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Count us in for the Upcoming Hockey/Zombie Movie

Two of our favorite things have combined efforts. Hard to believe and I never thought this would happen. Then again, I never thought a Tornado would tag team with Sharks to create a viral sensation and 5 made for TV movies.

At Awesome Sports Logos, we love Hockey! And who doesn’t love Zombies?  Well, not real life Zombies. We’re happy with Walking Dead TV Zombies. So two of our fascinations have combined for a movie. We bring you the trailer for..get ready…. Ahockalypse!

 

 

A hockey team takes on Zombies. This is going to be a rough one but count me 100% in! I do wonder how much grip Zombies would actually have on the ice, especially if a Zamboni just put layed down a clean sheet of ice.

As luck would have it, we actually have a Zombie/Hockey sports logo. It’s hard to believe but true except this awesome t-shirt is more interested in stopping pucks than biting humans.

 

This Texas Roadkill has risen from the dead to play Goalie. We can also safely say that this Armadillo has seen better times but its shell doubles as some sweet goalie equipment. There are some small aspects of this logo that I really enjoy. The biggest is the Goalie stick tape. From a distance it looks like tape but when you get closer, you’ll notice that it’s actually a tire tread. I also love the flies taking advantage of the opportunity. If you find Roadkill along the Texas interstates, you’ll likely find some flies. I also like the black eye of the Armadillo. This is one of my favorite logos. Although it’s not a human Zombie, we’re patting ourselves on the back for being close enough with the Hockey/Zombie unlikely marriage.

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Gavin Spittle

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Sports Logo Spotlight on the Frederick Keys

In today’s Awesome Sports Logos spotlight, we shine the light toward Maryland and the Single A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, the Frederick Keys.

Lets begin with the history. Frederick is the Key capitol but not the key that lets you in the door. Frederick County is the former home of Francis Scott Key. Not familiar with this famous poet’s work? You would be if you heard the song that always gets a standing ovation. Begins with “O Say Can You See”, ends with “And the Home of the Brave”.  That’s right, this team is named after the author of the Star Spangled Banner, our nations National Anthem.

So lets take a look at the logo.

 
 

Logo courtesy of sportslogos.net 

 

This is one of those rare minor league logos that hasn’t changed. Frederick has kept the same logo since The Keys made Frederick their home back in 1989. The colors of Black and Orange are also the primary logo colors of their parent club. That said, when you think of such a historic song, Red, White, and Blue does the trick for me.

I do like the explosions in the logo although they look a bit too similar to fireworks. That’s a nice tie in to the song where it says, “The bombs bursting in air.”

Other than that, the logo is just there. I would love to see them bring in patriotic colors and possibly a character of Francis Scott Key.

Love the name and the history behind it. Just hope they come up with a different design in the future. Go Keys!

We love baseball here at Awesome Sports Logos. Here are some of our favorite teams.

The Idaho Taters

 

This is the first sports logo that we created and its still one of our favorites. I’m still surprised that a minor league team hasn’t grabbed this name. Idaho is potato country and what better name for that region that also doubles as a great Home Run nickname.

The Middleton Fingers

 

This is one of our best sellers and for good reason. Huge props to our logo designer who jumped for joy when he heard this name. Love the creativity of the middle bat rising from the bunch. Very subtle but that’s what we’re all about.

The Boca Raton Cougars

 

Cougars are vicious, especially these Cougars who go after their prey at night. They love hitting Home Runs, that’s for sure. Love the double meaning of this sports logo.

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Gavin Spittle

Founder/T-shirt guy

Sports Illustrated Fashionable 50 Logo Falls Short

This week, Sports Illustrated announced it’s second Fashionable 50 magazine spread. I like the creativity of Sports Illustrated. Growing up, it was a cover-to-cover read as soon as you grabbed it from your mailbox. The full-page pictures made great high school locker posters. Yes, I’m that old. That was then and now with the growth of online reading, SI needs to find creative ways to stay ahead of the curve. They are after all, the creators of the Swimsuit Edition.

 There is some sweet athlete star power on this years list. Victor Cruz, Russell Westbrook, LeBron James, Cristiano Ronaldo, Serena Williams, Henrik Lundqvist and more. Plus they will be doing a sweet VIP release event in Los Angeles right before the issue is released. Here are some video highlights of last year’s event.

 

 

With such big names, I was hoping for a better logo.

 

 I love this concept but I was just hoping that logo would combine fashion and sports. This could be any fashion list for any company. With such big name brands, they could have featured silhouettes or shadows of various athletes. Or they could have blended pictures from last year’s issue and party. The colors are nice especially if you are a Miami Marlins fan. A little less bright but a similar toned down color scheme. 

I look forward to checking out the issue. Fashion is all about creativity. I wish they had used a little more of that creativity for their logo.

A great way to be fashionable this summer is buy sporting our Awesome Sports Logos t-shirts. If you are a baseball fan, I promise you will get some laughs with our Middleton Fingers t-shirt.

 

Or our Boca Raton Cougars baseball t-shirt? Who doesn’t respect and love a Cougar?

 

We also have two great deals to save you some money. The first is our “Buy 3, get the 4th T-shirt free promotion”. Just use the coupon code, 3thenfree at checkout. The second promotion is our T-shirt of the Month Club. This is the kind of club you want to be a part of. No, not the kind of club that you have to wait for a bouncer to let you in. This club is all about savings. The more t-shirts you buy, the cheaper it gets. Plus we offer free shipping in the United States. Most T-shirt of the Month Clubs send you and everyone else the same shirt every month. It’s cheaper for them but what if you don’t like the t-shirt. You get to choose the t-shirts you want in our club and if you want to give it as a club, we will customize a gift certificate for you. It’s all about giving you complete satisfaction; otherwise we’ll take Awesome out of our name!

 Thanks as always for reading and supporting us!

 Gavin Spittle

Founder, Logo Lover, T-shirt Fanatic

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After 20 Years The Chicago Fire Still Have an Awesome Logo

They are few and far between but some logos stand the test of time and don’t need to change throughout the years. One of those logos is the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer.

 

 The Fire are celebrating their 20th year without a logo change but did come up with this special logo to feature this year.

  
 
The Fire got it right the first time and haven’t changed since. The official club colors are red and blue and the logo takes on what you would see to describe a fire department’s crest. That’s also called a  Florian’s Cross. The “C” is right in the middle or the “Heart” of Chicago. If you look outside of the “C” connected to the circle you will notice six points. Each point represents a star in the Municipal Flag of Chicago. This is the flag that commemorates the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. In fact, the Chicago Fire were founded on the 126 anniversary of this massive fire that lasted two days and reports say killed 300 people. 

The Fire won in its inaugural year but recently, they’ve struggled and have been absent from the MLS playoffs for the last 4 years. To me in a league that is still growing, a major market like Chicago being successful certainly helps everyone. Early signs point to the drought being over as the Fire sit in 2nd place in the MLS Eastern Conference. C’mon Fire, you can do it!!

You know who puts out a winning squad every year, the Arizona Pricks.

 
 

This is one of our best selling logos and for good reason. We can’t make these pictures up, there are actual cacti that look like, you know… This sports logo pays tribute to the Saguaro cactus which is indigenous to the Arizona desert.

There is a lot of talk about the Phoenix area receiving an MLS expansion group. The area is one of 12 locations being looked at as a viable city. I don’t think they’ll call us for use of our Arizona Pricks logo but they sure should because it would be a national best seller!

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Gavin Spittle

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Big 3 Basketball is Worth a Watch

BIG3 Basketball has arrived and I have to admit, I’m intrigued for several reasons. Let’s gets you in the mood with the official BIG3 Basketball trailer.

 

Pretty good production behind that trailer and that’s my main point. This has some quality backing. Founded by producer, actor and music legend Ice Cube and entertainment executive Jeff Kwatinetz, the league describes itself as “highly competitive, physical, fast basketball and incredible fan experiences.” In part because of that star power backing, they have landed a TV deal. The games will be featured on FS1.

 

You see 3 on 3 tournaments across the country and many think that just 6 players on the court is the most exciting brand of hoops. That coupled with the former NBA star power they have assembled. If he were 70, I would still pay to watch Allen Iverson play. Gary Payton is in the league as is Chauncey Billups. Coaches include iconic Hall of Fame names like Dr. J, Julius Erving, George “The Iceman” Gervin and Clyde “The Glide” Drexler.

Here are some other cool aspects of the new league that will make its debut on June 25. There will be a four point shot and the first team to 60 wins. Some may say it’s a bit on the hokey side but I have to be honest, I’m not really into the NBA playoffs right now and I think many hoops fans share my sentiments. Sure the basketball won’t be as good as the current NBA but many of these guys are part of my sports viewing history. It’s the same reason I’m drawn to the Champions Tour in golf. I like personality in sports and it seems as though it’s becoming less and less in today’s professional leagues.

Here are the logos of each team with their roster.

 

You’ll notice no city affiliation, as this is a traveling tour.  My three favorite team logos and names are 3’s Company, The Ball Hogs and 3 Headed Monster. I think they could have done a better job with these logos. Ball Hogs is my favorite. I like the look of the hog with the jersey that turns into a basketball. I would have used a different color scheme than green, yellow and white. I must say they are going for it playing at venues like the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia and the American Airlines Center in Dallas to name a few. Here is the Dallas flyer that was just released.

 
 

It’s going to bring back memories so I’m going to give it a shot.

I hope you give some of our awesome t-shirts a shot. We have some great hoops logos to choose from.

How about the New Orleans Curse?

 

How awesome is it to see a Voodoo doll dunking a basketball? I always thought that a name like Curse would have fit better into the New Orleans tradition than the Pelicans. Not that I don’t love Pelicans, which are the state birds. I just like the uniqueness of the Taboo, Voodoo scene in New Orleans.

What about the Albuquerque Chupacabras?

 

 You may think to yourself, how is this a basketball logo? If you look real close, you’ll notice the moon is actually a basketball. Residents have claimed Chupacabra sightings in New Mexico. Residents also get rave reviews when they wear our Chupacabras t-shirt!

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Thanks as always for reading,

Gavin Spittle

Founder, Logo Lover, T-shirt Fanatic

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Sports Logo Spotlight on the Joliet Slammers

We have a first of its kind here at Awesome Sports Logos. We’ve blogged about animals, mythical creatures, and various other unique sports logos. That’s why we are excited to tell you about a sports logo named after a prison.

The Joliet Slammers play in the Independent Frontier League. They are named after the well known Will County Correctional Center as well as the Stateville Correctional Center. The name has double meaning of course because baseball uses the term “Slam” in various forms. A grand slam or even a pitching “Slamming the door”.  The Slammers have been around since 2010 and won to division crowns, one in 2011 and just last year in 2016.  They even have some creative mascots. J.L. Bird short for Jailbird wearing the black and white pinstripes and the other is named Spikes.

So how do you create a logo out of a prison? Let’s take a look.

 

Logo Courtesy of SportsLogos.net 

I thought that Dan Simon of Studio Simon who created this logo did a nice job of making a prison look similar to a ballpark. It’s open like a prison yard yet it takes that diamond shape like a ball field. You also have the guard tower and the barbed wire. The font on both Joliet and Slammers really sticks out.

 In an interview with the great sportslogos.net last year, Simon pointed out how proud he was of the alternate logo which he felt should be the primary. “They opted not to go with this direction because they wanted the primary logo to focus on the law side of the Joliet prison story, not the lawless side.”  Once again kudos to sportslogos.net for digging up an interesting aspect of this sports logo.

 
Logo Courtesy of SportsLogos.net 

Personally, I’m with Dan Simon, I love the Jail Bird logo but I understand their philosophy. They need to cater to their fans, many of which work in the prison system on a daily basis.

Overall, I’m a fan of the name and their logos. It’s creative and it embraces a huge aspect of Joliet and that is so important when creating a sports logo.

Opening Day is Tuesday for Joliet. Go Slammers!

Opening Day is everyday here at Awesome Sports Logos. We’re always open and trying to bring a smile to your face with our awesome t-shirts.

Let’s look at a few of our baseball t-shirts.

 

We just talked about featuring what the area is known for in a sports logo. That’s why we are so proud of our Idaho Taters baseball logo. A “tater” is a long home run. It’s also a huge export for the gorgeous state of Idaho.

The Boca Raton Cougars

 

Okay, Boca Raton is known for a lot and maybe Cougars isn’t at the top of the list but we hear they roam the streets of Boca at night. They know what they want and they usually get it. Go Cougars!

We also feature some other cool baseball t-shirts like the Boston Accents, The Dallas Doughboys and the Decorah Trolls. Check em’ out and support the cause if you can. Our T-shirt of the Month Club is a great way to pick out a couple of them and enjoy savings and free shipping.

Thanks as always for reading,

Gavin Spittle

Founder, Logo Lover, T-shirt Fanatic

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