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Reading Royals' Fifth Anniversary Logo...


Brian in Boston

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Hm.

I like it. Thats a really cool paw. Its very simple and its hard to argue with simple.

Just to keep my crit fair...........I think the innermost tails on that folded in banner are too long.

They most likely wouldn't be visible, but since they were tweaked to be visible, it makes them seem like if you laid the ribbon out flat.......the top would be longer than the bottom.

Would've worked just as well with a straight line up and only one pointy.

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Wouldn't it be better to say 2001-2006?

The real problem with the use of the term "anniversary" in this case, is that 2005-2006 isn't technically the franchise's fifth anniversary.

By definition, if the Royals' first season began in 2001, then the first anniversary of their launch would have been in 2002... the second anniversary of their launch in 2003... the third anniversary of their launch in 2004... and the fourth anniversary of their launch in 2005. While 2005-2006 is the Reading Royals' fifth annual season, it is just their fourth anniversary season. The mistake is that you don't count the first year as an anniversary... because it is the actual event which will be celebrated by the anniversaries later on.

Think about it: A couple is married in October of 2001. October of 2002 marks their first wedding anniversary... October of 2003 marks their second wedding anniversary... and so on, until their fifth wedding anniversary is celebrated in October of 2006.

This mistake is commonly made in designating sports anniversary seasons.

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Wouldn't it be better to say 2001-2006?

2001-one year

2002-one year

2003-one year

2004 one year

2005-one year

so 2005 would be the start of their fifth season--thus a 5th anniversary...

They are designating the beginning thru to the end of their 5th season, celebrating their fifth season during the season--not after the season--so it is indeed correct...

Wedding annivesrasries are celebrated after the copule completes the year they are celebrating

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so 2005 would be the start of their fifth season--thus a 5th anniversary...

No, if it marks their fifth season it is their fifth annual season... not anniversary.

The team's first season, by definition, cannot be its own anniversary year. An anniversary celebration is a celebration after the fact. The first anniversary of Reading's 2001-2002 season would be the 2002-2003 season. The second anniversary season would be 2003-2004. The third anniversary season is 2004-2005. The fourth anniversary season is 2005-2006. The fifth anniversary season is 2006-2007.

The 2005-2006 season is Reading's fifth annual season, not fifth anniversary season.

As you pointed out, an anniversary is celebrated after a year has been completed. An anniversary marks the annually recurring date of a past event. Thus Reading's first year of operation cannot be an anniversary unto itself.

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so 2005 would be the start of their fifth season--thus a 5th anniversary...

No, if it marks their fifth season it is their fifth annual season... not anniversary.

The team's first season, by definition, cannot be its own anniversary year. An anniversary celebration is a celebration after the fact. The first anniversary of Reading's 2001-2002 season would be the 2002-2003 season. The second anniversary season would be 2003-2004. The third anniversary season is 2004-2005. The fourth anniversary season is 2005-2006. The fifth anniversary season is 2006-2007.

The 2005-2006 season is Reading's fifth annual season, not fifth anniversary season.

As you pointed out, an anniversary is celebrated after a year has been completed. An anniversary marks the annually recurring date of a past event. Thus Reading's first year of operation cannot be an anniversary unto itself.

But I also pointed out they are celebrating their fifth season as it happens...

Instead of in the off season...

Marriages, hopefully, don't have off seasons...

So it is a semantic matter--but still correct to say they are celebrating their fifth year (as it happens)

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but still correct to say they are celebrating their fifth year

Exactly. They are celebrating their fifth season. Their fifth ANNUAL season.

Given that an ANNIVERSARY - by definition - marks the annually recurring date of a PAST event (in this case, an entire season) - the 2001-2002 Reading Royals' season was not the first ANNIVERSARY season of the team. It was, in fact, the franchise's first season... period. Therefore, if 2001-2002 wasn't the team's first anniversary season, 2002-2003 couldn't be the team's second anniversary season... 2003-2004 couldn't be the team's third anniversary season... 2004-2004 couldn't be the team's fourth anniversary season... and, finally, 2005-2006 can't be the team's fifth anniversary season.

In point of fact, 2002-2003 marked the first annually recurring date of the past event that was the Royals' inaugural season: hence, 2002-2003 was the Royals' First ANNIVERSARY Season. Meaning that 2005-2006 is the team's Fourth Anniversary Season and 2006-2007 will be the club's Fifth Anniversary Season.

What 2005-2006 does mark is the Royals' Fifth ANNUAL Season.

Bottom line? "Fifth Anniversary Season" is a misnomer for what the 2005-2006 season represents to the Reading Royals' franchise. It's a common mistake in sports parlance... and, as you can see, one of my pet peeves.

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