FTW! The Detroit Red Wings iconic Winged Wheel has been named the 5th top logo in American sports by USA Today Sports' For the Win!

For the Win researched more than 300 logos to determine 30 very best in the U.S. and came up with 19 current and 11 now-retired logos.

Did other Michigan team logos make the cut?

For the Win explains:

There’s no rhyme or reason to what makes a great sports logo. Some are clean and simple. Others are delicate and intricate... Some include the team names. Others go without it. The NHL has the best logos, while the NFL has the worst. Colleges, surprisingly, have generally boring logos despite all the odd mascots that would theoretically make for interesting illustrations. Through all that, FTW selected the 30 best logos in American sports, a top 19 for logos currently in use and 11 more historical logos no longer used (though they should be).

Surprisingly, the Red Wings were the only Michigan team to make the list-- How could they leave out the Detroit Tigers' Old English D?!

FTW's Top Five Current Logos:

  1. Dallas Cowboys
  2. Golden State Warriors
  3. Major League Baseball
  4. Texas Longhorns
  5. Detroit Red Wings

Check out the rest and FTW's top picks for throwback logos here.


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