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With the logo, the UFL popping up again, I wonder if the two are related. Maybe the USFL is combining with the UFL.

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Looks like the first team will be the Akron Fire.

This is what they have up on twitter and facebook. They can't be serious right?

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It HAS to be just a placeholder. There is so much wrong about this logo...

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If you've never used illustrator before...don't try to make a logo for a pro team.

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The fire ball in and of itself isn't bad. It's that workmark.that kills it.

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So what were seeing is a mix between the Miami Heat and a random football club near Cleveland? Does LeBron has any interest in ownership in this? But out of all names, Akron Heat? Seriously? IMHO that designer and ownership should have explored other inspirations for a logo and/or a team name.

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hope they get this up and running as it is ment to be a farm league for the NFL as their season would end in june

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I thought they were going to use the old names and go back to as many of the former cities that don't have NFL teams? The UFL needs to die so this thing has a chance.

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I think this is the last season, and I'm not sure they will make it all the way through. Sacramento, which had good crowds for 2 years, was a graveyard at the new venue last week. I heard nobody's gotten paid yet either. Last years abbreviated season killed them. Nobody wants to invest (financially or emotionally) in a league they know will die.

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Akron Heat? Seriously? IMHO that designer and ownership should have explored other inspirations for a logo and/or a team name.

That never clicked for me. How hot does it get in Akron? Silly name. Like calling a fat guy, Tiny.

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Looks like the first team will be the Akron Fire.

This is what they have up on twitter and facebook. They can't be serious right?

Awk7V5NCEAA03t-.jpg

It HAS to be just a placeholder. There is so much wrong about this logo...

The "R" in Fire looks so wrong. It's almost as if they copy/pasted another part of the logo without bothering to change the gradient.

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Its amazing how nice the league logo is to how bad Akron is. The difference is jarring. I'd say the league logo might be a bit bland but it at least looks professionally done, but Akron? Wow.

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Akron Heat? Seriously? IMHO that designer and ownership should have explored other inspirations for a logo and/or a team name.

That never clicked for me. How hot does it get in Akron? Silly name. Like calling a fat guy, Tiny.

I think Fire is a veiled reference to Firestone. Akron is the home to major tire and rubber production (Rubber Bowl, for example) so I think they are trying to reference the vulcanizing process and the Firestone tire without getting sued.

Still not a great name.

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Akron Heat? Seriously? IMHO that designer and ownership should have explored other inspirations for a logo and/or a team name.

That never clicked for me. How hot does it get in Akron? Silly name. Like calling a fat guy, Tiny.

I think Fire is a veiled reference to Firestone. Akron is the home to major tire and rubber production (Rubber Bowl, for example) so I think they are trying to reference the vulcanizing process and the Firestone tire without getting sued.

Still not a great name.

If this league actually plays in now 2014, and Akron gets a team, it will NOT be named the Fire.

From August 9:

“We were kicking things around,” said Mason. “We had the Akron Phoenix. And we threw that around, and we liked the idea of having fire in the name. Well, there’s Firestone — what if we do ‘Firebird’?”

The name settled upon was the Akron Fire. Unfortunately, it did not set the world on, well, you know.

So, Akron’s potential USFL franchise is in need of a name, and Mason is open to suggestions. He also would like to hear the thoughts of Leader readers as to the team’s colors.

“People weren’t quite sold on the Akron Fire,” said Mason.

“We have all the paperwork in place,” said Mason. “It looks like I’ll be headed to San Diego [the location of USFL headquarters] at the end of the month to get them to sign off on everything. It’s in our attorney’s hands right now. He’s looking at everything.”

That is now two months ago. Giggle.

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Looks like the first team will be the Akron Fire.

This is what they have up on twitter and facebook. They can't be serious right?

Awk7V5NCEAA03t-.jpg

It HAS to be just a placeholder. There is so much wrong about this logo...

Man I just LOVE this:)

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There is no connection between the UFL and USFL, and to be honest, the way the UFL has been run, I doubt anyone would want to bring the principles into their league at any price. The USFL would do well to distance themselves as much as possible from the UFL.

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