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Classic Team Logo of The Day

10 Oct

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Logo of a football team that plays in the Arena League, the Baltimore Brigade. The team was established in 2017 and is owned by Ted Leonsis, who has also been involved in ownership of the NHL Washington Capitals and NBA Washington Wizards. Two of the team’s players won individual awards in 2017, with quarterback Shane Carden winning Rookie of The Year and Khreem Smith garnering the award for Defensive Lineman of The Year. The Brigade reached the Arena Bowl championship game in its’ second season in 2018.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

10 Oct

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Logo of a small college football team that plays in the Colonial Athletic Conference, the Towson University Tigers. Their gridiron program has existed since 1969 and they currently play their home games at Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, Maryland. Some Tiger alumni who have gone on to play pro football include Sean Landeta, Dave Meggett, Jermon Bushrod, Chad Scott and Madieu Williams.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

03 Oct

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This is a logo commemorating the New York Giants’ 75th anniversary season, which they celebrated in 1999. The team, under head coach Jim Fassel, had a losing season that year but came back the next season to advance to the Super Bowl. The franchise is one of the NFL’s most historic, with their 19 championship game appearances ranking as the most of any team all time. They have won 8 titles, with only Green Bay (13) and Chicago (9) winning more. The Mara family, beginning with Tim in 1925 and continuing today with his grandson John Mara, have owned the club since its’ inception.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

03 Oct

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Logo of a small college football team that plays in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, the Fort Valley State University Wildcats. The school joined the conference in 1941, and Wildcat alumni who have gone on to play pro football include Greg Lloyd, Eddie Anderson, Rayfield Wright, Nick Harper and Tyrone Poole.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

02 Oct

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Logo of the University of Dayton Flyers, a college football team that plays in the Pioneer Football League. The school’s program began in 1905 and they have won 12 conference titles and 2 Division III national championships. Notable Flyer alumni who have had careers in pro football include Jim Katcavage, Bob DeMarco, Bill Lange, Emil Karras, Fred Dugan and a pair of NFL coaching legends, Chuck Noll and Jon Gruden.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

26 Sep

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Logo of a college football team that plays in the Ivy League conference, the Brown University Bears. They are one of the oldest college programs in existence, having first played in 1878. The Bears have won 4 Ivy League titles over the years, and some of their alumni who have gone on to play pro football include Zac DeOssie, Steve Jordan, Don Colo, James Develin and Fritz Pollard.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

25 Sep

MESHawks

Logo of a defunct college football program, the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks. The historically black college had a storied program but the school discontinued football in 1980. From 1946 until 1970, the school’s gridiron team won 76% of their games so the disbanding of the program was a huge loss to the university and its’ alumni. Former Hawks who went on to distinguish themselves in pro football include Art Shell, Emerson Boozer, Roger Brown, Jim Duncan, Charlie Stukes, Sherman Plunkett, Johnny Sample, Carl Hairston, Gerald Irons and Mack Alston.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

24 Sep

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An alternate logo for the National Football League’s Washington Redskins, used in the early 1970s. The team had hired Vince Lombardi to be its’ new head coach and went into a bit of a tailspin as the new decade began as he succumbed to cancer. The hiring of George Allen for the ’71 season revitalized the franchise and they were in the Super Bowl in 1972. Notable Redskin players of that era include Billy Kilmer, Sonny Jurgensen, Charley Taylor, Larry Brown, Jerry Smith, Chris Hanburger, Pat Fischer, Mike Bass, Brig Owens, Richie Petitbon, Jack Pardee, Roy Jefferson and Ron McDole.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

19 Sep

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Logo used by the Detroit Lions of the National Football League after they won the league’s championship in 1953. The team was a dynasty in the 1950s, winning 3 titles – in 1952, ’53 and ’57. Unfortunately, the championship they captured in 1957 was their last one to this day. Some notable Lion players from this era are Bobby Layne, Doak Walker, Joe Schmidt, Jack Christiansen, Lou Creekmur, Frank Gatski, Yale Lary, John Henry Johnson and Dick Stanfel.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

18 Sep

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Logo of a football team that played in the original XFL, the Chicago Enforcers. The team, like the league they played in, lasted only a single season before folding. They originally lined up Chicago Bear legend Dick Butkus to be their head coach, but when he took a job in the XFL front office just prior to the season, former NFL coach Ron Meyer took the job. Some of their players included Bennie Anderson, Tyji Armstrong, Aaron Bailey and running backs LeShon Johnson and John Avery, who was the league’s leading rusher.