Re: Thrashers/Winnipeg name change?
- Actually Rifles isn't that bad although the Washington Bullets changed their name to Wizards in the NBA.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Lloyd Davis <ldaviseditor@...> wrote:
> On 2-Jun-11, at 7:11 PM, MoreyH wrote:
> > You can't use Vics - you might have to say the Elizabethans, if they
> > can dust off that old photo of the queen.
> > I heard one remark to call the team the Jetts, just as a modern
> > twist. Lord I hope not.
> Or Jetz?
> I wonder if the commish would have a problem with naming rights to the
> team being sold. How 'bout the Winnipeg WestJets? (It's been about 40
> years, but there are still some Winnipeggers who haven't forgiven Air
> Canada for moving head office to Montréal.)
> Here are a couple that would fit in with the present-day fixation on
> "aggressive," yet seemingly generic nicknames:
> Winnipeg Strike (a throwback to 1919, an overturned trolley could be
> their logo)
> Winnipeg Overdrive (trucking is big business in the 'Peg, and what
> better song to play after a home-team victory than "Takin' Care of
> Red River Rebellion
> A hundred years ago, it was common to name a team the Millionaires.
> Considering the size of David Thomson's fortune, the Winnipeg
> Billionaires. Or, since we must never underestimate a sports team's
> penchant for using the letter Z, Zillionairez.
> We've seen the Carolina Hurricanes and the Dallas Tornado (NASL), not
> to mention the Chicago Fire (WFL and MLS). Not sure that this would be
> the right year for the Manitoba Flood, though.
> Maybe they could draw from the local military establishments. The
> Winnipeg Rifles? Better yet, the Fort Garry Horse?
- Or is could be the Manitoba miracle for the "Miracle Hair Transplants"
remember those ads.maybe you could have a contest to see if anyone can pull
the guys hair out like we saw the girl try to do in the ad. :-)
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