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  • This is the logo for the sports teams

  • at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

  • At first glance, all you see is a lion.

  • But take a closer look.

  • You'll find the lion's mane has UAPB in it.

  • Sports logos often go through

  • multiple periods of rebranding

  • before they're worn by thousands of fans on hats,

  • jerseys, and just about anything

  • that showcases their loyalty.

  • But you may not notice the hidden meanings and images

  • on some of the most famous sports logos.

  • The logo was designed in 1913 by Pierre de Coubertin,

  • the founder of the International Olympic Committee.

  • He wanted the five rings to represent

  • the five continents at the time:

  • Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, and the Americas.

  • The blue, yellow, black, green, and red rings

  • combined with the white background

  • were meant to represent the colors of the flags

  • of every country at the time.

  • Blue and yellow made up Sweden.

  • Red and yellow made up Spain and China.

  • Tricolor flags like the US, Italy, Australia,

  • and Germany were all represented as well.

  • The Olympic rings officially debuted

  • at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Belgium.

  • French designer Joel Guenoun used a playful brush script

  • to spell out the event's name.

  • The word "tour" reveals a cyclist.

  • The O makes up the back wheel of a bicycle,

  • and the U is the seat,

  • and the R is a riding cyclist.

  • The additional yellow circle

  • represents the yellow jersey awarded to

  • the winner of each stage of the race.

  • The logo officially debuted in 2003

  • to celebrate the race's 100th anniversary.

  • The Falcons' logo hasn't changed much over the years,

  • with only a few different color combinations

  • and small changes in design.

  • At first, all you see is a flying falcon,

  • but when you look closer, the shape of the falcon

  • takes on the form of a letter F.

  • This technique is very similar

  • to another popular football team's logo:

  • the Philadelphia Eagles.

  • The logo also features a bird

  • designed to vaguely outline the letter E,

  • but it's so blended into the eagle's feathers

  • that it's more of a hint to the team's name

  • than a direct design element.

  • The Houston Rockets' very first logo

  • featured a player wearing a rocket pack

  • while twirling a basketball.

  • With each logo change,

  • the Rockets had very different designs and color schemes.

  • The most recognizable version was unveiled in 2003.

  • It was designed by Academy Award-winning

  • costume designer Eiko Ishioka.

  • It features an R made of a rocket ship.

  • Ishioka closely modeled the design

  • after an actual rocket on a launch stand.

  • The Brewers also went through many logo changes

  • since the team was established in 1969.

  • In 1977, a student named Tom Meindel

  • won a competition to design the baseball team's logo.

  • The Brewers used the logo from

  • 1978 to 1997.

  • It depicts a lowercase m and b,

  • which form a catcher's mitt

  • holding a baseball in the center.

  • The Brewers' current logo features an uppercase M

  • underlined by a head of barley,

  • which represents Milwaukee's beer-making industry.

  • Over the years, the Washington Capitals

  • underwent several rebranding phases.

  • The hockey team's original colors were

  • red, white, and blue,

  • and their logo spelled out their name

  • with six stars above it

  • and a hockey stick representing the letter T.

  • In 1995, the Capitals introduced a bald eagle logo

  • with a blue, black, and bronze color palette.

  • Then, in 2002, they changed the logo again

  • to feature the Capitol building.

  • In 2007, the Capitals returned to their original

  • red, white, and blue colors.

  • Their new main logo pays homage to its original look,

  • while their alternate logo has a unique design,

  • shown on the team's jersey sleeve.

  • It may look like it's just a bald eagle,

  • but the empty space is an outline

  • of the US Capitol building.

  • The Diamondbacks went through a lot of rebranding

  • since they started playing for the MLB.

  • The team's original colors were purple, teal, and copper.

  • Then they changed them to Sedona red, Sonoran sand,

  • and black to represent areas in Arizona.

  • The red shade was named after a sandstone canyon

  • at Red Rock State Park near Sedona,

  • and the sand shade was named after the Sonoran Desert.

  • Their most unique design was the alternate logo

  • used from 2007 to 2015.

  • A lowercase d and b formed the shape of a snake's head,

  • specifically a diamondback rattlesnake.

  • This logo is the shape of a bear's head

  • with the Minnesota landscape.

  • Pine trees fill most of the head

  • and a sun makes up some of the ear's outline.

  • A river makes the shape of the mouth.

  • But the bear's eye is the most meaningful message

  • of the logo.

  • It's meant to be the North Star,

  • but it doesn't pay homage to the actual North Star.

  • This north star pays tribute

  • to the Minnesota North Stars,

  • the state's first hockey team in the NHL.

  • The Minnesota North Stars

  • played from 1967 to 1993,

  • until they moved to Dallas and became the Dallas Stars.

  • Washington State University's athletics team logo

  • uses the text to create a unique visual.

  • Art student Randall Johnson

  • created the first cougar logo in 1936.

  • The design came after Johnson's boss

  • said the school needed a trademark.

  • They both wanted to incorporate a cougar

  • and the WSC initials,

  • which stood for Washington State College.

  • The W and S created the cougar's head,

  • and the C shaped its snarling mouth.

  • Johnson turned the C into a U

  • when Washington State became a university in 1959.

This is the logo for the sports teams

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