1st Logo (1980s-1990s)
CBS Sports Openings TBA
NFL Copyright Presentation
1st Logo (1998-2003)
CBS Sports - CLG Wiki Logo: On a blue and yellow background with stadium lights in the background (a la the YesNetwork ID from it's inception in 2002-2005), we see the thenNFL on CBSlogo from 1998-2005 (a vertical blue rectangle with "NFL" with the same font as the CBS Sports logo you see on top of the page) on top, and CBS in the same font on the bottom. The CBS eye in sandwiched between the words, with yellow boxes surrounding NFL and CBS, with 2 yellow lines on both sides of the CBS logo.) in 3D. The logo tilts down and moves in front of the viewer, moments after that, the CBS eye flips toward us overtaking the screen. After that, the stars from the NFL logo covers over the CBS logo. The logo flips over again to see us, and the NFL logo zooms back to the pupil.
FX/SFX:The animation, the 3D NFL on CBS logo, NFL, and the hovering stars.
Music/Sounds:A generic sounding fanfare that FOX, ESPN and ABC used at the time. It is the variation of the NFL copyright theme of 1998-early 2003.
Availability:Extinct for the intro and outro versions. Seen on some tapes and Youtube videos of the NFL on CBS broadcasts of the era though.
Editor's Note: None
2nd Logo (2003-2006)
Logo: Classic NFL clips, and then metal sparks in the background with a metal football helmet on the foreground. The logo ends with bright orange and yellow flames, revealing a black silhouette of the 1998-2005 NFL on CBS logo. FX/SFX: None. The logo is live action. Music/Sounds: 2003-2014 NFL copyright music. Announcer Variant: Same thing FOX, ESPN, ABC, NBC used since 1998 "CBS Sports welcomes you /thanks you for watching this presentation.. yada yada yada" Trivia: This logo contains elements of the 2003-2005 NFL on CBS graphics. Availability: See Logo 2.
3rd Logo (2006-2013)
Logo: On a black background, a blue circle with 4 quarter circles (like the FOX Sports logos but with a circle instead of an oval) zooms, and the NFL logo zooms back to connect with the circle. The circle keeps zooming back until it is in the middle of the screen, and it turns around to reveal theNFL on CBSlogo. Later Variant: Starting in 2010, Instead of turning around, one of the quarter circles "connects" with the rest of the logo. The NFL on CBS logo is also more industrial looking, and parts of the logo flicker like what you would expect from an old lightbulb. There is also a blue haze in the background revealing small (horizontal lines?) And in 2012 until the AFC Championship Game of the season, "HOME OF SUPER BOWL XLVII" byline can be seen under the NFL on CBS logo. FX/SFX: Everything. Also, as usual from these type of logos, have elements of the graphics packages of the era. Music/Sounds: Same as the previous logo. Announcer variant: See "Music". Availability: Same as the previous logos.
4th Logo (2013-2016)
Logo: The camera zooms out with an elevated platform with lights shining on us revealing the NFL shield (the shield is gold and black in 2015, commemorating the golden 50th Super Bowl aired in February 2016 by CBS). The camera steadily pans around and gradually gets faster with the platform shining a light on us revealing a slightly updated NFL on CBS logo. In 2015, the Super Bowl 50 logo with the number (in shiny bright gold!)under a silver line that has Super Bowl engraved in it. FX/SFX: Nowadays, amazing CGI has been created for stuff like this. Music/Sounds: 2013-14, Same as before. Since 2014, a majestic new NFL copyright theme, otherwise the.. Announcer variant: stays the same. Availability: Same as before. Editor's Note: None.
5th logo (Thursday Night Football edition) (2014-2017)
Coming soon. This logo was only seen on Thursday Night games broadcasted on CBS & NFL Network or NFL Network games produced by CBS Sports.
6th Logo (February 7, 2016-January 2019)
Logo: In a blue background with 2 red vertical stripes and 4, thinner, gray/white stripes, the NFL shield is in 3D along with some words and numbers along the gray/white stripes reading "CBS SPORTS", "NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE" and the numbers 50, 40, 30, 20 etc (representing yard lines in a football field) appear and disappear while some parts of the background, and the NFL shield rise upwards (the shield's red, then white outlines form from the bottom to the top), all the while the camera pans upwards, making the NFL shield face us. The left and right side background then flips back, and the middle flips forward, revealing the script logo of the following teams in order:
San Francisco 49ers Miami Dolphins Arizona Cardinals Buffalo Bills Los Angeles Rams New York Jets Seattle Seahawks Oakland Raiders Chicago Bears Jacksonville Jaguars Minnesota Vikings Tennessee Titans Detroit Lions Houston Texans Green Bay Packers Pittsburgh Steelers New England Patriots Denver Broncos
in individual rectangle shapes that falls backwards as the camera zooms in and then up, revealing the 2016-Present NFL on CBS logo, which basically took the new CBS Sports logo and replaced "CBS SPORTS" With "NFL".
On the sides are clips of various NFL players along with more blue and red lines.
Super Bowl 50 variant (February 7, 2016): Everything blue and red is now black and gold, the NFL team logos changed to the roman numerals of the then 13 most recent Super Bowls played from 37 (XXXII) up to 49 (XLIX) in gold. Instead of the NFL on CBS logo, it shows the Super Bowl 50 logo with another rectangle with the CBS logo under it.
FX/SFX: See above.
Music/Sounds: The 2014-2019 NFL copyright theme.
Announcer Variant: stays the same, although on the Super Bowl 50 variant, the announcer says "Super Bowl 50!" When the Super Bowl 50 logo appears in both opening in closing variants.
Availability: Same as before.
7th Logo (February 3, 2019 - present)
Logo: The camera backs away to reveal the NFL 100 logo turning around to fit between two navy blue rectangle shapes (with the one on the right closing as it happens). In between the rectangles, four red rectangles spinning around, revealing the logos of NFL teams. The camera does a 180 turn to the right which reveals the back of the structure, and from the bottom right, the NFL on CBS logo positions itself to the middle of the screen facing us, and a few more navy blue rectangles position themselves under the NFL on CBS logo, which makes it look like a pedestal.
FX/SFX: See above. It resembles the graphics of the previous logo.
Music/Sounds: A new copyright theme with a 4 note ending.
Availability: Current logo, will be seen before and after NFL on CBS broadcasts.