NBC Unveils Super Bowl XLIII Logo

Monday, February 04, 2008


Hey what better time to unveil then the day after the previous Super Bowl. This is the logo for Super Bowl 43 and it really looks like my cousin drew it in a coloring book. Via SBD....

The NFL tonight will debut the official logo of Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa as part of an on-air promotional announcement highlighting NBC's coverage of the game. The logo features an abstract representation of Raymond James Stadium, with a star on each side of the logo representing the AFC and NFC. It will be the first official Super Bowl logo to use the color green, with blue and green hues designed to reflect the natural elements of Tampa Bay.
Natural elements of Tampa? The where are the drunk NASCAR Fans and strippers??? I kid I kid. Hopefully I can make it back to Tampa (one of my six Spring Break's was spent there...or in Ybor actually, but close enough) for next year's SB.

In all actuality the should have put some cannons or something on that logo. Make it a true representation of Ray James Stadium.

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 4:02 PM

29 Comments:

I'm just not seeing Ray Jay in this image. This is the worst SB logo since the pre-9/11 SB XXXVI logo was. (Go to wikipedia and find it.) Granted it sorta had a New Orleans theme to it, but it just seemed to be, eh, boring. Perhaps AA will expand his empire by doing a best and worst Super Bowl logos post.

Anonymous said...
Feb 4, 2008, 4:28:00 PM  

I could do that, but I would have to start with worst Olympic mascots before moving onto logos.

I don't see the stadium either...maybe I have the wrong logo.

Feb 4, 2008, 4:33:00 PM  

maybe this is like that seinfeld episode where elaine and the old dude she was working for were looking at that painting with all the dots. let's see, if i squint and mumble 'bloody mary, bloody mary'....nope, still can't see it.

-dan

Anonymous said...
Feb 4, 2008, 4:35:00 PM  

"the first official Super Bowl logo to use the color green"

Is NBC celebrating that or Crayola? What PR person or designer thinks they deserve a raise for looking thru 42 logos and realizing green was never used.

Anonymous said...
Feb 4, 2008, 4:51:00 PM  

I don't see Raymond James Stedium represented in this logo at all.

Anonymous said...
Feb 4, 2008, 4:54:00 PM  

Super Bowl XLW? I didn't know W was a Roman Numeral...

dollar said...
Feb 4, 2008, 5:02:00 PM  

This looks like an overlay is missing, like it's the middle stages of it's design.

Horrific.

Feb 4, 2008, 5:09:00 PM  

I'm glad that the five yard line now has a prominent place in Super Bowl lore.

doneycat said...
Feb 4, 2008, 5:20:00 PM  

It doesn't look like a stadium but I do see a bit of the Patriots logo reversed in the bottom 3 stripes

Skirra said...
Feb 4, 2008, 5:27:00 PM  

It's the bank of america logo!

http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/financialaid/new/images/927019A2B31D4DB7BEB63817788D8F791_1_2.jpg

Anonymous said...
Feb 4, 2008, 5:31:00 PM  

Only 365 more days until it is Super Bowl Sunday Night is Football Night in America (SBSNIFNIA!) on NBC! Woo hoo!

Anonymous said...
Feb 4, 2008, 6:37:00 PM  

Next season: Will Tiki refer to the Giants as Super Bowl champs or just leave it out every time because of his petty jealousness?
I gotta believe he refuses to say it. The NBC big wigs are telling him not that to build up the controversy and attract viewers.

Anonymous said...
Feb 4, 2008, 7:32:00 PM  

that is a horrible logo, and now it is getting really hard to read what number it is. enough with the roman numerals already.

Fadango said...
Feb 4, 2008, 7:59:00 PM  

horrible logo, i seen it i didnt think it was the offical one, best logo was super bowl xxxvi in new orleans 2002 with the usa, flag red white and blue, but cant wait for NBC's coverage

yankeefan11215 said...
Feb 4, 2008, 9:10:00 PM  

If you cross your eyes while looking at the logo you can see Peter King on his cell phone with Brett Favre. No...wait...it's Keith Olberman's ego. Yea! Football Night in America!

Mal said...
Feb 4, 2008, 9:22:00 PM  

Last I checked the natural elements of Tampa Bay was the bay. Since you know it's just water.

twoeightnine said...
Feb 4, 2008, 10:27:00 PM  

Terrible logo, but not quite as bad as Super Bowl XX - THAT was a boring logo.

Anonymous said...
Feb 4, 2008, 10:46:00 PM  

Anyone notice that the logo sorta looks like the Pats' flying Elvis, is the NFl predicting that the pats would get stomped on by someone with the number 43........its all a conspiracy

Feb 5, 2008, 11:47:00 AM  

Can they just do away with SB logos altogether? Please?

Anonymous said...
Feb 5, 2008, 12:45:00 PM  

I don't see how this logo is horrible, and I really don't see how people are coming to this conclusion. I know it's not the flashiest or most gimmicky, and yes, it's a poor representation of the stadium, but it's simple and inoffensive without being too plain. It's a good logo.

Then again, in my experience most sports fans tend to have bad taste in aesthetics anyway (i.e. obsession with ugly throwbacks).

j-triumph said...
Feb 5, 2008, 6:48:00 PM  

first time green was used in a super bowl logo? I guess they didn't look back at super bowl 27

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/6d/SuperBowlXXVII.png

Anonymous said...
Feb 5, 2008, 8:06:00 PM  

Worse than this years' logo...andlast years' logo...and the one before that.

JamesCraven said...
Feb 6, 2008, 7:13:00 AM  

Anonymous said...
Feb 5, 2008 12:45:00 PM
"I don't see how this logo is horrible, and I really don't see how people are coming to this conclusion. I know it's not the flashiest or most gimmicky, and yes, it's a poor representation of the stadium, but it's simple and inoffensive without being too plain. It's a good logo.

Then again, in my experience most sports fans tend to have bad taste in aesthetics anyway (i.e. obsession with ugly throwbacks)."

Thanks you whoever you are. I don't know why everyone thinks it looks that bad. I agree not the flashiest or the best, but definately not the worst. Its fine people. Just because you can see Raymond James Stadium in it and they say you should be able to, doesn't mean it sucks. In closing though I must say it would be kind of difficult to come up with new designs year after year. You'd think that after 41 Super Bowls, they'd have run out of ideas.

Anonymous said...
Apr 17, 2008, 8:08:00 PM  

Sorry I meant 42 Super Bowls*

Anonymous said...
Apr 17, 2008, 8:09:00 PM  

id do a better job comin up with a better logo for this years super bowl. it looks like whoever came up with this design just didnt put the effort into it that a game like that deserves. hopefully theyll make a change and get a different logo or get someone else to do it....... Go Bucs!

jrock03187 said...
Jun 4, 2008, 10:47:00 PM  

oh yeah, where exactly is ray jay in this logo? come up with a different logo, the games in tampa this year, find a way to use the hosting team colors in the design of the logo(the bucs), it'd change every year with where the game is or something that represents the city and its people. hopefully a representative of the nfl will see our comments and use them in the future when designing a logo for the super bowl or any other multi-million dollar event design.... im just sayin, its just my opinion.

jrock03187 said...
Jun 4, 2008, 10:59:00 PM  

I can't wait for Super Bowl L. That's going to look idiotic.

Ian McCormick said...
Jul 21, 2008, 4:50:00 PM  

Green actually was used in super bowl xxvii -rose petals in logo

Anonymous said...
Jul 24, 2008, 2:43:00 PM  

it is absolutely the worst super bowl logo i have ever seen.it reminds me of vomit after drinking too many wine coolers

Joseph said...
Feb 1, 2009, 6:49:00 AM  

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