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#1 bjf1377

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Posted August 18, 2011 - 20:29

Finalists:
- Aeros
- Gum Dippers
- RubberDucks
- Tire Jacks
- Vulcans


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I personally chose Akron Vulcans cause there's at least some history there:

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Posted August 18, 2011 - 20:37

Keep it the Aeros, but they need a new logo.

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Posted August 18, 2011 - 20:39

I agree. I'm playing on them in MLB 2K10 and their wordmarks make me gag.
What really gets me is the "great fan" stuff. It's sad to think of our country as a "Steeler Nation", because that would mean that we're a country of near-sighted inbreds from the mountains that can't speak competent English.

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Posted August 18, 2011 - 20:42

They should keep the same name, just get rid of the Sonic the hedgehog lookin' flying space critter.

  

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Posted August 18, 2011 - 20:58

Aeros is decent, especially compared to the other choices, but their identity needs a major overhaul.

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Posted August 18, 2011 - 21:17

WHAT?! No "Akron Indians"?

Anyway, I say keep the Aeros name. But it would've been nice to see them named after their parent club.

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Posted August 18, 2011 - 21:20

WHAT?! No "Akron Indians"?

Anyway, I say keep the Aeros name. But it would've been nice to see them named after their parent club.


We already have the Kingston Indians, and to be honest that's a tacky trend. Minor League clubs should be allowed to have their own identities.
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Posted August 18, 2011 - 21:39


WHAT?! No "Akron Indians"?

Anyway, I say keep the Aeros name. But it would've been nice to see them named after their parent club.


We already have the Kingston Indians, and to be honest that's a tacky trend. Minor League clubs should be allowed to have their own identities.


I agree, Akron Indians would be pretty dumb. Keep it the Aeros just redesign everything. I lived in Akron for about 4 years, only went to a few games but I've never heard any negativity towards the name or logos. I mean it's minor league baseball, so I don't expect much. Also in a league with the Erie Seawolves any log will look good. Maybe they are looking to increase revenue or attendance, but really it's difficult because the Zips have pretty much taken control the 330 market. I understand different sports, different seasons, but it's tough for people to get excited for minor league baseball when you have National and Conference Championships being won right across the street on a regular basis.

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Posted August 18, 2011 - 21:53



WHAT?! No "Akron Indians"?

Anyway, I say keep the Aeros name. But it would've been nice to see them named after their parent club.


We already have the Kingston Indians, and to be honest that's a tacky trend. Minor League clubs should be allowed to have their own identities.


I agree, Akron Indians would be pretty dumb. Keep it the Aeros just redesign everything. I lived in Akron for about 4 years, only went to a few games but I've never heard any negativity towards the name or logos. I mean it's minor league baseball, so I don't expect much. Also in a league with the Erie Seawolves any log will look good. Maybe they are looking to increase revenue or attendance, but really it's difficult because the Zips have pretty much taken control the 330 market. I understand different sports, different seasons, but it's tough for people to get excited for minor league baseball when you have National and Conference Championships being won right across the street on a regular basis.

Except for those in the eastern part of the 330. ^_^

And regular basis, eh? You mean soccer, which will always be a niche sport (unfortunately) in this country?

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Posted August 18, 2011 - 21:56

Rubber Ducks will be the choice if they do it. There's just too much merchandising sales potential in that name not to use it.

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Posted August 18, 2011 - 23:26

Vulcans sounds cool, RubberDucks a great name for a minor league team.
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Posted August 18, 2011 - 23:56

They have like 40 colors in their primary, it's definitely time for a rebrand.
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Posted August 19, 2011 - 00:57

I personally chose Akron Vulcans cause there's at least some history there:

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Posted August 19, 2011 - 08:09

I remember when they chose Blast as their first name and changed it to Aeros to be a bit more sympathetic to the Akron area teacher that was killed in space. Something that reflects the area would be great, like Vulcans or Bombed Out Car Fires.

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Posted August 19, 2011 - 09:18

OK, no matter what I can agree that this teams needs a new identity, whether the name changes or not.

Aeros can work, but maybe with a simplified logo based around planes & jets.

Rubber Ducks is a creative one too, that can also lead to a broader range of merch sales, and possibly even a line of local little league teams.

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Posted August 19, 2011 - 09:54

Vulcans sounds cool, RubberDucks a great name for a minor league team.


Agreed.

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Posted August 19, 2011 - 12:00

I'd rank the potential names as follows:

1) Vulcans
2) Aeros
3) RubberDucks












814,726,395) Gum Dippers
814,726,396) Tire Jacks

Seriously... Gum Dippers and Tire Jacks just sound awkward, contrived and ridiculous. Even by minor-league standards.

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Posted August 19, 2011 - 13:24

I'd rank the potential names as follows:

1) Vulcans
2) Aeros
3) RubberDucks












814,726,395) Gum Dippers
814,726,396) Tire Jacks

Seriously... Gum Dippers and Tire Jacks just sound awkward, contrived and ridiculous. Even by minor-league standards.

Very creative comment.
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Posted August 19, 2011 - 15:45

I personally chose Akron Vulcans cause there's at least some history there:

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Fascinating. The Akron Vulcans only played four games in the fall of 1967, by which time that certain television show was already well in the public consciousness. This cover was from March of that year:

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I know there's a rubber connection to the name, but could this also have been the first attempt to tie into a science-fiction franchise?

Akron also has this gem, on Main Street:

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Seems like a natural fit to me.

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Posted August 19, 2011 - 16:43


Vulcans sounds cool, RubberDucks a great name for a minor league team.


Agreed.

Akron RubberDucks

This SOOOOOOOO needs to happen!

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