Fox Sports

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Credits
Logo descriptions by
WizardDuck, Silversword55 and GeorgeTrev22


Editions by
Silversword55 and DisneyInternationalFan


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NFL Broadcast Logos

1st Logo (1998-1999)

Logo: There is an oval screen with the 1997-2003 NFL on FOX logo (a teal rectangle with "NFL" inside, a light gray rectangle with "FOX" in it, and a red stripe with "ON" between them), but altered to fit the screen's shape. Supporting the oval screen is two pillars with football helmets on top, and below it, there's a sloped floor with the FOX logo (it's a little hard to see though). In the background is a golden sunset sky with clouds. The camera pans quickly downward towards, with the lights around the oval shining towards the viewer. The lights turn to the oval and turns off, and the NFL on FOX logo triangle transitions to the NFL shield.

Trivia: The graphics are the same as the graphics the NFL on Fox used during the 1998 and 1999 seasons. Also, the logo takes place in a stadium.

FX/SFX: The lights, and the NFL on FOX logo transitioning to the NFL shield.

Music/Sounds: The NFL fanfare, with some machine sounds, with an announcer saying "FOX Sports welcomes you to the following presentation of the National Football League".

Availability: Extinct for both versions. You can see it on Youtube videos of some NFL on FOX games from the era though.

Editor's Note: None.


2nd Logo (2000-2007)

Logo: On a dark blue/purple background, we see a purple metal bar behind an oval with a ceiling. A white streak flies past the oval, making the oval flash, revealing the Fox Sports logo. Then the metal bar rotates downward, and the ceiling "scans" the FOX Sports logo, slowly turning it to the pre-2008 NFL shield (it had more stars, the football and the NFL font is different too compared to the 8 stars the current NFL shield has) logo, then the shield rotates slightly upward. The light on the metal bar turns on, and the NFL shield glows. Behind the NFL shield is a futuristic interface looking screen showing random letters, numbers and circles in light blue. The camera pans slowly rightward in the end. The closing variant has "www.nfl.com" in white, appearing below the NFL shield.

Trivia: The graphics are the same as the graphics the NFL on FOX had during the 2000 and 2001 seasons.

FX/SFX: Everything. The streaking line forming the FOX Sports logo, the metal bar rotating, the scanning, the NFL shield shining, and the interface.

Music/Sounds: Same as the previous logo. In its early days, it had a different NFL fanfare which was used from the 1998-2002 NFL seasons.

Availability: Extinct for both versions. You can see it on Youtube videos of some NFL on FOX games from the era though.

Editor's Note: None.


3rd Logo (2008-January 2012)

Nickname: "Metallic Glowing Gridiron"

Logo: On a navy blue background, we see the Fox Sports logo lighting up. Outlines of its surrounding oval shape appear as well, and they all "shift" to show a glowing (but slowly dimming) football field with the revised NFL logo floating above it. There is a closing variant, and it has "NFL.com" in black, in a big slab-serif face (which the NFL also uses for other things) appearing below the NFL shield.

FX/SFX: Excellent CGI. Even better in HD.

Music/Sounds: Same as the previous two logos.

Music/Sounds Variant: Occasionally, the announcer says "FOX Sports thanks you for watching this presentation of the National Football League. The NFL is online at www.NFL.com" on the closing variant.

Availability: Extinct for both versions. You can see it on Youtube videos of some NFL on FOX games from the era though.

Editor's Note: None.


4th Logo (January 2012-2014)

Logo: On a blue background, the FOX Sports logo used since 2012 appears in front of a blue line with arrows. The camera tilts and zooms through the FOX Sports logo which causes the oval part of the logo to fall off, revealing Cleatus the FOX Robot (who serves as their mascot) run towards us. Finally, the NFL logo forms. As usual, the closing variant has "www.nfl.com" appearing.

Trivia: The graphical elements are the same as what FOX Sports have used in the early 2010s, especially the arrows/chevrons.

FX/SFX: Same as the third logo.

Music/Sounds: The 2003-2014 NFL fanfare and the presentation speech. In other words, same as the previous two logos (and 3 for the presentation speech).

Music/Sounds Variant: Same as the previous logos.

Availability: Extinct for both versions. You can see it on Youtube videos of some NFL on FOX games from the era though.

Editor's Note: None.


5th Logo (2014-2016)

Logo: A light (probably stadium lights) shines from the top right on a metal blue surface with a TRON-like grid pattern. The light quickly retreats as the camera pans to the right, revealing the NFL shield logo with an azure glowing outline. The camera then pans upward, revealing an opaque Fox Sports logo with the surface now glowing orange/yellow with a teal light on top. The surface turned out to be a redesigned Cleatus as the camera pans from his back to his front as Cleatus looks at the viewer. The logo ends with the camera zooming in on a red, white and blue (2014-15)/gold and black (2015-2016) NFL logo.

Trivia: With the exception of the end of this logo, it is the same as the 2014-2015 intro to now branded "FOX NFL" broadcasts, with Cleatus holding the 2014-present logo with its right hand towards us in a stadium background in said intro.

FX/SFX: Once again, the entire logo.

Music/Sounds: A brand new, majestic copyright theme the NFL started using during the 2013-14 NFL playoffs (used until Super Bowl LIII for the intro and outro presentations and used on the NFL's 3rd quarter copyright screen that appears in all NFL broadcasts up to the 2019 preseason and returned in 2020 that has a different 3 note ending), with a different 8 note ending.

Music/Sounds Variant: Same as what has been used since 1998.

Availability: Extinct for both versions. You can see it on Youtube videos of some NFL on FOX games from the era though.

Editor's Note: None.


6th Logo (2016-)

Logo: A Fox Sports logo flickers and lights up as we zoom out to reveal Cleatus standing behind another gigantic Fox Sports logo against a dodger blue honeycomb background. Cleatus then holds up a metallic football to his left arm as the rest of his body (and the football) lights up. We then do a quick 180-degree turn to the right to reveal a 3D NFL logo hovering above a yellow cauldron as we zoom out slowly. The closing variant has "WWW.NFL.COM" hovering close to the cauldron.

Variants:

  • Super Bowl LI Variant: The honeycomb background is bright white and the cauldron is missing.
  • 2019-2020 Variant: The animation stays the same, but there is a lot of flickering on the logo, starting with the cartoonish head of Cleatus then flickering to the Fox Sports logo as the background changes from dodger blue to yellow. On the first second of the logo, there are lines to represent the yardlines in (American) football on the top and bottom of the screen. As the zooming out revealing Cleatus is in process, we see the Fox Sports logo flicker to the cartoonish Cleatus head (with the background changing to dodger blue again) and then back to the Fox Sports logo with the outlines of the FOX logo, the cartoonish Cleatus head and "We" with random squares divided into rectangles, x's and o's","We Are", "Fox Sports" and "Sports" flickering and zooming in on us for a split second. As we do a 180 turn around Cleatus as is the 2016 variant, it reveals the "NFL 100" logo in 3D taking the place of the NFL shield. The cauldron disappears and the honeycomb background is replaced by a navy blue background with an outline of the NFL 100 logo. The words "National Football League", "National", "Football" and "League" appear and zoom in a split second word by word, and then the screen flickers black with an outline of the NFL 100 logo for a split second and back to navy blue. The closing variant with the www.nfl.com is the same.
  • Super Bowl LIV Variant: The background is aqua blue and the "100" portion of the NFL 100 logo is aqua blue, gold, and silver.
  • 2020-present: Same as the 2019-2020 variant, but the NFL 100 logo is replaced with the NFL shield itself again.

FX/SFX: The entire logo.

Music/Sounds: Same as the 5th logo, with robotic sounds and flickering as Cleatus moves his arm.

Music/Sounds Variant: In 2019 until Super Bowl LIV, there was a new majestic copyright fanfare celebrating the NFL's 100th season with a dramatic 4 note ending.

Availability: Common. Also seen before Fox-aired Thursday Night Football broadcasts. For the 2016-2019 and 2019-2020 variants, same as the first 5 logos.

Editor's Note: None.


FOX Sports HD

(2006-?)

Logo: In a black background, we see a rectangle, containing some NFL, MLB, NASCAR, and College Football highlights. To the animation, we see the rectangle revealing rectangles of other highlights, while this happens, the rectangles "separate" creating a ribbon like effect, and seconds after, they reveal the FOX Sports oval logo, with HD in a fat font next to it. They are both in metallic. Then the logo turns around to reveal DirecTV's logo, because DirecTV sponsors FOX Sports in HD.

FX/SFX: The entire logo.

Music/Sounds: Hard to describe, but it had some banging of the drums, then a male announcer says "You're watching FOX Sports, in HD. Presented by DirecTV".

Availability: Before and after FOX Sports programming.

Editor's Note: None.

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