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Classic Team Logo of The Day

25 Nov

This is a logo used in 2014 commemorating the anniversary of the 75th game of NFL football being played in the city of Detroit on Thanksgiving. The Lions franchise began the tradition in 1934 and the league has allowed them to continue the tradition with a game scheduled on the holiday every year. The Lions have unfortunately fielded a lot of bad teams to play in the game, but in 1962 they routed the Green Bay Packers 26-14, harassing Bart Starr all day to hand the Packers their only loss of the season as they went on to win their second straight NFL title.

 
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Classic Team Logo of The Day

18 Nov

This is a logo from a long ago past of a college football team that disbanded it’s gridiron program in 1951, the St. Bonaventure Brown Indians. The school has since rebranded it’s sports teams as the “Bonnies”, bowing to political pressure. As for the football program, they competed from 1895 until ’51, and resurrected a club football team for 3 seasons in the late 1960s. Despite it’s humble gridiron history, the school produced a couple of notable pro football players – Hall of Famer Jack Butler and former quarterback and coach Ted Marchibroda.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

11 Nov

Logo of a college football team that plays in the Big 10 Conference, the Indiana Hoosiers. The school has a reputation for being more of a basketball school, but it’s football program, which began play in 1887, is also formidable despite a losing history. They’ve won 2 conference titles and appeared in 13 bowl games. Former Hoosiers who have gone on to play pro football include Hall of Famer Pete Pihos, Tevin Coleman, Rodger Saffold, Cody Lattimer, Jordan Howard, Nate Sudfeld, Trent Green, Antwaan Randle-El, Pete Stoyanovich, Tom Nowatzke, Marv Woodson, Earl Faison, Dave Whitsell, Bob Skoronski, Nick Sebek and Frankie Filchock.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

04 Nov

This is a “script” logo, used from 1956 until 1969, of the National Football League’s Green Bay Packers. It was used in the team’s glory years under Vince Lombardi, and the legendary coach often donned a cap with this logo on it. Green Bay, under Lombardi, boasted a roster with many future Hall of Famers, but the pre-Lombardi club, from 1956 until 1958, included players who would go on to play for other organizations, like Billy Howton, Tobin Rote, Tom Bettis, John Sandusky, Babe Parilli and Marv Matuszak.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

28 Oct

Last week we featured an old logo of an Atlantic Coast Conference college football team, the Syracuse Orangemen. This week, we feature a newer logo of the same school. The Orange began their gridiron program in 1889 and play their home games in the Carrier Dome. We listed all of the school’s alumni who are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame last time, but there are many more who have enjoyed time in the pros, including Dwight Freeney, Donovan McNabb, Chandler Jones, Rob Moore, Daryl Johnston, Joe Morris, Gary Anderson, Jim Nance, Walt Sweeney, Al Bemiller and Dave Lapham.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

21 Oct

This is an old, outdated logo of a college football team that plays in the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Syracuse Orangemen. Known as the “Saltine Warrior”, the Native American character was used beginning in 1968, but was jettisoned in 1979 when a group of Native students protested the cartoon-like depicture of their culture. The Orangemen won the national championship in 1959 and boasts one Heisman Trophy winner, the late Ernie Davis. The school has a long list of alumni who have gone on to pro careers, including 8 Hall of Famers – Jim Brown, Al Davis, John Mackey, Jim Ringo, Larry Csonka, Art Monk, Marvin Harrison and Floyd Little.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

14 Oct

Used from 2002 until 2010, this is a logo of a historically black college football team from the Southwest Athletic Conference, the Prairie View A&M Panthers. The school played it’s first season in 1907, and has won 11 conference titles and 5 HBCU national championships, and has an .861 winning percentage all-time. Panther alumni who have enjoyed pro football careers include Otis Taylor, Jim Kearney, Sam Adams, Ken Houston, Jim Lee Hunt, Clem Daniels, Bo Farrington, Jim Mitchell, Charley Warner, Alvin Reed and Clarence Williams.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

07 Oct

Logo of a small college football team that plays in the Big South Conference, the Monmouth Hawks. A fairly new program, the school began play in 1993 and has won 7 conference titles and has made 3 recent appearances in the FCS playoffs. Former Hawks who have gone on to play in the NFL include Miles Austin, Chris Hogan, Hakeem Valles and Neal Sterling.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

04 Oct

Logo of the major league baseball team from Cleveland that was formerly known as the Indians, the Cleveland Guardians. The newly re-branded franchise will begin play under their new name in 2022, after surrendering to pressure to drop their old name, which was considered racist by some in and out of the Native American community. “Guardians” is taken from a set of iconic statues (see below) located on a local Cleveland bridge that “guard” the city.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

30 Sep

Logo of a small college football team that plays in the Patriot League, the Bucknell Bison. The school played its’ first game in 1883, and won the Lambert Cup in 1960 as the best college team in the East. Bison alumni who have gone on to play pro football include Tom Mitchell, Sam Havrilak, Potsie Jones, Lou Tomasetti, Julie’n Davenport, Walt Szot and one Hall of Famer, Clark Hinkle.