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The Calgary Flames Sports Logo is Burnt Out

The Calgary Flames were established in 1972, as the Atlanta Flames. The team relocated to Calgary in 1980, and were the third team to represent the city. Previously, Calgary hosted the Tigers (1921-1927) and the Cowboys (1975-1977). Since their existence, the Flames have won two President's Trophies, for being the league's top regular season team, and have claimed five division championships. In all, nine people associated with the Flames have been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

That sounds like some decent accomplishments, right? Well, in a span of 45 years, it really isn’t a lot. Being that they are the third team to call Calgary home, could the city be a curse to National Hockey League franchises? One thing is for sure, and it is that the team’s logo isn’t doing them any favors. The Flames’ original logo ran from the 1980/81 season, until the 1994/95 season. The franchise revamped their logo, and failed to improve the overall look. Let’s do what we do best, and analyze the two Calgary Flames logos.

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As you can see in their original look, it was a poor design. The logo is a large, red letter “C” with the left side made up of flames. The flames burst out into to the left, with multiple legs of fire. The logo is outlined in yellow, attempting to accent the overall look. This might have been sufficient in the 1980s, but with today’s technology and advances in graphic design, it isn’t really cutting it. The team must have realized this, and made up their minds to changeup their logo for the start of the 1994/95 season. Let’s see how they did.


Well ladies and gentleman, they did not get this one right. The franchise chose to stick with the large, red letter “C” image. The font of the letter was somewhat changed, but was insignificant to the overall appearance. The largest change to note is the addition of the black outlining. The original yellow outline was kept, and a thin layer of black pencil lining was added to the outermost layer. Really, not a large change.

The Flames did have a really cool alternative logo up until 2007. This logo looked great on their sweaters.


While I have always been a fan of, and have constantly talked about simple logo designs, there still has to be an aura of interest around any team’s logo. It is the entire representation of your franchise. It is printed on hats, jerseys, t-shirts, and tons of other merchandise. It gets plastered everywhere! It should be something that the fans and the franchise can be proud of.

While I am not a fan of the logo, credit must go to the fan base of Calgary. Whether it’s a winning of losing season, Flames fans support their team in the historic Saddledome.

We at Awesome Sports Logos are proud of every one of our sports logos. Especially our Texas Roadkill logo!

Seriously, have you ever seen a live armadillo? 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! And who doesn’t love free shipping and discounted prices? If that sounds like your kind of deal, take part in our t-shirt of the month club! You can get one of our awesome, super-soft tees delivered right to your doorstep at the first of every month! Check it out today!

Thanks for reading and supporting us!


Blake Cole

T-Shirt Wearer, Sports Logo Lover

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