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08-19-2010, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by JVR21 View Post
Sorry to be a grammar nazi here, but it's more than I'm just curious. "Union" is singular, right? Is it a soccer thing, or just because it doesn't sound right? Come to think of it, it would be weird saying that the Avalanche "is"...
While the Colorado Avalanche as a franchise are a single entity, when referring to the team you are referring to a plural entity.

If I were to say:

The Colorado Avalanche is a good franchise.

The Colorado Avalanche are going to be good next year.

They would both be correct, in my opinion.

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