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    Does anyone recall the logo which fans booed out in favor of the then-current Pat Patriot logo circa 1979? What did it look like? Does anyone have any images?

    I recall it was a stylized, squarish waving American flag with the chisled profile of a Patriot's face on the (left?) edge, evoking the former Old Man of the Mountains face in New Hampshire. I believe there were no stars in the flag, just the blue field and a reduced number of red/white stripes.

    Thanks
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    Re: Failed 1979 logo.

    They talked about this on PFW in Progress a few weeks ago - I'm sure if you e-mailed them they would answer the question on the show tomorrow - or someone here with a better memory of the discussion can tell us.
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    This would be a great find. I searched seven ways from Sunday on Google and couldn't find it. Pro'ly because it was pre-internet (August 24, 1979).

    My bet is it is better than Elvis.

    A dollar to whomever produces an image.
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    Re: Failed 1979 logo.

    If you contacted he who shall not be named (NEM), bet you he would have it.. he used to make up wallpaper with all that stuff...
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    Re: Failed 1979 logo.

    I have a 1979 schedule that on the front cover has a "Captain America" looking type of Patriots cartoon character on it. I'll try to photo download and display.
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    Re: Failed 1979 logo.


    this one from the 1978 fan guide?

    [​IMG]
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    Re: Failed 1979 logo.

    Wow. I had completely erased that from my memory - and for good reason. That's just horrible; it may even be worse than Steely McBeam.
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    That would be him!
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    Thank god for sanity and common sense.. pretty gross.
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    Re: Failed 1979 logo.

    Looks like a gay John Wayne dressed up for Halloween :eek:
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    Re: Failed 1979 logo.

    Yikes. "Failed" indeed. Ambiguously fascinating character.
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    Re: Failed 1979 logo.

    LOL! Not that there's anything wrong with that!
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    NO, NO ! Nothing wrong with that at all ! He might not play on the same team as I do (didn't see him on the bench or at practice) but there is nothing wrong with his team.
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    Yikes. It looks like Captain America joining the Village People. A tad too much emphasis on the package area I'd say.
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    Re: Failed 1979 logo.

    That guy isn't what was painted on the field for the fan vote, though. Thread starter described what I remember; a profile of a (somewhat) Elvis looking character against a blue rectangle.
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    Re: Failed 1979 logo.

    Holy sausagefest Batman!!!
    Wow!
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    Those are the kinds of meaty thighs, tight abs and bulging package that I like to see on all of my mascots. Today's mascots are way too fat and hetero for me.
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    Re: Failed 1979 logo.

    It looked something like the patriot in this image only it had a square flag around it.

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    Provincetown Patriots?
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    Re: Failed 1979 logo.

    :rofl:

    Win
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    Re: Failed 1979 logo.

    That picture has nothing to do with the new logo they proposed. I can't find or remember exactly what it looked like but it was a star with a red and blue background.They brought out huge banners of each logo for a fan vote by noise at halftime. The new banner got booed off the field.
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    Re: Failed 1979 logo.

    You're right, they were banners. I had completely forgotten that.

    I think the thread starter's visual was pretty accurate. I remember a profile of a minuteman against sort of a billowing flag-like background.

    That would be fun to see again. I know I saw it on TV, which would have been NBC at that time. IIRC (and that's debatable) they showed a brief clip as they led off the second half.
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    Re: Failed 1979 logo.

    I remember that game ... IIRC, the logo had a tri-color look (fall colors?) in it, and had a look reminiscent of the Steelers logo ... Had no chance of winning. Also, I thnk the vote was going to be tallied by volume, not boos/cheers. When they presented the new logo the place went deathly quiet ... Just 40k or so fans staring at the abomination.
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    Re: Failed 1979 logo.

    Yeah.... I remember being at the game they had the vote....
    I cannot remember what the other banner looked like. You have a good
    memory for remembering as much as you did about the other logo.

    1979 Is the same year Darryl Stingley showed up at the labor day opener
    against the Steelers on Monday night football. I believe we gave him a
    15 to 20 minute standing ovation (at least it seemed that long).
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    Re: Failed 1979 logo.

    That's not what I'm looking for. The logo would have been appropriate to put on a helmt, this one would not be.
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    Re: Failed 1979 logo.

    I saw an image of the logo in a newspaper, not just a fleeting glimpse, thus I remember as much as I do.
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    Re: Failed 1979 logo.

    [​IMG]

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    Wow, excellent research Wildo7

    My memory is a little fuzzy (insert joke here), but weren't the Pats trying to wash away the bitterness of the end of the Chuck Fairbanks era with a new image, so they trotted out some new logos?
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    Re: Failed 1979 logo.

    Huh. Interesting.
    Not so far between the lower one and our current Elvis. Same profile, hat, star, and red flag trailing behind.
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    Very impressive. You finding the logos, that is. The logos themselves, not so much.
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