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Hey, how about this for an idea? Why don't the teams just use the State's official colors and the state's official "x" as their mascot (where x = state bird, state flower, state whatever). Just an idea.

That could yield some pretty cool nicknames.

Just think of it:

Wisconsin Badgers

Michigan Wolverines

Ohio Buckeyes

Tennessee Volunteers

Nah. Those are dumb names for football teams. :P

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I bet they will also be going playerless, fieldless, fanless, and moneyless. :D

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I bet they will also be going playerless, fieldless, fanless, and moneyless. :D

.... and cheerleaderless....

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According to a report of the Detroit Free Press the All American Football League won't choose any nicknames for the teams. They will just go by Team Florida, Team Michigan, etc.
Katz said teams will not use nicknames. The team playing in Ford Field will be known as Team Michigan. He said there haven't been any discussions about the coaching staff or team colors. He said helmets will be adorned with state abbreviations -- MI for Team Michigan.

Source: Detroit Free Press

Dunno if this is a good decision regarding merchandising.

This is worse than when the NBDL first started, and they had team names and unique color schemes but no logos (I seem to recall that all teams had the same font wordmark with the NBDL logo).

That didn't last long.

I don't see how a league or team can expect to make any profit, much less generate fan"attachment" and "brand loyalty"-- in this day and age--- without SOME kind of marketing and merchandising.

This is a train wreck waiting to happen-- like others on the board, I expect this league NOT to come to fruition.

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According to a report of the Detroit Free Press the All American Football League won't choose any nicknames for the teams. They will just go by Team Florida, Team Michigan, etc.
Katz said teams will not use nicknames. The team playing in Ford Field will be known as Team Michigan. He said there haven't been any discussions about the coaching staff or team colors. He said helmets will be adorned with state abbreviations -- MI for Team Michigan.

Source: Detroit Free Press

Dunno if this is a good decision regarding merchandising.

This is worse than when the NBDL first started, and they had team names and unique color schemes but no logos (I seem to recall that all teams had the same font wordmark with the NBDL logo).

That didn't last long.

I don't see how a league or team can expect to make any profit, much less generate fan"attachment" and "brand loyalty"-- in this day and age--- without SOME kind of marketing and merchandising.

This is a train wreck waiting to happen-- like others on the board, I expect this league NOT to come to fruition.

this league stinks and i dont like it

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First Double Post in roughly 5 years.....

The streak is over...

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this league stinks and i dont like it

Jim Norton is not somone you want to imitate in life, my young friend...

I loved the idea of this league, but it just doesn't seem like it's being executed very well...

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Because they'd be in trouble already. A lot of state animals are already the name of one of the state's major universities.

I don't have enough time to track down a great list, but this will do: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_state_animals

You can't have the Michigan Wolverines, Wisconsin Badgers, Florida Panthers (because of the hockey team in this case), California Bears, Montana Grizzlies, Oregon Beavers, Texas Longhorns, and so on.

I think they should have used this as an opportunity to create appropriate chimaeras and name the teams after them. The Florida Dragons (it's not really a dragon, but a flying alligator with an Ibis beak and warpaint on its face). The Oregon Platypuses (that one's easy). The Michigan Rodent Warriors (the logo would be some kind of rodent with a spear and a Hoplite shield).... OK, I'm running out of creativity. But you get the stupid idea.

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Why not just call the teams by their color? A lot of great team names started that way, and while they couldn't use the university's color scheme exactly, there would be nothing wrong with the teams using a generic color to represent them. Michigan Blue, Florida Orange.

OK, the more I write, the less I like this idea, except for one aspect - think of the great cross branding opportunities they would have with Home Depo!!! Oh wait, again, the college and pro teams do this already....

Yeah, I agree. This sucks.

Hey, how about this for an idea? Why don't the teams just use the State's official colors and the state's official "x" as their mascot (where x = state bird, state flower, state whatever). Just an idea.

Rob

Because 75% of states have blue & gold as their colors.

Although it could work for states that have relatively unique colors (New Mexico, for example)...

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Because they'd be in trouble already. A lot of state animals are already the name of one of the state's major universities.

I don't have enough time to track down a great list, but this will do: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_state_animals

You can't have the Michigan Wolverines, Wisconsin Badgers, Florida Panthers (because of the hockey team in this case), California Bears, Montana Grizzlies, Oregon Beavers, Texas Longhorns, and so on.

I think they should have used this as an opportunity to create appropriate chimaeras and name the teams after them. The Florida Dragons (it's not really a dragon, but a flying alligator with an Ibis beak and warpaint on its face). The Oregon Platypuses (that one's easy). The Michigan Rodent Warriors (the logo would be some kind of rodent with a spear and a Hoplite shield).... OK, I'm running out of creativity. But you get the stupid idea.

C'mon now... I don't think I'd have it in me to call a Cougar-Bear with owl wings, mustang hooves, one long horn, one frog horn that wears a mask, plants crops (Aggies) and mines for copper a bad idea :D

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C'mon now... I don't think I'd have it in me to call a Cougar-Bear with owl wings, mustang hooves, one long horn, one frog horn that wears a mask, plants crops (Aggies) and mines for copper a bad idea :D

:blink:

Well I saw the thing comin' out of the sky

It had the one long horn, one big eye.

I commenced to shakin' and I said "ooh-eee"

It looks like a purple people eater to me.

It was a one-eyed, one-horned, flyin' purple people eater.

(one-eyed, one-horned, flyin' purple people eater)

A one-eyed one-horned, flyin' puple people eater

Sure looks stange to me. (one eye?)

Well he came down to earth and lit in a tree

I said Mr. Purple People Eater don't eat me

I heard him say in a voice so gruff

I wouldn't eat you cuz you're so tough

It was a one-eyed, one-horned flyin' purple people eater

one-eyed, one-horned flyin' purple people eater

one-eyed, one-horned flyin' purple people eater

Sure looks strange to me. (one horn?)

I said Mr. Purple People Eater, what's your line

He said it's eatin' purple people and it sure is fine

But that's not the reason that I came to land

I wanna get a job in a rock and roll band

Well bless my soul, rock and roll, flying purple

people eater. Pidgeon-toed, undergrowed, flyin'

purple people eater (we wear short shorts)

Flyin' purple people eater

sure looks strange to me.

And then he swung from the tree and lit on the

ground. He started to rock, really rockin' around

It was a crazy little ditty with a swingin' tune

(sing aboop boop aboopa lopa lum bam boom)

Well, bless my soul, rock and roll

flyin' purple people eater.

Pigeon-toed, undergrowed, flyin' purple peopleeater.

Flyin' little people eater

Sure looks strange to me. (purple people?)

And then he went on his way, and then what do

you know. I saw him last night on a TV show.

He was blowing it out, a'really knockin' em dead

Playin' rock and roll music through the horn in

his head (clarinet solo) ( Tequila)

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I'm going to see this as a cup half full situation....

..I mean c'mon, this spares my fingers another couple of days from meeting their inevitable arthritic fate by endlessly typing about how bad the Team Michigan Krunk Pantherzzz logo looks.

I'm a fan!

AAFL my fingers love you!

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C'mon now... I don't think I'd have it in me to call a Cougar-Bear with owl wings, mustang hooves, one long horn, one frog horn that wears a mask, plants crops (Aggies) and mines for copper a bad idea

I had to stop myself from competely losing it! That is so outrageously hideously hysterical! You rock man! Just the thought of the idea of this thing would scare me into a laughing fit. Can you imagine the mascot????!!! :rolleyes:

I almost laughed even more at the Purple People eater song. Never knew the lyrics to that one. Something about them being back-to-back made it even funnier. Something like when Leno tells a goofy joke after a really bad one. You're already laughing so hard, you can't stop even if you wanted to..... :D

But I digress.....

And exactly what would the Bruin/Trojan/Bear/Tree/Aztec thing from California look like?????? (UCLA/USC/Cal/Stanford/SDSU for those who a Californiacally-challenged.) B)

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In a way I understand it - they're trying to keep close ties to their respective universities by doing this.

In another way, I can't help but laugh. I was among the first that predicted the death knell before they take a snap, and I reiterate that today.

Where's the United Football League going? Anyone heard anything?

Maybe its time to dust off my United Spring Football League idea... anyone have a half billion lying around?

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anyone have a half billion lying around?

Will you take Monopoly money?

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"Oh, no problem.

Will you take an out-of-state two-party bad check?"

Who do you think we are? The ABA?

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Yesterday the league held a press conference in Gainesville. They announced the formation of the Florida franchise and named former Florida quarterback Shane Matthews the team's head coach.

So is that an old UF helmet or is this going to be the AAFL old school style?

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Wow, everyone looks so very excited.

It is making me want to go out and buy somekind of authentic Team Florida merchandise....

...maybe not.

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Yesterday the league held a press conference in Gainesville. They announced the formation of the Florida franchise and named former Florida quarterback Shane Matthews the team's head coach.

So is that an old UF helmet or is this going to be the AAFL old school style?

aaflsi9.jpg

bildemc6.jpg

"We blew all our money on this press conference. Please buy season tickets so we can hope to continue."

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