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Old 06-28-2009, 05:05 PM
 
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Lots of countries have nicknames for their teams. Some are pedestrian (Azzurri for Italy), some are inspired (Pharoahs for Egypt), and some countries don't have nicknames at all.

What should the USA team's nickname be?
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Old 06-28-2009, 08:11 PM
 
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"Nats" seems to work fine.
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Old 06-29-2009, 09:38 AM
 
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I really dont think we need one. Nats is what I use. It isnt exactly creative but it works.
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:05 AM
 
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Problem with that is the horrible baseball team in DC also uses that name. I don't want that kind of brand creep.
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Old 06-29-2009, 01:15 PM
 
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Problem with that is the horrible baseball team in DC also uses that name. I don't want that kind of brand creep.
You mean the team that's a couple years old and can't draw flies to a new stadium? I wouldn't worry about them.
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Old 06-29-2009, 01:48 PM
 
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Aren't they already referred to as the Yanks? "The Yanks Are Coming" is one of the songs, I believe.
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Old 06-29-2009, 02:48 PM
 
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Aren't they already referred to as the Yanks? "The Yanks Are Coming" is one of the songs, I believe.
That's pretty good, but then again we have that baseball factor.

Sam's Army would be prototypically American, but the cheering section stole that.
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Old 06-29-2009, 06:07 PM
 
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Aren't they already referred to as the Yanks? "The Yanks Are Coming" is one of the songs, I believe.
Yanks isn't very representative of the country as a whole.

This is going to sound like a strange nickname suggestion to many of you, seeing as how American nicknames tend to be tangible things rather than ideas, but how about:

Glory

After all, our flag is known as "Old Glory."
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Old 06-29-2009, 08:33 PM
 
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Yanks isn't very representative of the country as a whole.

This is going to sound like a strange nickname suggestion to many of you, seeing as how American nicknames tend to be tangible things rather than ideas, but how about:

Glory

After all, our flag is known as "Old Glory."
Too corny for my tastes. I do think Yanks is representative of the country as a whole. Outside the U.S., we're all viewed as Yanks. It's only within the U.S. that those from a certain region south of the Mason-Dixon use the term in a derisive manner.
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Old 06-29-2009, 08:33 PM
 
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