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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This is an old, outdated logo of a college football team that plays in the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Syracuse Orangemen.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.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

23 Sep

Used from 1962 until 1969, this is a logo of the American Football League’s Denver Broncos. The team never had a winning season in this era, with their best record coming in ’62 when they finished 7-7. There were some notable AFL players on those teams, like Frank Tripucka, Gene Mingo, Lionel Taylor, Willie Brown, Cookie Gilchrist, Abner Haynes and Ike Lassiter, and some memorable names, like John Denvir, Wahoo McDaniel, John “Johnny O” Olszewski and Rich “Tombstone” Jackson.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

16 Sep

Logo of an FBS college football team that plays in the Sun Belt Conference, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. Their program has existed since 2003, and used to be members of the Big South Conference. They have racked up 8 conference titles, 7 of them in the Big South. Former Chanticleers who have gone on to play in the NFL include Josh Norman, Tyler Thigpen, Mike Tolbert and Jerome Simpson. By the way, a Chanticleer is a fictitious proud and fierce rooster who dominates the barnyard.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

09 Sep

Logo of a Division I FCS college football team from the Missouri Valley Conference, the University of South Dakota Coyotes. The school fielded it’s first team in 1889, and has made 2 small college playoff appearances. Former Coyotes who have gone on to play pro football include Ordell Braase, Tom Compton and Ben Long.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

03 Sep

Logo of a short-lived football team from the old World Football League, the Charlotte Stars. The team came into existence as the New York Stars, but in 1974 as they were getting ready for their next road game, coach Babe Parilli announced that the team would be moving, effective immediately, to Charlotte. Desperate to provide a new logo for the team, an equipment manager slapped a Chicago Bears’ “C” over the New York logo. After just a few days the team changed its’ name to the Hornets, and eventually died along with the rest of the league after the 1975 season.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

31 Jul

Logo of a defunct team that had a short stint in the National Hockey League, the Cleveland Barons. The franchise began operations in 1967 as the Oakland Seals, was rebranded as the California Golden Seals and after failing to catch on in the Bay Area, was relocated to Cleveland. The Barons only lasted 2 seasons there, however, and in 1978 ceased operations, with the players merging with the Minnesota North Stars’ franchise. Some notable players who spent time in Cleveland were Mike Crombeen, Chuck Arnason, Mike Fidler, Dave Gardner, Dennis Maruk, Wayne Merrick, Walt McKechnie, Jim Pappin and Gilles Meloche.