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Classic Team Logo of The Day

23 Jan


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.


Classic Team Logo of The Day

19 Jan


Logo of a small college football team, the Morehouse College Maroon Tigers, whose alumni list of former players includes NFL referee Jerome Boger, former NFL players Kalvin Pearson and Isaac Keys, John David Washington (actor Denzel Washington’s son) and former major league baseball star Donn Clendenon, who was the 1969 World Series MVP. While at Morehouse, Clendenon’s graduate “Big Brother” mentor was Martin Luther King Jr.


Classic Team Logo of The Day

17 Jan


Logo of the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders, a college football team that plays in the Eastern Division of Conference USA. The program has been in existence since 1911 and has sent numerous players on to careers in pro football, including Erik Walden, Kelly Holcomb, Dwight Stone, Ray Oldham, Mike Caldwell and Don Griffin. Current Tennessee Titan safety Kevin Byard is also a Blue Raider alumnus.


Classic Team Logo of The Day

14 Jan


Logo of a football team that played in the now-defunct XFL, the Las Vegas Outlaws. The team had a ferocious defense that was nicknamed “The Dealers of Doom”. The league lasted only a single season, in 2001, and some notable Outlaw players included future NFLers Mike Furrey, Kelly Herndon and Rod Smart, who became famous for wearing the name “He Hate Me” on the back of his jersey.


Classic Team Logo of The Day

28 Dec


Used from 1995 until 2004, this is the logo of a former football team that played in the World League of American Football, the Scottish Claymores. The Claymores won their only “World Bowl”, signifying the WLAF championship, in 1996. Over the years, their roster included Joe Andruzzi, Jim Ballard, Siran Stacy, Yo Murphy, Dante Hall and Barry Stokes.


Classic Team Logo of The Day

21 Dec


Logo of the New York Jets, used from 1964 until 1966, during their American Football League days. It was the beginning of the Broadway Joe Namath era, when the Jets were building toward the Super Bowl upset win they would accomplish in 1969. Weeb Ewbank, who had coached the NFL’s Baltimore Colts, began his second season at the Jets’ helm in ’64,and that season was also the team’s first in their shiny new home, Shea Stadium.


Classic Team Logo of The Day

14 Dec


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


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


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


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.