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.

46 Responses to Pop Quiz: Sports logos!

  1. Fabien says:

    Metropolis Men of Steel : football team of metropolis


  2. Connor S. says:


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

  3. Gero says:

    The home team of a parallel version of New York, the Manhattan Nuclears:

    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. Gero says:

    @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!


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


    Central City Cyclones: The Fastest Team Alive!


  6. Danny Beaty says:

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


  7. Legatus says:

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


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

    Champion 2010: 52-19 vs. Vineta Vikings

  8. Haxxx says:

    Interdamentional BloodBall league (IBL) presents:

    InsertCity’s Orcish Marauders

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

  9. Myro says:

    I give you, the Latverian Doombots:


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

  10. spidercow2010 says:

    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!


  12. Phatchick says:

    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. Jack Zelger says:

    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:

    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.


  15. Watson Bradshaw says:

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


  16. Hammerknight says:

    Here is my one(and ONLY one) entry. The Justice League Knights.

  17. Kenny says:

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


  18. Alan Bates says:

    The Bizarro World Spectators!


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

  19. Phatchick says:

    One last entry.
    Allow me to suggest the latest entry into the World Football League; The Themyscira Harpies

  20. AndyK says:

    The University of Ingolstadt Overlords


    Humorous European History References FTW!

  21. Jeff Hebert says:

    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 🙂

  22. Jeff Hebert says:

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

  23. Gargoyle323 says:

    @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!