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A moment of your time...to protest the Buffaslug
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Post 1 made on Monday July 17, 2006 at 00:18
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If everyone could just give a minute of their time myself and fellow Buffalo Sabres fans would appreciate it. The team is changing their colors next year from red and black to the traditional team colors of blue and gold...a move welcomed by everyone.

Until the leak of the logo...known now as the "Buffaslug" or "Banana Slug." It is a good logo for the helmet of an (American) Football team but that's about it. Terrible for hockey.

So, if I could have a moment of your precious and hard-earned time (yeah right, this IS the Intermission Forum...where we have too much time) and ask you to sign this petition protesting our ugly logo. It is the top petition on petitiononline.com and will keep growing due to dedicated fans.

Even if you hate this team, even if you don't like hockey, could you sign it anyway? Just to say that its an ugly logo.

Please, it won't take more time than making a word assosciation.

www.fixthelogo.com
LET'S GO BUFFALO!!!
Post 2 made on Monday July 17, 2006 at 11:03
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Don't mean to disappoint, but I rather like it - far better than that stupid bull's head we have to put up with.
Post 3 made on Monday July 17, 2006 at 18:51
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The team sucks so why shouldnt the logo also!
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Post 4 made on Monday July 17, 2006 at 19:06
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I neither love nor hate the logo. In fact, I think it might just look fine!

Sorry!
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Post 5 made on Monday July 17, 2006 at 20:48
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for those that don't know (including the people coming up with the logo)

the team name is Sabres (Buffalo is the city)
the old logo was



then it became




I don't know if anyone that is not a Sabres fan or lives in the Buffalo area should have a say (so I dont' feal right juoining the petition)

But I will make two comments
1) I think the newest logo does not look like a logo but more like a clipart. As a clip art it looks OK but as a logo I think it sucks

2) THe team name is the sabers I think sabers should show up in the logo prominently

(on a side note I also think the Florida Panthers should be renamed, Florida is a state not a city and the state of Florida has two teams)
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OP | Post 6 made on Monday July 17, 2006 at 21:14
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On July 17, 2006 at 18:51, nitpickwit said...
The team sucks so why shouldnt the logo also!

How can you say that?!?! They came within 20 minutes of the Stanley Cup Finals...by losing it in the third period of Game Seven. They were up 2-1 at the end of the second and were playing only one of their starting defensemen (all the rest were injured). In my opinion, they deserved the cup much more than Carolina (who kept getting lucky with an injured Roloson).

On July 17, 2006 at 20:48, Anthony said...
I don't know if anyone that is not a Sabres fan
or lives in the Buffalo area should have a say
(so I dont' feal right juoining the petition)

Although the petition is geared towards Sabres fans, by signing your opinion you can give an outsider's perspective that it is an ugly logo.

1) I think the newest logo does not look like
a logo but more like a clipart. As a clip art
it looks OK but as a logo I think it sucks

Never thought of that but I agree completely!

2) THe team name is the sabers I think sabers
should show up in the logo prominently

Agreed also!

We're trying to push for a logo like this:


It's like the traditional one with a modern touch-and the sabers are the same as the ones in our third jersey that everyone here seems to like.


Here's a cartoon in our local paper, The Buffalo News, that appeared today.



I think I'll send it in. Hey, what if the team got like 300,000 of these in the mail?

Of course, the logo has not been officially released yet. It's a leak. So I guess they could be fooling us. But I don't think it's very likely. :-(
LET'S GO BUFFALO!!!
Post 7 made on Monday July 17, 2006 at 22:05
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I like the first one best (2003 John...)

though I would make the buffalo golden instead of white (and maybe go with a front faced head only)


why did they change from blue and gold to red and grey?

where does the "sabers" name come from

PS why is the eye red?

Last edited by Anthony on July 17, 2006 22:17.
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OP | Post 8 made on Monday July 17, 2006 at 22:57
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On July 17, 2006 at 22:05, Anthony said...
I like the first one best (2003 John...)

So do I. It's my favorite of his logos. His other ones can be seen at [Link: celsiusdesign.net].

though I would make the buffalo golden instead
of white (and maybe go with a front faced head
only)

Hmm...golden buffalo. I like the white because it follows our team's traditional logo with a modern touch. But gold would look nice too.

Something like this? I know I didn't photoshop the gold perfectly but...I like white better.


why did they change from blue and gold to red
and grey?

The color changeover happened when the team moved from the Memorial Auditorium, or the "Aud" as it is called in Buffalo, across the street to the newly built HSBC Arena. This, to me, seems to be the only reason the logo was changed. New arena, new era. However, team owner and original founder Seymour Knox died during that season, and Adelphia (yes, the cable company) bought the team, with head John Rigas as the owner. Rigas lost the team in 2002 and Tom Galisano bought the team in 2003, saving it for the city. During the last game of the 2003 season, the team wore the original blue and gold jerseys for the game, an exciting move that got fans hoping that the uniforms would change back to the originals, because the red and black is thought to symbolize the bad Rigas era. (I was at that game, and it was very exciting).

where does the "sabers" name come from

When Northrop R. Knox and Seymour H. Knox III founded the team, they chose the saber as the team name because it was considered a weapon carried by a leader. The team is actually the "Sabres" not "Sabers." (Once while living in Pennsylvania a local radio host reading off NHL scores called them the "sob-rays." It was actually a mistake, not even intentional.)

PS why is the eye red?

No clue. I guess John Slabyk is the only one who knows.
LET'S GO BUFFALO!!!
Post 9 made on Monday July 17, 2006 at 23:19
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Sorry dude. Can't help. As an Islanders fan I had to deal with the Gordon's Fisherman and this isn't nearly as bad

See for yourself
OP | Post 10 made on Monday July 17, 2006 at 23:22
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True, that's been mentioned here. If I recall correctly though that logo only lasted a year before the overwhelming response by fans forced the team to get rid of it. If the "slug" does become our team's logo we are hoping for a similar situation to revert back to a better jeresy.
LET'S GO BUFFALO!!!
Post 11 made on Tuesday July 18, 2006 at 10:39
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Hmm, am I the only one to see sabres in the curves of the design?
OP | Post 12 made on Tuesday July 18, 2006 at 11:21
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No, it's been noticed before. (And no, I didn't find it on my own.) But very few people will notice it. And besides, sabres don't curve, do they?

It seems more like a hidden thing thrown in there by the designer, not an actual meaningful peice of the logo. It, in my opnion, wouldn't look any different if it was removed or replaced by another curved line.
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Post 13 made on Tuesday July 18, 2006 at 11:43
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OP | Post 14 made on Tuesday July 18, 2006 at 14:15
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OK, so they have a bit of a curve. But it still does not represent the tradition of our team and the logo we all love. I totally agree with Anthony, this is not even a logo. It might look fine as the shoulder patch, or on a football helmet, but tht's about it. Everyone here was hoping for a return to our original logo, and now we get this?!?

There was a phone call to a local sports station here after the Sabres were eliminated from the series in Round 3 Game 7 in which the caller stated that they were glad we did not go to the cup because they wanted it to happen in blue and gold. Now it would be an embarressment for our team to get that far next year in such an ugly logo.
LET'S GO BUFFALO!!!
Post 15 made on Tuesday July 18, 2006 at 14:39
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Perhaps it's just me and the KISS school of design - as my avatar tends to suggest.

PS
No offence meant. I can see merit in all the designs.

PPS
There's a better example of the avatar here.

Last edited by djy on July 18, 2006 14:54.
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