Islanders going back to Gorton’s Fisherman look for one more night

For one last time, the Islanders will bring back Gorton’s Fisherman.

As a kid just starting to learn about the game of hockey, I had some trading cards. I remember my first exposure to the New York Islanders was the Gorton’s Fisherman look. Even though the identity lasted only two seasons, that to me is what the Islanders are to me.

Yes, the identity was terrible. Yes the colors were so 90s. But it was unique. It didn’t make sense. But I loved it. I wish the team kept it a little longer.

Well, it looks like the memory isn’t gone forever. With the Islanders celebrating their final season at Nassau, they will wear that ugly logo one last time.

I want a part of this. Even something as simple with the logo on a cap, I want to have something with this logo. There’s a part of me that just longs to have that one nostalgic moment. Just a time where something so bad could be considered good enough to outfit a professional team.

Thank you, Isles, for letting me be on the boat one last time.

MLB honors 9/11 victims with inconsistent patches again

Last season I wrote about the 9/11 flag patches MLB has every player wear to honor the victims of the day. MLB is doing it again and it once again shows that the caps the players are wearing are not the same ones you can buy online.

Minnesota Twins just placed the flag patch over the All-Star Game patch.

Notice the flag patch here. It’s clearly just glued on over the Twins’ All-Star Game patch. Different from what the online shop is saying they are wearing. Also, the location of the patch is on the first side panel, placed in front of the ear.

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MLB + Star Wars = Gold

AK 47 Studios is a graphic design brand that has combined some of our favorite pop culture icons and sports logos together.

Earlier today, he released a few Star Wars themed logos with MLB logos. I really like the Ackbar one.

Check out the others and the rest of his work on his Instagram.

Super Bowl L logo will not feature Roman numerals

The NFL wanted to avoid this and they did.

The 50th Super Bowl will not use Roman numerals. Instead, for this Super Bowl only, the logo will feature Arabic numbers. It was determined that the stand alone “L” for 50 didn’t look good.

We still have the boring generic template of the Lombardi trophy in the logo. But with 50 in gold, it at least deviates from the boring all-silver look that has been used for the past several seasons.

What I really like about this, at least, is that ‘s still simple. And quite frankly, anything would have been a better option than what you see on the right. It would have looked just too plain.

The following year, the Roman numerals will return. I like Roman numerals as is so I am glad this is just a one-time change.

But what do we address this Super Bowl as? Is it #SuperBowlL or #SuperBowl50? I must know the proper hashtag!

Fittingly, the 49ers are hosting this Super Bowl so the gold works out nicely in their favor in terms of aesthetics. And who knows, maybe they might even be playing this game.

Check out the host committee logo, too. It features the San Francisco skyline in fog. Very nice.

Colts appear to be emphasizing old logo in new merchandise

Since their inception as the Baltimore Colts in 1953, the Colts have used the above logo. It wasn’t until 1978 when the team decided to move forward with the horseshoe logo.

Last season, coach Chuck Pagano has been seen wearing that throwback logo. Now their training camp gear features that logo instead of the horseshoe. Does this mean the team is going to use that more often or is this just a design for coach?

Regardless, the team hasn’t mentioned their Baltimore roots as often as I thought they would since moving to Indianapolis. Their current set (gray facemasks, black cleats) does pay homage to that time so maybe this is another step towards it.

Either way, I like this logo a lot and am glad to see more of it.

Jaguars’ 20th season patch looks a bit clunky

The 20th season patch will go opposite the Jaguars shield.

The Jaguars announced that they will add a 20th season logo patch on their jerseys this season. The team announced this during their State of the Franchise meeting in which they updated fans on the new stadium upgrades and new seating options.

The 20th season patch is a little bit clunky, but it’s already been seen around town.

What I like about it is that it says “20th season” not “20th anniversary,” which teams have confused in the past. The “20″ is pretty big but I like the bridge in the background. (It’s not as simple as their 10th anniversary logo.)

We’ll see what it looks like when the Jags hit the field for the presason. The anniversary patch looks big but it might be OK.

Hawks’ Pac-Man logo return was a surprise but I dig it

Last night Hawks unveiled their new secondary logo. It is an updated version of their previous Pac-Man logo.

I actually think that the logo is so iconic that a return of it was a really smart move. Even though their secondary logo was actually pretty nice, getting this nostalgic feeling is nice.

Was this necessary? Absolutely not. But will fans buy the merchandise? Yes they will.

The new logo is a little “meaner” looking but I suppose that’s how logos have to be these days. I wonder if this is a sign of a rebranding in the new future.