The American Athletic Conference (the non-Catholic remains of the Big East) released their new logo. Apparently it was unanimously selected according to Commissioner Mike Aresco.
For a conference that should be named land of the misfit toys, It's a good logo.
Truth be told, they're not even misfit anymore. It's a bunch of southern schools and UConn.
But it's too bad they didn't call themselves the SAC.
Ha, SAC was my high school's athletic conference. And yes, I had quite a few immature laughs at its expense.
Temple isn't south...neither is Navy. Cincinnati isn't either and I'll give you ECU.
Cincy is a semi-southern city and the school has CUSA roots, so they're basically just going back to where they started. Navy is below the Mason-Dixon line and anyway not a full member, they'll only play football and stay in the Patriot League otherwise. Temple I'll grant you. I forgot about them. The rest of their membership (Houston, Memphis, Tulane, the Florida schools, etc.) is geographically non-insane.
Who uses the Mason Dixon line to divide north and south? ESPECIALLY when talking about college football teams. There is nothing "southern" about Navy or Cincinnati.
Better than the B1G
So what you're saying is the letter A is better than B1G?
The American Football Confrence wants their "A" back.
And so does the University of Arizona.
It's like the Dallas Cowboys merged with the University of Arizona
I was going to say the same thing. It looks strikingly similar to the AFC.
Also more from the commisioner:
"We believe this bold mark and our series of ancillary marks will support our conference name and the values that our name represents. In addition, our partners at ESPN and CBS agree that its strength, simplicity and elegance will resonate well on TV."
They should have just gone to the local high school and had a contest. I am betting they would have gotten at least ten entries better than this one.
Waiting for the mgouser "America" to reply to this post
So they combined a block A and the star from the Starfleet delta. How original.
I am a real American, fight for the rights of every man.
I am a real American, fight for whats right, fight for your life!
CBS Sports write-up on the subject - (LINK)
The American Athletic Conference is apparently also asking that the proper shorthand form for their name be "The American". That way, this year people will be able to say things that will sound odd to the non-fan like, "Rutgers will be leaving The American for the Big Ten" or "Won't life be so much better with Tulane and Tulsa in The American?"
So if the media talks about any other conference, would it be considered unAmerican?
The CAA prefers The Colonial but nobody calls them that.
Rule #1 of Merica, we do things the fast way.
They'll be called "the American" just like sometimes people use "the Colonial," but largely it'll be known as the AAC or the old Big East.
A conference assigning their own short name is like somebody giving themselves their own nickname.
Believe it or not,
I'm walking on air.
I never thought I could feel so free-.
Flying away on a wing and a prayer.
Who could it be?
Believe it or not it's just me.
The desert on a horse with no name.
That's awful. The gradients, the complexity. It's like a logo designed by Geocities or Angelfire.
the unnecessary outline
and why is the star all wonky in only one direction?
...but I think it might be pointing to the direction of all of the schools...the "wonky" (love that word, use it every day when discussing people's eyes) is pointing to UConn/Temple/Navy, then ECU, then USF/UCF, then the SW teams and finally Cincinnati. Just a guess.
Not sure why, but this was the first thing that popped into my head when I saw the logo.
Star Burns had to die?
Nice Community reference. #SixSeasonsandaMovie
If they took out the drop shadow and the awful gradients this might actually be presentable.
I hate U of A.
I wish the star had 6 points. That'd be some really nice trolling of the Catholic-league.
I for one will call it the "Merica Conference" because for some reason everytime I think about the new conference I think of the almost politically correct redneck meme.
is far superior to this refugee from a clip-art website.
Two words: Legends and Leaders. No one else is even using them!
There is no other explanation for applying radial gradients to each letter in "AMERICAN." Say what you want about the B1G logo, at least it doesn't look like it was designed by a high schooler who doesn't have access to Illustrator.
Thought the same thing...looks like someone was playing around in Microsoft Word and got bored and designed the logo. No one has used shadows or gradients in this manner since the 90's. I feel like this belongs on Nintendo.
That's unfair to Nintendo.
Who in the hell designs this clip art crap? It'd be passable without the "cool" radial gradient effect in the middle of AMERICAN and withot the shadow of the A. I'd like to see what the other contenders were.
I'll bet they use a ton of MS Word Art. In professional presentations, too.
for the scraps of the Big East. Sounds about right.
I'll take the vagina, but not this.
If you wear any conference championship gear it'll look like you're wearing some knock off brand of clothing.
I'd like to start an official "make YOUR AAC logo" they can be funny or they can be "official"...let's see what we come up with. Challenge offered, hopefully accepted.
A couple thoughts from Cincinnati fans... "Maybe the logo should have been a door frame with all the team mascots stuck inside, simultaneously trying to get out"... "they went with a downward shooting star about to crater?"