Jump to content

Quad City Name-the-Team Finalists


Brian in Boston

Recommended Posts

Quad City Channel Cats

Quad City Current

Quad City River Bandits

Quad City River Eagles

Quad City Talons

Swing of the Quad Cities

Personally, I think that it's a pretty uninspired list. Further, I have to believe that the new ownership group narrowing the list down to these six finalists sets it up as a fait accompli that the River Bandits identity will be brought back. On a side note, I - for one - have never understood the "love affair" with the River Bandits' old ball-and-bandana logo.

I'd rank the finalists as follows:

1) Swing of the Quad Cities (or Quad City Swing)

2) Quad City Channel Cats

3) Quad City Current

All of which I consider to be considerably better than any of these remaining three finalists:

4) Quad City River Bandits

5) Quad City Talons

6) Quad City River Eagles

Link to comment
Share on other sites

They never should have changed from River Bandits in the first place. Sure, the logo could have used updating, but it was swapped out for something completely ridiculous.

But now, though? QUIT CHANGING AND PICK ONE TO STICK WITH ALREADY. SHEESH.

And... Channel Cats? Current? YCBS*, Brian.

(* You Can't Be Serious)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

They never should have changed from River Bandits in the first place. Sure, the logo could have used updating, but it was swapped out for something completely ridiculous.

But now, though? QUIT CHANGING AND PICK ONE TO STICK WITH ALREADY. SHEESH.

And... Channel Cats? Current? YCBS*, Brian.

(* You Can't Be Serious)

I agree completely.

OFF TOPIC -- My first business trip that involved boarding a plane was to -- of all places -- Davenport, Iowa. So, for some strange reason, I feel like I have a dog in this fight even though I spent all of about 28 hours in the Quad Cities (or Quad City or whatever the he!! it is).

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Count me as someone who wants them to revert to the River Bandits. I don't care if you like the Swing identity or its colors (which really don't work.) You don't have to hear local PA guys in the stadium refer to them as the Quad City Swings. :wacko:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Personally, I think that it's a pretty uninspired list. Further, I have to believe that the new ownership group narrowing the list down to these six finalists sets it up as a fait accompli that the River Bandits identity will be brought back. On a side note, I - for one - have never understood the "love affair" with the River Bandits' old ball-and-bandana logo.

Aside from the current name, that is a terrible list. What, is it 1995 again?

Quad City Current: The perfect name for a weekly coupon flyer. Quite possibly the worst baseball team name I have ever heard proposed for a professional team. Ever. If the ABA had a women's league, and that women's league had its own minor-league affiliates, one of them would be named the Quad City Current.

Quad City Talons: Why? Are there, like, a lot of deadly hawks in the air above the Quad Cities? This sounds like a new high school principal's solution to wanting to be the eagles in a conference where all the other schools are already named eagles or hawks.

Channel Cats: You know what you call a cat in the navigable channel of the Mississippi River? Drowning. What on earth is this name supposed to mean? Is there such a thing as a channel cat that does not involve the smell of decomposition, a lot of flies, and the least pleasant call of the day for the local Animal Control officer?

The other two names are just forgettable genericities with the word "River" thrown in. If the ownership wants to go this retrograde route and adopt an inane mid-1990s identity, it should stop insulting everybody and just bring back River Bandits. Better the halfassed team name you already had than an uninspired ripoff of it. But there really ought to be an MLB executive whose sole job consists of identifying affiliated team owners who are contemplating adding meaningless geographic adjectives to their team names, traveling to their offices, and slapping them upside the head until they agree to find a real team name.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Channel Cats: You know what you call a cat in the navigable channel of the Mississippi River? Drowning. What on earth is this name supposed to mean? Is there such a thing as a channel cat that does not involve the smell of decomposition, a lot of flies, and the least pleasant call of the day for the local Animal Control officer?

i'm not sure if you're being sarcastic, but a channel cat is a type of catfish...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The media partners that are collecting votes are not revealing vote totals online (although local TV station KWQC kindly asks you to "remember to vote only once"), but the Swing's official site claims its poll is a factor and it's a two horse race:

Quad City River Bandits 43.3%

Quad City Channel Cats 36.1%

Swing of the Quad Cities 9.2%

Quad City River Eagles 4.8%

Quad City Current 4.1%

Quad City Talons 2.5%

I was glad to see Swing as a finalist and would be fine if that remained the name. Looks like the fans are calling for change, though. Reverting back to River Bandits doesn't bother me, but I understand why it does some people. I prefer simple logos, though, and the ball and bandana certainly found some mainstream popularity. The name says '90s, but the logo was fine with me.

And BallWonk, it might have been a joke that went over my head, but the cat that "Channel Cats" is referring to is a catfish. I'm OK with that if they want to go with something entirely new, but I'm not sure how you top the Carolina Mudcats logo, so why try? The other options aren't worth mentioning. I prefer their previous name or the current name (that's Swing, not "Current" -- yikes) to anything new on the list.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Quad City Garvins.

That is all.

Who wants to clean this up a little bit so they have a suitable logo?

78ofredgarvin3.jpg

"Ladies and gentlemen, the team mascot will now strike a series of seductive poses. He calls this one, "The Snake."

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I was going to call that lame, until I saw that you included Point Roberts. Nice.

Technically, it's still lame.

And no, I haven't been to Point Roberts. Yet.

Just having fun with the name and didn't want to mimic the Long Beach Armada too much.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.