First, HFboards and Broadstreethockey do a magnificent job covering and discussing the Flyers. If you're following the name the HBL line name issue, the final two possible names are Two and a half men and the tastykake kids according to a last man standing fan voting contest.
These names are horrible and not in the spirit of the Flyers. Are we honestly going to adopt either of those names? The original post stated that the results would be slipped to Jim Jackson for his suggested usage during the games.
I know it will be asked what my suggestion would be, since I'm criticizing the ones left standing. The best I've heard so far are the HartBreakLine and the LSD line (which probably would never happen in virtue of being a drug reference).
My other suggestion would be something like:
The DVS line. Danny, Ville, and Scotty.
When you say it outloud, it says "Devious", so it would be the "Devious" line.
And that's just off the top of my head. Can't we do better than Tastycake kids, which is bad enough to hear someone score for a box of one. It is unmanly. Or Two and a Half men, which is basically a knock on one of the tougher small guys around in a big man league?
I'm sure I'll get flamed, but it had to be said. Do not adopt either of those names. ugh.
I hate Two and a half men. Like seriously, are the Flyers going to allow one of their players to be insulted everytime the team scores? I don't think so. And calling Briere "Half a man", is wrong on so many levels.
I like Devious a little, but unless it is crazy 8's or Legion of Doom type of "catchy" - then line names really don't matter. I prefer it as the "Briere line", "Richards line", "Carter line" and "Betts line".
I like the Devious idea. Not because it makes sense, (which it hardly does) but just because it sounds cool.
I really REALLY don't want to hear "the tastykake kids score for a case of tastykakes" EVER
Seconded. I've been at bars with non-hockey fans that begin watching the game, witness a goal and start laughing at "scores for a case of Tastykakes." Tell me I'm not alone in this.
I just really don't want a corny line name for the next five seasons.
DVS, HBL, Redemption, all are good.
Two and a Half Men and Tasteykake Kids (which are the TWO LEFT on Broadstreethockey) will be put in Jim Jackson's ear for your announcing pleasure, are horrible picks and not in the spirit of the Flyers.