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2 minutes ago, pepis21 said:

 

When I was young I thought it was a bird holding a puck in his wing. Actually... I still see a bird in that.

 

I can actually see that.  The little motion line section wrapping around the top of the A is the beak.

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For a long time, when I saw the Nordiques logo, I saw an elephant. I always knew it couldn’t be an elephant but that’s what I saw.ihhp0oe6oigz6hmepf9gsra48.png

 

Even now, I know it’s an igloo, but still have to make myself look at it that way rather than seeing the abstract elephant with the ball on its trunk.

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As a kid I learned about sports teams via trading cards and collectible helmets that my dad gave me. I'd collect trading cards and organize them by team. Every now and then I'd ask my dad about a certain team and he'd tell me they no longer existed, shattering my understanding of reality. I remember getting really excited about the California Seals and then learning they were long gone. I constantly drew logos of teams from each league, which were no doubt inaccurate due to my misunderstanding of relocation and such.

 

My dad had this NFL standings board with the little magnetic helmets. I used that to learn the NFL teams. The orange helmets faded to a very light shade, almost pink. So I grew up thinking the Browns and Bengals wore light pink helmets. I couldn't tell the two teams apart until I finally saw the Bengals on TV and fell in love with their tiger striped uniforms.

 

I remember asking why the Colts logo was a U, thinking the Oilers logo was a power line, and I thought it was funny Pittsburgh's team was named after thieves (Stealers).

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11 minutes ago, Bmac said:

I remember asking why the Colts logo was a U, thinking the Oilers logo was a power line, and I thought it was funny Pittsburgh's team was named after thieves (Stealers).

 

You have reminded me that I thought that the Oilers' logo was the Eiffel Tower.

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As a kid, I had Lions stuff all over my room and stared at this thing every night for years. The white hole looks like an eye. I know it`s supposed to be the space between his leg and chin, but they could`ve made it a bit more pronounced. DROVE ME NUTS. So glad they updated it. 

 

 

 

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I could only ever see a Jb. Still to this day, I have to really look for the M. I think it would be brilliant if they made the right curl a bit more pronounced without disrupting the b. 

 

To a less extent, I used to think the old Bronco head in the D was snorting out lasers. 

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15 hours ago, AndrewMLind said:

I used to think as a child South Carolina’s logo was a Chinese dragon, especially when viewed in tiny applications such as a Pocket Pro helmet. Almost as if the ruffled feathers on the neck was the head and the bird’s protruding head was an oddly-shaped mouth: 

 

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Oddly enough, I swear I see a warthog with feathers here.... the rooster's head is the "nose", the wing under the head is the "mouth"..... am I crazy? 

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Before I learned what a ram really is, I mistook the horns on the team's helmets for a snail shell. What also didn't help was that this was way before the Rams adopted the ram head logo. Instead, the TV networks just used the helmet horns on a blue background as an icon.

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Count me as the third kid who thought the Nordiques' logo was an elephant. But why did we think it was an elephant? It doesn't really look like one, but then it doesn't really look much like an igloo, either.

 

I always knew the Expos' logo had an e and a b but I never saw the M until years later. What a revelation.

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4 minutes ago, BringBackTheVet said:

I see a penis in just about every logo. Is that weird?

 

I'm kind of envisioning a Brandiose version of the GloboChem sketch from Mr. Show where a designer keeps submitting increasingly phallic logo concepts but can't for the life of him see what the problem is while everyone else in the conference room gets increasingly irate. Finally, they send the designer on some sort of retreat to find himself, after which he finally comes up with the perfect concept for Macon's new team: introducing, the Georgia O'Keeffes.

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I thought Indiana's "IU" logo was a menorah. I was seven, not Jewish, and had no idea how many candle belonged on a menorah.

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8 minutes ago, fnz said:

I thought Indiana's "IU" logo was a menorah. I was seven, not Jewish, and had no idea how many candle belonged on a menorah.

 

I thought that same IU was some kind of cactus.

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Atlanta Hawks "Pac Man."  I didn't think it was Pac Man, but I saw it as some weird shape "eating" a red dot.  It took me a long time to recognize the bird head in the negative space.

 

Sacramento (and KC) Kings 1980s logo (a variation of which exists again in different colors).  I saw a winding road going off toward the horizon with mountains in the background.

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Took me until I was, let's say, 25 to see the eye in the Bills' logo. I thought it was just another part of the horn. 

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Of course, I learned later how the Kings' logo predated the iconic TV series.

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8 minutes ago, McCarthy said:

Took me until I was, let's say, 25 to see the eye in the Bills' logo. I thought it was just another part of the horn. 

I just now noticed the eye. I always figured there was supposed to be an eye in that shape but never really focused on it until this post.

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For some reason, even to this day, when I look at the Texans logo I do not see it as a steer with its head down charging to the right but rather an abstract steer head with a really sloped nose facing the left with a star in the middle of its forehead

 

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18 minutes ago, Bmac said:

I just now noticed the eye. I always figured there was supposed to be an eye in that shape but never really focused on it until this post.

 

28 minutes ago, McCarthy said:

Took me until I was, let's say, 25 to see the eye in the Bills' logo. I thought it was just another part of the horn. 

WHAT? that's an eye? so the horn doesn't even come to a point?

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