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There's a hilarious story in today's Kingston Whig-Standard about the alleged theft of Kingston's "Count Frontenac" logo by a Junior C team in Illinois....
You'd think if you were going to steal a logo, you'd find either:
a) A successful, winning franchise to model your team's logo on;
b) An actual cool-looking logo.
It seems like the Illinois Frontenacs have failed horribly on both accounts.
According to the story written by Whig Sports Editor Michael Koreen, both Frontenac teams have been discussing the issue and Kingston PR guru Jeff Stilwell says "we are working towards a solution that we hope will work for everyone."
I agree with the Whig reader who left the following comment on how to best resolve the situation:
"...the illinois Jr. c team should play the Fronts.....winner keeps the logo.....odds are about 50/50..."
Considering the Illinois Fronts are 8-5 and the Kingston Fronts are
4-9-2-0, I'd just concede the U.S. team the logo. It's not even a good logo to begin with, especially when you consider the history and tradition associated with Kingston's "Circle K" logo.
But maybe I'm just being too old-fashioned and the hipster hockey kids now really want to wear a logo that looks like Marty McSorley in a big hat with a meat-cleaver coming out of his neck.
Anyway, here's the Illinois Fronts logo:
As always - questions, comments, compliments, complaints, threats etc: firstname.lastname@example.org
I still believe Sudbury lifted the idea from these guys:
The similarities between the wolf and Sudbury's Jersey Wolf are almost identical.
Did Warner Bros ever come calling with nasty letters.
But they'd have a pretty good case since "Three Little Bops" dates back to 1957 which, I believe, predates the NOJHL's Sudbury Wolves (1962-63) by at least five years.
Looney Tunes did some pretty cutting edge stuff.
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