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a question about some logos and team names

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ok i have a few question you know the hurricans alternate logo what is it and what is a blue jacket i know what a yellow jacket is but whats a blue jacket is it some cival war thing

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Canes logo is a tropical storm warning flag.

Blue Jackets get thier name from Union soldiers.

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Canes logo is a tropical storm warning flag.

What really bugs me is that it isn't a hurricane. Two flags means "hurricane." One means just a storm.

As for the Blue Jackets, I think they made a big mistake going with the bug logo at the start. It muddied the origins of the nickname.

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Actually the Blue Jackets could be seen as having a second meaning.

As any student who went through Ohio Studies Class in Junior High in Ohio will tell you Chief Blue Jacket was a Shawnee Indian chief in southern / central ohio that was very noble. The irony here is that Blue Jacket was actually a white child raised as an indian. I applauded the franchise when I heard the nickname thinking how cool it was to honor such a thing and a logo couldn't be offensive, cause the dude was white, right? Well then they roll out the Civil War crap- never once had i heard union soldiers described as "Blue Jackets" So yeah I'll end my rant now.

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Yes, it could have a second meaning. But they explicitly denied the connection at the time (my ex-wife was acting in BLUE JACKET, one of the curious historical pageants that dot Ohio, at the time).

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Actually the Blue Jackets could be seen as having a second meaning.

As any student who went through Ohio Studies Class in Junior High in Ohio will tell you Chief Blue Jacket was a Shawnee Indian chief in southern / central ohio that was very noble. The irony here is that Blue Jacket was actually a white child raised as an indian. I applauded the franchise when I heard the nickname thinking how cool it was to honor such a thing and a logo couldn't be offensive, cause the dude was white, right? Well then they roll out the Civil War crap- never once had i heard union soldiers described as "Blue Jackets" So yeah I'll end my rant now.

This is what I thought when the name came out, since I learned all about the Ohio tribes in Michigan studies (weird?) in elementary school. Don't know how I remembered about Chief Blue Jacket but I did. I never thought about the 'Canes logo, but I guess it is just a "storm".

Cool.

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1 flag means tropical storm. 2 means hurricane.

maybe their thinking is that they have two shoulders, so it's a hurricane? :)

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Being from Ohio, the only Blue Jacket I had ever heard of was Chief Blue Jacket. I had never heard union soldiers called that either.

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US Navy enlisted sailors are called Bluejackets, which was what I thought the logo was going to be when the name was announced. Whoops! <_< However, they could go into Columbus Clippers territory and go for a naval logo with a name like that. Something I would approve of. ^_^

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US Navy enlisted sailors are called Bluejackets, which was what I thought the logo was going to be when the name was announced. Whoops! <_< However, they could go into Columbus Clippers territory and go for a naval logo with a name like that. Something I would approve of. ^_^

Of course, Columbus, OH has such a strong naval tradition. :upside:

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Of course, Columbus, OH has such a strong naval tradition.  :upside:

Well *I* know that, but I in all of my junior-in-high-school thinking then figured that there would be a connection with the Clips. But Columbus does have a sort-of Naval tradition, as the Naval Station at Columbus has been around since just before World War II. Yeah, I know I'm stretching, but when we're talking about a team whose first mascot was a neon green bug, it's not that much of a stretch at all! :)

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I always thought the Clippers were named because C-Bus is named after Christopher C-Bus, who had those ships.

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I always thought the Clippers were named because C-Bus is named after Christopher C-Bus, who had those ships.

It is, but Columbus didn't sail across the ocean blue with Clipper ships. They (the popular conception of a Clipper ship, that is) were an invention of New England shipbuilders in the post War of 1812 era.

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but the Blue Jackets originally had some kind of goofy looking bug in their logo. What was that about.

CBJ_4573.gif

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but the Blue Jackets originally had some kind of goofy looking bug in their logo. What was that about.

CBJ_4573.gif

Confusing your new fanbase as to the meaning of your team's name.

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but the Blue Jackets originally had some kind of goofy looking bug in their logo. What was that about.

CBJ_4573.gif

Confusing your new fanbase as to the meaning of your team's name.

Exactly. That was the mistake that I mentioned - it muddied the meaning of the name.

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Canes logo is a tropical storm warning flag.

Blue Jackets get thier name from Union soldiers.

Wonder why the NHL hasn't tried to 'play up' a rivalry between the Blue Jackets and the Atlanta Thrashers?

"The Blue Jackets invade Atlanta tonight, and hope to burn the town down." :D

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I noticed this logo on the Blue Jackets website:

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I think it would look good on a jersey.

it's their shoulder logo

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Wonder why the NHL hasn't tried to 'play up' a rivalry between the Blue Jackets and the Atlanta Thrashers?

"The Blue Jackets invade Atlanta tonight, and hope to burn the town down." :D

With the help of the Flames (The origin of the name when they were in Atlanta) I suppose?

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