Brooklyn Nets and the 7 Best Logos in Sports
The New Jersey Nets have officially made the move to Brooklyn. In a press conference earlier today at their new home, the Nets unveiled their new logo and colors to the public.
The symbol, as the well as its black and white coloring, will help the team take on a retro look fitting of Brooklyn’s great history. While the logo is rather plain, it is far from the worst in all of sports.
In honor of the Nets’ new look, I would like to take an in-depth look at what I believe are the seven best logos in all of major North American professional sports.
7. Green Bay Packers
Lambeau Field, Vince Lombardi, Bart Starr, Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers have all helped the Packers enjoy a glorious existence. With a legendary history also comes a fabulous logo.
Some argue Green Bay’s symbol is boring and is the exact same thing as that of the Georgia Bulldogs and Grambling State, but there is no denying that the Packers’ “G” is far superior to a number of other NFL insignias.
Even though football has evolved, the white, green and yellow logo has stayed almost exactly the same.
6. Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys are America’s team and their logo is just as popular as the actual group of players that suit up on Sunday’s.
There is really nothing to dislike about the big dark-blue star outlined in white. It is just so simple, yet so appealing.
Dallas’ massive ego has grown through the years, with five Super Bowl titles and the most oversized stadium known to man, but the Cowboys’ logo has remained almost exactly the same and not become overly obnoxious.
5. Los Angeles Dodgers
Baseball’s logos are a pivotal part of the history of America’s pastime. There are not many symbols that are god-awful, which makes it so difficult to choose just one that stands out from the rest.
However, I believe that the Los Angeles Dodgers’ cap-insignia must be mentioned in this list. The Brooklyn “B” was a classic, so when the Dodgers moved out West for the 1958 season the team tried to repeat the success with different letters.
The “LA” in blue or white is crisp and clean. When placed on a Dodger-blue hat, it is one of the most recognizable symbols in the country for a good reason.
4. Toronto Blue Jays
There was a time when the Toronto Blue Jays had one of the worst logos in all of sports. It was too modern for a game dating back to the 1800s and did not put an emphasis on the fact that they are Canada’s only team.
This past offseason the Blue Jays decided to go back to the look that helped them win back-to-back World Series titles in the early 90s.
Toronto’s updated symbol for the 2012 season now features a red maple leaf and the original Blue Jay the team used back in 1977.
3. Chicago Bulls
Of all of the four major American sports leagues, the NBA probably has the worst logos. Even so, there are a few basketball symbols that are awesome. One of these great emblems belongs to the Chicago Bulls.
From their first year of play in 1966 to the present day, the Bulls have not changed their logo once.
The red and black bull’s head does its job perfectly and without much struggle. It lets fans and opponents know that this team is the Bulls and they are ready to rumble.
2. Detroit Red Wings
The Red Wings have the greatest history of any American hockey team. It is only fitting that the residents of “Hockeytown” have a great logo.
When Detroit took on their current nickname in 1932, they also embraced a new logo. The emblem has survived the test of time and is still one of the most recognizable in all of professional sports.
The red car-wheel with red wings screams one thing: success.
1. New York Yankees
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, there is no denying that the Yankees have a spectacular logo. Their cap-insignia is recognized worldwide for the greatness that it represents.
Twenty-seven World Series titles in “the Capital of the World” have propelled the Yankees into a place no other sports franchise will ever reach. Furthermore, no other symbol may be as distinguishable as the curved “NY” of the Bronx Bombers.
It is a fashion symbol, a piece of history and a mark of domination. There is no question that the Yankee’s cap-insignia is the greatest emblem in sports.