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CFL in Halifax coming soon?

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21 hours ago, Kaz said:

That's a decent argument for Maritime, but it doesn't make Atlantic any better as a regional name.  If a team was located in Fort Wayne but wanted to draw fans from Indianapolis by naming themselves Midwest it would be just as stupid as Atlantic.

OK what if there was a sports team based in Grand Rapids, MI and had Great Lakes as a regional name? And there are some travel hockey and youth soccer teams using Great Lakes for that...oh and there is University of Pacific out in California that has college sport teams. Yes it is the name of the school so that's different, but never the less...

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On 17/11/2017 at 10:27 AM, Hoops McCann said:

Curious about other regional names that might be well-received by fans in the area.  

Atlantic xxx

Maritime xxx   ??

Acadia xxx   ??

- signed, curious ignoramus from the US 

 

On 17/11/2017 at 10:52 AM, the admiral said:

"Atlantic" is such a lousy place name. It sounds like representing an entire ocean. They should be a Halifax team, of course, but if that's absolutely not an option because it'll hurt feelings in Charlottetown, then I suppose "Maritime" would have to do. But none of it matters if the IceEdge clowns are the ones behind this.

 

Fun fact: whereas Atlantic Canada refers to 4 provinces (NS, NB, PEI, NL), the Maritimes is technically only comprised of NS, NB and PEI. Therefore if the intent is to appeal to the entire region, using the place name Maritimes would actually (technically) be excluding Newfoundland.

 

Personally, I think Atlantic is probably the best option if Nova Scotia/Halifax are off the table.

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I am aware of the Maritime/Atlantic distinction and have no problem excluding Newfies.

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Excluding Newfoundland won't be a problem. Rugby is more popular there than football, but Atlantic has a better ring to it than Maritime. Having been to the Atlantic provinces a few times, they have a different culture from the rest of the country, so it makes sense for it to be Atlantic. Not every team has to be City Name or State/Province Name. This would be a perfect opportunity for a team to do something different.

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I was thinking Acadians for a team nickname, but where do most of the Acadian population live or used to live, in Nova Scotia, NB, or all of the Maritimes?

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The Atlantic Tide. Bay of Fundy has the largest tides in the world and happens to be between NS and NB.

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15 hours ago, Tygers09 said:

I was thinking Acadians for a team nickname, but where do most of the Acadian population live or used to live, in Nova Scotia, NB, or all of the Maritimes?

 

Naming sports teams after a group of people (particularly a historically marginalized group of people) will not, and should not, happen in 2017.

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I was thinking the Defenders, because isn't the Department of Defense based out of Halifax? And please not the Admirals...

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Some sort of tea or blue-gray, or other ocean colour, and another colour that isn't used elsewhere in the league.  I think maroon or purple.  It would be like a darker Miami look.

 

Are there any cool whale or fish names? Or a type of storm?

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16 hours ago, jonny24 said:

Some sort of tea or blue-gray, or other ocean colour, and another colour that isn't used elsewhere in the league.  I think maroon or purple.  It would be like a darker Miami look.

 

Are there any cool whale or fish names? Or a type of storm?

Typhoons, Breakers, 

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Here are samples for Jonny24's question:

Storms: Hurricanes, Typhoons, Cyclones, Nor'easters..

 

Waves: Rollers, Breakers, Beachcombers...

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Halifax Unicorns.

 

Roll credits...

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Sea Devils and Sea Wolves both sound good....

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As long as the primary color is purple I’m good. The CFL needs purple.

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On 11/25/2017 at 1:45 AM, Lee Noire said:

As long as the primary color is purple I’m good. The CFL needs purple.

The Navigators

Team colors: Dark Purple, Silver, and Teal

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On 11/17/2017 at 12:25 PM, BigRed618 said:

I don’t suppose the CFL would be interested in trying American expansion again? 

 

If they did I'd say they should stick to northern US cities.

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On 11/24/2017 at 6:38 AM, the admiral said:

Halifax does not get typhoons.

 

They do get hurricanes though.

 

Halifax Hurricanes?

 

Nah, name is played out. 

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