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Logo upgrades that were actually UPGRADES

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Baylor isn't an upgrade because it was used before, during and after the logo on the left. It's still a much better logo though. 

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While the current CBJ logo isn't fantastic, I find the original Blue Jackets logo to be absolutely hideous. The heinous neon in the stick and extremely ineloquent CB made just look so awful in my opinion. This logo is so much cleaner and actually evokes the team name (named for the soldiers) clearly. It isn't fantastic but at least it's decent.

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The neon stick was a product of late-1990s focus groups, no doubt, as the team debuted in 2000. I actually don't mind the little touch of bright color as much as I do the sloppy attempt at an interlocking CBJ. 

 

The current logo I love. 

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was a double upgrade. Got better each time until they finally got it right. 

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The accompanying uniform update wasn’t great, but I always thought this logo update was very well done. Not perfect, but did everything that needed to be done and did it well.

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People don't typically seem to like when teams darken their colors, but the current Pats logo is 10x better with navy blue than the 90's royal.

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2 hours ago, Gothamite said:

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was a double upgrade. Got better each time until they finally got it right. 

 

Look at the details on the glove in that rendering compared to the original (traced at a later date):

 

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Autotrace: not even once.

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Oh, certainly.  I do wish they would re-draw the bird and correct for its errors.  That would make it an upgrade/upgrade/upgrade.  ;) 

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10 hours ago, Gothamite said:

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was a double upgrade. Got better each time until they finally got it right. 

Gotta disagree here, never been a fan of the cartoon bird. I understand it's iconic and successful, but it's a complicated mess that looked ridiculous when it was introduced and especially ridiculous now. Now, the Robo-Bird wasn't great, but it was a step in the right direction, as sports logos get simpler and easier to view from a distance, or on a small screen in the digital age. (These complaints also apply to the Maple Leafs, but I have a much bigger problem with the stupid humanoid penguin)

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Penn Quakers

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Washington Nationals

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Boston Red Sox

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sometimes just simplifying works

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New York Giants

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New York Islanders

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Getting rid of the Gorton's Fisherman and going old school was for the best.

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10 hours ago, mjrbaseball said:

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I wish someone would inform my cable company, which is still using the old MLS logo in the listings several years after the introduction of the new one.
 

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7 minutes ago, StrongXStyle said:

I thought the upgrade was a good. The skull looks much better than the previous. 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1997 - 2013)to Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2014 - Pres)

 

This is one that when it was first announced I thought for sure it was an upgrade, no questions about it. Since then, more in the past couple of months really, I’ve started to grow more fond of the older logo. There’s something about the darker red and rougher edges that just seems more... pirate-y(?) to me. I could honestly live with either, though I’d have to give the edge to the previous version 

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