Digital Justice

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  1. I 100% agree, that shade of blue really works. In addition, I think train picture gives the colors and logo a sense of history.
  2. WASHINGTON REDSKINS [as the New Orleans Saints] Established: 1966 First season: 1967 (AFL) League championships: 1 Super Bowl championships: 1 - 2009 (XLIV) In my opinion, this is almost too late of a date for DC to get a team, but it was where I could fit the Redskins. As Washington consistently uses feathers with their logos, I thought it would make a good substitute for the fleur-de-lis.
  3. TENNESSEE TITANS [as the Kansas City Chiefs] Established: 1960 First season: 1960 (NFL IV), 1970 (AFL) League championships: 2 (Does not include the AFL or NFL championships won during the same seasons as the AFL–NFL Super Bowl championships before the 1970 AFL–NFL merger) NFL Championships: 3 - 1962, 1966, 1969 AFL-NFL Super Bowl championships: 1 - 1969 (IV) When I adapted the Chiefs logo, I decided to substitute a spear head for the arrowhead. Initially, I was going to use "TT" in place of "KC", but I decided that "TN" made more sense.
  4. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS [as the Jacksonville Jaguars] Established: 1993 First season: 1995 (AFL) League championships: 0 My plan was to the skull from the Bucs logo in place of the Jaguar head, but I didn't like the design I came up with. I've always liked the Bucs secondary logo. So, I tweaked the ship. Still not completed satisfied, the full ship might better.
  5. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS [as the Miami Dolphins] Established: 1965 First season: 1966 (AFL) League championships: 2 Super Bowl championships: 2 - 1972 (VII), 1973 (VIII) For the Seahawks, I tried to mimic the fish and sun with a bird and sun. For the sun, I took inspiration from the Native designs of the Pacific Northwest. The birds are adapted from various both Seahawks and Eagles logos. Not sure, if the colors work.
  6. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS [as the Oakland Raiders] Established: 1960 First season: 1960 (NFL IV), 1970 (AFL) League championships: 3 (Does not include the AFL or NFL championships won during the same seasons as the AFL–NFL Super Bowl championships before the 1970 AFL–NFL merger) NFL championships: 1 - 1967 Super Bowl championships: 3 - 1976 (XI), 1980 (XV), 1983 (XVIII) The 49ers name, like the Texans, doesn't make any sense anywhere outside of California. So, I was a little limited in which teams I could swap them out for. In addition, I had to figure out how to end up with two SF Bay area teams. Oakland moving to LA in the 80s helped with this problem. Once they left, the "Baltimore Raiders" could move into the area with worrying about territorial rights. The "LA 49ers" could return after leave as the "Al Davis" analog would have never given up the rights to the area. Not a perfect solution, but I thinks it works.
  7. PITTSBURGH STEELERS [as the Dallas Cowboys] Established: 1960 First season: 1960 (AFL) League championships: 5 Super Bowl championships: 5 - 1971 (VI), 1977 (XII), 1992 (XXVII), 1993 (XXVIII), 1995 (XXX) I always found the steelmark very star-like. So, I thought it was no brainer to use in place of the Cowboys star.
  8. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES [as the Green Bay Packers] Established: 1919 First season: 1919 (ind), 1921 (AFL) League championships: 13 (Does not include the AFL or NFL championships won during the same seasons as the AFL–NFL Super Bowl championships before the 1970 AFL–NFL merger) AFL Championships (pre-1970 AFL–NFL merger): 11 - 1929, 1930, 1931, 1936, 1939, 1944, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967 AFL-NFL Super Bowl championships: 2 - 1966 (I), 1967 (II) Super Bowl championships: 2 - 1996 (XXXI), 2010 (XLV) Again, not much originally here. I simply converted the "Packers G" into the "Eagles E".
  9. OAKLAND RAIDERS [as the Indianapolis Colts] Established: 1953 First season: 1953 (AFL) League championships: 4 (Does not include the AFL or NFL championships won during the same seasons as the AFL–NFL Super Bowl championships before the 1970 AFL–NFL merger) AFL Championships (pre-1970 AFL–NFL merger): 3 - 1958, 1959, 1968 Super Bowl championships: 2 - 1970 (V), 2006 (XLI) Initially, I was going to just use a shield as their logo, but I realized it would be to close the whichever team used an adapted version of it. I settled on using the crossed swords. The only other team that uses crossed swords is Tampa Bay and I didn't plan on using swords with the Buccaneers.
  10. NEW YORK JETS [as the Buffalo Bills] Established: 1960 First season: 1960 (NFL IV), 1970 (AFL) League championships: 2 AFL Championships: 2 - 1964, 1965 The Jets were another interesting problem. Due to their nickname, they couldn't be founded before the late 1940s. So, that eliminated any team founded before 1945. I couldn't sub them for SF as I thought the logos were too close in design. IMO, the shenanigans that went on with Cleveland wouldn't happen with a New York club. After the AFL-NFL merger, I cannot see the Giants allowing any team to invade "their territory". So, any team that relocated was eliminated. In addition, any upstart league is going to need a franchise in NYC, just establish legitimacy (and of course TV rights). So, that limited me to the eight founding AFL teams. New York was eliminated obviously. Any team that relocated was like was eliminated (Oilers/Titans, Texans/Titans, Chargers, and Raiders). This left the Patriots, Broncos, and Bills. I couldn't matchup elements of either New England and Denver with the Jets. So, I ended up with the Bills. So, I went about with swamping buffaloes with jets. Buffalo's original uniforms were old uniforms Detroit Lions uniforms. Since in this reality Chicago is Detroit, I used their colors to simulate the original helmets.
  11. NEW YORK GIANTS [as the Chicago Bears] Established: 1919 First season: 1920 (AFL) League championships: 9 AFL Championships (pre-1970 AFL–NFL merger): 8 - 1921, 1932, 1933, 1940, 1941, 1943, 1946, 1963 Super Bowl championships: 1 - 1985 (XX) Pretty basic swap, I just converted the "Chicago C" into a "Giants G".
  12. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS [as the Minnesota Vikings] Established: 1960 First season: 1961 (AFL) League championships: 0 (Does not include the AFL or NFL championships won during the same seasons as the AFL–NFL Super Bowl championships before the 1970 AFL–NFL merger) AFL Championships (pre-1970 AFL–NFL merger): 1 - 1969 The idea here is matching headware worn by their respective nicknames (realistic or not). So, I switch the viking horn for a saint's halo. As to why I went with the gold instead of the black. Well, New Orleans hasn't used shades of black that I could match up with Minnesota's shades of purple. However, they did altered the gold color over the years.
  13. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS [as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers] Established: 1974 First season: 1976 (AFL) League championships: 1 Super Bowl championships: 1 - 2002 (XXXVII) For the flag logos, I originally went a modified version of the Flag of New England. It was only at the last minute did I swap the patriot heads in for the skulls.
  14. Yea, I never warmed to Texans/Titans mashup. Here is the original "oil drop" logo. I think it looks a little better vertical than diagonal. I've also included the original brand logo.
  15. MINNESOTA VIKINGS [as the Washington Redskins] Established: 1932 First season: 1932 (AFL) League championships: 5 AFL Championships (pre-1970 AFL–NFL merger): 2 - 1937, 1942 Super Bowl championships: 3 - 1982 (XVII), 1987 (XXII), 1991 (XXVI) I think the only logo that requires explanation for the Vikings/Redskins is the first one. The 1960 Redskins helmet used a feather as stripe. I substituted a riveted comb for it. I couldn't come up anything else.
  16. MIAMI DOLPHINS [as the New England Patriots] Established: 1959 First season: 1960 (NFL IV), 1970 (AFL) League championships: 5 Super Bowl championships: 5 - 2001 (XXXVI), 2003 (XXXVIII), 2004 (XXXIX), 2014 (XLIX), 2016 (LI) When I first started assigning teams, the Broncos stand-in was going be either Buffalo or Miami with the other being the Patriots stand-in. As seen above, I chose Buffalo for Denver. I used a dorsal fin for the 1960 Patriots hat logo which I'm not sure that it works.
  17. LOS ANGELES RAMS [as the Baltimore Ravens] Established: 1996 First season: 1996 (AFL) League championships: 2 Super Bowl championships: 2 - 2000 (XXXV), 2012 (XLVII) To avoid having more than two teams in LA at a time, I had to delay the Rams until the late 90s. I think the logo changes are pretty obvious, substituting the horns for the wings on the shield, R for B, and a ram head profile for the bird.
  18. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS [as the Los Angeles Rams] Established: 1936 First season: 1936 (NFL II), 1937 (AFL) League championships: 3 AFL Championships (pre-1970 AFL–NFL merger): 2 - 1945, 1951 Super Bowl championships: 1 - 1999 (XXXIV) The Chargers were a pain because, when they announced thier relocation to Los Angeles, I had to the adjust some of the mashups. Originally, I had the Chargers as the Chiefs. The changed logo was a lightning bolt with SD. I also had the Redskins as the Chargers. I had to move them both, because there was no way LA would have 3 teams while DC had none. I initially tried to use the Chargers bolt logo shaped into a c, but never could it look right. So, I modified a lightning bolt font. I know the "C" should be flipped on the right helmet, but I didn't like the way it looked. So, I kept the mirror look.
  19. I just did the helmets.
  20. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS [as the New York Jets] Established: 1959 First season: 1960 (AFL) League championships: 1 (Does not include the AFL or NFL championships won during the same seasons as the AFL–NFL Super Bowl championships before the 1970 AFL–NFL merger) NFL Championships: 1 - 1968 AFL-NFL Super Bowl championships: 1 - 1968 (III) Like Green Bay, Kansas City was a two name city with a short nickname that I could easily sub for New York. The jet equivalent is supposed to be an arrow (both standalone and wordmark).
  21. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS [as the Cincinnati Bengals] Established: 1967 First season: 1968 (NFL IV), 1970 (AFL) League championships: 0 I knew the Bengal stripes on Cincinnati's helmet were going to be a problem. So, I simply substituted one great cat's coat for another. The spots are supposed to roughly align with the stripes on the Bengals helmet.
  22. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS [as the Carolina Panthers] Established: 1993 First season: 1995 (AFL) League championships: 0 I initially had the Colts mashed up with the Raiders. I used a modified version of the proposed horse head logo with the horseshoe standing in for the crossed swords, but I needed another team to use the Raiders to solve another problem. I salvaged the head and further modified it to match up with Carolina's logo. I bent my outline rule, so I could add a touch of color to second head.
  23. HOUSTON TEXANS [as the Tennessee Titans] Established: 1960 First season: 1960 (NFL IV), 1970 (AFL) League championships: 2 NFL Championships: 2 - 1960, 1961 The Texans were a problem. As no team changed names or were founded after 2002. No team outside of Texas is going to use Texans as team. In addition, the Oilers moved so late, I couldn't see Houston at any point having two teams. So, I came up with inelegant story to merge the two teams. It involved owners dying and cities using eminent domain. On the design front, I came up with a design that converted the Titans logo into a branding iron. It wasn't until after I finished I realized that I created something similar to the USFL Wranglers logo. I decided to give it another try. This is where my convoluted back story came in to play. So, idea behind the logo is that is an oil drop (an unofficial shout out to their temporarily lost nickname). Since I was modifying the current logo, I figured I'd tweak the Oilers logo into something similar, but different.
  24. Here's another try using those suggestions.
  25. GREEN BAY PACKERS [as the New York Giants] Established: 1925 First season: 1925 (AFL) League championships: 8 AFL championships (pre-1970 AFL–NFL merger): 4 - 1927, 1934, 1938, 1956 Super Bowl championships: 4 - 1986 (XXI), 1990 (XXV), 2007 (XLII), 2011 (XLVI) Green Bay had to come in early in order to justify why it was still around. It was also one of two word cities that fit NY's logo.