Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Blue Jackets vs Flames


vs
BLUE JACKETS
FLAMES
1-0
0-0


The Aesthetics
Here we see two teams with very nice logos. The Flames logo is a great idea if not a little obvious. The Blue Jackets, on the other hand, works in a very subtle "C" and other clever elements that make it more visually appealing. But it was a close one.
Blue Jackets

The Nickname
The Blue Jackets fighting for the Union were great soldiers, but they don't really stand a chance against Flames. Unless their coats happened to be fire retardant. But they weren't.
Flames

The Analysis
Aside from its Civil War history, Columbus' choice for a team named the Blue Jackets seems a little odd to me. I really like the fact that the Flames kept the name after moving from Atlanta to Calgary. The flames inside the "A" for the Atlanta logo goes very well with the "C" currently used. The "A" is even used today as the alternate captain patch on the ice.
Flames


WINNER
2-1

 

2 comments:

k.d. said...

The name Blue Jackets DOES have a Columbus tie, as most of the Union Army's uniforms were manufactured there.

Chris said...

This is true. I believe I've mentioned that before, but forgive me if I haven't. I'll be sure to do so in the future. All I meant was "Blue Jackets" doesn't have the fierce connotation the way "Flames" does. Thanks for the comment!