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Ottawa RedBlacks to Return CFL to Canadian Capital City

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It's still better than any of the oh-so clever ideas that the ccslc branding wunderkinds have tossed around.

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Well yeah, but most of those were strained attempt to make "Rough Riders" work.

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Hi,

I saw the french version of the name "Rouge et Noir" (Red and Black)... For the marketing across the river!

In the province, the Laval University' football team is call "Rouge et Or" (Red and Gold) and the Sherbrooke University's football team is calle "Rouge et Vert" (Red and Green)...

And sometimes, we called the Canadiens "Le Bleu Blanc Rouge" (The Blue White and Red)...

My province is now officially "The least friendly place for the colorblinds"!

Le Québécois

Montreal

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The only thing I really don't like is the spelling of RedBlacks. I think it would look better as Redblacks and the logo would now make sense with it only being an R. If they must do it that way why not make it 2 words or with a hyphen?

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it's Vert et Or for Sherbrooke

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I personally hate the new name and am not a fan of the logo.

And hey, at least you have the headquarters for Air Canada, the least colourful airline in North America.

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it's Vert et Or for Sherbrooke

Oui c'est vrai! Pis c'est ridicule comme nom! Spécialement quand il y a déjà un Rouge et Or!

What is worst? The RedBlacks name or having 2 teams outta 9 called the RoughRiders like it used to be?

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it's Vert et Or for Sherbrooke

Oui c'est vrai! Pis c'est ridicule comme nom! Spécialement quand il y a déjà un Rouge et Or!

What is worst? The RedBlacks name or having 2 teams outta 9 called the RoughRiders like it used to be?

Speaking of nine teams, how is scheduling going to work? Will 1 team have a bye each week during the season?

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Why is the Redblacks logo a saw blade?

Ottawa got its start as a lumber town.

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What is worst? The RedBlacks name or having 2 teams outta 9 called the RoughRiders like it used to be?

RedBlacks is worse. I for one rather enjoyed the Roughriders vs. Rough Riders meetings. A return of the Renegades would've in fact been a better move, name-wise.

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Why is the Redblacks logo a saw blade?

Ottawa got its start as a lumber town.

It's a great concept that's poorly executed. Now if you want to see it well executed we just have to turn to the beloved beaver-hatted log roller...

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What is worst? The RedBlacks name or having 2 teams outta 9 called the RoughRiders like it used to be?

RedBlacks is worse. I for one rather enjoyed the Roughriders vs. Rough Riders meetings. A return of the Renegades would've in fact been a better move, name-wise.

I don't think it's worse, it's always better to avoid duplication, but yes the return of the Renegades would have been better, that name actually grew on me.

Perhaps RedBlacks is supposed to symbolize that it's a government town where imagination and creativity is non-existent....

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What is worst? The RedBlacks name or having 2 teams outta 9 called the RoughRiders like it used to be?

RedBlacks is worse. I for one rather enjoyed the Roughriders vs. Rough Riders meetings. A return of the Renegades would've in fact been a better move, name-wise.

Renegades may sound like a better name, but from a branding standpoint it would be a terrible decision. If you want to establish an identity that you hope lasts for decades I'd stay away from the name of a team that existed for all of 3 years and was relevant for 0 of those years. If the Minnesota Wild have proven anything it's that having a stupid name doesn't necessarily mean the brand will be terrible. The logo and colors are nice, so as long as they don't mess up the uniforms I wouldn't call this a failure.

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as long as they don't mess up the uniforms I wouldn't call this a failure.

But they probably will. I bet there'll be some silver in there somehow

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The official launch takes place at 2:00 pm....

The Ottawa Sun will be covering it here starting at 1:30pm.

Apparently the Ottawa Citizen rather cover the NFL...

Here is also a clearer look at the new logo...

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RedBlacks? Doesn't make any sense, but the saw blade does (Never knew Ottawa was a lumber town to begin with)

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RedBlacks......

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OITGDCFL.

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Name= Fail. Logo = Fail.

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