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Logo descriptions by WizardDuck, Silversword55 & GeorgeTrev22
Editions by Silversword55

1st NFL Broadcast Logo

Logo: There is an oval screen with the 1998-2003 NFL on FOX logo (which is not much different from the 2003-2014 logo, except it's red, white, blue and silver instead of gold, white and black). "NFL" is in white in a blue background, "ON" is in white in a red background, and "FOX" is in black on a white background. Supporting the oval screen is two pillars with football helmets on top, and below it, you see a slope floor with the FOX logo (it's a little hard to see though). In the background is a golden sunset sky with clouds. To the animation; 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.

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

Music/Sounds: Same as below.

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.

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 NFL Broadcast Logo

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 "" in white, appearing below the NFL shield.

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 below. In it's early days, it had a different NFL fanfare which was used from the 1998-2002 NFL seasons.

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

Availability: Same as logo 1.

Editor's Note: None.

3rd NFL Broadcast Logo
(2008-January 2012)

: "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 "" 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.

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

Announcer Variant: Music is the same, but this time the announcer says "FOX Sports thanks you for watching this presentation of the National Football League. The NFL is online at <a class="external" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>" on the closing variant.

Availability: Same as logos 1 & 2.

Editor's Note: None.

4th NFL Broadcast 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 "" appearing.

FX/SFX: Same as the third logo.

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

Announcer Variant: Same as the previous logos.

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

Availability: Same as logos 1, 2, & 3.

Editor's Note: None.

5th NFL Broadcast Logo

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 & blue (2014-15)/gold & black (2015-2016) NFL logo.

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 that has a different 3 note ending), with a different 8 note ending.

Announcer Variant: Same as what has been used since 1998.

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.

Availability: Same as logos 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Editor's Note: None.

6th NFL Broadcast Logo

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 dark 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.

FX/SFX:The entire logo.

Music/Sounds: Same as the 5th logo, with robotic sounds and flickering as Cleatus moves his arm. Starting in 2019, a new majestic copyright fanfare with a dramatic 4 note ending.

Super Bowl LI Variant: The honeycomb background is bright white and the cauldron is missing.

2019 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 is gone 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 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.

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

Editor's Note: None.

FOX Sports HD


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: 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.