Tuesday, April 7, 2009

New and Improved: Detroit Lions

I love sports logos and uniforms, possibly even more than I love sports, which is weird. One of my favorite events is when sports teams change their logos and or uniforms, which makes me feel like a little kid on Christmas Eve right now as several NFL teams are about to announce some uniform or logo changes. This group of new and improved teams is rumored to include the 49ers, Jaguars and Dolphins. One team that has not officially announced their change is that group of lovable losers from Detroit known as the Lions. Yes, apparently the Lions versus Packers game I atteneded in Green Bay last December where Detroit put the finishing touches on the first 0-16 season in NFL history is apparently historic for two reasons. Firstly, because it was the first time a team finished a sixteen game season without a win, and secondly because it was apparently the final time that the Lions will wear that logo on their helmets.


The Lions haven't OFFICIALLY announced their new logo, but an item on the NFL shop was prematurely listed for sale with the new logo, and since that happened a ton of new information and pictures have slipped out over the internets, so basically it has been leaked. Here is the photo of the new logo (on the left) juxtaposed with the old logo (On the right)...









My opinion is that the Lions hit a home run with this change. Their old logo definitely needed an update, but it also had a classic look to it that shouldn't have been totally scrapped. This new logo keeps the spirit of the old logo, but makes it better, always a plus in my book. Plus it looks more like a Lion now to me, if that makes sense. Since I'm such a sports logo nerd, I was reading up on the Detroit Free Press website (That newspaper has one of the coolest domain names EVER...Freep.com) about the new logo, and also reading fans' opinions of the new look. As I was reading people's opinions, I came across this opinion which brought me to tears with laughter...



immahustlababy90 wrote:
o wow. that new logo is really misleading. at first it just seems like a bunch of lines on the old logo but his mouth has now turnt into the legs and right above the legs is his smaller head. I just noticed that today after seeing a close up of the image. pretty nice. not bad. its kinda an optical illusion though. i wonder if its just me or a lot of people are confused. look closely. ya there needs to be more of a neck. no separation between the legs and the head really hurt it. hopefully this is just rough although i doubt it



I can't be certain, but I'm guessing immahustlababy90 isn't a rocket scientist, neurosurgeon, or even a rocket surgeon. Now, I'm not one to openly mock others...(Okay, yes I am) But, SERIOUSLY? This guy mistook the legs on the old logo for the lion's mouth? That would make the little dot the eye, apparently. I can sort of see what this guy was seeing if I try to look REALLY hard, but I am stunned that this guy has gone this long thinking that was the correct interpretation of the logo and he continued to miss the rather straightforward Lion outline. Somehow he instead saw some sort of awkward mentally handicapped Lion with a beaufont hairdo and no front legs.

The Lions logo has been the same without any changes or updates for my entire life. So this mental giant has had a long time to interpret the logo the correctly, and yet he has never been able to see that the legs were not the mouth. Not only that, but he also created the word "turnt" which I suppose is how you write the word "turned" in Stupid. So immahustlababy90, I salute you. In a world of stupid people, your level of idiocy rose above the common moron to achieve a special place in the Stupid Hall of Fame. I'm sorry, but his post was just too good, and I had to share...

2 comments:

Brent said...

Taint a bad logo and i doesn't mind if things get turnt once in awhile! :)

Trinket said...

Thanks for the laugh, Craig. It seems to me if you look at it like the commenter, it looks like a crocodile with crazy hair. How bizarre.