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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 

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"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.

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1 hour ago, BigRed618 said:

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

Maybe In the future, but they need to be smart. 

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20 hours ago, NorthStar74 said:

I hope so.. would the name Atlantic Schooners be brought back or new name althought?

 

Nova Scotia Schooners

Nova Scotia Voyagers

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1 hour ago, BigRed618 said:

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

 

54 minutes ago, clonewars2008 said:

Maybe In the future, but they need to be smart. 

 

IF they do, they gotta stay in the North and target second-tier cities. Portland, Boise, Milwaukee, Omaha, Salt Lake City, Providence, Hartford.

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1 hour ago, BigRed618 said:

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

For who and for what?

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17 hours ago, the admiral said:

 

So I am officially out of ideas, then.

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They should be called Halifax. Nothing else would sound good, especially Maritimes or Atlantic.  

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12 minutes ago, the admiral said:

Hit me with that late 2000s nostalgia!

 

 

... "At least we're not Detroit!"

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8 hours ago, tigerslionspistonshabs said:

 

Waaay too small.

 

Quebec City may be worthy, but Halifax is miles ahead of Moncton or London and especially Windsor. Windsorites can travel 10 minutes through the tunnel and see the Lions, or 45 minutes and watch Michigan. Not to mention University of Windsor games. The CFL would fail miserably. 

 

I honestly think London could work. Western Mustangs football is one of the top programs in the country and their games are a huge draw in the city, very popular here. The TiCats used to hold training camp and a pre-season game at Western back in the early 2000's

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I would think Hamilton takes London out of the equation, along with the fact that southern Ontario is OHL country and you're cluttering the sports marketplace with what would be a low-priority team. 

 

It should be between Halifax (largest population in the Maritimes) and Moncton (centralized location for various Maritime towns). From what I understand, football is fairly popular out east. 

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11 hours ago, the admiral said:

I would think Hamilton takes London out of the equation, along with the fact that southern Ontario is OHL country and you're cluttering the sports marketplace with what would be a low-priority team. 

 

It should be between Halifax (largest population in the Maritimes) and Moncton (centralized location for various Maritime towns). From what I understand, football is fairly popular out east. 

 

Agreed. Plus, anyone from London can make the 75 minute trek to Hamilton pretty easily. 

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Yes, finally let's get the 10th team so it can end the numerous bye weeks 9 teams involve. And will all the nay sayers and NIMBYs please leave their opinions to a minimum, and let the league resolve this issue? Maybe it will make the league prosper and grow, it might falter, any ways it's worth a try.

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23 hours ago, 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.

It's a regional name, look at the New England Patriots...just because they're based in that city, doesn't mean they're obligated to use that city's name!

Yes, the Patriots play in a stadium located between Boston and Providence, so that's why they are called New England. But you get the point I'm trying to make.

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Yeah, "Atlantic" is just a particularly unsuitable word. IIt's more adjective than noun, like when NFL Europe had teams from cities and then the "Scottish Claymores."

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On 17/11/2017 at 3:32 PM, VancouverFan69 said:

 

Nova Scotia Schooners

Nova Scotia Voyagers

 

Voyageurs would be a sweet name for a Quebec team.

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1 hour ago, jonny24 said:

 

Voyageurs would be a sweet name for a Quebec team.

 

Nova Scotia Schooners

Quebec Voyageurs

 

Done. :)

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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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