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6 hours ago, BringBackTheVet said:

It's hardly 'iconic'.  That word needs to not be thrown around loosely.  There are very few iconic logos in sports.

 

Agreed. I recently took a good, long look at the primary marks of the franchises in MLB, MLS, the NBA, the NFL, and the NHL. Frankly, there are a lot of logos that range from "meh" to flat-out bad. The truly outstanding designs - let alone those that I'd rank as "iconic" - are few and far between. 

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The best Ravens concept logo, IMO, is the '60s-style design developed by @oldschoolvikings.

 

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Heck, @HailGoldPants made an excellent purple helmet off of it (with gold and grey facemasks). 

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It does inherit the "flipped B" problem, but its placement on the bird's helmet makes it far less of a pain stylistically. 

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5 hours ago, tohasbo said:

I was always fond of this Ravens logo.  

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1 hour ago, hawk36 said:

Something like that should be the helmet logo. I've never liked the forced B in the head. 


There are some color balancing issues with it and too many outlines. But better than what they have now though. 

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If there’s any team that would look good going as minimalist as possible, it’s the Cardinals. If they kept the current logo but just brought back the previous home set and added a matching road set, it would look perfect for them. They’re one of the absolute oldest teams in the history of the league, and really should embrace that.

 

All they need to do is ditch the pants stripes on this set, and it would fit them like a glove

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Hell, if they wanted to even bump the numbers on the sleeves up to the shoulders and use the AZ state flag, that would be great, too. I always liked the way they did that with the road set. Ditch the extra set of stripes on the sleeves, and you have a winner. 

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5 hours ago, DNAsports said:

Speaking of 25 years of Ravens football:

 

 


Someone should tell the Ravens social media team that they became the Ravens *24* years ago. The former Browns were still in Cleveland for 1995.

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4 hours ago, Ark said:

So the Ravens officially admit they "became" the Ravens and aren't an expansion team. 


It’s when the expansion team decided on its name. 

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6 minutes ago, CitizenTino said:


Someone should tell the Ravens social media team that they became the Ravens *24* years ago. The former Browns were still in Cleveland for 1995.

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I can’t believe their tweet has been up for eight-plus hours, though I appreciated the opportunity to point out the difference between anniversaries and seasons in the article on the front page. 

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It occurred to me a while ago that the Jaguars’ minimalist uniform style and approach is so much better suited for the Cardinals (due to their history) than a team like the Jaguars. If the Cardinals had the same helmet they do now, and from the neck down had cardinal and white version of the Jaguars’ idea, that would’ve really worked for them in my opinion. I wish they would’ve beaten the Jaguars to the punch there.

 

In any case, it’s been time for them to change for long while now. Murray is right, they look very outdated and I hope their set’s days are numbered. 

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the idea of using a perched raven gives me st. louis cardinals vibesSt. Louis Cardinals - Wikipedia

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3 hours ago, FiddySicks said:

If there’s any team that would look good going as minimalist as possible, it’s the Cardinals. If they kept the current logo but just brought back the previous home set and added a matching road set, it would look perfect for them. They’re one of the absolute oldest teams in the history of the league, and really should embrace that.

 

All they need to do is ditch the pants stripes on this set, and it would fit them like a glove

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Hell, if they wanted to even bump the numbers on the sleeves up to the shoulders and use the AZ state flag, that would be great, too. I always liked the way they did that with the road set. Ditch the extra set of stripes on the sleeves, and you have a winner. 

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A team that plays in a UFO shouldn't wear the most traditional uniform in the league.  The Cardinals are a mess, but a Jaguarsish overcorrection isn't the answer.

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Man I forget how solid that original Ravens shield was.  I wonder if there’s a way to incorporate a Raven head into a shield shape.

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4 hours ago, DNAsports said:

Kyler Murray speaks for the people:

 

Those Kyler jerseys would sell like hot cakes if they weren’t trash. Cards should have updated them this season.

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10 hours ago, tohasbo said:

I was always fond of this Ravens logo.  

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This one isn't bad either.

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The second one is far better as a helmet logo than what they have currently but that is my opinion.

 

Along that line, I submit this update that I made about nine years ago (ignore the uniforms, just focus on the logo)...

 

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I probably need to update that thing again.

 

9 hours ago, DNAsports said:

Speaking of 25 years of Ravens football:

 

 

 

Okay, I feel old now. 

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59 minutes ago, Froob said:

Cards should have updated them ten years ago. 

FIFY.

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On 3/28/2020 at 7:21 PM, FiddySicks said:

Isn’t the current Ravens logo something they basically quickly slapped together after they lost the copyright case? 

 

Its amazing to think that it’s stuck around this long and has been the main logo for two Super Bowl wins. While it’s not something I find to be completely awful at first glance, when you really examine it up close, it’s probably the worst logo in the NFL. 

 

It's really quite awful on its own, but it's especially bad because you generally think of the Ravens as a really no-nonsense, vicious, intimidating team, representing a city that's evocative of blight and death and despair, and then they have this silly purple cartoon bird and those dorky '90s-style numerals. They need to go with the Maryland flag shield on the helmets or some sort of old-fashioned B, but not this bird head.

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The Bears play in a spaceship but I don't think their uniforms should reflect that.

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