The Eskimo Logo

Since much of talk has been about names and new logos, I must ask something from Esk fans.

Up to and including 1995, the EE logo was very distinct. It was a football with EE.

In 96, it was changed and no longer looked like a football. Just an oval shape.

I am curious of any Esk fan in the know , why was the change made ?

I am NO Esk fan, but I do like the previous version better .