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05-07-2013, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by metalfoot View Post
Without wandering too far down the rabbit trail, the Jets name was resurrected more-or-less because of the public pressure, if I recall correctly. Chipman et al had a different name for the team, but the public insisted they were the Jets, so the Jets they were.

And very interesting about the 2-weeks thing. I really don't think the CoG is open for old-style business anymore, and the actual costs of running the arena making it onto the front page of the paper really is the end of the gravy train here.
Yeah as a slight aside, you got the feeling in Winnipeg Chipman wanted this to be his own baby, and wanted ole connections to be left as that. Public pressure was too much though.

It was revealed months later True North wanted it to be the Bears but the Bruins complained, so Polar Bears was their next choice. Despite my opinion of True North, I don't know how their marketing department thought that was going to be a good name.....

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