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Classic Team Logo of The Day

06 Dec

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Logo of a college football team that plays in the Mid-American Conference, the Northern Illinois University Huskies. The program came into existence in 1899 and has played as an independent and in various conferences over the years, winning 12 conference titles and a Division II national championship in 1963. Husky alumni who have gone on to play in the NFL include Doug Free, Randy Clark, Ryan Diem, Todd Peat, Hollis Thomas, Michael Turner and Kenny Golladay.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

29 Nov

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This is a secondary logo of a college football team that plays in the Southern Conference, the Furman University Paladins. Founded in 1889 and located in Greenville, South Carolina, the program has won 14 conference titles and has many alumni who have gone on to play professional football, including Jerome Felton, David Whitehurst, Sam Wyche, Stanford Jennings and Orlando Ruff.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

22 Nov

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A logo for the annual Dallas Cowboys’ Thanksgiving Day game. The team began hosting the annual game in 1966, adding an additional contest for the day to complement the one played in Detroit. NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle, for the 1975 and 1977 seasons, tried an experiment and had the game scheduled for St. Louis, but low television ratings and the popularity of the Cowboys as “America’s Team” convinced Rozelle to return the game, permanently, to Dallas.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

15 Nov

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Logo of the Tennessee State Tigers, a historically black college football team that plays in the Ohio Valley Conference. The program has been in existence since 1912, has won a total of 11 Black College national championships and boast an impressive 8-1-1 bowl record over the years. The list of Tiger Alumni who have gone on to play pro football is long, and includes Claude Humphrey, Richard Dent, Joe Gilliam, Mike Hegman, Ed “Too Tall” Jones, Joe “Turkey” Jones, Larry Kinnebrew, Jim Marsalis, Dominique Rogers-Cromartie and Anthony Pleasant.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

08 Nov

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This is a logo of the New York Jets football team that plays in the National Football League. It was used from 1978 until 1997. The franchise originated in the American Football League in 1960 as the New York Titans, and was renamed the Jets after being purchased by Sonny Werblin in 1963. The name was chosen because the Jets would play their home games at Shea Stadium, near LaGuardia Airport. Werblin also hired a formerly successful NFL coach, Weeb Ewbank, to coach the team, and he held that post for 11 seasons, winning the Super Bowl in 1969. Players in the Hall of Fame who played the majority of their careers with the Jets are few, including Joe Namath, Don Maynard and Curtis Martin.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

01 Nov

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Used from 1997 until 2001, this is an alternate logo for the San Diego Chargers NFL football team. Recent Hall of Fame inductee Bobby Beathard served as the team’s general manager during this era, but they didn’t have much on-field success. It wasn’t due to Beathard not stocking the team with talent, however, as the Chargers’ roster at the time included star players like Stan Humphries, Junior Seau, Rodney Harrison, Eric Metcalf, Drew Brees, Doug Flutie, Ladaimian Tomlinson and Marcellus Wiley.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

25 Oct

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This is an early logo of the Denver Broncos football team, used in their days in the old American Football League in the 1960s. Although they are an iconic franchise now, the Broncos were a study in futility in their AFL years. Despite winning the first-ever AFL game over the Patriots in 1960 and being the first AFL team to beat an NFL club (beating the Lions in a 1967 preseason game), Denver’s franchise had a losing record in all 10 seasons of their AFL existence. Some players from their early years included Frank Tripucka, Gene Mingo, Lionel Taylor, Ike Lassiter, Wahoo McDaniel and Austin “Goose” Gonsoulin.

 

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.