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Winnipeg Jets unveil new logo

22-Jul-11 10:51 pm EDT Leave a comment Go to comments

eah, I can’t claim I’m too thrilled with the new logo either.  And, as someone rightly observed, the CF-18 silhouette isn’t all that appropriate since they’re on the verge of retirement, to be replaced it seems quite certain by shiny new squadrons of expensive F-35’s (that we probably could’ve got a lot cheaper).

But it goes almost without saying that it’s a real thrill to see Winnipeg with an NHL team again.  The city didn’t feel like a real Canadian city without one.  (No denegration intended toward Québec City, which should also see the Nordiques resurrected.  And hopefully that will happen soon too!)
  1. 29-Jul-11 05:13 am EDT at 05:13 am EDT

    Mike Ellis wrote (on Facebook) [22-Jul-2011 11:01pm EDT/UTC-4]: “Also, didn’t Winnipeg lose the contract to build the CF-18s to Quebec under shady circumstances?”

    Holy crap Mike! You must be as old as me!!! 😉 Yeah I didn’t forget about that little stunt pulled by Mulroney back in the late ’80s….or was it the mid-80’s. (Either way, it was but one in a series of gaffes that led to the near destruction of the Progressive Conservative Party, and its ultimate assimilation into what eventually became the Conservative Party of Canada.) And these memories did surface more or less immediately when I first saw the new logo. But you gotta remember, you and I and other Gen-X’ers and maybe the aged generations prior that mostly populate retirement residences are the only ones who’d make that association. I doubt the contest entrants or judges were old enough to have the vaguest recollection of those events. I mean, they really only know about Mulroney from history texts at this point….

    Now where’d I leave my teeth?


  1. 23-Jul-11 11:01 am EDT at 11:01 am EDT

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