Anniversary logo unveiled

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:52 AM ET

The traditional double EE decal will disappear from the Edmonton Eskimos' helmets tonight.

For the regular-season home opener, the club will be wearing a special 60th anniversary logo on the yellow helmets.

It's only a one-game appearance before the regular decal reappears.

"There was no real estate available on the jersey (for an anniversary crest)," said Eskimos marketing director Dave Jamieson.

"And we didn't want to go to the European hockey look."

In Europe, hockey jerseys look like walking billboards with several logos.

Eskimo equipment manager Dwayne Mandrusiak came up with the idea of having the 60th anniversary logo put on the helmet, according to Jamieson.

The special logo - marking Eskimo football from 1949 -includes the traditional double EE from this era but also includes the old-school EE logo from the five-in-a-row Grey Cup run 30 years ago.


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