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Edmonton CFL team to discontinue use of name "Eskimos"

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5 hours ago, Raptorman415 said:

1. Elk - I can already imagine people showing up with huge elk antlers to games. I think that's fun.

 

Elk antlers at a game? That triggers my PTSD of getting hit in the eye with a waving rally towel years ago at the Liberty Bowl. No Thanks!

 

Elk is the clear favorite though.

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5 hours ago, monkeypower said:

 

Kind of, sort of yes.

 

Edmonton has evergreens, heck a lot of places have evergreens, but the evergreen tree isn't really seen as a symbol of places outside of the Pacific Northwest. I'm from Calgary and I go to university in Edmonton. Never once have I thought about Edmonton and thought "oh, the place with the evergreen trees".

 

Well yeah, I don’t think a team name has to be based on something that perfectly symbolizes the city. Otherwise Elk wouldn’t be a good choice, even if I have seen some walk down my street before in Edmonton. 
 

I can also look out my window and see two huge spruce trees in my front yard and about ten more on the yards beside mine. So, Evergreens would at least be appropriate and would be nice to pay tribute to the river valley instead of always being the “Cold City with Oil”. 

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1.) Elk(s)

2.) Elk(s)

3.) Elk(s)

4.) Elkhounds

5.) Elk(s)

6.) If they absolutely must, Elk.

7.) Elk(s)

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1 hour ago, Dilbert said:

 

Elk antlers at a game? That triggers my PTSD of getting hit in the eye with a waving rally towel years ago at the Liberty Bowl. No Thanks!

 

Elk is the clear favorite though.

I'm sorry to hear that. Maybe, something like this instead...

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5 hours ago, officeglenn said:

 

 

 

You can tell they're not seriously considering this one just from this description

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Remind me, because my brain's not working, but isn't there another pro sports franchise that has a name that, like Elks, foregoes the preferred plural spelling of an animal in favor of the more ear-friendly alternative? 

 

And for what it's worth, most dictionaries allow for "elks" as an accepted plural, if not the preferred plural. I'm not sure why they don't just go for it as Elks.

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5 minutes ago, gosioux76 said:

Remind me, because my brain's not working, but isn't there another pro sports franchise that has a name that, like Elks, foregoes the preferred plural spelling of an animal in favor of the more ear-friendly alternative? 

 

And for what it's worth, most dictionaries allow for "elks" as an accepted plural, if not the preferred plural. I'm not sure why they don't just go for it as Elks.

Here’s to hoping we get Meese for Moose

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19 minutes ago, gosioux76 said:

Remind me, because my brain's not working, but isn't there another pro sports franchise that has a name that, like Elks, foregoes the preferred plural spelling of an animal in favor of the more ear-friendly alternative? 

 

There's the Manitoba Moose, and I think you can put Seattle Kraken in that category as well.

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23 minutes ago, gosioux76 said:

Remind me, because my brain's not working, but isn't there another pro sports franchise that has a name that, like Elks, foregoes the preferred plural spelling of an animal in favor of the more ear-friendly alternative? 

 

And for what it's worth, most dictionaries allow for "elks" as an accepted plural, if not the preferred plural. I'm not sure why they don't just go for it as Elks.

Maple Leafs?

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4 minutes ago, Gobbi said:

Maple Leafs?

That's what I'm thinking of. Not an animal of course, but I just couldn't pull it. 

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21 hours ago, Raptorman415 said:

Here's my list with explanation

 

1. Elk - I can already imagine people showing up with huge elk antlers to games. I think that's fun.

 

 

Yea, this right here. I'm not a hunter, so forgive my lack of knowledge as I've only seen this in movies and whatnot, but folks clacking together to smaller antlers like they do to attract them. 

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49 minutes ago, Chromatic said:

Edmonton Eelks

 

It's like when WWE can't trademark something, they just double up on the first or last letter.  Iiconics or Riott Squad for example.

 

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19 hours ago, Skycast said:

 

Yea, this right here. I'm not a hunter, so forgive my lack of knowledge as I've only seen this in movies and whatnot, but folks clacking together to smaller antlers like they do to attract them. 

It was mentioned earlier in the thread, but I still like the idea of some sort of elk horn design for the helmet, with the EE logo moved to the shoulders. 

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2 hours ago, Skycast said:

 

Yea, this right here. I'm not a hunter, so forgive my lack of knowledge as I've only seen this in movies and whatnot, but folks clacking together to smaller antlers like they do to attract them. 

I could see them fake rattling antlers and elk calls being used like how cowbells and horns are used around the league. Their sitting on a little goldmine for fans here with the Elk name if you ask me.

 

1 hour ago, gosioux76 said:

It was mentioned earlier in the threat, but I still like the idea of some sort of elk horn design for the helmet, with the EE logo moved to the shoulders. 

I just checked up Edmonton Elk on the google and got this as a result from an apparent twitter user. I don't think it looks bad as an alternate.

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On 2/9/2021 at 10:21 AM, gosioux76 said:

Remind me, because my brain's not working, but isn't there another pro sports franchise that has a name that, like Elks, foregoes the preferred plural spelling of an animal in favor of the more ear-friendly alternative? 

 

And for what it's worth, most dictionaries allow for "elks" as an accepted plural, if not the preferred plural. I'm not sure why they don't just go for it as Elks.

 

A helpful precedent for your case is CU, who uses the more ear-friendly Buffaloes when Buffalo is probably the preferred plural in American English.

 

For what it's worth, I grew up in Yellowstone Country where elk and buffalo are pretty commonplace, and I always use "elk" and "buffalo" as the plural. Because I use elk as the plural when referring to the animal, hearing the word "elks" or especially "The Elks" makes exclusively think of the Elks Lodge.

 

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On 2/9/2021 at 11:40 AM, Raptorman415 said:

I could see them fake rattling antlers and elk calls being used like how cowbells and horns are used around the league. Their sitting on a little goldmine for fans here with the Elk name if you ask me.

 

I just checked up Edmonton Elk on the google and got this as a result from an apparent twitter user. I don't think it looks bad as an alternate.

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The helmet is phenomenal but hard pass on the logo-uniform 

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On 2/9/2021 at 2:40 PM, Raptorman415 said:

I could see them fake rattling antlers and elk calls being used like how cowbells and horns are used around the league. Their sitting on a little goldmine for fans here with the Elk name if you ask me.

 

I just checked up Edmonton Elk on the google and got this as a result from an apparent twitter user. I don't think it looks bad as an alternate.

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Wow that helmet would look GOOD. And a great way to distance themselves a bit further from the GB Packers. What are the odds of them doing something like that, though?

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I like the helmet but I couldn't see anything but flames upon each glance, especially from the front view of the helmet.

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