10 Greatest Super Bowl Logos of All Time
One of the lesser, but still important, excitements of the Super Bowl is the unveiling of the new Super Bowl logo.
Logo fans around the world were devastated to find out that the logo for Super Bowl XLVI was going to be exactly the same as that of Super bowl XLV.
So in case logo makers have lost all creativity, in case logos will never again have the spirit of the Super Bowl host city infused into them, in case Super Bowl logos will become the new peanut butter and jelly sandwich, now is the perfect time to look back at the ten greatest Super Bowl logos of all time.
Super Bowl V
The tenth-best Super Bowl logo of all time is simple, yet classy.
This logo has the red and blue of the AFL and NFL without being obnoxious about it. It also says something about its time period, which is nice in a way.
The game was played in Miami, Florida. The Baltimore Colts toppled the Dallas Cowboys 16-13 in the first truly close Super Bowl. It was the first Super Bowl to be played after the AFL and NFL merger.
Super Bowl XLIV
This is the most recent logo that made my list.
It was one of three logos which incorporated a football. Additionally, I like the colors and the way the uprights fit in between the letters.
It was also the fifth and most current logo to feature a blue star on one side of the logo, and a red star on the other side.
During Super Bowl XLIV, the New Orleans Saints came from one point down at the end of the third quarter to beat the Indianapolis Colts by two touchdowns, 31-17.
The Who performed at the halftime show; this was also the Super Bowl during which Tim Tebow's Focus on the Family commercial aired.
Super Bowl XIV
I think I like this logo because it looks like I'm headed to a drive-in movie.
I'm pretty sure fans were more entertained watching this game than they would have been watching Star Wars: Episode V.
The Los Angeles Rams were up by two heading into the fourth quarter, but the Pittsburgh Steelers scored two touchdowns in the final quarter to win by 12.
This was the Super Bowl remembered for the Coca-Cola commercial where "Mean" Joe Greene gave his jersey to a young kid.
Super Bowl XXI
Yes, I think that's supposed to be a rose.
This logo just reeks of awesomeness. Whenever the Rose Bowl has hosted the Super Bowl, they have incorporated a rose into the design of the logo.
This one beats all. It looks like Pablo Picasso's work.
Yet the game failed to live up to the logo's greatness, as the New York Giants rolled over the Denver Broncos 39-20.
The Beach Boys preformed before the game.
Super Bowl XXVI
Super Bowl XXVI was held in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
I'm not sure what the significance of the football as a rocket ship is in the logo, but I think it looks pretty sweet. It seems appropriate, as the two teams participating were the two highest scoring teams in the league that season and really put on a show.
The Washington Redskins beat the Buffalo Bills 37-24.
Lesley Visser became the first female sportscaster to cover the presentation of the Lombardi Trophy.
Super Bowl III
There are several reasons why I like this logo.
First and foremost, I like one word being red and the other being blue. It symbolizes well the clash between AFL and NFL teams at this time, as they were two separate leagues.
Secondly, I think the stars are a great touch.
And finally, the simplicity screams, "Let's just play football instead of getting too cute!"
In this game, the New York Jets beat the Baltimore Colts 16-7 in a pretty big upset.
Super Bowl XXVIII
Buffalo Bill fans will not want to look at this logo, as it conjures up memories of their fourth consecutive Super Bowl appearance and fourth consecutive Super Bowl loss.
But for the rest of us, and especially the Dallas Cowboy fans, this is a pleasant-looking logo.
Atlanta put the peach in as a sign of their state pride, and did a fair job of fitting many Roman numerals into it.
Joe Namath did the coin toss.
Super Bowl IX
This game featured 16 future Hall of Famers. That is insane.
The Pittsburgh Steelers topped the Minnesota Vikings 16-6 in a chilly outdoor game.
But as for why this is the third-best Super Bowl logo, it is the first logo to show anything about the host city. New Orleans added their jazzy spirit into the logo in what looks to be a treble clef and brass instrument hybrid.
The colors aren't anything to glorify, but this set a nice little trend that continued up until the early 2000s.
Super Bowl XXXII
I love this logo.
I don't know much about San Diego because I've never been there, but the colors sure make it look like the city is a big party.
The halftime show was performed by Boyz II Men, Queen Latifah and the Temptations, so that only furthers my feelings about that.
This was the first Super Bowl in which teams wore the logo as a patch on their jerseys. I can see why it started in this year. I'd love to play with this thing on my shoulder sleeve.
The Denver Broncos upset the Green Bay Packers 31-24.
Super Bowl XXXI
New Orleans did it right.
This logo tops my list because of its sheer festivity. The city is vibrant and exciting and showed this well during their time hosting Super Bowl XXXI. The halftime show consisted of "The Blues Brothers"and performances by ZZ Top and James Brown.
The logo shows the vibrancy of the area. And the crown is a nice touch.
This Super Bowl was called by Pat Summerall and John Madden. It was the first time they called a Super Bowl game together on FOX.
The Green Bay Packers were favored by 14 points and hit that mark exactly by beating the New England Patriots 35-21.