Awesome Sports Logos Special Investigation: Albuquerque Chupacabra Sightings

Ah yes, one of the most famous cryptids is the Chupacabra. I think this is the case for two reasons. First is the name. It just rolls off your tongue and really sounds good when you do it in a whisper like voice. The second reason is that normally you don’t see the Loch Ness Monster or Bigfoot strolling down your neighborhood or in fields. But if you see a coyote or any kind of short haired German Shepherd like creature than it must be, dah, dah dahhh….The Chupacabra.  The dah, dah, dahhh was my way of writing dramatic music in case that didn’t make any sense. In recent years, the Chupacabra has become a huge sensation on the mythical creatures hit charts. Some would say that El Chupacabra is the Justin Bieber of cryptids but I wouldn’t want to insult the beast.  
 Recently, more and more Chupacabra sightings have been brought to our attention. Could this mythical creature actually be real? Okay, enough of the dramatics, it was actually people telling us how much they love the Albuquerque Chupacabras awesome t-shirt. I actually got the idea from listening to John Lopez on SportsRadio 610 in Houston. John’s nickname was the Chupacabra and I loved the name. I also loved the mystery and folklore surrounding this beast. I wanted to find a city that was rich in Hispanic heritage and an area where Chupacabra sightings have taken place. Albuquerque fit both descriptions since there have been several sightings in New Mexico. I also love the full name, The Albuquerque Chupacabras. The name just sounds good and rolls off the tongue so brilliantly. If you’ve never been to Albuquerque, I would highly recommend it. Awesome history, gorgeous surroundings, the people are wonderful and extremely proud of their state. The Albuquerque Balloon Festival is truly picturesque with the various hot air balloon colors in the air at once.  My childhood idol Bugs Bunny first introduced me to this city with the famous quote, “I knew I should have taken that left turn at Albuquerque.”

Since we love the history of cities and their sports logos, the Albuquerque Isotopes is a cool story. Albuquerque has a rich baseball history dating all the way back to 1915. They were formerly named the Albuquerque Dukes since the nickname of the city is “The Duke City”. The Dukes were highly successful on the field for many years but were eventually moved to  Portland in 2001. A new stadium was constructed as the condition to lure another team and in 2003, Albuquerque was playing baseball again. Their name is fascinating. Remember what the baseball name in the Simpons cartoon is? That’s right, the Isotopes. When the local paper ran a poll wondering what the team name should be, the Isotopes dominated the poll. Makes sense because around that time, the Simpsons had immense popularity. Albuquerque also is big into research labs and the city has played a big part in American science. That’s how they got their name,  from a TV sitcom. In fact, if you visit the stadium, you’ll see life size statues of Homer and Marge sitting in the seats. Homer has his tickets in hand and Marge holding popcorn. Kudos to the organization for being creative! That’s an awesome story.

Here are our sweet Albuquerque Chupacabras  cool t-shirts. I love how the moon is actually a basketball. Buy one today so we can all give this mythical creature the popularity that it deserves.

 Remember it’s the holiday season and if you buy 3, you get the 4th t-shirt for free. Four gifts for the price of three! You can’t go wrong with that. Just remember to type in the code 3THENFREE. Thanks for reading.

Gavin Spittle

Founder, Logo Lover, T-shirt Wearer