What would it look like if sports teams in major cities combined their logos?

Here is another great find by Hugh Langis. This is a follow up to an earlier post on the rebranding of some NFL Logos. I’m reblogging a reblogged. It has been picked up by CBS sports and it has apparently been floating around the net for a while.

It’s not clear who I should give the credits to for this awesome image. According to Ashley Burns the With Leather blog a commentator named “Firefly” on Chris Creamer’s blog is responsible for the image. I’m not sure if he did all of them.

What would it look like if sports teams in major cities combined their logos? Here are some samples. Visit the websites mentioned above for more.

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Bruce Berkowitz: The megamind of Miami

I had to repost this article from Fortune that was written way back in 2010. The subject: Bruce Berkowitz, Morningstar mutual fund manager of the decade. He is a value investor at heart. He is currently on track for the best year in a decade.

Reposted from Fortune
By Scott Cendrowski

He may be the most driven investor on earth. And now the founder of the $17 billion Fairholme Fund is making the boldest bet of his career.

Berkowitz in his home office in Coral Gables, Fla., with his beloved poodle, Jazz. He struggles to sustain interest in anything besides investing. “You do what you enjoy,” he says.

Bruce Berkowitz is starting to sweat. It’s just after 5 a.m. on a Thursday, and the man who is arguably the top mutual fund manager on the planet is briskly walking his usual morning route on the mansion-lined streets of his gated neighborhood in Coral Gables, Fla., just outside Miami. Alongside him is his investing partner, right-hand man, and next-door neighbor, Charlie Fernandez, who is furiously scrolling through e-mails on his BlackBerry as the two bat around ideas for the portfolio of Fairholme, (FAIRX) the $17 billion fund Berkowitz started 11 years ago. “Out here you can actually think,” says Berkowitz, explaining the appeal of an hour of daily pre-dawn speed-walking to a visitor hustling to keep pace. Continue reading “Bruce Berkowitz: The megamind of Miami”

Tony Robbins: Why we do what we do – TED

Very interesting video from TED:

Tony Robbins discusses the “invisible forces” that make us do what we do — and high-fives Al Gore in the front row.

TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts.

NFL Logos Rebranding

A little background:
The Buffalo Bills were named after Buffalo Bill Cody. Bill Cody earned his nickname by killing 4,280 buffalo in 8 months. Knowing that, I always thought it was funny that the Bills used a live buffalo as their logo and mascot. Wouldn’t a buffalo skull make a bit more sense?

My brother found this link from Fast Company’s Co.Design.
The rest of the logos at the bottom of the blog.

The logos are from designer Matt Mcinerney. He hasn’t completed all the teams yet but he is on the right track. You can find the full original article here. By the way the logos are unofficial and fake. Here is Matt’s podcast, On The Grid Here is the project page with more logos.

My favorite clip from the article. A statement that I agree with 200%.

The best sports logos, he says, are ones that are “simple, unique, and have the potential to be timeless.” One example he gave me is the logo for the since-renamed hockey team, the Hartford Whalers. The logo comprises a green “W” and a blue whale’s tail–clever but nothing too memorable. But McInerney pointed out something I had never noticed: a Hartford “H” in the mark’s negative space. That touch gives it a “new level of ownability,” the designer says, and it proves how visually efficient some of these existing logos really are.

Yes, a logo has to be simple. So simple that a 5 year old fan can draw it on his notebook at school. That should be the ultimate test.


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Romney Was Ready For the Win – Romney’s Transition Site

Mitt Romney’s website was clearly ready to take over the White House. He was all in. Here are some of the screen shot before it was taken down.

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Obama makes history, again

Why Romney Lost?

Boehner Extends Olive Branch on ‘Fiscal Cliff’

McConnell to Obama: Move to center

USA Election Guide – What you need to know! Issues, Positions, Key Differences

There’s 24 hours left to figure out who will move to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. I still can’t believe there are still undecided voters out there. So if you haven’t been exposed to zillions of ad blitz, debates, crazy news or simply that you haven’t talked to anyone in the last two years because you have been living in a cave then here is a quick guide to help you clarify this mess.

Reposted from the National Post
By William Marsden

WASHINGTON – America has reached a political crossroads. The Republicans and Democrats are so far apart in their vision of the nation’s future that Tuesday’s election likely will affect generations to come. As Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz wrote in The New York Times recently: “The presidential election offers Americans a real choice, one with potentially large consequences.”

What are the key differences? Continue reading “USA Election Guide – What you need to know! Issues, Positions, Key Differences”

Weekend Reading

Here are the readings you want for with your Saturday morning coffee.

US Election Guide 2012 (It’s a shame that I couldn’t find US link without garbage): US Election 2012 guide: Mitt Romney and Barack Obama’s policy positions

– The Other Candidate: Who Is Gary Johnson? And Why Is the GOP So Mad at Him?

Ben Bernanke’s Gift to Africa

The Plot to Destroy America’s Beer

– The Economist’s endorsement: Our American endorsement, Which one?

– CNN Mitt Romney op-ed: My Vision for America
– CNN Barrack Obama op-ed: My Vision for America

– Video: ‘The Winner Is…’ Part IV – The Best One-Liners

– Video: Trump: ‘Very, very sad day’ that Obama missed deadline

Unity – Part II

Part One

Incredible what a disaster situation can do:

Chris Christie on Obama one week ago:

Chris Christie on Obama this week: