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Classic Team Logo of The Day

18 Oct

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Logo of an old, defunct pro football team that played in the All America Conference, the Miami Seahawks. Although they lasted only a single season, in 1946, in the AAFC before folding, the Seahawks were the first professional sports franchise based in Miami. They played their home games at Burdine Stadium, which would later be renamed the Orange Bowl. The team was woefully underfunded and not very good on the field either, as they stumbled to a 3-11 last place finish in the AAFC Eastern Division. The Seahawks folded at the end of the ’46 season and the franchise was sold to a Washington, D.C. lawyer, who reformed the team in Baltimore as the Colts.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

11 Oct

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Logo of a small college football program that’s been in existence since 1904, the University of Tennessee at Chatanooga Mocs. They have been members of various conferences over the years and currently play in the Southern Conference and their legacy includes 7 conference titles. For a small school, the Mocs have an impressive list of former players who have gone on to play professionally, including Travis McNeal, Buster Skrine, Drayton Florence, Jack Gregory, Charley Long, Jim Bradshaw and recent Hall of Fame inductee Terrell Owens. He didn’t play pro football, but another famous former Moc player is Hugh Beaumont, who played Ward Cleaver on the old Leave It To Beaver television series.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

04 Oct

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Used from 1990 until 2002, this is the logo of a college football team that currently plays in Conference USA, the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles. Their program came into existence in 1912 and the school boasts 8 conference championships and 78 consensus All Americans among their former players. Southern Miss alumni who have enjoyed success in pro football include Sammy Winder, Hanford Dixon, Louis Lipps, Jerrel Wilson, Patrick Surtain and a couple of Hall of Famers, Brett Favre and Ray Guy.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

27 Sep

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Logo of a college football team, the San Jose State Spartans, who play in the Mountain West Conference and have fielded a program since 1893. This logo was used in the 1950s. The Spartans have won 16 conference titles over the years, and the list of SJS alumni who have gone on to play pro football is extensive, and includes Steve DeBerg, Kim Bokamper, Gill Byrd, Stacey Bailey, Dan Colchico, Charlie Harraway, James Jones, Art Powell, Mel Tom, Louis Wright and Jeff Garcia.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

20 Sep

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Logo of a small college football team that plays in the Football Championship Subdivision, the Marist College Red Foxes. The school’s gridiron program has existed since 1978, and they currently play in the Pioneer Football League. The Red Foxes have claimed 4 conference titles in that time, the most recent in 2013. Despite their small college status, the school has had a couple of players move on to play in the NFL – Terrence Fede and a current  player, placekicker Jason Myers.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

13 Sep

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Logo of a Western New York high school football team, the West Seneca West Indians, who won the New York State Class A championship in 2017, led by quarterback Matt Myers, who is now enrolled at the University of Buffalo. Notable WSW alumni include Olympic volleyball player Matt Anderson, former NFL players Jeremy Kelley and Matt Strzelczyk and famed video journalist Josh Pohlman. The 2018 Indians’ club also has high hopes, and their roster includes Juston Johnson, Liam Scheuer, John Speyer, Bryan Ball, Kyle Haettich, Jeb Braunscheidel and Connor Pohlman.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

06 Sep

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Logo of the Brooklyn Bolts,  a football team that was a charter member of the Fall Experimental Football League, a defunct league that had hoped to be a developmental system for the NFL. The Bolts played from 2014 until 2016, and won the league championship in its’ first 2 seasons. Serving as consultants or coaches for the team were former NFL players and coaches like Rod Rust, Don Strock, Marvin Jones and Nate Poole. Their most recognizable player was quarterback Josh Freeman, who had a stint in the NFL.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

04 Sep

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Logo of a small college football team, the North Carolina Central University Eagles, who play in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. They were the Historically Black Colleges national champions in 2005 and 2006, and Eagle alumni who have gone on to play professional football include John Baker, Louis Breeden, Doug Wilkerson, William Frizzell, Chuck Hinton, Ernie Warlick, Robert Massey and Charles Romes.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

05 Apr

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Logo of a small college football team that plays in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, the Bowie State Bulldogs. They are a Division II team so their contribution to pro football is minimal, with the most notable alumni being Isaac Redman and current player Khari Lee.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

23 Jan

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Used from 1953 until 1955, this is a logo of a college football team from the Pacific 12 Conference, the Washington State Cougars. The school’s football program has existed since 1893, while they began play in the Pac 12 in 1962 (it was the Pacific Eight Conference at that time). The Cougars’ list of alumni who played pro football includes Hall of Famers Mel Hein and Turk Edwards, as well as Keith Lincoln, Gail Cogdill, James Hasty, Joe Danelo, Rian Lindell, Drew Bledsoe, Mark Rypien, LaVern Torgeson, Harland Svare and the unforgettable Ryan Leaf.