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  1. Not sure how they will get a name released now for at least the next two months. They should have released it back in November for the holiday season. I just got a Hat Club ad for a Kraken design... It is Mariner Colors... but still. You wait and what happens. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/286541595014006569/
  2. First, I never claimed it was being used, I said memes are. We all can agree memes in general or a Social Media creation and used in current teenage pop culture. Secondly, Tell Facebooks 7 billion dollar profit that Social Media does not work. Or “Ninja” his $30 million deal does not work because he used Social Media as a platform. The negative of Social Media is that Kids are abusing it for purposes that most consider “Irresponsible” and during times when they should not. Lastly, Seattle Sockeyes is ok. But it is copyrighted by a author (not just in her book, the name is central to her book series) and the NHL does not want a name with such issues and have to pay her for the next 100 years. Baltimore Ravens has a similar issue with their helmet logo and changed their logo to avoid paying another individual for it. I am guessing she wants a fee + percentage of all use and still have use herself. The Seahawks pay Texas A&M to use the 12th man, hence why they attempt to just be 12s or 12 as often as possible. Again, names without issues on the final five list: Evergreens and Kraken. Sockeyes, Totems, Emeralds and Metropolitans all have copyright issues.
  3. My teenage son and his friends talk non-stop about memes. Adults are some what disconnected to the culture of teens, as always. So, maybe a meme is that same as Jurassic Park then...and we don’t know it. At least the ownership group is not using Fortnight to get a name. People post about culture values, gimmicks, copyrights and minor league. The fact is the only nickname that can create it is own identity is the Kracken or Krackens free of legal issues and gimmicks. Sorry Sockeye is a gimmick through the tongue and cheek reference and a minor league is name like Hens, or Frogs. I also don’t need to hear the Totem name mocked with male genitalia. Yes it will happen. There are issues with them all. The buzz created over the name has people talking during Super Bowl week. It was number 1 on Twitter. Remember Good or bad PR is this case is good PR, right out of PT Barnum’s playbook.
  4. No saying there is imagery. But it works. Of the 5 the Kraken is the best. I personally would have liked the Pilots, Admirals, Fathoms, Yetis or Freeze better. However, there are 5 choices and this is the best of the 5. And it works because Seattle as Norwegian ties and historical neighborhoods.
  5. FYI - Seattle does have a large Norwegian influence. See the https://www.nordicmuseum.org, you know the National Norwegian Museum, located In Seattle. I grew up in a suburb that has “Norway Hill” as a location and Vikings as the mascot to represent the local area. Not to mention Ballard neighborhood. Please don’t say there is no tie to the region. Add to this the Giant Pacific Octopus and it works. If they wanted to just make money the team would be called Totems, Sockeye or Metropolitans, Kraken has a ton of potential for atmosphere and marketing possibilities. Kraken is a solid choice.
  6. Found it...”During Jim Owens' tenure, an outstanding defensive player was awarded the honor of wearing a purple helmet. Rick Redman, an All-American linebacker in the 1960s, wore one. It was rather intimidating for the opposing quarterback to stand behind his center and see this lone purple-helmeted player staring him down before each play. In 1973 and 1974, Owens' last two seasons, the entire team wore purple helmets.” there are pics pics online to if you search it...I could not get it to post.
  7. And there was a time when the Huskies wore purple and gold shells at the same time during game action. If I remember correctly the players wore purple as a reward the rest of the team wore gold helmets. The only thing the missed was pant stripes for the DJ era. Much improved and as a Husky Alumnus I am happy they moved to a darker purple. FYI- the 90s Purple was bad because the used yellow not gold. Plus really when you think UW you envision Gold shells with purple W’s.
  8. Our Limited Edition Shirts are being printed...remember to vote!
  9. I would love to see the Mariners use something like this logo from http://supernaturalsandwiches.com/ rid the trident and find a different solution or flip the trident so it is the “lucky” way. The down trident needs to go...
  10. LA Condors Miami Deco Minnesota Freeze Salt Lake Pioneers Boston Riders i can keep going but it is a hobby to think of names or tittles to Childrens Books..
  11. Mustache not working. Needs a bit more of a Monopoly style. Maybe top lip needs to be hidden by the ‘Stache
  12. Voting is happening now: https://customkings.harley-davidson.com/en_US/bike_detail/186
  13. So my high school students made this bike with a local Harley-Davidson dealership. https://customkings.harley-davidson.com/en_US/bike_detail/186. It was awesome for students and staff. So much so, the dealership wants to do it again regardless of the requirements of HD. This year HD required a tech school or high school requirement. We are only one of 3 public high schools doing the project. Please vote for us (Sedro-Woolley HS) it will continue to help kids. FYI we are the only high school to do this project and build houses with Habitat for Humanity. Look us up if you want to see a group of students that make an impact on their community everyday. Thank you for your time and consideration.
  14. So my students got the opportunity to work with North Cascades Harley-Davidson and customize a bike with their pros. Thought I would post it here. At some point their entry will be done in the Battle of the Kings. I figured I would share their end product after ripping her down, redesigning and building her back up. More photos and videos if you go to Sedro-Woolley High School CTE Department under Projects