Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Yet Another Bad Idea ranks sports logos from seven sports leagues: NBA, MLB, NFL, WPS, NHL, and MLS. And of course, the WNBA.
He puts the skills of the WNBA logo creators right smack in the middle. According to the author, the NBA has the best logos and MLS has the worst.
His ranking of WNBA logos from best to worst:
1. Indiana Fever (#9)
2. Seattle Storm (#12)
3. New York Liberty (#42)
4. Detroit Shock (#56)
5. Phoenix Mercury (#59)
6. Connecticut Sun (#66)
7. Houston Comets (#69)
8. Los Angeles Sparks (#90)
9. Washington Mystics (#99)
10. Minnesota Lynx (#117)
11. San Antonio Silver Stars (#120)
12. Sacramento Monarchs (#140)
13. Chicago Sky (#150)
14. Atlanta Dream (#155)
The Atlanta Dream: last again. He puts the New York Islanders, Pittsburgh Pirates and Oklahoma City Thunder as the only teams with worse logos. I disagree with his placement of the Monarchs at #140 - it's one of the more creative logos - but beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
You might be asking "Why did he put the Houston Comets on the list? Doesn't he know that the franchise folded?" The answer is yes, he does know, but he writes:
"I did something controversial with the WNBA. Technically, the Houston Comets are not a current team: the team folded after the 2008 season. However, as the 2009 season hasn't started yet, I included them (plus, there's a push to bring the Comets back. It would be devastating to the WNBA to lose the most successful franchise in its short history). The first number you see for the WNBA above includes the Comets; the number in parentheses does not."
This is the first I've heard of such a push. I suspect this is just idle speculation, but it would be fantastic if it were true.