tuffytoro

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  1. THE BEVEL IS A SACRED FIGHTIN TEXAS A&M AGGY TRADITION AND AGGY TRADITIONS NEVER DIE NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU ONE PERCENTERS TRY!!! WHOOP WHOOP GIG EM HUMP IT WHOOP JOHNNY FOOTBALL SEC WHOOP SIGN MY PETITION TO BRING BACK THE SACRED AGGY ZUBAZ COLLAR TRADITION!! WHOOP THE RECRUITS WILL LOVE IT!! HUMP IT GIG EM RC SLOCUM GUY CHEERLEADERS ***TEXAS A&M AGGY FOOTBALL - UNDEFEATED VS. TU SINCE 2012***
  2. I, too, love the standardized courts. But the NCAA needs to take it a step further and standardize the team uniforms; have the higher seed wear a white "NCAA" uniform and the lower seed wear a blue "NCAA" uniform. It would give the tournament even more of a special feel and would further convey the importance of the games. Some of the team uniforms are really distracting when they feature unusual colors or team names. If the NCAA could just make every game look exactly the same, it would make me really happy.
  3. With a new Penn State football coach almost a certainty for 2012, I think it will be time for the Nittany Lions to add their rather handsome lion's head logo to their helmets. At this point, their blank helmet no longer represents the tradition of the program, but a sort of moral nothingness, a void, a cover-up.
  4. From the University of Texas alumni magazine: Article
  5. Hey ESPN, I know what "AL" means. When I'm trying to see some scores, I don't want to wait 5 seconds while you show me the AL logo and confirm that it stands for "American League." I'm also familiar with the term "NASCAR"; you don't need to pop up a logo that tells me that NASCAR stands for NASCAR. And you don't need to run your crawl all the way across the screen until it disappears on the left. Those of us who are reading above the 3rd-grade level can move our eyes over to the right in plenty of time. I guess what I'm saying is: speed it up!
  6. Here's an update on NAU's revision of its Lumberjack marks. Phoenix Design Works got the contract. We'll see if they can top what Red Eye has done here. Given the puppy dogs that they came up with for Tennessee, I'm wary about the "kid-friendly" Lumberjack this article says they'll be producing. From http://www4.nau.edu/insidenau/bumps/5_11_05/louie.htm Louie getting new look, new attitude: He's not mad, just determined When students return to NAU in the fall, a familiar friend will have undergone a minor makeover. Louie the Lumberjack is getting a facelift. The new-look Louie will be a remodeled version of the popular "Bad-Ass Louie" that has been seen around campus for the last couple of years. Louie will be unveiled later this summer as will some new "word marks" for use by NAU Athletics. Though Northern Arizona Normal School's football team was nicknamed the Lumberjacks in the fall of 1915, there have been no "sanctioned" athletic marks. Over the years, NAU athletics has used a variety of fonts and marks. "Bad-Ass Louie" was created by a hat company that wanted a Louie image that would sell on clothing. It has, and a more ferocious and determined Louie seems to be gaining favor in markets outside Flagstaff. But "Bad-Ass Louie" has no body, and some in NAU Athletics hoped to tweak that image to launch a new Louie for the whole campus. "The time is right to focus on the mascot and how it represents the university and the athletic program," said Athletics Director Jim Fallis. "Northern Arizona University, like many others in the country, needs to have a professional view taken of the athletic mascot." To design the new Louie, NAU Athletics, University Marketing and Phoenix Design Works out of New York led a committee that included input from students, ASNAU representatives, faculty, alumni, bookstore, collegiate licensing, Skydome personnel, public affairs, student-athletes and coaches. Phoenix Design Works, which created the UMass Minuteman and the University of Tennessee's "Smokey," designed several new Louie versions and presented them to the committee. The committee tweaked the selections before feedback sessions were held with local boosters and alumni as well as students and student-athletes. The final looks are still in the design stage with rollout scheduled to take place in the late summer. The final designs will include Louie and athletics word marks, which will contain a "Northern Arizona University" mark and an "NAU" for use by all teams. Also under way is a design for a more "kid-friendly" version. The cost for researching and creating the new Louie, about $20,000, is part of the $600,000 already allotted for university image redesign. "I am excited about what they are bringing forward, after having listened to students, alumni, boosters and staff," Fallis said. "I want to thank the university administration for including the review of the athletic logo in the all-encompassing university marketing plan."
  7. rbronson, Is this article in the April issue? I can't find anything about it on the magazine's website. Thanks in advance.
  8. The NBA claims that it first used the logo on 8/1/69. I found this on the US Patent and Trademark site: Word Mark NBA Goods and Services IC 042. US 100. G & S: ASSOCIATION SERVICES; NAMELY, PROMOTING THE INTEREST OF BASKETBALL CLUBS AND PROMOTING INTEREST IN THE GAME OF BASKETBALL. FIRST USE: 19690801. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19690801
  9. The NBA's "Jerry West" logo and MLB's "silhouetted batter" logo look very similar and have spawned a huge number of imitators among lesser sports leagues. As far as I've been able to determine, both the NBA and MLB logos debuted in 1969 (though I could be wrong). Does anyone know the story on these logos? Is one an imitation of the other? Were they somehow designed in conjunction with each other? It just seems odd that such prominent logos would come out at the same time and be so similar to one another. Thanks in advance for any help.