DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — Not all team logos are created equal.
Some teams hang onto tradition: the Yankees, Red Sox, and Cowboys. And it works.
But other teams, despite their unending resources, fall behind the curve when it comes to greatness.
Here are the 5 worst logos in professional sports.
5. San Diego Padres
You get the sense that the graphic designer — much like fans in San Diego — just don’t care about the Padres.
The “SD” more closely resembles a frustrating metal ring puzzle than it does a true logo.
It says nothing about the city, nothing about the team, and is as visually boring as the inside of a cubicle (trust me).
4. Washington Redskins
Judgement is passed on the Washington Redskins logo for a completely different reason. Visually, it’s stimulating. It’s colorful, truly representative of the team’s mascot, and carries historical significance.
But the painful and unending controversy surrounding the team’s nickname and logo trumps it all. Why can’t we all just get along?
Even without taking sides, it’s a tired argument. For that reason — and that reason alone — it makes the list.
3. Tennessee Titans
Titans are God-like, powerful and influential beings in nature. In Greek Mythology, these giants ruled the earth with immense size and power.
But the Tennessee Titans logo? It’s kind of cute — I guess.
At first glance, the encircled “T” looks more like a flaming red, white and blue sperm than it does a symbol of power and strength.
2. Carolina Hurricanes
Perhaps this is an indictment on the team’s name more than it is the logo. After all, the logo is exactly as advertised — a hurricane.
But the simplistic twirling nature of the logo is also called the “Toilet Bowl” logo for a reason.
And maybe that’s where it belongs…
1. Cleveland Browns
Attacking Cleveland’s logo is almost too easy. Primarily because the Browns are the only team in the NFL without one on their helmets.
There is a classic and traditional feel with the design, but it also leaves you wanting more — or at least something.
How about a giant letter, a bulldog, or even a silhouette of Johnny Manziel? It’s simply unacceptable.
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