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4 hours ago, Gothamite said:

The only thing better would be swapping out the A for a T.  

 

City initials > nickname initials. 


The primacy of the in Argonauts' logo history speaks to the team's roots. It was founded as a subsidiary of the Argonaut Rowing Club in 1873. In fact, the rowing club owned and operated the team until it was sold to independent operators in 1956. It was referred to as the Argonaut Rowing Club football team, the A.R.C. football team, and the Argonaut Football Club for its first decade of operation. It wasn't until the early 1880s that the place name "Toronto" was first used as an identifier for the team, and even then only informally. Argonauts or Argos was the preferred sobriquet, as there were other Toronto-based teams competing in (rugby) football competition that utilized the city's name in their identity. Hell, the only Ts that appeared in the team's logo for over a century were the pair in the "Pull Together" slogan.

History & Tradition > any city vs. nickname initial debate     

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21 hours ago, DNAsports said:

I gotta be the only member of these boards to not like that logo at all. The shield is way better

 

I never got it besides its nostalgia factor.

 

But as a Ticats fan, I fully support the Argos adopting a corny-ass logo. 

 

So... well done!

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23 hours ago, Brian in Boston said:


The primacy of the in Argonauts' logo history speaks to the team's roots. It was founded as a subsidiary of the Argonaut Rowing Club in 1873. In fact, the rowing club owned and operated the team until it was sold to independent operators in 1956. It was referred to as the Argonaut Rowing Club football team, the A.R.C. football team, and the Argonaut Football Club for its first decade of operation. It wasn't until the early 1880s that the place name "Toronto" was first used as an identifier for the team, and even then only informally. Argonauts or Argos was the preferred sobriquet, as there were other Toronto-based teams competing in (rugby) football competition that utilized the city's name in their identity. Hell, the only Ts that appeared in the team's logo for over a century were the pair in the "Pull Together" slogan.

History & Tradition > any city vs. nickname initial debate     

 

Then again, Toronto's sports teams have not had much of a tradition of 'T' logos 

 

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I'm gonna rant a little here, apologies in advance (and extra apologies to @_J_ who's already been subject to this)...

 

I realize the new logo is gimmicky and maybe a little corny but you know what? It's fun.

It's also a nod to the interesting history of the team and it's way more recognizable than the shield. The shield is/was a good logo but it is a little generic (maybe plain is a better word?).

 

If you look at the CFL logos They are primarily letters on a simple backdrop (Edmonton, Saskatchewan, Ottawa and, Winnipeg...just Winnipeg is just a letter) or they are an animal (Calgary, Hamilton, BC...which also has letters). I guess Montreal is an animal too but it's kind of it's own thing so I didn't include it in the animals. 

That's not to say anything negative about the CFL logos, overall I think the league has more good than bad.

 

This, although admittedly it features a letter, is something a little different from the rest. I like that.

 

If the Atlantic team comes in, then I guess it won't be different from the rest of the league anymore but I'm not convinced that is going to happen (but that's topic for another day and thread).

 

I donno. Maybe I'm just overthinking it but whatever, that's my little rant about why I like it. 

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3 hours ago, DEAD! said:

Then again, Toronto's sports teams have not had much of a tradition of 'T' logos 

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I was speaking, specifically, to the history and tradition of the Argonauts. Why should the Argos' decisions on any aspect of their branding be dictated by what the Blue Jays, Maple Leafs, Raptors, Toronto FC, or other pro sports franchises in the market elect to do? The Argonauts' history and tradition began establishing itself before that of any of the other pro sports teams that now call the market home.

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2 hours ago, Brian in Boston said:

 

I was speaking, specifically, to the history and tradition of the Argonauts. Why should the Argos' decisions on any aspect of their branding be dictated by what the Blue Jays, Maple Leafs, Raptors, Toronto FC, or other pro sports franchises in the market elect to do? The Argonauts' history and tradition began establishing itself before that of any of the other pro sports teams that now call the market home.

 

I understand that. It was really more of response to Gothamite said about preferring city initials. I prefer the 'A' myself. 

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  • 3 weeks later...

I've got to think the Argos will tweak their jerseys a bit too. They're already too plain and removing the stripe on the helmet just emphasizes that. I'd like to see some stripes in the form of a wave on the shoulders, similar to what's in the new logo.

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Think it's time to start a new thread for the 2021 season (assuming we have one this year).

 

Anyway, here's one some folks might have missed but the Alouettes just made a FB post announcing it - the wordmark version of the new logo is now flipped, so it's Alouettes on top, then Montreal.

 

New logo already on their website too - and has been on their social media for the last little while without anyone really noticing the change.

 

https://www.facebook.com/mtlalouettes/photos/a.437809341378/10158304526886379

 

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Older version for comparison:

 

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