The Chargers Have Ditched Their Dodgers Logo
The newly re-minted Los Angeles Chargers haven't played a game in their return to the City of Angels because that's over half-a-year away.
It would appear, however, that an important part of their franchise is already headed for the permanent injured reserve.
The much maligned new logo the team unveiled on Thursday, a seemingly "jazzed up" version of their new neighbors', the Los Angeles Dodgers', hat emblem, has been officially ditched by team. The logo was ripped apart by not just fans, but also fellow pro sports teams...
Thus ends a bizarre subplot in the wake of Los Angeles getting its second NFL team in as many years. To their credit, Chargers President of Business Operations A.G. Spanos, in a statement obtained by Pro Football Talk, admitted negative reception to the new logo was the main culprit in its untimely demise.
"Clearly, we miscalculated how the logo would be received, and we’ve taken it out of the rotation.”-A.G. Spanos
This logo first appeared on the Chargers' Twitter account on Thursday, and it's subsequent placement as the account's avatar led to the assumption that the Chargers would be ditching the traditional lightning bolt logo, a variation of which they have worn on their helmets since their inception in 1960. It also implied that they would be removing yellow from their color set, though a yellow version of the logo appeared on the account yesterday. Currently, the Twitter avatar is set at a "Los Angeles Chargers" wordmark.
In what could only be assumed was a desperate attempt to lead attention away from the logo, the Chargers announced that former Bills assistant Anthony Lynn will be their new head coach, officially signing him to a four year deal yesterday.
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