Whereas I've been thinking recently; there seems to be an awful lot of tacky, OTT, 'Americanised' (likes NHL? MLB? NBA? NFL? - style) team logos in RL. I like Town/City 'Coat of Arms' and I'd say the likes of Halifax's would look really good if it wasn't for the great big NHL-style OTT 'HALIFAX' underneath.
I'd say the worst of the worst was Penrith Panthers [the NRL fanboys will hate me for sayin that]. Although take a look at the Featherstone Rovers, Sydney Roosters, Bradford Bulls, Castleford Tigers, Wests Tigers, Newcastle City Knights, South Sydney Rabbitohs, Bramley Bulldogs & Rochdale Hornets for examples, in my opinion I'd say they're OTT/tacky and should really be better designed.
I'm not saying that RU doesn't have bad team badges though. Take The Sharks; Chiefs; Ospreys; Crusaders; Exeter Chiefs; Northampton Saints; Highlanders; Aironi Rugby; Leeds Carnegie & Benetton Rugby as examples. I just think apart from The Sharks (possibly the worst Rugby (both codes) badge ever?) I'd say I don't think their team badges are as OTT and 'tacky' looking as RL, but that's just my personal opinion.
I was going to say that it may be due to NFL but in all honesty I don't think their team badges are too bad. I'd say the Cinncinati Bengals & the College [American] Football (NCAAA) team Missouri Tigers both their badges are a lot more understated than the likes of Wests Tigers & Cas Tigers which I think makes them look a lot better.
What do you think?
Note to Mods: This ISN'T cross-code thread. It's really to talk about RL badges but surely we can compare to other footy codes as a referencing point?
Edited by HappyDave, 19 September 2010 - 02:03 PM.