Friday, September 19, 2008

Freak Out Friday XLII

Freak Out Friday is finally back! After taking six weeks off, everybody's favorite series is making its' big return today. For those of you who just joined us in the last six weeks, take a look at some past Fridays. Some of the best ones were on the old blog. Basically, I take the opportunity every couple of weeks to showcase some of the weirdest and craziest concept art that turns up in my inbox.

Now, we're starting back up with an easy one. What did we last make fun on Freak Out Friday and what do we make fun of the most? Could it have been the Mighty Ducks' mid-90s third jerseys? What if they mated with the Kings?



Sticking with California for a moment, imagine if the Sharks went in an entirely different direction with their logo design.



That's not even the best one, and you'll notice that the majority of today's Freak Outs come by way of David Delisle who, while doing excellent work, sure ends up with some odd stuff.

Last month I featured a blog that was holding a competition to design the best Hurricanes/Whalers hybrid jersey for the franchise's 30th anniversary.



That's so scary it's actually good. And to all of you who think the Hurricanes' logo looks like a toilet flushing... this logo brings back memories of when my first goldfish died.

The Flames will be our next topic of discussion.



Check out that logo in the middle. The more astute among you will notice some things hiding in plain sight. The less astute will just be amused by this.



The Blue Jackets are next on our hit list. All this time and no one's ever made a concept showing jerseys that look like blue jackets. Until now.



How would that not get your team laughed off the ice?

Finally, a combination of odd designs by our new buddy Dave.



Yes, we get it. There are a lot of cabs in New York. By the way, the record needle on the end of a hockey stick is pretty funny.

One more thing, which isn't related to hockey but still funny. Kurt Snibbe of ESPN.com's Page 2 had some fun messing with NFL logos last week. I highly recommend a look even if you don't like football.

And that's all there is for this 42nd edition of the Freak Out Friday. I hope to be back in two weeks with a new crop of the ridiculous so make sure you guys keep them coming.

8 comments:

a snowballs chance.... said...

I believe that in some way Dave Delisle's site or blog should be promoted on icethetics. Just like the time when we had that not-so weekly cartoon about recent events in the NHL. Anyway, Dave does an amazing job!

Curtle said...

Time for my review.
Kings: Well...it beats the jersey the King Head was previously on...All hail the Webbed Foot King!
Sharks: ...I'll Just stop there.
Hurricanes: Probably going to remind alot of people of their goldfish being flushed.
Flames: Lego guy looks good but the rest doesn't
Blue Jackets: LOL, Looks like something introduced with the original third jerseys
New York's: No, Just No.
Blues and Blackhawks: Not that bad

Pawscal said...

only thing i figured out with the flames so far is the no 89,, which is the last and only time they won the cup,,,against my beloved habs,,,on our own freaking ice,,,which was the first and only time this has ever happened,, no other team in history has ever won a cup in Montreal before, except the habs of course,,duh,

Ksy92003 said...

In the Calgary Flames' patch, I see the #89, the year they won the Cup, a CGY in the middle, with the 'C' being in the shape of a horseshoe (Saddledome), and the Saddledome at the very top.

As for that Kings/Ducks hybrid.. I swear I am becoming more and more a fan of that hideous Ducks' third jersey every time I see it.

Jason said...

*freaks out*

colavs454 said...

Yes my Blue Jackets jersey made it to Freak Out Friday!!!!

Arenacale said...

I actually really like that Blues logo! The Hartford Whale is also awesome, I'd like to see that alone as part of a Whalers design.

Adam said...

Um...the Flames jersey looks like a firefighter's uniform or something, and the insignia in the middle looks like a sign for a firefighter unit...that might be it or I could be looking way too far into it.

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