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Sports Illustrated Fashionable 50 Logo Falls Short

This week, Sports Illustrated announced it’s second Fashionable 50 magazine spread. I like the creativity of Sports Illustrated. Growing up, it was a cover-to-cover read as soon as you grabbed it from your mailbox. The full-page pictures made great high school locker posters. Yes, I’m that old. That was then and now with the growth of online reading, SI needs to find creative ways to stay ahead of the curve. They are after all, the creators of the Swimsuit Edition.

 There is some sweet athlete star power on this years list. Victor Cruz, Russell Westbrook, LeBron James, Cristiano Ronaldo, Serena Williams, Henrik Lundqvist and more. Plus they will be doing a sweet VIP release event in Los Angeles right before the issue is released. Here are some video highlights of last year’s event.



With such big names, I was hoping for a better logo.


 I love this concept but I was just hoping that logo would combine fashion and sports. This could be any fashion list for any company. With such big name brands, they could have featured silhouettes or shadows of various athletes. Or they could have blended pictures from last year’s issue and party. The colors are nice especially if you are a Miami Marlins fan. A little less bright but a similar toned down color scheme. 

I look forward to checking out the issue. Fashion is all about creativity. I wish they had used a little more of that creativity for their logo.

A great way to be fashionable this summer is buy sporting our Awesome Sports Logos t-shirts. If you are a baseball fan, I promise you will get some laughs with our Middleton Fingers t-shirt.


Or our Boca Raton Cougars baseball t-shirt? Who doesn’t respect and love a Cougar?


We also have two great deals to save you some money. The first is our “Buy 3, get the 4th T-shirt free promotion”. Just use the coupon code, 3thenfree at checkout. The second promotion is our T-shirt of the Month Club. This is the kind of club you want to be a part of. No, not the kind of club that you have to wait for a bouncer to let you in. This club is all about savings. The more t-shirts you buy, the cheaper it gets. Plus we offer free shipping in the United States. Most T-shirt of the Month Clubs send you and everyone else the same shirt every month. It’s cheaper for them but what if you don’t like the t-shirt. You get to choose the t-shirts you want in our club and if you want to give it as a club, we will customize a gift certificate for you. It’s all about giving you complete satisfaction; otherwise we’ll take Awesome out of our name!

 Thanks as always for reading and supporting us!

 Gavin Spittle

Founder, Logo Lover, T-shirt Fanatic

Awesome Sports Logos

The Sports Illustrated Cover Curse Is Real

I know it’s hard to believe but back before the World Wide Web, we used to huddle to read our favorite magazines, one of which was Sports Illustrated.

When I found out that one of my favorite teams or athletes were on the cover, I ran to my corner store, (I really did run, too young for a car) to pick up SI.  Then I heard about the Sports Illustrated cover curse.

Earlier this year, the New York Times did a great recap of the curse and several sports moments that took a turn after the cover came out. The article includes Pete Rose’s chase for the DiMaggio’s ending after he appeared on the cover. Tom Brady hits the 2008 Sports Illustrated cover for their NFL preview. In week 1, he tears up his MCL and ACL for the first and only major injury in his NFL career. This is a terrific article that dives into the curse. You can read it here.

 Here are a few of the most recent curses that I’ve noticed.


 Covers courtesy of Sports Illustrated

After beating the Rangers in a thrilling five game series in 2015 this cover hit the day after. The Blue Jays got hit themselves immediately by the Kansas City Royals who went on to become World Champions.

How about the Houston Astros to start this baseball season? Sports Illustrated not only put them on the cover, they sped up their rebuilding and said that the Astros will win the World Series.


I think the Cubs and Indians would disagree with this prediction as I write this. The Astros failed to make the playoffs and were a huge disappointment to many. They started 7-17 and played catch up the rest of the way finishing just above .500 with 84 wins.

That brings us to the latest cover and if you are an Oklahoma City Thunder fan, you are not going to like this.


Hopefully Russell Westbrook stays healthy but if something happens, you know the fingers would be pointing towards this cover. 

The flip side is that Sports Illustrated has put out thousands of covers over the years where nothing has happened. That said, no one remembers the Michael Jordan misses at the buzzer, only the numerous game winning shots. Thus is the case here with the SI cover.  That said, I’m a superstitious guy so if I was an athlete, I’d stay away.

One thing that athletes aren’t superstitious about is wearing our Awesome Sports Logos t-shirts.  Check out pitcher Derek Holland looking good in our Cocksville Blockers awesome t-shirt.


 Here is former pitcher Mike Bacsik looking good in several of our t-shirts.


Three time Super Bowl Champion Ted Johnson had some fun with me wearing our El Paso Luchadores t-shirt. Thank goodness we had his size.

You certainly don’t need to be an athlete to wear our t-shirts.  In fact, all of us arm chair Quarterbacks look good. Grab yourself some awesome and remember, we offer even more savings with our t-shirt of the month club.

Thanks as always for reading!

Gavin Spittle

Founder/Logo Lover/T-shirt Fanatic

Awesome Sports Logos


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