Dolphins' New Logo Could Include a Helmet-less Dolphin

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Don't expect anything nearly as drastic as the makeover the Marlins just received, but the Miami Dolphins are moving ahead with plans for a slight revamp of their logo and uniform for the the 2013 season. According to reports, all the major traditional elements of the logo will remain in place, but the central dolphin may be losing his little helmet.

The Palm Beach Post reports that Dolphins CEO says a change is not 100 percent, but the team has been in discussions with the NFL about a possible image revamp for the 2013 season. In order to do so, they must have the details worked out and ready to submit to the league by November.

The move will probably be in line with logo changes of the past. No major changes, but a few aesthetic and stylistic revamps to modernize the logo.

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The current make has been in use since 1997.

Ben Volin of the Post says he's seen a few of the possibilities, and the most drastic change may be the dolphin's helmet loss.

"One potential logo still has many of the same elements as the current logo, but will look sleeker and more modern," reports Volin. "The most significant changes may come to the Dolphin, who could lose his facial expressions and his helmet."

See, that's what happens when you play full-contact sports with out a helmet: you lose your ability to make facial expressions.

Volin says the Dolphins' logo could end up looking something like the dolphins used in the stadium logo back when it was called Dolphin Stadium. That thing looked a little the fish that the Marlins are currently using as their logo with abstract lines of color. However, Dee says that the new dolphin won't resemble that old one much.

Other elements, including the orange sunburst, are expected to stay.

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6 comments
Eddy
Eddy

Dolphins fan of 41 years and agree with you 100 % . I have never been a Raider fan but if the Raiders ever change from the SILVER AND BLACK I would be upset also . Raiders and Dolphins have a history together . I look forward to when they play always a classic game . 

Neil's Ghost
Neil's Ghost

The new logo should be a puckered anus. Just like the owner's face.

Turk
Turk

As a 49ers fan I must agree with Raiders fan! We finally got our traditional look back after years of lost ownership looking for a new identity. Classic teams with history and tradition shouldn't change for "Marketing" reasons. Leave that for lost/new franchises. What would Yankees or Cubs fans do if some idiot wanted to change to a "Cooler" look? Leave that for JAX, Charlotte Bobcats or Arizona Diamondbacks. When the Pittsburgh Steelers take the field, you know who is in the house. Changing the look for marketing reasons they simply lose that edge!  

Gogladiators1
Gogladiators1

Raider fan of 45 years here...as one who hates but respects you: DON'T DO IT...YOU ARE AN AFL TEAM WITH A RICH RICH HISTORY...JUST WIN AND THE FANS WILL COME BACK...I DO NOT LIKE YOU BUT YOU ARE A GREAT TEAM WITH A GREAT LINEAGE...THAT UNIFORM HAS BEEN CHANGED ENOUGH...KEEP YOUR DIGNITY AND YOUR PRIDE...SHULA...MARINO...FERNANDEZ...KIICK...GOD I CAN'T STAND YOU BUT YOUR TEAM IS NFL ROYALTY...PLEASE DON'T DO IT...REMEMBER THE AFL...MR. ROBBIE IS TURNING IN HIS GRAVE...FROM ONE DOLPHINS HATER: KEEP THOSE UNIS...IT IS YOUR HERITAGE...GOD, HOW STUPID!

Jeremy Segal
Jeremy Segal

I'd like to see a simple dolphin holding a winning record.

peter
peter

How about a Dolphin with no helmet, but with oversized ears like owner Ross?

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