This year’s Super Bowl between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots features teams with modernistic helmet logos. The uniforms are clean and well-designed, with great color schemes and look terrific in high-definition.
But neither can match the flair and unintended gay sensibilities of Pat Patriot and Bucco Bruce, the two gayest logos in NFL history. Honorable mention goes to the Houston Oilers logo of the early 1960s. It’s impossible to see anything like these ever making it out of a design competition today and more’s the pity.
Here are the top three:
Bronze medal: Houston Oilers
It’s a shame this roughneck with the beard scruff, hairy forearms, cowboy boots, spurs and tight pants wasn’t wearing No. 69, but he nonetheless looks ready to rumble. This was the Houston Oilers’ logo from 1961-68, though it never was on the helmet (the franchise is now the Tennessee Titans.) Roughneck is a nice visualization of everyone’s cowboy fantasy, down to the phallic-like derricks in the background ready to gush. Things really are bigger in Texas.