FAN Take: Like Taking Candy From a Baby

Posted on April 15, 2020

By Annalece Anhalt-Slaughter

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We know, you’ve probably moved past the nightmare that is the new Los Angeles Rams logo (unless you’re a Rams fan), so now we need to talk about the Indianapolis Colts. While they didn’t do an entire overhaul of their brand, they did release a new secondary logo that includes an outline of the state of Indiana. Sounds pretty cool, right? Cathedral High School sure thought so, considering they’ve been using a nearly-identical logo for four years.

The logo was designed by their previous football coach, Jere Kubuske after the school needed a new one…because they had been infringing upon Notre Dame’s famous Leprechaun logo. Before you say “Okay, like the Colts are going to know about some high school logo, get real” – like we did at first – there are a few reasons the team SHOULD have known. Aside from the Colts regularly being tagged in posts because of the school using their facilities – the Irish have played in five state championship games at Lucas Oil Stadium – the Colts even have some Cathedral High alumni on their roster.

We need you to sound off, fans. Do you think the Colts’ secondary mark is a direct rip-off of Cathedral High School’s? Do you think the Colts should move on to a new logo, or should they come to some kind of agreement with Coach Kubuske and the school? Should it be taken into consideration that plenty of high schools use logos similar to that of professional and collegiate teams? And more importantly, are you planning on doing your own due diligence when coming up with logo ideas for your FCFL team?