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Posted at 3:11 PM ET, 01/13/2011

Another high school football team with the Nats logo

By Dan Steinberg

(2009 photo by Ned Gerard - Connecticut Post)


Ok, maybe this actually wasn't bizarre. Maybe that's just what high school football teams do. Maybe the Curly W is taking over American athletics.

Reader Brian e-mails to tell me that his alma mater, Connecticut's Fairfield Warde, also uses the Nats logo on their helmets. The Mustangs -- whose Web site features a block W and not a Curly W -- previously used the logos of the Denver Broncos and SMU Mustangs before adopting the W, for Warde, I suppose. Or Winners, maybe.

By Dan Steinberg  | January 13, 2011; 3:11 PM ET
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Steinz, as long as you're posting about high school teams with the Nats logo, how about the local Woodrow Wilson baseball team, alma mater of Manny Burriss, which has been using the curly W (which was also the old Senators W) since long before the Nats came back to town?

http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=wilson_baseball

Posted by: genesisoftheever | January 14, 2011 1:05 AM | Report abuse

"Maybe that's just what high school football teams do."

You've obviously never covered high school sports before, Steinz. This IS just what high school football teams do. Cover preps and follow a mid-sized high school football team around a state sometime. You'll find a veritable rainbow of old, unused and oddly-colored major sports logos on everything from helmets to gymnasiums to scoreboards.

Posted by: jackhitts | January 14, 2011 1:49 AM | Report abuse

(Just take a gander at how many ripoffs of other logos exist within Washington, IL's same conference:

http://www.illinoishelmetproject.com/midillini.htm )

Posted by: jackhitts | January 14, 2011 1:57 AM | Report abuse

I love this game but it is very dangerous game most of the american people love this game.
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Posted by: sieslaj08 | January 14, 2011 9:36 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, it's fairly common. Some schools/teams fight it more aggressively than others.

As long as we're on the subject of helmets, my little brother shaved the Michigan/Delaware helmet design into his head before the state track meet one year.

Why? Apparently that's what 14 year-olds do when track practice consists of 4 kids grilling hot dogs and burgers.

Posted by: tha_prophet | January 14, 2011 1:46 PM | Report abuse

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