NCAA hockey made a rare appearance in the summer news cycle Friday morning with the unveiling of the official logo for the 2015 Frozen Four, which will be held in Boston for the first time since 2004.
NCAA Ice Hockey (@NCAAIceHockey) July 25, 2014
Though college hockey fans in New England are excited to have the sport’s championship back in their backyard, the initial response to the new logo was … unfavorable, to say the least.
Twitter users hated on the green-and-yellow “Subway” color scheme (TD Garden colors, perhaps?) and the blob-like depiction of Paul Revere, and most seemed to agree that the logo from the 1998 Frozen Four — also held in Boston — was much, much better.
Here’s a sampling:
That's what I was thinking, holy terrible RT@MNchiver78: @NCAAIceHockey did it take you like 5 mins for that???—
Billy Pederson (@Billy_Pederson) July 25, 2014
Phil Johnson (@dumbMNsportsguy) July 25, 2014
@NCAAIceHockey that is terrible! Anyone order subway?—
⛳️ TYLER ⚫️ (@TylerMackedanz) July 25, 2014
@NCAAIceHockey uh, bad—
Kyle ( ͡O ͜ʖ ͡O) (@NYRFAN909) July 25, 2014
fresh prince of AZ (@tigersjostun) July 25, 2014
@NCAAIceHockey Are you sure it isn't for the 1986 Frozen Four? Given the graphics...I mean, damn.—
Jonathan Ericsson (@notreallyriggy) July 25, 2014
@NCAAIceHockey Was this made by a high school kid with MS paint?—
Jeff O'Brien (@OB787) July 25, 2014
And, our personal favorite:
@NCAAIceHockey that thing in the "O" looks like Jar Jar Binks at a glance.—
Vonner (@vonner22) July 25, 2014