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Tulsa Adds First Player
Posted on January 18, 2017
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Tulsa Athletic, previously known as The Tulsa Athletics, has a new crest, which keeps the shield, flanked by the team’s iconic unicorn and lion, representing the strength and magic of the game. Inside the shield is an old-school soccer ball, a connection to the ball that sat in the middle of the previous crest, and ‘05’ which is the year the club was founded. The overall look has been modernized, in a traditional way, while the name ‘Athletic’ is a reference to historic football names across the world.
“To develop the new brand and logo we went back to basics for our club – we are 100% dedicated to the sport and most importantly, we are 100% dedicated to this city,” said Matt Boullt, general manager. “Changing the name to ‘Athletic’ reflects our position as the traditional soccer club for Tulsa, and we think this change is coming at a perfect time as we’ve found our new home at LaFortune Park.”
More than 2,200 Tulsans cheered on the team as they were the highest-scoring offense of any semi-professional or professional team in the country, including the MLS, over the past four seasons. Although the jerseys, name and venue are new, the club will continue to provide fans with the best soccer in town and its famous electric atmosphere.
More announcements are expected to come in the coming weeks, including conference alignment and the 2017 NPSL schedule.
Letter to the Editor: A Brief History of the Real “Athletics”
by Midfield Press Editorial Staff - January 22, 2017
Then came the phone call. When I heard it was a lawyer from a major league sports team, I thought my intern was ********ing with me, but as soon as I got on the line, I realized it was actually some higher power ********ing with me. The lawyer grilled me, asking all types of probing lawyerly questions: Did we recently trademark our crest? Yes. Do we sell miniature bats? Umm… Do we ever play baseball games? What? She then informed me that her client was none other that the Oakland A’s. You know, those guys from the Brad Pitt movie about how major league teams should just do a bunch of boring math instead of buying people who are good at baseball. I hung up and yelled at my intern for not screening calls properly.
The legal letter that followed took a more ominous tone, and as I read through it I learned that the Oakland A’s had filed an official objection to our trademark application. We were allowed to be called ‘Athletics’, but now our crest was being opposed. Apparently, ours was indistinguishable from the Oakland A’s crest, but you be the judge:
Tulsa-Athletic @TTownSoccer 5h5 hours ago
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Only hours 'til we take on Ozark FC in Siloam Springs! Don't miss it!