The Miami Dolphins will have a new logo in 2013. By now, that's a foregone conclusion. But, how that logo will look is still a matter of rumor and conjecture. Yesterday, one logo in particular surfaced as a probable rendition of the team's new look.
While both DolFans NYC and Uni Watch, which separately came across the same logo, stated that the picture may not be legit, the rumors gained steam, with even Miami beat writers saying they were hearing that the image was a legit version of the new Miami logo.
Of course, it could be a legit version of one possible logo, or a draft version of the logo, with changes being made still, but, no matter what, the possible logo spurned lots of discussion yesterday, and it is sure to continue over the coming weeks as fans wait to see the future of the Miami Dolphins.
Last night, Dolphins CEO Mike Dee responded to all the rumors via his Twitter account. Of course, he did not say anything to confirm or deny any of the rumors, and he didn't give any sort of hint as to when the announcement would be made. Instead, he vaguely stated that the new logo would be announced before April's draft.
Lots of buzz re logos. Love the passion!We continue to explore a # of design alternatives...final decision by Draft. Happy holidays!— Mike Dee (@MikeDeeFins) December 26, 2012
Whatever, and whenever, the final decision is, fan reaction is sure to be mixed. Just the idea of the logo leaked yesterday was enough to send fans into a frenzy. Some fans love the new direction represented by the image. Some fans loathed everything about it. Some fans wanted minor tweeks. Some fans said the Dolphins should not change from the logo they currently have. Others said they should go back to the logo of the 1970s and 1980s, when the team was a winning franchise. (On a side note, the team actually had three different logos during the 70s and 80s).
And, until the new logo is unveiled officially, the discussion about what the Dolphins should do, and which leaked logo is the "real" one, will continue.