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Can a Sports Logo Makeover Fix The Cleveland Browns

The city of Cleveland has found some amazing success with their sports teams, as of late. In the NBA, the Cavaliers celebrated winning the Finals last season. This year, fans got to witness the team raise their championship banner, and the city was proud. In the MLB, the Indians made it to the World Series. Although they ended up losing in Game 7, the city of Cleveland was proud yet again. Their beloved baseball team made it to the show. They achieved success, despite not being considered as good as some of the other teams. While the city of Cleveland has had much to celebrate, there is just one black spot on their record. That black spot is the Cleveland Browns.

The NFL is the most popular sporting organization in the United States. They constantly put other sports to shame in advertising dollars, television deals, and ratings. The city of Cleveland just can’t seem to catch a break in football, as the Browns are one of the consistently worst teams in the league. So far this year, the team is winless. That’s no typo, the Browns have lost every game this season, and are currently sitting at 0-10.

What could possibly be the cause of this unlucky season? Is it bad coaching? Could it be that Johnny Manziel left a curse on the team? Is there simply no luck left, after the NBA and MLB teams drained it all up? There are many avenues that one could explore, in trying to place or find blame. Even I have my own theories. Frankly, I think that the team’s logo is the cause of their downtrodden season.

 
Logo courtesy of sportslogos.net 

When you look at other teams’ logos, they all have something worth looking at. The Browns on the other hand, their logo has nothing to it. Their helmet is plain orange, with a single white stripe going down the middle, from front to back. The single white stripe is outlined on both sides by a black accent color. There is no animal, there is no lettering, there is nothing but simplicity. What do fans have to cheer for? What do players have to draw inspiration from? Nothing.

There is no eagle to take strength and perseverance from. There is no panther to take speed and agility from. There isn’t even a patriot, to draw unity and fight from. There is only the color orange. And while many fans, sports writers and even coaches may say that this means nothing, I would disagree. I feel that if there were something there, anything at all, the team could draw something from it. They could draw at least enough for a win, and maybe enough for more than the three wins the team achieved last season.

Can a sports logo make that much of a difference? The answer is probably not? That said, it does signify change and a new beginning. When the Patriots, Bengals and Bills changed their logo, success quickly followed. It's probably coincidence but it does bring needed attention. A change also brings new merchandise sales which no owner would frown upon.

While no one can say for certain what has caused this team to underperform, I would say that it’s time to make some changes. A logo change may sound simple, or even irrelevant. But now is the moment when no stone must go unturned. This is the moment to not hold back, and do whatever it takes to change their history of less-than-mediocre play. What will the Browns do to restore hope to the city of Cleveland? What will they do to stop being the black spot on an otherwise perfect Cleveland sports era?

Cleveland actually has a pretty cool alternate sports logo. Why not put this on the helmet and change it up? 
 
 
 
Logo courtesy of sportslogos.net 
 

One logo that doesn’t need any changing is our very own Cocksville Blockers! Okay, we admit that this is the only made up city, but how could we resist? This city name and logo go hand in hand. We were going to use Cockeysville, Maryland but that is pronounced much differently.

 

This angry rooster will stop at nothing to get in your way and block any of your moves. Of course, we’re talking about football moves, what were you thinking of? This Cocksville Blockers funny t-shirt is our best seller and for good reason. Add it to your list on our t-shirt of the month club, and wait for this awesome tee to find its way to your doorstep at the first of every month!

Thanks for reading and supporting us!

YOU are AWESOME!

Blake Cole

Sports Logo Lover

Sports Logos to Celebrate National Chicken Month

Happy National Chicken Month! That’s right, you read that correctly. September is National Chicken Month! This is when chicken producers and grocery stores will rally together and offer promotions on chicken, recognize brands that are great partners with chicken, and offer some outstanding recipes for… you guessed it, chicken! To aid in the celebration of National Chicken Month, we at Awesome Sports Logos are going to take a look at a couple of sports teams whose logos feature a chicken. These two teams should be considered the best liaisons between athletics and the chicken industry. With such a strong, deep connection to chicken, what better time to recognize these two teams than National Chicken Month! Let’s see what they have to offer!

The University of South Carolina Gamecocks has one mean kind of chicken in their logo.

 
 
 Logos Courtesy of SportsLogos.net
 
 
Getting their name from Revolutionary War hero Thomas Sumter, who was said to have “fought like a gamecock” in battle, this college team is rocking both an awesome name and an awesome logo. A large black “C” immediately catches the eye, but what’s in the middle of that letter is the main attraction. This is no ordinary chicken. It’s one tough Gamecock. With feathers ruffled and flared about, it appears lunging forward with fierce claws and a beak that means business. Like their namesake, South Carolina looks to be ready to fight hard on the football battlefield. While we absolutely do not condone chicken fighting, we do condone good, hard play on the football field! Our next team knows a thing or two about having a good, hard fight in football.

The University of Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens may not have the meanest, or most sophisticated chicken logo in the world of sports, but they definitely have some history and comedy behind their look.

 
 
In honor of the state bird of Delaware, UD gets both their logo and team name. The Blue Hen became the state bird of Delaware in 1939, and is one of only three state birds not native to the United States. The Fightin’ Blue Hens take pride in their state, and have refigured the Blue Hen into a look worthy of a sports team. This blue chicken may look like something out of a Saturday morning cartoon, but it can most certainly hold its own. With mascot YoUDee making the mascot hall of fame in 2006, and winning the Mascot National Championship in 2009, this team has built a legacy on the chicken! They also know how to produce QB’s. Two of note are 2002 NFL MVP Rich Gannon and Super Bowl Champion Joe Flacco. Go Blue Hens!

While these two logos do well in honoring National Chicken Month, they aren’t the best of the best. Of course, the most awesome chicken logo of all comes from right here at Awesome Sports Logos! The Cocksville Blockers deserve to be the face for National Chicken Month!

 
 

Okay, we admit that this is a made up city, but how could we resist? This city name and logo go hand in hand. We were going to use Cockeysville, Maryland but that is pronounced much differently. This angry rooster will stop at nothing to get in your way and block any of your moves. Of course we’re talking about football moves, what were you thinking of? This Cocksville Blockers funny t-shirt is our best seller and for good reason. Be sure to add this super soft tee to your t-shirt of the month club rotation!

Thanks for reading and supporting us!

YOU are AWESOME!

Blake Cole

T-Shirt Wearer

Sports Logo Lover

Spotlight Shines Bright on the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers

Coastal Carolina is having an amazing sports year. Nope, it’s not a misprint. I didn’t say North Carolina, or South Carolina, its Coastal Carolina.
 
The Chanticleer’s captured their first Division One NCAA title in any sport by winning the 3rd and deciding game over Arizona in the College World Series 4-3. While it wasn’t officially their title, alumnus Dustin Johnson also just won the 2016 US Open at Oakmont Country Club.
 
Many of you are about to Google Coastal Carolina to find out where it is followed by, “What the heck is a Chanticleer?” You’ve come to the right place. If there is a logo out there, we’ll give you the full story. 
  
 
 
Logo Courtesy of sportslogos.net 
 
 
Coastal Carolina University is located in Conway South Carolina. Conway is only about eight miles away from Myrtle Beach. The University has an enrollment just over ten thousand. 
Now on to their mascot the Chanticleer which is certainly a unique sports logo name. Here is the explanation of the logo from GoCCUSports.com.
 
Chanticleer comes from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. More specifically, he comes from the Nun's Priest Tale, a story within Canterbury Tales. The Chanticleer is a proud and fierce rooster who dominates the barnyard. For the best description of Chanticleer, we turn to Chaucer's words. "For crowing there was not his equal in all the land. His voice was merrier than the merry organ that plays in church, and his crowing from his resting place was more trustworthy than a clock. His comb was redder than fine coral and turreted like a castle wall, his bill was black and shone like a jet, and his legs and toes were like azure. His nails were whiter than the lily and his feathers were like burnished gold." With all of his splendor and great looks, Chanticleer is also greatly feared and mightily respected by all.
 
Now that’s an awesome back story. GoCCUsports.com goes on to tell us that the name was developed in the 1960’s by an English professor and his students. Coastal Carolina was affiliated with the University of South Carolina at the time so they wanted something similar to the famous Gamecock. They kept it in the family and that’s the backstory of the sports logo that is in all kinds of headlines for all of the right reasons!  
 
I love this logo. I think they did a great job making it look like a mean fighting rooster as well as using a lot of teal and blue in the logo. To me that’s a perfect fit with a school that offers majors in Marine Science. 
 
Before Dustin Johnson and the College World Series, the school ‘s athletic program was probably best known for former head football coach David Bennett’s interesting description of wanting his kids to act more like dogs.
 
 
 
 This video had a nice viral run with now almost two million views. 
 
Congrats Coastal Carolina and Chanticleer Fans!!  You are National Champions and we couldn’t be more stoked for you. 
 
At Awesome Sports Logos, we have our own fighting rooster and it happens to be our best-selling t-shirt as well. Cocksville is actually our only made up city but the Cocksville Blockers is such a great name, we couldn’t resist. As you can see here, three time Super Bowl Champion Ted Johnson digs it. Are you going to argue with him? No way. 
 
 
 
This fighting rooster will try everything to get in your way. Maybe picking up one of our super soft Cocksville Blockers t-shirts will be a subtle message to your friends to politely step aside.  If you really want a discount on this t-shirt and more, just click on our T-shirt of the Month tab.  Free shipping plus discounts on all of our shirts. Now that’s awesome!
 
 
 
As always, thanks for reading!
 
Gavin Spittle
Founder, Logo Lover, T-shirt Fanatic
Awesome Sports Logos

Awesome Father's Day Gifts

It’s almost that time of year again folks. The time to honor fathers everywhere is upon us. June 19 is right around the corner  and this year, make an exception not to scramble around for last minute gifts. Think of everything that Dad, or any of the male role models in your life, have done for you. When they put in the work, time and love, what better way to show your appreciation than a well thought out gift? We at Awesome Sports Logos are here to help you get Dad a super awesome, super soft gift. Several of our t-shirts are ideal for the occasion. Here are some AWESOME suggestions for any sports-loving dad:
 
Is baseball his game? Get him the gift that sends a message. We proudly present the Middleton Fingers.
 
 
 
There are many Middleton’s in the United States. In fact, Awesome Sports Logos founder Gavin Spittle grew up outside of Middleton, Massachusetts. We could give you a fancy explanation and try to spin it but let’s just say if we did an alternate logo of the Fingers, it would be for the birds. 
 
If you don’t think the Fingers are his taste, or if they are but you’re looking for yet ANOTHER awesome baseball tee to get Dad, how about our popular Idaho Taters t-shirt?
  
 
Many call Idaho the potato capital of the United States. In fact, the Idaho potato is the best-selling tater in the country, putting over 2.7 billion dollars back into the state’s economy. That’s a lot of taters! Speaking of that word, “taters” is a baseball term for home runs. “He has 23 taters on the year” or “That was a tater”. The Idaho Taters live up to their name hitting more home runs than anyone else in their league. Who wouldn’t want to wear a mean looking potato on their chest?
 
Is Dad more of a football fan?  If that’s the case, how about our best-selling Cocksville Blockers t-shirt!
 
 
Okay, we admit that this is a made up city, but how could we resist? This city name and logo go hand in hand. We were going to use Cockeysville, Maryland but that is pronounced much differently. This angry rooster will stop at nothing to get in your way and block any of your moves. Of course we’re talking about football moves, what were you thinking of? This Cocksville Blockers funny t-shirt is our best seller and for good reason. Only the best for Dad, right?
 
Is Pops into soccer? Well, we have the PERFECT super soft tee for any real soccer fan. The Arizona Pricks are mean,  and ready to become a closet favorite for Dad.
 
 
Cactus can be quite prickly, and no part of the United States features more cactus than the beautiful state of Arizona and its most prominent city, Phoenix. Phoenix also has a huge soccer (aka fútbol) following. We’ve teamed the two together to form the Arizona Pricks Awesome Sports Logo. Hard to believe that nature can be this funny, but there are actually cacti that look like man parts! This awesome tee is great to wear when you want to tell that certain person in your life what you really think of them... Instead of letting it out, Dad can just point to this awesome t-shirt! Where there are cacti, there are a lot of pricks. Your Dad can wear this t-shirt with pride!
 
No matter what sport your Dad likes, or what his personal style is, Awesome Sports Logos has a look for anyone. If you didn’t take a liking to any of our suggestions here, feel free to shop the rest of our super soft tees, and find the right one for Dad!
 
And if you REALLY want to go above and beyond, and score mega bonus points, get Dad the gift that keeps on giving. Sign him up for our t-shirt of the month club! We have 3, 6, 9, and 12 month options, allowing you to get Dad a super awesome, super soft tee month after month! You get a discounted rate plus free shipping, and Dad gets a surprise in the mail for however long you want him too!
 
Whatever you decide to get Dad this Father’s Day, make sure it comes with the most important gift you can give: your love and appreciation!
 
Happy early Father’s Day to all the Dads out there!
 
Thanks for stopping by.
 
STAY AWESOME!!
 
Blake Cole
Awesome Sports Logos Columnist

Huge Culture Shift With Virginia Football

You Gotta Earn It

Spring practices are underway for the University of Virginia football team. They are starting the season of fresh, with a new coach and a new set of standards. Bronco Mendenhall took over the head coach position this past December, and with him, came a new way of doing things. For the players, it has become very apparent that they are going to have to work hard to earn their spot.

 
 
Logo courtesy of sportslogos.net 
 
The school’s famous “V Sabre” logo (as seen above) is missing from practice gear. Spectators won’t see the image on shorts, shirts, jerseys, or even helmets. Coach Mendenhall has taken it away, and with good reason: he wants players to earn the right to wear the school’s logo. I absolutely love the idea. Many players have fought for the right to wear the emblem. Blood, sweat and tears have been shed for the opportunity to display the logo. No one should feel entitled to it. Bronco Mendenhall may be doing things differently, but he has a successful history to back up his ways.

The new UVA Coach was previously with BYU, where he went to 11-straight bowl games and won 99 games in his 11 years with the school. The UVA players are going to be counting on Mendenhall to bring some of that success to Virginia, as they’ve only seen 11 wins in the last three seasons. With a new coach, and a new standard set, I’m sure we’ll see UVA find success.

At Awesome Sports Logos, we feature a Virginia sports logo in a place you may have never heard of, Climax, Virginia. 
 
Each fall Climax hosts the Moonshine Jamboree. Moonshine is huge with the locals and so is Bluegrass music. In fact the reality show Moonshiners is filmed in Climax. If you pulled up a map of Climax, you wouldn't see many major cities in the area so it would certainly be a tough place to play but at the same time, you get to wear this awesome Climax Fiddlers logo so that will make you feel better. We love this sports logo on a funny t-shirt and we hope you do as well. 
 
 

Another logo that has to be earned, is that of the Cocksville Blockers.

 
 
This angry rooster will stop at nothing to get in your way and block any of your moves. Of course we’re talking about football moves, what were you thinking of? This Cocksville Blockers funny t-shirt is our best seller and for good reason. Be sure to earn the right to wear both of these awesome logos by adding them to your t-shirt of the month club rotation!

Thanks for reading and supporting us!

YOU are awesome!

Blake Cole

Awesome Sports Logos Columnist

Super Bowl Start Time

What time does the Super Bowl start? This will be the most googled question over the next few hours.
 
I’m not going to make you wait until the end of the blog to give you the start times. We’ll even break down the time zones for you. The Super Bowl will begin at 6:30 eastern, 5:30 central and 4:30p on the west coast. Just in case you are wondering the Super Bowl will kick off at 1:30 in Hawaii and 2:30 in Alaska.
 
You better have the coffee ready if you are watching the game in England with an 11:30p start time. If you are in Australia, (Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!) you will actually be watching the game on Monday morning at 10:30a.
 
Currently as I write this, the temperature is -37F at the South Pole in Antarctica. The good news is that it’s supposed to warm up. Monday the temperature is expected to rise to -35F. That is some serious Penguin weather! According to our friends at Wikipedia, theoretically, this continent is located in all time zones. We’ll pick out one and call it a lunch time kickoff at 12:30p. 
 
How about our awesome troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan? In Iraq those that are serving in Baghdad will watch kickoff in the overnight hours to start Monday with a 2:30a start. In Kabul Afghanistan 4:07a on Monday morning. 
 
Hopefully you have had as much fun reading this as I have writing this. The Super Bowl will be watched throughout the world and it’s fascinating to see the times that people will be watching. 
 
Speaking of the great game of football, we have two funny football t-shirts as part of our collection. The first is the Cocksville Blockers, our best-selling t-shirt. Cocksville is our only made up city but the name Cocksville Blockers was just too good to resist. This angry rooster is amazing at getting in your way and blocking your moves. We’re talking of course about football moves, what were you thinking? 
 
 

Our second football t-shirt is the Nashville Bootleggers. This Nashville sports logo is carrying a whiskey barrel instead of a football and giving the “Heisman” to anyone that gets in his way. They say the term “Bootlegging” began during the Civil War. Soldiers would sneak liquor into their camps by hiding pint bottles in the boots underneath their trouser. We think this t-shirt is a perfect fit for the Tennessee Whiskey fan. 
 
 
 
Get these two t-shirts at discount prices as part of our t-shirt of the month club. Enjoy the Super Bowl!
 
Gavin Spittle
Founder, Logo Lover, T-shirt Fanatic
Awesome Sports Logos

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