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Old 04-28-2013, 04:28 PM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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it's not redundant to call it American football on a soccer message board where the terms soccer and football are both used to describe the sport of soccer.
Speaking in general...

 
Old 04-28-2013, 04:38 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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See what I mean?
Most of them just joke around, the others are just, you know, typical 16 year old soccer fans.
 
Old 04-29-2013, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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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
The only name that isn't favorable are the Iowa State Cyclones. The rest make sense.

Looking at the NBA for example, the LA Lakers doesn't make sense. When they were in Minnesota, the name came from the Land of 10,000 Lakes nicknames. Los Angeles doesn't have anything similar to that. Utah Jazz, Memphis Grizzlies and Charlotte Bobcats are other examples.

Elsewhere you have the Los Angeles Dodgers of the MLB, Arizona Cardinals in the NFL and the Calgary Flames in the NHL.

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Old 04-29-2013, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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Yeah, I know that.
Then why are you questioning it Do you just get off on seeing someone talk about Texas?
 
Old 04-29-2013, 06:22 PM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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The only name that isn't favorable are the Iowa State Cyclones.
Iowa is in "Tornado Alley". Tornadoes = Cyclones.

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Then why are you questioning it Do you just get off on seeing someone talk about Texas?
No. It's that you basically just repeated what I said.
 
Old 04-30-2013, 02:45 PM
 
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not favorable as in dangerous I believe as this goes back to the "earthquakes" part of the conversation .... again, that was just one example of a team that is using a less than favorable weather condition in their nickname that is notable for their location - other examples are teams that use "hurricanes" like Miami & Tulsa .... many have some variation of "wave" which could be a dangerous weather condition

having something that is a serious local weather threat in your name does fit with the area, even if it is destructive .... locals can sometimes take pride in their ability to survive such things while their athletic team will crush others

i know the miami hurricanes use a lot of hurricane related symbols, from the hurricane warning flag, sirens, the ibis, smoke, etc

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The only name that isn't favorable are the Iowa State Cyclones. The rest make sense.

Looking at the NBA for example, the LA Lakers doesn't make sense. When they were in Minnesota, the name came from the Land of 10,000 Lakes nicknames. Los Angeles doesn't have anything similar to that. Utah Jazz, Memphis Grizzlies and Charlotte Bobcats are other examples.

Elsewhere you have the Los Angeles Dodgers of the MLB, Arizona Cardinals in the NFL and the Calgary Flames in the NHL.
As for the rest, they have already been discussed so nothing really new ..... all but one of those teams have moved (charlotte) and their circumstance has already been talked about

Lakers was perfect in Mpls
Jazz perfect in Utah
Grizzlies definitely fit Vancouver
Dodgers definitely fit Brooklyn

Cardinals are one of the teams that were based on color, which was very common for the time - keeping in mind that the cardinals are the oldest team in the NFL .... they still wear red and it still fits, also there are in fact Cardinals (the bird version) in AZ as well .....definitely not a major characteristic of the state but they are present ....... it's still a "color" thing though like countless other teams at that time (
 
Old 05-04-2013, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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Lakers was perfect in Mpls
Jazz perfect in Utah
Grizzlies definitely fit Vancouver
Dodgers definitely fit Brooklyn
So what new names would you give those teams then?
 
Old 05-06-2013, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Under a bridge
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The MLS names are fine. Soccer names are copied all over the world so to me it's no big deal. IMO, baseball has the best names.

GO REAL SALT LAKE!

If you believe then just stand up on your feet
and shout it loud, REAL,
here at the Riot the BATTLE hymn's begun.
WE'RE HERE FOR R.S.L.



Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, UT. (A.K.A. The RioT)

Cheers.

 
Old 05-06-2013, 04:28 PM
 
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So what new names would you give those teams then?
Something different .... but aside from the point as those were mentioned as examples of how a team can end up with an out of place name by having the franchise move ..... as opposed to branding yourself from the start with a name that makes no sense

I also like a lot of the soccer only stadiums .... Rio Tinto is nice, I remember driving in the area when it was being built and shortly there after ..... I need to make it back up to SLC again sometime soon
 
Old 05-12-2013, 12:30 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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Who cares what our team names are?

Our league is growing stronger every year. The skill level increases every season and the support does aswell.

I never imaged we'd have a league as great as ours is now... and it's still so young!
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