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jeffb 06-07-2013 01:52 PM

Kelly: Makeover should start with the name
 
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The name needs to go, and if we’re really talking about renting a bin and throwing out a bunch of useless junk, it’s the first thing on the pile. Most everything else needs to go as well, but this is top priority. Hopefully, the weight of what follows will crush all memory of it.

Leiweke has brushed up against the issue thus far, touching it lightly. After years of dull acceptance, it has apparently reappeared on the radar.

“This is not imminent by any stretch, but it is something we’ve looked at in the past and are interested in looking at again,” MLSE’s top business-side decision maker, Tom Anselmi, said Thursday. “It will be interesting to see what our fans think, and what we think, when we look at the various options.”

When they had the 1994 contest to determine the team’s name, they settled on 10 finalists. They were, in descending order of awfulness:

Hogs

Beavers

Terriers

Bobcats

Raptors

T-Rex

Tarantulas

Scorpions

Dragons

Grizzlies

Apparently, the only people who entered were farmers and 8-year-old bedwetters suffering from night terrors.

This does remind us how much worse it could have been. The Hogs. God, can you imagine? Especially given the current state of civic affairs.

Go down that list and it’s disaster after disaster. Beavers? Forget about taking kids along on that night out. Terriers? Well, in that case, why not Squirrels — they are indigenous and if you’ve ever come up the wrong side of one, terrifying.

Don Vito 06-07-2013 02:02 PM

I like the name Raptors, anything else on that list would just be stupid.

Windex 06-07-2013 02:04 PM

Bring back the purple or name them the Huskies. the rest of the names were/are turble :chuck:

jeffb 06-07-2013 02:11 PM

Stick to the current name and color scheme but change the look or just go to huskies if done properly i wouldn't mind that i guess. But those names listed are terrible.

tyguy94 06-07-2013 02:48 PM

I don't get why people are complaining about the name. I think it's good and the original logo was sick (although I didn't like it placed on the jersey but on centre court it was sick)

jeffb 06-07-2013 02:55 PM

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Originally Posted by tyguy94 (Post 794756)
I don't get why people are complaining about the name. I think it's good and the original logo was sick (although I didn't like it placed on the jersey but on centre court it was sick)


The claw is far better imo. Not the one currently on the court though. Hated the old logo.

Someguy again 06-07-2013 02:57 PM

huskiesforum.com

ew, i can imagine all the dog lovers signing up and being disappointed

DanH 06-07-2013 03:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Someguy again (Post 794761)
huskiesforum.com

ew, i can imagine all the dog lovers signing up and being disappointed

Yeah, and we JUST managed to get rid of all those bird lovers that came on here.

:mattyd:

Dario 06-07-2013 03:12 PM

Huskies is cool other than that keep the name

MikeToronto 06-07-2013 03:40 PM

Yep, I remember that list and "None of the above" was my option of choice.

We have a historic name already tied to NBA in Toronto. Why they didn't resurrect it is beyond my comprehension.

d00little 06-07-2013 03:52 PM

The Toronto Wiggins... or the Toronto Rapetors

js12 06-07-2013 03:53 PM

I like the name. They might need to redesign the logo with the Raptor, but otherwise I think it is fine.

JoeyJoJo Shabbadu 06-07-2013 05:35 PM

Razorbacks. Hogs can be the nickname.

Carlos Danger 06-07-2013 05:35 PM

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Originally Posted by DanH (Post 794763)
Yeah, and we JUST managed to get rid of all those bird lovers that came on here.

:mattyd:

#:jack:

Admiral 06-07-2013 05:47 PM

going off that list none of them are better than the Raptors
sure, there's Huskies but half of that is because the previous team was the Huskies, take that away and there's actually less of an appeal, and the fact that UCONN are huskies makes the name less original
as I said before, the name should be of something fierce and Raptors is ok, just maybe a re-design of the Raptors should be good enough

carp 06-07-2013 06:32 PM

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Originally Posted by DanH (Post 794763)
Yeah, and we JUST managed to get rid of all those bird lovers that came on here.

:mattyd:

We're fools, we should have jumped on that.....

Toronto Angry Birds.... it's hotter than anything Disney could piggyback on!

LET'S GO RAPTORS!!!!! 06-07-2013 08:41 PM

Just keep the current name and maybe use the Huskies jersey more often if they want to.

jeffb 06-07-2013 08:51 PM

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Originally Posted by LET'S GO RAPTORS!!!!! (Post 794800)
Just keep the current name and maybe use the Huskies jersey more often if they want to.

Home: Rebranded white uniforms (same color scheme)

Away: Rebranded black uniforms (same color scheme)

Alternate: Upgraded Huskies uniforms (Blue/White color scheme)

LET'S GO RAPTORS!!!!! 06-07-2013 08:54 PM

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Originally Posted by jeffb (Post 794802)
Home: Rebranded white uniforms (same color scheme)

Away: Rebranded black uniforms (same color scheme)

Alternate: Upgraded Huskies uniforms (Blue/White color scheme)

there that sounds alright

JoeyJoJo Shabbadu 06-07-2013 09:58 PM

Whatever the name... you can bet the farm the uniforms will have lots of red and white. It will not be the colour of the Maple Leafs when half the country hates them and the goal is to be Canada's team.


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