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North Dakota Has a New Sports Logo

Four years ago, the NCAA threatened sanctions against the University of North Dakota, urging them to replace their controversial Fighting Sioux logo. For the past four years, the school has been playing games under a standard “ND” or “North Dakota” verbiage. This past Wednesday, the school announced an official new name and logo. Alumni, students and others voted for a new name, this past November. The vote was somewhat close, with Fighting Hawks beating out Roughriders. A new logo accompanied the name change, and this past Wednesday, it all became official. Here is the video they unveiled called "New Name, Same North Dakota". 
 
 
 
The Fighting Sioux have been retired, and the Fighting Hawks are the future of UND.
 
 
 
After the school dropped a reported $50,000 for the logo design, it will surely stick around for a long while. While the logo and name have gotten mixed reviews on social media, there is nothing the school can do at this point. Alumni, students, faculty and any others involved with the university are going to have to live with the new changes. Personally, I don’t think it’s that bad…
   
Here is the Fighting Sioux logo, that the NCAA deemed in violation of their rule against “controversial” images and names.
 
 
 
 Logos courtesy of sportslogos.net
 
The next logo is what UND has been using for the past four years, to fill the gap until a new look could be created.
 
 
 
The new Fighting Hawks image is actually not as bad as many people on the various social media outlets make it out to be. It’s sleek, incorporates the “ND” initials, and the hawk is at least moderately terrifying. This new logo is certainly nowhere near as bad as some of the others we have analyzed. That being said, I don’t think it’s better than their “transitional” N.D logo. Just a plain “ND” that interlocks is pretty awesome. It’s simple. And if I’ve said it once, I’ll say it a thousand times, simple is BETTER in a sports logo. I think UND should have kept their intertwined ND logo, and saved themselves $50,000. 
 
With no other option from the NCAA, I’m sure the school went in the best direction they could. Not everyone is going to like it, but hey, I’m happy they have a new identity. Hopefully the new Fighting Hawks will have a fighting chance, and can wrestle the UND fans back into their corner.
 
Speaking of fighting and wrestling, we have a super awesome sports logo that you’re definitely going to love. The El Paso Luchadores are here to rock your closet! Here's our video to celebrate the Luchadores awesome t-shirt. 
 
 
 
 
This basketball club logo takes on the name of the rich Luchador tradition that dates back to the early part of the 20th century. The popularity of the Luchadores has spilled over not just to wrestling but also to cartoons and movies. Many Luchador wrestlers are heroes in their culture and you will look like a hero by sporting this soft, funny and cool El Paso t-shirt with vibrant colors. Be sure to add this super soft tee to your monthly rotation, in our t-shirt of the month package!
 
Thanks for reading!
 
Keep Calm and Stay AWESOME!
 
Blake Cole
Sports Logo Enthusiast
T-Shirt Lover
Awesome Logos Columnist

A Great Reason to Call The Las Vegas NHL Franchise The Snake Eyes

Dear Las Vegas and everyone that lives in Clark County,
 
As a former proud resident of the area, let me congratulate you in advance. You have done everything necessary to finally bring one of the four major sports to town.
 
There have been Outlaws, Posse, Locomotives, Wranglers, Sting and others that have tried and failed but to me that was more the league than the locals. Detractors will say that there is not enough support for a professional team. I say, Nevadans have never had a good enough product. A legitimate franchise that they knew would set up, embrace the community and become a fixture.
 
The new arena is gorgeous so all that is left is an announcement from NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. Oh yeah, one other aspect and that’s where we can lend a hand, a sweet Las Vegas NHL logo and team name. 
 
Let’s call the newest NHL franchise The Las Vegas Snake Eyes!
 
 

You are awesome for bringing this franchise to town Bill Foley and you had mentioned during an interview with radio station KHSP back in April that the domain names you are interested in for the team are gone.  The good news is you found the right place. 
 
At Awesome Sports Logos, we have the rights to:
 
LasVegasSnakeEyes.com
 
LVSnakeEyes.com
 
VegasSnakeEyes.com
 
They can all be yours along with the logo. We want the Snake Eyes to be among the top selling merchandise and we truly feel as though that can be accomplished. If the dice are an issue, we’ll take it out. We’ll even change the Snake if you want to but if you do a search of the term “Las Vegas Snake Eyes for NHL Team Name”, numerous pages come up.
 
What do we want in return?  Nothing for us but we would be honored if in exchange for the logo and website domains that you make a donation to Opportunity Village. If you live in Southern Nevada, then you know the amazing work that this charity does.
 
Cool Logo that supports an amazing local cause. Sounds Awesome to me!  Spread the word about the Snake Eyes by sharing this blog on your social media. You can also email me directly at gavin@awesomesportslogos.com.
 
We can’t wait for the puck to drop!   Let’s do this Snake Eyes Fans!!
 
Gavin Spittle
 
President
 
Awesome Sports Logos
“Bringing back the fun and creativity to 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

The Washington Nationals Emerging as a Must Watch Product

 
 
Logo Courtesy of sportslogos.net 
 
Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer had an unbelievable game this past Wednesday. He managed to strike out 20 batters in his performance. This is a feat only accomplished four other times, by three different pitchers. Scherzer joins the likes of Kerry Wood, Randy Johnson and Roger Clemens, who managed 20 Ks twice in his career.
 
Scherzer went the full nine innings against his former club, the Detroit Tigers, managing to only toss 23 balls in the game. There’s no doubt that Detroit wished he was still a Tiger, as they ran smack into one of the best pitching performances the righty has ever had. Fourteen of Scherzer’s strikeouts victims went swinging, while the final six were called after excellent placement.
 
The Washington Nationals are in a close race in the National League East, sitting second behind the New York Mets by just half a game. Their success comes from both the offensive and defensive side of the diamond, as the pitching talent and batting talents are complimentary. That being said, the offensive power took a hit several days ago.
 
Nationals phenom, and arguably one of the best players in the game right now, Bryce Harper, received an undisclosed fine and a one-game suspension after screaming some rather… adult… language at an umpire after a Washington win this past Monday. Harper was ejected earlier that game, for arguing balls and strikes with the ump. After the Nats pulled off a comeback win, Harper was caught on camera yelling profanities at the same umpire that ejected him. He has appealed the suspension, and is awaiting a hearing.
 
In more positive news for the Nationals, Stephen Strasburg signed an extension with the club. The seven-year, $175 million deal is definitely no joke. Even though he has undergone the infamous Tommy John surgery, Strasburg netted an incredible amount of money. The general consensus is that Strasburg could have made way more money in free agency, but his loyalty to the Nats trumped big bucks.
 
If Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg can keep delivering from the hill, and if Bryce Harper can stop trolling Major League Baseball umpires, the Washington Nationals might have a legitimate shot at making a deep run into the postseason.
 
In fact as we post this, Harper hit a 7th inning 2 run Tater that lifted the Nationals over the Miami Marlins, 5-3. Harper is a stud. I don’t blame the Cubs for walking him six times in a game. 
 
Speaking of studs, we have the perfect baseball t-shirt for you. Guys dig Cougars and it’s very common for guys to go Cougar hunting. The overpopulation of cougars is prevalent mostly in the upscale Boca Raton neighborhoods. You can find cougars in shopping areas during the day, but mostly they are nocturnal beasts working the bar and club scene stalking their prey. They are ferocious except when they are on our super funny Boca Raton sports t-shirt. That’s when ferocity turns into awesomeness.
 
 
 
The Cougars are one of many baseball t-shirts available at Awesome Sports Logos. If you want to hit a home run like Bryce Harper just did, get multiple shirts at a discount with free shipping when you join our T-shirt of the Month Club
 
Thanks for reading and supporting us!
 
You are AWESOME!
 
Blake Cole
Awesome Sports Logos Columnist

The Future is Bright for the Dallas Stars

Since our Awesome Sports Logos World Headquarters is in Dallas/Fort Worth, it was awesome to see that hockey took over recently in an area that is not known for their skate lacing. That was not a game to remember against the St. Louis Blues. That was a Game 7 that Stars fans want to forget. 
 
 
 
Logos courtesy of sportslogos.net 
 
Hopefully I can be your sports psychologist here at Awesome Sports Logos and turn that frown around. First and foremost, we can’t talk enough about the absence of Tyler Seguin from this series. This is a different series if #91 is in the lineup. To say that the Stars would win the series with Seguin isn’t fair to St. Louis but the Blues would certainly have to game plan for him. 
 
Learning to win in the NHL is a process. The Chicago Blackhawks are a perfect example. Before winning 3 Stanley Cups they were ousted in the Western Conference Finals in 2008-09. The following year, they won their first Cup since 1961. Let’s look at the steps this season. Winning the Central Division is a huge step. Winning your first playoff series since 2008 is an even bigger leap. It’s happening so let’s be patient. 
 
You remember how excited you were when Nomar Mazara got called up and made an impact for the Texas Rangers. Take that enthusiasm and double it because the Stars are stacked in the minors. How quickly we forget that two integral members of this team, Stephen Johns and Radek Faksa didn’t even play the full year with the team. They were call up’s. If he didn’t get injured, Brett Ritchie would have started the season on the main roster. You have Jamie Oleksiak and Patrick Nemeth waiting in the wings to play. Defenseman Esa Lindell is ready to come up and recent first round pick Julius Honka is close. Names like Curtis McKenzie, Jason Dickinson and Devin Shore will be fighting for roster spots.
 
The talent in the minors is deep and if you need to, you can use some of these guys to bring in another marquee name or two to take you over the top. If you don’t go that route, GM Jim Nill has salary cap money to go out and improve the club. Nill is quickly becoming one of the top executives in the NHL. If I was an opposing team and Jim Nill wanted to wheel and deal with me, I’d be nervous. He’s acquired big time talent without giving up a lot. Stars fans need to trust him and Lindy Ruff. They’ll fix the defense and the goaltending. If we see it, they see it. This combo has turned this franchise around in three years. 
 
This will be an interesting offseason and before you know it, they’ll be dropping the puck in September. This year wasn’t a fluke. This team is going to get better not just for next year but for many years to come. Heads held high Stars fans, the future is bright. 
 
How did I do? I love writing stories about teams in areas of our great country because there is such passion about sports. We actually have our own Texas hockey team and the logo hits close to home if you’ve ever traveled through the Lone Star State. In Texas, everything is big; including unfortunate animal fatalities on the Lone Star’s various interstates. One of the more common animals seen on the side of the road is the armadillo. While hawks and vultures refer to this as dinner, we prefer the name Texas Roadkill
 
 

We think this is one of our coolest logos. This beat up armadillo still looks pretty tough holding a hockey stick even with the black eye, surrounding flies and tire tracks. We hope you dig this funny Texas t-shirt as much as we do!
 
Thanks as always for reading!
Gavin Spittle
Founder, Logo Lover, T-shirt Fanatic
Awesome Sports Logos

The Tampa Bay Lightning in the Sports Logo Spotlight

The NHL playoffs have been exciting this year! Fans are seeing multiple goals in a game, and what feels like more fights than ever. Of the teams that are left, battling for a chance at the Stanley Cup, the Tampa Bay Lightning have turned some heads. After a tough loss in game one of the second round, the Lightning went on to win four straight. Those four wins include two overtime victories, and one impressive 4-0 shutout in game five.
 
The Lightning goaltender, Ben Bishop, was impressive in the game 5 shutout, managing to stop a whopping 28 shots! Even under the constant barrage of flying pucks, Bishop made the job look easy. Tampa Bay, the first team to make it to the Conference Finals, will look to continue their success on the ice. They do so with one heck of a team logo behind them. Of the teams still left in the Stanley Cup hunt, I have selected the Lightning as having the best logo. What’s so impressive?
 
 
 
Image courtesy of sportslogos.net
 
Just look at it. It’s a lightning bolt. What’s so special about it? Simplicity! Simplicity is a wonderful thing in a sports logo. You don’t want your team to have a busy or jumbled image, straining the eyes and making it hard to interpret. You don’t want a bunch of symbolism that’s hard to interpret. A nice, clean and straight-forward logo is the way to go. The Tampa Bay Lightning have accomplished just that. The lightning bolt itself is strong, dangerous with a simple Blue and White color scheme. The team is truly living up to their name, just like the Brooklyn Leg Breakers!
 
 
 
Are you talkin’ to me? The Brooklyn Leg Breakers play hockey, hard core style. If they could break through the ice and make you swim with the fishes, they would. This logo was inspired by the many New York mafia stories of old. We love the detail of this logo including the pinstripes on the suit, the Brooklyn Bridge and skyline as the backdrop as well as the NY lettering inside the tape of the stick. “Forget about it,” and pick up this awesome Brooklyn sports logo t-shirt today.
 
If you are browsing around and dig more than one super soft t-shirt, here are two amazing offers. The first is buy three t-shirts and get the fourth awesome t-shirt for free. All you have to do is type in 3THENFREE in our coupon code upon checkout. The second option is clicking on our t-shirt of the month club. Our t-shirt club is so cool, we gave this VIP club its own tab up top. We offer 3, 6, 9 and 12 month memberships. The t-shirts are discounted and shipping is free. 
 
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Keep Calm And Stay Awesome!!
 
Blake Cole
Awesome Sports Logos Columnist

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