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08:32 AM ET 08.06 | Counterfeit Winnipeg Jets jerseys, featuring the NHL team???s new primary logo, are creeping onto the market weeks before the franchise is ready to issue its legitimate versions for sale. And team ownership group True North Sports and Entertainment is beginning to map out an offense against it.

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Winnipeg Jets, Winnipeg Jets,
August 6, 2011  09:49 AM ET
QUOTE:

duh

That's the most intelligent thing I've seen a Fan Nation Intern write.

August 6, 2011  10:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

That's the most intelligent thing I've seen a Fan Nation Intern write.

Yep. Really upped their game today. :-)

August 6, 2011  10:10 AM ET

I still say the logo looks like it was stolen from The Royal Canadian Air Force curling team.

August 6, 2011  10:56 AM ET

This summer, the Wizards unveiled their new logo and the gear was in the stores the next day. That's good business. This is not a good start for the jets franchise. Looks like they have dolts running the team.

August 6, 2011  11:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I still say the logo looks like it was stolen from The Royal Canadian Air Force curling team.

As long as it's not the diving team I guess :)

August 6, 2011  11:25 AM ET

Idea... Jets Ownership - Feel free to take credit...

Tweak the Logo.

Change a Color... Put a canopy on that Jet.

August 6, 2011  12:40 PM ET

I'm not surprised, that logo looks like the creators found the cut and paste option in Microsoft Paint.

August 6, 2011  12:55 PM ET

Probably one of the worst logos I've seen. Looks like a mid-90's USFL reject. Early Adobe Illustrator dreck. Interesting that it also very closely resembles the 2012 Obama Re-election (GOD FORBID) campaign logo. Interesting in that the shop that designed it is based in ??ber-liberal Massachusetts.

It IS an "homage" to the RCAF and almost a direct lift of the 1948 Team Canada logo, but if you look at that classic logo (even versions that were used for other hockey teams) it was done well, to the day's production limitations, therefore it was real, a little gritty, and like the old Hawks, Leafs, Wings, it just felt like hockey.

This just blows. I'd have loved to have seen the old Jets again. Logos across all sports have become just too "designed" in my opinion. Give me the Yankees, Red Sox, Colts, Habs, Wings, and keep the Broncos, Coyotes, Ravens, Bills, etc.

Sorry, Jets. Poor effort.

August 6, 2011  01:23 PM ET

I actually don't mind the logo. It's not the best I've see, but there isn't anything overly bad about it either...

August 6, 2011  01:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I actually don't mind the logo. It's not the best I've see, but there isn't anything overly bad about it either...

I agree. It could have been a lot worse. Nor would I equate the tacky old 70s era Jets logo with classic logos like Red Sox, Yankees, Colts, Habs, Wings, etc.

August 6, 2011  03:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Yep. Really upped their game today. :-)

An exclamation point at the end of that comment would've helped.

August 6, 2011  04:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I still say the logo looks like it was stolen from The Royal Canadian Air Force curling team.

Man I was going to state something similar cause when I look at that logo aI don't think hockey I think curling

August 6, 2011  04:02 PM ET

The logo is great, only people I"ve heard bash it were people who only wanted the old Logo and nothing else, of course they want JUmp played when the team comes out, and Selanne, Ducky and Steen to return. Move on peeps. Embrace the future

August 6, 2011  04:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

The logo is great, only people I"ve heard bash it were people who only wanted the old Logo and nothing else, of course they want JUmp played when the team comes out, and Selanne, Ducky and Steen to return. Move on peeps. Embrace the future

The thing is a piece of trash. Won't last three years. A ten year old could have designed something better than this tripe.

August 6, 2011  04:37 PM ET
QUOTE:

duh

and who would wear sumin with jets on it in the first place

August 6, 2011  04:37 PM ET

they're crap

August 6, 2011  04:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I actually don't mind the logo. It's not the best I've see, but there isn't anything overly bad about it either...

think again

August 6, 2011  04:38 PM ET

it's the jets man

August 6, 2011  04:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

it's the jets man

So what will they call the Seattle franchise when they get it in 2016

 
August 6, 2011  05:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#20):

So what will they call the Seattle franchise when they get it in 2016

The Starbucks!

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