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Maybe this is just an oddity of the press release, but every single mention of the team name on the CFL's website, and on what little there is of the team's site, is in all-caps: "REDBLACKS". No "RedBlacks" or "Redblacks" to be found anywhere. I hope they weren't silly enough to make the team's name all-caps.

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IMHO the name is so so.

And it is sad because they took the right direction bringing a fresh logo with the legendary white "R" on a black background. So they had to find an "R" name..

If they had unveiled a "animal" logo, I would send my resignation "sur le champs" to the CFL! ;-)

A 6.5/10 note for me.

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My main problem is that however you want to capitalize it Redblacks/RedBlacks/REDBLACKS is made of two words, one that starts with R and one that starts with B. Having a logo that only uses a R is a bit odd and lacking.

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Well Rough Riders was two words but they only used one R on the helmet (except for one year).

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Well Rough Riders was two words but they only used one R on the helmet (except for one year).

That does seem weird in retrospect.

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Well Rough Riders was two words but they only used one R on the helmet (except for one year).

That does seem weird in retrospect.

Tradition rules sometimes.

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Name= Fail. Logo = Fail.

I like the logo--it recognizes tradition and history.

the name however, is kind of lame.

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Name= Fail. Logo = Fail.

I like the logo--it recognizes tradition and history.

The logo is okay. The saw blade aspect of it seems to come out of nowhere unless one is familiar with the history of Ottawa. Though I suppose some might think it's a black sun (black hole? Yikes!) or a black tribble...

It is certainly better than having a stand alone block letter as your logo....

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Why is the Redblacks logo a saw blade?

Ottawa got its start as a lumber town.

I thought Ottawa got its start because Victoria threw a dart at a map. :P

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The Ottawa Ye Olde Royal Hair Pins tested poorly.

Though that didn't stop RedBlacks from being chosen....

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I speak for every CFL fan on the CCSLC forums: BRING BACK THE RENEGADES!!!

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I speak for every CFL fan on the CCSLC forums: BRING BACK THE RENEGADES!!!

No, you don't.

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I speak for every CFL fan on the CCSLC forums: BRING BACK THE RENEGADES!!!

Let's not revisit that.

Anyway, the president-guy-person said the name would grow on us. Yeah. No.

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Meh, regardless, I'd pick RedBlacks over Renegades any day.

Though it could've been a lot better to go with Rough Riders (had the owners of the Saskatchewan Roughriders not trademarked it).

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This only works if your team was founded in 1913, not 2013.

Also that logo makes me want to go out and cut some crown moulding.

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Meh, regardless, I'd pick RedBlacks over Renegades any day.

You just said you wanted to bring back the Renegades.

Though it could've been a lot better to go with Rough Riders (had the owners of the Saskatchewan Roughriders not trademarked it).

Well they did :\

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I speak for every CFL fan on the CCSLC forums: BRING BACK THE RENEGADES!!!

Meh, regardless, I'd pick RedBlacks over Renegades any day.

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Via Cam Cole of the Vancouver Sun, my dumbest suspicions have been confirmed:

So Ottawa's CFL entry wants to make sure media spells team name REDBLACKS in all caps. Good luck with that.

Not RedBlacks. Not Redblacks. It's the Ottawa REDBLACKS, the team name you can't pronounce correctly below 90 decibels.

Something tells me this outfit is going to have Ottawans longing for the Gliebermanns by late-summer 2014.

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Via Cam Cole of the Vancouver Sun, my dumbest suspicions have been confirmed:

So Ottawa's CFL entry wants to make sure media spells team name REDBLACKS in all caps. Good luck with that.

Not RedBlacks. Not Redblacks. It's the Ottawa REDBLACKS, the team name you can't pronounce correctly below 90 decibels.

Something tells me this outfit is going to have Ottawans longing for the Gliebermanns by late-summer 2014.

Or like I said on Facebook "the owner is a 12 year old girl on twitter"... or Max Power "where every letter is just important as the letter that precedes it" lol... what a mess

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Maybe even more important!

No, wait, as important.

Maybe this is just an oddity of the press release, but every single mention of the team name on the CFL's website, and on what little there is of the team's site, is in all-caps: "REDBLACKS". No "RedBlacks" or "Redblacks" to be found anywhere. I hope they weren't silly enough to make the team's name all-caps.

There was a while there where we were supposed to refer to the Miami Heat as the HEAT. I don't think it ever really took.

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