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I just have to say that when I joined this board, I never thought my creativity would feel this kind of burn.

But the downside is that I'm hittin' the wall with what I should do with my SHL teams.

I've already decided that one will be in Milwaukee, the other in Windsor (though I'm not sure which one will be major league and which will be the minor). Here's my dilemmas:

A. I know I want to resurrect the Milwaukee Metros, but I can't think of what to use for the crest other than the skyline or a NYR-style "METROS."

B. I'm stuck with what I want to call the Windsor team. I know it's the auto capital of Canada, but it seems like all the good car-related names (Pistons, Shocks, etc) have already been taken.

So if y'all could brainstorm some ideas, I'd appreciate it. Even if it's a ridiculous idea, post it anyway cuz it could inspire a good one.


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Why not call them the Windsor Hookers? I've heard that a certain, ahem "industry" is a growing presence in Windsor (I learned this from watching 20/20, so you know it's true). And the name would fit well with a hockey team.

Think of all the scoring potential...

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Here's a logo concept I just designed for the Metros... I was really feeling inspired, so I threw it down. I've got some alternate mark ideas in mind, if you like this.

It's based on the Milwaukee Police Deptartment's badge.

Please feel free to use it if you want. I can get you vector artwork if you need it.


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Metros" is one of those names where it's difficult to do anything but a skyline of some type. I, like you, am at a loss.

Did you try "Wheels" for your Windsor team? I know it's ice hockey, but who knows... B)

EDIT: Avenger, that's good. I'd go with that.


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Avenger man, where were you for my 8-Bit Battle? That'd have been the perfect Milwaukee Marshalls entry.

I'll definetly consider that logo. If I end up not using it, don't think it's because of a lack of your own work... rather the MPD's. I'll definetly find A use for it though, even if it's not the SHL.

Most likely, the wordmark will be used in the SHL though. Thanks.

BTW everyone, don't feel locked into just submitting car-related names for the Windsor team. If you know something else that'd work for a hockey team in Windsor, go 'head.

I know the provincal bird of Ontario is the Loon, but I just couldn't do my team like that...


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O wait a sec..

From The Wikipedia:

"Windsor, the southernmost city in Canada, is located in Essex County, Ontario and lies across the Detroit River and Lake St Clair from Detroit, Michigan, USA. The population of Windsor is over 208,000, with a metropolitan area population of over 307,000. Windsor's motto is "The river and the land sustain us". Interestingly enough, it is the only point along Canada's southern border where crossing to the United States involves heading north.

Windsor's nickname is the "City of Roses", and it has several large parks on the waterfront, extending uninterrupted from the Ambassador Bridge to Hiram Walker's Canadian Club plant. Of particular mention are the gardens at Jackson Park, where an actual Lancaster Bomber is mounted on a concrete pedestal. It is also home to the University of Windsor. The campus is just east of the the Ambassador Bridge.

Windsor is recognized as the automotive capital of Canada, having achieved this status mainly by its proximity to Detroit. Its industries include DaimlerChrysler's minivan assembly plant, several Ford Motor Company engine and casting plants, General Motors' transmission plant and Hiram Walker's Canadian Club plant, along with a myriad of smaller manufacturers that supply the larger plants. Windsor tourist attractions include Casino Windsor, a lively downtown, the Odette Sculpture Park, Ojibway Park, and nearby Point Pelee National Park. Windsor was a major entry point into Canada for refugees from slavery via the Underground Railroad and a major source of liquor during American Prohibition.

Windsor is linked to the United States by the Ambassador Bridge, the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, and a Canadian Pacific Railway tunnel. The Ambassador bridge is North America's #1 international border crossing in terms of goods volume: 27% of all trade between Canada and the United States crosses the Ambassador Bridge.

Every summer Windsor participates in the 2-week long Windsor-Detroit International Freedom Festival that culminates in a gigantic fireworks display that celebrates Canada Day and the Fourth of July. The fireworks display is on the Wednesday before Canada Day, on the Detroit River between Detroit's Renaissance Center and Windsor's Festival Plaza, and each year attracts over a million spectators to Windsor's riverfront parks.

Labour union membership is very high in Windsor, and both of the city's current federal Members of Parliament are members of the New Democratic Party.

Because of Windsor's proximity to the Detroit media market, radio and television broadcasters in Windsor are accorded a special status by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, exempting them from many of the Canadian content requirements most broadcasters in Canada are required to follow.

Paul Martin, Canada's current prime minister, was born in Windsor. "

Well, that oughta help, from that, we have the possible names of:

Windsor Automobiles

Windsor Roses

Windsor Tunnels

Windsor Casinos

Insert Witty Signature Here.

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