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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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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

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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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The Lowell Spinners Have a New Logo

Today’s Sports Logo Review takes us to Lowell Massachusetts, home of  the Lowell Spinners of the Single A New York Penn League.

The Spinners recently unveiled a new logo so lets take a look.

 

The name and logo have great history in this region, a history that many may not know. You may have never heard of Lowell but back in the 1800’s Lowell was a textile giant. Cotton was grown in the south and shipped to Lowell. At one point there were more cotton spindles in Lowell than anywhere else in the United States. That’s why this logo makes so much sense. Many of the plants are now historically preserved and turned into museums. I love the name Spinners.

Here’s what team owner Dave Heller had to say. "Our new logos better reflect exactly who we are," said team owner Dave Heller. "The old logos did not even mention the word 'Lowell.' We are proud not merely to be from Lowell but of Lowell; the canals that run through this great city are a big part of our DNA, and we are proud to put the Lowell name back on our logo, jerseys and caps. We also wanted to incorporate our affiliation with the Red Sox as well as the factories and mills that define Lowell. Like the Spinners, they are an integral part of Lowell's past, present and very bright future."

 Great explanation by Mr. Heller. The factories and mills are a nice touch to the logo and I also like the Red Sox formatted lettering. It’s a great way to tie in the parent MLB club without calling it the Lowell Red Sox which happened in the past with many big league teams.  One explanation left out is the Gator. As a guy that grew up in the Bay State, I can tell you, Alligators in Lowell, MA are few and far between.  A bit too chilly in the channels of Lowell but I don’t mind the Gator touch. In fact, the club has named it a Canaligator after the six miles of Lowell canals.

Great job Spinners. You have an awesome logo and you run a fine organization packing the house year after year. Well done Lowell!

At Awesome Sports Logos, we feature two Massachusetts baseball logos on our t-shirts.

The first is the Boston Accents

 

 

Baseball has such a rich tradition in Boston and Bostonians also have a distinctive Accent. You’ll certainly hear it if you ever take in a game at historic Fenway Park. We put the two together and created this tribute to the great baseball city of Boston.

Our other awesome t-shirt pays tribute to one of the best collegiate leagues in the country. Each summer, many of baseball’s top prospects descend upon Cape Cod. Just like the Majors, only wood bats are used in the Cape Cod League and the best part, there is no admission to the games. They pass around a hat in the stands and everything is paid for in donations. It’s a great league and a great way to see the stars of tomorrow. We love it so much that we came up with our own Cape Cod baseball logo, the Cape Cod Scrod.

 

What exactly is a Scrod? Now that is a great question. A Scrod is a Cod or Haddock used mainly in New England dishes. Cape Cod is know for it’s awesome fishing and this logo shows this fish swinging for the fences. Cape Cod is an amazing place and we’re so proud to have a t-shirt that represents the Cape.

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Gavin Spittle

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Unique College Sports Logos

There are a lot of articles on Google about favorite College Sports Logos. Many are some of the top branded logos in all of sports like the Longhorn from University of Texas or the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame.

You don’t see many articles featuring those unique college sports logos that are not a Tiger or a Panther. Today, we throw our Awesome Sports Logos Spotlight on some college sports logos that you may have never seen before. They are unique with some cool back stories and that’s right up our alley in the logo world.

 

Scottsdale Community College Fighting Artichokes

 

This is awesome. Even the direct link to their athletic page is creative with gochokes.com. Here is the reason for the name according to the Community College website:

Born during a period of student unrest in the early 1970s, Artie the Artichoke was adopted as the school’s mascot to express a difference of opinion concerning budget priorities. Originally intended to be a source of embarrassment, Artie has been embraced by students, athletes, staff, and the community as a beloved character.”

One other interesting aspect about Scottsdale Community College is that it’s the only public community college located on Native American land.

 

UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs

 

Courtesy of UCSC.edu 

Once again the students win the battle on naming the mascot. According  to the schools site, the Chancellor of the University needed a mascot name when athletics went from intramural to NCAA Division III. He wanted Sea Lions. A Sea Lion was even painted at center court for the hoops team. The students wouldn’t relent, as they loved their adopted Banana Slugs name. By the way, what is a Banana Slug? Here you go.

 

After years of persuasion, Banana Slugs became the official name. Go Slugs!

 

Concordia College Cobbers

 

 Who needs a Lion or Tiger mascot when you have a ferocious Corn on the Cobb? The Moorhead Minnesota college spells out the mascot history on it’s official website

Another Moorhead College, Hope Academy, founded by Swedish immigrants, was Concordia’s first rival. While their school was located in the city proper, Concordia was “out in the country,” surrounded by farmland. So the urbanite Hope students derisively called the predominately Norwegian farm boys from Concordia “corncobs.”

 

Campbell University Fighting Camels

 

 

Here is the explanation from the University website gocamels.com.

 

According to historian J. Winston Pearce, author of "Campbell College, Big Miracle in Little Buies Creek," the nickname's origin perhaps stretches back to the turn of the century when all but one of the school's original buildings were destroyed by fire. In the aftermath, Z.T. Kivett visited the school's founder and president, Dr. James Archibald Campbell, at his residence. As Dr. Campbell bemoaned the fate of the institution he had worked 13 years to build, Mr. Kivett encouraged him, "Your name's Campbell; then get a hump on you! We've got work to do." Dr. Campbell thought that Mr. Kivett said, "You're a camel, get a hump on you." Hence the nomadic nickname.

I love the explanation and I love the mascot. I also love how they get creative in their videos.

 

How can you not root for Campbell. Go Camels!

At Awesome Sports Logos, we have some unique objects that you wouldn’t expect to see as a sports logo. A perfect example is the Arizona Pricks.

 

You don’t see many cactus sports logos in fact, we don’t know of any others. The Saguaro Cactus is native to the Arizona desert and Futbol or Soccer is beloved in this state so this logo fits right in. The cactus is conveniently located between to soccer balls. Go Pricks!

The Tequila Worms

 

I couldn’t believe that a team from Tequila Mexico didn’t call themselves the Worms. You don’t see many worms in Tequila bottles anymore. Many of you have said that you’ve seen them but after five or six glasses, you begin to see a lot of things. If you love soccer or futbol, this is the t-shirt for you. Go Worms!

Thanks so much for reading about unique sports logos. I love the creativity of these schools and how they embrace their great names and logos. A reminder that if you like our logos, the best way to get our super soft t-shirts at a great price with free shipping is by joining our t-shirt of the month club. It’s awesome!

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Super Bowl Commercials from the Past

 Many will be watching the Super Bowl for the Patriots. Many will be watching for the Falcons. Everyone will be watching for the commercials.

It’s amazing to think the Super Bowl commercials are just as popular as the actual game. They are talked about the next day as part of the game. They are dissected and ranked in order. The price increases year after year and some ads look like they are working on a movie budget especially with the surprise celebrity appearances. I know of many people that won’t go to Super Bowl parties not because they want to pay attention to the actual game, they want to concentrate on the commercials.

Before the new ads hit, lets take a look back at some Super Bowl ads from the past.

It’s hard to believe that this year is the 25th anniversary of Cindy Crawford’s Pepsi Super Bowl commercial.
 
 

Crawford still looks amazing today as witnessed by this awesome re-enactment of this iconic Super Bowl commercial on the Late Show with James Corden in 2015.

 

Whether you love the Pittsburgh Steelers or not, how could you not love this Coca Cola commercial with “Mean” Joe Greene from 1979. We used to replicate this commercial and throw towels to each other or t-shirts.

 

Joe Greene and the late 1970’s Steelers defense was vicious and that’s what made this commercial so awesome. We saw a different side of one of the best Defensive Lineman in NFL history.

This Pets.com commercial is memorable but more for the story about the company than the actual advertisement.
 
 

With a bunch of money funding this startup, Pets.com had a presence in the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade followed by the 2000 Super Bowl. Later that year, Pets.com went out of business and we never saw the dog puppet again. When we talk about the online startup boom in the early 2000’s, Pets.com usually enters the conversation.

There are two companies that are known as Super Bowl mainstays bringing it every year. Tough to choose the best one from each so here are compilations of their ads throughout the years.

The first is Budweiser
 

Then there is Doritos

 

We end our Super Bowl videos with the ads that were too controversial to make the cut.

 

We don’t have the funding for a Super Bowl ad but we did put together a cute little commercial for our El Paso Luchadores awesome t-shirt.

 

Hope you enjoyed this trip down Super Bowl Commercial memory lane. If you like this blog, that would be awesome if you could show your support by buying one of our super soft t-shirts or even signing up for our t-shirt of the month club.

Thanks for reading and enjoy Super Bowl 51!

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