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    Re: Eskimos changing team name

    Quote Originally Posted by Looner View Post
    you just sold me on the name!!!!
    I thought it ridiculous this morning, but Elkhound is actually growing on me. That northern Huskie vibe fits with some of the previous marketing and you can probably build on hounds as a brand identity. Edit: Of course, they’re shown online as a comparable breed to Eskimos, which are also clearly a dog breed and should be just as valid a name.
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    Re: Eskimos changing team name

    If they go with Elkhounds they pretty much have a mascot already. Just give Nanook some different ears and a fluffy tail...
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    Re: Eskimos changing team name

    If they go with Elk(s) as a team name, then the fans become the Herd, which I think has a solid ring to it.
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    Re: Eskimos changing team name

    Quote Originally Posted by 56Parkies View Post
    If they go with Elk(s) as a team name, then the fans become the Herd, which I think has a solid ring to it.
    According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a group of elk may also be referred to as a “gang” of elk.

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    Re: Eskimos changing team name

    When things aren't going well, the team would be in a rut.

    Concession could offer Wapi-tea.

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    Look at you, bringing logic to an emotional fight!
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    Re: Eskimos changing team name

    Quote Originally Posted by Sectionq View Post
    Are they being freaking serious with those names? I never for a second expected to fall in love with any of the names because I am so used to the Eskimos but those are the top 7!! I don't want my football team named after a freaking tree. Evergolds is stupid. Eclipse and the Elements don't inspire anything. I can't believe they would even allow the Eagles. There is a famous football team in the US, why the hell would you want to name yourself the same name. Plus I have to think the Philly Eagles will raise a stink.
    For those not excited about the choices, I encourage you to visit the EFC survey. There they lay out the justification of the name choices. They actually sell them all quite well. I love the play by play using the new names.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sectionq View Post
    Plus I have to think the Philly Eagles will raise a stink.
    What do you mean "will"? When was the last time they didn't?

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    Re: Eskimos changing team name

    Quote Originally Posted by Foxhound View Post
    What do you mean "will"? When was the last time they didn't?

    2018?
    Out of my mind; back in five minutes.

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    Re: Eskimos changing team name

    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Bobby View Post
    When things aren't going well, the team would be in a rut.

    Concession could offer Wapi-tea.
    Quit bugling all of this bull at us.

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    Re: Eskimos changing team name

    Quote Originally Posted by glenvb View Post
    2018?
    Win or lose, any team playing American football stinks automatically. My signature says it all.

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    Re: Eskimos changing team name

    Let's just get this change done and be over with it!

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    Re: Eskimos changing team name

    Another opinion piece on the name change...https://3downnation.com/2021/02/20/t...-name-ranking/
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    Re: Eskimos changing team name

    Really out of the names they gave to choose from...I agree that Edmonton Football Club is better than any of them. Really really really hope it's not Eagles though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boydo View Post
    Really out of the names they gave to choose from...I agree that Edmonton Football Club is better than any of them. Really really really hope it's not Eagles though.
    Honestly I'll really be surprised if it turns out to be anything but Elk(s). I actually voted for Golden Eagles but it appears that shortening it to Eagles has turned a lot of people off of the name (as intimated in the 3down piece) and putting my tin foil hat on for a second I can't help but wonder if that may have been intentional to make the Elks option look better. Not often that I agree with Terry Jones but the decision has probably already long been made...https://3downnation.com/2021/02/16/v...-for-new-name/
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    Re: Eskimos changing team name

    Golden Eagles or nothing for me. I don't like the Elk name at all.
    But I think they should leave it as Edmonton Football Club. Like that one more than any of the names that are out there.

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    Re: Eskimos changing team name

    It isn't Edmonton Football Club right now. It is Edmonton Football Team. EFC is a soccer team.

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    Re: Eskimos changing team name

    Let's go REALLY old school back to 1907, and call ourselves the Edmonton Rugby-Football Club.
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    Re: Eskimos changing team name

    Quote Originally Posted by Esks1975 View Post
    It isn't Edmonton Football Club right now. It is Edmonton Football Team. EFC is a soccer team.
    My apologies...

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    Re: Eskimos changing team name

    Quote Originally Posted by 56Parkies View Post
    Let's go REALLY old school back to 1907, and call ourselves the Edmonton Rugby-Football Club.
    That would certainly keep our options open in case the CFL folds.

    (Joking...hopefully)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jtuck09 View Post
    My apologies...
    No apology necessary. Edmonton Football Club sounds a lot better than Edmonton Football Team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nafnikufesin View Post
    That would certainly keep our options open in case the CFL folds.

    (Joking...hopefully)
    I'd love to see a pair of teams playing a game with those early Canadian rules. It would be interesting, as it's somewhere between modern rules and British rugby. No forward passing, no specialist positions. You had 14 men a side, with two men whose job it was to "Prop" up the center, who heeled the ball back to the quarterback instead of snapping it with his hands. I'm not sure I'd want it all the time, but it would be an interesting one-off experience.
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    Re: Eskimos changing team name

    Quote Originally Posted by 56Parkies View Post
    I'd love to see a pair of teams playing a game with those early Canadian rules. It would be interesting, as it's somewhere between modern rules and British rugby. No forward passing, no specialist positions. You had 14 men a side, with two men whose job it was to "Prop" up the center, who heeled the ball back to the quarterback instead of snapping it with his hands. I'm not sure I'd want it all the time, but it would be an interesting one-off experience.
    How many downs did they use?

    Because today's rugby league sounds awfully close to this. 13 men a side, 6 tackles to advance the length of the field (heeling the ball after every tackle, and the defending team must retreat 10 metres after every tackle), and a couple of other little rules. Very popular in Australia and somewhat in Britain (the Toronto Wolfpack played this form), but it is NOT the rugby union that plays the Rugby World Cup and is what most of us think of as "rugby".

    I'm not convinced the Aussie NRL or the British Super League are available on TV legally here any more, except for the odd game on Sportsnet World, but loads of highlights and even full games are on YouTube etc. Out of the three "footballs" I picked up watching from Australia (union, league and Aussie rules), my wife likes it the best because it's closest to our football and usually higher-scoring than union.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gizmo fan 2 View Post
    How many downs did they use?

    Because today's rugby league sounds awfully close to this. 13 men a side, 6 tackles to advance the length of the field (heeling the ball after every tackle, and the defending team must retreat 10 metres after every tackle), and a couple of other little rules. Very popular in Australia and somewhat in Britain (the Toronto Wolfpack played this form), but it is NOT the rugby union that plays the Rugby World Cup and is what most of us think of as "rugby".

    I'm not convinced the Aussie NRL or the British Super League are available on TV legally here any more, except for the odd game on Sportsnet World, but loads of highlights and even full games are on YouTube etc. Out of the three "footballs" I picked up watching from Australia (union, league and Aussie rules), my wife likes it the best because it's closest to our football and usually higher-scoring than union.
    Back then it was 3 downs for 10 yards, but of course no forward passing, no downfield blocking, no blocking on returns, etc. The ball did have to be "downed" after a Try (we won a few games when an opposing player crossed the goal line and just dropped the ball or ran into touch without downing the ball first), and several other rules that evolved from Rugby League rules. League started in the 1890s and many Brits that immigrated here would have brought the new rules with them. They got changed based on what local teams preferred, so you would find the rules different in Alberta than you did in Ontario for sure, who were using the Burnside Rules after 1903. Many thought our rules were more "wide open" here, and of course we used more American players than they did out East due to the disparity in population.

    An interesting rule back in the pre-WWI days is that there was a "residency rule" in place in Alberta that players had to have lived in the city they played for, for at least 1 year to be eligible. So you couldn't just import players from neighbouring towns or provinces to come play for you.
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