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Earnhardt's Absence Hurts Nascar

Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced last week that he would be missing the rest of the NASCAR season. He has missed the last six races, attempting to recover from concussion symptoms. Doctors believe that Earnhardt Jr. suffered a concussion in a crash at the Michigan International Speedway, back on June 12th. Reports state that he has been undergoing tests and evaluations related to this concussion, which has caused issues related to focusing on objects at a distance and balance.

With 12 races to go, the Hendrick Motorsports team will use Jeff Gordon and Alex Bowman to fill in. Missing the remaining NASCAR season won’t have any negative impact on Earnhardt Jr.’s standings, as he wasn’t slated to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup anyhow. The No. 88 driver is looking towards the 2017 season already, saying he that he “plan(s) to be healthy and ready to compete at Daytona in February.”

Earnhardt Jr. will be 42 years old next month. He has 26 wins in his 595 career starts. Never winning a Sprint Cup title, his best finish was third overall in 2003. He has seen a resurgence in his career as of late, making the last five Chase for the Sprint Cup runnings.

Fans are definitely behind Junior, as he’s proven to be a NASCAR fan favorite driver over the last 13 years. He’s been voted Sprint Cup Series Most Popular Driver every year since 2003. A lot of that may have to do with his father, NASCAR Hall of Fame Driver Dale Earnhardt Sr. Senior was another fan favorite, being one of the most popular drivers in the sport, until his untimely passing in a NASCAR race in 2001. Despite the fame that the “Earnhardt” name carries, Junior has earned fame in his own right.

He has appeared in several movies, including “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” and “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” among others. Junior hosted a television show on the Speed Channel, has been featured twice on MTV Cribs, and has leant his voice to numerous voice acting roles. Being so involved in the media has led him to gain additional fame and notoriety, above NASCAR.

We at Awesome Sports Logos certainly hope that Junior is able to recover from these concussion symptoms, and we look forward to seeing him back on the track in the 2017 season. A healthy Dale Jr. means a much healthier sport. We don’t like the feeling of not having an Earnhardt on the track.

As an aside, we truly want to thank you for reading all of our blogs and supporting us by buying our t-shirts. We actually have a funny racing t-shirt. Hailing from the beautiful Midwest and the birthplace of LeBron James, it’s the Akron Rubbers.


Akron is the fifth largest city in Ohio and is also known as the Rubber Capital of the world, or “Rubber City”. At one point in the early 1920’s, Goodyear, Firestone and General Tire each had their headquarters in Akron and that’s how they got their anointed nickname. Goodyear is still based in the city.

Ferdinand Schumacher, the inventor of oatmeal and breakfast cereal, hails from Akron but we felt as though the Akron Oatmeal wouldn’t be a best seller. We do however feel as though the Akron Rubbers and our speedy tire logo on a super soft t-shirt will be a favorite. We love the name and the history that surrounds our awesome Akron Rubbers sports logo. Grab it today or better yet, get it as part of our T-shirt of the Month Club and enjoy some serious savings. Now that’s awesome!

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Blake Cole

T-Shirt Wearer

Sports Logo Lover

New Uniforms Same Old Browns

The Cleveland Browns could use a shift in fortune. No NFL franchise has can hold a candle to the avalanche of bad breaks that this organization has suffered. Need examples? There are too many. Sorry Browns fans, you may want to avert your eyes.

They haven’t won a championship since 1964, BEFORE the Super Bowl Era

-       They’ve been close three times to Super Bowl appearances, but…

-        In 1986, Broncos quarterback John Elway led Denver on a 98 yard touchdown drive – known in Cleveland as “The Drive” - to tie the Browns with 34 seconds to play. Cleveland would lose in overtime.

-         In 1987, the Browns were trailing 38 – 31 (again, to the Broncos) late and were about to tie the game. But with 1:12 to play, Cleveland running back Ernest Byner fumbled JUST before crossing the goalline (for what would have been a game tying touchdown) , and the Broncos recovered. Once again, the Browns came up short.

-         In 1989, the Browns drew the Broncos in the AFC Championship. Again. And lost. Again. This time, 37-21.

-         In 1995, Browns owner Art Modell announced the franchise would move to Baltimore the following season. Cleveland was without a football team from 1996-1999.

-        Cleveland got a new franchise – the Browns – in 1999. But they’ve been one with little success since their re-birth, with just 2 winning seasons and 1 playoff appearance.

-        This past season wasn’t much different. After a 7-4 start, the Browns collapsed down the stretch with 5 losses to close out the year.

-          And this off-season has continued the trend. Their best player – wide receiver Josh Gordon (who was suspended most of last season - will be suspended the entirety of this coming season for substance abuse. Last year’s first round draft pick Johnny Manziel has been in rehab for much of the summer for the same reasons. And General Manager Ray Farmer has been suspended the first four games of the year for texting the coaching staff during games.

Yes, a long and depressing list. So if you want to make your fans forget the pain, why not rebrand yourselves?
Guess what. That’s EXACTLY what the Browns did this offseason. And in dramatic fashion!
Cleveland Browns new helmet 
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BAM! That’s how you shake things up! Brown facemasks baby! Sarcasm aside, they’ve at least changed their uniforms:
(Photo courtesy of the Cleveland Browns)
Unfortunately a new helmet and uniform won't help Browns fans forget the pain. We know one way to dim the pain is to present an awesome Ohio logo that is sure to bring a chuckle. Ladies and Gentleman, presents the Akron Rubbers!


Akron is the fifth largest city in Ohio and is also known as the Rubber Capital of the world, or “Rubber City”. At one point in the early 1920’s, Goodyear, Firestone and General Tire each had their headquarters in Akron and that’s how they got their anointed nickname. Goodyear is still based in the city. We love the name and the history that surrounds our awesome Akron Rubbers sports logo.
We love you Cleveland, time to get it done on the field and give some of the best sports fans in the country what they deserve more than a helmet and uniform change. Give them a winner!
Thanks for reading,
Paul Gallant
Awesome Sports Logos Columnist 

Akron Has a New Sports Logo and it is Awesome

We started the company Awesome Sports Logos to bring back the fun and creativity back to sports logos, something that we feel is a lost art. Therefore, we love to highlight those teams that still take great pride in sports logos and the historical aspect of the area that they are playing for.
Since its baseball, we’re just going to say that this team “knocked it out of the park”. This year, Akron will feature a new team name and logo for their Double A baseball team. We introduce you to the Akron RubberDucks

Huge credit to owner Ken Babby and his staff for coming up with this name. Akron is the tire capital of the United States and the birthplace of Goodyear, Firestone, Goodrich and General Tile. Akron’s nicknames have included “Rubber City” and “Rubber Capital of the World”. As far as the rest of the name, who doesn’t have memories of a Rubber Duck in some way? Many times, you can have a catchy name and the logo falls short of expectations. Not the case here. The use of the tire tread is impressive as is the facial expression of the duck. I also love the colors for merchandise. Don’t get us wrong, we’d love for you to buy our t-shirts but we also don’t mind promoting other cool gear. The more popular these logos become, the more teams will head back in the creative direction which is our ultimate goal. 

We also have an Akron sports logo, the Akron Rubbers. We had the same vision incorporating the history of the city with a cool logo. Every time I wear our Akron Rubbers t-shirt, I get asked “where did you get that cool t-shirt?”. Now Akron has two Awesome Sports Logos. The more the merrier!

Thanks as always for reading,

Gavin Spittle
Founder, Logo Lover, T-shirt Wearer
Awesome Sports Logos


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