I enjoyed Scipio's reporting on the Fighting DeLosses taking the final Taco Bell Gong Lone Star Showcase Showdown. This is a nice coda to all of this silliness and many of the sensible ags with graphic design backgrounds have moved on and identified a new rival.
Apparently, this logo has really infuriated some ags. So impassioned have they become, it has forced the creation of a new society.
Back in the late 1990s bevels were somewhat of a fad and schools like Texas Tech came out and beveled their logos. Most Aggies weren't surprised that Tech did this…it sort of went with their sparkle black bass boat-themed helmets. Most of us were surprised when about a year later in 1999 Texas A&M followed Tech and came out with the Bevel T. Apparently RC Slocum wanted more emphasis on the "T" and an artist at Nike designed the Bevel T logo. The only good thing about this awful logo is that it never made it onto the helmets. The Aggie Joke in all of this was that Tech's bevel is correct; Texas A&M's Bevel T has been a mess from the very beginning.
That's exactly what I remember about the 90s. The bevel fad. I blame it on Ecstasy and raves. Also, if you could have been a fly on the wall when RC Slocum was doing fashion stuff... Man, the mind reels.
Suffice to say these folks are asking the big questions.
The Bevel T highlights don't make any sense. Texas A&M's primary mark is incorrect. Where the vertical center highlight almost touches the horizontal highlight towards the center of the top of the T a bevel with a triangular peak or ridge is suggested. At the bottom right of the T the trapezoid-shaped highlight indicates a flat surface for that bevel. There are also several highlights missing. If the T has a bevel shouldn't the A and M have one also?
Fair question, in my opinion.
56 people have signed the petition. Some of the remarks are telling.
C.N.I Atlanta, GA I support the removal of the bevel! When I come for my first SEC game in College Station all the bevels better be gone or I will straight urinate my urine on every bevel I see.
Jeremy D. Dallas, TX Let's not use the cheesy bevel in the SEC...none of the SEC schools use that kind of stuff.