Saturday, March 8, 2014

NFL, CFL and NCAA football as Australian Football

I started this project a long time ago and I had kinda sorta forgotten about it. Since the Football as Football project has come to fruition (and my goodness there are some cool badges there. The Dallas ones could use some extra love), I have decided to finally share with the world my take on "What if..." the NFL, CFL and NCAA football were Aussie rules teams. Some of these designs are based on older versions of team uniforms (see Jacksonville) and could use some updating. In the CFL section the only team missing is the new Ottawa RedBlacks.

I love the AFL (I barrack for Essendon if you were wondering) and wanted to adapt American/Canadian football uniforms into footy guernseys. I tried to use current symbols, stripes and styles from the respective leagues with a few embellishments here and there. I also used sponsorships (inspired by this project found here) from local businesses with a few wild cards thrown in here and there.

Without further ado, let's start in the NFL with the AFC.


Buffalo Bills

Sponsorships - Vespa (Wildcard sponsorship) and Tim Hortons.

Miami Dolphins

Sponsorships - Motorola and Sun Life Financial (both team partners, I believe)

New England Patriots

Sponsorships - Gillette and Dunkin Donuts (team partners)

New York Jets

Sponsorships - Toyota and MetLife

AFC North

Baltimore Ravens

Sponsorships - McDonald's and Maersk (Local company)

Cincinnati Bengals

Sponsorships - 5/3 Bank and Proctor and Gamble

Cleveland Browns

Sponsorships - Mack Trucks (Dawg Pound) and Hershey's (C'mon, you can't pass this sponsorship up)

Pittsburgh Steelers

Sponsorships - 84 Lumber and Heinz

NFC South

Houston Texans

Sponsorships - Dr. Pepper and Reliant Energy

Indianapolis Colts

Sponsorships - Lucas Oil and Mayflower (yeah, I stole this sponsorship from a joke design of the Colts a while back from


Jacksonville Jaguars

Sponsorships - Buffalo Wild Wings and Sukhoi (Russian Aeronautical company and a wildcard)

Tennessee Titans

Sponsorships - Krystal Burger and MCA Nashville (it is Music City and home of the Music City Miracle)

AFC West

Denver Broncos

Sponsorships - BNSF (older logo) and Pepsi

Kansas City Chiefs

Sponsorships - Kansas City Southern Railways and Coca-Cola

Oakland Raiders

Sponsorships - Xfinity and Chlorox

San Diego Chargers

Sponsorships - California Dairy Council and Energizer (duh!)

Now let's get into the NFC.

NFC East

Dallas Cowboys

Sponsorships - ExxonMobil and American Airlines
(yes, I kept the pants different colors)

New York Giants

Sponsorships - Chevy and Timex (I can't remember why I chose Timex - maybe for Time Square?) with different stripes on the pants (I think that used to be apart of their livery) and on the guernseys.

Philadelphia Eagles

Sponsorships - Sunoco and Lincoln Financial

Washington Redskins

Sponsorships - VW (see DCs futbol team) and FedEx

NFC North

Chicago Bears

Sponsorship - Cadillac

Detroit Lions

Sponsorships - Ford and Meijer

Green Bay Packers

Sponsorships - The Fans

Minnesota Vikings

Sponsorships - Mall of America and Target

NFC South

Atlanta Falcons

Sponsorships - Verizon and Home Depot

Carolina Panthers

Sponsorships - BMW (for the South Carolina Fans) and Bank of America

New Orleans Saints

Sponsorships - Mercedes Benz and Tobasco

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Sponsorships - Outback Steakhouse and Raymond James

NFC West

Arizona Cardinals

Sponsorships - U-haul and BNSF (yeah, I got lazy)

San Francisco 49ers

Sponsorships - Hewlett Packer and Wells Fargo


 Seattle Seahawks

Sponsorships - Starbucks and CenturyLink

St. Louis Rams

Sponsorships - DeKalb and Edward Jones

From the NFL to the CFL we go!

CFL East

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Sponsorships - Old Dutch and VIA

Montreal Alouettes

Sponsorships - Molson and Canadian National

Toronto Argonauts

Sponsorships - Rona and Nissan

Winnepeg Blue Bombers

Sponsorships - Bison Transportation and Investors Group

CFL West

British Columbia Lions

Sponsorships - Kubota and Fortis BC

Calgary Stampeeders

Sponsorships - Husky and ScotiaBank

Edmonton Eskimos

Sponsorships - Canadian Direct Insurance and Boston Pizza

Saskatchewan Roughriders

Sponsorships - Pilsner and SaskEnergy

Finally, the NCAA. I mainly did these in pairs for current rivals across the NCAA such as BYU and Utah, Army/Navy, UNC/NC State; new rivals such as Wyoming/Boise State; and former/old rivals such as Fresno State/San Diego State, Youngstown State/Akron; and hypothetical rivals Wichita State/Pittsburg State.


Akron Zips

















Alabama Crimson Tide












Army Black Knights











Auburn Tigers












 Boise State Broncos











Brigham Young Cougars












East Carolina Pirates











Fresno State Bulldogs

















Georgia Bulldogs












Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets












Grambling Tigers












Navy Midshipmen
















North Carolina State Wolfpack















North Carolina Tar Heels












Oklahoma Sooners
















Old Dominion Monarchs











 Pittsburg State Gorillas
















San Diego State Aztecs
















Southern Jaguars












Texas Longhorns
















UCLA Bruins














USC Trojans


















Utah Utes










Wichita State Shockers









Wyoming Cowboys









Youngstown State Penguins