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Like I said before, whatever name is made, someone or some people wont like that name, we're not in the front office of the team. So we have to deal with whatever name is chosen!

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1 hour ago, Tygers09 said:

Like I said before, whatever name is made, someone or some people wont like that name, we're not in the front office of the team. So we have to deal with whatever name is chosen!

What is this, preemptive grief counselling? 🤨

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23 minutes ago, McCall said:

What is this, preemptive grief counselling? 🤨

 

Given all this pre-hype, no one's gonna be happy with whatever name they use. May as well just accept it.

 

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56 minutes ago, McCall said:

What is this, preemptive grief counselling? 🤨

No just stating facts, but its better than constant criticizism to the names people are suggestioning.

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3 hours ago, Tygers09 said:

Like I said before, whatever name is made, someone or some people wont like that name, we're not in the front office of the team. So we have to deal with whatever name is chosen!

Yep.  Shove it down our freakin throats like every other team does.  At least they got some input first. 

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5 hours ago, king_mahalo said:

 

good lord that's terrible. I figured this was one of those red herring names that they'd never actually consider. Hopefully this just means that Palm Springs AHL team will be named the Renegades.

PS Renegades is not much better.  Ugh.

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2 hours ago, Tygers09 said:

No just stating facts, but its better than constant criticizism to the names people are suggestioning.

You do understand what we do around here, right?

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Yes, more negaive than positive

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13 minutes ago, Tygers09 said:

Yes, more negaive than positive

Or opinions, as most people would call them.

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On 2/14/2020 at 5:47 PM, TenaciousG said:


I’m pretty sick of teams trying to force fierce. I don’t get why Orcas (which are fierce and very relevant to the region), Seals or even Otters aren’t on the table.

 

 

I actually would love the Otters.  I get why not Seals, since there was the California team in the 70s.  Orcas, I'd love, but Vancouver has an orca in their logo, already.  And then of course every other person would then complain "Orcas doesn't sound as intimidating as Killer Whales!"  

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Just now, thaipod said:

 

I actually would love the Otters.  I get why not Seals, since there was the California team in the 70s.  Orcas, I'd love, but Vancouver has an orca in their logo, already.  And then of course every other person would then complain "Orcas doesn't sound as intimidating as Killer Whales!"  

They can have an Orca for all I care. 

 

Also the "intimidation" argument has always been silly, especially when the team is also considering names like 'Sockeyes' and 'Evergreens'.

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4 hours ago, the admiral said:

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Good for a team called the Washington Evergreens but it's more State than Seattle city. Seattle, being the Emerald City, would be better named the Seattle Emeralds but that doesn't work so well. 

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I think it's fine for a team whose fanbase is mostly going to be in Western Washington where all the evergreens are. I don't expect them to take hold out east where it looks like the moon.

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7 hours ago, Chromatic said:

Also the "intimidation" argument has always been silly, especially when the team is also considering names like 'Sockeyes' and 'Evergreens'.

And when we have names like "Maple Leafs" (an inanimate thing that gets eaten), "Penguins" (a fat bird that can't fly and is most known for cuteness), "Blues" (a musical genre that's not known for it's rough edges), "Senators" (a dude in a suit who just makes country rules) and "Ducks" (a bird that paddles around lakes and quacks). "Sockeyes" or "Evergreens" at least feel historical, like they'd fit in most any era of naming.

 

I'd give "Sockeyes" the edge because you probably don't want to name your team after an inanimate tree and invite mocking "pylon" comments, but "Evergreens" still at least feels like a classic name. God forbid they go with some uber-tryhard trash like "Renegades" or "Kraken".

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7 minutes ago, Ridleylash said:

 "Blues" (a musical genre that's not known for it's rough edges)

 

what

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18 minutes ago, the admiral said:

what

I mean, when's the last time you heard a blues song that was rough-sounding and aggressive? 😛 That's what I meant; it's not exactly a genre known for being very loud and aggressive, tonally. It's usually quite smooth and isn't generally blaring sound.

 

Especially given the team's name is from a W.C Handy song, and last I checked, "Saint Louis Blues" was the exact opposite of what I'd call "rough" or "aggressive".

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20 minutes ago, Ridleylash said:

I mean, when's the last time you heard a blues song that was rough-sounding and aggressive?

 

I listened to "Smokestack Lightnin'" literally two hours ago. 

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38 minutes ago, the admiral said:

 

I listened to "Smokestack Lightnin'" literally two hours ago. 

Not much dissonance or aggressiveness there, unless you're only considering the timbre of Howlin' Wolf's voice.

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All blues scales employ dissonance! am I going crazy?

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