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Classic Team Logo of The Day

19 Nov


Logo of a Division III college football team that plays in the American Southwest Conference, the Hardin-Simmons Cowboys. The program began play in 1897 and rose to prominence in the 1930s. A period of dismal play and financial losses led the school to drop football in 1964, but the program was revived on a smaller level in 1990. They’ve since won 11 ASC titles. Notable former Cowboys who have had success in pro football include Bulldog Turner, Frank Sprinkle, Mike Mercer, Camp Wilson and Hal Prescott.


Classic Team Logo of The Day

14 Nov


Logo of a small college football team that plays in the Colonial Athletic Association, the University of Richmond Spiders. Their program has been in existence since 1881 and won the Football Championship Subdivision national title in 2008. Former Spiders who have had success in pro football include Jeff Nixon, Mike Bragg, Bruce Gossett, John Hilton, Barry Redden, Paris Lenon and Matt Joyce.


Classic Team Logo of The Day

13 Nov


Logo of the Oakland Raiders football team, used for only a single season in 1963, when they were members of the American Football League. It was the first year the team changed their primary colors from black and gold to the silver and black they are known for today. The Raiders, under new coach Al Davis, went 10-4 in ’63 and finished second in the AFL’s Western Division. Key players on that team, which had a 1-13 record the previous year, were Cotton Davidson, Tom Flores, Clem Daniels, Art Powell, Fred “The Hammer” Williamson, Jim Otto, Bo Roberson and Ken Herock.


Classic Team Logo of The Day

12 Nov


Logo of a defunct college football team, the Vermont Catamounts. They started play in 1886 but discontinued their football program in 1974. They were members of the Yankee Conference at that time. They have a very short list of players who went on to play pro football, the last being Frank Triglio in 1946. The only others to play more than a single season in the pros are Art Harms and Lou Little.


Classic Team Logo of The Day

07 Nov


Used from 1948 until 1954, this is an early logo of a college football team from the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Duke Blue Devils. The team, whose program began play in 1888, plays in the conference’s Coastal Division. They won unofficial national championships in 1936 and 1941, and compiled a 6-8 record in bowl games over the years. Blue Devil alumni who have had success in pro football include Sonny Jurgensen, Brian Baldinger, Wray Carlton, Bill Bryan, Dave Brown, Mike Curtis, Al DeRogatis, Bob Matheson, Ed Newman, Ace Parker, Chuck Walker and current players Daniel Jones, Jamison Crowder and Breon Borders.


Classic Team Logo of The Day

06 Nov


Logo of a defunct football team that once played in the Canadian Football League, the Sacramento Gold Miners. They were the first American team to be added to the CFL when they began play in 1993, but unfortunately only lasted 2 seasons before relocating to San Antonio. Their head coach was Kay Stephenson and former NFL player Jack Youngblood served in their front office. Their roster included some players who had NFL success, like Mike Oliphant, James Pruitt, David Archer and Bobby Humphery.


Classic Team Logo of The Day

05 Nov


Logo of an independent college football team, the New Mexico State Aggies. Their program began in 1893 and they have been members of various conferences in the past, most recently the Sun Belt Conference in 2017. The school is undefeated (3-0-1) in bowl games. Aggie alumni who have gone on to play pro football include Duriel Harris, Charley Johnson, Pervis Atkins, Leo Barker, Andy Dorris, Roy Gerela, Walter Johnson, Fredd Young, Joe Pisarcik and  Danny Villenueva.


Classic Team Logo of The Day

31 Oct


Logo of a defunct football team that played in the Arena Football League from 2001 until 2013, the Chicago Rush. They made playoff appearances in 10 of their years of existence and won the Arena League title in 2006. Former pro quarterback Mike Hohensee served as their head coach for all but 3 years and the franchise retired the jersey numbers of 2 players who played for them – John Moyer and Bob McMillen, who is also a member of the Arena League Hall of Fame.


Classic Team Logo of The Day

30 Oct


Not a team logo, but the logo of the National Football League used from the first season as the NFL, in 1921, until 1929. The league was known as the American Professional Football Association when it organized into a single league and began play in 1920, and became the NFL in 1922. Teams came and went in the early years, but some lasted until today, including the Chicago Staleys, who became the Bears, the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Cardinals, who currently reside in Arizona.


Classic Team Logo of The Day

29 Oct

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Has anyone ever seen the 1963 alternate Chicago Bears’ logo and their former coach, Mike Ditka, in the same room together? Many people say they resemble each other. All joking aside, Ditka not only was a star tight end for the ’63 Bears, who won the NFL Championship, but also went on to coach them to a Super Bowl title following the 1985 season. Other than founder/owner/coach George “Papa Bear” Halas, Ditka may be the man most closely associated with the franchise.