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Las Vegas is Awesome Except For Their Sports Logos

I love Las Vegas and for 4 ½ glorious years I called Sin City home. Outside of that one huge street we refer to as “The Strip”, there are some beautiful neighborhoods. Unfortunately the majority of people don’t venture far from Las Vegas Blvd. My aunt once asked me how I could sleep at night in Vegas. I told her just like everyone else. She then said, “But how do you keep out the lights?” She could tell that I was confused. “You know the lights from the casino!” Yes, there was Caesars Palace, MGM and my house right next to it.
 
My only frustration with Las Vegas and it still remains to this day is the lack of great names and sports logos. Las Vegas is innovative, wild, sexy, yet their logos are so simple and conservative. The lack of creativity actually inspired the birth of our company. I was telling my wife how a city like Vegas had so many possibilities of awesome names and sports logos such as the Las Vegas Snake Eyes. She loved the name and Awesome Sports Logos was born. Here is the first team we ever came up with, the Las Vegas Snake Eyes.

  

Here are logos of the sports teams in Las Vegas and we’ll let you decide.

The Las Vegas Wranglers

 

 

The Wranglers have been around since 2003 in the East Coast Hockey League. I just don’t understand the fascination Vegas has with western themed names. The XFL had the Outlaws; UNLV is the Rebels which does have a good sports logo and now the Wranglers. I know that Vegas is technically in the west but when I think of Vegas, “Western Logos” just don’t come to mind.
 
The Wranglers have actually updated their logo for the upcoming season and I’m lost even more? Mob guy wearing a hockey mask is my guess. You?
 
 

The Las Vegas 51’s

 

 

The 51’s are the Triple A affiliate of the New York Mets. Triple A baseball has been a mainstay in Las Vegas since 1983. Some amazing players have come through Vegas including Hall of Famers Tony Gwynn and Roberto Alomar Jr. The 51’s are named after the top secret military location about 80 miles north of Las Vegas. The government in recently released documents says that they have been hiding U-2 spy planes, not aliens and their spaceships. I love the name of the team and the history surrounding it but I’m just not a fan of the logo. I just think they could do so much more with an alien logo. Since we’ve never seen one, it’s a blank slate.

The Las Vegas Sin

 

The Sin play in the Legends Football League which recently changed its name from the Lingerie Football League. I like the name and I like the logo. It fits the marketing and the Sin name should have been used by a lot of teams that have come through Las Vegas.
 
We are so passionate about Las Vegas that we came up with our second awesome sports logo, the Las Vegas Hookers Fishing Club. Our motto with this awesome t-shirt is that you are guaranteed to catch something in this club. Lots of innuendo in this t-shirt but isn’t that what Vegas is about?  

 
 
When I think of Las Vegas, I think of letting loose and the sports logos should be that way. Snake Eyes might be too risky because of the craps/gambling meaning and Hookers, well enough said. That’s why I’m so proud of our company. We threw political correctness out the window and hopefully you think we’re awesome because of it.
 
Thanks as always for reading and for all of your support.
 
Gavin Spittle
Founder, Logo Lover, T-shirt Wearer
Awesome Sports Logos

Frustrated This Holiday Season, Wear This Awesome T-shirt and You Will Finally Have Peace

Tonight I had dinner in the historic North End of Boston. It’s as Italian as it gets. Every time I saw and older man in a suit, I leaned over to my wife and asked, “You think he has Mob ties”? I, like thousands of Americans are fascinated by the mafia. My mob fascination began in school when someone warned me to stay away from a girl because she was a part of a certain family. A real shame, she was a hottie! Then another one of my friends told me that he could never speak to his grandfather again because he didn’t want the FBI to trace where the call was coming from. This may cost me some serious credibility but this holiday season, I’m watching the Godfather for the first time. I agree with you, throw out my man card for that last sentence. I loved the Sopranos, Goodfellas and the Departed but have never seen the greatest of them all.

I lived in Las Vegas for 4 ½ years. Many say without the mafia and Bugsy Siegel this city would never exist. When I first moved to town my boss who was a native of the city told me the reason they don’t look for bodies in the desert is because eight other cases would open up. The more they dig, the more bodies they would find. Yikes! I think I might have had a slight mob encounter but I’ll let you decide. I once did a huge favor for a guy I met in Vegas; we’ll call him Boston Mike. He told me whatever I needed, and he repeated, “I mean whatever you need”, you call me first and I’ll take care of you. Well one day, my sprinkler system busted and was flooding my yard. I tried to fix it myself but couldn’t so I called him for a recommendation on a landscaper. He interrupted me and asked me for my address. He told me that I would be receiving a call. Within 20 minutes, a guy was calling me from in front of my house. He told me what the problem was and it was now fixed. I told him to let me know how much and he refused to even consider any kind of money. He actually sounded nervous like he wanted to make sure he did a good job. Then Boston Mike called me and said, “We’re even now Gavin correct”? I said yes and he said nice doing business with you and hung up. I know what you’re thinking. You had a favor where you could have anything and you chose fixing a sprinkler system? It’s called Sin City with the moniker, “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” and I used a favor on sprinkler heads. I don’t think that story will be included in the next Mob movie.  On a much lighter note, while we are mentioning Vegas, here’s our awesome t-shirt the Las Vegas Snake Eyes.
 
 

I bring up the North End of Boston, Las Vegas and now New York because these areas are talked about as mafia influenced. Some would say that all three have parts that aren’t run as well since the mob has given way to corporate America.

The Brooklyn LegBreakers are one mean hockey team. Even if you beat them on the ice, you might “swim with the fishes” later. We wanted to create a sports logo that presented itself as old school mob. Our designer Jose nailed this logo. This is the kind of guy that I picture doing the dirty work. I love the pinstripe suit with the cigar. To me, the lettering of the name really gives it a New York feel and he also added some great subtleties such as NY lettering in the hockey stick tape and the Brooklyn Bridge as a backdrop. Now that the Nets have moved to Brooklyn with a new arena, maybe the Devils will follow. Brooklyn LegBreakers vs. the New York Rangers. I like the sound of that.
 
 

We truly love this funny sports t-shirt and we hope you do as well. You didn’t say anything negative about this logo, did you? “You talkin’ to me? Are you talkin’ to me?”  Forget About it, we’re just messin’ with ya. So here’s how you get people to stay away from you. First step, Google a mob family from New York. Step 2, wear the Brooklyn LegBreakers t-shirt. When someone asks about the t-shirt, mention that your “friend”, first and last name with the _____ family gave it to you. It’s their recreational hockey league team. Then just use the saying, “They take good care of me”. I guarantee that person will be nice to you from that point forward. Now the catch 22 of this situation is if the real family finds out that you are dropping their name for benefits. If that happens, don’t you dare tell them that I gave you these tips; otherwise both of us will be wearing cement shoes!

As always, thanks for reading and for supporting our cause of bringing back the fun and creativity back to sports logos with our cool t-shirts.

Gavin Spittle

Founder, Logo Lover, T-shirt Wearer

www.awesomesportslogos.com

Breaking Down the Presidential Swing States from a T-shirt Perspective

Breaking Down the Presidential Swing States from a T-shirt Perspective

I write this on the evening of the final Presidential Debate. This is clearly a biased opinion but this debate would be a lot cooler if the former Governor of Massachusetts was wearing a Boston Accents T-shirt and the President was sporting a Cocksville Blockers awesome t-shirt. Now we’re talking! Okay, I’m awake from my dream now. We don’t get political here, we just want to have fun but there are some key swing states that will ultimately decide this upcoming presidential election. Many of those swing states share a common theme and that’s the coolest t-shirts out there from Awesome Sports Logos!

Florida

We still need to get to that “Florida Hangin’ Chads” t-shirt but for now we offer two funny t-shirts.

The Boca Raton Cougars. Grrrr, those Cougars are dangerous.
 

 

 The Dade City Kumquats.
 

I think we might have to hit the Kumquat festival in Dade City this January to sell some of these t-shirts. I love the name and everything about this logo. 

 Iowa

 

How sweet would it have been to see one of the candidates riding the streets of Decorah on a float sporting this funny t-shirt for the yearly Nordic Fest? We wanted to create a logo that depicted this awesome event and a troll playing baseball and using his club instead of a bat really fit what we were looking for. Similar to Dade City, I can’t wait to take Awesome Sports Logos on the road to Decorah!

 

Nevada

 Okay, quick tip as a former resident of this state. It’s pronounced Neh-Vad-ah, not Nah-Vad-ah. You pronounce this right when visiting and they’ll think you’re a local. That’s the first thing I learned. Tip number two, if you’re visiting Las Vegas, pull up a map on your smart phone and tell your cab driver to take streets like Koval and Russell or Desert Inn. Don’t get on the strip with your cab driver! The only thing spinning won’t be the slot machines; it will be your meter. Nevada is due for another t-shirt design from us in the near future. For now, we offer the Las Vegas Snake Eyes.
 

 

I will never understand why a pro sports team didn’t use this. I had one person tell me that Snake Eyes are bad luck when you gamble. Yes, it’s the t-shirt that’s making you lose all of your money and building those gorgeous buildings.

 

Ohio

Ohio may be the swing state that ultimately decides this election. One of the biggest topics in this presidential campaign is the economy and jobs. This is huge in Akron, Ohio which is considered the tire capitol of the United States. Goodyear is based in Akron which is the fifth largest city in Ohio. Other nicknames for Akron are “The Rubber City” and the “Rubber Capitol of the World”. Therefore, if either candidate wants to get some serious mojo going in Ohio these last few days, they should proudly wear one of our best sellers, The Akron Rubbers!
 

 

 Virginia

Let’s just say that this unincorporated community in Virginia doesn’t really have enough votes to make a difference. I don’t even know if they have enough people to even call itself a community? Sorry Climax, the legalization of moonshining isn’t one of the major issues of this campaign. However, you receive huge bonus points for naming your community Climax and for having a yearly fiddle festival. Who doesn’t love that? Here is the Climax Fiddlers!
 

 

We left out swing states Colorado, New Hampshire and Wisconsin because we haven’t had enough time to come up with some cool t-shirt names in these states. Give us time people, we’ll get there soon. So, if you’re asking for my political opinion or who’s going to win, I plead the 5th. Some may read this expecting a serious article on swing states. My reply, this is serious, we’re talking t-shirts here. Let’s be honest, if you told the candidates instead of suits they could only wear their favorite t-shirt that would show a lot wouldn’t it?  A little more than a blue tie or a red tie, that’s for sure.

As always, thanks for reading. You guys rock and I appreciate all of the love and support for Awesome Sports Logos.

Sincerely,

Gavin Spittle

Founder, Logo Lover, T-shirt wearer

Awesome Sports Logos.

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