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The Florida Gators Logos That ALMOST Were

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by GatorNavy, Oct 13, 2019.

  1. crl

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    It IS awful. And they probably paid someone for that atrocity. SMH
     
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  2. crl

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    I wish we used that Gator head. Definitely the most sinister.
     
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  3. crl

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    I'm pretty sure it was used in the 70's and maybe the 60's too.
     
  4. atlantagator86

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    They sort of did for a little while in some 80s merchandise, but it's really not a logo. It was a painting that somebody later converted to line art. Way too much detail to work as a logo.
     
  5. BrianUF5220

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    So someone re-opened this thread from 6 months ago. I tried to click to agree with you and realize I already did in October. Best logo ever.
     
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  6. I was just thinking the other day how great it would look to bring back the interlocking UF for a throwback game... the easiest type of throwback helmet to do with the existing orange, just add a decal. Dickey or not, the '70's uniforms were among the best we have had and would take zero redesigning since we have the shoulder striped blue already for throwback games.

    I wish a painful death to any iteration of white helmets at all.
     
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  7. RayGator

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    I remember that one. We had it for several years. May have been back in the ‘80s.
    An actual logo.
     
  8. TrueGator

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    The current logo is my all-time favorite. Hope we keep it for a long time. And, it's not just because it's the one we have now; everything else before this one always looked like silly cartoons to me. This one looks like a real gatorhead that has connotations of aggression and invokes a feeling of fear. If we were playing a rock-paper-scissors game with logos, Gators would always eat seminoles and Georgia puppy dogs.
     
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  9. wingtee

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    Hey easy .... I live in Daytona beach
    I did saunder into a Tee shirt shop yesterday .
     
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  10. wingtee

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    I remember this with a saying at the bottom” A Florida man needs no introduction “
    Circa 1970s
     
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  11. wingtee

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    It looks like Darth Vader riding something
     
  12. swampbabe

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    LOL. It really is a detailed "angry Albert" Hell, even the teeth are sharp
     
  13. sflagator

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    I hate the current gator head logo
     
  14. Ahab

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    Not a fan of the Gator head. I like the 70s UF circular one or Albert.
     
  15. TrueGator

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    What's the big dislike here @awells05 ?
     
  16. dkgator

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    I’ve never liked the Gator on a platter logo. I think the green is just too predominant. I could tolerate a lot more if it was just one or maybe two colors.

    I hate the slanted “Speed F” even more. Just a terrible, clunky-looking font to be used as a single letter. It’s intent was to be used in a whole word phrase as in FLORIDA or GATORS (first used on our basketball uni’s?) where it’s not so bad. Wish they would only use it in that instance.
     
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  17. tmape01

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    My wife picked up a box at a garage sale from an old Bull Gator.

    before Big Brands sued everyone, there was a lot less standardization of Albert
     

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  18. ajjaxgator

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    GET OUTTA MY HEAD!
     
  19. ajjaxgator

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    Mr. Hicks has some thoughts...
     
  20. NUM1GATRFN

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    I have this - the 'Old School Albert' - tattoo'ed on my left arm
     
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