The American Athletic Conference (or "the American," as the cool kids say) unveiled its new logo this morning. The member schools are said to be thrilled, at least after their first choice of logos was turned down.
"It's a bold look," commissioner Mike Aresco said. "Obviously this is a media world we live in, and we wanted to make sure we had the kind of mark that would be distinctive and would make an impact when people saw it. We wanted it to be something people would like and remember, but the notion really was to make it as simple as possible but also strong."
Well, it's got an "A" for American, and a star, like in the American flag, and it's red, white, and blue, also like the American flag. So that's good. But:
The American logo looks like the Arizona Wildcats logo drank a Heineken.— FBSchedules.com (@FBSchedules) May 30, 2013
The American will officially launch on July 1, but their bare-bones website already makes a bold statement. "Strong. Stable. United. Competitive." Maybe one of those descriptors is accurate, and even that's debatable.