Pop Quiz: Sports logos!

In honor of the Saturday “Things I Love” post I missed, we’re having a pop quiz today: What does Jeff love?

The NFL!

Where do you come in?

It’s the REAL pop quiz — for today only, the best sports logo built with the HeroMachine wins a custom black and white character sketch by yours truly! It could be one (and ONLY one!) of your personal characters, or an established one, whatever you like, just like you walked up to a pro at a convention and paid for a sketch.

The rules are the same as for a regular contest, except for the time frame:

  • All entries must be left as a comment (or comments) to this post and should include the full name of the team in question (i.e. “The Gotham Dark Knights”);
  • Entries must be in JPG or PNG format from any HeroMachine version (no editing in a third party program like PhotoShop, except basic cropping), posted as a link to the image on some publicly accessible web site (PhotoBucket, ImageShack, the UGO Forums, whatever);
  • The contest will end at some point tonight, when I am taking a break from my massive orgy of NFL consumption;
  • The goal is to design a logo for a fictional sports team, so you don’t need to do a character wearing it, just the logo itself.

That’s it, good luck everyone with our first ever one-day-only pop quiz! No limit on entries, so knock yourself out.

About Jeff Hebert

Jeff is a 45 year old city boy who has somehow found himself located in Colorado, fulfilling his lifetime dream of making a living drawing super-heroes all day.

46 Responses to Pop Quiz: Sports logos!

  1. Metropolis Men of Steel : football team of metropolis

    http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/4660/menofsteel.png

  2. http://img683.imageshack.us/f/gothamcrusaders.jpg/

    The Gotham Caped Crusaders. Their arch rival are the New York Spideys.

  3. The home team of a parallel version of New York, the Manhattan Nuclears:
    http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn48/GeroTheKeymaster/ManhattanNuclears.png

    For those who’ve never read/seen Watchmen, the logo is based off of this character’s forehead insignia: http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn48/GeroTheKeymaster/CaptainManhattan.png

  4. @Atomic Punk: Nice Lovecraft reference!

  5. @Gero: Thanks, I’ve been wanting to create something Cthulhu for a long time.

    @Gargoyle323: You run a fantasy league? :)

    Black Fortress Slayers: 1983 bonus points if you can name the movie!

    http://members.cox.net/freethespam/blackfortressslayers.html

    Belles Fleurs de Lys: From my old GURPS campaign “BFD” (Belles Fleurs Detectives).

    http://members.cox.net/freethespam/bellesfleursdelys.html

    Central City Cyclones: The Fastest Team Alive!

    http://members.cox.net/freethespam/centralcitycyclones.html

  6. Here’s the logo for the most ruthless football team in any league!

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=568370&l=59c2f38168&id=1815191475

  7. The Global Football League proudly presents their most famous team and two time champion: The Atlantis Sharks

    http://i643.photobucket.com/albums/uu159/TheLegatus/AtlantisSharks.png

    Champion 2007: 28-25 vs. Shangri-La Storm

    Champion 2010: 52-19 vs. Vineta Vikings

  8. Interdamentional BloodBall league (IBL) presents:

    InsertCity’s Orcish Marauders
    http://i820.photobucket.com/albums/zz123/haggai5/OrcishMarauders-Haxxx.png

    [They are sort of mercenaries, always bought and sold]

  9. I give you, the Latverian Doombots:

    http://i685.photobucket.com/albums/vv217/Myrowire/latveriandoombots.jpg

    Of course, they’re European, so, sadly, football for them probably means soccer.

  10. LOL, Myro

  11. The Potomac Warriors: Actually, posting this one because I had a real hard time working with Fonts. Everytime I went to grab a different Item or Mask a Font, HM would select the font itself and wouldn’t let go! No matter where it positioned or layered. Just reporting a bug. Thanks!

    http://members.cox.net/freethespam/potomacwarriors.html

  12. http://ladybard96.deviantart.com/art/Hero-Machine-Sports-logos-179848903
    The Green Bay Packers were originally a team recruited from meat packers in the area. IMO, it’s time for them to go back to their roots. This logo looks tough and gives a better impression then that wimpy G does.

  13. OK, my thought here was that in the realm of DC Comics the Flash is the favorite hero of Central City, where he’s even got a museum. So, makes sense that they’d name their football team after him/them:
    http://i744.photobucket.com/albums/xx88/jzelger/CC_Flashes.png

    And I have to say that my favorite here so far is the Doombots. Funny stuff! :)

  14. The Rabid Rhinos: My old fantasy football league team. Played only one season, because… well, I sucked.

    http://members.cox.net/freethespam/rabidrhinos.html

  15. Watson Bradshaw

    I long for my home town Los Angeles to finnaly get a NFL team.

    http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/watson_kaboos/LAALLSTARS.png

  16. super man and the indestructibles their rival is the gotham city bats

    http://tinypic.com/?t=postupload

  17. The Bizarro World Spectators!

    http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/2184/spectatorsp.png

    You’ll note that their logo highlights the team mascot, Ferocious Animal!

  18. One last entry.
    http://ladybard96.deviantart.com/art/Hero-Machine-Sports-logos-3-179876229
    Allow me to suggest the latest entry into the World Football League; The Themyscira Harpies

  19. The University of Ingolstadt Overlords

    http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/1078/overlords.jpg

    Humorous European History References FTW!

  20. OK, downloading and judging these now. And I seriously am thinking that if we ever do another Pop Quiz like this again I am just going to automatically anyone who doesn’t post the link directly to the image, like Gargoyle323 does. That’s perfect. The file name is right, the location is right, it goes directly to the image and not to a hosting page.

    Not to pick on one person, because lots do it, but take Phatchick’s link. It takes me FOREVER to load the DeviantArt shell, which is where the given link goes. Instead, on that very page, there’s a button that says “Download Image”. Right-click on that image and choose “Copy Link Location” and post that instead, it gives you http://www.deviantart.com/download/179849996/hero_machine_sports_logos_2_by_ladybard96-d2z2t58.png which is a link directly to the image. I don’t have to wait for DeviantArt to load before I can see it like I do with the given link, http://ladybard96.deviantart.com/art/Hero-Machine-Sports-logos-179848903

    I beg you, please be like Gargoyle323. I am getting to the point that my aggravation over how long it takes to get these images where I can see them is overwhelming my enthusiasm for seeing them :-)

  21. That should be “automatically disqualify” in that first sentence.

  22. @Atomic Punk(13)-No,I don’t run a league but I have been in the same league for over 15 years(only 1 championship). I am a proud member of the Fraternal Order of Football Teams or F.A.R.T. league. I am not one to play in multiple leagues or have 6 and 7 mock drafts to prepare. It gives me something to do since my Browns suck every year!