NFL changes logo for 2008

Discussion in ' - Patriots Fan Forum' started by pats1, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. pats1

    pats1 Moderator Supporter

  2. Seymour93

    Seymour93 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Changing for the sake of change. They did the same thing last year with the new stupid looking ref uniforms.
  3. JDP111

    JDP111 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Ummm, have you seen the new Bruins uniforms? Nevermind, I haven't either.......
  4. For the font, they should have used century gothic bold...
  5. ^^^^ it won't let me use it though...
  6. ironwasp

    ironwasp Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    I agree. I had to look at this for ages before I could work out how it was different. I hope they didn't pay too much for this.
  7. DarrylS

    DarrylS Supporter Supporter

    Someone was bored or had to justify their job...
  8. richpats

    richpats Banned

    The NFL marketing tactics are driving me nuts. Games on Thursdays, flex-scheduling, international games, international SUPER BOWLS (rumored), and now changing the logo so somebody with a PDA can see it better.
  9. Tunescribe

    Tunescribe Supporter Supporter

    #61 Jersey

    I like the old one better. Why mess with tradition?
  10. richpats

    richpats Banned

    Because the NFL is trying to lure in new viewers who wouldn't know the logo from MLB.
  11. patchick

    patchick Moderatrix Staff Member Supporter

    #50 Jersey

    I'll take a middle path. The new one is better, AND they should have left the old one alone. :)

    I think the poster with the PDA comment was right on, though. The old logo was so crammed with detail that it's very hard to shrink. The new one is cleaner and easier to see and manufacture.
  12. PonyExpress

    PonyExpress In the Starting Line-Up

    The "L" in the NFL logo has always been very distinctive and IMO they made a mistake changing it to a "block" letter. Now it looks like a junior high school kid's poster project.
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2007
  13. BrianPat

    BrianPat Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    I like the new one, looks bolder !!
  14. GoWesleyan

    GoWesleyan Practice Squad Player

    NFL boardroom. Young Madison Ave. executive in black silk turtleneck and hip modern glasses speaks:

    "The team all felt really strongly that the old football simply HAD to go. The horizontal position of the ball and length were ALL WRONG for the NFL's target audience. Men in this demographic really prefer more vertical lines and we feel that this new ball achieves the visceral response of excitement and integrity that was the goal of this design project"

    NFL executives nod. The deal is sealed.

    The executive gets a bonus that allows him to buy a second second home. This one in a ski village in Vermont. He drives the craftsmen building his house crazy with his agressive personality and they wonder how he made all this money while they look at his Lexus during their 15min coffee break.

    Funny world.
  15. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi Supporter

    #12 Jersey

    It's clearly and obviously better and more modern looking. I like it, it's not a dramatic change but it's still a lot better.
  16. patchick

    patchick Moderatrix Staff Member Supporter

    #50 Jersey

    FWIW, the new angled football was designed to look like the Lombardi.
  17. richpats

    richpats Banned

    The issue I have is that the "old" logo was classic and represented the tradition of the league over the last few decades. Now they are just pushing that to the side and giving us something I could of whipped up in Paint in about 15 minutes.
  18. Vern

    Vern Practice Squad Player

    Don't forget the new Ref jerseys. Gotta love those.

    It's all about control over the brand and product.
  19. richpats

    richpats Banned

    Yeah, the "product" being high-scoring games that don't allow WR's to be looked at without a flag.

    I should clarify- only when the Colts play NE.
  20. JJDChE

    JJDChE 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    BFD...I don't care what they do with the logo. They could make it pink with purple stars for all I care.

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