The Atlanta Hawks are finding great success following the announcement that they’d bring back their old logo and make it new again for the 2014-15 season.
Their achievements in bringing the “Pac” back got me thinking – which old logos do I miss the most?
Here are my top six logos that need to be brought back, and if you think I left one off the list, please leave me a comment at the bottom of this article.
1. Milwaukee Brewers
This logo was used by the Brewers from 1978 to 1993, and if you don’t think there’s anything special about it, look closely. The glove’s shape forms an “M” and a “B” – you know, the franchise’s initials.
Mind. Blown. Hey, that’s “MB,” too.
2. Cleveland Browns
I don’t even know what that little guy is. An elf? The weirdest Browns fan they could find?
Whatever it is, it’s adorable. It’s also the perfect throwback. And hey, the Browns aren’t winning with their new, boring logo that’s just a picture of their old, boring helmet, so why not try to bring back the elf-kid? They wore some variation of that logo from 1948 through 1969, and the Browns won four championships during that period.
It’s worth a shot, Browns fans.
3. San Diego Padres
I don’t even know what that little guy is doing, but it’s pretty awesome. The logo, the colors, everything.
This logo was worn by the Padres from 1969 to 1984, and while the franchise slowly moved away from that color scheme, I think it’s time to go back to the old logo, at least.
4. Tennessee Titans
This would require a complete facelift for the franchise, but it’s time to go back to the old Oilers nickname and logo. The franchise got its start in Houston but moved to Nashville just before the turn of the century.
We all use oil, so the name and logo would fit just fine in Tennessee or anywhere, for that matter.
5. New York Nets
From 1968 to 1972, this glorious thing to the left was the New York Nets’ logo. I don’t know who would have thought of such a majestic logo, but it needs to come back. That dude was probably about to break some defender’s ankles before stopping short of a jumper.
I hope that’s what he was about to do, because there’s no way that guy was going to dunk the ball. Not in those short little shorts.
Drop the “Brooklyn,” replace it with “New York” and restore this logo back to its rightful throne.
6. Atlanta Falcons
C’mon, Arthur Blank. Everyone already wears this logo all over the city, so why not just bring it back when the Falcons move into the new stadium?
Besides, Atlanta can learn a lot from the Hawks’ resurgence. One of those things is to go back to what worked with the city’s logos, and the Falcons have a badass old logo that would qualify. The new logo is decent, but that old Falcon is majestic and would transform the uniform (along with red helmets, please) back to its old self.