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American Sports Should Adopt English Soccer Rules

At Awesome Sports Logos, we are huge sports fans. If it’s on TV, you can bet we’re watching it. Recently, I’ve been watching a lot of English Premiere Soccer or Football. I’m often asked about my worst sports memory. Was it in 7 th grade in Massachusetts when the ball went through Bill Buckner’s legs? Nope! Is it a Super Bowl loss…nah. World Series, NBA Championship or Stanley Cup loss in game 7? I have suffered with all three but that’s not it either.

My worst sports memory is when my favorite soccer team, the Bolton Wanderers were relegated. What is relegation? Each year the three bottom teams in the Barclays’s Premiere League have to drop down to another league. In America, we always know there is next season. There is rebuilding and there is a chance of free agency. I can no longer watch my team on TV. I also forgot to mention that being relegated this year because of TV and sponsorship dollars will cost Wigan, Reading and QPR, the three relegated teams approximately 68.5 million dollars. That’s more than a lot of team payrolls in America.

If teams like the Houston Astros, Miami Marlins, Charlotte Bobcats, or the Sacramento Kings knew that they’d be sent to the minors, I bet the “rebuilding years” as teams like to say would be a lot faster. The Miami Marlins should be relegated just for what they did to the fans of Miami. The good taxpayers of Florida build a brand new state of the art ballpark where the owner promised a winner and then after a bad start, that same owner sold every good player possible. Due to profit sharing in Major League Baseball, the Marlins will make more money than several teams that are competitive. Relegation would solve that problem. If you are not good, you lose a lot of money, it’s really that simple.

The other awesome aspect that the Brits’ do is a tournament during the season called the FA Cup. This is where every division plays each other no matter how big or small. The pairings are drawn via lottery. Let’s put this in perspective in America. You could have the New York Yankees taking on the St. Paul Saints independent team in St. Paul. This scenario is right out of the movie Mystery, Alaska. No matter what the payroll or the skill level, you get a shot at being the champion of England. That’s cool. I’d love to see some NBADL teams taking on the Kings. In America, we always say, “I bet a minor league team could beat these guys”. In England, that saying is put to the test. For the players, it’s a chance to be seen and impress the bigger franchises. For the small owners, it’s a chance to grab a big payday and bring pride to the hometown faithful. It’s an awesome tournament!

So how about relegation with an all in tournament in America? It will never happen but teams would completely change their game plans if the rules were changed. Speaking of England, we went international with one of our favorite awesome t-shirts, the London Beefeaters. Beefeaters have been part of English history and are ceremonial guardians of the Tower of London. Cricket is such an interesting game and how many t-shirt companies feature a cricket sports logo?

 

As always, thanks for reading and we’d love your thoughts on this blog and every blog that we put out. Thanks for supporting our cause by purchasing our t-shirts. You are awesome!
 
Gavin Spittle
Founder and President
www.awesomesportslogos.com

49'ers Betting on Boldin To Get Them Over the Final Hurdle

NFL free agency was barely upon us when we got the news that Raven’s Super Bowl MVP candidate Anquan Boldin was traded to the San Francisco 49ers for a 6th round pick. Forget the controversy of a new deal in Baltimore. Ignore the hullaballoo behind San Fran’s 6thround barter. Don’t concern yourself with who won or lost this trade. The only result that matters in this deal is Anquan Boldin’s legacy.

The workhorse receiver is now with his third and (probably) final team. At every stop along this journey, “Q” has left a very permanent mark. In Arizona, where he aided in an unlikely Super Bowl run, Boldin was often considered a more complete receiver than the superlative Larry Fitzgerald. After years of trade rumors, Bolden was moved to Baltimore where he instantly gelled with now Scrooge McDuck look-a-like Joe Flacco. As Baltimore added weapons Dennis Pitta and Torrey Smith to their receiving core, Bolden aged gracefully. The quiet pass catcher’s career culminated this winter, as he lead the Ravens to a Super Bowl by out-studding a roster filled with playmakers. But perhaps the most impressive detail of Bolden’s career thus far…he’s never once been open.

Boldin now joins Michael Crabtree and Vernon Davis to catch passes from the red hot, story of the year, Collin Kaepernick. The 49’ers will undoubtedly push towards Lombardi again in 2013, and Bolden will be a big reason why. The receiver that never out-ran anyone is donning the jersey of a third Super Bowl contender, and we should be happy for him. Even if Boldin ends his career in San Francisco unfulfilled, he’ll be remembered fondly, just like he will be in Arizona and Baltimore.

As the NFL offseason continues to unfold, remember that you’re a free agent. You’re in rare air, as you get to pick your suitor. Awesome Sports Logos offers a plethora of teams and cities that you can associate yourself with. Unlike most leagues, we won’t prohibit you from supporting multiple organizations. In fact, we recommend you choose more than one team. Our league even offers teams to support outside the U.S., like the London Beefeaters . Check out the shirt below.


 
 

Jake Springer
Awesome Sports Logos Columnist

 

Fifty Shades of Grey in an Awesome Sports Logos World

I could tell from that look in her eye and the way that she touched my shoulder that….wait a minute, I can’t do this. I’m not a romance novel writer, I’m a t-shirt guy. Under thousands of Christmas trees will be copies of the book that has sold over 65 million copies worldwide, 50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James. Meanwhile, the number of Awesome Sports Logos funny sports t-shirts under Christmas trees will be one or two fewer.

So curl up, make sure you’re alone as we present 50 shades of Grey T-shirt parody by Awesome Sports Logos. The first thing we want to make sure is that you are properly protected. You can’t be too careful these days. Therefore, make sure you have your rubbers, Akron Rubbers that is. Akron is the rubber capital of the United States.

 
Now that we have our Rubbers, it’s time to play a little fantasy. What better fantasy than the mythical creature, the Chupacabra. The Albuquerque Chupacabra is one of our best sellers and the Chupacabra is one of the most popular cryptids behind Big Foot and the Loch Ness Monster.
 
 
Since we’re talking fantasy, who doesn’t love an older woman who knows what she wants and gets it every time. Those women are known as Cougars, prowling the upscale streets of Boca Raton.
We are equal opportunity on this blog. Really, I don’t want to be but my wife is making me do this part. Ladies, we present you with the finest stud, the Lexington Studs.
You want your stud to be as big as the state of Texas. And in Texas, there is a ton of Roadkill. You’re right, dead animals are not a turn on but I need to sell some t-shirts here. I stared at my computer for a long time and nothing is sexy about a dead armadillo.
 
Ladies, now that you’ve found your Stud, it’s time to be a Beefeater. OMG, that fit in perfect. Maybe I should write trashy romance novels after all?
 
San Francisco Swallows and Savannah Seamen. You do the math on these two.
 
 
We know, we know, you’ve had to minimize this blog because it has you all hot and bothered. We encourage you to keep going, in fact, in no time, you’ll be gushing with your Houston Gushers awesome t-shirt. We actually have two grey Gushers t-shirts because every once in a while, adding one more to the party spices things up! Houston is oil country and this wooden derrick in the shape of an “H” gushing out a baseball is a cool t-shirt to have in your closet.
 
Not bad at all for my first try. You think Fabio would wear one of our t-shirts on the cover? I support him by eating his “I can’t believe it’s not butter”.

This blog was a blast and on a serious note, I can’t thank each and every one of you enough for your support this year.
 
Happy Holidays from all of us at Awesome Sports Logos!
 
Gavin Spittle
Founder, Logo Lover, T-shirt Wearer, Trashy Romance Novel Novice.

London has the Olympics and Some Awesome Sports Logos

As we say a lot of times, greetings from the road. This weekend we’re at the Dallas Men’s Show for a private buyers show. There are some serious high end designers here showing off their swag. And then there’s us. While we’re not selling suits, bowties, or shoes, the reviews on our shirts have been great from the buyers that have stopped by. I’m all about a nice suit but to me, I feel much more formal in my Idaho Taters funny t-shirt that I’m wearing today.  Here’s our setup and since we’re in Dallas, we’re featuring the Doughboys front and center.
 

 

On to London where the Summer games are in full swing. I must admit, I come across with some bias because my mother hails from Great Britain and a lot of my family still lives across the Atlantic. I think the Great Britain team logo is one of my favorites. I love the incorporation of the lion along with Union Jack colors.
 

 

 London is a terrific city and when we started this company, London was certainly on our list to create an awesome sports logo cool t-shirt. I’m really proud of our logo, the London Beefeaters. 
 
       

 

Beefeaters are ceremonial guards whose purpose is to protect the Tower of London which includes the crown jewels. Their real name is the Yeoman Warders. Thank goodness they have the Beefeaters nickname because I don’t think you can create a cool t-shirt using Yeoman Warders. Here’s an interesting fact about Beefeaters and the Tower of London. There are actual beef eaters on the grounds but they are ravens not humans. One of the Beefeaters is also known as the “Ravenmaster” and his job is to feed them fresh raw meat daily. Now that’s some spoiled birds but here’s the reason why. The ravens have been living at the Tower of London since King Charles II and legend maintains that should the Ravens ever leave the tower, both the monarchy of England and the tower will crumble. Personally, if I’m a raven, I’m hitching a ride on the Queen Mary over to England because that’s the life. You know how you feel after eating a steak. The couch and the tv sound great. I’m sure the ravens don’t really feel like spreading their wings after some prime sirloin.  We chose cricket as part of the logo because anyone who doesn’t use a glove to catch a pure wooden ball is all right in our book. Cricket is a fascinating sport but if you think baseball is slow, some of these matches last for five days.

 Let’s dive into London’s sports history. Remember the World League of American Football otherwise known as NFL Europe?  Neither does anybody else but the World Football League was an NFL developmental league. Here is the London team, the London Monarchs who existed from 1991-1998.
 
There is frequent discussion about a future NFL team landing in London since two teams play a regular season game in the city every year. I just can’t see myself getting a schedule that reads, Away LONDON not to mention the time difference. “It’s Sunday Night Football here in London but actually, it’s 2a on Monday morning.”
Here is the England logo for soccer or as they call it football.
 

 

Soccer is so huge in England yet they haven’t won the World Cup since 1966. That is amazing since they put the sport on the map. I’m scared to think how many cars will be rolled when the country takes home that coveted trophy.

 

You will see a lot of these logos in the United States. These are the most popular teams in the English Premiere League which is considered by many as the top soccer league in the world.
 

 

Here is Manchester United
 

 

 Here is Chelsea
 

 

Here is Manchester City
 

 

Here is Liverpool.
 

 

Here is Bolton. Bolton is my team so I shamelessly put them with these other teams. Frankly, they are so bad that they were relegated to another league. That’s correct, in England, if you perform poorly, you are kicked out of the league and have to fight to get back in. Are you listening Houston Astros?
 

So when you’re checking out the Olympics and you’re thinking about London, remember to pick up your Beefeaters awesome t-shirt. We won’t feed you raw meat like the ravens but at least your purchase will go to feeding us.

Stay awesome!

Gavin Spittle

Founder, Logo Lover, Awesome t-shirt wearer

www.awesomesportslogos.com

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