TSP’s all-time, all-argument starting best, and worst, sports logos of all time. All images courtesy of sportslogos.net
In no particular order we present,
Yomiuri Giants - Japanese Baseball
Note the way that the “Giant” aspect is perfectly put into perspective by the size of bats he’s holding and the city behind him? Read further and you’ll see what happens when designers don’t bother to do this and suddenly you get basketballs big enough to crush Rio De Janerio.
Washington Senators - Baseball
It’s a ye olde founding father senator winding up to hurl a fastball. Genius.
Nashville Kats - Arena Football League
Sleazy cats don’t always make for the best logos, but when it looks like the Fonz and will probably sell you a key of coke in the carpark afterwards you’ve got to give some respect.
Grand Rapids Rampage - Arena Football
By the time you see the rhino it will already have killed you. More likely to happen in Africa than Grand Rapids, but they’re not huge on Arena Football there apparently.
Cincinatti Reds - Baseball
Sure, they may have also given us the worst logo ever (keep reading..) but what redemption - his head is a freaking baseball ferchristsake. This guy would get more birds than the Captain in the Flight Centre ad.
Los Angeles Sharks - World Hockey Association - 1973
Ladies and gentlemen, the porkiest shark of all time. So slow in the water that instead of running in terror when it turns up, people swim around and taunt it instead.
Boston Lobsters - Tennis
First things first when the hell does anyone have a league for tennis. Secondly I’ve been studying the serving action of the Lobster for hours (or minutes) and I still can’t work out what the hell is going on.
University of Missouri - Kansas City
This is precisely the sort of “fuck you” fighting Kangaroo logo that North Melbourne should adopt (sans pissy skivvy if possible) rather than the ill-defined thing they’ve got at the moment which may as well be a chicken.