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01-15-2013, 01:59 PM
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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.

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Why not the Black Reds?

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Why not the Black Reds?

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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....

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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"

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

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"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."


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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.'

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

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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.

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

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What is a red black?

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An African American who voted for Mitt Romney.

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An African American who voted for Mitt Romney.
Oh I see!

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An African American who voted for Mitt Romney.
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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