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Why not these names:

Adversaries

Anacondas

Avengers

Beasts

Centurions

Dons

Enforcers

Langoliers

Luchadores

Mages

Moguls

Piranhas

Slayers

Spectres

Villains

Waves

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I have a suggestion, how about the Los Angeles Bulldogs. The name is from a professional football team that in 1937 went undefeated and untied during the season. (One of four professional football teams (American and Canadian) to do so; the others were the 1948 Calgary Stampeders, the 1948 Cleveland Browns, and the 1972 Miami Dolphins)

Los Angeles Bulldogs

EDIT: This team was also the first professional football franchise in a "major league" to play on the West Coast.

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Los Angeles Cobras.. another name adopted from the AFL franchise in the late 80's/early 90's

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Going through the list of defunct NFL franchises, some names pop out to me.

Legion

Senators

Colonels

Marines

Gunners

Bombers

Patricians

Badgers

Note that I only posted team names that have no connection to competing sports leagues (USFL and CFL, primarily) and that the NFL would presumably still hold rights to.

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As a proud Hufflepuff, an NFL team named the Badgers would be quite alright with me.

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How bout the the Los Angeles Mexican Gangsters. ;)

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I have a suggestion, how about the Los Angeles Bulldogs. The name is from a professional football team that in 1937 went undefeated and untied during the season. (One of four professional football teams (American and Canadian) to do so; the others were the 1948 Calgary Stampeders, the 1948 Cleveland Browns, and the 1972 Miami Dolphins)

Los Angeles Bulldogs

EDIT: This team was also the first professional football franchise in a "major league" to play on the West Coast.

Makes a lot of sense, Since there is a tradition there, only issue I see is that Cleveland uses a bulldog as its alt logo.

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I like the idea of the LA Bulldogs and the LA Dons. If it were the Dons they could bring back Donnie Don Don:

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Using a Bulldog theme, maybe they could take on the name Bruisers like thew old Chicago Bruisers, a name I really like.

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LA Sharks

Along the same lines, I like Los Angelos Makos. It's short, no one else has it and they could play the Jaws theme to jazz the crowd. And yeah, I did a concept of it years ago for a contest. Yeah, the colors are really, uh, something.

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Here's a concept I made way back in the day on these boards.

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Like the colors and look, but it's either redundant ("Defenders defense") or an oxymoron ("Defenders offense").

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Los Angeles Thunderbirds. Discuss.

Strong. Unlike a lot of the other names, it actually seems "professional". Nicknames could be "Thunder" or "Birds".

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Los Angeles Thunderbirds. Discuss.

Its been done :P

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I'm not sure that's a deal-killer. New Houston took its nickname from a Dallas NFL team and/or a Dallas AFL team. There was a Buffalo Bills team before the current Bills. The Miami Seahawks predated the Seattle Seahawks by several decades.

Otherwise, what about borrowing an old NFL nickname that harkens back to L.A.'s true heritage -- roads:

The Steam Roller(s)?

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either national football league or residents of Los Angeles don't want to commit to bringing team to city of angels or

having expansion team in Los Angeles

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Hold up, isnt the LA Dons the name of the original Oakland Raiders?

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Hold up, isnt the LA Dons the name of the original Oakland Raiders?

That was Oakland Señors. Dons was one of the other names they were tossing up before the AFL started, from Wiki: "The selection committee narrowed the choices down to Admirals, Lakers, Diablos, Seawolves, Gauchos, Nuggest, Señors, Dons, Costers, Grandees, Sequoias, Missiles, Knights, Redwoods, Clippers, Jets and Dolphins."

But the LA Dons were an AAFC team.

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