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10-13-2003, 10:12 PM
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Originally Posted by evildreams
hey columbus, we know you are a capitol; get over yourself. skating around wrapped in the American flag; sister franchise to the houston texans perhaps? now they have 3 officially stupid jerseys, all having nothing to do with hockey. look, you guys are the bluejackets, so slap that cool bug on your uni.
For the hundredth time, 'Blue Jacket' does not refer to an insect. 'Blue Jacket' refers to a soldier in the Union army. Hence, the kepi on one of the shoulder patches. The flag---in the shape of a 'C' (for Columbus---get it?)---is not an American flag, but the Ohio state flag (Columbus is in Ohio, get it?).

The new third sweater ties the team name with Ohio's contributions to the Union side of the Civil War, as do the regular sweaters, but w/o the 'Stinger' shoulder patch.

"Nothing to do with hockey"? You got me here---the CBJ had to settle for this non-hockey name/logo, as all the hockey-centric names/logos were taken: Rangers, Bruins, Red Wings, Maple Leafs, Black Hawks, and Canadiens are all clearly team names that have everything to do with hockey.

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