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Classic Team Logo of The Day

14 Dec

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Logo of an old defunct football team that played one season (1974) in the old World Football League, the Houston Texans. They are in no way related to the current NFL franchise in Houston that is also named the Texans. Despite their one year existence, the team boasted a roster of well-known pro football veterans, including Don Maynard, Warren McVea, Sid Blanks, Jim Nance, Jim Kanicki, Joe Robb and Garland Boyette.

 

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

07 Dec

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This simple logo from the 1930s belonged to the Chicago Cardinals, who shared residence in the Windy City with the Bears until 1959, when they moved to St. Louis. The Cards won a pair of NFL titles while in Chicago, but had only 2 winning seasons in the ’30s. Nineteen members from the Cardinal franchise are enshrined in pro football’s Hall of Fame, including Ernie Nevers, Jim Thorpe, Charley Trippi, John Driscoll, Walt Kiesling and Guy Chamberlin from the early Chicago days.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

30 Nov

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This is an old logo, used from 1953 until 1967, of a Canadian Football League team, the Calgary Stampeders. Founded in 1945, the club has won a total of 7 Grey Cups, signifying the CFL championship. Their long run included the 1948 season when they went undefeated, capping the perfect year with a Grey Cup win over Ottawa. CFL Hall of Famer Doug Flutie once played for the team, along with a couple of players with colorful nicknames, Earl “The Earthquake” Lunsford and Ezzert “Sugarfoot” Anderson.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

23 Nov

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Logo of a bygone football team that played in the now defunct United States Football League, the Boston Breakers. The club existed for 3 seasons but played in 3 different cities, originating in Beantown. Former New England Patriot Randy Vataha was a co-owner of the team, and their cheerleaders were known as the “Heartbreakers”. They had a winning record but missed the playoffs in their only season in Boston, but their head coach, Dick Coury, was named Coach of The Year, as he led a team of no-names, featuring 36 year old QB Johnnie Walton, to a decent season. Walton had been out of football for 3 seasons and into coaching when the Breakers brought him out of retirement.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

16 Nov

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Logo of the Atlantic Schooners, a long-forgotten pro football team that never came to be. The team was to be part of a Canadian Football League expansion in 1984. They received conditional approval but the ownership group could not secure the financing and their bid was withdrawn. The team was to be located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and although the CFL has often entertained the idea of expanding into the Maritime Provinces, the idea has never come to fruition.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

10 Nov

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Logo of a small college football team that plays in the Sun Belt Conference, the Georgia Southern Eagles. The school began play in 1924 and has claimed 6 small college national championships. Former Eagles who have had pro football careers include Rob Bironas, Fred Stokes, Kiwaukee Thomas, J.J. Wilcox and Jerick McKinnon.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

02 Nov

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Logo of the East Carolina University Pirates, a college football team that plays in the American Conference. The school played its’ first season in 1932 and this logo was used from 1988 until 1998. Former Pirates who have gone on to careers in the pros include David Garrard, Robert Jones, Chris Johnson, Glenn Bass, Jeff Blake, Earnest Byner, Terry Long, Tootie Robbins and Linval Joseph.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

26 Oct

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Logo of a small college football team, used from 1963 until 1973, the Southern University Jaguars. The school began play in 1916 and currently plays in the Southwestern Athletic Conference. The Jaguars have claimed a total of 9 Black College national championships. The school’s pro football alumni include Mel Blount, Harold Carmichael, Rich Jackson, Isiah Robertson and Aeneas Williams.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

19 Oct

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Logo of a college football team, used from 1980 until 1989 –  the Boston University Terriers. The school played in the Yankee Conference when this logo was used, but now are members of the Atlantic Ten. Former Terrier players who have gone on to play pro football include Butch Byrd, Jim Jensen, Bill Brooks, Paul Farren, Mike Leach and Reggie Rucker.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

12 Oct

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Logo of a college football team that plays in the Sun Belt Conference, the Arkansas State Red Wolves. The logo has been in use since 2008, when the school changed its’ team name from Indians. Players who have gone on to success in pro football include Bill Bergey, Alex Carrington, Fred Barnett, Maurice Carthon, Ray Brown, Carlos Emmons and Ken Jones.