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No Fun Shogun 01-15-2013 01:59 PM

Ottawa decides on a name - the "RedBlacks"
 
Ottawa's new CFL team, one which has been delayed years already for a variety of issues, might be on the verge of finally deciding on a name. The original Ottawa CFL team was called the "Rough Riders," but with Saskatchewan being the "Roughriders," probably not interested in having two essentially identical team names in such a small league again (they're not the SEC, after all). Their second team was the "Renegades," but that never really seemed to be that popular of a choice, from what I've heard.

So, they're likely going with a new name.... the.... "Red Blacks?"

http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/cfl...182941533.html

The reaction's apparently been lukewarm, and it does sound a bit off.... but, I do have to admit that I kind of like it, for reasons I can't really explain.

cnshockey 01-15-2013 02:05 PM

Why not the Black Reds?

Fish on The Sand 01-15-2013 02:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cnshockey (Post 57634419)
Why not the Black Reds?

http://i3.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/...50sw8sw578.gif

No Fun Shogun 01-15-2013 02:08 PM

Now that's just crazy talk....

And is it odd that I'd also think that making it one word would be better? The Ottawa Redblacks?

EDIT: ..... and I just saw it in one word together for the first time.... I can't put my finger on it, but something just doesn't feel right with it....

Odd feeling, I like-ish the name, but there's something off-putting about it, too....

worstfaceoffmanever 01-15-2013 04:10 PM

There aren't many choices that aren't obvious. Maybe the Capitals? Or just Ottawa Canadian Football Club? Either of those would be better than the Red Blacks.

NastyNinoSays 01-15-2013 04:35 PM

I thought Rivermen would be a good choice, but RedBlacks is ok, people would get used to it. Blackreds won't work if the big R adorns the helmet.

The thought of a team being called "Packers?" is ridiculous to no end but when enough years pass people accept and embrace it.

WarriorOfGandhi 01-15-2013 06:13 PM

"These Roughriders are really giving the Roughriders a run for their money."

peate 01-15-2013 06:42 PM

Never mind.

Doc Scurlock 01-15-2013 08:49 PM

They can be the Ottawa Easyriders since they can't be the Roughriders.

DKQ 01-16-2013 12:19 AM

The Ottawa Irony, named in honor of their most beloved citizen, Alanis Morrisette

"Well to me the Irony have ten thousand linemen, when all they need is a fullback"

GKJ 01-16-2013 07:15 AM

It's stupid. Better off being the Capitals, or Nationals, or Canadians or something.

Roughneck 01-16-2013 08:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WarriorOfGandhi (Post 57647539)
"These Roughriders are really giving the Roughriders a run for their money."

"These Rough Riders are really giving the Roughriders a run for their money."

:teach:

SixthSens 01-16-2013 09:15 AM

I don't like it at all, really hope they pick something else.

Rocko604 01-16-2013 09:49 AM

I like Rivermen, personally.

As for Red Blacks... I get it, but.. ugh. Any CFL fan knew their colours would be red and black anyway so why name the team that? Besides, Russ Jackson doesn't like it, so it should end right there. I do like the sound of "Ottawa Rouge et Noir", though.

At the endof the day, if it means they're able to but a big "R" on their helmets, I'm for it.

No Fun Shogun 01-26-2013 12:42 PM

They're apparently down to five names...

RedBlacks
Voyageurs
Nationals
Rush
Raftsmen

Pretty weak list, imho.

Edit: For some reason, my mobile browser's screwing up the link. Source is SportsLogos.

AdmiralsFan24 01-26-2013 12:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DropkickQuinn (Post 57662579)
The Ottawa Irony, named in honor of their most beloved citizen, Alanis Morrisette

"Well to me the Irony have ten thousand linemen, when all they need is a fullback"

I love this post.

GKJ 01-26-2013 01:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by No Fun Shogun (Post 58383731)
They're apparently down to five names...

RedBlacks
Voyageurs
Nationals
Rush
Raftsmen

Pretty weak list, imho.

Edit: For some reason, my mobile browser's screwing up the link. Source is SportsLogos.

Voyageurs or Nationals. Although, I'd hate having the nickname of my team being the 'Nats.'

No Fun Shogun 01-26-2013 01:25 PM

Yeah, think I'm leaning Voyageurs, even though it had more of a western vibe to me.

Inkling 01-28-2013 11:44 AM

The best alternative that isn't Rough Riders, is still Renegades IMHO. Too bad it has a lot of negative baggage though.

RedBlacks is growing on me I hate to admit. When I first heard it I thought it was horrible. Now I've progressed to 'can live with it' verging on 'might like it given enough time'. Of the list, I'd probably go with Raftsmen or Voyageurs.

Fish on The Sand 01-29-2013 10:31 PM


rfournier103 02-04-2013 04:36 PM

How about 'Canadians', or 'Rivermen'? Red Blacks just stinks...

kingsholygrail 02-04-2013 05:22 PM

What is a red black?

AdmiralsFan24 02-04-2013 05:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kingsholygrail (Post 59040165)
What is a red black?

An African American who voted for Mitt Romney. :sarcasm:

kingsholygrail 02-04-2013 06:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AdmiralsFan24 (Post 59041853)
An African American who voted for Mitt Romney. :sarcasm:

Oh I see! :D

Johnny LaRue 02-18-2013 09:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AdmiralsFan24 (Post 59041853)
An African American who voted for Mitt Romney. :sarcasm:

Doesn't have much to do with Ottawa though...

Either way, the name has to start with an "R" so they can use the helmet again. So the Rivermen really works for me. Maybe they don't like that since the Argos are nicknamed the Boatmen.

How about the Reapers!


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