Originally written on Pro Football Zone  |  Last updated 11/20/14

Palm Beach Post

According to Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post, the Miami Dolphins have spoken with the NFL league office about changing their logo for the 2013 season.

Dolphins CEO Mike Dee stated that “it’s not 100 percent that we’re going to make a change.” After gaining some feedback from their fans they’re looking to “freshen up” their logo.

Back in 1997 the Dolphins made some tweaks to their to their logo that added some new colors and effects to it. They’ll have until November to submit a new logo for the 2013 season.

“We’re not talking about changing colors or taking the sun off the helmet. It’s not going to be like when Tampa Bay changed from orange to pewter gray,” Dee said. “It’s definitely keeping one eye on what’s traditional in the logo intact, while keeping one eye on a 21st century version of that.”

Volin believes that some of the logos that are being tossed around look similar to the old Dolphin Stadium logo that we’ve posted at the top.

32 Comments:
  • an absolutelyt positively horrible idea!!!!!!! a change is good but that logo that is online and brought to the media's and fanbase attention is the most ugliest idea i have ever seen. how much of a circus do you really want to bring to the dolphin community. it's bad enough we have half ass celebrities buying in partial stock and now we gotta change the logo to some weak ass representation of the organization!! come on man. what happen to tradition and hardcore dolphin football. when did we start becoming soft just because we can't produce another Dan Marino. do i need to come and run this organization and get us to the promise land because by golly i will and i am sick and tired of this bullsh*t i keep seeing and seriously Chad Johnson better be worth the transaction or I'm finding another team. tire of this crap get right or lose another fan!!!!
  • Your comment just shows what type of fan you are... a fair-weather fan at best. A new logo, new uniforms would help the bottom line but not on the field. Actually get QB and stop crying that the fins haven't had one since Dan the man... how many rings did he win?? A big fat 0!

    I will say this you got a good head coach that won't put up with crap! If Miami would of made a decent offer to flynn they could of actually been competitive this year. It starts from the top down in any franchise, look at the elite teams.... PACKERS, GIANTS, STEELERS, PATS RAVENS, All have great leadership from the top down. Once the fins get that right , it will be a chain effect of the rest of the team. But don't be a half-ass fan and bail on your team. be all in or get out. being a sports fan.
  • No QB since Dan??? How about Robert Allen "Bob" Griese!!!
    (yes I'm old)
  • Absolutely amazing... We keep hiring has-beens to play, don't sure up on areas of offense and defense that we need, allow some of the most stupid decisions I have seen in many years - and all of a sudden we are worried about changing our LOGO!! It shows the direction of this team and it breaks my heart.
    And BTW, I cheer for them high or lo, I am not a fair weather fan, but this might be the straw that breaks my back. I am soooo disappointed.
  • Leave the fish alone. A Sealand Park logo, sure, NFL logo NO.
  • don't change a thing but the won lost record
  • Instead..someone needs to give the Browns a logo
  • I too am tired of seeing this once proud franchise treated like a toy for a few "B" grade celebraties. Somewhere Joe Robbie weeps, as do we fans every year as we watch the continuing mis-management of our beloved Dolphins. Leave the logo the f%@* alone. If you want to change something, why don't you start with Jeff(clueless)Ireland. This fish truley stinks from the head down.
  • Amen brother. I agree.
  • If it's not broken, don't fix it...the logo is not broken, but management is...and Jeff Ireland is the ring leader of that mess!!! Want a change, start with the GM!!! Get rid of that dingbat!
  • “It’s definitely keeping one eye on what’s traditional in the logo intact, while keeping one eye on a 21st century version of that.”

    I got news for them. The 21st century version of real Dolphins still look like fish. I know they're mammals, but you get the idea.
  • I disagree. Even tho I'm a Pats fan, the suggested logo is sleek, modern,and attractive. A new logo will sell product (everyone needs the new logo hat, jersey, etc. Raises money for the team. The old logo is tired, frumpy, an overweight juvenile dolphin. Look at the boost a new logo gave the Pats. Morale, pride, snapping the "old mindset". Whoa, wait, hey, keep the old logo, guys. I'm a Pats fan.
  • I love the current logo. When I read this, I thought it was going to be something horrible or drastic. This one is really cool! I don't have a problem with it. My husband is a Dolphin's fan & I like them, too. But, we aren't from the Miami area, so our input really isn't relevant. Yet, it is. I don't have a problem with logo changes, as long as they aren't too drastic. What I DO have a problem with, however, are all the stadium name changes we've seen thru the years of various teams! I thought Joe Robbie Stadium(please forgive me if I've spelled the name wrong)was so appropriate & it fit! Pro Players was kind of weird. Dolphin's Stadium is better than Pro Players, but nothing quite fits EXCEPT Joe Robbie. I dunno. I kind of liked the name Joe Robbie Stadium. But, all these stadiums that have changed the names from the originals kind of bugs me. ANYway, I think the logo change for the Dolphin's should go to a vote of the fans of Miami. Period. Besides, if it weren't for the fans, there wouldn't be much need for a logo. Or a team.
  • This is an awesome and long over due idea. When you look at our logo compared to ALL of the other teams...we really need a more modern look. I believe the one shown here is perfect! Love it!
  • I just joined so I could comment on this. This logo ranks #3 in dumba** moves of alltime. Only taking Culpepper over Brees,and hiring Jeff Ireland ranks above this bonehead move.
  • This is a terrible idea, not to mention the most ugly logo they could possibly think of!!
  • hi there we DOLPHINS Fans need to stick up for the team and the logo we dont need to change the logo we need to change the head front office people like ross and every one up there because they r doing this ,fore get the 2013 logo and get the team ready for the season , let us fans say if we want the new logo or not not up to the front office
  • As they say in Zagreb - who gives a "dreck"
  • Just a marketing decision to generate new sales. However, it is wins that generate the majority of product sales. There are few markets that can take advantage of logo mods...like Oakland where they can be 0-16 but every thug in town has a Raiders T-Shirt. Or just imagine wearing your basketball shorts and showing 3/4 of a butt crack. It wouldn't look right unless they were Carolina blue.
  • the logo change is a horrible idea,it looks great and is just fine the way it is.
    iv been a dolphin fan my whole life and i will die a dolphin fan.
    we need a new owner and general manager,thats what the problem is.
    i too just joined so i could comment on this.
  • I like the new logo as shown at the top of the article. It's modern, colorful and looks cool. The Dolphins franchise will still retain the old logo in some capacity. NHL teams do this all the time. They just add to the look with a fresh logo on the front, and move the old logo to the shoulders. The Miami Dolphins are not my team, but they are a proud franchise with a winning heritage. There is a need to keep elements of the old school look in place, and management does need to change. But if the fish can turn it around this year and go deep into the playoffs under the new look, I think fans will come around.
  • the logo looks great and is just fine the way it is.
    we need to get rid of ross and ireland.
    iv been a dolphin fan my whole life and always will be a dolphin fan.
    im tired of seeing my team dragged through the mud,and we should leave matt moore were he is! give him a chance unlike poor jay feidler who got screwed.
  • I'm a Patriots fan and I too agree the New Dolphin Logolooks GREAT! If you want a New Feel for Greatness, LOOK IT!
  • Add some Red highlight to the background which provokes aggressiveness, just ask the Bulls in Spain about red capes.
  • I think what is sad is that the whole league has gone to these uniforms made by Nike. They are all "exactly" the same with different team colors. I used to like the uniqueness of the different team uniforms. I think the logo change is ok, it is not too drastic of a change. I hope they just don't do what the Miami Marlins did with their change up...ugliest MLB uniforms in baseball history!
  • The Logo is fine Ross. We need to change you.
  • I wouldn't put Dolphin Stadium on the helmet. I'm an artist & prefer the old logo minus the helmet on the dolphin's head. Also change the orange color, which looks gaudy, to a fire red color. just my excellent 2 cents.

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