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from Wikipedia - Northwoods League franchises - chart shows present and former team names.

 

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Bismark had five names to choose from: Baldies, Bigfoots, Bullies, Flickertails, Meadowlarks (Larks).

"The Baldies pays homage to Bald Eagles. The Bullies has nothing to do with kids taking your lunch money but rather Theodore Roosevelt’s famous phrase, ‘bully pulpit.’ A flickertail is a squirrel and the Meadowlark is the state bird of North Dakota.  Bigfoot means exactly what you would think. It refers to the furry creature which may or may not be roaming around this planet.  Voting will take place through August 14."

The Baldies pays homage to Bald Eagles. The Bullies has nothing to do with kids taking your lunch money but rather Theodore Roosevelt’s famous phrase, ‘bully pulpit.’ A flickertail is a squirrel and the Meadowlark is the state bird of North Dakota.

Bigfoot means exactly what you would think. It refers to the furry creature which may or may not be roaming around this planet.

Voting will take place through August 14

 

They narrowed it down to three: Larks (Meadowlarks), Bullies, Flickertails. 

 

Voting is closed.

"The team will unveil the new name, logo, and a few other exciting announcements at their first community event in Bismarck Municipal Ballpark on Thursday, October 13"

 

 

Fond du Lac team naming contest appears to be still open.

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So seeing as it been about a month after most teams that did not make the playoffs seasons have ended, any rumors or dates of unveilings?

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6 hours ago, MBurmy said:

Fond du Lac unveiled its five name-the-team finalists today.  And they are the...
 

Barn Owls

Dock Spiders

Lake Flies

Pipsqueaks

Shantymen

I like Barn Owls, hate Pipsqueaks.

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I've heard rumors from those within league offices that Bismarck will be the Larks, making them the third bird nickname in the league. 

 

As far as Fond du Lac goes: I'm a fan of Lake Flies and that's about it. Shantymen is the only other name that feels localized to Fond du Lac, and it's just not that good of a name. 

 

Something like this with a bit more minor league pizzazz would work great for an alternative to the classic wordmark tail. 

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Lynchburg logos coming 10/27 per website.....the "teaser" it's green and white hopefully they keep gold as a  accent and not just full on green and white.

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On 9/17/2016 at 3:26 PM, Norva said:

At this point, I would be over the moon thrilled if they just called them the "Braves".

The affiliation changed after the team name contest was announced.  They're also not a braves owned team, so best to have an original name.

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On 10/7/2016 at 7:10 PM, lilben777 said:

So seeing as it been about a month after most teams that did not make the playoffs seasons have ended, any rumors or dates of unveilings?

I heard November for the Kissimmee team.

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"Florida Fire Frogs" for the new Braves FSL team

 

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MiLB.com

 

 

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"[Brandiose] had a vision, and I think they came up with logos that say what the community is all about. Whether traditional or non-traditional, it's about family. The families here support each other and want to be supported."

 

As for why the team opted to use "Florida" as its geographical signifier, as opposed to something more specific, Harrington said that it's because he wants the Fire Frogs to be a "big brand." Kissimmee is located approximately 20 miles south of Orlando, the fourth largest city in Florida and a tourism epicenter.

"This is a big area, and our name signifies that we have the expectation of being big, We want to be the community's team, to bring more people to the table."

 Wednesday's announcement is part of a multi-stage rollout. The Fire Frogs plan to unveil uniforms next month, including a sleek, pinstriped alternate logo featuring a black cap emblazoned with a gray, metallic "F".

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From the West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx to the Clearwater Threshers to this over the course of their history? Seriously?

The tale of Plan B. Branding/Brandiose is the Flowers for Algernon of sports branding.

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Ok it could be worse (I mean come on Rodeo Clowns and Mud Kickers were options).  But in a league where all teams are in florida, that Florida moniker is redundant and stupid.  Way to pander the tourists.

 

Team pres says "this is a big area", it's not that big.  I'm sure the teams in Tampa, Clearwater, Lakeland, Jupiter, Fort Myers etc. won't agree.  "Central Florida" as a moniker would've sufficed.

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Lived here close to 20 years now, never heard of a fire frog. 

 

Fire ant? Now that would be some intimidating stuff. Fire frog? Sounds like a bargain firecracker. 

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This thread started back in 2013, so these new identities are getting buried 80+ pages in. Time to start a new thread for the 2016-2017 offseason identity unveilings!

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1 hour ago, conesbeans said:

This thread started back in 2013, so these new identities are getting buried 80+ pages in. Time to start a new thread for the 2016-2017 offseason identity unveilings!

Or just go to the last page. With the majors, sure, every season makes sense. With MiLB, a single thread works.

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