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Old 04-12-2013, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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Apparently some people neef earthquake amd dynamo names to get em all excited for some reason ...

 
Old 04-12-2013, 08:10 AM
 
Location: IL
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Apparently some people neef earthquake amd dynamo names to get em all excited for some reason ...
Earthquakes are a part of life in CA, I think the name is fitting...I don't get the Real thing though and the Sporting name is strange. Dynamo, I always assumed, had a dual meaning between the other soccer clubs (what, like 6 of them with that name in other countries?) and the energy industry in Houston. They should have stolen the Oilers name from the NFL.
 
Old 04-12-2013, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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A part of life? Well An area prone to flooding can maybe change their name then!
 
Old 04-12-2013, 10:37 AM
 
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There are many places that take on a geographic or weather characteristic, some of which aren't favorable - such as the Iowa State Cyclones, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, Colorado Rockies, etc

I don't think "earthquakes" is a particularly strong name - just like I think "thunder" is pretty dopey ..... but at least they fit the area, despite being bad ... which is a slight improvement over bad and irrelevant
 
Old 04-12-2013, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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A part of life? Well An area prone to flooding can maybe change their name then!
Dundee Flooders, Dundee Utd Dark Clouds, Liverpool Stolen Hubcaps, Shelbourne Drunktards, St Patricks Syringes, Cork Slightly Overcast. Yeh yeh man I see a theme, the whole world should be American!!!! Its a great idea.
 
Old 04-12-2013, 01:58 PM
 
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Who is talking about the whole world?

How about americans being americans - that's acceptable, right?

Also, let's not pretend that english teams don't have nicknames associated with their local geography - although most lean towards their colors and the local industry
 
Old 04-12-2013, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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Im just sayin, nothing wrong with arrogance. Might as well go the whole hog, change everything to the American way.

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Old 04-12-2013, 02:30 PM
 
Location: IL
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Wow, so you don't like that American teams name themselves after historical, geographical, or whatever...so the teams give themsleves nicknames and the EPL teams get nicknames in some other way...Wow, the Baggies nearly pulled that game out against the Potters. How do you think they'll do against the Toffees?
 
Old 04-12-2013, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Fairfax, Va
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Dc united is not an imitation it is the unity of the DC area (DC, NOVA, Southern MD)
This will make things clear: http://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/ima...EeGaiV4rxzJ68w
 
Old 04-12-2013, 02:45 PM
 
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Wow, so you don't like that American teams name themselves after historical, geographical, or whatever...so the teams give themsleves nicknames and the EPL teams get nicknames in some other way...Wow, the Baggies nearly pulled that game out against the Potters. How do you think they'll do against the Toffees?
Yeah .... really not sure what he's getting at....... not a point to be found that I can see

I'm sure it's a shocking concept that a team/fanbase would want a nickname that is somewhat associated with them, the area, etc.

I'm also sure that in England if a new club started and they took a popular name and adapted it, despite having no real tie to how that name developed that the club would be mocked

It's not American specific to have a nickname that is representative to that team, the location, the industry, the colors, etc

Would anyone argue that Blades is more appropriate for Sheffield than Mariners?

Would anyone argue that having the nickname Blades is any different than a team from Pittsburgh going by Steelers?
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