January 29, 2005

Arizona Gives Fans the Bird: The Cardinals logo has become angry after 45 years with only a single playoff win. "Hopefully it will be worn by tougher and faster and meaner players," says Owner Bill Bidwill. And then those players will sign with another team that offers them a competitive salary.

posted by rcade to football at 05:42 PM - 18 comments

From this: to this: I like the new one. I hate it when teams redo their logo 'cause they usually eff it up, but the Cardinals didn't make that mistake. Now if they could just field a decent team.

posted by NoMich at 06:28 PM on January 29

Yeah, the logo's gonna make everything better for them now...

posted by billsaysthis at 08:14 PM on January 29

New logo, new unis, new stadium. Anything but new players.

posted by kirkaracha at 08:47 PM on January 29

hey alot of teams have had success after changing logos/ uniforms. jus some examples... my team the eagles had a couple okay seasons with the lime green unis and full eagle logo, but there has been a drastic turn around after they changed. jus a couple more that come to mind are what do u know the other superbowl team the patriots and the buccaneers all have done better with new looks. new look = new attitude .. lets see if it holds up for the cardnals

posted by big_t0ne at 08:55 PM on January 29

yo dogg all those teams you just named were already good teams the cards on the other hand suck and there not doing anything about it.

posted by david at 09:26 PM on January 29

...the cards on the other hand suck and there not doing anything about it. Sure they are. They very slightly changed their logo. Now it has attitude.That should be good for at least 1 preseason win next year.

posted by DirkDiggler at 10:49 PM on January 29

Well, we all know the saying, "Same ol' Bills." Now, it'll be, "Same ol' Cards!" Nothing will help that franchise for years to come. The expansion Texans will win the Super Bowl before the Cards make the playoffs. And you can quote me on that!

posted by American_Idiot2423 at 02:52 AM on January 30

Does anyone else recall the 49ers changing their logo circa 1990? It lasted about a week before fan outcry caused it to be withdrawn.

posted by geekyguy at 03:41 AM on January 30

I always thought the Cardinals had the classiest logo in the league. So, while it's a shame to see it changed, I'm pleasantly surprised by how well they've done it. I don't like the new one quite as much, but at least they didn't make it suck.

posted by salmacis at 06:20 AM on January 30

You can't polish a turd.

posted by chicobangs at 12:10 PM on January 30

You know, I just don't find a little two-ounce bird all that intimidating, no matter how angry it is. It's like an irritated kitten or an annoyed goldfish or a furious Gary Coleman.

posted by dzot at 12:22 PM on January 30

I like it. Go Cards.

posted by squealy at 02:10 PM on January 30

I just don't find a little two-ounce bird all that intimidating You obviously have never entered into a territorial dispute with a Cardinal. They're mean little bastards.

posted by rocketman at 08:20 PM on January 30

holy shit! an angry gary coleman. That's funny. New logo......Same result. Get an owner other than Bidwell. Now that would be a fresh start.

posted by bigwhisky at 03:00 AM on January 31

The logo changes are always weird...especially those to make the mascot look tougher. Locally the Bemidji State Beavers changed their logo, I think to make it look tougher, but hey, its still only a beaver... They didn't monkey with the Cardinals' Logo too much at least.

posted by chris2sy at 10:41 AM on January 31

They should just go ahead and change the name to something fiercer, like Dragons, Firebirds, or Sunhawks. Anything but Cardinals! By the way, are there any actual cardinal birds in Arizona?

posted by jasonbondshow at 02:56 PM on February 01

Are there any actual Dragons, Firebirds, or Sunhawks in Arizona? Or anywhere in the world, for that matter.

posted by billsaysthis at 04:50 PM on February 01

uni watch weighs in on the logo (second item).

posted by goddam at 09:22 PM on February 01

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