Madison Vanderberg
February 02, 2018 11:18 am

Six days a week, a white truck with a blue logo drives through our neighborhoods delivering mail. We see the U.S. Postal Service logo probably once a day and yet we’ve never really wondered or acknowledged what the blue USPS logo actually is. All this time, the U.S. Postal Service logo has been an eagle and people are finally aware because of a silly 2018 Super Bowl meme.

The Philadelphia Eagles will play the New England Patriots on Super Bowl Sunday, February 4th, but most people’s money is on the Pats winning. Some New England fan made a sign that featured both the Eagles logo and the USPS logo with the caption: “What do these Eagles have in common? Neither will deliver on Sunday.”

For the unsportiest of us: The joke is that the USPS postal service doesn’t deliver on Sundays and the Philadelphia Eagles won’t “deliver” against the Patriots on Super Bowl Sunday.

Okay, now that we’ve explained sports memes, the real question on everyone’s mind is: “Wait, the USPS logo is an eagle?”

One Twitter user perfectly summed this up when he wrote, “Had no idea that USPS logo was an eagle. Wow learning everyday.”

According to comments on this tweet, many people had no idea the logo was an eagle, and others thought the logo was a bell or a mailbag or a zillion other viable options. Actually, here are a few of the things that people thought the USPS logo was:

A bell.

A badly drawn mail truck.

A hand giving someone a letter.

Some type of bird. (If only they had gone one step further.)

A mailbag.

A letter tossed in the air.

A paper airplane.

A turtle.

The current logo was created in 1993, but before that, the postal service image was clearly an eagle.

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To think that all it took was a meme about the Super Bowl for everyone to realize that the USPS logo has been an eagle this whole time. Happy Super Bowl weekend, y’all.

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