Well, like all the great major holidays, the Super Bowl is inescapable in the United States, and actually much of the world. It’s become more of an event than any mere NFL football game, or even championship game. People who have no interesting in footingball will watch anyway for all the hilarious (though decreasingly so in recent years) commercials, big blockbuster movie trailers, and a halftime show which usually takes up a whole half-hour time slot. This year I’m told that honor goes to Katy Perry and special guest Lenny Kravitz… so we’re all looking forward to that, right? Maybe some leftover costumes from The Hunger Games? A “Firework” tribute to The Interview? Who knows.
At any rate, this is all happening. BUT one artist thinks, and rightly so, that the National Football League might be more exciting to everybody if they adopted Star Wars stuff as their mascots. Look, it’s a proven fact that everyone in the world loves Star Wars, and those who don’t will probably still like their city’s respective teams even if they change from the Denver Broncos to the Hoth Tauntauns. I mean, I would.
Mexican artist John Raya painstakingly, perfectly adapted all 32 NFL teams’ logos and helmets to stuff pertaining to a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, holding true to the aesthetic of the former design, as well as the tone and timbre of the original city’s team. It’s quite the feat. Below you’ll find a gallery of all of them for you to marvel at while wishing Sunday’s big game was between the Jedis [sic] and the Wattos instead of the Patriots and Seahawks.