A team's logo and colors won't make it better or be the difference between a championship or first-runner-up finish, but it doesn't hurt if the team's players and fans at least feel like winners when decked out head-to-toe in symbols and images that scream, "This is my team."
Some teams feature a logo that is a legitimate piece of sports history—instantly recognizable to both fans and non-fans alike. Others borrowed the best elements from the classics to create something familiar but unequivocally a part of their identity.
A bold few have bucked the tried and true to offer something completely new and unique, setting the new standard for future teams and franchises, or those looking to shake things up. What's obvious is that not all logos are created equal; even among the best, some just simply transcend the sport itself.
Here are the top 50 logos in sports.