Kellen Winslow and also Chase Daniel, Curtis Brown, Byron Chamberlain, Jeff Cross, Blaine Gabbert, Mel Gray, Tony Galbreath, Henry Marshall, John Matuszak, C.J. Mosely, Andy Russell, George Seals, Eric Wright and Russ Washington.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

02 Dec

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Logo of a small college football team, used from 1968 until 1971, the North Texas State Eagles. Also known as the “Mean Green”, the team began play in 1913 and currently plays in Conference USA. Also, the school is known today as the University of North Texas. They have won 24 conference titles, and it’s most notable alumni who has gone on to play pro football is Hall of Famer Joe Greene. Other former Eagles who have played in the NFL or AFL include Cedric Hardman, Spider Lockhart, Abner Haynes, Bill Bishop, Dennis Swilley, J.T. Smith, Ron Shanklin, Ray Renfro, Beasley Reece and Willie Parker.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

28 Nov

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Logo of a small college football team that plays in the Patriot League, the Fordham Rams. The school fielded it’s first football team in 1882 and at one time was a college powerhouse. Their offensive lines of the 1930s were known as “The Seven Blocks of Granite”. Some notable former Ram players include Vince Lombardi, Alex Wojciechowicz, Ed Danowski, Kurt Sohn and Harry Jacunski.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

27 Nov

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Alternate logo of a team that plays in the National Football League, the Chicago Bears. The team entered the NFL as a charter member in 1920 when they were known as the Decatur Staleys. When founder George Halas moved them to Chicago, he received permission to play home games at Wrigley Field, home of baseball’s Cubs, and renamed the team the Bears as a thanks to the baseball team. The Bears’ history is long and storied, and includes Hall of Famers like Halas, Bronko Nagurski, Red Grange, Paddy Driscoll, Sid Luckman, Bulldog Turner, Bill George, Gale Sayers, Dick Butkus, Mike Ditka, Walter Payton, Mike Singletary and Richard Dent.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

25 Nov

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Logo of the San Francisco 49ers football team, used from their All America Football Conference days in 1946 until 1964, when they were in the NFL. Over the years the team has won 19 division titles, 6 conference titles and 5 Super Bowls. Some players from the early years of the franchise include Hall of Famers Bob St. Clair, Leo Nomellini, Hugh McElhenney, Dave Wilcox, John Henry Johnson, Jimmy Johnson, Joe Perry and Y.A. Tittle, and also other notable players like John Brodie, R.C. Owens, Charlie Krueger and Gordy Soltau.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

21 Nov

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Logo of a defunct pro football team that played in the short-lived United Football League from 2010 until 2012, the Sacramento Mountain Lions. The club had been founded as the California Redwoods in 2009, playing in San Francisco and San Jose, before moving to California’s capital. They were coached by former NFL coach Dennis Green, and some of the players on their roster included Daunte Culpepper, Josh Johnson, John David Washington, Aaron Brown and Matt Spanos. The franchise dissolved when the league folded partway through the 2012 season.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

20 Nov

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Logo of a pro football team set to begin play in the newly-formed XFL in the spring of 2020, the Dallas Renegades. The team will be coached by Bob Stoops and play at Globe Life Park, the old home stadium of baseball’s Texas Rangers. Some of the players procured by the Renegades for the upcoming season are Landry Jones, Lance Dunbar, Marquis Flowers, Willie Beavers and Cameron Artis-Payne.