I don't know how many people here are into graphic design, but if you are, you might be interested to know there are going to be some pretty big overhauls, graphically speaking, starting with the 2010 NFL season. There will be new conference logos, new preseason logos, new postseason logos and new conference championship trophies.
The new preseason logos aren't anything drastic, they're just standardizing to a certain shape and color:
The new conference logos are a little bit different. You'll notice now they have four stars, to represent the four divisions that make up each conference. The AFC logo was changed a lot, now it looks much more like the old NFC logo:
To go with the redesigned conference logos are new George Halas (NFC) and Lamar Hunt (AFC) Trophies. Unlike the old ones, which were quite busy, these are quite simple, and look like the top half of the Vince Lombardi Trophy:
The NFL Playoffs have all-new logos, completely different from the old glorified wordmarks:
And, perhaps the most controversial change, the NFL has made the decision to standardize all future Super Bowl logos, much like what you see in the NBA and MLB. The Vince Lombardi Trophy will always be front and center. Future Super Bowls will just have different colors and backgrounds.
For most NFL fans, they won't notice or care. What do you think? Is this a good direction for the NFL to be heading, or did you prefer the somewhat outdated (but unique) logos and trophies?