It was leaked yesterday to some mixed responses, but the Miami Dolphins confirmed today that the logo making the rounds on Nike gear is indeed the logo that they will be wearing for the coming years. But how did the logo leak? According to the team’s CEO, it was someone at Nike that is responsible for the leak.
“It was leaked by somebody at Nike,” team CEO Mike Dee said Wednesday after a press conference regarding the ongoing stadium renovation effort, via the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “We had always had a plan to kind of roll it out over a 30-day period so we’re going to start rolling it out. But the logo is only one part of the announcement. It’s a complete re-branding of the team.”
The team was originally slated to unveil the new look on the first day of the 2013 NFL Draft. A quick note about the above image, the team’s new helmet will have a white facemask.
“There’s a lot of history in this in that we went back to colors, the true aqua and the true orange that were part of the first 29 years of the franchise’s history,” Dee said. “But the logo design itself and some other things you’ll see respect that tradition in the past but also have an eye on the 21st century Dolphins.”
Here is the side by side comparison of the Dolphins new and old logos:
What do you think of the Dolphins new logo? It was been met with mixed reactions, so let your voice be heard in the comments section.