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After 20 Years The Chicago Fire Still Have an Awesome Logo

They are few and far between but some logos stand the test of time and don’t need to change throughout the years. One of those logos is the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer.


 The Fire are celebrating their 20th year without a logo change but did come up with this special logo to feature this year.

The Fire got it right the first time and haven’t changed since. The official club colors are red and blue and the logo takes on what you would see to describe a fire department’s crest. That’s also called a  Florian’s Cross. The “C” is right in the middle or the “Heart” of Chicago. If you look outside of the “C” connected to the circle you will notice six points. Each point represents a star in the Municipal Flag of Chicago. This is the flag that commemorates the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. In fact, the Chicago Fire were founded on the 126 anniversary of this massive fire that lasted two days and reports say killed 300 people. 

The Fire won in its inaugural year but recently, they’ve struggled and have been absent from the MLS playoffs for the last 4 years. To me in a league that is still growing, a major market like Chicago being successful certainly helps everyone. Early signs point to the drought being over as the Fire sit in 2nd place in the MLS Eastern Conference. C’mon Fire, you can do it!!

You know who puts out a winning squad every year, the Arizona Pricks.


This is one of our best selling logos and for good reason. We can’t make these pictures up, there are actual cacti that look like, you know… This sports logo pays tribute to the Saguaro cactus which is indigenous to the Arizona desert.

There is a lot of talk about the Phoenix area receiving an MLS expansion group. The area is one of 12 locations being looked at as a viable city. I don’t think they’ll call us for use of our Arizona Pricks logo but they sure should because it would be a national best seller!

Thanks as always for reading and click on our T-shirt of the Month Club tab for savings on multiple shirts plus free shipping. We’ll even customize a gift certificate for that special someone. It’s an awesome way to give a creative gift.

Gavin Spittle

Founder, Logo Lover, T-shirt Fanatic

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Our Favorite Major League Soccer Sports Logos

Major League Soccer hardly gets recognition in the United States. The majority of sports talk today revolves around the NFL, MLB, NBA and even the NHL from time to time. I’ll admit, even when we discuss awesome sports logos, rarely do I venture out to see what MLS has to offer. Well folks, today that all changes. I am diving into the Major League Soccer logos, and seeing what club has the best look out there. With 20 teams to take a look at, 17 from the U.S. and three from Canada, there is a solid pool of awesome logos to take a look at. Let’s take a look at a couple of the best MLS logos.

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The Chicago Fire have an awesome name. The Chicago Fire have an awesome logo. The Chicago Fire are awesome. Just look at that logo. What’s the first thing that pops into your mind? A fire department, right? Well, other MLS teams are going to need a fire department when the Chicago Fire get done with them! This club won the MLS title in their very first year of existence! That was in 1997, as they were one of the first expansion teams in Major League Soccer. But back to the logo. It’s very well done. With the look of a traditional fire department crest, the script “Chicago Fire” broken up on the top and bottom, and the “C” sitting front and center in an awesome font, their logo is outstanding!


Real (pronounced “re” like to do something over again, and “Al” like the name) Salt Lake has a classy look. RLS has a logo that would be consider more of a traditional soccer logo, as compared to some of the other Major League Soccer teams. The first part of their name, “Real” is Spanish for royal. And the club gave their logo a royal look. Of course every royal look needs a crown. And RLS has a nice gold crown atop their initials. The colors used in the logo, claret and cobalt, really add to the royal tone of the look. All of this taking place in a traditional shield, Real Salt Lake solidifies their esteemed look.


The New England Revolution have the BEST logo in Major League Soccer. Founded in 1996, the club selected their name based on the region’s vital role in the American Revolution, from 1775-1783. The Revs, as they are so nicknamed, took their name and heritage to the next level, with one awesome logo. As we have discussed repeatedly when analyzing logos, simplicity is key. The Revs logo is certainly simple. but at the same time powerful. They took a play on the American flag, and made it fit their club. We see a soccer ball where the blue field of stars once stood. Red stripes seem to wave, just as Old Glory does in the wind. As a whole, the logo looks aged and antiqued. Looking at it is inspiring and motivational. What a perfect logo to represent the team, that’s representing the beginning of our great country!

Just like MLS not getting enough time in the spotlight, our very own soccer logos don’t get enough love either. And that’s a shame, because these logos are totally awesome. So let’s recognize the best of our soccer looks right now! Take a look at our Arizona Pricks logo.


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, just point to this awesome t-shirt! Where there are cacti, there are a lot of pricks. Wear this t-shirt with pride!


Our second awesome soccer t-shirt hails from Tequila Mexico. We couldn’t believe that Tequila didn’t have a team called the worms. Just like craft beer, Tequila is having it’s own growth spurt. You don’t see many worms in Tequila anymore and you certainly don’t see worm sports logos until now. So add a few soccer or futbol closet favorites to your collection. Better yet, these two would be an awesome start to our T-shirt of the Month Club collection. Save money, get free shipping and put a smile on your face each month when a new shirt arrives in the mail. Now that’s awesome!

Thanks for reading and supporting us!


Blake Cole

T-Shirt Wearer

Sports Logo Lover

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.
Blake Cole
Awesome Sports Logos Columnist

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: 

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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.
Thanks for reading and supporting us!
YOU are awesome!!
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. 
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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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