December 16th, 2011 at 12:01 PM ^

Everybody knows baby announcements are harmless.  Its wedding invites that are the gateway stationary.  Besides, that Block M is becoming less sacred by the day.  Mascots, rock music, and general what have you...


December 16th, 2011 at 11:38 AM ^

Using Word on my laptop with ~200 fonts, it looks most like:

Estrangelo Edessa


Opel Sans

Each has a slight problem - G shape wrong, A without a flat top, etc.  But all have the flared out M

I would go with Estrangelo Edessa.

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December 16th, 2011 at 12:51 PM ^

is what they should do to our endzones.  What is there now, just looks like 'generic football field.'  Nothing distinctive whatsoever.  The split portion of the Split M even looks like an endzone.

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December 16th, 2011 at 6:32 PM ^

I always thought that the Buckeyes did it better; there is some utility in being able to say, "the Ohio State endzone or the Buckeyes endzone?"  Easier, sometimes, than north or south:

There are lots of better endzone designs in college football.  Tennessee's iconic checkerboard:

Iowa's black and gold:

Illinois' helmet logo:

And even if you are a pure-simplicity fanatic, there are the archetypal Pitt/Notre dame diagonals:


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December 16th, 2011 at 8:01 PM ^

I'm not exactly complaining about it.  The simple block M at midfield is pretty much perfection.  But home-team fans sometimes are too satisfied with the status quo.  It is good to get out and see other programs, other teams, other stadia.  We don't have a monopoly on every good aesthetic idea.