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Welcome to the Mississippi Football League. The Mississippi Football League was founded on April 14, 1944 by Stephen Brown II. During that time period, only whites could play in the league. In 1949, Cameron "Eagle" Jefferson broke the color barrier, which allowed minorities to play in the MFL. The MFL has always competed with the NFL and AFL for the top prospects. In, 1988 players and owners had a large conflict over contract rules. This caused a lockout for the 1988-89 season. During the lockout, many players, including Jerry Rice, left the league to start careers in the NFL. After the lockout season, players started to come back to the league. In 1992, Gulfport and Pascagoula's stadiums were destroyed by Hurricane Andrew. They had to share stadiums with Jackson and Vicksburg. In 2005, Gulfport's stadium was destroyed again by Hurricane Katrina, so they shared a stadium with Hattiesburg. In 2013, the New Orleans Saints moved to the Mississippi Football League after the NFL added another team in New Orleans. The Saints are the only team in the MFL that are from another state. (All credit for the logos go to @ZionEagle who has been very helpful). Anyway, here is the first team, the Brandon Stags. Home Away Throwback Thursday
HuntTheJones posted a topic in ConceptsSo as I sit here and watch Last Chance U on Netflix, I get the urge to try and tackle a possible rebrand of JUCO football teams here in the Magnolia State. Being a lifelong resident of the Coast, I wanted to start with Mississippi Gulf Coast (MGCCC) in Perkinston, as it is the "hometown" team around these parts. So for now, they are as far as I have gotten. I plan on doing the rest at some point, and you can follow that at huntthejones.wordpress.com if you wish. For those who don't know, they go by simply by Perk, Gulf Coast, or MGCCC. They are the Bulldogs, and their colors are Navy, Gold, White, and they have started to integrate a light Grey here recently that I think I'll run with as well. A quick Google search will turn up their current logo set which includes a rendition of the old Mississippi State primary, where "STATE" is replaced by "GULF COAST" and a secondary bulldog head that you see in Walmart on the local high school team shirts. The primary is pretty much cemented into the culture around the school (so much so that they have unofficially adopted the phrase "Hail Perk", so replacing it won't ever do, and I attempted to upgrade what is there by simply, well, making it simpler. The bulldog was my real project here. I wanted to create something that was iconic, simple, and theirs. So I searched an image for their particular mascot and turned up this as my inspiration: I sketched it up quickly and tried to turn it into a logo, which is where I need some C&C as I feel like it's missing something. So without any further rambling, here is the tentative logo set. My questions are, how does the Bulldog function as a logo, what does it need? Should I drop they Grey entirely? C&C please. Uniforms, etc. to follow.
Welcome to the Mississippi Football League! Anyone can join in and make their own concepts. If you don't know any cities in Mississippi, then here are some popular ones you can use. Jackson Brandon Pearl Clinton Madison Hattiesburg Petal Laurel Magee McComb Natchez Gulfport Biloxi Meridian Canton Yazoo City Vicksburg Kosciusko Ridgeland Carthage Philadelphia Greenville Louisville (LU-IS-VIL) Columbus Starkville Oxford Greenwood Brookhaven Tupelo Clarksdale Grenada Southaven Pascagoula Hazlehurst (Look up one of these cities for more info). My team is the Brandon Stags!