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The Premier League Sports Logo Gets a Remake

The English Premier League will dawn a new display in the 2016-2017 season. Currently known as the Barclays Premier League, the English soccer league system will part with sponsorship name in their title. Moving into next season, they will be known just as Premier League. With this change of title sponsorship, a new league image emerges. 
 
Here is the old logo: 
 
 

 Logos courtesy of sportslogos.net
 
And here is the new logo: 
 
 
As we look at the two images, the current (soon to be old) image is drastically different than the new logo. The lion is, and always has been, the representative of the Premier League. It’s legendary and historic. The logo symbolizes what English soccer is and that is king.  As the lion rules the jungle, English soccer or as the rest of the world calls it futbol rules the sport. I’m glad the organization decided to keep this icon as their focus.
 
The outgoing image is bold. It has an essence of dominance. The lion wears a crown, representing his reign. And with his paw on the ball, we see that soccer is his kingdom. The blue is simple, representing loyalty and trust. The soccer ball in red, representing passion, stands out in the logo. And of course, the script “Premier League” runs across the bottom of the image, large and bold. Overall, it’s a classic image.
 
As we prepare to part ways with the old, and bring in the new, we see that an obvious overhaul has taken place. The lion is still the center of attention. The body has been eliminated, and just the head remains. Of course the king still wears his crown. In the new arrangement of images, we see that the logo as a whole has been simplified. All in all, I’m not a fan. While I can understand the need for a new and refreshing image, I feel the Premier League hasn’t made an improvement. The new logo lost something in the transition. It isn’t as fierce, or defiant. It isn’t as dominate. And that’s a shame for the league that has dominated the sport for so long.
 
You know who else dominates in the world of soccer? The Arizona Pricks. 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 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, just point to this awesome t-shirt!  Where there are cacti, there are a lot of pricks. Be sure to add this super soft tee to your t-shirt of the month club rotation.
 
 
 
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Blake Cole
Awesome Sports Logos Columnist

Sports Logo Review of the Phoenix Suns

The NBA came to Phoenix in 1968 when the franchise originated under the personnel guidance of 28-year old GM, Jerry Colangelo. Their logo has evolved over the years, but the foundation of the one they have today, "The Streaking Suns" look, originated in 1992. The logo was updated in 2000, simply given a more modern look which would be changed once again before the start of the 2013-2014 season. It is that logo, their current one, which we will discuss right here. 
 
 
Logos courtesy of sportslogos.net
 
Let's start with the colors. Orange and purple is a unique combination that the Suns have featured over the years. I must let you know that purple is my favorite color so maybe I'm biased. But straying from the standard color combinations is always a nice surprise and, not just that, I think they mix well together. While they have kept their purple and orange in their alternate logo which you can see below, they have brought black in as a primary color for their logo. 
 
 

The nickname gets points for fitting with the area. When you think of Phoenix or Arizona, the heat is certainly among the top topics and in comparison to Miami's nickname, "Heat," I like "Suns" way better. It is an actual object and not a state of being. 

One of the neat elements about this logo is the shape. Some logos form their own obscure outlined shape, while others form a square or a horizontal rectangle. This logo forms a parallelogram. Like the color combination, this is another characteristic that isn't that common within the logo circles. 

What's really unique, though, is the recycling of a 90s logo into its modern form. So you take a logo that was great, spice it up, keep it fresh, and it still has that vintage luster. Now, if you were never a fan of the original, then, well...sorry. 

I like the logo because of its simplicity. Nothing crazy, it’s certainly not boring. A sun-shaped basketball is kind of redundant, though several scientists might disagree. Either way, it is a good, natural fit. I like the simple triangular glow of the sun emanating from the basketball with the rays trailing behind, serving the dual purpose of a shining sun and a basketball soaring towards the hoop.  

There's nothing flashy about the text, but I do like the usage of silver and not one of the two main colors, orange or purple. Both of those colors are rich and too much of it can take away from its pop. The silver text, which exists at the bottom, helps set the table for the rest. 

Overall, this is a pretty solid look. A lot of it probably rides on how much you like the color combination because, while I like a lot of the logo's other characteristics, they don't pop like the colors. On a five-point scale, I give this logo a 3.75. 

Awesome Sports Logos features their own Arizona logo and we think it’s a must for t-shirt lovers. One of the unique characteristics about the state is the different styles of cactus. One particular cactus caught our eye that you might see in the desert, the Trichocereus bridgesii. Click on the link and you will see its more referred to nickname. We love innuendo and we know Arizona loves its soccer/futbol so it became a perfect match. From there the Arizona Pricks Futbol Club t-shirt was born and we love it. We hope you like it as well.
 
 

Thanks as always for reading. You guys are awesome. 

Jared Sandler
Awesome Sports Logos Columnist

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