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OT: Ottawa CFL Team offically named RedBlacks

One of the worst kept secrets announced today.

http://www.tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=425000

Main reasons given for the choice is red and black are Ottawa's sports colours, are the ceremonial colours of Ottawa's Cameron Highlanders, the Governor General's Foot Guards and the RCMP. Plus it translates well in French - Rouge et Noir trying to reach out the Quebec side of the river.

This one is going to take time to get used to, but certain there are worse names out there in sports.


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I don't see a problem with the name.

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it sounds terrible

it's not a word

if you want to pay tribute to the cameron highlander regiment, call them the highlanders

oh god this is horrible

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oh god this is horrible
.... C'est criminel. It just doesnt get anymore anemic. Its not like the All Blacks FC or whatever with serious meaning. Pathetic.

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Redblacks, Ottawa trying to mimic Toronto yet again but falling well short. Just not the same as Double Blue.

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it sounds terrible

it's not a word

if you want to pay tribute to the cameron highlander regiment, call them the highlanders

oh god this is horrible
Over dramatic.

It wouldn't have been my first choice but I don't believe it's OMG horrible as some would like to charcterize it. We'll all get used to it eventually.

There's a flexibility to it in that they could massage the name into whatever concept they like without being tied to any specific anthropomorphic avatar. That's a strength. It should also make people think twice about passing final judgment on the name until the entirety of Hunt and co.'s vision for the RedBlack brand is revealed.

The majority of people in Ottawa, internet warriors to the contrary, are simply happy to have the CFL back in town.

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Red or Black?

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Lame, but would've been better if they didn't needlessly capitalize the "B." Want it to be one word? Then just Redblacks. Want both colors to be capitalized? Then two words, Red Blacks. Want a name that people will be excited by? Then pick something else.

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What the hell is a RedBlack?

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call them the reds and use black

oh man there are so many better ways to do this

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That's not a bad name. Québec's Université Laval ''Rouge et OR'' have a great name, so I dont see why ''RedBlack'' would be bad.

It's certainly better then say... the White Sox or the Knickerbockers.

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Was "Ottawa Red and Black" not doable for some reason? That's what they're called in French.

Either way, they'll always be the Ottawa Can't-Legally-Be-Called-The-Rough Riders.

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Ottawa was voted Canada's most boring city.

Can the name get more lame?

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Ottawa was voted Canada's most boring city.

Can the name get more lame?
Probably why they chose the name...

In a city filled with government civil servants that are notorious for being bland and unimaginative what better name to honour them that the most bland unimaginative name possible...

Honestly, if they just went with just Reds (or Red Coats, Red Jackets), it would have been fine. RedBlacks just sounds ugly...

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One of the worst kept secrets announced today.

http://www.tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=425000

Main reasons given for the choice is red and black are Ottawa's sports colours, are the ceremonial colours of Ottawa's Cameron Highlanders, the Governor General's Foot Guards and the RCMP. Plus it translates well in French - Rouge et Noir trying to reach out the Quebec side of the river.

This one is going to take time to get used to, but certain there are worse names out there in sports.
This is not a good name for a team

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just let us use our real ****ing name saskatchewan. *******s.

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I like it, not sure why, but I like it.

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There's a flexibility to it in that they could massage the name into whatever concept they like without being tied to any specific anthropomorphic avatar. That's a strength. It should also make people think twice about passing final judgment on the name until the entirety of Hunt and co.'s vision for the RedBlack brand is revealed... The majority of people in Ottawa, internet warriors to the contrary, are simply happy to have the CFL back in town.
Ya its great the CFL's back in town, no question about it, but c'mon here Quo, in terms of branding, creating an identity, non-existent. Its not even ethereal, its meaningles. Its like Prince changing his name to a Symbol that only he himself understands the meaning of, which is entirely meaningless altogether to begin with, he then filling in the colours, tones & intimations. Its ridiculous. Absurdism. Has no place in sport. Its an abstraction. It needs to be tied to an anthropromorphic logo or avatar as you put it. This is not a cologne, like say Giorgio Beverly Hills Red for Men, its not some acrylic on canvas dual chromatic statement of love & death, of racism or whatever. Its a football team. Whats wrong with Raiders, Capitals... Big Joe Mufferaw as yer Mascot?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=gy3knGGzZr8

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Over dramatic.

It wouldn't have been my first choice but I don't believe it's OMG horrible as some would like to charcterize it. We'll all get used to it eventually.

There's a flexibility to it in that they could massage the name into whatever concept they like without being tied to any specific anthropomorphic avatar. That's a strength. It should also make people think twice about passing final judgment on the name until the entirety of Hunt and co.'s vision for the RedBlack brand is revealed.

The majority of people in Ottawa, internet warriors to the contrary, are simply happy to have the CFL back in town.
People have a right to their opinion that's what passing judgement is for. The question was about the name. The explanation for the name is pathetic.
It will eventually be changed. People like a story. People like history. Naming a team because of the colors that the city identifies other sports teams with like the Senators is pathetic.
The majority rules. Where's the Poll?
Bad job by management. Awful job of marketing. Where's the research involved?
At least get the fans opinion before you make it official. They really embarrassed themselves.

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That's not a bad name. Québec's Université Laval ''Rouge et OR'' have a great name, so I dont see why ''RedBlack'' would be bad.

It's certainly better then say... the White Sox or the Knickerbockers.
Lol. No it isn't. Alot of history behind these names as well. Maybe educate yourself a little. How is the Red Sox any different?

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Was "Ottawa Red and Black" not doable for some reason? That's what they're called in French.

Either way, they'll always be the Ottawa Can't-Legally-Be-Called-The-Rough Riders.
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it sounds terrible

it's not a word

if you want to pay tribute to the cameron highlander regiment, call them the highlanders

oh god this is horrible
I Love the Highlanders name. There can be only one.

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