This is something I've been wondering about for the last few years but have never gotten a straight answer. Maybe the fans on this forum can help. Did the Tiger-Cats "borrow" Princeton University's tiger logo?
This is the Princeton logo, apparently in use since 1964:[url=http://www.sportslogos.net/logo.php?lo=6ozpztogehi6l095iazt]http://www.sportslogos.net/logo.php?lo= ... i6l095iazt[/url]
Now compare to the Ti-Cat logo, which seems to date from 1968:http://www.sportslogos.net/logo.php?lo=1491
The comparison is a little more clear if you look at Princeton's slightly cleaned-up version from 1979 and Hamilton's later 1991 version:[url=http://www.sportslogos.net/logo.php?lo=ganu2ck9p7ihrigny8hv]http://www.sportslogos.net/logo.php?lo= ... ihrigny8hv[/url] http://www.sportslogos.net/logo.php?lo=2334
Hamilton's front office denied copying Princeton when I asked about it a couple years ago, and then changed the logo to a similar but distinct version in 2005.
As a Toronto native, Argo fan and Princeton grad, I'm naturally inclined to offer some gentle digs at Hamilton, but at least they are using one of the best logos in sports. The new version is terrific, and maybe they should offer its use to Princeton to repay an old debt.