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The old Buffalo Sabres logo, the eye is a ying-yang. Why? I have no idea for sure but I always thought it was a nod to

the parent company HSBC (Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Company), which had owned what was once Marine Midland Bank and was the first name of the arena.

Personally I always thought the switch to the black and red was because of the HSBC tie-in and their corporate colors, just not as blatant as Orca Bay entertainment.

Most people think the red/black switch was because of the Regis family and Adelphia cable, but that happened long after the

team went to black/red and was mere coincidence.

this is an extreme close-up of the vector art:

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True, HSBC did own Marine Midland Bank since well before the red and black era, but I seriously doubt they went red and black because of HSBC. I vaguely remember a story from the 99 Stanley Cup Finals that the team was dragging their feet rebranding the arena "HSBC" and HSBC was mad because they were missing out on the extra exposure from the team making the finals. If they could't even get the Sabres to change the name on the building, I highly doubt they're going to decide the color scheme of the team on the ice.

EDIT: Searched the archives at buffalonews.com (don't get the whole article for free), but apparently the team refused to change the name and it came to a lawsuit. Not sure if this link will work, but here's my search. So yeah, I seriously doubt they had input on the redesign process. Red and black were just trendy in the 90's.

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I always thought that Goodwill's logo was just half a face. Turns out the white forms a "g" (in the same font as the "g" below):

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You've probably seen this before on the Titans logo. It's the three stars in Tennessee's flag. What you might not know is the meaning. Tennessee is legally divided into three grand divisions: West, Middle, and East. Each star represents one of the regions. There are some laws based on the regions, which is important in a state that is 400+ miles wide. For example, the Supreme Court must have at least one of its five members from each of its regions. I'm glad Tennessee has laws like this, especially living in the region looked down upon by the other two (West, Memphis).

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Sitting in traffic on the way home from work daily I see many Knight Transportation trucks on the interstate highway. I've always noticed the knight head in the negative space of the K. But, this week I all of a sudden saw the horse. Now that I know it's there, it seems so obvious.

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Speaking of triangles...

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I had a peek at the talk page for the Ducks Wikipedia article. Someone on there mentioned an origin for the triangle (and technically, the sticks too), but with Wikipedia being Wikipedia, it could easily be a load of crap and thus it's not on the article itself:

Unknown to many the intersecting sticks and triangular background are actually a modified upside down version of the greek letters delta and upsilon placed over one another. This symbol is the same design worn by the members of Delta Upsilon which is the greek organization that Michael Eisner (the chief executive officer of The Walt Disney Company from 1984 until 2005) belonged to. Delta Upsilons unofficial mascot was the ducks and thus the components and ideas of the Ducks old logo can be traced back to Eisners time in college

In short, it's supposedly an upside-down version of this:

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And as much as I love the Ducks old logo, I'm not sure I'm buying this origin.

Not really buying that one either, but I guess anything is possible. But if the whole Greek letter thing is true, it looks more like Delta Chi anyway.

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"Wikipedia being Wikipedia, it could easily be a load of crap."

Yes, it could be, and yes, it is.

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You guys mentioned the Capitol building in the Washington Capitals Alt. logo but you can also see the top of the Washington Monument just above the silhouette of the capitol building.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/73/Washington_Caps_Alternate.svg

I can't believe I have never noticed that

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Sitting in traffic on the way home from work daily I see many Knight Transportation trucks on the interstate highway. I've always noticed the knight head in the negative space of the K. But, this week I all of a sudden saw the horse. Now that I know it's there, it seems so obvious.

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Holy shi....

I was just driving behind a similar truck this week admiring this very same logo. the only difference was that it was in mostly black and silver. I never noticed the horse. To be honest, I don't like the juxtaposition of the horse. Shouldn't the Knight be seen RIDING on the horse as opposed to being along side it? Seems awkward...and now my eye can't stop going to the horse.

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Right part of the head of the Philly Eagle's logo makes an "E"

LOL, you're reaching there...

That "hidden" E is the reason why the Eagles logo faces left, instead of right. It is the only NFL logo that is usually used in this configuration.

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Just an ordinary pack of skittles:

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Mmm...I love Skittles, especially Skittles Explosions. No, wait, what? SEXplosions? Ok then...

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Right part of the head of the Philly Eagle's logo makes an "E"

LOL, you're reaching there...

That "hidden" E is the reason why the Eagles logo faces left, instead of right. It is the only NFL logo that is usually used in this configuration.

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Right part of the head of the Philly Eagle's logo makes an "E"

LOL, you're reaching there...

That "hidden" E is the reason why the Eagles logo faces left, instead of right. It is the only NFL logo that is usually used in this configuration.

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You mean you didn't spot the hidden B?

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:P

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Right part of the head of the Philly Eagle's logo makes an "E"

LOL, you're reaching there...

That "hidden" E is the reason why the Eagles logo faces left, instead of right. It is the only NFL logo that is usually used in this configuration.

That is absurd for several reasons.

1. There's no reason to hide an "E". If you're going to hide a letter, hide a "P". The "E" is redundant, since the logo is an "E"agle.

2. People in our part of the world read left to right. It doesn't make sense to have your eye move across the back of something and go to the front. If you're trying to convey an agressiveness or something, you face it left, so as the viewer glances at it, there's a subtle "movement" effect, due to the eye going from its front to its back. As for why other logos aren't this way, I'm sure they have their reasons, but the Eagles being "flipped" has nothing to do with any hidden element.

3. The logo IS REVERSED in the actual primary logo. If there's an E that forces them to flip the logo, wouldn't it be that way in their "full" logo?

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Just an ordinary pack of skittles:

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Mmm...I love Skittles, especially Skittles Explosions. No, wait, what? SEXplosions? Ok then...

Mmmmmmmmmm... erotic Skittles

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I've never noticed until today that the Ohio flag wraps around the star in the Blue Jackets logo and forms a "C"

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I just found one that I don't recall seeing on here...

George Washington

 

The "W" contains the Washington Monument. I found it on the below list of 17 of 'em (though I think we knew the rest). My apologies if GW is contained within the previous 24 pages.

http://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/07/sports-logos-hidden-images-milwaukee-brewers

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