The NFL has a new logo. I don’t believe they have actually started using the new design though. The old logo was created in 1980. The changes are subtle but when you put the two next to each other you definitely notice a major improvement.

According to USAToday:

•The new shield features eight stars (representing the eight AFC and NFC divisions) vs. 25 on the current logo. Why 25? It’s a mystery. After researching the shield’s origins, the designers could find no reason for 25 stars, says Jaime Weston, director of brand and creative operations. The shield logo was first used around 1940, two decades after the NFL’s founding in 1920.

• The football at the center has been redesigned to resemble the ball atop the Vince Lombardi championship trophy, says Baird. It replaces the old-fashioned pigskin nicknamed the “Hamburger” inside league offices.

•NFL vendors will probably thank the league for switching to fewer stars. Some vendors, without permission, have used fewer stars rather than shoehorning 25 tiny stars into smaller shields on hats and T-shirts.

Disclaimer: Just because I posted about the NFL logo does not mean that I am now a football fan. Unless I have tickets to a game (and it is warm outside), then I am somewhat of a fan.