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  1. LA Galaxy

    Chicago Fire

    Houston Dynamo

    What about them?

    Galaxy sort of works because LA is large and diverse and the centre of the pop culture world.

    Houston Dynamo is one of those European style names that doesn't really work.

    The Chicago Fire have always had a weird identity. The branding revolves around firefighting, which you would think a team named "Fire" would want to avoid.

    The Fire nickname dates back to the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

    ^Exactly, in that way the Chicago Fire is similar to the Texas Rangers and Colorado Rockies.

  2. The plain green flag posted earlier was the flag of Libya until the relatively recent revolution during the Arab Spring took place.

    Here is my favorite flag:


    East Germany (1949-1990)

    The hammer represents the working class, the compass represents the intelligentsia, and the rye around the two represents farmers. Black, red, and gold are in horizontal stripes just like the flag of West Germany (same flag as the current reunified Germany) from the flag of the Weimar Republic.

  3. I'd say not at all, a lot of the best franchises in sports don't have particularly intimidating names- Packers, Yankees, Cardinals, Lakers, Celtics, Spurs, Canadians, Red Wings, Maple Leafs. I personally am more of a fan of teams with names related to location, work, or something else non-generic. Also, a lot of newer teams try using intimidating nicknames to seem legitimate (possibly)- Panthers, Jaguars, Grizzlies, Predators, Hurricanes, etc.

  4. What are the thoughts on Hitmen? It's plural but doesn't end with an s.

    Personally I don't like how it sounds, if they're going with the mafia connection- I'd rather go with a name like the Dons or the Godfathers.
    This team I was referring to (Calgary) is not mafia connected.


    Gotcha, I figured you were talking about the New Jersey Hitmen of the XFL and USPHL.

  5. Uniforms

    1. Put the Bucs back in their previous uniforms.

    2. Bring back the Tennessee Oilers.

    3. Put most of the rest of the NFL back into the uniforms they had back in 1996.

    4. Put pride stickers back on Michigan's helmets.

    5. Put all other college football teams back in the uniforms they had back in 1998.


    1. Implement college-style overtime in the NFL.

    2. Make all championship trophies new every year like the Lombardi Trophy.

  6. Let's assume that the "actually winning" line was a poor phrasing of the precedent being that the case itself was won. All that victory does is make us ignore the elephant in the room and believe with crossed fingers that Jim Brown wasn't associated with the two time Super Bowl champs that former Brown Ozzie Newsome put together. Or that Michael Jordan owns the team that drafted Kobe Bryant.

    I really didn't want to step into this argument, but after reading this post I have to as a former Browns fan. I was a Browns fan from age 6 to age 23. After they left Cleveland for Baltimore and the colors and history remained in Cleveland I felt a little better about the situation. Then four years passed and the team finally took the field again, and I will be the first one to admit that this new team in 1999 was NOT the Cleveland Browns. Sure they looked the same, and the records were still there, but the atmosphere did not scream Browns to me. In fact, fast-forward to 2014 and I say to this day, that my Cleveland Browns have won two Super Bowls since 1996 and they happened to be called the Ravens. Looking back, I wish the Browns never kept the name and colors because it is a curse of the historic legacy the original team set. Therefore, when I talk about the Browns, I always call them the New Browns because this franchise could not hold a candle to the original team.

    What you said makes perfect sense. So what team are you a fan of now?

  7. The Eskimos don't really have a bad history (more like one of the best histories) but kinda suck now. Plus we're basically Packers Canada.

    I always thought of Saskatchewan as "Packers Canada," myself, but given that three (is it still three?) of the nine teams are publicly owned or municipally controlled in some fashion, the Esks could make that claim.

    I always found the CFL's ownership fascinating. A third of the league municipally/publicly owned, a third owned by two guys who have so much money that their teams are basically expensive toys, and a third in the big markets that get new owners every X number of years (well, Montreal and Toronto historically; Ottawa's fate will play itself out) because they realize that being in one of the "big three" markets is actually a financial curse rather than a blessing.

    I see Edmonton as Packers Canada because of three reasons:

    1. Green and Gold

    2. Publicly Owned

    3. Historically Great Franchise

    I agree, and as an American, this is why I support the Eskimos.

  8. I am a supporter of this team and I think this crest redesign is a terrible idea. It looks like it came straight out of a video game. The two tones of claret are horrifying, I don't care how rarely it will be displayed. However, I think it did do one thing well- get rid of the castle. If it was up to me, I would get rid of any gold in the crest and make it just claret and blue. Something similar to the '60s crest posted by Gothamite I think would be ideal.