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Major QB Injuries Haunt Two NFL Teams

The NFL season hasn’t even officially started yet, and some teams have been left to scramble around and figure out how they plan to truly compete. Two notable teams have suffered injuries to their starting quarterbacks, leaving the fate of their season unknown. These tragic injuries have left the Minnesota Vikings and the Dallas Cowboys looking to fill quarterback roster spots, with practically no time left until week one of the regular season.

This past Tuesday, during a noncontact practice, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater suffered a terrible knee injury. Bridgewater suffered a complete ACL tear, dislocated knee and other structural damage to his left knee. Sources have reported that Bridgewater was in the process of dropping back for a pass, planted his leg down and then immediately fell to the ground. An ambulance was called, and Bridgewater was taken to a local area hospital.

The Vikings are now on the prowl for a quarterback that could potentially give them some kind of winning record this year. Shaun Hill, the team’s current backup, is a 36-year-old undrafted free agent. Though Hill did spend several years as a third string player, he has had his time in the spotlight. Hill had impressive games with the 49ers, and was a stud in NFL Europe in 2003. However, at his age and at his current level of play, Minnesota will be looking to find someone that can better handle the starting role. But they aren’t the only team in need of someone who can run their offense.

The Dallas Cowboys have had more than one quarterback injury issue this preseason. Backup quarterback Kellen Moore fractured his right ankle during a training camp exercise, back in the first week of August. At that point in time, losing Moore was not truly devastating to the Cowboys. The team had just drafted Dak Prescott, and paraded him out in preseason games to see what he was made of. After showing some success, the team was comfortable putting the role of backup quarterback in the hands of Prescott. Unfortunately, tragedy struck the Dallas Cowboys again.

Starting quarterback Tony Romo was injured in last week’s preseason game, against the Seattle Seahawks. Romo was tackled, fell to the ground and immediately grabbed his back. Dallas Cowboy fans everywhere had the same exact thought at the same exact time: “Oh no, not again.” The team’s worst fears came true, and Tony Romo suffered yet another injury. He suffered a broken bone in his back and will miss several weeks. Now, the Cowboys are down two quarterbacks and also on the hunt to add to their roster, with the regular season just around the corner.

I hope both of these teams find what they need to fill their rosters. And I certainly wish their injured quarterbacks a successful and speedy recovery.

If you’re a fan of football, we have one Awesome football logo tee that you need in your wardrobe!

 
 
 
The Nashville Bootleggers have the best look out of our football t-shirt options. It is said that the term “Bootlegging” began during the Civil War. Soldiers would sneak liquor into their camps by hiding pint bottles in the boots underneath their trousers.

Parts of Tennessee became famous for Bootlegging. In fact, Johnson City Tennessee was known as a hideout and a stopover point for Al Capone. Prohibition was lifted in 1933 and Tennessee Whiskey has been flourishing ever since. This Nashville sports logo is carrying a Tennessee Whiskey barrel instead of a football. We hope you enjoy our Nashville Bootleggers t-shirt!

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Blake Cole

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Sports Logo Lover

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

Celebrate National Bootleggers Day

January 17th is National Bootlegger’s Day! Yes, I promise this is a real thing!
 
When Prohibition began in the United States, on January 17, 1920, many people across the nation stepped in to take matters upon themselves. People started brewing their own alcohol, and others started transporting the illegal to anyone who would buy it. This was all in an attempt to make a large profit. Some folks didn’t even care about the money. Some felt it was wrong for the government to take away their alcohol.
 
Beer, whiskey, wine. People wanted it. People needed it. Someone had to give the citizens what they wanted. Someone had to brew it up, and deliver it, under the cover of night. Several precautions were taken to avoid police, federal agents, and any person that would rat them out. A new crop of people came into existence. Some of these folks were caught, and a lot of them were able to get away with it. These people would eventually be known as bootleggers.
 
 It is said that the term “bootlegging” began during the Civil War. Soldiers would sneak liquor into their camps by hiding pint bottles in the boots underneath their trousers. Parts of Tennessee became famous for bootlegging. In fact, Johnson City Tennessee was known as a hideout and a stopover point for Al Capone. Prohibition was lifted in 1933 and Tennessee Whiskey has been flourishing ever since.
 
In honor of these people, considered heroes in their era, we encourage all of you to show them support, on their day of remembrance. What better way to show your support for National Bootlegger’s Day, than our awesome, super soft Nashville Bootleggers t-shirt.
 
 
 
This Nashville sports logo is carrying a Tennessee Whiskey barrel instead of a football. Pick up one today, or add it to your t-shirt of the month club rotation!
 
Happy Bootleggers Day!
 
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Blake Cole
Awesome Sports Logos Columnist

Sports Logo Review of the Tennessee Titans

I used to enjoy playing with the Tennessee Titans back in my Madden-playing days. One of their McNair-George-Dyson-Wycheck-Matthews-Bulluck years was my franchise pick for Madden. Their colors are cool--I've always been a fan of the light and dark blue combination--but I just don't get the nickname or logo. 
 

First of all, Nashville's a city full of culture and history. Last I checked, though, battles among Greek Gods and its accompanying mythology isn't a part of it. Titans? Na. You can do better. Like the Nashville Bootleggers but we’ll get to that at the end.

But, that's what was chosen so that's what they had with which to work. So, anti-Titans biases aside, I'm not a fan of their logo. 

I like the colors. Let's get that out of the way. Ok, moving on...

A Titan is a pretty powerful thing. If you want to get really analytical, why is the logo a shield? A shield symbolizes being on the defense--being attacked and not attacking. But, you could do some creative detailing with a shield. They just don't. 

If you're going with a shield over a powerful titanic figure, you better make that shield pretty badass. A sword-like "T" with fire, which doesn't really fit the concept, doesn't pass the test. 

The only local uniqueness is the 3 stars and similar colors which are represented in the Tennessee state flag.
 
 

On the surface, this logo is passable. It looks cool. I like the colors. But when you think about it and consider some of the really neat logos, this one doesn't stack up.

I will soften the blow by mentioning that LP field where the Titans play has a really cool atmosphere and if you’ve never been to Nashville, make plans because that city is truly awesome!

So we mentioned the Nashville Bootleggers, a football sports logo that Awesome Sports Logos came up with. Parts of Tennessee became famous for Bootlegging. In fact, Johnson City Tennessee was known as a hideout and a stopover point for Al Capone. Prohibition was lifted in 1933 and Tennessee Whiskey has been flourishing ever since. This Nashville sports logo is carrying a Tennessee Whiskey barrel instead of a football in a Heisman Trophy like pose. A cool sports logo with tons of Tennessee history.
 
 Nashville Bootleggers

Thanks as always for reading,

Jared Sandler
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