Comments about ‘Logo wars: BYU's logo ranked fourth-best nationally by Athlon Sports; Utah's ninth in the Pac-12’

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Published: Tuesday, Aug. 6 2013 12:55 p.m. MDT

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Reno Cougs Fan 68
Reno, NV

The BYU haters are not going to like this or take it well!!! LOL

Go Cougs!!!
Go Utes!!!

Vladhagen
Salt Lake City, UT

The drum logo is pivotal to the Utes though!!! Every comment from some of the BYU detractors (eg Chris B, Howard, Naval) is about beating the PAC 12 drum of "relevance" big and loud and then floating to the end of the season like a falling feather. Beat the drum BOOM BOOM. Float like a feather to the ground and go into the offseason without a sound. A very fitting logo.

clehman
Sandy, UT

Wow. The things people find to write articles about.

UteNationAlum
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Coming from this Ute fan I actually do think that BYU has branded themselves really well. The Y looks really good on helmets, shirts, shorts, etc.

I would like to see the Utes try to modernize their brand somewhat.

FatMan86
West Jordan, UT

Yay, another impressive victory of substance for the Coug's. Best logo! Wow, sign em up for the title game already.

No wait, Utah is already there with their conference membership and recruiting wins.

Why even play the games? Both schools have already won it all. Let the chest beating begin.

Wiscougarfan
River Falls, WI

Ranking logos is one of the dumbest things I've ever read. I looked at the list and it made no sense to me--some of the most iconic logos didn't crack the top 20 (Notre Dame, KU) while quite ordinary non-iconic ones made the top ten (i.e. Clemson).

SoonerUte
Salt Lake City, UT

"Stretch Y logo as one of the "most recognizable in college sports."
Before moving to Utah, I honestly thought this was the Yale logo. That's one way to be recognizable -- rip off a classic.

Vladhagen
Salt Lake City, UT

When it all comes down to it, this is a silly list. Outside of a few radicals, this means very little to either side. BYU has a simple logo that has worked for decades. The U has a logo that also has been around for a while. I have wondered though if some Ute fans find the Drum and feather logo to be old or not totally PC since they now just use the PAC 12 shield as their unofficial logo. All of the time I will be driving and see someone with a red PAC 12 shield sticker, but no actual logo for the school they are supporting.

VegasUte
Las Vegas, NV

Wow, DN: since when does a list of "Athlon Sports Art Director Matt Taliaferro favorite football logos" turn into "BYU is winning the battle with rival Utah"?

Must be an extremely slow news day!

Yawn!

VegasUte
Las Vegas, NV

Only in Utah County would the opinion of the Racing Editor for Athlon Sports be headline news!!

LOL!

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Yet Utah somehow continues to sell more merchandise. I guess Coug fans are even cheaper than we all thought!
Seriously though, as a ute fan I'll admit that the Y's logo is cool in a very classic kind if way.

MacNasty
Rexburg, ID

Re: SoonerUte @ 1:28pm

""Stretch Y logo as one of the "most recognizable in college sports."
Before moving to Utah, I honestly thought this was the Yale logo. That's one way to be recognizable -- rip off a classic."

Sorry that you were so uniformed about college football logos. BYU's logo goes right along with its recognizable national brand; something your Utes do not have.

Finally SoonerUte, the only thing "ripped off" around here is the Utes' supposed relevance from the PAC that only invited Utah for two reasons and that was 1)to be a place holder in order to have a conference championship game and 2)the PAC does not tolerate religious based institutions.

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

Sooner - I'm sure that's what BYU was thinking in 1907 when they constructed the Y on the mountain - "we'll rip off a classic". When Utah picked red as their color, were they thinking, "we'll rip off a classic" from Oklahoma?

That's A Good One
Salt Lake City, UT

Always comical when a Ute fan tells us about BYU ripping off anything, while at the same time they're displaying their impression of the Miami "U" with both hands, or referencing Duke's famous basketball coach each time they comment about Larry Krystkowiak.

Silly little Ute brother, stick to your generic red PAC-12 stickers and leave the nationally recognized branding to the professionals down south.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

I actually thought we ripped it off from Yahoo. Maybe they got it from us?

Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

Good point.

Besides, Yale took the Y logo from us.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

So, my Ute fans, is the Stretch Y recognizable because of BYUs national brand, or does the Y have a national brand because of the Stretch Y? Inquiring minds want to know what you think!

Because it isn't like you insert your opinion everywhere anyway...

Down under
Eugene, OR

9th in the PAC. Sounds about right although I was thinking 10th was a better fit, record wise.

Spider Rico
Greeley, CO

This is such a waste of time that I am going to read it and comment on it
-VegasUte

SoonerUte
Salt Lake City, UT

CougFaninTX - I'm sure that's what BYU was thinking in 1907 when they constructed the Y on the mountain - "we'll rip off a classic".

Considering that Yale has been playing football since 1875... that could be!

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