Friday, August 24, 2007

Poll: Lightning vs Flyers


vs
Tampa Bay
LIGHTNING
Philadelphia
FLYERS


Place your vote and then feel free to leave a comment as to how you came to your decision. Tell all your friends to drop in and vote! The more voices heard, the more accurate the results! By the way, just like with the Senators in their match with the Rangers, when the Lightning unveil their new logo on August 25, it will take effect on this poll that day or the day after. So the "old logo" will only be here for just one or two days. I know the timing is funky but bear with me if you can.

Poll opening date
Aug 24 @ 4:15 AM
Poll closing date
Aug 31 @ 11:59 PM


07CHTRN | #E1G | TBLvPHI

38 comments:

thumper said...

Another proper NHL logo from the Flyers, just such a classic even if a lot of people can not work out what it represents. The Lightning logo belongs in the AHL or something.

Anonymous said...

The Lightning logo isn't even AHL, its more like a mattel logo, or a SALE price tag

Kyle said...

yeah i voted flyers because it's just so much smoother than a circle with lightning
there's so much u can do with lightning but they didn't really pull off anything special

Dennis said...

I just don't buy it. Looking at the Philadelphia Flyers logo is like looking at one of those optical illusion graphics, except this one went seriously wrong. Yet no one seems to have the guts to point that out to the Flyers organization. People have seemed to latch onto the Flyers logo for no apparently good reason, in my opinion. To me, a poor to fair logo, when associated with the history of the Flyers organization, turns into... the same poor to fair lofo it always has been. And orange. Come on. Orange is the teal of the 1960's. Sigh. Maybe I'm just bitter because it wasn't until high school that I realized the logo had a P in it. If a logo's ineffectiveness can be described in any better way, somebody let me know.

Anonymous said...

flyers. that was easy.

you didn't see the p? really?

Anonymous said...

I'm only voting based on the old Tampa logo...the new one leaked has some promise over the Flyers'...which as revered and iconic as it is, I just don't like it.

-Charlie
SabresNotSlugs.com

Anonymous said...

its a 'P'?????

Anonymous said...

yes a p with wings cover up the wings u see a p for philly and besides that its a classic logo and is a lot better then tampas so yeah flyers def

Artymous said...

I've seen Tampa's new logo on a NHL cap already, so I'm voting based on that, and .. err.. it makes no difference.

Flyers win.

Mike said...

Could the Flyers use an update for their logo, maybe. The Lightning, on the other hand is the most childish, amateur, hand drawn and stock computer font desgined logo in any major or minor league sport.

Yes, I'm a Flyers fan. I happen to be one who is willing to blashpheme and say that the Flyers don't have the best logo in hockey and even could use an upgrade (and God forbid a secondary logo). But the Flyers far and away have a better logo than the Lightning.

Artymous said...

For those that like a little bit of trivia.. It's said that Tony Esposito designed the Flyer's logo.

That's right, *the* Tony Esposito.

Goalies.. can't live with 'em.. can't live without a good one ;)

Artymous said...

ARRRGHH..

Designed the LIGHTNING's logo.

Tony Esposito designed the LIGHTNING's logo.

lol. Sorry, it's 7am and I'm only half-way done my first mug of mocha

Anonymous said...

What is a better symbol for the Philadelphia Flyers than a flying P? Nothing.

The Lightning logo, on the other hand, annoys me to no end, mostly because of the two different fonts used.

Flyers all the way.

Anonymous said...

I'm dreading the day that the Flyers stupidly change their logo. It's a classic. Always been a classic. When I was a kid, before I even knew what hockey was, I thought that logo looked cool. Not sure why... it just did. So this is an easy pick for me. The Lightning logo is only slightly better than the Ducks logo.

-Johnny Griswold

Anonymous said...

The flyers logo looks like a fried egg on top of a road kill bird. Even though I don’t like the fact that Tampa wrote the team name inside the Logo, I still prefer it over the flyers. The fact that a Logo has been around for a long time doesn't make it better

Anonymous said...

Flyers easy... but mainly because the lightning logo is a letdown. i mean come on... you can do almost anything with the name Lightning... but instead you just put a lightning bolt in a circle??? that's pathetic. and yes the Flyers logo is a flying P : )

eric said...

There are a lot of comments here that are just...dumb. Yes the Flyers logo is a classic...but that doesn't change the fact that Tampa's logo is a horrible, gradeschool looking pile of crap. And just because the flying P isn't obvious (its also supposed to be a flying puck...double meaning) doesn't mean its bad. In fact its better that its not obvious. Its fun to find things in logos.

The Lightning primary logo (as of August 24) is the second worst logo in the NHL ( 1st being the Nashville Predator's 3rd jersey logo).

Jim said...

Wouldn't be smart to hold off certain votes until all teams unveiled their new logos?

Jeff said...

Something can't always have been a classic.

That's stupid.

Anonymous said...

doesnt matter what the new lightning logo will look like cuz the flyers logo is one of the best in the league imo....

Anonymous said...

the p isn't obvious? isn't that what the logo is? what did people used to see it as other than a p? i've never seen anything but a p when looking at that logo.

Kyle said...

wow i dunno why but i actually laughed at jeff's post

it wuz so bold and straight forward

That's stupid.
XD

i luv this guy

Anonymous said...

FLYERS!

Julie said...

They could do SO much more with the Lightning logo. With the team name they have, their logo could be much better. I don't like logos that have their names on it..

The Flyers logo is original, and well thought. Flyers get my vote!

Sabres Persuasion said...

Sorry, man, but looks like your Lighting are going down. Maybe with this new logo, they might win!

Anonymous said...

i hope not

Dennis said...

To those who wonder why I couldn't see a P in the Flyers logo, it dates back to my earliest conceptualization of the logo. Must have been about 5, when we played hockey card games at school. I always saw the wings/feathers as if they were four fingers of a hockey glove. Therefore I saw the circle as the rest of the glove. I could never understand where the thumb was, and I thought maybe the circle was a face off circle, or later when I knew more, I thought the circle part was like the British airplane marking in the second world war. My eye was trained to see it this way, and even now I have to work to see the P. They could do it better, way better. They could also update the gay orange color. They could and they should, IMO.

Gary Bettman said...

Lightning logo looks better than it used to, but it looks like it belongs on some cheap NBA expansion team. Flyers all the way. In design, they teach you simpler is better

Anonymous said...

An effective logo is one that you can easily recognize as a silhouette, as well as in color. How many of you can say you would recognize the Tampa Bay logo as a silhouette against the Philadelphia logo as a silhouette? It's simple, it's effective. You see it, you instantly know what it is. The Maple Leaf, The Red Wing, The Canadien Habitant, New Jersey Devil, The St. Louis Blue, so on and so forth.

Anthony said...

The Lightning logo actually looks really good to me...

Comparing the actual logos right now, and not the history or how long the logos have been around, I think the Lightning have the better of two up there, and I also have always wanted all my fav. sports teams to get that same color scheme, Blue Black and Silver/White, it looks so good on uniforms, compared to Philly's Pumpkin Patch Orange. Ew.

Anonymous said...

Ohhh its a P. The Flyers still suck.

Anonymous said...

lol it took me a while to realize that it had a P in there. I've always noticed the wings, obviously for Flyers but took me a while to realize the P for Philly.

Anonymous said...

hey give the flyers a break so they had one bad year about the logos i prefer tampas old one over this new one tho niether are very good they need to get rid of the circle

Anonymous said...

come on flyers fans....keep the voting going.....the new lightning logo shouldnt be a factor for them to come back in this poll....if a logo is classic, it should win....the lightning have cool new uniforms, but that shouldnt change the momentum of the vote....be true to your vote and dont let a new tampa logo sway your honest vote...go flyers

????????????????????? said...

Flyers because the TB logo looks like the Gatorade logo

Anonymous said...

Man, this tournament isn't about logos anymore. It seems that it is more of a "my team is better than yours" tournament. Vote on the logos, of which the Flyers is better.

Scott in Tampa said...

The new Lightning logo blows! What happened, did Reebok assign the Tampa logo to the summer intern from sales to design?

Anonymous said...

I think that new Tampa logo sucks. It was a tough choice until the Bolts switched. Now, it's Flyers in a landslide.