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Old 12-21-2013, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Australia
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Old 12-21-2013, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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hahaha - I just call them Berne!
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Old 12-22-2013, 02:05 PM
 
Location: USA
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San Jose Earthquakes

doesn't get much weirder than that.

Goes head to head with Dallas Burn (now Dallas FC)......who thought of that??
CD Chivas USA makes this list.

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Old 12-22-2013, 04:35 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Goes head to head with Dallas Burn (now Dallas FC)......who thought of that??
Are you talking about when they had the name "Burn" or FC Dallas?
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Old 12-22-2013, 07:24 PM
 
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Are you talking about when they had the name "Burn" or FC Dallas?
names like Burn, Earthquakes, Revolution, Wizards, Fire, and Impact are so cringe. Is this a soccer league or an arena football league?
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:55 PM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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names like Burn, Earthquakes, Revolution, Wizards, Fire, and Impact are so cringe. Is this a soccer league or an arena football league?
It's a NORTH AMERICAN soccer league, so yeah, you will have nicknames with the name of the city/state.

Burn, I get. It does sound pretty dumb even though you can relate it to the heat in Dallas.

Wizards, I get. It is a little cheesy for a professional sports team to reference the Wizard of Oz.

Impact... maybe. It's not as bad as you make it.

But what's wrong with Earthquakes, Revolution, or Fire? All three of those are at least meaningful without being over the top or underwhelming.
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:19 PM
 
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It's a NORTH AMERICAN soccer league, so yeah, you will have nicknames with the name of the city/state.

Burn, I get. It does sound pretty dumb even though you can relate it to the heat in Dallas.

Wizards, I get. It is a little cheesy for a professional sports team to reference the Wizard of Oz.

Impact... maybe. It's not as bad as you make it.

But what's wrong with Earthquakes, Revolution, or Fire? All three of those are at least meaningful without being over the top or underwhelming.
lmao

you're seriously asking what's wrong with naming a soccer club the San Jose Earthquakes?

what's right about it? It's so cringe.
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Old 12-23-2013, 06:10 AM
 
Location: USA
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Are you talking about when they had the name "Burn" or FC Dallas?
Affirmative.

I stand corrected...it's FC Dallas.

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Old 12-23-2013, 09:48 AM
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Location: Fort Worth
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lmao

you're seriously asking what's wrong with naming a soccer club the San Jose Earthquakes?

what's right about it? It's so cringe.
To you, maybe...
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Old 12-23-2013, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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I think all the nickname type names are cringeworthy but I got over it. I call them all by their names anyway Dallas, Houston, Colorado, Kansas etc =)
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